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Tocco Lite: Affordable, simple, cute and functional!
Samsung Tocco Lite
Member Name: OliHelli1
Samsung Tocco Lite
Advantages: Affordable, easy and fun
Disadvantages: Poor camera & internet access, price reflected in product
The Tocco Lite is a great little phone - if it's what you're looking for. I have no real interest in splashing hundreds of pounds on the most up to date handset with it to be suddenly scond class some weeks later, but if you are in to this, the Tocco isn't for you.
The Tocco has an effective touchscreen. It is nowhere near the calibre of the iPhone, and nor do I expect it to be, but I fuond it perfectly easy to use.
The widgets (simple features that can be added to the home screen of your phone) include a music player, a facebook link, birthday reminder, note pad, clock, alarm, calendar and caller id widgets, amongst others. You can have them all open, or none! They simply are dragged from the left hand column onto the home screen backdrop to be used, and simply dragged back to the left hand column to be removed.
The home screen features a 3 page format - allowing you to keep different widgets on different pages (for example a clock on one, a calendar on another and a music player on another). You can of course put multiple widgets on the same page.
The menu is easily accessed and features a simple layout of functions eg 'messages' and 'settings'. The buttons are spaced well apart, and I have not once had a problem with accidently hitting the wrong feature. After owning my phone for over a year i have however had to be firmer with my touchscreen. I don't find this an issue, personally.
Apart from this decrease in touch screen sensitivity, I have found the phone to last through all sorts of conditions (including being submerged in water for ten minutes - yes, I'm shocked it still works too!).
The internet is poor in comparison to smartphones of 2012, running slowly in a completely different format to the actual sites or even recognisable mobile sites. If you wish to do a lot of internet browsing, I would not buy this phone.
The camera is pretty poor quality too in comparison to others - though I suppose I am now comparing this poor phone to the likes of the iPhone 5.
The music player is average (suitable for the phone) and can hold around 9 songs. I'd recommend buying a memory card to allow you more space for music, photos, videos and contacts and increasing this to tens if not hundreds of songs.
Texting, calling and picture messaging are all very easy to do, and there's even a 'fake call' feature in which you can push a button to call yourself at an awkward moment!
The Tocco Lite includes all the basics such as world clock, alarm, calculator weight and length conversions, games, call log, phonebook and settings features.
I still enjoy my Tocco Lite, though I have ultiamtely positioned it as my 'emergency' phone for use when my other is dead or i am going somewhere where my phone may be lost. I use an iPod Touch for quick internet access and a camera for photography.
The Tocco Lite would be great as a first time phone - it's not the best, it's not even fancy - but it is fun, durable and has a great set of features (despite their quality in comparison to today's phones).
Summary: Not fancy by any means, but still a great phone packed with fun
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