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Samsung Tocco review

 Review: June 2008  
 

Last updated March 2011

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: The Samsung F480 Tocco is a high-spec touchscreen phone that offers fantastic features in a sexy ultraslim package. The features include a 5 megapixel camera, music player, FM radio, ultra-fast 3G web browsing and loads of memory!

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Review

The Samsung Tocco (from the Italian word for "touch") was one of Samsung's early touchscreen phones and is looking very dated now.

The touchscreen user interface uses the "award-winning" Croix UI, with haptics (vibration) for tactile feedback. It's a very good looking phone with a brushed metal finish and is supplied with a leather case to help protect it from scratches. The phone is very compact, but the screen is rather small at 2.8 inches and a low resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.

The touchscreen interface works well enough. Most people seem to have no problems using the phone, although fast texting can be a bit of a mission. Both have great cameras. The camera on the F480 has 5 megapixels with autofocus, digital zoom and LED flash, but as with all camera phones don't expect to become David Bailey with this thing.

The Tocco has a good music player (as you'd expect) that can play most file formats and has the advantage of having an FM radio included. We're also delighted to see the amount of memory supplied: 240 Mbytes of internal memory, plus the option to add up to 8 Gbytes of microSD memory. That's enough to store thousands of songs. We like it. On the music front, the Tocco also introduces a feature called Shazam that can identify a song that you're listening to.

Another benefit that the Tocco has is a souped-up 3G connection. The 3G implementation uses HSDPA at 7.2 Mbps, enabling download speeds faster than most home broadband connections. In fact the Tocco is a brilliant platform for the mobile internet, with its big touchscreen and dedicated Google application.

Unfortunately, the Tocco has two serious problems. Firstly it has a habit of dropping calls. Secondly the voice quality is sometimes poor. Not all users experience these problems, and they may be related to the firmware version on the phone, although some of our users have reported that they still have problems with the latest firmware. Because of these problems, you are taking something of a risk if you choose the Tocco.

It's an old phone now and we're surprised that it's still selling. There are far better touchscreen phones in this price range now, such as the Samsung Jet or the HTC Wildfire.


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Reviewed by redfitz from uk on 2nd Dec 2014
Had this phone few years back it was OK at the time it's mad how far phones have come since anyway I'd give it 2-3stars
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Reviewed by joseph 1988 from malta on 19th Apr 2012
Well nice design, good battery life, tough. it fell a lot of times from my pocket, and it did not break. but the mic went off. i think from the drops it received.
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Reviewed by Sheree from Australia on 14th Apr 2012
I love this phone, and only now is it misbehaving after 3 years cant seem to upload my pictures to any computer but thats the only issue Ive had! Would buy it again but think I need to move into new era Lol and see what other technology is out there!
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Reviewed by ady from Romania on 6th Mar 2012
Great phone! Recommended!
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Reviewed by Derek Neal from UK on 18th Feb 2012
The Samsung Tocca F480 is the worst phone I ever had. It would do everything except stay connected and even after sending it away for repair five times the problem persisted. I was locked into a two year contract and at my wits end, so I eventually sold the phone to a dealer and bought a Motorola V8 with the money. That was a lovely phone and I thought I'd gone to Heaven.
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Reviewed by Matthew from United Kingdom on 15th Feb 2012
I got this phone on 15/02/2012 and found it to be a good phone the speaker is very loud and works well the camera takes good photos but takes too long to focus on the subject. and the video camera side is no worth using only 320 by 240 that is very low and the sound of the microphone is shocking but apart from this the phone works well I can text easy on this phone and overall I love the phone the size is great nice and compact just with the video camera would be better for a 5mp lens.
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Reviewed by Shez from England on 11th Feb 2012
Worst phone I've ever owned, no end of trouble. It decides when I can receive phone calls and text messages. Taken it back to the shop at least 3 times, they wiped my phone and didn't even pre warn me, gave me a new aerial, trouble still persisted.
Phone froze and would not respond to any touch, volume decreased during calls and volume buttons did not work.
Turns itself off when listening to music, when moving between internet pages decides to stop working.
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Reviewed by smoking5678 from uk on 4th Feb 2012
I would recommend this phone to any of my friends!
The good features would be; responsive touch screen, easy to send texts and make calls, radio, good quality sounds when using head phones, and it automatically updates the time for you when the clocks change. Bad points though would be that, the 5.0 mega pixel camera is not up to the standard i would expect, and that it takes far too long to focus and take pictures. Also, on my mobile the internet doesn't work at all. But overall the thing that stands out about this phone with me is that it's strong. I have an awful habit of dropping my phone and if you're also like this get this phone! My phone is no longer in best condition, which isn't surprising with how long i've had it and that I drop it at least twice a day. I've even dropped it of a roller costar, and after eventually finding it, it worked fine, it was scratched and the hold button broke but other than that it was in tact! Alot better than the iphone I had which smashed the first time I dropped it!
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Reviewed by tulula from uk on 17th Jan 2012
i got this phone 4 xmas and it has had no faults except the internet but im getting it fixed,i highly recommend this phone as it is good for texting and is not very expensive
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Reviewed by zhao from london on 1st Jan 2012
GOOD PHONE
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Reviewed by Hannah from UK on 26th Dec 2011
i have had this phone for a week when the lock button would automatically lock for strange reasons, the first was when i was texting, the secon was when i was on the media player. Also the phone is very slow at texting and would miss large parts of texts because it was still catching up on the last word. it is a very nice phone to look at and works well for the first few weeks then becomes sluggisk and unuseable.
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Reviewed by Charlie from Wishaw, Lanarkshire on 31st Jul 2008
I've had this phone for a couple of days without complaint. The drag & drop interface is bright & clear and has a widget that can be drawn out from the side. The haptic feedback (vibration) is adjustable along with key volume. The phone isn't as customizable as I would have hoped and there are no themes for it (yet). I had heard of difficulties with the 5 megapixel camera, however you have to hold the camera button halfway till it focuses, then you can take your snap. Has great sound quality from the headphones and an excellent fm radio. I am very pleased with the Tocco, you will too
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Reviewed by Helen from UK on 31st Jul 2008
Got this a few days ago, love the phone, very sexy. Texting will take a while to get used to but I really like it. Have a few questions, can anyone help? How do you delete the recent contacts that you have texted. There doesn't seem to be anywhere in the call log or message menu that lets you delete the number you texted. I can't put more than one number on each contact so I have to put people in twice for with their home and mobile. is that right? Also does anyone know how to use the birthday thing? For the life of me I can't find a way to put contacts birthdays in! and seeing as I have forgotten quite a few this year, I really need too! [Reply from Sam on 31st July 2008: Helen, You don't have to make duplicates of everybody, for each number; just go into your phone book, go to the name you want and click 'Options'. Click 'Edit' then 'Add more fields'. there you can add business mobile, business landline, personal landline, etc etc. They will all then be under one name.] [Reply from Jo from Wales on 1st Aug 2008: Helen - Go into Messages - sent box - delete! birthdays you enter via the calendar - hope this helps. Will try to find out about more than one phone no. for the same person without inputting it twice. I have had the phone a couple of weeks, so still learning, but loving it!] [Reply from Dee on 8th Aug 2008: Helen, go to Menu--> Calendar item, choose the date, then select options, create and anniversary.... and add details scrolling down.] [Reply from Gord on 15th Sep 2008: the birthday function and more than one number per contact only works if you are storing contacts in the phone as opposed to on the SIM card HTH]
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Reviewed by jon from stoke from stoke on trent on 30th Jul 2008
i have just had a full go off one of these my cousin had one and i had a good 2hour of messing with everything the camera is very slow in duck lighting and at night all i cud get was blur shots that werent ne good to print off at all. how ever the touch screen will get five starts its fantastic and typing message is a little slower but not that much you will notice. when i was browsing through the phone i found that it seem bare and not alot there. i think its a great phone if your not into your camera if you are defo look for another phone. widgets are good but they have put them on there because nothing else is on the phone to play with. i did not manage to get on the web broswing but i did in my local phone shop for 5min and it was really good if not excellent. the great thing is what all phones need is the abbility to increse the text size on this phone. there is not rotateing action here when you flip the phone the picture will not rotate to landscape. I HOPE I HA VE HELP YOU COME TO A DISCCION ON THIS
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Reviewed by Sam from UK on 29th Jul 2008
I've had the F480 now for about 8 weeks and I find it fantastic. Getting used to the touchscreen was really easy and the optional vibration feedback when touching a button is great, so you know the command has been recognised. My sister has the LG Viewty, which has handwriting recognition (works perfectly, but slower than texting with touchscreen so why bother?) and scrolling menus on the Viewty is awful, awful, awful; scrolling on the F480 is much more responsive and faster. I also find that going through the menus while in-call is much simpler and easier on the F480 when compared to the Viewty. I've no idea why this site gave the Viewty a higher score than the F480 and my sister is infuriated in going the LG route ;-)
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Reviewed by Stueyg from UK on 29th Jul 2008
A case of design over function ?? Had my original phone replaced by Orange due to call drop out after 10-15 seconds. 2nd phone did exactly the same. Now Orange state it is a known problem and they are working with Samsung to produce a fix. Originally they refused a refund but under sale of goods act they can't refuse as there is a fault with the manufacture of the phone that is widely known and accepted by themselves. Search the internet and you'll find Vodaphone are having the same issues..... It's the phone that is defective and mine was the 2nd version with the updated software. Great phone to look at, very sexy, but long winded and if you want to make calls with no problems ,,, Forget it. I'm sending mine back, I want a phone that works not a phone that the manufacturer and service provider both know there's a fault with. I've seen the Olympic advert about keeping in touch . . . not with this phone you won't !! AND the earpiece volume is still low and muffled.
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Reviewed by Safraaz from Leicester on 28th Jul 2008
absolutely amazing, a recommended buy definately.
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Reviewed by Ray from Bedford, UK on 28th Jul 2008
The issue with the call dropping after 17 seconds is a firmware issue (firmware revision 1) and updating it to version 2 or above will solve this. I dont have one yet, but phone contract is up in a month (oh, and gonna get a free wii, so 2 new toys for me :))
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Reviewed by Tom from England on 27th Jul 2008
POSITIVES: This "phone" is brilliant at being everything but a phone! complex technology, such as internet browsing is good, camera is ok although hard to take a non-blurred image, sound quality is good but phone conversations are irritatingly loud and distorted. Very pretty phone however, this is not enough to cloud over basic functionality you expect from a phone. NEGATIVES: As far as the basics go, sending a text. This is a nightmare, unless you have pins for fingers it is very easy to loose your entire message that has taken you at least 5-10mins to write. The WORST feature is calling people, the phone hampers signal, tested against my old phone (Motorola SLVR) on Orange (same SIM), the Motorola keeps at very least 1-2 bars everywhere in my house with 2-4 being average readings. Compared with the Tocco which barely keeps 1 or 2 bars for more than 10 seconds. Tried calling a family member both of us inside the house, me ringing from the tocco, connected fine but poor audio, I tried to move away from where I was standing, before I managed 5 or 6 steps from where I started the conversation dropped... Form: 4/5 Functionality: 0/5 Usability: 1/5 Audio: 1/5 Camera: 2/5 3G: 4/5 Suggest to buy: NO!
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Reviewed by Nicky from Yorkshire on 27th Jul 2008
I though a long time before getting this phone after reading the reviews but went ahead. The phone is fantastic as a gadget, first class, but to use as a phone its very disappointing. As someone else said, the dropped calls is unbelievable. During one 20 min conversation I had to redial 5 times. The phone was tested and had a fault and was replaced but there was no change, as was the third. I have now given up on this phone. I was gutted to send them back but at the end of the day if I can not relay on it to make a phone call then whats the point. The only other thing that was awkward was if in a call I had to use the key pad as it was awkward bringing it up and messing about with it. Camera was good as phones go. Shame really as I really did like the phone to play with.
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Reviewed by stickler from uk on 26th Jul 2008
oh my god this phone is so frustrating , got my tocco 2 weeks ago absolutely loved it but after losing few calls took it back and swapped for another one this one does the same it is so annoying i am really upset cos i love the phone but cannot justify keeping phone for 18 mths when it doesn't work have emailed carphone warehouse to ask if there is a software update not heard anything back yet but hope that i will as do not want to get rid of my tocco
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Reviewed by daniel from sheffield on 26th Jul 2008
what a phone i wanted one of the latest phones and i chose the tocco. the touch screen takes some geting used to but its the 21st century all phones will be touch screen soon. i recomend this phone to anyone who has style and patience
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Reviewed by PIT from London on 26th Jul 2008
I have had mine for a week now, and i must say that i am very impressed! This phone is amazing! I do not appear to have any of the problems people are having with this phone. The only problem i am having is playing videos on youtube...anyone know why they are not playing?! Touch screen is amazingly accurate, sound quality is excellent, battery life is good. I have maybe had a few calls drop out but this is about 5% of all calls, a little annoying yes, but still an amazing phone.
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Reviewed by kevin from uk on 25th Jul 2008
been a s.e regular for years, but cant see 1 a like just now, so tryed the samsung,im not impressed with the camera quality, nor the video, just seen my pals lg viewty the video quality is incredible,even better than ive had wit any s.e, i do really like the samsung but im getting to breaking point with the drop call issuse, as said before what good is a phone if u cant use it for that purpose, and as a good few folk on here have said its between 10-15seconds, so surely samsung must get this software problem fixed, im with orange and every time i call them on this they just say they will replace it(cant fault them on the level of service but im just fed up with the ok we'll replace) i just want the issuse resolved. surely orange and other providers have imformed samsung of the same issues
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Reviewed by Billy from UK on 25th Jul 2008
The Tocco is a class act - a phone with features to back up its wonderfully sleek appearance! I originally got the U900 Soul but exchanged it for the Tocco and I'm so glad I did! (The U900 Soul is also a good phone but it was too similar to my old D600 and I felt that when the U900 was slid open it felt a bit top-heavy. The U900ís touch panel worked well but it is a bit of a gimmick). The Tocco's touchscreen works like a charm! I am into my videos and with an 8GB memory card the Tocco can store loads! The Tocco's large 2.8" screen is excellent for watching videos on and controlling by touch is wonderful. The sound is pretty decent also! In Richard Miller's earlier review he complained that the file name of the film or video clip was constantly displayed on the top of the screen which seriously impaired his viewing pleasure. I don't know if it's anything to do with the network he's on or his particular phone's software but my phone plays videos perfectly with nothing on the screen except the video! The widget idea is fun, but the choice of widgets is fairly limited and I'd love to be able to add others. All-in-all, I've got a phone that makes my friends jealous!
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Reviewed by Jimmy from West Yorks, England on 25th Jul 2008
Brilliant phone; excellent features. In response to the blurry photos query -: I have asked Samsung about this and it has nothing to do with "Shaky Hand". It is due to the fact that the screen cannot display the resolution the photos are taken at. Therefore, wghen transferred to PC, quality excellent. When photo taken on lower resolution, quality OK, but better for viewing on phone. Would recommend 1280x960 for best "phone" resolution.
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Reviewed by Dee from UK on 24th Jul 2008
My tocco kept dropping calls, and losing reception in places where it really shouldnt. Then, when I try and call the person back, they can hear me but I can't hear them. Got the phone replaced, but same issue, if not worse. Anyone know how to get this problem solved? or anyone having the same experience?
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Reviewed by kelly from england on 24th Jul 2008
I recieved my samsung tocco yesterday; and i can't put it down! Yes, the camera does blur very slightly but once the pics are on the computer its fine! During calls the volume is fine, quite loud infact.I love the bright colours on the phone aswell and texting is a breeze! The internet is very quick and easy to use. I would definetly recommend this phone, very good touch screen and bearing in mind im a very fussy person but i cannot complain about this phone.
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Reviewed by Blondie from UK on 23rd Jul 2008
Easy to use, although texting can sometimes be tricky; it's quite easy to press the wrong button by mistake. Love the touch screen!
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Reviewed by JontyC from UK on 21st Jul 2008
After deliberating greatly and reading countless reviews, I finally took the plunge and purchased a Tocco a few days ago. First impressions were good as the phone looks superb and the touchscreen is bright and clear. It quickly became apparent, however, that this phone has some major, basic flaws; it is virtually impossible to hear the person at the other end of the line properly during calls and it is extremely difficult to compose a text using T9 on the tiny, fiddly virtual keypad. These problems render the device next to useless as a phone. On top of this, the widgets are not customisable, meaning the user is unable to create simple shortcuts. It is not possible, for example, to even add a shortcut to the text message inbox, to the main screen - quite an obvious oversight. In summary, the phone looks very good but is terrible to use. Not recommended.
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Reviewed by Ade goodyer from England on 21st Jul 2008
I have had this phone for month now and cant fault it. I was very skeptical reading the other reviews but the phone is great. /the camera is brilliant and I have some great photos to prove it. The calls do not drop unlike some other peoples phones and texting is becoming faster now i have used it for a while. I think people should use the phone for a while before commenting as it is a great little phone and with a 8GB card give you a huge amount of storage space. Buy it and take time to use it before coomenting
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Reviewed by Nicky from England on 21st Jul 2008
I have just purchased the new Samsung Tocco. I was so excited when i got the phone, only to find that texting is such a mission that being a text freak i have now given up on texting all-together. Dont get me wrong, the phone itself is absolutly gorgeous to look at, and has the added bonus of taking fantastic pictures, but the fact that i am too scared to text incase i end up throwing it across the room is just rediculous. So, beware all you text freaks out there, if your needing an upgrade then this is'nt the one. Unless of course i am doing something drastically wrong here? Im finding that i need to write the same text twice to get it to send to my chosen friend. What a joke!
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Reviewed by jc from uk on 20th Jul 2008
The phone does have a serious flaw and that is its live call volume. Voice calls sound "muffed" and are too low (on max vol). Calling in certain environments i.e. outside where there is traffic noise the phone becomes virtually useless. Another problem the phone has is with its camera. I've had samsungs in the past and the main problem they have always had is images come out blurry however the problem with this phone is different. A second after you take a shot you momentarily see a very clear image however after 0.5sec later the image becomes pixelated and unclear (This is under good light and poor light conditions). I have tried the highest quality settings and it does not change the problem. I have looked at forums and its seems the trick is to edit the image for some weird reason it then shows up clearer. Another weird thing is once you upload the images onto the PC they are similar to the images you see before they become pixelated a split second later. I'm not going to bother waiting for a firmware upgrade ( as this I think this will only solve the problem with the images but not the problem with the volume of the calls). Samsung have released this phone too soon (without getting rid of the bugs at the consumer's expense) just to try and take a share of the touch screen 5MP camera market. It is a shame become the touchscreen works well and its an amazing phone to look at.
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Reviewed by Nick from UK on 20th Jul 2008
I've had this for two months and i'm gonna trade it in for another phone at CEX. being a heavy texter, i found this hard to cope with when typing long messages and on top of that, the memory wouldn't hold al the additional words i had stored. However, its has an excellent music playr, good internal memory and a great camera but touch screen isn't for me. this phone would be ideal for light to medium users or people who just talk. for anyone else, i;d go with buttons!
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Reviewed by Javlin from DE on 18th Jul 2008
I find the Hold button screensaver offensive. Anyone know how to turn it off? Java can ONLY be installed via WAP. Thats like "you can only install your PC SW via the Internet" The Touchscreen is slow. PC-Suite Syncing is unstable. Videos are saved as .3gp not .avi, which results in tedious conversion for cutting and editing. This are the resutls on 2 days testing, I am horrified of what else I will find...
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Reviewed by MICHELLE from MANCHESTER on 17th Jul 2008
What can I say about the Tocco?! On the whole it's a very good phone, and I haven't experienced any problems with the call volume. I do have another, rather annoying problem with it. If someone has called me, within 15 seconds the phone goes dead, and I end up having to ring people back which is ok but not ideal and ends up costing me a fortune!!
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Reviewed by Andy from Devon from England on 16th Jul 2008
Ive just retured the tocco,due to insurance claim and had a SE K850i instead, which is a much better phone.The Tocco was in my view nice but as other people have said, the caller volumewas low, the camera was rubbish, and texting was a nightmare.Finding a contact was silly you print the name or the first letters and then it just gives you the first contact in the book,but its nice to look at and the touch screen works well in certain areas. I personaly got to hate it i would not recomend this phone to anyone. DON'T GET IT.
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Reviewed by Jo from Wales on 16th Jul 2008
Having read all the reviews posted here and dithered for quite a few weeks - got the phone on Monday and I am delighted with it. It is easy to use - the manual is quite adequate - points you in the right direction! The touch screen is brilliant - no problem in direct sunlight - better than my old Samsung D900. No problems with calling volume with either speakerphone or normal. It is small and light and looks pretty too - just wish manufacturers would give us some decent ringtones! we are not all 18! Go ahead and get it - you won't be disappointed - am recommending it to all my friends!
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Reviewed by StueyG from UK on 15th Jul 2008
Robs and Mr H. As previously reviewed I have exactly the same problems still and have had the phone for weeks now. I'm surprised so many people don't have this problem and would be interested if you have resolved these issues, As I said before a phone is a phone and if you can't really hear the other person and the call keeps dropping out this really puts a huge shadow over the good features of this phone.
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Reviewed by runner125 from uk on 15th Jul 2008
on my second one now as the phone keeps dropping calls even though i have a full signal sometimes calls only last 5 seconds other times 10 mins which is annoying contacted the carphonewarehouse and there is now a software update available which solves this problem as a lot of people are having the same issue also the camera is annoying as i takes the picture ok then blurs it i have contacted samsung and its camera shake they say if you put the camera on a flat surface and take a pic it wont blur but it still does they also said the will not be doing an update to solve this as its not a problem other than that its a good phone easy to use and looks good
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Reviewed by backtonokia from uk on 15th Jul 2008
Well, I had this phone for 6 days and it is back to Orange. The screen froze few times, the sound (when talking on the phone) was giving me a headake (I was experiencing strange vibrating sensation-NOT PLEASANT AT ALL), couldn't scroll the phone book because it kept coming back to the first phonebook entry), and the main thing-very bad reception in my house (I've never experienced this before). I don't recomend this device at all. The choice is yours;) I am back to Nokia;)
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Reviewed by Robs from UK on 14th Jul 2008
All round good phone but the signal loss is rediculous... it says i have signal and then between 0-17 seconds the calls just drop!! 9/10 times this happens anyone know why? BUT and yes a big BUT it is an amazing phone... if it didnt drop every other call!
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Reviewed by Mr H from Uk on 14th Jul 2008
Had this phone a few days now very nice, my first touch screen very pleased with it easy to use and set up in every way. But, the speaker has been sounding very muffled from the start with no high frequency making it very hard to here voices. rung orange done a diagonostics test and there was a fault, i think this could be a model fault so geting it replaced. Ive read many reviews about a bad quality speaker so get it checked out if it sounds bad, aprt from tht its a great phone.
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Reviewed by MikeUK from UK on 13th Jul 2008
I've had phone for 3 weeks now and am pretty pleased with it. I did't go for the iPhone because I want to keep my PAYG setup. Only problem I can see is with the multi-function jack i.e. I can't use 'normal' earphones or send audio out to a hi-fi. Also can't listen with headset / radio while charging up. No proper manual with the applications on the phone so it is frustrating scouring websites for information, particularly for email setup. As a phone 5 stars but deducted 1 star for lack of decent user manual.
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Reviewed by Mr G from UK on 11th Jul 2008
Had this phone only one day but I have extensively tried it out, so Camera excellent and not pixelated in the sligtest, touchscreen fast responsive and very user friendly, internet is lightning fast, looks beautiful by far the best phone i have had and i have had a few 5 stars
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Reviewed by from Uk on 10th Jul 2008
Amazing phone, had it for 3 weeks now and no issues what so ever! I don't know what this myth is about the calling volume, i don't even need to put the phone to my ear and i can still hear perfectly (and thats not loud speaker)! Alround amazing phone, much prefer to it the iphone as well, tocco is slightly smaller more comfortable to hold compared to the iphone. Definetely get this phone!
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Reviewed by Luca from UK on 9th Jul 2008
I've just got this phone...and it's absolutely outstanding. Very elegant, easy to use, great camera and anything you need from a cell phone its got it! Now this is not an iPhone, nor either a PDA; it's a mobile phone and if you are looking for a very cool one this is it! I've also had smartphones and HTC PDA's and believe I loved this phone. Touch screen is quite good. I'm happy with my buying and I definetely I advice people to buy it as well. As soon as you'll have it in your hands you'll feel happy of your choice.
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Reviewed by Richard Miller from England on 9th Jul 2008
On first glance this is a gr8 phone. does everything it says it does, but there are a few little problems that could have been sorted out by Samsung. I am a bit of a video freak and have owned many video phones, however this is the only phone I know of that has the file name of the film or video clip constantly showing on the top of the screen which seriously impares viewing pleasure. There is also the lack of being able to customize the phone to how you would like it, ie there are no themes to choose from and the widget idea is cool, but again you cant have many choices to add to it unlike shortcuts of other phones. in all the phone is ok but I will be taking mine back and looking at the LG Viewty
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Reviewed by Ahmed from England on 9th Jul 2008
Good points =========== Stylish & compact phone, good design. Very fast ineternet browsing. Bad points ========== Bad user-interface and lack of applications. Should have included buttons as well as the screen touch, it strains your thumb. Nightmare to text & to update contacts. Very basic 'contact' folder. Camera is teribble bad quality on screen and when to download. The slideshow is very very basic, when browsing the contents of the Sd card , the card symbol appears on each photo , so you cannot see the photos when in listed mode. The software that came with it is average. This phonje is stylish but lacks good interface and usability. What a shame!
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Reviewed by Dee from UK on 9th Jul 2008
I have had this phone a week and got it free on my upgrade with T-mobile. Positive points: Much easier to text with than all the other rubbish phones out there right now, just takes some getting used to using the index finger instead of thumb. Very nice looking and does everything you need. Negative points: Call volume is quite bad, but I found problem is solved when you use the headset. Also, not had a problem with calls dropping. Two minor annoyances: alarm doesnt display the time its set for next to it (like my old beloved SE K800i) and to change the profile it's a long process and there seems to be no shortcut. Overall however, I think its the best phone out there in the market, unless you get an iphone which is just bulky especially for females.
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Reviewed by StueyG from U.K on 8th Jul 2008
I,ve had mobile phones since they were brick sized in the 80's. I love this phone . . .BUT. 2 serious drawbacks for me, 1) The quality of incoming speach is very poor and difficult to understand, some voices are OK, most are muffled, this is the phone not the other party !and 2) the number of dropped calls after about 10- 15s is unreal ! I've never had a phone thet routinely drops this amont of calls, the connection is established and there is time for a quick hello, after which the call just drops. I've checked and this is the Mk2 software. However all the other features of the phone are very good, battery life is great, especially with 3g turned off, camera and text is OK.... but a phone is a phone and if it won't stop dropping calls then it'll have to go back. I'd be interested to know if other users with the later software are still having the drop out problem,(It happens regardless of signal strength and then calling the phone even when it has good signal it won't connect)
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Reviewed by rick from uk on 7th Jul 2008
brilliant
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Reviewed by Sharon from England on 7th Jul 2008
I loved this camera and was so pleased with all of it but I just can't get over how shocking the camera is (yes, I've adjusted to the highest settings). Pictures seem ok when they're downloaded but like someone else on here, I've deleted so many pictures because of the poor quality of them when viewed on the phone. I've found that when I add a filter in edit mode to a picture then it becomes a lot crisper but I don't want to have to do that to every picture. Unfortunately I may be sending this phone back which is such a shame as apart from the camera it's great.
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Reviewed by John from uk on 7th Jul 2008
what can i say. had this phone a week and it is without doubt the best phone ive ever had. i could write a massive review but i think what ive said above says it all. Absolutly awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Kathy from UK on 4th Jul 2008
Ok - this is my 2nd review of the Tocco (1st one after 3 days) and now I am reviewing after a FORTNIGHT! This phone is awesome and I would like to take up on a few of the negative points by some previous reviewers. 1) I have no problem with the sound piece when I am listening to another caller - in fact, my son rang me today at work and a colleague of mine heard him clearly and she was sitting on the other side of the table to me. 2)What is all this about the contact field being to small that the contact names are truncated? I have over 100 contacts and not one of them is truncated (how about 'Letchworth Golf Club'or 'Gary Smith (Chiropractor)' for a couple of sample contacts - no problems at all there. What are you all talking about??!! 3)Camera is very good - not as good as the SE 850i I must admit, but I put this down to the LED flash when I think that a Xenon flash should have been built in. 4)And what is all this with the aching digit? God, this phone screen only needs the lightest of touches to get a response - I totally do not understand that complaint! 5) As for phone cut outs - I have never experienced that one yet. Well, after all that I still two have my original two gripes with this phone - you cannot insert smiley icons into messages (only the silly punctuation ones - eg. :) ;) :* etc. I know the basic ones, but there are some that I haven't a clue what smiley they stand for. I know that they are embedded in the phone's memory because you can see them all in the camera application - so why not in the message application? Also, unlike the SE phones, you cannot have themes or screen savers which I miss. However, I am compensated with the latter because I soooo love the little drag and drop widgets and the screen interface. Well, that's about it. So,to summerise - THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PHONES OUT THERE FOLKS!
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Reviewed by Chris from Scotland on 4th Jul 2008
In a word, outstanding! I done my homework before buying this phone, as i do every time i am due an upgrade. I wanted a touch screen phone, and as you have probably found out by visiting various sites and reading numurous reviews there are a few to choose from. The fact that you are reading reviws would also suggest you take your choice of phone as seriously as i do. Look no further, the Samsung Tocco is THE phone to get! I knew that after having it in my hands for about 30 seconds, before buying the Tocco i also had my hands on the Viewty, Secret and iphone (never really fancied the iphone but had to give it a try) There will always be a few negative comments in reviews for every phone out there, can i just say this, ignore them all re the Tocco! Touch screen phones are the phones of the future and this one is leading the field by miles! If there is a negative its not re the phone its the user manual, most manuals i have read (and i read them all from cover to cover, it has to be done to get the most from your phone)are thick little books and the contents are precise in all aspects of the phone use. This manual is poor by any standards! Basically you need to navigate your way through the phone without much help and learn all the in`s and out`s by trial and error, bit frustrating at times, especially re textin, but also sadly enjoyable! Whoever is responsible for the Tocco`s manual has probably had previous employment in D.I.Y. They would have been better leaving all the pages blank and just printing "Get on with it" on the cover! Sound = excellent, Look = outstandig, Feel = outstanding, Camera = outstanding, Widgets = amazing, Texting = outstanding (when you get the hang of it) that was my main concern as i text text text, honestly, take it from me, its a doddle! Dont consider any other touch screen phone, this one is the Euro Championship winner (albeit with its italian touch) the other touch screens are the England`s and Scotland`s (never even made it to the finals) Get this phone, you WILL NOT regret it!
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Reviewed by Humayon from UK on 3rd Jul 2008
Thank you John Smiths - 27th June review for the internet, works a charm. Is there anyone out there who has adjusted the camera settings as I seem to be having problems with the quality, plus are there any downloadable themes for the phone.Besides this the phone is top $ the best I have ever had, just a tip if you are on T-mobile subscribe to Sky mobile £5 a month and Sky is free!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Jez from UK on 3rd Jul 2008
To Ross. I didn't say the FONT of the names was too small! I said that you cannot put LONG names in, they need to be TRUNCATED, and by that I don't even actually mean long names but normal names (you'll see). I've had the N95 now and the difference is chalk and cheese. Don't get me wrong, I think the Tocco is really nicely designed, but I'm sure if I had it for a few months I'd end up running it over !! (example, the N95, when adding contacts you can edit the labels, add new labels, and have EXTREMELY long names, no problem. You can also put the N95 into a 3D Wide Sound (can't remember the name exactly, but wife's is set up like that and it makes the N95 the loudest ringing tone of ALL phones). Also, the camera has to be seen, it's like walking around with a standalone camera, it's that good. I think all reviewers should actually list how long they've been using their phones before reviewing them (I tried both the Tocco and the N95 for 1 full week each).
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Reviewed by John from Hull England on 2nd Jul 2008
Let me start by saying i was slightly dubious about this phone from one or two of the negative reviews but i went for it anyway and im so glad i did. this is by far the best phone i have owned (and ive had a lot) The touchscreen is fantastic i was concerned about the txting but after a couple of days i got the hang of it, the features are awesome especially the camera. Call volume is fine, the contacts names are also fine. I would highly recommend this phone as i believe it is the best out there.
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Reviewed by Ross Robert from Guernsey, Channel Islands on 29th Jun 2008
Managed to get the first one of these on the island, and all I can say is WOW! What a phone! The touchscreen is ridculously responsive, the camera is excellent, and the layout is classy, yet simple to use. The other thing I can say is that, these people who have trouble with the in call volume need their ears tested! The volume is excellent!! They also need their eyes tested if they think the contacts name is too small! To sum up, if you want something a bit different, classy, and something which stands out in the crowd, this is the phone for you! An excellent buy, and would not change for any other mobile!!
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Reviewed by Jez from UK on 29th Jun 2008
Swapped my Tocco for a N95 and feel like I've been released from Prison ! The N95 just gets on with the job, the software on it is awesome. The Tocco, after a while, does hurt your index finger (all that screen tapping) and when you go to a N95 you realise how bad a touch screen is for your digit. I'm almost of the opinion (maybe a bit premature) that Touch screen's won't be a phone feature for too long, as it just seems (judging from the N95) that the usual keypad for texting/inputing numbers etc is the only sensible way on a phone. The N95's camera is light years ahead of the Samsung's (the latter's 'lag' was what was most noticable). I get the impression that most of the reviewers on here extolling the virtues of the Tocco have only had the phone for a few hours ! So to sum up what's poor about the Tocco; 1) Caller volume not loud enough, 2) Caller speach quality poor, 3) Phone has cut out whilst on calls for no reason 4) Contact Name field not long nearly long enough 5) Touch Screen will irritate (maybe even damage digit) after about a week (let alone after an 18month contract !) 6) Camera may be 5m, but serious camera lag. 7) Software not a patch on Nokia's N95.
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Reviewed by john smiths from UK on 27th Jun 2008
a really good alternative to the iphone!!!... it has everything the iphone doesnt!, and looks great. however a note to those of you thinking of using this as an internet browser...its not very good, the browser can be very buggy and slow....but there is a fix to this.....on your broswer go on google...search opera mini, and from their site download opera mini 4.1....... and ull never look bak.... the camera is awful..my pics are really blurry, but i dont care about the camera... all in all a great phone
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Reviewed by Jez from UK on 26th Jun 2008
This Tocco's definitely have issues !! 1) The in-call volume is simply not loud enough (confirmed with other reviewers saying the same). 2) I had a call cut out for no reason with the other person having to call me back, wondering what happened. Well, having investigated this on the Internet, it seems others have had this happen as well. 3) Not convinced that the photo quality is up there with the N95 (others have said they too have images quality problems when putting onto PC). 4) Finally, the Contacts name is RIDICULOUSLY too SMALL. Even a normal name needs to be truncated, which doesn't make any sense as there is space on the screen. Very disappointing. Therefore, I'm taking this back to Vodafone and will be going for an N95. At least it'll work as a Phone (very loud) and that's it's primary purpose for me. Nice phone styling (can't stop playing with it nor holding it!). Shame, but I certainly can't live with this phone cutting out and poor caller voice quality.
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Reviewed by anita from UK on 26th Jun 2008
i must say,this is d best phone so far i have ever had.its brilliant...good camera,fancy phone.the only setback is dat the volume on the calling isnt loud enough.its a bit complicated,but above all its outstanding
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Reviewed by stuart from england on 25th Jun 2008
i think this phone is great, the features are amazing. although it takes a while to get used to the touchscreen. also like other people have said, the volume on the calling isn't very loud and i seem to be asking people to repeat what they have said. although its an awesome phone :)
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Reviewed by SARAH from ENGLAND on 25th Jun 2008
SAMSUNG TOCCO, I HATED USING IT, LOOKS VERY NICE FANTASTIC CAMERA, BUT COULD DO WITH A STYLUS FOR ME- LITTLE TOO COMPLICATED.
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Reviewed by Steve B Chippenham from United Kingdom on 25th Jun 2008
UPDATE As Alan Sugar may say, "with regret, you're fired" sadly my SECOND Tocca is being returned tomorrow and being replaced with an SE C902. Reason? The camera, all seemed well until the pictures were downloaded onto the PC. There it was clear that pics are very poor, and had a strange "banding" with pictures appearing to have different exposures on the horizontel or vertical plane. The phone was replaced and the same is true of the replacement. Very sad because I'll stand by everything else I said in earlier review, a superb phone and ideal for people with visual difficulties. Such a shame the camera has spoile it. On the basis of the camera (my old 750i turned out better shots) I am downgrading to 3 stars
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Reviewed by Jez from UK on 24th Jun 2008
I bought this phone yesterday, my wife having bought the Nokia N95 last week. I was really tempted by the N95 only because of the spec, but I really didn't like the ergonomics. I fell in love with the Tocco but after a day, I'm now not too happy about one aspect, the volume level on the hearing. It's just not loud enough. I've searched the internet and looked to see if anyone else is complaining about this as well, and so far it's only me !! So maybe I have a faulty phone. I've not spoken to too many people (3-4) but when I have it's been murder trying to hear them. Yes I have turned it up to full in Profiles, but it's still not good enough. Any one else have the same thoughts ?? Otherwise, I really like the phone/styling.
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Reviewed by Humayon from London on 24th Jun 2008
What can I say that has not been said before, I still wonder why it has a rating of 4 stars, a penalty for not having a big screen - not that much of a deal. I was really skeptical in getting this phone. A long time user of Nokia and SE with a samsung never in frame. On top of this a touch screen phone.....all I can say I was blown away with the QUALITY of the phone, until now I have always gone for phones which look good but not hung on features - Nokia 8800, Sirocco, Nkoia 8600 Luna but I must say I wanted to go for looks and features and this phone does just that - It is a recommended buy, am of to play with my new toy!!!Will review again once I have played with it!!
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Reviewed by Mark from UK on 23rd Jun 2008
Have had my Tocco a week now having returned the LG secret I originally had on upgrade. So after a week, what do I think of it.... Superb!! This is probably the best phone I've ever had. The build quality and feel are spot on, I'd say every bit as good as the Secret (with the possible exception of the tempered glass). However its the user interface thats blown me away. Its' so quick and easy to use, I'm even texting faster now than with my K800! I felt the Secret was sometimes tricky to use as the combination of slide/touch seemed to conflict with each other in certain situations. Best of all imao is web browsing. Aside from the iphone, this is the best mobile I've seen for web browsing. Scrolling arund/zooming by just moving your finger over the screen is superb. It makes surfing so simple. Downsides, only real one I can think of is the lack of an accelerometer. It's not a huge one, as flipping the screen is still pretty qick with a touch of the scree. However it does seem a glaring ommision considering the phones obvious iphone pretences. Maybe the video too could be better, tho to be honest, I doubt I'd use it, even if it was fantastic. Also maybe tempered glass would have been good to make sure the fantastic screen stays scratch free. Overall though, I'd recommend this phone to everyone. Overall much better than the Secret imao. I'm only not giving it five stars due to the lack of accelerometer (and I'm being picky)!!!
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Reviewed by Vince from UK on 22nd Jun 2008
Very good phone. Its the best phone at the moment. No wifi but got everything else you need. If you can wait till mid-next month then Samsung Omnia will worth the wait: it's comes with wifi :-)!!! Is anyone tried to use the Tocco with 4 or 8GB micro SDHC card? Cos i can only find 2GB micro SD ( Micro SD and Micro SDHC are same size but some phone having problem with Micro SDHC card)
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Reviewed by Derek Mcallister from Scotland on 22nd Jun 2008
Fantastic phone,just cant put it down.It comes with a converter so you can download movies and play them on the phone.
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Reviewed by Adam from England on 22nd Jun 2008
Recently got this phone and then sent it back. It looks great, is super sexy and has some really good features. Unfortunately Im a huge texter and although its not too bad to text with it isnt brilliant. Far too easy to press the wrong button and can be frustrating, also for someone who can text whole messages without looking, a touch screen phone makes this impossible. In a nutshell...if i didnt text i would have kept this phone...
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Reviewed by Bazza from Stanley on 22nd Jun 2008
Wow! what a top clas phone this is, having been a SE user for umpteen years now, I decided to try something a little bit different. The camera on this phone is excellent, up there with my old K800i and we all know how good the camera is on that phone.But unfortunately I'm one of the few that the pic appears slightly blurred on screen (after taking the shot but fine on PC), it can be a little bit off putting and I've probably deleted more pics than I should've done, but having now just added another 2gig i'll delete them from the PC if they are no good. Sound quality is decent, not exactly Ipod quality, but what does one expect, it's a PHONE. Texts are a doddle and as quick as any std btn phone I've used. If you are after a touch screen phone then this little beauty is definately worth a shot, I know I'm very impressed with it. 5*
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Reviewed by kevin from scotland on 20th Jun 2008
I think the samsung tocco is a superb phone with some really clever features.! My last phones were sony ericcsson w880i & w800i and its took a while to get used to the new samsung user interface, but its great! & i just cant put the phone down! ive added a 2gb micro sd card, which i got for £6.50 off of play.com (free delivery) which is great & plenty of space for all your music, but the tocco comes with 240mb memory built in which is superb for a phone.!!The camera takes great pics once you fiddle aroud & get the right settings ( ppl are saying on some forums the camera is rubbish) come on guys you have to be patient and check out the settings availible first! its not just a ...."take it out the box, point & shoot & get amazing 5mp pics," there are 5mp digi cams ive used that are not as good as the tocco pics...ive yet to download my pics onto a pc, but im told they look blurry on the fone (not mines) then look great on pc,?? maybe its just some models that have this issue or as i said the folk just arent using the correct settings.The music is really crisp & clear on the loud speaker & the headphones (which i was surprised about because im used to the excellent sony ericsson ear bud ear phones) i thought it would take ages to get used to text`n on this phone but ive had it 2 days & im txt`n just as fast as my w880i,it would be good to be able to change start up & shut down screens as mines is SE funclub. I love the way you can just drag & drop whatever you want on to the screen from the sidebar, you can have the widget displayed on the side of the screen or hidden, its just up to you, it comes with a cool leather flip screen protector that fits on the back like a battery cover & the leather flap covers the screen....funky ;-), ive not seen any advertising for this phone tho which is surprising as it says on the net theres a 3.5m ad campaign...and sony ericsson have there new c902 advert out & lg with their secret, so i wonder when or if the tocco will hit our screens!! i would advise anyone to get this phone, its a bit on the expensive side sim free but i got mines free on t-mobile as an upgrade..i hope this review has helped anyone who is considering geting this phone make up their minds, i just got the phone without reading revies & im glad i did...only gripe i have is batery life but then again i played around with it constant for 12 hrs yesterday, bluetooth`n, txt`n, only one 10 min call tho & just playing around with the widgets, it lasted all day yest but i switched it off about 1am & turned it back on this morning at 11am & the battery went dead at 5pm today (maybe that aint so bad & im just looking for "fault". Oh & one more thing...plz make games for this fone coz there is none out there :-( it would be great using the touch screen to control games....ok i think iv`e went on a bit here, lol, i just want to let others know how good this phone is...so its gettin the 5 STARS :-))
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Reviewed by Mark from England on 20th Jun 2008
I got the Tocco a couple of weeks ago and was blown over by how responsive it was to the touch, the many features, the bright vibrant colours etc. i could go on bigging up this phone except for one small thing, the sound quality when makign a call is dire! All I ever said to people was pardon, sorry cant hear you, it got beyond a joke. Sent it back, tried another, same problem. i ended up getting a SE C902 instead. I miss the Tocco, it's an awesome bit of kit, but as someone else has said in this review, whats the point of having all these wonderful features if you can't use it for it's foremost intended purpose..as a phone!
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Reviewed by Kathy from UK on 20th Jun 2008
This is truly a very sexy phone - I love it. I have converted from Sony Ericsson phones which I have had for the past three upgrades. The touch screen is great and I don't have any problem texting (in fact I can text faster than on standard mobile phone keys). If you set up predictive text in messaging it will remain as the default until you change it, so I can't understand some of the earlier comments about this. The vibration feature is very cool and the drag and drop widgets are innovative and great to play with - I can't put this phone down!! Okay, I do have a couple of small gripes - 1. You can't have any screensavers or themes to set to the phone and 2. When I text I can't insert animation icons or smileys etc into the message. Apart from that I love it!!
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Reviewed by Steve B Chppenham from England on 20th Jun 2008
I have had this phone for 5 days now, and it deserves the positive reviews it is getting. I have been a faithful SE fan and had been looking forward to upgrading my K800i to the new C902. However, I am partially sighted and the menus on the C902 are even smaller than my K800i rendering it useless for me. So, on to the F480, the phone is superb, very nicely made, call quality is very good and ring tone and earpiece volumes more than adequate (PROVIDED) you adjust them in the profiles. The menu system fonts are larger than most current mobiles, and text messages and Internet fonts can be zoomed to a very large size, ideal for people with visual disabilities, well done Samsung! Text messaging, the process takes a little getting used to, I found using my index finger rather than thumb made it easier, and it is pretty easy to access ABC and T9 txt. Listening to mp3s through the standard earphone is better than my partners ITouch! Camera quality is very good, once again provided you adjust everything to the maximum resolutions. The length of videos can also be adjusted, as default; it is set for sending via MMS. Mobile Internet speeds are also very fast indeed, plus the benefit of being able to zoom in or out on the pages. The only problems experienced so far are that I tried to install Operamini browser without success, and also tried to download a game, which also froze. Samsung provide two battery covers for the phone, one in the brushed metal finish, and another leather "wallet". I fitted the latter and it is very convenient, looks good and provides great protection for the phone and screen, one again, great design. My only criticism, is battery life, not what I am used to from Sony, but still seems to have lasted about 3 days so far, with lots of fiddling and exploring. I suppose with the size of the screen, shorter life is to be expected. As one or two other reviewers have said, I am also very picky, and research everything I buy, the Tocca has not disappointed and I would recommend you take a look at it.
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Reviewed by jason from England on 19th Jun 2008
this phone is just absolutely great couldn't ask for a better phone this is the best phone ive ever had everything about it is just perfect not one thing about it i don't like it looks great feels great would highly recomend it ill be keeping this phone for a while
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Reviewed by Scott from England on 19th Jun 2008
I've had this phone a week in replacement for two U900 Souls which were simply rubbish. Was very apprehensive about getting another Samsung but I have to say that I really like this phone. It's small and light with a fabulous design and a clear, bright screen. It's got all the features that I'm interested in and the high speed internet is very noticeable. Skype's download for the D900 seems to work fine on the phone, the battery life is pretty good and, once you get used to it, the touch screen is cool. Texting does take getting used to - it just feels very strange at first. All in all, I'm very happy with this phone and highly recommend it.
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Reviewed by Dan from Wales on 18th Jun 2008
Had the phone for about a week now. Texting is a bit hard to get used to, but once you get used to it its a doddle, not as fast as normal texting though. touch screen is good really quick response times. Only slight gripe is the sound quality, not very loud when turned up to the maximum setting.
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Reviewed by Oliver from united kingdom on 18th Jun 2008
Hi, i have just got the samung tocco on contract but am confused as all the reviews on the phone say its got a great camera but mines rubbish an all glitchy i expected it 2 be great as it is 5.0 meg! Anyone got any tips?
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Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on 18th Jun 2008
Make sure that all of the camera settings are set to highest quality.

Reviewed by Maurice from Hexham on 17th Jun 2008
Been a sony ericsson fan for a while,i was due a upgrade last week,couldnt find a sony phone i liked so i took the plung for the samsung f480,was a great choice i have made.I have always hated samsung phones but this one is the best phone i have ever had.If your like me reading these other reviews and still think what should i do,go for it and trust me iam very picky!!!
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Reviewed by Louise from UK on 17th Jun 2008
Got my phone today on Orange. It's great. I haven't had a Samsung before but found the menus easy to use. The sound quality is good on calls or playing MP3s. I'm definitely a Samsung convert. My only question - how do I get predictive text???
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Reviewed by Paul from Liverpool on 17th Jun 2008
Phones not bad, had it for about a week but having difficulty texting, basically if you have big fingers dont bother with touch screen phones, you will only mess up when texting. Sent it back and i will keep my eyes open for something more practical.
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Reviewed by Ian from UK on 17th Jun 2008
Terrible echo and unable to hear people on the other end when out in the street even when it was turned right up. Tried another....still the same, took it back in the end. Nice looking phone and excellent touchscreen, just a shame about the call quality.
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Reviewed by kennyboi from essex:) on 16th Jun 2008
had this for for a lil bit and its a beast:Pive always been a sony ericson fan but cudnt see no good 1's so i got this and omg best fone ever me thinks :) well done samsung
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Reviewed by curly from uk on 15th Jun 2008
everything is outstanding except it is no good as a phone the sound quality is the worse i have had
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Reviewed by Ross from UK on 14th Jun 2008
Just got the phone, liking it so far. The only major problem im having at the moment is trying to work out how to change the hold screen pictures (when you click the hold button at the top it goes through a nice selection of pictures about flowers and such). Is there any way to change these pictures?
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Reviewed by Dee Morley from England on 11th Jun 2008
Never having seen a touch screen phone before i took the plunge and bought one unseen. This phone has blown me away. It's just the right size and weight, the screen is easy to see (even without your specs) and the name is perfect as i can't leave it alone. (Tocco being Italian for touch) The screen is easy to see outdoors too and the ringtones are cool. It takes good photos and vidios too. This may not be a high tec review, i'm not a high tec woman, i'm just someone who feels lost without a phone and has fallen in love with the Tocco. Perfect.
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Reviewed by Fletch from UK on 11th Jun 2008
Just got the phone - seems pretty good so far. Only one flaw/question. Default for texting is ABC. Is there any way to set the default to T9 predictive. It's very annoying having to change it for every text. Saying that, my old Samsung D500 had the same problem - very annoying. Also, pics taken indoors with a lot of light coming into the viewfinder, tend to turn a bit orange - any advice on stopping that?
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Reviewed by Jane F from uk on 11th Jun 2008
This is definately the best phone ive ever had. I got it on Monday after sending nokia n95 back. Im not very technical & i love the tocco coz its so easy to use, got a great camera & the touch screen is very responsive. I would definately reccommend you get this phone now!!
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Reviewed by James Windsor from England on 10th Jun 2008
I have been a loyal Sony Ericsson user for the last few years and loved their phones. However when it came time to upgrade this time i didnt fancy the problematic K850i so i hunted around and eventually decided on the tocco. I am so so glad i did. While i still dont think Samsungs menu system is quite as intuitive as SE's, it doesnt take away from what is a very very very good phone. The camera is excellent for a phone, the touch screen is superb, the internet is fast, call sound quality is very good even with the optional screen protector that you get in the box. It comes to something when the biggest thing i can find to moan about is that i can find no way of having a contacts photo pop up when they txt you, although you can when they call you. Its a very well built very good looking phone that i would reccomend to anyone. Battery life isnt fantastic but what can you expect when its got such a large touch screen? I am getting 2 days use between charges (although i am still playing with it alot).
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Reviewed by Mike from England on 8th Jun 2008
A fantastic looking phone and really nice to use only for one problem and its a bit of a major one, the sound quality is truly awful I cannot hear what people are saying to me, this is not the first samsung phone I have had with this problem. I really thought with it being their latest phone it wouldn't suffer from this, they must fit the cheapest earpieces that they can possibly buy. Its going back today and im going to try another handset just incase it is faulty and if the new one is just as bad its back to sony ericsson for me there phones are of a far higher quality. It can have all the features in the world but if I can't make phone calls whats the point!???
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Reviewed by Paul from Aberdeen on 8th Jun 2008
Amazing phone, and very easy to use. I got mine last week on Orange and it has to rank as one of the best phones I've ever had. There are so many great features, and neat touches. For those of us that don't like, want or can't afford an iphone this is an excellent alternative - I highly recommend this phone. Well done Samsung!
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Reviewed by Robert from England on 7th Jun 2008
The F480 doesn't run on croix as the review suggestsm and also is far better than the F490; which has problems playing vidoes and the interface sucks!! Buy this, it is the best phone I have seen in a long time. And, is 2.8 inches really that small? The 3.2 inch screen just makes the F490 stretched, and this phone is far better looking.
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Reviewed by lee from soton on 7th Jun 2008
very nice just got it yesterday was stoked to get it, easy to use, screen is responsive and not too sensitive. features are buff, the odd scrolling mishap but nothing a bit of practice can solve. texting not a problem, im a fast texter and dont find any problems. one thing though when u press the hold button a picture comes up does anyone know how to change it thanks. recommend it!!
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Reviewed by AnniWillz from United Kingdom on 6th Jun 2008
Got my Tocco yesterday. This was the fourth phone i've had in the past three weeks!!!! This is the best phone out of all of them (had to return the others due to faults - Nokia 95 ,terrible battery life! Continually crashing!, Viewty, with its superdupa camera which crashed whenever i tried to use it! HTC Touch Dual, very flimsy body!! and could never get a signal) FINALLY a phone that lives up to my expectations -Loving it! Love the innovative case/screen cover, very clever. I love my phone!!
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Reviewed by Gaz from Scotland on 5th Jun 2008
Brill phone very easy too use. as good if not better then the original Iphone. Defiantly better than Armani, Prada and Viewty. Highly Recommended
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Reviewed by Josh from UK on 5th Jun 2008
I got the samsung tocco yesterday, and it is truly one of the best mobiles i have had (trust me i have had a lot). Some people may be put of by the touch sensitve screen, and yes it does take a bit of time getting used to it but it soon becomes really easy after a while of playing around with it , the screen is also very responsive, giving you that vibration feedback when you are using it. The widgets are great the only bad thing about them is that they are sometimes a bit too big on the 2.8" screen so you can only fit one or two on it, but that is all that you really need. The music player is excellent, playing most formats of music and it is easy to download to the phone via the software that is provided and has bags of memory to store them on. Another amazing feature is the camera, I had the samsung g600 before this and the camera on that was useless looking like more of a 2 that a 5 megapixle, however the tocco is like a top of the range camera on the market today, the face detection tool and the anti-shake comes in very handy too. The video is also excelent quality aswel, just make sure that you change the settings on it before-hand or you can only shoot for about 20s. Texting is becoming more easy every time i am on the phone, you just have to give it time for you to get used to it and then you will have no problem. I just cant believe that the phone was only give 4 stars on the review above, the 2.8" screen is just right making the phone look sleek and feeling good.
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