The Tocco Lite is
a classic. Launched in 2009, it was the top seller in that year, and introduced
millions to the joys of touchscreen. It has now been replaced by the Tocco
Samsung Tocco Lite S5230 Review
|| Review: May 2009
Last updated Sep 2012.
In a nutshell: The Samsung Tocco
Lite is a bargain touchscreen phone. Although it lacks 3G and
Wi-Fi, it offers a fabulous fun user interface with easy access
to Facebook and YouTube, plus all the features that you'd expect:
a 3.2 megapixel camera, video recording, music player, FM radio
with RDS, memory card slot and Bluetooth.
With a good size screen (3 inches) and high resolution, Samsung's
TouchWiz user interface works well on the Tocco Lite. Mobile widgets
let you customise your home screen and give easy access to apps such
as the clock, weather forecast, etc. There are also widgets for popular
web apps such as Facebook and YouTube. The built-in accelerometer sensor
will automatically rotate the screen when you turn the phone on its
side, so you can easily switch between portrait and landscape modes.
The virtual QWERTY keyboard is easy to use, and the addition of "real"
keys for call, send and select make it even easier to use. The user
interface also supports handwriting recognition and gesture lock.
The spec of the Tocco Lite is typical of a sub-£50 phone. There's
a 3.2 megapixel camera with digital zoom. Samsung's "Smile Shot"
feature lets you take a photo when the camera thinks your subject is
smiling. You can also edit your photos on the camera itself. A basic
camcorder is available too. There's a music player, FM radio with RDS,
and support for downloadable MP3 ringtones. Audio quality is good, with
a virtual 3D surround effect, an equaliser and support for DNSe. The
memory is limited, but is expandable to 16GB with a microSD card. When
it comes to connectivity, the Tocco Lite supports Bluetooth and USB,
There's no WiFi and no 3G, which means that features like YouTube are
going to be on the slow and jerky side. But remember that this is a
budget phone - you can't have everything, and this seems like a reasonable
The web browser is very good, making excellent use of the large screen
and with easy access to RSS feeds, Google Mail, Google Search and Google
Maps. The lack of 3G does hamper the web browser though in terms of
Battery life is pretty good. The Tocco Lite doesn't have a heavy duty
battery, but it has fewer gadgets to power than a smartphone, so it
seems to be up to the job. Just don't expect it to last as long as your
ancient Nokia and you'll be OK.
Taken on its own terms, the Tocco Lite is a fabulous phone. Whilst
it lacks some of the features of high-end phones (3G, GPS, 8 MP camera,
WiFi, etc), it does offer a lot for your money: a touchscreen user interface
with 3.2 megapixel camera, stereo FM radio with RDS, accelerometer sensor
and up to 16GB microSD expandable memory. It's available now with some
fabulous contract deals: free line rental, or free gifts such as an
XBOX 360, etc, and it comes in a choice of colours.
Update: a minority of users have reported a problem with the audio
cutting out every few seconds, so that you can't hear the caller. As
far as we can tell this happens on O2 only. Mike B has a possible fix
for this problem for O2 users: "Try going to Menu - Applications
- O2 - Get Settings. Install the settings you are sent and reset the
phone. Since I did that, and received the settings for PAYG from O2
I haven't had any problems with calls, (at least for the last 2 days).
Hope it helps !" Thanks to Mike B, and if you have tried this,
please write a review to let us know how it worked. Please also report
this problem if you experience it on any other network. John L has an
alternative fix for O2 users: "go to settings, network settings
and for network mode select GSM 900/1800."
Features of the Samsung Tocco Lite include:
- 3.2 megapixel camera with digital zoom
- Video recording (QVGA 15fps)
- Display: TFT, 262K colours, 240 x 400 pixels (3.0 inches)
- Music player (MP3/AAC/AAC+/AAC++/WMA formats)
- Stereo FM radio RDS
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Integrated handsfree speakerphone
- Personal organiser functions
- Memory: MicroSD memory card slot (up to 16GB)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10, EDGE
- Quadband GSM
- Size: 106 x 54 x 12 mm
- Weight: 94g
Samsung S5230 Tocco Lite User Reviews
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Average rating from 191 reviews:
Reviewed by Jan from UK on 5th Oct 2012
Great battery life, nice and compact, doesn't weigh an awful lot. The
full QWERTY keyboard when you flip the phone onto it's side for text
messages is cool. I think those are the only good points to this phone.
The touch screen sensitivity is hit and miss - sometimes I need to press/tap
4 or 5 times to access SMS from the message icon on the screen or to
send a message. But when I want to scroll through my contacts my finger
just has to be a hairsbreadth away for the names to scroll at a speed
which is reminiscent of a slot machine. Pressing to stop the scrolling
results in accessing the information of whoever your finger stopped
on. Very frustrating when you need to call someone in a hurry.
Ringtone volume is inadequate, this is the only phone where I've not
been able to hear it ring while it's in my jacket pocket. Despite having
it set to vibrate while ringing it doesn't do this - but it will vibrate
when I set an alarm. So there's no problem with the actual vibrate function.
There's also no function for alerts/reminders when you've missed a call/message,
so unless you're vigilant/eager enough to constantly pick your phone
up whenever you've left the room it's in for a moment, voicemails and
texts will go ignored until you need to pick the phone up for something.
If you want a simple touchscreen phone that's frustrating to use, then
buy this one.
Reviewed by rachel from uk on 4th Oct 2012
no sim mode constantly!!!! tried alsorts to get it sorted, but nothing.
Reviewed by Jemima Ahmed from United Kingdom on
1st Sep 2012
I've just started using the Tocco Lite and it is very easy to get started
with and set up! I enjoy using this phone as it is very responsive and
has many great features as explained above, but there is ONLY ONE little
thing which the phone could've done without. If you could put any head
phones in it would be fine but you have to use the phone headphones
which are provided... this is because most headphones are rounded at
the bit where you plug them in but the one's provided with the Tocco
Lite are squared! One little problem but I reccomend you could buy this
phone for a small price and expect BIG things! :)
Reviewed by yazmin from england on 23rd Aug 2012
had the tocco 4 about 9 months .... i'd say the phone is alright for
a first phone . i've 2 pproblems with it :
not enough memory
don't have flash
i recomend this phone for 11 - 12 yr olds
Reviewed by B WAlter from UK on 22nd Aug 2012
Good phone, search for bodoblaze on youtube
Reviewed by Anon from USA on 16th Aug 2012
It was realised in 2009. What did you expect?
Reviewed by taty from america on 29th Jul 2012
i totaly agrre tocco lite is an alright phone
Reviewed by Mandy from England on 9th Jul 2012
Recently purchased a tocco lite and it's a great little phone, just
have one problem it doesn;t seem to hold calibration on the touch screen.
Maybe would be a good idea to provide a stylus - other than that one
little quirk, phone is excellent.
Reviewed by Charlotte from England on 24th Jun
The samsung tocco lite is a good phone, its annoying how it doesnt come
with a memory card, but it does have a slot to put one in. The battery
life is very good and altogther a very acceptable phone!! I would recommend
Reviewed by callum from uk on 10th Jun 2012
Samsung tocco lite is very good phone touch screen is alright bat life
is good over all good little phone
Reviewed by Wes from Ireland on 9th Jun 2012
I've had the phone 3 years. The best phone i have ever had. The battery
is amazing, it can last up to days without charging it. It is a very
basic phone but a very good one. I would recommend anyone wanting to
buy the phone to go for it because it is worth the price.
Reviewed by Mary from Scotland on 8th Jun 2012
I've had this phone for almost 3 years now and its been working very
well until recently. The back slides off very easily and it has lost
the ability to vibrate and it is much harder to send texts because you
don't really know what key you are hitting. All in all, it is a very
good phone but i recommend not having it for any longer than 2 and a
Reviewed by jenny from france on 7th Jun 2012
i loved my phone, and so does someone else now as i have just had it
stolen. Not happy! Will have to get another one
Reviewed by sophie from england on 30th May 2012
it's probily the worst phone i've ever had, and that's saying a lot
because before i got it i had a phone that dousn't ring! I hate it!
it's slow and it took me 10 minites to send a text with 2 letters in
it. i have a very young brother who can work it, and he keeps saying
why do you have it if you can't get any good game's on it? i replyed,
well it was cheep at the time. There is no wi-fi, tuch screen dousn't
work propaly, it takes forever to come on, it looks hidious and if your
looking to go on you tube don't bother because you can't watch anything
WARNING TO ANY ONE GOING TO GET IT... DON'T YOU WILL REGRET IT.
Reply by Jim from UK on 25th Jun 2012
Have had mine six months and have never regretted buying it from the
Carphone Warehouse and on 02. Best mobile phone for the money that's
out there for what a mobile phone is supposed to do - talk and send
Reply by Sairah from United Kingdom on
4th Sep 2012
I agree! youtube doesnt work at all & im not able to download most of
the apps in the samsung tocco lite app site :|
Reviewed by Lupupa Tumelo from Zambia on 24th
i like the phone its friendly en so far no problems.
A year now
Reviewed by Kayt from England on 10th May 2012
Had the phone roughly 2 and a half years, and recently i've had a couple
of problems. I lost the back of the phone not too long ago and currently
the battery is sellotaped in. Also, half the screen freezes for no apparent
reason and about two night ago i had a black screen with the word "DOWNLOAD"
wrote in red letters across my screen. I don't understand why it's just
freezing. It's now became impossible to use as a phone, as i can't make
phone calls or reply to texts. Before these recent problems, I really
enjoyed the phone, despite the internet not connected, but i have a
laptop for that. Anyway, if anyone has a solution for the screen freezing,
i'd appreciate it. My boyfriend thinks i'm cross with him :/
Reply by Dick from UK on 10th May
The back just "fell" off ...lol
Reply by jem from uk on 27th Oct 2012
Have exact same problem with mine , mine now doesn't have any volume
as the up scroll button on the side no longer works and no other way
or turning it up or down HELPFUL!!
Reviewed by KIM from ENGLAND on 7th May 2012
i LOVE MY SAMSUNG TOCCO LITE MOBILE PHONE. iTS EASY TO USE AND TO TEXT.
Reviewed by Izzy from England on 23rd Apr 2012
I got a Samsung Tocco Light for christmas 2.5 years ago, and it has
been working very well very since. I like layout and the system for
texting. I wish that there were better games, because apart from tumbling
dice, they are quite frankly rubbish!! Also, on the start page, on the
left there is a margin which contains shortcuts to other pages. I find
this unnecessary, and when i turn my phone on the orange world one pops
up. Apart from that, I thing my phone is oiutstanding!! 8-D
Reviewed by alan bamford from united kingdom on
12th Apr 2012
had my tocco lite gold for two years now, but still have not worked
out how to respond to call centre menus when in call, does anyone have
any idea, otherwise totally delighted with phone on t mobile
Reply by alsatian from derbyshire on
18th Apr 2012
Whilst in the call, press and hold the 'lock keypad' on the right hand
side of the phone - then tap the keypad icon at the bottom left of the
screen. Hey presto! I had exactly the same problem as you and it took
me absolutely ages to find this out.
Reply by alan bamford from united kingdom
on 25th Jul 2012
thanks alsation glad someone else had the problem, could not find anything
in the owners manual that made sense best regards
Reviewed by Annabel from England on 24th Mar 2012
This phone is ok.However I wouldn't reccomend it as it takes an age
to turn on and messages take forever to load the only good thing is
the camera. I am now saving up for a blackberry as all my friends have
them and altough they are expensive they are a million times better
Reviewed by Tommy Simms from Northumberland UK on
23rd Mar 2012
No YouTube on the phone
Reviewed by Cait from England on 22nd Mar 2012
The phone was amazing to begin with, however it got VERY slow with use,
the qwerty keys were so small it was easy to create an error when typing.
My media player didn't work and the absence of wifi was plain irritating.
Therefore I was happy when it came to get my BlackBerry 8520.
Reviewed by james timbs from uk on 16th Mar 2012
i have had the phone for 18 months with no problem now my predictive
text dose not work properly and the signal received by it seems to be
very low any body else had these problems may need to upgrade sofware
but dont no how to do this
Reviewed by Mihaela from Ireland on 14th Mar 2012
I have this phone for 1 year and it works pretty well bet I'm a bit
dissapointed with the touch screen.Lately whenever I press the back
of it it just shuts down.Does anyone know what to do?
Reviewed by Geoff from England on 8th Mar 2012
Wot a load of rubbish. I've had this phone for 2 years. It's good for
the basics buts that's about it. Every time I go on holiday abroad I
can make and receive calls, receive texts but it won't let me send a
txt. I tried everything, even given it to my son who is a bit of a technical
wizard but even he can't get it to send a txt. My wife who has a really
cheap Nokia has no problems at all even though we are both on the same
payg plan with orange. In Austria at the moment and really piste off
with this phone. When I get home I'm going to buy a cheap Nokia that
will at least work like a mobile should
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
9th Mar 2012
I would strongly suggest that this problem of not being able to send
texts when abroad is to do with Orange and nothing to do with the phone.
I would suggest that you speak to Orange.
Reviewed by Julia P from UK on 29th Feb 2012
I've had my Samsung Tocco lite for 2 yrs now. The battery life is still
excellent. I only have to charge it every 3-4 days and I use it pretty
heavily for txt and chat. The touch screen is very responsive and clear.
I have used the camera and video and taken some great footage, clear
and focused. Pretty robust, have dropped it loads of times and still
working fine although it's in a flip cover to protect screen. I can't
understand people moaning about the screen getting scratched, Use a
screen protector and a cover, problem solved. Looking to upgrade next
month but not sure what to go for as new phone will have a lot to live
Reviewed by Andy D from UK on 27th Feb 2012
Very surprised at the number of negative comments and reviews about
this phone. I've had mine for around 2 years and for me its the best
phone I have owned. Last week I upgraded to a HTC Sensation, I returned
it after three days and continued using the Tocco Lite. Pros about this
phone; the battery life is still excellent, you can go two whole days,
easily without having to charge up. Texting is great, qwerty keyboard
makes it really easy. Its a tough phone, I have dropped mine, got it
wet in the pub, etc, etc and its never give me a problem. Cons; It hasnt
got flash so trying to watch Youtube which is installed as a widget
is neigh on impossible. If you want a flash smart/android phone then
this isnt for you, but believe me if you just want to browse the net,
go on facebook and make calls/send texts then this wont let you down.
Reviewed by mark from uk on 26th Feb 2012
I like bucking trends so the querty key board is ideal for my long hand
texts :-) I use it as a telepone - mp3 player without headphones (good
volume) - reminder - egg timer :-) calender - the only problem I've
had with it is the 16 gb SD get corrupted so I now stick to 8 gb memory
card for all my music - I'd say its a good phone if you want basic stuff
and dont need to impress with your phone - inexpensive to run too -
thumbs up for usability
Reviewed by sam from uk on 22nd Feb 2012
i brought the tocco lite in December last year as of my last review,
i have now got a problem the phone now freezes most of the time this
is my second tocco lite dont buy it spend a bit more money on a nokia
,i have gone back to my old nokia 6303 i classic
Reviewed by George from England on 21st Feb 2012
I purchased the Tocco Lite around 2 years ago - against advice from
my Daughter who swears by Sony Ericsson & Nokia. Guess who has had to
replace twice in that time? Not me! OK it does not have 3G capability
& the internet connection is a bit iffy in low signal areas, - checking
emails can be a bit of a pain too, as the screen keeps 're-sizing' without
warning, but otherwise it has been 100% reliable. I bought it unlocked
via Amazon and installed my Virgin sim. I don't know if it is the network,
but I held onto the UK signal well after my daughter lost Orange coverage
in the English Channel en route to Norway! It has a reasonable internal
memory ( mini SD fits under sim )and capability of setting Mp3's as
ring, text and alarm tones, the only thing is - it plays the whole song
when set as text tone ( over 8 1/2 minutes for Bat Out Of Hell!!) decent
battery life - only needs topping up twice a week with my usage. I am
not sure if it is common to all touch screen phones, but I find trying
to use the 'in call' functions a bit fiddly - especially since the screen
goes blank when in call & have to keep pressing the 'return' button.
- Oh for the old keypads! It seems that whenever Samsung bring out new
technology they remove support for older models. I have been trying
unsuccessfully to download the 'New PC Studio' so I can sync content
from my PC. ( A previous installation was lost when my PC crashed.)
Reviewed by babe from london on 18th Feb 2012
I bought this phone when i was about 9? they charged loads for it,and
it broke after a week?and no that i want to sell it its only worth about
£11!i wish i had not got it
Reviewed by Rasim from Turkey on 14th Feb 2012
Resistive touch screen + everything you can find on a standard phone...
Nothing special. Had it for two years now, and I find it sufficient
- I don't care about the internet, games or or any of the other nifty
features. The back cover comes off too easily though - lost it, but
the phone still works.
Reviewed by john from england north west on 10th
not so good had 1 for 16 months now. The internet seems to get slower
and slower day by day. Mate of mine has just given me his n95 if you
can get hold of 1 then do so. its a fantastic phone 3g gprs apps from
ovi store are fab anh loads to get unlike samsung tocco very hard to
find and the same puttin them onto the phone. 2 star for samsung but
yet again you just cant beet a nokia will last you years 5 stars. forget
samsung get and stick with nokia. They know how to make a good phone
and at a good price!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Ray Steeley from Cyprus on 9th Feb
This phone is not at all reliable.It is the second one I have had in
two years and both of them have suffered with the same problem, total
touch screen failure meaning a replacement phone is needed. Never again
a Samsung for me.
Reviewed by n davies from wales on 7th Feb 2012
worst phone i have ever used, this phone has put me off ever buying
another samsung phone
Reviewed by Kerri from UK on 4th Feb 2012
I've had mine for 2 years problem free! It may not be the latest or
most technologically advanced phone but overall it is great! You will
never find a phone free from little annoying things such as the headphones
being necessary to listen to the radio and the headphones and charger
using the same slot, the unlock button taking a few seconds to unlock
and it is easily scratched and dented. Sure, these things are a pain
but you could pay £100s and no phone would be perfect. It does what
it says on the tin and more. Reasonably good camera, texts and phones
well, pretty good touchscreen I've found, easy to customise, has lots
of useful little features such as a measurement converter and world
clock. Overall a pretty good phone if you're looking for something simple
to text & call with. I'm now hoping to replace mine with a HTC Wildfire
as it is more Internet-friendly and has access to apps, whereas this
phone lacks both of these. But if good Internet isn't vital to you,
then the Tocco Lite is a fantastic,fashionable, simple, durable phone.
Reviewed by madison from england on 3rd Feb 2012
i looooovvvvveeeee this phone, it is very reliable and works amazingly
well for the price, its simple to use and basically its a great phone,
i have had mine for 2 years and it still works amazingly well!
Reviewed by Jim from UK on 1st Feb 2012
My wife hated this phone after she bought it a few weeks ago in early
January 2012 so I had it off her instead and love it. She now has LG
C360 which she loves. Bought my grandaughter a Toco Lite two years ago
and she give me that phone when she upgraded to HTC Wildfire S so I
have a spare phone/battery but the pink colour doesn't suit me. The
Toco Lite is my first camera phone and will not use that function nor
the radio. Why don't mobile phone manufactures just make a dual/triple
sim (useful function) mobile phone and keep the rest of that useless
camera/radio stuff off it. But an outstanding phone and find it easy
to text. age sixty-seven and three quaters.
Reviewed by Kayleigh from England on 29th Jan
The Tocco Lite is a very handy phone with brilliant battery life. After
about a year or so the touch starts going though. The camera and camcorder
are not bad. The fm radio is very good but you have to plug the speakers
in to get it to work. I have also realized that a fault in the phone
is that the speakers and battery charger go into the same slot. This
phone is lightweight and a brilliant first phone, but it lacks 3G. If
you are looking for a very technical smartphone don't go for this as
it is quite basic. The facebook and social networking is very slow and
a let down but if you are looking for a long lasting battery, not too
technical small handy phone without android this it for you.
Reviewed by ME! from ME on 29th Jan 2012
AMAZING FIRST PHONE!! everyone i no has got one!
Reviewed by Henry Havins-Caddick from uk on 27th
nice phone but how do i set the time and date ,the manual does not tell
Reply by George from England on 21st
OK: Time setting - Go into 'Settings' menu, select 'Time and date' scroll
down to 'Time' using up/down buttons on left side of fone. Tap on 'Time
window' & the 'time set' screen appears. Set time, return to previous
screen then scroll down to 'Date format' & set date. - Job done!!
Reviewed by Lucio from France on 27th Jan 2012
Bought this phone in Italy, not so much a bargain. I hate it's touchscreen
features, nothing works properly. Almost everything in the interface
is clumsy (like, you can easily record a video, but try erasing afterwards
to free memory when you need to take a picture). The PC software is
Reviewed by glo from uk on 25th Jan 2012
Didnt like it the first day i got it, but after i had worked it out
i thought it was ok. Yes i really like this phone. I think its real
value for money. Its nice to look at and feels nice because its not
heavy.If you want a phone that does loads of things then this one is
not for you. It has a nice camera that takes good pictures and good
videos. Im a bit fussy with phones but due to not having the money for
an expensive phone i am happy with the tacco lite.
Reviewed by Jess from UK on 24th Jan 2012
This phone is quite good. Cant use my music for incoming texts. Why????
The internet is so slow and is confusing. All i wanted is to go onto
google, i waited for at least 10mins and gave up waiting anymore. The
texting is good and is clear to understand. The camera is ok but when
you want to record a video when its dark you cnt as it doesnt have night
mode. It does for pictures but not videos. This phone holds a lot of
music, photos and videos ( depening how much your memory card can hold).
Overall i would recommend this phone for people who just want to text,
make phone calls and take the odd pictures now and again. This phone
looks good and is not expensive.
Reply by Amy from Uk on 13th Feb 2012
you can use music for coming incoming text you go to settings then phone
profiles and then the arrow on normal change the top bit where it says
incoming call to new messages and then change to the music of your choice
Reviewed by Cindy from UK on 23rd Jan 2012
I've had this for only 4 days and it's going back to the shop! The touchscreen
is really unresponsive, it turns itself off and then won't switch back
on and it's so flimsy I'm scared I might break it just by touching it.
I know it was cheap but it would be good if it at least worked.
Reviewed by Frankie Lane from UK on 23rd Jan 2012
Sorry I dont like this phone, it locks automatically every few seconds
and its really difficult to get off, you dont have to touch more like
push. Dont know what may happen in an emergency if you panicked.
Reviewed by Delikat from Ulster on 16th Jan 2012
Can't use MY music for incoming texts - why not? Can for incoming calls.
Can't get nice shutter click for camera - silence. Also when composing
texts if I want to insert or change a previous word, I have to tap screen
at point where I want to make the change, a backward arrow for cursor
would be more effective and faster.
Reviewed by Jihan from United Kingdom on 14th
i have the samsung tocco lite and it is fabulous. i think it is a reasonable
price aswell. you can lock it and you can put songs on it. but one of
my dislikes is that there is a limit of how much songs you can put on
their which makes me think should have i got the wrong phone.
Reviewed by Canny Lad from UK on 14th Jan 2012
I thought this phone was the bees knees when I first got it. I suppose
it all depends on what you are using it for! You want to ring people
and send messages...it's the phone for you. You want to surf the internet
and watch Youtube, forget it. I also had a hard time downloading games
without having the PC Studio CD
Reviewed by mack from LA on 14th Jan 2012
this is an OK fone it has bright colours n looks cool, i love the bbm
it is amazin but as i said its not the best fone it snap easily all
bb do dat
Reviewed by mevish from england on 14th Jan 2012
I really like this phone ive had it since about a month and a half but
the only problem with it is that the back cover is loose...
Reviewed by andrea from uk on 12th Jan 2012
I love my phone!! ive had mine for 2 yrs and have NEVER had a problem
with it! :)
Reviewed by Becky from scottland on 12th Jan 2012
Well my mum AND my sister have a samsung tocco lite and they said it
is wonderful. So now i would really like to have one however I have
to find one cheap which is hard because they are great phones. You can`t
really complain about them! I`ve desided I will get one for shour.
Reviewed by Jess from UK on 10th Jan 2012
I've had this phone for 2 years and hated it from the minute I got it.
Maybe I'm just stuck in the dark ages, but as my first touch screen
phone, I really couldn't get to grips with it. Whilst composing a message,
it makes words up, doesn't respond very well and is highly frustrating.
I also had problems with my photos, taking them was easy but if you
wanted to edit them or make one your wallpaper, I struggled adjusting
the size. I've been put off touchscreen phones now, so have just treated
myself to a Blackberry. My advise would be to avoid this phone!
Reply by someone from UK on 18th Feb
You probably had predictive text on when composing your messages. You
need to turn it off and then messaging is absolutely fine...
Reviewed by charlotte from england on 8th Jan
my friend gave me this phone as i was always messing around with it
the phone is a samsunggt-s5230 not as commonly known as a blackberry
it is very easy to use! The phone is a touch screen and unlike many
others it is not to sensetive the camera is FANTASTIC much better than
the poor quality blackberry. No it hasnt got bbm but it has got many
connections on the internet like: my space, facebook, youtube, flickr,
photo bucket, picasa, friendster, google , im , the home page and bookmarks.
It has got brilliant memory and a very easy to use setting systm i give
this phone a ***** five star rating!
Reviewed by Thomas from Japan on 8th Jan 2012
this phone is great!
Reviewed by Julia from Uk on 7th Jan 2012
I had this phone a few years ago, and wanted another phone, I bought
a andriod phone, could not get on with it, used up all my tesco credit
in 4 days!! kept going on internet by accident, so when I saw this Tocco
phone for £39-99 at carphone warehouse I could not say no! and was pleased
the new Tocco lite, have three more apps pages, facebook already installed,
and Gmail installed too, google maps, lots of good games, bought it
O2 ,and they set up Gmail and music all up for me, I think a great little
phone, and cheap! does what I want email, facebook, music, browse the
web! and now downloaded more games, ringtones, and msn, what else could
I want!! and all for £39-99!! brill .
Reviewed by king from england on 6th Jan 2012
i had this phone for a year before it got nicked. i was upset i'd had
something stolen but i was happy to say goodbye to it. it was drut.
texting was bad. the screen was scratched by anything and even though
i have delicate fingers, i needed a prodder to text otherwise the texts
were nonsensical. cheap but bad.
Reviewed by **** from **** on 6th Jan 2012
I have had this phone for quite a while now. it is OK but the touch
screen is rubbish, VERY unresponsive The camera is OK but the keypad
on messages isn't very good cause you always type the wrong letter.
It's a good bargain but doesn't sell for much. I don't like the locking
and unlocking system also. And I don't like the 3 screens.
Reviewed by Lauryn from England on 6th Jan 2012
This is my first phone. I don't mind about the calls - I won't use them
- but when I go onto O2 it doesn't say settings. However, it is really
simple and doesn't run out of charge that quickly. I hope this helps
Reviewed by Linda from England on 5th Jan 2012
I have had this phone for nearly a year.Never had any problems i.e switching
its self on and off.I purchased case and screen protecter.Even after
all this time only need to charge once a week and phone is on 24,7.
Looks good (without the case)Think me and my Samsung Tocco Lite are
going to be together a long time.
Reviewed by Honor from England on 2nd Jan 2012
I have had this phone for nearly a year! It looks very smart, but is
VERY easy to scratch the touchscreen! Anyway, it's quite a good phone.
Very, very basic, and simple, but also quite nice in a way! I would
Reviewed by kasie from scotland on 2nd Jan 2012
Well it is an amazing phone!! Alough it does take quite a wee minute
to load things. :-( But apart from that it is a pretty good and lite
phone for a person who is looking for a good in date and easy to use!!
Reviewed by Zayn Wahid from England on 1st Jan
Well, I have to say im only 17 and im actually quite impressed with
the features of the samsung tocco lite. I have three bb's but i end
to use he samsung more often. The phone is really good but compared
to the bb torch its kinda SLOW.... if your new to 'THE WHOLE MOBILE
PHONE GENERATION' then i advise you to buy a simpler phone but i recommend
the samsung mobile phone mainly for both pre teens and teens! :D
Reviewed by Warren from Northern Ireland on 1st
I have gave up my HTC Wildfire to get this phone back. Brilliant
Reviewed by Rosie from England on 1st Jan 2012
Not a Very good phone, Breaks easily and does things itself. It switches
on and off on its own and rings people when you don't know about it.
Internet very slow and apps don't all ways work. Touch screen isn't
very good either
Reviewed by Jake from England on 31st Dec 2011
The phone has a mind of its own! It turns off when the battery aint
even that low, the internet is very slow and sometimes when someone
rings you cant even hear the ringtone!
Reviewed by Lloyd from England on 31st Dec 2011
It's laggyand not very user friendly... But on the upper hand its screen
is very clear with the perfect resolution. But it does have a cheap
and nasty resistive touchscreen (unlike most touchscreen mobiles with
a much nicer and more responsive capacitive touchscreen).
Reviewed by alan hawkins from england on 29th
best phone i have ever bought
Reviewed by Jack from United Kingdom on 28th Dec
This phone is excellent as an entry level touchscreen. I have had it
for a good 2 years and I can't report any problems, despite dropping
it on numerous occasions, leaving it in washing machines, running over
it on tennis courts - it is a solid, well made phone. I am upgrading
soon to get all the features of the new smartphones (time moves quickly
in technology!), but this is still a fantastic buy.. texting is easy,
the battery life is long, the music player is excellent.. I'm still
discovering new features (such as photo contacts). For £40, it is brilliant.
Reviewed by kebbabs from uk on 26th Dec 2011
this phone is soooo good man!!!! it's very cheap but very good. it's
got all sorts of things
Reviewed by Gaby from uk on 26th Dec 2011
It is quite a good phone i must say, it is a very good phone for the
younger generation so its a good basic phone,But it has its downsides..For
example the touch screen sometimes freezes and the battery runs low
quickly and easily, But it is a very low price it is what most people
look for in a phone!
Reviewed by Karins from US on 23rd Dec 2011
If you are a constant texter: DON'T BUY IT. The keyboard SUCKS. Matter
of fact, it doesn't even have a keyboard.
Reviewed by Lucy from Uk on 23rd Dec 2011
i have had this phone for nearly a year now and it is nearly at the
end of its life it scratches very very easily and now mine does look
a mess.The touch screen is pathetic,freezes,and doesn't calibrate very
well at all,it also does turn its self of sometimes camera quality is
poor,and slow for internet useage one of the good features is its long
battery life,mine would sometimes last for 5 days on one charge. the
phone does its purpose but its not one i would recommend for long term
Reviewed by Tamia from usa on 22nd Dec 2011
I have also have the Samsung S5230 Tocco Lite. The functions are great.
Are there any one that can answer my question. Who is expected to buy
this phone? Teens or for all users? If so, can you find a article that
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
22nd Dec 2011
Tamia, it can be used by people of any age. It's a great choice for
anyone who wants a touchscreen phone with most of the features of a
smartphone for a very low price!
Reviewed by Jim from THE GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
on 21st Dec 2011
This phone is rubbish! It always freezes, screen goes black and white,
battery always low, internet never works and sometimes it just shuts
down. I am not happy! And now just, my phone has started smoking! This
is bad bad bad! It is on fire! Now it has blown up! GREAT! THANK YOU
VERY MUCH! :(
Reviewed by Marie from UK on 11th Dec 2011
Bought this phone a year ago on o2 and has never let me down,although
for the past few weeks, i cannot make calls or send texts even though
i have free minutes and unlimited txts and full signal strength it just
says call ended or failed and when people ring me it says my phone is
switched off, which it isnt but sometimes occasionally works. O2 have
said there is nothing wrong with their network so suggested switching
phones, when i put my sim in a spare phone it works. I would not recommend
buying this phone it has no WIFI, no camera flash and scratches very
easily and by reading some other reviews for this phone it looks like
there is some software issues regarding calls dropping out or not even
connecting in my case.
Reviewed by sara from turkey on 7th Dec 2011
its so cool.this phone is waaaaaaaaaaay betta dan lg cookie times a
million.i love it.i will neva trade it even for blackberry or htc.nevaaaa.
Reviewed by sam from uk on 5th Dec 2011
a got this phone last x-mas i had it for 5 months then the memory card
kept popping itself out and the back sides of but i got a new tocco
lite and this one is a completely different phone from my old one great
camera good overall cheap phone very sturdy must buy if u want a touch
phone but haven't got a lot of money or if you want to try a touch before
the apple i phone cheap and cheerful.
Reviewed by Emily from UK on 5th Dec 2011
I have had this phone for about a week now and I can't stand it. Texting
takes ages as it's very easy to switch off/on T9 or change the language
and when using predictive text, you can't type single letters. You have
to switch T9 off and type in the letter manually. The screen is already
terribly scratched even though I always keep my phone in an empty pocket
so I have no idea what's scratching it, it must be super-susceptible
to scratching. Also, every time I switch the camera on, the phone completely
freezes and I have to wait about 10 minutes for it to sort itself out.
Finally, and this is just a personal preference, I love being able to
listen to the radio on my phone but you can only use the samsung headphones
provided and the volume only goes down to certain volume which is way
too loud for me and means I can't listen to music or the radio on the
Reviewed by tarzan from usa on 5th Dec 2011
it is such a cool phone i also think it is good value because of the
rotating qwerty keyboard and video camera. i would buy it if i were
you as it is simple and easy to use!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by jghhgf from blahblah on 3rd Dec 2011
i had this phone for about 2 years now. i have not had any problems
with calls or anything. the lock key thing can be easily solved by going
and setting it on to an option so only the lock key unlocks it and lights
it up. my back came off very easily as some said....i got a case for
it and its fine. it gets boring after a while because it has no wifi.
you can go on fb youtube and thinga like that but it takes your credit.
the camera in my opinion is ok but i dont like it too much, it has no
flash. it has and avarage memory but id advise a memory card. i dropped
it a lot of times and a horse kicked it and it still works fine so its
very durable. i love this phone but after 2 year it get boring. but
it is still in perfect condition. hope i helped!
Reviewed by E from UK on 2nd Dec 2011
I would not recomend this phone at all! The touch screen is completly
out and every time I try to take a photo it freezes which means i have
to take the battery out. I cannot wait to get a new phone and get rid
Reviewed by HTHFTHFHF from England,Essex,Chelmsford on
29th Nov 2011
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE IT WASTED 2HOURS OF MY MONEY BECAUSE OF THE TOUCH
Reviewed by anonymous from anonymous on 27th Nov
This phone is a good phone overall.The camera seems loads better than
3.2 mega and the colour/brightness is great and i love playing music
and putting widgets on my wallpaper. But there are some down falls.
The lock/unlock button is on the side of the phone so when you lock
your phone and put it in your pocket it unlocks its self then when you
take it out you realise you have been calling/texting someone. Also
when you look back at your pictures it take ages getting onto them then
when it does get on to them it goes on to a different picture.Other
than that this phone is fantastic!!!!!
Reviewed by mev from UK on 25th Nov 2011
Only problem is that the touch screen might stop working after awhile
and you would have to get it replaced Other than that, the phone is
Reviewed by Andrew from England on 23rd Nov 2011
The tocco has not got wifi.
Reviewed by N.phillips from england on 19th Nov
dont buy the tocco lite. i thought it was great at first all my friends
had it so i bought the limited adition gold colour one 6 months from
when i bought it which is now ity is turning its self one and clicking
one things i have not said it to do.
Reviewed by not telling from uio on 10th Jul 2009
this mobile is mint and it is well class init
Reviewed by em from england on 9th Jul 2009
i have finally got this phone after struggling with 4 lg cookie's before
carphone agreed to swap it! im luvin this phone. the camera seems way
better than 3.2 and it is sooo touch sensitive. MUCH faster textin than
cookie but same methods. only thing is no stylus but it is no sensitive
you dont really need one! good music player and loving the widgets!
basically a samsung version of lg cookie that works and looks good!
Reviewed by Hazel from UK on 9th Jul 2009
All the people who have had problems with calls have bought their phones
from the Carphone Warehouse-so don't buy it from there! I'm not sure
though, but it does seem a bit odd that only Carphone Warehouse ones
have the problem! This phone is superb. Brilliant quality, I can text
easily and the widgets are great! Never had any problems with calls
being being cut off. Much better than the LG Cookie (my sister has it)
and I'd recommend it to anyone-you could be any age to enjoy it!!
Reviewed by London from England on 9th Jul 2009
Same here. Nice little phone, clever user interface and some nice features.
However, I am on my third handset using O2 sim and every single one
so far has had a problem with the microphone. Signal strength is maximum
for both callers, but the Tocco microphone cuts out for about 5 seconds
a number of times during each call. The bundled software also doesn't
allow upgrading - device not recognised, but can do everything else
with the software.
Reviewed by Mark P from Ni on 8th Jul 2009
Got the phone on monday and so far everything is great! class lookin
phone, got the 4gb memory card with it and have over 200 tracks on it
at the min with out it slowin up one bit! great interface and tetxtin
is suprisingly easy, recomend it to any one!
Reviewed by arno from uk on 7th Jul 2009
had this phone for 3 days cant hear on it during calls took it back
got a cookie with the new firmware on it v10d no issues
Reviewed by becci irvine from england on 7th Jul
The tocco light is terrible!!! Mine is continually dropping calls. I'm
exchanging it quick smart!
Reviewed by Jazz from England on 7th Jul 2009
I Bought this phone on all the recommendations on this site, however
there are several annoying things on it. For a start the lock/unlock
button is on the side of the phone and only needs a single press to
unlock the phone and it also stands 'proud' of the shell. This means
you lock the phone and it accidently becomes unlocked in your pocket
and the next time you look at the phone you find youve been surfing
the net (at expense) for the last 10 minutes. (is there a way of keeping
it locked?). Also when composing a text message it doesnt show how many
messagess it goes over until you finish the message. I Haven't experienced
the 'sound cutting out during calls' like so many other users... but
I dont phone too much so maybe it will rear its ugly head later. The
touchscreen is generally responsive and is a very nicely illuminated
screen... until you go outdoors when (like most other colour phones
on the market) you can hardly see it. (oh the good old days of the monochrome
when you could actually see what you were texting on the screen). Camera
seems to be very good and video quality is very passable. Radio fine.
A Stylish phone let down by one or two design flaws.
Reviewed by Steve D from UK on 7th Jul 2009
When I tried to buy one from Carphone Warehouse, I was told they had
been instructed not to sell them on O2 as there is a software problem
causing the phone to drop calls. Fine on other networks. Bought an LG
Reviewed by Emma B from UK on 6th Jul 2009
This is a great phone, took some getting used to but I love it. Just
1 problem- there doesn't seem to be any way of adding a word to the
T9 dictionary! It's driving me insane and makes texting so much slower.
If anyone knows how to do this for the tocco lite please share your
Reviewed by kylaaa from uk on 6th Jul 2009
got diss foneee 2daiiii in pinkk and i absolutleyyy love it!!! bestt
phonee ever in my opinionn!!! =D
Reviewed by Rachel from UK on 6th Jul 2009
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This phone is poor just really awful!! i would advise people not to
buy it! i had my second hanset in the space of the week and had the
same problem many other reviewers on here have had.... the speaker cuts
out in conversations!! :@ Bought from Carphone Warehouse on 02 network.
Swapped it for the LG Cookie which is alot better than the tocco lite!
Buy the LG Cookie!!
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