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Good: Decent phone solid build looks good
Bad: still very expensive for what it is over £200 on amazon and its nothing comapred to an android of similar price
Comment: if this had android and a more responsive screen, as well as a QWERTY keyboard on screen this would still be an awesome phone
Good: The camera
Bad: screen response, browser, widgets, music player, costomisability
Comment: there is too much bad to write but the 8 mpx camera is great with the led light
Good: Almost everything. I've owned it for two years and it has proved to be reliable and battery-life is excellent. And the camera put many later models to shame!
Bad: No apps available so accessing your email etc. is long-winded.
Comment: This is not a smart-phone, but is still miles better than the cheap ones available today with their puny two-meg cameras and unresponsive interface.
If you want to take fantastic pictures and upload them easily to your computer, or talk and text, then the Tocca Ultra is for you. It still looks modern two years on. You only have to consider its rivals of the era to realise how old fashioned they have become. I mean, would you really like a two year old Nokia?
Good: First-rate build and still looks good
Comment: It's getting ona bit now, and I'm jsut int eh process of changing it after 18 months' use, but this phone has been a gem. Totally robust, despite being dropped repeatedly, and very resistant to crashing.
Most impressed and well worth getting on a PAYG basis or similar.
Good: Camera, texting, screen.
Bad: Can't select the text to edit in a text. having to push the lock button on side of phone to unlock.
Comment: It's a decent phone, not worth Â£300 though.
Good: Touchscreen & keypad, responsiveness. camera! looks and style
Bad: shame it hasnt got apps and the plastic casing!
Comment: To be fair this isnt a BAD phone but for Â£350 you expect it to be a bit sturdier with it being plastic and so slimply built it breaks EASILY. The amount of battery covers ive had to buy can only be estimated its that many and between Â£5-10 a piece they arent cheap.
HOWEVER camera texting calling internet is good, not great but good. The camera is very clear its nice and easy to use my mum could use this thing! All in all i guess you cant complain too much about it but its just not quite what you expect for the money its just lacking something .. maybe im hard to please
Good: Beautiful phone.nice touch screen plus the keypad along with 8megapixel camera and gps.
Bad: Texting with predictive text it sometimes uses the wrong word so then I have to delete and change input
Comment: I have only had this phone for a few weeks so I am still getting used to a touch screen phone. I do love it and I am still learning how to use all the features. It has accidentally logged me on to the internet when I didnt want to which has incurred a 30p charge a couple of times. Hopefully this wont happen when I am more used to it. I would reccomend this phone. The battery does seem to need charging more than my old phone but perhaps because it has more features and I use it more.
Good: Simply a great phone with both touch screen and numeric slide-down keypad
Bad: Has no Wi-Fi.
Comment: This is a fantastic handset by Samsung. The Tocco Ultra (S8300) has everything in one neat and small package. The AMOLED 2.8 touchscreen is incredibly clear so viewing photos or watching videos/movies is brilliant and in near HD. The handset has HSPDA & 3G+ for highspeed internet usage, but lacks wi-fi. It also has AGPS for google maps and maybe some sat-nav software. The 8 megapixel camera also has plenty of features and has a LED flash.
This phone has loads of features and is a real serious top peice of kit.
Good: the camera being 8.0 megapixels is great
Bad: everything else!
Comment: It opens the internet by itself, it opens other applications by itself.
you cant go back in a txt with out several attempts on the touch screen, which has to be by the way the worst touch screen in the universe!
it has now started switching itself off which is highly annoying.
U have to press a button on the side of the phone to lock it which takes several attempts & even when its locked it manages to open applications whilst in your pocket.
when i hold it to my ear, the touch screen decides that it will be extra sensitive when my ear touches the phone & goes on to mute which is just great when your making an important phone call in which you have been in a queue for 45 minutes... fun times.
Cant wait til my contract runs out at the end of the year & I can send this piece of shit to mazuma!
This is my 4th samsung, they have always been reliable up until now.
will be buying a different make of phone from now on!
Good: Gorgeous screen, great camera, fun to use, flexibility of keypad, good battery
Bad: screen will occasionaly lag for a moment
Comment: By far the best phone i've ever had, the AMOLED screen is simply gorgeous and the camera is amazing for a phone, especially considering how slim this device is.
The touch screen is big enough for its use yet subtle enough not to get in the way.
The slide-out keypad made no sense to me at first but after a few days it all made sense, at times a touchscreen keypad can become awkward.
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