Samsung SGH-F400 Review

Introduction and Design
This is an unlocked GSM phone which can operate in the
 US on AT&T (without 3G) and T-Mobile (without 3G).


Nowadays, you can often see people on the street with earphones or just playing music from a loudspeaker. For that purpose, some of individuals do not use music players but their mobile phones. With F400, its stereo loudspeakers and the Bang&Olufsen ICEpower amplifier, Samsung targets precisely that group. It is a dual slider, presented by the manufacturer with quite a few superlatives and should provide a “highest-quality sound”, immediately making it an attractive solution even for the most pretentious consumers.


It looks like a cute phone for young people, but that’s it. Unfortunately, the materials used for the make create the feeling for something cheap when you hold it in your hand. At least it is comfortable, despite its size and weight.

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On the front, we have the 2.2” TFT display with QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) resolution and 262k colors. The picture looks beautiful and bright but unfortunately in direct sunlight the glass covering the screen transforms into a mirror and nothing can be seen. Besides, it scratches easily which is very annoying. It “took us” about an hour of carrying it in a pocket with some keys to get some streaks.

From all navigational buttons, only the 5-way D-pad is not standard and is a rotating wheel. The same means of navigation are used in other models of the manufacturer like U700 and Juke. All buttons are easy to press and clearly felt.

The sliding mechanism of this dual slider is relatively shaky and doesn’t look very reliable. Pushing it down reveals the two stereo loudspeakers and at the same time, activates the music menu (more about it in Interface). Moving it in the opposite direction discovers the keyboard with purple backlight. All its keys are easily distinguished and pressed.

On the left side, we see the volume controls and the microSD slot. The opposite one houses the camera and music shortcuts, accompanied by the charger slot.

On the top, hidden under a lid, is hiding the 3.5 mm earphones jack and the strap hole. The 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash is on the back, which is made out of rubber coated plastic for a better grip.

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