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Samsung SGH-F400 Review

Samsung SGH-F400

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Samsung SGH-F400 Review

Samsung F400 is fast without any lag during the “walks” in the menus and when starting various applications.

Unfortunately, the sound quality during a talk is average. You and the collocutor will hear everything with a good volume, but the voices will be monotonous and quite sharp at times. Also, there is a permanent background noise. The most annoying thing however, was the inexplicable fading away of the sound at your end of the line, because it makes every word hard to understand and the collocutor will have to repeat everything. On top of that, the loudspeaker is useless.

According to the official data, the battery is supposed to provide up to 4.5 hours of talks and 600 hours in standby mode. The first value, compared to the other music-oriented phones is low but the second one is very good.


The manufacturer presents Samsung F400 with many superlatives regarding the sound (”best quality”). The truth is that despite the Bang&Olufsen ICEpower amplifier, the music quality is average when using the speakers and headphones. This is a big problem for such a pretentious music phone and that’s why we wouldn’t recommend F400. We think that Sony Ericsson W890 is a much better choice, offering better sound in the same price range. However, if you like the dual-slider form-factor, you may give this one a go.


  • 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • User-friendly
  • 3G support and a decent browser


  • Average music sound quality
  • Unusable display in direct sunlight
  • Shaky sliding mechanism
  • Low camera quality
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. As (unregistered)

First of all, who is so smart to keep the phone with keys in the same pocket? Secondly, se w890 is much more expensive than this samsung. These phones are uncomparable. And finally, camera is not that bad knowing the price of the phone. The Camcoder is far better than in SE phones with the same price. The sound quality with headphones is awesome. The loudspeaker is loud enough for a phone and far better than average other phones. I have this phone for some weeks. And I have compared it with many SE and Nokia phones my friends have. None of the phones beats the sound quality and talking about camera. You won't get 3mp camera from nokia or se for the same price it would be 2mp max. So we should compare it with same price phones and not best 3mp cameras. I think this phone is the best choice for this price. At least in my country.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 01:26

2. SGH-F400 (unregistered)


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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.05 x 1.88 x 0.66 inches
(103 x 48 x 16.9 mm)
3.81 oz  (108 g)
Battery960 mAh, 4.5 hours talk time

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