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Samsung SGH-F480 Review

Samsung SGH-F480

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Performance:

No matter what new and various capabilities the modern phones have, their main purpose is to be able to make a call. In this aspect, F480 is a disappointment. The voices in the receiver are very quiet and monotonous, and you won’t understand a word in a noisier environment. At the other end of the line the situation is better, but at times, the sound is too sharp and annoying.
Samsung SGH-F480 Review

Even though it doesn’t offer great quality, the speaker is not useless and both you and your collocutor will understand what is being said.

According to the manufacturer the battery should provide 3 hours of talk-time and about 12 days of standby. According to our tests, it could last even a bit longer if you use the phone for calls only, since the display (the main consumer), is dimed very quickly.


Conclusion:

Samsung F480’s price in Europe is about $600 and the big question is “What are you getting for your money?”.

Impressive design combined with TouchWiz interface which although drawing the attention, is not very comfortable to use. The phone also offers many mediocre functions. Only the camera can be considered of relatively good.

Is it worth buying the F480?

Definitely not, considering the limited capabilities, the awful sound, and the price tag.

Pros

  • Impressive appearance
  • Good outdoor picture quality
  • Attractive design of the TouchWiz interface

Cons

  • Annoying lag in the menus
  • Widgets with limited functionality
  • Mediocre multimedia capabilities
  • Bad sound quality during a talk
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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size3.85 x 2.16 x 0.45 inches
(98 x 55 x 11.5 mm)
3.54 oz  (101 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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