f488e. it seems the button layout is different. power outlet is attached on the left side, no video call camera..(which i really dont care for), but the resolution is definitely different. compare the flower on the picture and the f480 from youtube: (2:00)
Right, just went out to car phone warehouse and had a play around with the phone. I have seen from some of the demo vids on the web and i didnt think it was responsive at all. But in actual fact, I am very impress with the responsiveness of the phone. The interface itself it easy to use. Dialling and txting was pretty easy, keypad was responsive, can text pretty fast. Love the widgets, again, really quick and responsive. Tested the camera in the shop, I wasn't that impress with it. The images are not as clear as I hoped it will be(but probably be better when transfer to PC). The speaker on the phone was fairly good, pretty loud as well. One thing I found really wired is the scrolling. I have to drag my finger down to scroll down instead up. The guy told me that you can put up to 8GB of extra memory on, which is pretty standard. The build quality was pretty good I think. Unfortunately, I couldn't test the internet function on it.
To sum up, the interface was excellent. In terms of responsiveness, it is great. I think it is a lot better than the F490 which i thought was really slow. Menus are well layout and functions are easy to get to. Camera is pretty standard, not the best quality around. Music player is pretty standard as well. Overall, 8 out of 10. Just beware I have only played around with it for 10~15 mins, so this is only my first impression.
Just got the phone today. Great size and slick looking!
Great disappointment in the camera. Hope the pics look better when put on pc.
Another boo thing is that you can customize apps to become widgets, they fixed.
I was wondering if anyone would like to answer this question. Can the phone be used for hands free calling via bluetooth, ie, say a name into the bluetooth device and the phone will dial it, as here in the UK you can only use a phone "hands free" whilst driving.
Sids81, 30 May 2008Christina, can i just ask what time you ordered yours on the 29th? going by the time of one of... morei ordered mine at about 7.30 on the 29th u i probs recieved mine cz i live in a total different area probs faster service or summat! but yerr cant believe u stil havent revieved yours???
does any one kno if you can change the numbers u dial to like pink and the background cant seem to do it??? get bk 2 me if u no
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yeh this fone is great, it's meant to be charged for 6 - 8 hours minimum. Enjoy it guys.
Any one who has the phone, has it got the all in one Samsung headphones or can you plug your own into an adapter.
If not will the g600 headphones work with this unit
well. ya guys are screwed. china version F488E: similar phone, but 240X432.
hey guys, this phone is available with t-mobile from 1st of june onwards ONLY in stores though at the moment. i did my upgrade through phone, got 600 mins or 1200 text, plus evening and weekend calls to any network (so thats like 10000 mins). and its 12month conract yay, hate 18months so loong. and oh yeah going to collect the phone from any tmobile store this sunday.
Christina x, 30 May 2008Does any one no how long you have to charge the F480 for????? Just got it now and not sure ho... morelet the battery run completely dead and then charge until its done, this resets the batteries memory and will give you maximum battery life at all times. keep repeating this process to avoid loss of battery life
col-h, 30 May 2008Cheers Alex look forward to your review. I am interested in the ringtone volume which i hope i... moreCOL-H!!!
Got in about 2 hours ago and the phone is like a dream!! you will not be dissapointed,
The speaker and the ringtones are both loud enough! also the touchscreen UI is brilliant!
Textin?: Easy, got used to it in 5 mins, The browser is exceptional, fast & efficient, to prove::: I just wrote this comment using it! haha, have fun, wanna know anything else just leave a comment!! woop
What's the ring volume and volume during a call like on this phone please. Also what's it like texting on a phone like this?
Just ordered from O2 this morning got the confirmation email about 5 mins ago. i am on the £35 per monthe with 600mins and 1000 texts plus unlimited Web (well 200mb anyways).
Does anyone know what the web browsing speed is like when not in HSDPA area as i am not dont think anywhere in Scotland is?
what a phone, well done samsung! if you dont want to fork out a fortune for the iphone, then this is the bad boy that you want, awesome phone!!!
I am with o2 600 min 1000 texts and unlimited o2 to o2 call ordered this phone yesterday at 6:15 as an upgrade and recieved it this morning.......bonus! Looks great cant get used to the touch screen but I am sure I will
Anonymous, 30 May 2008ive just noticed that 02 have put the price up on a 12mth contract i was going to get- the han... moreI must have been really lucky as mine was just a handset upgrade on a 12 month contract. 500 mins, 500 texts £25 per month.
Christina x, 30 May 2008Does any one no how long you have to charge the F480 for????? Just got it now and not sure ho... moreFirst charge should always be 12 to 16 hours, but let the battery fully empty first