Samsung X480 - user opinions and reviews

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7.3
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Yes the Samsung x480 is a fine mobile however the service light not indicating missed calls is a major problem. I was very surprised to find this phone lacking this option. This seems to be a big oversight. Yes please if anyone knows how to fix this then please let us know.

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  • 2005-07-13 16:13
  • 2ZtZ
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got this phone a week ago... im pretty impressed with samsung's grid style user interface, it's really great and very user friendly... size and physical looks' really good... i've been using nokia phones since the release of nokia 5110 and transition to samsung's clamshell phone will be a great experience...

but i missed out something on buying this phone... i thought the lack of external display will be offset by the service light when you have unread messages or missed calls... i mean the service light will keep on blinking until u read ur message, at least u have a sign that u've got new messages or missed calls... too bad it ain't work like that, the service light just blinks for a certain period and stops, too bad... u still need to flip it to know if u have new messages... i hope samsung can fix this flaw, i think this can be fixed through firmware upgrade... so please samsung do something about this...

i really love everything in this phone except for the useless service light... if anyone knows how to make the service light work please please please let me know...

for people who wants gadgets only for their dedicated purpose, this phone suits you...

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  • 2005-07-05 19:18
  • PAWE
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Cute little sexy phone that really suits to any one looking for a stylish PHONE, not a camera, mp3 player etc.. signal strength and call quality is much better than my old nokia 3100. Ring tones, great, and downloading a voice mmf would make it no difference from a high end phone that plays mp3 ringtones. User friendly operation. So I would recommend it to any one who needs a PHONE.

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  • 2005-07-05 18:49
  • PSWw
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Very happy with phone. Just wanted the smallest phone I could find that was a clam (so no annoying key-lock rubbish required), didn't have ext antenna to jab into me and did the basics - calls and SMS. LOVE the fact I'm not paying (in money and size) for a camera, blue tooth etc I never use - I know this because I've had a number of top-of-the-line phones !! Also am very happy the side buttons do nothing when the phone is closed - on previous flips I've had this alters ring volume - handy if it's in your pocket and you accidently lower the volume to silent - NOT !! Would have liked an external screen but if that means those side buttons are active again I'm okay to live without it. Settings exist so you can open and review your callers before answering if you like.

Only fault, agree the hot-keys are a little annoying - esp ringtone, but I've only had it for a few days and have managed not to set it off too often. Also not a fan of the WAP key - I don't use it that often so not important enough feature for such a key for me.

Incidently, Nokia fans tend to trash all other phones - very irritating - especially considering Nokia's std function is to have a key-lock that unlocks when the phone rings - so if it's in your pocket or handbag pressed up next to something it's answered, whether you know it or not !!

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  • 2005-07-05 11:05
  • PZXx
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This phone is seriously flawed. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! It is true that you have to choose between vibrator and sound (not both at the same time). It also has no snooze, no stopwatch, silly ringtones, and really stupid fast buttons. Like, if you are going to browse the phone and accidentally hit the right side of the big button in the middle, you enter "ringtones" and your ringtone starts playing. And then you get startled because the phone started to ring while you were in the middle of spmething and you try to answer it and you look really stupid when you figure out that the phone didn't actually ring, you just hit the wrong button by mistake. It's a flip phone but it has no button to open it with, so when it's ringing it always takes a little bit of time to get it opened before you can answer the call. It might not bother everyone, but it bothers me. Also, it has a very uncomfortable grip, it's hard to write text messages because the design is somehow uncomfortable and it's really easy for it to slip out of your hands. Which is a bad thing except for the fact that you might get lucky and it might go into million pieces and then you would have to buy a new one. In which case you would be lucky. Actually, just don't buy it in the first place.

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  • 2005-06-27 00:13
  • xK9B
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I wanna buy a flipfone dat doesnt pinch in d jeans pocket unlike those models w/ xternal antennaz... Simple nice features. Nice price too.(Tired of using Nokia6260).But too bad it has no bluetooth. Still, il buy this fone coz i like its stylish dsign.
........As long as it can send & receive sms,mms and has long batt life and colored screen,, i believe this fone suites my needs.

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  • 2005-06-18 07:02
  • PG}D
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Its great. Dee, u got to disable "Active Folder" at Phone Settings > Extra Settings to avoid answering by just opening the flip.

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  • 2005-06-17 13:29
  • PxqC
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it is really stylish mob i like it very much
i think it just need to acept MP3

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  • 2005-06-17 12:13
  • mjEc
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does this phone answer the incomming calls automatcally as soon as u open it???? please help! urgent!

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  • 2005-06-17 09:19
  • PNgb
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it is a good phone , cool and style that differ from any other mobile phone, i realy like it

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  • 2005-06-10 15:09
  • mJDD
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im deciding between this phone and the LG C1100... which one would u recommend?

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  • 2005-06-07 03:57
  • PNgb
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i hav bought this phone last monday....
quite small & stylish...but there is 1 thing make me curious about..
y the front LED can only show 3 colours?!
i wonder the information given here: 7 colours LED , is wrong ?

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  • 2005-05-25 14:02
  • TST8
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hi i have a new x460 hp... never use b4.. got by signing up line today.. wana sell at 250 cash... interested party please email me asap. thank 90239167

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  • 2005-05-12 17:34
  • PFM9
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I hear Samsung doesn't have vibrator and signal on the same time (that you have to choose), and that you can not snooze (only alarm once). Is it so?

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  • 2005-05-08 07:29
  • TST8
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Hi, how much it cost with FMG warranty now ?
Did this phone have USB port ?
The spec say have but some say no ...!
Can anyone tell me more of this phone ?
And how it differ from motorola phone because i m using one ...!

thank for reading ..... !:-)

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  • 2005-05-07 18:54
  • TST8
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I think the x480 is quite good lookin but without an external screen to see whos calling etc. Its pretty annoying

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  • 2005-05-07 18:48
  • mXQ%
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this phone costs only RM535 at the FMG stall in Gurney Plaza [penang] for Mother's Day Promotion! 7th, 8th and 9th May only! grab ur chance! i regretted not taking my money with me when i went shoppin!

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  • 2005-05-07 18:24
  • TST8
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me too.this is oso my first samsung phone(been using nokia for dunno how long...).i didnt explore it much ever since i bought it.so sorry,cant help ya much.lack of external screen is the main prob(who cares if it doesnt have a camera).but nvm.budget wise this phone is considered good enough.

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  • 2005-05-02 17:37
  • TST8
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I got mine with FMG 18mths warranty only RM540. I'm not sure if it covers accidents because I only saw the ad for the x460. The lack of an external screen kinda puts the active folder function useless unless you fancy answering the phone first then discover who is calling! Otherwise, turn the active folder off.
How do you do mass copying (contacts & sms) on this phone? Doesn't look like there is an option. Also how do you set default for contacts & sms to be on the sim card & phone? What happens when my sms is maxed out on the sim? Does it go to the phone automatically? Sorry this is my first samsung phone & have only used nokia/sony before.

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  • 2005-05-01 16:52
  • TST8
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i've bought this phone for Rm560 with the FMB waranty(1 year) in malaysia.a phone with basic features i might say,but the design is nice and its quite small.suits design lovers who don't care much bout specs(me).although as i look at it longer i feel like it suits girls more.the colour screen is not bad for 128x160 65k UFB if compared to other phones of similar price such as the nokia 6100 or the panasonic x200.the only drawback is the loss of external display which might be a bit inconvenient for those who don't wear a watch n if there r any miss calls or messages that is received and the loss of camera.although for me i don't need a camera if the resolution sucks.might as well get a digicam.so basically,its a good phone with nice design and selling at a cheap price which meant for economy.

and...this phone doesn't have a USB.that thing at the bottom of the phone is the socket for the charger.

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  • 2005-04-30 19:55
  • TST8
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