maria, 09 Jan 2009hey can anyone tell me what it is like to text?? seeing the screen is so small and being touch... moreTexting is very easy with the f480, as the keyboard that shows up takes up most of the screen. It may take u awhile to get used to using a touchscreen if u havent used one before. Compared to the C905, the biggest downfall is that it doesnt have wifi like the C905
alro, 09 Jan 2009Is the F480 screen scratchproof?? Thanksunless you have a motoaura no mobile screen are scratch proof, the best you can hope for is scratch resistant, and i dont know
Can you tell em how I enter the 'W' when trying to key in an unlocking code, I can get then 'p' by pressing the * key twice but can't seem to figure out how I get the'w'!!
For those who want to delete contact(s):
Settings -> Memory Settings (near bottom) -> Memory Status -> Phonebook -> Phone
Then select the contacts you want to delete and then press delete (bottom left!)
How resistante is the screen? do is it like at the iphone? is it scratchproof ? or i need to bee carefull ?
bischita, 05 Jan 2009I have this mobile pink ^^ I buy in spain, in mediamarkt store :)ok thanks. =)
rhk111, 08 Jan 2009Review: Samsung SGH-F480 'Appearance and Feel' I first noticed this unit while trying out... moreIf you don't want the removal battery cover/flip cover, can I buy it off you?? I didn't get one in my kit.
hey can anyone tell me what it is like to text?? seeing the screen is so small and being touch is it easy to text?? im trying to decide between this phone and the ericcson C905.... i cant make my mind up..anyone pls...... thanx ;)
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Review: Samsung SGH-F480
'Appearance and Feel'
I first noticed this unit while trying out its full-scale model replica at one of the celphone stores. I just found it to be very intriguing, very high tech with its look and feel. It has almost no visible controls, and its like a smooth, shiny, flat object that is suddenly a celphone.
It is perhaps the most compact, bar-type touchscreen phone around, being 12.6 mm shorter and 3.9 mm thinner than the Nokia 5800. It is a bit wider, though, by only 3.3 mm, but overall the unit is a lot more compact.
With smooth, rounded corners all around, glossy finish on the sides and brushed stainless steel finish at the back, it is not only a great phone to look at, but even a greater phone to feel around also.
'Touchscreen and Camera'
Compared to the 5800, its touchscreen is better because you can use your fingers to scroll thru the menus as necessary, allowing for easier and faster scrolling.
One of its strongest points is definitely its camera. 5 megapixels, with facial recognition and smile-capture software. These features you usually only find in the latest digicam models nowadays.
Its flash is also pretty good, though not as bright as that on a SE K800i's Xenon flash, it nearly approximates it. Great for taking pictures at low light levels.
The unit came with a couple of accessories, namely the charger, of course. Then a two-piece earphone, a PC Cable, and an alternate removable battery cover with integrated flip cover. I initially used this battery cover with flip, but later reverted to the plain battery cover as I found the flip to interfere with texting, and made the phone less "nicer" to feel around.
'Lack of Features'
My main beef about the phone, though, is its lack of features, especially when you consider the fact that Samsung is pricing it at the same level as the 5800. It doesn't have an accelerometer, for example, meaning you can't view the screen automatically on a landscape mode.
Neither does it have GPS capability, or Wifi, or even a proximity sensor (allowing for auto locking of the pads when making calls). In terms of text input, it only allows an alphanumeric touchscreen keypad, unlike the 5800 which allows you to enter by handwriting recognition and two QWERTY keyboards aside from the alphanumeric keypad.
Its screen display also is not as good as the 5800, only capable of 252k colors as opposed to the 5800's 16m. The pictures just don't appear as crisp and sharp as on the 5800. Its also 120 20 pixels or 0.4" smaller than onthe 5800.
And I haven't talked yet about the 5800's "Contacts Bar", or the customiability of its S60 v5 software yet. Bottomline is that the Samsung SGH-F480 is a pretty bare phone in terms of features outside of its camera.
Despite its drawbacks, I do actually find myself preferring to carry it around more than the 5800. Its just a matter of opinion, I guess, it seems its advantages sort of outweigh the units disadvantages overall. Its just a terrific, outstanding phone to look at and feel around. I feel so high tech (ironically, despite its lack of features) when using it around.
It would be hard for me to imagine, though, having this as my main celphone. It is a nice second celphone to have, but if it is the only one you have, then I guess you would easily get tired of it because of its bare features.
With its lack of features, I think Samsung seems to be a bit overpricing this unit when they put it on the same price as that of the 5800.
I'm not sure if anyone mentioned this before but there is a version of this phone, the F480L, intended for Latin America. It is not the same as the phone reviewed here. I bought one thinking it was the same thing and here are some differences I found:
1. No 3G
2. 67MB internal memory (not 232MB)
3. According to the manual, support for only up to 2GB microSD (not 8GB)
4. The touch technology is different. The phone comes with a stylus (there is a slot for it on the phone) and doesn't respond as smoothly to your fingers as say an iPhone.
5. The F480L firmware doesn't have the animations of the F480 e.g. there is no flip when changing screens and widgets don't do that little bouncing thing when you drag them on screen.
6. Instructions for flashing the F480 do not work on the F480L (perhaps because the hardware is not the same).
Overall, I still like the F480L. The touch screen really isn't that bad as I almost never use the stylus.
Anyones knows where to download JAR file? I need it. so that i can play my games.
can u sync ur calender on ur computer to the calender on ur f480 and transfer whatever u saved to the f480?? please help