Just bought the phone yesterday.
Pleased with it so far! Nice features, looks smart and I personally think it's a great multi-media phone. The photos look good, music player seems to be adequate and FM radio's a nice touch too.
I've copied a few photos from my PC and they look excellent! The PC software is worth a mention. It's straight forward, simple to use and basically offers everything I could ask for.
A couple of downsides to the phone though...
I find the flat screen a bit difficult to text with, although I have just changed from a SPV-E650 which had a QWERTY keypad. Also, I came on this forum to find out about downloading extra applications to find a couple of people saying that it is not possible which is a real shame.
If anybody knows otherwise I would appreciate a sharing of your wisdom!
That's it from me!
Overall I'd give it an 8.5 / 10
this phone is a copy of LG VIEWTY!! but the SAMSUNG firmware sucks! I love VIEWTY!!! :)
I have returned this after 4 days. Terrible battery life and UI is unbeliably frustrating.
Hi had my phone for 3 days, and so far I think I really like it. The only thing that baffles me is where does the phone get the backgrounds for the "hold" screen. There is some pics that is not in any of the phones folders. I want to take out some images as I dont want the flower pics :/
Anyone know if it is possible to change the webbrowser to landscape orienttation. at all.
otherwise brilliant phone very pleased.
I was considering LG Viewty but i wasnt keen on the fact that it was LG, same features and alot better brand/reliability. I would gladly own this phone :)
The F480 will not work with stylus, as the touch screen is design to react to the tip of the your fingers only. There is an upcoming version for China market, however, that will. I will be waiting for that one ;) patience is a virtue!
Newbie, 04 Jun 2008Hi guys, had the phone for a few days now and it is just fantastic. Head and shoulders above e... moreHii,
Im Looking To Change My Phone In A Months Time And I Read Your Report About It Having A Stylus And Was Wondering If You Found Out If There Was One Compatible With The Phone?
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Hi guys, had the phone for a few days now and it is just fantastic. Head and shoulders above everything else.
Just one question though, can anyone advise on whether samsung sell a stylus compatible with this phone?
christina, 04 Jun 2008heyyy i keep tryin to find out what ur askin as well bout setting ur own colour for things on ... moreConfirmed there is no way to change colours or themes on this phone. Very strange, almost like they forgot to put the option in!
Other than that I think the phone is perfect.
The Camera on the front is for using 3G Video Calling, and as for the dialing display - the colour is fixed and cant be changed. I think in the GSMArena review it also mentions this. It is confusing as the menus are virtually identical to other sammy phones, which do include the themes option. Sadly, the 480 doesnt
NRW, 03 Jun 2008Someone previously mentioned you can customise the themes, but i have been through every menu ... moreheyyy i keep tryin to find out what ur askin as well bout setting ur own colour for things on ur phone there isnt such option is there not dat i can find anyways!
can someone pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee tell me how you set the themes and numbers on dial or background to your own colour....someone on here sed u can but i have tryed every option and there aint such option to do this!!!
u can only set the background black or white:( write bk please if you no????
and also what is da camera thing for on the front of the phone if u cant even take a picture of ur self wat the hell??
Nik C, 02 Jun 2008Hi Had the phone since friday.
I am very happy with it..
One question, those who have ... moreNik C,
I think the T Mobile assistant told you to change it to ‘GSM’ and not 'GPS'. I don’t know how you do this on the F480, but I do know how to this on my MDA Vario III.
Glad you finally got the phone. I'll be purchasing it in a couple of weeks though
Jimmy, 03 Jun 2008Alex - once you download google maps, does it cost to use the service? As in do you need a int... moreI am not entirely sure to be honest as i am on an unlimited data plan (which i would highly recomend as the youtube service is excellent) so i dont know but i would imagine it would cost, however it is run by java on the handset so i realy cant say for sure! Sorry! Just get the unlimited data plan! It is necesity with this phone....available from o2 free on £35 pm over 18mnths for free, cant realy knock that!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD: This device/Samsung have delivered what they promised. It's slick, potable, smart, stylish, excellent display, practical (should I go on?). Even the battery life is very good for a touch screen handset. Don’t get me wrong, there some blips (very minor) but mostly technical or heavy users will notice it, which can be fixed with software upgrade or vendor’s config system. But my rating is 9/10.
It's a great pity that this phone doesn't have Wifi and no VGA resolution display.
I think, with this 2 technical features this phone would be a perfect touchphone....:-/
plannin to get this phone by next wk. just decidin between networks... mainly o2 or orange... can anyone who has this phone on these networks pls tell me about the 3g speeds on em'... which ones better?
I bought mine sim free from phones4u for only £299.95, cheaper than both CPW and play.com.
The phone is fun to play with, but I'm not completely filled with joy with it, it's missing little things (that my W810i had), like emoticons/smileys in the text composer, I feel im gonna get bored with the look of the menu pretty quick (customizable options: white or black background) and also I don't know if anyone elses does this, but when you take a photo with the camera, it takes the pic, shows you a very high quality image for a split second then blurs it all?! very weird, I have yet to see what the image come out like on a PC.
Overall I like the phone, and am glad I bought it.