The F is a big leap for Samsung, which has generally stayed away from touchscreen phones, instead making masses of sliders, which are immensely popular around the world. There’s also no flash, but the LED photo light does improve low-light shots. Support for A2DP Bluetooth means you can always go for a wireless set instead. There are no fancy built-in sensors, so the screen doesn’t automatically change to landscape mode when you tip it over, or realise when your face is near it, or adjust the screen brightness. The touchscreen itself is responsive enough and comes with VibeTonz technology providing a mini vibrate alert to let you know when a ‘button’ has been successfully selected. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Like the iPhone and subsequent spree of touchscreen handsets from the likes of LG and HTC, the F is dominated by its full-sized screen on the front.
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Don’t show this again. Of course unlike certain fot touchscreen phones, the F has a trick up its sleeve so you can avoid touching the screen altogether when you’re writing texts or emails, and that’s a full slide-out Qwerty keypad.
Support for A2DP Bluetooth means you can always go for a wireless set instead. Annoyingly, the headphone jack is protected by a small cover that only serves to get in the way when you want to plug your headphones in quickly. Continue to next page 01 The touchscreen itself is responsive enough and comes with VibeTonz technology providing a mini vibrate alert to let you know when a ‘button’ has been successfully selected. All too often it stops short of achieving its potential because of an over-excitement to include too samssung.
On the whole, Samsung has tended to steer clear of touchscreen mobiles — and it shows. The standby screen is littered with touch-button options including call manager, main menu, an alpha-numeric select key, time, calendar and central hot-zone to take you to the shortcuts menu. There is one niggle we had with it and that’s the lack of space at the top of the keypad, which depending on how you press the keys can be annoying.
As well as a VGA camera for video calls, there’s also a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus. Samsung F Beside the regular smartphone functionality, the Samsung F would feature a number of unique hardware characteristics.
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Samsung Ultra Smart F The handset itself is well designed, with one of the most accessible keyboards we’ve seen, and the inclusion of HSDPA is much more forward-thinking than Apple. But ultimately in use it’s frustrating as hell, and unfortunately for Samsung that’s what counts. A little bit extra round the middle is evident on account of Samsung’s inclusion of a slide-out keyboard — a masterstroke for emailers not fully embracing of the fad for touchscreens.
But the proof is in the listening, and the F pulls it out of the bag with a good quality loudspeaker and similarly enjoyable experience via the headphones. The term ‘iPhone killer’ is growing a little wearied, and while Samsung’s F may look like Apple’s debut handset — it’s more of a sheep in wolf’s clothing. The keys are well sized and well spaced out and the layout is straightforward. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
There’s also no flash, but the LED photo light does improve low-light shots. But there’s simply not enough to make it better than the iPhone and while it’s very attractive, we can’t help feeling that the user interface and features could be better. Measuring x 50 x The Bottom Line There’s no denying that the F looks like the iPhone, but in all fairness it’s a very different phone.
On the top of the F there’s a power key and charging port next to a 3.
But breathe a sigh of relief if you’re imagining some kind of squashed mess — this keypad is usable, very usable. The newly developed Croix user interface of the F is the handset’s main stumbling block. Visit manufacturer site for details. Here’s what to do if you bought one. Huawei Mate 20 review.
Underneath the screen there’s a mechanical key, which pops up a shortcut menu.
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But Samsung also has a reputation for pushing technological boundaries, even if it doesn’t come up with the idea first.
Likewise the battery performance is good, lasting over two days with fairly heavy usage. As well as 3G, one of the big pluses of the F is its support for HSDPA allowing still-faster data transfer rates for things like downloading music and video, and watching mobile TV also on offer — making the iPhone’s mere EDGE capabilities cower in the corner.
Looks alone don’t make a phone though, so we’ve spent some quality time with the F to find out if it’s as slick as it looks or just a well-dressed wannabe. A phone’s interface is the first port of call when you switch it on and while we see what Samsung was trying to achieve, it doesn’t work in all areas of the phone. Samsung F Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.