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Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition

Reviewing: Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition  |  Rating:
03myersd By 03myersd on
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The stats of this phone are rather impressive:

* Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP.

* 8 Megapixel Camera with auto-focus and LED flash.

* 3G with HSDPA 2100.

* 2G with GSM 900/1800/1900.

* GPRS, WLAN, Infrared.

* WAP 2.0 and XHTML enabled browser.

* 85 MB internal memory.

* Standby Time: 440 Hours

* Talk Time: 355 Mins.

* 1000 Phone Book Capacity.

* Touch Screen + Slide out Keypad.

* 110x52x13mm.

* GPS.

The Tocco Ultra Edition is an "upgrade" to the original Tocco. This new version has a few new features. Notably, a slide out 3x4 keypad and GPS. There are also minor upgrades to the software on it. Such as scrolling now mimics the way the iPhone does it, as opposed to the inverted way of the original Tocco.

The looks have been updated too. It has changed from the simple silver and black to a more contemporary black and red. In the future it will be available in other colours also. This phone looks like something a business person would use, without the bulkiness of a blackberry, etc. The best word to describe it would be sleek.

The phone does have a rather terrible internal memory capacity. But with support of up to 16GB microSD cards, this isn't really a problem. The main usage of the memory will be all the pictures that you will be taking with the 8MP camera. The picture quality is exceptionally clear, granted it is not as good as some other high quality camera phones, but it is definately note worthy. There are countless options which you can play with to get your photos looking as good as possible. Or if thats not what you want, you can simply leave it on the auto mode for all features. The auto mode is rather good, adjusting to extreme conditions with ease, still managing to pick out faces in poor light.

The main feature of this phone is the touch screen. I have used a few different touch screen phones, but none have been as easy to use as this phone. The only problem I came across with it was the fact that it was very hard to move the cursor to a specific position when sending a text, often requiring five or six attempts to do so.

All in all, this phone is a good purchase. The pro's greatly outweigh the cons. The only time this phone is not for you is if you hate the niggly little things such as the cursor problem.