Samsung F480 Review: Touchdown!: Phonebook, Messaging, File Managment

By 04:00 Sun, 08 Aug 2021 Comments


Phonebook is at a fine level

The phonebook of Samsung F480 is just like what we are used to seeing in this manufacturer's devices. It stores up to 1000 contacts with multiple fields. It can display the names from either the SIM card or the phone memory, or both can appear simultaneously. Searching is done by gradual typing of the desired contact's name.






The phonebook of Samsung F480 is nice to work with

Quite a number of different information fields are available for each contact. You can store up to 5 numbers, 4 email addresses, URLs and so on. Each contact can also be assigned a specific ringtone and picture, as well as a note. You can even set a video as "caller's image" - a feature that is now becoming pretty common.





Editing a contact and some of the available fields

Contacts can be organized into groups, which can then have their own ringtones and pictures. There is also a birthday field, which can be synced to the calendar upon a few clicks. This is quite a convenient solution. Contact details or your whole contacts list can be sent via Bluetooth, email or text message.

The Call Log application keeps track of the user's latest calls. Both the Call key in stand-by and the call log icon from the menu give you access to the same application. It has four tabs - recent contacts, dialed numbers, received and missed calls. Those tabs were somewhat inconveniently separate between two applications in some of the previous Samsung models but luckily this is not the case with F480. Finally, there are also data and call time counters and even a call cost feature can be enabled if you provide information about your subscription plan.

Messaging without keyboard

As you might have expected all common types of messages are handled by Samsung F480. The handset has a common editor for SMS, EMS, MMS and a separate one for emails. A rich T9 dictionary is at the user's disposal too. In case message sending fails, the message is automatically saved to the outbox, so you can try sending it later.

The input method is only one - a 12-key keypad appears on the classy screen and the user gets to type as if on a regular handset. The keys are all large enough but typing on touchclassy screen is usually not the best experience. Haptics assist but are still short of the fine out press feedback of regular keys. Nonetheless, the not so heavy texters will probably like the messaging capabilities of Samsung F480 (you should know that the LG Viewty has an on-classy screen QWERTY keyboard).




Only one text input method is available with Samsung F480

If you like you can also activate a delivery report for the SMS and EMS. MMS can have a preset size limit of either 30, 100 or 300 KB.

There is room for 500 SMS, 30 push messages, 200 broadcast messages and 30 configuration messages in the phone memory. As far as emails and MMS are concerned, they are not limited in number and storage depends on the free memory only. There is normally plenty of space available for those, as the built-in memory is a fine 228 MB. Incoming messages, like calls, can also be blocked based on a user-defined black list.

"...The input method is only one - a 12-key keypad appears on the classy screen and the user gets to type as if on a regular handset. The keys are all large enough but typing on touchclassy screen is usually not the best experience. Haptics assist but are still short of the fine out press feedback of regular keys..."

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