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Samsung F400 Bang & Olufsen Music Phone - Wrapping this puppy up

Today we check out Samsungs latest music driven phone, featuring Bang & Olufsen speakers.

| Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 10, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Samsung

Final Thoughts

 

A problem I encountered with browsing images stored on my miniSD card was that sometimes the phone would stall while accessing and producing thumbnails for the images. This can be solved again with a firmware upgrade, implementing tighter coding for the processor in the phone.

 

There is a resolution limit on the images on the phone, too. It refuses to open images that are too big, which on one hand is sensible but no where does it say what the limit of the image sizes should be, so it's trial and error to find out.

 

Reading other reviews of the phone, they mention that it feels very plasticy and very light. I can say this is true; the phone is very light for its size compared with the myriad of models out there now being made from steel and aluminium. But plastic maintains a better ability to absorb shocks; steel and aluminium may be more durable and less likely to crack, but they are stiffer and will deliver most of the shock to the internal components, making them likely to break.

 

The camera is a respectable 3-MPixel with a flash, not much to say about it other than checking out the clickable sample photos below. Camera access is done either by menu navigation of more sensibly by side button access. Flip the phone on its side and press the button and snap away like you have a camera in your hands.

 

Samsung F400 Bang & Olufsen Music Phone

 

Samsung F400 Bang & Olufsen Music Phone

 

Samsung F400 Bang & Olufsen Music Phone

 

As a final note, I will say the battery life on this phone is great. I got well over a week on a single charge and that's with playing with menus and music all the while.

 

One suggestion I can make, though, is to lose the scroll wheel on the front. A d-pad will suffice while the scroll does nothing for the phones usability.

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