Samsung Tocco Lite Review

Samsung Tocco LiteThe Tocco Lite is the result of Samsung’s intention to bring touchscreen technology to the average mobile phone user on the street. The phone actually does a fine job of scaling down the technology to fit into a pocket-sized, budget phone. Functions such as dialing and texting are no problem thanks to the responsiveness of a bright touchscreen. And the camera integrated into the phone is a decent one.

 

This Tocco Lite review provides an overview of the phones best features, pros and cons of buying the phone and other useful information.

 

General Overview

The Samsung Tocco Lite mobile phone is a bargain-price phone with a decent 3.2 megapixel camera. Available in a huge range of colours from standard black, through silver, red, pink and white, the phone is clearly targeted at the entry level smartphone market. The touchscreen, though restricted at 3 inches, is vivid and functional with fun widgets to make its usage interesting. The lack of 3G technology support is probably the main drawback with this phone.

 

Main Features

The Samsung Tocco Lite has been designed for either entry-level smartphone users or those that cannot afford or simply don’t want a higher-end mobile phone. Samsung has managed to do this well by making a well designed and desirable handset. While one cannot expect to get all the bells and whistles on a totally basement-budget phone, what the Tocco Lite offers is value for money.

Side view of Samsung Tocco Lite

This pocket-sized phone is mostly all phone with no keypad – a palm-sized little model that Samsung has somehow managed to fit with touchscreen technology on a 72mm wide screen. The vivid, bold colours are good but cannot of course match the AMOLED screen available on the more expensive Samsung Tocco Ultra. The restrictive touchscreen can be a pain because at times, real pressure needs to be exerted to get the phone to respond. However, in this phone, the screen’s responsiveness is not to be sneezed at.

 

Thanks to the surprisingly high quality of the screen, web browsing and video quality is good. However, it can be real slow on downloads due to the lack of both 3G and Wi-Fi technologies. Download a YouTube video and the result is a clumped-up mess.

 

The phone has a headphone jack but no adaptor and comes with totally basic, plastic earbud style headphones. On the upside, the Samsung Tocco Lite does support a range of audio formats such as MP3 and WAV. The phone has an in-built FM radio as well for those who enjoy their music.

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The 3.2 megapixels camera is without Flash or LED light and is very noisy when taking pictures because it has to struggle in poor lighting. In good light, the pictures are fairly decent, but make sure to have a rock-steady hand to capture the shots. In light of the phone’s low price, the colours and exposure are quite satisfactory.

 

As the Tocco Lite doesn’t incorporate all the bells and whistles of a fully featured smartphone, its battery life is exceptionally good despite including all the basic technology you’d expect from a touchscreen phone.

 

Pros and Cons

Pros include expandable memory card slot; vivid, responsive touchscreen (when a bit of pressure is applied); inexpensive even with PAYG; integrated links to social media sites; battery life is good.

 

Cons include lack of 3G technology; lack of Wi-Fi technology; lack of GPS features; poor YouTube quality; USB connectivity problems; confusing user interface; lack of headphone adaptor.

 

Price

Mobilesplease has a range of different Samsung Tocco Lite deals, including the black handset at less than £5 a month on Orange, which includes unlimited texts, 50 minutes and 250MB of download.

 

Conclusion

In comparison with other phones in a similar price range, the Tocco Lite holds its own pretty well. It is for the most part a simple phone with decent features and good usability. The only drawback really is the lack of 3G support which has become an integral part of mobile phone technology. For those reasons, I’m giving it a three and a half out of five.

 

Mobilesplease rating: 3.5 out of 5

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