In camera mode, the navpad provides four shortcuts: flash, timer (up to ten seconds), icons toggle (on-screen camera settings on or off, plus framing guidelines) and brightness. If you slide the keypad out there are also numeric shortcuts for most of the other settings, including multi-shot and panorama modes, and effects.
Picture quality was perfectly fine in good light, though as might be expected it struggled a little in dimmer conditions, suffering perhaps a little too readily from grain. Video fared less well since it only offers a 320 x 240 resolution, which is only ever really much use in an emergency.
On the side is a Micro SD card slot, boosting the onboard memory up to 8GB
There's a fairly decent little list of picture editing options, allowing you to add blur - if it's not there already - and tone effects over part or all of your pics; adjust brightness, tone and colour; rotate and flip the shot; and adjust the resolution. You can also crop your pics and add frames, text, clip art or emoticons, plus you can print directly from the phone via Bluetooth or USB.
Battery life is decent if not spectacular for this level of handset, granting us a little over three days of moderate use. Call quality was entirely fine.
Samsung's F400 is a bad music-centred phone with a nice N95-esque dual slide action, plus FM radio and a fairly good three-megapixel camera. Its music chops are a little way behind the best of Sony Ericsson's Walkman series or Apple's iPhone, but at least it's nudging into the same ballpark.
Samsung SGH-F400 music phone
Let us know when you get the pulse generator ready to market. That will be THE new gotta-have-it for the goes-out-in-public crowd!
Mars because that's a good place to send Da Yoof until they evolve some manners. Shouldn't take more than a few million geologic periods...by which time we'll have better kit than this, I hope.
NO. just for the love of <non specific deity>, NO.
people DON'T want effing speaker phone functionality. they DON'T want to be forced to listen to the so called muzak of socialy ignorant Eff-tards on the tube/train/bus.
"excuse me, do you have headphones for that? you do? would you mind using them please? oh you've stabbed me".
i'm working on a pocket sized waveguided EM pulse generator that can take out music playing phones from the moronic generation.
all i want to know, is how much Samsung paid B&O for the use of their name on this POS.
It comes with plasticine dogs, does it?
Had a B&O TV for nearly 20 years and it was great.
However I've been told many times their audio products aren't worth the money.
Why anyone would want quality speakers on a phone I don't know.
Although B&O do have a genuine interest in the research and production of high quality audio products you will find neither of these in this product.
And i've used it. The audio production is below par and the use of B&O as sales pitch is similar to the use of BOSE by IBM in the Aptiva systems.
Cute, sure. Quality it is not.