Samsung F490 Reviews and Deals

114 customer reviews
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+ This mobile phone has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on ease of use.

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7.5 out of 10 based on 114 reviews.
Samsung F490: with 5MP camera, Touchscreen and 240 x 432 display. See full product description

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Paul, West midlands

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Internet, looks, ease of use.
Bad points:
Bad battery, needs a better battery, drains very fast
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 10.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Jun 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good expanable memory, looks great, works well
Bad points:
not enough on board memory, slows down when you have a few messages in inbox on board speaker not up to much and soind quailty isnt great through headphones.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jun 2008

Tom, Sheffield Has a job

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Its a good phone its looks cool, i dont know anyone else who has this phone its touch screen is real handy as well, and the camera is great too!
Bad points:
It can be hard to text because the buttons in the touch screen or quite close together and can make it hard to write a text quick
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 5.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jun 2008

sara , london just cool

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
fast for texting
Bad points:
camera
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 6.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 4.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jun 2008

Ian, Wellingborough

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
When receiving a call you must first unlock keys, then press the activation key then accept the call by which time you have missed the call.

I selected this phone as according to your own recommendations it was best for music, it takes an age to load mp3's on to the supplied memory chip, which in todays standards is very small, the battery quickly expires if listening to music.

Sadly there is nothing on this phone that it better than my previous phone which is three years old.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 4.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 6.0
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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2008

laura , chesterfield

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
the camara and camcorder does not work. so i am stuck with just half the product but payin the whole bill and not getting all the benifits out of it
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 3.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 7.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Jun 2008

shirley, edinburgh

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
i found the phone to be very easy to use from the start. it did not take long to work out how to use the different functions and the web browsing is great
Bad points:
can be awkward trying to connect and dissconnect from calls
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2008

Product Features

Operating system proprietary
Screen Resolution (pixels) 240x432
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Connections Bluetooth
Connections USB
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Email
Band Tri
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 240
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 432
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 5
Talk time (Hours) 6
Stand-by time (Days) 9.2
Memory card slot Yes
Weight (g) 102
EDGE Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2008-04-02

Also known as: Samsung SGH-F490

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Manufacturer's Description

Style you can put your finger on
The innovative and award-winning Croix UI offers a completely new revolutionary touch UI that is so intuitive, just a tap, flick or drag of the finger will take your mobile experience to a completely new level.

Mobile entertainment
The Samsung F490 offers the perfect suite of seamless entertainment to awaken your senses. The 16:9 widescreen is made for viewing movies, either shot on with your embedded camera lens or downloaded swiftly via HSDPA.

5 megapixel memories
Raising the bar for professional looking photographs and video, this multimedia mobile employs a 5 Megapixel COMS camera lens with Auto Focus for stunning image capture.


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