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Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review

Will Samsung's budget handset see the same success as the original Tocco Lite?

Internet

Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review

Internet use was a huge problem for the original Samsung Tocco Lite, as it had no 3G or Wi-Fi, leaving painfully slow WAP as the only available option.

The Samsung Tocco Lite 2 does have Wi-Fi, but it's still lacking 3G. So if you're not somewhere with a Wi-Fi connection any internet use will be at a snail's pace.

Even when connected to Wi-Fi it's not exactly blazingly fast, taking around 10 to 15 seconds to even load mobile versions of sites.

Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review

It's also not that easy to navigate pages as scrolling isn't smooth and the touch screen is as problematic here as it is elsewhere, often leading to the wrong things being clicked on.

Scrolling aside, pages are perfectly readable, especially if you stick to mobile sites. It's also possible to speed up loading times by turning images off.

It's a functional browser and while you won't be ditching your PC or tablet it's good enough for light internet use.

Media

Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review

Media on the Samsung Tocco Lite 2 is a mixed bag.

For music it's pretty good. There's a music application where you can sort all of your songs by artist, album or genre.

You can also create playlists and use songs as ringtones, while the phone's internal speaker is actually loud and clear enough that listening to music without headphones isn't a lost cause.

The player itself is easy to use, with simple controls for pausing or skipping tracks. It supports a decent number of audio formats, with AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WAV and WMA all being compatible.

Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review

There's also an FM radio included, which can auto tune stations and has a record option. Although you need to plug earphones in to use it you can still tell it to play the music through the phone's internal speaker.

Photos aren't handled quite as well, there's no dedicated gallery app – instead they're accessed through 'my files' along with video.

There are also no editing options. It is easy to send a photo as an email or a message though, or to set it as a contact image.

Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review

Video isn't great either but that's mostly down to the tiny screen size and the limited amount of supported file types (only MPEG4 and H.263 will work).

The player is basic but easy to use, allowing you to skip forwards or backwards in a video or pause it.

As with photos it's also possible to email a video from the player screen.

You can also watch things in portrait or landscape, but the small screen and low resolution mean that it's not a particularly pleasant experience and you'd have to be really bored to resort to watching a movie on this.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory20 MB
Built-in FlashNo
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE
SAR Value0.53 W/kg
GPS ReceiverNo
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyTocco Lite 2
Cellular Generation2.75G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Multi-touch ScreenNo
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemProprietary OS
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time14.70 Hour
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Screen Resolution240 x 400
Touchscreen TypeResistive
Weight (Approximate)95.5 g
Maximum Video Resolution240 x 320
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density155 ppi
Height102 mm
Width58 mm
Depth11.6 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time625 Hour
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameTocco Lite 2
Product LineTocco Lite 2
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-S5220XKABTU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Simply Your Stylish Best

Keep it simple but stylish with Tocco Lite 2's timeless modern design. Modular form with rounded edging and metallic framing is classically contemporary. Sparely elegant face with minimal essential keys maintains the easy minimalist aesthetic. Very thin at 11.5mm but surprisingly comfortable to touch, hold and enjoy.

More Social Opportunities, More Fun

Global messaging system links all Samsung devices and more for easy multimedia messaging, group chat, buddies and other exclusive features - all without ID or PW. Push IM enables truly instant messaging on ChatON or mFluent (MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk). Favoured SNS sites Facebook and Twitter are native applications, enhanced for mobile. Push email immediately alerts you to new email in your inbox.

Limited Warranty2 Year