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Samsung SGH-F210 - Samsung SGH-F210
With a maximum 2-megapixels on offer the camera is only average in terms of on paper capability and you have to hold it very still to avoid getting blurred shots. But master that and the product is OK.
The coloured dish, shot under normal household lighting, is a little dark but perfectly passable, and outside the photos I shot on a very dull, gloomy and wet day are not bad either. Overexposure of the yellow on one of the photos makes me concerned about how well it will perform in bright sunlight with lots of contrast to manage, but the reds and greens in the other photo are nicely reproduced.
There is 1GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot for adding more located under the battery cover - you have to power down the handset to get to it, though.
For a phone whose key attribute is music playing, battery life was a little disappointing. From a full charge I got just short of nine hours of continuous music playback, with the phone continuing to operate for up to 10 minutes after music playback was automatically suspended. This isn't bad by any means, but dedicated portable music players can double the figure.
The mains power and USB cable fit into the same slot, on one end of the phone. This slot is also used by the provided headset which only plugs in after you've removed a section of the bottom of the phone. The headset then sits incorporated into a neck strap so you can wear the phone as some people do with their portable music players. Hmmm. Alternatively, just use the standard slot with a converter cable for your own favourite 3.5mm headset.
Other features on offer include an FM radio with RDS, calendar, to do list, calculator, unit converter and stopwatch.
As a cute music player this phone works well, but as a phone the small screen limits its usefulness.