There is a front camera for two-way video-calling and the main camera shoots at 5-megapixels. It has autofocus, a panorama mode, and an LED flash. Shots are of mixed quality. Indoors under normal household lights, the coloured dish is bright and clear with good colour reproduction. Outside, the chair is fairly good though focus is a bit off.
Again outdoors, the absence of a macro mode shows itself in the flowers. Colour reproduction is fine, but focus, from about 10 inches away, is poor.
Viewing images is an area where the automatic screen rotation comes into its own. Slanting the phone in your hand is all that’s needed to move through a slideshow, and of course, swivelling it is enough to take you from landscape to portrait format. In some ways, this is a more elegant solution than sweeping at a touchscreen to move things forward. It certainly leaves fewer greasy fingermarks on the screen!
There is the usual range of other applications on board, including mobile email, calendar, memo maker, task manager, world clock, calculator, unit converter, image and video editing, voice recorder, Bluetooth, timer, stopwatch, RSS reader and a few games.
I really liked the Samsung Lucido S7220. Considering its low cost, it has a whole bunch of good features. Shame the GPS is hidden away, but overall if you are looking for a SIM-free choice this could be a good shortlist handset.
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