Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review

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

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Camera

The camera on the Samsung Tocco Lite 2 is a 3.2-megapixel affair with no flash and very few settings options.

You can change the quality, megapixel count and white balance of the pictures, put the camera in night mode or add a cheesy effect but that's it.

There's no auto focus and no editing tools. It also takes several seconds to save each photo taken so it's not possible to fire off multiple shots in quick succession.

In short it's about as basic a snapper as you're likely to find, but while it won't be replacing your compact it's actually not too bad considering the price tag of the phone it's attached to.

Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review
Landscapes lack detail in both the foreground and background and colours appear dull

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Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review
Some colours – greens in particular, look unnatural and blur together

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Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review
Objects that are closer to the lens fare better, with greater detail and more natural colours

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Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review
Extreme close ups aren't quite so successful, with unnatural colours and blurred images making a return

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Turning on the 'grey' filter avoids the problem of warped colours but still suffers from blurring

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Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review
Taking a photo a metre or two from the subject seems to create the best results

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Samsung Tocco Lite 2 review
Night mode brightens up dark images considerably but poor lighting conditions leave the camera completely unable to focus

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Video

Video on the Samsung Tocco Lite 2 is even more basic, shooting in 176 × 144 at 15fps. The results are incredibly poor and suggest that its inclusion at all was intended as little more than a bullet point on the box.

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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