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Hands-On Samsung's F480 Prada Phone Knockoff (Verdict: I'll Pass)

Samsung's F700 and F300 are joined by the F480, a pretty clear knockoff of the LG Prada (down to the fake leather case). I find its touchscreen implementation rough, even if it's improved from Samsung's previous handsets. Overall, I'll pass, especially at the proposed European price of 350 to 400 Euros (~$500 to $580 USD.)

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The phone has a slightly smaller 2.8 screen at 240 x 320, it has quad band, 3G (but not the US flavors), haptic feedback on the touchscreen and a 5MP camera. It also has a limited set of widgets for the front page, including a birthday reminder, world times and that's pretty much it. (It's not open source, so you can't add to it, or write your own, either.) The phone's touchscreen supports swipes through menus, but in the opposite fashion you're used to on the iPhone. (Swiping down moves the cursor down, not up, as you can see in the video.)

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DISCUSSION

kaisermachead
kaisermachead

@ProSeven: You need to be careful. Any mention of the iContraband here in the Giz will result in the patented "Oh won't you iFanboys quit mentioning the iPhone?" But no, it can't beat it, but on that note, the Prada phone's UI is better than this as well, because this interface is a bloody mess that needs to die. WTF Samsung, you used to be cool.