The Samsung E1080 offers functional form and affordability

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Not everyone wants an all singing and dancing mobile phone, many of us for whatever reason whether as a replacement handset or purely as a second handset, look for stylish design and minimal functionality as well as cost-effective pricing. The Samsung E1080 fits this bill perfectly. It is a simple yet effective handset which offers minimal functionality but at a price which is eminently affordable. The handset is 107 mm x 45 mm wide and is 13 mm thick, as testimony to the compact nature of this phone it weighs only 64 g.

The Samsung E1080 comes with a 1.43 inch CSTN screen which is able to display 65,000 colours accurately and vividly. The screen operates at a pixel resolution of 128 by 128 pixels and provides excellent colour reproduction within the display screen.

The handset provides a variety of alert types which include vibration or ring tone options. The ability to individualise the handset by utilising downloadable MP3 ringtones is a welcome addition to this handset. For those who prefer hands-free communication the handset also provides a speakerphone facility, which in any event is a useful addition.

The handset includes within its features, the GPRS and EDGE connections both of which are class 10. USB is also provided which provides the facility to be able to synchronise with a PC or alternative device. In addition the handset also provides a HSCSD connection as well.

To complete the package the handset comes with a variety of games as well as a built-in flashlight, organiser and voice memo facility. This ensures illumination wherever required as well as the ability to ensure no appointments or important engagements are missed by utilising the organiser, or simply the ability to make oral notes whilst out and about.

The Samsung E1080, does exactly what it says, it is a simple yet effective handset which makes and receives calls with ease without much of the clutter incorporated into more expensive handsets which have functionality that is rarely used, such as the Acer neoTouch F1 . This handset is an ideal replacement handset or alternative second handset.

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