Summary: Employing Bang & Olufsen to create the built-in speaker was a masterstroke. Throw in bullet-speed 3G Internet skills and 3.2-megapixel camera, and you've got a great music phone with some impressive all-rounder talents in tow.
Excerpt: Now, phones aren't usually my forte, but when Samsung asked if I wanted to review their new MP3 spouting mini-boom box of a phone, I couldn't really say no. The real clincher was the Bang & Olufsen speakers embedded in the phone, which appealed to the audiophile in me.
Summary: The reception quality put up by the F400 is in line with other Samsung-branded devices. The ringtone volume is quite decent, as it can be heard in various environments. The silent alert is average strength-wise, no significant improvements have been made here.
Retailing for as much as 350 Euro, the F400 is not the device to look out for – it’s pretty steep and doesn’t offer any substantial advantages compared to other Samsung-branded phones, plus there is not much to...
Excerpt: It should be no surprise that style and design have clearly been given plenty of thought when we tell you that Samsung has teamed-up with Bang & Olufsen for this, the F400 phone. Admittedly B&O is on board only to provide ‘ICEpower' audio technology but nevertheless this handset is one you would be proud to plonk on the table in the pub.
Excerpt: After all the hype surrounding the groovily-monikered likes of Samsung's Soul and Tocco, it's almost a relief to get back to a more modestly-titled, almost demure little music phone like the Samsung F400.
Summary: An above-average handset but without any single stand-out feature. It's more usable than the Motorola Rokr E8 and doesn't require a proprietary headphone cable like the Sony Ericsson W760i, but both still beat it as music phones
Pros: Great keypad, 3.5mm headphone socket, MicroSD support, Decent integrated speakers, Fast data connection
Cons: Screen quality, Music player function feels unfinished, No particularly outstanding feature
Excerpt: Это продолжение сотрудничества с Bang&Olufsen, за счет которого в Samsung решили сделать громкий PR для музыкального продукта. Компания имеет неплохую техническую базу, но ее музыкальные решения, несмотря на хорошее звучание, менее интересны, чем конкуренты. Не удается добиться значимых продаж для таких продуктов, пользователи выбирают только комбинированные решения от Samsung, музыкальные модели (F330, F250) так и не стали интересны широкому кругу.