But luckily the finger-tapping goodness is trickling its way down to cheaper phones, such as the Samsung Tocco Lite. We got our hands on the reasonably priced niceness to see if a phone that's free on a £15-per-month contract from Virgin Media can still get our gadget juices flowing.
At 93g, the Tocco Lite is indeed light, with the same form-factor as the popular Tocco. Its 76mm (3-inch) screen is bright, although it can't live up to the spectacular standards set by its pricier cousin, the Tocco Ultra, which has a capacitive AMOLED screen that makes us want to leave our families and run away with it.
The touchscreen is the resistive kind, which means you have to apply some pressure to make it register your desires. We're definitely not fans of these types of screens -- they don't feel nearly as responsive as the capacitive type. But we were pleasantly surprised with the Tocco Lite. It still needs a little fingernail action once in a while to get a peppy response, but we didn't feel the urge to get out a stylus and start tapping like it's 1999.
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