The Good Strong construction;. Impressive battery stamina.
The Bad No 3G, Bluetooth or GPRS;. Small and blurry screen.
The Bottom Line The Samsung E1080 isn't as pretty as its close relation, the E1170, but it does offer the same excellent battery life and combines it with a well-built and rugged casing. The lack of a camera, absence of connectivity and disappointing screen count against it, though.
Not a month seems to pass without Samsung pushing another cut-price phone onto the market, and the E1080 is the latest addition to the rapidly overcrowding stable. Boasting a surprisingly sturdy exterior with very basic features, it's hardly going to steal any of Windows Phone 7's thunder, but it could be the ideal solution for adventurous outdoor types who want strong battery life, core functionality and brawny design.
The E1080 is available from around £10 on pay as you go and £20 SIM-free.
Few companies are as staunchly committed to the budget mobile market as Samsung. While the Korean manufacturer is happy to support the cutting edge of the market with the likes of Android and Microsoft's recently launched Windows Phone 7, it's just as keen to help out those financially challenged consumers out there. Over the past few months, we've seen a handful of bargain-basement blowers from Samsung, such as the and . Now, it's time for the E1080 -- also known as the Keystone -- to take centre stage.
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