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Binatone F430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The screen and usability also get good comments, but there are some less positive views about the performance and reliability.

value for money, usability, screen, design, size

reliability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Binatone F430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 114 reviews)

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Poor customer support


For a basic model the F430 sat nav itself is very impressive and good value for money. BUT customer support is a big let down. I first tested the F430 out on a long journey from Southampton to Birmingham (UK) and found that the pre-loaded maps were already out of date. For example: it was telling me to turn right instead of left, some roundabouts were junctions, and many of the safety cameras were showing the wrong speed limit causing the sat nav to continuously beep until I disabled that function. Unlike other sat navs (such as the TomTom range) it does not appear to be possible to download software and map updates from the internet for the F430. The F430 user guide and Binatone Telecom web site just say to contact the helpline or retail store for updates. I contacted Binatone over a week ago and I still have not had a reply. The Binatone web site has a contact form and not much else to indicate how the F430 update process works or how much it costs. I did an internet search for 'F430 GPS map updates' and found other customers complaining about Binatone F430 support. I did eventually find an Australian GPS update service for the G350, Z350 SB, Z430 SB sat navs only. So, from what I've read, it appears that the only way to update the F430 sat nav is to return it to Binatone and pay to have it updated by them - and it takes around 14 days so you have no sat nav during this time. The combined cost of the F430 sat nav and the first map update makes it more expensive than buying a TomTom Start which includes a free first update as standard. I would NOT recommend the F430 sat nav unless you don't mind having out of date maps, false safety camera alerts; or perhaps you don't mind having to keep on at customer support to get some kind of service out of them or to verify what you've read elsewhere whilst waiting for them to respond. Other sat navs (like the TomTom Start) do cost a bit more, but it's probably worth it for the hassle free support. Don't make the same mistake as I did. Score: 2/5 (F430 sat nav 4/5, customer support 0/5).

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Decent SatNav for price


Did a "test run" alongside a smaller screen TomTom and found that it did as good a job and with the screen being bigger was easier to follow.

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Amazon review summary for Binatone F430


alaTest has collected and analysed 16 user reviews of Binatone F430 from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on

value for money, usability


38% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Simple and easy to use


A very good product for the price. Simple and easy to use.

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very useful tool


For someone who is Techno challenged this is relatively easy to use

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This thing missed 2 large old roundabouts,took me for a 2 hour tour of birmingham,constantly telling me to go the wrong way, told me of a speed trap just before I left it,told me 5-6 times to take the first exit on roundabout as I approached it,yes 5-6...

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Binatone F430 UK and ROI 4.3in Sat Nav


Great value for money better than a tom tom full post code search

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value for money


good sat nav and excellent value or money glad i bought it.

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excellent value for the money


Excellent sat nav, very informative very easy to follow directions. The picture is very clear and amazingly precise, Gets you from A to B no problem.

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binatone f430


not a bad little sat nav all things on board including the speed limits for places you might go & speed cameras, you also can have it to come on automactly for night driving

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included: No
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No


Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: No
Map Coverage:Single continent / Single countries
Map Provider:Teleatlas
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode: No
Reality View: No
Text-to-Speech: No
Traffic Message Channel: No
Voice Control: No


CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No