i have had this phone more than 4 months now (got it when first released overseas, i'm in Australia) everything on the phone is just perfect no lag, decent internet speed via 3g (i'm with vodafone), awesome pictures/video (you can really see how good the pics are when uploaded onto pc), google maps works perfect found my location in CBD within 3 minutes on a friday night. touch screen is responsive and bright as ever. really can't see any probs as described here besides battery life.
Does anyone know how to switch the 3G off?? I heard this uses more battery life.
Please dont buy this phone. I made a big mistake in opting for Samsung. Within a month i have problems with the mic and LCD. The company says they wont give a repalcement and i am making rounds to the service center.I heard there are many issues with the software also.
This phone is useless and too costly.
Con, 01 Aug 2009Can anyone tell me how to get rid of "No Event" each time I turn the phone on? Open your widget bar (the arrow on your left hand side of yor main screen) and drag it in2 the bar, hope u get it right
How is this phone compared with Omnia I?
Design wise, I prefer the samsung ultratouch but I have read the reviews of this phone and apparently, it looks like the functions of the samsung ultratouch are a far cry from omnia especially the wi-fi function, audio capabilities (does it mean that a headset cannot be attached to the ultratouch?), and good touch sensitivity.
Value wise, will the value of the ultratouch drop faster than the omnia or the other way?
Can anyone tell me how to get rid of "No Event" each time I turn the phone on?
when my phone is locked and i press any button, even the unlock one, it asks me whether i want to call sos.
is it possible to turn this off
in my opinion...DON´T BUY THIS PHONE!!because a better one (in all specs!) being released now, and already on stores: the LG GD900!!!!!!!!
ida, 31 Jul 2009just push it to the widgets bar..Does that mean i can just dial 2, and it will dial the person associated ?
hi iam thinking of buying a new phone by reading this cooments iam thinking shall i get this phone or not as a i really like the phone but this phone seem to have a lots of problem specially the battery life which cant be sorted i believe.so shall i get it or not?
its an awesome phone,just the widgets are very irritating an cannot find a way to get it away
Hello guys, yesterday i finally bought the S8300 and experienced it, well the most expensive phone that i had used till now was an n95 8gb, so i might not know much abt high end phone, here is wat i experienced.
First of all the boxing is shitty, the manual is even smaller than the one that comes with watches, lol.j/k.
The AMOLED Capacity Touchscreen is just 100% awesome, no doubt abt it, the touch response is great.
As far as lags are concerned, didnt face any.
The camera is just tooooooo great for a mobile phone. ahahha, and especially the macro images, and the best of all part is the 120fps vid recording, its just a lot of fun.
I have used a couple of xpress music phones too, but the sound quality of the s8300 with a headphone and 5.1 channel ON, is just better than every xpres music fone, imo. But i have to tell u that the built in speaker cannot match an xpress music's speaker.
The slider feels solid and rapid.
I havent faced the weak battery problem yet, but when charging it, its really fast. But the problem is that when u charging it, u cant hear music because the headphones are connected to the same jack.
I will say that if you want to go for this fone, go for it, you wont regret it. But still after some days of use, i will post another reply and tell you more about it.
Rands, 29 Jul 2009you guys must really have dud phones, cos I have this fone for more than a month now & (thankf... moreThanks for your commment. Just in clarification - the phone will not always charge when charger is plugged in - this is the problem. So in addition to very poor battery life (needs charging every day) it can take numurous repeat attempts to get it to charge. I have been in touch with Samsung - they are not interested! The phone was 16 days old when I took it back - 2 days outside their warranty period... can you believe that in this day & age that such practice is legal or even deemed to be "good customer care"? I am sorry but whether I have a rogue phone or not....the issue remains that Samsung are clearly not a company to rely on! Good luck to everyone who has a good phone..... I hope you don't encounter a future problem whereby you might be expecting Samsung to help you, because it just won't happen!
Paul, 29 Jul 2009Had this phone for 6 weeks now. Cannot keep it charged, the battery life is worse than dire. ... moreyou guys must really have dud phones, cos I have this fone for more than a month now & (thankfully) dont have any problems. for every one who complains about something im sure that there is 10 people who are happy.
Many peeps complain about widgets that get stuck to the desktop. My screen is usually full of open widgets & they all go back into bar properly, are u sure u are doing it right :)
Weak battery has been an issue from day one, so if u read the comments & still bought teh fone, dont complain. BTW, the battery charges when the charger is connected( if it doesnt charge when the charger is connected then the phone is faulty, take it back). Battery is not an issue for me cos its always plugged into my PC via USB.
It does do an occasional reboot, but only whn in running too may things, like when I have too many pics on the memory card & I open Photo Browser ( im talking thousands of pics here-wallpapers, photos animated etc.)
Its actually a really good phone & im very happy with my purchase. I had to decide between the S8300 & C905, & i will still choose the S8300 if i had to again. so there.
I got this phone yesterday, and was listening to the radio this morning but now there's a radio display on the home screen that will not go away! Can anybody help?
is it possible to downloads applications to the menu, like you can with the iphone?
Had this phone for 6 weeks now. Cannot keep it charged, the battery life is worse than dire. The phone constantly refuses to accept or recognise a charger, either mains or in-car. Can spend many minutes trying to repeatedly place charger in and out of phone to try and get it to charge. Sometimes the only way to get it to charge is to have it turned off. On other occasions the phone freezes with the screen going completely a bright yellow/green colour and refuses to either turn on or off. Can only cure problem by removing battery. Samsung refuse to accept that there is a problem with the phone. My recommendation: buy anything but Samsung!
I have had this phone for over a month now and though some of the features are great (camera & video) there are a lot of short falls. The main for me being texting, coming from a sony ericsson this phone is terrible for msging. If you insert a word into the dictionary generally that is the first word to come up when you type those letters which becomes extremely frustrating. Also the battery life is extremely poor lasting a day and a half at the most with minimal use. I am also disappointed at the lack of applications and widgets available. I am not sure if this is just my carrier (Telstra, Australia) or if this is a world wide problem. There is also an issue that i cannot use GPS because the software is not supported. All in all this phone has a few decent points but the bad points well out weigh any advantages.