Nasa, 09 Apr 2009Have had the Ultra for a week now a few comments: The touch screen isnt as good as the ipho... moreThe solution to so many of these issues (I have one) would have been to have put a D-Pad around the BACK button between the End/Make call buttons. They were clever enough to including a touch and mechanical keyboard, but forgot about arrow keys/buttons. Pity, because the phone is very well made, the screen is stunning and the audio quality from the media player and radio is excellent. And the camera is tops too. All good things in life are flawed. Lack of WiFi is a non issue because the HSDPA connection is very fast and works in more places. WiFi is more suited to devices like the iPod Touch that don't include a phone.
Shamz, 09 Apr 2009I have got an upgrade soon and thinking to get this phone- do u all say its worth getting?? ... moreYou cannot navigate around within texts that you are creating or editing, unless you use the touch screen which isnt accurate and almost makes it impossible for you to land the cursor where you want it to...other than that..and what i have listed below its a good phone...why not wait for the OMNIA HD™ i8910? You create the YOUTUBE application on it either.
I have got an upgrade soon and thinking to get this phone- do u all say its worth getting??
I just need a good camera and easy functioning to texts (cos i text loads!)
Have had the Ultra for a week now a few comments:
The touch screen isnt as good as the iphone, particularly around the edges and really poor on the Internet, at times you need to tap the screen several times to get a response and even then the taps can take you to a place that never intended to go to. That can be annoying.
The internet buttons and links are so small that even getting to hit them is a job in itself, the amoled screen isnt accurate enough for you to hit correct links on the page, and even when you have tapped on the correct link you have to tap it several times to get to the page thro the link...really badly annoying and fidgety. Yesterday i spent 15 minutes trying to get to the football scores! A stylus is needed. Though even a stylus wont work on the aMOLED screen.
There is no directional key on the SMS texts. So for example if you have a text message and you want to go back thro it to ammend some of the words you have to tap the screen, as i have stated the screen isnt accurate and you may well end up on the wrong word. Several attempts are required, and its almost impossible. You will normally have to delete the Text to the point where you want to ammend the Text message from. start again!
the GPS will locate you upto a mile away from where you actually are. As an average it locates me about 500-1000 metres from my actual location and its PAINFULLY slow.
The internet loading pages speed is extremely slow too.
Photos, once you are in the photo browser, the phone has to be held on its side, as the phone does not recognise that you are holding it in Portrait. This is again very annoying and painful.
Secondly even in landscape mode or when you are hold the phone on its edge and viewing photos...tilt the phone and the photos will automatically slide to the next photo...unbelievably poor! Even slight tilt and photo browser moves to the next photo...and you can stop this either, there is no option to change settings!!!!
Finally, why on gods good earth samsung would not put WI-FI on this phone is beyond me.
Anyone looking for basic usage (voice calls , texts and Internet will have a job on their hands!)
Mostly the useability/navigation is brilliant but is badly let down by the 'bugs' i have listed above.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2009most websites including this one state handset comes with voice dialling, this information is ... moreI had a similar experience before with D720 and I released some Samsung models comes in two variations, one with voice dialing the other without..one for European market the other for Asian market. You have to make sure before buying that you get the right one and ask your vendor specifically. Thanks
Just a wonder, I have this phone hooked up to my Visorlite bluetooth in the car and is fine when i make an outbound call from the phone, but when a call comes in (although it rings through the bluetooth) it automatically defaults the call to the phone which means you have to handle the phone to switch it over which is defeating the point of having handsfree bluetooth, i cant seem to default it directly to my bluetooth, Anybody know how or have the same problem??
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2009Could anybody tell me which route 66 will work on this phone?
I found that route 66 will work... moreDear,
This phone is not running a known OS, but all i can say is that it uses a Java platform OS, so if you can get a SW that have the extension *.jar or *.jad it will operate on this phone, no matter how size is the screen as it will fit in it automatically, the point is the SW might not be fully compatible as the you don't have a navigation keys as it is a touch screen only.
Hope it is useful...
this phone is more of a camera phone it has advance features on camera..now if you really enjoy capturing pictures i recommend this one,the video quality is really nice,the design was slim and elegant..it has a one hand keypad for those who are having difficulty on touchscreen..the surface of s8300 is really nice bcoz of the scratch-free feature..i will not recommend this one as a business phone..better buy an OMNIA (i900) its the best..
Need to clarify this guyz!..This phone is not a smartphone?...Is it true? How about Samsung Omnia HD and LG Arena? How can we know its not a smartphone?
Hey gsm, any chance of a review for this phone sometime this year? Cheers.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2009most websites including this one state handset comes with voice dialling, this information is ... moreMaybe you should have read this:
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i ordered this phone and received it last week...had to send it back as the speaker made crackling noises - I'm sticking with my Pixon its so much better.
I found the response of the touch screen was too slow for my liking but a good looking phone
most websites including this one state handset comes with voice dialling, this information is in fact incorrect. i have spoken to samsung technical support who have confirmed that this isnt advertised by them as the handset doesnt have the feature. i always use gsm arena as my first point of call for handset specs, however i am most displeased to find your information is incorrect and i now have a customer less then happy with the above handset as it was purchased for this sole purpose.... may i suggest that you update your specs in order to give accurate specification on this handset. carlsberg dont do third party mobile phone review websites.... if they did they would probably get their facts right!
It looks like a great phone when you check the specs, but it doesnt sound that good any more after reading your comments, i want to get this phone still, because of how sleek it is and the camera is great. But the only downside that i properly know of is that it doesnt have wi-fi and wi-fi will be the future. However, you can sidestep that problem by getting the phone on contract and getting a internet bundle. That costs an awful lot so i recommend that you wait a little while longer so that the price can come down, but compared to its rivals such as the Nokia N96,LG arena and the HTC touch diamond 2, its a bargain because the rest are rip -offs. I dont understand why the N95 is still selling for handset only 500 pounds at carphone warehouse. Im pretty sure it should of gone down somewhere along the 2 year period!