why did't have a wifi is so incredible phone like this ohh is very sad
now this on is sexy but the battery worries me
i like its design but dont know how the new TouchWiz UI works
i still believe there is no real match for ARENA in the market
not sure when in UK price range around 500 usd just convert it. but it can go a bit lower
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2009I heard may and I think it will be around £35 a month for a free phone.Okay Thank You.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970I heard may and I think it will be around £35 a month for a free phone.
no problem. give you feedback in week time. regarding writing sms through hardware keypad is capable of writing chinese and t9 like usual samsung non smart phones...
G'day Bobby, Thanks for your reply! :)
I'm so glad that you can use the hardware keypad to type messages (SMS) as well as the touch screen!
Look forward to hearing how your battery lasts as well as the user friendly-ness of the phone in a weeks time.
Again, thanks mate.
May i know S8300 can use keypad writing SMS english & Chinese, same the t9 dictionary. or need key one by one.
hi paulie stylz... i just got the yesterday the am using it right now. you can text using hardware keypads like a regular fon the difficult not a prob but if you preffer on screen txting is possible. battery life give me a week t test update you after. as for now it sucks but usually it takes a week to see the true potential of the battery... screen performance is good better than any winmo fons or 5800 but i not as good as iphone but not far behaind...
The keypad does make sense to me for sure. Do you guys really think that dialing with touch screen is practical?
Thanks Neil for your reply. -- Why would Samsung (or any other brand for that matter) include a HARDWARE keypad, if you couldnt use it to write SMS messages??? whats it for then?? just to enter in numbers????
Doesnt make sense to me that the ONLY method of text input (SMS) is by the TOUCH screen and NOT the hardware keypad since this phone has both...
I'm looking for a touch/hardware phone because I cant stand entering TEXT on a TOUCH screen... was REALLY REALLY looking forward to this phone, but if it cant do hardware TEXT input... unfortunately... no thanks.
---- any opinions??
The keypad would be wonderful. The only drawback to touchscreen phones is the difficulty of texting compared to 'good' text phones like the Nokia E66. Once you have used those types of phones, a touchscreen phone will just not do the trick for the keen texter.
What I find most concerning is the price. At 550 euro, even with an 8MP camera, it cannot justify no WiFi and poor battery life. What is wrong with phone companies? Otherwise good phones always lack just ONE OR TWO important things...
the battery life could be better... with all those rich features, well at least Samsung should provide 1.200 mAh.
Paulie Stylz, 25 Feb 2009I read in another review that: "All texting is done via the on-screen keyboard, which is al... moreRead the different reviews. For SMS you use the standard numeric keyboard on touchscreen (unfortunately not large Qwerty one like PIXON) or the keypad
I read in another review that:
"All texting is done via the on-screen keyboard, which is almost identical to that of conventional looking handsets...."
Does this mean you CANNOT write text messages (SMS) using the hardware keypad, and that you have to use the "touch" on-screen keyboard?
Can anyone verify this?
I have seen a few YOUTUBE video's that demonstrate a poor touchscreen performance, can anyone tell me from their experiance of the "pre-release" if this is true?