I needed a new phone but couldn't find one I really fancied. My husband saw this one and completely fell in love with its 'odd' design. So I bought it (with the idea of handing it to my husband when I find something better). But I actually got quite attached to it. All I want is a simple phone so I think that the features on it aren't too bad (at least more than on my previous Samsung). With me having a boycot on Nokia, Motorola, flip phones and sliding phones there just isn't much left that doesn't have the size of a truck.
I have to admit though that the ringer volume could have been a bit louder. The zero-button is in a odd place and I haven't found the special characters for texting yet.
Of course the design is a failure. That's why it's flying off the shelves and has beaten even samsung's expectations of how successful it would be.
The design of this phone is just an execise for Samsung......it' a failure!
is it just me or is samsung taking a liking towards calculators???
To Hannah ,
Obviousely you are chuffed with your phone because it is something new......BUT it's not going to be for long when you get pissed off by this phone......once you found out that it is so rubbish!
I love my new calculator!!!
This phone is soooo cool and i am officially CHUFFED with my new phone.
The P300 is better use as a calculator than a phone :-
- This phone is not comfortable to hold when talking.
- The quality of the hands free speaker phone is not so good.
- There is no vib + ring at the same time.
- The software is outdated because it took the phone forever to initialize(don't forget this is a simple phone without features).
- Everything is SLOW with this phone.....e.g. took a long time to find new service providers in MANUAL mode, took forever to jump to another provider when you cross the border from one place to another. It took hours to fully charge the battery.
Well i have read all your comments about this phone and would just like to say that "off all the models i have owned the samsungs have been the only phones not to have any bugs in them" ive had nokias all of which have had some problem with them (minor and major, but still anoying. their good phones but lots of features but somthing on them usualy gives up working after a time. never had that with samsung phones. i'm not going to run through all my phones with good and bad points but would like to say at the end of the day all you use them for is calling your mates and texting, you dont need all these gadgets and gizmos because you never use them in the end. internets better on a PC, music on your ipod, photos on a proper digital camera and so on. i bet most of you dont even use these. i dont, and so i picked the p300 to make calls and texts, it looks ok, fits in your pocket without a bulge, made of metal and not crappy plastic, nice screen (better than my 8860 previous phone),in the end its personal taste what you like might not be my favourite and vise versa, which is good because we would all carry around the same phone (and that would be boring. Anyway the only bad point with this phone is that its not gold plated!!! which i think phone manufacturers should produce for those of whom who would like a little style other than plastic,silver and girly colours lol.
We wonder who hate the p300, but definately not many people like it, especially people who own it......cos this p300 is really very rubbish.
Regarding the look/design and features or performance; this phone is not even in the same league as the Nokia 8800!
Samsung P300/308 is the "worst phone" I ever had!!! It does not even worth half what I paid for......but Nokia 8800 is worth every penny I paid for!
I dont understand why some ppl hate p300 and comparing it with N8800.Both model has almost similar features and p300 will be my prefered one coz of the size and the look !! Really cool !!!
This is not a good phone at all!!! The look is not bad, but can't compare to the Nokia 8800. Features & performance are the really terrible. This is one of the worst phone I had ever owned(other than the look)! The price is also dropping faaasssstttttt.......
not as small as I am waiting but it is actually cool..
size can define as: put your 4 credit cards top-to-top. this is what p300 is.
To :- 2006-06-08 10:10 RxnC ,
Talking about features of the P300, there is absolutely No FEATURE to speak of.
This phone is quite thin but cannot consider small. You haven't seen much......there are smaller phones (half the size of the P300 & just as thin) with hand writing recognition & 10 times more features!!!
I've had this for months and since I value size more than anything-I'd say this was STILL the best phone I've ever had. The 2nd best is my D600 which is also awesome!
There are smaller phones made in China for the Chinese market which is almost as thin but narrower than the P300. The speaker volume & also the ring volume is at least 5 times as loud as the P300!!!
Playing MP3 with the P300 is way too quiet.......those Chinese made tiny small phones are as loud as say; the Sony Ericsson W800.
P300 Is for those fools, who admire slimness in the phone!
-The slimer the better! (Fu...c the sound clarity!)
-The uglier the better!
-The more expensive the better!
This is the main philosophy of SAMSUNG and Sony Ericsson! And now, Nokia starts sharing the same philosophy!
The worst phone (features & performance) I had ever owned / encountered :-
- Shape of the phone not comfortable to hold at all.
- Took hours to fully charge the battery (much longer charging time even compare to other Samsung phones!)
- There is almost NOT any 'normal usable' feature to speak of!
- The damn phone is so damn slow at switching to another service provider OR even slower at searching for available service provider in MANUAL mode!!!
This is really a piece of rip off sh** by Samsung........What a shame!!!!!!
AND IF THE
Mobileburn.com had a half of brain it would ask SAMSUNG A QUESTION:
-How can the phone that is 8mm thick produce any normal or loud ringer or normal earpiece sound quality?