Was working well but after 10 months had issues charging. Found out the charging point is attached to main board and cannot be repaired. This is a common problem with this phone. I would not buy this phone....very expensive if you have to repair or throw out.
i cant use its browser....and i cant install java games...who can help me in this problem??
i have samsung s8300 but i cannot download fring software as it says java error or no memory
its phone looks very good but it has no loger battery back up pls do a battery good
Vijay Anand, 20 Dec 2010Don't even think of buying this phone! don't accept it even if someone gifts it free of charge... morehehe!
U really hate the phone dont you?
by the way thanks for advice. im about to buy this because i like the physical external design.
the fone is alrite,bt the battery doesn't last as is common with samsung phones.nice stuff bt no applications n u have to download games on it.
Hi, i own one for more than one year, its crap!!
got lots of issues with the phone, camera failing, very very very bad reception. Most of the time the phone is in no network mode, have to switch it to 3g only else wont have network.
Now the latest issue am having, the phone keeps rebooting, i have reset all settings, re installed the OS but stil the same issue.
Can someone help me in this please.
Don't even think of buying this phone! don't accept it even if someone gifts it free of charge! here are the problem faced by many of the users/reviewers:
No Wi-Fi, so no free browsing at public Wi-Fi hotspots!
Touchscreen can be sluggish and inaccurate.
No Xenon flash for the camera.
A little bit slow camera operation in the dark with many red lines on pic.
Camera lock and shutter buttons are too close.
Camera lock button is exactly opposite to the volume button.
No 3.5 headphone jack.
Web Browser is slow.
Webpage navigation is a bit uneasy.
It has same port for charging,music& data tranfer. u cannot njoy music while charging.
The Keypad is sticky.
No QWERTY keyboard on touchscreen.
No multi-touch support.
There is some shutter lag, which meant that images could easily be blurred if you move the camera while taking a photo.
Needs to remove battery to remove memory card.
Poor battery life: 3G browsing consumes more battery power and taking pictures too consumes battery power.
User interface sometimes lags.
Slow initializing of large microSD cards.
Limited options for third-party GPS navigation software.
Memory card isn't hot swappable.
The hardware really struggles at times to run the software.
Unnecessary features like the physical keypad.
No resume play for videos.
Hangs when playing music.
Gives a humming sound when skipping from one song to another.
No speed dialing.
No voice dialing.
No Pop mail.
No Pocket mail.
No call recording.
No Torch light.
No Call Blacklist.
No SMS Blacklist.
NO Pocket MSN.
No Skype calling.
No free games.
I owned the Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH since it was released... since then it has been through a lot of things (like being dropped on the ground, ran over by a car) but the only sort of damage it retained was a few scratches! I think it is durable... I love this phone! I havent experienced any problems like the ones the others are describing, maybe i lucked out and got the good one out of the batch, but who knows. anyways... i think this is an awesome phone and still waiting for a better phone to come around so i can upgrade, but sadly i am still waiting
i posted my opinion/comments a while ago. now i got back my unit from their technical office and found out that the result of the report is "no defects found". am very sad about this because i want it changed if possible may be with another touch phone.
i just purchased one and used it for at least a week and my experiences are: battery easily drains, hangs when playing music and has a humming sound when skipping from one song to another. i have been longing to have this because of its features, but it dismayed me because when i had it checked, they need 4 days before making the right analysis.
i just hope the samsung service center would be honest enough to state the right defects and have it replaced because i have one on mind with the same price.
sickest phone love the look and the camera is one of best phone cameras ive seen a tad laggy but the phone makes up for it, cool features and sleek design
guys srsly dont get this fone...u will have to charge it everyday...n if u think this is not a problem, which i also thought , but will really irritate you...if you hav to stay at a place where you dont hav its charger or u r travelling and u cant charge...it really irritates... i got this from my dad after days of convincing my dad and now i regret..it looks good in your hands but not a good one...slow fone...on top of that samsung hasnt got a good resale value so even while getting rid of it, u will face problems :/
the cam is so frustrating always takes blur pics if the object moves even a little, doesnt matter whether the anti-shake option is on or not....on the other hand cam picks colors really good but of no use if the pix are blurred :(
i jus wish it had a good software i wud hav kept it longer :( ..... its upto you.. this is my hands-on experience...grr :@
had this phone for over a year and its been a good one. only one problem really but it's a big one, the touch sensitive screen has stopped working so the phone is redundant. any help?
i don't like this phone. i regret buying this. worst phone for me... i need to charge daily...
Phone is OK. Had mine since June 2009 and it hasnt actually given me any problems, quite reliable actually. Things that annoy me about it is 1. the speed of the CPU is too low for the phone. Scrolling through photos is painfully slow and sometimes locks up on me for a few secs when just typing an SMS.
The other thing that really irritates me is that you can enter custom words into the phones dictionary, BUT YOU CANT REMOVE THEM!!! So now when I enter a txt I get weird letter combos coming up before the word I want. e.g. If I want to type 'for' in my text, the first suggestion that comes up is 'ens'...
Good phone overall but does possess some annoying querks.
Alf, 08 Dec 2010Hi guys,
Just been given a s8300 - seems battery is kak! Even without using the obile, it ... morei agree the fone is kak i have one since the launch....aahhh
the shit will start so00n first your software,then your lcd will flop...in 6months your charger wiil seize and your battery will swell...so my advice get rid of this peice of kak im stuck in a contract so no way out rather go for htc or nokia maybe blackberry