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!
anybody tried using this as a modem for a laptop via pc studio? i cant get it to work. keeps coming up os error when trying to register the computer onto the network. please try it if you can and help me out with this.
Was gonna upgrade to this but the reviews and user opinions have put me off, seems theres so many annoying things about this phone
Peter, 07 Apr 2009I have had this phone for a couple of days now and it somewhat differs to the review by GSMAre... morePeter, we have a S8300 and as per our quicki preview review at fonebox.com, you're right about the widgets screen. However, the regular menus and lists are pretty snappy. But what makes them easier to navigate is using the volume control to scroll up and down. You can also use the volume control to alter the size of text in text messages. (Not tried it with emails.)
I have had this phone for a couple of days now and it somewhat differs to the review by GSMArena, Firstly there is no route 66 maps pre-loaded onto the handset (nor google), secondly on the review they mention that there are 3 screens on whih you can add your widgets to and with on screen buttons to go between each (again there isnt) at least not on mine. The screen is touch screen but being a capacative screen hoped it would be more flowing through the menus, it could be down to the operating system that lets it down (its not Iphone smooth by any measure) I dont want to say any more until i have really used the phone for a while but thought i would post to compare to other users to see if they have the same experience? My phone is is from O2 and wonder if they have altered the programs etc or if other networks have released the phone with the same spec as mine.... ????
I want to get it but its €419 in ireland and i don't want to make a mistake and spend loads of money on a crap fone
can any1 answer to say if its worth savin up or not???
Have you tried pittung the MicroSD card into a USB card reader (as oppose to the adapter) to see if your PC recognises the card then?
Also, If the card is SDHC you will need the correct adapter or card to be able to read it (if not corrupt).
Hope this helps
I have just bought my S8300 two days ago. I tried to connect it to my Jabra bluetooth headset, but it can't connect at all. anyone can help me on this? how to get it connect, i already tried to seach it, but it can't search my bluetooth headset. please help???
stacey, 07 Apr 2009yes they were definately saved on the memory card, i can still access the photos that were sav... moreStacey (and rest of GSM Arena fans), the problem is that while an amazing phone (I have one), the S8300 like most other non smart phones from Samsung, LG and other vendors do not have a proper OS (operating system). Therefore, there is no network of experts to answer our every whim. As soon as we try to be too clever with our non-smart phones, we're hozed. If this was the iPhone, there would be uproar and every newspaper, magazine and Mac fanboy website would be screaming in outrage. Alas, we're all alone. The room is cold, dark and lonely. But there is hope, Android is on the horizon...
yes they were definately saved on the memory card, i can still access the photos that were saved to the phone, just that it will not read the memory card at all(there was 1000s of music tracks and photos on it) and when I put the memory card into my laptop using an SD adaptor it no longer recognises that there is anything connected.
have you check the phones folder if you might have saved your photos there?
stacey, 06 Apr 2009Hi guys, just wondering if anyone on here could help as I have a major problem! I upgraded to ... moreHi Stacey. Alas, I do not have an answer yet, but I have a similar problem. I have a Mac with latest version of OS X and when I connect the S8300 to it using the USB cable, the Mac cannot see the phone or the memory card. Your problem and mine may be related. Let's post on here when we have a solution. :)
Hi guys, just wondering if anyone on here could help as I have a major problem! I upgraded to this from the Tocco, when I took out my 8gb memory card from the tocco and out in this, it worked fine for a few hours but now the memory card is unreadable. The phone does not recognise its there, neither does my laptop, when i put it in my tocco it says that it needs reformatting but I would lose all the data, There are some photos stored on the memory card of my late nannan and so are very important to me. If anyone has any ideas of how I can try and retreive the date I would be very gratefull. I have tried memory card recovery sofware but it could not retreive any files. Thanks guys
rahul, 06 Apr 2009what is amlod screen,what abt the power consumption of amlod screen compared to TFT display?amoled means active matrix organic light emitting diode. for less battery and light consumes can be viewed against light and still be perfect clear display
Just discovered that if you are in a list (contacts, other long menus) the volume controls allow you to scroll up and down, this is a major major plus. Using the widgets to switch on the fly between the radio and MP3 playback is nice. This phone is growing on me.
what is amlod screen,what abt the power consumption of amlod screen compared to TFT display?