Anonymous, 31 Mar 2009they call it ultra TOUCH with capacitive touch!!
but with a sliding keyboard???!!!! what the ... moreAnybody who has used a touch screen only phone will now know after months of use that it is impossible to text or email anywhere near as quick without a keypad or keyboard therefore Samsung has produced exactly what all you "Noobs who have just got a touch screen phone and think it's ace!" will want when you see sense!
You watch, the manufacturers will all follow suit long term. Fact is: You cant live without a keypad/keyboard!
Touchscreen + keypad = Samsung is forward thinking!
You can disagree all you want but you will one day realise they were right and the others will soon follow....
Paulie Stylz, 31 Mar 2009When is GSMARENA going to do a COMPLETE review of this phone (the official release phone not a... moreit's only been out a few days, give it time, it'll be here in the next day or so :)
LOL does this phone have the best design voting results on GSMArena? Way to go Samsung!!!
When is GSMARENA going to do a COMPLETE review of this phone (the official release phone not a pre-release)!!!??? i.e sample photo shots, video, hands-on, etc.??
The phone has been available for a while now... would have thought you guys would be up-to-date with it?
they call it ultra TOUCH with capacitive touch!!
but with a sliding keyboard???!!!! what the f!!!
what a useless junky!!
what the hell samsung is thinking this past years!!
another samsung junky!!
samsung inov8 is much better cell phone as compare to S8300... i didn like its colour scheme.. its also not symbian... i would like to know y should people go to purchase it .. this cell phone hasn't any different feature...
Just 1 word : Pixon ! Much better and cheaper now (350 euros in Bangkok now !)
i love it! had it 3 days now.
had htc touch hd and that showed how much we still need keypads whether its qwerty or 4x3 like this. only for texting though.
in internet browser, swipe finger left across text box to bring up virtual pad with backspace if you make an error. once you get used to it it's a highly usable phone and allround its superb.
few features would be nice such as:
1. widget order being saved when you power off so dont have to rearrange everytime you turn it on!
2. hotmail capability
3. youtube video upload widget or shortcut either through the pixshare feature or standalone
4. the widget sidebar could be a continuous cycle of scrolling so when it gets to the end it coninues as though at the beginning.
5. ability to change screensaver image rather than it randomly selecting from preloaded factory images
6. non wap website usage in the browser, like opera mobile browser
few little niggles but name the perfect phone?! if there was one we would all have it!!!
this my first samsung after going through 12 years of the mainstream nokias, sony ericssons and htc smartphones and i think this is a superb phone. the screen quality is just sublime!!
Acol23, 30 Mar 2009I got this phone 3 days ago and was so looking forward o having the flexibility of having butt... moreif you're typing in a box in an internet page. when you make a mistake press on the box you are typing in (sometimes takes a couple of presses) and you will go through to a virtual keyboard which does have a delete button. hard to explain but just try it
I got this phone 3 days ago and was so looking forward o having the flexibility of having buttons with the added plus of it being a touch screen.
however it has been a real let down. Some fucntions will not work unlss you slide the phone up, the video recording is appauling with a terrible feedback sound when replaying and massive soung cut outs so half the video is unbearable to watch and the other half you cant even hear.
Also, Ive noticed that there is no way to edt text whilst typing on the internet. I could be wrong but there doesnt seem to be a delete button ,so everytime I make a mistake in web address or typing an email i have to refresh the page and start from scratch. sooo frustrating. if anyone knows how to edit can you pls post??!
I am considering sending this phone back really. its just not what is promises and I reckon that there are better phones in the pipeline from samsung which will be released in the next 6 months which I hope will be a vast improvement from this one!
I Would like to know, how is the sound quality when recording video (is a lot of noise listened?).
I had the i8510 and the sound of video recording was horrible!, and now I want a mobil phone with good camera (8 / 5 mpx.) and very good video recording with good audio. Can they help me? Thank you very much!
Had one of these for a day now and think its a lot better than most of you think! Slide is easy to operate without touching screen and everything works pretty well imho - Facebook upload is cool. My only concern will be how the battery copes! Other than that a solid all rounder I'd say and thats after having a N79, iphone 3g, C905 and Blackberry 8900 over the past few months!
samsung_tocco_king, 27 Mar 2009I hear what your saying but I couldnt wait and just got this from the carphone warehouse today... moreslide fones i tend 2 try n use the bottom of it 2 slide it up, if u can get a diff fone try sumthin jus a lil older
f1ddy, 26 Mar 2009every new fone in the 1st 6months has issues but afta that the handset is ok lots of people ma... moreI hear what your saying but I couldnt wait and just got this from the carphone warehouse today! ........the result .....shocking !!! its already faulty !!! the usual software faults and the fact its difficult to push the screen up without activating the the touch screen !
I'm taking it straight back .....