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Samsung Innov8 / SGH I8510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 391 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the GPS navigation and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and design also get good reviews. The value for money and features get less positive views, and the portability and battery get mixed reviews.

camera, design, usability, screen, GPS navigation

features, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Innov8 / SGH I8510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Innov8 / SGH I8510


alaTest has collected and analysed 12 user reviews of Samsung Innov8 / SGH I8510 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

camera, usability, design, reliability, screen

features, sound

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung - I8510 Innov8 (built-in 8 GB) (mirror black)Samsung SGH-i8510 Innov8Samsung i8510 INNOV8 mirror black unlocked, unbranded, no contract

Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Innov8 / SGH I8510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung Innov8 / SGH I8510 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

usability, screen, value for money, camera, build quality

features, responsiveness

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung i8510 INNOV8 Unlocked Phone with 16 GB, 8 MP Camera, International 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and MicroSD Slot--International Version No Warranty (Black)Samsung i8510 INNOV8 Unlocked Phone with 8 GB, 8 MP Camera, International 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and MicroSD Slot--International Version No Warranty (Black)

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Samsung i8510 INNOV8


The integration of a digital camera with a mobile handset is obviously not a new concept but we've been stuck with 5 megapixel cameras for quite a while now, so I think it's about time the tech ante was upped a bit. LG and Samsung are running neck and...

Let’s think about it for a second – it has a great audio player, a not-so-great video player (where audio is concerned), and while its DivX and XviD compatible files need to be converted, the company has included a converter. The camera is feature-rich...


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Samsung Innov8 Phone Review


Excellent 8-megapixel camera ; Intuitive interface

Call quality was mediocre ; Phone on the heavy side

The Samsung Innov8 delivers high caliber photos, but call quality is unreliable.

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8 Megapixel Cam Phone Is Close to Pixel Perfect


Comedian Louis C.K. was spot on when he mused how everything is so amazing and nobody is happy. Take a moment to consider the i8510, one of Samsung's latest

Beaucoup codecs, including — wait for it — DivX! 2.8-inch screen excellent for playback. Intuitive photo/video editing suite. Equally-intuitive navigation. Automatic lens cover. microSD slot good for 16GB (enough for aspiring Scorseses to go epic). All...

Side-mounted headphone jack makes phone harder to pocket. Optical control pad is a tad sensitive (between us and you — we don't want to hurt its feelings). Most bogus: Metal shell retains enough scratches to fill a DJ Shadow album. A little on the...

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Samsung i8510 INNOV8 review: Roaring V8 engine


Samsung INNOV8 is back to our shop and quite ready to strut its stuff again. Not so long ago we saw it in heavy duty cameraphone action, it's now time to explore the whole package. And there's...

The most feature-loaded S60 handset to date ; 2.8" 16M-color TFT display of QVGA resolution ; 8 megapixel camera with mechanical shutter, automatic lens cover, dual PowerLED flash, digital image stabilizer, geotagging, auto panorama shot, face...

Sizeable body ; No xenon flash ; No screen auto rotation in the main menu and homescreen ; No office document editing out of the box ; No smart dialing out of the box ; No FM transmitter (which may be nitpicking though)

The INNOV8 has already got a star on the 8 megapixel boulevard and might as well be eyeing Symbian domination. Here it goes, but watch out 'cause this thing rides fast

Editor's Choice!

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Samsung INNOV8 i8510


This 8-megapixel camera phone offers multimedia perks galore, but you'll pay a pretty penny.

Sharp 8-megapixel camera, Impressive low-light performance, Good call quality, Long battery life

No 3G or GPS in the U.S., Large and heavy

Turning off the phone requires holding down the end button, after which you have to select Switch Off from an on-screen menu that appears, an extra step that seemed a nuisance.

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Samsung Innov8


Fortunately, the Innov8 isn't all about its camera. It also makes calls--with good performance to boot--and it offers plenty of other goodies for both work and play. On the downside, we had some design complaints and the interface could be poky. And on...

The Samsung Innov8 is a well-made and powerful cell phone with a fantastic camera. Photo quality was excellent and the call quality delivered as well

The Samsung Innov8 keypad and navigation controls are slick and not very tactile. The camera flash is disappointing, it lacks voice dialing, and the interface was somewhat poky

If you want a camera phone that will blow almost every other handset out of the water, look no further than the Samsung Innov8. Design complaints aside, it's a powerful and eye-catching device that performs well as a phone, too.

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Samsung INNOV8 Review


Now it is 2008, the 'I want it all and I want it now' trend in the phone industry is more appropriate than ever and simply having the best camera- or business phone is not so attractive. The phones from the higher class are already attempting to be...

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Samsung INNOV8 Preview


Ever since the cell phone was invented, there has always been a trend to follow and the competition for the best one has been on. In the beginning, the manufacturers have tried to develop the technologies in order to diminish the size and weight of the...

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Review: Review of Samsung's 8MP i8510 INNOV8


Not known for S60 smartphones, Samsung appears to have hit one out of the park with the new i8510 INNOV8, an 8 megapixel cameraphone with 16GB of internal storage, GPS, and more. Get the details in our review.

In spite of the Exchange hiccups, the i8510 does well overall when it comes to data. Built-in WiFi support is always handy, especially since we were unable to take advantage of the local 3G networks. For those in Europe, though, the phone's HSDPA data...

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Samsung innov8 -


The brand new innov8 is the world's first smartphone with an 8MP camera and touted as the all-in-one entertainment mobile device.

Product Specifications

Samsung innov8 takes mobile handset photography and multimedia experience to heights. It offers users top of the range camera technologies, a surround-sound cinematic video experience, the best mobile internet browsing experience and mobile gaming capabilities. Efficiently designed for mobile multimedia, Samsung innov8 provides devout tech addicts with the most innovative 24/7 multimedia entertainment features. It also offers a fun, easy to use experience for those who want to get the most of their mobile phones. Recognized as Samsung's first ever 8-megapixel camera phone, the Samsung innov8 is ideal for users who want to capture and store precious memories in style. Using the latest in imaging applications such as smile shot, blink shot and face recognition, the memorable moments can be stored in their best quality. Users can enjoy personalizing and editing their photos, videos and music with Movie Maker and StoryBoard applications. The handset also acts as a digital photo frame, allowing users to display their favorite images Samsung innov8's crystal clear 2.8" 16M color LCD, is perfectly designed to provide users with the best possible photography, video and gaming experience on-the-go. Supporting a wide range of video player formats including DivX, WMV, Real Player and MPEG4, users can enjoy an exciting pocket cinema experience. Its external dual speakers and 3D surround sound supported by DNSe 2.0, make every video clip and movie more realistic than ever. Samsung innov8 offers the best ever mobile web browsing experience. With an optical mouse and 4-way navigation key, users can enjoy PC-like browsing experience. Both HSDPA high speed Internet and Wi-Fi connection offer convenient and seamless internet experience wherever users are. The phone is equipped with a GPS technology, offering navigation and geo-tagging service.


Standby Time (PB):330hours
Talk Time (PB):300minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS 9.3 / Series 60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2

Dimensions & Weight



Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:8Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes