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Samsung Innov8 / SGH I8510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 425 reviews of Samsung Innov8 / SGH I8510. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the reliability and price are mixed. Many are negative about the apps and battery.

size, portability, design, usability, screen

battery, apps

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Samsung Innov8 / SGH I8510 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the performance and screen. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. The size and GPS navigation get less positive comments, and the battery and durability get mixed opinions.

camera, usability, design, screen, performance

reliability, sound, GPS navigation, size

79% 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 i8510 INNOV8 mirror black unlocked, unbranded, no contractSamsung - I8510 Innov8 (built-in 8 GB) (mirror black)

Jun, 2015

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 Reviewers really like the performance and price. The portability and durability also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the apps.

usability, durability, portability, price, performance


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)

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

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...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: CNET (

Samsung Innov8


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.

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

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (

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.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Steven Leckart (

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...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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

Dec, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

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.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Samsung INNOV8 (i8510)


It may not win a beauty pageant, but the INNOV8 has the features and performance to be one of the best multimedia capable phones we've seen. If you're in the market for a mobile phone that can do just about anything the INNOV8 should be on your shortlist.

8-megapixel camera, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 16GB internal storage plus micro SD expansion, DivX video playback, 3.5mm headphone socket

Drab design, Screen difficult to view in sunlight

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

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...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (

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...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (

Samsung Innov8 Review


Overall, it's a good phone with loads of features that you might not need or use. It isn't very impressive though, especially for something that is one of the costliest phones around priced at Rs 43,250. It's nothing something that will anyone's jaw...

Mar, 2009

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