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Samsung S8300 Ultra Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 738 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the screen and usability are overall positive. The design and camera also get good views. Opinions about the text input and size are mixed. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S8300 Ultra Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung S8300 Ultra Touch


Samsung's on a roll with this, the Ultra Touch being the third mobile handset bearing an 8 megapixel camera lens. They've gone with an amalgamation of form factors with this one – it has a touchscreen like the Pixon and it's also a slider like the...

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Samsung UltraTouch S8300 review


Samsung has had quite a sideline in handsets sportin' AMOLED displays as of late, and you know what? We're fans -- that's why we were more than happy to get our hands on the UltraTouch S8300 for some in-depth use and abuse. At first glance it seems to...

AMOLED Display ; Support for DivX / XviD ; Anti-smudge screen actually works

Cluttered display ; TouchWiz ; No way to view videos in portrait or full screen

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Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH review: Touch, slide, shoot


Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH, otherwise dubbed as the Tocco Ultra edition, joins in on the bandwagon of full touch handsets that occupy the whole upper range of the market quite successfully. Nothing...

Classy touchscreen slider with an alphanumeric keypad ; Commendable build quality ; Quad-band GSM and 3G with HSDPA support ; 8 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization, wide dynamic range...

User interface sometimes lags ; Slow initializing of large microSD cards ; Limited options for third-party GPS navigation software ; No virtual on-screen QWERTY keyboard ; Memory card isn't hot swappable ; No Wi-Fi connectivity ; Battery cover gets...

The Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH is definitely among the most exciting devices that saw daylight during this year's MWC. We took a closer look at its beta-version and were impressed but the final one is even more impressive. No-one's claiming it's perfect,...


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Samsung Tocco S8300 Ultra Edition review


The Samsung Tocco is a sleek slider/touchscreen combo feature phone that packs a ton of functionality into a small form factor. It's stylish and nice to use, and the red color will draw attention from those around you (at least it did for me). The...

The S8300 is attractive and feature rich, with many positive aspects that will make it a great phone to use (especially when video calling gets popular in the U.S.). The version I was sent is a UK phone, unlocked for use wherever. We can hope to see...

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Samsung S8300 and updated TouchWiz UI previewed


While we've gotta wait until Barcelona to see Samsung's Ultra Touch S8300 slider for ourselves, a handful of outlets have already played around with a preview unit, complete with the TouchWiz UI makeover. It's not the slimmest of touch phones, ...

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Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 Review


Initially announced at the MWC event this year, the Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 (also known as the Tocco Ultra Edition) is the manufacturer's latest flagship model. Despite numerous phones were showcased at the expo, the UltraTOUCH definitely managed to...

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Samsung UltraTOUCH Preview


The UltraTOUCH will be Samsung's flagship model in the course of 2009, as it combines several key features. To begin with, it sports a 2.8-inch touch-sensitive display, which allows it to take advantage of the latest TouchWiz user interface and a rich...

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Samsung Ultra Touch S8300


Overview What's good:8MP auto-focus cam with *bright* dual LED flash; 30 FPS wide screen video; lovely, high-contrast 2.8" AMOLED capacitive touch screen at 400 x 240; great phonebook and in-call UI; TouchWiz now has more widgets and a multi-panel home...

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Samsung Ultra Touch S8300 review | PhoneDog


Overview What's good: 8MP auto-focus cam with *bright* dual LED flash; 30 FPS wide screen video; lovely, high-contrast 2.8" AMOLED capacitive touch screen at 400 x 240 ; great phonebook and in-call UI; TouchWiz now has more widgets and a...

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Review: Video review of Samsung's S8300 Ultra TOUCH


A short while back we received a shiny new Samsung S8300 in the mail. The S8300, known as the Ultra Touch and Tocco Ultra Edition, is an 8mp cameraphone with an AMOLED touchscreen display. See how it performs in our review, which includes 3 HD videos.

I have always been a Nokia user and decided to try something a little different. Was originally thinking of getting an iPhone but opted for the Samsung Optima, then the i900 by checking out reviews and ebay. Went to my local phone dealer and they put...

Product Specifications

Samsung Ultra Touch is a truly beautiful full touch mobile which provides the best full-touch user experience. The name of "Ultra" is realized as the perfect balance between the inner and outer value which is a perfect style brand representing Samsung. Samsung Ultra Touch perfect style is achieved with not only the design, but also the smartness inside.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + Numeric Pad
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No