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Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH / Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Edition / Samsung Player Ultra

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1377 reviews of Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH / Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Edition / Samsung Player Ultra. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The size and camera also get good feedback. The text input and reception get less positive reviews. The connectivity and price get mixed views.

usability, camera, size, screen, design

battery, GPS navigation, reception, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH / Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Edition / Samsung Player Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH / Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Edition / Samsung Player Ultra

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH / Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Edition / Samsung Player Ultra from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, but the sound and usability get mixed reviews. The GPS navigation and size get critical reviews.

camera, design, portability, screen, durability

performance, reliability, battery, size, GPS navigation

59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Sim Free Mobile Phone - RedSamsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Sim Free Mobile Phone - Red

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH / Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Edition / Samsung Player Ultra

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH / Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Edition / Samsung Player Ultra from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Q1 Ultra XP Mobile PCQ1 Ultra XP Mobile PC

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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,...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Steven Grady (slashgear.com)

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...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

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...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung UltraTouch (S8300)

 

Its camera is great and the screen looks amazing, but the UltraTouch is not a knockout. It's a weird mix of business looks, average apps and dodgy performance, and we just can't tell who exactly Samsung is trying to sell it to.

Excellent 8-megapixel camera, Slim slider form factor, AMOLED display looks amazing

Laggy interface, Stiff, business look, No 3.5mm headphone socket on the phone, Keypad is cramped and hard to use, Not a smartphone

May, 2009

Expert review by : John Walton (phonedog.com)

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : John Walton (phonedog.com)

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Christen Costa (gadgetreview.com)

Samsung S8300 Up For Sale, $500 And Unlocked In Red

 

Samsung S8300 Up For Sale, $500 And Unlocked In Red

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Sutlej Soin (hardwarezone.com)

First Looks: Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300

 

Samsung have always been in the business of churning out tasty looking handsets and they live up to their reputation with their first flagship phone of 2009 - the Ultra Touch.

At a sticker price of S$838 without contract, the S8300 is slightly on the high side but it brings a good balance of style and substance to a slim handset.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (photokina-show.com)

Samsung Ultra Edition 11.8

 

The face of 3G handsets changes today as Samsung, building on its heritage of delivering inspirational design matched with powerful functionality, unveils a new line of 3G mobile phones. Part of Samsung's Ultra Edition design-led range, these stylish...

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:880
Battery performance:880
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4
Standby time (2G):200 / 300 / 350
Talk time (2G):3 / 4

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3 / 8
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):720 x 480

Certificates

Body SAR (USA):0.32
Head SAR:0.550
Head SAR (EU):0.550
Head SAR (USA):0.19
SAR value:0.548
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.548

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Grey / Red
Form Factor:Slate / Slider

Display

Display:AMOLED
Display Diagonal:2.8 / 7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 240 x 400
Display Type:AMOLED
External display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60
Battery performance:800 / 880
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300 / 350
Talk time (2G):4

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Graphics

Graphics:GMA 950
Graphics adapter:GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:128

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): No
Navigation key: Yes

Management Features

Support for contact groups: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Memory

Built-in memory capacity:16
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSDHC
Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:1 / 70 / 80 / 90
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum internal memory:1
Memory clock speed:400 / 667

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, PNG, WBMP

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:2100
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GSM, HSPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-5 - 40

Other Features

Browser supported:WAP 2.0
Cabling technology:10Base-T/100Base-TX
Docking connector: No
Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard drive speed:4200
Infrared data port: No
Interface:microUSB
Internal modem: No
Java technology: Yes
Memory slots:1 x SODIMM / 1x SO-DIMM
Music player: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:EDGE / GPRS / UMTS / HSDPA / GPRS / UMTS, HSDPA
Operating frequency:800, 900,1800,1900 / 850 / 900 / 188 / 1900 / 2100
Phonebook capacity:1000 / 2000
Playable formats:MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / WMA / MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, RA, AMR
Playback formats:MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / WMA / MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, RA, AMR
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes

Performance

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list
Position location:N
Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:2000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Phone features

Text prediction system:T9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60
Battery Capacity:800 / 880
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300 / 350
Talk time (2G):4

Processor

Processor family:Intel Stealey / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:0.8
Processor front side bus:400

Software

Bundled software:Norton Antivirus, Samsung Network Manager, Adobe Reader, Samsung Update Plus, AV Station Premium, Samsung EasyBox

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal memory:75 / 80
Internal storage capacity:40 / 60 / 80
Maximum memory card size:16

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Blue / Red
Subscription type:No subscription
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Frame rate:30
Maximum frame rate:30
Video call: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video compression formats:DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, XVID

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.5 / 4.88
Height:0.5 / 0.902 / 0.941 / 4.33
Weight:24.3 / 3.7 / 4.16 / 4.2 / 4.3
Width:2.03 / 2.05 / 8.98