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Samsung SGH-G800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 572 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and usability. The responsiveness and design also get good comments, but the features and GPS navigation get negative opinions.

camera, design, responsiveness, usability, battery

portability, value for money, GPS navigation, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SGH-G800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SGH-G800

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 14 user reviews of Samsung SGH-G800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

camera, design, usability, portability

responsiveness

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SGH G800 - Mobile phone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - slider Samsung SGH G800 - Mobile phone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - sliderSamsung - SGH-G800 silver

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SGH-G800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung SGH-G800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SAMSUNG SGH-G800 UNLOCKED 5MP CAMERA MP3 CELL PHONE

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Samsung SGH

 

Samsung's new SGH-G800 is a manifestation of its ceaseless quest for perfection in performance and style. Sleek and beautiful, this powerful mobile caters to the entertainment seeker. its crowning achievement is its ultra imaging functionality; the...

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Samsung G800

 

Like a Bentley Azure, this luxurious silver slider is a European import fit for a pimp. Sporting sleek lines, glitzy trim and a roomy (110 MB of memory)

3x optical zoom. Video editing includes time code. Built-in effects work with video (including negative). Smooth operating keypad. Versatile image editor for subtle color and contrast tinkers. Java support for Google Maps

Puny Xenon flash. Laggy shutter. No GPS. Useless red-eye remover. Multishot and Mosaic functions only snap measly 60KB images. No standard 3.5mm headphone jack

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Samsung SGH-G800 (silver, unlocked)

 

The Samsung SGH-G800 has a high-quality 5-megapixel camera, a wealth of features, and decent call quality.

The Samsung SGH-G800 has a disappointing Web browsing experience, and its flash was rather dim.

The Samsung SGH-G800 does a lot of things right, but a few underwhelming features left us wanting more.

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Samsung G800 review: Camera with a phone

 

It seems Samsung are really stepping on it in the 5 megapixel cameraphone race. In a stark display of audacity, the G800 is pitched as a digicam that can make calls. We usually deal with gadgets that are the other way around but we've been eager to...

5 megapixel auto focus camera with 3x optical zoom and xenon flash ; Large 2.4" QVGA 256K color display ; EDGE and 3G (with HSDPA) ; Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP support ; Comfortable keypad ; Stereo FM radio with RDS ; Stylish design

Bad display processing ; Weak sunlight legibility ; Very slow memory card reading ; No standard 3.5 mm audio jack ; Volume/Zoom key is very hard to press ; Quite chubby

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Samsung G800 launch event: A night at the museum

 

New Samsung launches were in the spotlight on Monday, at a grand presentation in London, UK. The British Museum hosted Samsung's rendezvous with history, with the company's top brass celebrating key achievements and marking the brand...

Following a welcome address by Samsung Electronics Europe President and CEO IS Kim, the handsets came on stage for a detailed presentation. The star was undoubtedly the 5-megapixel Samsung G800. More after the jump

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Samsung SGH-G800 Review

 

As we've said in many of our reviews, nowadays the multimedia functionality in the phones has a great role. It is of such importance, that most people first ask about the camera resolution and then check if the phone will be compatible with their...

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Samsung SGH-G800 Preview

 

Samsung G800 is the hi-end cameraphone of the brand, coming with 3x optical zoom, Xenon flash and camera-like look. It is not only feature-rich but also look well thanks to the brushed aluminium and chromed accents used for the slider body ...

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Review: Samsung SGH-G800

 

In this review we test out Samsung's SGH-G800 cameraphone. The G800 is Samsung's most camera like handset to date, and sports exotic features, for a phone, such as 3x optical zoom, a Xenon flash, and face detection.

While the G800 does not support instant messaging, SMS, MMS, and email are covered. The email application supports both POP and IMAP based email accounts, and has a number of settings for retrieving only a certain number of messages and retrieving...

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Samsung G800

 

Overlook its bulky nature, and the Samsung G800 is a worthy investment for someone who wants a serious camera slated phone at a very decent price.

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Samsung G800 - 5 Megapixel and 3x Zoom Camera Phone

 

The world of digital cameras and the one of cell phones are changing rapidly. Now, it's a great deal to have a 5MP camera with 3x zoom on a cell phone! The Samsung G800, the world's first 5 megapixel camera phone with 3x optical zoom lens, looks like a...

Product Specifications

The Samsung G800 is the answer for customers' needs to have the perfect digital camera and the perfect multimedia mobile combined into one single device. For example, optical zoom is very common in most digital cameras, but the Samsung G800 is the first and only 5 megapixel camera phone to have this capability. Features such as face detection, and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), which are very up-to-date features even in today's digital cameras, are also equipped in the new G800. The Samsung G800 helps its owners to capture fragments of their lives vividly and to express themselves beyond words. With the Samsung G800, users can store their lives in perfect detail at every moment. It is the smartest match for digital photo fans who aspire to own the best possible digital camera features on their mobile phone. Boasting 3x optical zoom and Xenon flash to enable close-ups and exceptional photo detail, the G800 also comes with other most up-to-date digital camera features such as panorama shots, multi shots and macro shots. Not only just taking pictures, the G800 also provides a very easy tool for sharing images and videos. Plus, the Samsung G800 offers professional video editing functions so that people can easily cut, paste, and edit their own films. A mobile blogging feature helps users to upload their favorite User Created Contents (UCC) site very easily. Supporting High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), the photos or videos can be sent to others very quickly. The G800 has a new camera Graphical User Interface (GUI), which is intuitive and simple to use so that the user experiences the same environment as a digital camera when using the camera function on the phone. An On Screen Display (OSD) shows various camera indicators in a horizontal preview mode. A sleek camera phone, the G800 looks like a streamlined digital camera on one side and a fashionable mobile phone on the other side. Elegantly equipped with multimedia features, the G800 still has a sophisticated design. It is designed for the two handed grip when taking pictures. The large 2.4" QVGA LCD with a wide display allows users to view the screen like a digital camera. The 3x optical zoom is an inner zoom, where the lens does not extend outside the body of the phone, ensuring a slimmer design.

Battery

Capacity:1000mAh
Standby Time (PB):370hours
Talk Time (PB):522minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.9in
Weight:4.9oz
Width:2in

Display

Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:G800
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SGH

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes