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Samsung i780

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Samsung i780. 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. Opinions about the usability and performance are generally positive. The design and size also get good feedback. The reception and camera get less positive opinions.

portability, size, design, performance, usability

screen, camera, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung i780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung i780 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung i780 Mobile Smart Phone (UK, QWERTY, EN)Samsung i780 Mobile Smart Phone (UK, QWERTY, EN)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Samsung i780 review: Mouse included


The Samsung "i" line of smartphones have taken quite a lot of different shapes and seen OS implementations ranging from Symbian to Windows Standard and Pro. There are, however, five birds of a feather that do stand out with...

Unique dual mode touchpad navigation ; Built-in GPS with A-GPS support ; Large 2.55" 320x320 pixels TFT touchscreen display ; Good preloaded content ; Innovative home screen plug-in ; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP ; HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps ; Fast Marvell PXA3xx...

Unpopular display resolution creates poor compatibility with third-party software ; Camera has no autofocus, nor LED flash ; The num-pad is quite crammed

Although we are mainly comparing it to the Samsung i600, there are another two Samsung QWERTY smartphones: the AT&T branded Samsung i607 BlackJack and Samsung i617 BlackJack II. Although meant for the American market, they both have quad-band support...

Mar, 2008

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Samsung SGH-i780 Preview


Samsung i780 is one of the few recent models of the manufacturer, running on the Professional edition of the Windows Mobile 6 Operating System. It has touch display and QWERTY, but is slim ....

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Samsung SGH-i780


With two batteries and a separate charger, the SGH-i780 could be a wise choice for the mobile professional, although it's a bit bulky and the screen is a touch small for some applications.

Tri-band GSM, GPRS/EDGE, 3G/HSPDA connectivity, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Good mini-QWERTY keyboard, Two batteries and separate charger

Relatively bulky, 2.5in. display

May, 2008

Expert review by : Seow Tein Hee (

Samsung i780 - A Brand New Experience


Several Windows Mobile handheld devices have been making an impact recently, and Samsung has definitely managed to tap on this trend with the new Samsung i780. Join us as we reveal the capabilities and performance of Samsung's latest Windows Mobile...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : theunwired (

VIDEOVIEW: Samsung SGH-i780 - A-GPS functionality


As mentioned, one of the features of the Samsung SGH-i780 is its A-GPS receiver and in today's video view I have a closer look on how well it works. Standard GPS receivers must download data from GPS satellites. This is difficult and can take several...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Arne Hess (

Samsung SGH-i780 Windows Mobile 6 Pocket PC Phone [UPDATE]


We've seen the Samsung SGH-i780 the first time back in September when Samsung previewed its latest Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition during the Gitex in Dubai. Today, I've received a test sample, thanks to Samsung and no, even if it looks like a...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Seow Tein Hee (

Samsung i780 -


The Samsung i780 joins several Windows Mobile handheld devices which have been making an impact recently.

Expert review by (

Samsung i780 Review- Your Office on the Road


Another great device turned up in the post for us to take a look at and it's the SAMSUNG SGH i780 Windows Mobile Professional device

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Samsung i780


Smartphone with an 'optical joystick'

Slim design, full QWERTY keyboard, optical joystick, 3.6Mbps HSDPA-capable, GPS with navigation software

Odd-sized display, keypad may be a tad small for some, proprietary headphone/charging jack

The i780 improves the usability of an otherwise regular Windows Mobile 6 device by offering a redesigned home screen and an optical joystick.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Samsung SGH-i780


Samsung's SGH-i780 mounts a challenge to the classic BlackBerry design and Jon finds out if it's a successful one.

The keyboard has also been improved. Though the buttons seem smaller than on the i600, they're actually easier to type on, but it has a long way to go to match the BlackBerry 8800's keyboard, which is the benchmark for devices of this type.

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


FM radio: No
Speech recognition: No


Battery Capacity:1480
Battery performance:1480
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):400
Talk time (2G):4 / 7 / 7.5

Call Management

Call timer: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes


Auto focus: No
Built-in camera: Yes
Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Digital Zoom:2
Front camera:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Video recording: Yes


Body SAR (USA):0.73
Head SAR:0.51
Head SAR (EU):0.51
Head SAR (USA):0.48

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Bar


Display Diagonal:2.55
Display number of colors:0.262144 / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 320
Display Type:LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor: No
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, AAC+, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Video compression format:MP4, WMV
Video formats supported:MP4,WMV


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


2G standards:EDGE,GPRS
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Alarm function: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.56 x 2.41 x 0.508
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Packaging Content

Warranty card: Yes


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Mobile
Operating system version:6.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Subscription type:Sim-lock free

Phone Features

Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Speakerphone: Yes
SyncML: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor family:Marvell
Processor frequency:0.624


Operating system installed:Windows Mobile
Operating system version:6.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:120 / 128
Internal ROM:120
ROM capacity:120


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Calculator: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Countdown timer: No
Currency converter: Yes
Stopwatch: No
T9 text input: Yes
To-do list: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
User memory:120
Video messaging: Yes
World time function: Yes


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.508 / 2.4 / 2.41
Height:0.508 / 4.528
Weight:4.23 / 4.233
Width:2.402 / 4.53 / 4.57
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