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Samsung SGH-G800 Preview

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Camera:

Samsung advertises the G800 as high-end cameraphone not only because of its hardware, but also because of its enhanced camera interface with lots of options. The easiest way to start it is by opening the lens cover and then the landscape viewfinder will occupy the whole 2.4 inch display. By default the interface is almost empty and on the right are the icons for the two soft keys and the four directions of the D-pad. The latter acts as shortcuts to often used options:

  • Camera interface - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview

    Camera interface

    Up- Viewfinder mode
    • No icons
    • Icons
    • Guidelines
  • Right – Flash
    • Off
    • Automatic
    • On
    • Red-eye reduction
  • Down – Self-Timer
    • 3 sec
    • 5 sec
    • 10 sec
  • Left – Macro
    • Off
    • On

Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Face Detection - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview

Face Detection

The left (bottom) soft key is shortcut to the gallery and the right (top) one opens the options list. In a long horizontal list there are lots of fields with different options including Scenes, Resolution, White Balance, Effects and other. We aren’t impressed by the interface look: its icons are small and as are monochrome, it will be hard to get the idea of each. We think that the interface of Sony Ericsson K850 looks way more advanced, with better icons and even color images.

The rather unique option here is “Face Detection” which when turned on should detect the human faces in the viewfinder. Once you focus on one, the focus will lock to it and even when the person moves, they will stay in focus. If they get out of the viewing area, the system will try to focus on somebody else.

The last field here is link to the Settings menu. Here in addition to the standard options like quality (compression) for the images, the ISO level (Auto/50/100/200/400), digital anti-shake system (on/off) and digital zoom (on/off) there are a few other settings. The phone supports Wide dynamic range which can be turend on or off. It isn’t anything special and actually increases the brightness in the dark areas of the images – this can be done with better results with many programs, once the photos are on a computer. Additionally there are a few level settings for the Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness of the photos.

Outdoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Outdoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Outdoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Outdoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Outdoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Outdoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
without zoom - Outdoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
with 3x optical zoom - Outdoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
  

without zoom

with 3x optical zoom

Outdoor images


Strong light - 7,2 ft (2,2 meters) - Indoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Medium light - 7,2 ft (2,2 meters) - Indoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Low light - 7,2 ft (2,2 meters) - Indoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Macro - 7,2 ft (2,2 meters) - Indoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Macro

7,2 ft (2,2 meters)

Strong light - 11,5 ft (3,5 meters) - Indoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Medium light - 11,5 ft (3,5 meters) - Indoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Low light - 11,5 ft (3,5 meters) - Indoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Macro - 11,5 ft (3,5 meters) - Indoor images - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Macro

11,5 ft (3,5 meters)

Indoor images



As always, we will not comment on the image quality as our test unit is not final!

N95 - Samsung G800 Flash performance compared to Nokia N95, Samsung G600 and Sony Ericsson K850 - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
G600 - Samsung G800 Flash performance compared to Nokia N95, Samsung G600 and Sony Ericsson K850 - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
G800 - Samsung G800 Flash performance compared to Nokia N95, Samsung G600 and Sony Ericsson K850 - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
K850 - Samsung G800 Flash performance compared to Nokia N95, Samsung G600 and Sony Ericsson K850 - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview

N95

G600

G800

K850

Samsung G800 Flash performance compared to Nokia N95, Samsung G600 and Sony Ericsson K850




Media player:

As we’ve mentioned above, similar to other Samsungs, the software of the G800 uses modules we’ve seen in other models of the manufacturer. The Media Player is not an exception, and is like the one of the U700. A few filters can be applied and during the playback the interface displays album art cover and information on the track.

Filter - Music Player interface - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Now Playing - Music Player interface - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Minimized - Music Player interface - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview
Video Player - Music Player interface - Samsung SGH-G800 Preview

Filter

Now Playing

Minimized

Video Player

Music Player interface



Expect our full review when final, commercial samples are released.

Our Samsung SGH-G800 Review is now published - click here to read it.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. fred (unregistered)


Thanks for this preview ! Ok what is missing now is the confirmation that the xenon flash was (substantially!!) improved on the final version. Can you confirm already ? When do you think Review will be online ?

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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size3.97 x 2.00 x 0.74 inches
(101 x 51 x 18.8 mm)
4.90 oz  (139 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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