Samsung SGH-G810 Review
G810 may not be the fastest Symbian S60 phone, but it felt quick when navigating through the menus and opening applications.
We were disappointed from the sound quality during calls, which is just a bit above average. The voices in both directions were monotonous and at times sharp, but loud and overall, you’ll not have any problems understanding. Like in other Samsung phones, the G810 also has the Whisper option. When activated and you start to whisper, even very quietly, the people on the other side will hear and understand you very clearly. We don’t recommend using the speaker, as it is too quiet and has bad sound quality, which makes it difficult to understand what you collocutor is saying.
The official data about the phone’s battery life is quite good. It should “survive” around six hours of calls and sixteen days of standby. In reality, even without Wi-Fi we had to charge the devices every two or three days, which isn’t bad at all.
If we look at the G810 only as a successor to the G800, the folks at Samsung have definitely done a great job. Not only does the camera take better photos, but you also have increased functionality (thanks to the Symbian S60 operating system) and good multimedia capabilities. That’s why the G810 is not only a cameraphone, but an all-in-one device.
Though as such, the Samsung doesn’t offer anything new and for quite some time the market has been having a similar offering in the face of Nokia N95. It offers almost identical functionality with the only thing it lacks being an optical zoom. This is the reason we can’t see the point in buying the G810.
If the Symbian S60 operating is a must, you should also consider the recently released Samsung INNOV8, which sports an 8-megapixel camera and can play DivX videos, or the N96, with which you can watch mobile TV.
- Optical zoom
- Very good sound quality when listening to music with headphones
- You can watch high-quality videos in VGA resolution
- Big and heavy
- The display is unusable, when exposed to sunlight
- The GPS is unreliable and unusable
- It doesn’t offer anything new
- Average camera performance
1. a4tech (unregistered) posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55 0 0
Rating of this phone is sad... 6.5 overall with only one 6..... FAIL phonearena...FAIL
2. (unregistered) posted on 23 Nov 2008, 21:59 0 0
press expand ratings button, and it gets even worse :)
3. basta posted on 28 Jan 2010, 10:45 0 0
wowww, you rate nokia N95 a 9,5 and this topmodel Samsung which can do the same things better and surely is a better and sturdier phone (I had the nokia N95) a 6,5 ???? I smell pro Nokia, where are the ads???