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Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review

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If you have used a phone from this manufacturer, the interface of the Samsung Ultra S S7350 would make you feel at home from the get go. All menus we know remain the same. Lending them a different appearance is as easy as setting another theme, but our unit has come with two of these only. The good thing is you can create your own themes with the phone itself, which makes for a nice extra feature in our opinion.

Home screen - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Main menu - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Additional themes - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review

Home screen

Main menu

Additional themes

 


We saw another new and comfy bonus feature on the Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300. We are talking about the “Fake call” function. It´s activated when you hold the lower part of the D-Pad pressed downwards, which causes the phone to start ringing as if someone is calling you. We have to admit it has saved us from conversations we didn´t exactly feel like taking part in on multiple occasions.

The Fake Call function in the Samsung Ultra S S7350 - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
The Fake Call function in the Samsung Ultra S S7350 - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review

The Fake Call function in the Samsung Ultra S S7350



Multimedia functionality is definitely one of the strengths of the brand new Korean. Its music player is actually the same and still looks really cool. It can appear in three different visual modes, sports a ton of equalizer settings and shows album art without a hitch. Sound quality through the only loudspeaker is good, but lacks enough punch. Trebles are also pleasing to hear, but they tended to kind of trail away, creating certain hollowness to the sound as if basses were turned higher. You can always switch the FM radio on in case you feel like listening something different, provided you haven´t forgotten to bring along the earphones - they actually act as an antenna. Still, it was not for the audio quality that we said the phone was pretty capable multimedia device. It was the video playback we were referring to. It delivers stellar quality, playback of both DivX and Xvid video content is smooth at 720x304 resolution and movies look great on the big 2.6-inch display.

FM радио - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review

FM радио

The music player of the  Samsung Ultra S S7350 - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
The music player of the  Samsung Ultra S S7350 - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
The music player of the  Samsung Ultra S S7350 - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review

The music player of the  Samsung Ultra S S7350


Playback of both DivX and Xvid video content is smooth - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Playback of both DivX and Xvid video content is smooth - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review

Playback of both DivX and Xvid video content is smooth



Unlike the flagship, i.e. the UltraTOUCH, Ultra S sports a slightly more modest 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. It features simplified interface that is easy to use and delivers a wide range of options like white balance, exposure control, scenes, face and smile detection and more and more… Now to the pictures. Snapshots are not bad at all. Colors are vivid and realistic and camera captures enough details, although image noise is noticeable. Quality of indoor pictures is passable, but noise level is higher. Opened images appear in vertical view, but this is where the accelerometer can kick in. Just turn the phone aside to horizontal and the picture spins sideways, lean it to one side and images begin to flow one after another on the screen. The Samsung Ultra S S7350 captures videos at 720x480 resolution and 30 frames per second. They have pretty good quality when watched on a normal computer screen. Colors are realistic, there is neither lagging nor slowdowns and we believe videos are totally usable.

Gallery - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review

Gallery

Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Camera interface - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Camera interface - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review

Camera interface


Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Ultra S S7350 - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Ultra S S7350 - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Ultra S S7350 - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Ultra S S7350


Strong light - Indoor samples - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Medium light - Indoor samples - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Ultra S S7350 Review

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Indoor samples



Samsung Ultra S S7350 sample video at 720x480 pixels resolution.
 *Note that due to codecs support, you may not be able to play the file.

As you may know, the phone sports a built-in GPS receiver that powers the geotagging, so you can remember where the snapshot has been taken or just use it to find your way back home. Unfortunately, there is no preloaded navigational software, at least on our unit, but you can still go for Google Maps. Now is the time to point out the manufacturer has announced two different versions of the phone – with or without the Route 66 navigation pack. Keep in mind, the variety in your region may not have the software pack preinstalled.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. frank.straube (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Please Phone Arena checks the video sample. There is a mistake it comes from the Omnia HD

posted on 22 May 2009, 01:20

2. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


Thanks for the note! We have now fixed the issue.

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Display2.6 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (179 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.29 x 1.99 x 0.50 inches
(109 x 50.5 x 12.6 mm)
3.88 oz  (110 g)
Battery880 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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