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Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 Review

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Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 Review
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In our view, being a phone is pretty easy these days, especially if you pack a lot of features. This way, stuff like bad voice quality or crackling loudspeaker often gets more easily accepted. However, there is no question of give-and-take in our reviews. After all, you are about to buy a phone and not just a high-end toy, right? So, you also expect it to perform pretty well in its phone capacity too. Listening through the UltraTOUCH S8300 earpiece is not the best thing to be subjected to. The sound is loud, but its sharpness is way above what is necessary to the point of voices sounding unrealistic. The overall quality is very bad. If you care whether the others enjoy the conversation, well, we would say the phone performs slightly better on the other end. Still, there is a lot of noise accompanying the voices and they are still way too sharp, but at least they sound more natural. Well, like it or lump it, it is a fact – the UltraTOUCH is no good when it comes to calling people.


Conclusion:

As a whole, the Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 is definitely a stylish piece of hardware, equipped with advanced features that should help it appear contemporary and relevant. However, we do not like its slow software, which seems to be like years behind. If you are thinking of getting a regular, good-looking high-end cell phone, you should certainly add the UltraTOUCH to your list of possible options before heading for the store. Still, we do not recommend that you rush right away, but rather wait until the LG Crystal comes out, as it will also sport an (even more) spectacular design and similar features, but running on the better S-CLASS 3D interface.

Pros

  • Fashionable appearance
  • Downloadable widgets
  • Fast 8-megapixel camera

Cons

  • Lagging interface
  • Unhandy sliding mechanism
  • Very poor sound quality of calls
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (167 ppi) AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Size4.33 x 2.03 x 0.50 inches
(110 x 51.5 x 12.7 mm)
4.16 oz  (118 g)
Battery880 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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