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Samsung INNOV8 Review

Samsung INNOV8 9

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As mentioned, like the G810 the INNOV8 also runs on Symbian S60.  It runs the latest version (3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2), just like Nokia’s flagship N96. Samsung has added its own graphic themes, so you can change the style of the interface to be similar to the other models of the series. Naturally, this only changes the phone visually and deep within it remains the typical S60 smartphone, which is not a bad thing at all.

Homescreen - Samsung INNOV8 Review
Main Menu - Samsung INNOV8 Review
Samsung INNOV8 Review
Samsung INNOV8 Review


Main Menu


Samsung INNOV8 Review
Samsung INNOV8 Review


As we’ve covered in other S60 device reviews, we find an excellent phonebook with multiple fields, and now with a large picture on an incoming call. When searching it makes no difference if you input first or last name for the system to look for since the results you get include them both also.

When adding a new contact you are provided with the “basic” fields, but with the “Add Detail” function you have almost no restrictions on the number of fields and you can add a lot of phone numbers. We also like having the option for adding a given field several times, for example we are able to record the numbers of three phones all as mobile.

New Contact - Samsung INNOV8 Review
New Contact - Samsung INNOV8 Review
New Contact - Samsung INNOV8 Review
New Contact - Samsung INNOV8 Review

New Contact


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Samsung INNOV8 Review
Calendar - Samsung INNOV8 Review
Calendar - Samsung INNOV8 Review


There are no surprises in the organizer, and as you’d expect from a smartphone it has all the bells and whistles. In the calendar you can add four types of notes (appointments, notes, anniversaries and tasks) and there is a field for time, alarm and others. You still have an unlimited number of alarms, notes, calculator, unit converter as well as a file browser. The built-in dictionary lets you translate from English to Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, and vise versa as well as from Ukrainian to English. The INNOV8 comes in 8 and 16GB variants, both of which are allow for further microSD expansion.

Alarms - Samsung INNOV8 Review
Calculator - Samsung INNOV8 Review
Unit Converter - Samsung INNOV8 Review
Dictionary - Samsung INNOV8 Review



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)

How is that a "9" average? Anyone can see if you take the averages, it is a "8.25".. still, I know you aren't going just by averages, but other models have higher numbers overall, and still score the same..

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 18:30

2. kai (unregistered)

the quality of camera is preet good. pretty clear and detailed. one website has reviewd to compare it to canon camera. actually, they are at same level.

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 19:15

3. Amo (unregistered)

I was about to buy this one, but the photos do look disappointing (although other reviews I have seen had better pictures), maybe this specific handset had some problems. Maybe someone can help me, would this phone be able to play movies in avi format? The format plays perfectly on my computer with DivX Player, but will this phone play them also? Thank you.

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 06:37

4. (unregistered)

Install coreplayer and then you can watch avi file coded by divx and xvid

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 16:31

5. Amo (unregistered)

Thank you for your advise.

posted on 04 Oct 2008, 13:51

6. Phone Freak (unregistered)

This was a silly review. I have this phone and can tell you the sound quality is the best between any phone I have had before. ex. N95 8B, E90, E71 iphone 16GB. The phone design is awsome! only problem I have is software and firmware support from Samsung. No updates?

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 04:06

7. (unregistered)

yep. sound quality is awesome, better than any mp3 player or phone ,its unrivaled in terms of sound quality, i wish steve jobs will listen to some music on this phone

posted on 11 Oct 2008, 10:20

8. Nik (unregistered)

Are you kidding me? Only one for style? This phone is a ten plus, it's beautiful.

posted on 27 Oct 2008, 13:41

9. (unregistered)

R1AA085 is old softwaer..... R1BA038 the last softwear

posted on 25 Nov 2008, 10:51

10. (unregistered)

anyone can give me advice for choosing between innov8 and omnia? thx~

posted on 27 Nov 2008, 01:35

11. rename42 (unregistered)

Another wishy washy review. The phone is good .. its not to good! Make up your mind!! PS I own one and it is a very good phone.

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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera8 megapixels
Single core, 330 MHz, TI OMAP 2430 processor
Size4.19 x 2.12 x 0.68 inches
(106.5 x 53.9 x 17.2 mm)
4.80 oz  (136 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 8.5 hours talk time

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