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Samsung SGH-G800 Review

Samsung SGH-G800

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Samsung SGH-G800 Review
Samsung SGH-G800 Review
Samsung SGH-G800 Review
The Messages menu houses the text/multimedia messages and the emails. You can set up to 5 email accounts. For keeping the data-traffic down, one can set downloading limit of 100/300/500KB but there is also an option for automatic polling of emails at intervals of 0.5/1/3/6/12/24 hours. The fast HSDPA data helps for a quick email retrieval.

Templates can be saved for text/multimedia messages, but there are none predefined. T9 predictive text system helps for faster text input. It is the most widely used system of this type.


Samsung SGH-G800 is a tri-band (900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM phone with 2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA 3.6mbps support, which means it is targeted for the European/Asian market only. If you plan on using it in America, keep in mind that only the 1900MHz GSM band is supported. We think that Samsung should look at the competition and take Sony Ericsson K850 as example: with its quad-band GSM and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA receiver, it is usable all around the world.

As expected, the Bluetooth is version 2.0 with support for a variety of profiles, including one for Stereo sound transfer.

For wired connection to a computer, the phone comes with USB cable in the box. Once the device is connected, it asks you to choose one of three modes: PC Studio, Media player, Mass storage. The last one is most convenient for data transfer, while the first is used for synchronization with the software from the phone package.


As other contemporary models, the G800 is equipped with a full HTML Internet browser (Access Powered) that renders the pages as on a computer, if you’ve chosen “Desktop view”. Complicated page like PhoneArena and YouTube opened without any problem but as the resolution of the display is the standard 240x320, lots of scrolling is required in both directions. We’d like to see more features integrated into such browsers, like the “minimap” when scrolling, or the option to fit the whole page on the screen and then zoom to particular area – features we’ve seen in rival models.

Samsung SGH-G800 Review
Samsung SGH-G800 Review
Samsung SGH-G800 Review
Samsung SGH-G800 Review

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)

Looks nice

posted on 08 Jan 2008, 13:05

2. (unregistered)

I hate this phone . I had one but i given it

posted on 17 Jan 2008, 09:02

3. Dissapointed Consumer (unregistered)

The camera on this phone is worse than some 1.3mp cameras on better phones. This G800 can not take pictures indoors, even if the flash is on the images are way too dark, its just a waste. If I turn off the flash the images are then too blurry, but changing to ISO 50 or 100 makes it take better pictures, but even now with problems, blurry and overexposed. Utterly dissapointed. Dont buy this shlt.

posted on 06 May 2008, 03:59

6. gadgetprince (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 May 2008)

Hi Disappointed, I beg to disagree with your comments. This phone does not deserve these comments. G800 is an excellent camera phone awarded by PCWorld as No. 2 to SE850i. I am personally owning one and its a cool phone. No problems so far. Have your phone checked. Maybe its a production problem. regards - G.Prince.

posted on 10 Feb 2008, 09:54

4. aem (unregistered)

why G800 is a shit?

posted on 20 Apr 2008, 22:19

5. (unregistered)

The camera has good performance in dark environments, you just have to set the ISO to 400.

posted on 27 May 2008, 17:12

7. (unregistered)

which turns up bthe image noise, therefore resulting in worse performance.

posted on 21 Oct 2008, 01:19

8. alan (unregistered)

is this phone worth its cash? compared to the new omnia which is at the $700 dollar range.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 09:30

9. julius (unregistered)

is almost 4 yrs am still using this nice phone SAMSUNG G800 Camera 5.MP is true
am looking another please can tell me where i can get becaurse no more

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PhoneArena rating:
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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