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Samsung SGH-G800 Review

Samsung SGH-G800 7.5

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Samsung SGH-G800 Review

The reactions of the G800 are neither fast nor slow, while moving through the menus. Still, we'd like to see something better, considering the high class of the phone.

Samsung rates its battery for almost 9 hours of contious talk time and up to 15 days of standby. In real world, the G800 really gives good results and could be used for a few days without recharging, unlike some of its rivals which must be charged every single day.

We are pleased with the call quality of the G800, and it is an important part of the overall impression a phone leaves. Both incoming and outgoing sound is clear and realistic, but your voice will sound slightly sharp sometimes. The strength of the outgoing sound is excellent, and the only negative thing is the incoming sound volume, which is just on the average.


As every single phone, the G800 also has its strong and its weak sides. The first impression it gives is excellent, a solid slider with stylish design and high-quality build. But beside the look, people are interested in the functionality, and here the G800 isn't what we would like it to be. We are disappointed that some of its features are stripped down compared to the less expensive G600, including having a standard video recorder, instead of a high-resolution one, which should be present in a phone advertised for its camera. But the biggest drawback is the camera quality - once again it is the flash that is responsible for the inadequate performance. If Samsung included a strong Xenon one as in the K850 and the N82, the G800 would probably be the best cameraphone on the market. As this is not the actual situation, the design is the phone's main selling point.


  • Stylish design and high-quality build
  • Optical zoom
  • A battery that can last


  • Mediocre performance in low light
  • Low-res video recording
PhoneArena rating:
7.5 Good
User rating:
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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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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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