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Samsung U300 Ultra 9.6 Review

Samsung SGH-U300 Ultra 9.6

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In the signal reception test, the Ultra II phones performed correspondingly to their size – the smaller the phone is, the poorer the reception is. U300 has better reception than the U100, but the U700 is the winner among the three. Still, it has average reception and the U300 one is below the average (3.5 out of 10). It seems that Samsung is not winner in this aspect.

The sound quality is overall good, but both the U100 and U700 are better. The outgoing sound sounds muffled, with weak high-frequencies, which changes the way a voice is reproduced. The volume is slightly above the average. You are hearing with way better quality, clear and realistic. The volume is also higher, at good level (7.5 out of 10).


If you are looking for a stylish and thin clamshell, this may be the phone for you. It definitely looks sexy and fashionable, thanks to the metal housing, but we cannot really live with the keyboard and the way it presses and would prefer to look at competitive models like the RAZR2, which also come as more advanced functionality.

If you are on the market, looking for slim phone and not particularly a clamshell, the slimmer Ultra 5.9 candybar has way better keyboard although it is the slimmest phone. Its dimensions are smaller in every aspect, but the features are almost exactly the same.


  • Sexy look and small dimensions
  • Overall good sound quality


  • Key pressing is hard
  • Weak signal reception
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Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size3.93 x 2.00 x 0.37 inches
(100 x 51 x 9.6 mm)
3.28 oz  (93 g)
Battery690 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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