Samsung A300 Review
Review: July 2003.
The Samsung A300 is quite a few years old now, but was a very stylish
phone in its time, with its silver case, flip design and external display.
The external screen shows you the name/number of anyone who calls, as
well as the signal strength and battery level. The A300 does lack features
that newer phones have, such as polyphonic ringtones, colour display,
etc. and the battery life is poor. However, the phone is user-friendly,
"feels" good in the palm, and still looks good!
- 6-line internal display plus external display
- Predictive text messaging
- 48 ringtones plus ringtone composer
- Phone memory
- Built-in infra-red modem
- Caller display
- Downloadable screensavers
- Size: 81 x 42 x 22 mm
- Weight: 83g
- Battery standby: 80 hours
- Battery talktime: 4 hours
- Vibration alert
- Dual band
Samsung A300 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by Robin from North Yorkdhire, UK on
10th Mar 2012
I have had an A300 for 8 - 10 years now and it still function 100%.
I keep it as an emergency back up and it still never lets me down. It's.
Only fault as far as i can see is the front screen id glad and it broke
within a few weeks of buying. But hey it still works it is truly snap
outstanding cell phone
Reviewed by cvb from Sweden on 17th Apr 2007
For me this phone should go in the hall of fame of phones. It is even
today for me the most beautiful and charismatic phone ever made. It
is like those old classic cars that almost become more beautiful over
time. When it came out it had an almost revolutionary design and still
today looks modern. I have had it for 5 years now and it has worked
PERFECTLY. I want to keep it for 5 more just to see if it breaks...I
doubt it will.
Reviewed by EST from EST on 28th Mar 2007
I still like it!
Reviewed by hazel from north yorkshire on 22nd
personally i really dont like it
Reviewed by Chris from Wilson on 19th Jan 2007
I remember when i first got the phone when it came out, it cost me £300
at the time and i loved it. I was browsing through ebay and found a
brand new Samsung A300 NEW! costing me £34.99 and £4.99 for post & packaging.
Im excited in getting the phone back!
Reviewed by Oliver from Switzerland on 11th Jan
The A300 (we called it "Washmachine" because of the round external display)
was my phone from 2002 to 2004, and except for the poor battery life
i liked it very much: sometimes, i even miss it! :-)
Reviewed by KB from England on 22nd Dec 2006
I have owned the A300 for about 3 years and after experimenting with
a modern Sagem model and the Samsung T100 (which I also liked) I am
using it once more. Some points raised by previous reviewers are true
(eg poor/average battery life) but this phone feels good and is easy
to use, is robust, and performs all I want of a phone. It has real charisma
and I would not be surprised if it is still in use in one or two years
Reviewed by kitty from uk on 26th Nov 2006
i thought its not an appealing phone as mine snapped the other day...all
i did was opened it and the top bit fell of..It has no games and it
does my head in with the ringtones!!kittyxxx
Reviewed by KP from England on 3rd Oct 2006
Funny how people from developing countries don't appear to like this
phone, they must have very high expectations! The other negative reviews
here appear to be from children who want all the gadgets and have the
ability to communicate only in text speak! Anyway, the A300. It's an
excellent little phone, solid reliable and small. Battery standby is
good but calls knock the life down a fair bit which is the only negative
point. You can get a larger battery which is about 2mm thicker but has
double the life so not a great problem really! I've had mine about 4
years and have since had 2 upgrades to all singing and dancing Nokias
but I have gone back to using this phone. I think that says a lot, don't
Reviewed by tin balangue from philippines on 17th
i had this phone since xmas 2001, i must admit that the only downside
of this phone was its battery....but hey, that is the reason why this
phones comes with 2 batteries..right?!?!, but beside that, i must admit
that almost everyone is right about how great this phone is, it is very
durable and stylish....not to mention the fact that it is very user
Reviewed by Tracey from - on 10th Aug 2006
I had my phone for 5 years this xmas and its great!! I'm not fussed
about havin a camera etc on it and it's nice and small and reliable
Reviewed by xxemxx from uk on 2nd Mar 2006
i ahd this fone 4 bout a year ! and all tones are usless ! and it odnt
have carma or anything the batterey wel...is just dead !! and thats
all i can say ! but it is qiuet a cute phone !but doesnt work very well
! love ya
Reviewed by mickel from uk on 16th Feb 2006
wow what a great phone had it 2 years now n its still going strong.
for those who complain about charging their phone all the time i only
have to charge once a week with heavy use!!!! ROCK ON SAMSUNG
Reviewed by Mashruf from Bangladesh on 1st Feb
In the age of color mobile you may think this phone suks! But in real,
this is the standard phone what mobile phones are made for. And worried
about battery? Ok, then are you going the travell the whole world with
your mobile with one charge!? It's display is crystal clear and the
small bluish display on the flip cover looks too sexy!But one thing
is to say its keypad is a bit hard to push. But where it is the matter
of style then you should compromise it? And for your kind information
I have been using the phone for 5 years with a little trouble and still
Reviewed by Ramzi from England on 10th Jan 2006
This is the best phone i have ever had. Ive had it for four years now
and not once has it let me down. ive dropped it so many times and it
still works like brand new. Great Phone!
Reviewed by Russell from Scotland on 19th Dec
Fantastic phone, does exactly what you'd want and expect it to do. Mine
has lasted though the winter weather, getting run over by a truck and
falling in a bucket of plaster. Assuming you want a basic phone, I'd
Reviewed by vicky from england on 28th Nov 2005
Good fone, wish it had games though. makes a good present for first
timers. I like all the ringtones and it's small and stylish.
Reviewed by Karl from Botswana on 30th Aug 2005
THE WORST PHONE U CAN EVER BUY. I BOUT THIS PHONE AND SOLD IT AFTER
A WEEK AT A 60% LOSS. SELLING IT FELT BETTER THAN THE FEELING I HAD
WEN BUYING IT. "IF U BUY THIS PHONE, U WILL REGRET UR DECISION" SIMPLE
AS THAT!!!! THE BATERY LASTS 12 HOURS, IF UR LUCKY. THE KEYS ARE HARD
AND SMALL-MADE FOR THOSE KOREANS WHO WANT KUNG-FU HARD FINGERS.THE NAVIGATION
KEY ROTATES 360 DEGREES,VERY EMBARASSING TONES THAT ALL SOUND ALIKE.
WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY, IF UR READING HAVING BOUGHT ONE I SUGESST U GET
RID OF IT!!
Reviewed by Viper from UK on 28th Aug 2005
Great little phone. Had it 3 n half years, used it for work so i dont
care ifit gets damaged. Still works like it was new even after its been
dropped many times. Oviously nothing compared to the latest handsets
but you shouldnt expect it to be.
Reviewed by Louisa from England on 16th Aug 2005
I had this fone given 2 me a week ago for tempary. it is so easy 2 use
and it looks fab. it was made 4 years ago and it looks even more stylish
than my d500 wat i had iable witch went wrtong on the second day of
having it. it so far is realiable and who needs a camera. a fone is
for calling and texting people.
Reviewed by Liam from England on 16th Aug 2005
This fone is so cool. its lite and it is really reliable.
Reviewed by Attumi from Libya on 1st Aug 2005
It is my frist mobile phone. I like its style and size and its simplesty.
It does every thing that \i want to do
Reviewed by John from England on 10th Jul 2005
This is the first mobile phone that I've had and it's just fine. It
does what I want it to do without anything too complicated for my 20th
century electromagical abilities. Can someone tell me what language
is being used by "Lewis" from Scotland?
Reviewed by Nick from UK on 23rd Jun 2005
This is a very cute little phone, and, given that it's few years old,
who could ask for more? It is very easy to use, the 4 directional buttons
(which all Nokias appear to lack) are very intuitive if a little fiddly.
good clear display, very robust. The only real problem was that mine
couldn't do vibrate AND sound - only one or the other, despite claiming
to be able to! Anyone else have this problem, or was mine just faulty?
I've now managed to kill the display with an unlucky drop. I must have
dropped it countless times and it's always been fine, but not this time!
I'm impressed by how much punishment it took, very robust, but it finally
died. I think people who say it's rubbish for not having mp3, bluetooth,
colour display, camera, teleport etc are completely missing the point.
Judge a phone on what it CAN do and how well it does it, not what it
CAN'T do. After all, no-one would say a TV is rubbish for not being
able to download mp3s - it's just not what it's designed for!
Reviewed by lewis from scotland!!! on 15th Jun
dis fone SUKS!! i ad it ages ago nd it was useless!! PLZZ don buy dis
fone!!! ul onli regret it!!
Reviewed by Andy from England on 11th Jun 2005
This phone sums up wat a mobile phone should be! Able to text and ring
people with minimum fuss and reliable enough 2 last years! This phone
is small and good looking enough to compete with the modern phones.
A great buy and you could probs pik 1 up from ebay for about £10!! Fantastic
Reviewed by Jake from England on 4th Jun 2005
This phone is rubbish
Reviewed by jools from uk on 24th May 2005
Had this phone for 3 years. Never let me down. Small enough to forget
its been in your pocket all day. Now getting a bit long in the tooth
so it will have to go. But for a basic small phone its hard to beat.
Reviewed by Matthew from England on 16th May 2005
My Mum had this phone about 2 years ago and back then it was top of
the range. But if you just want a basic clamshell phone then this is
the one to get.
Reviewed by Jordan from England on 10th May 2005
I think this is a great phone, which is what it is, it serves its purpose,
calling and texting.It's not a Video, Bluetooth, mp3,fancy piece of
junk. I chose it because it looks stylish,and its cheap.Its battery
life isnt long enough though.
Reviewed by Jordan from Brough on 8th May 2005
I bought mine for £25.00 from ebay 3 months ago, and I've never
had any problems with it. Its very durable, having dropped it a countless
nimber of times. Its light, stylish, good looking. It does'nt have games,
or camera, or polyphonic ringtones, but you don't really need these
things in a phone. A
Reviewed by eve from Kenya on 28th Apr 2005
This is the worst phone ever to be made. Samsung should be sued just
for thinking it up. Wish i had read the reviews before i bought it.
Reviewed by betty from uk on 28th Apr 2005
im sorry to say but this phone is not all that good. it has no games
or anything like that.it is just a standard old phone which breaks really
easy,ive had to repair it a few times so sorry but a 1 out of 10
Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 26th Apr 2005
Great phone - very reliable. Very robust (I dropped mine from a first
floor window and it's still fine!)
Reviewed by ella from england on 16th Apr 2005
not very good, a horrible box design and the antenna.no! the price of
this phone is still too high for what you are getting.
Reviewed by GH from on 14th Apr 2005
I had this phone about 3 years ago and it was my frist pay montly phone
on one 2 one (t-mobile) i found it the best phone and the only problems
i had was IRDA
Reviewed by gaz from uk on 12th Apr 2005
Reviewed by sander from netherlands on 7th Apr
i have this phone for 2 years and i think its excellent. Only a little
slow on the txt msg's.
Reviewed by buddy from scotland on 24th Mar 2005
rubbish phone i had mine for 3 weeks and go rid of it it was so bad
dont recomend it
Reviewed by ryan from northern ireland on 10th
i have had the samsung a300 for a week and it is a very good phone.
the only thing bad about this phone is that has no camera
Reviewed by Hayley Porter from UK on 5th Mar 2005
I absolutely love this phone. It was stolen from me a week ago and I
am still really upset. It was great. I chucked it out of a window (accidently)
and it survived!! It never gave up and was so so cool. I didn't mind
that it didn't have a camera or video or even any games. I bought a
moto V220 and it broke on me within 30mins!! This phone is amazing and
if I could I would still be using it. One of a kind.
Reviewed by vicki from england on 22nd Feb 2005
personally, i wouldnt get this phone myself, as i prefer newer models.
but my mum has had dis 4 about 4 years and although there isnt much
entertainment on it, it always has gr8 signal, its cute and dinky and
useful. if alls u need it 4 is calling and txting ppl then u can have
a phone 2 suit u and it luks gud. its also very cheap now so if dats
all u want it 4, my advise is GET IT!! 4 all u hu complain about there
being nothing on it, then y did u get it? u should have found out about
the fone b4, so u'd no wot its lyk!!
Reviewed by Charlotte from England on 17th Feb
This is the best phone I have ever had ever! I got it for christmas
and I love it to bits. It is so cool even though it doesn't have a camara
or colour or games it is so nifty and compact the stylish design means
you can show it off and not be embarrassed. For anyone who is put off
getting this phone because it is old whatever you are made off plastic.
Cos this phone is for real people with real lives who know that being
up to date isn't everything. I love this phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by mark from uk on 29th Jan 2005
cant complain about this phone, it has been in the family since its
launch think about three or four years ago, my dad had it on contract
and only recentley upgraded to a samsung d400 he gave it to me becouse
my mobile died and i didnt want to waste hundreds of pounds on a new
one, it has never given him or myself any problems at all it realy is
a good little phone.
Reviewed by The Daddy from UK on 22nd Jan 2005
Unbeatable. Mine's been going strong nearly three years now. Out running
in the rain one night it fell out of my pocket in front of me and I
skated on it for two metres along the pavement. It survived. Nowadays
the outside screen's cracked, the bodywork's ruined and half the time
it won't charge properly. But I love it. I've spent a boring morning
looking at modern phones only to come back to this phone's review pages
in the vain hope I might find another one. Wish me luck.
Reviewed by mutaweh from bahrain on 22nd Jan 2005
see i will tell u somethin,this phone is good for people who work in
offices coz it have spectacular options for banking home pages and other
things.It really donot have pic. msg and all that but if u want to have
a carrer life take this phone
Reviewed by tara from eire on 7th Jan 2005
this fone is a very cool fone!! with no camera - people are lost and
dont want this fone but if u want a camera go and get one in the shop
because they're cheaper!! its very stylish. even tho im gettin a new
fone doesnt mean i will never ever use this one!! its in good tip top
condition and even tho its nothing special(like brand new/top of da
range) type of fone - its a very good fone that will never break or
anything!! if u want my opinion - this fone is cheap and u know why?
cuz its a few years old and it doesn't hav a camera!! well f**k all
those people lookin for a CAMERA FONE!! this fone is one of da best
to be honest!! thats why iv given this fone 5 stars cus its a fone that
rings, texts, calls other people and quite stylish- THATS ALL U NEED!!!
xxx love all u sensible peeps out der!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ur friend
Reviewed by Sam from England on 10th Dec 2004
I think that it was great!! But there r no games :( i love my phone
Reviewed by JonnyD from Wales, UK on 24th Nov
I can have no complaints about this Samsung 'veteren'. I bought it nearly
3 years ago now, and have had no problems whatsoever with it. Ok, it
may not have the gizmos and gadgets of its more recent counterparts,
but it STILL looks cool, even when its been dropped and banged as much
as mine. It has travelled to the other side of the world and back and
survived. It shall be with a tinge of sadness this Xmas when I part
with mine to upgrade to the E700, which will have alot to live up to!!
Reviewed by Ryan from UK on 21st Nov 2004
Load of junk guyz, worth for a cool scientific experiment if ur a techie!!
dont buy it if ur usage is for anythn else, bye!
Reviewed by cat from ireland on 10th Nov 2004
I had this phone for just over 2 years, and have recently updated to
an o2 x2 (which sucks.) I miss this little phone. I never had any problems
with it. It is stylish and small, it has a very handy red flashing light,
it doesn't have many features but does the job for which it was intended
very well, it has never failed me. Ok, so the battery life wasn't great.
But while my new phones getting fixed I have happily reverted back to
using this one!
Reviewed by anna from england on 8th Nov 2004
this phone is my baby!!! i love it to bits, i've had it for 2 and a
half years now and it is time to get a camera phone, but i will be gutted
to give it up :-( the best thing about it is, its indestructible! the
amount of times it has been dropped, it should have broken by now! i
even walked into a wall (drunk!) with the phone in my pocket...the battery
got dented but it still worked! lol. the only bad things are the fact
that you can only store 10 texts, which is annoying if you have friends
who send about 3 messages at once, because then you have to delete some
and wait aaaggges for the others to come through. also, it does scratch
very easily...dont take it on a beach as the sand will wreck it! but
as long as you are careful it would be okay. when i first got the phone,
everyone was amazed that i could fit it into my purse...now everyone
and their dog has a silver flip phone so the novelty has worn off a
bit...i liked being the only one! okay, so this phone is a bit old now,
but who cares...it still looks brilliant and it will never break. if
samsung brought it out again (only with a camera this time), i would
definitely buy it again!
Reviewed by from on 7th Nov 2004
this phone is a rubbish phone, it had hard any things 2 do in it, lik
games you hav u go on the internet 2 play games so tht costs money.
i really perefer my old nokia fone so if i wer u i wouldnt buy it (
take my advice)
Reviewed by Ben from England on 31st Oct 2004
had this fone 4 three yrs. beginning to start not working, but for 2
and 1/2 years neva stopped working. easy to use, easy to navigate, easy
to text. even tho small amount of textin space, nt that hard to jus
write another text. like the look, very classy, helped me pull a few
chicks!!! if ur lookin 4 a cheap, easy to use, stylish fone, go for
this little baby...
Reviewed by Ryan from London England on 18th Oct
Recently got this phone off my dad as he was having a clear out and
gave me all his jnnk lol and so far i think this phone is cool. Its
small and light. It was a nit awkard to get used to teting as I'm used
to pressing 0 for a space and not # but am getting used to it. Will
probably keep until until i upgrade my contract next april.
Reviewed by danielle lee from england on 10th
i think it is rubbish because you cant play games and only have 150
words to write a message it is rubbish because of the ringtones and
can only make two and are hard to find a melody composer page on the
Reviewed by Sarah from Australia on 13th Sep 2004
I don't know about all the negative reviews... BUT... this phone has
been with me for nearly 4 yrs. No problem at all!!! I dropped a lot
of times, no problem either! About the signal reception... its the best!
I think the people with signal reception problem should deal with the
erm.. people who sell u the sim card (eg: Vodafone). Yeah i agree though..
the annoying messaging... But i don't care much. What's the fuss by
clicking a few button to open a new message window?
Reviewed by Katie from England on 5th Sep 2004
this phone was very annoying everytime i sent a text the report came
back and i didnt know how to get it off! it was really rubbish and it
was so quite aswell i was actually embrassed about it as my friend had
a colour and camera phone omar who has sent a report aswell on the sharp
gx1. it was really ssslllooowww
Reviewed by Anne from Scotland on 16th Aug 2004
This is a brilliant wee phone - does the job perfectly if all you want
to do is talk 'n' text. Had mine for about 18 months now - wouldn't
change it for anything (well - maybe a Ferrari!)
Reviewed by Becky from UK on 7th Jul 2004
I have had this phone since Dec 2002. I've dropped it a couple of times
and it's still going. Ok, so it's not colour and it doesn't have polyphonic
ring tones or games or a camera, but do we really need these things?
A mobile is for phoning people and texting people. It does me fine!
Girls, it's also small enough to fit in your handbag on a sat night
out, along with purse, fags, lipgloss, keys etc.. Definately a girlie
phone. And it has been set up so a very simple 'lover' graphic comes
up when the bloke rings. VERY reliable and the slim battery life isn't
too bad either. I would highly recommend this phone if you're a female,
looking for something simple and it doesn't look too bad. Just try not
to scratch it, that would help it look better for longer!
Reviewed by Elise from UK on 24th Jun 2004
I've had this phone now for about 18 months now and on the whole, it's
a dinky little phone that looks good and doesn't feel like a house brick.
However, there are some notable problems with this phone, especially
the battery life and reception. My battery lasts about 2 days before
I need to recharge it and if I forget to recharge it, I'm usually woken
up at 3am by a very loud and annoying "low battery life" tone. I don't
like the fact that you can't switch off these warning tones. For some
reason my phone switches itself off when it feels like it - I think
it's due to the battery connection and yes, there are 2 batteries but
there is no difference when I change them. And reception is quite bad
in some areas and if my phone loses all reception, it switches itself
off!!! Apart from this, I like the phone. I don't use predictive text
although I would like to be able to change it so it automatically goes
to small letters, rather than predictive text when you open "Write Message."
There aren't any games on this phone but I didn't buy it for the games.
I think the ringtones need to be louder because I can't hear it when
it rings but I like the red light flashing when you receive a text or
a call (if the phone's on silent). I'm not sure if I would buy this
phone again because it loses reception and battery life too much but
if you just need a phone, just a phone without tons of features, I'd
recommend it. If you want an "all-singing all-dancing" phone then choose
Reviewed by Jade from England on 22nd Jun 2004
i had this fone 4 bout 3 wks nd i found it cr8p! after bout 2 wks the
stylish fone tend to become the ugly fone. the ringtones are rubbish
and the battery life is not long enuf. i wud recommend this 2 all people:
DO NOT BUY THIS FONE!!!!
Reviewed by Ant from England on 20th Apr 2004
If you have to have games, photo-messaging, and pretentious ring tones
don't buy this phone. But if you want a phone with a good design, which
is easy to navigate and does everything a mobile needs to do, then I
thoroughly recommend the A300. I've had it for over a year now and don't
really see the point in upgrading to anything else. It's a little bit
scratched now so I wouldn't mind another one - if they still make them.
Reviewed by Chris from England on 4th Apr 2004
I don't care what anybody says about this phone. I bought a sony ericsson
t610 at christmas and to be honest, it was an amazing phone, but I never
used the camera or other gadgets on it. I sold it about a week ago and
for £50 i bought the a300. It is light, small, sexy and just nifty.
It doesn't have any games but who needs 'em...really?? It has a very
handy light on the outside so you can see if you have a message ( if
you didn't hear the tone). The predictive text is a bit on the downside,
but normal texting is perfect. This is a cheap, sexy phone, and trust
me, the girls give you a second look once they've seen your phone! Go
and buy it, it rox!
Reviewed by andy from england on 3rd Apr 2004
i bought the samsung a300 about 6 months ago and i have had no problems
eith it so far. it doesnt have any games, wich doesnt bother me tho,
seeing as i never have time to play them anyway! I go out nearly all
the time witrh my mates and girls who se u wiv the fone out always start
to tlk 2 u and in the end u end up giving ur number to bout 10 girls.
i strongly recommend this phone to young people even tho the 9 hr battery
life isnt the best and the reception isnt fantastic and the ring tones
arent great. but trust me u will b scoring with the hot girls wiv this
fone about with u!
Reviewed by chris from wales on 3rd Apr 2004
It is a good phone but all the ringtones u can get r old ones there
are no new updated ringtones on samsunga300ringtones.com if u know any
websites with updated ringtones for the a300 put a reveiw in saying
the website plzzzz thnx
Reviewed by craig from uk on 8th Feb 2004
I got this phone 2 years ago then upgraded to a nokia 3510i but came
back to it having given it away to my sister in law whilst a bit well
on! Have no regrets though cos although this phone doesnt have load
of features, I find it really straightforward, 110% reliable and small
enough to carry about in my pocket. There are some extremely handy things
about it. Firstly, the flashing light on the corner turns red when a
message arrives so it catches your eye if you've missed the tone. Secondly
you can alter the shortcut keys meaning that I've got the very handy
calculator, todo list and diary at the touch of one button. Thirdly,
unlike a Nokia, it stays clear of fluff and dirt and you never have
to take it apart to clean it. Battery life is not great but I charge
it when I go to bed so I never have a prob. I would have liked the diary
to have been more effective. It has very little memory and only one
memo per day. The wap stuff is slow and not very good and there are
no games b ut in all honesty, it saves me fiddling about with the phone
everyday instead of doing any work!
Reviewed by joanna from U K on 19th Jan 2004
Ive had mine for 12 months and think its an exelent little phone does
what a phone needs to do, i dont need a phone with games ( gotta gameboy!)
dont need a camera (Got one!)I always had nokias and theses little darlings
beat them hands down!! I am totaly happy with mine
Reviewed by Robbie from England on 14th Jan 2004
Probably god's biggest mistake to bring this phone out. A Unreliable
9 hour battery supply. There are no games on it and even the Nokia 3310
which is way cheaper than the A300 has some. Its value for money is
bad and the only feature is Infra-red. No colour screen, nothing- looks
nice but you might as well carry your home telephone around!!!! moral
of the story-DO NOT BUY IT
Reviewed by gary from uk on 13th Jan 2004
a good fone apart from texting its so annoying
Reviewed by Alex from Scotland on 11th Jan 2004
When u go to buy a phone i must say u are looking for a phone that suits
u and your needs. Why is it then that a number of people who buy a phone
complain about the missing features they would like such as games or
more number 2 use in txts etc. This is a lovely little standard phone
and it does the job a phone should. If its games u seek then why not
venture in buying a phone that has such features linking to this. I
love this phone ive had it a long time now and unlike my old nokia phone
it has never once stoped working or just died. The Samsung A300 is just
a phone that does the job required and if u bought it for the wrong
reasons then its u to blame not the phone, capeesh!!!!
Reviewed by JAMES from UK on 29th Dec 2003
this phone is great. there is nothing wrong with it. all these people
are just moaning. it is small stylish and easy to use. if u want game
on a phone then buy the n-gage, its a phone not a bloody gameboy!!!
i believe that this is a good, and practical phone. i have had it for
4 months and i have dropped it in a lake, skidded it across aroad, and
left it on a car roof and have not had one problem. my advice is to
buy this phone and keep it for a while. caus eit is bloody great!!!:)
Reviewed by Amanda from England on 26th Dec 2003
This is quite a good phone but I wasn't very pleased with it. It doesn't
really have much to offer. No colour screen, no camera, no polyphonic
ringtones, no picture messages. It's quite a boring phone really. With
the text messages, you can only fit up to 160 characters into one text,
whereas, with Nokia's you can have up to double that ammount. The maximum
ammount of messages you can store in your inbox is 15 (that's including
your outbox aswell) so that's not a lot at all. Whenever you switch
the phone on, a series of tones are played, which, to start with is
quite cute and sweet but after a while, when you can't stop it from
going off, it starts to get on your nerves. It's also not very useful
if you want to turn your phone on without anyone knowing, like in school!
The key pad feels quite nice, but when you press the keys, the clicking
sound is soooooooo loud. The navigational keys are the only quiet ones
and that's not much use for trying to text someone without being noticed.
I've noticed that, should you drop this phone on a hard surface, the
battery tents to come unattached and it scratches so easily you'd be
better off wrapping it up in bubble wrap. The inner screen has a backlight
which is a horrible bright green colour, in my opinion it should be
changed to match the outer screen, which is a nice bright blue colour.
When you put the phone on vibrate mode, you would expect there to be
no 'low battery beeps' when the battery is low, but with not this phone,
when the battery is low, it will make sure you know about, even on vibrate
mode! There are hardly any websites where you can find decent ringtones
for this phone. When I FINALLY found a site and saved it to favourites,
The computer went wrong and I lost everything and I couldn't find the
site ever again! There are 4 items on the menu that I've never used
before (I've had the phone over a year!) Them being: Network Services,
Wap Browser, Vodafone and Security. I would've used security but I don't
feel the need to set a PIN code or anything. The phone looks really
cute because it's small and that, but looks aren't everything! (Unless
you're a man!) Over all, if I was to offer someone some advise on this
phone, the only thing that would be is: DON'T BUY IT!!! Although it
looks as though I despise this phone, I actually QUITE like it!
Reviewed by Paul from Eng on 18th Dec 2003
Had this phone for almost a year now and am upgrading to the new Samsung
E700. The A300 is, well, steady away as my mate would say. It won't
set the world on fire but it is a good little phone for people who want
just that, a phone. It doesn't have any games and the ringtones are,
unimaginative shall i say. I find the txt composer a bit awkward to
use, having to change case and that myself, but you do get used to it.
If you have the choice look at the A800 or E700. However, its not a
bad phone, but not awesome either. Just...well, steady away!
Reviewed by Foub from UK on 18th Nov 2003
I have had this phone for one year now. In short the phone looks good,
but its looks cant hide the fact that the battery life is very poor
and the reception is at best average and at worst just plain useless.
Reviewed by sarah from UK on 10th Nov 2003
Had this phone for about a year, and although it doesn't have lots of
classy features, am amazed by its durability. It's been thrown against
walls, dropped from great heights and god knows what else and still
works as well as when i first got it. Compared to other flip phones
i've had, like the motorola V50, its really sturdy. Brilliant phone
if your a bit rough like me!
Reviewed by james from uk on 5th Nov 2003
Have had my phone for nearly 2 years now. Problem with it since the
start. Taken it back for repair 3 time still no new phone given. Car
phone warehouse where i bought it from are cr#p as it gets. Go to jag
or the link. Im used to nokias there the best. Im gettin the 6600 next
,month at last. Then i can let oxfam give this piece of s*!t away to
any tramp that happens to pass by there shop window. Good ridens a300.
Do not buy it its cr#p. !!!!!!! Get one of the new 3G phones.
Reviewed by Philip from Scotland on 16th Oct 2003
Looks good and is stylish but..........battery life is too short, texting
is awful compared to nokia, cant hear it, lies about reception, very
often id find out people were trying to contact me and i wasnt getting
the calls, swopped this for a nokia 7510 after 6months.
Reviewed by Adam Bennett from England on 10th
The samsung A300 attracted me as it was obviously the nicest phone in
the shop at the time. Upon purchase the problems with it started to
arise! Ringtones are TERRIBLE and there's no way to get any more. The
predictive text messaging does'nt save any numbers so u will be constantly
typing out the same slang words over and over again! No games but i
never have time to sit and play mobile games! That's what my xbox is
for! I got rid of it after a year as it was so boring and difficult
to use. Oh yeah and whatever you do, don't press the red button once
u've finished writing a text. I've done it time and time again by accident!
u'll know when u do it!
Reviewed by jane from england on 6th Oct 2003
I think this phone is pretty rubish the only good thing about it is
the stylish look you cant hear the phone verry well even on full volume.You
cant get other covers for it incase it gets scratched the predictive
text messageing is rubbish too compared to nokia phones i dont reccomend
this phone to younger people but older people who want this phone for
work it will be brilliant as its small and easy to fit in places!!
Reviewed by andrea from bristol on 28th Sep 2003
i have to say had this phone 1 week and not impressed at all battery
life is terrible every 2 days charging it up,texting is terrible cant
even recognise simple words and then dosent add it like nokias!!!! caseing
scratches so easily making phone look tacky ....well i have now gone
back to reliable nokias ...got a great 8310 nokia never again a samsung
stick to the BEST NOKIAS
Reviewed by MARIE from UK on 25th Sep 2003
HELLO! HAD THIS PHONE FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS-BATTERY LIFE IS RUBBISH -
9 HOURS, AND RECEPTION IS VERY VERY BAD, APART FROM THAT YAY!-GOOD PHONE
AND ITS SO GORGEOUS. IM GETTING A A800 NEXT WEEK, COZ 2 YEARS LATER
AND I AM STILL IMPRESSED!
Reviewed by Carlos from UK on 23rd Sep 2003
Good Phone... Very pratical. People who complain abotu not having games
on a phone should go and buy a Game Boy Advance. Amazing phone. All
you coul dneed with all the praticalities. Very stylish look also. Ergonomically
Reviewed by richard from uk on 15th Sep 2003
Had my A300 for a year now and it has been excellent. Came with standard
and heavy duty batteries which means I always have a charged battery
where ever I am. The phone is an excellent product and has never given
any trouble, and I never have any problems with texting (maybe I only
use predictable words) Styling is neat and practical, I like the clam
shell design. Only complaint is the ring tones are too quiet and not
always easy to hear if the phone is in your pocket.
Reviewed by sam from england on 8th Sep 2003
THIS PHONE IS IS BORING I AM USE TO HAVING NOKIAS THIS PHONE HAS NO
GAMES AND THE INBOX FOR TXTING IS ALOAD OF RUBBISH IT NEEDS THROWING
IN THE BIN!!!!!!!!! DONT BUT IT
Reviewed by rover from uk on 2nd Sep 2003
well i have had this phone for about 6 months now maybe a bit longer,
my brother had it first but he upgraded to the t1oo. when i 1st got
it i loved it especially after having an nokia 3310, it is just so stylish,
but eventually that novelty wears off, nd u are left with the most impractical
phone ever. the predictive text is rubbish especialy compared to nokias,
the menus are so un-user friendly, there are so many things that annoy
me about this phone i would be all day if i listed them. basically its
aload of rubbish compared to nokias. dont buy one. i am hopefully upgrading
to the samsung s300, which i hope will be alot better i will let u know.
Reviewed by Bert from UK on 26th Aug 2003
Nice looking phone - had it one year and have had no problems. Voice
quality/reception are both very good when compared with my old Nokia.
However, I send a lot of text messages and this phone is UTTERLY AWFUL
for this - especially when compared to a Nokia. You cannot add words
to the dictionary (and lets face it - the standard dictionary is fairly
poor) and the user interface in this mode is badly thought out. Back
to Nokia for me.
Reviewed by carly from uk on 18th Aug 2003
i've had a samsung a300 for about 18months. i've had to have my first
one repaired twice and get a new one in that time. and now it has broke
so i'm getting rid of it. I've had a lot of phones and it's one of the
worst most unrealiable phones i have ever had. i admit it looks good,
but that is where it ends. friends i know who have had the phone, have
also had similar problems. DON'T BUY IT!
Reviewed by Ady from UK on 31st Jul 2003
Rubbish. What more is there to say? Exceptionally poor battery life
(I should have realised something was amiss when the phone arrived with
2 batteries), awful reception, slow - the list is endless. Never again.
Reviewed by vic from england on 25th Jul 2003
had the phone since March 2003, have had to have it repaired twice already,
the screens go blue and you cant see anything or switch it off........
Reviewed by Darren from UK on 24th Jul 2003
I bought this phone about 18 months ago, when they first came out. It
was an absolutely fantastic phone to have at that time - people would
stare in amazement at the way it looked. 18 months on, I still think
it looks fantastic!!! My wife has an A800, which is cool, but I prefer
the looks of the A300 - more macho than the A800! Never had any problems
with the phone. Good reception, excellent battery life. If it had polyphonic
ringtones I would have given it 5 stars, but for the price you cannot
Reviewed by Elle from England on 24th Jul 2003
This is just a quick one to say, that yes this phone looks real nice
(although there are obviously some real nice looking phones coming out
now) but I'd like to warn people about the bottom of the phone where
you plug the charger in - I
Reviewed by mayur from india on 20th Jul 2003
hey it's a good phone for those who wanna show off. light weight ,dual
screen ,WAPetc are some cool features of this phone. i am using it since
1 year & till now it has not given me any problem.
Reviewed by Tess from uk on 18th Jul 2003
i bought tis phone a few months ago and i absoulutly adore it When people
see you with it they are stunned at how great it looks compared to a
bulky old nokia or siemens. Great features and who cares about games
they only got boring i mean who wants 2 spend ages playing blumming
snake? The phone is fantastic there are so many things you can do with
it. I have had no problem with bad battery life mine can last up 2 4whole
days AND nights. I only charge it every so often. The keys are simple
and easily acsesed. The t9 isntgreat but te texting is unbelievebly
fast. i highly recomend this phone its amazingly fantastic the novelty
never wears off
Reviewed by - from - on 9th Jul 2003
A300 is too expensive, too unreliable, not comfortable to use. I own
one for 10 moth now, and here is list of problems that I have: 1. Battery
fixtures got broken after first time I have droped it 2. Ring tones
too quiet, if I put it in my pocket no chance that I will hear it 3.
Lousy connection quality in weak reception areas, where Nokia has no
problems at all 4. Phone lies about reception quality, there where many
cases when people where not able to reach me while phone showed full
reception 5. Phone menus are really anoying, it takes 4 clicks to set
allarm clock (that is if you figured out that you may use keys as shortcuts)
That was last Samsung product that I have bought.
Reviewed by Raz from england on 2nd Jul 2003
Hi I GOT THE A300 FOR £50 WITH SOME LIGHT SCACHES BUT IT LOOKS GOOD
SEXY IF U WANN PHONE AND U DONT NOW WICH ONE TO GET TUREST GET THE A300!!!!!
IT IS OLD BUT ANY GIRLS SEA U WITH IT THEY WIL ASK 4 U NUMBER I NOW
BECAUSE IT HAS HAPPEND TO ME
Reviewed by chris from portsmouth england on 27th
This phone is absolutely amazing!!!!! although it may be a little too
expensive considering the certain brand new models and all that stufff,
but stillllll look at how cool the phone looks. i admit the no games
thing is not very good for ppl that musttt play snake and stuff. but
hey they all get c##p after about 2 mins. i really recommend this phone;
its light, you get lots of accessories, you can switch the aerial if
its too big (in my case), and its definetely a phone to be seen with!!!
Reviewed by Helen from UK on 16th Jun 2003
I've owned this phone for over a year now and I have to say I still
love it! My phones have a very hard life getting dropped and knocked
(even buried in sand after being trodden on by a horse!!). It's simple
to use and very reliable. OK you don't get games and the the batteries
are not that great - although having 2 more than makes up for that.
It does look a little worn now but I'm so amazed it is still in one
piece and working I don't care. Because they are small enough to go
in any pocket you can take them everywhere which probabley means they
have to be tough to survive. I'm now upgrading to the samsung s300 but
I will keep this phone as a useful spare. This is the phone for people
who want to do much, much more than just look good. If you know you
are active GET IT.
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 22nd May 2003
I've been reading reviews of Sony Ericssons and Nokias on this site
and I am amazed at how unreliable they seem to be. The Samsung A300
is 100% reliable in my experience - I can't imagine it turning itself
off or anything like that. It's a cool looking phone, nice and small,
gorgeous silver finish (mine is 18 months old and just one tiny scratch
- take reasonable care and it won't get damaged). Only downside is the
quiet ringtones. Sure there are newer phones with more gadgets, but
if you're looking for a phone, you can't possibly go wrong with this
one. Samsung A800 looks good too. I would definitely buy a Samsung when
I upgrade - maybe the V200 if I can afford it :)
Reviewed by Michelle from UK on 8th Apr 2003
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I have owned mobile phones for the past 7 years, I have always had Nokia
handsets. When this phone came out about 18 months ago I was seduced
by its styling and so upgraded through Orange. To be perfectly honest,
there is nothing really WRONG with this handset, it works...BUT the
thing I have found frustrating is the terrible text messaging facility
that struggles to keep up with an experienced texters fast typing...The
predictive text function is the most dreadful I have come across, it
does not recognise many simple everyday words that is very frustrating.
In addition, after just a couple of months of light use, the silver
colour of the phones body started to come off and it has looked dreaful
ever since. The battery life is a joke, you'll get perhaps two days
standby on a fully charged battery, which is dreadful and very impractical.
Finally the menus are not designed logically and navigation is far more
complicated than I would expect. My advise? Don't bother with this handset.
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