Samsung A800 Review
Review: March 2003.
The Samsung A800 is a stylish phone and was hugely popular when it
was launched in 2003. It has a very similar appearance to its big brother,
the Samsung T100. As well as looking
very similar to the T100, it shares virtually all the same features,
including the 40-voice polyphonic ringtones, except that it doesn't
have a colour screen. If you're prepared to give colour a miss, then
you will find the A800 to be a good value stylish and functional phone.
The A800 features the extremely popular dual-display that means you
can see who's calling you before deciding whether to take the call.
To accept the call, you just flip open the phone. The external display
also shows useful information like date & time, battery life and
Key features of the A800 are its tiny size and weight and excellent
The main features of the Samsung A800 are:
- Polyphonic ringtones (40-voice) and customisable ringtones
- High-resolution screen (128 x 128 pixels) plus external display
- WAP 1.2.1
- Voice dialling and speed dialling
- Voice memo (10 minutes)
- Predictive text messaging (T9)
- Phone memory (200 names)
- Caller display
- 3 games
- Downloadable screensavers
- Clock, alarm, calculator
- Size: 80 x 40 x 22 mm
- Weight: 68g
- Battery standby: 150 hours
- Battery talktime: 3 hours
- Vibration alert
- Dual band
Samsung A800 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by tom from UK on 8th Dec 2011
bought this phone of ebay as my samsung touchscreen broke just wanted
something cheap and one that will LAST MORE THAN 10 MIN unlike the phones
Reviewed by Kevin from UK on 15th Sep 2003
Further to my review on 10/9/03, I've spoken to Samsung direct... you
can't disable the switch on/off etc. noises, but you can put the phone
into "quiet mode" before switching off if you need to switch off quietly!...
but the phone forgets that it's been put to quiet mode when you next
switch it on... and it will play that f#*%! tune again! The Witch pictures
on the external screen at switch on/off are "features", and can't be
changed or disabled My phone has been returned
Reviewed by Rick from England on 11th Sep 2003
Love the phone. Its slick, compact and has all the facilites i need.
The smile light on the front kicks ass. It is the don. Bein able to
change the colour is wkd as well, n the way it dances to the ringtones
is well funky. The blue backlight is so cool and i think it looks better
than a lot of the colour screen fones i hav seen. The reception is excellent
and the battery lasts long enuff. It seems a lot better than its older
brother the T100 cos of the size and the slickness of it. Gotta admit,
it does have the ladies comin uo 2 ya. My mates got a T100 and girls
ignore him. He's beta lookin thatn me as well. My A800 is attracting
ladies cos they think its well cute. Looks like its gudbye to Nokia
4 good cos these Samsung phones are better looking. Ringtones r amazing.
You can dowload them from www.cardboardfish.com and you can also download
them via wap. WAP is the cheaper option via cardboardfish.com costing
about 30p a ringtone. The noises are a little annoying sumtimes, li
ke wen ur switching it on and off and it does also make some uneccessary
sounds like wen u send a msg or add a contact. After u download the
2nd ringtone it starts replacing ur old ones already set on the phone.
overall though i giv the fone 9/10 cos it has everythin bt has a few
problems like the annoying sounds at times.
Reviewed by Kevin from UK on 10th Sep 2003
problems: how to get rid of "switch on/off /delete text/enter in phone
book noises... but keep ring when called "hands free" not truely hands
free... you need a hand to press an button to answer calls can't change
external "witch" graphic on switch on/off can't seem to ring and vibrate
at the same time. hands free needs to hang round neck... not much good
if you want to keep your phone discrete I've e-mailed samsung with these
problems... if i get any answers I'll post them here
Reviewed by Elspeth from UK on 6th Sep 2003
Hi I have read most of the reviews and i am thinking about getting the
phone but some people say it is really loud and makes a noise when you
turn it on and off etc is it possible to turn that off and when you
write a txt can you change it so you can just write what you want in
slang, like u and r etc. Some people say its breaks something to do
with the screen being blurred Should i get the phone my friend is using
it at the mo her other phone is a 8310 and she prefers her 8310 much
more and said the samsung A800 isn't very good. Please help or email
me a reply at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks Elspeth P.S Sorry i went
on a bit.
Reviewed by Suze from UK on 5th Sep 2003
I got my A800 last night and have already mastered how to use it - its
easy to use, looks fantastic and is dead dinky. I'm impressed so far.......I
Reviewed by Ellie from England on 3rd Sep 2003
I haven't actually bought the phone yet but before I do I wanted to
know how easy it would be to break the flap or somehting. I am quite
clumsy so if it is easily broken then it is not the phone for me! The
other thing was the sound level. How loud is the lowest sound setting?
I leave my phone on whilst I am in my lectures at uni, and I need to
be able to recieve messages without anyone knowing! Please let me know
the answers to my questions at email@example.com. Thanks!
Reviewed by Alex from England on 2nd Sep 2003
To the people who say they are sick of the on and off melody tones,
the simple way to get rid of them is to hold down the HASH key before
you turn off your phone putting it into silent mode! :) Overall this
phone is great, great style, good features and all that but I got in
March and I have recently had problems with it which have forced me
to send it away for repair. The display screen was mirroring and going
into a negative image, then a few days later my phone was switching
off completely and then it jus woudlnt show any display at all. I sent
it away for repair under the warranty and got it back and its fine now!:)
And to people who are downloading extra ringtones onto their SA800's,
beware that once you download more than two the ringtones start overwriting
your current ones!!
Reviewed by Tian Tian from singapore on 31st Aug
I brought it a week ago.. It's a neat and cute phone. Anyone know of
any site can download ring tone and image for low price?
Reviewed by Zoe from UK on 31st Aug 2003
I love this phone & am really impressed with the ringtones especially
as u can download free ones from samsungmobile.com, though you have
to reigster & pay for ost of WAP. BUT help! Like many other I find the
sound that the phone makes when i turn it on or off or delete a message
etc etc is really really annoying! PLEASE tell me how to turn this off!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org i'd really appreciate it thanx!
Reviewed by abbas from karachi on 30th Aug 2003
its a good phone but samsung may provide its cd to download ringtones
Reviewed by jess from brum on 30th Aug 2003
well from what ever1 as sed on here this fone soundz well worth havin!
itz tiny & iz wat i need 2 impress ma matez :o) but i wonder if ne1
can help i wna b on o2 and i wnt the 200 free tx ya get wen u put £10
on ya fone but wat do i ask wen i go 2 buy the fone!? wel if ne1 can
help jus send me email email@example.com
Reviewed by Natz from England on 29th Aug 2003
im getting it 2moz n im really exited! im gettin trainers 2!1!! im gettin
dis fone coz ov all d gud things i herd bout it!!!!
Reviewed by Carly A. from England on 29th Aug
i think da samsung a800 is wicked and i hope i get 1 4 xmas. i wish
evry 1 would stop moanin bout it, u can do far worse than dis fone!!!
Reviewed by Tizzy from London, UK on 28th Aug
Neat little phone, my hubby brought it for me during our wedding weekend,
so it will always be special. Very small compact, but packed with features.
The top flap does have a danger of becoming loose, but you just have
to treat your phone with respect. I am also getting a mini stub for
the arial with should make it even more compact. Thanks to Claire for
the great free tones download website, cost me 50p using the wap service
- would have been cheaper if I figured out how to use wap! Others reviewers
have asked how to turn off the annoying bleep you get everytime you
use the keypad: Sound Settings>Keytone>Off
Reviewed by LOUISE from ENGLAND on 26th Aug 2003
This phone is a really light, sexy and girly which is reliable and easy
to use. I got my phone 3months ago and i have had no problems at all.
And the ringtones are a good standard to.
Reviewed by Billy from England on 26th Aug 2003
This phone rocks. It looks really good, has some really good features
and the polyphonic ringtones are to die for. The only problem I have
is finding somewhere to download screensavers or background pics.
Reviewed by harry from england on 26th Aug 2003
has anybody managed to turn of the hidously embarrassing turn on/off
Reviewed by ollie from uk on 25th Aug 2003
does anybody have a website to download screensavers for the "idle mode"
backgroung, i cant find one anywere! please help me!
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 23rd Aug 2003
Bought the phone a few days ago after reading the reviews on this site.
Ideal for trouser pockets as I often go out without a jacket. Ringtones
are great & have downloaded them from http://www.cbfmobile.com/ (thanks
claire for the site). In general a cool phone.
Reviewed by Ricardo man from England on 22nd Aug
This fone as everythin u need and just cause it aint got colour dnt
mean it's bad, it is good lookin, compact, light, wicked features and
is just outstandin! well done samsung!!!!ringtones r wicked aswell!
Reviewed by Sulman Athar from UK London on 21st
The Samsung A800 is an extremely sophisticated phone which offers downloadable
polyphonic ringtones and lets you customise your own phone the way you
want. Its voice activation features are also impressive and there is
a range of multimedia avaliable such as games. The only negative side
to this phone is that it needs to be handled with extreme care as the
external display is very easy to crack and the flap can very easily
be broken. Apart from that the phone is impressive.
Reviewed by gemma from england on 20th Aug 2003
i put a deposeit down for this fone today not really having a chance
to look at it that well, so i dont really no anything about it i just
got it cos it looks nice, so can you tell me a little about it pls?
could you e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org thanx very much :)
Reviewed by Claire from UK on 19th Aug 2003
I got the phone yesterday and love it. It's really compact and has some
great features such as the dual screen and phonebook options. The only
criticism would be the lack of choice with the pictures and ringtones.
I found a great site for polyphonic ringtones http://www.cbfmobile.com/
which is really cheap as you only pay for the cost of using WAP to enter
a code, so it only cost me about 30p. Does anyone know of a good site
where I can get images for the display background from? I've been looking
but can't find anything for this email@example.com, cheers.
Reviewed by Oatesy from Scotland on 16th Aug 2003
Got this phone around three months ago. Its really kool and looks very
stylish. The ringtones are the best thing about this phone. All the
latest chart tones sound great!! My melody box is actually full and
would like to hear from anyone who knows how to delete any tunes I am
finished with?? recently i have encoutered the problem of the phone
switching itself off but apart from that i really like this fone, a
real touch of class!
Reviewed by Liz from UK on 16th Aug 2003
I've only had this phone for 3 days and I've just put it up for sale
on Ebay anybody interested head that way, because the phone's driving
me insane! Positives: Great size, shape, quality feel, useful features.
Negatives: Lets just say it has some "musical features" that i feel
are maddening. Plays musical noise everytime you save a setting, add
to your phone book, delete a message, switch the phone off or on and
it cant be disabled!(well I have yet to find the off button for this)
Put it this way if you want a descreet phone for meetings and open plan
offices, don't buy this one because this "musical feature" likes to
broadcast to the world what you are doing. Oh and the 2nd and most major
feature I dislike is the total lack of common sense which has gone into
the design of the texting menu. I cannot seem to find a way of making
the Texting format non-predictive as default. It changes back to predictive
everytime i want to send a message. And the reply to txt feature is
right down at the bottom of the menu system so it takes absolutely forever
to just send/reply to a simple txt message. It has polyphonic ringtones,
but they seem to have filled the phone with every ring tone youve never
used on your previous phones. And it says downloable ring tones well
I've yet to find a tone on the samsung website that is available for
this phone. The lowest sound setting to me isn't low enough I still
think its quite loud. Disapointed, I'm going back to Nokia.
Reviewed by lucy? from uk on 15th Aug 2003
I got this phone yesterday and the booklet was really hard to understand,
but once you start pressing the buttons - you learn it very quickly.
I don't know what the people are goin on about when they say it is hard
to download ringtones. A minute ago i went on www.polyphonicringtones.com
and downloaded busted - sleepin with the light on. It cost £3 but it
is good. You had to text with the code of the tone, then they txt you
bak. you have to go on wap and they txt u with an ID no. it is very
simple and good. All in all, the phone is brill. The tones are good,
and the games and the flashing colours and witch is cool too.
Reviewed by ben from uk on 12th Aug 2003
Can anyone who uses this phone actually spell? Stop destroying what
is a glorious language you ignorant idiots. I like the phone.
Reviewed by lisa from uk on 11th Aug 2003
I've got a question - does the predictive text function learn new words
or not? Trying to decide whether to buy this phone or not. i want a
flip/clam phone that learns new words and holds its charge. any ideas?
Reviewed by Mel from England on 8th Aug 2003
I haven't got de phone yet - i'm gettin it soon. I'm a bit worried tho
cos i love funky poly ringtones and loads a peeps av said its hard to
get em or the ringtones on de phone aren't dat good. But there's been
lots of good things about it so i can't wait to buy it. I write again
after i've got it.xxx
Reviewed by Kayla from England on 6th Aug 2003
Its soooo cute! da blue backlight is classy, who needs colour??!?? small,
compact, deffinately a womans phone. Got 1 because my 3330 started playing
up, and i needed a touch of class, this A800 is deffinately it. I love
it!!! The people who said they'v had problems its probably that u force
da flip 2 far back and end up breaking the connection, its a goddamn
PHONE, its not a bomb proof, anything will break if u dnt use it carefully.
Love your baby,I do! I love my pnoe! lol x
Reviewed by AkBaRzAi from Pakistan on 5th Aug
well i don't have the flipStyle phone but its coooool well ihad a nokia
5510 and its gud too (for music lovers) but i dropped it and now the
screen is blank ... so is this phone sensitive too?? well waiting for
Reviewed by lulu from scotland on 1st Aug 2003
i love this phone i love the colour bit and i just downloaded ringtones
if u need any just check out a mag the witch is soooooo cool just got
it 2 days ago I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p
Reviewed by Lol from UK on 1st Aug 2003
Haven't bought this phone yet - will do soon - but for everyone who
asked, you can download ringtones at: www.samsungmobile.com (you have
to register) or www.O2.co.uk
Reviewed by Nick from Wales on 1st Aug 2003
I love this phone! This has to be one of the best looking phones on
the market - its just so stylish! Great features and excellent build
quality. Also the sound quality and clarity is unbelievably good. If
you want to stand out from the usual Nokia crowd you cant go much wrong
with this phone. Buy it.... Now!
Reviewed by marie from england on 30th Jul 2003
well i got my fone on monday 2days ago for my bday on thursday and i
think its wicked! but as everyone is asking WERE CAN U DOWLOAD PICS
AND RINGTONES ?there has to b sum were if any one nos how plz mail me
firstname.lastname@example.org thanks alot ill keep looking and let u no bye
Reviewed by Helen from England on 29th Jul 2003
Does anyone know how I can turn off that horrid tone/melody that blares
out when you turn the A800 on and off. I have had the phone for 1 day
and am not too impressed with that noise.
Reviewed by VANYA from ENGLAND on 27th Jul 2003
Getting my samsung a800 tomorrow! When putting in search for websites
that do the a800 ringtones tons come up then when i get on there they
aint compatible! Hmmmmmm! Owts gotta be better than the one fingered
casio keyboard Nokia tones! Swore blind i'd never have a Nokia then
purchased the 8210 and totally regretted it! Built like tanks but poor
value for money, fingers crossed i'm gonna be well pleased with my a800
soooooo watch this space!! ;)
Reviewed by Jill from UK on 27th Jul 2003
I bought the a800 after my sis got it and recommended it and I love
it, the only thing I don't like is when you add a new number or delete
a text message a tune plays. how do you get rid of it coz its really
annoying! Apart from that fab phone.
Reviewed by lol from england on 26th Jul 2003
oh my god, i need this phone, my mate has got 1, its so cool. if any
1 wants to sell me theres, then id be very grateful. well done samsung
Reviewed by Julie from UK on 26th Jul 2003
Only received fone yesterday. Intial reactions....is it possible to
be in love with an inanimate object? This fone is gorge! Plz can sum1
say if this fone will receive polyphonic ring tones. Have gone on Samsung.com
and seems that this fone is not compatable to download tones from there
site. Anyone with any suggestions?
Reviewed by sexy kim from england on 25th Jul
This phone is amazing, it is very very attractive. I think the ringtones
are great but does any one know if you can compose ringtones onto this
fone?!? This fone is light small and is easy to caryy around and if
any one is considering buying it i would definatly reccomend it. Its
a very ladylike phone ,better then all the other phones ive had which
are, samsung a300, nokia 3310, 3410 and 3330.
Reviewed by Angelo from Philippines on 25th Jul
pro: small, lightweight, chic-trendy look cons: programs, application
speed, keypads sucks like hell. bought it about 3 months ago. at first
i was very excited: i was like being unique from the nokia phone users.
also it was the flip-flop type. but later i realized that it was such
a hassle of flipping and flopping it everytime someone called/texted
me. after that you'll get bored of it. too much glamour, you know what
i'm saying? it's also not user-friendly for people who don't use cellphones
much. also it has software problems.
Reviewed by Richard from UK on 21st Jul 2003
I have had my phone 6 months as i brought it in January with some money
i had got for my birthday. It was a great phone then and still is with
its tons of features but the only things i have to complain about are
the embedded keyboard not like a nokia one which stands out and that
the screen backlight fails to operate. Apart from those glitches its
a great phone but they should have made the light more relliable and
the keys easier to work with because i am off to buy a Sony Ericsson
T68i. Please tell me if any one else has had the backlight problem and
if they know where to download pictures and screensavers becuase wap
and pc have turned up nothing.
Reviewed by Rafal from England on 20th Jul 2003
I think its the most reliable phone i had!
Reviewed by - from - on 20th Jul 2003
Anything that boasts several colours of flashing light, slinky silver
and a witch that says BYE has got to be worth it! i love it and swore
I'd never have anything but that idiot box of a Nokia.
Reviewed by Lewis from England on 19th Jul 2003
This phone is v.cool.Can any1 tell me where 2 get ply ringtones from
4 it cheap or not mail me @ email@example.com
Reviewed by Carly from UK on 19th Jul 2003
got mine today and I'm i love with it!! I don't care about downloading
ringtones and stuff as am happy with the ones they have on it!! Get
this phone ***NOW***!!!!
Reviewed by sam matthews from england ( southampton)
on 17th Jul 2003
the best phone i have ever seen
Reviewed by BornToGetBusy from Denmark on 16th
Just got the A800 today after a few days waiting. I does look great
and the size is perfect. For the price nothing comes close!
Reviewed by paul from england on 11th Jul 2003
dissapointed with this phone, as when i bought it at the begining of
this month jan 2003, one month later there was a fault with the phone,
couldn't enter pin number then phone switches itself off, but it got
fixed, and recently the problem has occured again, i am most upset.
has anyone else had the same problems??
Reviewed by Tereza from Australia on 8th Jul 2003
Umm i dun reaslly have it yet but does any one noe if the a800 works
in australia coz my sh!t cousin says it doesnt work over here. but i
really want that phone. pla email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by laura from uk on 7th Jul 2003
this little phone is so cute, i just got it today to replace my old
3310. so far no regrets!! the onli thing is tho, does ne1 kno if u can
get brackets up in the sms?? i cant find where the "(" or ")" is!! i
dont kno what ppl are complaining about either, the ringtones rnt THAT
bad... and the xellent thing is, i can now save 210 msgs and 2000 ppl
in my phone book!! way to go samsung.
Reviewed by dsaniel from englend on 1st Jul 2003
the samsung A800 is every thing a stylish fone has a recording voice
box cool ringtones wicked images and all sorts of accessories encluding
handsfree kit. its every a small fone want too be an much much more
8310 is useless compered to the samsung A800 all aroundpucker fone well
worth your money
Reviewed by - from - on 30th Jun 2003
It,s small, it;s light, it has double screen but the fone isveri easy
to broke. I've got one in may and now I can't see anything on the screen
Reviewed by - from - on 28th Jun 2003
Got it just for one day but is EXCELLENT and superb easy to use. I have
learned all the features (which are lots) in just one day despite in
the past I always been unable to work a mobile phone to its full features
Small, light, great looking, packed of features and its voice calling
is amazing What I cant understand is why some many people complain about
the ringtones not beeing easy to download. This phone got GREAT ringtones
and so unusual. Who the hell need more ringtones. GREAT PHONE AND HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE
Reviewed by Mark from Wngland on 22nd Jun 2003
Looks are not everything. We have had 6 of these as company phones for
6 months. On all of them, the internal light has failed. Two have completely
blank screens now and are unaccesible. One of these will no longer stay
powered up. Sort it out samsung. These phones are expensive and unreliable.
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 18th Jun 2003
Fantastic !! Does anyone know if you can download extra pictures/wallpapers
? If so where ?
Reviewed by Steve from England on 15th Jun 2003
Excellent phone, anyone wanting ringtones and are willing to put in
some effort (samsung havent made it easy) log onto www.samsungmobile.com,
register your phone and fill out the rest of rubbish they want you to
fill out to gain points (credits) you can earn around 300 by doing this,
you also get one credit per day extra IF you log onto the site daily.
the tones are downloaded by logging onto the wap site on your mobile
(cell) phone,i managed to get quiet a few tones and they are pretty
good but be warned THIS SITE IS NOT A800 FRIENDLY and it takes some
doing! good luck all
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 12th Jun 2003
Only had the phone a day and I love it. So small, looks great and packed
with features. Really easy to use too. Who needs colour screens and
camera's when the phone is this cool.
Reviewed by david from uk on 10th Jun 2003
this is the best phne ive ever had. i have had a nokia 3310 nokia 3410
nokia 3510i and a samsung t100 but my samsung a800 beats the lot of
them its a excellent phone ill advise anybody to get one they are brill.
plus its a classy phone not just common like all the nokias . although
this phone is not colour it is alot better than the MASSIVE T100 and
the nokia 3510i witch often switched its self off on me ANYWAY IF YOU
CAN AFFORD ONE DEFINATLY GET ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Craig Thompson from England on 8th
excellent phone but is ther any free ringtone site I can download
Reviewed by kim from uk on 8th Jun 2003
it is a great phone, but just wondering...does anyone know how to get
rid of that witch that comes on when u switch it on and off? cheers
Reviewed by - from - on 8th Jun 2003
I havent got the mobile yet! but my brother has got it and his seems
to be really cool! Ive got a samsung A300 and I still think that one
is really good! But I am getting bored of it! I want an entertaining
phone and I think this will be the right one for me!
Reviewed by Kevin Tilley from UK on 7th Jun 2003
Reasonably robust with great features. I've noticed some reviewers say
Messages common menu item (for delivery reports) is greyed out. I think
this may be a network provider thing. My Daughter's is (Orange PAYG)
but my Son's (Vodafone) & mine (Vodafone contract) aren't.
Reviewed by one1 from uk on 6th Jun 2003
Absolutely amazin and far betta than the Panasonic GD87 i dnt lik sum
of the classical ringtones but most are bril! The 10 minute lobng recording
has proved to be the most used the amazing phonebook memory and can
hold 210 messages! Its light and tiny and luks a whole lot better than
phones like nokia 7210 which are £360 and this one is half price! Dont
know about the games their all very similar but the phone is brilliant,
the melodies, animation and pics especially2 add to messages can these
be sent2 otha fones xcept samsung ones?????????? BRIL FONE LUKS BETTA
THAN THE T100 TOO which is much bigger, heavier and wider. Much of a
ladies fone though. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by - from - on 3rd Jun 2003
what i can say is this is really a good phone!!!!!
Reviewed by - from - on 3rd Jun 2003
grate phone but where can i down load ringtones from?
Reviewed by sin leng piou from malaysia on 1st
very good enough,weight is only 68g is compared more to woman or lady,but
i am a boy like it too.if Samsung A800 have to improve is excellent
when have 65000 colours
Reviewed by Oatesy from UK on 24th May 2003
Quality phone, light, easy to use and just well kool. Ave got two problems
tho, how do i get msg reports because "common" in my message screen
is blocked out? And is there anywhere you can download ringtones???
Plz help if you can! cheers
Reviewed by Gill from England on 23rd May 2003
I bought my phone yesterday & am still going through all it's features
etc. So far, I've only got one critisism of it & that's (yep, you guessed
it) that I can't download the ringtones. Has ANYONE on here managed
it successfully yet?...if so, how the hell do you do it? PLEASE let
me know! :)
Reviewed by Mark Price from Wales on 22nd May
Hiya, Mark again. I have decided to sell this phone as I cannot cope
with hearing it ringing anymore. My Partner has left me and every time
somebody phones, it reminds me of him. We had a different dance for
every ring tone. I am devasted as I not only loved my partner Steve,
but also this phone. Open to offers.
Reviewed by Mark Price from Wales on 21st May
Wow! What can I say! This phone is absolutely amazing. I previously
had a Motorola Startac and thought I looked really cool with that phone,
but this one is a different class. The ringtones are superb and I phone
myself all the time to dance with my boyfriend to the dance sounds.
Thanks Samsung. I love you x.
Reviewed by sarah from uk on 19th May 2003
this is a reply tot harriet from uk u go into messages common in then
comes up reply path and delivery reports scroll till a tick appears
in the box next to reports then press the select buttonit will then
say changed then its done by the way the fone is cool
Reviewed by wendy hall from uk on 19th May 2003
I have only had my new phone for a couple of days and I love it. Its
so small & light and fits in any pocket. I'm still going through the
hand book because there are still many features I need to master. Slightly
more complicated than my 3310 but once ive figured it out I know i will
not want to change. Its very stylish and so cool. The ring tones are
not brill but they do sound very different from the normal mobile ring
tones so i'm happy with that.
Reviewed by Mark P from UK on 19th May 2003
Wow.....I love this phone, in fact I love it more than my mum !! I haven't
stopped talking about this phone all day and I'm not receving it until
tomorrow. I love all the features of the Samsung , i just wish I had
some friends so someone would phone me. If you want to be my friend
get it touch soon !
Reviewed by Harriet from UK on 17th May 2003
PLEASE HELP ME!!I got my Samsung A800 yesterday and everything is great
with it, apart from one thing. How do you get delivery reports? In the
handbook it says that you go to Messages---Settings----and then into
Common, but Common isnt highlighted so I cant select it!! I know that
delivery reports are under the "Common" menu, but how do I select it??
Is there a way to unlock it? Please reply someone! Im a desperate girl!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Harriet from UK on 15th May 2003
I am getting my Samsung A800 tomorrow, and I am really pleased I chose
it. I have a Nokia 5210 at the moment and albeit it is a very good phone
it is quite chunky and doesnt have polyphonic ringtones. I have read
all the reviews on here and they all seem pretty positive so I cant
wait to get it tomorrow! I'll let you know what I think!!
Reviewed by Lenny from singapore on 13th May 2003
I just bought my mobile few days ago. Gee.. its very compact and user
friendly compared to my previous samsung A200. But i still can't download
my favourite ringtones! My hubby tot of getting one soon.
Reviewed by john from twister on 11th May 2003
if you r lookin to buy the samsung a800 then DO NOW!!!!!!!!!! it is
a brill fone and + IT LOOKS GREAT it is the best fone in the world buy
Reviewed by - from - on 11th May 2003
i think the samsung a800 is the cutest fone in the world! its tiny and
light and SOOOOO stylish. Its good value too for all the features but
it is advertised as having 40 ringtones when it definently does not!
It is also advertised as having composable ringtones but i have not
accessed this feature. On the whole its a lovely fone a budget version
of the T100 and smaller and lighter too. I just love the smile light
on the front! in different colours and most the ringtones are classical
WHO WANTS CLASSICAL RINGTONES??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Joma from Netherlands on 10th May
Samsung did it: I am hugging my mobile phone more than my woman! What
a little wonder! Hard to imagine what type of phone can beat this type
of satisfaction.... More creative standard ringtones maybe?
Reviewed by lorraine from england on 5th May 2003
have had my phone for two days now and i am very pleased with it overall
.If i do have one complaint its that it is very difficult to download
the ring tones ..i have tried five times now and failed every time.
other than that i would recommend it to anyone ....my friends are all
envious, and want one...
Reviewed by - from England on 5th May 2003
Stunning phone, much nicer than the larger, clunkier colour version.
The ringtones are excellent, you can download further ringtones from
the samsungmobile wap site. It has caller profiles, two displays, ring
logos, all the features you'd expect from a modern phone. An excellent
Reviewed by - from - on 29th Apr 2003
i think that the samsung a800 is very very good. I like the ring tones
and the way the phone is small and light, i also love the flashing light
on the front and its even better because you can change the colour!!
The only thing is that i dont no how to download ringtones, and if you
can?? and can you get extra pictures?? will someone please tell me if
this is possible. thanx
Reviewed by Sarah from United Kingdom on 29th
Hi I have just ordered the samsung A800 on contract yesterday and it
should be arriving by the end of the week. It sound really cool. I have
just listend to some of the ringtones and they sound wicked. I'm well
excited can't wait till it arrives. I'm with O2 but does any one know
if the signal is any good on this network. :) :) :) :)
Reviewed by beth from england, newcastle on 25th
im so excited coz im gettin the samsung A800 today! ive had the samsung
!300 for nearly 2 years and it was a great fone so i cant wait to get
this new one. Its gorgeuos isnt it?! I love that 'smiley' light thing
as well-totally cool!
Reviewed by Kevin from - on 19th Apr 2003
Perfect little phone thats got loads of class!! Top Marks!
Reviewed by Ian from England on 15th Apr 2003
Lighweight, small and with ample features, make this the best mobile
of the twelve I have owned so far. Only disadvantage is...how on earth
can they make it smaller and lighter next year ? !!! Top marks for this
Reviewed by Amy from England on 15th Apr 2003
I so love this phone i only got it on saturday and it is the best.
Reviewed by Kieran from England on 15th Apr 2003
I Haven't got my Samsung A800 yet but I've been hearing mixed oppinions
to weather or not its a great phone, Personally I think it looked great,
but the price is a bit over the top, don't ya think?? Anyway, Im getting
one on Virgin with WAP,Polyphonic Ringtones and cool things like that.
I'll give you all an update soon after I have my phone and see if I
like it or not.(It looks a bit fidly and small) Kieran xx
Reviewed by - from - on 14th Apr 2003
I bought the Samsung A800 two weeks ago, and to be quite honest i really
dont know why i didnt get 1 earlier. I am so pleased with it, its stylish,
small and has good ringtones, all my friends want 1!The only thing is
i cant download screensavers, and i am yet to find out if it is possible
to send ringtones to compatible phones, but apart from that i am extremely
Reviewed by Richie from England on 12th Mar 2003
The phone is nice and compact,price I think a bit dear but all the features
make up for the price. I do think its a bit hard to use at first but
after a little dabble to get used to it you find all sorts of other
features, GET ONE.
Reviewed by Liz from UK on 8th Mar 2003
I brought this phone not long ago and i love it! I think its a great
little phone. its small and stylish. the ringtones sound great, and
its really easy to use. Ok, so you don't get the colour screen, but
thats no big loss really, because you basically get all the other features
of the t100.
Reviewed by Rachel from England on 7th Mar 2003
Cool and stylish...that is why I got it. But. Possibly not enough choice
when looking for a new polytone or screensaver! Maybe it will catch
up soon! Please...no more of the silly tunes and more of the funky sounds!!!!
A funky phone deserves and funky sound!! Do we agree? XX
Reviewed by Jane Nguyen from Australia on 4th
i have A800 and i like it so much bacause it's small and useful for
me .But the only thing i don't like is i can't download screensaver
or ringtone from the computer and i can't find the ringtone composer
in my phone
Reviewed by jeff from - on 28th Feb 2003
uuuuuummmmmm......... i dont yet have my a8oo it comes monday but it
does look good, fingers crossed. i will let you all know how i get on
monday thanks love ross
Reviewed by samantha from indonesia on 18th Feb
I have samsung A800 i bought it last Dec 2002, its really nice and smaller
handphone . Only 2 months after i bought it , this week i have problem
now , the backlight can not operate it as ussual, and im very dissapointed
that samsung A800 is very easy to be broken even the price is very expensive.
Reviewed by robert from ireland on 17th Feb 2003
the 2,000 phonebook memory is very useful for my business
Reviewed by jeddica from england on 15th Feb 2003
i have the A800 and it is really good, its basically the more affordable
version of the colour screen samsung but its smaller. It has many features
some of them useless such as the converter, you can change say km into
miles. But alltogether the phone is small, stylish and full of gd features.