Samsung D800 Review
Review: February 2006.
How to start describing the Samsung D800? Let's start with the outside.
It's a slide-up phone, as all the best Samsungs are these days. The
slide is super-smooth, and the appearance of the phone is simply stunning.
It has a black textured magnesium surface with chrome edging, and is
Samsung's thinnest phone to date (note: now beaten by the D900).
The D600 was 21.5 mm thick: the D800
is just 15mm. Even the Motorola RAZR is
just a hair's breadth thinner at 14mm. Due to the thinness of the phone,
the keypad is flat (like the Motorola RAZR) and is not as easy to use
as a conventional keypad. Samsung describe the D800 as a premium slide-up
phone, and in making it they have built a phone akin to the premium
series. It's a phone that you want to look at, to hold, to slide up
and down, up and down ... but we're getting carried away - let's take
a look inside.
Moving on to the camera, we're a tennsy weensy bit disappointed. It's
the same camera as the D500 - 1.3 megapixels. What happened to the 2
megapixel camera used on the D600? Samsung have taken a step backwards
here, but we're willing to forgive, because the display is the same
as that used on the D600: a very bright TFT LCD with 262,144 colours
and 240 x 320 pixels. Superb! The MP3 player is stereo and supports
a very side range of formats. A stereo headset is supplied in the sales
package too. Ringtones are the usual high quality 64-voice MP3 tones
that we now expect from Samsung. There's an integrated speakerphone,
a voice recorder and a new feature - speaker independent voice dialling
- which works very well.
Like the D600, the D800 supports a TV-out connection, so you can view
images and videos directly on a TV. Bluetooth and USB connectivity is
supported too. The D800 also supports PicBridge for direct printing
of images to compatible printers.
The D800's messaging options are SMS, MMS and email. PicselViewer enables
office documents (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) to be viewed, but not edited.
The TV Out feature can be used to display documents on a TV screen.
Turning to memory, the D800 disappoints once again, as there is no
memory card. Whilst 80 Mbytes lets you hold quite a lot of stuff (one
hour of video or around 20 MP3 tracks), a memory card would have been
the icing on the cake. Still, with a phone this slim and this nice-looking,
some compromise is inevitable and we can live with this. Battery life
is OK but not brilliant.
The D800 is a nice phone, but not perfect. It hasn't got a memory card,
the keypad isn't the easiest to use, battery life is average, and the
camera certainly isn't state-of-the-art: but the looks are to die for.
The new D900 is even better however!
Features of the Samsung D800 include:
- 1.3 megapixel camera (1280 x 1024 pixels) with digital zoom
- Video camera
- Display: TFT LCD, 262,144 colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- MP3 player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ and WMA formats)
- Stereo headset supplied
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Speaker independent voice dialling
- Integrated speakerphone
- Voice recorder
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, E-Mail (POP3, SMTP &
- Document viewer (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Games: Bobby Carrot, Time Rider II plus downloadable Java games
- Personal organiser functions
- Caller ID with picture phonebook
- Memory: 80 Mbytes
- Connectivity: Bluetooth®, USB, TV-out
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10
- Size: 97 x 52 x 15 mm
- Weight: 98g
- Talktime: 3.5 hours
- Battery standby: 220 hours
Samsung D800 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by mel from UK on 20th Jan 2007
i gt dis fne in pink n i luv it it's gr8 i recommend dis fne 2 every1!
holds ldsa songs!
Reviewed by craig from N.I on 19th Jan 2007
hey i have a white d800 da fones great dunno no wat others r sayin but
da memrory but my memroy great i hav lik 30 songs on it. its good lookin
n great buttons r flash aswell recommended
Reviewed by deuce from Italy on 18th Jan 2007
I like it. The silver edges make it look different from other sliders
and the ok button has a nice effect at night when the backlight is on.
The cam and video are good so is the mp3 player. It should have a card
slot but they wanted to make it for fashion and not for entertainment.
Instead of extra option like themes and mp3 sms tones samsung give you
other things like document viewer and tv output. You cannot have everything
and if you go with samsung you get higher quality.
Reviewed by Colin from England on 15th Jan 2007
Don't touch it. The buttons are rubbish, the chargers have both broken,
the charger wont stay in the phone. all in all it's rubbish. And what
ever you do don't get it from Diala phone as they are impossible to
get hold of. get yourself a Sony much better all round and I wish I
had never changed it.
Reviewed by Stuart from England on 14th Jan 2007
I like the phone as im a big fan of Samsungs, however, the memory lets
the phone down, time to switch to the D900 i think!
Reviewed by Arron Dunn from England on 10th Jan
The phone is great looking but the memory holds the phone back i now
own one and i am happy apart from i can only hold about six songs on
Reviewed by Holly from Wales on 9th Jan 2007
I have had this phone for about 5 months now and it has never failed
to do what i need it to do. I was very please with it when i recived
it and now, it i still one of the best phones i have had so-far. The
bluetooth is very fast, the picters are great and it os a very easy
phone to use. I havenever had any problems with it what-so-evr, it is
a great pone.
Reviewed by Caz from U.K on 8th Jan 2007
This phone is a smart looking phone and it has all the latest gadgets
on it.I personally love the phone because I own one and it is suitable
for most peoples needs.
Reviewed by Max from Croatia on 8th Jan 2007
People who say that this phone is bad or something..I ask you..where
was your thinking by ch. this phn?If you bought it with damaged battery
or if it has been softly damaged by crashing on to the concrete, it
is no to blame samsung for. This phone is far away from ugly d 600 or
d500 or any nokia garbage..batt. lasts for 5 days of normal use..if
i want to buy a christmas tree i ll do so..but choosing mob for such
purpose is so gently said...idiotic...for children is ideal..something
flashy..look royale and elegant. from mee 5 stars and remember..try
to empty the batt..at first time so much that you cannot turn on the
thing:))then charge it about 10 hours:)all rewiews and specs are not
confident..if you have tft colour mob..it cant last for week. Zbogom
ljudi:)) Pozdrav..or should say by dudes:()()))))) my bad english just
turn even more worse..:)
Reviewed by elizabeth windsor II from Great Britain on
6th Jan 2007
this phone is very good even for one such as me how ever the only points
that let it down is the memory since not allowing the memory card the
pottential of the phone has lowerd so therefore 10 minutes after purchase
i bought a new one the samsung d900 which is much better but the slide
snapped off so i purchased a new phonne later that day from japan a
trial phone the d1000 red and that phone is superb very much so that
i am using it to this very moment i have to take my leave since my grandson
william has just entered to talk to me i will leave my throne to him
toodaloo (the queen has left the building) may i bless you yours truthfully
elizabeth windsor II
Reviewed by johnny from scotland on 3rd Jan 2007
This fone is quite brilliant a mean theres not much difference in 0.7
megapixels anyway and maybe the reason people fones arent workin cause
they dont charge them like ure supposed to wen u first get the fone
Reviewed by EMMA from UK on 29th Dec 2006
THIS PHONE IS AMAZING ! THE BEST PHONE IVE HAD SO FAR ! I HAVE IT IN
PINK AND ITS SO NICE TO LOOK AT !! TRUST ME THIS PHONE IS TRULYY AMAZING
Reviewed by keeley from england on 28th Dec 2006
its a nice fone bt were iz da flash i cnt get it in lol some 1 please
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by jsk64 from england on 24th Dec 2006
nice phone , a little tricky to text with , but easy to get to grips
with , havnt even looked at the instruction book , stylish , slim ,
just take care not to scratch the screen , which is a nice size
Reviewed by Bex from England on 16th Dec 2006
Theres nothing wrong with this phone. If you want a good camera with
a flash then use a camera not a phone. As long as you can text and call
people what more do you need. Plus you don't need to store more than
about 15mp3s anyway. If you wanted an amazing state of the art phone
you should have spent more money on one. So stop moaning!
Reviewed by George Blutton from uk on 15th Dec
well....this phone is a great little phone....not the best on the looks
side but it certainly makes up for the ugliness with the technology
inside.But there are a few small things i must warn you about, one is
the poor camera, and the other is that my phone has a habit of turning
itself on in my pocket (it will then either call SOS-a real pain - or
just leave itself turned on draining your battery A great phone...but
a few small....design faults is the best way to put it.............4
stars from me !
Reviewed by Emily Chapman from England on 14th
This phone is beautiful but has been nothing but trouble. Ive had to
have the battery replaced twice, had have it sent off for repair on
the broken buttons, and now the screen has cracked and its ruined, more
repair bills! And im not even clumsy! so if your clumsy and expect to
break it, dont bother, go for a cheaper one.
Reviewed by mandy from uk on 8th Dec 2006
I love the phone and thought it was a bargain. I had a d500 earlier
this year and upgraded & got a sony ericsson 810i and sold it to go
back to samsung. not bothered that camera is only 1.3 as I'll use a
camera when i want to take pics! sounds fab looks great(it's pink!)
I love it. recomend to anyone to buy it!!!
Reviewed by Lindsay from Uk on 4th Dec 2006
I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE ITTT !!! AMAZING CAMERA QUALITY AND MEMORY !! TRUST
ME THIS PHONE IS DA BESTTTTTTTT !!
Reviewed by jojo from tokyo on 28th Nov 2006
good but wheres the flash? not impressed! other then that the phone
is good. but i need flash!!
Reviewed by Ashley from Uited Kingdom on 26th
Alright, Samsung have gone a little way outta control.First of all,the
phone is attractive and everything and is sleek.1 Point there.But then,it
get's all out of hand.Wtf?A 1.3 mega pixel phone?I mean,you use the
camera for the sake of taking pictures but I think they could of done
much better.Insultment.1 point lost there.Secondly,the memory slot,is
a big no no,because now a days,having big memory is important so why
have these people made no freakin external memory?The keypad is just
so irritatin to use even though I have petite fingers,it takes me an
hour to type up something.And I don't recommend it for people with long
nails,and it is just more annoying...No flash for the camera,I mean,how
the heck are you expected to take pictures at night?Sheesh,do the phone
manufacturers have no heart or brains at all?I'd rather stick with the
D600,it is much better than getting ripped off by this useless one.And
oh yeah,the battery life is so bad,you keep having to charge it every
two days.Very bad.Samsung,you disgust me.I gave away your phone in 2
weeks because I just couldn't stand it!
Reviewed by hollie from england (liverpool) on
26th Nov 2006
i fink dis fne is amazing mi ma8s sis gt it 4 er b day its gr8 n dats
y am gunna get it 4 xma so all get d800's 4 xmas beleive u cnt wish
4 a betta fne. x
Reviewed by Jack from England on 17th Nov 2006
Vey good looking phone and has all the things a 2nd class person needs!
Reviewed by ruben from portugal on 15th Nov 2006
OMG !!! just got diz fone 4ma b'day an' it's da best fone you cud eva
fink ov...an' wiv enough memory 2store up ur fotos, music, pictures,
etc...good camara and an' excellent outlook! Take it from me, da fone's
really good...fanx love y'all xxx
Reviewed by * dani * from england on 15th Nov
good phone overall!! luks really nice and it works great!! definately
Reviewed by shannon from nottingham on 15th Nov
im im so happy wiv this fone its great its very good memory is really
good... buy this fone...
Reviewed by James from United Kingdom on 11th
I got this phone in Easter of this year, having had my Motorola RAZR
for a year before that. Having now had the phone for roughly six months
I would like to say that overall it has been a joy to own. The large
internal memory allows at least 15 mp3 songs (if you have an mp3 player
it doesn't matter anyway) and the 1.3 megapixel camera takes excellent
quality photos. The stainless steel runners down the side set it apart
from other slide phones as it looks more sophisticated and expensive.
Problems I have had with this phone are to start with the keypad took
some getting used to as it is flush with the phone itself, however this
just took some getting used to! The other problem I am noticing now
is that the battery life is not amazing (still better than my RAZR)
and it needs charging usually every two days which acutally isn't too
bad I suppose!
Reviewed by super sloth from uk on 27th Oct 2006
dis phone is well gud u just av 2 buy it
Reviewed by Rizla from England leicester on 9th
My cousins got this Phone and i really like it trus me if people are
saying its rubbish then they only chatting bob beleav me. In fact this
Phone is so good that i feel like stealing it of my cousin some day
but im not a person that steals things so i wont. neway great phone
and if you looking for a good phone buy this 1 coz it rocks brap brap
i really do recommend it to all you viewers.
Reviewed by gaz from uk on 9th Oct 2006
i think this phone is ok but there is a fewt hings that realy buggs
me about it. the damm light stays on when u charge it and the camara
isnt that good come on samsung u can do better then that its 2006 not
Reviewed by Jodi from uk on 30th Sep 2006
This is the worst phone i've ever had!!! its a load of rubbish. i hate
textin people on it coz of the stupid keypad and i've had problems with
the sound on it with all the tones coming out EXTREMLY loud and distorted!!!!
so i'm now having to send it to samsung to be mended!! also my brother
has the same phone and he also hates it. hes recently had to send his
away to be mended as the phone just turned off and wouldn't turn back
on!!! i would NEVER recommend this phone to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Matthew from London on 22nd Sep 2006
Have had this phone since April now but am gonna have to get rid of
it. The battery life is just too bad. Everything about the phone works
fine accept that after a full charge, 45 mins on the phone is all that
it takes. I've taken the battery back a couple of times to be replaced
but still no better. Shame really cause it's a good phone apart from
that. I'm upgrading to the D900, hopefully the battery life will be
Reviewed by josh from uk on 20th Sep 2006
this fone is the best fone ive eva had, seriously its MINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,
its lightweight, its slim, its got plenty of memory, a camera with video,
what more could you want!!!! if u get the chance to buy it, BUY IT!!!!!!!
Reviewed by THINA from INDIA on 11th Sep 2006
HHHHHHHOOOOOOOOSSIM.............. ABSOLUTELY CLAAAAAAAASSSS LETS BREAK
OUT THE FUNDOOO AND B READY TO ROCK WITH THE ROCKS!!!!!! NJOY IT........
Reviewed by Rachel from uk on 10th Sep 2006
This phone is awful. Its one of the ugliest things i've ever seen thats
why websites alway use the photo thats at an angle. The phone is really
wide. Not one for the girlies! It would be more suited to a 40 something
business man who happens to be going through a mid-life crisis. The
phone has no light or flash for taking pictures (whats the point). I
was glad when i lost it but felt sorry for the person who found it as
i wouldn't wish this phone on my worst enemy. Please dont get this phone!
you have been warned. X
Reviewed by Stace from U.k on 2nd Sep 2006
Well i think this fone is great the 1 thing is it cant ave a memory
Reviewed by George from England on 25th Aug 2006
I LOVE IT! ITS GR8, GRANTED THE D600 HAS SOME BETTER FEATURES BUT THE
D800 LOOKS BETTER! AM IN LOVE WITH THIS PHONE, IN FACT THE ONLY THING
I LOVE AS MUCH ARE MY STRAIGHTENERS! I HAVE JUST UPGRADED FROM A SAMSUNG
Z140 TO IT AND I'M TOTALLY GLAD I DID! THIS PHONE IS GR8, IF YOU GET
THE OPORTUNITY, BUT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by sammy from manchester on 17th Aug
dont no wot u r all talkin rubbish about coz the sansung d800 is mint
hu cares bout the samsung d500 or woteva its about d800 n its great
give the phone a change 2 light ur speak coz belive me it will!!
Reviewed by Jono Samu from UK on 11th Aug 2006
Dis mobile rocks. Why r u all dissing? It have nuff features 'innit!
Reviewed by ryan turner from england on 9th Aug
i dont no y u lot r givin dis fone crudy reviws ITS MINT! its super
thin super light super stylish. ok fine da camra may not be top notch
but who gives a bum! its better than the vga poo.its mint it does evrythin.whoever
gives this fone less thn 5 strs is mad. this is the best fone eva made
it deserves 50 stars never mind just 5.i recomend this fone to everyone,
u cant get better.
Reviewed by Simone from Uk on 9th Aug 2006
This phone is the definition of disapointing. had it for 3 months now
and what can i say... At first I loved the phone thought it was really
cool(but consider i had just upgraded from an NECe616!). But the phone
is faulty and heres why 1- The sound on the ringer is poor, if your
a girl with a hand bag and you use it to store items like your phone...
you won't ever hear it even on loud. 2- i have replaced this handset
twice now because now one can hear me when i speak to them ( i have
a loud voice too) 3- the 2nd handset i could not hear anyone after 2months
even when i turn up the vol' it jus sounded muffled. 4- crappy O2 gave
me the wrong setting codes and could not use the camera for a month!
but when i used the cammra couldn't really see me ( i am black its not
good when you can only see teeth in a pic!!!)the cammera has no flash
not even a light...POOR. 5-the voice recognition is do bad that i can't
begin to describe it 6- the buttons (if you can call em that) are so
clos e together and are not easy to use if you have a- big hands or
b- long nails... i have both!!! Plus don't buy this phone from PHONES
4U (especially one in Birmingham Bullring) as they make out like your
crazy and that the phones the best thing since air! plus they always
put you on the *^#*@ insurance which cost the earth and is none refundable.
beware this phone SUCKS big time and so phones 4U keep away from both
Reviewed by gus from england on 4th Aug 2006
UNDESCRIBABLE!!!! 5 Star Not a single complaint
Reviewed by lee from uk on 30th Jul 2006
this fone has good features on but the phone its self looks ugly, if
i was u, id get the d500 or d600 because they look alot beta!
Reviewed by Mohammed from Plymouth on 29th Jul
looks gr8, sounds gr8, feels gr8, wat can i say just buy it
Reviewed by Laura from uk on 27th Jul 2006
Well i dont really know what to say to be honest. i got the phone 3
months ago and i had false nails and i could not use the key pad at
all, so i took it back within the 14 days to get a different one, i
had the d500 before the d800 and i went back and got the d600 which
was stunning, but after having to give up my phone i decided to go back
to the d800 in pink to give it another go, i now dont have false nails
and i find the key pad a lot easier now and have hardly ever hit the
wrong button, but however, i am very disapointed that it does not have
a flash with the camera! i mean what kind of phone now a days does not
even have a flash, and as for the picture quality what were they thinking,
downgrading it, i am disapointed with that. but then on the other hand,
it is a nice phone to look at, has some fantastic features on it and
is very classy, i cant say no dont go for this phone and i cant say
yes do go for it, it depends on what u want personally from a phone,
u need small hands and short nails thats for sure, but if u like phones
for there cameras then go for the d600. i definatly think its more of
a ladies phone though. i am not sure if i am going to keep it or not,
there are a lot of mixed reviews about it as you will see, but give
it a chance because as i say it depends on the features you are looking
Reviewed by Helen from UK on 27th Jul 2006
Don't know what everyone is complaining about. This is NOT a multimedia
phone. It's premium phone for people who appreciate style and have good
taste. Too bad samsung have made this too affordable and has ended up
into the hands of common people who don't know a thing about style.
The phone works flawlessly, the screen is amazing, sound quality is
amazing, software is very smooth and fast and most of all, it looks
Reviewed by dan from uk on 21st Jul 2006
Not very good at all, I was expecting something better then the d500
which i previously owned but was very dissapointed. The screen broke
within a week, there now charging me £70 to get it fixed. what a load
Reviewed by Shirley Churchill from england on
11th Jul 2006
I was very disapionted with the D800.I have had the D500 for the past
18 months and thought it was time to upgrade so I chose the D800 what
a disapointment.There is not a lot of change from the D500 apart from
the look.The buttons are wrong and it is so easy to press the wrong
one if your hands are a bit big.The voice dial doe;s not work, and the
battery life is very poor 3 hours talk time, what good is that if you
use your phone a lot. Samsung have got it all wrong with this phone,SORT
IT OUT SAMSUNG. I have had two and both did not work so I have changed
for a differant make phone.
Reviewed by Jesse from Canada on 6th Jul 2006
Somewhat overpriced phone for the stuff you're getting with it. Construction
of the phone is really nice, and it slides in and out very smoothly.
However, the buttons at the top are placed very weird, and i often press
the wrong button or a couple at a time, and i've never had that problem
with any other phone before and i've owned phones with a lot smaller
keypads (SEw800). also it gets dirty sorta easily, not sure what the
material is. non-expandable memory SUCKS. camera isn't that great either
at 1.3MP, and i don't liek the samsung mp3 player format. anyways i
brought it back after 2 days and paid more to get the nokia n80 and
i love that it. don't waste your money on this phone, get the d600 and
u can save a couple hundred bucks and u get a 2MP camera and expandable
Reviewed by Rampant Rabbiter from UK on 22nd Jun
This phone is nothing special at all. The only thing I find extremely
good is the 320x240 screen resolution. Everything else is a major disappointment.
I currently own a SE W810i, a Samsung E530, a Motorola V3i and this
phone. I change my phones monthly, if not more, so have a lot of experience
with the majority of phones out there! The worst feature of this phone
is the keypad. Just wrong. Texting is a nightmare and the predictive
text option is ridiculous. Samsung seem to change this with every phone
they release. The E530 is fine, I have no gripes with it. But on this
overrated piece of plastic, the predictive text thinks you'll want a
capital letter after an apostrophe! Did a dyslexic person design that?!
And actually using the keypad is very hard. The space button is the
worst, it always uses a 'w' or '9' instead, as it is such an unresponsive
keypad. Owning a Moto V3i as well, I can confidently say that Moto have
it mastered where razor-thin phones are concerned. Granted they're not
the most feature-packed phones, but they know how to do unique and stylish.
Their keypads are very easy to use, considering their design. This just
isn't right for Samsung. My E530 is a much superior phone with actually
much better features. And out of the three D-series Samsung phones I
have used, the D500 was actually my favourite. The D600 was, again,
nothing really special except the screen and 2mp camera. The D800 has
actually stepped back with the camera, with a measly 1.3mp and NO flash!
Which makes it worse than the D500! There is no external memory, and
while 80mb is fairly generous for applications and wallpapers etc.,
Samsung have marketed this phone as also being an MP3 player. Whether
it plays MP3's or not, it cannot possibly be a music player when it
only has enough room for around 20-25 songs! Not to mention, when the
MP3 player is playing, you cannot access the rest of the phone! Take
a look at the SE Walkman series Samsung, if you want to get into the
whole phone-as-a-music-player thing, or just leave alone! Another drawback
is the lack of Skins. Look back at the D500, Samsung - what happened
to the nice blue, green, pink and orange skins?! With only two boring
skins to choose from, you can't really make the most of the excellent
screen with any nice, bright colours! I can't believe Samsung market
this as a 'premium' phone. Yes, it looks very nice. But it somehow feels
tacky. The keypad is abysmal and they should stick to what they know
and do best. I'm still within the 14-day exchange period, so I will
be exchanging mine for something else - anything else! I'm very disappointed
with this phone; it could and should have been so much better. And yet
again, SE continue to amaze me with their phones and I doubt Samsung
could ever live up to their standards.
Reviewed by Katie from Fife on 21st Jun 2006
i think this phone is actually quite good the camera could be better
and it can get quite blurry on some occasions. as for the mp3 it is
good and holds enough songs could be more but its acceptable. the only
thing i don't like about this phone so far is that you can't change
the message tones you have the choice that is on your phone and thats
that. but all round a good phone
Reviewed by ****Nick**** from UK on 18th Jun 2006
This phone is brill I would recommend this phone to anyone. The phone
has everything possible and great features. The memory lacks a little
bit but your syill able to store some songs on there. Appart from that
the phone is great. I had a LG Chocolate and I had to change my phones
because the LG was not good at all. Once again I would recommend this
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 14th Jun 2006
What should a phone do: Make and recieve calls, texting and looking
good. Why are people killing this phone? Yes, texting is hard for people
with big hands, the camera isn't the best in the market and no expandable
memory is also a downfall but think about it, if you want a camera,
BUY a camera, if you want a music player, BUY an mp3 player! This phone
is good looking and can make and recieve calls and the phone has enough
memory to put in some decent mp3's for ringtones and pictures for wallpapers.
Overall, its better than the D500.
Reviewed by chris from UK on 12th Jun 2006
its an okay phone but no way worth up to £250 ..the keypad is rubbish
for txting and dialing numbers ..when ever i txt and i want a space
'w' always comes up ...the phone looks good though and the mp3 player
is great i just thin more effort could have gone into the keypad ...also
the top keys are too close to each other im always gettin frustrated
by pressing the wrong keys because they are too close ..the d600 as
a phone is alot better ..the only thing that makes this one better is
that it is sleek and stylish! ..and what the hell is with samsungs and
having a 'vibe and ring' setting im sick of not hearing my phone because
its on vibrate and as soon as my ringtone kicks in it hangs up!
Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 9th Jun 2006
An excellent phone. Everything is amazing about it except for 2 things
which is why i didn't give it 5. Only a 1.3 Megapixel Camera, and It
has No memory card slot. Apart from that it's the best phone ever.
Reviewed by gangster12 from england on 7th Jun
thiz fone iz of da hook bruv. in it thogh, its so cool. itz the coolezt
fone ever. in it man. who agrre blad
Reviewed by sophi from England on 3rd Jun 2006
I brought this fone last week. Lets start with the bad points. The camera
isn't top notch and there is no memory slot. But the gr8 thing is dat
the lokks are 2 dies 4 and the mp3 is fab. The keypad can be tricky
but after you have got used 2 it its easier. I highly recommend this
fone!! Its great.
Reviewed by jack from uk on 2nd Jun 2006
Now that i am on my second one i am still not happy with it because
it is so slow when going through my pictures it just slows down and
annoys me aswell as the keypad being poor to txt off i will not be buying
another samsung again with the amount of problems they have with software
and with this phone and only having it for a week.
Reviewed by lili be from nigeria on 29th May 2006
I find this phone perfect and good looking for me it is the best
Reviewed by sarah jane from Rhyl- North Wales on
28th May 2006
well i got the phone just a few days ago i did have the D600 which may
i say is a brilliant phone however bk to the D800 i feel its brilliant
its lite and just slips into the smallest bag (i tried lol) the camera
does let the phone down but everything else makes up 4 it. i also feel
its different as the screen has the same feel as the plasma screen i
feel the look of it is gr8 as most fones lyk it have fat covers i also
feel the buttons are a bit flat but still make a good impact on the
phone so my over all few of the phone is its great xXx
Reviewed by Patrick from England on 26th May 2006
I got the D800 when it first came out and I was tempted by it's styling
and slimness (I had a V3 for 18 months...much thicker than that and
I would feel uncomfortable carrying a phone around). Camera is fine
and a nice screen size......but my biggest gripes are the keypad and
thesound (when listening to the person you are calling. The keypad is
small...I haven't got massive hands, but I'm forever hitting the 1 instead
of the 4 (it always seems to be these two?). The little cursor keys
require pointy fingers, or use of the nail of your finger. Now the sound....when
listening to someone speak, I find the sound quality to be inferior
to the V3, the V3 was clearer even at higher levels, whilst the D800
most definitely isn't (get someone with a poor signal and bit of distortion
and you will not pick up a lot of what they are saying. Finally texting!
Too many key presses to select the person you want to send a quick text
to. My wife really likes the phone and is just about to change her phone,
so I'm thinking about getting her to get a phone for me and we will
do a straight swap!
Reviewed by Nathan from UK on 23rd May 2006
This is basically a slimmed down D500. Why has the camera stayed a measly
1.3 mega pixel? why is there NO memory card slot? come on samsung, you
have been a scruge with this!
Reviewed by Danny from UK on 22nd May 2006
This phone is totally over rated. This is a D500 re designed with no
different features wotsoever.The camera is the same at 1.3 megapixels,and
basically has all the same features. This is jus a cash in for samsung
I am going back to my K750i.
Reviewed by bill from uk on 22nd May 2006
week back, being the first time owning a Samsung I can't really comment
on how good it is or not in comparison to the D600. This is the first
real move up for me in the mobile phone market and I must say I am very
impressed with my D800. Some have said the texting is bad? I have large
fingers and have experienced very little problems with the texting mode
one criticism I have on that is the predictive texting ( total waste
of space ) Samsung take a look at the Motorola L6 predictive texting
is spot on. Love the compactness of the phone but hate the browser button
being incorporated in the main centre button I keep finding I have to
cancel it a lot. The playback on the MP3 and videos is quite low?????
but not a real problem however videoing drag seriously needs a look
at? Love the compactness of the phone and the loss of Mega Pixel people
talk about doesn’t really bother me. My major snipes on this phone
are: 1. Battery life is abysmal I have to charge the thing every day
however my Nokia 3220 has not been recharged in the past four days.
2. The My folder feature is a total waste of space. the statement my
folder would suggest it is for your personal messages / pictures however
Samsung forgot to integrate a password protection for this file so making
it publicly available should you have nosey friends and family. Granted
you can input a phone lock pin etc but once you've done that your phone
is extremely venerable. Lets hope the phone has a flash memory ability
and Samsung develop an free software upgrade to close that loophole.
3. The fact that you loose the mega pixels and the phone does not allow
for upgrading memory I can see being a major bug bare for some and to
say the Phone is an upgrade of the D600 concerns me because looking
at both phones knowing what I know now about the both phones I’d
have gone with the D600 even if it is a little more bulky. All the mini
moaning apart I think this phone is a very good phone. But the my folder
situation is a major issue to me and would have governed my choice of
how much I paid for the phone.
Reviewed by jessy from barbados on 22nd May 2006
i love this phone.kinda big but its awsome. its menu its so cool and
it has these great stuff.every day i am conserned about my mobile. trust
me this is the best cell phone ever. i tried a lot more before and they
all broke. but this is unique. i love it and no other phone can be compared
Reviewed by Jake from Derbyshire, England on 20th
Well what can I say? This phone is simply the best! I've had the Samsung
D410, D500 SGH, D500 BLACK, D600 and this one I think Samsung make the
best phones ever!!!
Reviewed by JaKe from EnGlAnD on 18th May 2006
Recently I purchased the samsung d800. whilst all my mates have been
bragging about the feautures and how good it is I felt different there
is just something abot it that doesn't feel right . First of all the
keypad its sort of like the motorola v3, L6,L7 but as a samsung phone
its feels wrong compared to my old d600 and 6230. Secondarily the camera
, dont get me wrong it 1.3 mega pixells so its better than a vga camera
and if you want a camera you should buy a CAMERA , but the d600 had
2.0 and it seems like a step sidewards for samsung. Also mine seems
to be losing it battery very quickly. I dont want to sound like a critic
but if i was you i would buy the samsung D600
Reviewed by david from bob marley on 15th May
i can hardle believe how badly dissapointed i am with my d800. i had
it yesturday and now i want to sell it. its not worth the money as i
can buy a d500 for cheaper and it is exactly the same. im very dissapointed
and i hope the next phone in the d series is a massive improvement.
i dont even know where samsung think they are going with a phone as
bad as this... 1.3 mp camera your having a laugh. 8- mb memory and no
memory card slot. a 5 yr old wouldnt even be happy. quite frankly i
shall not buy the next phone in the d series unless it is of better
quality. the slim line is dreadfull. COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME. I MITE
AS WELL HAVE A 3310
Reviewed by bryan from scotland on 12th May 2006
i bought this phone 2weeks ago and i was looking forward 2 gettin it
all week. however, after 2 hours of playin on it i was bored of the
same functions. the d500 + d600 are basically the same and it DOESN'T
have a memory card!! bitterly disappointed. sort it out samsung!
Reviewed by B Honest from UK on 11th May 2006
I write this review because all other reviews prior seem to miss the
point of what a phone is about - "making phonecalls"!! I was demonstrated
this phone in a shopping centre shop, an environment my current phone
struggled with, namely poor reception area. I was very impressed to
say the least with the call quality. The phone was as slim and light
as my Motorola V3, and was I admit feature laden compared to the V3.
I don't really care much about WAP/GPRS, sending lots of texts but even
so the clear and logical menu's impressed me. I reckon I will consider
one, especially the white version I was demonstrated. Well done Samsung
Reviewed by JAY KHAN from ENGLAND on 9th May 2006
was disapointed with D600, am disapointed with D800. samsang came out
with a D500, probably the best phone ever made by samsung. but D800
aint my type. it's not as small as d500 or d600. the edges are not smooth
at all, looks are alrite, not a very bad looking , neither very good
looking. no memory card, now a days 80 mb is not enough. you can not
edit the ms office documents, only view them, which is alrite, but looking
at other phones which do have the function of editing them as well,
this seems a stepback. over all, not a bad phone at all, but better
phones are avaliable in the market. anybody using a d500, dont even
think about upgrading to d800.
Reviewed by pete from england on 4th May 2006
i think that all you ppl that hate this phone ahould get a life caue
i have had this phone since the day it came out and i am still finding
new things on it like voice recorder java games overall this has got
to be one of the best phones out there hope u coe to ur sences and bi
Reviewed by Caleb from England on 3rd May 2006
This is fantastic easy network phone.It a valid price phone and gives
you outstanding Camera photos.
Reviewed by Sean from England on 29th Apr 2006
Changed my mind now, had the phone 2 months now, had to replace it twice
already! First time, battery would not charge no matter what, second
time, i was at work, pulled the phone out of my pocket to see what time
it was, and found that the lcd screen had split and cracked my sceen,
so i can't see a thing on the screen, i would prefer the D600, better
quality camera, can use a memory card, and quite simply, a much better
phone in my opinion. Would not recomend this phone to anyone at all,
not after the problems that i have encounted with it!!!!!! VERY POOR,
NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL SAMSUNG, VERY DISSAPOINTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by RISING TIMES from UK on 27th Apr 2006
Nice clear screen, slim, keys are very smooth which makes texting interesting!
Usual features of a Samsung ... no complaints. Would have been nice
to have a radio facility as most other makes do.
Reviewed by ian from england on 25th Apr 2006
this phone is absolutely rubbish the camera quality is poor i have had
to take it back to the shops to get fixed twice and it doesnt even look
all that good. poor phone no match to the d600? what a waste of £300!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by rach from uk on 25th Apr 2006
having "upgraded" from a d500 then to d600 now to d800 i was expecting
this fone to sing and dance!! i have to admit, although it looks very
nice, it is not that easy to use because of the key pad. most of my
phone use is by text! the camera is good for phone cameras, but as they
tried to follow the fashion of the market by slimming it down, they
could have added more megapixels to it aswell!! If this fone had incorporated
everything from the d600 and added its few little extras on, if could
have been the best fone on the market...but apparently they bringing
out an updated version at the end of the summer...lets hope
Reviewed by Taslima from U.K on 24th Apr 2006
dnt like the textin button much..i prefer the nokia's..but other than
that..the phone D800 isnt too bad...it should have memory card too along
2MP instead of 1.3MP... but the phone is slick n stylish
Reviewed by sandy from england on 20th Apr 2006
I have given the D800 2 stars - average - because thats what it is.
It's nothing special, the D600 is definately much better. 1.3 mgpixels??
The D600 has 2mgpixels which is much better! Here's some advice for
those people interested in the D800 - trust me the D600 has a much better
screen resulotion, a memory slot (evry fone needs a memory slot so why
hasnt the D800 got one if its so great?!) the D600 looks better and
is much easier to use than the D800. Samsungs are very good phones but
what happened with the D800 - the designer must have got a headache!
Anyway its not the worst phone I've ever reviewed so it deserves 2 stars.
Come on Samsung - you can do much better!
Reviewed by Nathan from England on 20th Apr 2006
This is truly a fantastic phone. I have had many good phones over the
past couple of months including its predecessor, the D600 and this is
quite a bit better. Also the shape is revised and more stylish and the
features are inhanced. An excellent predecessor to the D600, Highly
Reviewed by Mohammed from England on 20th Apr
The phone is JUST Aahhh .. what can I say No Memory Stick .. No 2 Mega
Pixel Camera .. its just a Nokia 402 with a better facial on It ...
Its not worth the money rather buy a Nokia n90 .. so stick with the
Reviewed by Angus D from England on 19th Apr 2006
The first thing that strikes you about the D800 is that it is an incredibly
attractive phone, the metal strip around the edge makes it look just
that little bit smarter and really provokes the wow factor. The phone
has however received mixed repsonses since I bought it. The camera for
example, being a mere 1.3 megapixels and lacking any kind of flash is,
when compared to most modern phones, a little disappointing. Similarly
I have found that the lack of a card slot or any PC connector cable/
software has meant that I am yet to have transfered any of my photos
back to my laptop. Having said this, the D800 makes up for a few missing
features in it's great software. It is perhaps the easiest phone I've
used since the nokia 3310 some 6 years ago. Once you have mastered it's
slightly tricky keypad it really is the best phone around at the moment.
It easily fits in your jeans/ suit pocket and still ticks most of the
boxes for a demanding user.
Reviewed by lil g from england on 15th Apr 2006
wel, the design iz outstanding but the d600 iz much better than the
d800.the camera iz the same as the d500 and there iz no radio.
Reviewed by Mr.P.Onist from UK on 15th Apr 2006
Hihgly disapointed with this phone! 1.3 camera? what happend to the
2 meg in the D600, did we just travel back in time and the evolution
in mobile technology? surely if they want to make a phone this slim
they should take the features into consideration instead of neglecting
them! no memory stick slot either, apart from that the display is top
class and buttons a bit of a pain being flatanother downfall to compensate
fro this slimness.
Reviewed by haribo from northern ireland on 26th
great wee fone n easy da use jus need da add a beta camera 2 it
Reviewed by usman from pakistan on 25th Mar 2006
This is one of the best phones that sumsung have.............it would
have been even better if it had a memory card...........its good and
is one of the slimist sumsung phones.
Reviewed by duncan from uk on 21st Mar 2006
my cousin just bought one and it is mostly a great phone. having owned
a d600 however i was expecting more but really apart from a more up
to date design in contrast to the the d600 it has a dissapointing camera
and less ring tones. Also something i dont understand is why these two
phones do not have as many skin choices as the d500. only red and blue.
u have to get used to the flat keypad as it does feel numb. but as with
all the samsungs ive owned they are great quality and full of great
features. Once u have a samsung u wont want a nokia!
Reviewed by Sean from England on 20th Mar 2006
This phone is excellent. I had the chance to upgrade my d500 to this,
and glad i did, one of the best phones out at the moment. There are
a few downfalls with it though, no memory card, no flash, the keypad
is too slim(could gte used to that 1 though) and not very good games.
There are plenty of pluses though good mp3 player, ver good camera,
slim, stylish, mp3 ringtones, bluetooth, speaker phone and many more.
Just got to go out and buy it people, just abit pricey though. All in
all, a very good and stylish phone, well done samsung!!!
Reviewed by cristina from romania on 15th Mar
I just buy this phone.I really love the design of samsung d800 and the
camera is good.I have a question;is the the option "profiles"? (like
general, meeting, discret....) Thanks!
Reviewed by Harrison from England on 7th Mar 2006
This Phone is a must have! it makes up 4 all the faults in the D5/600
get one! a bit pricy tho
Reviewed by nellie from UK on 5th Mar 2006
Having owned a D500 for the last year I decided to stick with Samsung
and go for the D800 which I have owned for a week now. Aesthetically
speaking the D800 is pretty much perfect. The sliding mechanism is ultra
smooth. I prefer the look and feel of this phone to my mate's Nokia
8800 (which costs twice as much). Technically the D800 is good but could
be better. My main gripe is with the the keypad which is flat and the
keys are a little too small. I do not have fat fingers but the keypad
style does make texting a little tricky. This will probably just take
a little getting used to. The only other annoyances are the voice activated
dialling which is rubbish and the fact that you cannot choose a non-standard
text message alert (this is the same on all their phones, why don't
you fix this Samsung!!?!?!). On the plus side - the battery life seems
reasonable enough, the web browser is excellent and a nice little touch
added my Samsung is the 'Recent recipient' menu when finding a text
message addressee. Overall I am extremely satisfied with this phone.
Well done Samsung. Or to put it another way - DIS FONE IS DA BOMB INNIT,
Reviewed by drob from UK on 1st Mar 2006
I have just received my D800. The looks great, sleek and sexy!!! First
of all the bad points- No external memory and only a 1.3 megapixel camera.
The Keypad is a flat design and takes a little to get used to. Apart
from those minor issues the D800 is a modern looking and good quality
Reviewed by CONNOR from United kingdom on 27th
i love the d800 i cant wait to buy it on pay-as-you go (vodafone) i
will be first to buy it !! i have lots more nice things to say about
it, but i better not go on and on. thank you for reading this !!!!!
Reviewed by mycall from United Kingdom on 25th
What is wrong with phone manufacturers!!!?? Okay listen, D800.. why,
in the world would you make the D800, the phone suceeding the D600,
with a camera of the same quality as the D500?? Like, is there a conspiracy
to not give the user exactly what we want. All you idiots that give
everything 5 stars, stop it. This series of phone has got everything
going for it right now, and although i love this phone, i'm upset. You're
making it for business users so you can have word documents on it, but
yet you can't edit word on it.. i mean it's only one small step.. It's
the simple things that coulda made this phone phenominal. It looks great,
feels good, works well, but should have and really could have been so
Reviewed by muhammid dali from pakistan on 23rd
the phone is amazing it has got everythink you would want in a phone.
i think samsung make some of the best phones in the world.
Reviewed by Karlos from England on 22nd Feb 2006
I have to agree with the last guy, If you can't put a sentence together
or spell then don't write a review. The phone by they is fantastic.
Reviewed by guff from UK on 21st Feb 2006
firstl can any of you spell??? this mobile is great the camera is spectacular
and all the apps are wonderful
Reviewed by Keshav Sharma from United Kingdom on
18th Feb 2006
Fantastic Phone What More Can I Say. Very Good Camera What Am I Say
Fantastic Camera, Video And Very Good Apps. i Got This Phone Improted
From Another A Country And I Think Its Very Worth It! Worth Buying!
Reviewed by uzoma jemade from u.k on 14th Feb
This phone is amazing. The camera is excellent the mp3 is good and the
conectivity is amazing. Get this phone!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by 10 40 easy from earth on 11th Feb
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fone is deep even doe it ay out it has sikk apps. on it get it man but
the d820 is out now soo..... i dunno