Samsung D820 review
| ||Review: July 2006
In a nutshell: Premium slide phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, memory card & Bluetooth.
The Samsung D820 is a premium slide-up design phone very similar in design and specification to the Samsung D800. Like the D800, it's modelled on the popular D500, with a sexy slimline look, and similar features. The D820 has the advantage of a memory slot and is quadband, but other than that the same comments apply. Read the review of the Samsung D800 for more information, and compare with the features below. For some reason, Samsung didn't fully release the D820 in the UK, so it's a phone that's not easy to find in the shops.
Samsung D820 features include:
- 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
- Video camera
- Display: TFT, 262,000 colours, QVGA
- MP3 player with digital power amp and dual speakers (supports MP3, AAc and AAC+ formats)
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PDF, HTML)
- Memory: 73 Mbytes plus MicroSD memory card
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB, TV-Out
- Size: 99 X 51 X 15 mm
- Weight: 90g
- Talktime: 2.5 hours
- Battery standby: 200 hours
Samsung D820 user reviews
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Average rating from 121 reviews:
Reviewed by Manluc
on 27th Jan 2010
D fone is good, irresistible to user-friendly. but when it started 2 give problems u wl hate to hear that u wl fix it month after month, that is its side weakness.
Reviewed by KarmaCW
on 28th May 2009
I have been using one since October 2007. It is a good phone but somehow my simcard was locked...how can i unlock it?
Reviewed by Melinda
on 13th Feb 2009
I love my d820. I've got it now for 3 years and still using only the one battery and I mxit alot. The only bad thing about it is the sound is not loud. 9 out of 10 for D820
Reviewed by Muhammad Rashid
on 31st Jan 2009
This mobile is very easy to use and good looking and stylish model. Very thanks. Muhammad Rashid
Reviewed by jaka
on 26th Dec 2008
the only annoying things about this phone is that we cant install java from a file (from computer) via cable or any other connection we gotta do it over the air using GPRS.. other than that, this phone is fine. I dunno about people complaining bout its screen broke after it fell...mine fell for couple times, and i mean HARD fell!! everything works fine afterwords. the looks is reaally bussiness look...so if you re looking for eye catching phone, you should not go near this model
Reviewed by dot
on 2nd Dec 2008
i have had this phone for 2 and a half years and i havnt had one problem! it is fun, stylish and its function are awsum.,.really i would recomend this phone to any1 looking for a long lasting fone:)
Reviewed by loai
on 25th Nov 2008
the battery sucks the sound quality not good ...but video recording great
Reviewed by jimmy cricket
on 23rd Oct 2008
this isnt a go at this particular model, but just samsungs in general, they absolutly refuse to accept any java/programs by bluetooth, and even if you use the usb cable you still need to download lots of programs to do it (softick ppp/jad converter ) etc..were nokias/sonys/blackberrys etc..you press right click and send!!! simple as. oh, samsungs also need to have a java menu un lock code that is different for each model...in other words sending anything more complicated than a photo or mp3 turns into a bit of a joke...i couldnt recommend pretty much 90% of samsung phones, so do yourselves a favour and buy somthing from another manufacturer
Reviewed by ahmed arroudj
on 21st Oct 2008
ok i def got this phone and its not bad at all but i def forgot my pin code and now the only thing i can do ... well i cant do nothing lol is there a way that my phone would work again cause i def dont wnana buy a new one
Reviewed by mobster
on 10th Sep 2008
SUMSANG = EXPENSIVE RUBBISH!!!! HAD THIS PHONE FOR 2 YEARS, SENT A DOZEN TIMES TO SUMSUNG FOR REPAIRS(REPLACED SLIDING MEGANIZM A FEW TIMES, NEW LCD SCREEN, NEW POWER AMPLIFIER. NEW USB/CHARGING SLOT) ALL THAT CAN GO WRONG HAS GONE WRONG WITH THIS PHONE!!! okay ya i aint a perfect guy that carries his phone inside a metal box and never drops the thing and that, BUT HEY I HAVE A NOKIA N73 THAT I HAVE THROWN AGAINS WALLS, DROPPED OFF KICHEN COUNTERS. AND ITS STILL HOLDING UP GOOS AFTER A YEAR!!!!!! SAMSUNG IS KAK BIGTIME!!!!!! and no, i'm not joking. its the truth
Reviewed by Nadia
on 13th Aug 2008
I have used it for a year now and ready for a change.. Pros: it has great screen resolution and picture quality.. Cons:but its messaging features are not so great, cant autosave sent texts, and battery dies quickly especially when using the internet.. oh yea,and has no FM radio.. I wouldn't advise anyone to buy it..
Reviewed by ashtafyr
on 5th Jul 2008
i use this fon for almst a year.. i love taking pictures using this fone but after a while..the fone says preview error... any idea wat causes the error? is it the firmware,hardware or the lcd flex cable?
Reviewed by kgotso
on 27th Jun 2008
Hi. my name is kg from South Africa. i'm not really a fan of Samsung but i'm hectically inlove with my D820. although it's been giving ma network problems. no matter where i go, i just can't get any coverage. please help.
Reviewed by bhak
on 7th Jun 2008
this is the worst phone i ever bought, there is reception problem, call end key does not work it has gone for repair like 4 times in the last 6 months, suggest to stay away from samsung
Reviewed by David from Ghana
on 21st Apr 2008
I love samsung product, the phone that i'm uing is samsung d820.
Reviewed by Saman from iran
on 17th Apr 2008
Hi g have aD820 and itis the perfect mobile
Reviewed by Nirz from Nepal on 18th Jan 2008
this is the worst phone of all.......the screen just got broken when
it just fell out of my pocket.....not very strong and battery life is
not so good and sliding becomes a headache after using for a months
(rough slide) the worst model i have ever seen in my life.......i'm
gonna swtich into sony cause it's got everything i need and sound qualitiy
is good smooth graphics and long battery life ......... if there is
anyone who is thinking to buy samsung products plz plz plz do not buy
any products because it is just waste of money.
Reviewed by gogogaga from u.s. on 30th Dec 2007
phone is nice
Reviewed by 96645bvvvcc from california on 29th
the phone is nice but there is some things that i want on it and it
doesnt have it
Reviewed by Sri from India on 28th Dec 2007
I have been using this phone for a year now. Its been a wonderful experience.
The screen resolution is unbelievably good and the screen is pretty
wide also. Its obviously very stylish and havent had any major problems
till now. The only prblm is with the battery.
Reviewed by does not matter from u.s. on 28th
the phone is ok but the only thing i dont like about it doesnt have
Reviewed by Rajeev kumar from india on 23rd Dec
i think this is one of the most beautiful gsm mobile phone but it has
very low sound output
Reviewed by Mutheliso Phiri from Zambia on 24th
This is a really great fon and am not looking to have it changed for
anything yet. What I dont like about it though is the sticky slide,
the low tones and that I cant use other features while the muzik player
Reviewed by GEORGE TOWOBOLA from South Africa on
24th Oct 2007
This is a KAK phone, it just died on me after my last rating on this.
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE
Reviewed by Caleb from South Africa on 22nd Oct
I have used the D820 for 2 years now. It's been sent to Smasung for
repairs twice for very poor reception. Still not happy with "repairs".
I think that it's a problem with the phone not the network as I have
used it on other networks with similar results. The phone is feature
rich, but not useful to me a a phone. I have switched back to an old
Nokia phone and only use the D820 as a backup and as my telephone directory.
Reviewed by lesley from namibia on 11th Oct 2007
its realy a cool phne to have compared to the d600 bt wht i hate is
its battery life span, my battery last only for 2hrs after listenin
to music and the whole pc studio thing to i dnt understand it, dnt knw
how to upload videos 4rm pc to my d820 anyone who can help me pls e-mail
me at email@example.com, ratings 3.
Reviewed by Lucas Morulane from South Africa on
19th Sep 2007
its a great phone, all it needs is themes, fm radio, and more onboard
Reviewed by Abraham - Zambia
on 14th Sep 2007
The slide is poorly designed. Does not open and close as easily as a slide phone should. Difficulty in downloading pictures from phone and ending up deleting great pictures.
Reviewed by Daan from South Africa on 11th Sep
I have the D820 for just over a year now. Some 6 month ago the bluetooth
stoped working and I send it for repairs. Maybe it is Vodacom, but I
battled for 5 month to get it repaired until they replaced it with a
new one. Now there is some firmware error that dont allow the email
to be used. It just reply with "No new email on server"
Reviewed by Tian from South Africa on 29th Aug
This is the best Phone by far... Ive drop it in water... i droped it
down strairs... kicked it.. and droped it some more... Ive never ever
had any problems with this Phone ecept the sliding fuction thats realy
sticky and hard to slide open... ive had the D820 for over a year now...
Its very user friendly... is comes with 2 batteries and the battery
life is a bit below avrage
Reviewed by henry umetor from south africa on
18th Aug 2007
yo whats up y'all.I normally change phones every few months but since
i got the D820, i ve been using it for longer than usual and am not
planning on changing it soon.The TV outout is incredible and overall,
this phone is damn tight.But the only problem is d battery life,too
short, but then i lov the phone to bits.
Reviewed by thushara from SriLanka on 11th Aug
i love very much the D820 phone.it is very good for any man to use with
love. THANK U FOR SAMSUNG COMPANY FOR DESIGN LIKE THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by Aaron from India on 3rd Jul 2007
Its very good phone i love it really it is very helpfull may u all but
Reviewed by Praful from India on 2nd Jun 2007
Samsung D820, I dont like mobile, 1. no battary backup 2. No good sound,
3. Nowindows base, 4. any software no loaded, 5. Very hi price. any
more problem. I like sony w550 and nokia N72 (music + battary) sam.d820
# - 5 star. so good launch ur prodct. (music + battary + picture) PRAFUL
KANADE (mob No: 09881344316) pune INDIA. Thank U. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by osei asibey from ghana on 30th May
Very,Very good phones with serious features but just that my battery
is not strong and had just one.wish i could buy a new one.Given an option,i
will go for the same fon
Reviewed by Renni from Nigeria on 28th May 2007
i think this is one of the best mobile i have ever used.
Reviewed by YVONNE from south africa on 10th May
wonderfull phone just the battery,i guess that the reason why the manufactures
give 2 batteries
Reviewed by Effy from UK on 1st May 2007
Had this phone for almost a year now and after a while you beging to
see its pros and cons! Pros are the looks and its originality. Very
rare to see one of these in the UK. Phone itself is gorgeous, mega slim
with a nice wide bright screen. Camera quality is amazing considering
its only a 1.3mp. Now the cons, not particularly loud ringtones and
you can not have a personalised SMS tone! Come on Samsung! Battery life
is poor, but its talktime is only 2 hours and a bit offcially but you
can push a bit more if your lucky which makes a change from false statements.
Internal memory not great but takes microSD cards which is fine by me.
the sliding mechanism gets a bit sticky at times too which can be annoying
if ur in a rush! All in all a good reliable phone that hasn't let me
down but never really excited me greatly after the initial feeling.
3 stars seems fair
Reviewed by kerry from South Africa on 18th Apr
great phone but the charger connection is ridiculous, my phone is not
even 4 months old and has already been in for really expensive repairs
because of the fiddly recharge outlet.Really angry because the phone
is hardly used.
Reviewed by Claudia from Australia on 4th Apr
EXCELLENT!!! great price and great features!!!
Reviewed by fati from libya on 1st Apr 2007
it's very good , just camera 1.3mg
Reviewed by kunal kumar from india on 28th Mar
it is bast piece of samsung. i love this piece very much. but price
is slitely high.
Reviewed by Coldflame_Chris from Philippines on
17th Mar 2007
This Phone was great! excellent....
Reviewed by Jethro from South Africa on 5th Mar
I am very dissappointed!! I have had this phone just over a year and
have sent it back once for repairs or software upgrade because my bluetooth
didnt function and they replaced the slide which was sticking, Got it
back and then the main speaker went and before i coudl send it back
the delete button and the back button and the up and right keys on the
main square pad have packed up. I am fed up!! Overall this phone was
good but i dont like it at all now!!!!!
Reviewed by Marius from Albania on 3rd Mar 2007
I've been using this phone since 6 months,and im fully satisfied.It's
the best phone i've ever had.I recommend you too to buy it.
Reviewed by Saurin Shah from India on 18th Feb
I have been Nokia fan till i bought this phone... Samsung has real good
engineering capabilities to manufacture awesome phones....Love its screen
,shape and features. Samsung is at par with nokia if not the leader
in terms of skill and concepts....
Reviewed by daemon_ph from phils on 16th Feb 2007
pretty sleek design with cool features great rotating and outstanding
imaging power!! brilliant phone!!
Reviewed by Pieter van zyl from South america on
8th Feb 2007
The screen goes to easy and it is to big
Reviewed by Daan from South Africa on 23rd Jan
I am very satisfied with the phone. some matters however, the bluetooth
has stopped working. How do I get it working again? Haw can one backup
java programs on a computer if I have to send it for repairs of firmware
Reviewed by BAHRAM from IRAN on 15th Jan 2007
IF THIS PHONE HAD A 2MP CAMERA ITS A OUTSTANDING PHONE!!!!!
Reviewed by Sepand from Canada on 11th Jan 2007
The phone is good, but it has its downfalls, and I mean those little
things that some of us care about. After being a 6-year Nokia user,
I just don't understand Samsung. Nothing's logical in its interface
and the way the menu is set up, and writing text messages (sms) is just
a pain. For example, when the T9 doesn't have the word you want, the
addition will start by default with block letters. And when you pass
a word that you want (on T9), if you go back, instead of going back
to the last word, it deletes a letter. Stuff like that.
Reviewed by Nick from UK on 10th Jan 2007
Nice phone and did consider it but to be honest, I found that the D900
could be had for similar money once I shopped around so opted for that
instead. All samsung phones have awesome reliability and clarity and
will last a couple of years at least, I just preferred the looks of
the D900 to this
Reviewed by Nathan from England on 8th Jan 2007
This phone is the most rubbish pohne ive had and ive had anokia3210
thats how rubbish it is its absoulute rubbish dont buy it
Reviewed by Mani from India on 6th Jan 2007
Excellent.. Extrodinary.. Marvellous... haven't seen this much clarity
in any other mobiles..simply says this phone is outstanding..I LOVE
MY PHONE....thanks to SAMSUNG..
Reviewed by jjoe from malaysia on 25th Dec 2006
im now using tis phone. its awesome.. the design is great, the features
is marvelous. if you wanna find a good speaker phone..take no doubt
tis suits ur needs. the phone support mp3 , aac, n aac+ format. the
aac n aac+ suit the phone, bring out the full potential of tis phone.
the camera is good but lack of autofocus. if u only wanna capture still
image.. tis phone is all u need. the video recording is very decent..
but not perfect. it support up to CIF 358x288, but eat alot of space.
overall this phone is great, is excellent.take a demo, feel the power
in it.. u will noe the difference..
Reviewed by Nick from India on 29th Nov 2006
I have used many phones till now but this phone is outstanding.I haven't
seen screen clarity like this in any other phone. I can bet that this
is one of the best phones available in the market at this moment for
common people. For anyyone reading this review for decision whether
to buy this phone or not, I would suggest to go for it and you will
not be disappointed. I have read many reviews mentioning that bluetooth
not working,battery goes down incessantly. But thats a fauly piece one
has received and one should not blame the model for that.
Reviewed by chantal from south africa on 14th
Hey 2 evrybody who says that the Samsung D820 is a gr8 phone,I totally
agree with that,I am a nokia fan but when i got the phone as a gift
i totally dig it,the features,the picture quality,but i have only 1
problem,i really really would like 2 have my email setup.Please,prettyplz
can sumbody help me with that,i would gr8ly apreciate it.Much Love
Reviewed by Taiwo from Nigeria on 16th Oct 2006
I just got this phone and I must say, it's the bomb. It's light and
with a memory card, you can store a whole lot of stuffs, whatever. It's
just the bomb.
Reviewed by Trevon Morris from Jamaica on 26th
Ok just and update on the phone my last phone was about the fact I can
play 30 songs and up before battery even starts faltering. Well to hell
with that, I can replace those mp3s with 3gp video and have the same
sound quality and play up to 20 videos for the day. I can still play
30 songs and my battery life is even better. Usually people who have
low ratings for phones can't use a good phone they are just not technology
driven or even know how to use techs. Matters not if you studied computer,
you still maybe a dud with techs. The fact that I can plug it into any
PC with no drivers and play my songs straight from it is also a plus
Quicktime or Media PLayer 11 plays 3GP format, so that is a breeze.
I still reccommend this phone and it's new models which are already
out there. For all you haters why is it your only on a post as a small
majority it is telling you something
Reviewed by muthuraj from india on 23rd Sep 2006
I bought it few months ago.had few problems.Image viewed throurg camera
goes inverted automatically.removing the battery cover is difficult.availability
of accessories is query.anybody having solution?but i love samsung phones
Reviewed by Ariel Teodoro from Cavite, Philippines on
22nd Sep 2006
well, i got my d820 just a week ago and still learning the ins and outs
of. reading reviews like this teaches me more to get the most out of
this masterpiece. just like the pressing the "1" while viewing your
video, which turns it to full screen view. that i didn't see in the
manual! thanks to that guy's review. learned from you, accidentally!
i am a nokia fan as well, but i'm finding samsung d20 right now at par
with those. the best thing i like is the "privacy" feature which you
can protect your "private" files....good work there samsung!
Reviewed by john from S.A on 19th Sep 2006
I bought the D820 Three weeks ago and im still loving it.This is an
amazing phone and the chicks dig it who ever who rates this phone below
4 stars is either really technologically uninformed.The only downside
to this phone has to be fact that it`s not 3G.But otherwise i would
recommend This Phone to anyone,whats this talk about the keypad tones
thats all nonsense it really easy to deactivate it.Samsung has really
gone all out and i have no regrets. For real Info Email me On email@example.com
Reviewed by FIJJY from Namibia on 9th Sep 2006
I'm a samsung fan! This phone is real good, nice design, very stylish
and the best thing about it is the external memory-card and the picture
qaulity. But functions wise I'm supporting a D500. The D500 is having
a lot of fuctions compare to a D820 and D600 and got a better sound
Reviewed by Akshay Kohli from INDIA on 28th Aug
A bit early to give my comments 'cos I bpught it yesterday only. Even
then, the features that I've explored by now...the phone is very good
by looks, good camera. The only problem which I find is it's childish
looking TEXT SIZE and FONT...may be there is some setting to be done
which I don't know...so if any body has answer for this problem pl.
let me know....
Reviewed by Mike manning from South africa on
12th Aug 2006
Very good toy
Reviewed by jibendra from thapa on 7th Aug 2006
Brilliant, i got it yesterday and i was astonished by its features.
picture quality is good. very good memory. good disign. samsung's hit
Reviewed by louis from south africa on 29th Jul
when i first got my Phone i opened it and the charger didnt fit in the
slot it took some time for it to go in and then went in and didnt charge
so its not the best to reccomend for youl............................................
Reviewed by Myra from Phils on 26th Jul 2006
FYI everyone, the keypad tone cannot be turned-off if you chose the
following dialling settings: Quill Pen & Sticky Note. So you need to
be content with choosing NORMAL for dialling setting. Love my phone,
altho i would have prefer if it had a flash for the camera.
Reviewed by chick1 from US on 24th Jul 2006
I'm not sure if its just me but I don't think it is because I heard
it from many people.. this phone has bad reception... and a lot of my
phone calls get dropped or never even get to me. I also have issues
with the voicemail.... I dont get notice that I have a voice message
until about two hours after the voice mail was made. This phone sucks!
Reviewed by llaw019 from NZ on 23rd Jul 2006
It looks awesome, I think the slide function is a little stiffer than
D800 but I like this over the D800 as it has better keypad and look.
However, the screen of D820 is not as bright and the size of the letters
are smaller than D800, but thats something one can deal with. I tend
to use the phone with minimal background brightness to reserve battery
anyway. Now to compare the D820 and D800 with D600. 1st, Stuff the camera,
who gives a dam*? who intend to take important pictures with a phone?
as with those emergency ones or those of your friends and family, which
would be view on the phone anyway, what will a mere 0.7mp do any difference?
on to the look, simply, D600 look a piece of junk...round...big...chuncky...cylindrical...black...hahaha
even if it has the GREATEST function in the world, even if it has a
3mp cam, internal 5Gb memory, 3G etc, I would not want to buy it. It
reminds me of E800 with is a girls phone and the E800 looks way better
anyway. Also, do one really need 3G? i mean...talking with the phone
in your hand by your ear is already annoying...(thats why people designed
a little thing called hands free) now talking with your arm out in front
of you, looking at the phone while you talk? crazy...not to mention
you gotta brush your hair (or for some people put make up on)before
you can make a call? absolutely annoying! The thing annoys me with the
D820 is that I dont understand why they hide the real screen behind
a wall of clear plastic (maybe thats why some people say it collect
dust? because it has a layer of empty space in between)? whereas you
can see directly on the screen for D800 which is why it is brighter!
A good advice for advoiding dust collection is to try not to press on
the screen too much as this creates crack / leaks on the side of the
screen where dust and infitrate. I had a V3 and the clear coating of
the keypad starts peeling off after a month of normal usage and I dont
have long fingernails! Will never buy those phone with that kind of
so call "fashionable" keypad again...will stick to good old plastic
like this D820 from now on. I had a E398 before too and it was really
fun, too bad samsung phone cant be modified so easily like motorola's
do. Also, for multimedia... I cant believe someone could actually watch
movies on a 240x320 screen...wouldnt that give your sore eyes? I never
use the video fuction to watch any movies...waste battery...a phone
is a phone, if you want a good camera, get a real camera, if you want
a real multimedia device, get a iRiver or something...I either drive
or work or at home or with friends. none of these activities require
the multimedia function of a phone... you cant listen to mp3 at work,
you dont want to use that mp3 at home coz you got a $5000 stereo or
at least a computer, you cant replace the stereo in the car and you
will look like an as* listening to mp3 while you are out with friends!
sure it is fun to take some photos whenever you want, but does that
require a 2/3mp cam? what are you trying to do anyway? spy on people?
take pictures in the changing room? dont think so! (may not be true
for some people though haha). Also for some of those who heard things
about how korea has 7m p phone and are jealous...there is no need to
be, most of these >5/6mp cam are interpolated, which means it is actually
a 1/2/3mp camera but uses some method (dont want to and cant explain)
to make it look like a higher pixel image. it is not real, it is like
a very clear way to digitally enlarge / zoom in the image. think about
it a real 5/6mp digital cam cost heaps and is often quite big. fitting
in to a low cost phone is impossible. Not to mention there are no optical
zoom in a mobile phone yet. These kind of interpolated camera are cheap,
I can get a 10mp one easy for about $200-300 in New Zealand / Asia.
Reviewed by Manish Tuli from India on 13th Jul
dam good phone,its looks very sexy, i am having this mobile from last
2 weeks,cool mobile, i got 128 mb card also, mobile is rocking dear,
Manish Tuli www.cre8ivemind.com
Reviewed by TIMAY from AUSTRALIA MATE on 13th
yer a great phone.. its got good sound and is overall alrite. should
have a like different profiles. but its ok. you vcan try turn the keypad
tones of by jus when the phone is on front screen jus turn the volume
down on the sides. i did that and its ok.
Reviewed by Mila from Italy on 10th Jul 2006
Dunno, i just read some of the review and was totally disappointed those
who gave this phone 1 star, as poor :s Myself, i've been using this
mobile for quiet long time now, i've got it the time they were out,
and still don't have any problems. I had D800, D600, D500, none of those
i would compare to this one. All of the options satisfy me fully, im
totally enjoying using it... The battery is fine, and can last for 3
days minimum, concerning the fact that i use sms messenging and phone
calls all days long. Camera is great, the mobile doesn't have a flash,
indeed this doesn't make it worse. Message tones, are similar, they
are, but at least there aren't any annoying ones as in D500 or D600
which cannot be deleted and just waste the memory space...everything
is great, my advice would be to get this mobile phone...even though
the time i got it the price was really high, i still think that my money
weren't wasted :) everybody who'd get can enjoy using it, as far as
you take care of it, obviously if you'd box with it, this cell phone
will start misfunctioning :D otherwise everything should b e fine.
Reviewed by Simon from South Africa on 4th Jul
Bandzai from Lithuania - Try this to switch off keypad tones: Settings/Display
Setting/Dialing Display/Font Type/Normal, then try switching off the
keypad tones again. Overall, the D820 is a nice phone, but it has some
annoying quirks. Bandzai's problem is one of them, another is its inability
to play music and do anything else at the same time.
Reviewed by Bandzai from Lithuania on 2nd Jul
Mine key tones could not be disabled also. Verry annoying. Tried to
reset setting - did not help. Can anyone help please?
Reviewed by abraham from USA on 29th Jun 2006
the d820 is a excellent phone it just got one problem that we cant record
videos to the memory card i mean we have to record the video to the
phone then move it to the memory card so we cant record unlimeted video
!!! if any body knows how to record video emeditly to the memory card
plz help me (firstname.lastname@example.org)..... thanx
Reviewed by Mike
on 29th Jun 2006
Great phone, still getting used to all the functions, trying to find out how to change the message tones (to something not in the preselect list) and if it is possible to change the tone for the calendar alarm and if you can set the phonebook to only show Phone contacts or onlt SIM contacts
Reviewed by r.b.e.r. from Philippines on 27th
Im using this phone for 2 weeks now, i'm inlove with its sleek design
and very clear and bright LCD display. This phone is superb with its
features (1.3 mega pixel, mp3 player, voice and video recorder, file
manager, TV output, quadband). This phone is not too expensive compared
to other brands new phone. Just the battery life was not that good,
it only last for a day and makes me charge it everyday. Also you cannot
Play MP3 music while doing other stuff and can't assign mp3 and other
sounds to text mesaging tone. For keypad tone question. You can turn
off the keypad tone by reseting the phone settings ( go to settings
> reset settings then choose All settings.)
Reviewed by CG from Sri Lanka on 26th Jun 2006
Its a superb phone. I totally agree with all the good comments made.
I too have the problem of not being able to turn off the keypad tone.
I followed the path Menu > Settings > Sound Settings but the Keypad
Tone Setting is not accessible. ( It is not highlighted ) So really
appreciate if someone can shead some light on me. Apart from that I
love the design and the light weight slim phone. Its simply gorgeous.
Reviewed by Ben Rimmo from Australia on 24th Jun
Awesome phone. I've owned every brand since 1994 and this phone is the
best ever. Previous phone was a Sony Ericsson P900.
Reviewed by LEZZ from BRITAIN on 12th Jun 2006
IT IS THE BEST PHONE WITH BLUE TOOTTHAND EVERY THINK
Reviewed by Samuel Lim from Singapore on 12th
It's a great phone!! Great looks!! Wide and slim.. omg.. it's just a
babe man.... just too bad it doesn't have a 2mp camera.. or else i will
buy it immediately.. didn't need to consider for so long... With Samsung
D820, it's not so hard to imagine. =)
Reviewed by Frazer from Northern Ireland, UK. on
11th Jun 2006
Samsung are taking another go at the slim side of mobile phones, and,
as this phone proves, it turned out pretty well. The D820 is similar
to the D800, but the D800 has longer battery life, and slightly more
built in memory. However, the D820 has a TransFlash card slot, which
fits into the square, thin design like a charm. It has the same operating
system design as the D600, and shares most features with it too. It
has a Picsel Microsoft Office Document viewer (Word, Excel and Powerpoint),
an Image editor, a Voice Recorder, Java applications, TV-OUT(the cable
comes in the package, unlike the D800) and lots more handy little features
you would expect on a Samsung phone. I was actually quite disappointed
with this phone, I wasn't a fan of the OS design in the D600, and I
was hoping for something different in the D820. The D800 has a different
OS design, which I liked, but it's not worth whinging about. The screen
on the D820 is fantastic, infact it's the best screen I have ever seen
on a phone, crisp, large and bright. Music enthusiasts may be drawn
to this phone too. With the TransFlash memory card support and the abaility
to play MP3s, the improved headphones and even the player itself. It
has built in 3D speakers at the bottom, and the player has different
equalisers, a concert-like 3D echo option, and two different skins and
visualisations. Unlike the D500, it has Autoplay, meaning you won't
have to change to the next song every time it ends. So, what about the
camera? Although only 1.3 Megapixels compared to the D600, it still
has good quality. You'll notice the camera on the top can be rotated
180 degrees, a feature that definitly comes in handy. It doesn't have
any flash, but you will be glad to hear it can recored and play MP4
format videos, that means far more quality than ugly-old 3GP. Another
great feature is, when you are playing videos, you can press the "1"
key and it will go into full-screen mode. You can even slide the phone
down and it won't stop the video. This feature looks far better on the
D820 than on the D600, simply because of the design. The buttons are
nice and easy to use the navigation button in the middle is smooth and
and the "i" button in the middle of it lights up and has an interesting
metal rounded-texture finish. The phone however lacks a shortcut button
to the camera on the side, but you can always set it as a navigation
button shortcut. Overall I am pretty pleased with this phone. The design
is stunning, the screen is beautful, the sound quality is impressive
and the rotating camera is a great feature. The only problem that I
have with this phone is that with the bottom bit, it is sometimes a
bit hard to slide up with one hand. The slide is stronger and more stable
than the D600, but it's not as easy to slide up. And a few little features
I would've liked to see: The first being more and interesting themes,
dark aqua and mahogany doesn't really cut it, I would've liked to see
the themes on the D500 on this phone in greater quality and detail.
Also, it would've been nice to be able to set a message tone as an MP3
aswell or a download from your computer instead of the defualt ones,
which are all practically the same. Still, there's really no reason
why you shouldn't buy this phone if you like what you're seeing. It
has all the essential features and more ( Bluetooth, EDGE, GPRS, MMS,
MP3 etc.) If you want something like a D600 but a better design and
a few other interesting features, then the D820 could be the phone for
you. Not as groundbreaking as the D500, but a great phone in it's class.
Reviewed by George Towobola from SOUTH AFRICA on
9th Jun 2006
THIS PHONE IS EXCELLENT, I'VE HAD IT FOR 2 MONTHS, NO PROBLEMS AT ALL,
VOICE CLEARITY IS PERFECT, MP3 PLAYER....OMG I,M SPEECHLESS, BLUETOOTH,
fast and furious, YES SPACE IS A BIT LOW BUT ITS OK, VIDEO RECORDER,
ITS DA BOMB. YES IT HAS A 1.3MP CAMERA , THATS FINE. THE SLIDE? ITS
SEXY, MY FIANCEE IS ACTUALLY JEALOUS COS I SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE
PHONE MORE THAN HER :)
Reviewed by Jacques Bos from South Africa on 6th
I bought this phone today and i must say, i haven't even checked out
all the features and i am already amazed. The looks is stunning. To
all the people that say this phone sucks, well you don't know what a
phone is. Throw your your piece of Nokia in the bin!!!
Reviewed by Ted Haykal from Australia on 4th Jun
this phone is the best i really like it i recognmend it to anyone. but
the camera should of been 2 megapixels this phone really beats my old
Reviewed by ted
on 4th Jun 2006
this is the best phone i have every had the camera is the best it had a lot of memory it is very thin and the battery lasts for a long time
Reviewed by mark from south africa on 3rd Jun
i think it is da bomb and i think all those 1 stars are so badly lying
it is like way betta than any nokia
Reviewed by Rob from England on 2nd Jun 2006
I had this phone for a week and I can honestly say I'm utterly sick
of it, bluetooth is dysfunctional and camera is less than D600, i'm
goin back to D600 no doubt, this phone is a lazy cash-in
Reviewed by Sumesh
on 2nd Jun 2006
A Splendid phone of its class. The smooth slide clamshell design is the best part of it. got good signal strength. wide screen and picture clarity is excellent. but can improve the cam. The other party won't hear your voice as clear as you think.
Any way i liked it. this is my first Samsung product. Keep going Samsung!
Reviewed by RamasX from Lithuania on 1st Jun 2006
I've changed my NOKIA to D820. It's amazing! The design is outstanding.
No chance of slipping, quick startup & smoothest slide phone ever :)
Reviewed by Aquila from Australia on 29th May
I've had to recently part with my beloved samsung D500 and thought is
there a phone out there which can replace my poor phone? The D820 has
answered my prays! Even though the D820 has less functions than the
D600 out on the market, the fact the phone is slim, the camera being
1.3MP and all the basic stuff is up to scratch - do you need more? I've
had this phone for a whole fortnight and still loving every moment of
it! I really highly recommend this phone! Especially if you are a lover
of slide phones like myself!!!
Reviewed by Dominic from Malaysia on 28th May
it's really a great phone.excellent.didn't mistake for having this.get
this phone after considering nokia and sony ericsson's walkman phone.love
it so much.but there's a question.can anyone tell me how to let the
picture which i've downloaded from my pc and fit it to my phone's screen?please
Reviewed by Tristan from Australia on 25th May
First of all, for all of you that are having trouble turning the keypad
beeping off, Menu > Settings > Sound Settings > Keypad Tone. First of
all, i love phones and hav had more phones than i kno what to do with.
Ive never thought much of samsung phones until i owned a d500, i thought
it was a great phone, i then when back to nokia but once again im back
to samsung. Doesnt that say something? So all these clowns saying that
these phones are rubbish, grab a brain, throw ur motorolas in the bin,
get a life, and get a d820. what? u say they're rubbish phones? nah,
it must be that u dont know how to use it. what? ur battery went dead
while playing mp3's? try charging it first, it helps. anyway, its a
great phone and im very pleased with it, one or two extra features like
a flash and a bigger memory card bundled with the phone instead of just
a 64 meg one etc would of made it easily one of the best phones out
at the moment. tv out rocks! :)
Reviewed by nick from uk on 21st May 2006
AWESOME phone! massive sharp screen with great colour. very slim and
its so light barely realise its in your pocket. camera is great much
better than i was expecting for 1.3 mega pixel. nice animated flash
menu. pdf, word doc viewer, tv connection, usb connection, image editor
which is good its like photoshop on your phone! one thing i would say
is little bit hard to text with the key pad set in. but ignore these
few people saying its rubbish as again samsung have impressed!! also
you noticed the people saying its rubbish can never spell!!! haha anyone
know if an extended battery is available for it? if so where? thanks
Reviewed by sam from guernsey on 21st May 2006
i love this phone..... few probs.... keypad tone - cant turn the this
off all i hear is beep beep beep beep..... arrrggghh it's doing my head
in, it's not highlighted so i cant turn it off. i saved all my setting
e.g rintone and that, next day they were defaulted again!!! but i still
love it, looks great!!! sexiest phone - if anyone figures out how to
solve my probs plz email me - email@example.com
Reviewed by Suresh Krishnan from UAE on 20th May
After going through the reviews of the new models and visting the showrooms
many evenings finally dicided for this phone over Nokia & Motorolla.
Its a great phone. Good look, light weight, very good picture, sound
& camera clarity and easy menus. The memory card slot is external, no
need to switch off and open the phone as in the Nokia models. It has
pdf viewer, a tv connector which will allow you to the contents on the
television. And privacy too, you can protect folders/memory card with
passowrd. Overall, a great phone.
Reviewed by Tacruza from Singapore on 17th May
It's simply an awesome phone! Sleek and light. Sound quality is great
too. Was surprise at how sharp pictures turn out from a 1.3mega Pixal
camera phone as compared to others. However on the downside, when playing
MP3, you can practically do nothing else with the phone as accessing
other menus on the phone will stop the MP3 playing. But overall... great
Reviewed by charl from uk on 15th May 2006
this phone is absolutly awful.. i brout it and within a few months it
started freezing and the weneva u slide it down the screen wen off...
now the screen is permenantli white.. and they wudn replace it.. so
ended up phoneless.. dont bi it!!
Reviewed by hemant kumar sharma from philippines on
9th May 2006
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This is hemant sharma from philppines. samsung D820 is outstanding phone
and easy to use.loking excellent due to slim slide.i have one problem
in keypad tone, its not highlighted and i dont know hw to mute keypad
tone.bt its nice to use.