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Samsung Jet Review
In a nutshell: The Samsung Jet (or
Samsung Jet Ultra Edition) is a slimline mid-range touchscreen phone
that gives a lot, for a modest price. It's a superfast phone, with
a responsive touchscreen interface, plenty of online widgets, an excellent
web browser, multi-tasking and a superfast processor to power it all.
With a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, a music player,
FM radio with RDS, and the capability of playing DivX & Xvid videos,
it has plenty of entertainment on board. We have to mention the incredible
AMOLED display, the 2GB of built-in memory, the 3.5mm audio jack,
WiFi and HSDPA. There are just too many good features to list!
Review: June 2009. Last updated March 2010.
The Samsung Jet has been launched with the slogan "Impatience
is a Virtue" and according to Samsung it is "the must-have
product for those who live fast paced lives and want to pack more of
everything into their day."
Yes, the Jet is fast, with a powerful 800 MHz processor (theoretically
even faster than the processor used in the iPhone
3G S), a responsive touchscreen user interface and fast web browsing
with HSDPA. But for us, the real story is the price. Even though it's
only available on Vodafone initially, you can buy the Jet for just £20
per month on contract, which seems like a bargain to us.
The Jet looks pretty much like all other touchscreen phones, with some
nice detailing on the three buttons below the screen to set it apart
from the common herd. Apart from that, it's almost identical to phones
like the Tocco Lite - quite impressive, when you consider how much hi-tech
wizardry is packed into this slimline device. So, not only is this a
fast device, but it's also sleek and streamlined too, and will easily
fit into a shirt or jeans pocket. The TouchWiz 2.0 user interface is
tried-and-tested technology and shouldn't cause any problems for most
users. And it is very fast and responsive too.
We've got to be impressed by the AMOLED display on this device. It's
slobberingly gorgeous. AMOLED is bright, with high contrast, so you
can see it outdoors much easier, and the resolution on the Jet is an
incredible 800 x 480 pixels, which makes it the best screen we've ever
seen on any Samsung phone. In fact it beats most high-end smartphones,
yet costs half as much! At 3.1 inches, it's large and this makes a real
difference for any touchscreen user interface. This display is so good,
it's worth buying the phone for this feature alone!
So, in terms of usability, we'd give the Jet a 10 out of 10. But let's
look at the features now. For a mid-range phone, the featureset must
rate about 9 out of 10. The camera has 5 megapixels, with autofocus,
smile detection, digital zoom and a dual LED flash. It's not going to
be shortlisted for the best camera phone ever, but it still beats most
of the others in its class. The Jet can record video too, and can play
back videos in high resolution in DivX & Xvid formats without conversion.
A second camera enables video calling over a 3G network. Musically,
the Jet delivers, with a music player capable of playing most common
music formats. With DNSe and a 3.5mm audio jack, this ticks our boxes.
There's also an FM radio with RDS, so you can see what station you're
listening to, and even the name of the artists and song playing.
One of the other strong points of the Jet is the whopping 2GB of memory
built into the phone. This will probably be enough for most users, with
the capacity to store around 1,000 music tracks, but can be expanded
to 16GB with the addition of a microSD card.
Although it's not a smartphone, the Jet does have multi-tasking support,
and the TouchWiz interface includes online widgets that can deliver
applications like Facebook, weather reports, etc. So unless you're a
geek who likes to download and customise, you'll find the Jet answers
most of your needs. And if you're one of Samsung's target users living
a fast-paced life, you probably don't have time for the downloading
and installing stuff anyway. If you do need to download, you'll find
the 3G HSDPA and WiFi connections to be nice and fast, whether you're
watching YouTube videos or just surfing the web. The web browser is
excellent too. Thanks to the huge screen and the one-finger zoom feature,
viewing full web pages is easy. The web browser is very well featured,
with support for Flash and even multi-window support. It's not quite
a laptop, but it's definitely a good mobile web experience.
As well as WiFi support, the Jet has Bluetooth and USB, naturally.
The 3.5mm audio jack is very welcome too, enabling the use of standard
headphones, or the possibility to connect to an external speaker system
or a car stereo. A GPS receiver is included too, but no Google Maps.
So, the Samsung Jet: it's a fabulous phone, with some truly exceptional
features. Just remember that it's not a smartphone, so don't compare
it with the iPhone, or phones like
the Samsung i8910 HD (which both
cost twice more than twice as much as the Jet!) Really, this is a fabulous
phone for someone wanting more than the Tocco Lite, but not willing
to fork out £40 a month for a top-of-the-range smartphone. We
guess that ticks a lot of people's boxes.
You may have heard of something new called the Samsung Jet Ultra Edition.
Relax, it's virtually identical to the Jet but exclusive to O2. It comes
with a BBC iPlayer widget, and has a silver band running around the
Features of the Samsung Jet include:
- 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, 4x digital zoom and dual LED
- Video recording plus DivX, Xvid playback
- Second video camera for video calling
- Display: AMOLED, 16 million colours, 800 x 480 pixels (3.1 inches)
- Music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WMV formats)
- FM radio with RDS
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
support and document viewer
- Integrated handsfree speakerphone
- Personal organiser functions
- Memory: 2GB plus MicroSD memory card slot (expandable to 16GB)
- Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, 3.5mm audio jack, TV-Out
- Internet: Full web browser with Adobe Flash support, WAP 2.0, GPRS
Class 10, EDGE, 3G HSDPA
- Quadband GSM plus 3G (UMTS)
- Size: 109 x 54 x 12 mm
- Weight: 110g
- Talktime: 180 minutes
- Battery standby: 250 hours
Samsung Jet User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by Buddy from UK on 21st Mar 2013
A classic case of style over substance. It's still a joke to think that
it was being marketed as being "smarter than a smartphone" and it seems
to me that Samsung panicked when they rashly released this one in the
wake of the iphone 3. I had one for about 6 months a couple of years
ago and found it to be heavily overrated and it also got my nerves far
quicker than I ever expected. One of its chief problems was its WiFi
with all kinds of techie settings that needed a geek to decipher and
was still unreliable. The texting experience was also poor with zany
word predictions. The applications 'shop' was virtually non-existent
with no more than a handful of apps even a couple of years after the
phone had been launched. The pinch-to-zoom was nearly uncontrollable,
and tilting the phone to view the pic gallery was a nightmare as it
manically stumbled backwards and forwards like a drunk elephant, invariably
skipping the images you really wanted to see. Which brings us IMO to
its chief irritant which are its gimmicky touches - like the rotating
3D cube, which might hold your friends' attention for about 5 seconds
as they correctly grasp the thought that it adds no value whatsoever
to the existing user interface. However, to add some balance to the
review I would concede that there was virtually no touchscreen lag;
the 5MP camera and camcorder were high quality and easy to use; the
screen was excellent and vibrant (I wouldn't have expected anything
else from an AMOLED screen); the MP3 player was outstanding in its loudness
and sound quality; and the hardware looked stunning at the time (although
that red-black rear case was a real fingerprint magnet). Unfortunately,
this phone has planted an impression that I have since found it hard
to shake off that Samsung as an institution can indeed make excellent
hardware, but lacks any true inspiration as it regularly fills its phones
with too many half-baked and toy-like gimmicky touches, of which I've
heard that dark mutterings have resurfaced with the recent launch of
the Galaxy S4.
Reviewed by Jam from UK on 16th Dec 2011
I have owned a Samsung Jet for 2 years now. Unfortunately, i think this
phone is quite overrated. I'll do a brief review; The good: Good music
player, high quality sound. Great for watching movies, although the
phone doesn't have enough memory to support them without an SD card.
A reasonable camera, that in the right settings can take some great
photos. Very bright and High-res screen, again brilliant for watching
movies. The bad: Internet, although fast - doesn't enable flash. The
APP base is very very poor, 17 widgets in total, 4 of which are clocks.
Misleadingly advertised here. I found the alarm settings lacking, alarm
turns off quickly, not ideal. Phone Jack is very fragile, had 2 break
on me out of the 3 i owned, means that headphones have to be held in
place to enjoy music. Just little things which should have been tidied
up, for example no text conversation, that would've been nice, and when
you receive a voice mail, an annoying box sits on the background of
your phone, when you push close, it just reappears in like 15minutes
until you call voice mail, very annoying. All in all, i would suggest
getting an android phone, personally i am not going to get another Samsung
touch screen, instead i will probably move to an HTC or Iphone.
Reply by sam from uk on 9th May 2012
jam,jam,jam, look at when the phone was made its not a smartphone its
a midranged 2009 phone wat do u ecspect!!!!!
Reviewed by Thomas Yeung from UK on 14th Oct 2009
I have just returned my Samsung Jet after one day - it is NOT a smart
phone. Yes, it has all the hardware (fancy screen, GPS, fast processor),
and it does link with MS Exchange, but I normally use my phone as my
diary, address book, and communication tool, and the calendar function
on the Jet has a limit of 15 characters for an appointment name, and
255 characters for attached notes. So despite the attractions of the
Amoled screen, I am going back to my trusty blackberry and E71.
Reviewed by Robert from UK on 13th Oct 2009
Got the phone a few weeks ago and dont really have any problems with
it. The only bad thing id say is its plasticly cheap feel, abit of aluminium
round the edge for example like the tocco would of made it feel better
in the hand. Apart from that its a phone that does alot and does it
well, no its not a smartphone but id say its the best package you can
get for this price. People complaining about the battery are stupid,
it has an OLED screen which uses alot less power than most other screens,
2 days standard use is good for a touchscreen.
Reviewed by olivia from uk on 13th Oct 2009
i have got it and it is a very good phone and a good memory and it is
very fast for uploading stuff to your computer or laptop i would defenetly
recomend it ( five stars )
Reviewed by Derri from england on 13th Oct 2009
Ive had The jet for about 2 months now and i thought it was an amazin
phone untill it kept switchin itself off and now i cnt turn it back
on :S im on contract with vodaphone also and the signal is terrible!
wouldnt recomend the phone at all
Reviewed by Sean from uk on 12th Oct 2009
Got mine today and already rang to have it returned. The web browser
is not flash enabled. Well none of my flash sites looked any different
on the jet than my tocco lite. The GPS only managed to locate my position
to within about a mile and half, and yes I did go outside to check.
Jumped on my bike and rode to the top of a hill, still couldnt locate
me any closer than 2.6km. If I cant work out which town I'm in I need
more help than a phone. Good phone but the 2 features I was interested
in failed miserably
Reviewed by Luke McClymont from England on 9th
I just got this phone today :) and omg its brilliant !!! best phone
i have had... people who say silly things like battery runs out fast
this is not true considerin i have been on 2 bars for bout 6 hours and
its still going strong aint even charged it up yet :) i love it anyone
who is lookin for a phone i definintley recommend this one... there
is only one downfall to it.... and that is there is no games on the
phone but heyy who needs them when this phone is best one out :) 5 stars
quality purchase <3
Reviewed by adam from england on 9th Oct 2009
i haven't actually got this phone yet but a friend lent it to me for
a couple of weeks and it was fantastic to use. the touch screen worked
brilliant and all the features made the expierience fun and extemely
enjoyable i'd give it 1000%
Reviewed by Clare from Wales on 8th Oct 2009
I have been lucky to own this amazing phone for 2 weeks now and I am
delighted with it. I had an Omnia in April 2009 - hated it. Screen rubbish,
touch screen hard to use and unresponsive. Gave this to my other half
and tried a W995 - horrible and sent it back - screen flickered and
internet browsing impossible. Then I recieved this phone and I am so
very happy. The display is out of this world, the battery life is very
good (even with lots of internet browsing lasts a minimum of 3 days)
touch screen is the best I have used - one press does what it should
and nothing so far has been pressed in error. Texting (which I do lots
of)is a joy and is just as quick as with a keypad. The widgets are easy
to use and customise and phone is feels so good - the smoothness, weight
and feel are perfect. The rose/black back looks fantastic. I am a bit
of a perfectionist and if you want a phone that has an amazing display,
is brilliant for texting and that makes internet browsing a joy then
get this phone. It is even good at making and receiving calls! I have
never had a phone that I have been so happy with and after worrying
about going to a touch screen I am so very glad that I got this phone.
Reviewed by Thomas D from Belgium on 7th Oct 2009
Excellent phone. Have it since a month and still very pleased with it.
In the beginning I had an issue with the battery life, which was very
poor. I fixed it by turning the GPS of. You do this be selecting 'external
bluetooth GPS' as an option.
Reviewed by simon from england on 7th Oct 2009
ace phone we not long had the pat collins fair come to but and they
have a 130ft bomber and thiss phone fell from around 120ft and survived
screen in tacked and a nice scuff mark on the side and the only worce
part was the touch screen broke and that was it it still looked new
so i give it a god damn good 10/10 for the accidental and for the actual
phone well i love it is the tocco the same?
Reviewed by Martin from United Kingdom on 7th
Hi Tried the Jet in the orange shop after deciding to give it a go.
But the interface is so slow and unresponsive - I do not know if this
is just on range but Jet it definitely isn't. I think after much reading
around i will be trying out either the 8910 HD or the new Omnia 2. Not
really a sammy man having always had nokia, HTC but on first impressions
painfully slow, erratic and buggy.
Reviewed by Goose from Scotland on 5th Oct 2009
Very good phone but not sure if it is the orange network that is causing
me problems. Can anyone advise how to set the hotmail up as it keeps
saying invalid password when I know it is right, does anyone else on
orange have this problem?
Reviewed by Charlotte from Wales on 4th Oct 2009
This phone is amazing, i have it on contract and its the best phone
i have ever had, the touchscreen is out of this world and its easy to
use as well ***** - 5 Stars for excellence and good use I would recommend
this phone to anyone Thanks
Reviewed by Erick Lamothe from U.K. on 4th Oct
Probably one of the best touchscreen mobile devices not running a smartphone
operating system on the market with a superb feature set. Only the bad
battery life lets it down. Otherwise recommended.
Reviewed by risham from jengka,malaysia on 3rd
great HP, I like it
Reviewed by Sandeep from England on 30th Sep 2009
Great phone! Uploaded a full length movie and it was fantastic to watch
on it. Took me a while to figure out the volume controls as it sounded
a bit light on the ear-phones to start with but once I adjusted the
equlaizer settings to extreme bass it was great and pretty loud. Wifi
connection is very good which I used to watch youtube and check mails.
Streaming was continuous and browsing was easy too. The only negative
thing I found so far is with the touch screen interface. When I try
to go down the page it is too quick and it is hard to stop at the rquired
icon. Some times it is a bit slack and you have to press it a few times
for it to respond. The battery life is not great but good enough for
2 days of normal usage. overall I would rate this phone excellent and
Reviewed by Matt from England on 28th Sep 2009
Not too impressed with the jet as it came out of the box from on an
orange contract. Orange have made this phone completely different to
how it is portrayed in adverts and online reviews. However, after playing
around with the phone *cough* i have been able to restore the phone
as to how samsung wanted it to be sold and i am now very impressed.
Intuitive menu design, responsive controls, loud volume, and very interesting
motion sense based actions make this phone almost perfect
Reviewed by nizam from England on 26th Sep 2009
this is a very good touch screen phone, i previously had the sony ericsson
x1 but i fell and belie that the jet is etter in a lot of ways its much
more faster. the camera quality is very good better than n97's camera
believe me compared them. and the touch interface is so reliable and
accurate just like the Iphone this is worth getting 10/10
Reviewed by tom dutton from uk on 26th Sep 2009
i have just bought this high end pork chop of a phone.the bees nest
features and carrier bag styling are top draw and when i interact with
the basil brush screen it makes me skip to work. i love it
Reviewed by Shahid from UK England on 24th Sep
I like this phone, haven't been disappointed. It does what it claims
to do. Faster & more responsive than I expected, I can see why they
called it the Samsung "jet". The screen is bright, it fits easily in
pockets, due to its slim design, but feels solid in the hand also. Very
simple to get your head around this phone, it's not complicated to use.
Very good for texting, image files, music player, bluetooth, and of
course making & receiving calls. Highly recommended!
Reviewed by tom from uk on 22nd Sep 2009
have had this fone for 3 days now, fantastic, just one thing, can anyone
tell me how to change song names ?
Reviewed by Kieran from UK on 21st Sep 2009
Firstly you have to use this phone on the right network, i was using
it with o2 and it just didnt feel right however now im using it with
vodafone and have to say the phone now feels much better all the features
are working properly. The screen is amazing and looks brilliant, although
the touchscreen is resistive and not capacitive it works really well
and gives the user a sturdy feel when flicking through the phone. The
new Dolphin web browser is really good with features such as one finger
zoom and full screen view. The camera is decent at 5mega pixels however
i have seen better. Things such as gesture unlkock and call are a little
bit of a novelty and the widgets are limeted as samsung havent joined
the app store party yet but you can bookmark web pages then widget them
to your home screen which is handy. The phone looks fantastic however
the all plastic casing can make the phone feel a little cheap, a little
bit of metal wouldnt of gone a miss. The size is a little small for
my personal taste but thats just me. Battery life is average and depends
on if you turn 3G off or do alot of web browsing etc but moderate use
will get you a couple of days. Overall this phone is brilliant, lots
of features obviously very quick and looks great if samsung start up
an app store or add some more usefull widgets then this phone would
be the best out there, in spite of that i love it and the price is great.
Reviewed by Neil from UK on 16th Sep 2009
Have had this phone for a couple of weeks now, and have to say it is
a very good phone. I tend to use a phone as a phone, calls, texts the
odd photo and a bit of web browsing and the jet does all of this very
well. Battery life is fine 2-3 days, screen is stunning and yes every
now and then you have too tap more than once, but this is really not
a big deal. I only have one gripe and unless i am doing something wrong
(not the first time) when i have a missed call it does not show who
the missed call is from, you have to exit the event window and go into
the call log from the main menu. On a single missed call you have two
options voice call or exit on two or missed calls you can view the log
which is great, it is nothing major just a pain and a bit odd? One other
thing and I have noted from other comments if you are networked tied,
i can only speak for vodafone, you have the annoying vodafone logo appear
on the main screen every time you switch the phone on, sure you can
drag it onto the tool bar, but you cannot delete it, again not a massive
deal but annoying all the same. Despite these couple of points an excellent
Reviewed by harold from london on 15th Sep 2009
truely excellent. probably the best touch non-smartphone out there.
now if Samsung release a SDK for TouchWiz and get some more widgets
out, then it'll become a smartphone. It takes guts to release a phone
with this power and not use WM, s60 or android. Good on yer Samsung!
Reviewed by Gaz from UK on 12th Sep 2009
I have had this Phone for a while now, And i think It's Great, Like
my Sons Samsung Tocco Lite, It's Like an upgraded version of it, And
it has some great features.
Reviewed by kris from N Ireland on 12th Sep 2009
I think this phone has lots of promise and it looks great out of the
box, but having owned one for just over a month now, I am sorry to say
that it is without doubt, the WORST mobile phone i have ever owned.
the touch interface is clunky and nasty, i find myself having to repeat
touch tap things over and over frustratingly. the texting on it both
horizontally and vertically is appallingly bad... in fact, i have never
sent and replied to less text messages. regardless of having the phone
lock on, i find im repeatedly making calls from my pocket to people
if they have texted me.. :(. im not a stranger to touchphones, and i
havent had anywhere near these problems on any of them. i got as an
insurance replacement for and old n95 on vodafone, having read some
glowing reviews. i sorely regret it. i find at the minute, im actually
leaving my phone in the house as i cant be bothered with it. i would
avoid this phone at ALL costs.
Reviewed by alan from uk on 11th Sep 2009
First things first, i have never liked samsung phones! it was always
SE or nokia... Now i have to say this phone is fantastic for the price.
i got it on PAYG on 02. the phone was not locked and had no network
rubbish on it which was great. Now i was not impressed after i had a
play on a vodafone jet. it was sluggish and unresponsive and a pain.however
everyone raved about it in reviews which must be network rubbish free
! so i took the plunge:) And i have to agree the handset with no network
stuff jamed in is very responsive and works 100 times better than the
vodafone stuffed jet. so features screen. 10/10 camera/video rec. 9/10
txt/call/phonebook etc.9/10 internet. 7/10 wifi. never used wifi on
a phone a pain to set up. no idea if other phones are better:/ 5/10
bluetooth. 8/10 radio. 9/10 sound quality. 8/10 video playback 10/10
battery 7/10 fantastic phone but from my experience only if network
free.but then arent all phones After spending ages and i mean ages lookin
for a new phone im glad i got this. you may get a better phone but not
unless you want to fork out another 100 easily ! BARGIN :)
Reviewed by Dave from Ware on 10th Sep 2009
THE BEST MATE
Reviewed by steve D from UK on 9th Sep 2009
For a start, dont bother listening to these fools that have rated the
phone at 1 star and completely slated it. You always come across people
that moan because they either have nothing better to do, or because
they don't quite understand how to operate what they are moaning about.
Now lets start with the touch screen, well I have used many phones and
admittedly, the touch technology isn't as good as the iPhone, but it
is definately one of the best out there. The battery isn't great, but
as long as you charge it each night and lets be practical, that isn't
a problem for most, then it's will last fine, even for heavy users and
as for the web browsing, well it works fine for me. This phone for the
money is fantastic (free on a £20 tariff, or £200 on pay as you go)
It's looks and feels really nice, its extremely easy to use, has a fantastic
screen, a really good camera and everything you need in a phone, in
fact, there is alot of phone for the money. Ok, the apps, touch and
internet browsing aren't as good as the iphone, but if you want a cheaper
alternative, then this is a great option. Usually you get what you pay
for, but trust me, with this, you get alot more than you pay for. I've
used some of the other, more expensive touch screen phones out there
and this is better! Great phone and for the money it's defo a 5!!
Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 9th Sep 2009
Well, where do I start. Samsung have clearly spent hundreds of thousands
of pounds advertising the Samsung Jet phone. TV, radio, newspapers,
billboards, everywhere you look you see them. It's a real credit to
their marketing department that they can get so much exposure for what
is actually a pretty bad phone. Now first things first. To be fair the
Jet doesn't claim to be a Smartphone like, for example, the iPhone,
even though this is clearly the market they are aiming for. With a swanky
touch screen, motion sensitivity and 5 mega-pixel camera and 800mhz
CPU you'd think it was a worthy opponent to the very latest of Smart
phones. Let me assure you that it isn't. It's true, the phone is very
fast, the applications launch in a split second and operate, for the
most part, very smoothly. Problem is though, they're rubbish. The phone
comes with all the usual features that any phone has nowadays, calculator,
calendar, stopwatch, voice recorder blah blah and all work fine. But,
as any iPhone user will tell you, one of the best things about having
a Smartphone is the seemingly endless choice of "apps" you can download.
So, in case you were wondering, no, iPhone apps don't work on the Jet,
what you have instead are what are rather cutely names "Widgets". These
can be downloaded directly to the phone with the built-in widget browser.
I was so excited when I found this I nearly wet, dreaming of endless
hours of browsing the possibilities, the tricks and treats my new phone
had in store for me. However upon further investigation I was confronted
with no more than a handful of largely useless features. A BBC news
widget that is too small to read or navigate, a weather widget which,
to be fair DOES work , but only on a very basic and somewhat difficult
to use level. Various clocks and calendars which do pretty much what
the phone already does. As a whole it was a waste of time. Now the Jet
does come with YouTube and Facebook widgets, very handy, I thought,
as these are 2 of my favourite websites. Unfortunately the term "widget"
might be a bit over-enthusiastic for these, they are icon links to the
websites, handy sure, but seriously Samsung, use your imagination. The
Google widget is a little better allowing you to search directly from
your "desktop" and also links directly to Google maps and Google mail
(now there's a good way to eat your mobile internet allowance). Anyway
you get the picture so enough about the widgets, on to the phone itself.
This is the first touch screen phone I've had so I knew it would be
strange at first. However, a month later it's still a pain. I'm no technical
idiot nor do I have big clumsy fingers, but I find it damned difficult
to slide through the menu pages without launching several features that
I didn't want. "So rearrange the menu, idiot" I hear you say. Well I'd
love to, but you can't. It seems Samsung think they know best and won't
let you rearrange the icons, the only things you can customise are the
font and the background picture, gee, thanks. On the subject of the
touch screen I move on to texting. I love texting, you love texting,
we all love texting. The Samsung Jet hates it. When composing a message
you have the standard alpha-numeric ABC2 - DEF3-GHI4…keyboard
that appears on the screen, works well enough. One thing that does but
me is on capitalisation of letters, especially names and "I". You have
to press 2 buttons to turn this on, I've found no quick "shift" button
and it doesn't remember which words you capitalise you have to do it
each time. BORING. The solution is (or rather should be) the QWERTY
keyboard (WITH a shift key) that appears when you turn the phone sideways.
Again, this does work, but the keys are very small, and unlike the iPhone
is doesn’t take an educated guess at which keys you were going
for, it just takes your typing as gospel and throws up whatever rubbish
you are hitting. Fair enough I should be more careful but it does get
tedious having to retype, especially when the touch screen isn't sensitive
enough to realise where you're trying to place the cursor in the text
you've already written, and there's no button that lets you scroll through
the text manually, it's all done on the touch screen. I usually find
it's quicker to retype an entire word rather than trying to correct
one letter in the middle of it. So, turning the phone sideways changes
the keyboard? That's right, the phone is motion sensitive. You're supposed
to be able to scroll through photos with a mere flick of the wrist,
but believe me, it doesn't work like this. Even the tutorial that shows
you how to use the motion is temperamental at best, and the game that
uses the motion simply doesn't work. Games, ah yes, one of the first
things you check when you get a new phone. Don't bother. Let me list
what the Samsung Jet has to offer in its "Games & More" section. -"Tumbling
Dice". I thought this might be some exciting casino simulation game,
but alas the name says it all. It's a couple of dice. You tap the screen,
they roll. Handy if you're playing a board game and lose the dice I
guess but not much of a game in itself. -"Motion Tutorial", I mentioned
this earlier, it does exactly what it says on the tin, just doesn't
work very well. This is also where you'll find the non-working motion
game. -"Google Maps" - well that's not much of a game is it? Let's play
find the house! There it is, I win. Whoop. -Yeah that's it. No more
games for you unless you want to pay several quid for the privilege.
So while I'm in the menu I'll go through some of the other features
in more details. The internet. This is actually OK, it's very fast to
load you can scroll smoothly though web pages, and turning the phone
sideways gives you a wider and very usable view. I've yet to find a
way of saving pictures from the browser (and as I mentioned before,
I don't consider myself to be a technical idiot, though if anyone reading
this wants to prove me wrong please do feel free). My other moan is
the favourites feature. An essential of any phone browser it does what
it's supposed to, though as with the main menu you can't rearrange the
order and are stuck with a whole load of default favourites linking
to various parts of the Vodafone website at the top of your list, you
have to scroll through all of this to get to your own pages, (this is
after launching a few on the way by accident of course). I've also yet
to discover how to bookmark the page that you're currently on, I don't
think you can. Nor can you view your history, that's annoying. My files
- that lets you view your files. It works, great. Video Player - plays
your videos (which you can do from the my files bit anyway). Photo browser
- lets you browse your photos (which you can do from the my files bit
anyway). Supposedly this also uses the motion sensitivity but as far
as I can make out it just likes to do this randomly when you don't want
it to just to p**s you off. Music Player - plays your music, though
it does set it out a little better than the My Files section. Hallelujah.
FM Radio - this is novel for me, none of my previous phones had a radio.
You have to plug the headphones in for it to work. Personally this doesn't
bother me as I'm not one of those chavs who plays music out loud on
the bus but I'm sure this would vex some people. One thing that is annoying
though is saving your presets. When listening to a radio station the
name appears on screen, however when you save stations they're listed
by their frequency, another minor moan but boy are these adding up.
Camera - This is actually OK as phone cameras go. The photos are crisp
and have fantastic colours. Not quite so good in low-light conditions
(the lenses on camera phones just aren't up to the job). There is a
light to help with this but it's not a flash, it stays on for a few
seconds resulting in everyone in the photo squinting. Handy for finding
your keys though. Well I'm boring myself now so I'll wind up. Don't
be fooled by the adverts. The Samsung Jet is mediocre at best, if Samsung
had put even half of what they spent on advertising into further developing
the phone and "widgets" it might be pretty good. It has massive potential
that is just not being fulfilled. There are plenty of phones on the
market that are MUCH better. Seriously. Sorry.
Reviewed by Chris W from Warks, England on 9th
very happy 5/5, was abit concerned moving from sony ericsson back to
samsung but its been great. works fantastic as a phone and all the other
features are great too. battery - used it out of the box n got 1day
1/2. let the battery run out and then charged for just over 3 hours
and it lasted for just under 4 days sending quite a few texts, few 15
minute phone calls and using the camera and wifi for a little bit. so
charge it fully and its great! camera - brilliant in daylight, as good
as my 8mp camera, but at dusk not so good but i can live with it. flash
is quite bright with 2 leds wifi - brilliant, quick and pages load fine.
browser is great im not sure why people are complaining so much about
it touchscreen - really responsive, had no problems and suprisingly
can text quicker on this screen than with old traditional button mobile.
screen is also really bright and amazingly clear, so i have turned down
the brightness to level 2 and its still really bright and saves on the
battery definately glad i got this phone, and it looks great too. the
only downside is the gps. it works and is quite quick in finding locations
and directions on google maps, however no sat nav software is supplied
and route 66 for the jet costs about £60 to download so im abit annoyed
at that but oh well dont use it much anyway. i was going to get the
w995 but so glad i changed my mind and went for the fun and high spec
Reviewed by Rikk from UK on 9th Sep 2009
Had for one month. Worst phone I've had in years. Touchscreen very unresponsive
and you have to press several times sometimes which makes texting a
particular chore. The battery life is awful, a few phone calls, texts
and soon your battery will be dead and have resorted to carrying my
charger with me. The audio quality of mp3/video playback is really poor
and reminds me of phones I had over 5 years ago. The internet browser
supplied is poor and not on par with those on a Nokia platform. Doesn't
feel particularly more speedy than other handsets. The operating system
is a simple affair and you cannot add any descent applications other
than simple java programmes, many of which are a hassle to use on the
touch screen interface. A friend of mine has also had the same problems,
do yourself a huge favour and buy something else!
Reviewed by Kirsten from UK on 8th Sep 2009
I received the JET yesterday and i couldnt be more happy with it, i
have had well over 30 phones and my last one was the Sony Ericsson C905
with the 8.1 MP Camera, that was my only issue with swapping back to
Samsung, and to be honest i wasnt too let down by the Camera. All round
a fantastic phone, it does everything it says it should- i can see a
lot of people complaining about battery life. And 2 of my friends had
a similar issue... and we found that the one who received the phone,
pulled it out the box and started playing with it straight away without
charging it had issues with useless battery life. However the other
got the phone, plugged it in and left it for 4 hours... No issues. Seems
to be the case! I love this phone and have recommended it to friends
and colleagues. Only issue is the BROWN background when writing a text,
i hate it!! Does anybody know how to change this ?
Reviewed by Vinay from England on 7th Sep 2009
Has this phone for about 3 days now and quite impressed by it. The screen
is very responsive, call quality is good and very sleek and stylish
indeed. the downsides - cell coverage not very good inside buildings
and the vibrating mode is very soft - many a times, dont sense the incoming
call. But overall, very good value for money
Reviewed by keith from uk on 6th Sep 2009
perfect phone would recommend best one so far always been nokia fan,well
Reviewed by Chris Arnold from UK on 4th Sep 2009
I have had my Jet for 3 weeks now and am on my second battery( from
Samsung) Sometimes it will last 2 or 3 days with moderate use, other
times the battery will go from full to dead overnight without any use.
All the other phones I have owned over the years I have had no problems
with batteries. Samsung say only recharge battery when dead, not much
good if it goes flat during calls etc. With my other phones I always
used to put on charge when there was one or two bars left, with no problem.
I am glad I got this phone on contract,so can get rid of it. Wouldn't
want to pay £300 or so for one. I like the phone overall, good features
but useless battery life.
Reviewed by ian from england on 4th Sep 2009
i have got the samsung jet on orange the only prob is their firmware
is rubbish you cant play youtube only on wifi their no widget for it
you cant use anyhing watch any news unless you pay it does not support
anything my friend as nokia he watches you tube streamas things from
internet mine does northing its a load of old rubbish
Reviewed by Ufuk Sahin from Denmark on 31st Aug
Fantastic phone with so many smart useful details that not existing
in any other phone. Perfect battery life with brilliant amoled display,
super wifi, very good touchscreen with precise response, even with my
huge fingers. The only problem with the phone is the silly webbrowser
and maybe also Samsungs operating system. But price/performance is just
perfect and if you're not a business monkey, so you can easily enjoy
this phone and be happy for your buy! This is a much better phone than
98 percent of the other phones in the market!
Reviewed by Mr.Bigtime from NL on 30th Aug 2009
I bought this today after reading many reviews and video i watched on
net...but iam disappointed and gave it back. But why? Touch screen is
not very good. i press but program doesnt start..then press and press
and it starts...Sound quality is not bad. I have a EDGE internet contract
with my company. i was at home and i have wireless. i enabled it on
phone but when i connect to internet it uses my EDGE instead of WIFI.
very lame..i read i must use it as OFFLINE as profile..but why and extra
effort? The picture galeryy is laggy. and photo shotting was FAIL. ,
mean i started to take photos and it suddenly freeze. i took out battery
etc...calling someone is easy indeed. anyway...phone is ugly and cheap
looking too..i didnt love it.
Reviewed by Bob from Germany on 30th Aug 2009
Well I've had my Jet for 5 days now. Before getting it, I read and read
and READ on the net, looking for info. Feedback seemed predominantly
positive - but not perfect.. Anyway, I really wanted an iPhone, but
didn't want to change providers and pay the high monthly fees. Important
for me was to have a good quality phone for texting, with a good camera,
and combined with an mp3 player. I wavered some about getting a real
smartphone, but decided in the end I just don't need it. I need more
a "fun" phone.. But I want it to be good. Anyway, I would give the Jet
3.5 stars out of 5 at this point. The camera is OK, but could be better.
The UI is also just OK, but could be better. Texing is good - even with
one hand. The text recognition feature where you write with your finger
was a nice surprise - works well. the mp3 player is fine. I find navigating
withing the phone sometimes a bit perplexing(often hard to figure out
how to delete things..) - but I guess this will improve with more use.
Battery life is the biggest minus IMO. With an average amount of playing,
listening to music, taking photos, etc.., I get two days per charge.
If the phone got 4-5 days I would rate it higher. Overall the phone
is pretty decent, but I would say it has just kind of met my expectations,
and not surpassed them. I do like the style of it, it fits well in my
hand and pocket, and just looks good. The camera is average. Same with
the user interface - the UI seems to hang sometimes. The battery life
is poorish. Verdict - a good phone, but not a great phone.
Reviewed by Lynsay from England on 25th Aug 2009
Here's my story...I went into Vodafone about 6 weeks ago and put my
mum on a contract i got the new free phone and she kept her old one.
I asked the advisor man what he recommended and he showed the JET I
must admit I fell in love with it straight from the off, however after
having it for two weeks the screen began to flicker and then just went
a greeny bluey colour so I went back and swapped it for another one.
Now having had this one four week the screen is doing the same as the
other. I was just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem.
I really love this phone and don't want to part with it :'( but don't
want to get another one and it does the same again...please reply x
Reviewed by Tru from UK on 17th Aug 2009
Hi I got a jet at the weekend, love it but how do you turn the GPS off?
Reviewed by Suzanne Williams from United Kingdom on
16th Aug 2009
Got this phone yesterday, my first touchscreen. Its just amazing! Great
photos, really responsive, fast & just gorgeous! Nearly got a Iphone.
So glad i didnt as do feel the Jet has alot more going for it!
Reviewed by Adz from UK on 16th Aug 2009
After reading this website I finally took the plunge and bought a Jet
on Vodafone UK. Having been a huge smartphone geek before I knew that
changing to a "normal" phone was going to take a bit of getting used
to but was willing to give it a go. The screen is the first important
factor. Not as big as an iPhone, or some of the other touch screens
on the market, but the quality is superb. High resolution, fantastic
colours and detail and the touch response is almost as good as the iPhone
(almost!). Far more responsive than the LG Viewty, Samsung Omnia or
Samsung Tocco Ultra. These I've put side by side to test against. The
user interface is pretty quick to learn, very simple in layout and easy
to navigate. The 3 different home screens is a little excessive, and
might be useful to some people, but I prefer shortcut menus to everything
which is one draw back with this phone. Changing the layout to suit
your needs can be a bit of a pain, but is still possible for some settings
unlike other non-smart phones I've used in the past. Having something
a bit more open to customization would have been nice, but not essential.
Now we come to the setting up of the phone. Vodafone UK have some god-awful
software that seems intent on locking itself into your bookmarks, shortcuts
and general settings. Once I'm able to flash this phone the pre-settings
are going out the window! For the general user who wants to set up their
own web-homepage or their own email, then you're going to have a problem
without some technical know-how. Everything has to be programmed manually.
This means ip settings, mail servers, homepage addresses, internet profiles,
the works! Not impossible, just difficult! As for the features, I bought
this phone for occasional internet use on the go, the odd photo and
general calls and texts. If this is what you're after then this phone
is fantastic. It does all of these things well (once you get the hang
of the web-browser), and adds some other nice features into the mix.
Onto the rating..... I've had this phone for 1 week and charge it every
night. Yet on Saturday I used the phone to send about 10 texts, make
an hour of calls and check the football results about 20 times usung
the normal vodafone data signal. After all of this, the phone was down
to 2 bars remaining on the battery. Pretty poor if you ask me. For this
fact and this fact alone this phone is not getting five stars from me.
Screen 6*!! Net 4* Email 4* Camera 5* Easy of use 3* (due to settings
of email and net!) User Interface 4* Battery life 2* (I've had worse.....
Justa about!) So overall I've going with a 4 star effort for this phone.
Worth getting, but heavy users will need a second battery, and some
patience on initial set up of net and email!
Reviewed by Jason from England on 16th Aug 2009
Before I talk about the phone itself, 2 things: 1)It's not an iphone-
if you want an iphone then buy an iphone. 2) if you've not used a touchscreen
before then try before you buy. Don't complain that you don't like texting
with it after you spent the money without trying it out first. As for
the phone itself: I've had it over a month and feel qualified to actually
make a judgement now- I like the touch screen and have no trouble texting
etc. the qwerty keyboard is a joy and I don't know if I can go back
to old style texting. Sound quality on calls and playing music/ radio
is great. The music player is great and the camera is very good- nearly
as good as my old SE K850i. The screen is simply amazing. GPS isn't
exactly MI5 standard but I never expected it to be. The triple wallpaper
thing and cube interface things are nice gimmicks but just that- gimmicks.
The widgets are nice but I can take or leave them. I love the "dynamic
canvas" app but it and the handwriting feature need a stylus. Processing
speeds are plenty quick enough. I've not tried any of the active sync
stuff yet. The only bad things are as follows: The web browser is poor
and I don't think it's just me who's having problems navigating. Also,
and this is the BIG flaw, you only need hold 1 button on the side to
unlock so it continually unlocks in my pocket and then dials people.
To stop this I had to switch off the gesture unlock/ call (which is
otherwise a delightful feature) and PIN code the call log menu. Overall
this is an excellent, stylish mid range phone let down by a couple of
errors a schoolboy wouldn't make designing a phone.
Reviewed by bb from bb on 15th Aug 2009
Reviewed by Layvijai Singh from India on 15th
Powerful and stylish device for communication, imaging and music. This
is the gadget of 2009 packed with GPS, wlan and amoled touchscreen,
pretty cool stuff, what say? Thums up for the Jet!
Reviewed by Jess from UK on 14th Aug 2009
The Samsung JET is an amazing device that catches many eyes, with it's
shiny, sleek, modern, design, but the phone has so much more to it on
the inside. For people looking for a cheaper touch screen phone, the
JET is highly recommended. It's responsive touch screen is composed
of an AMOLED display which shows off 16 million vibrant colours, at
the palm of your hand. (Which is by the way, much more than a rainbow
can :) It holds a great 5 megapixel camera with zoom AND LED flash that
allows you to take pictures and record videos on the go to capture all
those precious moments. It also holds a secondary camera at the front
for video calling. The JET'S music player can play most types of music
formats, releasing a nice crisp sound whenever played. The phone itself
can hold 2gb of internal memory, however this can be expanded to your
liking. It is also a phone for social butterflies, supporting SMS, MMS
and even email, to let you even have a wider range and variety available
for communication with just a touch. Samsung has also included a favourable
miss that other phone companies fail to include, which is a 3.5 mm jack!
(Though, the earphones provided don't look cheap and hideous at all)
Overall, I definitely recommend this phone to people searching for a
good all round phone. Every phone has their faults, you can't have everything
but the Samsung has really impressed me with this one. You won't be
disappointed :) Ready, JET, go :)) (However please keep in mind that
this phone is NOT A SMART PHONE, Samsung has released the Omnia to compete
with the Iphone etc.)
Reviewed by COool from UAE on 14th Aug 2009
cool phone , nice features
Reviewed by Don Coyote from UK on 14th Aug 2009
I like this phone a lot, of the many phones that I have owned this one
is excellent. I was very disappointed with the battery life at first,
but I found that this was because the GPS would drain the battery even
when the application was closed. Disabling the GPS in the settings will
restart the phone and then the battery life is very good; just re-enable
the GPS when you need it. The camera can seem blurred but a quick wipe
of the lens sorts that out.
Reviewed by Freddybevan from uk on 12th Aug 2009
elsieraven i have just baught a jet from orange but had the same problem
you did but where did you get the firmware from please could i have
Reviewed by elsieraven from UK on 12th Aug 2009
I have had this phone for a week now, it came Orange branded which limited
functions on the phone, ie prevented it from downloading face book w2idget
etc, and restricted satnav to Orange Maps, it also removed the 3 screen
sub menus. It was a simple fix to unbrand the phone by flashing with
the latest firmware. All widgets were restored as was the ability to
download more, the 3 screen sub menu is now fully functioning, the orange
maps was removed and from phone settings, by turning on navigation then
downloading the version of route 66 for the samsung (free with uk maping)
and a small fee of 1.99 euros to activate it now has fully functioning
satnav too. Camera is excellent for both video and still. Touch screen
response greatly improved with the new firmware. The only slight downer
is the battery life, I'm having to charge one a day, but..... thats
because I keep playing with it and going on the net which is so quick
at rendering screens. I have also tried opera mini 4.2 on it and it
works no problems.
Reviewed by Mohammed Seliman from Egypt on 12th
I did not buy this cellphone, but i used it for 10 minutes in the retailer
showroom. Overall, it is ok, but the sound is low, i mean if you put
it in your pocket, you will not hear the ringtone and accordingly will
loss alot of calls. Camera for me is ok and other features are OK EXCEPT
"SOUND" IS LOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW comparing with NOKIA.
Reviewed by Klaus from Germany on 10th Aug 2009
Sorry for interrupting this chorus of overwhelming applaus. I tested
it for 10 days and I admit: excellent display (best on earth for far),
fast reaction to any touch, clear&good structured menu, umts connection
fine and first-class wlan (Route66 as navigating software is an disaster
but do not blame Samsung ;-) ). BUT: if I make use of all nice features,
I will only be able to make phonecalls for appx 5 minutes . . . cause
battery power has gone. Yes, no power means: no functionality at all,
or??? Furthermore: do not put it into your trousers, this will excellerate
a descending battery power. If I shut off any feature, I do have an
average GSM phone with 7 days standby which I am used to it for quite
a while. So - although being a friend of Samsung for many years - this
is not really a big step into right direction. Obviously it will take
another year to develop corresponding battery power to feed this phone
with all of its features. I will return, but later! ;-)
Reviewed by Marcel from England on 9th Aug 2009
Getting this phone tomorrow and really looking forward to it after hearing
all the positive reviews about it, i currently have a N95 8GB, which
is a awesome phone but gets clogged up too easily and slows down plus
the build quality of the slider is very poor (check youtube N95 slider
problems), anyway the JET sounds fantastic and jus a comment to a couple
of the other peoples reviews on here, 1 guy says the Jets camera quality
is poor when he tries to zoom in... answer is its because its a digital
camera and as with all digital cameras that use digital zoom when you
zoom in to something it becomes pixelated and always reduces the photo
quality, most people never use digital zoom because of that reason!,
also if anyone has problems with Wifi not working then it is probablly
because of the Network branding... eg: Vodafone blocked the use of Wifi
on my N95 8GB when i first bought it, they do this so you will you the
GPS/GPRS/WAP browser to surf (which costs you money) rather than surf
for free on someones internet connection via Wifi. The easy way to get
over this is to debrand your mobile and restore original the generic
firmware that it had when it left the factory before Vodafone/Orange
etc got thier hands on it, its easy to do just google it and follow
the guides available out there. :) I will be debranding my Vodafone
JET as soon as i get it, (word of caution tho debranding will void your
warranty... but its way worth it!) :)
Reviewed by William Ackin from N. Ireland on 6th
Think this mobile is fantastic value,everything you could wish for at
a very good price
Reviewed by Review from Uk on 4th Aug 2009
Great phone, worth the money.
Reviewed by Amy from Scotland on 4th Aug 2009
I got the samsung jet last week and it is as most people have said,
brilliant. I chose the Jet as my fiance has the samsung Tocco, I find
that Samsung is the best make of phone to go for as they are all good
but the jet has a brilliant camera, quick texting unlike my last phone
the LG cookie where I was waiting for the phone to catch up. And has
lots of different applications to use. I would highly recommend it and
if you have any problems with it, it must be a fault with the individual
Reviewed by Dale from England on 2nd Aug 2009
had the phone about a week now. Can not fault it, put it down or stop
playing with it. i am discovering some thing new about it all the time.
it has great features, which are all easy to use. the touch srceen is
very responsive. Great phone.
Reviewed by Monkey Hanger from England on 2nd
After reading all the extremely favourable comments, mainly about the
screen brightness and legibility "even in direct sunlight", I replaced
my trusty Tocco with a Jet. Although most of the features are obviously
a vast improvement on the Tocco and the screen is extremely bright,
when it's sunny I have trouble seeing the texting keypad in portrait
mode. Blue letters on a black background don't show up very well. I
found out how to change the background colour, but the keypad stays
the same. Is there anyway to change this? QWERTY mode is OK, but very
awkward for one handed texting. Other than this minute quibble, this
phone is awesome and highly recommended
Reviewed by QWERTY from UKRAINE on 2nd Aug 2009
I HAVE THE SAMSUNG JET AND I CRY WHEN ITS NOT BY MY SIDE
Reviewed by monstertruck57112 from england on
2nd Aug 2009
i brought this phone today soooo cool i have it here with me now i love
it sooo much i cant put it down of i will cry battery life--- absolutly
Reviewed by vic from uk on 31st Jul 2009
I'd like to update my previous review to say that I have reflashed the
software on mine and have taken off the rubbish orange put on. The phone
is fantastic compared to what it was and would recommend this to anyone
who has their jet on orange.Google 'dark forest group' and youll find
everything you need if you want to do the same. : )
Reviewed by Tony Mounsey from England on 29th
Had the Phone for 1 Week now, and have to agree with the majority of
reviews in that the phone is AWESOME. Top Spec, Great Camera, small
enough to use in 1 hand (unlike the I Phone), anyone thinking of upgrading
their phone need look no further, you will not be disappointed. Enough
said...now go out there and order it TODAY.
Reviewed by Shaun from U K on 27th Jul 2009
What a phone!!! only thing you can say best purchase of my life
Reviewed by PAUL THOMPSON from N.Ireland on 27th
Had this phone for 2 weeks now and im glad i waited for it instead of
going for the tocco ultra. It has everything you would want. Wi-fi and
internet work fine, camera is as good as my g600 5mp, touch screen works
very well and the quick processor runs each application very quickly.
The battery life is also very good. Running the main applications like
Sat Nav and the camera or video will obviously use it up quicker. I
havnt found any bad points with this phone. It comes with a number of
widgets pre installed including facebook etc. Hopefully more will be
released. There are a few new ones already through the more widget download
section on the phone. The texting works well too and I found it easy
to get the hang off with a choice of the normal text keypad and Querty
keyboard depending on how you hold the phone. If you are in two minds
in what phone to get I would highly recommend the Jet. I have always
went for Samsung and never been disappointed. I got mine on a Payg as
i m O2 and cant get it on contract and it works fine, already unlocked.
I think many of the compliants are down to the orange version of the
phone. Mine is the vodafone version and as i said everything is fine
and o2 sim works fine.
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 27th Jul 2009
Purchased this phone yesterday and I just can't put it down, its simply
amazing. I have read several poeple say the camera is a bit blurry?
maybe there are a few faulty ones about? as mine is very very clear,
and far far better than the one on my old Sony Ericson K850... Also,
the battery seems fine on mine? Just glad I waited for this one to come
out before i got an 18month contract on another phone! 10 out of 10
Reviewed by Latifa from Uk on 27th Jul 2009
This is the best phone I have ever owned. For instants i was going to
buy the Nokia 5800 or bb bold, but I’m so glad that I changed
my mind for the Samsung jet! It has all the basic and fun features that
allow you to use easily other than some windows mobile which is very
laggy after awhile. Other than that it has an amazing 5 mp camera which
allows you to take stunning shots and no need for a digital camera:
D. and I love the internet browsing as it is very receptive! The AMOLED
screen is fab, I love it and the touch screen is also very responsive!
Although i was a bit disappointed of the battery life which doesn’t
stay much and need to be charged every night but also it’s a big
turn for me compared to my old Nokia which has an excellent battery!
apart from that I’m getting used to it and I certainly love the
idea of having 3 different home pages that u can customize as I wish!
And I love the idea of the side bar which also always me to drag widgets
on the screen and put them again if I’m not using them. So I would
defiantly recommend this phone for anyone who wants a dazzling touch
phone for a great price! :D
Reviewed by kerry smith from united kingdom on
25th Jul 2009
Hi, those whosay this phone does not have a zoom for camera.IT DOES.
use the volumne keys on side. I have it on ORANGE and have had for 3
days. impressed with its speed, screen responsive and picture quality
good.However can someone help, it is supposed to have 3 homescreens
which you can sweep left to right between? i am not talking about the
idle screen, the one where all the applications are. I only have 1.
Also review above says you should be able to download more widgets like
facebook etc but i cant? any ideas? can someone help me? cos if its
orange's software which has stopped these then i am sending back as
i wanted the n97 for these features but failed testing with orange so
went with jet. help!
Reviewed by ade from uk on 24th Jul 2009
This is my second phone ive ever owned and i like it. But the battery
life is so bad, not as they say on the box. Im getting 9-10 hrs just
on standby with no use and then it is dead. (could this be a fault)???
Also only two other niggles-Zoom on camera only works when its wants
to and when you zoom in it goes grainy. Compared to my mates LG viewty
its no where as good.
Reviewed by Vic from Uk on 22nd Jul 2009
I have had the jet for about a week now. Yea its a pretty good phone
but im slightly dissapointed with it. I have the phone from Orange and
they have taken off the motion gate software and transitions??? The
camera seems to take pics a bit blurry too, i am also gutted that a
phone like this doesnt have voice dialing, isnt this a common place
thing now? I also like delivery reports but on thejet it sends them
asan incoming text whichis a bit frustrating. I think ill get the phone
debranded back to the way Samsung intended because ive got a feeling
it will be much more impressive without the Orange software on. Apart
from that...dont hype your self up to much about it and youll be impressed.
Reviewed by Rez from UK on 20th Jul 2009
This phone is quality in every aspect. The camera, battery life, build,
call quality, AMOLED RESPONSIVE screen - all top notch and for half
the price of the inferior iPhone. Great phone Samsung!
Reviewed by Nina from UK on 19th Jul 2009
Very impressed, this phone has ticked all my boxes. What did I need?
A fairly cheap touchscreen, with a decent camera, brilliant display,
ease of use and on Vodafone. What did I get? A fantastic product with
a superb display (the AMOLED screen is superior to all other phone displays
I've seen), camera with multiple settings and great quality, fantastically
easy to use and it's on Vodafone for £20 a month!! What could be better?
For me... NOTHING.
Reviewed by Lucy from England on 19th Jul 2009
The Samsung Jet is great! Fab camera! I love the touch screen the mini
side bar with the clock in and much more... But I have one concern.
Every now and then when I put my new contacts in, it deletes then so,
sometimes i find i have no contacts at all and then I just can't be
bovered to put them back in because they'll just go again. Amazing phone
apart from that.
Reviewed by Adrian from UK on 19th Jul 2009
Was recommended this phone by vodafone - they said it had built in satnav
and if I took out a subscription to their unlimited internet the satnav
wouldn't cost me anything. The phone came with a pre-installed widget
for the navigation. All I had to do was download from vodafone live.
Well guess what, the Jet is not compatable with vodafones 'Find & Go'.
You have to subscribe to the Route 66 satnat that costs extra. Just
in case you think that sounds fine, Route 66 doesn't support the Jet
as yet. So in a nut shell - no satnav. It took me a week of phone calls
to figure this out! The screen does look nice on the phone, but sometimes
it is unresponsive. It also has a nasty habit of unlocking itself in
your pocket and making random calls. If you want an annoying phone that
doesn't do what it is supposed to, but looks pretty, then this is the
phone for you.
Reviewed by Anon from UK on 18th Jul 2009
This phone is overrated and I am definitely sending it back. I thought
it would be a great phone after hearing so much about it, it has some
good aspects; the touchscreen is really responsive and the video editing
is something that will keep you interested after one or two goes, but
then no doubt you'll get bored of it... but its not worth all the hype.
This is the type of phone that is really expensive 2 start off with,
and a couple of months down the line, it will be available for a lot
cheaper. Maybe I had too high expectations for the Jet ... now I'm back
to square one, looking for a new phone!
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
18th Jul 2009
Go on, give us a clue: what don't you like about it? You only listed
the things that you like, lol.
Reviewed by Munk Munk from UK on 18th Jul 2009
90 out of 100. Here are the pros and cons: PROS: Great battery life,
amazing screen, fast processor, loads of functions, user friendly, responsive
screen CONS: No voice control, no zoom on camera Was with nokia for
10 years but making the shift to Samsung was smooth and easy.
Reviewed by Anonymous from UK on 17th Jul 2009
The Jet has certainly that 'wow' factor that phones like the HTC Magic
and the iPhone seem to lack. The camera is good quality, the AMOLED
display is brilliant, excellent radio signal, fast web browser (though
not quite as fast as the iPhone) with flash player built in and 2Gb
of HDD memory. No app store though (although widgets are downloadable)
and the GPS is poor with about a two mile accuracy. The display is large
(yet the phone is quite compact), long battery life, very good looking
and a very powerful processor of 800MHz (200MHz faster than the iPhone
Reviewed by callum weir from UK on 17th Jul 2009
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 17th Jul 2009
Got this phone thinking it was going to be the bees knees as all the
adverts (and most reviews!) say it is. Very sexy looking phone, suberp
screen, good operating system, easy to use and get on with, I moved
over from Nokia and found the transition to be easy. However, the battery
life on mine is attrocious- 10 hours of MINIMAL use (about 10 texts,
2 mins internet, then just sat doing nothing in my pocket for the rest
of the day) and its totally dead..tried changing some of the settings
for brightness, vibrate, made sure apps werent accidentally on but this
did not work, still 9.5 - 10hours and its dead. It is hard taking a
clear pic with the camera, the cube interface thing only works when
it wants to, there is sometimes no caller ID, and the PC software will
not work so I cannot upload music or anything. Plus, the internet is
not superfast..it can only be described as 'OK'. I think I have one
of a 'Bad Batch'. I doubt most are like this and I am trying my best
to like it an d not totally destroy its reputation but it is just unreliable
and not what it says it is. Have it back Vodafone.
Reviewed by matty from england on 16th Jul 2009
Had this phone for 2 weeks now it is without doubt the besr phone i
have had , i had a samsung soul before this which i liked very much
but the jet is a different class, easy to use ,good battery life, and
the touch screen is great Matty
Reviewed by Stacey from UK on 14th Jul 2009
Had this phone 2 weeks now and I have got to say it’s brilliant.
I have never had a touch screen phone before but I have had no problems
with it at all, the response from the touch screen is instant and the
internet is mega fast! I would recommend this phone to everyone!
Reviewed by jon from uk on 9th Jul 2009
just to say..Billy you are absolutely right.about the phone and about
Reviewed by James from UK on 8th Jul 2009
THE GREATEST PHONE EVER, I bought this phone expecting a nice little
wear and tear smart phone that I could take out and not worry too much
about damaging it (I have an iphone and i have serious concern issues
over its weakness) but after a few days i quickly discoverd just how
smooth and fast this phone is, its incredibble, yes it isnt an iphone
but it was never meant too be. I still wonder though was it worth even
purchasing an iphone, because the samsung jet has taken over as a primary
phone, i use it at work, on trips, even at home now and my iphone seems
to have slipped back into its original box, great all rounder, amazing,
life changing, what else can i say, WHAT A PHONE!!!
Reviewed by Stacy from UK on 8th Jul 2009
Omg, anyone who wishes 2 complain about this phone must be mad, this
is by far the best phone that i have ever owned, and i have owned alot
of phones!!! I think alot of people that write these reviews are just
professional complainers.......If u want an Iphone buy one, it seems
to me that u want all of the features of an Iphone at half the price.
I think that this is an outsatnding phone for the price and have no
complaints at all, i owned the Nokia 5800 before this and it doesnt
even come close! Please stop moaning, if u want an Iphone go and buy
one, if the Iphone is sooooo fantastic y have u all gone and bought
Reviewed by martijn from netherlands on 7th Jul
Very disappointed though with the sync possibilities. ActiveSync does
not work with a PC. Also not that: - Calendar has a maximum of 200 entries
- Each entry a maximum of 15 characters only!! - Contactlist ONLY sorts
on LAST name (I imported 350 contacts from outlook, and the list is
a mess). - my memory card was NOT recognised and needs reformatting
- Bluetooth will NOT connect automatically with Parrot: it requires
manual connection eacht time you start the engine of your car It might
look like a fun multi media toy but for anyone expecting 'smart' funcionality:
NO Samsung Jet
Reviewed by Billy from UK on 5th Jul 2009
Some people on here are just mad. Texting on the Jet is the standard
affair on a touch screen, but meade easier because the screen is actually
reactive. It's just right. It's the best phone i've owned yet, miles
better than my renoir and touch pro! It's so easy to use, and everything
just flows unlike symbian or windows mobile. For that I thank touchwiz
rather than slag it off. It's not trying to be an iPhone, the i8910
is handling that. It's like comparing a ford to a mercedes. Different
leagues!! This phones actual rivals are dead in the water. The camera
is very good, i've not had problems with focusing. The settings must
be wrong... This phone is supported by software updates through PC Suite.
All the niggles, very few of them compared to most handsets are sure
to be fixed. If people love their iPhones so much, why are they all
getting rid of them, to get a phone to eventually send back.....It's
on almost every review site. Is it the lack of basic features =P
Reviewed by Comment from England on 4th Jul 2009
Please can people give reviews who have had this phone for more than
a week, and will not give stupid comments like 'Within minutes of switching
it on I knew I had made a bad mistake'. I've given it five stars, partly
to redress the silly reviews and because thus far it hasn't given me
a reason to mark it down. Well except the erratic zoom feature and the
fact that it isn't as fast as Samsung makes it out to be.
Reviewed by Mark from Scotland on 1st Jul 2009
Big dissapointment! Within minutes of switching it on I knew I had made
a bad mistake,I got the phone this morning and its going straight back
tommorow! It looks pretty and the colours and screen resoloution are
fantastic but I did not like the User interface at all,and especially
found texting a bit painfull. Maybe I was expecting too much from this
phone,I had a Samsung soul which I loved and assumed any new Samsung
would be on the money but for me,this just didn't feel right in any
way and I've already put my sim back in my good old soul! It is how-ever
a purely personal view,but I would not recommend the jet to a friend!
Reviewed by Andy from England on 1st Jul 2009
Okay, it's time for a more honest review of this phone. Touch Wiz 2.0
is a wonderfully nippy OS, and combined with the 800mhz processor, the
menu speed is rapid. However, this phone overall isn't as fast and 'Jet'
like as Samsung will have you believe. Mostly it's a great product,
all the standards like Messaging etc work fine and are easy to use.
But the phones big selling point, the Web Browser is a bit of a joke.
Yes it plays Flash, that's all well and good, but on a display this
small, it's not really an advantage. The browser crashes about 2 times
out of 10, and the phone resets. Never before have I had a Mobile Phone
that couldn't access even some simple pages without crashing. The one
touch finger zoom, while a great idea, is hit and miss. Sometimes it
works, other times it zooms in, only to zoom straight out again leaving
you where you started. My phone wouldn't acces the HTML version of BBC
News no matter what I tried, and always resorted to the Mobile Version.
What's the point in such a powerful browser to surf only the Mobile
Internet? Another major downside is the camera. It is, in short, rubbish.
The 'Auto' setting, doesn't focus properly, leaving most subjects blurred.
I've never seen a camera do that before. In order to photograph a simple
object in a room you have to use the 'Document' setting (which is okay
I suppose, being this phones equivalent to Macro) or even 'Landscape'.
Every phone I've used before had brilliant Auto settings which captured
the scene perfectly, and sharply. Not the Jet. The phone is far too
glitchy for me, and after the 10th reset, I've put it up for sale. A
device which is either pure hype, or not finished.
Reviewed by ooey from england on 27th Jun 2009
Well well well... this looks suspiciously like the nokia 5800, both
in terms of looks and features (3.5mm headphone jack etc). I think Samsung
has released this to cash in on the 5800s remarkable success. Yes, it
has a better camera, but just LED flash - they missed a trick there.
Im not sure how good samsung are at updating the firmware of their phones,
but i can tell you that the 5800 has had a few updates which make its
interface much nippier, to name but one improvement. However, this is
an impressive phone, but I still prefer my 5800, which can be got on
similar deals to the jet. Now if someone could just find a way to stop
fingerprints from spoiling touch screens...
Reviewed by Gavin B. from England on 27th Jun
Bought the Jet a few days ago and I haven't had any problems with it
at all. Seems to be a top class phone. I bought it mainly so I can play
xvid/divx with it, and it does. Very happy with it.
Reviewed by Neal from UK on 25th Jun 2009
Great phone, Highly recommended. The review above states no google maps
which is false, google maps is available as is Samsung LBS, a sat nav
software co-produced with route 66. If you don't want to ay the high
prices for the iphone than this is a superb affordable handset.
Reviewed by Stepahnie from UK on 24th Jun 2009
I'v has this phone now 6days now & i have to say i absolutely LOVE IT!!!Its
everything the review above says(i'm not going into tech details as
its all above for you to read) I left 02 after 7yrs with them to get
this phone (i wanted the samsung omnia i8910 but 02 not having that
one as well)its very user friendly - my 1st touch phone/internet etc.
I found it easy to figure out to use text/email/mms/touch screen/widgets/camera/video/screen
saver etc etc without much of a glance at the user manual. Its a slim/sleek
looking mobile - takes great pics even though only 5meg camera, ect
etc - the touch screen is fantastic, works a treat - i just cant fault
it.If you want a iphone, BUY a iphone - as the expert review says its
not a iphone so dont expect it to be one. But if you want a cool looking,easy
to use,touch phone thats user friendly with internet/email capabilities
with speed then this phone is for you.Love it,love it, love it!!!!
Reviewed by nd from United Kingdom on 24th Jun
Satifies all the requirements. Most importantly voice, battery and the
touch sensitivity - all are well built in. The light-weight sleek finish
is also great in comparison to the bulky Nokias. The AMOLED display
is more than crystal clear and is very impressive indeed. Web browsing
is satisfactory, camera and video player (supporting divx) is good as
well, and with 2 GB memory, its ideal - will stay with this for long
Reviewed by john from n ireland on 23rd Jun 2009
yeah all very good but its not an iphone !! had it for 2 days but had
to return it ,and carried on using my iphone.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
23rd Jun 2009
John, the Jet never claimed to be an iPhone. It costs half as much!
Reviewed by Phil from UK on 22nd Jun 2009
I had a play with one in a Vodafone shop today and I was very impressed.
I'm definitely going to get one of these, and I suspect I won't be waiting
until my 3 contract ends in September!
Reviewed by Simon from UK on 22nd Jun 2009
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I like the look of the Jet, it seems like an upgrade of the Preston,
and makes me wonder if Samsung are bringing out a range similar to the
Tocco and Omnia lines they've brought out recently. The speed looks
like a great selling point, but word is the new Toshiba touchscreen
will be even faster. Personally I'd always recommend a Samsung over
anyone else, however, and the price is great.