Samsung X820 Review
Review: October 2006.
The Samsung X820 is one of Samsung's Ultra series of superslim phones,
and at just 7mm thick it's the thinnest of the Ultra series, and the
thinnest mobile in the world at launch! It's now been beaten by its
replacement - the Samsung U100.
The rise of the superslim mobile began with the Motorola
RAZR in 2004 at 14mm. Before this most mobiles were at least 20mm
thick, so the RAZR caused quite a stir. The Motorola
L6 replaced the RAZR as the world's thinnest, at just 11mm, and
for a while the Samsung P300 was the
thinnest, at 9mm. Now comes the Samsung X820, pushing the limit even
further - to half the thickness of the RAZR! All this in just two years!
The RAZR was hugely popular; the L6 quite popular, although with too
low a specification to be a big seller; the P300 was just too weird
to be mainstream; but the X820 has got what it takes to be a really
popular phone. It does compete with the other Ultra phones however,
especially the sliding Samsung D900.
Despite being so thin, the X820 feels solid enough (the casing is actually
slightly flexible - this stops the ultra-thin plastic from breaking)
and is nice to hold. Several of our users report that their X820's have
snapped in half in their back pockets, although we find this hard to
believe from what we have seen of the phone - it will take a lot of
abuse before snapping! The keypad is large and very easy to use, and
the overall styling is very nice. It's worth noting that as well as
being the world's thinnest phone, it's also the lightest. This is due
to its small volume and the use of plastic instead of metal in the casing.
It feels as light as a feather!
Now, not only have Samsung created the world's thinnest phone, but
what's equally amazing is the specification of the phone. How on earth
have Samsung managed to pack so much into the virtually non-existent
space inside the X820? First up, there's a 2 megapixel camera. Whilst
this can't compete with the top of the range phones from Sony Ericsson
or the Nokia Nseries smartphones, it's still a good camera for a phone
and takes excellent pictures. The video camera is also excellent, with
a high reolution of 355 x 288 pixels. Images and videos are displayed
very nicely on the bright TFT display, which is large at 1.9 inches,
handles 262k colours and is high resolution.
The X820 has a stereo MP3 player that supports a wide range of formats
and can handle playlists. Output is through the speakerphone or a stereo
headset. Memory is 80 Mbytes, which is enough to store a couple of dozen
MP3 tracks, but there's no memory card option to expand the memory.
High quality MP3 ringtones are supported.
Connectivity options are good, with support for Bluetooth (including
a Bluetooth stereo headset), USB and a TV-Out port so that you can view
images or video directly on a TV. The X820 supports MMS and email, with
a Picsel viewer for viewing attachments. GPRS and EDGE support enable
fast downloads. An offline mode is available for using the phone without
making or receiving calls. One small complaint, in common with many
Samsung phones, is that there's no option for the phone to vibrate and
ring simultaneously. Finally, battery life is no better than average,
which is not surprising when you consider the problem of fitting a battery
into such a small space.
Features of the Samsung X820 include:
- 2.0 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
- Video camera (355 x 288 pixels - up to one hour duration)
- Display: 262,144 colours, 220 x 176 pixels (1.9 inches)
- Music Player (MP3/AMR/ACC/ACC+/e-AAC+ formats) with stereo headset
- MP3 ringtones (64 voice polyphonic)
- Voice memo recorder
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email (POP3 / SMTP /
- Document viewer (Microsoft Office & PDF files)
- Java games
- Personal organiser functions
- Offline mode / Flight mode
- Memory: 80 Mbytes
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB 1.1, TV-Out
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10, EDGE
- Vibration alert
- Triband (900/1800/1900 MHz)
- Size: 113 x 50 x 6.9 mm
- Weight: 66g
- Talktime: 2.5 hours
- Battery standby: 260 hours
Samsung X820 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Dino P from England on 30th May 2007
I've had this phone since Oct 06.I bought it unlocked from a shop in
London.It is fine, battery life is about ave.The Vibrate/Melody issue
isn't so bad if you remember to use one or the other. Had loads of comments
from people about the X820 never happened before.Screen quality is excellent.
This was my first Samsung it won't be my last
Reviewed by abud from kuwait on 27th May 2007
it the best telephone good camera and good
Reviewed by Mark from uk on 22nd May 2007
I love the size and weight of this phone as i like to keep it in my
pocket, but it does have 3 main bad points. Battery is 1, lasts well
if you dont use it, but i do! reception not as good as the nokia's or
sony ericsson's i've had in the same areas is 2 but i hate the fact
that it wont ring and vibrate at same time! So, man at samsung, SORT
Reviewed by Dani from England on 22nd May 2007
Good phone but battery life is awful.
Reviewed by nikky from south africa on 20th May
great phone, easy to use extra slim loads of connections and things..
internet acess and loads more in other words its a brilliant phone..
Reviewed by charlie from uk on 20th May 2007
its a nice looking phone but it won't charge. had it replaced and this
one still won't charge.
Reviewed by Im from Canada on 19th May 2007
Battery life sucks ---
Reviewed by Matt B from UK on 18th May 2007
Awful, simply awful! Sent it back after 2 days because it kept blanking
off, then coming on. Not helpful when in the middle of a text or even
worse a phone call! Battery lasted only 7 hours and in that time I only
made one 10 minute call! Sent it back, got another one and guess what...exactly
the same. Such a shame as it looks great but whats the point when the
things doesnt work! Rubbish
Reviewed by S Killingbeck from UK on 15th May
Nice enough phone, very light. Mine snapped. Whilst trying to pull all
the contact details off, i found the bluetooth had stopped working.
and Samsung will not replace or repair. Terrible Customer services.
doesn't ring and vibrate at the same time. camera isn't great on it
Great phone while it works, jsut don't keep it in your pocket.
Reviewed by herman from namibia on 10th May 2007
it is a handsome phone i love it very much.
Reviewed by Steve from South Africa on 7th May
It's a nice phone, but I would not buy the same again. I had three problems:
it snapped in half while in my pocket - I did not sit on it,- sound
quality and signal reception is less than I am used to compared to other
Reviewed by mabbola muungu from zambia on 1st
i bought x820 phone two months ago. for the past two months, i have
had two phone- nec e616 and this one. my nec has lost my love bcoz of
It's mass. I sold it today. x820 is really handy. i like everything
about it except it does not ring and vibrate simultaneously. the other
drawback is that i can't customise message alert tones. it works well
though with all our networks here in Zambia.
Reviewed by jane d l from wales on 27th Apr 2007
this phone is two light for my like-ings.. Also i accidentley sat on
it and it smashed.. you have to be really careful..also the memory and
sound isnt that good
Reviewed by Sarath Kumara from Sri Lanka on 24th
This is a nice,excellent phone.Sound is excellent.The document viewer
Reviewed by Andy Grieves from UK on 20th Apr 2007
Excellent mobile phone. I couldn't get one new at the local O2 shop
in Durham (lost a sale there boys!), so I bought an almost-new one from
ebay. Battery life is a bit short, so I will buy a high power battery
this week. love the big keys, except the "C" button which is a bit fiddly.
I will not change this one for a long time. I can't stand carrying a
phone that feels like it is an intrusion in my pocket. This one ain't.
Reviewed by jeps from finland on 18th Apr 2007
<3<3<3 lovely phone..
Reviewed by Martin from England on 16th Apr 2007
Fantastic phone but never use it with Orange in UK. It requires quality
signal for proper reception - exactly what Orange in UK can only dream
about. Very unreliable connection anywhere. Any other operator - and
X820 is just a pleasure to use.
Reviewed by jayne from united kingdom on 16th
very good phone i have had the samsung x820 for a couple of month and
very pleased with it the only down side no memory card and i find that
i have to charge the phone most days depending on use otherwise it hold
plenty of mp3 and videos
Reviewed by JOOLS from ENGLAND on 11th Apr 2007
I recently purchased an samsung sgh-x820. Great phone to use, menus
are simple to navigate, although a little more long winded than most
nokia's, has all the features I need. So light that I often can't tell
what pocket I put it in. Good signal quality and decent camera. Only
reservations are the talk time, but thats a comprimise because of it's
size. Only annoying feature is that you cant use custom message alerts,
only the on phone melodies which are pretty lame. Overall good value
and great phone
Reviewed by Daco from Serbia on 11th Apr 2007
Nice phone. It has few faults but it is the price of its slim.
Reviewed by GaV from England on 5th Apr 2007
Had this phone for a few weeks now, and in my time I have had phones
from pretty much all the major makes, and have always gone back to Samsung
because there phones are so good. This particular model the system runs
very quick, good signal quality and a pretty decent camera as well.
The one downside, which is annoying me a bit is they haven't really
thought about what keys do, and eveything seems to take a lot more clicks
than my old Nokia, which can get a bit long winded. I keep hitting the
back button as the delete and it is shutting my text msg down. But getting
used to that. Overall a pretty nice phone, and very slim. No problems
with breaking or anything else, just don't sit on it!!
Reviewed by tom mcgarry from england on 2nd Apr
bit of a basic fone and mine broke after a week took it back gt it replaced
but i think im goin to sell it coz as i say its ok but a lil basic
Reviewed by PHIL from UK on 30th Mar 2007
Must admit, just brought this phone and i'm really impressed. I paid
just 99.99 om pay&go and it feels like a phone of 3x the price. The
solidality and slimness make it comparable to real high end titanium
type phones. you'll think this from the very moment you hold the box
in your hand. well, if quality of construction is more important to
you than features (not that it isn't feature rich already) then buy
this phone as it won't disappoint.
Reviewed by never-you-mind from england on 26th
Brilliant phone, battery contrary to other reviews has average life,
very solid for a thin phone and very professional looking.
Reviewed by paola zelaya from honduras on 25th
this phone its amazing. dont have comparation...
Reviewed by James D from UK on 17th Mar 2007
Mobile Network Orange. The Phone Looks great It feels great but it has
too highly irritating and highly annoying faults. Number one the in
call indicative tone which indicates connecting a call and disconnecting
a call is not at ear piece level but ring tone level i.e. very loud.
The other fault is the poor signal quality. When i use my sim in my
other Samsung it works perfectly but in the x820 poor and then it disconnects
at which point fault one kicks in and an extremely loud bleep causes
a ringing in your ear. I have had the phone replaced as i believe both
of these faults are software related only to find that the same phone
4 months after the original was obtained is exactly the same. I have
spoken to Samsung which got me absolutely no where. I would seriously
consider other phone options other than this one.
Reviewed by Eric from UAE on 15th Mar 2007
It gets great reception even indoors and the battery lasts at least
three days. I can even receive a call when the battery low warning is
flashing. That's like driving around all day with the fuel light flashing.
I have dropped it a few times and it didn't faze it. I weigh at least
200 LBs and have never come close to snapping it in half. I have whacked
it on the desk to demonstrate to my friends how tough it is. I know
it's plastic, but it seems as tough as my Nokia 8800 The only problem
I have is that it's very hard to see the screen outside in the daylight.
It's possible, just very hard. That's why it doesn't get 5 stars. I
doubt anybody will come up with a color screen that can be used outdoors,
but I had an LG that was almost veiwable outside if I changed the wallpaper
to white and the lettering to black. One feature I could do without
is the camera. I can't have a phone with a camera at work, so I wish
I could get the same phone without a camera. I don't write text messaging,
but receive them all the time and the memory seems to be very large
for messages. When I put my sim in my Nokia 8890 for work (no camera),
it says I have no memory left for messages. I would absolutely love
the X820 and give it six stars if it had a monochrome display and no
Reviewed by bunicu from romania on 10th Mar 2007
this phone is awesome....it's superb.....so much technology in such
a little space :)i love it...
Reviewed by md from U.K on 10th Mar 2007
V.good phone. Good features, and nice looking!
Reviewed by jack from england on 5th Mar 2007
a very nice phon, i believe the record because a have seen some dummy
phone so i know. i like it.and it wouldent break in half
Reviewed by laura lungan cristina from romania on
4th Mar 2007
it is the most beautiful phone i have ever seen
Reviewed by OWNER from england on 2nd Mar 2007
Yeah, not great. Had it for 2 months. Its a great looking phone but
it freezes up randomly sometimes. I ended up breaking it by sitting
on it, snapped in 2. if your looking for a fashion icon get this...
the cameras not great either
Reviewed by P R J from Kuwait on 28th Feb 2007
It is a cool nice phone. Eccellent performance except the battery chgarger
has to be carried along because it is unique.
Reviewed by Nantis Brits from South Africa on
25th Feb 2007
beatiful phone easey to operate for a guay that is 56 years of age i
had my phone for a week it fel out of my pocket i did not feel it and
i drove over it with my pickup i cracked a screen but i am very satisfied
with the phone Regards Nantis
Reply by Charlie mingas from South africa
on 17th Mar 2012
I owned the 4ne for a couple of years and in june i will buy another1
for my lady. The problem with this 1 i got drunk last year and sat on
it! I charmed a couple of ladies with this 4ne! Bigup to samsung. I
am a samsung addict from the day i had this 4ne!
Reviewed by AurangZeb Khurrem from Pakistan on
22nd Feb 2007
I Find X 820 very Perfect Hand set in Samsung
Reviewed by Elton from south africa on 20th Feb
this phone is all fab..... compared to many of the phone other phones
i've had, it's almost like "getting lucky" i'm so what dissapoint by
the space on the phone.... but still a danm good phone
Reviewed by Kat from UK on 19th Feb 2007
Great phone. Dont believe the breaking in half nonsense. It wont break
unless u do something stupid like sit on it which could happen to any
phone esp nokias. I use this as my second phone and havent had any problems.
It's incredibly light and easy to use and the cam is capable of capturing
some great shots in good light but battery drains too quickly if u spend
too long in camera mode.
Reviewed by Ian Dafter from UK on 19th Feb 2007
I have owed over twenty mobile phones in my lifetime and have always
carried them around in my pocket. within a few days of buying this .......
it snapped. This phone is very mobile but very fragile - beware
Reviewed by dDrectHex from UK/RSA on 19th Feb
On the surface a nice phone, very fashionable has all the girlies wanting
to play with it. Light, too light sometimes, reasonably durable and
nice display. But when you start using it the bugs really come to the
fore. Some are probably comedown from being a hardcore smartphone user.
I miss the functionality of my bricks I suppose. The messaging is alright
but a bit fiddly at times, the OS is slow for something that should
be a basic phone. The predictive text was off with two days because
its nonsense. Stupid things annoy me. First it won't let me have my
phone on ring tone and vibrate at the same time. It has to vibrate first
and then ring. Which leads to missed phone calls. The ring tone goes
awol on the first ring then suddenly rises to full whack - this is despite
setting it at one level. Te connectivity with the PC isn't much to write
home about either and I've given up trying to get my secretary trying
to synch outlook with it so i dont have to mess about myself. Myt advice
is use it as I do. Lovely party/going out/ travelling phone. Put it
in your pocket for a weekend (not your back you'll crush it) or on the
long traels where a slim phone leave room in your pocket for wallet
and stuff with worrying about customs. Otherwise - for business get
a smartphone and you'll be much better off.
Reviewed by David from England on 17th Feb 2007
Chose this phone but had problems hearing the phone ringing, so missed
lots of calls. After just four weeks the Samsung X820 broke in half
whilst in my pocket, network not issuing that phone anymore and cost
£25 excess insurance and have gone back to a Nokia. Not at all impressed.
Reviewed by Philip from UK on 16th Feb 2007
I have to say, this is a really slick looking phone. It's pretty user
friendly (although its predictive text sometimes annoys me). The camera
is great and the battery life isn't as bad as some people make out.
BUT, it's true that it snaps. I had mine in my back pocket one night
and sat down. The next time I look at it, the screen is totally banjaxed.
Vodafone eventually gave me a new one but it was a battle to get them
to do that. My advice would be, get this phone but don't get it on an
18 month contract. The chances are, it'll break within 18 months and
your phone insurance won't cover a replacement as most suppliers see
this as customer damage.
Reviewed by x820 from london on 9th Feb 2007
this i theeeeeeeee best phone omg it is sooooooo slim and still has
so much that it can hold omg.it has a brill camera and can fit bout
20 mp3 songs the battery life is ok but that is its only weakness buy
this phone its amazin
Reviewed by Mark Mc from England on 4th Feb 2007
Phone was good to start with but the battery life is terrible and I
managed to break it after a few months. Just by having it in my pocket,
it flexed slightly. The blue tooth broke 1st, then the illumination
for the key pad packed up, finally the screen broke. I'm on my second
1 now, but am seriously looking at other phones.
Reviewed by Niklas from Sweden on 28th Jan 2007
Headache, warm ear, warm hand. Too much radiation/SAR. I saw some figure
of 0,693 , but another german site is saying 0,93 , which is a lot more.
Anyone else fealing this? http://www.bfs.de/elektro/oekolabel.html Else
cool and slim phone.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
28th Jan 2007
Curiously we are unable to find any SAR data from Samsung. Their website
lists SAR values for all their other phones, but not the X820. However
the SAR values for the other Ultra Series phones are typical - not any
higher than average - and every phone sold in the UK must comply with
European Union regulations which specify a SAR limit of 2.0 W/kg in
10g of tissue. SAR values alone are no guide to the safety of using
mobile phones, as explained in our SAR guide.
Reviewed by ami from england on 28th Jan 2007
this phone is very smart and nice to use, the only down fall is the
battery life- apart from that its the best samsung iv ever had !!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by imrankhan1984 from Pakistan on 26th
This phone is really amazing and wonderful, only down part is the battery
Reviewed by 7 8 6 from PAKISTAN on 13th Jan 2007
I hv used many phones.I hv used d900 also.And all latest pahones.But
the cell x820 is a sexy phone.It is just like a slim laddy which gv
u amazing chaska.Its features r niceee.I like it very much.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
13th Jan 2007
We don't know what chaska is. We hope it's not something rude. Glad
you like the phone - we like it too.
Reply by imrankhan1984 from UK on
26th Jan 2007
Chaska is an urdu word meaning "giving satisfaction".
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
26th Jan 2007
Thanks for the explanation!
Reviewed by nathan from england on 3rd Jan 2007
Contrary to popular belief, this phone does not snap in half. In fact,
it's very solid and feels much sturdier in the hand than any nokia or
sony ericsson phone which lately all seem to be made of cheap plastic.
For those that didn't know, samsung's ultra phones are made of fibre-glass
infused plastic with magnesium coating. The only thing that's easy to
break is the display so be careful not to put it in your back pocket
and then sit on it. Other than that, this phone is a technological marvel
and has everything you need except for expandable memory but i still
give it 5 start cos it's very cheap now.
Reviewed by Nadeem Batt from UK on 2nd Jan 2007
Looks are good and it is light and thin. If that's all you want then
fine. You need both hands to text (especially if you are right handed)
since the "space" key is in the bottom right(#) and very close to the
edge, so you will drop the phone unless you have two thumbs. Most menus
seem to have never gone through any user friendliness testing. Every
function requires more key presses than any other phone i have ever
used. the central smart keys are too small and you need to use your
nails. The charging socket needs a cover to be removed before a charge
can be plugged in so you need to carry a safety pin all the time. Can't
connect a chareger and a wire (headset or download cable) at the same
time. In addition to the above it is not easy to simply select mutiple
recipients for a text message. Each one has to be selected one by one
by going through to the whole "add recipient", "from-phonebook", "select",
keys each time, instead of just going through a list of the phonebook
and ticking the ones that you want to send to. Real pain in the neck.
Also trying to edit an exist recipient causes the text to be sent, half
done! For someone who cares mostly about basic communication functions
(voice and text) being user friendy and reliable ie a business phone:
forget it and go for a simple Nokia.
Reviewed by john kime from england on 30th Dec
useless. Snapped in half after 3 months. Phones4U did noit want to know!!
Avoid at all costs!!
Reviewed by Rajeev Vardhi from India on 26th Dec
Its a good starter. Its seductively thin and attractive. Obviously one
cannot expect all the savvy features in a small(but smart) phone like
this. The standby time is fairly good and upto the expectations. The
sound clarity is pretty good and the ringtones provided with it are
lullabying. I would recommend it for all the starters who are looking
for a smart or pretty phone whatever you call it, which is far above
a lot others in its segment.
Reviewed by Trishul Thejasvi from UK on 2nd Dec
Firstly you want this phone because it's thin... don't expect anything
else fancy, expect some sacrifices for a first generation phone this
slim. The Bad - 1) Main Bad Point - Speaker not as loud as regular sized
phones. If you are often in noisy locations and HAVE to hear your phone,
don't rely on the X820, and don't expect to vibration to alert you either,
in the coin pocket of me jeans, i struggle to feel it. 2) Battery -
To be honest after reading reviews i expected something awful, but in
fact it's not bad considering the battery size, you can have it in standy
for a good 2-3 days, I've got a solid 3hrs of talktime in a full charge.
But compared to bigger phones the battery isn't good (obviously). A
power mobile user should not rely on this phone. 3) Reception - it's
good but not perfect, don't buy if you regularaly have important calls.
GOOD Points - 1) Slim! Slim! Slim! you need a slim phone look no further..
i have no complaints whatsoever about the size, its' very comfortable
to hold and use, you can manage one handed operation, although occasionaly
you might need two, it feels solid, light, and is the form factor of
a phone i've been long waiting for. Some people initially think it's
a toy, they don't believe its a phone. 2) Screen - Very clear, and very
easy to read from, all phones should have Widescreen display like this.
Overall - if you have a small purse, are wearing tight fitting clothes,
or wearing a suit, and just need a phone with you for the night then
this is perfect choice, it would be an excellent 2nd use phone. Personally
i'm not a power user, i'm rarely in a situation where i need to answer
the phone desperately, if i can't hear it, its usually for a reason.
But at least i can carry this phone on me 24/7, i used to avoid carrying
my old D500 due to the bulk. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, but prepare for some
sacrifices with the size.
Reviewed by Sathish from India on 23rd Nov 2006
Am using this phone for the past 3 weeks and am in love with it. The
phone is excellant overall. Before buying this phone, I had a very different
notion about Samsung. After buying and using it for the last 3 weeks,
my regard for Samsung has grown up. They have packed so much good things
in a small phone and all those work seamlessly. The voice clarity is
very very good (when compared to my old Nokia), the display is ultimate
(I don't see any phone come even nearby inclucing Sony Ericsson and
Nokia N series), the music player is again applaudable. The lower side
is the less (?) in-built memory and no expansion capabilities, besides
the battery life, which I feel OK as I used to charge on regular basis
every other day. However a spare battery is also available, which is
again thin and hence you shall carry it in your pocket. The camera is
good, but would had been happy if it had a flash and auto focus. It
comes with a TV cable, which is a welcome accessory as I can view the
video's captured in the large screen.
Reviewed by Arnold Tzu from UK on 22nd Nov 2006
Great looks, good screen and camera. Mine came with CD and sync with
Outlook was no problem at all. Only grouse is battery life which is
1 day or slightly more than a day, with regular use. But they threw
in an extra battery with a sleek travel charger (the battery goes into
a sleeve and plugs directly into the charger). All in all, it is designed
for its functions (camera, mp3 etc) to be use SPARINGLY due to small
storage space and small battery life.
Reviewed by Lorraine from England on 18th Nov
wot a beautiful looking phone. no faults whatsoever.buy one now.
Reviewed by Aran from England on 16th Nov 2006
Fantastic phone, loved every minute with it. Nothing went wrong, it
done it's job and functions beautifly, how a phone should work
Reviewed by donnie from uk on 16th Nov 2006
this phone is garbage no battery life so thin i walked on it and it
shaterd like a ruler
Reviewed by Matt adams from UK on 9th Nov 2006
Ive had this phone for a few weeks now and very happy with it. very
nice clear design and easy to use. a different menu from my previous
samsung z500, very bright clear screen, and of course very slim and
light. the battery life is fine considering the size of it, if you use
it as a phone about 3-4 days, and its never switched off. if you want
an mp3 player or a camera this is not the phone for you, but i normally
just text and phone. would have been nice to be supplied with a cable
and software to be able to connect to a pc without bluetooth, but other
than that i'd recommend this phone to anyone
Reviewed by Paolo from United Kingdom on 7th Nov
I have recently purchased this phone and I'm very happy with it, Obviously
it's best feature is how slim & light it is, it was also a good price,
£150 from Carphone Warehouse on Orange PAYT. I do have a few complaints
about the phone... Like all other Samsung's you have to mess on with
a pincode before sending files via Bluetooth which i think is a waste
of time. Also it's not possible to use your own ringtone for text message
alerts, this wouldn't bother me if the ones pre loaded on the phone
were decent! Considering how thin it is, the speaker is very loud and
the display bright and colourful and you can customise the menu's too
which is nice. I would recommend this phone to anyone who is after a
stylish phone and not too hung up on features.
Reviewed by Alexandra from Uk on 4th Nov 2006
this phone is the ultimate of ultimate. i've had around 20 phones so
far and this is probably the best ever. the camera the slimness. everything
is great. i recomend this 2 anyone who likes fun. its much betta than
a nokia phone. this is the BEST!!! (NO JOKE)!!!!
Reviewed by rk from Canada on 31st Oct 2006
The Reception is horrible. I can barely even make calls. The design
and the body of the phone are very nice. The weight is excellent, but
the features of the phone have been ignored. I do not believe it is
worth the price.
Reviewed by Barry from on 20th Oct 2006
You really have to see this phone to believe how slim it really is.
Display is fantastic and the landscape mode is actually very pleasant
to use. The standout features of the phone are the camera and video
quality. The 2mp camera is much better than D600 and video is high quality
CIF (352x288) resolution in mp4 format. Only problem is the memory (just
82mb) so if u use the camera and video a lot you'll only have space
for a few mp3 ringtones. It's possible to fit a whole cd on it but u
wont have much space for random snaps and clips on a day out. Havent
had any problems with reception and sound quality is very good both
on the phone and with bluetooth. A top quality phone and a nice refreshing
design from samsung.
Reviewed by Usman Kayani from Pakistan on 28th
Ultra sleek 6.9mm with Great Functions!its X820 the father of Ultra
sleek fones.its camera is superb!T.V Output functioin is also amazing.
Reviewed by sam from uk on 27th Sep 2006
Had this phone around a week..love the look and design...but has simalar
problems with the P300. i have missed so many calls as it isn't incredibly
loud, and the available setings on incoming calls doesnt offer you vibration
AND melody at the same time!!!simply vib then ring...vib only, or melody.
vibration isnt strong and by the time you might of heard something in
your pocket u have missed their call!!! battery life is poor But! wot
do expect if you have a battery mm thick!camera is useful with 2m pixels.overall
if you like the look Buy it! but for praticality look elsewhere!
Reviewed by alanis from australia on 24th Sep
verrry good phone HOWEVER where is the memorycard slot?! and i'd like
to agree, the height is a bit too tall. otherwise, nice.
Reviewed by Micke from Sweden on 24th Sep 2006
If you don't mind charging your phone EVERY OTHER day I strongly recommend
this phone. Besides battery life I am so happy with it. My first Samsung,
but I'm loving it!
Reviewed by martin from ireland on 22nd Sep 2006
fone is good battery life is shocking...
Reviewed by Simon from UK on 22nd Sep 2006
Love the thinness of the phone but was disappointed with the width and
height of it. Expected it to be smaller in all dimensions. Don;t like
that you cannot set your own text alert tone but have to use one of
the 10 pre-defined tones. Battery life is not the best. Only 3-4 days
which is bad when I compare to my last phone - Sony Ericsson W550i which
lasted at least 7 days with full use. Love the screen and the brighness
and clairty you get from it. Easy-ish to use. Only 4 out of 5 due to
my bug bears with it but worth getting.
Reviewed by TASHFEEN from pakistan on 19th Sep
Its sleek(7mm)its stylish,its attractive what else one want.memory is
average but its design has XXXX!!!bettery life is good about 3 days.
2megapixel camera with a reasonable price. it is the best mobile in
the market dont wait get 1 and i am sure u will like it.
Reviewed by Dani from England on 7th Sep 2006
A fantastic sexy thin fone, definately eye catching. Good features,
great screen and camera, worth the £149 I paid for it. Had no problems
with battery life, it lasts about 4 days normal use-well what more do
u expect from an ultra thin battery!! Trust me, you wont b dissapointed.
nI didnt give it 5 stars only because you cant expand the memory.
Reviewed by Shahid from Hong Kong on 7th Sep 2006
Great Deal, No one can beat Samsung when it comes to design. Functions
are competible with other brands. Technology is shrinking the size of
gadgets, and Samsung has does a wonderful job. Besides all good points,
obviously there are setbacks also. 1- Lack of "ring and vibrate" at
same time function. 2- Memory cannot be expanded. 3- So light in size,
that sometimes can forget the the keeping. 4- Lack of screen saver function.
5- Does not come with TV out cable. 6- Samsung could have provided a
suitable leather case in accessories. Above all phone is alright, will
write again if found any problem to aware the community.
Reviewed by martin denley from wales on 4th Sep
yo yo, this phone is banging!
Reviewed by Sabe from UK on 3rd Sep 2006
Brilliant phone! Excellent features! I got mine in silver from carphone
warehouse very good deal. It has 2mp camera wid nice quality pics and
excellent video too! It has a vivid text message function allowing text
to be turned into wonderful images on screen. With autoscroll on the
text messages makes it an easy to use feature. It has a document viewer
which is brilliant allowing you to view word, excel, pdf etc! Very nice
to have! Also being so slim its a comfortable fit in the hand. Takes
a bit getting used to but its great after that! Vivid colour screen,
loud mp3 player. I hear WMA can be played but i haven't tried it YET!
But so far so good!
Reviewed by lighthouse from Turkey on 3rd Sep
My first phone was Nokia 6110 and I stayed with Nokia ever since. I
also used Motorola, LG and Siemens phones as well as PDA phones temporarily
along the way. A few months ago, I couldn't resist the features and
workmanship quality of Samsung SGH-X700 when compared with Nokia 6230
which is the competitor (the Nokia felt so cheap!). I was quite satisfied
with the Samsung. Finally, a few days ago, I bought the SGH-X820 which
is the ultimate choice for functionality, quality and innovative design.
Composite material case makes it durable too. To make the story short:
"Resistance is futile! Go buy a Samsung!"
Reviewed by AhmetC from Turkey on 1st Sep 2006
Just bought mine today. The thin and ultra light body feels like you
still need to fit a battery. First impression is a joke... Reading the
comments below, I feel lucky because the phone comes with PC Studio
software CD, USB cable, and earphones in Turkey. The price is about
£250 (VAT incl.) though. I knew it had a short battery life before buying,
I won't whine about that. The worst drawback of having a so thin phone
is, you can't grab it from your desk easily after all those bricks you've
used for years. If you like to roll your phone in your palm, just forget
it, you can't do that with a cardboard. Navigation key would be a challenge
for chubby fingers. Interface is very user friendly, so is the PC suit.
Never used a Samsung before, the charger/USB/earphones socket is another
challenge. C (clear) key is positioned awkward for me, a pre Nokia and
SE user. Gotta get used to. The phone has a single speaker for both
communicating and ringing. Makes reasonable sound, especially with midi
files. Screen saturation and contrast is sexy, any other brand hardly
beats X820s picture quality. My cousin bought a N73 the same day, now
feels bad after seeing the cool Media Player on Samsung, compared to
Nokia's crappy player interface. X820 even fits your wallet, and yes,
people mistake it for a calculator ^^. Cheers...
Reviewed by Lewis from UK on 1st Sep 2006
Amazing phone! 7mm thin with a 2MP camera is outstanding! Definatly
want it! 5 stars
Reviewed by x from England on 30th Aug 2006
This phone is great cosidering that it is so slim. However i have recently
swaped it for another phone with a better battery life as i was using
it quite alot and found that it would run out of battery extremely quickly.
Its not surprising though considering how small the battery must be.
Other than that i would definately recomend this phone. It has a really
good 2mp camera and a reasonable amount of built in memory a shame that
it isnt expandable though :( Oh well you cant have everything.
Reviewed by Steven from UK on 29th Aug 2006
The phone cannot ring and vibrate simultaneously because the speaker
is used for both, probably to save physical space. I think that's a
reasonable compromise. Just received the phone and quite happy with
it, except that I expected the USB and TV-out cables to come with it.
Bit of a pain if you don't have Bluetooth.
Reviewed by curly from uk on 28th Aug 2006
outstanding phone the battery life is fine around three days under normal
use the only problem is its so light and thin you may forget its there
Reviewed by Rahul from India on 28th Aug 2006
X820 is excellent - the looks are great. But there are some problems
1)There is no multiple phone book entry 2)vibrator and ring cannot work
together - it will first vibrate for 3 rings and then it will ring 3)The
font is also small specially when the calls come in. If anyone know
how to change of font of incoming call then let me know. Rest is all
good - there is no buzzing sound as somebody has writter earlier.
Reviewed by sameed from pakistan on 25th Aug 2006
well this phone has surpassed the P300 to be the slimmest phone in the
world with just 6.9 mm in diameter Lets start with the screen.The screen
being a 262k tft seems to be like a cstn screen and is hardly visible
in the sunlight.it's also really small.The camera and the video recording
quality is really bad.NOthing infront of the sony ericssons.tooooooooo
delicate which i can understand by the size but the keypad is really
slow . audio quality is excellent and the bluetooth works fine.not a
bit user friendly.so buy it on ur own risk cuz after selling this phone
with a loss of 30 pounds i bought the sony ericsson K800i. It seems
that samsung fell in love with slimness so m,uch that they forgot to
put in the other essential features
Reviewed by Yahya Naveed from Pakistan on 24th
Currently, the worlds slimmest phone.. not only slim but also well featured
and a reasonable price... all i can say that this phone is unbeatable......
Reviewed by Graham from UK on 24th Aug 2006
I have had the phone for day now, and i was previously a big nokia fan.
That is until i bought my nokia 6680, which although a great business
phone, is a bit on the slow side (!!). The toleration of faults became
too much and i defected to samsung. The look and feel of the phone is
great, although the strange landscape screen is taking some getting
used to. The phones features is a case of "does what it says on the
tin", although returning to the menu always highlights the last icon
you were accessing. The instruction blooklet is a bit of a joke, and
only due to my previous experience with the bluetooth etc... have i
got the phone to operate as expected. I still can't believe there is
no CD software supplied to load onto the PC, but i managed to move files
to and from the phone using bluetooth with basic XP functions. I have
downloaded the PC suite which should make it easier..(i hope). The phone
lock and vibration buttons are nearly the same as nokia's which is good
for me, (Scott, press and hold the hash key to turn on/off silent mode).
Also the directional keys can be programmed as shortcuts for applications
which is another plus. All said, the phone is pretty good, not something
to rant and rave about, but a neat phone that can be kept in a pocket
without feeling the weight, (although i might be worried about snapping
it in half if left forgotten in the back pocket). I give it 4 stars,
due to alot of functions being hidden deep in the menus, but the shortcut
Reviewed by Play5tation from United States on
22nd Aug 2006
Awesome phone!! Slimmest phone & makes RAZR & SLVR look like rock. Bluetooth
is very good, music quality is awesome. 2 MP camera takes decent pictures
in bright light or day light. Wish it had more memory or an expansion
slot....But i can live without that. Overall.........Very good phone
& it'll definitely turn heads
Reviewed by Jaz from UK on 21st Aug 2006
Very Good phone..looks good.... Only annoying thing ..the vibrate and
ringer cannot work together all the time.... e.g there is a function
where the phone will vibrate for 3 rings then it will ring for 3 rings..
won't do it together... ot it only vibrates or only rings.... does anyone
know how to change this... it is so annoying. otherwise looks class
Reviewed by Talha from Pakistan on 19th Aug 2006
Hey guys, I am here to respond to two complaints I read in the comments
below: 1) There is no way of accidentally triggering the browser if
you set the keypad to lock after 15 seconds 2) My phone came with a
CD of syncronization and a USB cable. You can upload songs, videos,
images, what not into the phone. 3) I didn't have any experience of
the buzzing sound. Please have your set or service checked. Really,
it seems that you have jumped to a conclusion far too soon.
Reviewed by Geoff from United Kingdom on 18th
Further to the post underneath 3/ The sound keeps breaking up on recorded
video, as if the processor cant keep up. Its either a fault with this
particular phone or with the model. Either way its going back. Its a
shame because I wanted to like this phone- its minimalist concept. But
if it doesnt work it doesnt work.
Reviewed by Geoff from United Kingdom on 18th
Recieved the phone today, and I like the compact neat styling especially
the silver model. But shock horror I seem to have discovered two glaring
deficiencies. 1/ The internet browser button is right in the middle
of the keypad and I think it could easily be accidentally triggered
(ie while in a pocket), running up huge bills while you are unaware.
2/ There doesnt seem to be any facility to upload pics and videos to
your computer- maybe it can be done with bluetooth but thats not much
good if your laptop doesnt have bluetooth. Theres no mention of uploading
in the booklet. Im sending it back if you cant upload. Camera and vid
can be one touch operated from a button on the side which is neat. But
I have not been able to get the email to work and the intructions dont
say what the account options mean- is paper too expensive these days?
Will write more when I find out more.
Reviewed by Alok from India on 17th Aug 2006
Hi Guys, I have this phone for 2 days now - absolutely love it - HOWEVER
(Yes there is a Fancy BUT) there is a small buzzing sound that the other
person can hear when I am taking... this is very irritating - don't
know if I got a lemon or its an issue with the entire series... Will
let you know what is the outcome of this... Suggestion: Test calling
in a Quite environment & ask the other person to check for buzzing sound
Reviewed by Scott from USA on 16th Aug 2006
OK I gave the coolest thinest phone in the world 3 stars, and that was
pushing it. As someone stated before, tha battery indicator is junk
- 2 bars to shut down in 30 mins is pretty annoying, especially when
your out and about. The battery life is so small too, same as the rest
though. But the most annoying thing happened to me and my friend, the
silent mode somehow got activated and now we cant get our ringers to
work. There is no menu or button to de-activate the silent mode. So
we have no ringers anymore:( Sucks
Reviewed by TONY from UK on 14th Aug 2006
GORGEOUS PHONE... BUT WHY NO EXPANSION SLOT FOR MICRO/TRANSFLASH CARD???
80MG IS NO GOOD FOR MP3 & VIDEO FOOTAGE ETC.. 2GB CARD INSERTED WOULD
HAVE MADE THIS PHONE THE MUTTS NUTS
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 11th Aug 2006
I bought this phone to replace my V3i. I was looking for a well specced,
stylish mobile with a good quality camera (the motortola was pretty
poor) that was very discreet and would be unobtrusive in a pair of close
fitting trousers or jeans. Without a doubt the X820 ticks all the boxes.
The finish, screen quality and clarity is excellent. and it is great
to hold. I find myself holding it even when im not using it! A lovely
sexy stylish phone for a very realistic price Go buy
Reviewed by adnan zaib from pakistan on 11th Aug
It is a quiete beautiful mobile.It is also of my favourite colour Black.
Reviewed by Winston from Malta on 11th Aug 2006
It would have got 5 stars from me if it had more battery life and a
more accurate battery indicator. It will go from 2/3 full to zero in
less than 30 minutes!!! The rest is fantastic. Packed with features,
quality, ease of use....endless praise.
Reviewed by Talha from Pakistan on 10th Aug 2006
Folks, take my word for it. This is the best phone ever. Yes, it doesn't
have a memory card slot and the battery life is in line with rest of
the Samsung range i.e. pathetic. But that is about the only shortcomings
to this set. The screen is glorious, the features border on the Smartphone,
the keypad is excellent, the fit and finish are beyond reproach. You
can spend days just marveling at the amount of technology that went
into this phone: for example, there is a SINGLE slot for the recharger,
USB cable and headset. Yes, a just one slot. The camera is great with
fast processing. You even get an image editor and a host of other applications.
The price of this phone is perfect, looking at the features. Factor
in the small matter of being the world's thinnest phone, and it practically
becomes a steal. Go and get it now - you will have a fun ride even if
you do nothing but text messages with this.
Reviewed by tuzer from england on 6th Aug 2006
dis is a sexy fone..i love it..its so thin ..i thought the razor fone
was thin..its even thinner than the ipod nano..its sexy..mwah i love
Reviewed by Raj from India on 6th Aug 2006
Its a highly desirable phone with looks to die for!!! But the screen
is not the largest available! Ringtones are good and camera is good
at 2 mp.
Reviewed by saif syed from united kingdom on 5th
This phone is got style and its great in it class and the best thing
is its very thin i think samsung are the best maker of mobile phone.Myself
i prefer samsung.
Reviewed by JOHN from ENGLAND on 5th Aug 2006
ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCKING MOBILE 4OM SAMSUNG.I AM GONNA DYE WITH IT.GO
GET GIT FOLKS DONT WAIT
Reviewed by Josh Cooper from England on 3rd Aug
This phone is a state of the art phone with abova average features,
its sleek compact style makes the keypad hard to use but the advantage
is that it is extremeley light. The size is about the size of a credit
care which makes it perfect for the businessman. Downsides tot he phone
is the fact the samsung have tried to fit to many features in at once,
the main menu is packed full of features, the phone is able to play
mpeg4 videos and the camera is extremely good for the price. Features.
* 2 megapixel camera * mpeg4/mp3 player * bluetooth * 80mb internal
memory * 56mb mini sd transflash card * High resolution screen * Video