Samsung Z300 Review
Review: October 2005.
The Samsung Z300 is a 3G clamshell phone with features that are similar
to the Samsung Z500 or the Sony
Ericsson V800. It's a top-class 3G mobile with features that place
it near the cutting edge. The megapixel camera is very good, although
not the best available, and the main display too is excellent. Video
calling is via a secondary VGA camera (0.3 megapixels) located below
the internal screen.
The music player is fully featured, with an equalizer, and stereo output
to a headset or to twin stereo speakers for a virtual surround sound
experience. With plenty of memory available in the external TransFlash
memory card, the Z300 is a realistic alternative to a dedicated MP3
Connectivity is via wireless Bluetooth, infrared or USB cable.
Physically the Z300 is heavier than the Z500 and this may put some
people off, but it isn't heavy compared to other 3G phones, and it does
pack a lot in. Battery life is quite acceptable for a 3G phone, and
is excellent when in 2G mode. Overall the Z300 is an interesting phone
that deserves more attention than it has received so far.
Features of the Samsung Z300 include:
- 3G video calling, video streaming & downloads
- Megapixel digital camera (1152 x 864) with flash, 7x digital zoom
& photo effects
- Video camera (VGA resolution, MPEG4 format)
- Internal display: TFT, 176 x 220 pixels, 262,144 colours
- External display: OLED, 80 x 64 pixels, 65,536 colours
- Music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+ formats) with equalizer and stereo
sound from dual speakers
- 64 voice polyphonic ringtones with 3D sound
- Handsfree speaker
- Messaging : SMS, MMS, E-Mail (POP3, IMAP4, SMTP)
- 2 embedded games plus downloadable Java games
- Phonebook (1000 entries) & photo caller ID
- Personal organiser functions
- Memory: 50 Mbytes plus TransFlash card
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, IrDa
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10
- Triband plus UMTS (3G)
- Size: 89 x 47 x 25 mm
- Weight: 115g
- Talktime: 2.4 hours (3G) / 3.6 hours (3G)
- Battery standby: 213 hours (3G) / 277 hours (2G)
Samsung Z300 User Reviews
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Average rating from 28 reviews:
Reviewed by Joe from Scotland on 8th Aug 2009
A very good phone with lots of features. Under rated when it came out,
it offers many features than many phones out right now don't have. A
decent camera, video recorder/player, blu tooth, infra red as examples.
A great little phone!
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 11th Feb 2009
Overall good phone but: - cannot put your own message tone...... when
will they listen..
Reviewed by rit from Malta on 21st Aug 2008
Overall good phone but: - cannot put your own message tone + very little
choice of inbuilt message tones - cannot put your own alarm tone (only
the ones that come with the fone can b used..again limited choice) -
cannot transfer any games or java applications - short battery life
(it lasts me approx 2 days if i dont use any applications, no incoming
or outgoing calls, few texts, not listening 2 mp3, no camera etc)
Reviewed by LEO from LITHUANIA on 10th Jul 2008
EXSELENT TELEPHONE WERI COOL SOUND, ZM60(z300) BEST OF THE BEST TELEPHONES
WHAT I HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Nikola from Srbija on 24th Nov 2007
It is cool
Reviewed by Chris from England on 7th Apr 2007
best phone i have ever owned. thats it.
Reviewed by Pedram from Iran on 10th Feb 2007
It is realy good mobile
Reviewed by jim from india on 18th Jan 2007
very nice phone,looking good..but themes......???
Reviewed by Hugo from Portugal on 10th Nov 2006
I can´t install any java games by usb infrared or bluetooth, it´s
the only bad thing that i fund in this cell phone, but it´s a
Reviewed by Helen from UK on 25th Jun 2006
I have had this phone going on 7 months now and its fantastic!! I have
always use Nokias before now and tried a Samsung and I don't think I'll
ever look back. The only drawbacks I would say are the battery-life
and the screen does scratch quite easily but apart form that this phone
Reviewed by john tomar from africa on 22nd May
Yes i would highly recomend this phone do everyone who comes across
it i just love samsung phones and this website has helep me find the
best phone ever i thank you so much, the phone makes you smile when
you loook at it its just brilliant
Reviewed by DON from Romania on 11th May 2006
The phone is perfect for me, but y don't know how to put java on the
cell phone?? Can anyoane help me???
Reviewed by Kel from Great Britain on 11th Apr
Hi, I have got this phone and it is absolutely super !!!! It has everything
on it, GREAT !!!
Reviewed by Aaron from Scotland on 23rd Mar 2006
this is by far the best phone i've ever owned. The sound is brilliant
when listening to my mp3's and the storage space is fantastic. Picture
quality is good but could be better.
Reviewed by Leo from England on 5th Mar 2006
As mentioned by someone earlier this phone is identical to the Samsung
ZM60 found on T-Mobile. It is an outstanding phone with brilliant features:
1.3 megapixel camera with excellent flash, lots of built in memory,
good video quality (not so great in low light) Stores and plays MP3's,
very fast Bluetooth, superb high res screen, and of course, 3G. Only
thing is, I wish I could get this phone on Vodafone to take full advantage
of their coverage! There are however a small number of draw backs, the
battery life is very very poor, but then, It would seem that any 3G
phone on the market suffers from this. Another thing I find frustrating
is that you can only set MP3 tones as a ring tone and not a msg alert
or alarm. And lastly (I don't know how relevant this will be to many)
If you travel about a lot and check train times on WAP, the phone will
not allow you to save the page to the phone (or any web page to the
phone in fact), instead you have to store the page on the web, and log
on each time you want to refer to it, so you end up paying more money
on your bill.
Reviewed by rodri from Portugal on 29th Jan 2006
Reviewed by Vera from UK on 1st Jan 2006
My friend has one. Its great.
Reviewed by Carl from england on 27th Dec 2005
Great phone. Brilliant design and top quality display. The external
speakers are surpisingly loud and the sound is very clear even on the
loudest setting. 3G reception is ok but the phone works better when
it's set on 2G only so i only change it to 3G when i need to. Finally
samsung have decided to add expandable memory and my 256mb card works
perfectly. So does the bluetooth. My only complaint is that the camera
is just 1mp and samsung should really have included a 2mp resolution
if they want to compete with the likes of V3x and 6280. Still, u cant
Reviewed by bobbi-jai from leicester on 24th Nov
nice phone nd all bt it aint ma fone so i tink its a bit big if ya no
wt i mean
Reviewed by Corey from South Africa on 2nd Nov
This Phone RULES If You Looking 4 A Phone Get The Z300
Reviewed by Andrew from Scotland on 25th Oct 2005
Just got this on T-Mobile (T-Mobile version is actually called the ZM60).
Not as small as the Z500, but this has better specs than the Z500 as
it has flash for the camera and external stereo speakers. Plus, being
bigger than the Z500 it also comes with a larger internal screen which
is good for a 3G phone.
Reviewed by joker from poland on 27th Sep 2005
the best phone!
Reviewed by Marc from UK on 26th Sep 2005
If the battery lasted longer than half a day then it would be 5 stars.
In general it is a top class phone.
Reviewed by Upaul from America on 31st Aug 2005
Ok , now everyone before me has given it 5 stars . Because they haven't
used the samsung z500 . If they use that mobile phone then they will
know what is the better phone . But this handset is good too.
Reviewed by Per from Sweden on 3rd Aug 2005
The Z300 model from Samsung is an amazing cellphone with an totaly excelent
display. It is quick and easy to use and the 1,3 Mpixel camera produces
"good enough" pictures if the light is okey. It is way better than a
usual VGA camera, the next step of quality must be a "real" digital
camera. I do like the clam-shell function with the extra display on
the outside, even if it mabye eats more battery? The Z300 comes with
a USB-cable + software for the communication between the phone and a
PC or MAC. This is easy to use and the interface works well. In the
box you will also find ear phones to talk or to listen to MP3 music.
The 50MB internal memory is not much but it is just feed the phone with
an extra trans flash card with up to 1GB memory, that should satisfy
your demand of space for music, videos, pictures and so on. My last
phone was a Sony-Ericsson T610. Even if I´m from Sweden I have
always used Nokia as before was my favorite. SE seems to have som problems
with slow phones, sometimes needed to be restarted to work at all. Bad
display and camera also belongs to the T610. The Z300 has been mine
for a week, and everything with this phone has impressed on me, except
the battery, which could have been a litle bit better. Here I think
that the Sony-Ericsson still rules the market.
Reviewed by megan from uk on 1st Aug 2005
I think this phone is amazing, the picture quality is excellent and
if you are looking for I new phone I recomend you buy this phone.
Reviewed by Leeya from uk on 8th Jul 2005
Great phone if you are looking 4 a fone get this 1.
Reviewed by Matt from Australia on 8th Jul 2005
This is an AMAZING phone and i think everyone should get 1... :)