Summary: If you want a camera phone that will blow almost every other handset out of the water, look no further than the Samsung Innov8. Design complaints aside, it's a powerful and eye-catching device that performs well as a phone, too.
Pros: The Samsung Innov8 is a well-made and powerful cell phone with a fantastic camera. Photo quality was excellent and the call quality delivered as well.
Cons: The Samsung Innov8 keypad and navigation controls are slick and not very tactile. The camera flash is disappointing, it lacks voice dialing, and the interface was somewhat poky.
Excerpt: The i8510 is Samsung’s answer to the Nokia N95 -- a do-it-all phone that’s as mean as it looks. There's an 8-megapixel camera, 8GB of on-board memory, HSDPA and Wi-Fi. What we like Unlike most Samsung phones the i8510 runs on Symbian, so if you’re used to using high-end Nokia phones then it’s an easy switch. There’s no touchscreen but the keypad is easy great for texting and the screen is relatively large.
Conclusion: With more extras than Gladiator, and specs to rival the finest from all the major mobile manufacturers, Samsung’s done itself proud with this do-it-all handset.
Pros: The first 8-megapixel cameraphone to hit the shelves in Britain, Samsung’s sharp shooter isn’t just a one-trick showboater, concerned with mounds of megapixels, and not much else. It’s a full-blown smartphone, with skills to match anything Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Apple can throw at it. Inside there’s up to 16GB of built-in memory, meaning it’ll tackle Nokia’s new N96 and the iPhone 3G in the storage stakes. It even runs the same operating system as Nokia’s Nseries ph...
Cons: A bit bulkier than we’d like, the i8510 has clearly been on a bit of a cake binge, but considering the goodies packed inside, it’s understandable. The optical trackpad also takes some getting used to, should you use it to navigate standard menus as well as the web.
Excerpt: The integration of a digital camera with a mobile handset is obviously not a new concept but we’ve been stuck with 5 megapixel cameras for quite a while now, so I think it’s about time the tech ante was upped a bit. LG and Samsung are running neck and neck with their 8MP camera phones, but Samsung managed to get to us first with their i8510 INNOV8, and here’s what I have to say.
Summary: Overall, it's a good phone with loads of features that you might not need or use. It isn't very impressive though, especially for something that is one of the costliest phones around priced at Rs 43,250. It's nothing something that will anyone's jaw drop either. There is no doubt, that the iPhone will grab a lot more attention than the Innov8 and that is available for around Rs 31,000.
Summary: The Samsung i8510's ring tones were quite loud, although it still fell short of the volume put up by the Nokia N81 and N82. The vibro alert was of average strength, but pretty sharp nonetheless.
I believe touting the i8510's strengths won't be of great use - it's simply THE most functional solution around and it won't give up this title for 4-5 months more, which is a pretty long term these days.