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.
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 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: Camera phones have always been something of an oddity. It is a vastly popular device amongst many, utilized as a device of convenience to snap and go, and heavily utilized as a blogging tool. Yet, you won't be seeing them as dedicated devices for serious photography. But the divide between a camera phone and a compact digital camera is slowly and surely shrinking, and Samsung's foray into the megapixel race has just gotten on track when they announced their first...
Summary: T he Samsung i8510 INNOV8 is absolutely a gem among the camera phones. The 8.0 Megapixel digital camera takes neat pictures, allowing you to hit the road without taking a regular digital camera with you. The settings can be adjusted to your own preferences, and there are plenty of them. Unfortunately however, activation delay and the shutter delay when capturing a picture are still very much a reality. Furthermore, the cameraphone lacks an optical zoom.
A beast of a phone that packs an 8-megapixel camera.
Good Gear Guide.au
18 November 2009
Summary: Beneath this rather underwhelming design is a handset packed with every feature under the sun. The INNOV8 is a true jack of all trades — but unlike many other handsets it performs most of them quite well. If you're after a high-end mobile and aren't fussed if it doesn't have a touch screen then the INNOV8 should be near the top of your list.
Pros: 8-megapixel camera, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, menu and user interface, 16GB internal memory, microSD slot
Cons: Design is underwhelming, LED rather than Xenon flash, screen is difficult to view in sunlight, fingerprint magnet
Excerpt: Comedian Louis C.K. was spot on when he mused how everything is so amazing and nobody is happy. Take a moment to consider the i8510, one of Samsung's latest eight-megapixel smartphones. In some respects, this studly slider really does live up to its number plate moniker: INNOV8. Weighing just 140 grams, the handset offers some of the best optics we've ever found crammed in a mobile phone: sharp, noiseless pics (3,264 by 2,448 pixels) and decent image stabiliser punctuate...
Pros: Lots of codecs, including - wait for it - DivX! 2.8-inch screen excellent for playback. Intuitive photo/video editing suite. Equally-intuitive navigation. Automatic lens cover. microSD slot good for 16GB (enough for aspiring Scorseses to go epic). All the usual smartphone suspects: 3G, wi-fi, USB, Bluetooth, accelerometer, GPS. Decent earbuds with ample cord. 3.5mm audio jack. Most excellent: TV-out capability.
Cons: Side-mounted headphone jack makes phone harder to pocket. Optical control pad is a tad sensitive. Most bogus: metal shell retains enough scratches to fill a DJ Shadow album. A little on the clunky side. Most bogus: flash needs to be brighter.
Conclusion: The Samsung i8510 offers so much that, like the Nokia N95 and N96, it becomes a handset that you know you've got in your pocket. It's big and bold and therefore unlikely to be for everyone, but more worryingly for the size we can't see the benefit over a slimmer handset with a lower megapixel camera offering. Yes the Samsung i8510 is feature-packed, offering you virtually all you could want from a consumer-focused mobile phone, but the price is the size.