Summary: One of the most anticipated mobile phones entering 2008 would no doubt be Samsung’s G800, with a unique selling point of being the company’s first 5.0-megapixel heavyweight to include a 3x optical zoom. We'll come right out and say it first. The G800 is a very bulky phone, but while it may not be as attractive as Samsung’s wafer-thin designer Ultra Edition series, its sturdy footprint and metal finish lends it some substance.
Conclusion: As every single phone, the G800 also has its strong and its weak sides. The first impression it gives is excellent, a solid slider with stylish design and high-quality build. But beside the look, people are interested in the functionality, and here the G800 isn't what we would like it to be.
Pros: Stylish design and high-quality build, Optical zoom, A battery that can last
Cons: Mediocre performance in low light, Low-res video recording
Conclusion: Now we have tried to put the cameraphone contenders to test in situations that they are likely to encounter in real life. We've also tried to make the best shots they are capable of. We didn't end up with usable photos 100% of the time, but we've concentrated only on the ones that are worthy of entering in this shootout. When it comes to hardware equipment, the Sony Ericsson K850 leads only with the powerful xenon flash and the orientation sensor.
Pros: 5 megapixel auto focus camera with 3x optical zoom and xenon flash, Large 2.4" QVGA 256K color display, EDGE and 3G (with HSDPA), Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP support, Comfortable keypad, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Stylish design
Cons: Bad display processing, Weak sunlight legibility, Very slow memory card reading, No standard 3.5 mm audio jack, Volume/Zoom key is very hard to press, Quite chubby
Excerpt: The Samsung G800 is a trendy, ultra thin, stylish slender type mobile phone that is made with a great looking design. The hip Samsung G800 comes with a metallic looking digicam which features a 5 megapixel picture quality, a 3 x optical zoom, Xenon type flash, WDR or wide dynamic range and face detection technology, making it as one of the top of the line Samsung mobile phone models out in the world market today.
Summary: The reception quality put up by the G800 is in line with other Samsung-branded devices. The ringtone volume is quite decent, as it can be heard in various environments. The silent alert is average strength-wise, no significant improvements have been made here.
The G800 is certainly a mixed bag.
Summary: The Samsung G800 is the latest device to join the Nokia N95, Nokia N82, LG Viewty KU990, Sony Ericsson K850i and Samsung's very own G600 in the mobile world's ever growing '5-megapixel club.' The device itself is also very slim and features optical zoom, which is still something of a rarity, as well as Xenon flash and 3G video calling, among other things. Essentially, this is a device for users that demand more than just picture-taking-ability from their handsets.
Summary: T he Samsung G800 is a smart camphone but don’t expect it to be a true replacement for a compact camera. The overall picture quality is fine, surely when the light circumstances are ideal. Face detection does what it is supposed to do but works somewhat slow in practice to be really effective. Since this function can be deactivated I consider it an additional functionality.
Excerpt: D uring a mixed dealer and press event in London, Samsung officially announced the Samsung G800 camera phone. The high resolution 5 Megapixel Samsung G800 is an enhanced version of the G600. Samsung introduce the new G800 camera phone as a striking digital camera that can also be used as a mobile phone.