Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH
Relaese Date : March - 2009
Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH or knows as Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Edition..Matching a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen...DivX and XviD video files...WQVGA touch display. Other features include GPS, FM Radio.....
Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH
Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH aka Tocco Ultra Review – 8MP Camera, 2.8″ OLED Display, GPS….
The Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH or also known as Tocco Ultra is the latest touchscreen devices for the company Samsung. The handset is not fully touch oriented device, infact the phone is come with a slide out keypad. It claims to be the Samsung’s flagship device for 2009.
The Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH was designed in a slider form factor. The eyes catching item of this phone would be the massive widescreen OLED 2.8-inch touch sensitive display. Measure at 110 x 51.5 x 12.7 mm it still feels rather pocketable. Although the length is little big long (especially when the slider is open), but it only has 12.8 mm thick, which is make it doesn’t look chunky at all. There are 3 large button below the screen, which is represent the Call and End keys and a Back key. The keypad actually is the additional feature for the phone and the main function would be for better texting experience, as you know the touchscreen is not convenient to fast texting user.
Overall the Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH looks quite nice in the flesh the black metallic frame really make it feel solid and stylish.
The display is really an amazing part for Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH. The OLED display has of 240×400 pixel resolution and can display up to 16 million colors. On top of that it got a very nice contrast, the picture looks incredibly clear and beautiful. Samsung also claim that the screen of the S8300 UltraTOUCH is scratch, reflection and smudge resistant.
The display can show up to 14 text and 3 service lines, however by depending on the font size user have picked, it still able to cram as many as 24 lines into it when reading a message.
Music and Video
The integrated Media player in the Samsung S8300 is the typical latest-gen Samsung player. Its plays audio and video files in the MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD, H.263, H.264, MP3, AAC, AAC + and WMA format. In listening music, it allows sorting tracks by author, album, genre, composers and recent played. The music player can naturally be minimized to play in the background. The quality of the sound is just average. It seem the speaker has lacked power.
Video playing in this phone is excellent as it has the brilliant display. However,one letdown of the display is if your video is 240×320 pixels big, it won’t occupy the entire display, make it left black stripes on all sides. Overall, the qualities of the video playing is brilliant.
Although Samsung didn’t emphasize the Samsung S8300 is a cameraphone, but the features of the camera is really make it likely camera orientated. The phone is integrated an 8MP camera with autofocus,LED flash, face detection, Smile Shot and geo-tagging features. View pictures by the PhotoBrowser is a great experience. It can sorting your photos by file name,by prevailing color or by face where you can name your pals and the phone automatically tags them when they appear in the photos. Besides that the PhotoBrowser also features slide-show mode. Quality of picture capturing in of this camera is great, but it still has a bit behind the PIXON.
Video recording for this handset is amazing, thanks for the large display for playing the recorded video. You can record video clips in the resolutions of 720×480 pixels (30 FPS), VGA (30 FPS), QVGA (120 FPS). It has too say the camera in this handset is decent enough to be a good cameraphone.
We already know that Samsung has developed it own Mobile Navigator software,but it is the first time Samsung applied in mobile phone. The functionality and map data is sufficient and combine with the large display, navigation experience is wonderful. However, user have to pay to use this service.
The Samsung S8300 UltraTOUCH aka Tocco Ultra really impressed us. We love the quality OLED large display and the excellent camera feature. Maybe it is not the best phone in the market, but it is probably is the best multimedia-centric phone in its range.