If you are already familiar with the touch screen gadgets developed by Samsung, then you will obviously agree that its products are all awesome and could make great alternatives for Apple products. This time, this vendor is ready again to fulfill user demands in the market by releasing its other touch screen device called Samsung S800 Jet.
Samsung S800 Jet brings many great things to the users. This touch screen phone is believed to have fast performance, thanks to its 800MHz processor, good camera capability, good sound quality and excellent design.
- Type: Samsung Jet
- Release Date: 2009, June
- Price Purchased: $220
- Vendor: Samsung
Phone Specs: AMOLED resistive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 800 pixels, 3.1 inches, 800Mhz processor, Java MIDP 2.0, 2GB/8GB Internal storage, microSD slot, 5 MP Camera, Videocall camera, See Full specs.
- 5MP camera with dual-LED flash | Great sound quality | TouchWiz v2.0 UI | WiFi and HSDPA supports | Portable device | Appealing design
- No Android or Bada OS, only Samsung's proprietary operating system | 800MHz processor is below the nowadays smart phones (1GHz)
- Bottom line, one thing for sure, this phone comes with great quality features, such as: WiFi and HSDPA supports, pretty fast 800MHz processor and good camera capability. So if you’re looking for a decent touch screen phone at the low price, this phone might be your answer.
|Samsung S800 Jet|
Yeah, if the other touch screen phones from Samsung mostly have a really great design, then Samsung S800 Jet is no exception. The 3.1 inch screen that dominates the front side of device looks pretty huge and it gives a great impression of a portable device that the screen size is not really huge and it’s not really small too. The size is just perfect as a portable smart phone. It feels nice in our hands and fits perfectly in our pocket.
The back cover of Samsung S800 Jet is produced in plastic material, so practically it leaves finger prints easily and makes the back cover look dirty in the longer period. But the design of its back cover still looks great overall. On the same position, you can also find the 5MP camera and its LED flash. So everything about snapping good photos is well accommodated on this phone.
The one thing that becomes the highlight on the front side is the D-Pad alongside 2 other physical buttons below the wide screen. This D-Pad is designed in the shape of 3D cube in skewed angel. So it kind of makes the front side of this phone stand out among other competitors that mostly have some casual physical buttons which look similar and blending with the other buttons.
Volume buttons can be found on the left side and the front camera is equipped on the front side above the screen, which you can use it to do video calling.
Interface and Functionality
Just like many other touch screen phones from Samsung across the cell phone market, the user interface of Samsung S800 Jet utilizes the Samsung own UI called Touch Wiz, which also becomes the standard User Interface of Android phones from this vendor. Unfortunately,this phone doesn't use either Android or Samsung own Bada OS. Instead, this phone is only supported by Samsung's proprietary operating system.
The AMOLED resistive touchscreen has already been supported with 16M colors and the screen depth of 480 x 800 pixels. And with the injection of Touch Wiz UI, everything looks great and sharp on the screen
Adding or moving new or default widgets is really easy to do. Everything that is presented on the screen works well with tapping, sliding and floating input methods. If you want to add more widgets or shortcut, you can just tap and float it around your wished position on the left window. And if you don’t like some of your widgets, you can also delete them with your finger touch. So basically, operating the screen of this phone can be so much fun and relaxing in the long hours of usage.
On the bottom position of the screen, there are 4 main keys that you can use to customize the user interface of this phone. And they are: Keypad menu, Phone book, Message box and the main menu.
On top of the screen, there are also some useful information regarding the events that happen on this phone, such as: clock, notifications/updates, volume bar, signal bar and battery level. All are presented in small icons on the black transparent background.
Overall, the user interface of Samsung S800 Jet looks nice and the performance of this phone is pretty good. However, sometimes, there is late response that always occurs when floating or moving widget around the screen. But it doesn’t really give huge impact to the whole performance of this phone.
The other interesting part from the screen is that you can also change the background with more beautiful wallpapers or maybe your own personal images. The background wallpapers for this phone are also available to download on many free phone wallpaper websites.
Anyway, in the first purchase of this phone, you also get the leather case to protect the body of this phone. I’m really pleased with how this useful leather case is also included to this phone. This leather case fits perfectly to the phone and it feels nice in our hands.
And the great thing about this leather case is that every time you receive call from someone, you don’t have to take it off from your phone because this leather case has been designed by the vendor to have small holes on the bottom position for the loudspeaker and the microphone. This leather case has also been produced perfectly with 3 prominent symbols on the bottom position for the actual 3 physical buttons below the screen. So this really helpful to find which button you want to press.
Samsung S800 Jet comes with some standard features of smart phones, such as: HSDPA, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth, USB, Stereo FM radio, GPS, Java MIDP 2.0, TV Out, Video editor, Media Gate, 3D, Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) and many more.
The audio quality also becomes the aspect of this phone that gets special treatment from Samsung. Thanks to the support of DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine) and Virtual 5.1 channel Dolby surround, listening to your favorite music with this phone is such a pleasing experience. The sound comes out perfectly, the bass frequency comes out broadly through the 3.5 mm headphone and the beats feels really deeply in our ears. So definitely, this phone is also a great music cell phone.
Bottom line, when it comes to touch screen smart phones, then Samsung really takes this business seriously. Samsung S800 Jet is no exception. Offering users with many great quality features, from 5MP camera, WiFi connection, HSDPA support, great sound quality and capability, decent looking design, fast performance, then Samsung S800 Jet can be considered as worth buying cell phone at mid to low end market.