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Welcome to the Samsung S8000 Jet review. The S8000 Jet is another touch screen mobile phone from Samsung was released in late 2009. This is one of Samsung’s top range phones using their own OS.
The S8000 Jet is appropriately named because this is a fast phone. The OS works smoothly although still has the occasion lag for what ever reason. At a guess the OS works 98% impressively smoothly as the iPhone. The phone also debuts the 3D cube menu system and a Vista like animation for certain apps. It appears identical to the one LG already uses. Whatever you thin k it does work well and looks good.
The extra processing power means that the widgets system works the way it should along with everything else on the interface. It makes the slower models in the Samsung range and indeed the Nokia models feel ancient by comparison. This include the Dolfin web browser which has a popup-ad blocker can handle JAVA and FLASH.
Being a top range phone you’d expected decent construction and materials – tick. You’d expect a hi-def screen – tick You’d expect GPS and Wi-Fi – tick. It’s got a decent camera and does video well and the usual option filled control panel. So there’s everything you could possible expect in a phone like this. Since this is a AMOLED screen its nice and bright and shows off the screen nicely. Again it doesn’t have that Blackberry Bold’s impressiveness for some reason. It’s a fair comparison since they are in the same price category.
Overall a great touch screen mobile phone that has all the communication options you could want. We have no problems recommending the S8000 Jet. However in this price range there are so many just as impressive options to choose from. Eg. the iPhone 3G, N97 and N97 Mini and so forth.
- Samsung S8000 Jet
Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G 900/2100 (Dependent on country)
HSDPA 7.2 data speed (download)
- L108.9 x W53.5 x D12 mm
Weight 110 grams
External TFT 480 x 800 AMOLED
- Video Camera
720 x 480 pixel video camera
Up to 8G available to user
MicroSD up to 16Gig
- Ring tones
MIDI, MP3, vibration and others
Music and Media player
SMS, MMS, IM, Email
JAVA MIDP 2.0
FM radio with RDS and recording
Speaker Phone/Hands free
Battery 1100 mAh
Up to 250 hours Standby
Up to 3 hours Talk Time
- Price history
From $799 AUS 2010 (Ouright)