Written on: 26/02/2011
Worst phone I have ever used. It is so badly designed that even the most basic functions like texting are a frustrating experience. DO NOT BUY! (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2010
This phone is absolutely awful. The back of the phone scratches every time you put it down. All of the keys freeze whilst I am texting so that makes me take the battery out of the phone. I charge this phone up every night and during the day it goes down to two, one and sometimes it runs out! The camera will not take images at all. My mum had this phone for 1 week and barely used it, my old phone-Nokia 5220 X-press music, broke, so my mum kindly give the phone to me (relatively new.) The... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2010 by jamieearl (3 reviews written)
It was great when i first got it but then it started getting slower and the love of the phone soon rubbed off . I actually swapped the battery for a different Samsung battery with a 800mha opposed to the 880mha in the phone and it seems to last alot longer! ( i almost had 3 days out of it!). the signal likes to make its mind up and sometimes messages will stay in your outbox waiting for you to resend it , When you resend it you will normally get a message back of your friend saying " you... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2010
absolutely rubbish, had it 24 hours and now charging it for a 4th time, from a full charge browsing the net for 45 mins will have your battery dead (seriously), also camera's not as good as my previous phone (n86) quite good result but actually processes the image a second after you take the shot, very frustrating, goes off on its own even when its locked, rubbish reception compared to other phones using same sim, internet works when it feels like it, capacitive touch screen but very... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2010
Samsung Tocco Ultra Black Addition on Orange Network
Ok so I got this phone on contract about 2 months ago, at first it everything seem quite neat, it's a very suave looking phone, and it comes with some interesting little apps, which become an annoyance later on.
So let's start with the positives:
It has a very good camera, 8.0 mega pixels. The only true redeemable feature on this phone, although the camera on the front of the phone can ONLY be used for video calls.
Its looks , this... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2010
The Tocco S8300 - Had this phone for 3 days and its going back in the box never to come out again. I was so looking forward to getting to use it. Texting is an absolute nightmate. The pad is so slow and you need to hang on to the phone to use the keypad. To make a space for a word is bottom right of pad so you are afraid of dropping the phone stupid place to put it. To delete a mistake well i have no idea manual is useless and to be honest i have given up. to do a simple task is so long... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2010
i love the phone b4 i bought it i was mad to buy it but i cant get rid of it now oh my god battery life on this phone i cant belive it its so rubbish i fully charge in the morning by evening time its 1 bar left and i dont use it much.im sure worse ever bettery life phonei cant wait 4 my contract to b end this samsung make me so upset hate u hate u (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2010
Had this a week and kinda getting used to it but its a pretty awful phone, impossible to use for anything while walking especially texting which is abysmal, touch screen is fairly accurate, but let down by a badly thought out interface. The phone does have some nice features but does none of them really well. Video looks fantastic but watch half hour of video and you'll need a full recharge. Battery life is truly appalling. I want another w810i! (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2010
Camera needs to be put on a lower mega pixel seting to take decent pictures and the screen is a little bit to small for accessing internet and other applications like Facebook. I do really like this phone though, it's easy to use. (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2010 by luckstar69 (6 reviews written)
This replaced a Sony K850 which I loved. This phone is ok for a while but you will soon miss having wi-fi, this doest have it. The touch screen is good but texting is annoying as its so sensitive and spells stupid words, it isn't cleaver enough to work out what you're trying to type. Entering apostrophies etc can be a pain in the butt.
The text pad is a nice option but very small really for normal man hands to use this efficiently.
The built in phone memory is TINY 8mb and always lets me... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2010 by helenbeck (8 reviews written)
First impressions with this phone was that it looks good. It has a large touch screen which is easy to use. It also slides up to reveal a keypad, only trouble is the keys are pretty small. I have small fingers and even I struggle! Also the keypad is low down to be able to hold the phone and text/dial with one hand without dropping the phone. The internet takes up so much of the battery life. If I browse one website for a minute or two it takes 2 bars off the battery. I probably charge it... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2010
The Samsung S8300 is the worst phone I have ever owned. Samsung phone development seems to have gone backwards. I even emailed Samsung to ask if they did any product testing before they launched this model because the faults are so obvious within ten minutes of using it. They must have been so desperate to get it to market that they just didn't bother.
I've given up texting people now - it takes too long! The predictive text is just a joke. There are too many problems to list them all but... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2009
This phone is so annoying and to be avoided, I recently sent mine to be repaired with a very long list of faults, I dropped it onto laminate flooring and about 7 Keys stopped working, I dropped my N95 ten times and no problem, I have since bought the U-Bop leather case with magnetic clip which I would reccomend but unfortunately I cannot do the same for the phone, Call quality is not great and my signal is not great, cannot get a signal in same places as I could with N95, Texting is abysmal... (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2009
The phone is very stylish and has a great camera but it is such hard work to use. writing txts is difficult as it is sometimes not possible to edit using the touch screen as when you touch the screen in the place you want to enter or delete the cursor will not go there. settings are not all listed in the operating manual, difficult to find, even my 15 year old cannot set it up for me at times and they change on power up. battery life is poor after a few months moderate use. the lock feature... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2009
This phone is great, I've only had it afew days but its already less annoying then my old LG
cookie. The only really bad thing I have found about it is the battery life.....awful!!!!! especially if you
text or phone poeple alot...come on Samsung, sort it out!!!! (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2009
This phone's fine as long as you don't want to call, text or use the internet. The idea of the phone is great, but the basic features are so badly thought through that even after a year it annoys me every day. (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2009
with the Samsung Tocco Ultra S8300 the Battery is rubbish have to carry 2 880mAh use very little in the day but on 2 blocks after 12 hours. First and last samsung I will own. Please don,t call me on it you will flatten my battery its only for show,is'n it.E-mailed samsung after 3 days no reply, cheers guys, your phone has brill functions BUT YA BATTERY LIFE IS RUBBISH don't buy this phone (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2009 by ianbhemming (2 reviews written)
Have to carry 2 880Amh batteries, make very few calls and a few texts, after 10-12 hours down on 2 blocks. The Samsung Tocco is a brill phone with loads of Gadgets but boys at Samsung, ya batteries are awful. E-Mailed them no answer. First and last time I have a Samsung. Why would Samsung want to produce such a class phone then supply it with a battery that don't last a day. I have free unlimited internet and by can I use it? no, not unless I sit here with it connected to the charger. Read... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2009 by hayley louise (2 reviews written)
I've had this Samsung Tocco Ultra S8300 for about 2 months and have found no real problems with it.
The one problem that i have found, which can be rather annoying, is that the memory card slot is next to the sim card slot meaning that to get to it you need to take out your battery! i found this unusual as most other phones have this on the side of the phone, making it easily accesable.
However there aren't any other problems that i have come across! another bonus is that the phone looks... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2009 by sally77
The Samsung Tocco Ultra S8300 battery is rubbish (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2009
Awful awful awful.... only had my Samsung Tocco Ultra a day and it's going straight back! give me Nokia functionality any day - you know where you are with a Nokia (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2009
i have just bought the samsung tocco ultra. its the best fone i have ever had. i love it. some people say the camera takes a while. but thats just because samsung want the best quality pictures. i love this fone. tne widgets can be annoying sometimes. but what phones perfect? i find this fone really easy to get on with, its fashionable and not many people i know have it. best fone i hve come across so far. (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2009 by Serenitysmum
The Samsung Tocco Ultra is my first touchscreen phone. Upgraded from the u600. I love the fact it has the keypad or texting while walking would be impossible.
Nice phone, great to look at and the camera, sounds and screen are very good.
Would recommend as a first touch screen phone. WARNING - you do need to get used to it before you review it as the screen is accurate to touch but it might not feel the case sometimes, you just need to know how to touch. I have long nails so it took me a long... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2009
I cant quite make my mind up about the Samsung Tocco Ultra. I've got this for my upgrade and is my first touch screen phone so am finding it a bit difficult to get used to. The widget is a bit annoying because it keeps opening when I'm trying to open a text message, and I can't seem to find where I can find out how things work properly.
The screen is really bright and clear and it seems to be very responsive, but there aren't that may extra features from my old D900i that I had and when im... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2009 by Angiepooh
The camera is wicked on the samsung tocco ultra but i would like a phone where the job it does best is to be a phone or id have got a digital camera. its fidly to call people an navigate around the phone as there is no arrow type buttons and the scroll key at the side tends to zoom when u want it to scroll or scroll way too fast. texting is a pain, whilst the keys are really good to use the temperamental touchscreen makes it hard to go bak in the text to correct it and if u are using the... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2009 by Italianstallion (7 reviews written)
just upgraded from my V8 razor to a Samsung Tocco
mixed views on the phone
wanted a touchscreen and nearly got the nokia 5800 but wife bought it and i found it to be a brick, so opted for this , nice and slender like my V8 and pleasing to the eye.
menu is a nightmare, in that its over complicated. you want to go to somewhere quick but have to go through the endless sub menus to get there .
the motorola could customise the shortcut keys which was handy. you can sort of customise the screen... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2009
I upgraded to the Samsung Tocco Ultra but I am sending it back, I find the aesthetics Boring and dull. You cant change the colour display or screen savers or alarm tones, My old samsung had more features and the touch screen is tempremental and I dont find the buttons on the key pad the easiest to press. (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2009 by jennifafa (3 reviews written)
Update to my first review - it has gone back to Vodafone, the Samsung Tocco Ultra must rank as one of the worst mobiles I have had.
Touch screen far too tempremental, worked when it felt like it, camera button took several presses to work, and texting was awful if you tried to re-read a mesage before sending it you couldn't it just deleted it as you went back through it.
Screen although big was narrow so not that great, have now gone to Nokia N96 and compared to the Samsung Tocco Ultra... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2009
I got this Samsung Tocco Ultra as upgrade and I liked it at first but I cannot get the hack of a touch-screen phone so I just use the keyboard. Also, I have been looking to buy the flip case as advertized on most websites but they are not available for a few weeks. Surely accessories should be made available at the time the product becomes available on the market. (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2009 by lynzm (1 review written)
The Samsung Tocco Ultra is a really good phone, brilliant camera, easy to use and navigate, has slide out bar you can use instead of touch screen. nice design with scratchproof screen, no scratches yet! probably the best phone i've had. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2009 by jennifafa (3 reviews written)
I have only just received my Samsung Tocco Ultra as an upgrade and initially first impression was wow! However I think it will take a lot of getting used to, the touchscreen is a little hit and miss and sometimes when scrolling up and down it goes far too fast and you shoot past what you were wanting. Yet other times you are pressing an icon and nothing happens.
I would be very interested to hear what other people think to theirs. (read more)