Samsung UltraTouch S8300

The stylish Samsung UltraTouch S8300 has finally arrived in Singapore (in late March) and VR Zone managed to get one in for review. Read on. 

It was just last Saturday (28 March) that Samsung officially made their latest UltraTouch S8300 phone available at all authorized retail stores.

Announced at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, in February, the S8300 is the newest flagship edition to the Ultra family. It has a brushed metal frame with two-tone color which makes it look really stylish. On top of that, the slider phone is only 12.7mm slim. But its not just a slider phone; the S8300 also has a scratch resistant touchscreen display that provides vivid display of images and videos and let you navigate and access the applications easily with your finger.

Other features include 2.8-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, built-in 8-megapixel camera, GPS navigation and supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA Internet access. Everything sounds good, except that this phone does not have integrated Wi-Fi connectivity.

Network HSDPA 7.2 Mbps,  UMTS Dual Band (900/2100MHz) 
  EDGE/GPRS Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
Talktime 1.8H (3G), 3H (2.5G)
Standby Time 185H (3G), 200H (2.5G)
Display 2.8-inch 16M Full Touch WQVGA AMOLED (240×400)
  8-megapixel CMOS with Dual Power LED
Camera Auto-Focus, Face Detection, Smile Recognition, Geo-tagging
  Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
  DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV9 / MPEG4
Video Video 30fps@VGA Video Recording
  Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, 
  Add subtitle, Image capture
  FM Radio with RDS
Audio Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA
  Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP)
  GPS Google Maps
Value-added TouchWiz UI with Mobile Widget
Feature Photo Blogging, Find Music, Auto Rotation, 3×4 Keypad, 
  Scratch-resistant
Connectivity Bluetooth v2.1 / USB 2.0
Memory Internal Memory 80 MB, ext. microSDHC slot (up to 16GB)
Dimension 110 x 51.5 x 12.7 mm
Battery 880 mAh