Yahoo! Go is included too, pulling together into one app a bunch of online services, widget-style, including email. The addition of Fring provides VoIP calling and instant messaging. The GyPSsii client offers GPS-enhanced online social networking and content sharing, including the real-time location of other GyPSsii users. Samsung has also loaded some decent games – including FIFA 08 football and the Asphalt 3 Street Rules driving game.
The 2.8in display dominates the front of this phone
The i8510 isn't just geared up for fun - there's a hefty amount of smartphone organiser functionality in there too. As well as staples such as calendar, calculator and clock, there’s a dictionary, PDF reader and Office document viewers for files loaded onto the phone or received as email attachments.
There’s certainly plenty of gadgetry to play with in this handset, but Samsung hasn’t overlooked the bread and butter of voice calling, which is perfectly sound. The i8510 put in a robust performance on signal holding too, while the phone’s Wi-Fi set-up was similarly efficient and reliable.
But with so much functionality, battery life could be an issue. Samsung reckons the i8510 can run for up to 330 hours on standby, with a talk time of up to five hours on 3G networks or 8.5 hours in 2.5G coverage. How much the more power-hungry features are used is going to determine charging frequency. With our average usage, we could get two to three days' battery life, but if certain features, such as GPS, were used more often, daily charging became necessary.
The i8510 is the most capable and impressive Samsung handset we’ve seen and it’s definitely one of the top S60 smartphones around. The icing on the cake is the eight-megapixel camera, which can produce excellent quality images. Samsung has gone to town with the i8510 and produced one cracking handset.
Samsung Innov8 i8510 eight-megapixel cameraphone
£465 PLUS a contract for the 8gb version??? And people bleated on about the cost of the iPhone!!
Can't see Sony or Apple looking very worried with it selling at that price.
Well, OK, I'll wait to be corrected. Every other Samsung phone I've owned, as well as the iPhone, doesn't let you set a custom message alert... and I mean doing it out of the box, not having to jailbreak it or the equivalent, whereas Nokia and Sony Ericsson (in my experience) have allowed it for as many phones as I've had from them...
if you want proper details...
maybe you should look at a dedicated phone review site???
@ Anton Ivanov
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Granted, it doesn't say it *works*, but I think you can probably assume that ;)
@anton ivanov - VOIP
Anton asked why there wasn't a single word on VOIP in the review ...
the review says
"There’s ... Fring's VoIP and IM application. "
The display on the back of my Canon 400D is 2.5" and 230k pixels and I use it all the time for viewing pictures ... I then download the images onto the computer for further processing. I do the same with my cameraphones, and like on the D-SLR, I use the zoom function on the higher resolution pictures to see how sharp they are, to read text in an image etc.
Having said that, I'm happy with my E71 :-)