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Samsung SPH-M300

5.4/10 AVG.
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5.4/10
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The Samsung SPH-M300 currently has an Informr score of 5.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 108 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

The Samsung SPH-M300 has an adorable oval shape, and though it’s small it comes with a set of features people actually use.

Measuring 3.5”x1.9”x0.7” and weighing only 2.6 ounces, the M300 comes in a choice of dark silver or misty-rose red (Any color that has more than two words makes me plum fiery purple green with anger!)

The 1” external screen is a modest 96x96 pixel resolution and show the time, date, battery life, signal strength and caller ID. Inside you’ll find a 2” 128x160 pixel resolution screen and you can change the font size, color, screensaver and backlighting. The backlight keypad is a flush, lacquered and without spaces between the keys, however typing is actually easy.

The M300 is deceptive. Though small and cute, it allows you to text, send multimedia messages, email, instant message via AOL, Yahoo and MSN, and comes with integrated Bluetooth. Additional features include speakerphone, a 299 contact phone book, countdown timer, alarm, and calculator and a talk time of up to 192 minutes.

Unfortunately, the VGA camera produces subpar pictures and if a good camera is important to you, you may want to check out the Samsung M500.


OS
No
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

Shortcomings aside, Sprint's stylish Samsung M300 has high-end looks without costing a high-end price. Its sleek design definitely disguises itself from looking like an entry level handset. The lightweight and compact M300 delivers great handsfree options for users such as Bluetooth and voice dialin...

- Michelle Ruhfass, MobileBurn


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Samsung released the SPH-M300 on May 16, 2007.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung SPH-M300 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the SPH-M300 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your SPH-M300 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung SPH-M300's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS
No

The phone runs on the operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
4 MB

Internal memory is 4 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Samsung SPH-M300 Specs

Overview
Release date May 16, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Flash Memory 4 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.79 W/kg
Body: 0.44 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Dark Silver, Glossy Black, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.2 x 4.8 x 1.8 cm (3.6 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 85 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features LCD (STN)
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 300
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features Sprint Mail
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Frames, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung M300

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Critic Reviews


MobileBurn

Has high-end looks without costing a high-end price

from MobileBurn

Shortcomings aside, Sprint's stylish Samsung M300 has high-end looks without costing a high-end price. Its sleek design definitely disguises itself from looking like an entry level handset. The lightweight and compact M300 delivers great handsfree options for users such as Bluetooth and voice dialing, and even offers dual color displays. Even with its average battery life and poor viewing options for photos, I still give the Samsung M300 a "Recommended" rating...

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Shortcomings aside, Sprint's stylish Samsung M300 has high-end looks without costing a high-end price. Its sleek design definitely disguises itself from looking like an entry level handset. The lightweight and compact M300 delivers great handsfree options for users such as Bluetooth and voice dialing, and even offers dual color displays. Even with its average battery life and poor viewing options for photos, I still give the Samsung M300 a "Recommended" rating.

The Samsung M300 measures 91mm x 48mm x 18mm (3.6" x 1.9" x 0.7") and weighs 85g (3oz). The manufacturer rated talk time is 3.2 hours with an undisclosed standby time. In our tests, the M300 came up slightly short at 3 hours 7 minutes of talk time. The M300 is available now from Sprint and comes in both silver and red.

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User Reviews


Trevor

Memories

This was my first cell phone ever, a hand me down from my parents in 2008. Good times. Simpler times. 

HORRIBLE!!!

Okay so I'm going to start off talking about how I had my Samsung M510 (AMAZING PHONE) for 2 years from Bell and today I took it to get repairs. So then they gave me a Samsung M300 for a replacement and I knew right away it'd be the worst phone ever. Somebody I knew had it and it sucks! I got home, ch...More
Okay so I'm going to start off talking about how I had my Samsung M510 (AMAZING PHONE) for 2 years from Bell and today I took it to get repairs. So then they gave me a Samsung M300 for a replacement and I knew right away it'd be the worst phone ever. Somebody I knew had it and it sucks! I got home, charged it, and started to use it. Let me say this, texting is TERRIBLE with this phone. If you want to use T9 and put in "don't" it won't do it. It'll put "don1" before the proper way. Texting is really slow too. I mean, I'm a fast texter but even when I text slow it messes up and doesn't add the letter I typed. The internet is a complete MESS. I wanted to use facebook and it kept taking me back to the log in page after I entered my information. Msn Mobile doesn't work on it either. I'm completely disappointed that I have to wait 4-6 weeks to find out if my other phone is repaired or not. I'm definitely going to complain about the Samsung M300 and tell them I'm not paying for internet when it doesn't even work! Don't get this phone!!! It's worthless. Less

Yvonne

I've had this phone since 2005.  It provided the type of texting profile for the time until keyboards were incorporated into the designs.  I still have this phone and since I only need it to call, I find it is perfect.  Saved a ton of money in keeping my needs simple.  Its sleek compact design means I can put it in my bra to go out, work in the garden, etc and never worry about sitting on it.

this phone is great

i have had this phone for three years now and have dropped it many many times. i have had no problems with it and as i got it from pc mobile its pretty cheap. the battery lasts a really long time if you are just texting (three days about) and lasts two days (approx.) if you are calling people. yeah id...More
i have had this phone for three years now and have dropped it many many times. i have had no problems with it and as i got it from pc mobile its pretty cheap. the battery lasts a really long time if you are just texting (three days about) and lasts two days (approx.) if you are calling people. yeah id like a new phone, but this one will probably last me another few years. i would definately reccomend this phone for a first time phone as it is very easy to type on and is as i said durable. pc has great prices. k. think im done........ now. Less

Agreed! It actually sucks in comparison with current phones, as far as features (no removable SD card, texting is super slow) but the phone itself is very durable. I don't know how many times I've dropped it and it's fallen apart but it still keeps working! In fact, I had to switch my newer phone over to this one today because the screen on my new one smashed. The screen on this one is super durable. So while it isn't the greatest phone, it's an old reliable.

I too have had this phone for about 3 years. I too have dropped it many times and it never misses a beat. This is not a smart phone I don't use the internet at all on it I text and talk and it's great for that.

Amazon

Not bad for free, but . . . .

from Amazon
I got mine for free from Sprint as a loyalty reward, and now I am using it as my normal phone is lost->stolen and my new-to-me replacement phone has not shipped in yet. Sprint used to include the Phone as Modem feature in the data plan (Power Vision), but then they devalued the plan by making PAM a bi...More
I got mine for free from Sprint as a loyalty reward, and now I am using it as my normal phone is lost->stolen and my new-to-me replacement phone has not shipped in yet. Sprint used to include the Phone as Modem feature in the data plan (Power Vision), but then they devalued the plan by making PAM a big extra charge deal. If you can find the service code to turn off NAI, you can PAM, but purportedly they are now unique to the phone. Older phones are likely more useful for free PAM. As a phone it is OK, as a camera it is very basic, and as a web browser it is almost useless. You can download Opera Mini, if you are desperate for a little better browser. On Bluetooth, the only profile that came up for my dongle was DUN, no file transfer, and the phone did not come with a data cable, if there is one. Less

i like it

it is a good phone the picture qualitly is not bad but if u need a temporary phone it \is i guess ok

What program do I need for pics to PC?

Got M300 used, with the "cable" from Sprint. Never tried to download my pics to the PC yet, now the main LCD broke, can't see anything & would like to get my pics off it & tranfer to my PC. What program if any would I need? Sprint tells me they cannot do that for me, to take them off, then e-mail to me...More
Got M300 used, with the "cable" from Sprint. Never tried to download my pics to the PC yet, now the main LCD broke, can't see anything & would like to get my pics off it & tranfer to my PC. What program if any would I need? Sprint tells me they cannot do that for me, to take them off, then e-mail to me....! Shouldn't they be able to save them on a disc & give it to me??? And this is on a business account... I had all my contacts already moved to a non-camera phone. Last time there was no problem moving anything from 1 phone to another. Less

Okay i guess if you need a temp. phone

so had no phone and so i get this unfortunate phone from a friend. it was about two years old when i got it. still in somewhat okay shape. all of the sudden i turn it on and there is a big black mark across the bottom quarter of the phone!?!! it sucked but i can still read texts and stuff so life goes...More
so had no phone and so i get this unfortunate phone from a friend. it was about two years old when i got it. still in somewhat okay shape. all of the sudden i turn it on and there is a big black mark across the bottom quarter of the phone!?!! it sucked but i can still read texts and stuff so life goes on.... but the texting is slow as hell! i'm not that fast a texter and it cant even keep up with me. not so good. advice to you is to get a different phone if you have an option Less

2 years with it and no problems

I've had this phone for two years and it hasn't given me any problems.

blood pressure is rising just thinking about it...

I think I paid about $30 with a ridiculously long contract for this phone, b/c I didn't need a lot of features and it was one of the cheap ones. As others have said, don't shave a couple of years off of your life expectancy just to get a simple cheap phone. I have dealt with the same thing that other...More
I think I paid about $30 with a ridiculously long contract for this phone, b/c I didn't need a lot of features and it was one of the cheap ones. As others have said, don't shave a couple of years off of your life expectancy just to get a simple cheap phone. I have dealt with the same thing that others have mentioned, like the mysterious deletion of texts when you press 'back' once or more, the random dropped calls in the middle of the city, having others complain about me not answering the phone... I decided I'd take it in to the store I bought it from to have it fixed, as I bought an extended warranty (on the advice of the salesperson...sales tactic or warning..?) and I figured this was a defect. I got the phone back in 3 weeks, tested the text and it erased the messages twice and the next 2 times it didn't. I've trained myself to avoid texting nearly altogether b/c of my frustration, but so far no more issues with texting. However, I still get dropped calls, no reception in otherwise easily receivable locations, and general muscle cramping from the shear frustration I get from this phone. Trust me, stay away!! I'm not a blackberry craver, I just wanted a phone that if I pressed buttons I'd get a person on the other end, and for texting every so often. I hardly use my plan anymore b/c of this phone. Only upside, battery life is okay (though not extraordinary). Less
Phonedog

Awful for me

from Phonedog
Pro: Can handle being dropped from high up and on hard surfaces Con: Slow web connenction software absolite need seperate items to put pics on PC bad photo resolution freezes bad in general Using experience: 45 months Well for me this phone is just awful. I cant get a new thanks to the locked in co...More
Pro: Can handle being dropped from high up and on hard surfaces Con: Slow web connenction software absolite need seperate items to put pics on PC bad photo resolution freezes bad in general Using experience: 45 months Well for me this phone is just awful. I cant get a new thanks to the locked in contract. I've gone through three of things in less than a year! I never drop them but I text alot. So this phone cant handle alot of texting. If i write a long text and make one little typo and try to erase it, it deletes the entire text. Awful phone DO NOT BUY IT there are much better phones avaiable for cheaper. Less

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