Specs summary

Screen
2.8"

The Samsung Tocco Ultra's screen is 2.8 inches with 240 x 400 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
80 MB

Internal memory is 80 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
880mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 880 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 240 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



Still photographs are among the best, videos are excellent and we were left with nothing but positive impressions of it.

- GSMArena team , GSMArena 

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GSMArena

Nothing but positive impressions

The Samsung S8300 is an excellent looking device with novel design and if we are to pinpoint a stand-out feature, that has to be the camera. Still photographs are among the best, videos are excellent and we were left with nothing but positive impressions of it.

The rest was a mixed bag. TouchWiz is a nice touch interfaces and offers a lot of functionality. However, the hardware really struggles at times to run the software. Plus the LG S-class UI that is already on the market is better and more fluid...

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The Samsung S8300 is an excellent looking device with novel design and if we are to pinpoint a stand-out feature, that has to be the camera. Still photographs are among the best, videos are excellent and we were left with nothing but positive impressions of it.

The rest was a mixed bag. TouchWiz is a nice touch interfaces and offers a lot of functionality. However, the hardware really struggles at times to run the software. Plus the LG S-class UI that is already on the market is better and more fluid.

Other than that everything about the S8300 is spot on - the AMOLED display is stunning, the browser is as good as it gets on feature phones (flash support is quite rare) while the music and video players perform superbly. There's even a document viewer.

But the slow hardware hampers the overall experience, and the lack of Wi-Fi means no chance to use free internet from public hotspots. We could live with not having full-version games, but the decision to take away the navigation software removes what could have been one of the phone's greatest assets.

Competition-wise, if it's a point & shoot camera with telephony you're after, you should have a look at our 8 megapixel shootout. The contenders there are all aging gracefully, and their prices are falling. Just keep in mind that the camera on the S8300 is slightly better than the one on the Pixon.

We also cannot miss the LG GD900 Crystal. Its unique transparent touch keypad is a great novelty and it throws in Wi-Fi to the already potent mix, while upping the display to larger WVGA proportions. Add to that multitouch, the excellent S-class interface, the TV out and the FM transmitter and you have a truly portable media station. In the end, price is likely to be the deciding factor when choosing between these two.

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MobileBurn

It is a beautiful device to hold, look at, and use

from MobileBurn

I have to admit that I am quite enamored with the Samsung S8300 Ultra Touch / Tocco Ultra Edition. It is a beautiful device to hold, look at, and use. It does have a few flaws, though. GSM reception is pretty weak, and the CPU seems to be overtaxed all too often. I really love the 8 megapixel camera, the AMOLED display, and the solid video support, though. And having a hardware keypad to back up the touchscreen is never a bad idea.

In the end, as much as I love the phone, it still only earns a "Recommended" rating for practical purposes. If the user interface could be sped up a notch or two, that would be all that was needed to earn it a top rating. But as is, its just good, not great. If you are looking for a good camera with an even better display, though, it is hard to find a phone with more to offer than the S8300....

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I have to admit that I am quite enamored with the Samsung S8300 Ultra Touch / Tocco Ultra Edition. It is a beautiful device to hold, look at, and use. It does have a few flaws, though. GSM reception is pretty weak, and the CPU seems to be overtaxed all too often. I really love the 8 megapixel camera, the AMOLED display, and the solid video support, though. And having a hardware keypad to back up the touchscreen is never a bad idea.

In the end, as much as I love the phone, it still only earns a "Recommended" rating for practical purposes. If the user interface could be sped up a notch or two, that would be all that was needed to earn it a top rating. But as is, its just good, not great. If you are looking for a good camera with an even better display, though, it is hard to find a phone with more to offer than the S8300.

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CNET

Powerful, good-looking handset with a gorgeous touchscreen, as well as a standard keypad

from CNET

The Samsung Tocco Ultra is a big bundle of features packed into a sexy silhouette, crowned with a stunning AMOLED touchscreen. The user interface isn't as easy to use as it could have been, but it's flexible and fun to customise, thanks to the widgets on the home screen.

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The Samsung Tocco Ultra is a big bundle of features packed into a sexy silhouette, crowned with a stunning AMOLED touchscreen. The user interface isn't as easy to use as it could have been, but it's flexible and fun to customise, thanks to the widgets on the home screen.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 9, 2009
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 80 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.55 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 880 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 240 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Gold, Platinum Blue, Platinum Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.0 x 5.2 x 1.3 cm (4.3 x 2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 118 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 2000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Self-timer, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, Real Audio, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
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 Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung S8300

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