Samsung Tocco Ultra S8300 video review



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As the flagship 2009 handset from Samsung, I expected the Tocco Ultra S8300 to be something really special. In some respects, I got it. The superb screen, fine build quality and number-pad/touchscreen combi are all big plus points. But there are a fair few niggles here too, and I expect other handsets to outshine it as the year progresses.

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May 1, 2009, 3:19 pm

@sandra - what satnav software came with the phone you tested? Some ISP's are supplying a special version of Route66 LBS for the Tocca Ultra, but trying to get a copy / get info is proving impossible for me.

Samsung are bringing out new phones with GPS (The S8300 you tested plus the newer S7350 Classico {which I have}) & expect you to use Google maps with the device! Just crazy!

Thanks for the review.


May 23, 2009, 3:03 am

I just bought this phone in the US for only $360. All i did was look for another store that sells it at the cheapest price possible and showed it to the have this 120% price matching promotion going on.

Ron Pearcy

August 10, 2009, 8:14 am

Have recently purchased S8300. Cannot find the menu to allow text size to be increased .. I am barely able to read due to VERY small font size .. can anyone please point me to where the menu is hidden? Thanks Ron

Ian Porter

August 24, 2009, 2:21 am

@ Sandy

With due respect Sandy, you are commenting on a British website which lists this phone in Pounds Sterling(£), not US Dollars($). It is not usually convenient for us to pop over to the USA to buy a phone.

Having said the above, I just won this Samsung S8300 brand new on eBay from a UK seller for £128.74, which is approximately $212, so I think I can safely say that "I got you beat"!

Note: This was three months after your comment so the phone is probably cheaper in the US by now.


August 29, 2009, 3:08 pm

Ron, to increase the text size while you are reading a text you can press the volume button on the side.


September 9, 2009, 1:33 pm

I've just got the Tocco Ultra and when using the radio and music player the the stop start function appears on the wallpaper and I can't figure out how to remove it any suggestions?


September 29, 2009, 4:58 pm

Hi I just bought the Samsung S8300. Is it possible to set up contacts on speed dial ??? I would appreciat any advice on this matter . Thank you


November 25, 2009, 11:49 pm

Anyone suggest a good site for widgets and useful (or useless but cool looking) apps or games that use the accelerometer function? Cheers.

@Bev: Sounds like it may be a widget in the background you need to move back by dragging it with your finger to the sidebar.


October 7, 2010, 3:21 am

its a worst cell phone it doesnt worth its cost.1)it has same port for charging,music& data tranfer. u cannot njoy music while charging 2) the battery is so small it discharges easily after taking some pics. 3)the kepad is so stiky,u cannot get a querty keypad on touch screen like in nokia, 4) the 8 mp doesnt worth tat much quality.5)sound quality is poor ,there is no seperate speaker for music like in corby.6)there is no wi-fi.


June 10, 2011, 12:47 am

Help my Samsung Tocco Ultra s8300 seems go on mute when I am speaking to somone maybe a bit sensitve I have had the microphone replaced and software replaced still no joy any ideas?



September 24, 2014, 12:14 am

lost vision on the screen and some of the buttons don't work any ideas what is wrong it has been well looked after and never had a fall

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