Samsung Jet S8000 - Samsung Jet S8000 Review

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And so to music. The Jet has a good music player that supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, and WMV formats. There is also a competent set of headphones in the box. They are two-piece with a 3.5mm connector behind the microphone. And, joy of joys, there’s a 3.5mm ack on the handset itself. This jack is located on the phone’s top edge where pocket snagging options are minimised. A simple 10 out of 10 there Samsung.


The equaliser has a noticeable effect on playback quality – it is just a pity there isn’t scope to accommodate user-defined options. An FM radio rounds out the audio capabilities nicely and you can record from the radio, which is pleasing.


The camera shoots stills at resolutions to 5-megapixels. It has a dual LED flash and autofocus as well as face detection, smile shot, blink detection, geo tagging and a panorama shooting mode, but no dedicated macro mode.


Photos are quite good, though colour reproduction isn’t always what it could be. The coloured dish photographed under household lighting is passable but I’ve seen better. Ditto the white chair which is fairly crisp but its whiteness is not uniform. The flowers ought to be a deeper purple, but the detailing is good.


Memory runs to 2GB internally, and you can bump this up with microSD cards, the slot being easily accessible under the battery cover.


Unfortunately, time constraints meant I could not do my usual battery life rundown test. However, anecdotally I got about four hours of music out of the phone plus a day’s reasonably rigorous use and still had half the battery life left.


Additional applications not already mentioned include calendar, alarms, voice recorder, timer, stopwatch, memo, task manager, calculator and unit converter.


”’Verdict”’


The Samsung Jet is a super phone. It offers a good range of features and a nice hardware design that feels comfortable in the hand. Its processor does itself justice too. If you are considering last week’s Tocco Lite, glance here for an alternative and better option.