Samsung Jet

6.6/10 AVG.
RATING



6.6/10
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The Samsung Jet currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Other
Processor
800 MHz
Screen Size
3.1"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The Samsung S8000 Jet is quick to please and keen to entertain. If not the feature load, we're impressed with the fluid, lively and ticking user interface. Sometimes fun to use does matter as much as all the extra features in world.

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
MobileBurn

The Samsung S8000 Jet is a very desireable phone. It has a very sleek design, and packs in a lot of good multimedia functionality. Samsung's WVGA resolution AMOLED display is a wonder to behold, and it pairs up quite nicely with the Jet's Dolfin web browser and 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera. Some o...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn
CNET

Samsung touts the Jet as a mobile phone that's faster than a speeding bullet, but it left us with the feeling we were creeping along on a lawnmower. Bright and vivid it may be, but the resistive touchscreen requires a firm touch, and the user interface is confusing in places. The Jet has a huge amou...

- Flora Graham, CNET
Dial-a-Phone

Unlike many smartphones that sacrifice features for form factor, the Samsung Jet packs all of these into a sleek body and super cool frame. The S8000 Jet also boasts a host of multimedia features including a 5 megapixel camera, built-in GPS, DNSe & SRS Sound Effect technology for superior sound...

- Dial-a-Phone Team, Dial-a-Phone


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Jet on June 15, 2009.


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


Samsung backs up the Jet with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
3.1"

The Samsung Jet's screen size is 3.1 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
800 MHz

There is a 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

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

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

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

Storage
2 GB

Internal memory is 2 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 17.5 days standby time.

Samsung Jet Specs

Overview
Release date June 15, 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 800 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 2 GB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.52 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: 17.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 5.4 x 1.2 cm (4.3 x 2.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 110 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 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.1 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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
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, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Face detection, Geotagging, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
720 x 480 pixels, 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID No
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 No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung S8000, Samsung GT-S8000, Samsung Cubic

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

Nothing short of a multimedia monster

So, in a nutshell - the Samsung S8000 Jet is quick to please and keen to entertain. If not the feature load, we're impressed with the fluid, lively and ticking user interface. Sometimes fun to use does matter as much as all the extra features in world.

The best thing about the Samsung Jet...More

So, in a nutshell - the Samsung S8000 Jet is quick to please and keen to entertain. If not the feature load, we're impressed with the fluid, lively and ticking user interface. Sometimes fun to use does matter as much as all the extra features in world.

The best thing about the Samsung Jet is it really puts the user first. The rich and captivating interface and the sharp and inspired accelerometer controls make the Jet unique and entertaining. Furthermore Samsung have managed to deliver a pretty decent hardware package too. Sure, the S8000 Jet is no Pixon12 but it hardly has any significant omissions in the specs sheet either. Well the smartphone capabilities might be a deal-breaker for some but if that's what you signed for you won't be let down.

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MobileBurn

A lot of high-end functionality in a device that is still simpler than most smartphones

from MobileBurn

The Samsung S8000 Jet is a very desireable phone. It has a very sleek design, and packs in a lot of good multimedia functionality. Samsung's WVGA resolution AMOLED display is a wonder to behold, and it pairs up quite nicely with the Jet's Dolfin web browser and 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera. Some of the new TouchWiz 2.0 user interface features look like cheap parlour tricks, but overall the phone comes across as solidly usable and enjoyable.

In the end, that's what matters. Will users enjoy the phone, and can it take care of their basic needs? For the Jet, that answer is yes. It offers a lot of high-end functionality in a device that is still simpler than most smartphones. People are going to love this phone. We give it a "Highly Recommended" rating....

More

The Samsung S8000 Jet is a very desireable phone. It has a very sleek design, and packs in a lot of good multimedia functionality. Samsung's WVGA resolution AMOLED display is a wonder to behold, and it pairs up quite nicely with the Jet's Dolfin web browser and 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera. Some of the new TouchWiz 2.0 user interface features look like cheap parlour tricks, but overall the phone comes across as solidly usable and enjoyable.

In the end, that's what matters. Will users enjoy the phone, and can it take care of their basic needs? For the Jet, that answer is yes. It offers a lot of high-end functionality in a device that is still simpler than most smartphones. People are going to love this phone. We give it a "Highly Recommended" rating.

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CNET

Gorgeous screen and good features make the Jet a contender

from CNET

Samsung touts the Jet as a mobile phone that's faster than a speeding bullet, but it left us with the feeling we were creeping along on a lawnmower. Bright and vivid it may be, but the resistive touchscreen requires a firm touch, and the user interface is confusing in places. The Jet has a huge amount going for it, but, without a fun-to-use interface, it ends up providing a frustrating experience....

More

Samsung touts the Jet as a mobile phone that's faster than a speeding bullet, but it left us with the feeling we were creeping along on a lawnmower. Bright and vivid it may be, but the resistive touchscreen requires a firm touch, and the user interface is confusing in places. The Jet has a huge amount going for it, but, without a fun-to-use interface, it ends up providing a frustrating experience.

You can grab the Jet from free on a £20-per-month contract, or for around £320 unlocked and SIM-free.

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Dial-a-Phone

Speed, power, and dominant performance

from Dial-a-Phone

Unlike many smartphones that sacrifice features for form factor, the Samsung Jet packs all of these into a sleek body and super cool frame. The S8000 Jet also boasts a host of multimedia features including a 5 megapixel camera, built-in GPS, DNSe & SRS Sound Effect technology for superior sou...More

Unlike many smartphones that sacrifice features for form factor, the Samsung Jet packs all of these into a sleek body and super cool frame. The S8000 Jet also boasts a host of multimedia features including a 5 megapixel camera, built-in GPS, DNSe & SRS Sound Effect technology for superior sound quality, and DivX and XviD video support for hassle-free video downloading and viewing.

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