Samsung Jet S8000 review

Billed as 'better than the iPhone'... but can it even compete?

TODO alt text

One of the big plus points of an OLED screen is the fact it uses a lot less power than its LCD counterparts, which means a longer lasting battery - and the Samsung Jet S8000 certainly makes use of it.

We managed to get around one and a half days' usage out of it when leaning on the phone fairly heavily (one manufacturer once called us a power user... we didn't like that label as we have neither a Filofax nor do we 'do lunch' with 'Samson from Accounts') and even managed to coax two days' worth of use out of it when we realised late on that we'd forgotten our charger.

The samsung jet s8000 battery

Using the 3G heavily isn't too bad either, with trying to download a million emails not de-juicing the battery too much at all, although we've yet to see such a system used over months and months, where it might suffer a lot more.

On the organisational side of things, the calendar and the memo functions are the only things that will really make a difference to your day-to-day life. The Memo application annoyingly doesn't let you scrawl down notes to yourself, which we find really helpful in a lot of phones, but the calendar works well enough.

The samsung jet s8000

The calendar on the Samsung Jet S8000 lets you work through all the important things and list them by importance, so if you need to see all the upcoming anniversaries (we assume Samsung means birthdays, not that this is a phone for polygamists or the unfaithful) then you can flash past the normal calendar screen to find them.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory2 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourUltra White
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time8.17 Hour
Product ModelS8000 Jet
Screen Size7.9 cm (3.1")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)110 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height108.8 mm
Width53.5 mm
Depth11.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time420 Hour
Product NameS8000 Jet Smartphone
Processor Speed800 MHz
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-S8000OWAXEU
Manufacturer Website Address
Package Contents
  • S8000 Jet Smartphone
  • Battery
  • Travel Adapter (charger)
  • User manual