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Samsung U800 Smartphone - Take a picture... it'll last longer

By: Paul Hichens | Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 19, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Samsung

Take a picture... it'll last longer


Samsung U800 Smartphone


As you can see, the camera quality is pretty poor in low light situations. I took about four pictures of the mixing stack and this is the best one; you may find yourself retaking several before you get a mediocre shot as well.


The camera performs mildly better in stronger light situations, but truthfully I have never understood the fascination to make mobile phone cameras.


Cameras require a decent sized lens and you simply cannot do this on a small device. If you want great picture quality then you need a decent camera. If you want pictures to stick onto facebook of you being silly with your friends on a late night out, then the camera on here is more than acceptable; just don't expect any shots in the national geographic anytime soon.


Samsung U800 Smartphone


Samsung U800 Smartphone


The same can be said for the video play back function. This is simply below average for mobile standards now days. The sound isn't too shabby, however. When used at a recent gig I was able to get semi decent sound over the device.


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Over all, for the added camera I can't complain. It has a simple led flash for low light situations and it takes below average phone pictures, but I have found myself using this often enough to still justify having it on the phone. Truthfully, though, if you want to be taking lots of pictures I would suggest you think about a proper stand alone camera.


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