Samsung Jet S8000 review

Named after its processor and its colour – it might have media credentials but is the Jet an effective business device?

One advantage of not running a true OS is that it does benefit battery life over something like the iPhone - it lasted comfortably into a second day with medium use during our tests, with exchange email, some calls and web browsing but it won't go for days without a boost.

In essence, compared to true smartphones such as the HTC Magic and of course the iPhone, it really comes across as something of a toy. Its media playback abilities are its standout features, and support for Exchange is a real plus - though in use, it's not as advanced as an iPhone. Of course there is the fact that it is available for less than iPhone on a monthly contract (free at 25 a month), but this is a prosumer phone at best, and as a serious business tool it can't really be taken seriously.

Verdict

A seriously feature-rich, and in many ways talented, phone, but it falls short as a business device. If you want a smartphone, an Android -based device or even the iPhone will serve you better.

Connectivity: Quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS 900/2100MHz, HSPDA 3.6Mbps

Display: 3.1in (480 x 800)

Processor: 800MHz

Storage: 2GB built-in, microSD card slot

Camera: 5 megapixel, flash, autofocus

GPS: Yes

Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g

Video: 720 x 480

Battery: 1,100mAh Li-ion

Dimensions: (W x D X Hmm) 53.5 x 11.9 x 108.9 mm)

Weight: 110g

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