Samsung SGH-G800

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Samsung SGH-G800
Samsung SGH-G800.JPG
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SloganPhotographer's choice
Compatible networksUMTS, GSM 900/1800/1900
PredecessorSamsung SGH-G600
SuccessorSamsung SGH-G810
Form factorSlide phone
Dimensions102 x 53 x 17 mm
Operating systemproprietary
Memory160 MB
Removable storagemicroSD
Display240 x 320 QVGA, 262K colors TFT LCD
Rear camera5.0-megapixel, 3x zoom, xenon flash
Front cameraVGA
ConnectivityBluetooth 2.0, USB
Data inputsJoystick, keypad

The SGH-G800 is a slider mobile phone part of the Samsung G-series. It features a 5-megapixel camera with xenon flash as well as 3x optical zoom, a very rare feature for a camera phone. It was introduced in October 2007 and released in November.[1]

The phone uses microSD cards. It has FM-radio and mp3 playback. This was one of the first mobile phones with 5-megapixel camera (the previous G600 had it before though). Product's software allows many options for taking photos and photo editor. It can be charged with power adapter or via USB cable. It has a 2.4-inch QVGA LCD display. Samsung advertised the G800 as the "world's first 5 megapixel camera phone with 3x optical zoom".[2]

The handset was succeeded by the Samsung SGH-G810.


  • Vibration : Available
  • Camera Flash : Xenon
  • Camera Optics : Optical Zoom
  • Video Recording : Available
  • Java : MIDP 2.0
  • Bluetooth : v2.0

Critical response[edit]

The Register praised its camera while noting that the optical zoom added bulk.[3] CNET gave 3.5/5, praising the camera and call quality but criticising the camera flash and web browser.[4] Trusted Reviews awarded 8/10.[5] TechRadar praised the camera and optical zoom ability, but criticised the lack of Wi-Fi or smartphone operating system.[6]

See also[edit]

Other 5-megapixel phones of the time


  1. ^ "Samsung's 5 megapixel G800 gets launched, available next month".
  2. ^ "Samsung Newsroom".
  3. ^ "Samsung SGH-G800 5Mp cameraphone". The Register. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Samsung SGH-G800". CNet.
  5. ^ "Samsung SGH-G800". Trusted Reviews. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Samsung G800 review". 10 February 2008.