Quite apart from the usual Windows functions, the i300 is loaded with extras – there’s a radio, MicroSD card slot, and a cradle for USB charging and PC connectivity. An ordinary cable would do the same job, but somehow the cradle feels more professional and it does hold the phone at an angle that allows you to see its screen while it’s docked to your PC. The screen is excellent, crisp and rich. There’s a camera too – 1.3mp, digital zoom, special effects, settings for different lighting conditions, various multi-shot burst modes.
Samsung positions this as a music phone, of course, and while the disk scores big-time, the audio quality is only average. The supplied headphones are better than average, though.
• Nice try, but no banana – too many quibbles.
TFT, 256K colours
External VGA display
Talk time 2h
3Gb hard drive