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Samsung i780

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Samsung i780. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and design are overall positive. The usability and size are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reception and camera.

portability, size, usability, design, performance

camera, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung i780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung i780


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung i780 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the screen. The size also gets good comments, but views are divided on the usability.

size, screen

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung i780 Mobile Smart Phone (UK, QWERTY, EN)Samsung i780 Mobile Smart Phone (UK, QWERTY, EN)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Samsung SGH-i780


Samsung's SGH-i780 mounts a challenge to the classic BlackBerry design and Jon finds out if it's a successful one.

The keyboard has also been improved. Though the buttons seem smaller than on the i600, they're actually easier to type on, but it has a long way to go to match the BlackBerry 8800's keyboard, which is the benchmark for devices of this type.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung SGH-i780 BizBee


Samsung gives its SGH-i780 handset a boost with new software and branding, but are the results any good?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (

Samsung i780 review -


The battery life is impressive

The screen is a little small for information-intensive activities

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (

Samsung - SGH-i780


Samsung makes a lot of phones and is active right across the board, from consumer handsets to high-end smartphones. Its Windows Mobile range has been bolstered by the SGH-i780, a Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional device. This ...

This isn't the smallest Windows Mobile smartphone around, but it has plenty of features including HSDPA and Wi-Fi. Those interested in mobile e-mail might find it handy, and that trackpad is surprisingly good.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : mark (

Samsung i780 Mobile Phone Review | Product Reviews


The Samsung i780 has been created with the demands of the modern business user in mind. An understated design [...]

The Samsung i780 mobile communications device measures 115.9 x 61.3 x 12.9 mm; it weighs 120 g.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Matt (

Samsung i780 review


I was asked to review this phone and thought great, another Samsung, how wrong can someone be? Do I like this phone? Read on? To be honest I knew very little of this phone as I am not a Blackberry type or QWERTY fan at all. So this type...

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Mar, 2008

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Samsung SGH-i780 review


When it comes to choosing a you have plenty of options in terms of hardware format. For example, do you want something small and neat, such as HTC's tidy little S730 which still manages to pack in a keyboard that it hides away in a slide, or do you go...

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Samsung i780


Smartphone with an 'optical joystick'

Slim design, full QWERTY keyboard, optical joystick, 3.6Mbps HSDPA-capable, GPS with navigation software

Odd-sized display, keypad may be a tad small for some, proprietary headphone/charging jack

The i780 improves the usability of an otherwise regular Windows Mobile 6 device by offering a redesigned home screen and an optical joystick.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Samsung SGH-i780


With two batteries and a separate charger, the SGH-i780 could be a wise choice for the mobile professional, although it's a bit bulky and the screen is a touch small for some applications.

Tri-band GSM, GPRS/EDGE, 3G/HSPDA connectivity, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Good mini-QWERTY keyboard, Two batteries and separate charger

Relatively bulky, 2.5in. display

May, 2008

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Samsung i780 review: Mouse included


The Samsung "i" line of smartphones have taken quite a lot of different shapes and seen OS implementations ranging from Symbian to Windows Standard and Pro. There are, however, five birds of a feather that do stand out with...

Unique dual mode touchpad navigation ; Built-in GPS with A-GPS support ; Large 2.55" 320x320 pixels TFT touchscreen display ; Good preloaded content ; Innovative home screen plug-in ; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP ; HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps ; Fast Marvell PXA3xx...

Unpopular display resolution creates poor compatibility with third-party software ; Camera has no autofocus, nor LED flash ; The num-pad is quite crammed

Although we are mainly comparing it to the Samsung i600, there are another two Samsung QWERTY smartphones: the AT&T branded Samsung i607 BlackJack and Samsung i617 BlackJack II. Although meant for the American market, they both have quad-band support...

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications


FM radio: No
Speech recognition: No


Battery Capacity:1480
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):400
Talk time (2G):4 / 7 / 7.5

Call management

Call timer: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Digital Zoom:2
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera type:Single camera
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second Camera: Yes
Video recording: Yes


Body SAR (USA):0.73
Head SAR (EU):0.51
Head SAR (USA):0.48

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black


Display diagonal:6.477 / 6.48
Display number of colours:0.262144 / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 320
Display Type:LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:No / Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes


Keyboard layout:QWERTY


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, AAC+, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Video formats supported:MP4, WMV


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSPA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Alarm function: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):115.9 x 61.3 x 12.9
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Packaging Content

Warranty card: Yes


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:6.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Subscription type:Sim-lock free

Phone features

Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Speakerphone: Yes
SyncML: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor family:Marvell
Processor frequency:0.624


Operating system installed:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:6.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:120 / 128
Internal ROM:120
ROM capacity:120


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Calculator: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Countdown timer: No
Currency converter: Yes
Stopwatch: No
T9 text input: Yes
To-do list: Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
TV-Out :N
User memory:120
Video messaging: Yes
World time function: Yes


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.29 / 6.1 / 6.13
Height :1.29 / 11.5
Weight:12 / 120
Width:11.5 / 11.6 / 6.1