Samsung SPH-M300 review: Samsung SPH-M300

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.3
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 6.0
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The Good The Samsung SPH-M300 features a stylish and compact design. The cell phone also offers integrated Bluetooth and good call quality.

The Bad The M300's VGA camera produced poor pictures. Speakerphone volume is weak, and there's only 8MB of internal memory with no expandable media.

The Bottom Line If you're looking for a basic and affordable cell phone for just making calls, the Samsung SPH-M300 delivers with style. However, if you want a good camera phone, look elsewhere.

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In addition to the launch of the multimedia-centric Samsung SPH-M510, Sprint also introduced the Samsung SPH-M300 this week for customers looking for a more basic and budget-friendly camera phone. The stylish and compact flip phone is equipped with a VGA camera and a speakerphone, and it even manages to throw in a couple of nice extras, including voice dialing and integrated Bluetooth--all this for $29.99 with a service agreement. The phone offers good call quality, but it's disappointing as a camera phone. As such, we think you can get a better camera phone and more for your money with the Samsung SPH-M500. However, the M300 is a fine and stylish choice if you just want a cell phone for making calls. The Samsung SPH-M300 is available in red or silver; our review unit came in red.

Design
A cell phone doesn't have to be flashy or superthin to be considered stylish; there's beauty in simplicity and the Samsung SPH-M300 is proof of that fact. Plus, it's got some sass of its own as the entire front flap has a cool mirrored face and you can choose from two color choices: dark silver or misty-rose red. At just 3.6 inches by 1.9 inches by 0.7 inch and 2.6 ounces, the clamshell M300 is compact, light, and functional. And despite the featherweight design, the handset has a solid construction and is comfortable to use as a phone.

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Samsung SPH-M300 - black (Sprint)

Part Number: SPH-M300 Released: May. 16, 2007
Pricing is currently unavailable.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date May. 16, 2007
  • Talk Time Up to 192 min
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Combined with With digital camera
  • Service Provider Sprint Nextel
  • Weight 2.7 oz
  • Sensor Resolution 0.3 pixels