Sprint Samsung MM-A800

Category: Cell Phones - Date: September 14, 2005

Sprint Samsung MM-A800 Cell Phone

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Sprint Samsung MM-A800 Review Introduction

This unique slider phone is a multimedia powerhouse, allowing customers to capture two-megapixel still images and VGA-quality videos, listen to digital music files, and text message at lightening speed with voice commands and dictation, all in one intelligently designed device.

Sprint Samsung MM-A800 Design

The front of the phone is dominated by the magnificent 2-inch-plus display, which supports a bright and vivid 262,000 colors. Below the screen are navigation controls, which consist of a five-way toggle, two soft keys, and the Talk/End/Back buttons. The toggle and menus are easy to use, and you can set the toggle to act as a shortcut to four user-defined functions. Pushing on the thin rubber ridge below the display causes the phone to slide open with a smooth, spring-loaded action. When the screen is up, you can see the ample keypad. Size: 1.9 in x 0.9 in x 3.9 in. Weight: 4.3 oz

Sprint Samsung MM-A800 Features

The A800’s camera, as well as featuring traditional features like a flash, digital zoom, and multi-shot capabilities (up to 16 in one go), can also directly print pictures when hooked up (via USB) to a PictBridge enabled printer. Outside of the camera, the A800 also features a vibrant 262k colour screen with a resolution of 240×320 pixels, all the better to watch TV via the Sprint TV service, offering video on demand at up to 15 frames per second. Alternately, the A800 can also take its own videos of up to 30 seconds in length. The A800 can also function as a media player, capable of playing AAC audio files either from internal memory or an inserted TransFlash/microSD card (cards of up to 512mb in capacity are supported, allowing for a reasonable number of tracks to be stored or streamed directly to the handset).

Sprint Samsung MM-A800 Performance

The Samsung MM-A800 is impressive with its big, beautiful display, its top-notch camera and video recorder, MP3 playback, streaming audio and video support, 3D gaming, and even a business card reader.

What’s included in the package

It comes in a box with the phone, original battery charger, Standardized Lithium Ion battery, USB Data cable, guide, 32 MB Memory Card, and Transflash to SD Card Adapter.


The MM-A800 by Samsung perfects the “all-in-one” device, enabling customers to listen to and view streaming music and video clips live and on-demand in real time from Sprint TV and other channel providers directly through the phone’s built-in media player at up to 15 frames per second. The content, played on the embedded media player, is directly delivered to the MM-A800 by Samsung from the high-speed (CDMA1X) Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. The phone also offers the added benefit of Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) quality, providing CD-like soundquality when listening to streaming music or playback of audio files.

7 Responses to “Sprint Samsung MM-A800”

  1. Eddie Says:

    I think this phone has an amount of great features lined up with a sleek design. Just the support for the 2.0 MP camera with a 32-512mb Transflash card is tears to my eyes in a comical sense. 🙂

  2. Devin Says:

    Too bad videos don’t play in full-screen (or even full-width, for that matter…) The media-player only uses around 30% of the screen for playback.

  3. KAMERON Says:

    Do you know if the samsung a800 would support 1 gb of micro sd card? Thanks.

  4. Eddie Says:

    In this thread: http://www.howardforums.com/archive/topic/890022-1.html
    a user states he purchased a 1gb card and it worked on his Samsung MM-A800.

  5. sal Says:

    I’ve had a great experience with the phone ..good sound quality..love the sharp images on the screen..I’m able to take pics and send text. Plus i love slide phones.

  6. CESAR Says:

    Hi someone knows the the kind of files that support A800 *.mp3;*.mp4;*.gpp ??? well I used Imtoo software to, convert to mp4 I get full more than 30% of display my seetting 256×168 bit rate 256 frames 12.5 but I dont have any cable only memory card 512 how i can put games and rigtones without cable

  7. jaja Says:

    ummm im think but gettin tis phone but idk theres something im not 2 sure but da worst part is tat im not sure wtf it is lol but tight phone over all sprint phones are ugly but there service is da shit!!!