David smillie, 02 Aug 2009Oh, i just watched a bit of grand torino on my phone, looks brilliant and sound is loud and cl... moreMe again. having trouble login on to hotmail account? and am i right to believe that hotmail doesnt allow push email?
The Curriemiester, 02 Aug 2009Thanks for the quick review David, sounds great although i shit myself when i read the first f... moreOh, i just watched a bit of grand torino on my phone, looks brilliant and sound is loud and clear comin from a phone, probably even better with the headphones too, the real test will be wether or not the batt will last for a whole film?
managed to look at a word doc too which is cool.
hope this helps
The Curriemiester, 02 Aug 2009Thanks for the quick review David, sounds great although i shit myself when i read the first f... moreHey dude
hope,the review helped. it shows thumbnails for both video and photos in the gallery.....which i jst realised has the tilt thing when u tilt ur phone and the slide along. the videos look and sound good to me, im not an expert in vids though, they look good on the screen though. gonna try a trailer and see how good that looks.
this reply was done from the phone, gettin more used to the qwerty keyboard now lol
Thanks for the quick review David, sounds great although i shit myself when i read the first few lines there!
Can u tell me what the sound quality is like from the loudspeaker and is the sound quality decent on videos?
Also, does it show you video thumbnails when you go into vidoe gallery or just the name of the file?
The Curriemiester, 01 Aug 2009Right then David Smilie, wheres this review?
Looking for the lowdaon on it seen as i wont g... moreFirst Thoughts:
Its slow. Ugly looking. Battery is crap. Touchscreen is non-responsive and on the whole an injoyable experience.....
.....IS ALL THE THINGS THIS PHONE IS NOT!!!!!!!
Ok, real review now.
Got it Saturday morning. Had to get it on a £40 tarrif (i think the guy said you can get it on a £35t if you trade in your old Nokia N-series, which i thought was a bit wierd) but of course, that comes with loads of mins (1200 i think), unlimited txt and unlimited internet usage (definitely gonna need that). Oh, and guess what samsung were nice enough to include in the box........a 2GB memory card. Brilliant :)
Design and construction: First thing to mention is it looks really nice. Its exactly what i wanted in a phone, sleek and modern with a really nice polished finish to it. It feels solid in your hand because there are now plasticy bits to be found on it.
TouchWiz UI 2.0: This is my first Samsung phone, so quickly getting used to the UI, but having fun doing it. Its all really easy to use and looks brilliant. Its really responsive and gives good touch feedback. I have experienced one or two little lags....for about a second, then back to being brilliant again.
Phonebook: Nice set up here, love having the txt/call option beside each name, very user friendly.
Mesaging: Was worried about my experience with using a touchscreen phone to txt, but, having no problems with it so far. I find myself using both the standard T9 and QWERTY keyboard. Both good to use (even for my big fingers) and again, responsive.
Music Player and Gallery: Music player is good, like the graphics they run with it. The gallery is really cool. Taking a few photos (I'll get to that) and they load up really quickly with hardly any wait time. I've started to use the TAG option and when they come up on the menu there all split into tag catagories, which i thought was pretty cool. Full photo view, again is smooth and fast.....and looks great.
Camera and Video recording: 12 mega pixels of goodness coming up. Its just as good as it should be lol Have had fun playing around with it ( a bit sunnier today, so i'll be out snapping a few more) The photos look gorgeous on the phone and im sure they'll look even better on the comp. Tracking mode and smile shot are fun to play with and both work (tracking shot better than smile). Its quick too. Camera loads up very fast and next photo is ready to take in 2-3 secs after the last one. Uploaded a few straight to facebook as well without any problems. Thats gonna be fun when im away somewhere with friends. The lens! I automatically want to rest my finger (when im holding the phone) straight on the lens. I just keep cleaning it, fingerprint or no fingerprint lol not annoying enough to be annoying if you know what i mean.
Taken a couple of videos and for me there pretty good. It doesnt judder in playback and picks up colours well for what i want it to do (im not going to use it to film a wedding or anything....)
Connectivity and Web-Browser: Connected to my friends Wi-Fi no problems and had good connectivity. I'll try a public wi-fi next time im out and about. Using the internet pretty good and im getting more and more used to the one finger zoom (which is quite easy to use with good effect). Haven't been able to log on to hotmail account and dont know why. Youtube was good, selecting a video to watch, it automatically plays it on the phones own player which visually is really nice, good sound too. Its missing some flash requirements from other sights though.....i was on empireonline.com and there was something on the page it couldn't load up with flash9. Everything else was fine, the browser is really good for a phone and i've made my top sights widgets on my home screen which is cool.
Other stuff: I quickly used orange maps....and it quickly told me exactly where i was. No problems there. Smart unlock is a good feature and works great. With your 3 homescreens, you can have a different background for each which is good. The 3 Phisical buttons work well. When you make a call, the phone locks unless you select keypad, to use the.....keypad! Bluetooth works fine too.
So, lots more to play with, but so far (1 day later), loving it.
Right then David Smilie, wheres this review?
Looking for the lowdaon on it seen as i wont get my hands on it til tuesday
Same bad AMR format for sound in recording video like Pixon8, so won't buy it !!!!
am gna get dis fone wanted to get tocco but den herd of dis 1 hope itz beta seemz beta
water resistance? lol, u pissed?
Another review of the camera here...
'the best camera phone to date'
Gettin mine on Tuesday
Tortor, 01 Jun 2009Soon nokia wil release N87 it wil hve a 12mp cam 3" amoled capacitatve touchscreen w/ comb.nd ... moredoes the water resistance cover sea water or is it only fresh water im going diving next week i need help
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Will be giving it my review and ?/10 after i get it on saturday 1st August from phones4u on orange.
With a brillaint review from GSM i hope its going to be a 8 or 9/10.
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to GSMARENA for being the only site in the world to have a hands on review with this phone. THANK YOU
Hope the delay in launch is because they want to fix the bad video sound, as they currently do with OmniaHD
I tried INNOV8 and SE C905 in photography in the daylight and found that innov8 is better. An object shooted from distance was clearer with Samsung. Bearing this in mind, I think Samsung Pixon12 is much better than Satio - and don't forget: Samsung program is user-friendly, contrary to SE.