Bad things about the A20. The software colours look good, but the software navigation could be better and not very smart and intuitive - too many steps to achieve simple functions. (maybe this could be configured through SW upgrade - I got mine SW version based on Southall configuration,which kind of sucks!) All other standard functions of the phone except multimedia functions are just ordinary and nothing exceptional. The phone speakers have problems as there is NO sound without plugging headphones. Incoming calls will ring and one can hear from the speaker, but when answered no sound from speakers unless one turn on speakerphone!! or put on headphones!!....Some software bug. The MIDI sound is the WORST of all handphones...weak and childish sounding....Innostream used to used YAMAHA Chipset in their earlier models like INNO-90, which has the BEST MIDI sound of any handphones i heard!!...but A20 MIDI is like 10 years back technology. The PC sync software is crappy and lousy. Nothing special and worst than previous PC sync software. A20 tries to cramp all the pics you taken or upload and as a result the quality of the picture is squeeze and looks terrible.
GOOD things - MP3 player, Video camcorder, and still shots...the rest of it range from average to crappy (especially MIDI sounds!)
it means it can definitely play mpeg4 videos.
if u have the spec, see what format does it take for video recording...simple
Just a question... if a phone specification says it has mp3/acc/mpeg4 player for example, does that mean it can record video in mpeg4 format or does it just mean it can play mpeg4 videos? thx
Moo, most phones do hung up from time to time. It just happens when u bought it. Anyway, i have not experienced what u went thru, but I did have to remove the battery to start the phone. I was opening a pic taken and all of a sudden it hangs.
Do check with the shop that u bought from if ur problems surface frequently, else, don't bother.
Got mine last friday, i'm experienced phone hung today, the phone was vibrate while incoming call but no ringing sound, i can press no key even pick up key. finally i've to remove battery and re-insert it then can turn on the phone. anybody got this kind of problem, please share! i'm not sure whether it concerned to FW or not? my fw is
OCT 26, 2006
One last thing, the I-Mobile 509 has a better/brighter screen than the A20. Sorry A20, better camera/light, but the 509 wins in the multimedia department :)
I just bought one of these in Thailand under the I-Mobile brand (although it still has Innostream on the phone). I compare it to an I-Mobile 509 which I bought several months ago (and which my girlfriend has requisioned). The firmware is really old (Aug 2005), and the mp3 player has lots of pops in it, and the phone is generally quite slow compared to the I-Mobile 509. Also the I-Mobile 509 will continue playing MP3s while you are using other features in the phone (SMSing, browsing phone book, etc), while the A20 doesnt. Also the 509 is almost bug free (the only iritation I found was choosing phonebook contacts in MMS and SMS client, you can't type in part of a word in English, just the first letter). The downside to the 509 is that the camera is almost unusable in poor light (night mode does not lighten things up), and the micro SD cards are expensive (have not found a 1Gb one yet although I bought a 52Mb one in Spore for S$99). The 509 mirco SD card slot can disconnect/reconnect the card quite a few times (this I partially attribute to my 512Mb card having a sticker on the back of it, which makes the card a little fatter even though it from SanDisk). Comparing the 509 to the A20, I would say I am disapointed with the A20 since I believed it would be better than the 509. I am going to try and contact I-Mobile for a firmware upgrade; I can't believe a brand new phone has 9 month old firmware and the MP3 player is so faulted (poping sounds even when the equalizer is set to normal)!
zuuper phone:P.....the camera is ..great ...and ....io'm v happy with it:D
hi all ,
i want to know how long can it record in voice memo in minutes ?
and can it record voice when it is closed ???
Sorry, no multitasking.. that means that if you listen to music, then you can't do other things.
If you want a phone with excellent photocamera, then avoid this phone. The pictures taken with this phone will never be super clear because of lack of autofocus.
But if you want a phone with great design and multimedia abilities, this is a go.
hey,guys,just wanna ask something simple,can i sms or play games when i am listening to the mp3?just waiting for this cutie to drop below 1k.wonder how long do i need to wait..i think this phone is worth for more than 1k.but economy crisis.i will have to wait.
Hey everybody! Are InnoA20's camera better than SE W550? I had InnoP10 and i think pictures taken by this phone are not good as other phone (which have same 1.3 MP)
Yes, you can transfer files to your laptop by use with infrared with no problem. But the best way to do it is still with the usb cable.. it goes much faster.
I am really interested in buying this hp.Just one question,can i connect this phone to my laptop via infrared directly without install the software to transfer pics or mp3 etc?I am using SE phone,I can do so..just wondering if I can do the same with A20..this phone just so amazing..saving $$..will get it asap..
i visited the inno website today and they said "
The PC Sync program of INNO-P10 and A20 has been uploaded on the website.
Please note that...
1. To use the PC Sync program, customers need to upgrade the SW version of mobile phone(INNO-P10, INNO-A20). Please contact or visit Customer Service Center in your area.
2. The new PC Sync program supports USB interface, and the USB cable which is originally included in the package is used to the connection between PC and mobile phone.
3. And this new USB Sync program supports simple PIM functions.
- Phonebook(Contacts), SMS, Schedule management
- Other functions such as video, music, image can be managed by using USB Mass Storage
...what do they mean by "upgrade the SW version of the mobile phone"?? whats SW stand for?
whats the screen size in milimeters or centimeters? anyone know? because i have just seen webpages saying its 2.0inch but thats only the height i think...can someone tell me the full measurements plz thx
The photo quality of inno a20 is not as good as the nokia n90 or the sony ericsson k750/w800 because it lacks autofocus. If you want a phone that takes great photos, then avoid this one. But the video recording is not bad with cif resolution and 15fps. Like i said before, if you want a phone with great design and good music and multimedia features, go for a20. With 1gb memorycard, you can have lots of songs and movies in it.