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Ok..Im not sure if this belongs here but i have a question and a suggestion.
Its about how you guys test the audio quality.
When it comes to the camera,we get served plenty of pictures and then a few videos as well.But when it comes to the audio quality we only get a table and a graph...Its good,but i dont think these numbers tell the average user much.
Would it be possible and practical to post audio samples as well?
Using the output minijack,connect it to a computer and record a 1 minute audio sample with the volume set to max.Using the same audio file for all phones of course.Maybe a untouched audio file and then a "this is how its sounds played off an hiphone 2x"
Yes i know it wont sound excaly the same and we all have different setups (speakers,receivers and so on) but i still think people would find it useful for comparing the sound and the loudness of each device.
How about some subgenres in "browsing":
- get information about a product you're about to buy
- knowledge base: wikipedia etc.
- language learning/improving (especially with Google Voice)
Thanks, great site, great survey!
1, free Up memory.
2, broswe sd card.
3 call, install apps, play some games for few minutes.
Would be nice if you also add:
1 Flashing costom roms of same/different os.
2 accessing pc over rdp.
3 Editing pics and docs
4 recording own ringtones.
5 using phone as flashlight, compas, gps device, game console, barcode reader...
6 modifieing the UI with different shells...
7 recording calls and keeping an archive.
As well as 'special shooting modes', you might want to include use for QR codes or scanning barcodes.
You also seem to have completely over-looked wi-fi for internet usage, only touching upon DNLA.
And then there are newer technologies like NFC as well...
Maybe you can differentiate the following calling services:
- Normal phone calls
- Audio call via internet (VoIP, Skype, SIS, ...)
- Keep track of passwords, PIN codes, etc.
- (Foreign) Language tools like dictionaries and google translator
AnonD-251, 31 Mar 2011still waiting for the xperia arc review i mean every other website made the review .
cmon GSMARENAThe XPERIA Arc review is due for this week. Thanks!
And guys, please don't answer how frequently you do this stuff with your phones HERE IN THE COMMENTS.
Just give us your input if the list is full enough, making sure there's a balance between the number of features and their importance.
Once we've made sure we've got all the important features listed, we'll do a dedicated POLL to get your input on their actual usage pattern. Thanks!
I've been thinking about all the things I use my phone for quite some time but all the things I could come up with are on the list... Good work...
i think thats awesome, its a must do, waiting for the poll .
just a few things that might be awesome to add :
-skype or gtalk video calls (voip video calls... ).
-flash player in the browser ,
EskeRahn, 31 Mar 2011Well one thing that is obviously missing is:
Old fashioned voice call
(even though I don't t... moreOops didn't read the original list closely enough, part of the last split is there.
"Compass" and "Level" is missing.
Call and text message (every ten min till i sleep)
Make video calls(rarely, not so cheap round here)
Send SMS(every min of my life)
Send MMS(too rarely)
Email (ya always online someone or other drops a mail)
Socialize Chat(online all d time, intensive chats at nights for hours)
Engage in social networks
(my life, would die without it)
Share photos and videos online(everytime i party or go crazy)
Use special shooting modes
(great fun makes things go super cool)
Listen Listen to music(quite some time while travelling and working out)
Listen to radio(a bit rare)
Listen to audio books(boring)
Listen to podcasts( love the dj mixes on pods)
Use music recognition(everytime i party and hear a new song, imp
Watch movies(sometimes) Watch online videos(many times a day)
Stream content over DLNA or
TV-out(rarely) Play Enjoy mobile games(just love them, can't live without it)
Browse Web browsing(nearly all the time)
Explore Use as a digital map Use for GPS navigation(sometimes it comes handy)
Personal assistance Manage your time with
calendars, reminders Use as alarm clock Use the calculator, unit
converter, etc (need them to wake up and remember things, they're are always gonna come in use).
View or edit office(lender of last resort)
ReadeBooks Magazines and newspapers(save paper, but they get a bit boring) Connect Use a mobile internet(all the time) Use phone for tethering
(mobile hotspot) (love to use my 3g on pc, very useful) Transfer files over Bluetooth(love to share content with friends)
it's good to ask about user's info (phone model,age,frequency of phone usage,...)
and you could add how they connect to the internet with their phone(wireless,...)
and frequency of all the item you listed (internet,call,sms,mms,music,...)
Thanks alot gsmarena
Well one thing that is obviously missing is:
Old fashioned voice call
(even though I don't think I use it more than about once a week, I much prefer SMS)
You might split sms/mms/mail in person-to-person and person-to-many (distribution lists)
The gps could by split in navigation , map-orientation (like browsing what is close by) and georef of pictures.
things i do on a regular basis:
1)browse the internet
3)listen to my few thousand tracks
4)text + call
cannot express the importance of a good, usable email client. For me, android is excellent for this. I also think the antenna on a phone varies from phone to phone and is overlooked.
incidently, i use my HD2 as a sat nav machine because the GPS chip is superb. everything else, i use the sgs