I got to play with the Nokia C6-01 and the new Galaxy SL yesterday..
The C6-01 is nothing different from the C7, apart from the CBD and a sharper display due to a higher pixel-density. But, the phone fails to impress as the display, though marginally smaller than C7, does look CRAMPED.
Using the camera, esp HD recording is not that much fun to be honest. Also, the HD games that I play on the C7, don't appeal much due to the tiny screen, but, the sharpness and the display quality is slightly better than the C7. Not much noticeable if you keep the phones side by side.
Coming to the Galaxy SL, we all know that Android is, by far, the best deal when it comes to OS and UI.
BUT, the ever-so-power-hungry Android OS and a large 4" TFT-LCD display are real BATTERY SUCKERS!!
I have to admit that the display quaity of the Super-Clear LCD (actually due to the resolution = 480*800) is fantastic and the 4" screen is a great thing to play your games on(though it doesn't have HD 3D games).
So, the C7 has the AMOLED, almost all the features you would expect from a Smartphone, that too at a great offer price!!
The C6-01 has a better display quality, slightly though, having everything else in the UI as good as the N8 or C7.
Samsung's Galaxy SL, the LCD model of the Galaxy S, is as impressive as it's father, but, having lost the S-AMOLED, lacks it's dad's charm. To add more to grieve about, it's LCD and a real battery crisis follows that!
AnonD-4462, 04 Apr 2011Thanks for sharing your thoughts rahulsuneja.
I've read far and wide on different websites ... moreDEEN!!
Don't worry about the display, Nokia shall replace it if you start having a bad experience with the tint.
Also, if you're planning to buy this phone, I would suggest you not to download those test images.
You should be alright with your phone.
It's all in the head and not in the display, mind you.
For everyone else,
If you think you can't live with it, you can go for the C6-01 which is completely free from this kinda issues as it uses CBD technology over AMOLED.
AnonD-4462, 04 Apr 201150 sms? Now I see why you were dreaming of e7. It would have been the perfect phone for you. ... moreDeen, d only thing that scares me about d tint is watching movies... I dont wanna buy a brand new phone dat luks as if it has issues. I actually havent seen anyone yet wit a c7. I am serving in Yobe n i intend 2buy mine frm Jos. My pal says the shop sells quality phones. C7 is 55k for now. D friends of urs, how much did they buy their N8 n where.
AnonD-4462, 04 Apr 2011Thanks for sharing your thoughts rahulsuneja. I've read far and wide on different websites ... moreYeah I second that..my display hasnt gone bad yet.. good luck with yours.Hopefully Nokia has cleaned up their act with the new batch of phones. Cheers.
Can any body enlighten me how to save the videos which were downloaded from you tube (flv formate) in C7 phone. When I transferred the videos from my system to C7 through blue tooth, it went and saved in messages. when I try to save it in memory card, there is no option on the file like save, or send to memory card etc. Every time I play those videos by opening messages-inbox-click-video plays. svraghavan.
why, 04 Apr 2011man what is ALTDRMaudioplayerutility?? i have it on installed application (installed on C:dri... moreNot sure what that is,but its probably related to DRM (digital rights media) for your music player and probably has to do with any DRM embedded files you download, eg from Ovi music, so I'd leave it be.
hate the fixed focus. Nokia should start installing auto focus on their smart fone. On this issue sony e has an advantage over nokia
AnonD-3112, 04 Apr 2011Hello Deen..
I'm a C7 user since January. Yes, I have the purple tint issue but it's not a ma... moreThanks for sharing your thoughts rahulsuneja.
I've read far and wide on different websites and forums on this issue and the complaints seem to be getting more heated and more widespread with each passing day. I guess part of the discontent is because of what people interprete as nonchalance on the part of Nokia administration trying to ignore the problem.
I've always felt/hoped the tint was manageable as long as it stayed at a minor level, like yours and Maverick's. But at the same time, I've seen screen shots of tinted displays that were simply unbearable. If this were any other phone I'd ditch it and go for something else, but try as I may I cannot find a phone with comparable features at a similar price.
All I can do now is pray real hard that I get one with an ok display. AND make sure I read the fine print on the warranty.
AnonD-4462, 04 Apr 201150 sms? Now I see why you were dreaming of e7. It would have been the perfect phone for you.
... moreHello Deen..
I'm a C7 user since January. Yes, I have the purple tint issue but it's not a major one. It doesn't really affect me in my routine use. But, while watching movies, I can see purple-pink-brown patches in dark areas of the video. That is when I come to notice about the issue.
However, there are certain phones where the issue is quite explicit.. Those phones show up half of the analogue clock as completely brown or dark purple.
This is an excellent phone, with so many features loaded. I couldn't find any other phone within this price range with these many features and an AMOLED screen.
Now, people here who are cribbing about the tint issue should know that all AMOLED screens have a tint. Some have blue, some have a yellowish off-white, some have a red/brown, while others have a purple/pink.
You can see it on wikipedia that all OLED displays have a tint that gives an apparent artificial saturation to one or the other colour.
I do not say that there's no issue with AMOLEDs on N8's & C7's..
All I want to say that if it's too much of a Pink/Purple shade, get it replaced. If your problem is not at the WORST stage, Nokia might not even touch your phone, let alone REPLACING the display.
PS: must go through this link and read all about OLED technology. And stop cribbing, you can bare with it quite easily!
BelaCom, 04 Apr 2011Big brother Deen, i gues u got a perfect reply. I'm addicted to mobile gaming & i can comp... more50 sms? Now I see why you were dreaming of e7. It would have been the perfect phone for you.
I'm in Nigeria too and I have some questions for you as a prospective c7 buyer. How do you feel about the purple tint? Its actually worrying me a lot. Do you know anyone personally that owns a c7? Does any of them have the tint? I know two people with n8's but they bought theirs last year, so they dont have the purple tint (though they have freezing/restarting issues).
What's happening? I couldnt get the right volume in my new c7just bought even with loudspeaker on for music and radio. less than my old n95. the headset is even loose. what do I do?
AnonD-4462, 03 Apr 2011Hello BelaCom, If i read you right, you're looking for reasons to buy a c7 instead of a c6-... moreBig brother Deen, i gues u got a perfect reply. I'm addicted to mobile gaming & i can compose 50 sms in an hour(did i just over-rate myself?) so u see i luv typing wit mobile. D truth is as u said, my heart screams 4 c7 cos its picture is presently my laptop wallpaper.
hi every body.it's near 2 mounth i have c7.first i had black color but it was a serious problem.on it's own get to off.one week later waranty change in for me and give me silver color ,and said black colors of this device have problem.
now i have a healthy cellphone .it's realy supreme and perfect.finally i am sorry for my weak english.good luck.
Love it, but not wicked. GPRS/EDGE is not encouraging for c7, class33 is better for c7. when would c8 & c9 be announced?
daudwong, 03 Apr 2011My Nokia C7 cant be connected to OVI store. Can anyone please advise. The people who sold me t... moreJust creat one one internet connection from
setting->internet setting->creat new port
AnonD-2572, 03 Apr 2011Refresh the library only if you've added new songs, and do it once u've finished adding them all.man what is ALTDRMaudioplayerutility??
i have it on installed application (installed on C:drive.. is it safe to delete it? i haven't seen it before..
Seriously, I can't find those purple tint and about the update? It seems that my phone is abit laggish after the update. I kinda reboot it after once.
hii.. everyone is there any solution for managing my photo gallery as per my wish because whenever i move any thing from my laptop to my nokia c7 it always get distributed here and there in very awkward manner is there any remedy for this... because it became very hard to search pics which i wish to see... can it be managed...plzz tell me guys.