please tell what is the video rezolution? is CIF? and it a slider phone?and how is loud speaker is loud or like e900
had this phone for more than a week now. kinda cool as i always wanted to 'write' on a cellphone. poor thing about this phone is the battery life and the inability to use MP3 sounds as a message tone.the music sound is so so. video pic not that good. this phone would probably last me up til' the end of this year! me eyeing the motorola rokr e6
I've been using this phone for 3 days. excellent phone, needs some time to get use to since you dont have a QWERTY keboard layout on the screen. but the handwriting recognition is excellent. the stylus slides on the screen very smoothly just writing on a piece of paper! it would have been slightly better if you are able to draw on the photos youve taken so you can send them to your friends and family. i'd probably give this phone a 7.5 out of 10.
Oh yeah, and nobody has complained to me that they hear their own voice when they were talking to me over the phone.
To: All Samsung E890 users
Would those using Samsung E890 where the other party calling you complaint that they can hear their voice echo? If so,could you post the answers what could be the problem?
Here's my mini review of the phone after having used it for a week.
This is one good looking phone. Light, slim and classy looking. Some might see it as too feminine but believe me its not. The user interface has no indication of that. Fits really well to a medium sized palm. The screen is HUGE even though this is not a smartphone. It goes without saying that the screen is absolutely gorgeous; bright, vivid and clear.
The E890 occupies a unique position here as this is the first phone from Samsung that utilizes the touchscreen for its functionality. This explains the huge screen. What this means is the screen is the keypad, the mp3 player, the camera etc. The use interface follows the same concept used in the Ultra series. The only difference is there is no uMenu. Mobile tracking is available though.
Since everything is done via the touchscreen, the user needs to get used to it and this is very obvious when it comes to messaging. There are 3 ways for text input. This is done either by handwriting using the stylus (yes, a stylus is supplied), keypad (the usual way but on a touchscreen of course) or keyboard (quite useless, not in QWERTY format).
Text input with the stylus via the keypad is the fastest way if you have not mastered the touchscreen yet. I use my thumb for that as I used to own a Palm so I am familiar with the touchscreen format. The screen is very responsive. I wouldnt advice users to tap on the screen with their thumb if they happen to have a relatively larger thumb. It will be a frustrating experience for you.
Text input via the handwriting way is slow because you need to write each letter one after another. Not so convenient if you are used to fast typing on the keypad.
No issues here. Calls are clear and no echoes. Searching for contacts can be a bit tedious though with the screen. Ringtones are loud and clear. For those of you who have been complaining about Samsung phones not having both the vibration and ringtone option, well this phone has it now.
MP3 sound is average. Not bassy enough.
Camera takes average pictures.
Video player is great. Can display videos in widescreen format because of the large screen display. I converted all my music videos using the samsung PC studio software (downloaded from the net) and watch them using the phone. Very nice indeed.
Expect to charge it once after every 36 hours under heavy use. Heavy in this sense means using the phone to surf the net, make a couple of calls, a few sms, bluetooth etc. Using the bluetooth is a must since the phone does not come with a data cable. Bluetooth consumes a lot of energy however. Without bluetooth, the battery lasts much longer.
Here's the Pros and Cons:
1. Gorgeous head turning design
2. Large screen with one of the best displays out there
3. Touchscreen creates a novelty factor and uniqueness in the non-smartphone/PDA-phone hybrid market
4. Watch videos in widescreen format!
5. Mahjong game included in the phone is highly addictive if you know how to play mahjong :-)
6. Vibration+ringtone option is available
7. Call quality is good.
8. Navigating the menu icons using the thumb on the screen is easy and cool
9. It could be a wonderful solution for chinese text input.
1. Messaging can be frustrating for some.
2. Battery life is short if Bluetooth is frequently used.
3. MP3 sound is not bassy enough
4. Average picture quality from the camera
5. No data cable is supplied.
The Samsung E890 is a unqiue touchscreen phone that does not any PDA-like functions. In fact, it is just like any other phone with the exception of a touchcreen. If you want something really different and you value aesthetics more than functionality, this is the phone to get. For those who want their phones to do eveything aka take great pictures, high quality MP3 player, etc, then you should go for Sony Ericsson.
I have just bought Samsung E890 and would like to know whether do you experience an echo effect on the handphone.
difference between this is e898
is that e898 is asia and comes with a dictionary for chinese
also...."anycall" is korea's samsung trend..
I just got this phone today. Its really amazing. Of course, it takes a little while to get used to the touchscreen especially when writing messages. The only downside is searching for contacts is a bit more tedious compared to other phones. The rest of the features are great and the price is affordable. I got it for RM1050(USD291).
I brought this model 4 day ago. I like it very much. So nice and very compact mobile. The performace are great.
Jus got tis model today.(031206) tis model is so nice and cool. plus more a new type of user-interface.. really can try.
looks like a really interesting/sophisticated phone however what is the difference between this E890 and the E898