After Months of Research
I am on the Following Conclusion
Rich absolutely(many ppl ask me on first impression which phone dude) back is absolutely Royal.
No Comparison with others on this price range(except Naite[Naite is Conformed Speedy]).Absolute No Lags at all.
No Company is giving that level of internet smoothness for this price range its just Clean Fast. but default browser sux sometimes. but not bad at all. it has very good Mark & copy feature which is very useful.but nothing to worry OperaMini,bolt, UC are smooth with no error
Default acoustics are good but not best(just placed Audiophile HD with FAR Manager). Given Headsets are much better has very good bass but little in treb.i can get ClearBass with Audiophile HD. No features like Video Zoom, Save Snapshot like Naite Has. Better player (it has full AlbumArt). this thing can play anything in mp4,3gp under x480. it can play vid of 640x480 in smooth. Next/Previous Music tracks can be changed by Holding vol keys.
I confirmed it has less Battery than Naite BUT it has Impressive Battery 2 days with Heavy uses(FaceBook app always on, google maps always on with latitude,5-10 mins streaming, 10-15mb data download, 2-3hrs music, 20-25 msg, 10-15 calls) battery lasts surely 2 complete days.
No matter to me abt speaker vol.(i always us InEar) but Volume can be increased by changing Audio Drivers. but default sound also ok. vol can be increased by removing mesh (it will not damage phone, will not void warranty(if u scared of warranty just remove mesh and paste it to side of cam under covers when u want it just paste it back to speakers). but in all conditions radio vol is Just impressive. ringtone vol is absolute listened (who not are weak in ears).
Clean. speaker is not useful in crowded places. Call Quality is Awesome. can go through to all menus. noise reduction.
Tex-ting: Man It has Hindi T9. but not Phonetic Keyboard :(. Buttons not making any noise well separated keys fast typing. I use only T9.
Bad at Night but Great at DayLight. Video Capture is Impressive at QVGA @ 30fps. (in night good).
Threaded View is Awesomest thing in this.this thing can have unlimited messages(until memory). Gmail can be auto-configured. good for emailing push email works like charm. less lag in opening conversation than naite.
Awesome no words. i am using without screen guard and after 4 month there are no scratches at all
No one having that detailed calendar at this price range. just impressive. alarms are good, todo, notes are good.
Just Fast, Clean, Advanced over Naite. Shorcuts are Badly useful i use it for everything. Smart Dialing is Best Feature (my frnds ask how u dial that fast)
Micro-USB, 3.5mm Audio Jack. Voice Dial works most of times, play caller name is great feature. no need CD to carry. it works as modem on any computer. Can Download settings for most operators from Menu>Settings>Help>settings download. many local indian languages available for Phone and writing. Google Maps shows little good My Location than Naite.
> Facebook App sux many times. some times not able to log in shows login failed(then just master reset with files no other solution)
> Main Browser just redirects to the home page (default browser page) for any link.
> cant handle 3D games like Naite Does
> Picasa Web Albums is just Unusable
> some time dosent show thumnails for videos and not plays videos (restart req)
> Camera is dull [conformed] compared to naite. night mode of naite is one of the best night modes. video capture is great(good at night)But Day Light Pics are Great video is awesome.
> little lag while opening conversation (if msgs are > 3000)
> Some times hangs & restarts while writing msg with Hindi or any Devanagari language on press of 1,0 buttons.
> Headset jack is vertical not curved little discomfort while in pocket.
> No GeoTagging tags are not stored in jpg files it is viewed in Phone Only.
> Streaming Quality is Average. but not even in picture for other same price range phones
> Dont use PC companion use My Phone Explorer
> Keep Brightness to 60% (to get 2days backup for above mentioned use)
> Use T9 for very fast typing also avaliable for Hindi( for first few days it will take more time but when u have all local words in your My Words typing is lightning)
> Use ShortCuts for Fast Operation
thats it for now
Kris, 25 Apr 2011That's gr8 dude. You did that with audiophile driver or something? Can you mention the detaile... moreu've to download Far Manager & SEFP2 plug in. download any HD acoustic pack, then upload to ph via Far Manager. here's a tutorial site :- http://www.se-house.net/tutorials/far-manager-jdflasher-sefp2.html ; ok then ! happy modding ! :-)
hows 3g speed of this phone comare to nokia c2-01 .??
which is best to buy .?? nokia c2-01 or sony cedar.??
i lyk diz mobile very much and going to buy....
and i want to knw abt browser how it is....??
means its visuals....!!
kchat, 25 Apr 2011finally i've been able to make cedar louder by modding it's sound drivers. it's now better tha... moreThat's gr8 dude. You did that with audiophile driver or something? Can you mention the detailed procedure to mod it? It would be a big boon for all Cedar users.
finally i've been able to make cedar louder by modding it's sound drivers. it's now better than the original sound/volume of cedar. i'm a happy person at last ! :-))
pramoth, 23 Apr 2011suggest some sites to download good apps!!gallery.mobile9.com
ledz, 25 Apr 2011can this phone play fullscreen video in landscape mode?Yes it can...
srk, 25 Apr 2011Which is the best other than Cedar which has standby talktime for atleast 2 hours. Please gi... moreAlmost every phones in the market are capable to make call for 2 hours of total duration when the battery is fully charged.
Which is the best other than Cedar which has standby talktime for atleast 2 hours. Please give me suggestions.
abhi, 24 Apr 2011No need to download apps. Just check this out -> menu > settings > calls > manag... moreYa i already know abt this feature. Bt if i want not to recieve only one particular caller then i have to put all other contacts in the list. Moreover, we can add only 10 contacts at a time. So if u had tried plz tell me any website from where i can download such app...
Hi Viewers, I am using cedar for couple of weeks and I found there is SIP settings in the mobile,When I tried to start SiP Calling after putting my SIP account there is no internet call option showing can anybody help me how to make SIP calls.
kartikey, 24 Apr 2011Hi all cedar fans. Can i download 'unwanted call-block' app/ 'call-rejection list' app on ced... moreNo need to download apps.
Just check this out -> menu > settings > calls > manage calls > accept calls > all callers/only from list/none
Heyy freinds, 1 question... what video resolution does it have, in some places its given that it takes VGA @30fps video recording , whereas other says QVGA... and moreover in you tube video tests its max. resolution is 240p (no 360p or 480p).... can someone please clarify this and tell me the correct capability of this phone..
hello to all friends,
I am from mumbai(India) i had brought this phone in last sunday. The phone is good but battery work 2days
I am using approximate 1hr talk in this phone. I am worry the battery works 2 days only. Can anyone help me to solve my problem please.