Thursday, July 02, 2009
Samsung’s OmniaHD i8910 is reputed to be invincible in the mobile world with its exceptional features of camera and video recording, which is targeting at the upper class level. This time Samsung puts a more affordable device on the table with its Samsung S8003 Jet, where as Samsung touts it to be smarter than smartphone, with multitasking, Microsoft Exchange supports as well as the fastest 800MHz processor in their family.
It comes with a battery, a charger, a data cable, a handsfree set, a pouch, CD-ROM and a user’s guide.
The S8003 Jet in hands, big screen in 3.1-inch and a few buttons below the screen. It feels like HTC Magic if you close you eyes. The display reacts to even the slightest touch just as a capacitive screen does, you can use anything you want to interact with it –stylus, pen, nails, gloves, etc. For texting, zooming…everything easy gets done with it.
There are 3 hardware buttons below the display which is made of matte material that helps keep fingerprints away. They are Call and End keys, as well as the center button which is in 3D Cube. Very eye-catching!
At the top, it houses a 3.5mm audio jack and a standard microUSB port with a protective cover.
The volume rocker is on the left side.
On the right side are the Screen Lock key and the task switcher / shutter key combo.
The back is a light reflecting plates that create a curved-mirror kaleidoscope-like effect, which is very nice in red color. But easy to leave fingerprints and dust with every touch. The 5 megapixel camera is also there with the dual LED flash.
Remove the back cover, you’ll find the SIM and microSD card slots.
It sports the usual TouchWiz with 3D enhancements like we've seen on the OmniaHD. The main menu is divided into three separate screens where apps can be placed plus there is the option to download more. The apps switched between by sliding your finger to access all telephone functions just similar to the iPhone.
Press on the button keys on the right to bring the 3D cube on screen. Well~ it is really three dimensional here, which is usable with its six sides. Of course, you can work on the bar at the bottom of the screen as well to access multimedia, entertainment and internet content.
On Plemix.com here. The S8003 JET features high speed 3G and Wi-Fi support. And the browser fully supports flash content allows you to play the computer version of YouTube. Pages are rendered properly and selecting links is as easy as double clicking.
The S8003 Jet also has three different methods of text input: the traditional one- typing on an alphanumeric keypad, QWERTY keyboard and handwriting, which is available on the whole screen, in one large box, or in four small boxes. We are definitely fascinated with what the S8003 Jet offers: the 3D cube is simply a sophisticated way to make use of shortcuts, Speedy processor and ultra brilliant display...The device is up to the task of being more than decent mid-range level.
Samsung S8000 (S8003) Jet Video Review
Monday, June 29, 2009
LG GC900 Viewty Smart Unboxing Pictures & Review
We gave you a little teaser on the then up-and-coming LG Viewty Smart a couple of months ago. Thank you for sticking around until the flagship’s arrival (and applause to you who know where to get bargains.) We are proud to present you the latest offspring of the LG family – the LG Viewty Smart.
Let’s look at what we get physically off the box: the GC900, a battery, a charger, a stereo handsfree, a USB cable and the user’s guide.
The LG Viewty Smart is a beauty. The 3-inch full touchscreen encapsulated by the sophisticated case of black and a silvery frame is the timeless design that is hard to fail. What makes you scream is its slimness. At a thickness of 12.4mm, it proves that size does matter.
As you can see, we have the slot for audio plug-in that doubles as the charger socket. A hint of no 3.5mm Audio jack. Negative!
We find the dedicated key for the Cube interface on the left, together with the MicroSD slot that allows an extension of memory up to 32GB.
The power switch pairs with the key lock.
The back view is looking as smart as the name. It’s indeed plastic with a faux metal finish that makes it high-end looking but still weighs little.
The quality lens of the 8 megapixeller is the contribution of Schneider Kreuznach. The LED flash is peculiarly placed in a position that may potentially be blacked by fingers. Yeah, they should have been smart enough to figure out what is wrong.
Spotlight on the battery please. It blooms.
The S-Class UI who made its entrance in LG KM900 Arena is the highlight of the handset. Seriously, it’s one of the best UIs I have come across to date. The menu is a scrollable four-row mega piece and it can place horizontally on landscape view. The homescreen is broken down to a set of four: Shortcuts, Widgets, Contacts and Multimedia with intuitive and smooth 3D accelerated graphics.
The camera is a land to explore. It has Intelligent Shot feature that automatically analyses the photographic elements and select the fittest from the various modes available.
It is further enhanced with image stabilization and 2.8 autofocus.
I would say LG Viewty Smart is what hipsters would crane their neck for. A bootylicious design with the ever-so-smooth UI. DIVX and Xvid video playback and Dolby stereo make sure it’s a multimedia blowout. With Wifi- HSDPA and GPS, it sue is there to catch every pair of eyes.
LG GC900 Viewty Smart Video Review
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