Thursday, November 25, 2010
Motorola has launched a so-called “3-resistant” smartphone – the Motorola Defy. Featured with “water-resistant”, “dust-resistant” and “scratch-resistant” properties, the Defy is one of the newest Android-driven phones from the brand, particularly appeals to outdoor-activities lovers. Why say so? Let’s take a look at the content of the box first.
You can find a Motorola Defy Phone, a battery, a charger, a handsfree, a data cable and a user guide inside the package box.
Motorola Defy has a 3.7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with durable “scratch-resistant” feature. It is because the screen is made of Gorilla Glass which is the same with iPhone 4. Under Android OS and Motoblur, the screen is smooth and responsive.
The rear of Defy particularly shows the “water-resistant” and “dust-resistant” features. The IP67 ability can even let the phone operate in water for half an hour!
A standard audio jack is at the top of the phone. You can see a little piece of cover is available for the jack, obviously to avoid water from going in.
The camera of Defy is of 5MP with LED flash and autofocus. What’s so special is that it also supports underwater shooting, extremely appealing to water-sports lovers.
There are 4 virtual keys below the screen – Menu, Home, Back and Search.
Now you know why this phone is particularly good for outdoor-sport lovers. Its “3-resistant” features will let you free from worries when you back it out for sports. Other smartphone features are available for general uses, and useful apps are at your service. Sport-lovers should not miss it!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Apart from calling, texting, web-browsing and photo-shooting, what other functions would you expect for your smartphone? Games? Apps? For me, I’d ask for extraordinary features like…a projector. Yes, a projector. Samsung has launched the Galaxy Beam which is the first Android smartphone to have a built-in DLP pico projector. You can create your personal mini mobile theatre now!
Can’t wait to see what are inside the box. You’ll find a Samsung Galaxy Beam phone, a battery, a charger, a handsfree, a CD-ROM and a user's guide.
In fact, besides the projector, Beam has excellent features as a smartphone. Running with Android OS, it has a 3.7-inch super AMOLED touch screen which gives quality images. And with Samsung home made TouchWiz interface, you can have up to 7 pages of homepage and user-friendly icons.
The rear of Beam adopts a landscape design. If I don’t look at the front side, I will definitely think it is just a DC from Samsung.
The camera of Beam is just cool. It is of 8 megapixels and with flash. Autofocus is available and video recording is of course enabled.
The Beam is of 14.9mm thick. That would be a little bit too thick for female users. But it still feels comfortable in hands. A standard audio jack is at the left edge of the phone.
The superb pico projector can be found at the top of the phone. You just simply lie the phone down and let it work!
I’ve tried the quality of the projector. In dark conditions it performs really quite well and images or videos are clearly projected onto any flat surface. Even if you enlarge the projection size, images will not blur.
Samsung Galaxy Beam is speeding up the evolution of smartphones. While the others are trying hard to make creative designs, or pushing forward extra-large screens, Samsung’s Beam is obviously much more practical, useful and powerful.
Monday, November 22, 2010
HTC has successfully hit the Android market by one of its flagship mobile HTC Desire, and it seems that they can go further. The newly released Desire Z is a slim, solid and smart smartphone, with upgraded features including a slide-out keyboard, a 5 megapixel digital camera and a bright 3.7" S-LCD WVGA touchscreen.
You can find a HTC Desire Z phone, a battery, a charger, a handsfree and a user's guide inside the package box.
Desire Z looks more masculine and professional than its predecessor. A featured 3.7" S-LCD WVGA capacitive touchscreen is perfect for everything. And under the HTC’s favourite Android OS 2.2 (Froyo), you can enjoy apps from Market, messages and most importantly emails. Desire Z aims to put all your email accounts into one inbox, to let you handle your business in a much more convenient way.
The rear design is quite different from its predecessor, having a silvery colour and a metallic feel.
Four touch-sensitive virtual keys – Home, Menu, Back, and Search – are placed right below the screen and the optical trackpad is kept also.
The slide-out keyboard is of course another hot feature of Desire Z. The keys are nicely spaced and raised for fast comfortable typing, giving you great comfort from casual texting to serious business emails.
At the top left corner houses the 5MP camera which enables flashlight and supports video-shooting.
If you are used to HTC Desire
, you may find the new Desire Z has not gone through big changes besides the slide-out keyboard. In fact, Desire Z has some more to explore; and for those who don’t like virtual keyboard, Desire Z may be your choice.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
For a brand like Motorola which strike for innovating revolutionary design for mobile handsets, the AURA must be one of the masterpieces it’s proud of. The elegance and stylish appearance may make you feel great to grab it in hands. Let’s see what are inside the package box.
You’ll find a Motorola AURA phone, a battery, a charger, a handsfree and a user's guide.
AURA has broken the tradition of rectangular display screen for all types of mobile phones. Instead, it uses a circular display screen. Measured in 1.55 inches in diameter, the display has a revolution of 480 pixels. In standby mode, the keyboard is hidden to make the whole handset look cool.
When you swing out the keyboard, you will see the display is in the middle of the device. In fact, it feels quite good with the swinging motion and the stylish design.
A Motorola logo and the camera are on the rear of the device. The camera is of 2MP resolution. You should obviously not expect a high quality performance from it.
The USB slot is at the top when the keyboard is closed.
Obviously, the Motorola AURA is not a powerful smartphone. Neither the display size nor the camera stuns you. But what’s all about it is the design. Innovative, stylish, and cool, suitable for those who are adventurous to try new things out.
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