Thursday, April 07, 2011
Samsung WB600 Digital Camera Unboxing Pictures & Review
So by default, we can find the large lens dominates the front of the WB600. It takes up the full height of the face plate and its surround jutting out nearly 1 cm when the camera is inactive. Take a closer look and you can see a curved edge on the left of the faceplate which functions like a kind of handgrip. Though it’s hardly a comfortable substitute.
While at the back, we can find a 3-inch screen with controls aligned neatly and vertically at its right. The LCD is fairly visible both indoor and outdoor, but not really outstanding. What’s more the three scored lines on the backplate acts as a roughened surface for your thumb Yet, a proper grip is absent.
At the top of the row of controls locates a new and welcome one-touch movie record button. And below you can find a Menu button which offers a range of options to select.
While on top there’s a duo-set of holes for the stereo sound recording system surrounded the blue glowing power button. There’s also a large and springy shutter release as well as a rocker switch to operate the zoom.
All in all, with a great improvement on the well-liked WB550, the new Samsung WB600 is even more a big attraction to consumers with its 15x optical zoom in a compact body. It won’t be a surprise to see it vigorously battles with the Panasonic’s TZ.
Monday, April 04, 2011
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Unboxing Pictures & Review
Without sliding it up, the Xperia Play is basically not so special from usual smartphones. The 4-inch screen is a decent one with wide viewing angles and 854 x 480 resolution. Though we find it a bit dim especially during outdoor. The four hard keys are the same like those on Xperia Arc and most Android phones.
While at the back locates a 5-megapixel camera. Not the best among today’s advanced smartphones, yet good enough for shooting with mediocre quality of video shooting.
So here’s come the slideout gamepad which certainly give the Xperia Play an impressive, if not essential touch. Located at where usually a QWERTY keyboard places, a D-pad, iconic game keys and two touchpads together form the game control.
So once you try, you realize the innovation brought by the game control doesn’t limit to merely the gaming experience. We find the D-Pad really convenient to move around the screen and the circle key natural and pleasing to use on a device like this.
While those on the right are also easy to hold and use. You can as well find the Select and Start key on the right bottom, resembling an actual game control.
There are two additional shoulder buttons can be found outside to replace the L1 and R1 controls on a proper game control pad. However, we find them a little bit too sensitive as they are easily to be activated unintentionally during gameplay.
Near the top on the handset you can find a 3.5mm headphone port. All in all, the Xperia Play is indeed ground-breaking as it pushes forward the standard of entertainment (gaming in this case) in mobile phone. Though not with flaws, still it’s a nice attempt of Sony to blend the PSP element into the handset. Try it and you will like it!
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Unboxing Pictures & Review
Xperia Neo inherits a signature Sony Ericsson design. Its light-rounded shape looks very much like the Vivaz yet with more volume and a larger, 3.7-inch capacitive screen. We welcome addition of the three physical buttons below the screen as they help to assist alternative operations.
Unlike the Xperia Arc, the back is light rounded to maintain the “human curvature” form factor. It’s also friendlier to hold in the hand. The plastic back helps the device to keep its weight with graceful curves and gradient on the back. The 8.1-megapixel camera can also be found at the back as well.
A 0.3-megapixel secondary VGA camera can be found just above the screen. Having it front-faced, it is perfect for video calls. You can also find the proximity and ambient light sensors neat arranged to the side.
On top of the phone you can find a lid-protected HDMI-out port which allow convenient video output to HD TV. There’s also a microUSB slot for charging and syncing handset, together with a 3.5mm standard headset jack. All in all, the Xperia Neo can certainly be a big hit with its much friendlier price than those of its Xperia brothers. With its excellent design and specs, it is a new kind of quality standard set by Sony among the mid-range priced handsets.
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