HTC Desire HD
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Nokia N8
BlackBerryCurve 8520
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HTC Wildfire Brown
Samsung Tocco Lite
HTC Desire
BlackBerry Curve 9300
Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Nexus S Mobile Phone Review

Category : Mobile Phones, Samsung

The first mobile phone to the ship with the latest Google Android 2.3 operating system (aka “Gingerbread”) and the successor to the Google Nexus One, the Samsung Nexus S is a joint effort from Samsung and Google. The hardware is similar to the Google Nexus One with essentially the same 5 megapixel camera and 1 Ghz processor specification, but there are some improvements. The Samsung Nexus S has an NFC chip built into it for instance. Basically, the NFC chip can enable your phone to be used as a credit card.

The glossy, black chassis of the Nexus S is also more attractive and slightly larger than its predecessor. Measuring 124mm x64mm x11mm, the phone is a bit lighter than the Nexus One, weighing just 128g. The first feature that grabs your attention is the amazing 4 inch Super AMOLED display. This “Contour Display” with subtle curves allows the to handset to fit more comfortably next to your face.

The Android “Gingerbread” update isn’t a huge isn’t a huge leap forward, but there are some really useful enhancements. One of the best features is the the improved virtual keyboard. in addition there are also improvements to the camera support and an overall upgrade in performance. The pack of Google applications included run seamlessly with this latest Android software, the apps include – Gmail, Places, Latitude, YouTube, Google Maps with Navigation, Search (with voice control), Car Home, Google Talk, and Google Voice. Video playback is smooth and looks fantastic on the large Super AMOLED display even in bright, outdoor sunlight. The touchscreen is large enough to make watching your favourite TV shows and movies enjoyable – unlike some other phones on the market! Surfing multimedia websites and switching between applications is also fluid and smooth with no glitches.

The Samsung Nexus S has a the same 5 megapixel camera with flash as the Google Nexus One. The camera quality is good, but not best in class. The Android update now allows multiple camera support, so the Nexus S features a front-facing camera for video calling. Video quality is pretty good and you can shoot video with a resolution as high as 720×480 pixels at 30 fps.

Advantages: The display is gorgeous with sharp, vibrant colours even in bright sunlight, latest version of Google Android 2.3 (‘Gingerbread) has some great features and upgrades, call quality is excellent, lots of free Google applications pre-loaded, fast processor, great video recording and playback quality and at last video calling capabilities.

Disadvantages: No microSD card slot and capped at 16GB of internal memory with no 32GB model available, camera quality is good but not brilliant.

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G1 from T-Mobile – Mobile Review

Category : HTC, Mobile Phones

The  Google Phone (also known as the HTC T-Mobile G1) is a Google compatible 3G Smartphone using the Android (an open source software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications) mobile operating system. The G1 phone is available in three colours – white, black and brown. User friendly navigation through applications and menus is provided via the trackball navigation key, call keys and a home key. The large 3.2 inch high colour screen dominates the front aspect of the G1 and this screen is touch sensitive and displays high quality graphics with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution. The G1 measures 17.1mm x 55.7mm x 117.7mm with a weight of 158 grams. The battery provides a useful 6.5 hours of talk time from a single charge.

To access the full QWERTY keyboard you simply slide the screen to the right. This allows you to view the screen while inputting text using the full QWERTY keyboard. The G1 ships with 256Mb of ROM memory, 192Mb of RAM memory and has a microSD slot for further memory expansion.

The G1 provides a range of messaging and communication capabilities including SMS text messaging, mobile email service, MMS and Google Talk (instant chat client). With integrated Google search facility from the built in browser. The G1 can be used just like a home PC when it comes to internet surfing.

Download and transfering of music is simple on this G1 handset using built in music player which supports all the popular music formats such mp3, MIDI, WMV & AAC. This G1 smartphone has an integrated camera feature for taking still pictures. The camera is a 3.2 megapixel unit and pictures taken can easily be shared with others using the multi-media messaging features.

The G1 Google allows hands free calling using included speakers in the handset and there is an integrated Google maps feature which uses GPS technology to provide routes and give directions to your destination. The G1 has some pre-installed games such as Pac Man but many more games are available for download to suit individual taste.

The G1 uses 3G HSDPA technology and Android OS mobile to provide high speed internet access, fast data transfer rates and application  multitasking. The Wi-Fi capability allows connection to local WLAN’s or hotspots using a wireless connection to gain access to the web without using up bandwidth set by your network provider, The G1 is a quad band phone, which means it can be used virtually worldwide with the roaming facility automatically searching for available networks across all four GSM bands.

Pros
Slide out QWERTY keyboard
3.2 Inch LCD Touch Sensitive Screen
HTML browser with integrated Google search
Google Talk (instant message chat client)
3G HSDPA technology
Wi-Fi
GPS Navigation with Google Maps

A worthy challenger to the iPhone with similar “geek” appeal, using open source Android software is a stroke of genius by Google, many developers will be creating additional applications and utilities and sharing them online creating a G1 community to turbo charge sales!

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