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A Detail Review Nokia N8

nokia n8 Nokia N8 ReviewThe Nokia N8 is a highly anticipated device here in Pakistan. It’s jam packed with features and we were one of the few lucky ones who got our hands on the Nokia N8 way before it officially hits the shelves.

Having spent a lot of time with the device here’s a review of the phone just like we promised in the Unboxing of the N8 post.

I tested the phone out vigorously these days, putting it to extreme tests, lots of text messages, tons of calls, endless internet usage, pointless use of Google Maps, constantly using the camera and after all this I came up with this review, in which we tried our best to cover all the major aspects of the Nokia N8.

External Hardware

I was pleased with the build quality of the phone, but along with the build quality brought few disappointments.

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First up, the Nokia N8 is constructed completely out of anodized Aluminum therefore it feels really smooth in your hand. N8 is made from a single piece of Aluminum, which means that there aren’t any funky joints or anything that gets in the way.

This unibody construction might be awesome for some people but I found it as a huge con, why? Because the battery is not user replaceable due to the unibody construction. If the battery dies out on you, you can’t change it on your own.

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The volume rocker is on the right hand side of the phone and it’s fairly placed for easy access. I didn’t find any problem while using it. Just underneath that is the lock/unlock spring loaded switch to lock or unlock your phone.

And the last button on the right is the camera button – I was really pleased with what Nokia has done with the camera button this time, it’s really comfortable to press and I didn’t have any issues using it whatsoever.

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On the left hand side of the phone is the micro-USB port through which you can copy content onto your N8 and it double-acts as a charging port too; unlike many other previous generation Nokia smartphones – I really welcome this new feature.

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On the top of the micro-USB port (on right side of Nokia N8) is the SIM and memory card loading slot. I’m going to be straight forward at this point that I had a hard time getting the latch for the SIM to open up. It felt that if I give it too much strength it might just break off.

We would’ve loved the fact if Nokia had made this easy for us but since slipping in a SIM is not a job which you’ll do on a regular basis then of course we can live with this for now. But we severely believe that this could have been made better.

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On the top of the Nokia N8 is the microHDMI port. This is a really awesome feature. I’ve been using this feature a lot lately to view my photos and videos, which I shot from the camera and the result is just great. Some people are going to find this feature really fun and intuitive but it wouldn’t really that matter if you’re always on the go.

On the top is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack for connecting any type of headphones, which you might have lying around. Although the ones shipped with the N8 are quite satisfactory as well, and besides the headphone jack is the power button. It’s small but yet it’s easy to press.

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Underneath the phone is the standard Nokia charging port.

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Flipping the phone over you’ll see an enormous 12MP camera sticking out with a dual Xenon flash. I think the camera-sticking-out part is somewhat annoying, whenever you attend a call you just happen to poke the lens all the time, at least this happened to me, some of you might find this thing irritating too.

The speaker is also placed at the back of the N8 and I have to admit with my whole heart that it’s one of the loudest speaker I’ve heard on a mobile device. I was quite impressed with it and its fun to listen to music on it believe me!

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On the front of the phone is  the display, which we will cover in detail in a minute.

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A front facing VGA camera for video calling and snapping photos and a dedicated menu button.

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The menu button is placed quite badly though, it’s way off where it really should be. And using it gets really frustrating at times – you have to go all the way to the corner of the device just to access the menu button. We would’ve loved it if the menu key was more towards the center and near the display for easier access. At times the phone nearly fell off from my hands just to reach the menu key.

Internal Hardware

Moving on the internals of the device, the N8 is a perfect example that how much features you can fit inside such a small place.

The phone is loaded with almost everything you can think of. But packing everything doesn’t mean that it’s the best smartphone out there – for instance N8 is shipped with 680MHz processor when every other phone in the market is boasting a 1GHz processor sounds a bit off.

I was quite disappointed at the slow clock speed of the processor, Nokia could have easily bumped up the N8 with a faster processor but they chose not to for some reason.

The N8 has an onboard RAM of 256 megs only, which is quite fair enough but if you’re running a lot of apps in the background, then you will feel the need for the extra RAM. I did feel, at times, that extra RAM in the N8 would have been a huge treat but I wasn’t bothered too much about it.

Applications were snappy thanks to the dedicated graphics accelerator chip which takes the extra load off from the processor.

The N8 has built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi which was quite pleasing to use, it works flawlessly but I did find one thing annoying, it’s hard to tell on which data connection the N8 will connect to, it’s somewhat unpredictable, sometimes it connects to EDGE and sometimes on WiFi.

Nokia N8 has a built-in GPS receiver as well, and hands down I admit it is the best GPS receiver I’ve seen, it locates your position almost instantly, so no issues here.

The phone has a built-in storage of 16GB, yes you read that right! And in addition to that, you can add an extra microSD card of up to 32GB. This is a huge plus point especially over direct competition smartphones such as the iPhone.

The battery has a capacity of 1,200 MAh which will give you a good solid day of battery time, depending on the way you use it, you can go all the way to two days if you use it wisely.

The phone also features a built-in FM transmitter, which is a great way of saying goodbye to wires if you’re on the go and want to stream your songs on the radio instead of plugging in wire, it works fine and has no issues.

Also let me take a second to tell you that the phone’s hardware is capable enough to play a full 720p video without any problem, even with the HDMI output, I didn’t get a lot of time to play with the video aspect of the phone but the amount of time I spent with it, I was impressed with it overall.

Display

I’m not gonna brag about the display of the Nokia N8, but this is indeed the best display you’ll ever see on a Nokia device.

It’s an AMOLED display, which is really bright and images look stunning on it, the colors have high saturation and content on it looks just amazing. It has a resolution of 360 by 640 pixels with a size of 3.5 inches (diagonal).

It’s a capacitive display, therefore it’s really sensitive to touch and it’s really comfortable to use.

It supports Multitouch gestures, which is really a welcome feature, and it works great in the photo gallery but holds up quite bad in the internet browser. Whenever I tried to pinch to zoom into a page, the page seemed to break and text looked all gibberish. I really wish a software update fixes this issue.

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The screen adjusts its brightness accordingly to your environment and it works quite well, but I hate the fact that there’s no way to turn off the auto-brightness feature.

The screen uses a technology called Gorilla Glass, which is darn tough! Stab it with a pen and you can’t scratch it or break it, but we highly wouldn’t recommend that and we didn’t do it either.

The phone has a built-in accelerometer for auto rotating the screen when going from portrait mode to landscape, and it works just fine, not the fastest auto rotate feature we’ve ever seen but still does what it’s supposed to.

Software

Ok I am going to be very straight forward and little hard in this part. I was expecting tons of new features from Symbian^3, but it turned out to be a disappointment.

Think of it as the older versions of Symbian Series 60 5th edition but with smoother animations and more colorful icons. Although the software performs well on the N8’s hardware but we believe that Nokia could have done a better job at this.

If you’re taking a leap from a phone like the Nokia N97 or the Nokia 5800 then you won’t feel a lot of difference in software, but if you haven’t ever used Symbian before and this is your first time getting your hands on it, then you’ll find the whole experience quite good.

Symbian^3 is more of a touch friendly version of the previous offerings of Symbian, it’s comfortable to use on a touchscreen device like the N8, thanks to the large display.

After having used Symbian^3 for quite some time now, I got the hang of it and found that it’s a great OS to use if you’re doing normal day to day tasks – although it doesn’t compare to Android and iPhone’s iOS in any case.

The homescreen of Symbian^3 features widgets which you can customize in any way you like, and you now even have different homescreens which you can swipe through and all of them can have different widgets.

You can have different social widgets which will display your Facebook and Twitter streams and that too in real-time, you can also have a radio widget, your RSS feeds and tons of other stuff which comes in handy.

I did notice some lag in different menus from time to time, maybe it was due to the lack of RAM? I am not sure what it was but the lag is always there and pops up from time to time.

The best thing I liked about Symbian^3 was the way it lets you multitask, just hold down the menu key for a couple of seconds and it will give you a preview of all the windows you have currently running in the background, it’s a real eye candy and spotting the app on which you were working on is a snap!

The whole user interface is pretty much the same as the previous version of Symbian but a few things have been updated, most noticeable changes lie in the sub menus and options.

The theme animations are much better now and they are quite smooth! And they are pleasing to have too.

Messaging has been updated, it’s now threaded, in other words you see in the same window what the other person sent you and what you replied back, it’s an awesome and welcome feature to have but Nokia adopted the tradition of threaded messaging quite late, but better late than never right?

The phonebook is as good as ever, pick up any Nokia and you’ll see a phonebook which is very detailed so no issues here.

The Nokia N8 handles Emails really well, I’ve been using the N8 as my primary handset for a couple of days now and I’m pleased with the Email client it has.

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Apps

The Nokia Ovi Store has been revamped and has a brand new look on the Nokia N8. It has a whole new interface, easy to navigate through but what I don’t like about the Ovi Store is that it doesn’t filter out apps and games which are tailored specifically for your device. Would’ve been a great feature but won’t give anyone a heart attack if it’s not there.

The Ovi Store has a wide variety of apps to choose from, and I’ve noticed the apps which I used to have on my old Nokia 5530 look darn good on the N8 and they even perform better.

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Good news is, Symbian^3 can run Symbian S60 5th edition apps without any hitch, if you have an app which you like a lot on the older platform then you will have no issues running it on the N8. There aren’t a lot of apps to choose from quite frankly but all the necessary apps are there to get you going. A few apps which I highly recommend are as follows:

Angry Birds- It’s an awesome game and will keep you entertained for hours trust me. But it’s not free and is for RS 139.99 but the lite version is absolutely free but it’s limited.

Opera Mobile 10- The perfect browser replacement for the native browser.

Fring Mobile- Make video calls from your phone, need I say more?

Qibla Touch- A great app for finding Qibla direction. Uses the built-in GPS to calculate.

Geo News- Self Explanatory what it is.

Google Maps- The best free maps app out there and works great in every major city of Pakistan. Can be downloaded from m.google.com/maps

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There are tons of apps to go through, but the ones above are a few which I loved a lot, and are handy to have. I would recommend that you give websites like www.Mobile9.com a shot if you’re looking for apps, wallpapers and other content, they have almost everything. Or you can just Google around for content, your choice.

Multimedia

This is the place where the Nokia N8 rules out its shortcomings, it is a feature packed phone and is guaranteed to keep you entertained.

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The music player is quite fun to use, you turn the phone over to landscape mode and you see an amazing iPhone like cover flow mode in which you can slide through your albums along with the album art.

It works like a snap and we didn’t see anything wrong with the music player and it performed up to our expectations. It’s even more fun to use if you’re using the stock Nokia headphones which come with the N8, thanks to its dedicated music control keys.

The audio quality is just like any other mp3 player, and with the audio equalizer in the music player, you can set up the audio according to your liking for that perfect sound you crave.

The N8 features a Video and Photo editor and its self explanatory what it does and it does the job well and is simple to use.

You can edit videos on your phone and come up with pretty decent stuff for sharing with other people, we’ll leave this part for the more creative minds to explore.

As we mentioned before that the N8’s speaker is really loud and the quality of the audio is quite good, but it won’t double as your car horn trust us on that. The radio works great too and uses your headphone’s cable as the antenna.

Connectivity

The Nokia N8 keeps you connected in every way possible, it has WiFi, it supports 3G and EDGE, since we’re in Pakistan so cover the 3G part with water for now.

EDGE works great with the N8, I was using Warid as my soul operator while testing out the N8, where I live, the reception is good so I didn’t get a chance to see the N8 struggle for some signal bars.

Bluetooth 2.0 is there, it supports stereo Bluetooth headsets and supports sending data over the air too and works just great. It has a USB 2.0 port for fast data transfers between your computer and your phone and as we mentioned earlier, it doubles as a charging port too.

Internet Browser

This is probably the only part in the Nokia N8 which didn’t get any sort of update over the previous handsets, the web browser is slow, it handles data in a very choppy manner and Multitouch gestures are quite bad.

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This might outrage a few Nokia lovers out there but that’s how things are, the browser isn’t just that good, I was expecting the Symbian^3 web browser to be completely overhauled over the previous offerings and I had to make a switch to Opera Mobile, it’s a far better browser and it’s free.

Camera

Think of this section of the review as the teaser, why? Face it, the camera is so damn good that we have a separate post for it!

12MP camera on a mobile device, it’s not a joke. And It’s able to pull off 720P videos without any problem.

You’re gonna love the camera believe me! If I’ve used this phone for let’s say 24 hours, then I easily spent more than 12 hours playing with the camera.

Stay tuned we will be back with a detailed post just related to the camera with picture samples and hopefully video too.

Conclusion

At this point you must be wondering where’s the price right? Well, there’s no official price for the N8 yet. Different retailers are giving it off from a price range of 42,000 and beyond, while some are saying it to be priced at 38,000 – so we can’t say for sure how much the price will be.

I’ll wrap up the whole review by saying that the N8 has its shortcomings and it’s good points at the same time. It’s a big upgrade over previous Symbian smartphones, which Nokia has been offering for a long time now. But at the same time some design and hardware aspects really kill the whole mood for the N8.

Symbian^3 in my opinion is rather disappointing to use, there’s nothing brand new over here, everything has just been polished a little, the platform is the same except it’s been pushed up a bit cosmetically.

Would I recommend the Nokia N8? Well, if I had that much money to spare, 40,000 plus that is, I would go for an HTC or any Android phone or probably a Samsung. I already know that I wouldn’t get that much value out of the N8 but at the same time there are features in the N8 which I really did love, especially the camera, it’s just amazing!

I’m not bragging about the camera but it’s the best I’ve ever seen on a mobile device. Although the iPhone 4 also has a good camera and also pulls off 720P video recording without any issues but the image sensor size of the iPhone 4 is limited to 5MP’s only, so still photos on the N8 definitely have an edge over the iPhone 4.

If you’ve been loyal to Nokia and planning to get an N8 then here’s a good recommendation, hold off from buying it right now. Wait for the software updates to come out, there are a lot of bugs here and there, maybe you will not even notice them but trust me if you’re using the N8 for a prolonged period of time, they will get annoying. The browser for instance, not well at all! Nokia should come up with an update to improve its functionality.

We gave you a full review, now it’s up to you to decide whether you should go for it or not.

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Universal Laptop Charger with Multiple Connectors and Adjustable Volts

If your laptop charge have lost or its out of order then its a good news for all those who want to buy a new laptop charger in pakistan.

I am talking about “Universal Laptop Charger” with multiple pins for only PKR 750/- obviously china made ;) This gadget has an ability to charge almost all laptops, and it works like a charm with my laptop.

A universal laptop charger can be used with different types of laptops without buying specific laptop charger for a specific laptop. Universal laptop charger is usually available with 8 different pin connectors and in the range of 15v to 19.5 volts adjusted automatically (however, some universal chargers may not support automatic adjustment of output power).

Universal laptop chargers are designed for the people who have multiple laptops at a single place like a laptop repairing shop, Networking admin etc, but it can also benefit general users based on requirments.

How to Buy a Universal Laptop charger:

Things you must consider before buying a laptop charger are:

  • It must have 8 different pins to connect with different variety of laptops.

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  • Very IMPORTANT Step: You must check the required voltage for your laptop. This can be verified through your laptop manual or otherwise it would be mentioned on your original charger as well. So make sure that you are inputting correct and exact amount of voltage to your laptop. A mistake here can damage your laptop severally. Try consulting an expert to know the required voltage for your laptop.
  • Some of universal laptop chargers are available with retractable cords; which can be disturbing in some cases as retractable cords disconnects a lot.

Where to buy in Pakistan?

Well there is no specific place except electronics markets or computer markets.

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Dell Insipiron N5010 Review Price Features

This model of Dell Inspiron is known by two names i.e. Dell Inspiron N5010 or Dell 15R. It is a home machine and forerunner of 1560’s sequence dell laptops. It is weighted at 2.47 kg with almost (380 W x 259 D x 20 H) (front) / 32.8 (rear) mm dimensions.

Dell Inspiron N5010 comes with 15.6 inches for 720p HD WLED display resolution of 1366×768 and black bezel color matches with silver palm rest.

WLED stands for “White Light Emitting Diode”, it uses a lesser amount of energy and is environmentally friendly that produces smoother and brighter lighting of the display with enhanced clarity.

Dell Inspiron N5010 offers true life display (anti-reflective) technology that enhances the gloss, sharpness, wide viewing angles and vibrant colors for watching content on the screen.

Dell Inspiron N5010 is ready with full size keyboard with integrated numeric pad. It enhances the pointing device experience by providing smooth touch pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad.

The right side of the Dell Inspiron N5010 has a built-in DVD burner and eSATA port, a 10/100 Ethernet port and an SD card slot; while the left side has a USB port, microphone and headphone ports and an HDMI port; the rear has two more USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port and the power connection.

Chipset / Motherboard:

Dell Inspiron N5010 is equipped with Intel H57 chipset, which is part of Intel 5 series chipsets replacing the old two chip approach. Intel rapid storage technology, INTEL RST 9.5 brings additional storage performance and data protection with low power consumption features.

Support for eSATA combined with Intel RST provides much better performance than USB 2.0 or IEEE 1394, so it may be ideal for data storage and transferring purposes like multimedia professionals needs high speed data transfer and copying devices for the content.

Processor:

Dell Inspiron N5010  comes with Intel® Core™ i3 2.13 GHz 330M, with 2 cores and its hyper threading technology enables dual core CPU to grip 4 threads at one time. It should be able to handle good amount of applications at optimum level but there could be possibility of advanced CPU for demanding games.

It is loaded with instruction set of 64 bit technology, Enhanced Speed step, Intel Virtualization Technology, Idle States, Thermal Monitoring technology, Intel fast memory access, Intel flex memory access with integrated GMA HD 500MHz, integrated DDR3 1066 memory controller.

Cache and Memory, (RAM/Hard Drive):

Dell Inspiron N5010 features 3MB smart cache for better giving out and set up with 250GB hard drive supporting (High rpm); hard drives are capable of working under vibration with power saving options. 2GB DDR3 (DDR 800, 1066, 1333 and 1600) RAM twice the data rate of DDR2 for in-depth memory processing such as gaming, digital video editing, producing DVDs and running software applications.

You can also extend RAM till 4GB DDR3 to utilize maximum optimum performance on the laptop for most favorable computing with availability of two RAM Slot banks.

Integrated Graphics:

Intel H57 provides elevated visual performance for crisp images, vibrant colors with high definition audio and video experience. It offers full support for Windows 7 with influential performance and instinctive design. Intel clear video HD technology provides higher processing capacity to facilitate a wealthier amusement experience.

Intel HD graphics provides multiple options for connecting with different displays like HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and supports HD high resolutions like 720p. With its TV setup utility, it provides step by step guide for configuration with TV. Dell Inspiron N5010’s graphics memory may range from 384mb till 1024 mb dedicated and shared depending on the model series.

Networking Details:

It is offered with W-LAN 802.11b, W-LAN 802.11g like Intel WIFI link 6200 /6250 or Wireless WLAN Half mini card optionally, depends on the model series. It is also ready with Bluetooth 2.0 and Ethernet controller. Dell Inspiron N5010’s networking features fulfill basic networking requirements to keep connected on internet or intranet.

Multimedia Details (Optical Drive, Speakers, Webcam and Sound Card):

Dell Inspiron N5010 features High Definition soundcard, which produce optimum digital sound. machine has speakers that produces great sound for movies and music. Its optical drive is capable of playing audio / video DVD discs with burning capabilities ranging from DVD RW/R (8X) and CD-RW with DL support.

External Ports:

  • 5 in 1 Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital Cards, Multimedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, xD picture cards.
  • Usb 2.0
  • 1 HDMI Connector.
  • 1 eSATA+USB.
  • 1 VGA port.
  • RJ 45 Ethernet connector.
  • 1 Headphone out and Microphone in jack.

What’s in the Box?

  • Manuals
  • Laptop Charger
  • Screen LCD covering cloth
  • Applications & Drivers CDs

 

Availability in Pakistan:

 

Dell Inspiron N5010 is available in Pakistani local laptop markets. Dell Inspiron N5010 is offered in the price range of PKR 55000/- to PKR 60,000.

It is available in PKR 55000/- (As of 16 October, 2010) on Mega.Pk.

Please be informed that, you may get/observe price difference while visiting your local market. Please visit market and have detailed research before you buy. (Prices are subjected to change).

This model is known by two names i.e. Dell Inspiron N5010 or Dell 15R. It is a home machine and forerunner of 1560’s sequence dell laptops. It is weighted at 2.47 kg with almost (380 W x 259 D x 20 H) (front) / 32.8 (rear) mm dimensions.

Dell Inspiron N5010 comes with 15.6 inches for 720p HD WLED display resolution of 1366×768 and black bezel color matches with silver palm rest.

WLED stands for “White Light Emitting Diode”, it uses a lesser amount of energy and is environmentally friendly that produces smoother and brighter lighting of the display with enhanced clarity.

Dell Inspiron N5010 offers true life display (anti-reflective) technology that enhances the gloss, sharpness, wide viewing angles and vibrant colors for watching content on the screen.

Dell Inspiron N5010 is ready with full size keyboard with integrated numeric pad. It enhances the pointing device experience by providing smooth touch pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad.

The right side of the Dell Inspiron N5010 has a built-in DVD burner and eSATA port, a 10/100 Ethernet port and an SD card slot; while the left side has a USB port, microphone and headphone ports and an HDMI port; the rear has two more USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port and the power connection.

Chipset / Motherboard:

Dell Inspiron N5010 is equipped with Intel H57 chipset, which is part of Intel 5 series chipsets replacing the old two chip approach. Intel rapid storage technology, INTEL RST 9.5 brings additional storage performance and data protection with low power consumption features.

Support for eSATA combined with Intel RST provides much better performance than USB 2.0 or IEEE 1394, so it may be ideal for data storage and transferring purposes like multimedia professionals needs high speed data transfer and copying devices for the content.

Processor:

Dell Inspiron N5010  comes with Intel® Core™ i3 2.13 GHz 330M, with 2 cores and its hyper threading technology enables dual core CPU to grip 4 threads at one time. It should be able to handle good amount of applications at optimum level but there could be possibility of advanced CPU for demanding games.

It is loaded with instruction set of 64 bit technology, Enhanced Speed step, Intel Virtualization Technology, Idle States, Thermal Monitoring technology, Intel fast memory access, Intel flex memory access with integrated GMA HD 500MHz, integrated DDR3 1066 memory controller.

Cache and Memory, (RAM/Hard Drive):

Dell Inspiron N5010 features 3MB smart cache for better giving out and set up with 250GB hard drive supporting (High rpm); hard drives are capable of working under vibration with power saving options. 2GB DDR3 (DDR 800, 1066, 1333 and 1600) RAM twice the data rate of DDR2 for in-depth memory processing such as gaming, digital video editing, producing DVDs and running software applications.

You can also extend RAM till 4GB DDR3 to utilize maximum optimum performance on the laptop for most favorable computing with availability of two RAM Slot banks.

Integrated Graphics:

Intel H57 provides elevated visual performance for crisp images, vibrant colors with high definition audio and video experience. It offers full support for Windows 7 with influential performance and instinctive design. Intel clear video HD technology provides higher processing capacity to facilitate a wealthier amusement experience.

Intel HD graphics provides multiple options for connecting with different displays like HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and supports HD high resolutions like 720p. With its TV setup utility, it provides step by step guide for configuration with TV. Dell Inspiron N5010’s graphics memory may range from 384mb till 1024 mb dedicated and shared depending on the model series.

Networking Details:

It is offered with W-LAN 802.11b, W-LAN 802.11g like Intel WIFI link 6200 /6250 or Wireless WLAN Half mini card optionally, depends on the model series. It is also ready with Bluetooth 2.0 and Ethernet controller. Dell Inspiron N5010’s networking features fulfill basic networking requirements to keep connected on internet or intranet.

Multimedia Details (Optical Drive, Speakers, Webcam and Sound Card):

Dell Inspiron N5010 features High Definition soundcard, which produce optimum digital sound. machine has speakers that produces great sound for movies and music. Its optical drive is capable of playing audio / video DVD discs with burning capabilities ranging from DVD RW/R (8X) and CD-RW with DL support.

External Ports:

  • 5 in 1 Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital Cards, Multimedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, xD picture cards.
  • Usb 2.0
  • 1 HDMI Connector.
  • 1 eSATA+USB.
  • 1 VGA port.
  • RJ 45 Ethernet connector.
  • 1 Headphone out and Microphone in jack.

What’s in the Box?

  • Manuals
  • Laptop Charger
  • Screen LCD covering cloth
  • Applications & Drivers CDs

 

Availability in Pakistan:

 

Dell Inspiron N5010 is available in Pakistani local laptop markets. Dell Inspiron N5010 is offered in the price range of PKR 55000/- to PKR 60,000.

It is available in PKR 55000/- (As of 16 October, 2010) on Mega.Pk.

Please be informed that, you may get/observe price difference while visiting your local market. Please visit market and have detailed research before you buy. (Prices are subjected to change).

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How to Use a TV as a Monitor

There are lot of  ways to connecting PC to TV. Some users use usual TV tuner cards for displaying their PC’s output on TV, while others use S-Video mode or otherwise through dedicated graphics card installed in PCs.

However, “VGA to RCA Cable” happens to be the simplest way of connecting PC with TV.

In VGA to RCA Cable, as its name suggests, one side of the cable has VGA (usual Monitor) connector while other side has RCA cable connector (Audio/Video, Red, Yellow and White Pins).

This makes really easy to connect a PC with TV without installing any particular device like TV tuner or software to make it working. Simply connect and Hurray!

VGA to RCA cable provide several benefits like watching movies, displaying family pictures and videos on your big screen TVs just by connecting cables.

What to consider before buying?

  • There is slight difference between VGA to RCA Plug Cable and VGA to RCA Component Plug Cable. Component cable carries component video into two or more components with YPbPr scheme. Ask seller about the functionality of RCA Plug, for instance, they usually support RG Analog and digital component video. If it is digital component video plug then it can handle 480i, 576i and other high definition TV support.
  • Usually RCA connector is easily identified with its RED, YELLOW and WHITE plugs, carrying composite video on YELLOW and stereo audio on RED and WHITE.
  • Component Cable connectors are identified as having RED, GREEN and BLUE plugs.
  • Some VGA to RCA cables comes with built-in S-Video cable as well. If that’s the case, go for it for added features.

Usage benefits:

  • It can be used with TV for watching movies.
  • It can be used with projectors.

Availability in Pakistan:

VGA to RCA cable is easily available in Pakistan. Its price ranges from PKR 400 to PKR 700. Do check price variations by visiting more than one shop for buying products.

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Samsung Galaxy S Reviews Price Spacifications

It takes a brave manufacturer to launch a flagship phone at the same time Apple unleashes its latest iPhone, but that’s exactly what Samsung did. Not once, but twice. First with the Samsung Wave, featuring its own Bada OS, and then with its high-end Android phone, the Galaxy S.

That might put a bit of a dampener on sales, but what it can’t do is dent our opinion of its latest handset: where the Wave was disappointing, the Galaxy S is a cracker of a phone.

Not that you’d know it from simply looking at it or picking it up. It’s far from the design triumph that the iPhone 4 is, and it isn’t as nice to hold as the HTC Desire either. It’s light, a little bit plasticky, and the chrome effect trim that curves around the edge of the front fascia makes it look and feel like a cheap, knock-off copy of the iPhone 3GS.

Specification:

  • Network: 850/900/1800/1900
  • Display Type : Super AMOLED (C-type)
  • Resolution : WVGA (480×800)
  • Weight : 118g
  • Dimension : 64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9mm
  • Battery Talk Time : 803 min
  • Standby : 750 hrs
Quick Spec:  

  • 3G
  • 5.0 Megapixel Video Recording
  • Video Calling
  • Music Player
  • E-Mail
  • FM Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • External Memory

Display

When the Galaxy’s screen sparks searingly into life all such thoughts are immediately banished. It’s huge, measuring 4in diagonally, it boasts a high resolution of 480 x 800, and it uses the same “Super AMOLED” technology as featured on the Wave. It’s very, very bright – more so than even the HTC Desire – and the most colour-intense screen we’ve seen on any smartphone.

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But try as it might, it still can’t quite rival the iPhone 4 all round. Whites aren’t quite as pure, and the latter still wins out on sheer resolution. Due to the pen-tile arrangement of the sub-pixels in OLED screens, which means effective resolution isn’t quite as high as the quoted resolution, it’s noticeably grainier. The larger screen size, however, ensures that small text is just as readable.

Performance

Nearly as impressive as the screen is the sheer performance of the Galaxy S. Thanks to the 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, it’s the quickest, slickest, smoothest Android phone yet. It hardly stuttered, no matter how much we asked it to do. Over a fast Wi-Fi connection it loaded the full BBC home page in an average of nine seconds, level with the HTC Desire and iPhone 4.

In the SunSpider benchmark it completed the tests in 15.5 seconds compared to the iPhone 4’s time of just over 10 seconds. Its score of 93 out of 100 in the Acid 3 standards is good, but again falls slightly behind the iPhone 4’s perfect 100.

With battery life it’s the same story. We recorded 50% capacity remaining (rounded to the nearest 10% for fairness) after our 24-hour test, in which we make a 30-minute phone call, force the screen on for an hour, download a 50MB podcast and then play it through headphones for an hour. And all the while, we’re polling for new email every half hour.

That suggests the Samsung Galaxy S will survive a day of heavy use and maybe two days’ light to moderate use if you’re really careful; once more, it falls slightly behind the iPhone 4.

The 5-megapixel camera lags further behind the iPhone’s, however; shots looked a lot softer with no LED to help out in low light. Responsiveness is good, and features such as image stabilisation and touch-to-focus add to its appeal, but because the auto focus doesn’t work as well it’s less reliable than the iPhone’s camera in terms of getting the shot you want. The video mode is better, however, shooting crisp, colourful footage at 720p, 30fps.

Call quality was absolutely fine and the speaker is good enough to project Google Maps’ satnav voice instructions at top volume without distorting or breaking up. It’s interesting to note, however, that just as the iPhone 4’s signal bars fall away if gripped in a certain way, the same happens with the Samsung Galaxy S.

In some locations we were able to get the signal indication bars at the top of the screen to fall from four down to nothing, simply by wrapping a hand gently around the phone’s bottom half. In general use, however, we experienced no dropped calls, and call quality remained solid, as did data connections. We don’t think it will be an issue for most users, but if you do order one and live in a weak signal area, it’s something to look out for.

Software

In terms of its hardware, then, the Galaxy S is hard to fault. The software, however, is harder to pigeonhole. In many ways it’s brilliant.

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The Swype text entry option, for instance, allows you to slide your finger over the letters of the onscreen keyboard to create words (instead of tapping) and, as we discovered at the launch of the device, it works brilliantly. See the video below for a demonstration.

Excellent word completion helps it to reliably predict what you intended to write, even if you’re not that accurate with your traces. When you come up against a word that isn’t in the dictionary, it’s just as good: simply tap it out normally, then select the word in the resulting pop-up menu to add it to the dictionary for future use, or simply hit Space to continue.

It really takes mobile phone text entry to the next level, and it’s accompanied by a good selection of pre-installed apps. We particularly liked Text and Go: a notepad app on steroids that acts as a hub for text messaging, memo writing, and even social networking status updates.
Also thrown in is ShareAll, a media-streaming tool that lets you play music and video files from shared network locations to the phone, from the phone to compatible DLNA streamers or from shared locations to DLNA streamers. Think of it as a souped-up, networked remote control. You also get Aldiko (an eBook reader), the enhanced reality viewer Layar, driving game Asphalt 5, and ThinkFree Office, which allows you to view and edit documents. We shouldn’t forget the inclusion of Google’s free turn-by-turn satnav as well.

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Samsung’s Android customisations, meanwhile, are subtle but useful. Pull down the status menu from the top of the screen and you’ll see shortcuts for turning Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on and off, plus a pair of buttons to put the phone into silent and vibrate mode.

Along the bottom of each of the Galaxy’s seven horizontally scrolling home screens are shortcuts for the phone screen, contacts, texting (which offers a threaded view) and applications. More important, however, is the fact that the Galaxy S runs Android 2.1, which means enhanced Exchange support.

The social networking tools are pretty good too. They’re not quite as all-encompassing as HTC’s Sense equivalents, offering only MySpace, Facebook and Twitter feeds, as well as contact and calendar synchronisation. There’s no push option for updates and the phone only lets you check once an hour for updates.

But the contacts view is very good, successfully marrying information (including photos) from all sources and it attempts to automatically link duplicates too. We’re particularly fond of the ability to view recent updates, phone calls, texts and even a person’s social networking media via his or her contacts entry.

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There’s no Flash support, however, and we have a big beef with the desktop synchronisation application – Samsung Kies. Mimicking a desktop within a window, this facilitates everything from media transfer to firmware updates and includes a whole load of extra features from disc burning, video conversion and Outlook contact sync to basic photo editing.

It even includes its very own Samsung version of Windows Explorer, which you use to browse the contents of the phone’s 8GB integrated storage. It’s terribly clunky.Fortunately, once installed you can use Windows to chuck files back and forth instead.

Price:

Samsung Galaxy S is being sold at Rs. 39,990 at HomeShopping.pk

Conclusion:-

Combine that with the gorgeous 4in OLED screen, lightning-quick performance, and an excellent software complement (boosted by the huge repository of downloadable apps from the Android Market) and you have a high-class alternative to the iPhone 4.

We doubt it will dissuade those who have their hearts set on one of Apple’s handsets – the industrial design isn’t as good, the camera is a notch behind, and neither is the music player software as elegant – but if you don’t have the cash for an iPhone 4, or simply don’t like Apple, this is very nearly as good.

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Nokia 5800 Xpress Music Sleek Smartphone Review Pictures

 A New Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was one smartphone that the masses wanted their hands on. On January 23rd, it finally went on sale and it blew the markets off their feet in a record time. This attention seeking phone was the first S60 5th edition touch control phone and therefore, the arrival created a gigantic hype in the market even before it’s released.

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The Design

  • The phone has a few sweeping controls and you can move through the song list but if you are expecting some iphone treatment, you should hold your chain of thought right here, right now!  You can get this phone with a stylus with it so if you are new to the touch control, you will get all the help you can get.
  • Even the design of this phone is satisfying as it is a quality phone with a smart look to it. It’s like you have everything on your fingertips – literally! You can even download numerous applications in your 5800 and enjoy all the way! Applications that are already included are the camera, internet browsing, dictionary, and calculator.

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Usability

  • The text entry of this phone is normal as long as you are getting used to the phone because the keys are small but the right size and whenever you hit a key, the phone vibrates in response. However, whenever you log in any kind of entry, you need to take your finger off the phone in order for it to register that you have actually touched a key. Don’t expect to type fast if you want to be an expert, be calm and patient with this baby!

Camera:

  • The phone comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera that has an autofocus facility inbuilt. In addition to this it has a dual-LED flash which makes it a decent camera to use and appreciate. You can even record a VGA video recording at 30 fps. Other delightful option that may want to make you buy this phone is that it supports the Wi-Fi system so the internet is easily accessible anywhere. Below are some of the high definition images, which clearly explain the limits of this camera.

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Storage and Multimedia Qualities:

  • You even get an 8GB card for this phone and a memory expansion that can store all of your required pictures, music and documents, however, it’s nothing compared to Nokia X6 Review which comes with 32 GB storage and specifically targets the music fans. A Bluetooth and USB 2.0 version is also included in this package and the audio quality of this phone is the best you could want. Coming at a very affordable price, this is also an office document viewer.
  • However, it has a build quality and it may be considered too big for those who have small hands. The camera does not come with a flash and the video recording is not of the highest quality and even the touch screen quality is not the best. The image of the camera is also not perfect for a 3.2 MP.
  • This phone is a good one for those who have not experienced the iphone because after all, it is a touch screen and as more technology takes over our lives, the more we want of it and this is the phone that knows it.
  • It allows you to store wallpapers, games and most importantly themes to your mobiles, you can feel free to download and install themes seamlessly in your handset, all these new themes make the handset give a great feel.

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Power Management:

5800 Xpress music comes with a Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 to 1320 mAh(BL-5J), it has an impressive stand by time on both 2G and 3G networks, if you are a 2g customer, you can expect to have about 406 hours stand by time, 3G network customers get the same amount of standby time. Now the most important aspect of the battery, which is its performance while its being consumed, on 3G sets, you can use it continuously for up to 5 hours, however, 2G customers will get an edge on it as it gives a talk time of about 8 hours.

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Price and Conclusion:

The features which can be qualified as Nokia 5800 XpressMusic’s strengths are its sleek look, a better looking design with a sharp touch screen. Even though the camera is not outstanding to current standards, but it still does the job amazingly, the 3.2 megapixel camera is one of its key feature. Other important features include Wi-Fi, 2G – 3G support and Bluetooth.

However, the weaker user interface needs some more work, there needs to be improvements on its navigation and input methods. As far as the price is concerned, it is readily available in the market for the price of $251 USD which is about 21,000 PKR, rate varies from region to region and retailers, Check Mobilephones.pk for up to date prices.

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HTC Desire In Pakistan Reviews Features Price and Availability

HTC is very well known for quality handsets or rather in some cases I would call them premium quality handsets. Over here in Pakistan owning a smartphone for some might be a no brainer in many cases but for all those tech geeks out there, the HTC Desire is a smartphone worth giving a shot to.

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HTC Desire is an Android powered smartphone with specs which you would typically expect from a phone from HTC, high end of course. Let’s go through the features/specs in detail first:

Weight

  • 4.76 ounces (135 grams) with battery

Display

  • Type: Touch-sensitive screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
  • Size: 3.7 inches
  • Resolution: 480 X 800 WVGA

CPU Processing Speed

1 GHz Snapdragon Processor

Storage

ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 576 MB

Expansion slot

  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Supports up to 32 GB

Connectors

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

Sensors

  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

HTC Widgets

  • Bookmarks, Calendar, Clock, Footprints, Friend Stream, Mail, Messages, Music, News, People, Photo Album, Photo Frame, Search, Settings, Stocks, Twitter™, Weather
  • Downloadable widgets

Multimedia

  • Photos application for viewing photos and videos
  • Music
  • FM Radio

Battery type

  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

Capacity

  • 1400 mAh

Talk time

  • WCDMA: Up to 390 mins
  • GSM: Up to 400 mins

Standby time

  • WCDMA: Up to 360 hours
  • GSM: Up to 340 hours

Network

Europe

  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Asia Pacific

  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Platform

Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense™

Camera

  • 5 megapixel color camera
  • Face detection capability
  • Auto focus and flash
  • Widescreen photo capture
  • Geotagging

Internet

3G

  • Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
  • Up to 2 Mbps upload speed

GPRS

  • Up to 114 kbps downloading

EDGE

  • Up to 560 kbps downloading

Wi-Fi

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer
  • Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile

Social Networking

  • Facebook integration
  • Friend Stream
  • Photo sharing on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter
  • Video sharing on YouTube™
  • HTC Peep for twittering

Special Features

  • Automatically lowers the ringer volume as soon as the phone is picked up
  • Mutes the ringer when the phone is flipped face down
  • Backs up certain data and settings to the microSD card automatically, such as SMS/MMS messages, bookmarks, Wi-Fi™ passwords, and more

Location

  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Google Maps
  • HTC Footprints

Tethering

  • Internet sharing through USB

Video Demos and Features

Please don’t consider the 3G aspects of the phone since all networks here in Pakistan are based on 2.5G/EDGE. However, networks here may shift to 3G anytime soon, but it should be considered a far off unconfirmed rumor for now.

From the specs of the HTC Desire you can safely say that this is in deed a tech savvy person’s heaven! From a high resolution AMOLED Display to Google’s very own Andorid OS to fully customizable homescreens and widgets with complete social network integration, it’s a match made in heaven.

But the downside of this phone is that if you want to use it to it’s full potential, you should have a good internet plan for the month, the HTC Desire is data hungry if you’re using all it’s features like Facebook integration, Twitter or syncing your E-mail inboxes regularly.

Our best bet is that you stick with Zong, they have really convenient and very economical internet packages for everyone, prepaid and postpaid both.

Or you can stick to Telenor’s Persona Postpaid package, their nationwide EDGE/GPRS connectivity is phenomenal.

Pricing and Availability

If you do some research in the market, the Desire can be purchased for a price in between RS. 45,000 to 52,000 all over Pakistan.

HTC handsets are hard to come by if you’re just looking for them in regular shops, and none of them offer warranty for HTC phones even if they carry it by any chance, but here’s the best way to get an HTC Desire with warranty; head over to Brightex’s website by clicking this link,  who are the official HTC handset distributors in Pakistan, they have the HTC Desire for a fair price of RS. 49,000.

Why did I say fair price? Because it comes with a complete one year warranty! If something does go wrong with the phone, at least you’ll have someone to go to.

Or the second option is that you head over to HomeShopping.pk and buy the HTC Desire for a price of RS. 44,990. You’ll save some money but at the same time you will only get software warranty, it’s totally up to you to decide where do you wanna head over to for your brand new HTC Desire.

Conlusion

Hunting down for smartphones is a tough job, many different companies are coming out with smartphones like crazy, most notably Nokia.

There is so much to choose from that you end up buying something which might not completely suit your needs, but the HTC Desire is a complete powerhouse and represents what a smartphone should be, staying connected with your social networks and your friends and family members doesn’t get easier than what the HTC Desire has to offer.

Its a highly recommend device if you’re a person who wants each and every bit of his digital life in his pocket. For more information on the HTC Desire, go to HTC’s website by clicking this link.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Smartphone Preview

Sony Ericsson has recently announced a new smartphone Xperia X8 based on android operating system Donut (1.6) for the mid-range market. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is quite lower in size as compared to Sony Xperia X10 with Timescape User Interface designed for Sony Ericsson smartphones.

Hardware:

Processor & Memory:

It is loaded with 600 MHz processor with only 128 MB internal storage available for the handset and up to 16GB expandable memory. Its processor is quite well, and speed is almost equals to android Google G1.

Internal storage is somewhat low as compared to other phones available in the market with the same range, but 2GB expandable memory card is included in package for extensive memory usages (depends on seller offer).

Display:

Its display is ready with TFT capacitive touch screen which is geared with 16M vivid colors in the size of 320×480 almost (3.0 inches) in all, Though its display is bit lower as compared to Xperia X10 but it has good vivid depth of colors. It is also ready with basic sensors like Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate.

Connectivity& Location Based details:

Like many other smartphones, it supports different mediums to get connected with friends and family:

GPRS/EDGE/3G
WI-FI 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
Micro USB
A-GPS
Digital Compass

Multimedia:

It is capable of standard multimedia functions like:

Quite low camera of 3.15MP 2048×1536 with geo tagging feature and without flash LED.
It is ready to play – MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV playerand MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player.
Speaker Phone.
3.5 mm Stereo Jack
Stereo FM Radio with RDS.

Applications:

Timescape UI 3.0
Documents to go for as Office application.
Google Chrome
Internet Book Market shortcut
Road Sync Mail.
Social Networks integrations.
Voice Memo.
Google Maps.
Google Talk
Track ID music recognition.
Bookmarks
Instant Messaging.
Video Streaming Applications.

Colors Availability:

White,
Dark Blue/ White,
Aqua Blue/ White, Pink/ White,
Silver/ White Red

Bonus Features:

Stereo FM Radio with RDS
Timescape UI
Scratch less resistant surface

Nutshell:

As per its specifications, it seems like; Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is designed for the mid-range purchasing segment of the market. It may not be as much expensive as other new android based smartphones. It may intense the competition especially, if it will compete Samsung Corby and other mid-range touch screen smartphones as an edge of Android OS.

Availability in Pakistan:

We cannot confirm officially on its availability in Pakistan, but you may estimate its price on the basis of its specifications, it price may range from PKR 18,000/- to PKR 30,000.

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Samsung S8500 wave Gadget & Review

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The Samsung S8500 wave is much awaited phone with new operating system with Korean named “Bada” meaning “Ocean” andhigh specs hardware, especially at the time where other operating system market has everyday versatility and innovation in the pipeline.

The Samsung S8500 is full of features starting from high processing speed like 1GHZ to 720PHD recording and Super AMOLED screen for high bright and vivid colors.

The Samsung S8500 Wave is slim, sleek with the thickness of only 10.9 mm and its shine metallic body is even and dense to handle. Its screen is covered with hardened glass which is coated to avoid staining finger prints. The super AMOLED screen is capable of 480×800 WVGA resolutions and loaded with (mDNIe) Mobile Digital Natural Image enginefor better viewing angles. It also geared with extraordinary brightness, vibrant colors, and especially it also support of readability under sunlight.

Chassis Design View w.r.t LCD:

3.3 inches LCD Bottom:

  • Send Call button
  • Terminate Call Button  
  • Menu Button

Right Side of 3.3 inches LCD:

  • Lock/Unlock Key
  • Quick Camera Button

Top of 3.3 inches LCD:

  • 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • micro USB port

Striking Features:

Processor, Sensors, LCD, Memory & Camera:

  • Cortex A8 1GHz
  • Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Scratch-resistant surface and Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • 390 MB user available storage, micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • 5 megapixel auto-focus camera Geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stabilization, touch focus.
  • Video Recording at 720p@30fps, with LED light.

Connectivity& Location Based Support:

  • GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900.
  • 2G/3G (HSDPA 900/2100)
  • FM radio with RDS and FM recording.
  • WI-FI b/g/n with audio/video streaming support and 3G mobile router App to share 3G connection.
  • Blue tooth 3.0 with A2DP support for Stereo Wireless headphones and headsets
  • Micro USB 2.0 (Modes: USB mass storage , also used with Samsung Kies Software)
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack 
  • A-GPS with Digital Compass 

 

 

Applications:

  • Touch Wiz 3.0 with more than 3 screen home pages and lot of widgets support.
  • Notification bar at the top of screen for notifications like Android Phones and quick access buttons like WI-FI switch, Bluetooth Switch and profile changer.
  • Phone book integrates with other accounts like Windows Live, Google Talk and social hub contacts.
  • Ultimate Inbox, which enable all of emails to place in single inbox and Limited Exchange push. SNS (Social Network Service)
  • Multi-tasking support by long pressing the menu button
  • Built-in 3 Fonts and Theme
  • Calendar synchronization with online Calendar’s.
  • Web kit Dolphin Browser 2.0 with multi-touch support,multi- touch zooming panning, double tap link.
  • Adobe Flash 9.1 may be disabled by default.
  • Video Streaming Application.
  • Samsung App Store with Limited Apps.
  • Qwerty Keyboard offers T9, Handwriting recognition , auto correct
  • Digital Compass
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • Samsung Mobile Navigator, May be trailed version only.

Multimedia Support / Formats:

  • Its multimedia supports range like audio format support from – MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player, and thevideo player supports for DivX, Xvid, MP4 and WMV.
  • Sound quality features like Virtual Surround Sound 5.1 .
  • Media Sharing like streaming media from phone to TV or PC.

Colors:

  • It is available in Ebony Gray.

Bonus Features:

  • 720P HD recording like pocket cam coder.
  • Super AMO LED with Visibility under sunlight.
  • Wi-Fi with 3G Mobile router and Audio / Video Streaming.
  • Virtual 5.1 surround sound delivery.
  • Media Sharing.

What’s in the Box?

  • The Samsung Corby S8500 Wave handset
  • Charger
  • Headset
  • Battery
  • Manuals
  • Micro USB cable
  • Memory Card, its storage and availability depends on seller offer.

*Please be informed, this depends on the seller offer or also check OEM website.

Nutshell/Bottom Line:

Samsung S8500 Wave is phone with high specs like Super AMOLED display and diversity of features like HD recording, Virtual Surround Sound, Media sharing, and list goes on. But still as its operating system is BADA OS 1.0, it may progress in future and newer versions will definitely add more excitement after feedbacks and research from the first version. Samsung also needs to bring wide range of handiness of applications on Samsung Bada App Stores to respond the competitive market.

Availability in Pakistan:

In Pakistan, its price may range from to 56,000 to Rs. 58,000 (as of July 06, 2010)

Please be informed that, you may get/observe price difference while visiting your local market. Please visit market and have detailed research before you buy. (Prices are subjected to change).

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