Category: Phones

The IPhone 4 is Great

The iPhone 4 is a fantastic device. It is arguably the best smartphone on the market, and may be the most successful consumer electronics device the world has ever known. I have owned the iPhone 4 since day one. I reserved it, and yes, I was one of those crazy people who spent most of the day waiting in line to pick up their “reserved” device. It was worth it, and I’d do it all over again.
The iPhone 4 is loaded with features; it’s hard to know what the best part of the device is. The screen is off the charts. Apple calls it the “retina display” because they claim the closeness of the pixels is beyond what the human eye can discern. They are right; it’s really hard, if not impossible, to see pixels on the screen.

The iPhone 4 is fast. I am very quick with technology, and this device can keep up with me. It switches from one app to another very speedily. Web pages load rapidly.

The ability to see one another during a call on a handheld, wireless device was something we only knew from the Jetsons — until now. Apple calls it Facetime, and it allows two people talking to one another on their iPhone 4’s to see the other person. It is extremely cool.

The iPhone 4 doesn’t just have a great camera, it is a great camera. It takes sharp pictures. It takes HD video (720p). No need to carry another device with me. It’s that good.

In recent days, the volume of complaints from consumers about the iPhone 4 has begun to rise. See, the device is not as great of a phone as many would have hoped for. Too frequently it drops calls. This seems to come when users hold the phone by gripping the lower left hand corner of the iPhone 4. In an attempt to save space and to create a great looking and feeling device, Apple designers hid the iPhone 4’s multiple antennas in the metallic band that circumnavigates the outside of the device. Great idea in a lot of respects, but it can cause what’s referred to as “signal attenuation.” Essentially, this is a fancy term for what results when a cell phone signal is lost as it travels from a device and through the human body.

Personally, I have not had any issues as a result of the design. Sure, I’ve dropped some calls, but that has always been the case with other iPhone’s I’ve owned. Add the device to AT T;’s less than perfect service, and an occasional dropped call is simply a way of life. By keeping my iPhone 4 in Apple’s “Bumper” case, the issues basically disappear.

Now, I am sure some users have experienced a greater number of issues that I have, and dropping a call can certainly be annoying. Nonetheless, the iPhone 4 is such an incredible device, one issue with one feature, albeit not insignificant, should not overshadow the fact that this device is truly awesome. I struggle to find another smartphone on the market that does as many things, and as many things as well, as the iPhone 4. Yes, the occasional dropped call can be annoying, but given all of the greatness that comes with a little bit of disappointment, there is no doubt: The iPhone 4 is still the best smartphone on the market, and potentially the greatest consumer electronics device ever made.

Samsung S5600 Preston Black Review

Samsung S5600 Preston Black is one of the latest touchscreen smartphones released by Samsung. The smartphone market is very crowded and there is intense competition among the existing phones. The leader in this category is Apple iPhone but other mobile phone manufacturers such as Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson are regularly releasing new smartphones to challenge the iPhone dominance. So how does Samsung S5600 Preston Black stand in this crowded mobile phone category? Read on to get an in-depth review of the latest offering from Samsung.
Samsung S5600 Preston Black Review

Looks – Samsung S5600 Preston Black looks really good in deep black color. The 2.8 inch touchscreen is fantastic and it can display up to 16 million colors. The phone has good design and the touch screen is responsive. In short, Samsung S5600 Preston Black has the looks of a luxurious and expensive smartphone.

Size and Weight – The S5600 Preston is a light smartphone as it weighs only 92 grams. Its dimensions are comparable with other slim smartphones and stand at 102.8 mm tall, 54.8 mm wide and 12.9 mm deep.

Camera – Samsung S5600 Preston Black has a good camera that captures stunning photographs. The camera has a 3 Megapixel lens with LED flash and also has an autofocus to help you capture better images. The camera also supports geo-tagging and video recording. Even though the number of megapixel is not on the higher side, Samsung S5600 gives you clear and sharp pictures.

Multimedia – Samsung S5600 Preston Black supports a number of audio and video file formats to give you a complete multimedia experience. The sound quality coming out of this little machine is really amazing and the videos look good on the screen. The phone also comes with the FM radio, something that is not present in all the smartphones.

Network and Connectivity – Samsung S5600 Preston is a 3G enabled phone. You can connect it to many devices such as laptops, computers and other phones through USB, GPRS, Bluetooth and EDGE. It supports Quad band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900) on 3G technology. The S5600 also offers good internet browsing experience through its support of HTML, XHTML and WAP 2.0.

Memory – This is one area where Samsung could have improved. The Samsung S5600 Preston Black comes with an internal memory of 80 Megabytes only. However it does support an external memory stick of up to 16 GB.

Other features – Samsung S5600 also offers many other features such as speaker phone, alarm, calendar, calculator and call log. It also supports GPS navigation that allows you to find directions through maps in various countries.

Conclusion – Samsung S5600 Preston Black is a good addition to the touchscreen smartphones category. It is not the best smartphone out there but for the people looking for an inexpensive and functional touchscreen phone, it surely packs a punch.