Mobile Phone Reviews
19 June 2009
The new Samsung Jet mobile phone offers gives users a 3.1-inch active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (otherwise known as AMOLED) screen that consumes less battery but still produces impressive contrast ratios and is a great feature for viewing video playback. It's also got WVGA resolution, which offers around four times more pixels than most other phones. In addition, there's an 800MHz processor that produces a more responsive touch-screen, while users also get a proprietary operating system that only accepts Samsung applications and so may turn off some people. On the plus side, it's available for free on a two-year £20 a month contract.
From the same manufacturer is the Samsung i8910 HD mobile phone, which offers a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with 360x640 pixels that works brilliantly for watching films and makes it easier to use the touch-screen feature, simply because there's more room. Haptic feedback - where the handset vibrates when a button is pushed - is sometimes activated without the function itself actually registering, but is nonetheless pretty good. It's thin but quite sizable and feels sturdily built, though it loses style points for having a plastic backing that seems a bit cheap. An eight-megapixel camera could keep snappers happy. The price is dependent on the contract.
Lastly we have the Acer X960 mobile phone, which offers a 2.8-inch screen and is a full-touch Windows Mobile handset that operates v6.1. It doesn't really attract the eye on first glance, which could be an issue for more style-conscious users, but the screen offers 640x480 pixels and there's a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back. In addition, users get a range of features including Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi and SiRFstar III GPS, all of which facilitate connectivity over both wireless networks and normal mobile phone lines. A stylus is also on offer for the touch-screen feature, or customers can just use a pen. The contract determines the price.
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