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Apple Iphone 3GS
Several research firms and IT consultancies wrinkled nose Iphone was launched-the cell phone was far from complete when it came to support for security and email servers and are not up to scratch as a working tool, it was said. Despite the objections have Iphone become very popular even among corporate users and already from version 2 of the operating system was Apple eliminated many of the shortcomings and rated to support including push mail support , End Exchange servers and vpn.
The iPhone is a well executed mobile with a high recognition factor, and it’s basically just the model designation on the rear that separates the 3GS model from the previous generation in appearance. Inside the shell, there is some important news that Clipboard, mms and video recording. Messaging features are carefully designed interface and is extremely easy to get started with mobile operators. as is sold through the settings for the connection and data accounts already completed and, in many cases, successful Iphone configure email accounts from the computer when installing and syncing Itunes.
The iPhone has no file system. This means that all exchanges with the computer must be done via Itunes and can’t receive files via bluetooth or memory card. However, it is possible to open the most common file formats when they appear as email attachments. The handset can handle documents from Word and Excel as well as pdf files. To edit the document needed third-party applications, such as Documents To Go.
Text input is done using an on-screen keyboard that automatically rotates to portrait or landscape orientation depending on how you hold your phone. It is easy to write, but the keyboard, of course, takes up a large part of the surface. IPhone keeps itself, with a few exceptions, to a task at a time-the music player can run in the background while you work on other things. Phones running other operating systems is easier when you switch quickly between different programs. Strengths of the Iphone is the wide range of online applications that enhance the experience of sites like Facebook and Youtube.
Plus: sleek interface. Good programming.
Minuses: Limited file management
HTC was quickly out with phones built on Google’s operating system Android and Hero is the brand’s second model on the Swedish market. Just like its predecessor Magic is a Smartphone, but a key difference is that HTC added their own features. Unlike the TouchFLO interface that HTC use in their Windows mobiles, feels the charges on the Android as a more integral part of the cell phone. Music player means a boost compared to standard application in Android, but the really cool news is the connection to Facebook and Twitter that complements the synchronization with Googletjänsterna. When the account settings for Facebook is entered, the mobile download profile photos, as well as birthday and add the information in the phone book and calendar. It is also possible to access the photo album Web services directly in the image gallery.
HTC Hero has duplicate email software and getting started with Gmail is as expected very smoothly and HTC’s own email program provides support for other email services – not least the Exchange. It is also possible to use POP3 or Imap, but this requires a little more settings of the user. Sometimes it can be confusing with multiple applications in a mobile that does about the same thing, but it is possible to set which email program to use as the default and it works well to use Gmail and other email services in parallel in mobile. Hero can show both email and other messages in threaded form, so it’s easy to follow the conversation with the contact.
The angular format makes the Hero is quite similar to HTC’s first Android mobile-G1 to the exterior, but the Hero has no physical keyboard. The cell phone is available in Brown and white coated with dirt repellent teflon. The on-screen keyboard is very similar to Apple’s solution and by downloading a free program, Swedish characters. HTC Hero does not ship with any “stationary” synkprogram but it works so that both your computer and your phone will be synced with Google’s Web services. Android’s Web browser is based on Webkit-just like Nokia’s S60-browser or Safari in Iphone. Hero works well with most sites and manage ajax problems compared to the competition.
Plus: lots of smart internet features
Minus: high data usage. Cannot send files through bluetooth.
Snap is a Windows Mobile non-touch screen. Jetting is pretty weak on the multimedia page-there is no standard jack for headphones and camera is the simplest possible with fixfokus and two megapixels. The beauty of the HTC Snap is the keyboard and that, for a Windows Mobile, flexible format. With 12 mm is slightly thinner than the Iphone, and need not be ashamed noticeably next to Nokia’s thinnest E-serie mobiler which is around the centimetre. When it comes to quality feeling gives Snap a bit of a budget impression with his plastic surfaces and a form most similar to 2-3 years old HTC phones that Touch or P4350. In terms of content offers HTC Snap on very few bells and whistles in addition to default programs in Windows Mobile.
It is Internet Explorer which apply to the Web and the ability to customize the menus and home screen is limited. An HTC signed function as a place of Snap, however, is the “Inner Circle”. It makes it possible to add up a list of key contacts and quickly locate any email from any of these. The Office programs in the HTC Snap can open and edit the files, but you can oddly enough not to create new document to start from scratch, you must send an empty document to yourself.
Minuses: few features
HTC Touch Pro 2
The name suggests not so much about size as in the case of old Tytn II, Touch Pro 2, feels more like a Tytn III than as a mobile Touch series. The rounded corners are back as well as the ability to tilt the screen. Touch Pro 2 is also larger and heavier than the first “Pro” model. HTC has added lots of new features in the Touch Pro 2 compared to the standard range of Windows Mobile. The start screen is of course replaced with HTC’s more finger-friendly interface TouchFLO 3D and the mobile phone is equipped with enhanced applications such as connection manager, Viewer for messages and a new music player.
A little more unexpected is that HTC put significant energy into improving the telephony application. Function to hook up group conversations are both intuitive and stylish, and the hardware to hang with and gives really good call sound even in speaker mode. The phone book can download information such as birthday and profile image from contacts who are also on Facebook, but otherwise is the link to the Web services is not as complete as the HTC Hero.
The keyboard is excellent, and the buttons are arranged in staggered rows-as on a real keyboard–instead of in straight columns as on most other phones. The luck had been full of Swedish characters also had their own buttons, but we had no such luck.
The browser is complemented with Opera 9.5. It provides more features, as well as better compatibility with various sites. The screen is all over 800 pixels wide, so the Touch Pro 2 is not far behind a small netbook when it comes to the browsing experience. Email the program contains no big news, but email is on the other hand, one of the things that works well from the beginning in Windows Mobile Professional. However, there is a very useful feature in the phone book that gathers all communication from a contact-including email-in a clear list. Officestödet is complete with the ability to create and edit files in all the common formats and thanks to the 3.6 inches large screen and keyboard, it is perfectly possible to handle long texts that spreadsheets on your phone.
Plus: The Phone Book. Keyboard.
Minus: Clumsy. No FM radio.
Compared to the touchscreen and keyboard mobiles in the test feels E52 as a very “normal” cell. E52 is operated with a conventional numeric keypad, supplemented with the four-way button and a standard set of function buttons. Build quality is high-E52 is a thin cell phone with many details in metal and shell are not as susceptible to fingerprints, such as the E71. Most of the menus seem familiar if you have used a mobile with Nokia’s S60-system before, but the E-series has a few improvements-such as clear links with preview from start to unread messages and missed calls. E52 is shrinking the distance between E and N series of multimedia area. There are rds radio, headset plug is now 3.5 mm and the cell phone has the N-series image gallery. The camera does not autofocus.
The phone book and messaging applications follow the default template, but the email application has gotten a much needed update. Now there are lots of customization options-for example, to group emails by date and quickly switch between different sorting rules. Account setup goes smoothly and for most major vendors, it is sufficient to enter user name and password. Email the program also has html support-a feature that has long been missing in Nokia mobiles.
E52 has gps with magnetic compass which allows cell phone capable of turning the map right when they make their way on foot. Ovi Maps 3 is preinstalled on your mobile and as usual included the maps while navigator features require subscription. Office program can open, edit and create files, and manage 2007 format for a free update.
Plus: Thin. Good email programs
Minus: poor camera
Nokia’s thin little keyboard mobile e71 has been one of Nokia’s top seller during the past year. New model e72 is very similar, but they have fixed some of the more irritating weaknesses of its predecessor
e71. Keyboard located under the screen has become even more perfectly on the e72. On the e71, there were separate buttons for ä and ö, but would write one on, it was necessary to use the function key. Nokia have now hijacked the space bar a bit and a place with both a separate button for a and a symbol button to pick up the special characters on the screen. Despite the small size have e72 full version of Quickoffice (now with support for new Office formats)-so you can both read, create, and edit Office – specific files directly on your mobile. The wide screen gives a good overview of the program including the calendar and e-mail program
(which now become even better at handling multiple e-mail accounts and to sort the messages).
To cell phones should work well both at work and in private there is a special holiday location, where you can have other icons than the purely work-related as shortcuts on your home screen. The shell on the e72 consists of lot of metal and the phone feels refined and solid. E72 also features built-in gps with new Ovi Maps. The area where the
Nokia e72 built out the most in comparison with its predecessor, the e71 is perhaps still the entertainment features.
There is now a real headphone connector on the top, to the benefit of the fm radio and podcast function.
The camera has been upgraded to 5 megapixels-but still worse images than other 5-megapixelmobiler, such as the N97.
Plus: the format, the applications, the system
Minus: small screen
In anticipation of a possible new Communicator is E75 heavyweight in the Nokia E series. The E75 has a format which we recognize from HTC-on the front of a standard cell with the numeric keypad, but with a qwerty keyboard that can be postponed if necessary. Numeric keypad takes up a large part of the cell phone, so the screen of the E75 is small in comparison with the N97 or the HTC Touch Pro 2. E75 was the first Nokia’s updated email programs. It is easy to manage multiple email accounts via a drop down menu and up to two accounts can get shortcuts directly from the home screen. Nokia has also made it much easier to switch from, for example, to sort the messages by date to sort by sender. The program has also received support for html formatted emails.
E75 stands up well even as the multimedia mobile. The camera has autofocus and illumination and delivers pictures at 3.2 megapixel. In video mode, the vga resolution. Music player feels complete and works just as in N-series or other S60 phones and the E75 have a standard connector for headphones. The QWERTY keyboard has good size and two of three Swedish characters on custom buttons. When you shoot until the keyboard switches the screen to landscape format. To chat or write email works fine, but in the browser, it becomes clear how small the screen is relative to the cell phone. Sony Ericsson Xperia X 1 has only marginally larger exterior dimensions, but is equipped with an 800 pixel wide screen to compare with 320 pixels on the Nokia E75.
Minus: small screen
A mobile phone with extra everything. At first glance have Nokia N97-touchscreen, keyboard and a complete set of multimedia and connectivity features. However, there are several limitations that get the N97 to fall behind as utility mobile. The Quickoffice application that is included is a limited version cannot create or edit files. For a full version, which also provides support for the 2007 format, you have to pay a few hundred pieces. Another shortcoming is the keyboard layout with a badly placed function button which makes it cumbersome to type Swedish characters. The email program lacks the enhancements found in the latest mobiles of Nokia E series, but it is fairly easy to fix by downloading the updated e-mail application from our site.
The n97 has touch screen version of S60 and with it also the most advanced version of Nokia’s Web Runtime widgetmiljö. Web Runtime allows it to koppa different Web services to the home screen and it pops up more slowly programs-such as Facebook and Twitter applications requiring all and does not work with other S60-mobiles. The camera in the N97 has 5 megapixels and double photo lights. Video mode can handle 30 frames per second in vga resolution. Slide mechanism feels well made, but the N97 gives a little more plastic impression than the E-series phones. When you unfold the keyboard screen is set at an angle that makes it convenient to follow the input. When folded, it works quite well to manage cell phone but a hand-it is tangent to be on the generous side. The touch screen responds quickly and the surfaces are sufficiently large to function well without the pen.
The n97 has a good music player and is one of the few phones that match the iPhone’s memory capacity, but headphones do not agree. On that front should Nokia really have a higher level of ambition in view on the phone’s price tag.
Plus: large memory. Widgets.
Minuses: Limited Office and e-mail programs
The operating system in the C6625 is Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard. This is therefore a phone without a touchscreen. The cell phone offers nothing beyond the usual Windows Mobile applications when it comes to emails and messages. That means an extensive support for different servers and email system, but at the same time quite boring designed programs. It is easy to access the mail folders-the number of unread emails appear on the home screen, along with obvious shortcuts. It can handle attachments and open as well as edit the common Office file formats, but as with other Windows Mobile phones without touch screen capable C6625 not to create new files.
Samsung has charged cell phone with a number of custom applications-a unit converter, a program that identifies music and an updated home screen. The home screen application is unfortunately not particularly successful, and have an application manager that is very tough. C6625 has an rds radio-a useful feature that unfortunately often conspicuous by its absence when it comes to Windows Mobile.
The cell phone is bigger than Nokia E72 and HTC Snap, but is also significantly easier-a characteristic of good and evil. Easy to wear, but at the same time no higher quality feel. The keypad has dedicated buttons for Swedish characters, but no compromise from HTC and Nokia is more comfortable to type on.
Plus: FM radio. Buttons for åäö.
Minuses: few features
Sony Ericsson Xperia X 1
The first Windowsluren from Sony Ericsson feels kind of like a cross between the old Uiq mobile P1 and a HTC Touch Pro. Feeling is high quality-most of the shell is made of metal and cell phone also has a compact size due to the high resolution and the full keyboard that has both Swedish characters as the correct offset between rows. A further detail which undoubtedly ends up on the plus account for x 1, headphones. It is the only Iphonelurarna that comes close in terms of sound quality and fit. The x 1 is among the few Sony Ericsson mobiles that have a 3.5-millimeterskontakt directly on the cell phone. It’s HTC that supplies hardware to the Xperia while Sony Ericsson stand for the extensions included in the software. Panels-a kind of cross between widgets and complete startkskärmar-is such an addition.
You get the feeling that Sony Ericsson should ogled at HTC even when it comes to software, for the management of the panels is just too tough for this feature to be pleasant to use. A more successful improvement is the music player even though it is not nearly as good as in Sony Ericsson Walkmanmobiler-connection to Playnow store is missing and it is pretty tough to navigate the music library. Although Sony Ericsson put his own spin on mobile it from time to time that one has to do with Windows Mobile. Bluetooth aid is flawed and it is awkward to send pictures. On the commercial side, there is a full-featured email software with support for html and attachments. The Office programs can read, edit and create files. The camera has autofocus and gives images and videos of good quality, but the interface is disappointingly slow. A recurring annoyance is that many functions of the cell phone looks just like they usually do in Sony Ericsson mobiles-but only on the surface. Xperia does not behave like other Sony Ericsson phones and the similarities are most confusing.
A very positive feature of the Xperia X 1 is the browser. Opera 9.5 combined with the 800 pixel wide screen and fast connection makes the x 1 to a great surfmobil. The screen, however, is considerably less than on the Iphone or HTC Touch Pro 2, so you have to have sharp eyesight because the text on the Web is very small unless you zoom in.
Plus: Quality Feel. Screen.
Winners by category
Buttons and screen
A full keyboard is a great advantage in a cell to be used much for posting and editing of documents. It is easier to write compared to T9 and you do not have to sacrifice valuable screen real estate to a virtual keyboard. Nokia E75 and E72 has both good keypads-but in different size classes. It is easy to enter the Swedish characters and the feel of the buttons are a bit better than the Samsung C6625 and HTC Snap. The last generation of keyboard mobiles had buttons in straight columns, unlike the offset lines on a computer keyboard. HTC Touch Pro 2 and the Sony Ericsson Experia X 1 shows that it is possible to use the correct layout in a cell. Sony Ericsson also manages to squeeze in Swedish characters on custom buttons.
Nokia N97 has a good feeling in the keys, but lose on the straight columns and the hassle of accessing the Swedish characters. When it comes to screens stand out because the HTC Touch Pro 2 and Apple Iphone. Both have ample screen size, but Apple has the best response of the touch screen while the Touch Pro 2 has higher resolution. Although Sony Ericsson has a high-resolution screen, but the pixels not to as great an advantage because the screen is considerably smaller.
Winner: HTC Touch Pro 2
Menus and system
Windows Mobile without any add-ins are not up to scratch compared to Android, S60 and Iphone. Features are too few and the interface is cumbersome-Professional version, for example, basic is totally unusable without the pen. HTC Touch Pro 2 is improved on most points and the result is a mobile that works really well in most situations. When doing the settings, however, the original Windows pops-up menus and the pen must be picked up. Xperia has very nice graphics and animations, but is just too tough to be able to get a high score. HTC Hero and Apple Iphone has more consistently designed interface. Hero has more useful features-such as Facebook coupling in the phone book-while the Iphone often feels quicker and more elegant. On S60-front, it has not happened so far. Phonebook and call records works fine, but it needed new functionality-more than the Fifth Edition offers-Nokia should not fall behind Android mobiles. HTC Snap, Samsung C6625 contains too few interface improvements to compete with Nokia’s E-series.
Winner: HTC Hero
Apple has succeeded extremely well with their e-mail and messaging interface, but lack the ability to edit Office – specific files without additional software. The HTC Hero is not quite as sleek software as the Iphone, but all the functionality is in place and that which pulls down the point a little bit is the shortcomings of bluetooth support. Among Nokia’s models include a clear difference between the E-series and other mobile phones. E-series can create and edit Office documents, while other models-including the exclusive N97-can only view files. N97 lags behind E-models even when valid email program, but you can download Nokia Messaging, which evens things out a bit, for N97 free. Samsung C6635 and HTC Snap have good email programs, but are drawn both with the restriction that it is not possible to create new Word and Excel files directly on your mobile. Sony Ericsson Xperia X 1 and HTC Touch Pro 2 has Office applications that are able to create and edit files. Touch Pro 2 feels much faster and has more commercial program-for example, the updated telephony application.
Winner: HTC Touch Pro 2
Winner: HTC Hero
Nokia succeeds well in combining benefits of multimedia in mobile phones. With the exception of E52 has all Nokia mobiles in the test as well as autofocus photo lamp. Nokia has also provided all the weird connectors behind it and focus on the standard connectors for headphones as data cables. Also the HTC Hero, the Apple Iphone and Sony Ericsson Xperia X 1 using the default contact, so development goes in the right direction. Some years ago there was 3.5-mm almost exclusively on more niche music mobiles. GPS is available at all the fools and more and more models also get magnetic compass-a feature that, when it works well, is really useful. Compass is available in Nokia mobiles, Iphone and HTC Hero. Samsung C6625 is the only one to miss the wlan, but in return the cheapest mobile. Nokia N97 is weak when it comes to commercial applications, but delivers more in other areas. The camera is good and the phone has features such as TV-out, internet radio, rds radio and FM transmitter.
Winner: Nokia N97
Winners: HTC Hero and Nokia E72
The two winners are suitable enough for small audiences. Those who need a commercial mobile and want to be able to write text smoothly have E72 as a direct choice. It has good keyboard and really is more filled with features than what you might think, given the small, thin format. HTC Hero on the other hand, has a bigger screen, a fast and easy-to-use system, and a variety of smart Internet capabilities-as kopplinar to Google Calendar and more.