This smartphone or mediaphone (based on the producer) was one of many most fascinating handsets within the yr 2002. It was deliberate to launch P800 in autumn however than the info was postponed to the 4 quarter. P800 has just one competitor in its class – Nokia 7650. It really works below Symbian OS management, it has an built-in digital camera and virtually the identical options. Nevertheless, the telephones have some particular variations which I hope we’ll talk about subsequent time.

P800 is produced solely in a single color – Silver White. The size of this system are fairly giant (117x59x27mm), it isn’t snug to put on it in denims or within the breast pocket. The cellphone seems good in case, it’s bigger than different trendy cellphone however you do not really feel any discomfort whereas carrying it although it weighs 158g. Should you take away the flip key-pad you possibly can scale back the cellphone mass by 10 grams. Nevertheless it’s not simple to do that operation, although all of the steps are completely written within the handbook – information. Throughout my experiments I hardly did not break the holders of the key-pad. Cellphone design could be very uncommon. Should you have a look at the cellphone, you will see that the key-pad occupies solely half of the cellphone’s top and it’s used as a canopy for a touchscreen. Whereas utilizing the key-pad you simply substitute stylus faucets for keystrokes. The same answer was utilized in Ericsson R380 which additionally had a touchscreen.

Should you can open or take away the flip key-pad the cellphone will switched to the full-screen mode. An on-screen key-pad works on this mode too. You may see it on the picture under.

In distinction to different telephones from SonyEricsson some new keys had been added right here: the Okay key (a soft-key that’s used for the affirmation of the knowledge), the again key that takes the consumer one step again whereas the menu navigation (the perform of clear or reject keys in earlier fashions) and the menu key. The latter is used to entry completely different menus relying on the place the consumer is within the menu system. The keys are extremely seen at evening, touchscreen itself is used as a backlighting. Quite the opposite in a daylight symbols on the keys should not clearly seen as a result of of the too small font measurement.

The keys are manufactured from plastic, they reply properly if you happen to press them as much as the cease. The keys are spaced somewhat removed from one another, it is unattainable to dial a cellphone quantity rapidly. In fact we should not overlook {that a} key-pad is barely an extra accent for such system, some sort of a luxurious, which is used solely for dialing. So we may be glad by it high quality.

The display screen has a decision of 208×144 pixels (40x28mm) with the closed flip, when the flip is opened or eliminated the decision is 208×320 pixels (40x61mm). It’s non-reflective and retains visibility in all circumstances. The display screen exhibits 4096 colors (12-bit color depth). Generally it is simple to learn the textual content even with out backlighting. You see solely part of the working display screen when the flip is closed. The benefit of the key-pad can also be in defending the display screen from the contact together with your cheek whereas speaking. In consequence the display screen would not grow to be soiled rapidly.

Naturally there’s a stylus in a normal equipment contents which yow will discover on the appropriate bottom. To take it off you need to pull it up. It appears to me that the fashion of the stylus is slightly bit completely different from the entire design, the stylus is lucent and light-weight, but it surely functioned fairly good.

Two extra keys are positioned on the right-hand facet: the higher one is used for looking WAP websites, the decrease one is a shutter button. It offers a shot-cut to digital camera software within the standby mode. A digital camera lens is positioned on the again of the cellphone, it would not cowl with a shutter, and therefore, it’s delicate for mud and moisture. Later I’ll inform extra concerning the photographs high quality and the utilization of built-in digital camera.

On the left of digital camera lens there may be an exterior antenna connector and an workplace handsfree speaker, the latter can also be used for incoming calls alerts copy.

A handsfree connector and JogDial are positioned on the left-hand facet. No doubts that JogDial is a characteristic from Sony merchandise, it simplifies and hastens the navigation. JogDial may be rotated in 5 instructions. You may flip it in a vertical airplane to scroll the lists, press it to substantiate the selection or deflect it up/down to enter/exit a menu. There have been no issues with the JogDial navigation throughout the sensible checks.

There are additionally an infra-red port and an influence button on the left-hand facet. A system connector which is analogous to different telephones from SonyEricsson is positioned on the underside of the cellphone. Thus, virtually all equipment of a brand new smartphone are appropriate with trendy telephones.

Some phrases concerning the battery. Right here is used a lithium-polymer accumulator of 1000 mAH capability. As producer declares the smartphone can work as much as 400 hours within the standby mode and as much as 13 hours within the speak mode. Within the actuality the values are a lot decrease. In case of energetic utilization (20 minutes of speaking and about 1 hour utilizing of various purposes resembling loudspeaker, calendar, alarm-clock, video games) the cellphone labored solely at some point and a half. With out utilizing power-consuming options (video games, video participant and others) it labored 2 days. A brightness of backlighting was maximal in two circumstances. Within the safe-power mode (with out display screen backlighting, solely talks with a assist of handsfree) the cellphone labored 4 days but it surely’s not attention-grabbing in any respect. There are various low cost telephones that can be utilized for it. Summing up I can say the common time of the cellphone autonomy is 2 days, after that it’s a necessity to recharge it. The entire time of recharging is slightly bit greater than 4 hours. Sadly the perform of approximate autonomy time counting is absent as a result of it’s unattainable to depend the ability consumption in several modes.

Earlier than I will describe the primary options I might prefer to checklist a full equipment contents. Aside from the handset (P800) itself there may be

  • An additional stylus,
  • 1 moveable handsfree,
  • 1 pouch for the handset,
  • 1 wrist strap,
  • 1 “hinge protector”,
  • 1 journey charger,
  • 1 desk stand,
  • 1 system CD,

And a few phrases a couple of system CD. It permits the consumer to load a particular language and change the cellphone’s consumer interface language. The primary telephones (aimed to the European market) will assist the next languages: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish. No Russian. Hope, will probably be realized later.

This CD additionally incorporates a PC software program for synchronization between the P800 and such purposes as Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, Lotus organizer. Furthermore, P800 has a SyncML and, therefore, it might synchronize knowledge with trendy purposes which assist a common customary.

There are additionally many purposes that can be utilized for studying paperwork in completely different codecs, essentially the most pleasing factor was to see a assist of MS Phrase and MS Excel.

Different vital utilities are the next:

  • Backup and restoration of the info from PC. This utility makes a reserve copies of the cellphone reminiscence.
  • File switch utility which permits recordsdata to be seen and moved to a PC and to the cellphone. Normally it’s used for viewing graphical recordsdata.
  • Set-up utility which helps to obtain new purposes to P800.
  • Modem Driver file.
  • E book reader – an software for studying books


Subsequent time we’ll discuss interface, digital camera and another options.

Half II; Half III


Eldar Murtazin ([email protected])
Translated by – Maria Sennikova ([email protected])

Printed — 27 August 2002


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