Probably the best time in feature phones history and a great device, the most expensive feature phone ever bought. The only problem was probably the resistive touchscreen and its lifetime.
Anyway if I remember there were two SoC, the 800Mhz one was the application processor made by Samsung based on ARM11 architecture with its GPU and multimedia accelerators, the second one was the baseband 3.5G made by Qualcomm which was needed for the connectivity tasks.
That thing has a user-replaceable battery! No shitty planned obsolescence!
At that time and era this phone was like from a very far future.
In past there were beaitifull girl with name f Kyaurisin which had this phone and was a daily member and user of these pages.
But past few last years i did not heard from her.
Photos are better than my realme 3
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2020It doesn't. The redmi 8a has a dual pixel phase detection autofocus camera and comparing the j... moreQuit it with your terrible exaggerations. The 8A has almost the same amount of detail in all its shots. No amount of better focus can fix that.
Levy, 15 Jun 2020Because you can buy this phone for $100 today.You mean $30. And that's just due to a lack of stock due to this being a decade old phone so ordinarily it'd be even less.
gio4bm, 15 Jun 2020Modern phones have the same feeling, but do you really want to learn a new menu each time you ... moreI do want that. I get bored easily so I switch launchers every now an then just to learn something new...
joe nodden, 15 Jun 2020Why does that camera still compete with $100 phones from today. It doesn't. The redmi 8a has a dual pixel phase detection autofocus camera and comparing the jet to that is like comparing the first nexus to the first pixel
joe nodden, 15 Jun 2020Why does that camera still compete with $100 phones from today. Because you can buy this phone for $100 today.
riri, 14 Jun 2020But even with extensive customizations to the UI, modern phones have a feeling sameness that p... moreModern phones have the same feeling, but do you really want to learn a new menu each time you get a new phone ?
Why does that camera still compete with $100 phones from today.
I used to own one and it was one of the worst phone I ever had. Hanged like anything and it spent more time at Samsung service center then in my pocket. And finally after 9 months it's processor died which Samsung replaced after 2 months of email exchanges. Finally sold it as soon as got the processor replaced. It was not more than a wallpaper viewer.
I remember when my dear friend, Fawzy Moghabghab, showed up one day toting this phone; it was a mesmerising event.
But even with extensive customizations to the UI, modern phones have a feeling sameness that phones of the past easily avoided.
SO F*CKIN TRUE
Excellent written nostalgic Article. Brings back the good old days.
It could do all the thing a modern smartphone can do today, so yes, it was a smartphone. Opening 5 tabs in the browser, multitasking were no small feat back in those days.
It looks almost exactly like it's bigger bro, the i8000 (Omnia II)
That camera is not bad at all
I had this Gem. And it was priceless. ☹️☹️☹️
I had og for a month. I sold it and was very dissapointed. It was very slow, and it was often quite difficult to press the virtual buttons in the corners of the screen.