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December 15th, 2010

Samsung Evergreen Review

AT&T brings a new eco-friendly Samsung phone to the cell phone arena – Samsung Evergreen. The phone is made up of recyclable plastic. It comes with an energy efficient charger. By looking at the phone you will come to understand that it is a messaging phone. The body is made up of glossy plastic. It weighs 128g and measures 116 x 56 x 15 mm.

The Samsung Evergreen sports a 2.4 inch TFT screen. The display lacks sharpness and only when you increase the brightness, you are able to view the display clearly. Focusing on the display outdoors is not easy. Below the display is the 4 way directional pad along with the usual soft keys. Below the directional pad, you can find the regular alphanumeric keypad.

On the left side of the Samsung Evergreen, you can find the microSD slot along with the volume controller. On the right, there is a camera shutter, task menu button and microUSB port.  At the rear, there is a 2 megapixel camera. Uncovering the back cover gives you access to the battery and SIM card. Sliding the display to the right slides out the 4-row QWERTY keyboard. Typing is easy as the buttons are raised enough.

When it comes to customizing the user interface, the Samsung Evergreen only lets you change the wallpaper. You can customize the phone by making use of the inbuilt themes. The AT&T Email app lets you setup all the popular email accounts. The instant messaging apps on the phone include AIM, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. In addition to this, you can access Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and RSS feeds. There are a host of AT&T apps on the phone. The AT&T Sport GPS can be used for navigational purpose.

The 2 megapixel camera of Samsung Evergreen manages to snap images of mediocre quality. The clarity of the captured images in low lighting condition is simply forgettable. You can capture videos at max resolution of 320 x 240 pixels at 14fps. The music player all the well-known audio formats. Since the phone has a small display screen, viewing videos in landscape mode is not that enjoyable even though it plays MP4 videos of 320 x 240 resolution effortlessly.

The internal memory of the phone is 256MB and the microSD card slot can read up to 16GB of microSD. There is WLAN feature on this phone. You can connect to the web through AT&T’s 3G service at speeds of 3.6Mbps on HSDPA. The Opera Mini gives a good web browsing experience. There is also an alternative browser on the phone called NetFront Browser. The 1000 mAh standard Li-Ion battery gives a standby time of up to 250 hours and talk time of up to 5 hours.

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December 13th, 2010

Sony Ericsson Cedar Review

Sony Ericsson brings to you a new eco-friendly phone – the Sony Ericsson Cedar. This phone belongs to the Greenheart line of phones that are made up of recyclable materials. The candy bar phone measures 111 x 49 x 15.5mm and weighs only 84g. The phone is shipped in a very tiny box and it only includes the handset, handsfree, charger and documents.

The display of Sony Ericsson Cedar measures 2.2 inches and is capable of display 256k colors at a display resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The display is quite bright and if you set the brightness to the highest setting, you will be able to view the display easily outdoors. On the top side of the Cedar, you can find the 3.5 mm audio headphone jack. On the left, there is a microUSB slot along with the volume controller. Below the display, there are soft keys followed by the numeric keypad.

Sony Ericsson Cedar runs the proprietary interface and has got a very and plain homescreen. You can place static or animated wallpaper on the homescreen. The Widget Manager 2.0 lets you add widgets like Facebook and Twitter on the homescreen. The internal memory of the phone is 280MB and the external memory can detect up to 16GB of microSD.

The 2 megapixel autofocus camera can be used for taking casual snaps. The captured images lacked details and clarity. The phone records videos in VGA resolution. As always Sony Ericsson again impresses us with good sound output. The music player is equipped with mega-bass equalizer setting. You can also listen to onboard stereo FM on this phone. You can watch low resolution MP4 videos on the Sony Ericsson Cedar.

The Sony Ericsson Cedar is quadband phone. You can perform data transfer through Bluetooth and microUSB. Even though you can connect to the web at 3G speeds of 7.2 Mbps on HSDPA and 2Mbps on HSUPA, you won’t enjoy browsing on this phone because web browser is incapable of rendering pages properly. The Li-Po 1000 mAh battery gives a standby time of 475 hours on 3G and up to 5 hours of talk time on 3G.

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November 30th, 2010

Sony Ericsson Aspen Review

Sony Ericsson Aspen is a Pocket PC device with Symbian interface and the Windows Mobile OS – WinMo Pro. This phone belongs to the eco-friendly line of Greenheart phones. The phone is made up of recycled materials. The phone measures 117 x 60 x 12.5mm and weighs 130g.

The size of the resistive TFT display is 2.4 inches and has a display resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and supports 65k colors. Below the display, you can find a big d-pad along with the control and navigation buttons followed by the 4-row QWERTY keyboard. The layout of the keyboard is quite similar to the one found on Nokia E63 and Nokia E71.

On the right side of the Sony Ericsson Aspen, you can the volume controller which can also be used for zooming. There is no dedicated button for starting camera. The d-pad can be used for starting the camera and taking snaps. On the top, you can find a 3.5mm audio jack and display lock/power button and on the top right corner, there is a stylus compartment. At the rear, there is a 3.2 megapixel camera and the loudspeaker.

The Sony Ericsson Aspen is powered with 600 Mhz processor, 256MB RAM and 256MB ROM. The internal memory of the phone is 1000MB. The phone comes with a 4GB microSD card. You can use up to 16GB of microSD on its external memory. The phone runs on Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Professional operating system. The phone comes with social networking apps like Twitter and Facebook. You can also view and edit MS-Office files on this phone.

The 3.2 megapixel camera is of mediocre quality and it can take good images only when enough lighting is available. You can record VGA videos at 15fps. There is a very basic music player with minimum features like onscreen controls, song categories, album art, and playlist. The video player is somewhat impressive as it can play MP4, DivX and XviD video formats.

The IE 6 (Internet Explorer) browser is touch optimized and supports Flash Lite 3. You can connect to the web through Wi-Fi as well as through 3G at 7.2Mbps on HSDPA and 2Mbps on HSUPA. You can make use of Google Maps Latitude and Bing Maps for aGPS. The Li-Po 1500 mAh battery gives a stand-by time of up to 600 hours on 3G and talk time of 8 hours on 3G.

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June 14th, 2010

Sony Ericsson Elm Review – Eco-friendly Phone with Rich Features

Sony Ericsson Elm is another addition to the Greenheart family. Unlike other eco-friendly phones of Sony Ericsson, the Elm has got rich features. It is a candybar phone and its body is completely made up of recycled plastic. It does not appear cheap and the back cover is made up of anodized aluminum. The phone weighs only 90g and it measures 110 x 45 x 14 mm. It has got a QVGA TFT display screen that measures 2.2 inches. The images appear very crisp and clear. The display is not clear when viewed under direct sunlight.

On the left side of the phone, you can find the proprietary port of Sony Ericsson. On the opposite side, you can find the volume controller and camera shutter buttons. On the phone, you can the Flash UI interface and come with four preloaded themes that features animated home screens. The phone’s performance was found to be fast even though we tried to use several apps simultaneously.

When it comes to browsing, the Sony Ericsson Elm provides you with Access Netfront web browser. It is a Flash enabled browser which lets you view Flash content like YouTube videos. However, sometimes it poorly renders the web page. You can browse on the web on 3G at 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA and also through Wi-Fi. Data transfer can be done through USB and v2.1 Bluetooth.

The internal memory of the phone is 280MB and it can read up to 8GB of microSD. The 5 megapixel camera with LED flash is capable of stunning images with accurate and clear details. It has got features like geo-tagging, face and smile detection and it can be also used for video calling. The phone does not have a secondary camera. You can record videos at 24fps.

You can listen to the music through radio and also through music player. You can make use of equalizer presets to change the audio effects; however it does not allow you to customize it. Sound through the loudspeaker and boxed earphones were found to be pretty decent. The phone has got numerous apps like YouTube, Flickr, picture editor, widget manager, eco-friendly apps, etc. You can either use Wisepilot app or Google Maps to make use of assisted GPS feature. Last but not the least, the standard Li-Po 1000 mAh (BST-43) gives a standby time of above 425hrs on 3G and talk time of up to 4hrs on 3G.

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June 8th, 2010

Sony Ericsson Hazel Review – Eco-friendly Phone With Plenty of Features

Sony Ericsson introduces another phone in the GreenHeart eco-friendly lines of phones – The Sony Ericsson Hazel. It is made up of recycled materials. It comes with a power-efficient charger and does best to save the environment. It is high performance phone but is low on specs. It has a splash-resistant body and measures 102 x 49.5 x 16 mm. It has a covered design and is slightly on the bulky side as it weighs 120g.

The scratch resistant TFT display measures 2.6 inches and has a display resolution of 240 x 320 pixels with 16m colors. The display remains quite clear under direct sunlight. The Sony Ericsson Hazel is a slider phone and below the display, there is a rectangle shaped D-pad with keys on either side of it. Sliding the display upwards reveals the alphanumeric keypad with solid buttons that responds to quick typing with ease. On the right side of the phone, you can find the volume controller buttons and camera button. Flip the phone to the back and you will see the 5 megapixel autofocus camera lens with LED flash. Here you can also find the loudspeaker grill.

The internal memory of the phone is 280MB and it can detect up to 16GB of microSD. To access the memory card, you will have to uncover the battery cover. The phone comes with the proprietary audio port instead of the 3.5mm audio jack. The user interface lets you change themes and add homescreen widgets. The Sony Ericsson Hazel gives you access to your favorite social networking sites through widget apps of Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. The Media Center gives you access to host of entertainment features like photos, music, video, games, and RSS feeds.

You can find the latest version of Walkman on the Sony Ericsson Greenheart Hazel that can play music files such as mp3, wav, wma, m4a and e-aac with features like Megabass, equalizer and stereo widening. You can also listen to music through stereo FM radio with RDS.

The 5 megapixel camera is capable of taking amazing snaps with accurate details. When it comes to connectivity, it gives you 3G speed of 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 2.0Mbps HSUP for connecting to the web. You can also connect to the web through Wi-Fi. The web browser (NetFront 3.5 mobile browser) present on the Greenheart Hazel is amazing and it is the same found on the Sony Ericsson Yari. It has features like automatic RSS finder, zoom, and Flash. Data transfer can be done through v2.1 Bluetooth and USB.

The eco-friendly apps present on the phone includes AccuWeather, EcoMate, GreenCalculator, Grocery List and tons of other apps. The Wisepilot app lets you navigate through the inbuilt assisted GPS of the phone. For GPS, you can also make use of Google Maps which comes preinstalled. The standard Li-Polymer 1000mAh (BST-43) battery gives up to 450 hours of stand-by time on 3G and up to 4 hours of talk time on 3G.

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