Comparative Review of Sony Ericsson P1i and Samsung i780
16 March 2009
Excerpt: I was once asked by an acquiantance who owned a Sony Ericsson P1i and was eyeing the Samsung i780 for a comparison of the two devices. I owned and used both the P1i and the i780 at two different times in the last one year, so I was able to provide him the comparison he needed.
Excerpt: The first time I came across info on the Samsung i780, I was instantly impressed. Here was a handy device with “everything” I could ask for in a phone: large display, QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen, 2.0 mega-pixel camera (no flash), and HSDPA clocked at 3.6mbps.
Summary: As the months went by, we've seen a slew of impressive Windows Mobile devices hitting the market. From last year's HTC TyTN II and the newer Touch Cruise to recent ones such as the LG KS20 and i-mate's Ultimate 8502, consumers have been spoilt for choice with the varied lineup.
Conclusion: OK, I’m converted. This is, in my opinion a very nice device, I realise it will not please everyone, as it might appear overcomplicated, but for an all in competent and capable phone that fits as well in the pocket as it does in the hand, includes all of today’s must haves such as GSM900, GSM1800,...
Summary: The reception quality was never an issue with the i780. The loudspeaker's volume was average or a tag higher than that, which made for audible calls in most environments. We found a couple of things to fault the vibro alert for – we couldn't feel it when the i780 was in outerwear or in a bag.
Excerpt: So happens that the Samsung i780 is synonymous with the BlackJack II codename. More precisely, that was how the things stood until recently. And before moving on to our routine, we will need to take a closer look at this phone’s positioning and background.
VIDEOVIEW: Samsung SGH-i780 - 320 x 320 Touchscreen
19 November 2007
Excerpt: In this video view I will take a closer look on the Samsung SGH-i780 's unique 320 x 320 touch screen. While the i780 looks like an i600/BlackJack, it features a touchscreen because it's based on Windows Mobile 6 Professional.
Excerpt: In this video view I will take a closer look on Samsung's Optical Joystick which quite new for Windows Mobile devices from Samsung. Unlike previous Windows Mobile smartphones, the SGH-i780 isn't featuring a traditional D-Pad but this - as Samsung calls it - "Optical Joystick" or "Finger Mouse" which...
Excerpt: As mentioned, one of the features of the Samsung SGH-i780 is its A-GPS receiver and in today's video view I have a closer look on how well it works. Standard GPS receivers must download data from GPS satellites. This is difficult and can take several minutes.
Excerpt: In this video view I'm comparing the Samsung SGH-i780 with the Samsung SGH-i600 / BlackJack and with the O2 Xda star / HTC Touch Dual . While both, the i780 and the Xda Star are Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphones, the i600 is a Windows Mobile 6standard smartphone.