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. I am publishing the comparison here for public benefit. The inserted picture displays the P1i on the left and the i780 on the right.
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. I used the device extensively for about 3 months, and I can say that it is a well-rounded device – and at a very good price too. There is little to fault with the i780.
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. Thus, it came as no surprise to us when Samsung unveiled its much anticipated Windows Mobile device for the year, the Samsung i780.
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, GSM1900, UMTS2100, CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA to 3.6 Mbps,as well as Bluetooth with A2DP, wifi, built in GPS and A-GPS.
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.
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. Nevertheless, the i780 and i600 shares the same design while the i780 features a touchscreen which the i600 doesn't do.
Excerpt: The first Samsung SGH-i780 video view features the device itself. On the front you can see, on the bottom the QWERTY keyboard and unfortunately, Samsung didn't group the number keys anymore, as Samsung did with the i600 / BlackJack keyboard layout but now each number is one key only. Above you have the typical smartphones keys including the call/end, Start menu/OK and two softkeys as well as the virtual joystick pad in the middle.
PHOTOVIEW: Samsung SGH-i780 Windows Mobile 6 Pocket PC Phone [UPDATE]
17 December 2007
Excerpt: We've seen the Samsung SGH-i780 the first time back in September when Samsung previewed its latest Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition during the Gitex in Dubai. Today, I've received a test sample, thanks to Samsung and no, even if it looks like a BlackJack , it's not a Windows Mobile Standard smartphone but features a touchscreen.
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. A-GPS dramatically improves the performance of GPS receivers by providing them with data that they would ordinarily have to download from the GPS satellites.