Samsung SGH-F490 Review: Croix Interface in Multimedia Phone

Samsung SGH-F490:
Finally, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announces the first launching of its newest multimedia phone, SGH-F490. Phone which claimed have special ability in its screen and interface, will be marketed in Europe in quarter I of 2008.

Like SGH-F700, Samsung SGH-F490 also relies on widescreen with 3.2-inch diagonal. Touchscreen technology is believed to decorate its front face; its screen has 262.144 colours, with resolution of active matrik 240x320 pixels (QVGA).

Its interface display relies on Croix User Interface, which get the best performance in “iF Communication Design Award 2007”. This screen technology relies on hand finger touch to access various menus in cross layout formation. Similar with TouchFLO technology from HTC.

As multimedia phone, F490 of course is planted with complete feature. 5 Megapixel cameras, and also with its ability to displays movie clip which having format of WMV, MPEG4, H263 and H264. For video recording, VGA resolution with 30fps speed is no problem for F490.

There is also the addition camera for video call in 3G/HSDPA line, Bluetooth v2.0 connection which supporting A2DP profile and microSD memory card slot as storage alternative storage, besides its internal capacities around 130 MB.

To smoothly the transfer of data access, F490 use 3G/HSDPA canal, EDGE and GPRS class 10. While for browsing in internet, this phone use WAP 2.0/xHTML and NetFront 3.4, to open HTML format site.

Samsung SGH-F490 Review
- Screen: TFT Touchscreen 262.144 color, 240 x 320 pixel, 3.2-inch
- Camera: 5 Megapixel (2592 x 1944 piksel), flash, front camera
- Video: mpeg4, QVGA
- Messaging: sms, ems, mms, email, Instant Messaging
- Internal memory: 130MB
- External memory: MicroSD card
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.0 (A2DP), USB 2.0
- Browser: Netfront browser 3.4
- Data Transfer: 3G/HSDPA, EDGE class 10, GPRS class 10
- Audio File: MP3, AAC, eAAC+,
- Video file: MPEG-4, WMV, H.263, H.264
- Network: Triband GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz & 3G/HSDPA
- Dimension: 11.5 x 5.35 x 1.18 cm
- Weight: 102 grams
- Battery: Lithium ion

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