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Samsung SGH-D880 Review: Samsung Dual on GSM-GSM

Samsung SGH-D880
After launching dual SIM GSM-CDMA dual on, now Samsung gives the alternative through its newest series: SGH-D880. Different from the same type phone which available in the market, this “Samsung Duos” comes up stronger.

Samsung SGH-D880 uses dual standby GSM technology. If compared to a kind phone, the price of D880 of course not cheap. But, feature presented noted far better.

Slider concept is selected as a basic form. Like unites two phone, Samsung D880 body dimension is not slim like Samsung D900. The thickness reaches 1,89 cm. Not so fatty.

Body shape, include D880 sliding construction can be said adopts it old brother form, SGH D900. Unhappily, its slide mechanism does not as good as D900. Moreover, touch area to access the slide-up and slide-down felt few slippery, bothering enough.

Its four direction navigation button (D-Pad) is comfort enough to accessing the menu. “Yes” button placed in its middle side, which also able functioned as internet access shortcut. It’s functional enough.

D880 applies 2,3 inches screen with 240x320 pixels resolution ( QVGA) and 262.144 colors depth. Display power like this equal to D900 screen D900. Clear, sharp and soft impression can be seen clearly.

Interface side is one of the excellences from this phone. From the menu display aspect, icon along with its effect can be said as result of continuation development from Black GUI interface, where available also attractive theme facility. Not monotonous with black color domination.

Samsung SGH-D880 has dual slot SIM card, which able to be attached by two GSM operator numbers. That why this phone recognized also with the Samsung Duos title. Both cellular numbers can be active at the same (Dual On). But, one of number acts as primary number.

To set the second number to become main number, Samsung D880 place special switch button in phone left side. Above the volume button. This button also can be used to determine which SIM card will work in message delivery process.

Even one of number is receiving a call, the other one number still be able to contact. And both called are acceptable concurrently, with the support from automatic hold and switch button help.

Similar with Samsung D900, Samsung Duos CMOS camera has 3,15 megapixel resolution. Maximum dimension from this camera is 2048x1536 pixels. The camera feature is not far different with its senior autofocus, shooting mode, timer, effects, frames, white balance, ISO and viewfinder mode. There is also the photo quality setting, program scene and exposure metering. Unhappily, macro mode support is unavailable.

Samsung SGH-D880 music player is good enough to plays mp3, aac, m4a and wma. The player display is also cool enough, added by equalizer media and 3D sound effect support.

Music will be heard more perfectly when we apply the figured in stereo headset. Samsung SGH-D880 headset quality is great, equal with the quality of Samsung mp3 player headset, for example YP-U2.

For dual on GSM phone, facility owned by Samsung SGH-D880 of course far better compared to its competitors; for example it 3 megapixel phone, java technology and receives phone in concurrently ability.

Samsung SGH-D880 Review
Price range: $399.99
Specs:
- Main screen: TFT, 262.144 color
- Camera: 3 Megapixel, autofocus
- Video recorder: 352x288 pixel (CIF)
- Messaging: sms, mms, email, SOS messages
- Internal memory: 40 MB (shared)
- External memory: MicroSD
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.0 (A2DP) , data cable port v2.0
- Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML
- Data Transfer: GPRS class 10, EDGE 10
- Audio File: MP3, AAC, WMA, m4a
- Video file: MPEG-4, 3GP
- Network: Dual GSM (Tri Band 900/1800/1900 MHz)
- Dimension: 10.4 x 5.1 x 1.89 cm
- Weight: 113 grams
- Battery: Lithium ion, 1200 mAh
- Feature: Dual on (standby) Sim Card (GSM-GSM), FM radio, Music player, Java World, TV Out, Privacy Lock, Image Editor, Image stamp, Memo, Task, World Clock, Converter

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Comments on "Samsung SGH-D880 Review: Samsung Dual on GSM-GSM"

 

Anonymous Anonim said ... (8 nëntor 2008 në 4:46 e pasdites) : 

I've bought this model just for the dual sim capability in order to take advantage from the different pricing policies between mobile phones companies.
The quality of the material is not the best but is quite acceptable. The battery cover could be much more stiff and firm. I've realised that it has a very good camera in daylight shots. The camera mode is activated really fast in this model. The camera functions are plenty and very usefull. As with most mobile phones the shots in dark place are poor. Its menus are very simplyfied and easy. I find very good the calendar and the internet browser. In addition if you install the java opera mini 4.1 you'll have a very powerfull browser, compatible with nearly every site in internet.
What I find in general bad is the battery consuption. Under a mediocre usage I've to charge it at least every two days. However there is some solutions about that.
Firstly try lowering the brightness of the screen and enable a short period of time for the dim function . Disable the brightness in keypads as long as you don't realy need it .
Secondly if you really don't want both sims activated at all times is easy to deactive one of them without rebooting the phone, such a thing will prolonge the battery life at least one day.
Thirdly the radio FM and the Gprs especialy with the use of java Opera mini 4.1 will drain the battery after a few hours.
Fourthly avoid the permanent activation of bluetooth for the use of wireless headset. Use the wire headset instead and by deactiving the bluetooth you'll save much power.
The policy of samsung is to use different batteries for nearly every model in order to make the use of no name batteries difficult. Such a thing is really incovinient since the phone under normal use don't have big stamina and the need of spare battery is imminent. I guess the the reason of the low battery duration is its size, which is relatively very small for the size of the phone.
Somehtings else I find anoying is that when I connect the phone to PC in mass storage mode I can't receive or make phone calls.
The maximum size of microSD that operates normaly is 2 Gbytes and that is really very low when there is in the market HighCapacity microSD of 8 Gbytes reasonably priced. Also is imposible to change microSD cards without turning off the phone since it's situated behind the battery.
The media player of the phone is very basic but not bad at all and it plays mp3 and 3g videos.
The size of phone is quite big but is reasonable since it operates constantly with two different sims.
Keep in mind the only the first sims provide full mobile services at three band mode. The second sim is in only dual band mode and offer only phone call and sms. So be carefull at the first installation of sims. The side button for sellecting instantly the sim you need is really good.
If you ignore the dual sim function it's very overprised with similar single sim mobile phones. Nevertheless is very reasonably priced an I'd say unique with the constant dual sim support it offers.

 

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Anonymous jackie said ... (5 shkurt 2010 në 9:13 e paradites) : 

Imagine a phone that does the job of two, effortlessly. The SAMSUNG D880 featuring Dual Standby doubles your connectivity with a second active line. Slide in 2 GSM SIM cards, power "ON" and you’ve got dual numbers ready to ring. More than just a versatile way to keep in touch, this smart slider puts a world of benefits at your fingertips. For more details refer to the following-
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