E. Looks: Both the phones are impressive in build & looks. They are sleek and light with Nokia Lumia 710 being a touch lighter at 126 g compared to Galaxy S III’s 133 g.
In the first place, the Xoom only plays the MP4/H264 format, but that’s only part of the problem. All of my high definition videos stuttered and one even shut down the system. Even the 480p videos had some problems. What is the use of a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor if it doesn’t work? There is software you can pay for with very special adjustments needed to be made in order to make videos work on the Xoom, but why should any user have to go through this?
When the HTC One X smartphone was released last month one of the features that grabbed the attention of many consumers was the superb 4.7 inch screen offered by the device. This made the handset an instant hit with users looking for a phone to use for video playback and mobile gaming. There is however another device on the market that boasts a screen even larger than the Htc. The Samsung Galaxy Note was launched towards the end of 2011 and incorporates a massive 5.3 inch screen. We see how these two superb devices compare in terms of design and screen technology.
The device is relatively competitive in other regions, with an 8-megapixel digital camera, a dual-core 1.7-GHz processor, and Android 4.2.2 software. It felt peppy in my testing, although it’s not as fast as the S4 or other top of the line phones.
We were surprised to discover that the Fascinate is actually a bit longer and wider than the Droid 2. Where it makes up the difference is in the depth where it is a full 3.8mm skinnier than the Droid2.
For the video chatters, a 2 megapixel camera focused in the front is the best bet. There is a built in image and runs complete with an editor. The number of applications available has reached the 100,000 mark and is growing at the speed of light, so to speak. The TouchWiz interface 4.0 version has functions like being able to customize the menu.
The main drawback in this otherwise pint sized smart phone has been the outer chassis shell which is fragile and to make matters worse the coverings for the micro USB and microSD slots needs extra care. Good news is that there’s room for up to 32GB of storage via the microSD memory-card slot. If you are an user who is seeking a cheaper handsets as a way to offset cost expenses which keeps spiraling by the day then this is a good buy. I have no doubt in my mind that samsung galaxy S8 Mini is a complete Android experience.
A. Display: Nokia Lumia 710 has a 3.7″ touchscreen compared to Galaxy S III’s 4.8 AMOLED display. The latter certainly has a larger display and can be a more fitting choice if you like to watch too many videos on the phone.