The market is already loaded with sufficient touch screen mobile phones and Samsung has brought another version from the same genre. Samsung A887 Solstice is the device that we are talking about. This handset was declared in the month of July 2009 and it is now available in the market, since August 2009. Since, it is announcement, there was rather a buzz surrounding the product. Samsung has already good reputation in the market in terms of touch screen mobile devices. This one too leaves up to the expectations. Samsung A887 Solstice is loaded with extra popular looks and a lot of immaculate features. However, the main focal point of this device is to provide easy access and usage of the social networking web sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Here, let’s flash light on galore other critical distinct elements of the phone.
The Camera and Video
Samsung A887 Solstice is loaded with a 2 mega pixel camera. This camera feature 4 x digital zoom, which makes the quality of the snaps comparatively better, other than as supposed or expected it is just a 2 mega pixels camera, which could have been better. Here picture is taken with 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution. There is no other camera of this phone and video recording is done by using the same camera. There is video playing option in the phone and hence the user may take delight in dissimilar video files. The file formats that Samsung A887 Solstice’s video player help are MPEG4, H.263 and H.264.
Music is one of the most critical features included in the mobile phones. Music provides great pass time and consequently it is utility is vast for the mobile users. The device comes with a built in music player that is simple to use. The user may maintain a play list to keep track of the music files. The music files may be arranged according to the song name, genre, artists, albums, etc. The quality of sound that the music player generates is also rather impressive. However, the best listening experience comes while listening to the music by using stereo Bluetooth. The music player of Samsung A887 Solstice supports music files such as MP3, WMA and eAAC+.
Network and Connectivity
Samsung A887 Solstice is marketed by AT & T and it supports both 2G and 3G network. For 2G network, the device works with GSM bands such as 850, 900, 1800 and 1900. With 3G network, the device supports HSDPA 350 and 1900. The handset features various connectivity choices too such as USB ports and Bluetooth for smooth usage and file transfer facilities.
Samsung Solstice A887
Enjoy an instant connection to social networking, messaging and multimedia features with the Samsung Solstice for AT&T, which likewise features a full-touch QWERTY keypad access by way of it is large, bright 3-inch touchscreen. This phone may quickly download video, music and more over AT&T’s lightning quick HSPDA 3G network. This phone is likewise compatible with AT&T’s Video Share service, which enables you to send video of yourself to another compatible phone while making a voice call. The Samsung Solstice features a 3-inch touchscreen with virtual, landscape QWERTY keyboard, and Samsung’s distinguishable TouchWiz user interface with one-touch access to social networking sites.The Solstice features Samsung’s distinctive TouchWiz user interface, which includes one-touch access to ofttimes used apps and social networks through new gimmicks for Facebook, MySpace and Yahoo! oneSearch. It also offers multiple messaging choices such as Mobile Email, IM and MMS and comes equipped with a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free widgets and stereo music streaming, microSD memory elaboration up to 16 GB, digital audio player, full HTML web browser, and up to 5 hours of talk time.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Watch out for charging problems!
This seemed like an Ok phone…for the three hours I was capable to use it. It arrived with an original charge on the battery, which permitted me to play with it for a few hours and test out the features. The touch screen worked well, but the qwerty keyboard was very small, which made texting difficult. I’m sure this is less of an issue once you get used to it, but I have pretty little hands/fingers and had to rectify one out of each four letters while texting, so if you have huge fingers, this probably isn’t the phone for you. Other than that, it is a good basic phone. I don’t use my phone for internet, email, or social networking, so I didn’t undertake out these features. If you care when it comes to those features and like to custommake your phone, unquestionably read the reviews. I noticed that a lot of humans complained in regards to not being competent to change things like the screensaver – I don’t care much in regards to that, but some of the pictures that pop up on the screensaver are veritably cheesy. I didn’t care for the popular ringtones on this phone, but I’m sure you may download something.
The real problem to watch out for is charging problems. When the introductory charge passed from physical life and I tried to charge it for the primary time, I got an error message saying ‘charging stopped due to irregular battery.’ I tried it with assorted dissimilar chargers in assorted dissimilar outlets and got the same error message. If I tried charging it when the phone was off, I got a dissimilar error message, saying ‘charging paused. Phone temperature too high or too low’, altho my phone was at room temperature. A new battery did not solve this problem, so I sent the phone back. In the course of attempting to solve the problem, I did a lot of searching online and came across that a great deal of owners of this phone had the same problem – some when the phone was new, a lot of after a few months, a good deal of after the phone went for a swim. The phone I purchased was supposedly brand new, so it ought to not have had any swimming experience. I guess I’m thankful that the charging problem occurred immediately, when I could still send it back, rather than randomly after a few months like a lot of of the reviews I have read.
I don’t ask much from my cell phone – only that it work when I need it, send and receive texts when I need it to, and hold a charge somewhat well. Unfortunately, this phone didn’t measure up and I’m not ordering another one. It’s just not worth the hassle.
1 of 1 humans found the following review helpful.
I don’t have much time to write a review, but let me just say, this is the WORST phone I have ever had. I get little to no recepction in my house (and I live in a big city), it drops calls ALL of the time, and makes this weird buzzing noise and either drops my call or turns off. I am on my 2nd solctice and had the same troubles with BOTH of them, and my husband stopped using his and went back to his old phone because of the same problems. So 3 phones, all with the same issues. Just an perfectly amazing phone and aweinspiring service with AT&T…I can’t wait until our contract is up so we may switch…at&t is astounding as well…horrible client service, horrid reception, and way too a lot of dropped calls! STAY away from this phone and At&T!!!
2 of 3 humans found the following review helpful.
Bluetooth connectivity Problem !
By T. Tra
We live in Washington DC area where the ticket for driving on cell phone is $150. This phone has a problem with Plantronics Bluetooth connectivity. It seems like MOTOROLA is only phone and/or it bluetooth totally pairs other. I would not buy this phone brand if use with bluetooth
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