After several unsuccessful attempts on the tablet market, Toshiba is back with two new models: AT300 (Excite or 10) with a diagonal of 10 inches and the Satellite Pro M300 Series
with a screen of 7.7 inches (grip the AT270) . Far as the manufacturer had us as one justification "we are present, perhaps people will like." With a price located at around 400-449 euros for AT300, Toshiba weapons he needed to conquer the market?
Three versions of the tablet are: AT300-100 32GB WiFi only, AT300-101 16GB WiFi only and AT300-105 16GB WiFi + 3G.
Before starting this test, some useful links:
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Toshiba AT300 in Amazon1] Presentation of the tablet
No this is not the case of a graphics card or motherboard, but that of the Toshiba tablet. The AT300 receives most in terms of accessories:
A proprietary cable -> USB
Not in French textbooks
Attention, the cable to charge the tablet Satellite Pro U400 Series
is not designed to transfer data. To do this, you must use another microUSB cable that is connected elsewhere on the shelf. This is both an advantage because it allows the exchange of files while charging the battery, but a drawback for this indication is simply not found in the box we ... Only the online manual provides the answer.
The famous cable to recharge the tablet equivalent to five or six microUSB cable bonded to each other, suggesting that you turn on a washing machine ... but it is not a tablet.
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.5 GHz
GeForce 2 graphics chip
1 GB of RAM
10.1-inch LCD display with a resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Gorilla Glass Screen
MicroSD card reader
Pixel density: 149 ppi
5 megapixel camera sensor
2-megapixel front camera
Dimensions: 262 x 178 x 9 mm
Weight: 599 grams
The design of the AT300 is relatively commonplace: a rectangle with rounded edges, but how toy toy playschool. Despite this rather strange feeling, there is a upmarket compared to previous models. However, the tablet is thicker than the AT200, but it is quite decent.
The front Toshiba Satellite U405 Series
shows the 10-inch screen with rather thick black edges. They thus do not make unintentional clicks, but for a 10-inch size, others are better and the grip is a little worse.
but everything has an explanation! In fact, the tablet has a connectivity issue. On the left side, there is thus a 3.5mm jack, a microHDMI a microUSB (USB Host) and an SD card reader. Concerning microHDMI, an option to choose the mode to best suit your television: edges trimmed ...
On the other side, we find the ON / OFF button which even if it is placed in this position will not lead to unwanted clicks. Just below, a function expensive iOS users: a button to lock the orientation. Although practical, 16:9 that this feature is not used much on an iPad. On the underside, the need to increase or decrease the volume.
The towers of the shelf and the back are a mixture of plastic and brushed aluminum, which provides excellent visual quality. On the back of the tablet, there is a way coating honeycomb gray slightly different. Pleasing to the touch, it inspires confidence globally to firmly hold the tablet. However, this coating dust adore, where a big session on our photos Photoshage necessary to avoid denaturing the product Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Battery
Anyway let's get back to the rear, which incorporates a 5 megapixel camera. Like all the slates, it benefits from treatment to make beautiful pictures with colors and blurred west total. On the front, the front sensor appears in the middle and provide an expected experience in video chat.
Mini-conclusion of this first part, the tablet did not convinced by his accessories or design. In contrast, the connection is perfect and it is a real advantage seems to have required some compromise.
The Toshiba tablet is generally in the middle for autonomy (about 7 hours in normal use). Instead, it is a face behind Acer A510 [our test], which is almost the same price. The AT300 is too average and does not stand out enough on this point.
2] Interface and software additions
Android 4.0 is the appointment and as almost all tablets in the operating system, the desktop Latitude 120L Battery
(or launcher) is not changed. So you find the widgets, icons and folders. A glimpse of bloatware is displayed on the main office to share with you the contracts Toshiba bound.
Toshiba has indeed left the big game in terms of unnecessary applications that are obviously non-removable:
Icon Ebay: a nice shortcut to the site when there is a application!
McAfee: thank you have installed a trial version of 7 days, so useless ...
Recorder: Why integrate an application as basic?
Toshiba Places: ...
Twitter: a great smartphone application on a 10-inch screen, bravo!
Toshiba Places is like a brainstorming size: there are ideas everywhere, but the realization is sloppy. This service aims to provide music, videos, applications, games, books ... In short, a sort of competitor to Play Store, but optimized for the tablet Studio 1737 Battery
. You simply launch the application you realize that this is the last time you clicked. Content is unclear, uninteresting and the whole train. Sometimes it's better not to put anything that hurt, because this would have allowed the AT300 to differentiate night contrary to his image!
But do not worry ...Toshiba Portege M800
offers us excellent applications in parallel. This is a tablet rather uneven in terms of software, which deserved more attention by us to really differentiate the product from the competition.
For notifications, it is the same thing: Toshiba has nothing changed. We will not complain, since Android does very well. On "face" Settings, you can easily enable / disable audio-video enhancements and a balanced diet.
Small feature of the AT300: Swype tablet offer. This keyboard has the familiar mode where you have to draw to write the words. On a 10 inch screen, it asks you to big movements, but do not worry optimized Swype keyboard.
It will thus be possible to reduce its size so that it takes about 1/3 of the Dell Vostro A860
screen. It was the impression of having a similar experience to iOS keyboard. Note that the keyboard can have three horizontal positions: left / center / right, but it is not possible to change its vertical position, which is a shame in use portrait. Apart from this detail, the keyboard has charmed us by its recognition and ergonomics.
It is rare to speak of a test suite in a tablet, but ThinkFree (which is normally paid) is really a positive point on this tablet, despite the note on the disadvantage Play Store. Found a word processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation (Powerpoint-like), a file manager and reader PDFs.
Features are numerous, but they are mostly well designed, which is not always the case with competing solutions. Both easy to use, yet comprehensive, ThinkFree also deserves a place on your Android tablets.
On the hardware side,Toshiba Satellite M305 Series
has really made great efforts. By adding audio and video enhancements, the manufacturer is different where competitors do not venture enough. At the video, you will be able to choose how content is displayed on the external display (via microHDMI). You will indeed often noted that parts are missing, which is not necessarily practical. By Toshiba fixes the problem and proposes a real experience for use on a third-party support.
Regarding changes to the audio, you can capture els see above. Changes are noticeable to the ear and provide the final rendering than an Asus Transformer Prime and Nexus 7 (tablets only we had the time).
Toshiba also improves its tablet with a function rather strange the "Vibrate in touch." Basically, every time you click somewhere the AT300 will vibrate. The problem is that it sometimes does not matter where it seems to have a tablet vibrates continuously. This feature is enabled by default, Vostro 1015 Battery
deserved not to be.
3.2] Media Player
The MediaPlayer is undoubtedly the best application of the tablet. It incorporates the principle offices launcher and offers different categories: music, videos, photos and the ability to connect to different servers. With extensive connectivity of the tablet, and you'll be able to read the contents of the SD card or on an external USB drive.
We will not attempt to justify NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core but + 1 always answer this for video playback even 1080p. In terms of content on the network, the tablet was very easy. WiFi connected, the AT300 had no problem to read smoothly.
Who said photo on 10-inch Dell Inspiron 1410
tablet, we mean a user who looks stupid (not something else) in the street. With the AT300, you will have the chance to have more shots means or failures. So why continue to integrate sensors photos for a result worthy of the early 2000s features on phones? (No, this attack is not only against Toshiba, do not worry).
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You hands what is best in 2012. With the Asus
Transformer TF700T Infinity Pad, Asus offers a finish "aluminum" excellent, flawless integration of Android, an intelligent docking station that allows literally "tranformer" its tablet netbook, a screen that finally brings HD Android, NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip certainly the best SoC for Android tablets ... and a price / quality ratio better than the New iPad.
More Details Plusieurs months after testing the Asus Transformer Prime TF201, Asus finally released the Asus Transformer TF700T Infinity Pad. Indeed, the name may seem a bit long and barbaric, yet it must still be interested. Indeed, the Prime Julien had placed in the top 5 tablets earlier this year - can you do the same with Infinity? Response in HP hstnn-ib75 Battery
You can not take away the intrinsic qualities that Julian had found her little sister, the TF201. They are very similar. However, the Asus Transformer Pad TF700 Infinity is indeed different in many ways.
A tablet HD
Today on the market shelves HD, we find Acer and Asus. The two companies have been able to respond effectively to New iPad - and Retina screen - one side with the Acer Iconia Tab A700 and the Asus Transformer Pad other Infinity TF700. Both are powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core (1) and all display a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels for a 10.1-inch size 16/10.
IPS + technology is still impressive, especially on 10.1 inches. However, Asus has changed supplier between the two models. Now, Samsung is providing the slab - with PLS technology.
But what is this? The PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is simply the IPS made by Samsung. It shows viewing angles very open, a contrast ratio of around 1000:1 (a very good figure, but below the TF201 - 1200:1) and a color rendering correct. Correct in the sense that the rendering "perfect" is not one of New iPad, however the colors are correctly transmitted.
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brightness in normal mode - we arrive at a brightness of 400 cd / m², which is insufficient outside but ample indoors. For the exterior, you can always "switcher" Super IPS + mode up to 620 cd / m². At this level, it is much better. But honestly, I do not go out very little format "10 inch", preferring the format 7 inches (Nexus 7 for example).
Finally, the Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, one of the arguments most important purchase of this tablet. Indeed, it can directly confront the traditional Android tablet (1280 x 800 pixels on the Prime for example) and the New iPad (2048 x 1536 pixels, the famous Retina display). Anyway, let's practice. Finding immediate: we see the difference ..
Full HD screen is much more comfortable to read, but not only: icon, web browsing, video, image, game ... All these elements seem much more precise and detailed. However ... it is still necessary that the elements are "HD-ready". Many developers have not made that effort, the result can be poor in some applications even if Android is normally designed to avoid this type of behavior.
In short, this is a good HD screen forward for Android, but it still registers behind the New iPad. Indeed, residues aliasing letters, make icons ... "task" compared smoothing "perfect" New iPad Retina
. Asus's fault, but also Google will have to push developers to think "HD".
Finally, the angular density, this tool compare the "ease of use" between different devices.
A reference distance vision (I normally use my object), the Transformer Infinity is doing very well with a density of 224 ppi density and thus angular pp. 69 °. She also gets to score well in other conditions, for example, watch a movie or read a text.
From first glance, the differences are not immediately to hand. It is immediately charmed by a very good finish (hand) and approved again and again, the concept "Transformer Pad" which includes a dock battery / keyboard / touchpad, which increases autonomy without forget to bring a USB 2.0 port (HOST) and a card reader SD / SDHC.
Work on the dock of the Prime! Good colors are not the same, it's a little task.
However, if you look closer ...
If you followed the problems WiFi and GPS the TF201 ... Tell you it was just a bad nightmare. Asus has completely revised the aluminum chassis. Taiwanese brand opts for longer concentric circles, s but for a smooth coating aluminum for WiFi - they added plastic strip two centimeters. In short, I repeat: connectivity is no longer a concern.
Make no mistake ...
For the rest, seems Asus did he make any missteps. The Infinity features Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich interface without "home" but with a software package that complements the basic package. I invite you to read again the test Julien, this aspect 'software' is identical.
DIVX playback even 1080p high profile does not worry, it will still opt for a third-party application such as MX Player for example.
Thanks to Tegra 3, this Asus (as above) has a range of video games more consistently. NVIDIA has managed to create a small eco-system "Tegra Zone" causing many publishers to play the game of graphic optimization.
Autonomy side, there HP EliteBook 8540p Battery
has been a little over 8 hours, against 10 hours on the previous model. This loss is due to the change in the definition of the screen, however it is a waste "maitraisée" Asus has not increased the thickness of the tablet Conversely New iPad. In short, a loss "logical" not afraid.
You hands what is best in 2012. With the Asus Transformer TF700T Infinity Pad, Asus offers a finish "aluminum" excellent, flawless integration of Android, an intelligent docking station that allows literally "tranformer" its tablet netbook, a screen that finally brings HD Android, NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip certainly the best SoC for Android tablets ... and a price / quality ratio better than the New iPad. In addition, TF700T has less than 1/4 of the defects TF201 - it was out too quickly ..
I suggest you consult the following table to compare the prices of three models: Infinity, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 and the New iPad.
You've probably noticed that the Acer A700 has the best quality / price on this market segment, however the finish is not the same and you will not have the ability to use a docking station / keyboard Battery / touchpad. See for yourself!
However ... however ... Windows 8 coming soon. So, if you want more the concept of "Transformer" that "Pad", perhaps it would be worthwhile to wait for the Asus Tab Vivo range. Tablets "Transformer" running Windows 8 or Windows RT
, it is possible to perform two types of hybrids. there computers that are transformed into tablets by a screen or sliding latch. They have the advantage to integrate standard components but the disadvantage weight and compact high in tablet mode. Or it is a tablet that adopts a detachable keyboard into a computer. The advantage is the size as weight in tablet mode and also not take the Dell Studio 1450
keyboard only when needed. Computer mode, this is however a less elegant solution with a slide a little deformed back. The hybrid Acer Iconia W510 is a representative of the second category with bias for maximum mobility in screen size 10 inches. Suddenly, the Intel Atom processor is a very low power consumption with a range that reaches 17 hours with the keyboard with an extra battery. the price also remains very reasonable 600 euros.
This hybrid is composed of a keyboard dock and a standalone tablet 10.1-inch lightweight as it weighs only 560 grams. The fineness is equally impressive with eight millimeters. It is very comfortable to hold and does not stress if you take the time. The weight and thickness are smaller than the iPad (650 grams, 9.4 mm) and equivalent to what is the best Android. We must admit that the fineness of the X86 tablet dazzled us.
The overall look is also achieved with a screen with black borders which contrasts with the white edge and certainly silverback plastic but good quality. Acer also book semi-rigid case of very good quality.
The Dell Studio 1457
tablet operates by adding the dock. The connection is done in the blink of an eye, simply insert the tablet into the slide. Once engaged, the setting is very strong and we are faced with a notebook ultraportable. The hinge is very strong when the screen / tablet is open which makes sense in touch tilt to avoid unintentionally. It is also possible to tilt more than 90 degrees. The keyboard is small but it is very easy to use. Typing is not a problem. A small touchpad completes the picture into a notebook, but it lacks precision. It is also surprising that fashion is happening notebook keyboard to the touch screen without even realizing it, depending on the action. Given the small size of all the short distance to the screen prompts literally.
The dock also includes an extra battery which explains the relatively high weight of the whole. The total weight is 1.25 kg, a standard 13-inch ultrabook. In practice, it appears that this weight is also necessary for the screen / tablet does not switch all that happens anyway if you tilt the screen / shelf a little too far . In addition to the connection pad already provided with a stereo mini-HDMI, mini-USB, card reader and a micro-SD socket owner to dock and recharge, there is a standard USB port on the keyboard. Note that a mini USB adapter to USB standard is provided which allows you to connect directly to a storage medium or device on the tablet.
A nice screen
The Inspiron 1570
screen of this hybrid is very convincing, especially in tablet use. The slab is already IPS technology with wide viewing angles in all directions. Then its just colorimetry is rather flattering and the colors are just right. And the icing on the cake, contrast and brightness are high. The panel is equally enjoyable with excellent responsiveness and a good glide. With a resolution of 1366 x 768, the pixel density is satisfactory in 10 inches.
To succeed in getting a tablet as compact while maintaining compatibility x86, Acer's dig into the latest generation of Atom processors, named Clover Trail. The Atom Z2760 is used in a double version is the heart of Medfield smartphone used in the Intel By Orange. It gains 200 MHz in addition to his second heart and displays performance more than adequate in view of its consumption. Be careful though, this chip is far less powerful than the Celeron came first. However it competes quite well with the ARM mobile processors. The graphic part is provided by the PowerVR aging may be really behind. It will probably make a cross on the 3D game a little bit sophisticated.
In contrast, office and multimedia activities pose no problems. We could even do a little photo editing on Photoshop 7 without waiting applying a filter ... Only true regret: 2 GB of RAM, which tend to fill up too quickly. For storage, it is a 64GB SSD officiating (including 16 GB occupied by Windows). It abandons pure performance, the dell latitude d620 battery
exchange against autonomy as we exceeded 6 hours on the tablet and 16 hours after the dock added. The absence of any fan ensures quiet but still a little hot tablet support but not more than the iPad 3.
But where are my benchs?!
Note that you will not find the traditional PC Mark and 3D Mark in this test. Involved a combination of drivers and not fresh benchmarks in need of a good update. We will then update this article once in possession of drivers finalized.
What about Windows 8?
If he missed quite a few drivers and all felt a little paint, our version of Inspiron mini 10
Windows 8 was fully functional. And we must admit that this form-factor goes particularly well with this new version of the OS. The lightness of the machine that the W510 is a great tablet and 10 inches is really perfect for the consultation on the couch. Keyboard and adds flexibility to the whole. Being in an x86 environment, with software compatibility and richness that implies is particularly valuable. It should be noted however, with interest developments in the software package using the Windows 8 interface which is currently very limited and almost entirely dedicated to the consultation content.
Acer Iconia W510: a tablet and a PC
The dell Studio XPS 1640
is one of those devices that are changing computing forever. Choices Microsoft have led the largest format changes in the short history of computing. And if some concepts might not spend the winter, the W510 will not be one of them. His bet is the maximum mobility in the universe x86 and it will be perfect in second gear. This is a tablet that can easily compete with the best in Android. Windows 8 is convincing in this course use interface with a less immediate but also offers new possibilities as real as to be informed without having to enter an application by the animated tiles. Once with his keyboard, W510 becomes ultra-mobile notebook on which it is good to be productive, create and organize, not to mention the interaction of PC files with universally recognized and equally universal USB. As comfortable as laptop in tablet mode, this hybrid provides versatility hitherto unpublished in the mobile world. Sure there are some improvements as a touchpad a little small but overall it is very successful. We look forward to the match against Vivo Tab Asus that arises direct competitor.
The Vaio T13 is the first ultra-portable 13.3-inch ultrabook type of Sony. Its rich expertise with models like the Z Series, the Japanese manufacturer is able to do it better than the competition, while respecting the standards imposed by Intel (power, thickness, autonomy ...)? The answer is in this test ...
At the out of the box, the T13 looks so beautiful with its cover aluminum alloy and magnesium, whose finish is very sensitive to fingerprints. Once opened, it displays a good level of finish although it seems still a little less elegant than Dell Inspiron 1420 Battery
We also noticed that the cover that protects the screen goes under the chassis when it is fully opened. It is therefore this part that rests on the back of the T13 when it is open (see photo above). This allows to take off a few millimeters of the surface on which it rests and promote air circulation unfortunate consequence: it is then the hinges morflent when pressed on the hull.
The keypad separate, despite a respectable size and well proportioned keys, we have not conquered. In fact, it offers extremely short strikes which almost gives the impression that you tap on a table. Its use is not the most pleasant.
The touchpad, however, made a good impression on us. If it is not very spacious, fully clickable offers a smooth ride and accepts all the multitouch features (zoom / un-zoom with two fingers and the scrolling 2, 3 and 4 fingers).
Webcam (720p) provides a detailed picture in bright areas but shows a strong tingling in dark areas. For optimum, so make sure to use it in a well lit room.
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connector is compatible with current usage. The T13 has two video outputs (VGA and HDMI), RJ45 port, a card reader (supports SD and Memory Stick), a headphone and mic combo jack (Headset) and two USB ports (1 x 1 x 2.0 and 3.0). The lack of a dedicated microphone jack penalize probably not many people, but a third USB port on the right edge would have been welcome, especially since the two ports can be blocked by this one big USB stick for example.
Positive, even when pushing its components with heavy applications or several benchmarks, the Sony T13 is quiet enough to go unnoticed until there is a complete silence. Another advantage it gives off very little heat despite the thinness of the chassis (17.8 mm). Sony has done a great job on this part.
The display color rendering quite disastrous (delta E 12.8) only the use of a calibration profile can improve. The contrast displayed by the 13.3-inch slab is less good (230: 1). This is not even a notebook. Another black spot this screen, full brightness not exceed 180 cd / m². With such a brightness and a glossy coating on the screen has absolutely no chance to avoid reflections of direct light (sun lamp placed in his back ...). Finally, definition (1366 x 768 pixels) is fairly standard and can display characters legibly. Sony, however, a little late to this party because Asus has already happened in 1600 x 900 pixels on its 13.3-inch ultrabook (ASUS Eee PC 1005
Honorable overall performance for the audio section. The speakers will not mark the spirits, but can broadcast a signal understandable and relatively clean. We do not ask for too much against in terms of power.
Side input-output measures are very good and the power should suit any headset or hands-free kit - remember that only a combo jack (headphone and microphone) is available.
Received test configuration includes an Intel Core i3-2367M, 4GB of memory, Intel HD 3000 graphics chipset and a 320GB hard drive backed by a 32GB SSD Express in cache. Unlike the rest of the test, which is valid for all Vaio T13 (see box below cons), only variant tested here is concerned with our comments on performance.
The embedded processor is a low-power variant of Intel's Core i3. It is a i3-2367M, less efficient than models like the i3-2330M. According to our measurements, which include, among others, 3D modeling, data archiving and full HD video encoding, it takes an average of 45% more time than the Core i3-2330M to do the same tasks.
Note that it is still more than 2 times faster than a processor Intel Atom or AMD E-450 found in netbooks and notebooks some very powerful. Without being the fastest, it therefore leaves some freedom in the choice of applications. Office and everyday tasks such as surfing the Internet remains a cakewalk for him.
The addition of SDS 32 GB Express Cache to support the hard disk of 320 GB delivers improved responsiveness, but also a start time of about 35 seconds, connect to Wi-Fi included. Time to extinction is him just 5 seconds.
As a reminder this SSD is not accessible to the user. This is the computer that controls and is used to store some data faster.
No surprise on his skills in the game. Lack of a dedicated graphics card, it can launch a very limited number of recent titles like FiFA 11 in the native resolution of the Dell Vostro 1320
screen. Even on those, it will not be too greedy on the level of detail required (average at best) under penalty to bring down the frame rate. With regard to older titles like Half Life 2, the flexibility is greater.
If the T13 does not perfectly in games, the presence of the HD 3000 chipset, it provides however to decode 1080p videos smoothly.
Sony announced 7 hours, with our test procedure (720p video playback, screen at 100 cd / m², headphones plugged in and Wi-Fi off) the T13 has resisted 5:20. A correct value, coupled with a weight of 1.48 kg, it can travel easily. Its dimensions also allow to slip easily into a backpack.
Sony has provided a range of configurations to correct its T13. One tested here is the configuration the least powerful (sold around 750 euros).
It is possible to replace the CPU evaluated in this article more powerful models Dell Inspiron 1520 Battery
(Intel Core i5-3317U or Intel i7-3517U). The amount of RAM may also vary between 4, 6 and 8 GB Finally, side storage, it is possible to stay on a HDD + SSD Express Cache and increase the capacity of HDD from 320 to 500 GB It is also possible to switch on only one storage provided by an SSD (128 to 512 GB). If one takes the highest configuration, the selling price of the T13 is now nearly three times compared to the first model.
For us, the evaluated configuration here that is offering the best price / performance ratio.
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The mark to Apple observers remember of course that its founder, Steve Jobs, said not so long ago there was no other good format for a Tablet than the 10 inches of the first iPad. And yet! This is that Apple released its first "small tablet", in the format 7.9 inches, intended to compete with the Nexus 7 and other Android tablets compact 7-inch format.
Presented as an iPad "fro" by communication from Apple, this iPad Mini has - you it all a large?
Not content to be more compact than the iPad, the iPad Mini inaugurates a new design in mind close enough from that of the recent iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation. The rest comes in two colours: silver-white or slate black. The body of the device is made of a unibody aluminum shell and finesse impresses, barely 7.2 mm thick, we may note the same work of aluminum on the chamfer on the screen as the iPhone 5. These are bevelled and polished to a mirror effect rendering.Dell F287H Battery
Lovers of numbers will hold the iPad Mini is 23% thinner and lighter than a conventional iPad 53%.
Light therefore, only 304 grams on our balance, and that can be held with one hand (large), the Mini iPad yet gives a clear sense of robustness. The screen 7.9 inch is here most of the available space, the borders being part and other extremely fine screen. The rest as the Mini iPad is expected to be held with one hand with your thumb resting on the screen it is noted that Apple took into account this detail so that your thumb does not launch applications on the homescreen of iOS 6.0 mistakenly.
As its big brother, the Mini iPad has buttons for adjusting the volume on the slice, a button a button getting started on the Summit, and the inevitable middle button located below the screen, programmable door locks. The speakers reported by two separate sets of openings perforated at the base of the Mini iPad, in the same spirit as the iPhone 5 and, for the first time on an iPad, they issue a stereo sound. A mini-jack connector located on the top of the shelf.
A screen 7.9 inches
Before dwell us on the technical characteristics of this Mini iPad, let's go back to the dell inspiron e1505
screen. 7.9 Inches diagonal, it adopts a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Then necessarily after praised the Retina display on iPad third-generation, critics will hold the iPad Mini has no Retina display. This is true and in the future it is surely a margin of progress for this tablet. In the meantime, do not lose sight of two things: the resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels is identical to that of the iPad and iPad 2. In fact, completeness of iPad applications developed to date operates natively on the iPad Mini without the need for specific update. Mine nothing, it therefore enjoys a repository of 275,000 titles... The other point, and not least, it is only where the 1024 x 768 pixels of an iPad were fair, with a clear pitch, the reduction of the diagonal of the screen with constant resolution in fact mitigates this defect. Still, the density of pixels per inch is 163ppi for this Mini iPad against 216ppi for the recent Kindle Fire HD or Nexus 7 and it is.
Include two other annoying points: the first is video playback. Here the dell inspiron e1705 battery
is not capable of displaying in their full resolution HD movies in 720 p... This is a limitation in part offset by the technology of Adaptive streaming of iTunes for streaming movies. Remains for movies from other sources it can be unfortunate. Another pitfall: Although the iPad Mini has a non-Retina screen, applications you download will have mostly Retina graphics and known to the effect that this has on storage space, applications Retina tend to take their ease.
To animate his Mini iPad, Apple holds a processor dual-core A5, the same as on the iPhone 4s, and the iPad 2. In fact the iPad Mini is less well off on paper than the iPad's third generation or the brand new iPad Retina it with a 6, evolution of the A6 on the iPhone processor 5. Apple offers only, 512 MB of RAM with its processor while the device naturally comes with the usual radio interfaces: Bluetooth and Wi - Fi. It is significantly changing as Apple offers a Wi - Fi operating circuit at 150 Mbps, against 75 Mbps for the third generation for example iPad.
More importantly, the mark to Apple declines iPad Mini in cell version with a French model that does not support 4 G unlike sold on American soil. But fault network really deployed in France...
And on this Mini iPad the new Lightning connector that replaces the venerable 30 dock connector pin. Regarding the battery, Apple officially evokes a battery life of 10 hours while the adaptor supplied with the Tablet is identical to that of the iPhone. It is a model 5 Watts contrary to the iPad that benefit from a model 10 or 12 Watts. Cooldown seems to suffer: it seemed so long that it eventually catch a 'standard' iPad charger in our test.
5 Megapixel photo
For the camera part,dell xps m1210
holds a sensor 5 megapixel retroexpose. The same resolution as that proposed by the iPhone 4 but probably not the same generation of sensor both different results: perhaps one of the last iPod Touch? Or are the image processing algorithms that have changed. Indeed, if management of the digital noise is almost identical (a tad cleaner), white (in natural light) balance, dynamics, and Colorimetry have significantly improved. The photos look more natural (the colors are less saturated) and the transitions between dark and light areas appear more shades. However, rendering péchu iPhone 4 may be preferred the softer return of the mini iPad for images ready to use, that we share just after the shooting.
3.3 Mm lens opens at f: 2, 4 (3.9 mm and f: 2, 8 on iPhone 4): the framing is so barely wider than on iPhone 4, but above all to equivalent light conditions, the iPad mini access shorter installation times (1/25s against 1/17 s 160 ISO in our example of the unlit scene). To use, you can still lock the exposure area which unfortunately also locks the area. On the other hand, the HDR and the flash disappeared: it remains in the options as the grid composition. And it not to mention the pan on iOS 6 for the iPhone 5 and 4 S... In short, the photo sensor is pretty good for a Tablet but photo enforcement has been simplified to the extreme.
Video side, nothing to report in particular. The mini iPad films in 1080p at 30 fps, with a 17.2 Mbps in Mpeg4 AVC encoding bitrate. The results are good but it is a pity that Apple does still not continuous development for animated images, as do other competitors. There, need to touch the screen to prompt the mini iPad to recalculate its development.
Finally, note that the Mini iPad comes with a FaceTime HD camera, that is a front-facing camera HD in 720 p. It should be noted that the new iPad, i.e. the third generation iPad, merely a Facetime camera non-HD.
The Mini iPad to the use
We mentioned the iPad Mini is light, very light. At the time, keep one hand is entirely feasible contrary to his big brother, to condition however of having large hands. The unibody enclosure of the iPad if it inspires confidence in terms of robustness is here so fine that hold the iPad Mini has only one hand is sometimes dangerous. The metal has a tendency to drag while the iPad, fine and machined edges do not necessarily provide the best grip. If hold the fixture to the bare hand and vertical is sometimes acrobatic, adding the SmartCover iPad Mini manages to address its problems by adding the thickness while the protective coating slip significantly less than the hull of the Mini iPad. And since we are considerations on the design of the device, its smaller size makes its use in camera mode a bit less ridiculous than dell xps m1710
with a full Tablet 10 inch size as its big brother.
Side software environment, we will not return to iOS 6.0, having already dealt with this system in our columns. If the homescreen of iOS is still also dated, and frankly deserves the same level of customization offered by Microsoft with Modern UI, the ecosystem is it's most compelling. We found on this iPad Mini, a very wide selection of applications tablet of the inevitable Angry Birds passing by the House GarageBand application or the excellent fire Pinnacle Studio, to mention a few titles. As already mentioned, all the iPad apps are compatible with the iPad Mini, a good point. Need to update... Attention however: due to the small size of the screen with some applications some specific interface elements can become very small to manipulate what is sometimes somewhat delicate. This is particularly the case in the area search "App Store" application: difficult for example to move the cursor in this box by holding his finger pressed and seeing what you are doing both the space is reduced (found the same problem with iTunes also application).
Swift, the Tablet provides a user experience similar to what we are used on iPad. Siri is present on this Mini iPad that Apple still robs us of basic yet useful applications such as the calculator or the weather. It is true that iOS 6.0 has just enrich the clock for iPad app: do not brusquons them. Daily with this Mini iPad, we find that transitions and other effects of animation of the interface are fluid while Safari gives any satisfaction with regard to the display and rendering of Web pages. Naturally, this means no support for Adobe's Flash technology.
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keyboard here gives any satisfaction even if keys are actually less clear than what we are accustomed on the Retina screen. The possibility to split the keyboard into two takes a little more sense on this iPad Mini, each area of typing easily falling under each of your thumbs. Remains a strange feeling... a quirk of this iPad Mini that it feels like using the keyboard, simply. The screen of the iPad Mini is soft. It does not offer the same strength as that of an iPad or an iPhone and descends slightly to strike, particularly on the central part of the screen.
Who says ecosystem also said Apple limitations that we know only too: not USB port on-board, mandatory synchronization with iTunes (or via iCloud it is true), optional SD card reader, new connectivity Lightning owner inconsistent with the Park of accessories with 30 dock connector pin, or even not standard HDMI connector (accessory is available but in stock at the Lighting format yet). Not to mention the passage by a conversion step necessary to not read of MKV.
We have naturally sought to measure the performance of the Mini iPad competitive. To do this, we use identical benchmarks on each platform recalling of course that the OS is different from one tablet to the other, these measures have any indicative. Level shelves, we adopt the iPad Mini, iPad third-generation but also the iPad 2 since the features of it are identical to the new Apple tablet.We do also appear the Fire HD Amazon Kindle when we were able to download applications from bench on the Amazon App Shop, as well as turn it award-winning Asus, the Nexus 7 couple Asus TF700 / Google and Note 10.1 Samsung Galaxy.
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is the best with SunSpider! Note 10.1 Samsung Galaxy is head whereas the iPad Mini is slightly indented against the iPad 2. The third generation iPad is the fastest on the side of Apple. Facing the Nexus 7 MIni iPad proves faster while the gap with the Kindle Fire HD is even more pronounced.
Linpack evaluates various SoC power by measuring the number of operations at floating point they can run in the second. Here the iPad are the more swift and while iPad Mini to equal the third-generation iPad, the iPad 2 is the fastest. And faced with a Nexus 7, the performance gap is quite blatant.
Return on Linpack which focuses this time on our shelves performance by executing multiple threads simultaneously. The iPad are again at the top, the gap with Android being marked. Failure to draw conclusions, unlike platform with its bounds, there just as well as the iPad 2 is faster than the Mini iPad. Note that the Linpack Fire Kindle can run this test, it is therefore not present.
We are interested this time in graphics performance. Here the third generation iPad is widely in mind as the Galaxy Note 10.1 finishes second. Performance iPad 2 and iPad Mini are similar. It remains higher than the Nexus 7. GL Benchmark is not present on the Amazon store and we therefore could not run the test on Kindle FIre HD.
On the side of autonomy, the results are here expressed in minutes with our video of reference read on all platforms under identical conditions: light and sound at 50%, active Wi - Fi, Bluetooth off. The Fire HD Amazon Kindle explodes scores! As for the Mini iPad it takes more than 12 hours. Well, this is even better than the last iPad and the rest than the Nexus 7.
The iPad Mini is the result of a thoughtful approach to Apple about its Tablet features and their future uses or that it meets market demand and pressure of competition... hard to say. One thing is certain, Apple is being attacked on the Tablet market, and Android begins to seriously gain ground. The Cupertino firm had to react as the multiplication of compact formats, thought of course Nexus 7 or the Kindle Fire HD, were what interested buyers seeking lighter than a 10 tablet sizes inches or a more attractive price.
In our eyes, the iPad Mini is a real alternative to the Dell Studio 1558
10-inch tablets whose dimensions and weight sometimes hinder certain uses. This is especially true for example for reading electronic books. That can be held with one hand, the iPad Mini is now perfectly credible in the role of electronic reading. Moreover while a tablet like the iPad can be cumbersome when you travel especially in the air, the Mini iPad here also has a card to play. But of course the iPad Mini is not reduced to only uses. And if the absence of Retina display is noticeable and may Squeak a few teeth, especially facing the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD which are equipped with an HD display, it has as that all the iPad apps running natively on this new variation. An argument for Apple against Android at the price it is true control the ecosystem either through iTunes or the restrictions on the connectors including.
In terms of design and finish there of course not much to say because Apple demonstrates once more the extent of his knowledge. And faced with a Nexus 7 by Google, iPad Mini is lighter... may be too much besides! It should be noted that Apple offers new accessories for the iPad Mini declining a version Mini its SmartCover in several colours.
Is the price. Announced at 339 euros in Wi - Fi 16 GB version, the Mini iPad appears at a rate higher than a 7-inch Android tablet. More expensive, it is no doubt, but also frankly tempting in the light of the points discussed throughout this article, the finish to the application catalog, via cameras embedded, the Mini iPad has serious strengths, if one ignores including its non-Retina display. http://www.netpool24.de/blogs/posts/sonyeshttp://tongan.mee.nu/http://tonyhot.blogshells.com/http://ailang.blogbaker.com/http://discountbattery.blogs.lindependant.com/
The iPad 4 changing only very few components compared to its predecessor, we invite you to read or reread our test of the iPad 3 or iPad New, published in March last updated in October 2012 to the end of the exit iOS 6. Indeed, apart from rendering the screen, autonomy and power of the dell xps m1330
tablet, a few points are likely to vary between the two models.
Replacing the iPad 3 (or iPad New), iPad 4 (or iPad with a Retina display, as Apple calls) inducted in the tablets of the firm renewal system machines from traditional computing. As a new MacBook Pro laptop computer, the iPad 4 changes compared to the iPad 3 by increasing its power and changing its connectivity.
So do we keep the same aluminum shell, the same 9.7-inch Retina display with IPS technology definition of 2048 x 1536 pixels as the iPad 3, but the processor A5X gives way to the chip A6X which Apple doubles as the performance of its predecessor. The 30-pin connector also goes hand port Lightning, as the iPad Mini and iPhone 5.
The iPad 4 adopts the same camera back that the iPad 3, a 5-megapixel sensor with 1080p video capture. For the webcam, Apple is now moving to the 1.3-megapixel sensor, just stick to the arrival of FaceTime HD.
The operating system of this tablet is iOS 6.
The Apple iPad tablet 4 is sold from 509 euros 16GB Dual Carrier 3G versions are also planned for availability in November 2012 and to 100 euros more expensive prices for each storage capacity.
The design is identical to the iPad 3, with a hull made of aluminum, thickness as content as possible (9.4 mm) and density of the object which gives it a solid look.
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handling of a product of 4:3 is always nice, especially for reading text (thank you definition Retina). The only change between the iPad and the iPad in March of November, physically, is the replacement of the 30-pin connector port by Lightning. Very small, close to the form of a micro-USB port, this connector can be connected in both directions. If the Lightning can take effect on an iPhone or an iPad Mini, we can not imagine today how a product of more than 630 grams, and especially the plug can fit on an accessory such as a dock, iPad with balance. To see ...
Note that the iPad does not heat nearly four more than in the heat that was able to generate its predecessor, even for part of a frantic game very greedy.
Today, the screen of the iPad 3 (or iPad New) remains a reference for us. Hyper colors faithful enough contrast and high pixel density display make the most efficient market shelves. This new iPad 4, launched on November 2, it is up to the (recent) predecessor side screen? Not really ...
Attention, no sudden drop display quality, but our results in the probe are just a little worse. Recall that the iPad is equipped with a 4 IPS Retina, which offers a definition of 2048 x 1536 pixels, a pixel density of 263 ppi.
The average contrast is doing well at 853:1, 930:1 against the iPad 3. This is a good result, but still far from what tablets can offer Acer Iconia Tab A510 or Transformer Pad TF700 Infinity, also in IPS and over 1000:1 contrast medium. The maximum brightness 344 cd/m2 reached, which is equivalent to the iPad 3. The tablet is light enough to ensure a correct reading content in most environments, indoors or outdoors, but the sun can quickly calm your Studio 1558
Side of colors that still plays iPad in the big leagues, but once again makes a copy a bit worse than its predecessor. With an average delta E of 3.7, against 2.2 on iPad 3, slate 4th generation Apple is still a fairly accurate display. Recall that the delta E quantifies the difference between the colors as they should be displayed and the screen colors in question and a very good color fidelity is below 3.
This slight stall iPad 4 is in fact due to blue, which is far from being true, while all other tones are almost perfect. The camera remains still one of the best slates to display all kinds of content (eg photos) with a faithful rendering.
The persistence time remains in good average and iPad IPS panels, with 20 ms. The thinness of the display of the iPad 4, iPad 3 as its predecessor,Dell Studio 1737
benefits greatly from the definition of 2048 x 1536 pixels. Reading on iBooks, mailbox and especially web surfing is always a pleasure. In iOS, the difference between an iPad 2 and this new tablet is still amazing and it was very difficult to return to a lower image definition.
And if the iPad 4 provides more clarity in the text than its competitors Android called "Full HD" (1920 x 1200 actually) that are the Transformer Pad TF700 Infinity Asus and Acer Iconia Tab A700, Apple's flagship tablet is in the Nexus 10, an opposition to its height.
Indeed, the 10.1-inch tablet produced by Samsung Google displays a definition of 2560 x 1600 pixels, a density of 298 ppi.
Find all the details of iOS 6 for iPad tablets on the complete test of the iPad 3.
Difficult to realize, at first glance, the contribution of the new chip A6X on the management of the OS. Very soon, however, we note launches applications faster, a transition from one app to another with less latency and less neurasthenic loads of games requiring the resource.
The set is still fluid, and for information, the raw results of this processor benchmarks A6X (GL Benchmark, SunSpider, Browsermark, Quadrant ...) confirm the brutal force of this chip.
Find all the details of managing multimedia product on the complete test of the iPad 3.
Nothing changes here, but everything is a little faster. Web browsing is always a pleasure and iOS 6 further improves the experience on Safari. The Retina display displays pages with great finesse and could very well do without the zoom, both in portrait and landscape.
The most interesting part of the angle of the multimedia iPad 4 is the application that will be made in the (near) future of processor power.
We had the opportunity to see and ask your thumbs on the new album Real Racing machine optimized for mobile Apple and we never felt the sensation as manipulating a home console in the palm of our hands. This first demonstration of power should be available in December.
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power of the machine, the company claims to still hold the energy expenditure side impact with his usual self-10am. In practice, the iPad 4 is actually a fork of autonomy ranging between 9.30 and 10.30 and either video playback or mixed use (mail, gaming, web ...)
Of course, as the iPad 3, the resource-intensive games encumber more autonomy of the tablet. Energy snacking seems less important here, probably due to a better integration of components and power control.
The charging time of the iPad 4 is identical to that of its predecessor, namely a bit more than 3 hours to fully charge the slate.
As we know, HTC 2011 after a year with a bang, is undergoing a year 2012 more than complicated. One line has struggled to win early in the year against the behemoth representing Samsung Galaxy S3 and the recent renewal of One X with X + (XL and arrival in France connectivity Dual Carrier ) is not enough to change the trend this year.
If the premium is lost for this year, maybe he still space on the segment just below with more affordable products and features diminished. This is the will of the manufacturer with its X HTC Desire, a little brother named desire.
Remains to be seen whether this model fulfilled its contract and offer a phone that will meet all your needs in a size 4 inches at 300 €. This is what we will try to see everything on this test with the HTC Desire X.
I - Focus on the material
HTC Desire X has a 4-inch Super LCD display with a resolution WVGA (800 x 480 pixels), a dual-core processor Qualcomm MSM8225 S4 clocked at 1 GHz, a graphics chip Adreno 203, accompanied 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. Everything is in a terminal measuring 118.5 mm width 62.3 mm height and 9.3 mm thick and weighs 112 grams.
Those are the main characteristics of the terminal. The features are useful, but the most important thing is especially the impression he gives. Start with the screen size. Who am accustomed to phones reasonable size - I totally missed the race bigger thumb - I am very happy with the format of the Desire X. The screen is surrounded by a gray material that wants to be metal (but it is not), while the rest is made of the plastic white or black. Shell that is easily removed, even if it was a bit like that could break when trying to remove it. On a plastic mat, soft to the touch, it will withstand a hectic although normal. After some time using it, it is like the first day, without a trace or scratch.
Note that the various camera buttons (ON / OFF and volume up on the right side) are integrated into the shell removed. This is not very happy and it was sometimes hard to find the buttons because they do not stand out enough. Also note the microUSB jack is present on the left side of the hull and takes place in a round. The microUSB is not necessarily the easiest to handle, I'm not sure this helps rounded to plug and unplug cables. It would almost regret that there is not something similar to Lightning connector that is easier to use in terms of connections / disconnections.
To complete our tour of the property, there is a port 3.5mm jack located at the top of the phone next to the ON / OFF button which benefits like all HTC devices and software to improve sound Beats Audio (which will be discussed in the party software). On the back of the phone, found the sensor 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and BSI sensor that records video in WVGA. We finally have a speaker and a microphone. Note that the photo sensor is surrounded by a material different from the rest of the back of the phone. On the white model, this space is gray with a blue outline, while the black is also black. On white (model I tested), I find this rather ugly design element, which is not the case at all on the black model.
The form factor of this phone is very nice in hand and even if you feel that the materials used are less processed than on the high end, it's still very good and this phone will make you proud to show off, because its appearance does not very cheap unlike other phones.
II - Focus on software
Now to the software that HTC Desire X. Like all models of the Taiwanese manufacturer, this phone comes with HTC Sense, the software layer that adds to Android and you can not have the same experience from other manufacturers. This layer has been commented on at length and it was a bit all the feelings, some adoring, others are not quite fans. I am rather out of the latter category so I stop there on my opinion. If you've ever seen a smarphone on HTC Android Desire X not disturb you in any way. Whether widgets, menus or settings, we find the dough HTC. Note that in this HTC Sense, there are also Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The phone is also available with the software delivered automatically to enrich the features available on the phone without necessarily having to go through the Google Play Store. Among these programs include an application example FM radio, the presence of Dropbox (and 25 Gp offered). In fact, the phone is really good when you get filled with applications not necessarily always useful but can provide interesting features like 7 Digital is an online music that also allows you to sync and listen to music Facebook is installed natively as Friend Feed which brings together all your social networks in one application and Polaris Office which mimics the functionality of Microsoft Office Mobile. Honestly, apart from the 25 Gig Dropbox and the rest is not really that useful for most people.
It also has the Beats Audio technology we talked about in the hardware but also benefits from a software processing to enhance the sound and music. I never really tested the technology Beats by Desire X and I really was more than satisfied by the changes. When I wanted to listen to music (rather a style Dance, Electro, Pop), I immediately felt the effects with a much more profound and much better music transcribed. The difference is palpable and it really is a real plus. After that, everything depends on the type of music you listen to.
If you listen to music rather like me, you will love immediately. For others, it may not be worth having Beats for French song. Whatever, you can easily disable the technology as soon as you listen to music and you have your headphones, you can disable it from the Notifications panel. Note that I have not tested very long music with headphones provided by HTC, preferring to opt for my intraoriculaires. My opinion on the headphones is rather small but I have not been particular criticism to make against them in the short time that I have had in my ears. They are largely satisfactory for the common man but clearly ridiculous for aficionados.
Speak quickly telephony function that persists to exist on our dear combined (but for how long?). Formulate any particular criticism is that if it has happened to me repeatedly tap the screen during a call even though it is supposed to turn off to prevent this problem. I do not understand where it came from and maybe it was my ear that had the problem, it is always that it can happen.
I also have reservations about the keyboard. I find it really small. Who had iPhones for a few years, I have never had to complain overmuch shells slipping into my sentences, my finger deceiving key and typing the next word recognition distorting or simply modifying letters.
Desire on the X, I did a lot more mistakes. This was the case at the beginning, that is to say when you have not used the keyboard and the software has not had time to record the words that are used but c ' as was the case in the end. My feeling is that it comes from the keyboard itself was thought to range One manufacturer with smartphones that have larger diagonal. Adapting HTC Sense on a smaller screen, the keyboard certainly suffer from a diet without too many changes, with the result being less ergonomic.
III - Performance and autonomy
Now that we've toured the phone from the point of view hardware and software, it should go to a review of the product as a whole.
Enough suspense and proceed directly to the general opinion: this phone is largely the road and you meet in most of the tasks you will perform. The processor is not the most upscale Qualcomm but it is very suitable for this phone, its features and its price. Of course, if you are applying too much, it is expected that it tells you to stop for a while but there is really nothing prohibitive. Listen to music, browse the Internet, use the phone while it is fluid.
However, I noticed some slowdowns in certain actions when I asked him perhaps more than normal. There is nothing really problematic and it is certainly not as swift processor than on high-end phones, but the Desire X is not at the same rate. A lower rate with is necessarily greater constraints, the lack of fluidity in situations of high stress is one that is not a problem and in any case not reserved for this phone in this segment.
As you can see in our comparison with different models in the same range as the HTC Desire X, it is high in the fork without being the best in class. If we put aside the Huawei Ascend P1 which is a bit more upscale model HTC stands up very well.
So much for the performance and now turn to a data related to the following: autonomy.
I had a scare at the beginning when I saw the autonomy down visibly. Fortunately, it was only a matter of calibrating the battery and excitement to receiving a new phone anywhere they tested everything, lots of software are installed and toured all functions.
After this period of a few days, the phone had the time to calibrate the battery and started to offer its full capacity to last a day. I have never had a problem since to take a day at a reasonable use games or internet in the subway, push all day with applications that run and emails coming, and occasionally exchanged a few sms calls.
Sometimes when I have not changed much, I even managed to keep for 2 days and still have the battery in the evening when I got home. The battery is in the middle of what is today, there are no hidden wolf.
IV - Photos and Videos
With its 5 megapixel sensor auto-focus, LED flash and BSI sensor that records video in WVGA, HTC Desire X is not a high-end photography and will clearly not a substitute for a compact. At the same time, there is little that the sensor of Nokia Lumia 920 which can really allow comparison with a compact sensors or even today for laptops have really improved in quality.
The photo sensor of Desire X will cheerfully sustain you when you need an extra sensor that either photo or video. It will not make you forgetting the camera that you could take instead.
The design and form factor
The price (300 euros - note especially true before the presentation of the Nexus 4)
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We do not like
Materials surrounding the photo sensor back on the white model
Unwanted clicks during telephone conversations
With a reasonable price and features that are interesting without being last youth, X HTC Desire is a phone that will suit many people.
Admittedly, this is not a high-end do not expect a phone that will withstand the most extreme situations, it is very pleasant to use. You will not be disappointed by taking as long as the photo, video and run the application to run heavier are not a sine qua non.
HTC Desire gets to be the mid-range phone that will meet the demand of people who want a smartphone without necessarily breaking the bank with a phone twice as much. It will stand up to the widely phones that are in price around 300 euros (of course, that was before the announcement of the Nexus 4).
HTC Desire X is a very good phone, this is not the best but its design is more convincing. If small criticism we can find him (keyboard clicks on appeal) are not prohibitive, we recommend it. If, however, these elements you are very important, this phone may not be for you.
After that, choose between this phone and a Nexus 4, it is undeniable that the Nexus is far above. It was not until 2013 that the line manufacturers recognize this new paradigm, the market is still a bit in shock and expectant face to the announcement of Google that puts the high-end mid-range prices.
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