If you want to buy a smart phone, ask your friends, may recommend more than half of the Android system will tell you, because in addition to Android is now the hottest smart phone systems in the world outside, Android is one of the diversity of models one. Whether you much or how little, you can always find your budget and meet the needs of the Android style, as opposed to only a few so an iPhone, a lot of elasticity. Android smart phone market is no
shortage of variety of models, which the vendor is also a big challenge, because they want to make their product different from others, in a highly competitive market in order to survive, but small series today introduced this Acer Iconia Smart S300 (below referred to as S300) is also true style. It is not the same as with other Android phones is that the 4.8-inch 21:10 wide screen, making it the largest mobile phone features, and although it does not use dual-core processor, but there are a 1GHz clock, be in the high-end specifications, 14,800 out of the price, it seems not too much. Xiao Bian will then take a look from the hardware and software side, S300, what difference. ▲ Firstly, Acer S300 sent to us is a complete non-commercial version of the package opened, so the first while to one out of the box Hello. ▲ unwrap, open the lid, you can see the phone lying quietly inside. ▲ box with several simple documentation. ▲ boxed S300 also comes with a special protector. In fact, the factory state, the phone’s screen has posted a protector, also posted a nice, basically you can not paste it to tear this up. ▲ Acer most recent cell phone holster comes in the package, S300 is no exception. ▲ The leather surface, there is little hair texturing, very nice. ▲ quite fit into the mobile equipment. Leather bottom with a hole, so take out the phone when the phone and launch it from the bottom like. ▲ Other accessories include: a slim USB charger, micro USB cable, 3.5 mm handsfree headsets ears, and a 1500 mAh lithium battery. ▲ The charger quite thin, portability is very good. Wide screen, a larger field of vision using a 4.8-inch S300 positive 21:10 ratio wide capacitive touch screen, resolution 1024 x 480 pixels, supports up to four multi-touch points; and it is because the use of ultra- wide-screen design, so the entire phone for a long, horizontal look at the benefits of a web page or a movie quite enjoyable; beneficial to have disadvantages, however, so long in the body it becomes less easy to bring the above, if you like to wear low- waist jeans, then it may be stuffed into your pocket, but also exposed a head out. In addition, the long hand of the screen in a single operation it has become relatively harder. Because the screen longer, thumb operated space becomes larger, leading to sometimes need to “Joe” about the location of mobile phones, thumb to touch-screen controls; Another point is that Android bottom of the screen touch button more rigid physical function keys , buttons too small, then following up too, so not very easy to operate, but little benefit is less likely to inadvertently. ▲ 4.8-inch wide screen, wide field of vision. ▲ Supports up to four touch points. ▲ holding in your hand, you can feel the large-size mobile phone. ▲ Xiaobian hand and brought it to the iPhone 4 with HTC ChaCha for a size comparison, S300 significantly higher than a mile. ▲ bottom of the screen with Android four kings key design using physical buttons, touch a little bit hard. ▲ top of the screen has a 2.0 megapixel video camera, in addition to IP video call can be used for other than self-timer can also be used. US-back design turn to look at the back of the phone, S300 phone as Acer recently, especially in the back were some of the design. The S300 is listed in Taiwan graphite black style, the back has a large metal case, and the use of extinction matte manner; metal chassis will have a close look at a section of the curve marking, looks quite the texture comes in . Although small series do not know why Taiwan does not launch when you see the silver originally published models, but the Graphite is also good, but if you have oily skin like me, then stained the hands of oil a case is still very easy to see that the. ▲ phone both front and back, are very low-key black graphite. ▲ matte black metal housing, chrome plated top with silver Acer logo as decoration; case there are thin curve Etched. ▲ battery cover at the bottom, a good split, but not easy to install on. ▲ To remove the battery, just like the diagram, with fingers the battery retainer outward … ▲ can be out of battery. ▲ SIM card and microSD memory card slot is under pressure in the battery, do not remove the batteries can not be replaced, so I want to hot swap the memory card is not possible. Also to mention, S300 8GB of memory built-in analog phone into the memory card will be called “sdcard”, additional microSD in the phone is “external_sd”. ▲ top is the power button with 3.5 mm Headset interface. ▲ left with HDMI and micro USB terminal. ▲ right side are the volume keys and the shutter button. 8MP camera S300 camera specification, including supporting 800 megapixel shot, and add LED flash and autofocus; side support 720p video recording. On the software side, the camera can support touch-focus, face detection focus, smile shot, panoramic shot, also supports a variety of scene modes. ▲ Although the design of the camera lens a little prominent, but the magnitude is not large, the lens on the desktop, or may be scratched, be careful when using it. ▲ S300 camera interface. ▲ support maximum 3264 x 2448 pixel capture flash has red-eye removal feature ▲ ▲ maximum support 720p video white balance settings ▲ ▲ variety of scene modes built- tone photos ▲ ▲ support geo-tagging support for anti-shake ▲ ▲ ISO can only support up to 200, is odd. Photos appreciation Acer UI S300 On the software side, using the Android 2.3.3 system and Acer UI 4.2 interface, with the previous Acer UI looks similar, but the phone support 1024 x 480 pixel resolution. In the Acer UI’s functions, it supports lock screen widget first function, the general’s Android phone, lock the screen are only one, but there are three S300 locked screen, looks like the same as the desktop, but you can also add widget, so that Even if users do not need to unlock the screen can also see the information. But not all of the widget can be placed on the Lock screen, only the Acer built of nine kinds of gadgets can be placed only, users can also customize these gadgets are in place. ▲ S300 lock screen a total of three, see above all things that are widget, including the clock, missed calls, weather, etc., so you can replace or change any arrangement. ▲ point about locking the screen after the widget, or the action to be unlocked in order to see the content. General use of the Unlocking the Acer way past the same phone, the screen can be opened. In addition, if the lock screen, press the shutter button to lock the screen will appear below the icon for the camera and video recorder, slide one of the icons you can unlock and open the function. ▲ lock screen widget that can be customized, it can transform any location. ▲ Users can customize the desktop option, a built-in dynamic wallpaper has a resolution of support S300. In the mobile phone unlock after you see is generally the Android desktop. S300 supports five desktops, of course, you can put your widget, but as usual it is the Acer phone, placed in the bottom of the screen four commonly used icon (can be replaced), sliding your finger up from this part, you can bring out the Programs list. Programs list is basically the same design with the past, using horizontal paging mode, program icons are free to change the sort, but also pulled under, open a new page is stored, it all depends on the user how to play. ▲ Built-in 5 desktop. Central Purchasing paging program ▲ ▲ can put any icon on any page in the. ▲ S300 can also customize the notification page, the page can be adjusted directly in the notice USB, wireless communications switches, but also to adjust the clock and alarm clock. ▲ S300′s interface demo video. ▲ In the input part, S300 can support many kinds of Chinese input, including phonetic, handwriting, spelling, CJ, quick Changjie, strokes and so on, click the globe icon you can switch the input method, if not used, then you can Close; In addition, it can also support Chinese voice input. ▲ In addition to QWERTY, the English input method also supports SureType keyboard or telephone keypad arrangement.Multimedia With built-in wide-screen, so the S300 supports also find many multimedia features. First, it built nemoPlayer, this new version of the S300 supports the resolution, and incorporates photos, music and video functions, in a program you can see all. ▲ NemoPlayer main screen allows three modes: photo, music and video.▲ photos available time or browse the folder, of course, but also full screen. ▲ musical show album art support, and also Internet radio with the built-in AUPEO combination, if the music to the type of case, directly to AUPEO listen to similar music. ▲ S300 can play 720p video maximum of 1024 x 480 pixel cell phone screen is already quite enough. ▲ with nemoPleyer play a 720p movie, let everyone see how fluency. Also mentioned above AUPEO just this thing, in fact, it is a internet radio app, nature is somewhat similar to last.fm, it has a “radio singers” and “heart station” mode, the singer radio, you can enter You want to hear the singer name, it will help you with the way Internet streaming, playback singer of this song with other singers like you to listen to; if you like, you can tap the playback interface, the “praise” button, This program will know your music preferences, and then try to call you like to listen to. ▲ singer singer radio can play a similar track. Another mood radio, by definition is in line with the mood of the song playing. AUPEO which has been singled out some of the feel allows users to choose, as long as the election is basically in line with the like, but it is strange song selection, because I picked the “Dance”, the result is not the first song the song Lady Gaga, but actually Chin’s is “about in the winter,” so that the whole is ironic ah Xiaobian I feel radio will broadcast in line with ▲ mood songs, but that is about how in the winter … In addition to AUPEO Internet radio, the phone also has a general FM radio, of course, need to plug in your headphones as an antenna to listen to. The radio has three themes available, in addition to support radio recording, if you hear familiar songs, you can also tap the following identification button, call out the MusicA to identify directly what this first song Oh. ▲ FM radio features a theme, in addition to integrated recording and identification functions. ▲ built MusicA can identify now listening to the music track, identify successful can share SocialJogger above. ▲ mobile phone also supports DLNA and Dolby Mobile, small series a try, with built-in speaker to play music, then there are open Dolby Mobile sound quality will be significantly changed for the better, but if the headphones listening to music, then a matter of opinion, I do not like feeding too much. Network applications in the network part of the S300, in addition to its support 14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA, but also built-in 802.11n wireless networking modules, it can be anywhere online. It’s the browser built-in Flash, open a Web page so you can see the Flash animation. ▲ S300 wide-screen design, with PC-like web of vision, while also supporting Flash. ▲ because the use of Android 2.3.3, so also have Wi-Fi wireless base station functions. ▲ Acer mobile phone from the past, there’s SocialJogger, which can be seen in an App Facebook, Twitter, Plurk and Flickr friends update, also a publish to these services. ▲ built-in Google Maps can also be used to full screen size. But because Acer does not provide the previous press conference that will be sent PaPaGO, so there no way to test. ▲ Built-in recorder and DocumentsToGo file browser, not editing. ▲ Built-in McAfee Wavesecure, can make backups of phone data, or remote locking and removal. ▲ also joined LumiRead book software. Performance, application compatibilityS300 of the screen resolution, although the wide field of vision, but also a little embarrassing, because not all programs are supported such a special resolution. Acer built in the phone three games: Asphalt 5, Spider-man and NOVA, as these games are specially invited Acer Gameloft for mobile optimized version, it supports 1024 x 480 native resolution; but unfortunately that these three games are all demos. Market applications in other areas, small series can not say that all applications do not support, but in order to download some of my own performance testing software, Angry Birds Seasons, ES file management, etc., are not native resolution support for S300, resulting picture will have black bars up and down the produce, so the screen is immediately affected by the range suddenly become available 4.2-inch (measured with a ruler actual small series), a 0.6-inch of space is wasted; But in fact this will not affect the application use, albeit it does not look good. ▲ S300 built-in three trial games can support 1024 x 480 resolution. ▲ Angry Birds Season not, so you will see black bars at both ends. However, the application itself has no effect. ▲ downloaded Dropbox, ES file browser, it will be black in the bottom left side. In the performance part, because it uses a Qualcomm MSM8255 1GHz processor / Adreno 220 graphics processor, the same level with the HTC Desire HD, so it’s about performance but also with DHD, Xiao Bian own use, if you open the program more The system will start a little lag, especially when the unlock screen. But because of its special screen resolution, if you want to play a custom interface on the Market, then it is likely to be a bit difficult. ▲ Super rabbit system information. ▲ Quadrant: 1819 points, Smartbench 2011:989 / 1576 points ▲ Neocore: 55.7 FPS, Super Rabbit: 2678 points ▲ Nenamark1: 36 FPS ▲ Nenamark2: 11.5 FPS Summary Xiaobian I spent a few days to play a bit this Iconia Smart Acer S300, feel emotionally complex, on the one hand it is very special, no one on the market so special Android phone screen size, the film is really quite enjoyable to take the point of view; the other hand also because it was too special, it only to go its own way, and lightweight, high compatibility of these adjectives missed. Basically, a small series that the S300 is not a bad phone, it also performance OK (certainly less than the current dual-core models), emphasizing the multimedia and Web browsing, the price is not too expensive, and give navigation software, if you do not mind the black side of the app, then it can be used normally Market application; but the screen is always double-edged sword, at the expense of portability must be, to how to choose, to see you the consumer needs.