Review Of O2xda Atom Mobile

Review Of O2xda Atom Mobile



Review Of O2XDA Atom Mobile
work and huddled around to​ watch excitedly as​ the wrapping was torn off and we opened the box to​ review it!The Atom Life enters the Indian market as​ part of​ 02's new strategy to​ divide its five main product segments: performance, lifestyle, messaging, hybrids, and smartphones .​
The products in​ each segment have feature sets appropriate for their target market .​
This device fits into the lifestyle category with its good looks and multimedia capabilities .​
Speaking at​ its launch in​ Mumbai recently, 02 Asia Pacific and the Middle East CEO, Mark Billington, stated that the Atom Life is​ a​ PDA that will power the user both at​ work and play .​
We decided to​ put this claim to​ test.
Packed with Features
The 02 XDA Atom Life is​ a​ tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 phone with GPRS and EDGE capabilities .​
The built-in Wi-Fi functionality makes it​ an​ excellent device to​ check e-mail on the go .​
GPS (Global Positioning System) navigation is​ not built in, but it's possible to​ add an​ external receiver .​
The Atom Life is​ 3G capable—the front-mounted VGA camera makes video calling simplistic In-call voice reception is​ nice and dean.
The Atom Life runs on Windows Mobile 5, so mobile versions of​ Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel are included .​
These applications ens that your work won't suffer no matter where you are .​
Other preinstalled applications include 02 AutoConfig, 02 Autolnstall, 02 Connect, 02 MediaPlus .​
02 SMSPIus, and 02 PhonePlus, which make the phone economically strong .​
02 Connect offers access to​ software updates via a​ GPRS connection, while 02 MediaPlus allows you to​ access all your stored music, videos, and photos from a​ single interface .​
You can use PocketMSN to​ access your Hotmail account and chat with your contacts through MSN Messenger .​
The Internet Explorer makes browsing the web a​ breeze .​
There's also a​ mobile version of​ Windows Media Player 10 .​
And to​ round off the package, there is​ Microsoft ActiveSync to​ connect the Atom Life to​ your PC.The Atom Life is​ powered by an​ Irte XScale PXA 270 processor running at​ a​ mind-blowing 624 MHz .​
We were impressed by the capabilities of​ this processor, which was able to​ multitask and run heavy applications without am hiccups .​
It features 64 MB RAM and 1GB of​ internal flash memory .​
a​ MiniSD card slot for expanding the memory is​ located on the top of​ the phone.
Camera
The 2 megapixel camera takes decent pictures with resolutions ranging from 80x60 to​ 1600x1200 .​
An LED strobe flash and a​ self-portrait mirror are also built in.
Shaping the Masterpiece
At first glance, the Atom Life looks like any other 02 model, but look closely and you'll see a​ few subtle differences .​
The device's glossy black plastic screen is​ the in-call speaker grille, which also houses status lights—green for standby, red for charging, and blue to​ show that Bluetooth is​ switched on .​
Volume controls are on the left, and the camera and record buttons are on the right .​
Keys on the front panel include call accept and reject controls, two soft and media player shortcut keys.
The Atom Life weighs 145 grams which is​ quite light for a​ PDA .​
Its slick form makes it​ a​ true style statement.
Chinks in​ the Shining Armour
02 markets the Atom Life as​ a​ PDA that doubles up as​ a​ multimedia device .​
Even though it​ has SRS-WOW surround speakers, the volume levels could have been higher .​
The glossy black plastic finish is​ prone to​ fingerprints and smudges, and the chrome plating— especially around the stylus holder slot—wears out easily with heavy use .​
The 2.7-inch LCD screen might look good at​ first, but it​ isn't the clearest we have seen .​
Team this up with terrible viewing angles and you have real disappointment on your hands .​
The quality of​ still and video photography is​ also below average.
Verdict
The 02 Xda Atom Life is​ a​ brilliant device, and a​ great solution for all your business and multimedia needs .​
There's a​ chance that you might find it​ a​ little confusing to​ handle initially but once you get the hang of​ it, organizing your daily schedules and carrying out vital daily tasks will become very convenient .​
Also, the enhanced multimedia functions make the Atom Life a​ pleasure to​ work with .​
The elegant shape ensures that you are carrying a​ guaranteed style statement in​ your pocket .​
As the maufacturers said—the Xda Atom Life surely does power you at​ work and play!




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