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Posted by Agnes on 20th Nov 2014
I bought this phone back in February 2014. I have been wanting to try Japanese phone for a while and I end up getting this one in blue colour. I am not the person who will spend a lot on phone. So this is my first time getting a better phone. Did I like it? Absolutely loving it.
First, this phone is just good enough size for my small palm. 4.7" screen size. Most of the time I have no problem operating using one hand. The only time I have problem is during typing, where I have trouble reaching the corner of the keyboard. I have very short and plump fingers, so for those who have longer fingers, you should be good to go.
Next is the camera. This phone camera can really take good (but not great) pictures in low light. And the shutter speed is amazing! You literally can take pictures each time you touch the shutter button. the focus is fast when there is ambient of light. The downside is, you cannot select aperture or shutter speed, but for me it is not a big problem.
The juicy battery that it offer also a big plus. This phone claims to last for 3 days on 1 full charge. So far I have been getting about 2 days maximum, with very minimal of 10 mins phone call, 10 text messages and 20 mins online. Because I mainly use this for online surfing and social communication, it does last me a whole day (7am to 7pm) on medium to heavy usage. Usually, a day battery is not a problem.
The screen is really sensitive at times, at a point where you barely touches the screen it even sensed the touch. It does bother me sometimes. The screen uses very low power consumption. And because of that, you will sometimes see the screen flickers when there is incoming messages or call. There is also a unique design to the screen. it is scratch resistant. If you ever have been to a touched screen ATM where you see patterns of lines on the screen, this phone has it too. At first I thought I scratched my screen, but turn out to be the design of the screen.
The really downside of this is the speaker. First of all, it is too soft. Even if the volume is on full power, it is still too soft. Second is the speaker has a higher treble, almost no bass. and because of that, the microphone on this phone is also weak. For those who mainly wants this for music, do search for another phone.
Last but not least, the most important aspect of all, the customer relationship. Mr. Kazuto is fast to respond to your questions. He patiently reply, in detail, the questions asked. Sometimes he even give suggestions. In many of my online transaction, he had been the BEST so far, far better than my local online dealer. Keep up the good work.
p/s: I have dropped my phone a number of time (slipped out of my hand) and it is still working fine, with almost no damage. Dropped it from about knee high.
Posted by Frances on 18th Apr 2014
Unfortunately my previous phone broke and had terrible battery life and I figured it was a perfect time to invest in a better phone. I have had my eye on a few models for a while, and after much debate and long time of consideration, I settled on this (white color), since it fit in my budget range.
This is a beautiful and very high functioning phone! The battery life and camera quality are important to me and this phone surpassed my expectations. I get about 2-3 days on standby or minimal usage (with data or Wi-Fi still running), 15-18 hours for regular usage, or about 8 hours of heavy use before I have to charge it. Also, camera quality is beautiful & sharp, rarely any camera shaking in pics is experienced, and front-facing camera is also quite good. I have not yet tested the recording/audio feature yet, but I will update when I do.
I do have some complaints, one being the audio quality (playing music, using speakerphone) is quite terrible. It is not muffled, but the volume seems terribly low, and even putting it to your ear during calls on max volume isn't very helpful either. Also, it does get very warm during heavy usage or running an app that requires a lot of power, so it sucks the battery life much more quickly.
Another thing is that sometimes the Wi-Fi turns off randomly when the screen is off or when battery gets lower and you have to manually turn it on again several times.
It is indeed a powerful phone, quite fast! The screen is beautiful and vibrant, and I find VeilView feature to be quite cool and useful when you're sitting next to someone for example.
I love that the phone is unique and I never get tired of it. I highly recommend it! Kazuto is also very fast and responsive, I would buy from him again.
Posted by Senthil on 1st Apr 2014
I have owned a few phones from different manufacturers, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, LG etc. I have to say this definitely has the best Build quality and feels comfortable in my hands.
The FullHD IGZO Display stands out and produces natural colors, good sunlight legibility, don't have to find shade to read my text messages outdoor :-) I kinda love the Air touch feature.. can unlock the phone by hovering the hand over the pattern.. and swiping across lockscreen changes the wallpaper is a welcome addition as well.
The Camera blew me away.. I was in love with my Sony K850i Camera and Samsung Omnia HD, but this one surpasses them by a huge margin. The details in the images are crystal clear, skintones comes out as they are, HDR is excellent..
I had a moment when my friends were wondering how my phone displays brighter Camera images, they were left with their head scratching... and the Irony is that they haven't heard/seen SHARP phone before ;-)
The Only downside I would say is the speaker performance, could have been better with such a high-end spec phone.
In one sentence, I took a gamble ordering a Phone from Japan to India, and I have no regrets.. the "BEST PHONE" i have used till date...
Kazuto was patient enough in replying to all my queries and his service is one of the reason I bought this phone.
Keep up the great work Kazuto and lets hope to see a worldwide release of Japanese phones, as they have left the rest of the world behind in Mobile phone technology.
Posted by Agnes Lim on 21st Mar 2014
This phone as recommended to me by Tominaga-san, when I mentioned battery life is my major concern.
This phone is amazing. It is very responsive. So far I have not had any lagging issue with this. The camera is also up to it's quality. Even better than some entry DLSR. The flash is not it's strongest but since the lenses is CMOS, you do not need too much flash in low light condition. The size phone of the phone is just nice for me, as I have a small size palm. Battery wise, it can last you a day worth of usage on medium usage. If you are a heavy gamer, the battery might last you half a day if you keep playing games for 10 minutes each interval. If you are a light user, it can last from a day and a half to two days.
There are only two problem that I have encounter.
1. The phone heats up upon heavy usage. Means that if you are playing high speed game, you will heat up the phone. It does get uncomfortable most of the time.
2. The speaker is really not the best. it is not the weakest, but don't try to share music to your friend in any open space. Chances are you will not hear most the music. If you are constantly using the speaker, this is not the phone you should get.
Other than that, it is one of the best phone in the market.
I will do an in depth review soon. Stay tune.
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