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Samsung S3850 Corby II Mobile Phone
The S3850 Corby II is a stylish touch screen mobile phone with convenient dimensions and is a must buy for a youthful spirit. The Corby II has a 3.14 inch screen (2.6 inch was its predecessor) and is starting at a market price of 135th - € (without contract, shipping and depending on the provider). It is available in yellow or white color. The 2 MP camera even has a Smile Shot function, and 2x zoom. The Corby II also has a standard connector for headphones. Other features include even a built-in WLAN module, with the standard b, g and n support. Social networking services like Twitter and Facebook are pre-installed, but it lacks UMTS here as compared to its predecessor EDGE suffice. From all this standard, the latest Bluetooth 3.0 is also already on board. The Samsung-market applications now can be selected easily. How this successor model behaves in the practical test, shows our report.
The stylish design of the touch screen phone is simple and timeless. The Corby II can be described as hand flatterer device with its compact, round and pleasing shapes. With dimensions of 110 x 61 x 11.7 mm and weighing in at only 103 grams it sits perfectly in your hand. The surface is made of shiny plastic. Accents that appeal to the envisaged target group is for young buyers, with the colored battery cover. The TFT color display with a 7.98 cm (3.14 inches) wide screen displays, 262,144 colors at a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels is clear and sharp. The display is a clear improvement compared to the precursor. The battery compartment cover of Corby II consists of slightly textured plastic and can be opened by lifting slightly, but closed, and fits perfectly. It comes with an instruction manual, charger and a second battery compartment cover which is in black color. A headset and USB cable are not available. Since any standard headphones can be connected to the Corby II, this is yet to get over. The USB cable must be purchased.
Back of the Samsung S3850 Corby II Mobile Phone
Battery compartment cover from structured plastic
Loud - Quiet button
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Business and Data Features
General: silent mode, vibrate: Always, Never, Only in silent, except in silent mode, Incoming calls: phone ringtone; Notifications: ringtone for notifications; Comments: Audible key tone, acoustic selection screen lock sounds.
Reception and voice quality:
The Samsung Corby II achieves a great reception quality even with only a sufficient network coverage or the ability to talk and surf the net. At normal listening environment, the voice playback sounds only slightly overcast, but still natural. The voice quality of the speaker can still be described as good. At fairly high volume, it is somewhat scratchy and not as optimal speech understanding.
Battery life (with normal use):
Up to 3.5 days
Storage capabilities of Contacts:
Add Name: first name, last name, contact store: phone, SIM card, phone number to add: mobile, mobile (home), Mobile (work), telephone (home), telephone (work) Phone (Other) Video call (home), Video Call (work), Video Call (Others), Fax (Home), Fax (work), fax (Other), Car Phone, Other, Pager, DTMF, e-mail Add: Email (private), Email (work) , Email (Other); IM id add: Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ, Skype, Jabber, QQ, groups: office, family, friends, ringtone, add additional fields: address, first name second , nickname, title, suffix, name, occupation, Internet Phone (Home), Internet phone (commercial), Internet phone (More), Push to Talk, Web address (private), address (work), address (other), department, name of the assistant , number of assistants, spouses, children, birthday, anniversary, memo, groups, contacts, Favorites, Delete, Private Profile, copy contacts, send a business card via: Message, Email, Bluetooth, call friends, my accounts, settings: Used Location: Contacts View by: All phone, memory card, save new contacts in: phone, memory card, order the display name: first name last name, first name last name, your own numbers, service numbers.
View: List, Day, Month, Now, create: title, date and time: From / To, All day: on / off, event type: date, anniversary, location, participant: No, contacts, manual entry, alarm off, On time, 5 min before, 15 minutes before, 1 hour before, 1 day before 2 days before, 1 week in advance, adapt, Repeat: Off, daily, weekly, every 2 weeks, every month, every year, Memo; Settings: Calendar: custom calendars, sync calendars: add Web accounts: Exchange ActiveSync and Social Networks: Facebook, etc; Display: Month, Day, Week starts on: Saturday, Sunday, open, delete.
Built-in voice recorder (dictaphone):
Delete, Rename, Settings, Message, Email, Bluetooth:: Memory: Phone, Memory Card, Standard name:; list, record, stop, pause, cancel, send it by voice or your own text, recording time: Limit for MMS, 1 min, 2 min ., 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes, 60 minutes, 12 hours, Playback of the recording sounds minimal metallic, but understandable, still slight noise is heard in the background. In general, they can be described as useful.
Connection Type: POP3, SMTP and IMAP4. Email accounts are set in a few steps manually. It is also possible to enter multiple accounts. The downloading of e-mails works very quickly when the phone is integrated into a wireless network. With the mobile phone network, the waiting times are of course much longer (especially with larger mails with attachments), as only Edge is available and the built-in processor is not among the fastest in the country.
Selected web pages from Corby II, if integrated in a wireless netword, loads quickly. The loading time is acceptable even for larger websites. In the mobile network it takes considerably longer time. A beautiful view is presented with very elaborate side - under the basic condition of the relatively small screen. By increasing the view, the content-rich is very much detailed, or read better. Also, the selected page can be viewed in landscape mode. Bookmark or stored windows are arranged clearly and is easily accessible. Various settings are made easy.
The Samsung Corby II is now recognized as mass storage. Files may be trasnferred or moved back and forth in a very simple way. The Samsung PC gravel is used to exchange data. A USB data cable is unfortunately not included.
Protocols, social hub, Apps Samsung, chat, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Mission, My accounts, video player, dictionary, games: EDGE, Parachute Panic.
This quad-band smartphone has EDGE (n, b, g), WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. The battery lasts about 3.5 days at normal use and a smartphone with this equipment is to be praised. The calendar functions is in accordance with the standard. The Corby II has default profiles, which can be easily adjusted to our desired needs. Contacts are quickly created and existing ones can also be edited easily. A notebook and voice recorder functions are also integrated and support the Corby II in use. An email account is set in a few steps, because common accounts are pre-installed. The retrieval of the mail is quick depending on the size and attachment. It is also possible to create multiple email accounts. Web pages are displayed and easily available to the small text without difficulty. Windows or bookmarks are clearly laid out on the 3.14-inch display. To synchronize the Corby II, a USB cable is needed, which unfortunately is not included. The Samsung Corby II has many facilities such as Gmail, Google Search, Social Hub, social networking services, etc. so it certainly seems more interesting for so many users.
3.5 mm jack plug for standard headphones and USB connection
Speakers of Samsung S3850 Corby II
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2 MP camera, shooting mode: Single shot, smile, series, Panorama, brightness: 1 to 9; Resolution: 2M (1600x1200), 1.3M (1280x960), 0.3M (640x480), 0.1 M (320x240 ) Range: Self Timer: Off, 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec; White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy; metering: Matrix, Center, Spot, night mode: on / off, image quality: Very Fine , Fine, Normal, guides: on / off, Check: A, 2 seconds, Off, Shutter Sound: on / off, memory: phone, memory card, reset settings, post-processing options: Send via: Message, Email, Bluetooth, upload : Flickr, Facebook, Friendster, My Space, Photobucket, Picasa, Set as: wallpaper, caller ID, Edit: Adjust (Auto Adjust, Brightness / contrast, color), Effects: Filter (backlight always on, Black / White , blur, color enhancement, fog, Milky, moonlight, negative, color separation, sepia, solarization, stamp, style: Cartoon, stamping, light, magic pen, mirror, noise, oil painting, color, markings, Spotlight, water color, Warp Effect: bias downward bias overall picture, mouth shrunken, mouth, raised face, raised balloon head, balloon head slightly distorted lower half, the distortion center, distortion rate effect; blur; Transform: Resize: 256x192, 512x384, 768x576, 1024x768, 1280x960, 1536x1152, 1792x1344, 2048x1536, 2304x1728, 2560x1920, while turning: left, right, horizontal, vertical, picture; Add: text, clip art, important details: name, size, resolution, size, distribution, created on / around, place, media Info: name, model, date, legal extensive post-processing options for a 2 MP camera.
5 MP or more expensive smartphones with 8 MP camera are already presented in the market as a standard and have become common. So, it is obviously a severe setback to put up with a simplistic 2 MP camera in Samsung S3850 Corby II. Of course one must not make any negative points for the camera quality on the number of megapixels, but in this case we know that 2 MP are the absolute lowest. One should always be aware that you cannot live without any photographic highlights. This can be seen for example in the color reproduction. Color intensity and shape rendering must be criticized a little in low light and indoors. On the PC screen view, the pictures do not completely disappoint, but are showing inaccurate color transitions. The lag is acceptable. At dusk or / and at night it cannot achieve any results, unfortunately, as no flash was integrated. A separate shutter button is not available.
Video camera equipment:
Recording Mode: Normal, news limitation, brightness: 1 to 9; Resolution: 320x240, 176x144, settings: self-timer: Off, 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec; Resolution: 320x240, 176x144, White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Effects: Normal, Negative, Black & White, Sepia, Video Quality: Very Fine, Fine, Normal, Customize: Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness (-2 to +2); guides: on / off, audio recording: a / off, check: on / off;; reset post-processing options ; Note: delete, bluetooth, YouTube, message Send via.
Outside, in daylight the colors are still represented genuinely. Under normal lighting conditions and indoors, the colors already lose in intensity. The Corby II can adapt to different lighting conditions without loss. If right-quick or jerky movements are made, it small pixel veil can be noticed. In each other flowing movements, useful results are obtained and haze pixels are barely visible. In the darkness it cannot achieve any results as a video light is missing. Overall, the videos are best suited for sending via MMS or upload to a video portal. Viewing in Full HD TVs and high-quality PC monitors can be omitted safely.
Facilities to the built in music player:
For quick start list, forward, rewind, pause, stop, all songs, playlists, albums, artists, genres, MP3 Player: Title Send via: Message, Email, Bluetooth, Set as: ringtone, caller ringtone, message tone, looking to add to playlist, like , to the library change, music recognition, wish list, settings: Equalizer: Normal, Auto, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Dance, Classic, Live, effect: Normal, Wide, Concert Hall, Music clarity, Bass Enhancement, Externalization; Music Menu: Albums , artist, genre, composer, year, played most frequently, recently played, recently added, visualization: Type 1, 2, 3.
Sound quality of the music player:
The speaker is, like so many phones, unfortunately positioned on the back. It can easily play all the songs, but by turning over the Corby II, one can appreciate the difference in sound output. Then songs sound clearer and not so clearly attenuated. With the built-in speaker is of course not possible to create a strong and room-filling sound, but that should be clear. As part of the possibilities, sound is fairly balanced. An equalizer that is also integrated in Corby II.
Radio present yes / no, sound quality of Radio:
Speakers, headphones, scanning, recording, remove privileged channel, Switch to sounds; settings: Alternative frequency: on / off, FM radio automatically turn off: off, after 30 minutes, after 1 hour, after 2 hours, recording location: My Documents , memory card, standard name of the file: radio or his own text; Some station names are displayed. These can be stored, or by renaming the frequency it will be added. The radio recordings sound with favorable orientation of the headset which almost sounds as MP3 songs. The menu of the radio is easy to use. The selectivity depends on the design of the antenna (headset / headphones) but it is not objectionable in general. The sound is crossed only by low noise.
Memory Storage Capacity:
25 MB internal, expandable to 16 GB.
The camera of the Corby II has a separate camera key and can be operated only by touch, which has useful settings and the shutter lag is acceptable. The results of the 2 MP camera results while viewing on your PC screen is good enough which scores points. Colors look more realistic, but are weakened visibly. The results of the video images are without the pixel veil, if jerky movements are avoided. Due to the low resolution, the possible uses for the video recordings are limited. In the darkness neither it can achieve any photo nor video camera is usable, as it lacks a flash / video light and the sensor has no high light sensitivity. The menu of the media player is open to choice, having a limited equipment, that can be operated very easily. A headset is not included in the supplied accessories of Corby II but it can be used with standard headphones. The radio was not waived and sufficient seats, 6 seats favorites, simple operation and good selectivity is used by it, there is little here to criticize. The Samsung Corby II has a 25 MB internal memory and can be expanded with Micro SD memory cards up to 16 GB.
2 MP camera, unfortunately without a flash
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Handling / Menus
Depending on the application, the Corby II can be easily operated with one hand. Contact details are found quickly, edited or added, and a call can be performed easily. The display in sun or direct light can be still read fairly well. The reaction of the touch screen is fast, when the hands are dry. With wet fingers, the touch screen hesitates with its response. Situated in the new Samsung Style, design menu of Corby II was equipped with sensible menus. The Home screens facilitate three rapid access to the menu, which you can easily fill with desired applications. The 2 MP camera and MP3 player can be operated very easily. The Corby II can be expanded to 16 GB with a micro SD card. Creating your own folders and moving data is a done in simple method.
Folder view: entrance Sent, Outbox, Drafts, Chat View, designs, My folders, broadcast messages, spam folders, settings: retain copy, delete folders content Automatically delete lock, message, tone, settings for SMS, MMS, WAP: General settings Push, broadcast messages, mailbox number, SOS messages; To: Recently, contacts, groups: office, family, friends, non-allotted, subject to add Cc / Bcc, add text, elements, append: file, business card, calendar, task , Memo, page, Scheduled message sending options: Reply path: on / off, get a delivery report: on / off, keep a copy: on / off, add multimedia: video, audio, video, take picture, record sound, T9: a / from.
The Samsung Corby II, with its ease of use, is good for beginners and very suitable for people who want to use cell phone without any knowledge. The handling is completely intuitive. Running or answering a call, adding contacts, as well as the readability of the display speak for the it. The menu is typical Samsung style, and was distributed over three pages. The easy operation of the camera and the MP3 player are further plus points. The 3 home screens can be selected with shortcuts to the menu which can be self-assembled easily. Memory Cards up to 16 GB are accepted by Corby II.
The Samsung Corby 2 is well equipped mobile phone and provides state-of-teen. The operation is simple, by the compact size it is everywhere to stow and owner of a large smartphone with 4 or 4.3-inch display as a second phone is very well suited. The reliability is high, which increases the practicality as well. Thanks to wireless-n and Bluetooth 3.0, which are modern forms of communication, find their way into Corby II. Camera and display size have been changed compared to the previous phone. Voice quality and reception are very good, the factory integrated radio disappointed just as the media player. Nevertheless, the Corby did not enter first-class test result - but it is an "in-house" problem.
Samsung S3850 Corby II Mobile Phone
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