3D picture quality

 

Due to a lack of test patterns and other suitable reference material, we did not perform a calibration of the Samsung UNB8000’s picture settings for 3D sources. Our observations are limited to the material noted below, observed via the default Movie mode in a dark room with a pair of the company’s SG-2100AB glasses. This is the first 3D TV we’ve had in our lab, so we will not make any comparisons to other models until we have them in-house. We used the newest firmware available at press time (identified as version 1014.0 on the company Web site, but as 001011 in the TV’s menu). Samsung has updated the firmware to affect 3D performance at least once already, and we expect more updates to come. The following are the experiences of the author, and your mileage may vary even more than with 2D evaluations. Here’s what he’s seen so far; we’ll update this evaluation when we can view more content and make more comparisons.

The Samsung UNC8000 produced a convincing 3D effect on “Monsters vs. Aliens,” the only currently available 3D Blu-ray. The made-for-3D animated children’s title conveyed a sense of depth on our 55-inch TV that was undeniable. Asteroids, leaves, blowing snow, and other prominent foreground objects often appeared to float in front of the screen, and we were routinely impressed at the depth of field we saw in some long shots. Combined with the color, detail, lack of noise and other picture quality plusses characteristic of Blu-ray, it was an impressive technology demonstration.

On the whole, we enjoyed the experience for its novelty, but if we had the choice between watching it in either 2D and 3D, we’d choose 2D. 3D on the Samsung wasn’t as immersive as we’ve seen from theatrical presentations. We place some blame the smaller screen size, but the presence of crosstalk was another distraction: it appeared as ghostly images on the edges of objects, such as the General hovering in his jetpack in Chapter 4; his legs and the struts on the pack appeared to have ghostly doubles, for example (adjusting the 3D viewpoint control wasn’t much help, as it just seemed to move the crosstalk to different objects). We also had a hard time getting used to the differences in depth, particularly along the edge of the screen; the image would pop out at times in a way that was unnatural and jarring. We also felt queasiness after viewing sometimes, again, something we didn’t feel in the theater.

Conversion from 2D to 3D worked better than we expected, but still not very well, especially compared with the 3D Blu-ray. Snipes, channel logos and onscreen menus gave the strongest impression of depth, followed by the foreground in the bottom part of the screen. The most enjoyable content maintained a steady camera with little movement, and still images or shots of photos in documentaries seemed to work well. Quick cuts, on the other hand, became jarring quickly, and when we cranked up the Depth control we actually experienced mild vertigo. The entire image at times seemed to be plastered on an undulating canvas, randomly closer in some parts and farther away in others. In total, we again preferred to leave the glasses and 2D conversion turned off, although some viewers might like it.

2D picture quality

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The Samsung UNC8000 is a very good performer overall–just not as capable as Samsung’s previous LCD flagships. Its “precision dimming” technology seems to improve black level performance, albeit not to the same plane as the better, full-array local-dimming LCDs (or plasmas). Color accuracy was generally good, minus some bluish blacks; uniformity was a weak point and video processing has a few issues we didn’t see in the company’s other high-end TVs.

Setting up the UNC8000 for optimal picture quality required taking full advantage of the extensive user-menu controls. First off, its best default setting, Movie mode, exhibited a bluer grayscale than we’ve seen on other Samsung TVs, and our standard gamma measurement was quite high, especially in the middle of the scale. Samsung’s rep advised us to choose our gamma setting based on measurements made with a full raster (as opposed to windows), and by that measure default gamma was quite smooth and close to the 2.2 ideal; in either case we ended up using the “0″ gamma preset for our calibration.

Once we got things dialed in, the results were much better than default Movie. We ended up with a very smooth grayscale with the exception of the extreme high and low ends, which became a bit green and very blue, respectively. Samsung’s new 10-point system, though not as good as LG’s, yielded a big improvement in grayscale linearity over the old gain/offset system. As for gamma, we measured an inaccurate (and non-linear) 2.49 with windows and a more accurate and much more linear 2.25 with full raster.

For our 2D comparison and image quality tests we used the models below and watched “Star Trek” on Blu-ray. See below for 3D performance evaluation.

Comparison models (details )
Samsung UN55B8500 55-inch full array local-dimming LED
LG 47LH8500 47-inch full array local-dimming LED
Vizio VF552XVT 55-inch full array local-dimming LED
LG 47LE5500 47-inch edge-lit local-dimming LED
Samsung UN46B7000 46-inch edge-lit LED
Sony KDL-52NX800 52-inch edge-lit LED
Pioneer PRO-111FD (reference ) 50-inch plasma

Black level

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The shade of black the Samsung C8000 could produce surpassed that of most other edge-lit LED-based displays we’ve tested, such as the Samsung B7000, the LG LH5500, and the Sony NX800 in this lineup, but couldn’t compete with the full-array local-dimming models or the Kuro plasma. In dark scenes, such as the star fields and the Romulan ship at the beginning of Chapter 4, or the shadowy classroom on Vulcan in Chapter 2, blacks appeared relatively deep for an LCD, but without that inky, lightless quality seen on the better sets in our dark room. The differences became less apparent in brighter scenes, as usual, but the UNC8000 still trailed those sets.

In the UNC8000’s favor, it didn’t lose much contrast in difficult mixed scenes, such as star fields. The pinpoints of light remained relatively bright compared with what we saw on the full-array, local-dimming sets. Of course, we still much preferred the look of those full-array dimmers overall; in our dark room, their deep blacks were much more pleasing, despite some dimness in highlights.

We did notice some fluctuation in the brightness of the letterbox bars, which became brighter or darker according to the brightness of the overall scene more noticeably than local-dimming models, cutting down on the UNC8000’s perceived contrast ratio. Otherwise, blooming and stray illumination related to dimming (as opposed to uniformity issues; see below) were rare. In Chapter 3, the UNC8000 didn’t introduce the faint halo of light around the car driving across the fields, for example–something we saw on the LH8500. Halos were also absent from our PS3’s white-on-black text and icons. Samsung has handled the paradox of dimming from an edge array better than LG did on the LG LH5500 we saw with its obvious “blocks” of illumination.

Shadow detail was solid, although shadowy areas looked more realistic on the two 8500 sets and the Pioneer thanks to their deeper black levels. We also appreciated that the backlight didn’t switch off abruptly in extended fades to black, such as the opening titles at the end of Chapter 1.

Color accuracy

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The UNC8000 fared well overall in this category, aside from the very darkest areas. In delicate mid-bright areas, like the face of Kirk’s mom during the escape in Chapter 1, for example, the solid grayscale contributed to a realistic, lifelike palette with much of the accuracy we saw in our reference, if not the same level of saturation. Primary and secondary colors were close to spec and well-balanced, creating the lush greens and cyan we saw in the fields and sky of Iowa.

In dark areas, the Samsung again fell short of the local-dimming sets, reproducing black and near-black with a decidedly bluish discoloration. Again, the letterbox bars showed this flaw most clearly, but it was also visible in the shadows and space between stars, for example. In its favor, the UNC8000 controlled the blue tinge better than the other edge-lit models, but this was still the biggest color-related flaw in our view.

Video processing

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Samsung’s Auto Motion Plus dejudder controls are the same as the ones we liked so much last year, but they behaved worse with 1080p/24 sources. There are three presets–Clear, Standard, and Smooth–that provide different levels of dejudder (smoothing) effect, as well as a fourth Custom setting that allows you to dial in Judder Reduction and Blur Reduction independently. Despite all these settings, we couldn’t find one that handled the film cadence of 1080p/24 as well as we expect.

We compared the C8000 to the B8500 in the same settings (Judder Reduction: 0; Blur Reduction: 10) on our favorite test material for film cadence, the helicopter flyover of the Intrepid from “I Am Legend.” On the C8000 the shot looked smoother, with less film judder. We did see some judder, and certainly more than the higher Judder Reduction settings, but no changes we made could approach the true, smoothing-free look of film seen on the B8500 and the other displays in our comparison.

Turning dejudder Off or to the Clear preset actually introduced the stuttering cadence of 2:3 pulldown, while LED Motion Plus (see below) had no effect we could discern. In the end we thought Custom 0 and 10 still looked best, but we’re disappointed with the inability to remove all smoothing from the process (at least as far as we can tell). We’ll update this section if Samsung issues a firmware update to fix this issue or tells us what combination of settings is required to accurately handle 1080p/24 properly.

When we voluntarily engaged dejudder we didn’t see much difference between the B8500 from last year and the C8000; both created more artifacts–like the occasional stutter or halo around fast-moving objects against a complex background, such as Kirk’s cycle at the spaceport or the hull of the starship passing in front of the camera in Chapter 1–the higher the smoothness was set. Comparing the Standard mode on the Samsungs with the same mode on the Sony, along with Low on the LGs and Vizio, we saw fewer such artifacts on the Sony and tended to prefer its somewhat less-smooth image. Of course, with the Samsung you don’t have to stick to a preset like Standard.

Motion resolution on the UNB8000 is even more complex than usual thanks to the unusual LED Motion Plus setting, which controls how the TV implements black-frame insertion. Engaging it improves motion resolution from between 900-1,000 lines to at most the maximum 1,200 lines on our test pattern, but different settings affect different areas of the screen. In Ticker, the bottom and top of the screen register 1,200 lines while the middle falls to between 800-900; in Cinema, the middle registers 1,200 whereas the top and bottom fall off slightly; and in Normal, the whole screen appears to be about 1080 lines (these numbers are quite approximate).

In the end, we left the LED Motion Plus feature turned Off for our calibration since it had no other positive impact we could discern. We don’t expect any but the most blur-sensitive viewers to notice the difference between Off and the other settings, especially if Auto Motion Plus is engaged (turning AMP off made motion resolution fall to between 300-400 lines). Speaking of blur, as usual we had a difficult time noticing differences in motion resolution in any normal program material, as opposed to test patterns.

Test patterns also revealed that the UNC8000 failed to de-interlace film-based 1080i sources as well as most other displays; there was brief interference in the highest-frequency parts of our test pattern in the most favorable Auto 1 film setting–something we didn’t see on the B8500, for example. Again, we couldn’t find evidence of this failure in normal program material.

In a press conference almost as packed with product announcements as it was filled with weary members of the press, Samsung took the cover off of dozens products, including super-slim LED TVs, new e-book readers and capped it with content partnerships with DreamWorks, Technicolor and Google.
Garnering applause at the press conference was the LED 9000, an HDTV as thin as a pencil, but includes a 3D processor, a 240MHz refresh rate and a remote control with its own live TV display.

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David Steel, senior vice president of strategic marketing for Samsung Electronics America Inc., said the company, which has evolved into the mobile phone market leader in the U.S. in addition to its lead in the Internet-connect LED TV market, was poised to release a steady stream of cutting-edge products in 2010. He said the recovery of the consumer electronics market is well underway, “and will be led by innovators like ourselves.”

For example, in announcing a new Samsung Apps Store for its Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and other devices Samsung opened its large screens to software developers used to fitting their work to tiny cell phone displays. Content providers already include AccuWeather, The Associated Press, Blockbuster, Netflix, Picasa, Pandora, and Vudu.

Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, said Samsung Apps would be an open platform. “If you thought it was fun developing an app for a three-inch phone screen…,” said Baxter as he teased the audience with a long pause before going on to talk about how much more fun it would be to create an app for a 55-inch display.

3D Home Theater Gear…and e-Book Readers

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Baxter said Samsung would be ready in 2010 with “a complete 3D ecosystem,” including a 3D-capable HDTV, a 3D-enhanced home theater system, a 3D Blu-ray player, active shutter 3D glasses and 3D content.

Speaking of content, Samsung announced that had formed a “global strategic partnership” with DreamWorks Animation, producers of such features as “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and Technicolor, a pioneer in bringing color to the movie industry in to work together to develop a complete home 3D packages including

Even Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO at DreamWorks, and Frederic Rose, CEO and chairman of Technicolor were present to announce the agreement. “I stand here and look at this [Samsung] television and it’s genuinely a piece of art,” said Katzenberg, who noted that of 160 major films released in 2009, only ten were 3D movies, but four of them were among the top-performers of the year.

In announcing its new six-inch E6 ($399) and 10-inch E101 ($699) e-book readers, Samsung announced that it had reached a content agreement that would the million-plus books available via Google Books available to Samsung e-book readers. The units will allow user to write and share content as well as read it.
“We believe that this trifecta makes our devices unique,” said Doug Albregts, vice president of Samsung’s information technology division. The units allow users to annotate content with handwriting, offers an on-screen QWERTY keyboard and offer both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

The company released a raft of digital camera, camcorder, monitor, projector, mobile phone and other announcements, including the upcoming Washington D.C. test of a TV-enabled mobile phone. The new IceTouch MP3 player will feature a transparent OLED display that lets you control it from the back of the screen, thus never obscuring your view of the screen.

“Expect to see a steady stream of connected products from us,” said Baxter.

Nokia launches two feature-packed, affordable smartphones, bringing the latest smartphone functionality at attractive price points and including market-leading innovation with Symbian Belle.

The Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 extend the range of available designs, features and functionality in the Nokia Symbian smartphone range.

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Symbian Belle powers both devices, with single-tap NFC technology sharing and pairing, the most personal user interface so far and a more powerful mobile Web browsing experience.

As well as allowing content to be shared between devices, NFC capabilities allow any of the two new smartphones to pair with NFC-enabled mobile accessories such as speakers or Bluetooth headphones and headsets.

To extend the range of available NFC-enabled accessories, Nokia is also announcing the launch of the Nokia Essence Bluetooth Stereo Headset, which can be paired with any NFC-enabled smartphone simply by tapping the two devices together.

While both smartphones contain recognizable Nokia features, they each represent a very distinct set of priorities to allow users to choose what matters most in a smartphone.

The most compact touch screen monoblock smartphone in the world (Nokia 700) and a sleek and stylish smartphone with the world’s brightest mobile display for indoor or outdoor use (Nokia 701), all bring firsts to the Nokia product portfolio.

“After bringing exciting new features to the Symbian user experience only two months ago with Symbian Anna, we are now driving the platform even further with our most competitive Symbian user experience ever,” said Ilari Nurmi, Vice President at Nokia.

“Symbian Belle and the two new handsets we are launching today show our commitment to continue delivering Symbian products that allow people to choose what is most important to them in terms of user experience, design, functionality and price. These will not be last products or updates we will deliver on Symbian.”

“With the announcement today Nokia has made it clear that Symbian will continue to play an important role in its product portfolio along side Windows Phone 7,” said Nick McQuire IDC.

“There is a sense of urgency in the way improvements and innovation are being delivered to the platform that demonstrates how committed Nokia is to make Symbian products a affordable smartphone choice.”

At only 50 cubic centimetres, weighing 96gm and at 110 x 50.7 x 9.7 mm, the Nokia 700 not only becomes Nokia’s most compact smartphone in the Symbian range, it is the most compact touch monoblock smartphone in the world. What it lacks in size it makes up for in functionality, with single-tap NFC sharing and pairing capabilities, a 1Ghz processor, 3.2 inch AMOLED screen ClearBlack display, 2GB of internal memory (with the option of using a 32GB microSD card for a total of 34GB), HD video capture and 5MP full focus camera with LED flash. The Nokia 700 is also Nokia’s most eco-friendly smartphone. With a long battery life, extensive use of eco-friendly materials and features to minimize battery consumption, it is the perfect smartphone for any environmentally-conscious smartphone user.

The Nokia 701 is a sleek, slim smartphone incorporating the world’s brightest ever mobile phone display, based on a 3.5 inch ClearBlack display that makes it perfect for indoor and outdoor use. It also has active noise cancellation for the clearest sound quality and, like the other new smartphones, provides single-tap NFC pairing and sharing capabilities, allowing content to be shared and sound to be streamed wirelessly to headphones and NFC-enabled speakers.

Based on the popular Nokia C7 design, the Nokia 701 smartphone also has a 1GHz processor, 8MP full focus camera with dual LED flash and 2 X digital zoom, 2nd front-facing camera and HD video capture. It comes with 8GB internal memory and the possibility to increase to 40GB by installing a 32GB microSD card.

Symbian Belle is the latest in a series of planned software updates to the Symbian platform, which started with Symbian Anna and will continue into 2012. Symbian Belle increases the number of home screens from three to six providing more room to display applications and services. Live widgets, now come in five different sizes, making the home screens come alive and giving users more flexibility to personalize the user experience. It also includes a pull down menu and taskbar to access notifications from any of the home screens and further enhancements to the Web browsing experience. All in all, Symbian Belle provides Nokia’s most competitive, seamless and intuitive Symbian experience so far.

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One of Symbian Belle’s most exciting features is the single-tap NFC sharing and pairing capability. This allows contacts, videos and images to be shared with other NFC-enabled devices and smartphones, as well as pairing with NFC-enabled mobile accessoriessuch as speakers and headsets. Gaming fans also benefit from the NFC capabilities of the new handsets with the ability to unlock additional levels in Angry Birds or find a hidden blade in Fruit Ninja just by touching two NFC-enabled devices together. On the Nokia 701 smartphone, which comes preloaded with Asphalt 5, two friends can even pair to compete on the same racetrack.

The new Nokia Essence Bluetooth Stereo Headset uses special active noise cancellation technology to eliminate an unprecedented 99.8% of background noise – delivering pure, high-fidelity sound no matter how noisy the surroundings for people who don’t want to sacrifice audio quality when going wireless. Using NFC technology, the Bluetooth headset can be paired with any NFC-enabled smartphone simply by tapping the two devices together.

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The Siemens SF65 mobile phone features a clamshell design that combines the best aspects of digital photography and mobile communication in one striking device.

Rather than opt for the taditional Siemens candybar style such as the Siemens S65, Siemens mobile have chosen to make the Sieme  ns SF65 a clamshell handset – complete with a swiveling screen, digital zoom and integrated LED flash.

The swivel action screen of the Siemens SF65 harbours a 16-bit internal colour display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. This solution enables a full 180 degree rotation of the upper half of the handset, which can then be folded back on top of the lower half, creating a digital camera style usage mode.

Taking picture messaging to a new level, the Siemens SF65 features a 1.3 mega pixel SXGA digital camera located on the back of the lower half of the handset, with integrated LED flash, 4x continuous digital zoom and a 65,000 color TFT display. Other features of the camera include 4x digital zoom and a self timer, as well as an integrated LED flash and software for picture editing and adding effects.

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A huge 18MB of memory should, according to Siemens, provide enough storage space for up to 55 pictures in maximum (SXGA) resolution, 300 pictures in VGA resolution or a substantial 900 pictures in low resolution.

Connectivity-wise, the Seimens SF65 supports dual-band GSM 900/1800 MHz, in addition to GPRS Class 10 and Infrared for PAN connectivity. Messaging support is comprehensive with SMS, EMS, MMS and a POP3 capable e-mail client, whilst other features include a WAP 1.2.1 browser, J2ME MIDP 2.0 and 64-chord polyphonic ringtones.

Designed to look and feel like both a digital camera as well as a mobile phone, this compact clamshell has a contemporary and paired-down design that has a high quality finish.

Are you looking for a high resolution digital imaging device or a state-of-the-art mobile phone? With the Siemens SF65 you don’t have to make up your mind. This uniquely designed product combines the best of both worlds and can be transformed from phone to camera through its clever swivel function.

Digital imaging has never looked sharper. An integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera turns your mobile snapshots into high quality photographs. And in case you are trying to capture objects that are not close by, this superb camera features 4x continuous zoom function. Whether dusk or dawn – the integrated LED flashlight knows no exceptions as far as When you can take your pictures. Thanks to the integrated 18 MB memory space, you don’t even have to worry how many pictures you take. When selecting the lowest resolution you can store up to 900 photos.

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Another eye-catching aspect of this uniquely designed mobile phone is its large 128 x 160 pixel color screen. It can display 65,536 colors and thus make even reality seem pallid. But the full-blown multimedia-experience of the SF65 doesn’t stop there. 64-chord polyphonic ringtones let you enjoy sounds with their high and lows. A set of pre-installed JAVA applications and games allows you to take advantage of all these entertainment skills of the SF65.

Available in Polar White, this fashionable mobile sets new standards in design and finishing. And for all those, who want to still add more to this complete mobile phone, there are numerous Siemens Original Accessories to choose from: select from clever carrying cases or extremely practical hands-free talk options.

sharp910shFinally, the worlds first 3 megapixel mobile phone is here. The Sharp 903 features a 3.2 mega pixel digital camera with zoom and flash capable of capturing both high quality still pictures and video clips.

The Sharp 903 also features Bluetooth technology allowing for wireless connections to compatible devices, hands-free car kits and headsets for safe driving.

The main display screen is Sharp’s Advanced Super view (ASV) rather than the normal TFT and is used throughout their range of LCD TVs producing a wider viewing angle and crisper display.

Using the internal MP3 player and the 903’s stereo speakers you can share your favourite music with others plus with an expandable 64MB memory card slot you’ll be able to save hundreds of your favourite tracks.

With the Sharp 903 and Vodafone 3G you can make face to face video calls, download the latest mobile entertainment, and keep up-to-date with breaking news and sport headlines.

The Sharp 903 represents a leap forward in mobile imaging and functionality whilst still retaining a good looking stylish handset.

No you really can leave your digital camera at home, the ultimate convergance device has arrived.

Mobile TV is here. Don’t miss it.
From November 1st 2005, Vodafone will be the first UK mobile network to bring you Sky Mobile TV. This exciting new service lets you watch a wide variety of popular channels on your Vodafone mobile.

There’s live Sky News and CNN to keep you up-to-speed with the latest news from home and around the world. Mad about sport? You’ll never have to miss out on the action with Sky Sports News. And if you fancy a flutter, you can see who’s first past the post on Live At The Races.

With Sky Mobile TV, you can catch fantastic channels and programmes on your phone, including MTV, Discovery and Sky One, thanks to our exclusive deal with Sky.

In addition to this, there is also a Variety Pack unique to Vodafone Live!. This includes such great channels as UEFA Champions League, Chilli TV and The Simpsons. Doh!

What’s available?
You can choose between two specially designed Sky Mobile TV packages.

Pack 1 – News Sport Factual

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Sky News, CNN, Bloomberg, Sky Sports News, At the Races, Discovery Factual, National Geographic (1), The History Channel.

Pack 2 – Music and Entertainment
Sky One, Sky Movies, MTV, Livingtv, Bravo, Paramount Comedy Channel, Discovery Lifestyle, Nickelodeon, Biography Channel, Cartoon Network.

Variety Pack
Fashion TV, Chilli Extreme, HBO (2) Simpsons (2).

How does it work?
Using Mobile TV couldn’t be simpler. You just select Entertainment from the Vodafone live! menu, select Mobile TV and choose the channel you want to watch. Programmes are streamed to your mobile and there’s no downloading involved, so your phone memory isn’t clogged up. If you receive a call, the programme will stop automatically, so you won’t miss a call while enjoying Mobile TV.

What do I need?
To watch Sky Mobile TV, you’ll need a Vodafone 3G mobile. Mobile TV is available whether you pay monthly or pay as you talk.

You’ll need to be in an area with 3G coverage. Vodafone have excellent 3G coverage in most big towns and cities across the UK. To check if your area is covered, visit www.vodafone.co.uk/live

How much does it cost?
Sky Mobile TV is free until 31st January 2006. After that each Sky Mobile TV package costs just £5 per month. *

*Free until 31/1/06. Usage is subject to Vodafone’s fair usage policy. Sky Mobile TV channels and availability subject to change. [Channels and programmes may differ from Sky TV broadcasts and may be modified or made for mobile]. A Vodafone pay monthly contract (existing or new 12 month term) or pre-pay contract required. Subject to 3G coverage, handset capability and network availability. For personal use in the UK only.

pic1Evolution’s a great thing. We’ve taken everything good about the Slide-Up design and simply…made it better. Cooler and sexier and easier to use, this mobile has got more style than ever before. The hot new Samsung E800, comes outfitted with a semi-automatic slide design and a camera with a distinctive hidden camera Look closer, and you will find that it has some of the most powerful features available in mobile technology today. This high-speed GPRS gem utilizes WAP, MMS, comes with a VGA camera, market-leading 64 polyphonic sound system, state of the art noise cancellation technology, stunning 65k TFT display and support for Java™ applications. The Samsung E800 makes it possible for you to communicate anywhere and anytime, with ease and style. Take a real close look at this design classic. It’s just as good on the inside as it is on the outside.

 

Compact & Stylish Slide-Up Design

Samsung’s E800 is an amazing phone with a refined slide design, which fits comfortably in your hand. The semi-automatic slide allows you to open the phone quietly, smoothly and with very little effort. Samsung’s new sliding camera phone offers unparalleled convenience of use. With its sleek & clean design it’s one phone that’s here to stay.

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With the built-in VGA Camera, the Samsung E800 allows you to shoot the clearest of images, anytime, anywhere. Take a close look at another advanced technology masterpiece created by Samsung.

Speaker Phone

The integrated s peakerphone incorporates a state-of-the-art echo cancellation technology and incorporates both noise cancellation and voice clarity functions to let you speak more freely on the fly or in the car. They’ll always be able to hear you loud and clear.

Background Noise Sensitivity

You can talk in the midst of a crowd and the phone will automatically increase the volume and clarity of the incoming call to make it more audible.

Even better than simply raising the volume on your phone, the E800 automatically senses the volume around you to enhance your conversation and keep you from having to run out of the room.

Noise Cancellation Functionality

The first phone in the world to have this innovative technology, the E800 actually suppresses excess ambient noise from around the person speaking so that the person receiving a call can hear the caller loud and clear. The sounds of others will never prevent you from hearing your callers.

Take Samsung to a party and let the E800 keep you in touch with those that aren’t.

64 Poly Ringtones

64 Polyphonic ringtones will make your calls ring through with unmistakable clarity and great sound to boot. This ‘best in the market’ sound will make the difference between you and the rest all the more audible.

Get Personal with Photo Caller ID

Now you can see who’s calling you by his or her very own photo.

With the image saved in your phone, you can view the image of the person calling you, before you answer the call.

The Samsung E800’s Photo Caller ID function provides you with the convenience of using your picture files in ways that are impossible with other mobile phones.

Step up to the latest and greatest in convenience with the E800

65,536 Color TFT LCD

As usual, Samsung leads the way in mobile display quality. The display of the E800 will astounded you with its vivid colors and distinctive class. With its 65,536 color TFT screen the quality of the VGA pictures will come out in true force.

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The screen of the display lets the message come through in vivid life and lets you view your multimedia messages in bright delight.

MMS

Just shoot it and send it along with Samsung’s Multimedia solution, MMS.
Multimedia Messaging Service was developed from SMS and makes it possible
to send message with a combination of text, voice, music, and images to other
MMS capable mobile phones. Make multimedia communication your message to
the world as you discover a new way to tell your story.

JAVA

Make your free time more relaxing with a bit of mobile entertainment.
The Samsung E800’s Java™ based games bring the challenges to you. Enjoy the embedded games and download new Java™ based games for more amusement.

The Java™ capabilities allow you to download programs from wide variety of
Java™ applications – more than just games. You can use the E800 to let you access travel and other information from a variety of websites or download dedicated email programs to view you emails away from your desk.

Full of possibilities  
The Sony Ericsson Z530i grows with your needs. With features ranging from simple phone calls and text messages to a built-in camera, PC connectivity and a music player, it’s a phone for today and tomorrow. And when you want to change the look of your Sony Ericsson Z530i, change the cover. A range of front and back Sony Ericsson Z530i Style-Up Covers is available for the Sony Ericsson Z530i.

Ideal for snapshots
Turn it on, aim and take the picture. Working much like a standard snapshot camera, the Sony Ericsson Z530i is ideal for things that just happen. Browse through video clips and thumbnails of photos, and view them on the large UBC (Ultra Bright Colour) screen.

More with photos

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Do more with your images. The Face warp application, for instance, lets you give a photo of a face a twisted humorous touch. Send it to another phone by including it in a multimedia message, and adding a suitable greeting.

External display
The information you need is always close at hand. The external display shows you who’s calling, the time/date and the title of the song you’re listening to. Just glance.

Messaging
When you have something to share, choose SMS text messaging, multimedia messaging or email. Add a picture, video clip or sound to make your message more personal.

Free your hands
To complete its communication possibilities, the Sony Ericsson Z530i has Bluetooth™ built-in and supports USB connectivity. A Bluetooth™ headset frees your hands and lets you send photos to other Bluetooth™ phones. With a Sony Ericsson Z530i USB cable (optional accessory), synchronise the phone calendar and phonebook with your PC.

Open up for business
The Sony Ericsson Z530i has everything you need for effective business communication. Store all the contact info you need in the phonebook – you have room for hundreds of contacts. Stay updated and in touch via email and the web. To further improve your working day, you’ll find a wide range of Sony Ericsson Z530i accessories available.

Connect and synchronise
There are several ways to connect. The Sony Ericsson Z530i has Bluetooth™ built-in and supports USB connectivity. A USB cable (optional accessory) gives you easy plug-and-play connection to your PC. Synchronise your phone calendar and phonebook with Microsoft® Outlook®. Drag and drop files between phone and PC. Stay mobile, and stay in touch.

Email – and internet – in your phone
Stay updated on news, events and sports scores with the Sony Ericsson Z530i’s internet browser. The Sony Ericsson Z530i also supports push email – a solution that allows you to receive email straight to your phone.

More ways – accessories
Go wireless and free your hands with a Sony Ericsson Z530i Bluetooth headset. Make use of your driving time while staying safe with an in-car handsfree solution. Accessories help you get the most out of your phone.

Ultra-bright Colour Screen
Snap pictures, shoot video clips. And then enjoy them in full colour. The Sony Ericsson Z530i’s Ultra-bright Colour (UBC) screen gives you crisp image quality.

Versatile clamshell phone

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You can keep your Sony Ericsson Z530i closed and still see who’s calling. In addition, the external display also shows you the time and date, and what song you’re playing. Flip your Sony Ericsson Z530i clamshell phone open, and use any phone function you like. And when you want to change the look of your phone, get a new outfit for it. Exchangeable Sony Ericsson Z530i Style Up covers are available.

Smooth keys
The Sony Ericsson Z530i’s design details make keeping in touch a pleasure. Arranged like pearls on strings, the Sony Ericsson Z530i’s keys are smooth and responsive to your touch when you’re writing.

Snapshot camera phone
Life is all around you, and the Sony Ericsson Z530i is your perfect companion. With the Sony Ericsson Z530i VGA camera you’re always ready to catch the moment – just aim and snap away. Enjoy your images on the colour screen, share them with friends via MMS or transfer them to your PC.

Keep it moving – video
When you want to catch some live action, the Sony Ericsson Z530i is there for you. The camera allows you to record video clips.

Snap it, warp it, send it
Do more with your camera phone. Take a picture of a friend, choose Face Warp – and give your buddy a big nose, a wide smile or any other kind of funny face. Send your warped image as a personal greeting via MMS. Or just store it in your phone – and view it whenever you feel like a laugh.

Thumbnail gallery
The Sony Ericsson Z530i’s internal memory allows you to store up 900 images (VGA Normal quality). Store more – up to 1 GB – with the Sony Ericsson Z530i Memory Stick Micro M2. When you need to organise your fast-growing image collection, use the picture gallery. Get a thumbnail overview, make a timeline search and sort.

Move to the music

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Let the Sony Ericsson Z530i be your music player. Store your music on Memory Stick Micro M2. As an example, a 1 GB memory card gives you room for up to 240 tracks with MP3 encoding. Sony Ericsson’s Disc2Phone PC software helps you convert audio CDs into MP3 files and move them to the phone using a Sony Ericsson Z530i USB cable.

Get into the game – in 3D
Advanced Java 3D games let you challenge yourself – and your friends. You’ll find several games included in your phone at purchase. Many more are available for download.

Personalise
Let your phone reflect who you are. Snap a picture and use it as a wallpaper. Create or download your own ringtone. Or show off with your own unique Style-Up™ cover.

Tennis, anyone?
Want to follow the world’s best female tennis players around the world? Check out the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour website. Get unique downloads, try the Tennis Challenge and step behind the scenes to see how the girls use their Sony Ericsson phones to document their days.