Sunday, April 15, 2012

N86: How Does it Fare to Today's Smartphones?

Ahhhh the mighty N86 8Mp. Nokia’s first of its 8Mp Phones with amazing Carl Zeiss Optics. And as of this time, this is arguably the best non-touch, non-qwerty phone period. Three years has passed since it has been released and a lot of 8Mp Phones have been released ever since. I have only owned one just last January as my previous phone, Nokia 5630 Xpress Music,  got broken. As I continuously searched for the new phone I happen to come across the N86. I was amazed at its features and immediately bought it. My clinchers were the 8mp Camera and its FM Transmitter function. For full specifications click on the link:

After three years of arrival I can say that the N86 still fares well against current 8Mp phones. Hands down, Iphone 4s and Galaxy S2 owns the N86 big time but with respect to Sony Ericsson’s 8Mp Phones, the N86 fights a good battle for supremacy. Sure the N86 loses on its slow processor, lack of features and no image stability function but on a shot that is still and counting out the slow processing time, it delivers lively and vibrant colors as you would least expect it.

As of now N86 sells for only about P6000 ($142). I can tell you it is cheap for a phone with a great camera with a lot of features. Keep in mind that this phone boasts 16 Million Colors in contrast to other 8mp cam phones released on the same period with only 256K colors, so its photos are surely much more vibrant. Though at this time, Android seems to be the best OS to choose because it is less expensive than Iphones and offers huge amount of FREE applications, you should bear in mind that there are already dozens of applications ready for the N86, provided that you know how to hack this phone.

In conclusion, I would still recommend the N86 8mp for those who are still interested in it. The only problem I ever faced with this app is the slow processor. When I feel bored and want to browse my pictures it is painstakingly annoying to wait for the pictures to load. Btw pics range from about 800kb-2Mb when set to 8Mp mode. If you could get pass the slow processor, and has loved the Symbian OS this is the phone for you.


OEM Sennheiser IE8 REVIEW

                Good Day Everyone! After long months away from blogging, I finally had some free time. Scrapping my Random Thoughts as Blog Topics, I will reboot my blog with reviews of whatever I find or may find interesting or trending today.
                For my first review is the OEM Sennheiser IE8. A lot of you may wonder what is an OEM, well OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, meaning they make products for others to sell or repackage.
                An original Sennheiser IE8 costs about P12000-P18000 Roughly $280-$350. Whilst an OEM Sennheiser costs on about p1500 ($35). To make things simpler let’s say these babies are fake. The posted pictures are the actual pictures of these Fakes earphones. I do not have an original set but from searching the net for original pictures you could say they did a pretty good job.  Upon inspection it would seem legit, but in my case, when I bought them, I knew they were fake because it had that distinct smell of fake products. If you have bought fake sets of Trading Cards like Yu-Gi-Oh! These are the smell that I mean. Packages include a the earphones itself, a carrying case, manuals of different language, a screw which enables you tto change bass response and a couple of those rubbery things to fit your ear.
                As mentioned earlier I have no original set of IE8, so how do I test their quality? Simple. I compared it with respect to my other two ORIGINAL Sennheiser earphones MX271 and MX170.
For IE8 Specs click the link
After using these fake earphones for about a week or two I can say that I am EXTREMELY SATISFIED! WRT to my other two Sennheisers, these babies provide Excellent Bass and Sound So Loud it is dangerous to your ears. Seriously, often times I lower the volume of my player to avoid getting my eardrums bleed. As with what I have bought the controller for bass response actually works, and you can even here even the slightest hit on the cymbals. It is just that good IMHO. At first I was hesitant to buy one as I knew it was fake. I was considering OMX series first, I don’t know why but before I knew it I already had a deal to buy one. Yes I bought it on a meet-up from a random guy. But it was well worth it. I’m not advertising but if you want a cheap set of earphones with excellent quality, I would recommend this Fake Sennheiser IE8.