21 February 2008
Samsung SGH-i450 Video Review
Dual Slider with Touch Wheel Music Navigation!
The Samsung i450, a truly innovative music phone, brings both attractive design and various multimedia features to the table.
The dual slider design enables the users to enjoy unique mobile experiences, as the two way slide form factor enhances the usability to control music and mobile phone functions.
When you slide up, the mobile phone supports powerful smartphone features with Symbian S60 OS. Running the Symbian S60 3rd Edition operating system, the i450 provides advanced download application and multitasking features in fast speed through HSDPA connectivity at 3.6 Mbps.
By adopting S60 software, the i450 brings perfect extensibility for easy use of music download and transfer.
However, the most interesting is its form factor, actually it completely reminds me on a Nokia N95. It featuring a similar dual sliding design incorporated in a bit different way. Instead of the media player control keys like we have on a N95, when you slide the i450 in other way it reveals a pretty huge and impressive speaker and I hope with impressive sound and strong bass as well.
Moreover, metallic speakers supporting ICEpower amplifier developed by Bang & Olufsen offer superb sound quality to music phone users. For its advanced music features, the i450 supports a unique music UI and multi codec music files. Also, the i450 offers 35MB internal memory and microSD slot up to 4GB to store more music.
The i450 is already available in Italy should be available in other European countries shortly. The price is around 360 Euro without subsidy.