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Pioneer BDP-95FD Blu-Ray Disc Reviews For the Multi-Region Version

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Pioneer BDP-95FD Blu-Ray

The Multi-Region version is available from Planet Omni.

This player is amazing. It’s clearly better than the first-gen players, bdps1, even the bd91. there are a few little things to consider about blu ray. It SHOULDN’T play cds. if you have 1000 to spend on an Elite blu ray, then you should have good money, like 600 for a Cambridge azure or a like 24-bit cd player. blu ray lasers are very narrow, and will not read cds correctly, and to make them do so would be way more work than is considered worthwhile by the major manufacturers.

That being said, DROOL! best upscaling I have seen on any player to date, full streaming features, and the Pioneer Elite look. It’s a really good player and me for one think that it’s best to date.

It plays CDs, as well as internally decodes advanced audio (minus DTS-HD Master) into PCM for transmission over HDMI or analog, for all the legacy receivers out there.

Very nice Blu Ray player though with many nice features. Loads like a computer not as fast as a regular player but no big deal. This model is much better than the last from this line. The picture and sound are so wonderful on a Pioneer Plasma TV. I also have the Elite VSX-91TXH amp to go with my system Great Work Pioneer but work on the prices ok.

WOW That is an awesome player!

I am starting to flavor Pioneer the most.

According to the manual for the BDP-94FD, the connector diagram on page 11 shows 8 RCA connectors to support 7.1.

I doubt there will be any major physical changes between the BDP-94FD and the to-be-released BDP-95FD.

I don’t claim any special expertise but my experience with Pioneer Elite has been my barometer. I bought a second DVD a couple of years back to support both DVD and SACD which my Denon did not. The Pioneer bested the Denon in both Picture Quality and musicality in my setup AND the Pioneer is still working, the Denon’s motor went about 6 months ago. Sounds real simple to me………..

Pioneer’s new Elite Blu-ray player, the BDP-95FD, is geared to audiophiles as much as it is aimed at videophiles: In addition to HDMI 1.3a and x.v.ycc color, it has bitstream output of even the highest audio codecs, including DTS HD Master Audio. In other words, if you just bought one of the latest, most kick-ass A/V receivers, you might actually be able to use its audio decoders.

The receiver does a few other things too, most notably acting as a media streamer for PC content from Pioneer’s Home Media Gallery system.

Pioneer® Elite® BDP-95FD Blu-ray Disc Player

The new Pioneer Elite BDP-95FD offers unprecedented high definition picture and sound as a result of HDMI 1.3 connectivity. In addition to superb picture performance, the increased bandwidth capacity means the player has internal decoding of high resolution audio formats: Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital+, and DTS-HD(TM) as well as bit-stream output for all advanced audio formats including DTS-HD Master for 7.1 surround sound performance. The BDP-95FD can faithfully reproduce the 1080p 24 frames per second (fps) rate needed to preserve feature film sequences as the director intended. The Pioneer Elite Blu-ray Disc player incorporates HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) to ensure streamline integration with other HDMI-CEC enabled high definition theater components. This feature allows users to control a whole home theater setup with a single remote for maximum convenience capability.

The new Blu-ray Disc player offers Pioneer’s exclusive Home Media Gallery that allows users to directly access and playback music, movies, and photos stored on a home PC. The user-friendly home networking feature also provides IP networking for immediate downloading and of new digital media files straight from the computer through the BDP-95FD to a connected flat-screen television. The Pioneer Elite Blu-ray Disc player is compliant with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Window and Apple computers video, Windows Vista or Windows Media Connect as well as Microsoft PlaysForSure(TM) DRM technology.

How very happy am I that I was a Pioneer Elite “Target”…The VSX-94 is beyond comprehension, when matched with the Bdp-95, life becomes absolutely, hilariously in harmony..that, and after it took two weeks to complete a very effective hookup, I WAS AT ONE WITH ELITEZEN MANUALS…

I just picked up a Pioneer Elite BDP-95HD from the Pioneer Store in Costa Mesa.

I will keep this first post for answers to common questions so that new owners get answers quickly.

Does the Pioneer Elite BDP-95HD generate the DTS-HD Master Audio Bitstream that can be decoded by the receiver/processor?

— Yes. My Integra DTC-9.8 displays ‘DTS-HD MSTR’ when I select the DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack from disk. Audio is un-frig’in-believable!

Are the load times improved over the 94HD?

— Using POTC: COTBP as a benchmark, it took 22 seconds from pressing START on the remote to the POTC “loading…” message to appear and a total of 38 seconds for the Disney screen to appear

How does the PQ of the 95FD compare to the 94HD?

— Very similar – 95FD just slightly sharper

How well does the 1080p24fps work:

— Flawlessly

How is good is the DVD SD upconversion on the BDP-95FD?

— Excellent (better than the BDP-94HD and the HD1)

REPORTED ISSUES or PROBLEMS: None.

I have been watching the Kingdom of Heaven Blu Ray while listening to the DTS-HD MA soundtrack (Integra displays DTS-HD MSTR 🙂 Sounds un-frig’in-believable.

The player seems to be operating flawlessly. Boot-up time very acceptable. Responds to remote immediately. It is difficult to tell if there are any PQ differences from the PS3 that I had but the DTS-HD MA is mind-blowing…

It just took 35 seconds from pushing the close button on the remote to the Kingdom of Heaven to begin playing…

With Disk in the DVD player and player on the stop, using POTC: COTBP it took 22 seconds for the POTC loading message to appear and a total of 38 seconds for the Disney screen to appear…

After setting it up I can’t help feeling déjà vu all over again. As you can see in the pic it does look nearly identical to the 94HD and HD1. I do like the class look it has though. I really like that high gloss piano finish look. As Tony said it takes about 35 seconds for titles to start playing. Which actually is a pretty BIG improvement over the two older models. Just like the other initial set up is a breeze. I do like the Pioneer start-up screen better on the 95FD. It just looks cooler. I am not only comparing this unit to its brothers (or cousins) but also to the Samsung 1400. This ELITE unit costs more but you feel like it is money well spent.

Once again I love having the resolution button on the remote. Being able to change it on the fly is so much nicer then having to stop the movie and go into the set-up menu (like the 1400 and HD DVD players). If there is one feature other manufacturers could learn from Pioneer that would be a good one to start with. Also, having 1080p/23.98 (24) done without issues is a breath of fresh air. Toshiba has been struggling as many of us know so it is nice to get a unit out of the box (just like the 1400, 94HD and HD1) that can do 1080p/23.98 without any EDID issues. I have not spent a great amount of time with this unit but from what I have I can say it is THE best Blu ray player on the market.

The picture Q is very colorful and very sharp. It bests the very impressive (especially for its price) Samsung 1400. Not by a lot in terms of pic Q but when you add the entire package together you know why the Pioneer is more. Picture settings, menu options, great remote (which is light years ahead of the competition) and of course a great picture with great sound. Speaking of sound I have only done a couple of comparisons so far but it is too easy to select bitstream passing in the menu. No confusion here. You are either sending D.D. or DTS via HDMI or PCM… Your call. That easy. I will do more on audio soon but sending the audio to my receiver (Onkyo 905) sounded great just as I expected. It also sounded good the few minutes I had the 95FD doing it. I am not going to say which is better because I do not want to open that can of worms again. So do not ask here. PM me.

I am using the new Sony VPL- VW60 “Black Pearl” (which is the 3rd pic) for all of my comparison so far. It handles 1080p/23.98 like a champ. I can also send it straight into my crystalio II and then tweak the image before sending it to the VW60 in 1080p/23.98. The Pioneer 95FD gets along with all of my other components which I do not take for granted these days.

And yes I am making reference to the XA2 and A35 which are stubborn when it comes to sending 1080p/24 to some displays. In direct comparison to the 94HD the 95FD is obviously a more flexible unit with a little quicker load times. Being able to pass HBR audio directly to the receiver for decoding is a really cool feature. Especially if you purchased one of the newer ones that can decode it. The picture Q is very close. I keep going back and forth. Going straight to my pj it does look like the 95FD is just a little more sharper but their brilliant colors are nearly identical. I will say the home media gallery looks more refined on the 95FD. I have never really got into that feature before but now I am intrigued so I may just jump in!

Bottom line is if you have the 94HD and do not care about the bitstream audio feature then there is absolutely no reason to dump it for the 95FD. However, if you do not and are interested in getting the best Blu ray unit in terms of features and pic/sound Q then look no further than the 95FD! I hate to keep picking the new Pioneer units as my favorite Blu ray unit but honestly the other companies are still two steps behind. The 95FD is the starter in my set up. More to come (SD DVD versus the A35 and XA2 and even 1400) as well as a few more thoughts on audio…BTW, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (BR) is looking and sounding awesome on this unit! Pick up a copy!

Well, I am pleasantly surprised to post that the 95FD has excellent upconversion. Much better than the 94HD and HD1. I even put it through the HQV Blu ray benchmark tests and it handled them very good. Especially my favorite stadium torture test! And as tradition lately it even made my adult videos look great! It is right on par with the A35 and XA2. I will work harder tomorrow and do real side by side comparisons (1400 included) but my first initial impressions are very good to excellent… More to come..

Great report Joe. Thanks. Looks like a winner. I too LOVE the “classic” look and finish of “Elite” equipment. This is definitely the machine I will purchase when my Onkyo 885 Pre/pro arrives.

Have you compared a 5.1 PCM track coming out of the PS3 vs. 95? I know there should not be a noticeable difference, but if you would not mind doing a comparison I would be curious to know for sure.

It is not surprising that DTS-MA sounds better from the 95 as we are getting the full signal vs. only the 1.5 core of the PS3. Can’t wait to hear this!

The DTS-HD hi res is from the King Of New York’s DTS HD soundtrack (I am reviewing) and the DTS-HD MASTER is from the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer soundtrack which states it is DTS-HD MASTER…

As I posted earlier in this thread the 1400 is very close but the 95FD produces a sharper image. I also prefer it for SD DVD upconversion. I also prefer all the other cool features like the resolution button on the remote. It is much nicer being able to change resolutions on the fly then having to hit stop and go into a set up menu. Especially when you are trying to compare them! I have spent awhile this afternoon playing different blu ray discs but tomorrow I will do my comparisons between the XA2 for SD DVD upconversion. I predict the 95FD will be on par with the XA2. We need to find out which chip it is using because it is by far much better than the 94HD and HD1… More to come tomorrow…

If the 95 can match the XA2 on SD upscaling this is a tremendous plus. The XA2 makes new DVDs almost look like HD and the only players so far that can do the same job are the very Hi-end Denon’s or players costing 5 times more. The Samsung 1200 has the same Reon chip and should also be great but lacks the new audio features. Depending on your tests I will be a new 95 owner soon.

I have the bdp-95fd and the pdp-6010fd display. Extremely happy with it. Firmware support has been excellent. I am using it with a TacT 2.2x digital preamp, TacT digital Boz amp, Escalante Pinyons and a pair of Escalante subs. My connection is through the coax digital output. I have had an signature upgraded Denon 3930 in my system using the same set-up and I must say the sound quality and bass impact blows me away on the bpd-95fd In stock form, the Pioneer bpd-95fd is an excellent performer in terms of audio and video.

Given my system can only process two channel audio through the digital output, am I getting the two channel version decoded Dolby Digital Plus?

Me too, I have the 95 and a 94 receiver and it is quite impressive in the sound department. It is a definite benefit to have the ma tracks. If you have good equipment.

High resolution picture and sound performance come together in the new Pioneer® Elite® BDP-95FD Blu-ray Disc® player introduced at the CEDIA Expo today. Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is showcasing its highly anticipated player, the industry’s first to offer bitstream output of all advanced audio formats including: Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital+, DTS-HD(TM) High Resolution and DTS-HD(TM) Master Audio.

The BDP-95FD ensures a near cinematic experience with its ability to handle 1080p 24 frames per second (fps) reproduction rate preserving a feature film’s original sequence. Taking advantage of HDMI® 1.3 connectivity, the new player provides smooth, pristine imagery and dynamic 7.1 surround sound to deliver the full emotional impact of Blu-ray Disc feature films as the director intended.

The Pioneer Elite Blu-ray Disc player leads the industry with sophisticated home theater offerings including HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) to ensure seamless integration with other high definition theater components. In addition, movies, music and photos can be easily streamed from a home PC to connected 1080p television via the player’s enhanced home networking functionality for unrivaled entertainment.

“Our newest Elite BDP-95FD player is like having a movie theater projector delivering best-in-class picture and sound at home. Its high performance is a testament to our optical disc heritage and commitment to delivering the ultimate home theater by introducing lossless high resolution audio that entertainment junkies will truly appreciate,” said Chris Walker, senior manager of marketing and product planning at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “When combined with a KURO television and Elite A/V receiver, the BDP-95FD immerses home audiences in a seeing and hearing experience like never before.”

Next Generation High Definition Performance

Leading high definition home theater, the BDP-95FD delivers unprecedented picture and sound as a result of HDMI 1.3 capability. The new generation HDMI version is designed for smoother connectivity to emerging 1080p flat panel televisions and other high resolution devices. With increased bandwidth capacity, the Pioneer Elite Blu-ray Disc player can transfer larger amounts of uncompressed high definition video and audio resolutions as well as standard DVD that will immerse viewers in an unforgettable viewing experience.

Stunning colors and enhanced picture reproduction are complimented by the player’s additional support of lossless digital audio formats Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital+, DTS-HD(TM) High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD(TM) Master Audio. As a result of HDMI 1.3, the BDP-95FD brings the highest quality sound performance of Blu-ray Disc film titles to the living room giving audiophiles up to 7-channels of pristine audio that defines ultimate home theater.

High Definition Integration Made Simple

Streamlining the integration of multiple home theater components, the BDP-95FD offers HDMI-CEC technology. This new convenience feature synchronizes the Blu-ray Disc player with other CEC-enabled products and controls an entire setup with a single remote. With an easy to navigate graphical user interface, HDMI-CEC requires minimal user effort while ensuring premium performance and maximum entertainment.

Cinematic Picture At Home

Mastered at 1080p 24fps, Blu-ray Disc movie titles preserve a feature film’s original sequence to faithfully deliver stellar image quality. Pioneer engineers designed the Elite BDP-95FD Blu-ray Disc to handle and output high performance 1080p 24fps signal for natural, pristine film reproduction as the director intended.

Home Media Gallery

Digital media fans can playback their favorite downloaded video and music files as well as personal photos straight from a home PC hard drive to their high definition television through Pioneer’s exclusive Home Media Gallery.

This home networking feature provides users a rich, high definition graphical interface with fast navigation to search, select, and play desired content. Home Media Gallery offers IP networking for quick access and downloading of new digital media files straight from the computer for immediate viewing through the BDP-95FD on a connected flat-screen television. The Pioneer Elite Blu-ray Disc player is compliant with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) sources, as well as Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and Media Center editions, as well as 3rd party DLNA server software available for both Mac and Linux based computers.

Some Blu-ray players have Dolby TrueHD, some even have Dolby Digital+, DTS-HD High Resolution, or DTS-HD Master Audio, but Pioneer’s BDP-95FD is the first to pack all four – guess that’s why they call it the Elite.

Pair it up with one of the latest high-end A/V receivers and you’ll be able to hear a pin dropped in the background as Bruce Willis takes out a helicopter with a flying cop car (again) in Die Hard 4.0.

As well as its audio treats it ticks the usual high-end 24p, HDMI 1.3, and HDMI-CEC boxes – the latter for taking control of all your HDMI-equipped gear from one über remote.

Natch, it’s also compliant with Digital Living Network Alliance (or DLNA for short) for accessing content on other compatible kit and it’ll stream content stashed away on your PC using Pioneer’s Home Media Gallery system.

General

Product Type

Blu-Ray disc player

Form Factor

Tabletop

Width

16.5 in

Depth

13.9 in

Height

4.1 in

Weight

14.6 lbs

Sound Output Mode

Surround Sound

Analog Video Signal

S-Video, Component video, Composite video

DVD

Media Type

CD, DVD, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-R, BD-ROM, DVD-RW

Built-in Audio Decoders

Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD decoder

Media Load Type

Tray

DVD Repeat Modes

All, Title, Random, Chapter

Supported Digital Video Standards

WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2

Supported Digital Audio Standards

MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA

Output Resolution

1080p

Audio System

Digital Audio Format

DTS digital output, Dolby Digital output

Response Bandwidth

4 – 22000 Hz

Dynamic Range

108 dB

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

115 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.0015 %

Additional Features

Gold plated connectors

DVD Features

Picture Zoom

Yes

Picture Zoom Power

2x, 4x

MP3 Compatible

Yes

Additional Features

Parental lock, DLNA compatible, On-screen display, JPEG photo playback

Remote Control

Type

Remote control

Technology

Infrared

Connections

Connector Type

1 x HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ), 1 x Ethernet ( RJ-45 ), 1 x Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ), 1 x Composite video output ( RCA phono ), 1 x S-Video output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ), 1 x 5.1 channel audio line-out ( RCA phono x 6 ), 1 x Audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ), 1 x Digital audio output (coaxial) ( RCA phono ), 1 x Digital audio output (optical) ( TOSLINK ), 2 x Remote control ( Mini-phone 3.5 mm )

Miscellaneous

Cables Included

1 x Audio cable, 1, 1 x Video cable

Power

Power Consumption Operational

35 Watt

Power Consumption Standby / Sleep

0.5 Watt

Power Device

Power supply

Type

Power supply

Power

AC 120 V

Source by John Dulaney

Headphones and Earbuds of Past and Present

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HeadPhones

Launched to DJ’s and radio workers in 1919, the headphone was developed. Even with the scarf created to make them simpler plus far more nice to put on on the ears, a lot of these contraptions have been extraordinarily large and hulking. Any individual conversant in these older fashions of headphones acknowledges that placing them on for any period of time led to a painful head, along with tender, sweaty ears.

In spite of everything, our sense of listening to is solely about as necessary as our sense of sight. Regrettably, it’s taken without any consideration most often. So now, the typical set of headphones marketed to folks will more than likely possess the sound high quality of an aged phonograph or all of the consolation of a pair of ill-fitting eyeglasses. As a result of transportable digital audio gamers, corresponding to Apple iPods and Zunes have been launched, good high-quality earphones actually are a necessity. In case you are attempting to enhance your audio listening expertise, I’d advocate any of the next three varieties of headphones.

Do you have to be in search of headphones at present, you’ll find a big number of headphones that combine cutting-edge technological innovation. In the present day, you may get headphones that principally remove white noise, proper all the way down to the very small in-ear earphones. Let’s take a look at a couple of the several types of headphone merchandise that you would be able to purchase to match your private listening preferences.

Earphone Technological Know-how to the Rescue

A kind of minuscule headphones, additionally named earphones, match comfortably inside the ear. Since these earphones are considerably nearer to the interior ear canal and match snugly inside the ear, they block out a number of background noises, thereby allowing the wearer to concentrate on their particular person units without having to boost the quantity. Please understand that nearly any gadget that’s utilized at extraordinarily excessive decibel quantities can have an effect on your listening to. The cup or “can” model stands out because the third mannequin and one which plenty of individuals are in all probability beforehand acquainted with.

These sorts of headphones are most often known as circumaural as a result of they have earcups that utterly cowl up the ears. Some of these headphones are a distinctive resolution for consolation and audio high quality. They will match into 1 of two teams – both open or sealed. Each variety can be found with constructive features and downsides. Closed or sealed ear cups present analogous sound expertise to noise-canceling headphones. They provide a glorious discount of exterior sounds and give you the whole audio spectrum and highest listening pleasure for individuals who want to bar the standard background din. Regrettably, the audio high quality related to closed ear cups is not fairly as pure sounding as it’s with open earcups.

These days, however, producers have manufactured this earphone a lot far more enjoyable, creating this sort of in-ear headphones to be much more compact. They’re created with gentle, pliable rubber padding which molds to most ears. These state-of-the-art earbuds present elevated consolation, whereas staying much less more than likely to return out, due to their conformity with the ear.

We Now Arrive At Noise Canceling Headphones

Nicely-liked now can be the audio canceling headphones, which in all probability have been at the beginning launched to frequent fliers to chop down on the excessive stage of noise related to air journey. The air journey is a loud encounter. Apart from the jet engines on their very own, flying additionally implies enduring different flight appears, the limitless chiming on the “restroom occupied” and “fasten seat belts” indicators, whining infants, in addition to obnoxious quarreling {couples}. There are two sorts of noise-canceling headphones: passive noise-reduction headphones and energetic noise-reduction headphones. With much better-applied sciences than commonplace headphones that engulfed all the ear, passive sound-reducing headphones produce a considerably greater diploma of consolation. The strategy the place they’re insulated is what makes these passive sound-reducing earphones do the job.

The premise for energetic noise-reduction headphones can be to utilize an alternate sound wave that cancels out the white distractions swirling throughout the wearer. You will need to consider your wants when selecting between the passive noise-reduction headphones, which block out the crying infants, the incessant speaking, plus the seat belt “dings”, moreover in direction of the engine hum, and the energetic noise-canceling earphones that occur to be way more environment-friendly at eliminating out white audio and minimizing the possibility of harm to your listening to. You’ll get energetic noise-canceling in-ear earphones, however, passive noise discount applied sciences aren’t available in in-ear earphones.

Selecting the correct set of earbuds shouldn’t grow to be rocket science. The situations you pay attention to and the extent of excellence you name for would possibly ceaselessly draw you towards a single type or one other. What issues essentially the most when selecting a set of headphones is that they need to be comfy, so you’ll use them, and that they are the very best match for your necessities.

Source by Thiago Verdi

Cellphones – Choosing the Best

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Cellphones, SmartPhones

Overview

There are generally hundreds of choices of cellphones in the market at any given time. The best on the list, would depend specifically on the needs of the user. Among the choices that you can have a “go, look, and see” are the product lines that are carried by some of the top electronic vendors, to wit:

Android Phones

The Android phone is one of the so-called high flyers in the market today. Its highly advanced platform enables a user to access all his favorite Google apps, games, music, and e-books. To date, there are around 600,000 apps and games in Google. Likewise, there are millions of songs and e-books and thousands of movies, that can keep the user entertained, as well.

The Android phone is considered smart. However, added features in its platform is making it smarter. The reason is that it is making a mobile device more powerful. The features of Android – home screen, web browser, email, and entertainment features, among others, are designed to make life easier for the user.

The platforms would include widgets that can interact directly from the home screen, easy to read notifications, multitasking, voice typing, sleek photos, and videos.

Smartphones

Smartphones are mobile phones with advanced mobile operating capacity features in connectivity as compared to standard feature phones. Recent models have add-ons that include: high-resolution touch screens; high-speed web browsers; optimized sites that can be accessed through mobile, and; other functions. These would include – PDA’s, portable media players, compact digital and video cameras, and GPS navigation.

The mobile operating systems that are in place in most smartphone units would include Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS, Microsoft Windows phones, among many others. The operating systems can be installed in many different models and is enabled to receive updates over the lifetime of the unit.

The screens on smartphones depends on display size and resolution. The standard screen size is 3 to 5 inches, measured diagonally. Recently, industry trends have emerged towards the use of HD 1080p smartphone screen for the high-end users with models coming from – Sony, Huawei, LG, Panasonic, Alcatel and others.

Refurbished Phones

A refurbished phone is a unit that has been returned to the factory due to a number of reasons: it might have been broken, customer dissatisfaction after a 30 day trial period, or sent back for rebuilt to mint conditions. These type of phones are often older models with no advance features. Some units though, may be equipped with built-in cameras or MP3 player.

The reason why people buy these type of phones are varied. It might be because, a cheaper phone is needed to replace a broken unit. Or it might be because the user would want to save money, but would want to have a mere functioning phone, with just the basic features.

Most refurbished phones are sent back to the factory for repairs or to improve quality. In case problems persist, the unit comes with a warranty of ninety (90) days for any problems that may cropped up later.

Samsung Cell Phone

Samsung is among the top electronic manufacturers in the world today. The Samsung phone is one of the five (5) product lines of the company. Their models ranges from basic standard phones to the more elaborate next generation models. With its strong name recognition, Samsung cell phone was catapulted into number two position in the industry in 2007, in terms of units produced, replacing Motorola for the first time. One strength of the company lies on its development of a lasting relationship with its customer base. It has been awarded a Customer Loyalty award for three years by Brand Keys, Inc., a leader in customer loyalty metrics.

Samsung Electronics is now considered the world leader in the mobile phone market in terms of sales in 2011. It is also the world’s largest vendor of smart cellphones since 2011. In the first quarter of 2012, the Samsung cell phone ranked as the highest mobile cell phone company, overtaking Nokia in number one status. Samsung was adjudged the number one smartphone vendor due to its strong sales of Galaxy SII and Galaxy Note devices.

iPhone 500

The iPhone 500 is a mobile device that makes full use of the500px for a full width timeline. Features like, getting notification when people – like, comment or share your photos. Other features include: high resolution photography, and ability to share it in social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Photographer’s profile usually comes with a high resolution cover photo, showcasing your friend’s most recent photographs. Added feature of the iPhone, is being able to scroll down the entire library so you can comment or like them as you please.

The iPhone 500 is a platform in photo sharing for aspiring photographers. Added features include community selected photographs and editors list of favorites. One can also purchase high resolution digital photographs of one’s favorite pictures on the 500 px market for iPad.

Source by Consolacion S Miravite

Samsung Gear S3 VS Gear S2: A Side by Side Comparison

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Smartwatch

Samsung has just disclosed its seventh smartwatch, the Gear S3 along with its two variants, Classic and Frontier. The fresher model comes with some incredible features and makes various improvements on last year’s watches. Here, we are going to compare both of these exceptional watches so you can analyze better which one to shop and which one to ignore. So, let’s get started with side by side comparison of Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S2.

Variants Comparison:

First, let’s discuss the variants of these two great smartwatches. Both Gear S3 and S2 come with two separate and unique designs. The Samsung Gear S3 variants are Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Frontier. Overall, there is no big difference between the two forms, except its strap style and weight and Frontier with LTE built-in. Inversely, The Samsung Gear S2 alternatives were named as Gear S2 Basic and Gear S2 Classic.

Design Comparison:

The design of Samsung Gear S3 is elegant, unique, and rugged but it is not suited for women due to its bigger size and wrist styling. Samsung Gear S3 Classic version appearance is almost similar to the LG Watch Urbane than the S2 Classic.
Overall, S3 comes with a dress watch style in comparison with S2, which looks more like a sports watch due to its sporty plastic curves. The rubber strap has been upgraded with a leather strap and a 22 mm pin in a metal body similar to the S2 Classic.

Smartwatch

It is more loyal to compare the S3 Classic with the S2 Classic, which had a standard 20 mm leather band. However, the S2 Classic smartwatch delivers more visual features in comparison with the S3 Frontier. Frontier version of S3 is more sporty, according to the majority of people.

Size Comparison:

When it comes to size, the Samsung Gear S3 is one of the largest smartwatches in the market nowadays. 46mm size is way too big for individuals with smaller wrists. While on the other hand, Gear S2 was the smaller one.

Weight Comparison:

With additional size, Samsung Gear S3 is bulky too, almost 30% heavier than its predecessors. Frontier version is even 8% to 10% heavier than the Classic. Due to its bigger size and weight, S3 is not suited for the individuals with smaller wrists. And it will not attract women either.

Display Comparison:

The screen size of both Samsung Gear S3 variants is larger than its predecessors. S3 has 1.3-inch 360 × 360 pixel AMOLED Always-On display with a pixel density of 278ppi.Although the bigger screen size is convenient to read it also increases the overall dimensions and the weight as well as decrease the pixel density of the device , which is not good at all. As the bodyweight increased up to 30% in the current model than the previous versions, the display size has also been increased by 15%. As far as display material is concerned, both Samsung watches use Corning Gorilla Glass. The S3 uses the SR + composite, which is more damage resistant.

All in all, the Gear S2 technically has a brighter but smaller display. In comparison, S3 can display more on its Always-On display, which also keeps color intact instead of going to grayscale and delivers the best customization.

Performance Comparison:

Performance-wise, Gear S3 is far better than its predecessor. With the powerful processor, improved operating system, and more RAM, S3 is beating S2 in almost every department. It delivers 50% additional memory and battery comparing with its predecessor.

Battery Comparison:

Now let’s come to one of the most vital considerations of any gadget device, the battery. Samsung Gear S3 is loaded with 380mAh ambient light yet powerful battery that gives extra 24 hours than Gear S2’s 250mAH battery, and you remain connected up to 4 days. However, it may vary according to the usage of the device.

Software Comparison:

If you experience the Samsung Gear S3’s operating system then you will know that it is the same as was active on the S2 smartwatch, except now you can spin the bezel to accept or cancel calls and there are some minor visual changes. According to the manufacturer, both devices are compatible with Android and iOS.

Price Comparison:

Price is one of the most important aspects when it comes to buying these powerful and stunning smartwatches, and it would be your main concern too. Well, the basic model of Gear S2 costs 299 USD, and the S2 Classic is available at 349 USD. On the other hand, the Gear S3 opening price is 499 USD. Through a well-reputed shopping comparison engine; you can get your favorite smartwatch at the cheapest price while cutting the additional charges and taxes. These types of price check sources provide the best deals from the top retailers of any particular location.

Other Features Comparison:

Water Resistance

Both smartwatches are completely water-resistant and provide great protection against splashing, rain, and water drop with IP68 dust & waterproof rating. IP68 water resistance means you can put it under the water of up to one meter deep and for maximum 30 minutes. It is far better than Apple watch that can’t be worn in rain or while swimming.

Wireless Charging

Both models of Samsung smartwatch support wireless charging.

Speakers

Unlike Gear S2, speaker and microphone are pre-installed in S3 that let you call more freely.

GPS & Connectivity

GPS is only active in the 3G variants of the Samsung Gear S2. Inversely, all the S3 models have built-in GPS. In addition, the Frontier version of S3 has built-in 3G / LTE connectivity, so you can make and receive calls as well as check other activities without even using the phone.

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay has been added into the Gear series since 2016. However, the 2015 models were NFC-only, and so retailers were required to use an extra NFC scanner for accept payments. The 2016 models have both NFC and MST technology, and thus you can shop from anywhere. While doing online shopping, try to compare prices for getting the cheapest deals.

Final Words:

With the bigger display, bigger RAM, and bigger battery, Samsung Gear S3 has already given Gear S2 a tough time but it doesn’t mean that S3 is replacing the Gear S2. Both models have their own ups and downs. And so picking up a one between these two is not an easy decision to make. Although S3 is built with some amazing new features, but it is also a bit bulky and due to the bigger size it’s not well suited for the individuals with smaller wrists. At first look, it looks like that the S3 is made only for men. On the other hand, S2 has a perfect size and includes all the major features of a well-equipped smartwatch. But it doesn’t offer LTE. So it is worth spending some time to compare features and prices of both these watches and choose a one according to your preferences.

Source by Lucy Eva