Sunday, March 13

Nerd Sundays #003: Windows Phone 7 (Samsung Focus) Review

Short Overview:
So today I am going to review the Samsung Focus. My boyfriend accidentally bought it (LOL who does that right?) and I was toying around with it.

Pros:
Interface wise, I like it a lot more than the iPhone. Its sleek and user friendly.
It connects your facebook, twitter, etc accounts to your phone! and then it pulls your friends from your facebook account to match the same friends on your cell phone!
Live feed of what your friends are doing.
THE SCREEN IS SO BRIGHTTTTT<3

Cons:
The only thing that is missing from this phone is the iPhone's thousands of apps. There are few apps for this phone.
The camera doesn't save its settings. I have to readjust all my old settings to take a photo if I go out of the camera.
Battery dies pretty quick but better than most smartphones I guess.

AND NOWWWW!! MY FAVORITE PART! TESTING THE CAMERA!!!!

Today, Aaron took me out to eat sweets at Schubert's, a famous bakery in the Richmond district. Then we ate Thai food after. NONE OF THESE PHOTOS WERE PHOTOSHOPPED!

This is a photo of me eating the raspberry off a tart. This was with natural lighting & no changed settings. Completely default!


DUH TART IS SO NYOMMYZZZZ!!!


Upped the saturation on the camera settings! It looks a lot better but a bit fuzzy.


It was quite dark in the thai food restaurant. I'm very surprised by the coloring because this coloring was more accurate than my dSLR!


Very accurate coloring yet again. This was papaya salad! YUMMY!


Natural lighting. Here I upped the contrast, lowered saturation, but did not change white balance! I was amazed at how nicely the camera captured the light. Its not dSLR quality (because then you would see all my pores and inperfections) but its higher level point and shoot quality!


With my bby <3 <3
Here I did change the white balance! I don't remember what I changed it to but I was really surprised at how nicely this photo turned out. 


Did a macro test on the camera. WOW! The macro mode is pretty good. You can see the grains on my face!!


Now its getting late and I'm going to test the important part, flash! Here I kept the settings for the previous photos. Okay the flash is a hit or miss. It "auto detects" the amount of flash needed (which is smart because it turns out very nice) but sometimes you will get too much flash... or too little flash.

This photo was taken at midday when there was still a bit of light coming in.


Here, I set the flash back to default and it was dark night. It took me three or four tries to get the flash just right.

I compared these photos with photos I took with the iPhone and sadly... iPhone wins! Even though the Samsung Focus has a better looking real view, when it takes the photo, it turns out a bit fuzzier (even with antishake on). And also, the flash problem is too big for me to ignore. I do love the fact I can customize white balance, exposure, contrast, and everything else but because it doesnt save my camera settings, it becomes more of a burden.

AND NOWWWW MY OUTFIT FOR TODAY!!! 
(this was taken with my dSLR and photoshopped the lighting).


I love how thigh highs make my legs look so much skinnier!!! No need to mention brands because everything I'm wearing is off brand.

Until Next Time,
Mint

P.S. YEY I HAS 100+ FOLLOWERS! So I guess I'm going to do a giveaway on my next entry 8D STAY TUNED!

17 comments:

  1. i need a pair of thigh high boots so bad, they look so nice on you!
    how do you accidentally buy a phone lol. i'm sure the windows phone will come out with more apps. the camera seems pretty good because iphone flash is so gross, my eyes/face is glowing 99% of the time.
    and that tart looks yummy! i'm so hungry now too ><

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  2. OoOOoo I like this outfit and the tart looks riri deliciousss hu <3

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  3. I've never own a Samsung product, so watching the photos, I go like "omg, that's like so nice", but I really only have my shitty HTC to compare it with xD

    And that outfit looks so good on you!
    The long cardi, shorts and thigh-high boots are genious together.

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  4. @emi REALLY *A* I thought the iPhone's camera was a lot better than the samsung's I think the main problem with the iPhone4 is that it has a weird yellow/green tint to it

    @lily ohhhh yeth :D it was my tart eating outfit

    @kami yeah unfortunately the HTCs dont have the option to change all the settings like samsung does ; o ; HTC has a windows phone too but i heard the battery life was even worse & there camera is kind of bad....

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  5. I really like the photos. I made the the mistake getting the LG chocolate, when I had wanted a camera with good megapixels on it. Luckily this year, I'm gonna do good and try to aim for the Kin 2 (I don'
    t care for the droids an iphones, ridiculous charge for data plan)It's an 8 megapixel and one day test it out before the upgrade.

    Papaya salad for the win~! Made that for my mom and she loves it.

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  6. I heard they wiped the kin models out to release window phones 7 instead. I'm against expensive data plans too because there is wifi virtually everywhere here!!! But I think I'm gonna upgrade to iPhone when it comes out cuz I love blogging on the go


    Ahhhh teach me the ways of the papaya salad :)

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  7. The food looks so tasty! I wanna take a bite! Oh my goodness, you and your boyfriend look so cute together! ^-^ ♥

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  8. HOMIGAWD, tart looks delish!

    I agree with you on thigh highs! They do make your legs look slimmer! Too bad I get called slut/tramp/prostie over here when I wear 'em. Damn them modachuckers! >:O So I sold mine. So regret! T_T

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  9. Whoaaa, I can't believe those are taken with a phone... My phone is so outdated : <

    (btw. sexy. )

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  10. dayumm girl i love your boots!

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  11. hi :3 ♥
    i just wanted to say thank you for your comment on my last post!
    its a little long ago but oki! ^^


    please write me a comment on my blog back if you like ^^♥ i'll return comment!♪(。◕ฺε ◕ฺ。)♡
    Have a nice day!


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    I really love how you do your make up!! looks so amazing i think ;)
    haha you should do a turtorial? sorry i dont know the spell... :/
    i also have to say: I LOVE YOUR BOOTS :o
    i want them tooooooooooooooooooo ; ;
    they are just LOVE :)

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  12. @Audrey I think tarts are my ultimate weakness because I hate anything sweet but can eat carbs and protein like mo tomorrow. Hahs

    @kimmie How much did you sell yours for because I'm not that fond of the pair I'm wearing in the photo...

    @Elaine omg I know I'm gonna upgrade my phone to a smart phone when my contract ends

    @Amanda I need to get rid of them because I want more space haha

    @Miechan oh my make up is so simple now. I use those small palettes instead of a individual eyeshadow and brushes so it's super easy on the go! I'll try to post a tutorial later though.

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  13. They were a really nice pair! Can't believe I sold them! What was I thinking! >:( I sold them for $250. They were black suede and very goodlooking. ;) I'm going to look for suede thigh highs now. Thanks alot Mint! Got me back into them! And just my luck, it's Autumn/Winter here too!

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  14. @kimmie I have a lot of over the knee shoes! Where did you sell them? I was thinking of selling some of my shoes for like 30ish but IDK if they would go because they are offbrand ; o ;

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  15. I need to invest in some boots altogether... What size are you? I sell my stuff on ebay. That's like the no1 place to sell pretty much. :D $30!!! So cheap!!! You can try putting "vintage" or some name that people tend to look up. :\ If you're my size(which is a 6au or 36-37euro) I might check it out!

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  16. hi :3 ♥
    i just wanted to say thank you for your comment on my last post!
    its a little long ago but oki! ^^


    please write me a comment on my blog back if you like ^^♥ i'll return comment!♪(。◕ฺε ◕ฺ。)♡
    Have a nice day!


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    I really love how you do your make up!! looks so amazing i think ;)
    haha you should do a turtorial? sorry i dont know the spell... :/
    i also have to say: I LOVE YOUR BOOTS :o
    i want them tooooooooooooooooooo ; ;
    they are just LOVE :)

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  17. The food looks so tasty! I wanna take a bite! Oh my goodness, you and your boyfriend look so cute together! ^-^ ♥

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