Friday, April 5, 2013

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Review: Distinct Sound Wave


MULTIMEDIA (continued):

Camera/Video:

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Camera & Video Interface
Camera & Video Interface

The camera and video share the same interface, to switch between them select the icon on the lower right corner. The blue shutter key reminds you that you are in the camera mode while the red one is for the video mode.

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Camera & Video Options
Camera & Video Options

The camera can capture 5MP still and 720p videos at 30 fps. It has auto focus (as well as touch focus), if the brackets inside the circle turns green it means it is already focused.

The video details are as follows:

720p:

Audio Codec: mp4a: MPEG-4 AAC LC 48000Hz  96 kb/s , mono (1/0)
Video Codec: avc1 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC

VGA:

Audio Codec:  mp4a: MPEG-4 AAC LC 48000Hz  96 kb/s , mono (1/0)
Video Codec: avc1 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC

 MMS (176x144):

Audio Codec:  samr: AMR Narrowband 8000Hz 
Video Codec: mp4v MPEG-4 Video

Sample Shots:

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Camera Sample - Dark room without flash
Dark room without flash

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Camera Sample - Dark room with flash
Dark room with flash

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Camera Sample - Night without flash
Night without flash

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Camera Sample - Night with flash
Night with flash

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Camera Sample - Day
 Day

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0  Camera Sample - Day_1
 Day_1

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Camera Sample - Close-up
Close-up

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Camera Sample - Close-up_1
Close-up_1

The Sonic 2.0 main camera can capture decent pictures especially during broad daylight or if there is a good lighting condition. Thanks to the touch focus, you can capture close-up photo and have a good 'bokeh".

The flash is very weak, you will see almost no significance when compare to photos taken without flash.

Sample Videos:

720p

VGA

MMS

Browser:

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Browser
Browser

The Sonic 2.0 browser is a standard Android app, it supports up to 16 tabs and has an incognito mode for discrete browsing. Due to low resolution, it is better to view the webpage in its mobile mode than request for a desktop site.

Opera Mini
Opera Mini

If you do not prefer the stock browser, there is also Opera Mini pre-installed.

Games:

Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga
Pou
Pou
Subway Surfers
Subway Surfers
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2
Zombie Tsunami
Zombie Tsunami

I downloaded six of the most popular casual games in the Play Store and all of them works great, no issue or problem encountered during test periods.

Plants versus Zombies 2
Plants versus Zombies 2
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2

Asphalt 7
Asphalt 7

The graphics-intensive games like Plants versus Zombies 2, Dead Trigger and Asphalt 7 are all playable. However, it is not advisable to use the accelerometer to control a certain game like Asphalt 7 because when you tilt the device colors are easily washed out you will unable to see clearly what you are playing.

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Move To SD Card
Move To SD Card

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Storage
Storage

Another issue is that you cannot select which storage you want to be your default installation location and since only have 2.66GB of total storage you might encounter the problem "Not enough storage space" when installing games with large files (see below).

One more thing, even if you move the application/game to micro SD card, it still goes to the Internal Storage and none goes to your external storage (see above picture, note than after moving the app the SD card size is still 0B).

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 Not Enough Storage Space
Not Enough Storage Space

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2 comments:

  1. I was wondering how the two-point multi touch limitation would affect the gameplay though... I mean is it responsive? I tried testing other two point multi touch screen phones like the Samsung Galaxy Mini (and the like) and found them to be usually irresponsive to two points.

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  2. If the game requires 3-point touch or more

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