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Photos from Samsung i780

For someone who uses a digital SLR most of the time, the camera is really disappointing, but its just as bad as all camera phones, even the crappy 5 mega pixel ones.




Indoor close up shot using normal mode



Night shot of the Yarra river using night mode

samsung i780 gps software

Since I've got my Samsung i780, I've been mucking around the with GPS function, since its the only new feature that my previous now dead phone did not have.

I got the phone for $388 from Starhub, with another 2 year contract. The phone came with its own third party GPS software, Navfone.


Navfone

Its not too bad, just is really horrible about warning you about ERP in Singapore whether or not it is active.

I also called Navfone support twice to try to get the phone setup as the instruction manual wasn't too informational. Eventually I got it working.

The irritating factor of the software is that everytime you want to use it, you have to specify the port the GPS is on.



Tom Tom with port splitter

Unfortunately Tom Tom would not work without the port switcher software activated. Thats the real pain factor. You need to turn on 2 applications to use the GPS even though Tom Tom looks a lot more user friendly than Navfone, the concept of initiating the use seems rather consistent or eve…