The camera shoots stills at resolutions up to 2-megapixels and the handset comes with a self-portrait mirror. In tests, the camera didn’t fare too well indoors. The coloured dish shot under normal household lighting with the camera on its auto settings is not the sharpest I’ve seen from a 2-megapixel camera phone.
Outdoors, though, the camera did better. The chair has an acceptable amount of detail and the camera has delivered the overall exposure well, considering the extremes in contrast. The camera has also picked up the pinky-white of the flowers but the exposure anomaly in the bottom left corner is not a good sign.
Other software includes a web browser, messaging (including email), calendar, five alarms, voice recorder, memo maker, task manager, world clock, calculator, unit converter, timer and stopwatch.
Battery life is on the good side, which is important if you intend to use the phone as a training companion as you’ll need Bluetooth on to use the stride sensor and heart rate monitor.
My music rundown test delivered eight and a half hours of tunes from a full charge. Music playback stopped after that but the phone stayed alive for a full seventeen and a half hours.
There is nothing exceptionally special about Samsung’s SGH-F110 miCoach handset outside its utilities for runners. And if you are looking for something to help you with fitness there are plenty of options with more sophisticated features on offer. I’d suggest shopping around beyond the mobile phone sector if you’re primarily after a fitness monitor. However, if you’ve been looking for a combination like this, it’s certainly one of the better attempts.
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