Cross A8T Andromeda, Android Plus Analog TV
Taking the design similar to iPhone was a shrewd move done by Cross. This could become charm, because the design not “tacky”, though not a new innovation. Textured rear casing, avoiding the phone so not slippery when held. The casing material are made of plastic and strengthened with list stainless stell.
Charger port and 3.5 mm audio jack port is placed opposite the direction. One on the top side, the other (audio port) placed at the lower side. Moving to the rear body, camera and speaker also pinned.
The screen is relieved, size of 3.5 inches. The needs of watching, browsing and playing games can be comfortably executed. More Info, Cross A8T using screen type of capacitive with resolution 320 x 480 Pixels. Looks clear, though not yet capable of displaying text clarity when under the sun.
Cross A8T runs on Android Gingerbread operating system. Various applications and games included in the main menu. Starting from Advanced task killer, Adobe reader, Latitude, LT Compass, Maps, Navigation, Opera Mini, Place, YouTube, and various social network and chat applications. For chatting we can use WhatsApp and Yahoo Messenger that already available in this phone.
We can also play some games, such as Angry Birds, TurboFly 3, Angry Monkey. Unfortunately game that available only trial version, so need to dowload full version of those each game.
For browse to virtual world, besides relying on default browser, can use QQ Browser that provides a lot of convenience. For connections, other than 3G network that already used, could also rely on Wi-Fi. This phone able to share internet connection since it has Wi-Fi tethering and portable hotspot. In fact we can makes this phone as modem. To install it CD driver has included in the purchase.
For transfer of data or files can use Bluetooth and data cable. When performance of processor ARMv6 tested with Antutu Benchmark got score of 1844 while with Quadrant standard in the numbers 809.
Lots of entertainment offered in this phone. Watching TV very possible via Cross A8T. Its Analog TV already include external antenna that located in lower right side corner. First time do scanning channels, found 60 channels that not everything clean of noise. Clarity depends on the frequency range of the antenna reaches. Available broadcast recorder and the results can be directly stored in external memory.
Besides FM radio, Cross A8T also equipped with FM Transmitter application. Where this application will emit radio waves to another device. For its FM radio we still need earphones as an outside antenna.
We can also play song while memorizing the lyrics with MiniLyrics application. This application automatically connects to internet to find the lyrics of the song that being played.
How is the quality of its camera? If see resolution that only 2 MP indeed can’t expecting more of its quality of the picture.
BATTERY & MEMORY
In the purchase package not included microSD. So you have to buy it in the market. For this phone its microSD capacity can be supported up to 32 GB. The battery has capacity of 1500 mAh, which when tested its endurance until one day in a variety of applications.
Dimension/Weight : -
Battery : Lithium ion 1500 mAh
Display : 3.5 x HVGA LCD 320 x 480 Pixels
OS : Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Processor : ARMv6
Camera : 2 MP
Wireless : HSDPA, 3G, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi direct, Tethering and portable hotspot
Cable : miniUSB port
Internal Memory : 164 MB
External Memory : MicroSD up to 32 GB
Others : Dual GSM, HTML, Adobe Flash, TV Analog, Audio/Video player, radio FM, FM transmitter, Video recorder, Google Play (Android Market), Google Maps, A-GPS, Google Search, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo Messenger, Twitter, calendar, calculator, alarm, document editor.
Sales Package : Handset, Battery, charger, earphone, data cable, User Manual, CD PC suite and Driver for modem