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Palm Treo 755p Review

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Camera interface - Palm Treo 755p Review
Camera interface - Palm Treo 755p Review

Camera interface

The 1.3 megapixel camera found on the 755p performed just as expected. It is deffinitely not the greatest mobile camera we’ve used, but is on the average for 1.3 megapixel one, with acceptable image quality and unfortunately unsaturated, grayish colors. The pictures were a bit brighter than they should have been, but it is adequate for casual snapshots. Options are sparse and the only adjustments the user can make is image size or to apply a black and white or sepia filter.

The camcorder records videos at a maximum resolution of 352x288. The video quality was adequate, they would probably best be described as YouTube quality. Video options are as meager as the camera. Video length is limited only by available memory, but only ones fewer than 512KB for Sprint and 490KB for Verizon can be sent via MMS.

Palm Treo 755p sample video at 352x288 pixels resolution

Outdoor images - Palm Treo 755p Review
Outdoor images - Palm Treo 755p Review
Outdoor images - Palm Treo 755p Review
Outdoor images - Palm Treo 755p Review

Outdoor images

Indoor images - Palm Treo 755p Review
Indoor images - Palm Treo 755p Review
Indoor images - Palm Treo 755p Review
Indoor images - Palm Treo 755p Review

Indoor images



Pocket Tunes - Palm Treo 755p Review

Pocket Tunes

Multimedia:

Both pictures and videos can be sorted into user-created albums, a very nice feature that allows for easy organization and media recall. All video playback is handled via the Pics&Videos application, and videos can be played in full-screen mode . It didn’t have problem playing MPEG4 QVGA video encoded with H.263 but typically when opening one with H.264 played only the sound.

Audio playback is handled by Pocket Tunes v3.0.9. It supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA and WMA-DRM codecs, as well as features such as album art playlist editing. The player can run in the background, allowing the user full access to the device. If a call comes in the player pauses and when it is ended the music resumes where it left off. We really can’t complain about anything with Pocket Tunes, it is a full featured player and should suffice any user’s need.

The Sprint 755p supports the SprintTV and Radio service. At times the picture will pixelate or fall behind the audio, but the picture quality was generally good and we enjoyed watching TV on the larger screen.

SprintTV - Palm Treo 755p Review
SprintTV - Palm Treo 755p Review
SprintTV - Palm Treo 755p Review

SprintTV


Google Maps - Palm Treo 755p Review

Google Maps

Software:

There is 60MB of flash memory in the 755p which is expandable via miniSD. Palm is a relatively svelte OS, and despite such little onboard memory we have never had issues with lag or the system bogging down.

Applications are plentiful, and with third party support the possibilities are endless. Both devices came preloaded with Google Maps, and Sprint also threw in the productivity-killer Bejeweled, On Demand and SprintTV. The Verizon version is noticeably leaner, with no free apps beyond Google Maps.


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

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This is my 3rd Palm phone and for sure it will be my LAST ! I am on my 2nd 755p in 3 months and they are no good! I had a treo650 for 2years and had very little problems out of it . But the 755s are worthless the battery WILL NOT LAST 14 HRS unless you only use the PHONE for about 1 hrs worth of calls. I called PALM and they dont even care if you have problems or not. And if you have Alltel its even worse , they have LOCKED OUT picture messaging on palm phones but not other smartphones and they are capable of it !(sprint and verizons 755p DO) And when you are paying that extra money each month for the privilege of having a smartphone you should get ALL THE FEATURES WITH IT BUT YOU DONT AND CANT !! Web access is still extremely slow and times out frequently . If you start adding programs to it BEWARE the thing crashes all the time with all kinds of diff. apps. then you have the hassle of getting your money back from 3rd party vendors as well. ONLY GOOD THING THIS PHONE HAS IS THE CALENDAR ! Speaker sounds Horrible , Buttons dont work like they should , Crashes frequently (unless stock but who leaves them stock?) , Camera stinks , Bluetooth dont pick up devices 2inches away , BATTERY IS TERRIBLE (they tell you after you complain to buy a $70 extended battery. WHY) , AND ALLTEL LEAVES OTHER FEATURES LOCKED OUT COMPARED TO OTHER EQUAL CARRIERS !! STAY AWAY FROM THIS PHONE YOU WILL REGRET IT! PALM HAS GONE STRAIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN ! USED TO BE GREAT PRODUCTS BUT NO LONGER !!!!

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Palm Treo 755p

Palm Treo 755p

OS: Palm OS 5.4 (Garnet)
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Display320 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 312 MHz, Intel XScale processor
Size4.44 x 2.33 x 0.84 inches
(113 x 59 x 21 mm)
5.64 oz  (160 g)
Battery1600 mAh, 4.2 hours talk time

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