T-Mobile Wing ReviewHTC P4350 Herald 8
The UI is very slow on the Wing. When sliding the keyboard, there is a delay of a few seconds before the UI switches to landscape view. Opening menus or loading programs is sluggish as well. This is a serious disadvantage as other smartphones have a much faster UI giving them a major advantage in this area. The major reason for such sluggish performance comes from the 200MHz processor that is used in the Wing.
We are happy that the Wing can use Skype application for VoIP calls. The processor is not very fast and the system lag when you are during a call, but still you will be able to switch to different tabs and send a chat message for example, while you talk. The Voice is not lagging if you are using fast internet connection. For Skype calls, Wing uses the loudspeakers and you will not be impressed by its quality, but it is still usable. The other party hears you clear, but some echo also appears. For the test, we used Wi-Fi connection.
We used Spb Benchmark to compare the Wing system performance with other PocketPC Phones. The phone performed well in all the tests that were thrown at it.
As a phone, the Wing works great. Signal reception is very good and voice clarity is average, even in areas with very low reception. We had the chance to use the Wing, Samsung U600, and Apple iPhone all in an area with very little reception and the Wing was the only one to pick up a signal. Granted it was only one bar but both parties could hear the other without problems. With a talk time rating of 5 hours, we were stunned to see that the Wing lasted for 8 hours in our tests from just one charge.
The Wing is a great replacement for the MDA. In a time where slim phones are in, the Wing is a monster in size but it is very comfortable at the same time. If using a stylus bothers you, then there is always the iPhone, HTC Touch, Samsung F700, and LG Prada to consider. If not, then the Wing is a great phone for those that want a PDA, MP3 player, camera, and phone all in one easy to use package.
- Large, vivid screen
- Great reception
- Talk time
- Slow UI
1. Gerson (unregistered)
I agree the UI is a bit slow but with some nice programs like MemMaid you can rescue your ram and other features that help with rom and ram on the device. overall i use it for both corporate and personal and love it! big screen nice feel to it and its a bit big but so was the MDA and the treos so its all in personal preference...