Palm Treo 755p Review
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
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.
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.