Dell Streak Forum for discussion on Dells 5'' android tablet, the Dell Streak
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Join Date: Jul 2010
08-03-2010, 05:38 PM
i just want a phone that functions as it should, has a good camera, plays mp3's and syncs easily with my PC and cloud apps(Google)
everyone has their particulars that need to be fulfilled.
so far, the streak
doesn't sync and doesnt have osx sync software available
doesn't have a good camera
doesn't have good video capture
doesn't have a good media player
does play mp3's but has a terrible speaker
does sync with google really well but the mail app is poor since you cant read email 'chains', only the most recent mail in the conversation
i would say though that maps are awesome and offline gps is great
another annoyance was my streak arrived without the 16gb minisd and both o2 and dell refused to give me one on the basis that they didn't believe me when i said it wasn't in the box
the crazy vibrate has now finally stopped and now the device doesn't vibrate at all
Join Date: Jul 2010
08-04-2010, 11:15 AM
this depends on what you upgraded from tbf my previous was an iphone 3g
"doesn't sync and doesnt have osx sync software available"
i didnt know they missed out osx! are they trying to get back at apple for the crap itunes for windows? lol
"doesn't have a good camera"
my previous was only 2mp so 5mp with flash & front facing cam is a plus
"doesn't have good video capture"
my prevous didnt have it at all
"doesn't have a good media player"
granted the stock app is crap, im using 3 cubed instead much better included controls on the lock screen.
"does play mp3's but has a terrible speaker"
granted its puny but it also depends on what is played, I like classical so tend to notice how real instruments come accross better than the electronic sounds you youngsters are used to!
I think I posted this before but if you put the streak at full volume and play the opening score to 2001 you should hear all the instruments including drums clearly.
for speakers they really shouldve gone to bose!
Join Date: Jun 2010
08-04-2010, 11:45 AM
Sorry guy's but it's a phone / PDA not a multimedia entertainment centre. It does still photos and video very well for a telephone. If you want your streak to play music or anything else loudly enough to entertain a room full of people you'll need an amplifier and speakers.
Decent music quality can only be achieved with decent speakers no mobile device can acheive this (and I mean NO mobile device that includes portable stereos). Volume and audio quality are totally dependant on the size of the speaker. Big speaker's also need a lot of power.
Plug your streak into a decent amp with reasonable speakers you'll get excellent quality. Don't forget audio quality is only as good as the source so a scratched vinyl album recorded via the microphone regardless of the bitrate or MP3, AAC, WMA codec will still sound like crap.
Multifunction devices are a compromise, you want the best then you will have to buy discrete items that are designed for that function. So if you want good quality photo's buy a camera etc...
As to our American cousins who are getting seriously impatient welcome to the club we had to put up with it before 4th June be the big man and deal with it quietly!
I see little point in Dell releasing the streak in the states with android 1.6 when with a SHORT delay they can deliver it with the Android 2.2 it desperately needs. The additional cost to DELL of the OTA update is I'm sure quite important to them.
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