Dual Sim Power

By: camillebrion

The Matsunichi D620 waived though on UMTS, but supports the operation of two SIM-cards-and thus is an interesting solution for people who have a private and a business-use cell phone.

A good idea, still very rare: Dual-SIM support, so the support for two SIM cards and thus two networks in a mobile phone. The major manufacturers have so far quite unjustly treated this topic. Currently, only the electronics discounter Conrad sells a corresponding model of Chinese production.

The Matsunichi D620 dual nearly 300 euros without a contract and swallows two SIM cards at the same time. Otherwise, the phone is rather sparsely equipped. However, a full test worth us the exotic among the phones.

Phone Features: Dual-Band And Dual-SIM

The Matsunichi delivers fairly solid performance at the phone functions.However, it supports only two GSM frequencies and dispenses with UMTS.

Phone functions
Admittedly, in times of Tri-or quad band mobile phones support only two frequencies seems somewhat poor. But for users who do not necessarily want to take on the world tour her cell phone, dual-band sufficient. The D620 is waiting with a good touch screen, quite exactly works according to a calibration. Numbers can be entered either via keyboard or touch screen. You will have voice dialing or voice commands, otherwise on hardly anything.

For group functions, profiles or text messages via SMS, MMS or E-Mail: the D620 supports all common features including Weckfruf off mobile and voice recorder. However the address book has room for only 300 entries with up to 8 under records. Also the SMS memory is pretty nearly with 200 text messages.

Data functions
In the data pane there are more for the Matsunichi duty as a freestyle.13 MB memory that you can spice up on request via microSD card.Bluetooth 1.2, USB with a maximum of 12 MBit/sec and GPRS for data transmission via mobile network – more is not in there.Circumstances, HSDPA or EDGE? Error display. You find also a HTML browser for the D620, only a WAP browser can be found in the menu.

Dual SIM
Matsunichi threw well the dual-SIM support. Two SIM cards, finished.Both networks, whose signal strength and the names of the operators appear in the display. Caller display is supported. If you want to issue a call or a message, you can choose which SIM that you want to happen. Incoming calls are also displayed with the respective SIM number. Two calls go into two SIM cards, can take first at the first interview, keep and and then turn to the second call.

PDA / Multimedia: Only The Bare Essentials

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In terms of PDA, the Matsunichi has plenty enough on the box. With Office, it knows to do – and even when data matching with the computer, the dual-phone shows significant weaknesses. And in terms of multimedia’s looks also not better.

PDA
If you need Office applications on his Smartphone, is not well advised with the D620. Office documents are not supported. Also the contact database offers not just lots of space with a maximum of 300 entries. The Organizer menu offers only calendar, to do list, alarm and world clock.

Another weak point is the data synchronization with the computer. A ‘PC Suite’ is in the phone, this is only English and does not work with Outlook or Lotus. Contacts, emails and tasks can be matched only propritär and within the suite.

Multimedia
The sparse multimedia shows that the Matsunichi primarily to work there. The built-in camera raises maximum 1.3 megapixel (interpolated, so extrapolated) and can record moving images (176 x 144 pixel) up closing the already scarce memory due to overcrowding. The image quality is very bad (see Photo Gallery). The music player is supported ID3 tags, not displays but in the normal view of the player. Also the ID3 filter functions are not supported. There is also a manual equalizer.

Write games or messages can not while playing music, by the way. For any XP or Vista computer recognizes the phone driver or inserted microSD card as an external drive without extra. Still, patience is required: the dubbing of a 3 MByte of large test-MP3 took whopping 58 seconds.

Practice: Understatement

Despite plastic finish is the cell phone in your hand. Pleasing: The battery held twice as long given in the test described by the manufacturer.

Facts & figures
Despite plastic finish and slightly liebloser feel the D620 is not cheap. With dimensions of 117 x 52 x 16 mm and 110 grams, the mobile lies comfortably in the hand. We experienced a surprise test of battery life. The manufacturer specifies a maximum talk time of just two hours. The phone in full GSM transmitter power lasted but nearly twice as long on the tester.

Handling
The touch screen input accepts slightly time-delayed, responding but still accurate. But, you should perform a calibration of the touch screen in any case. The mobile phone keypad has crisp pressure points. The menu takes some getting. You can navigate with stylus and touch screen or using the Navi key through menus.

Display and acoustic
Pixel resolution enough to render the display images and text beautifully sharp and bright 240 x 320. In the acoustic test, the Smartphone did no good. Significant noise irritated us. The built-in handsfree proved in the test a little everyday use. The heavily distorted voice of the person is accompanied by loud Clank and noise. So phone is no fun.

Conclusion: Schwächelt In Detail

The Matsunichi D620 is dual in his specialist field of dual-SIM is very good.Otherwise lacking the phone but facilities, to actually compete with the current top phones.

For the D620 dual isn’t it enough for a prominent position in the ranking. Despite his good implementation Dual SIM function missing too much. So, for example, only two GSM frequencies are supported, the store very little just 13 MB, the contact database offers not just lots of space with a maximum of 300 entries. In the area Organizer is lacking it a usable data matching with the calculator.

MultimediaFriends must also make many cuts in the exotics. The recordings of the camera have only snapshot character, not very powerful sounds of the audio player and also a functional browser is missing. However, it was underground Voice quality in the test. Especially on the fixed network noise and that disrupted us partially badly to understand voices. The handsfree is difficult to use because of the poor quality of the language.

We liked the fact that the Battery kept longer than specified by the manufacturer. Less than 4 hours at the end were on the clock, well twice as long as described by Matsunichi.

Alternative
Currently, there are few alternatives to the Matsunichi in terms of dual-SIM. If necessary adapter offered via Equzhou, but require the cutting up of the SIM cards. From the well-known manufacturers Samsung recently announced a dual-SIM phone (we reported). You are looking for a cheap Smartphone that offers good organizer functions, but is still compact yet? Look at that Nokia E61 on. The Smartphone but dispenses with a camera, but not on UMTS, Wi-Fi, a full keyboard and a good display.

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