Message by correspondence N18

Questions about the screen in the Sony Xperia Z1, choosing a smartphone for photography, a long letter about a strange purchase in Svyaznoy, choosing an e-book, a stream of consciousness and other interesting questions.

About smartphone for photography

I'm going to change my rather aged Xperia x10 to a new phone. I need an android smartphone with a good camera, a screen between 4" – 4.5", with a slot for memory cards and a decent battery life. By occupation (architect), I often take pictures in different conditions, so a flash is required and a wide lens angle is desirable. I liked the Galaxy s4 mini, but after reading the review, I had doubts about the camera. In terms of camera quality, I really liked how the Galaxy s3 shoots, but it itself is too big for a phone, in my opinion. Do not take it for work, tell me whether it is worth taking s4 mini in my case or which similar model (size, quality, price) is worth paying attention to. I use the Internet from time to time, I don’t play games.”

I think you should try the Samsung Galaxy S4 – let's be honest, there's nothing like it on the market in terms of value for money. Moreover, if the quality of shooting is important to you, this smartphone is rightfully considered one of the best among all other smartphones (we are talking about devices with any operating systems). I do not think that you will be confused by the size of the device, if you used X10, then you will quickly get used to SGS4. Another option is iPhone 5/5S, but Android is specified in the requirements, so I will politely not insist.

About the bad screen of Sony Xperia Z1

“I have been reading your site and your reviews for a long time, and I know that you are a fan of Sony – yes, this can be seen from your articles – you always write about them with feeling, even when the device itself raises questions.

The catastrophic situation with screens in the phones of the 2013 line made me write a letter.

Let's start with the fact that I myself have long been a fan of Sony. Always liked the design, materials, ideology. I myself have a lot of Sony products: the first HD camera HDR-HC1E, the entire Walkman series: cassette players, CD, MP-3, video equipment.

Now I continue to use the excellent player NWZ-A845 (you reviewed it, and probably remember it), and I'm used to the fact that Sony equipment is very high quality in everything.

Recently, I once again went to Sony Center to look at the new flagship Z1.

I look at the screen. and once again I fall into the sediment. The screen is just awful. Viewing angles, contrast. Everything that has been talked about for 2 (!) years. I determine this simply – I run a pre-installed Xperia HD movie on my phone and see fading of ALL elements at the smallest angles other than perpendicular and a terrible whitish image. Yes, even on the main screen in the colored circles of the Walkman, you can see this . I was skeptical about the preliminary reviews on the Internet about the Z1 screen, thinking that Sony should correct the situation after so many negative reviews, I came to the salon and, unfortunately, IN THE REGULAR ONCE I was convinced of this live.

That is what happens. each model year line. even worse in terms of displays than the previous one, despite various big words: Mobile bravia engine, Triluminos…

I walked in the salon through models of different years. Of the entire line, P, Ion, TX, V have good screens (and they write that this is in old batches, on new ones the same fading screen), J (this is an exception for its price). From this year only on L and Z Ultra (here the screen is really great – but this is already a super-size). And in Z, ZL, SP, M (I'm ready to forgive the price for this) and now Z1- i.e. the main sales models – all very bad. There are thousands of comments on this topic on the net. and where is the result? A simple example: I come to a large salon, I ask: "Sony is interested in which one with the best screen?" answer: "The best screens. No, this is not Sony, Samsung has better. ). And I bitterly understand that this is true. And no excuses like the naturalness of the picture. clarity. Etc. do not help.

This is not to say that new devices do not improve in any way. Remains brand recognizable excellent design. It's good that there are premium materials. It's good that battery capacities are growing. It's good that the color noise in the cameras of new smartphones has disappeared. But why does the already branded feature pass from device to device – the worst screens on the market (we do not take into account the Chinese no name).

Sony recently said it wants to become the third largest smartphone maker. With screens like these? In any stupid Chinese for 10 thousand, the screen is better than in the Sony flagship for 30,000. Does Sony really not understand that they cannot sell flagships with such displays every six months? Is there any explanation for this? Do these screens consume less energy? Are they much cheaper? Sergey, you, as a person who communicates on a different level than us mere mortals :) with Sony representatives, please convey the request of thousands of Sony lovers and fans: FIX THE SITUATION WITH SCREENS. It's just a cry from the heart, honestly.

What should I do? Approaching new Sony models on the stand with a heavy feeling every time in anticipation of a bad screen, I was just as tired as I was following hundreds of pages of the w3bsit3-dns.com forum in the hope that a normal screen would appear in some batch. Wait for CES 2014 and the new flagship Z2 with the mythical IGZO? Or should we already take Huawei (great screens) or Highscreen (good screens for the money + big battery)?”

Unfortunately, Sony does not have a person who can somehow influence this situation. Therefore, everything can be blamed on bad suppliers, crooked eyes of users, weather conditions, difficult market conditions, masked by beautiful marketing feature names and a thousand settings. The fact remains that the Sony Xperia Z1 screen fades when viewed from an angle. It's worse than the iPhone 5S, Samsung's flagships, even worse than the LG G2. How to deal with it? Well, either buy and use reluctantly, or choose something else. This week there will be a podcast where I quote your letter and try to answer the question in more or less detail. Although, it must be addressed to the local Sony office. What they will answer, I can roughly imagine, something like: "It's a pity that you were not satisfied with our product!" Actually, what else is there to add? Curious to see what kind of screen will be installed on the Z1 for Japan. History repeats itself with the Xperia Z.

About buying an iPad in Svyaznoy

“I will be brief and to the point. So I describe my situation. In January 2013, I purchased from the Svyaznoy store: Apple iPad with Retina Wi-Fi 64Gb + Cellular (black) (A1460). At that time I read an article in cnews.ru on price wars and who imports "white" equipment from Apple. According to the author of the article, such Beeline and Svyaznoy will trade. I specifically waited for the onset of official sales and the legal supply of equipment. After installing IOS 7, a device for the Beeline operator appeared.Coincidentally, I use Beeline's 3G, so this did not manifest itself in any way until I pulled out the SIM card. Today, 03-10-2013, Apple's technical support, by phone, confirmed to me the presence of a Beeline lock in my iPad. I did not expect to receive a counterfeit and pay the maximum price for it. It looks like the Svyaznoy company is using the experience of the Euroset company of past years. Why a locked batch of iPad 4, released exclusively for Beeline, is sold in Svyaznoy and who performed the initial unlock is unknown. Attached is a screenshot of the tablet. The serial number is covered up, it is registered in Apple technical support, as well as the IMEI of this tablet. Cashier's check – a copy is attached. The Svyaznoy company in a telephone conversation offered to repair this product. For what. Previously, he himself managed sales and marketing in retail chains in Moscow, I know how everything is arranged from the inside completely. I tried contacting a lawyer. Contacts of the company's lawyer refused to provide. And also to resolve the situation in a pre-trial order. So, let's analyze. The first question: How much did the owners of the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 get heated by the deceit? After all, unlocked phones on the same eBay cost at least half the price relative to prices in Svyaznoy stores. The second question: whether, according to the same false scheme, Svyaznoy will sell the new iPhone 5s and 5c in Russia is an open question. This situation showed why Svyaznoy offers low prices. The product is counterfeit! So hurry up to warn readers about the problems with buying Apple equipment from Svyaznoy.I’ll add on my own: the equipment delivered according to orders made from Svyaznoy has already been used twice in a row. First, the HTC cell phone. The company, immediately after payment and discovery, refused to accept it back, as well as comply with the laws of the Russian Federation. Then they brought a Sony player, also used. It turned out to be scratched, they assured that they did not even open the box. When I contacted Svyaznoy-Support at 8 (800) 700-50-00, they explained to me that this is normal, just place a new order again and wait for another delivery.

I have nothing to add here, maybe someone from Svyaznoy will comment?

About choosing a smartphone

"hello) I saw, doing reviews on mobile review, I wanted to ask your opinion, I'm choosing a smartphone for myself, I settled on two models, Iphone 4s and meizu mx2, I need a good sound from a smart, according to meizu it's good, navigation, so that satellites I caught it quickly, the camera, the smoothness of work, the android somehow pushes away from the meizu (already tired) and the camera is not very good there, the most important thing is the sound in the headphones, please write down your opinion and advice, if not difficult)".

And there is nothing to paint here, I would choose the iPhone 4S. Despite its age, this is a great smartphone, both in terms of design and performance. Not to mention programs, a thousand different accessories and so on.

Pro iPhone 5S

“Sergey, hello! Looking forward to your full review of the new iPhone! Can you please tell me when it will be released? Thank you!"

I'm still trying to peel it off and take as many photos as possible, the review will appear at the end of October. Official sales in Russia will just begin.

About charging for SGS4

“I won’t torment you for a long time, I read your article“ Samsung Galaxy S4: original accessories ”. Tell me, where did you buy the wireless charging kit, namely with the blue cover?”

You can visit any Samsung branded store and ask such a question, I took it there.

Pro iPhone 5

  1. Exchange. In the "iPhone 5 Experience" article of March 13, 2013, you said: ". I will go to the Apple Store at Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli. And in this store they will change my iPhone 5 for a new one." Changed? Are there any problems with the paint, Classic Clothing in Ethiopia camera, lights?
  2. Memory. In the same article about the iPhone 5, you also noted: ". I realized for myself that it always makes sense to buy smartphones with at least 64 GB." GB of memory. 64 GB run out?
  3. Apple ID. Since I don’t have any “apple” technology, I want to create an account in advance (so that I can activate the device immediately after purchase). And do it the right way, i.e. making the right choice – Russian or American Apple ID. There are no friends who could be asked about this, your opinion will be authoritative. On the Internet they write different things, from which it is not clear, in particular, the following:
  • Will iTunes Radio work with a Russian account?
  • Are there more apps for America than for us?
  • email is better to use @gmail.com than @yandex.ru?
  • Does the bank card need to be Visa or Maestro?

I'll try to answer point by point:

  1. No, they suggested waiting a week, replacing the body, cleaning the camera. There was no time. History repeated itself in Berlin, I think there have been some changes in the service policy
  2. There was no certainty that I would want to leave 5S, I needed a device for experiments, review, and so on. Therefore 32 GB
  3. Nothing is known about iTunes Radio in Russia yet, but no one bothers you to use two accounts on your device at once, Russian and another country, there are a lot of instructions for setting up the network

About the stream of consciousness

Good day
Due to my work, I didn’t like EPL
BUT the phone became evil.

In the hands of apple touch 4
Hurrah! Immediately BUT
Listen. video camera
It turned off!! MUSIC

I WRITE IN THE NOTEBOOK THERE IS NO ROBUST

You need to control glasses with a camera so that you can write with music.

Where can I get them))))

Can you tell me the model?

Only three so far.

RESPECT TO YOUR MIND AND YOU. »

And respect to you too.

About the headset

“I found your review of the Nokia BH-221 headset on the Internet. You write that it can be connected to an iPhone 5. I try to connect them, but I can’t, the headset does not see the iPhone, and the iPhone does not see the headset. Please help, tell me how to connect them?"

We need to put the BH-221 into pairing mode, I guess. The instruction is on the Nokia website – it should be.

About columns

“Hello, I read your article about choosing a column, I liked it very much. Now the question arose before me: Samsung DA-E670 or Bowers & Wilkins Z2, tell me how by the sound. Pleased with the omnivorousness of the Samsung, here you have a flash drive and bt, but z2 seems to be a more impressive firm and sound. Does the z2 sound much better than the DA-E670? There is no way to listen to them and compare, only to order. Thanks in advance."

I chose B&W Z2 for myself, but this is a very subjective question, I don't need flash drives and Bluetooth. In addition, a lot depends on your smartphone.

About the problem with iOS7

“I installed a new version of IOS 7 software on the iPod Touch5 player, I figured out all the innovations and suddenly found a strange “glitch” when playing video clips in my native iPlayer. I upload a video through iTunes, it is successfully added. I mark it as Music Video and it goes into the Video Clips folder. Different videos are perfectly played, though with one "BUT", when you turn the device on its side, into the cinematic orientation of the 5-ki screen, the video disappears. A black screen appears, but the sound continues to play, as well as the clip itself still plays, but there is no image. The screen turns black. In vertical orientation, with a small resolution, there are no problems. The clips are different, with different quality and different codecs. The result is one. The same clips played perfectly in the previous version of the software, and there were no problems when turning the device. Maybe there are some new settings for the video?

I haven't come across this, maybe one of the readers had a similar problem? Tell us in the comments.

About bracelets

“Sergey, good afternoon, I read your reviews of sports bracelets, it’s almost 2014, please recommend the best bracelet for today, namely the bracelet, I want NIKE FUELBAND but it seems to be outdated, or not? help with the choice please.”

There is no main information here, why do you need such a device? If you just count the steps, then you can buy a Jawbone Up, if you need a thing for training, you will need something more serious. By the way, it seems that the presentation of the new Fuelband will take place soon, I recommend waiting until the end of October, and then making a decision.

About small columns

  • Which one has better sound quality? Is it noticeable, and what is the difference?
  • Is the volume level much different?
  • How much does Bose actually work when transmitting sound via Bluetooth?"

Different devices, Mini is almost half the size, so it's not quite correct. But they do sound the same. I recommend you listen to both in the store and wouldn't be surprised if you decide on Bose. The operating time is indicated in the review, that's about as long as it works.

About e-books

I personally like Amazon e-readers, I recommend checking out Kindle with light (Kindle Paperwhite). Of these three, I would choose either B&N (no need to be afraid of artifacts), or Onyx – the latter supports many book formats, which cannot be said about Amazon.

Message by correspondence N18

Questions about the screen in the Sony Xperia Z1, choosing a smartphone for photography, a long letter about a strange purchase in Svyaznoy, choosing an e-book, a stream of consciousness and other interesting questions.

About smartphone for photography

I'm going to change my rather aged Xperia x10 to a new phone. I need an android smartphone with a good camera, a screen between 4" – 4.5", with a slot for memory cards and a decent battery life. By occupation (architect), I often take pictures in different conditions, so a flash is required and a wide lens angle is desirable. I liked the Galaxy s4 mini, but after reading the review, I had doubts about the camera. In terms of camera quality, I really liked how the Galaxy s3 shoots, but it itself is too big for a phone, in my opinion. Do not take it for work, tell me whether it is worth taking s4 mini in my case or which similar model (size, quality, price) is worth paying attention to. I use the Internet from time to time, I don’t play games.”

I think you should try the Samsung Galaxy S4 – let's be honest, there's nothing like it on the market in terms of value for money. Moreover, if the quality of shooting is important to you, this smartphone is rightfully considered one of the best among all other smartphones (we are talking about devices with any operating systems). I do not think that you will be confused by the size of the device, if you used X10, then you will quickly get used to SGS4. Another option is iPhone 5/5S, but Android is specified in the requirements, so I will politely not insist.

About the bad screen of Sony Xperia Z1

“I have been reading your site and your reviews for a long time, and I know that you are a fan of Sony – yes, this can be seen from your articles – you always write about them with feeling, even when the device itself raises questions.

The catastrophic situation with screens in the phones of the 2013 line made me write a letter.

Let's start with the fact that I myself have long been a fan of Sony. Always liked the design, materials, ideology. I myself have a lot of Sony products: the first HD camera HDR-HC1E, the entire Walkman series: cassette players, CD, MP-3, video equipment.

Now I continue to use the excellent NWZ-A845 player (you reviewed it, and probably remember it), and I'm used to the fact that Sony equipment is very high quality in everything.

Recently, I once again went to Sony Center to look at the new flagship Z1.

I look at the screen. and once again I fall into the sediment. The screen is just awful. Viewing angles, contrast. Everything that has been talked about for 2 (!) years. I determine this simply – I run a pre-installed Xperia HD movie on my phone and see fading of ALL elements at the smallest angles other than perpendicular and a terrible whitish image. Yes, even on the main screen in the colored circles of the Walkman, you can see this . I was skeptical about the preliminary reviews on the Internet about the Z1 screen, thinking that Sony should correct the situation after so many negative reviews, I came to the salon and, unfortunately, IN THE REGULAR ONCE I was convinced of this live.

That is what happens. each model year line. even worse in terms of displays than the previous one, despite various big words: Mobile bravia engine, Triluminos…

I walked in the salon through models of different years. Of the entire line, P, Ion, TX, V have good screens (and they write that this is in old batches, new ones have the same fading screen), J (this is an exception for its price). From this year only on L and Z Ultra (here the screen is really great – but this is already a super-size). And in Z, ZL, SP, M (I'm ready to forgive the price for this) and now Z1- i.e. the main sales models – all very bad. There are thousands of comments on this topic on the net. and where is the result? A simple example: I come to a large salon, I ask: "Sony is interested in which one has the best screen?" answer: "The best screens. No, it's not Sony, Samsung has better. ). And I bitterly understand that this is true. And no excuses like the naturalness of the picture. clarity. Etc. do not help.

This is not to say that new devices do not improve in any way. Remains brand recognizable excellent design. It's good that there are premium materials. It's good that battery capacities are growing. It's good that the color noise in the cameras of new smartphones has disappeared. But why does the already branded feature pass from device to device – the worst screens on the market (we do not take Chinese no name into account).

Sony recently said it wants to become the third largest smartphone maker. With screens like these? In any stupid Chinese for 10 thousand, the screen is better than in the Sony flagship for 30,000. Does Sony really not understand that they cannot sell flagships with such displays every six months? Is there any explanation for this? Do these screens consume less energy? Are they much cheaper? Sergey, you, as a person who communicates on a different level than us mere mortals :) with Sony representatives, please convey the request of thousands of Sony lovers and fans: FIX THE SITUATION WITH SCREENS. It's just a cry from the heart, honestly.

What should I do? Approaching new Sony models on the stand with a heavy feeling every time in anticipation of a bad screen, I was just as tired as I was following hundreds of pages of the w3bsit3-dns.com forum in the hope that a normal screen would appear in some batch. Wait for CES 2014 and the new flagship Z2 with the mythical IGZO? Or should we already take Huawei (great screens) or Highscreen (good screens for the money + big battery)?”

Unfortunately, Sony does not have a person who can somehow influence this situation. Therefore, everything can be blamed on bad suppliers, crooked eyes of users, weather conditions, difficult market conditions, masked by beautiful marketing feature names and a thousand settings. The fact remains that the Sony Xperia Z1 screen fades when viewed from an angle. It's worse than the iPhone 5S, Samsung's flagships, even worse than the LG G2. How to deal with it? Well, either buy and use reluctantly, or choose something else. This week there will be a podcast where I quote your letter and try to answer the question in more or less detail. Although, it must be addressed to the local Sony office. What they will answer, I can roughly imagine, something like: "It's a pity that you were not satisfied with our product!" Actually, what else is there to add? Curious to see what kind of screen will be installed on the Z1 for Japan. History repeats itself with the Xperia Z.

About buying an iPad in Svyaznoy

“I will be brief and to the point. So I describe my situation. In January 2013, I purchased from the Svyaznoy store: Apple iPad with Retina Wi-Fi 64Gb + Cellular (black) (A1460). At that time I read an article in cnews.ru on price wars and who imports "white" equipment from Apple. According to the author of the article, such Beeline and Svyaznoy will trade. I specifically waited for the onset of official sales and the legal supply of equipment. After installing IOS 7, a device for the Beeline operator appeared.Coincidentally, I use Beeline's 3G, so this did not manifest itself in any way until I pulled out the SIM card. Today, 03-10-2013, Apple's technical support, by phone, confirmed to me the presence of a Beeline lock in my iPad. I did not expect to receive a counterfeit and pay the maximum price for it. It looks like the Svyaznoy company is using the experience of the Euroset company of past years. Why a locked batch of iPad 4, released exclusively for Beeline, is sold in Svyaznoy and who made the initial unlock is unknown. Attached is a screenshot of the tablet. The serial number is covered up, it is registered in Apple technical support, as well as the IMEI of this tablet. Cashier's check – a copy is attached. The Svyaznoy company in a telephone conversation offered to repair this product. For what. Previously, he himself managed sales and marketing in retail chains in Moscow, I know how everything is arranged from the inside completely. I tried contacting a lawyer. Contacts of the company's lawyer refused to provide. And also to resolve the situation in a pre-trial order. So, let's analyze. The first question: How much did the owners of the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 get heated by the deceit? After all, unlocked phones on the same eBay cost at least half the price relative to prices in Svyaznoy stores. The second question: whether, according to the same false scheme, Svyaznoy will sell the new iPhone 5s and 5c in Russia is an open question. This situation showed why Svyaznoy offers low prices. The product is counterfeit! So hurry up to warn readers about the problems with buying Apple equipment from Svyaznoy.I’ll add on my own: the equipment delivered according to orders made from Svyaznoy has already been used twice in a row. First, the HTC cell phone. The company, immediately after payment and discovery, refused to accept it back, as well as comply with the laws of the Russian Federation. Then they brought a Sony player, also used. It turned out to be scratched, they assured that they did not even open the box. When I contacted Svyaznoy-Support at 8 (800) 700-50-00, they explained to me that this is normal, just place a new order again and wait for another delivery.

I have nothing to add here, maybe someone from Svyaznoy will comment?

About choosing a smartphone

"hello) I saw, doing reviews on mobile review, I wanted to ask your opinion, I'm choosing a smartphone for myself, I settled on two models, Iphone 4s and meizu mx2, I need a good sound from a smart, according to meizu it's good, navigation, so that satellites I caught it quickly, the camera, the smoothness of work, the android somehow pushes away from the meizu (already tired) and the camera is not very good there, the most important thing is the sound in the headphones, please write down your opinion and advice, if not difficult)".

And there is nothing to paint here, I would choose the iPhone 4S. Despite its age, this is a great smartphone, both in terms of design and performance. Not to mention programs, a thousand different accessories and so on.

Pro iPhone 5S

“Sergey, hello! Looking forward to your full review of the new iPhone! Can you please tell me when it will be released? Thank you!"

I'm still trying to peel it off and take as many photos as possible, the review will appear at the end of October. Official sales in Russia will just begin.

About charging for SGS4

“I won’t torment you for a long time, I read your article“ Samsung Galaxy S4: original accessories ”. Tell me, where did you buy the wireless charging kit, namely with the blue cover?”

You can visit any Samsung branded store and ask such a question, I took it there.

Pro iPhone 5

  1. Exchange. In the "iPhone 5 Experience" article of March 13, 2013, you said: ". I will go to the Apple Store at Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli. And in this store they will change my iPhone 5 for a new one." Changed? Are there any problems with the paint, Classic Clothing in Ethiopia camera, lights?
  2. Memory. In the same article about the iPhone 5, you also noted: ". I realized for myself that it always makes sense to buy smartphones with at least 64 GB." GB of memory. 64 GB run out?
  3. Apple ID. Since I don’t have any “apple” technology, I want to create an account in advance (so that I can activate the device immediately after purchase). And do it the right way, i.e. making the right choice – Russian or American Apple ID. There are no friends who could be asked about this, your opinion will be authoritative. On the Internet they write different things, from which it is not clear, in particular, the following:
  • Will iTunes Radio work with a Russian account?
  • Are there more apps for America than for us?
  • email is better to use @gmail.com than @yandex.ru?
  • Does the bank card need to be Visa or Maestro?

I'll try to answer point by point:

  1. No, they suggested waiting a week, replacing the body, cleaning the camera. There was no time. History repeated itself in Berlin, I think there have been some changes in the service policy
  2. There was no certainty that I would want to leave 5S, I needed a device for experiments, review, and so on. Therefore 32 GB
  3. Nothing is known about iTunes Radio in Russia yet, but no one bothers you to use two accounts on your device at once, Russian and another country, there are a lot of instructions for setting up the network

About the stream of consciousness

Good day
Due to my work, I didn't like EPL
BUT the phone became evil.

In the hands of apple touch 4
Hurrah! Immediately BUT
Listen. video camera
It turned off!! MUSIC

I WRITE IN THE NOTEBOOK THERE IS NO ROBUST

You need to control glasses with a camera so that you can write with music.

Where can I get them))))

Can you tell me the model?

Only three so far.

RESPECT TO YOUR MIND AND YOU. »

And respect to you too.

About the headset

“I found your review of the Nokia BH-221 headset on the Internet. You write that it can be connected to an iPhone 5. I try to connect them, but I can’t, the headset does not see the iPhone, and the iPhone does not see the headset. Please help, tell me how to connect them?"

We need to put the BH-221 into pairing mode, I guess. The instruction is on the Nokia website – it should be.

About columns

“Hello, I read your article about choosing a column, I liked it very much. Now the question arose before me: Samsung DA-E670 or Bowers & Wilkins Z2, tell me how by the sound. Pleased with the omnivorousness of the Samsung, here you have a flash drive and bt, but z2 seems to be a more impressive firm and sound. Does the z2 sound much better than the DA-E670? There is no way to listen to them and compare, only to order. Thanks in advance."

I chose B&W Z2 for myself, but this is a very subjective question, I don't need flash drives and Bluetooth. In addition, a lot depends on your smartphone.

About the problem with iOS7

“I installed a new version of IOS 7 software on the iPod Touch5 player, I figured out all the innovations and suddenly discovered a strange “glitch” when playing video clips in my native iPlayer. I upload a video through iTunes, it is successfully added. I mark it as Music Video and it goes into the Video Clips folder. Different videos are perfectly played, though with one "BUT", when you turn the device on its side, into the cinematic orientation of the 5-ki screen, the video disappears. A black screen appears, but the sound continues to play, as well as the clip itself still plays, but there is no image. The screen turns black. In vertical orientation, with a small resolution, there are no problems. The clips are different, with different quality and different codecs. The result is one. The same clips played perfectly in the previous version of the software, and there were no problems when turning the device. Maybe there are some new settings for the video?

I haven't come across this, maybe one of the readers had a similar problem? Tell us in the comments.

About bracelets

“Sergey, good afternoon, I read your reviews of sports bracelets, it’s almost 2014, please recommend the best bracelet for today, namely the bracelet, I want NIKE FUELBAND but it seems to be outdated, or not? help with the choice please.”

There is no main information here, why do you need such a device? If you just count the steps, then you can buy a Jawbone Up, if you need a thing for training, you will need something more serious. By the way, it seems that the presentation of the new Fuelband will take place soon, I recommend waiting until the end of October, and then making a decision.

About small columns

  • Which one has better sound quality? Is it noticeable, and what is the difference?
  • Is the volume level much different?
  • How much does Bose actually work when transmitting sound via Bluetooth?"

Different devices, Mini is almost half the size, so it's not quite correct. But they do sound the same. I recommend you listen to both in the store and wouldn't be surprised if you decide on Bose. The operating time is indicated in the review, that's about as long as it works.

About e-books

I personally like Amazon e-readers, I recommend checking out Kindle with light (Kindle Paperwhite). Of these three, I would choose either B&N (no need to be afraid of artifacts), or Onyx – the latter supports many book formats, which cannot be said about Amazon.

Message by correspondence N18

Questions about the screen in the Sony Xperia Z1, choosing a smartphone for photography, a long letter about a strange purchase in Svyaznoy, choosing an e-book, a stream of consciousness and other interesting questions.

About smartphone for photography

I'm going to change my rather aged Xperia x10 to a new phone. I need an android smartphone with a good camera, a screen between 4" – 4.5", with a slot for memory cards and a decent battery life. By occupation (architect), I often take pictures in different conditions, so a flash is required and a wide lens angle is desirable. I liked the Galaxy s4 mini, but after reading the review, I had doubts about the camera. In terms of camera quality, I really liked how the Galaxy s3 shoots, but it itself is too big for a phone, in my opinion. Do not take it for work, tell me whether it is worth taking s4 mini in my case or which similar model (size, quality, price) is worth paying attention to. I use the Internet from time to time, I don’t play games.”

I think you should try the Samsung Galaxy S4 – let's be honest, there's nothing like it on the market in terms of value for money. Moreover, if the quality of shooting is important to you, this smartphone is rightfully considered one of the best among all other smartphones (we are talking about devices with any operating systems). I do not think that you will be confused by the size of the device, if you used X10, then you will quickly get used to SGS4. Another option is iPhone 5/5S, but Android is specified in the requirements, so I will politely not insist.

About the bad screen of Sony Xperia Z1

“I have been reading your site and your reviews for a long time, and I know that you are a fan of Sony – yes, this can be seen from your articles – you always write about them with feeling, even when the device itself raises questions.

The catastrophic situation with screens in the phones of the 2013 line made me write a letter.

Let's start with the fact that I myself have long been a fan of Sony. Always liked the design, materials, ideology. I myself have a lot of Sony products: the first HD camera HDR-HC1E, the entire Walkman series: cassette players, CD, MP-3, video equipment.

Now I continue to use the excellent player NWZ-A845 (you reviewed it, and probably remember it), and I'm used to the fact that Sony equipment is very high quality in everything.

Recently, I once again went to Sony Center to look at the new flagship Z1.

I look at the screen. and once again I fall into the sediment. The screen is just awful. Viewing angles, contrast. Everything that has been talked about for 2 (!) years. I determine this simply – I run a pre-installed Xperia HD movie on my phone and see fading of ALL elements at the smallest angles other than perpendicular and a terrible whitish image. Yes, even on the main screen in the colored circles of the Walkman, you can see this . I was skeptical about the preliminary reviews on the Internet about the Z1 screen, thinking that Sony should correct the situation after so many negative reviews, I came to the salon and, unfortunately, IN THE REGULAR ONCE I was convinced of this live.

That is what happens. each model year line. even worse in terms of displays than the previous one, despite various big words: Mobile bravia engine, Triluminos…

I walked in the salon through models of different years. Of the entire line, P, Ion, TX, V have good screens (and they write that this is in old batches, new ones have the same fading screen), J (this is an exception for its price). From this year only on L and Z Ultra (here the screen is really great – but this is already a super-size). And in Z, ZL, SP, M (I'm ready to forgive the price for this) and now Z1- i.e. the main sales models – all very bad. There are thousands of comments on this topic on the net. and where is the result? A simple example: I come to a large salon, I ask: "Sony is interested in which one has the best screen?" answer: "The best screens. No, it's not Sony, Samsung has better. ). And I bitterly understand that this is true. And no excuses like the naturalness of the picture. clarity. Etc. do not help.

This is not to say that new devices do not improve in any way. Remains brand recognizable excellent design. It's good that there are premium materials. It's good that battery capacities are growing. It's good that the color noise in the cameras of new smartphones has disappeared. But why does the already branded feature pass from device to device – the worst screens on the market (we do not take Chinese no name into account).

Sony recently said it wants to become the third largest smartphone maker. With screens like these? In any stupid Chinese for 10 thousand, the screen is better than in the Sony flagship for 30,000. Does Sony really not understand that they cannot sell flagships with such displays every six months? Is there any explanation for this? Do these screens consume less energy? Are they much cheaper? Sergey, you, as a person who communicates on a different level than us mere mortals :) with Sony representatives, please convey the request of thousands of Sony lovers and fans: FIX THE SITUATION WITH SCREENS. It's just a cry from the heart, honestly.

What should I do? Approaching new Sony models on the stand with a heavy feeling every time in anticipation of a bad screen, I was just as tired as I was following hundreds of pages of the w3bsit3-dns.com forum in the hope that a normal screen would appear in some batch. Wait for CES 2014 and the new flagship Z2 with the mythical IGZO? Or should we already take Huawei (great screens) or Highscreen (good screens for the money + big battery)?”

Unfortunately, Sony does not have a person who can somehow influence this situation. Therefore, everything can be blamed on bad suppliers, crooked eyes of users, weather conditions, difficult market conditions, masked by beautiful marketing feature names and a thousand settings. The fact remains that the Sony Xperia Z1 screen fades when viewed from an angle. It's worse than the iPhone 5S, Samsung's flagships, even worse than the LG G2. How to deal with it? Well, either buy and use reluctantly, or choose something else. This week there will be a podcast where I quote your letter and try to answer the question in more or less detail. Although, it must be addressed to the local Sony office. What they will answer, I can roughly imagine, something like: "It's a pity that you were not satisfied with our product!" Actually, what else is there to add? Curious to see what kind of screen will be installed on the Z1 for Japan. History repeats itself with the Xperia Z.

About buying an iPad in Svyaznoy

“I will be brief and to the point. So I describe my situation. In January 2013, I purchased from the Svyaznoy store: Apple iPad with Retina Wi-Fi 64Gb + Cellular (black) (A1460). At that time I read an article in cnews.ru on price wars and who imports "white" equipment from Apple. According to the author of the article, such Beeline and Svyaznoy will trade. I specifically waited for the onset of official sales and the legal supply of equipment. After installing IOS 7, a device for the Beeline operator appeared.Coincidentally, I use Beeline's 3G, so this did not manifest itself in any way until I pulled out the SIM card. Today, 03-10-2013, Apple's technical support, by phone, confirmed to me the presence of a Beeline lock in my iPad. I did not expect to receive a counterfeit and pay the maximum price for it. It looks like the Svyaznoy company is using the experience of the Euroset company of past years. Why a locked batch of iPad 4, released exclusively for Beeline, is sold in Svyaznoy and who made the initial unlock is unknown. Attached is a screenshot of the tablet. The serial number is covered up, it is registered in Apple technical support, as well as the IMEI of this tablet. Cashier's check – a copy is attached. The Svyaznoy company in a telephone conversation offered to repair this product. For what. Previously, he himself managed sales and marketing in retail chains in Moscow, I know how everything is arranged from the inside completely. I tried contacting a lawyer. Contacts of the company's lawyer refused to provide. And also to resolve the situation in a pre-trial order. So, let's analyze. The first question: How much did the owners of the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 get heated by the deceit? After all, unlocked phones on the same eBay cost at least half the price relative to prices in Svyaznoy stores. The second question: whether, according to the same false scheme, Svyaznoy will sell the new iPhone 5s and 5c in Russia is an open question. This situation showed why Svyaznoy offers low prices. The product is counterfeit! So hurry up to warn readers about the problems with buying Apple equipment from Svyaznoy.I will add on my own: the equipment delivered according to the orders made from Svyaznoy has already been used twice in a row. First, the HTC cell phone. The company, immediately after payment and discovery, refused to accept it back, as well as comply with the laws of the Russian Federation. Then they brought a Sony player, also used. It turned out to be scratched, they assured that they did not even open the box. When I contacted Svyaznoy-Support at 8 (800) 700-50-00, they explained to me that this is normal, just place a new order again and wait for another delivery.

I have nothing to add here, maybe someone from Svyaznoy will comment?

About choosing a smartphone

"hello) I saw, doing reviews on mobile review, I wanted to ask your opinion, I'm choosing a smartphone for myself, I settled on two models, Iphone 4s and meizu mx2, I need a good sound from a smart, according to meizu it's good, navigation, so that satellites I caught it quickly, the camera, the smoothness of work, the android somehow pushes away from the meizu (already tired) and the camera is not very good there, the most important thing is the sound in the headphones, please write down your opinion and advice, if not difficult)".

And there is nothing to paint here, I would choose the iPhone 4S. Despite its age, this is a great smartphone, both in terms of design and performance. Not to mention programs, a thousand different accessories and so on.

Pro iPhone 5S

“Sergey, hello! Looking forward to your full review of the new iPhone! Can you please tell me when it will be released? Thank you!"

I'm still trying to peel it off and take as many photos as possible, the review will appear at the end of October. Official sales in Russia will just begin.

About charging for SGS4

“I won’t torment you for a long time, I read your article“ Samsung Galaxy S4: original accessories ”. Tell me, where did you buy the wireless charging kit, namely with the blue cover?”

You can visit any Samsung branded store and ask such a question, I took it there.

Pro iPhone 5

  1. Exchange. In the "iPhone 5 Experience" article of March 13, 2013, you said: ". I will go to the Apple Store at Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli. And in this store they will change my iPhone 5 for a new one." Changed? Are there any problems with the paint, Classic Clothing in Ethiopia camera, lights?
  2. Memory. In the same article about the iPhone 5, you also noted: ". I realized for myself that it always makes sense to buy smartphones with at least 64 GB." GB of memory. 64 GB run out?
  3. Apple ID. Since I don’t have any “apple” technology, I want to create an account in advance (so that I can activate the device immediately after purchase). And do it the right way, i.e. making the right choice – Russian or American Apple ID. There are no friends who could be asked about this, your opinion will be authoritative. On the Internet they write different things, from which it is not clear, in particular, the following:
  • Will iTunes Radio work with a Russian account?
  • Are there more apps for America than for us?
  • email is better to use @gmail.com than @yandex.ru?
  • Does the bank card need to be Visa or Maestro?

I'll try to answer point by point:

  1. No, they suggested waiting a week, replacing the body, cleaning the camera. There was no time. History repeated itself in Berlin, I think there have been some changes in the service https://tonaton.co.ke/c_advertising-and-marketing-cvs policy
  2. There was no certainty that I would want to leave 5S, I needed a device for experiments, review, and so on. Therefore 32 GB
  3. Nothing is known about iTunes Radio in Russia yet, but no one bothers you to use two accounts on your device at once, Russian and another country, there are a lot of instructions for setting up the network

About the stream of consciousness

Good day
Due to my work, I didn't like EPL
BUT the phone became evil.

In the hands of apple touch 4
Hurrah! Immediately BUT
Listen. video camera
It turned off!! MUSIC

I WRITE IN THE NOTEBOOK THERE IS NO ROBUST

You need to control glasses with a camera so that you can write with music.

Where can I get them))))

Can you tell me the model?

Only three so far.

RESPECT TO YOUR MIND AND YOU. »

And respect to you too.

About the headset

“I found your review of the Nokia BH-221 headset on the Internet. You write that it can be connected to an iPhone 5. I try to connect them, but I can’t, the headset does not see the iPhone, and the iPhone does not see the headset. Please help, tell me how to connect them?"

We need to put the BH-221 into pairing mode, I guess. The instruction is on the Nokia website – it should be.

About columns

“Hello, I read your article about choosing a column, I liked it very much. Now the question arose before me: Samsung DA-E670 or Bowers & Wilkins Z2, tell me how by the sound. Pleased with the omnivorousness of the Samsung, here you have a flash drive and bt, but z2 seems to be a more impressive firm and sound. Does the z2 sound much better than the DA-E670? There is no way to listen to them and compare, only to order. Thanks in advance."

I chose B&W Z2 for myself, but this is a very subjective question, I don't need flash drives and Bluetooth. In addition, a lot depends on your smartphone.

About the problem with iOS7

“I installed a new version of IOS 7 software on the iPod Touch5 player, I figured out all the innovations and suddenly discovered a strange “glitch” when playing video clips in my native iPlayer. I upload a video through iTunes, it is successfully added. I mark it as Music Video and it goes into the Video Clips folder. Different videos are perfectly played, though with one "BUT", when you turn the device on its side, into the cinematic orientation of the 5-ki screen, the video disappears. A black screen appears, but the sound continues to play, as well as the clip itself still plays, but there is no image. The screen turns black. In vertical orientation, with a small resolution, there are no problems. The clips are different, with different quality and different codecs. The result is one. The same clips played perfectly in the previous version of the software, and there were no problems when turning the device. Maybe there are some new settings for the video?

I haven't come across this, maybe one of the readers had a similar problem? Tell us in the comments.

About bracelets

“Sergey, good afternoon, I read your reviews of sports bracelets, it’s almost 2014, please recommend the best bracelet for today, namely the bracelet, I want NIKE FUELBAND but it seems to be outdated, or not? help with the choice please.”

There is no main information here, why do you need such a device? If you just count the steps, then you can buy a Jawbone Up, if you need a thing for training, you will need something more serious. By the way, it seems that the presentation of the new Fuelband will take place soon, I recommend waiting until the end of October, and then making a decision.

About small columns

  • Which one has better sound quality? Is it noticeable, and what is the difference?
  • Is the volume level much different?
  • How much does Bose actually work when transmitting sound via Bluetooth?"

Different devices, Mini is almost half the size, so it's not quite correct. But they do sound the same. I recommend you listen to both in the store and wouldn't be surprised if you decide on Bose. The operating time is indicated in the review, that's about as long as it works.

About e-books

I personally like Amazon e-readers, I recommend checking out Kindle with light (Kindle Paperwhite). Of these three, I would choose either B&N (no need to be afraid of artifacts), or Onyx – the latter supports many book formats, which cannot be said about Amazon.

Message by correspondence N18

Questions about the screen in the Sony Xperia Z1, choosing a smartphone for photography, a long letter about a strange purchase in Svyaznoy, choosing an e-book, a stream of consciousness and other interesting questions.

About smartphone for photography

I'm going to change my rather aged Xperia x10 to a new phone. I need an android smartphone with a good camera, a screen between 4" – 4.5", with a slot for memory cards and a decent battery life. By occupation (architect), I often take pictures in different conditions, so a flash is required and a wide lens angle is desirable. I liked the Galaxy s4 mini, but after reading the review, I had doubts about the camera. In terms of camera quality, I really liked how the Galaxy s3 shoots, but it itself is too big for a phone, in my opinion. Do not take it for work, tell me whether it is worth taking s4 mini in my case or which similar model (size, quality, price) is worth paying attention to. I use the Internet from time to time, I don’t play games.”

I think you should try the Samsung Galaxy S4 – let's be honest, there's nothing like it on the market in terms of value for money. Moreover, if the quality of shooting is important to you, this smartphone is rightfully considered one of the best among all other smartphones (we are talking about devices with any operating systems). I do not think that you will be confused by the size of the device, if you used X10, then you will quickly get used to SGS4. Another option is iPhone 5/5S, but Android is specified in the requirements, so I will politely not insist.

About the bad screen of Sony Xperia Z1

“I have been reading your site and your reviews for a long time, and I know that you are a fan of Sony – yes, this can be seen from your articles – you always write about them with feeling, even when the device itself raises questions.

The catastrophic situation with screens in the phones of the 2013 line made me write a letter.

Let's start with the fact that I myself have long been a fan of Sony. Always liked the design, materials, ideology. I myself have a lot of Sony products: the first HD camera HDR-HC1E, the entire Walkman series: cassette players, CD, MP-3, video equipment.

Now I continue to use the excellent NWZ-A845 player (you reviewed it, and probably remember it), and I'm used to the fact that Sony equipment is very high quality in everything.

Recently, I once again went to Sony Center to look at the new flagship Z1.

I look at the screen. and once again I fall into the sediment. The screen is just awful. Viewing angles, contrast. Everything that has been talked about for 2 (!) years. I determine this simply – I run a pre-installed Xperia HD movie on my phone and see fading of ALL elements at the smallest angles other than perpendicular and a terrible whitish image. Yes, even on the main screen in the colored circles of the Walkman, you can see this . I was skeptical about the preliminary reviews on the Internet about the Z1 screen, thinking that Sony should correct the situation after so many negative reviews, I came to the salon and, unfortunately, IN THE REGULAR ONCE I was convinced of this live.

That is what happens. each model year line. even worse in terms of displays than the previous one, despite various big words: Mobile bravia engine, Triluminos…

I walked in the salon through models of different years. Of the entire line, P, Ion, TX, V have good screens (and they write that this is in old batches, on new ones the same fading screen), J (this is an exception for its price). From this year only on L and Z Ultra (here the screen is really great – but this is already a super-size). And in Z, ZL, SP, M (I'm ready to forgive the price for this) and now Z1- i.e. the main sales models – all very bad. There are thousands of comments on this topic on the net. and where is the result? A simple example: I come to a large salon, I ask: "Sony is interested in which one with the best screen?" answer: "The best screens. No, this is not Sony, Samsung has better. ). And I bitterly understand that this is true. And no excuses like the naturalness of the picture. clarity. Etc. do not help.

This is not to say that new devices do not improve in any way. Remains brand recognizable excellent design. It's good that there are premium materials. It's good that battery capacities are growing. It's good that the color noise in the cameras of new smartphones has disappeared. But why does the already branded feature pass from device to device – the worst screens on the market (we do not take into account the Chinese no name).

Sony recently said it wants to become the third largest smartphone maker. With screens like these? In any stupid Chinese for 10 thousand, the screen is better than in the Sony flagship for 30,000. Does Sony really not understand that they cannot sell flagships with such displays every six months? Is there any explanation for this? Do these screens consume less energy? Are they much cheaper? Sergey, you, as a person who communicates on a different level than us mere mortals :) with Sony representatives, please convey the request of thousands of Sony lovers and fans: FIX THE SITUATION WITH SCREENS. It's just a cry from the heart, honestly.

What should I do? Approaching new Sony models on the stand with a heavy feeling every time in anticipation of a bad screen, I was just as tired as I was following hundreds of pages of the w3bsit3-dns.com forum in the hope that a normal screen would appear in some batch. Wait for CES 2014 and the new flagship Z2 with the mythical IGZO? Or should we already take Huawei (great screens) or Highscreen (good screens for the money + big battery)?”

Unfortunately, Sony does not have a person who can somehow influence this situation. Therefore, everything can be blamed on bad suppliers, crooked eyes of users, weather conditions, difficult market conditions, masked by beautiful marketing feature names and a thousand settings. The fact remains that the Sony Xperia Z1 screen fades when viewed from an angle. It's worse than the iPhone 5S, Samsung's flagships, even worse than the LG G2. How to deal with it? Well, either buy and use reluctantly, or choose something else. This week there will be a podcast where I quote your letter and try to answer the question in more or less detail. Although, it must be addressed to the local Sony office. What they will answer, I can roughly imagine, something like: "It's a pity that you were not satisfied with our product!" Actually, what else is there to add? Curious to see what kind of screen will be installed on the Z1 for Japan. History repeats itself with the Xperia Z.

About buying an iPad in Svyaznoy

“I will be brief and to the point. So I describe my situation. In January 2013, I purchased from the Svyaznoy store: Apple iPad with Retina Wi-Fi 64Gb + Cellular (black) (A1460). At that time I read an article in cnews.ru on price wars and who imports "white" equipment from Apple. According to the author of the article, such Beeline and Svyaznoy will trade. I specifically waited for the onset of official sales and the legal supply of equipment. After installing IOS 7, a device for the Beeline operator appeared.Coincidentally, I use Beeline's 3G, so this did not manifest itself in any way until I pulled out the SIM card. Today, 03-10-2013, Apple's technical support, by phone, confirmed to me the presence of a Beeline lock in my iPad. I did not expect to receive a counterfeit and pay the maximum price for it. It looks like the Svyaznoy company is using the experience of the Euroset company of past years. Why a locked batch of iPad 4, released exclusively for Beeline, is sold in Svyaznoy and who made the initial unlock is unknown. Attached is a screenshot of the tablet. The serial number is covered up, it is registered in Apple technical support, as well as the IMEI of this tablet. Cashier's check – a copy is attached. The Svyaznoy company in a telephone conversation offered to repair this product. For what. Previously, he himself managed sales and marketing in retail chains in Moscow, I know how everything is arranged from the inside completely. I tried contacting a lawyer. Contacts of the company's lawyer refused to provide. And also to resolve the situation in a pre-trial order. So, let's analyze. The first question: How much did the owners of the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 get heated by the deceit? After all, unlocked phones on the same eBay cost at least half the price relative to prices in Svyaznoy stores. The second question: whether, according to the same false scheme, Svyaznoy will sell the new iPhone 5s and 5c in Russia is an open question. This situation showed why Svyaznoy offers low prices. The product is counterfeit! So hurry up to warn readers about the problems with buying Apple equipment from Svyaznoy.I’ll add on my own: the equipment delivered according to orders made from Svyaznoy has already been used twice in a row. First, the HTC cell phone. The company, immediately after payment and discovery, refused to accept it back, as well as comply with the laws of the Russian Federation. Then they brought a Sony player, also used. It turned out to be scratched, they assured that they did not even open the box. When I contacted Svyaznoy-Support at 8 (800) 700-50-00, they explained to me that this is normal, just place a new order again and wait for another delivery.

I have nothing to add here, maybe someone from Svyaznoy will comment?

About choosing a smartphone

"hello) I saw, doing reviews on mobile review, I wanted to ask your opinion, I'm choosing a smartphone for myself, I settled on two models, Iphone 4s and meizu mx2, I need a good sound from a smart, according to meizu it's good, navigation, so that satellites I caught it quickly, the camera, the smoothness of work, the android somehow pushes away from the meizu (already tired) and the camera is not very good there, the most important thing is the sound in the headphones, please write down your opinion and advice, if not difficult)".

And there is nothing to paint here, I would choose the iPhone 4S. Despite its age, this is a great smartphone, both in terms of design and performance. Not to mention programs, a thousand different accessories and so on.

Pro iPhone 5S

“Sergey, hello! Looking forward to your full review of the new iPhone! Can you please tell me when it will be released? Thank you!"

I'm still trying to peel it off and take as many photos as possible, the review will appear at the end of October. Official sales in Russia will just begin.

About charging for SGS4

“I won’t torment you for a long time, I read your article“ Samsung Galaxy S4: original accessories ”. Tell me, where did you buy the wireless charging kit, namely with the blue cover?”

You can visit any Samsung branded store and ask such a question, I took it there.

Pro iPhone 5

  1. Exchange. In the "iPhone 5 Experience" article of March 13, 2013, you said: ". I will go to the Apple Store at Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli. And in this store they will change my iPhone 5 for a new one." Changed? Are there any problems with the paint, Classic Clothing in Ethiopia camera, backlight?
  2. Memory. In the same article about the iPhone 5, you also noted: ". I realized for myself that it always makes sense to buy smartphones with at least 64 GB." GB of memory. 64 GB run out?
  3. Apple ID. Since I don’t have any “apple” technology, I want to create an account in advance (so that I can activate the device immediately after purchase). And do it the right way, i.e. making the right choice – Russian or American Apple ID. There are no friends who could be asked about this, your opinion will be authoritative. On the Internet they write different things, from which it is not clear, in particular, the following:
  • Will iTunes Radio work with a Russian account?
  • Are there more apps for America than for us?
  • email is better to use @gmail.com than @yandex.ru?
  • Does the bank card need to be Visa or Maestro?

I'll try to answer point by point:

  1. No, they suggested waiting a week, replacing the body, cleaning the camera. There was no time. History repeated itself in Berlin, I think there have been some changes in the service policy
  2. There was no certainty that I would want to leave 5S, I needed a device for experiments, review, and so on. Therefore 32 GB
  3. Nothing is known about iTunes Radio in Russia yet, but no one bothers you to use two accounts on your device at once, Russian and another country, there are a lot of instructions for setting up the network

About the stream of consciousness

Good day I didn't like EPL because of my work BUT the phone became evil.

In the hands of apple touch 4 Hooray! Immediately BUT I listen. video camera It turned off!! MUSIC

I WRITE IN THE NOTEBOOK THERE IS NO ROBUST

You need to control glasses with a camera so that you can write with music.

Where can I get them))))

Can you tell me the model?

Only three so far.

RESPECT TO YOUR MIND AND YOU. »

And respect to you too.

About the headset

“I found your review of the Nokia BH-221 headset on the Internet. You write that it can be connected to an iPhone 5. I try to connect them, but I can’t, the headset does not see the iPhone, and the iPhone does not see the headset. Please help, tell me how to connect them?"

We need to put the BH-221 into pairing mode, I guess. The instruction is on the Nokia website – it should be.

About columns

“Hello, I read your article about choosing a column, I liked it very much. Now the question arose before me: Samsung DA-E670 or Bowers & Wilkins Z2, tell me how by the sound. Pleased with the omnivorousness of the Samsung, here you have a flash drive and bt, but z2 seems to be a more impressive firm and sound. Does the z2 sound much better than the DA-E670? There is no way to listen to them and compare, only to order. Thanks in advance."

I chose B&W Z2 for myself, but this is a very subjective question, I don't need flash drives and Bluetooth. In addition, a lot depends on your smartphone.

About the problem with iOS7

“I installed a new version of IOS 7 software on the iPod Touch5 player, I figured out all the innovations and suddenly discovered a strange “glitch” when playing video clips in my native iPlayer. I upload a video through iTunes, it is successfully added. I mark it as Music Video and it goes into the Video Clips folder. Different videos are perfectly played, though with one "BUT", when you turn the device on its side, into the cinematic orientation of the 5-ki screen, the video disappears. A black screen appears, but the sound continues to play, as well as the clip itself still plays, but there is no image. The screen turns black. In vertical orientation, with a small resolution, there are no problems. The clips are different, with different quality and different codecs. The result is one. The same clips played perfectly in the previous version of the software, and there were no problems when turning the device. Maybe there are some new settings for the video?

I haven't come across this, maybe one of the readers had a similar problem? Tell us in the comments.

About bracelets

“Sergey, good afternoon, I read your reviews of sports bracelets, it’s almost 2014, please recommend the best bracelet for today, namely the bracelet, I want NIKE FUELBAND but it seems to be outdated, or not? help with the choice please.”

There is no main information here, why do you need such a device? If you just count the steps, then you can buy a Jawbone Up, if you need a thing for training, you will need something more serious. By the way, it seems that the presentation of the new Fuelband will take place soon, I recommend waiting until the end of October, and then making a decision.

About small columns

  • Which one has better sound quality? Is it noticeable, and what is the difference?
  • Is the volume level much different?
  • How much does Bose actually work when transmitting sound via Bluetooth?"

Different devices, Mini is almost half the size, so it's not quite correct. But they do sound the same. I recommend you listen to both in the store and wouldn't be surprised if you decide on Bose. The operating time is indicated in the review, that's about as long as it works.

About e-books

I personally like Amazon e-readers, I recommend checking out Kindle with light (Kindle Paperwhite). Of these three, I would choose either B&N (no need to be afraid of artifacts), or Onyx – the latter supports many book formats, which cannot be said about Amazon.