The New Dimension
Ever since the release of the movie Avatar in 3D, there has been a slew of launches from the electronic hardware makers in an attempt to make every digital appliance you use 3D enabled. Mobile handset domain has also geared up to provide this latest technology to the consumers. After the launch of Spice's M67 3D, now Zen has unveiled S30 3D in the market. With the dimensions of 116 x 52 x 14 mrn and weighs 80 grams. The handset is sleek but bulky. The phone's chassis is made up of rubberised plastic to provide extra grip. A 2.4-inch screen with TIT colour display dominates the front panel.
The S30 uses an auto-stereoscopic display, which means that it doesn't require 3D glasses to view images or video in 3D. The icons, along with the wallpapers of the home screen give 3D effect. The menu icons have also been customised to add an overall 3D feel but the videos or pictures taken from the handset itself or downloaded from the internet appear a bit plain. Control key cluster lies below the screen.
A total of six buttons have been provided along with the circular D-pad. On the right we have the menu key, call key and SIM switch key. To the left is the contact key, music key and call end cum power key. Below the D-pad is an alphanumeric keypad with island type keys. All the buttons have been marked silver in colour, which provides nice contrast to the black body of the handset. 111e back panel is plain, with a VGA camera nested on the upper portion and a loudspeaker grill in the bottom.
The multimedia package of the S30 includes a VGA camera, music player and FM radio. The phone camera can take decent pictures. Maximum resolution you can have is 640x480 pixels. You can also tweak up the set*tings like white balance, add effects, change the EV
gradient etc. The phone has video recording feature and you can set the recording quality as low, normal and high. The music quality is good on both earphone and the loudspeaker. Another welcome addition is the equaliser settings given in the music player. You have eight preloaded settings to choose from.