We don’t normally like to re-open old wounds, but we recently saw this video on PDA.pl and found it so striking we had to share it.
The video is a Core Player benchmark running the Matrix trailer.
It is clear the Qualcomm processor is seriously outclassed by the Marvel version. Of course HTC has warned that these comparisons are flawed, as their built-in video player, HTC Album, is hardware accelerated, while Core Player is not, but of course Core Player actually gives you the codec freedom to play downloaded video, which is usually exactly where you need to be able to play full resolution un-optimized video.
Of course tragically it seems the Asus P565 is being phased out by Asus in favour of its Qualcomm powered Garmin partnership, but I suggest if you want to play downloaded video, and you see this device around, its worth buying in favour of all the other legion of Qualcomm powered devices around.
GadgetmixÂ who has been teasing us over the last few weeks with small excerpts from their review of the Asus P565, the Windows Mobile Professional smartphone with a VGA screen and the 800 Mhz processor, has now published their full review.
Most of the review concentrates on the speed of the device, with plenty of benchmarks, and videos showing performance comparisons, as seen below:
The other features of the device, such as the pretty tasty interface, also get a good going over.
The ASUS P565 is finally something, which promises to give some strong competition to the HTCâ€™s offerings. Itâ€™s great build-quality are appreciated. Leather back gives it a touch of class. With the most powerful mobile processor under itâ€™s hood, you surely can enjoy the feeling of having the fastest Windows Mobile phone in hand. The screen is great, but the glide interface leaves a lot to be desired. It is not on par with the excellent HTCâ€™s TouchFlo3D interface. ASUS is right on path to give HTC some real tough competition, if they do the marketing right.
Great professional design
Leather finish is a great touch. It gives it a premium device feeling for sure
Speedy processor (Intel PXA930 800MHz)
Auto-Focus 3MP camera takes decent pictures
Quite light at 120gm
Nice included case
Glide interface requires a lot of work to be done
It may be the fastest Windows Mobile, but no way the fastest PDA-phone.
Micro-SD slot not easily accessible
Only 56MB of free RAM after bootup out of total 128MB RAM
5MP cameras are on the rage right now although the 3MP camera in it performs quite nicely
No 3.5mm headphone jack
The Gadgetmix has managed to get their hands on an Asus P565 and is giving it a thorough going over.
The first thing they did run it though a variety of benchmarks, and they confirm the smartphone is fast, fast, fast. It beats the similar-specified HTC Touch Diamond in most benchmarks, and also feels snappy in real use.
Gadgetmix also confirms the device has great screen sensitivity.
Keep an eye on the Gadgetmix for the next installment of their review and to see the rest of the benchmarks.
Remember the ASUS P565? Here at wmpoweruser.com, we have posted about this device before. Now it looks like the “World’s Fastest PDA” boasting an 800 MHz Marvell processor, has been turned loose in India.
We all know the specifications. Leather back, 3MP camera, VGA screen with amazing graphics display, 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery etc..
There is no doubt that this is a powerful handset with a sleek form factor. We just can’t help but wonder when it will be available a bit further in the western part of the world, if ever. Come on Asus, release this bad boy in the U.K. or in America already!
For all that the P565 offers, at approximately $725 USD, the price is definitely palatable, assuming you live in India and can afford it.
Have any of our readers added this to their wireless arsenal already? If it were available in your city would you take the plunge? Let us know in the comments.
Â Mobile01.com has just published what is possibly the most comprehensive review of a smartphone I have ever seen. With more than 130 pictures, its possible even your desktop may run out of memory loading it.
If you do manage to load the page (and is able to tease out meaning from the Google translation) you will find the Asus P565 a very well specified smartphone that comes with a very generous package of accessories and software, including the very latest version of Garmin navigation software, unfortunately stuck on a 2GB microSD card, and many pieces of custom software covering most needs of the average user. The package also includes a car charger and cradle, further supporting its navigation functions.
The 800 Mhz processor really shows its prowess when it comes to graphics performance, being able to show 864×480 MPEG4 video at 143% speed on its VGA screen, meaning most video downloadable from the internet should play without any conversion at all.Â
There are areas where the P565 did not impress – the 3 megapixel camera is only so-so, battery life was not great, the browsing experience relied on PIE instead of bundling Opera Mobile 9.5, and USB data transfer relied on USB 1.1 vs 2.0.
P565 is currently using the fastest CPU, ASUS has always been coupled with the graphics ability, performance is really impress your friends. Coupled with a wealth of software with complete accessories, after almost do not need to buy other things to purchase or install any other software will be able to meet most of the use of the new version of GARMIN navigation software with VGA screen is also a must, wireless Network stability and performance of the P565, with a VGA screen, I believe many will be needed to connect the remote features a good choice of friends.
But the P565 is also in some places do not have the performance of the imperial machine, for example, the camera features make up the lack of light, built-in memory is not big enough, memory card-for-GARMIN navigation software and can not be used. No built-in g-sensor , configure and no rapid conversion of the key each time to cross / straight into the switch should be set to switch to it. The biggest headache is that it only supports USB1.1 transmission speed. If these points can be improved, I would like to be a perfect machine Emperor it!
This video is a demo of the Glide UI on the Asus P565. It seems to take a lot of ideas from the now deprecated HTC Home plug-in, but with expanded functionality.
While the UI does look very well designed, the animations do not look very smooth at all, suggesting the UI does not take advantage of hardware acceleration. Of course the P565 has already proven its video prowess, so it may not actually be a problem at all.
So, what do our readers think. Is the Glide UI a worthy TouchFlo3D competitor or is it behind the times?
Some may question why one needs an 800 Mhz processor in a smartphone.Â For those people Asus has a ready answer.Â Below are two videos comparing the video perfomace of the Asus P565 vs the HTC Touch Diamond, one running the VSBenchmark and the other an actual video.
The winner is very clear, and if video perfomance is important to you, the Asus P565 may be the smartphone for you.
Asus has finally made the P565 official. The Windows Mobile professional smartphone features a 2.8 inch VGA screen, and as is the fashion of the times, excludes a keyboard for a finger-friendly UI layer, Asus’s Glide Interface.
The device otherwise has most of today’s required smartphone features, like a megapixel autofocus camera, 3.6 Mb/sec HSDPA on the European 2100 Mhz frequency, 3 megapixel autofocus camera, WIFI and Bluetooth, and SIRF III GPS.
Where the P565 however distinguishes itself is with its 800 Mhz processor, which Asus claims scores Vsbenchmark scores almost twice that of competing products in its class.
The Glide interface is no slouch either, seemingly much improved from the screenshots we saw earlier.
We have recieved a tip pointing us to this picture of an Asus device suspected of being the P565. The rather unasuming facade hides a real monster inside – the first smartphone with an 800 Mhz processor!
The rest of the specs do not leave much to be desired either (unless you are in USA of course). The smartphone has a VGA screen, European HSDPA, a 3 Megapixel auto-focuus camera (plus VGA video conferencing camera) and of course the prerequisite GPS of the SIRF Star III variety.
The rest of the specs are as below. Asus will also be adding their own additional Asus Glide software suite to customize Windows Mobile.
GSM: 3.6Mbps HSDPA, UMTS, 2100, EDGE / GPRS / GSM 900/1800/1900, Class 10
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Processor: 800MHz Marvell Tavor
Memory: Flash 256MB, 128MB SDRAM
Communications: WLAN 802.11b + g, USB v1.1 (FS), Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
GPS: SiRF Star III immediate FIX
Screen: 2.8 “, 480×640 VGA, 65K, TFT
Camera: 3Mpx with autofocus – VGA camera for video phone calls.
MPEG4: QVGA 24FPS / H.263 / .3 gp: QCIF 24FPS
Battery: 1300mAh Lithium
Standby time: 150-200 hours
Talk time: 3G – 3.5 hours / 2G – 5 hours
Weight: 120g (with battery)
Reader: microSD, SDHC
Audio: MP3 / WMA / 3GP / AAC / AAC +
Ringtones: MP3 / MIDI
CELLULAR: J2ME (CLDC 1.1 + MIDP2.0)
Additional software Asus:
Anytime Launcher Anytime Launcher
ASUS Today ASUS Today
Business Card Recognition Business Card Recognition
PDF viewer (depending on the region)
If the rumours are true we should know soon enough – the device is expected to be release sometime early in October.