After four years of honorable service and for reasons of age (I killed ),I have finally decided to change my phone.
In these four years, the construction technique is further improved and she was able to offer products even more performance , robust and complete .
My choice ( for the first time) fell on a Samsung model , a smartphone equipped with a real camera attached.
I have to say that it is an extremely valuable product that has allowed me to greatly reduce the amount and therefore the weight of the equipment that I drag around every time I go mountain biking.
This Smart phone cost before Christmas 2013 = 499 EUR.
Spend the Christmas holidays, the price dropped to 299 euro .......?????
.....I have done well (very well) to wait to buy it!
With this phone now I have a good digital camera with a 24 mm optics, Stabilized 10X zoom and a resolution of 16 MP, xenon flash.
1080p video at 30 fps high resolution.
In addition, a phone that can autonomously perform any function ( incl. voice commands ) .
The weight is significantly decreased.
From 2.5 kg weight earlier ( compact , SLR , telephone , tripod , remote controls etc. . Etc. . ), I went down to 750 gr. current (including tripod and harness with stand).
To use this unit at best, I have a specially modified a GoPro accessory.
This is the most useful harness with dedicated support, to which I added my Manfrotto ball head pin extension.
Is this the best way to get videos on mountain bikes.
The area of the torso and chest is one of the most stable and allows you to shoot exactly where the gaze of the rider is headed.
In addition, the low position and detached from the body, combined with a high-resolution wide screen that displays in real time the area filmed.
It is necessary to make a small change to support Gopro, so you can install a device other than the original.
It is ultimately to remove a plastic board on the "Chest Mount Harness Support) (very simple).
This little Smartphone has also the Standard Support for tightening the tripod head.
Very useful to use the Mini Pixi Tripod also as a handle grip.
Technical SpecificationsForm Factor
Android™ 4.2.2, Jelly Bean
Product Weight: 7.34 oz.
Product Dimensions: 4.94" x 2.52" x 0.61
Front-facing Camera: 1.9MP
Rear-facing Camera: 16MP
Digital Optical Zoom: 10x
Auto Focus; Dual-Camera; Dual-Video Call; Geo-Tagging; HD Playback; HD Recording; LED Flash; Online Image Uploading; Photo Editing; Sharing Capabilities: AT&T Locker, Bluetooth®, ChatOn, NFC, Email, Flipboard, Gmail™, Google+™, Group Play, Messaging, Picasa™, S Memo, S Beam, Wi-Fi Direct™, SamsungLink, Share Shot; Shot Modes: smart mode suggest, Beauty face , Best photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Kids shot , Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/indoor, Action freeze, Rich tone(HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound & shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Firworks, Light trace; Slow Motion; TV/Video-Out; Video; Video Editing
3G: Up to 330 Hours; 4G: Up to 470 Hours*
Talk Time: Up to 12 Hours*
Battery Type and Size: 3.8 Volt, Lithium Ion, 2330 mAh
Music Play Time: Up to 40 Hours
Video Play Time: Up to 7 Hours
Internet Use Time: 3G: Up to 5 Hours; 4G: Up to 5 Hours; Wi-Fi: Up to 6 Hours
Internal Memory: 1.5GB RAM, 16GB ROM (Portion of memory occupied by existing content)
External Memory: Up to 64 GB
Frequencies and Data Type: LTE: Band 2/4/5/17; UMTS Tri-Band: 850/1900/2100 MHz; GSM Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SAR Value: Head 0.330 W/kg
SAR Value: Body 0.675 W/kg
Bluetooth® Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PANU, PBAP, SPP; MHL Support; NFC; Wi-Fi®; Wi-Fi® Hotspot 10
Processor Speed & Type: 1.5 GHz Dual-Core
Resolution: 960 x 540 Pixel
Technology: Super AMOLED®
Geomagnetic; Samsung Traditional UI; TouchWiz®; Widgets
Audio Streaming; Compatible Music Files: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA; MP3/MP4/Music Tones; Music Player; Ringtones, Polyphonic 64-note
Compatible Video Files: MP4, M4V, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM; Video Player; Video Streaming
Fun and Entertainment
Downloadable Content; S Translator; S Voice™; Samsung Hub™; Samsung Widget Gallery; Live Wallpapers; WatchON™
Business & Office
Enterprise-Ready; Corporate E-mail/Calendar/Contacts; Microsoft® Office-compatible; Mobile Device Management; OCR/Business Card/Photo Scanner; On-Device Encryption (ODE); SAFE™; Virtual Private Network
Email; Picture Messaging; Text Messaging; Video Messaging
Airline Mode; Call Block; Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC); Multitasking; Picture Caller ID; Speakerphone; Speech-to-Text; Text-to-Speech; TTY; Voicemail; Voice Recognition