Product Type: AMG MP3 players
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AMG Touch 8 GB
Member Name: maya26
AMG Touch 8 GB
Date: 14/04/09, updated on 14/04/09 (466 review reads)
Advantages: quality pictures and videos, youtube features
Disadvantages: battery life, no manual, not a typical touchscreen
AMG mp3 was the one I bought at amazon.co.uk, I bought it in a seller that shipped the item here in the Philippines. I read first all the reviews before I decided to buy the mp3 and upon reading it I know the disadvantages and the good side of the gadget. What really made me decided to bought the item is the touch screen features which is for me is cool, I had mp3's before but all of them are just those typical mp3, with those control buttons on the side. Of course the camera is a big factor too and the youtube player thing is I think one good feature of the product too. Ok I'll just have to discuss the design, and some cool stuff about the product.
Like the description said, the screen is 2.8 inch which is a good screen, not too small not too big just enough for a touch screen mp3. It doesn't have too many control buttons because the whole control is in the screen itself, the only buttons present are the menu button in the middle, at the left is the minus sign and plus sign in the right side. At the back, is the camera, the logo of AMG and the memory inside the item, the power on/off, earphone hole and the USB connection hole is at the upper portion while at the bottom is memory card slot.
Some Features and Functions
The MUSIC features
All the music that you downloaded would be stored here, once you touch or push the icon the audio lab will appear. In this lab are the all song list, album list, genre and artist list, when you press/touch the all song list the songs will appear and then choose the song you want to play. You can save your song to my favorite if you have a song that you really love to listen to, and you can save the song on "save to power on" to automatically play the song when you turn it on. I don't have the exact song capacity but I think I have more than a hundred songs.
The RADIO features
I'm happy that it can get all the frequency of all radio station here, I was really having doubts about it. Once you have found a radio frequency you can save it so that it would be easy for you to listen to it.
The CAMERA features
This is the fun part, pictures are clear and very easy to use. You can just add the pictures stored in your pc and you can also save it on "save to power on", this will make your picture automatically appear once you turn it on. Once you took a picture it will be saved on photos, you can delete and do a slide show of the pictures. About the video, I'm having some problem with it and I'm still trying to feature it out, beside I had this for only a month now.
The YOUTUBE features
This is awesome, I'm not aware of this at first, but when I read on reviews that you can put a youtube video here I got intrigued. When I got to learn all the things about the gadget I started to put youtube videos, here's the thing you have to get the mp3 converter to transfer the videos. By the way, I have to email the seller to send me the converter, and it was easy to install and easy to use. Once you downloaded the videos just convert and drag and drop it on the mp3. I don't know how many videos can be stored but now I have 7 youtube videos.
The manual is not included in the package it has to be downloaded on the AMG site, but since the site close down I ask the seller to send me the manual and all the stuff needed for the gadget. And this is one big disadvantage for those who is not into gadgets because it would be hard for them to figure it out. As for me I really have to learn all the things about it all by myself, and I have a hard time turning it on because I don't really know how to use it, and luckily I find it in a nasty or shall I say crazy way...LOL As the start I was challenge on finding ways but when I got frustrated I started to get pissed off to AMG and the seller.
POOR BATTERY (POSSIBLE)
At first this is one problem for me, it will only last for I think less than 90 minutes or 1 ½ hours but when I got to adjust the settings I can actually use it for I think 4 hours and it's less than the time written on the details (it is written that it can last for 6 hours of continuous music and 4 hours for videos). Also I don't know if the charger or the battery itself is the problem but I have a hard time featuring out if it is already full or not because the charger light indicates its full but the mp3 indicates that it is still charging, so the ending, I have to charge it for 8 hours, 4 hours more than the usual.
Don't expect that this is like the ipod touch screen, which really means "TOUCH SCREEN". It is not like that, it just about pressing the screen.
It is important to read first the reviews written by those people who already used it, so that you will know what to expect about the product. Regarding with this I really read all the reviews and I knew that there is no manual included and I knew some bad side of the product. Also it pays to be someone who wants to discover and learn all by ourselves, you know, figure out things without the help of others. This will make you familiar with the product and you can make all the adjustment that will fit you, trust me you have to be patience regarding this gadget. The most important thing is, you have to learn the setting feature, and don't be afraid to press/touch the things here and use your brain/common sense.
Right now the gadget plays really good, I enjoy it. About the battery life, I can say I'm satisfied now because I don't used it 10 hours a day, if only I'm traveling and when I can't sleep at night. I don't write any advantages because as for me the whole gadget is the best part of it, I'm just enjoying it and I don't think of quality too much because the more you expect the more you will get frustrated if things won't work the way you wanted. And after the "beginners learning process" of the gadget it is now working good. Sometimes its not just about quality its how you use it and how you take care of it.
Summary: AMG mp3 touchscreen
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