Haier HV18A-4G

When it comes to mp3 players, all of us need something with a strong battery. If we are getting an mp3 player, it means that we need it while on the go away from our sound system and PC. Therefore, the gadget we are getting must have long battery life and should stay alive for more than 24 hours (at least). Manufacturers are making media players with huge battery life so that the tough roadsters are not disappointed with their song playing devices. Haier HV18A-4G is such a compact mp3 player that gives 30 hours of audio playback and has some very nice features.

Before getting into description of its features and design, let us have a look at its specifications.

Specs:

  • Display: 1.8 in TFT
  • Display resolution: 128  x 160
  • Built in storage capacity: 4 GB / 8 GB
  • Lighted Touch panel keypad
  • Audio Format support: MP3, WMA, OGG
  • Video format support: SMV
  • Still images format support: JPEG, BMP
  • Menu language support: English
  • AV output: 3.5 mm headphones
  • ArcSoft media converter
  • FM Tuner
  • PC interface: USB2.0 Highspeed
  • Battery: lithium Polymer battery
  • Audio playtime: 30 hours

Features:

It is similar to 5th generation iPod Nano when it comes to size. The screen is, though, small at 1.8 inches; it is a pleasure to watch because of its colors. It is a TFT LCD. The outer casing is attractive with black and chrome color scheme, making it decent and at the same time, stylish and trendy. On the front side under the 1.8 in TFT LCD, there resides a touch panel keypad which hosts some of the main controls; menu, Ok, fast forward / rewind and volume. Besides the great looks, this touch panel is extremely prone to smudges and fingerprints. Also, the panel is highly touch-sensitive and you will be surprised when the track changes only with your finger brushing with the touch panel. On the side of this MP3 player, the Lock / Switch button is located.

Inside, you have an equalizer including settings for rock Xbass, jazz, normal, classical and Pop. One gets nice audio experience wit the included earphones as they render decent and good sound quality. Nonetheless, results will be overwhelming if you use a pair of high end earphones (yes, you will have to spend a little money for this purpose).

Regardless of the small screen size, videos are smoothly and seamlessly played. The company packs in ArcSoft Media Converter for converting video files into supported format. You get 35 free eMusic audio file downloads and one ebook download.

Product’s Unique Selling Points:

  • Nicely designed with stylish yet decent looks
  • Great battery life especially for travelers
  • 35 free songs download
  • One free ebook download
  • Smart looking touch panel keypad
  • ArcSoft Media Converter
  • Seamless video playback

Limitations:

  • Smudge prone chassis and touch panel
  • Oversensitive touch panel
  • Small screen for video playback

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