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Good: you can go on facebook and twitter and also it has some good mp3 specialities
Bad: it is hard to use and you can hardly get a signal on it, i think it is ugly and very bad for its price range therefore i have had to bid for a HTC hero g2 as this is the phone you need if u have had the INQ1 in the past.
Comment: therefore im giving it 1 star out of 5
Good: Keypad size
Bad: Most things
Comment: I have had this phone for a year, which I use for phoneing and texting only. In the first week, the battery had to changed twice, as it would last only for 10 minutes of calls, then finaly they supplied a battery that worked properly. Like most mobile phone batteries, at first it would last a day and a half with moderate use, after 6 months it had to be charged overnight,every night, now one year later I am lucky to make one 10 minute call. At home I keep it on charge, as I do in the car, but it is useless when on trains or at meetings,
The answer is to buy another battery! only problem is, at the local 3 stores they say "we don't sell battries, but you could buy another handset". Even the technical support don't have batteries, the best they can do is offer Â£5 off the next bill and say buy a battery from some where else, I asked where, "they say anywhere you like".
I do not want to buy another phone, because when the 18 month contract, with 3, is up I will go back to T-Mobile, not only because of the battery problem, I get no reception in my office at home, I have to go into the lounge, or even outside to use the phone, which is not convenient, if I am taking a call and need to make notes. I am not happy with the past year with 3.
Good: absolutely nothing
Comment: Looks like a phone, but that's it. Cuts off when connected to PC, cannot take pictures (no flash) video facility awful. And Don't try to use it to call anyone it switches itself off. Battery life is terrible. I sent it back 3 times to manufacturer after the last time I went back to using a 4 year old Sony and give it to the baby to play with. Good for nothingelse. Phone of the Year Ha Ha,
Good: Windows Messenger, E-mail, Skype, Facebook Integration, the list goes on
Bad: Camera and Media player should just be ignored, phone is slow and 3 should be shot
Comment: I used to use my k800i regularly. It was a very nice phone, and did everything i wanted it to, but Idecided I wanted a new phone, something that had better on-line capabilities... something like the INQ1
First impressions, the packaging is awesome, and the lack of a manual isn't a big deal because everything is very simple to use. Turned on phone excitedly... Waited... Waited some more... And some more. This phone is slow at everything it does, i regularly have to let it catch up with me whilst I'm typing (and I don't have the fastest thumbs in the world). The camera is abysmal as well, it takes ages to take a shot, quality is shoddy, no flash etc. The media player is yet another thing that is useless. Browsing files takes ages, and the interface is diabolical.
However, I bought this thing as a PHONE. I have my walkman and my canon for their uses, and the price of all these things put together gives me a great set of gadgets for everything I need. As a 'Facebook' phone, it's ace, though misleading. I wouldn't browse facebook on this phone, but posting updates is easy. My feed list doesn't update properly, so I use a different facebook app to the one included, but I don't mind.
Overall, this is exactly what it seems to be, the cheapest possible way to get a phone that you can use for social networking easily. Download the Snaptu app and it's amazing, unbeatable for it's price I'd say. It's very nice to use and lovable in my opinion, definitely worth the money I spent on it.
As soon as someone finds out how to get these things off 3, I'll start suggesting it to everyone I know. If you live in rural areas, it's a no go, though it does have better reception that most other 3 phones I've seen around my area.
Basically, if you live in a rural area and want a phone to do everything for you, don't get this. If you like a quirky phone and live in a city, go for it :D
Good: facebook & skype integration, mobile modem potential
Bad: everything else
Comment: there are so many things wrong with the phone so i'll start with the beginning - turning on:
It takes a good minute or two for it to TURN ON by which i mean you can see the background etc. But it takes another 5 MINUTES before i can use the contact list OR texts. As if this didn't make the phone unreliable enough, the battery life is dismal. The most it will last is a day, with moderate use. Luckily though the charger is a mini USB-socket which is small enough to carry around but it's still smegging annoying.
The camera is useless. I though the point of having a camera on a phone is for the random things you wouldn't normally have a camera to take photos of i.e. drunken party photos etc. So PLEASE explain the lack of flash? i've had this phone for more that 6 months and taken about 50 photos.
Then the videos are an abomination. You cannot zoom while filming, only while on standby. The MAIN purpose i like to have video recroding on a phone is because I go to a LOT of concerts and like to keep myself a little souvenir. the sound that comes out of a concert filmed with this phone is just noise. distorted, horrible noise.
Then there's of course the general slowness of the phone. I thought it would be a good idea to install google maps as a more convenient pocket-sized A-to-Z. Bad idea. It takes between 5-10 minutes just to LOAD UP! then using it is SLOOOOOOOOOW! and it regularly freezes. I've often had tohold myself back from smashing it onto the pavement.
The music player is useless considering you need to use headphones that have a mini-USB as a jack. The headphones provided are A JOKE and I'm not gonna invest in some good headphones for the little use I have for it i.e. a backup for when my ipod runs out of batteries.
When it's plugged into a computer via USB it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting on its own. As if that wen't annoying enough, I have to hear windows making that noise every onther second.
The reason I am at a computer writing about the INQ is that i though it would be a good idea to back my numbers up if heaven forbit i lost my phone or got mugged. I knew there was a PC suite so I was fopolish enough to assume there would be some kind of backup/synching wizard to import everything onto my PC. How naive of me.
AAAAAAAAnd finally, there's the lack of a manual. I felt insulted when the phone arrived in a silly box, and instead of a manuel they had the cheek to send a bunch of colourful cards. OK, fair enough, it is very easy to navigate and i didn't have to look anything basic up. But for anything else I had to look online.
OK there are more things that I won't mention, save the fact that I once sent them an email with some questions WHICH THEY IGORED.
So basically: slow, unreliable, poor battery, poor camera, poor, poor, poor.
Good: lightweight - skype
Bad: Can't receive texts - Phone does not work
Comment: I am on my second INQ in 2 months. The first one worked fine for a while and then would not receive texts. I was told i had to send it in and I never received it back. I bought a second so I would have a phone to use and now this one is not recieving texts! 3 claim it is the phone! Extremely poor customer service for a useless phone!
Good: Idea of Facebook Connection
Bad: Lack of Signal
Comment: The whole idea of the phone is great. Unfortunately it has such a bad signal that none of the features work. It is on the 3 network, which is joked upon by Alan Carr for being rubbish. However I had a Sony Ericsson 660i, not the greatest of phones in the world, but only rarely loses signal, and wanted something better. The signal is so poor on the Inq, that every conversation I had cut out, and my phone calls all went to straight voicemail, as I had no signal, let alone use all the internet features, and as a modem as quoted. Very upset, as wanted to treat myself, and wasted my money!
Good: I like that it has a lot of features... but at what cost I wonder.
Bad: It is flawed, sometimes it does very strange things, the battery doesn't last long at all, the menus are rather slow and clumsy...
Comment: While I don't think this is worst phone ever made, this is definetely the worst phone I've ever had.
To begin with I got one of these babies from 3 and it was a nutty freak show, I mean the phone would start raising the volume on its own, the keys got stuck, I would choose one song to play when someone called me and another one would play and sometimes the menus would change on its own, or contacts would disappear.
I badly wanted to change this phone for a different model but they told me at 3 that no it could be done so I finally settled for changing this one for another one of the same model, when they gave the new one to me it didn't have a memory card in the box so I had to go back and get one (it makes me think that probably there were pieces inside the phone) but then I was moderately happy, the new phone actually performs a lot better than the former.
But I am still not fully happy, this phone is very sloppy and it does very strange things as well. For instance sometimes when I unplug it from the power after its charged, the phone thinks it is still charging and the bar keeps blinking up.
Now that doesn't bother me much, you can turn it on and off and it will be fine but what really bothers me is that the battery doesn't last long at all, it only lasts for a day (and that's being optimist and not talking that much) and then it dies and you have to charge it again.
My older phone (which was really, really old) was a nokia and the battery lasted for up to a week if you didn't talk much and if you did talk it lasted for a two or three days at least, you can imagine that I am a bit upset about this.
Another thing that makes me want to cry is that if the battery is very, very low, the phone wont let you turn on, even if it is plugged in (it displays a message that says that battery is really low, please charge before turning on) Are you even kidding me? No phone I ever had you couldn't turn on when it was plugged in, it is pathetic.
Another thing I really dislike about this phone is that it is very slow, to turn on, to operate, to everything, it is just clumsy, yeah yeah it has tons of features for the price but who cares? Give me less features but a phone that it is reliable.
My advice to you is DO NOT get this phone if you go with 3, look at reviews online as you are doing now and compare all the phones they offer you, I should've gone with a nokia or something else but I did this on an impulse and now I am stuck with this piece of crap for 18 months and I shudder just to think what's going to happen as time goes by, how the freaky phone will start to act.
So even if you pay more, do youself a favor and avoid the misery of being an user of this pathetic phone.
Good: I love the Facebook/Messenger/Skype integrations into the main contacts list, and also the compatability with Last.fm
Bad: No camera flash, no 3.5mm headphone jack, can be a bit slow loading.
Comment: I had my Inq1 today (6th January 2009) and already fallen in love with it. The way Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Skype and Last.fm mix into the phone's system is just amazing, and the design, some say it's too grey, but I like it. I have to admit it'll be pretty cold in the morning, as it feels to be metal.
My overall opinion is just amazing.
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