Sagem has gone from strength to strength, recently producing entry-level handsets that not only look attractive but also come with a few features you may not expect on pay as you go phones.
The Sagem my511X only costs about £50 from Argos or for £20 more you can pick it up from Woolworths with a bundled 512MB microSD card. Is it a bargain or should you spend some more money and get yourself a higher-end model?
The Sagem my511X may be a budget phone but it's an attractive one -- it's thin, it's slim and it's got a glossy front section that you'd normally expect on a more expensive handset.
Unlike certain other thin phones, the my511X feels sturdy and shouldn't snap in your pocket if you sit down in a funny position. Unfortunately, the quality veneer starts to peel off when you start using it.
The my511X's screen is quite small and not particularly very sharp. The flat keypad that looks cool is actually awkward to use when you're typing quickly, because of how difficult it is to distinguish clearly between each key.
So what does £50 get you in terms of features? A 1.3-megapixel camera for starters, which takes decent shots for MMS messages. There's also an MP3 player that doesn't support every format under the sun but it will play MP3 and AAC files.
You can store all your media on a microSD card and transfer files via Bluetooth. Overall, we didn't yearn to use the my511X as a music player or take pictures with it but if you want to then at least you can.