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Good: The screen, the radio
Bad: Lots of things - see below
Comment: I'm taking mine back. The good: fantastic screen, good radio. Erm ...
The bad: irritating, non-intuitive text messaging (eg when adding a word it always goes to capital letters; when you hold down "c" it deletes the whole message). The alarm has no "snooze" function (why on earth not?). You can record the radio, but not voice calls. You can't view photos while listening to the radio. You can't take a photograph while on a call (you can with Nokias and Sony). It's weirdly weighted so that writing a text is difficult.
And believe it or not, in my view the camera is deeply average. Quality is lower than the Nokia N73 (itself a totally infuriating phone); its ergonomics as a camera are poor - difficult to hold when taking a picture; the flash is set to "off" as default, and reverts to this even when you change the setting; most of my pictures have been blurred unless held very, very still.
All in all, this would be a good phone if it did a few basic things that every other phone does; but its most trumpeted feature - the camera - is a let-down.
Good: A fantatic camera phone.
Bad: Some interface aspects are sub-par.
Comment: Package- 10/10
An amazingly generous package. Phone, 1gb micro sd card, bluetooth headset, wired earphones + fm reciever, ac charger, usb chord.
A fantastically designed mobile phone. Very solid feel, contructed of metal (front facia) and solid plastic for the back and keypad. This provides the perfect balance of feel and inability to record fingerprints. The buttons all have a very solid feel to them, the navigation pad works effortlessley. Texting and dialing is perfect. The slide mechanism is holding up very well, despite constant use. The screen is well sized at 2.2 inches and seems to be quite resistant to scratches (none yet despite a week long camping holiday). It is supremely sharp, although hard to read under direct light.
Everything I need. Obviously the camera is the star of the show. The phone also has a well specified mp3 player which works well as a standalone player, a very good fm radio with clear reception and recording ability (not RDS), standard application list and a well thought out web browser. Unfortunately, the phone has no 3G/HSDPA or WIFI, although why you'd want to spend excessive time surfing the web on such a small device baffles me.
The phone works extremely well in all standard applications such as texting, phonebook, clock/alarm etc. No complaints. The music player is excellent, sorting tracks by artist, album, song and genre. Playlists can be constucted on the phone, and there is also a section for podcasts, last/most and recently played songs. The player can also be minimised when using other applications (same goes for the radio). The image viewer unfortunately is not quite as good. When photos are stored in the 'my photos' folder, they can be used with slideshows and viewed fullscreen. However, this folder uses the phones memory so is restricted to 70mb. When photos are placed in the memory card folder these features can not be applied. The phone is also slighlty slow at viewing photos, due to insufficent proccessor speed and RAM.
The star of the show! A fantastic 5mp autofocus unit featuring LED light, iso adjustment, 3 metering modes, panoramic mode, macro mode and several photo effects. The performance is as good as a standalone camera, albeit a cheap one. The autofocus is fast and effective and pictures have excellent colour, contrast and sharpness. Low light performance is decent thanks to the iso 800 mode and bright LED flash. The unit also records video at 640x480 resolution at 30fps (i believe). The videos look smooth and sharp with well synced audio.
A good value multimedia mobile phone which offers excellent imaging and audio features combined with a slim and attractive design. Excellent user interface, essential applications and screen ensure the basics are superbly implented alongside the more advanced aspects. The 5mp camera is the finest found on a mobile phone to date, alongside that found on the Nokia n95.
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Good: Everything except the screen quality
Bad: The screen quality!
Comment: I like most things about the phone apart from the quality of the screen, it is really poor compared to my samsung d600. It's supposed to have 16 million colours but the sharpness and colour quality of the d600 is a lot better. I compared two identical pictures on both phones and the g600 was dull, blurry, unsharp. So unfortunately I'm going to swap it for a Sony ericsson.
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