These are the most recent phone user reviews posted by en102:
iPhone 3GS - good device, decent phone
After coming from many WinMo's and Blackberries, I've decided to get a refurb'd iPhone 3GS (save lots .... +$60 alone in taxes). Comparing it to a WinMo touch screen/stylus, the iPhone is VERY much more usable than anything I've used or tried (including G1 and Pre). Only thing that I don't really like is the limitation of only 1 app open at a time. Pros: - Very fast, smooth UI - Very easy to use - Great screen (added a clear shell ...
Palm Treo - battery life is too short
As a work user, I find the Treo to be a decent device. Pro: - Fast screen/OS response (Win Mo 6.1) - Sprint service here is on par with the other carriers (haven't been outside the area yet) - Keypad is usable - Display is nice - GPS works well with Google Maps - Decent camera (works MUCH better than Tilt) Con: - Battery life, and charging ability is unusable if you need to use this device for a significant amount of time away from a charger. This ...
newer Tilt... not quite there for me yet.
I've taken it for a 'test' - didn't end up purchasing Pro: Fast Solid Screen resolution (VGA) - Tilt was QVGA Features R Us Cons: Pricey Screen is physically small - 2.8" VGA, vs. HTC G1 HVGA 3.2" vs. iPhone HVGA 3.5" - Same screen size as QVGA Tilt While I don't mind having a smallish 2.8" screen and hi-res, being a touch screen requires all icons to be large, or you end up using the stylus. If you had an iphone, you will find ...
Great 3G phone
In general, a great phone Pros: - build quality (V3xx platinum) feels very sturdy - Excellent screen - Rubberized keypad is nice - USB chargable, can charge from PC, Blackberry charger, BT charger - Audio quality is VERY good on both 3G and GSM. - Phone can be 'modded' - I disabled AMR-half rate codec for even better sound quality - 3G to GSM handoffs work (I returned 3 Samsung ZX-20s for this issue) - Many cases/accessories for this phone (extremely difficult for ZX-20) - Tether with standard ...
Decent phone... at least on 3G
Decent phone - needs a few tweaks Pros: - Quadband GSM, dual band UMTS/HSDPA - Decent battery life - Camera with flash, rotating lens - Clean calls on 3G - Decent data rates on WAP - Decent rates tethered (~600kbps on bluetooth, ~1Mbps on USB) - Hacker menus - *#1546792*# 3 4 will allow you to pick your band (great in weak 3G areas). *#1546792*# 4 *#2456987*# 3 1 1 gets you into 'test' mode. Audio gain tables are there as well Cons: - Difficult to find accessories (ie ...
Decent phone but too much $$$
This is a very nice phone, however, for the price, it is lacking on some basic features: I.E. speaker phone Pros: Nice large colour display Network diagnostic mode - *6322522# (shows RF, channels, etc.) SMS features (shows email to/from/datestamp) Ringtones Pictures/Camer a Loud ringtones Cons: Low voice volume No speakerphone Poor RF for the cost of the phone (my x426 Samsung is better!) No accessories - had to purchase GU-87 case
Best phone for GSM 1900/TDMA. This phone has great RF features, decent size, and many phone features. Pros: GSM/TDMA Full of features Automatic phone lock / w PIN requirement Great battery life - 5+ days on GSM Great audio quality (not as good as my Moto Timeport P7382i) Great RF quality Network diagnostic mode - Menu --> # shows RF on GSM and TDMA Cons: Scratches easily GSM is 1900 MHz only :( External antenna (broke!) If it had GSM 850, I would probably still be using it!
Decent phone but...
Functionally, the phone is OK. I had issues with durability 1) The buttons are a little 'spongy', and sometimes had to be pressed multiple times. 2) The power connector that 'snaps' in eventually snapped the back end of the phone loose. The connectors are all plastic, and is not a very durable design. I ended up ditching this phone and purchasing a Motorola P7382i GSM phone - extremely durable
Good old reliable phone
Great basic phone, cost $0, and has the best sound quality I've heard from a cell phone. No frills, but very durable. Pros: Sound quality - as good as a land line Tough phone - doesn't even scratch Good build quality Voice dialing Predictive text Cons: Hard to navigate menus GSM 1900 only Short battery life SMS messages difficult to read/compose due to the screen format I would be still using it if it had GSM 850/1900.