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Siemens M55

 

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Excellent phone

 

Apr 8, 2004 by Inquisitor_Hoth

I would have to say this phone is awesome and that some of the reviews here are incorrect(sim lock does work uless they know your security code). Battery life is al righ and phone has a lot of great features(cant wait to get the camera)but would definitely recommend to anyone who is willing to get it unlocked for Rogers (but would never recommend for FIDO where it is exclusive due to their awful reception).

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One of the best

 

Feb 17, 2004 by otany_83

Battery life is a very controversial subject when talking about mobile phones! The duration promised by the manufacturer is based on calculations using the least functions of the phone (in this case - side LED’s turned off, screen illumination @ 10% etc.) so this cannot be the main feature of your phone.
What really matters is:
• SIGNAL STRENGTH in different places (basement, mountains etc.) where most phones usually fail. I've been in every such place and I must say that I was amazed by this phone's capability of amplifying the signal.
• SOUND QUALITY - this includes conversation and ring tones. Regarding the fact that we are talking about a GSM network, the sound quality is perfect. First rule of mobile communication: THOU SHALT NEVER COMPARE GSM WITH CDMA.
Now, the MIDI interpreter is one of the best. I have a Creative Live 5.1 sound card installed on my computer and I must admit that the MIDI quality of the phone (instrument interpretation) is a very very good one.
• G-SHOCK - I bet you didn't think of this one. The case of Siemens M55 is built to last. My hands are very slippery, so I must admit, I dropped it a few times and nothing happened (try dropping non-Siemens phone and see what happens - of course, except for those who are specially built to take up some G's- I release myself of any circumstances).
• PICTURE QUALITY - The dealer I bought it from asked me to take a picture of her, and send it via email (yes, this phone can send emails). She was amazed. She said that it was the best picture taken with a mobile phone. True. The camera is external and has a hardware of it's own.
• CONNECTVITY - By downloading the latest software for it, you can control it at your desire using a computer.
There would be many other things to discuss, but I ran out of characters. Hope you enjoy this phone. It's one of the best.

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overall ok

 

Nov 13, 2003 by niceguy

Comparing the menu to the nokias? No comparison. The Siemens has the most user unfriendly interface around. The major + and I can't stress it enough was the reception. This phone had the best reception out of any of the handsets I ever had.

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Siemens M56

 

Nov 13, 2003 by joshk

While sharp looking, small and pretty easy to navigate, the battery life leaves a lot to be desired. This is likely due to the red LEDs that are constantly flashing on the sides of the device. My use was limited to about 2 days with light phone use and no data/surfing.

It's a flashy device and well made, but the lights are annoying and battery life detracts from the phones cool factor. If you can cope with those two factors, then you'll probably like it :)

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Disappointed

 

Jan 19, 2004 by blondee_yvr

The transmission quality is very good. Receiving better than most. I have been alternating between the M55 and Motorola V60i. I have to give the V60i the best overall sound quality phone. I noticed interference with M55 while none in the V60i while using it in the same areas.

With the M55 you cannot customize your profiles for callers, you have a phone book and and address book. Only those in your phone book get saved to the SIM. Sending the number to the address book is easy enough but if you have many it is a pain.

Perhaps there is problem with my phone, but the SIM lock doesn't prevent anyone with a SIM card from using my phone.

Finally, the phone locked up on me once.

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