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Rich Brome's review of the Sharp TM-150

original version, submitted Aug 24, 2004, 4:13 PM:

Great for what it is, but missing key features

There are two main features that set this phone apart: the display and the camera. Both are simply amazing quality. The SD/MMC card slot is also a huge plus.

I've had this phone for almost two weeks now. In most quality and performance measures, it's excellent. But it's not perfect. There are definite disappointments for such a high-end phone.

PROs:
- Display. Wow. Truly eye-popping brightness, colors, and resolution.
- Camera. For a camera phone, this is as good at it gets at the moment. Detail and color are both great. The brightness control, digital zoom, and macro functions all work very well.
- Fast browser - very fast. Combined with the huge screen and adjustable font size, this will make anyone a fan of WAP - seriously.
- Good, intuitive menus and interface. Super-efficient 4-way navigation.
- Hot-swap memory card slot; great for moving and sharing files, etc.
- Uses industry-standard formats for videos, etc.
- Decent reception. Not quite as good as a Nokia, but close. (Tested in fringe area in Massachusetts.)
- Great wallpaper, calculator, and alarm features.
- Six customizable shortcut keys from standby mode.

CONs:
- No Bluetooth.
- No speakerphone.
- Kind of big.
- Can't zoom in when viewing large photos.
- "active flip" only ends calls; you can't answer incoming calls by opening the phone.
- Odd key delay causes missed characters if you type too fast.
- No to-do list feature.
- Not-very-useful calendar feature - only three items per day, with no option to set times.
- Video capture limited to 95K max. file size (about 10 seconds).
- No file browser; can only access files in special directories on memory card.
- Awkward keys for T9: shifting to upper-case requires press-and-hold, etc.

So overall, I like it, but the top three "cons" above are definitely major gripes for me. If you don't mind those three things, or display/camera quality are simply more important to you, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

edited Apr 29, 2013, 8:42 AM to the current version:

Great for what it is, but missing key features

There are two main features that set this phone apart: the display and the camera. Both are simply amazing quality. The SD/MMC card slot is also a huge plus.

I've had this phone for almost two weeks now. In most quality and performance measures, it's excellent. But it's not perfect. There are definite disappointments for such a high-end phone.

PROs:
- Display. Wow. Truly eye-popping brightness, colors, and resolution.
- Camera. For a camera phone, this is as good at it gets at the moment. Detail and color are both great. The brightness control, digital zoom, and macro functions all work very well.
- Fast browser - very fast. Combined with the huge screen and adjustable font size, this will make anyone a fan of WAP - seriously.
- Good, intuitive menus and interface. Super-efficient 4-way navigation.
- Hot-swap memory card slot; great for moving and sharing files, etc.
- Uses industry-standard formats for videos, etc.
- Decent reception. Not quite as good as a Nokia, but close. (Tested in fringe area in Massachusetts.)
- Great wallpaper, calculator, and alarm features.
- Six customizable shortcut keys from standby mode.

CONs:
- No Bluetooth.
- No speakerphone.
- Kind of big.
- Can't zoom in when viewing large photos.
- "active flip" only ends calls; you can't answer incoming calls by opening the phone.
- Odd key delay causes missed characters if you type too fast.
- No to-do list feature.
- Not-very-useful calendar feature - only three items per day, with no option to set times.
- Video capture limited to 95K max. file size (about 10 seconds).
- No file browser; can only access files in special directories on memory card.
- Awkward keys for T9: shifting to upper-case requires press-and-hold, etc.

So overall, I like it, but the top three "cons" above are definitely major gripes for me. If you don't mind those three things, or display/camera quality are simply more important to you, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

 

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