What's up with the front buttons?
I'm giving it a 5.0 because I've never accually used this phone, just seen pics of it, but what is up with the weird front design?
Good Looking, Great Radio, but...
I've used this phone for a month, and I regretted getting it about two weeks into buying it. The goods and bads are as follows:
1. It looks great.
2. The radio function is awesome. It's able to store many stations and are easy to use. The sound is impeccable. The only con about this is that in order to listen to the radio, you have to have the headset plugged in, since it serves as its antenna. While having the headset plugged in, you can also switch it to speaker phone mode, which can be really loud for the entire company floor to listen.
3. It's Nokia, so the user interface sure is friendly.
1. The multimedia functions are so slow. If I want to browse my images, the reaction time always drives me crazy. Same with any other media folders. I've played with Nokia 6260, and it doesn't have this problem.
2. Although the camera is able to produce decently sharp images, while taking pictures, there's a 1 second delay of reaction time after you've clicked the shot botton.
3. Some key bottons feel jammed (especially 2 and 0 on my phone). Be sure to check this part when you buy this phone (that is if you still want to).
4. The functions are very simple to my disappointment. For around the same price, a phone with Symbian environment is much more recommended (like Nokia 6260 for example).
5. Only 2mb available memory size and unable to upgrade. This might be the reason of delayed reaction time in the multimedia folders.
Good Form and Function
The design makes a good conversation piece. Conveniently has the "thing" to hang phone ornaments from.
Received quite a few "What's that? Cool!"
Phone quality - crisp and clear; experienced no interference or static (San Diego area).
Camera - great quality when sent to email; might look a little pixelated on the phone's small screen. Downside is that it is a little...slow. The subject has to be absolutely still for about 3 seconds after the "click" or the picture will blur.
Video - also great quality as well as sound, and records longer than 3650 (up to 60 seconds or so).
Wireless Internet - does its purpose, but small screen may not show all pictures from all WAP sites.
Radio - Sounds like a stereo walkman. Can store channels for quick recall. Able to change channels with the headset button. Great.
Headset - slightly annoying because the cord is long. Apparently designed to go around the user's neck so that they can be heard by who they're speaking to. Not so desirable.
Features - Downloadable themes, wallpapers, screensavers, and ringtones. Unfortunately the phone only supports MIDI. Useful features such as converter, world clock, size converter, wallet make it more sophisticated. The translator isn't all that useful because it only translates the very basic words.
Overall - a "prettier", more fun, and useful version of 3595.