Product Type: O2 Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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A PC on your phone (well almost)
O2 xda II mini
Member Name: alvinlwh
O2 xda II mini
Advantages: XDA and phone, Feature rich, WiFi connection, Keyboard
Disadvantages: Crashes often, Slow performance
I got the O2 Mini XDA II s mobile phone for a bargain price off O2's website - £49.99 @ £19/month for 12 months. There is NO way it can be had at a lower price. So that is one up for this PDA phone.
The performance of this phone is so slow, and it just freezes. Sometimes I feel like smashing it. But of course the correct solution is to hit the reset button, which is not ideal. Which brings me to the next point. After the reset, it will take about 2 minutes before it will be ready.
Features wise, it is pretty much Windows Mobile, so if you are a PDA user, there is nothing much to say about it. Other than it is SLOW. The main selling point for this PDA is that it comes with a QWERTY keyboard which makes typing really easy and fast. This is very important, as the touch screen is not that good, and it is made worse when I put a screen protector on. This with the sluggish performance makes using the touch screen a pain.
Call quality is not too good on this. There is static and cracks in the sound of the other party. It seems to me that the reception on this unit is not too good when placed side by side with an SE K750i. However, there are no complains from the other side about my voice, which is an improvement over the Mini XDA.
The camera on this thing sucks big time. Even though it is a 1MP one; pictures taken just lack color and contrast.
It does come with a mini SD slot, but no card. I installed the mini SD card that came with my Sanyo S700i.
The sound on this thing is GREAT! It actually has stereo speakers. And if you plug in the headset, you can actually damage your hearing with it at maximum volume. The bass is surprisingly good for a non-Sony unit. The only thing that is lacking is a radio, and that is me just picking at it.
Despite all my moaning, I still like the features of the phone. You could not really go wrong with a PDA based phone if that is what you need. I would recommend it to LIGHT USERS only, as heavy users will kill themselves (or it) because of its sluggish performance. It has WiFi so you do not need to use an expensive GPRS if you are in a WiFi area. It is well worth the money, since it cost only £49.99 and £19/month for 12 months.
Summary: If you need to access and edit office docs on the move, this is one for you.
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