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The E1000 is a Bulky Phone with many possibilities, as its ease of use enables you to use it for almost anything.
-Reasonably Quick 3G Internet
-Good Camera Function
-Good 3D Playback Action
-Paint Loss Is Easy
-Memory is limited (unless an additional memory card is purchased)
-Length Of Video Limited
-Slow, sometimes limited network connections
On The whole i find the motorola E1000 one of the simplist phones to use, perfect if you just want a phone to surf the net (a little) and make and receive calls. With the additional 3d audio it makes use of a good walkman functions with music playback (however a larger memory card is needed). Gerneral photography and video recording is good but the actual length of the video is limited greatly. Images have to cropped to fit on the 300x600 res scree which can be a little annoying.
I got this phone as a substitute for my old old Nokia. At first I felt ok about it, main problem being learning to use the keyboard since all main buttons were on different side than it used to be before. i didn't take it as a problem - but I believe for some people it can be really annoying.
However, I soon noticed more problems. Opening the deck was nearly impossible. I had to change SIM cards quite often and that was really difficult. Apparently, you need certain lenght and angle of your nails to be able to do that - and not to be too afraid to break them.
Another thing is screen. I was used to be able to see time even when the screen light turns off. Dream about this with this phone. Not handy for such people like me, who like to be punctual and always know exact time.
I was dissapointed with camera as well. All pictures looked dull and grey, it was very difficult to get any colours, even after trying to change contrast and other features. It just didn't work, pictures would only get lighter/darker, but still same grey and dull.
But these were minor problems compared to what started happening later. After some time I noticed that some of my messages were containing many strange symbols (^&%*&*&) and such messages were impossible to read - they closed automatically after few seconds. I can understand those were messages sent from different phones, however, it could just ignore different programming instead of making it impossible to read.
I am not even talking about the fact, that battery soon lasted so short I couldn't even have my mobile last one whole day. Going to the party and getting taxi was always a risk because my phone battery was dead half of the time. The rest of the time I had to leave it at home, charging. Mobile phone that is not mobile.
All in all, I don't recommend it at all.
Found the phone bulky.
The paintwork on the side buttons started to peal away within 6 months.
The screen was easily scratched and resulted in difficulty when viewing photos taken.
Line quality was poor.
Some of the button often stuck - this resulted in extra effort and time for minimal tasks.
Poor battery quality - life within six months was down to about twelve hours.
Speaker quality whilst playing/listening to music was poor and crackeled considerably.
When sending for a check up it returned unchanged and was advised phone was in good working order - however problems listed still persisted.
I've had this phone for the past year and thankfully i have now just upgraded to a Sony Ericsson K608i. I can't help but feel i was forced in to having this phone from the nice people at phones4u... as it was the 'best' phone available on the 3 network.
My first reaction to this phone was positive. I was aware that the new 3g phones were larger than normal so i wasn't put off by the size + weight (Size: 114 x 52 x 23 mm; Weight: 140g). The screen provides a crystal clear image and nice vibrant colours. The screen resolution is 240 x 320 pixels which was fairly impressive when it was first released (end of 2004 if i remember correctly). The sound quality is fairly good and to top it off it has a 1.2 megapixel camera.
Now don't get my wrong the phone does look good but i was left feeling unimpressed after a few weeks. I expected the camera to provide semi decent pictures but they always turn out grainy; videos turn out the same. One annoying design feature are the shortcut buttons on the side of the phone such as volume up/down; voice call and video call. When holding the phone you may find yourself nudging one of these keys by accident or worse still they can be pressed very easily when the phone is in your pocket/bag.
The battery life seemed fairly good when i first got this considering how much juice the screen must use up but after a few months i found that the battery drained away far too quickly for my liking. Standby time is meant to be up to 150 hours but i found myself charging this once a day.
Navigation around the menus is fairly easy but the phone did not seem overly responsive to commands. The 'analogue stick' in the middle of the buttons is a nice addition as this helps to improve movement.
Overall the phone was fairly competitive when it was first released but now it looks a little dated and there are many better handsets available. In my opinion this has had its day but some may still find it unique and fun to own.
Screen: 262,000 colours; 240 x 320 pixels
1.2 megapixel camera with camera light and 8x digital zoom
Video capture & playback
MP3 ringtones & polyphonic ringtones
Memory: 16 Mbytes
Size: 114 x 52 x 23 mm
Talktime: up to 2 hours
Battery standby: up to 150 hours
Candy bar style phone, well equiped with camera, Blue tooth 16 mb memory. This looks cool to me. Its not too weighty. Weighs in at 140 grams - a reasonable weight. The handset has a cool image for a candy bar style handset. Can be awkward for people used to flip phones,
The Joysick in the middle of the keypad is very handy and saves time!
This middle of the market phone is well worth a look on its competitors.