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This is the first phone that I ever bought, and I'm not sure that it's even available. That said my mum uses it now, and she doesn't want to change it, because it has the basic features that she wants (basically SMS and call option).
However, I got bored of this phone after a month, and was very glad to give it away. Firstly, there's only 2 games called "Atom" and "Kimung", which aren't too bad, but very easy and quick to complete. Moreover, there's no way of adding any more games to the phone, so in terms of gaming, it is very poor.
Moreover, there isn't any way of adding anything extra to your phone, because there's no USB connection, and the WAP connection isn't good enough to download anything else.
That said, there are some positive features. The phone only cost £60, which at that time, was extremely cheap for a full colour screen phone. As well as that, it also looks very stylish, and you're able to change the back cover of the phone with various covers included with the phone.
As well as that, recharge time only took an hour, which is also very fast, and the speaker quality is very good, hence the reason why my mum still doesn't mind using the phone.
There is also a tone maker on the phone which is good at first, but you can only make monophonic ringtones, so if you do make a ringtone from it, it sounds like a phone from the 1990s.
Overall, there aren't a lot of features, and whilst it does look good, I wouldn't bother getting this unless you are able to for under £10.
Ive had this phone since its release now and at first was quite happy. It didnt take long however for the appeal to go and the phone become more a burden than a use. The phone has a habit of deciding when it will turn itself off, usually in the process of texting or when the phone is in a pocket. So if youre waiting for that important call you best carry it in your hand and keep a close eye on it. The one thing often hidden during the advertising of this phone is the extremely poor back design, with a thin plastic cover and cardboard strips to form your "inter-changable" fascia youll soon be copying tv commercials and hiding it in a brow paper back. As a basic phone it holds its own with simple calling functions but if you like your phone with a bit more appeal then you'll steer well clear. Lets leave this as a christmas presents for the parents!
I have had this phone for about six months and although i begrudged it within the first few weeks, i have grown to accept that this phone has its weaknesses and that the phone is not perfect. However this review should give you some indication as to what makes this phone worth buying, or worth leaving alone. Perhaps the best thing about the phone is the time it takes to charge, about 1 - 2 hours, which in my view beats most phones hands down. But not only this, if you are the kind of person that doesn't use his or hers phone much, then you can get the battery life to last at least a week, whereas if you use the phone a great deal, a few days at the least. The phone is advertising as a colour and the phone does have an average quality screen and in comparison to the more modern phone now, it has been degraded a level and i feel will soon be struggling. A factor not helping this i feel is the poor backgrounds and screensavers, that are crude as well as difficult to get hold of. However the polyphonic ringtones are on the other hand great, there fun to listen to as well as add to the collection and invent ringtones yourself. Something that makes the phone good is its storage space, it can easily store up to 200 phone entries, which is more than most other phones, but not only this, it has a huge capacity to store 50+ messages, ideal if you are the kind of person that uses the phone a lot. Although the phone does have wap, it is not terribly fast and can be a drag of credit at times and does wear down the batteries life significantly, however it can be used to find out useful information if required. As far as the games go, i think they could have been designed better, i mean, compared to the competition, the games 'kimang' and 'atum' are so poor they dont even deserve to be mentioned, but they are better than having no games at all. Overall the phone is light, easy to use, has very good rece
ption, and is loud and clear. The phone is almost perfectly shaped and around the hundred quid mark is definitly recommended to those people who wish to have a good quality phone.
i bought this phone not long after it was released for many reasons, mainly for the colour screen. But once i bought the phone though there is many more reasons to buy it. the back cover of the phone is see through so you can put your own pictures in the back to customize it to your liking. it also comes with pictures for you and has a template to draw around for you. there are alot of animated back ground screens and idle screens. you can record your own ringtones aswell as a melody composer. polyphonic ring tones. 200+ phone number spaces so far i have also had 50 text messages stored on my inbox on the phone. very easily held. And for a phone with no ariel great reception. no technical faults. 2 great addictive games are also on the phone plus a wap service. also there is a feature which allows you to record parts of your conversation on the phone. Additional features are calculator alarm clock loud settings for noisy areas also vibrates. fantastic feture for me is a discreet charger hider at the bottom of the phone is a flip close lid nice feture which hides the holes for the charger and makes the phone look smart. I can find nothing to fault it. Much better than nokias in my opinion as it has the same features and more which are more up to date and work better. Worth every penny especially now prices have dropped as the gd87 is out.
I got this phone soon after it was released in the UK and have had it around a year now. I am very impressed by its size - it fits into the palm of your hand, and it is extremely lightweight. For such a little phone, the features are pretty amazing. It has a colour screen (with a cute little animated cat jumping after a butterfly!!), easy access to phone book/text/last dialled numbers, and has everything else associated with the latest phones, including polyphonic ring tones, wap, and games. The wap service was rather slow, in my opinion, but it was worth the wait, with highly useful menu systems allowing you to get what you want fast. Messaging is a little difficult if you have large fingers as the buttons are relatively small and close together. Nokia people beware, the menu system does take a little getting used to, as does the joystick operation. As for making calls, the phone excels. The clarity and volume control is excellent, as is call handling (putting people on hold, making other calls, etc). Battery life is excellent. All in all this was a brilliant phone, my only worry is the way that the back is detachable allowing you to insert pictures (which you can download and print from their website) is pretty flimsy - a black flip open cover for the charger which also releases the back casing that is held in by small plastic bits. I'm pretty careful with my phone but I've broken 2 of the plastic bits off and nearly lost the black bit numerous times.
When I decided to buy this phone I have to admit that I was not expecting the amount of features it gives you for the price you pay - £100 inc. £35 airtime from any Virgin shop (pay as you go). However when you turn it on the most obvious feature is the full 256 colour screen on the phone - this must be the cheapest colour phone on the market. This of course is not all. The Panasonic GD 67 has polyphonic ringtones, with 20 built in and room for more, including a tone composer and a voice ringer feature, allowing you to record 10 seconds of anything you like as a ringtone. There is the voice activated dialling capability, which can be set for 5 different numbers at a time. A built-in speaker phone gives an excellent sound quality. The phone has a WAP browser and built-in modem. Other features include: - 2 built in games - Clock, calendar and scheduler - Chat SMS - Voice Memo Record - Hot Key dial - Recharge time of only 85 mins - Currency converter - Calculator One main thing lacking from the list is that you cannot change the fascia of the Panasonic GD 67. However, to make up for this, a system called Image-In allows you to add your own photo into the transparent cover on the back of the phone, or use one of those that come with the phone. Secondly, if games are a big thing you look for when buying a new phone I would not recommend this, as there are only 2 puzzle type games on the phone, 'Atum' and 'Kimang', with no option to download any more games. All in all, I believe this is a great phone, and I strongly recommend it.