Product Type: Panasonic mobile phones
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Not the phone that you expect from Panasonic
Member Name: TLC1
Disadvantages: Chips easily, hard to use
I bought this phone on contract in March 2004, and to be honest I counted the days until I could change it when my contract ended.
Not being a huge tech minded person, the selection was made on looks. Having been told many times, donít judge a book by its coverÖ it should be donít judge a phone by its looks! In this case the functionality and user-friendly capability was absolutely useless.
Ok Iíll start with the case. Oval shape, pretty much the same as most of the flip phones out at that time. In dark silver, it did differ slightly to its competitors, who mainly plumped for the platinum silver.
I was disappointed by how easily the case chipped off, even with little use. After using the phone, I usually popped it back in my bag or had it on my desk beside me at work. So I would say that was general use, but to look at it after a few months you would have thought I had used it as a football in the local park. Chips and scratches covered it, making it look extremely sorry for its self.
Next opening the phone. I think that they call it the clam style phone; it opened nicely and felt nice in your hand when making calls, an essential aspect if you like to chat a lotÖ
The key pad was ok, nothing specialÖ thatís as good as it gets!
User ability Ė I found it hard to find my way around the menu, it wasnít easy to follow and straight forward as I had expected. I thought that a Panasonic product would be well designed and easy to use Ė silly me!
I even had to change the phone a few times, because I found that the screen would crash and cut itself off. Most annoying when you need to make a call or text someone.
Sending text messages wasnít straight forward, like on Nokia or Samsung phones. I kept pressing the exit button and quiting the text, having to start againÖ annoying!
The camera was good quality Ė at that time, but it has been far surpassed by newer models. However it has got a light that can be activated and itís actually quite bright.
Ok, thatís it. I havenít got very many good words to say about it. I usually pass my phones on to other members of the family, but in this instance Iím not bothering.
I've now got a Nokia 6170 - a much better phone!
Summary: This phone is not easy to use, I couldn't wait until my contract was up and I could change it.
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