Product Type: Sagem mobile phones
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My3020 Sagem ~ a cool cat retro mobile phone
Sagem MY 3020
Member Name: SoadFan
Sagem MY 3020
Date: 13/04/12, updated on 13/04/12 (55 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to handle mobile phone
Disadvantages: Only dual band
~Whats new pussycat?~
This little old school dual band mobile phone was one of the first that I recall buying and at the time I was really thrilled with it, as not only did it look really cool with its funky red slightly metallic looking outer case, it had an even cooler screen saver that had a cute cat displayed on it, which my 2 basic Nokias that I had around the same time had not been able to master displaying. This particular mobile phone really stays in my mind as it had such as nice feel and shape, along with a cherry red brightly finished casing that was easy to handle due to the slightly narrower lower part of the phone which made it easier to hold when making a call.
~Using the phone~
The outer cover of my My3020 was durable and well made with it remaining neat and relatively scratch free even after a good deal of use. It came in a few colour options but I feel that the red front panel was most certainly the most attractive option at the time. The buttons on the phone were positioned in such as way as to make them easy to access when I needed to use them and the small but very well formed display screen was clear and easy to view. The distinctive phone aerial was placed at the top of the phone but never got in the way when the phone was in use and I was making or receiving a call. Even though mobiles and mobile providers were in their infancy when this phone was new, the signal strength seemed to be quite good most of the time.
The cool blue back lit display this phone had could be viewed quite well even in the dark which was helpful if I wanted to use the phone when away from the home during the evenings, or for times when I wanted to check the time on the phone at night rather than checking my watch. Features such as the alarm clock worked well enough, as did the built in calculator. As I recall there was a currency convertor feature which I used a few times and found was of some help.
I found that the battery life on this phone was quite good as it could be left without having to be recharged for quite a few days at a time, especially if I had not used it to make many calls with, as it had a good standby time. There were a number of built in games that came with this phone and whilst they in no way can compare with their more up to date counterparts they were entertaining at the time. One thing I really liked with this phone was the fact that it had so called polyphonic ring tone capabilities which many other phones at the time lacked. There was a feature that allowed you to compose your own ring tones too which was fun to use, as if you were able to get your head round how to use it, you could compose all kinds of tones that no one else had.
You could have this phone set on a vibrate tone if wanted which was very helpful as it could be hard to hear sometimes if it was placed in a bag. I used to make sure I locked the screen after use as it could end up dialing someone and wasting my phone credit otherwise, so I can 100% say that when I used this screen lock feature it was something I found very helpful to have. The built in speaker phone option was very easy to use and was something that I also found helpful as it meant this could be used without having to use a hands free kit at the time. When making a call from this phone, conversations could most often be heard nice and clearly, meaning that I didn't have to shout in to the phone in order to be heard or to hear what a caller was saying.
Obviously times have changed, as have phones and their features and many of the simple features on this phone that I felt were amazing at the time are little things we all tend to expect, along with much, much more these days. When I bought this phone I wouldn't say that Sagem were a major brand that everyone wanted to buy from as the Nokias of the time were very popular indeed, but I found this phone to be reliable and easy to use in the main with it only freezing towards the end of its life after I had dropped it a few times (oops!). Over all I recall really enjoying owning and using this phone with its cute cat screen saver, which is why I feel that I want to give it a 4 star product rating.
Summary: A good phone at the time
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