Product Type: Sagem mobile phones
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A reasonable phone, but lacking some useful features.
Sagem MY V-55
Member Name: aled99
Sagem MY V-55
Advantages: has a camera, battery life ok, the screen is good, has gprs.
Disadvantages: Keys on keyboard wear out quickly, applications can only be installed via gprs, small memory
This my v55 was my first camera phone, 4 or 5 years ago! I still use this phone as a backup and when my new phone broke I used the my v55 for about a week; It reminded me of some of the problems it had (or had developed).
The keyboard is a little cramped at the best of times, but after normal regular use some of the keys have become almost unusable. The 8 and 9 keys are the worst affected, and need a really hard push to work at all. This means just about every feature of the phone is harder to use, including texting and phone calling, which over wise are good.
The camera is not bad for an old phone, the pictures are low quality, but only the most expensive phones fix this problem, so no major disappointments with the camera. The mirror next to the camera is useful, so when taking a picture of yourself it's easy to see where to point the phone. It's far simpler than any extra screen could make the process.
As I mentioned earlier, the keyboard can make texting a bit harder than it should be, but the main problem with texting is the lack of memory on the my v55 for storing messages. The memory is very small and I continuously get the flashing red message on the main screen, alerting me to memory almost full. I haven't stored many messages, or anything else on the phone, so I'm surprised it fills up so quickly.
The phone seems to have other small issues, which are irritating. Firstly, even with the usb cable I bought for the phone, you can't transfer games or programs to the phone any other way than downloading via the phone's gprs. This increases the price of any software by the gprs cost and often if I wanted to try out several applications to choose the best one, I would not bother to download all of them, and just have choose one based only on their descriptions.
The usb cable is not a total waste of money, as if configured correctly, you can use the phone as a modem, so access the internet from your computer (or laptop) anywhere! I tried doing this via infra red, but this was very unreliable. Infrared is fine for transferring small files such as pictures, but not applications. Infrared was useful when I first brought this phone, as most my other gadgets had infrared, but now everyone uses Bluetooth, which is not an option on the my v55.
Overall the my v55 is a good phone. With everyday use some of the problems I mentioned can be overlooked. The battery life still seems good, although the battery meter seems to change randomly, so it's a bit hard to know when to charge the phone. If anyone has a my v55 and has some of the faults, like I have, it'll seem an amazing upgrade to get a modern phone. The my v55 is ok for a backup, but I'm glad I upgraded for everyday use.
Summary: A phone that has too many problems to recommend, but fine for use as a backup/space phone.
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