Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Look no further for a cheap basic phone
Member Name: Linnyg
Advantages: Cheap, Easy to use
Disadvantages: Automatic lock
I bought this phone online for the bargain price of £10, including £10 free credit from orange. I wanted a cheap mobile phone to replace my very old one and price was more important to me than features.
The phone has a large enough easy to read colour screen which displays the date, time, battery life and sound settings. It has only the basic buttons, select, phone, hang up, enter and numbers. The numbers are large and easy to read but some people with poor mobility may find it hard to press the correct button, as they are not very distinct. The buttons are also rather spongy and feel as if they are not very good quality and could stop working in the future. However, I have known people with expensive mobile phones that didn't work properly soon after they had got them so I am not too worried about that.
There are no special features on this phone, such as camera or bluetooth but I would imagine that would be a plus for the sort of people this phone is aimed at. People who hardly use their mobiles would probably rather not have features they are never going to use. Perhaps older people in particular- I know my mum finds her phone confusing enough as it is! The basic features for calling, texting etc are on logical menus. There is also a suduku game, which may appeal to some people.
One thing I find annoying about this phone is that it automatically locks after a few seconds of not pressing any buttons. This could be a useful feature as you don't have to remember to lock it before you carry it in a bag or pocket. However I find that it locks far too quickly and then you have to long press star to unlock it. This makes it difficult to read the time, for example and would be infuriating for someone who isn't quite sure how to use the phone as it would keep locking whilst they were trying to work out what to do!
The phone is a good size, being small and light enough to carry in a pocket, but large enough to be easy to use. It looks ok, considering the price.
Overall I am very happy with the phone as it fits my requirements to have a phone that I can carry around, even though I only use it in emergencies. It does not have any major drawbacks for me. If I was using it a lot more often though, I imagine I might want a slightly better quality phone.
Summary: Good choice for a light use phone
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