Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Samsung GT E1150
Member Name: tasmin92
Samsung GT E1150
Advantages: Amazing price, full colour screen, never had any problems in 8 months
Disadvantages: Incredibly basic
I brought this phone in pink from carphone warehouse as my contract phone broke and the insurance company refused to replace it. I was looking for something cheap and basic just to get me by for a couple of weeks but I ended up using it for about 8 months. I think that for a £20 phone thats brilliant.
If you're looking for a phone that does anything other than send messages and make phone calls then this is definetly not for you. It is 88mm in height, 20mm depth and 44mm width and weighs only 73kg so it fits nicely inside pretty much anywhere, I used to put mine in my purse when I didnt want to carry around a bag. It's flip up and feels quite flimsy but as I have already mentioned I had mine for about 8 months and am incredibly clumsy, the poor thing ended up on the floor so many times I lost count, but aside from a couple of scratches it worked perfectly. My younger sister also tried to flush it down the toilet but after I took it apart and left it in a bag of rice over night to get rid of the moisture there still wasnt any problems.
The screen is a good size and the buttons, which are not set in a QWERTY format (I'm not sure of the proper name for this) are quite big although even if you have the phone on silent so there is no tone you can still hear a loud clicking when you use the buttons which is quite annoying.
The phone comes with a battery, charger and a sim card, everything was present and working but I spent a while trying to figure out if the USB lead was missing before realising that this phone will not connect to a computer, as there is no bluetooth this means that you can have no pictures or music on your phone, also it doesnt have a camera so you can't take any.
It would take a few hours to charge up completley but I used to be able to ages out of a full battery, I went on holiday for a week, forgot my charger and even after using my phone as much as I usually would it only actually died on the way home.
The screen is full colour and there are a few customisation options such as menu layout ect and the pictures that the phone comes with are actually quite pretty :)
It does have a couple of features such as 4 preloaded games which are quite good fun, handsfree and a personal organiser. It also has an alarm which can be turned up very loud, its the only one I've found that was actually loud enough to wake up my partner :) However, the tones you are given for recieving a text are so short that I often didn't know I had a text until I actually looked at my phone, also, if I would recieve an important message whilst sleeping it wouldnt wake me up.
This would be a perfect phone for children as I don't personally believe that a 10 year old really needs a smartphone. Obviously this cannot compare to a smartphone but then anyone looking at phones in this price range obviously doesnt want one. I liked mine so much that I've kept it for a spare as I would have no problems returning to it if my current one encounters problems.
Summary: Brilliant for the price but avoid if you want a phone that does more than call and sms
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