Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
Newest Review: ... cheap; I paid around £30 for it and so did not expect it to last particularly long. However, it lasted over a year and fulfilled my req... more
My previous phone
Samsung GT E2550
Member Name: deborahw91
Samsung GT E2550
Date: 09/03/12, updated on 19/03/12 (57 review reads)
Advantages: Sturdy and simple to use
Disadvantages: Low-tech, storage
This was the phone I had before my current one. I bought it because it was cheap and seemed easy to use, and this proved true. It did everything I wanted it to; my requirements for a phone aren't particularly high as I wasn't that bothered about it having a high quality camera, mp3 player, internet access or the like.
As someone who is notoriously clumsy, my main concern was it breaking. Eventually it did break due to water damage , but it survived being thrown on the floor several times. I was highly impressed by its sturdiness. It was relatively cheap; I paid around £30 for it and so did not expect it to last particularly long. However, it lasted over a year and fulfilled my requirements perfectly.
Size wise, it fits easily into my pocket or into a side pocket of a handbag, which is particularly useful. The slide feature makes it even more compact, and yet it is not so small that it becomes difficult to use. The buttons are relatively large, meaning that it is easy to use for those who aren't used to texting; in comparison to Blackberry's, for example, it is practical and simple. This is also an advantage for those with poor eyesight and limited dexterity.
It's a perfect phone for anyone who doesn't want something too hi-tech. Despite it not being particularly hi-tech, it does in fact have some internet access - it's perfect for quickly checking Twitter and Facebook, though anything more complicated than that might bring issues. For example, I tried to access google maps, and this was often impossible or unhelpful. It also has a camera, albeit a relatively low quality one. Because of this, the battery life tends to last much longer than other, more 'jazzy' phones.
The only other problem I found with the phone is the limited storage; the total number of messages that can be stored at one time is 300. This includes text messages in both the sent and received items folder. For many people this may not be an issue, if you are using your phone primarily for calls, or if you are not concerned with keeping old messages, but I found it somewhat irritating as I had to empty my inbox fairly regularly.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a phone to replace a number of other gadgets, such as an mp3 player, camera, computer, etc, then you'll need to look elsewhere. If, however, you want a cheap, simple and sturdy phone that will allow you to remain in contact with friends, family and colleagues, this would make an excellent choice.
Summary: A perfect phone for a Luddite/technophobe
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