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I ordered the Samsung E250 several years ago. At the time I wanted something fairly cheap, and practical. Still to this day I'm not interested in getting a Smartphone - I like my phones for calling and texting, that's the way I roll.
-Day to Day-
This phone is a feature phone - it has a camera, radio, MP3 player, WAP browser, and bluetooth.
My previous phone was a Nokia but I quickly got used to the different software on this phone. It's fairly self-explanatory and easy to figure out without the manual. But if you are need a little help the the manual is clear and straight-forward.
The reasonably sized buttons make texting and calling quick and easy. Although if you really struggle with keypads then I recommend purchasing a phone with larger and more spaced out buttons, such as one of the Doro mobile phones.
I have never timed how long it takes to charge as I usually just leave it on charge overnight but after charging it during the day a couple of weeks ago I reckon it can get to full charge within a couple of hours. Once charged the phone stays on standby for several days.
The bluetooth worked fine until I upgrade to Windows 7, since then I've not be able to connect my phone to my PC. But as it is a feature I rarely use I haven't really missed it.
The camera is pretty poor. The photos are just about good enough to use as a background pic for your phone but nothing more. They're certainly not good enough for Facebook or to print out.
The sound quality on the radio/Mp3 player is good but again it's not something I really use. I wanted a phone for calls and texting.
My model is plain black. I have a liking for black phones as they seem to look better for longer. I think it's a combination of marks not showing up as well on black and black has a sort of business feel. Although not the most attract phone it's not the ugliest either. The simple and clean design means it looks reasonably attractive.
It has been dropped numerous times, chewed, and dribbled over by my 13 month old. It has been splatted with paint, clay, and pottery glaze. After all this abuse it's still going strong. However, it did start to stick a little last week; normally sliding the phone up is not a problem but for some reason (could be any of those things above) it started not sliding up straight away - it would take a couple of attempts. This problem has since sorted itself out and the phone is back to it's usual easy-gliding self.
If you want a basic, easy to use phone with no fuss then this phone is for you. If you want an all singing, all dancing phone then move along.
I bought this phone from 02 about a year ago. At that time with an upgrade I bought it for £29. If I am honest, what attracted me to it apart from the price tag was the purple colour. (I know that is very shallow.) The phone has an SD slot so that you had store a load of pictures. This is an excellent wee phone that is packed with features. Navigation around the phone is not the easiest but it is an ideal phone for the basics.
Web browsing is able to be done, if somewhat slow.
The phone has a camera on it, which again is ok for the quick picture but not for top quality pictures.
When I first got the phone, the battery life was superb, I only needed to charge it on a weekly basis. (Now every 3 to 4 days)
A brilliant phone that gives you a load of features , at an affordable price.
I have had this phone about two years now I got it as a replacement and for a lower end phone I have to agree that for the money it is very good value for money it does all that you can ask from it but I was never able to connect to the internet with this phone even after going into vodafone they were unable to sort out this problem I do feel that this is a very light and phone and think that it would be an ideal 1st phone for kids. I don't have this as my regular any more but keep it as a backup phone that the family can use as necessary because it has always been reliable takes reasonabl photos sends and receives messages the mp3 player is ok and plays good music I don't think that you could go far wrong it you were to buy this phone
For the price this is on sale for, this phone represents very good value for money. This phone is almost identical to its older brother, the Samsung D900, except being the lower end "budget" version. The user interface is pretty straight-forward and is some of which you can literally jump straight into using without having to consult the instruction manual. The camera is only a VGA (a measly 0.3 megapixels) but then again, if you're serious about taking photos when you're out and about, there is something called a digital camera... The onboard 10mb memory is very small but handily, this phone has a MicroSD slot for you to insert a memory card - bypassing the memory shortage problem. The FM radio is another nifty feature although you require the headphones to use it. The handset is light, sleek and feels easy on the hands, which is something that not all phones these days can say. On the whole, a very good value-for-money phone that does pretty much everything you'd expect from a phone of this price - very well.
This is a Samsung E250 slide phone. Comes with Charger, Headset, Good quality Camera. Available in Black,Pink and Silver.
I had this phone around two years ago and i found that the quality of the speaker was brilliant. It holds a micro SD memory card which can hold upto eight GB of all those important pictures you would like to look back on. Also it holds a wide range of music for ringtones and alarms. I find it a lot easier to text with rather than the more updated phones i find it better than the phones i have had recently so i decided to by this phone again and for the small sum of £40-50 pound i find it easy to use also the screen is alot easier to see.
I find the bad points of this phone are ; memory is not too good but you can upgrade it with a memory card also the music playback is not so good without the headset , it has a small resolution and the reception is not so good in various areas on certain networks.
Overall i find this phone very good for the older generation with difficulty such as texting ,hearing or seeing the screen it is also good for the younger generation for the music and picture quality so it is an all round enjoyment.
I bought this phone about 2 years ago from Tesco's for £30 which included £10 credit. I was fed up with all the little extra's phone makers were adding when all I wanted was a handset that was easy to text with and easy to talk on....this is the dogs watsits....nothing fancy although still a tidy looking phone and so easy to use. Good sized buttons for those with less slim fingers and a really smooth slide to open.
The screen seems bigger than a lot of the cheaper models too.
Use my phone now as a 2nd as I moved to an area with poor signal and the internal aerial was struggling to pick up T mobile. Having said that it struggles to pick up and signal for a good 5 minutes but once it has it it doesn't drop, unlike another phone I have had since that cost nearly £400!
This phone is a great buy and even if you wanted to just have it as a spare I would highly recommend it for price, ease of use and reliability.
Samsung E250 is a Triband GSM Mobile Phone. Used this phone for almost 22 months. The phone has a unique feature of Mobile Tracker. Good sound but music player cannot be minimized, i.e., you must stop the music to view any incoming text or make use of any other feature of the phone. Doesn't support .wav media files. Unlike other phones you need to move files to phone memory to set MP3 file as ringtone. Can protect your files by setting phone security code on folders. Bluetooth slows down a bit the functionality of the phone while files are in transit. Supports Bluetooth headset too. Average Battery backup. Keypad light can be customized as at what time it is to be kept on. This extends battery backup a little. GPRS comes with EDGE technology and can install JAVA games from GPRS only. Cannot install JAVA games or any other application when connected with PC. Camera not so good. Overall is a basic inexpensive phone with impressive features.
the Samsung SGH-E250
has a slide desing to save space and also stop the accidential calls to people by the non locking keypad. this one is automatically locked by simply sliding the phone. after that its very un likley that it will unlock again as there is combination of keys you have to press to get it back unlocked.
it has camera as standard that is capable of taking snapshots, multi shot and recording videos. you can also edit the effects for wierd and funny pictures.
All the pictures you take can be edited in the more section of the main menu.
it comes as either silver, light blue or a light pink to suit your liking.
its got bluetooth for the people who want to share multimedia with freinds and family.
there is a slot for SD cards if your tired with the dissapointing amount of memory that is already on the phone. just buy a memory card and slot it in, boosting the memory of your phone.
on the other side of the samsung it has a slot for earphones which do comes as standard with the phone. which you can use with all multimedia and also fm radio that is on the phone.
great phone, its got everything you will need.
To start off with, this phone was great. Only problem I had, was that the green telephone symbol button got stuck and i was unable to answer calls. The button directly above this green button also ended up getting stuck, which made life very complicated when texting and going through the menu facility.Overall, apart frm the two issues I had with this phone. The phone is small and compact and was nice to use.I would recommend a samsung phone to friends.
I got this phone because my Sony Ericsson broke and I needed a phone quick. I saw this in the shop and brought it straight away because it was only £28.99 and it looks smart for such a cheap phone and I've seen loads of people with them so I knew it must be ok.
It's a slide phone that comes in a few different colours like pink, black, lilac and silver. My mate reckons she's seen one in white but I've never seen that one but I think it would look smart.
The keypad is easy to use because the keys are well spaced out and I like slide phones because it stops me accidentally phoning someone when my phone is in the back pocket of my jeans.
The reception isn't always very good on this phone and sometimes I can't get it to work when I'm in the living room but when I take it into the kitchen it will let me make my phone call. It bugs me though because the signal strength is always on full so I should be able to use my phone but it won't let a call go through. It also takes for ages to tell me when I've got a voicemail and sometimes the message has been there for an hour before the phone decides to let me know it's there.
I can always hear whoever I'm talking to well and no-one has ever said that they can't hear me properly so the clarity is good. The loudspeaker is a bit naff but I don't use that very often so that doesn't bother me that much.
Texting is easy as well and I like how all the symbols are in one place when you press and hold the hash key because on my last phone all the symbols were mixed in with the letters on the number keys so I ended up having to press each key loads of times to get the symbol I wanted. I like how the phone flashes my balance up everytime I send a text because that helps me stay in control of my credit.
The camera is good and once I've sent my photos to the computer via bluetooth they are good enough to use as my desktop photo. If you zoom in too much thepicture comes blurry but that's the same with most camera phones.
The memory isn't very good on this phone so I brought an SD card to go in it and now I can hold loads. Before it would only hold about 20 photos and 1 song and that's no good for me but with the card it's ok and holds loads more.
There are a few games built into the phone but I don't play many games on it and they're not that good anyway. I've got the pink one which has got a Paris Hilton diamond switching game pre-loaded but it's crap and one of the most boring games ever.
FOr the price I reckon this phone is wicked. It looks like it should cost more and the features are quite good even though the games are not that good.
well normally i would go for the Nokia brand out of loyalty however this phone has changed my Nokia only attitude, The phone itself is stylish, affordable (cost me less than £30), quality build with good sound quality and battery life, it comes with functions you would expect from a higher price range phone such as mp3 player, camera, Micro SD slot, Bluetooth, GPRS, WAP and so on. The display is clear and menus are intuitive I found the move from Nokia not too daunting and quite enjoyable, the phone is small and the slide function works seamlessly and does not slacken off with use, however as with all phones and especially new phones, dropping it leaves marks and scuffs and the screen is not anti-scratch however for the price that cannot really be expected, Partly the longevity of this phone on the market shows it has been successful and still entices new users years after its inception.
this is my third samsung of this make as i keep having little accidents with them unfortunately they do not cope well with being dropped in a cup of tea but as they are not waterproof i cant complain. i have tried various types of phone and always have problems with what i call technology but my sister gave me this to try and i love it the black is so cool and the silver so up to date. i find it very easy to use and the slide casing very usefull for ease of use. the buttons are easily located inside and the screan easy to use for a novice. the mp3 player i find relatively easy to use and the camera the same, it can be a bit grainy though, i love the predictive feature on it and find it easy to use , its easy to carry lightweight and sleek , i would recomend this to anyone that wants a relatively basic phone thats easy to use with bluetooth , camera and mp3
My search for a cheap and cheerful personal mobile ended with the purchase of the Samsung E250. Everyone has different reasons and expectations from a mobile depending on their age, personality, lifestyle or business. I have a work contract mobile already so this one was just to keep in contact with family and friends more out of necessity rather than accessory. It needed to be reliable, but with a few extras to keep me amused.
I purchased the phone from Comet for about £35 on Vodafone pay as you go. I believe it can be purchased cheaper on other networks but I wanted Vodafone for one simple reason; so that I could easily switch to my Asda sim card and benefit from a cheaper service from the same basic network. For those interested in saving money on your pay as you go sim, please feel free to read my review on the subject.
The phone is the slider variety, of which I have had mixed success with in the past. It is slim, if not wafer thin, but has a good feeling weight in the hand, although I think it is let down by a slightly plastic feel which cheapens the phone to some extent. This is possibly being a little unfair to the phone; perhaps it is more appropriate to say that it is a little dated compared to some of the more polished products out today. The reason I say I have had mixed results with sliders is that on previous phones of this nature I have found the mechanism a let down, exhibiting looseness or opening in my pocket unexpectedly. Luckily the E250 does not produce either of these faults; so far so good.
The display is of reasonable size, again more up to date phones are larger, brighter and more colourful, but lets not forget this is a £35 phone. The buttons on front are large enough and respond well without causing issue in my pocket. Sliding the phone open reveals the further keypad which is of course sunken, and anyone not familiar with this will need to get used to the concept, but after a short while it becomes second nature. The main number and letter keypad has smaller but slightly raised buttons. Again I found these surprisingly easy to use.
Delving into the menu system reveals a basic and monotone affair which gives a no nonsense approach. Apart from the standard calling features the phone has text, MMS and email options. Other features include a basic camera, MP3 player, voice recorder, fm radio and blue tooth. There is also a 2g internet browser.
Looking a little deeper into each area, first lets take that camera. The 0.3 megapixel VGA camera looks basic and indeed is nothing to write home about. There is no flash and although it has a reasonable attempt in good light conditions, once the light fades expect poor results. I would never consider using this for anything other than a casual snap when I do not have a better camera to hand. There is a video camera, also of similar quality, again only to be used when you have to.
The MP3 player is of good quality although the supplied headphones do let it down greatly. A shame as there is no standard 3.5mm jack so you are stuck with these ones. The capacity of the internal memory is only 13 Mbytes so only enough for a few songs. You can add to this though with the purchase of a micro SD card. I have a 2GB card in mine which happily hosts most of my album collection.
The voice recorder is a useful little application that I do use on occasion when I have a flash of inspiration (yes it does happen) and just need to record it instantly.
The Bluetooth is a good feature not always found on a budget phone, and again it works without issue, pairing easily with all but my paranoid Vista managed Laptop.
I must confess that I have barely used the FM radio and so cannot fairly assess it except to say that I suspect you will need to be in a very good reception area to pick up anything. I believe the earphones double as an antenna, although when I did try them out I could only pick up one local commercial station; not my cup of tea.
The internet browser is useful enough, once you have navigated away from the annoying Vodafone live. It would have been nice to have 3g but this is fast enough for casual use. I managed to download Opera mini which speeds things up a bit but I think the screen is perhaps a little small to benefit fully from this application.
To complete the picture, add in a Calendar, memo, alarm, conversion application, timer and stopwatch, and you have quite a considerable package, none of which stand out in themselves as anything other than basic facilities, but included here must be viewed as rather pleasant extras.
I was concerned originally when I bought the phone that the battery life may not have been up to the job, but I have been pleasantly surprised at the 2 to 3 days I get between charges for my low to medium use.
In summary I find this Samsung E250 a very capable and well equipped mobile phone. For the price, the list of features whilst basic in themselves, is impressive as a whole package and while the looks may be a little behind the times, I cannot remember an occasion when it has let me down, which rather tidily takes me back to the reason I bought it in the first place.
I'm surprised the reviews of this phone are so highly rated, because this is a very basic phone. I had a great Samsung phone but it broke after many years of use and had to get one for a cheap price. I picked this up for only £40 around year ago and it's done the job!
The first thing that stuck me was the basic screen graphics. The fonts and layouts are quite old but you do get colour and pictures, which is fine. The annoying thing about texting is that saving sent messages is not compulsary, so you cannot check you have sent something automatically. The storage is only 200 messages also, so you find you have to have a deleting session often.
I chose mine in a blue/purple and it is a very shiny, steel colour. The phone is light and slim, so great for a small handbag, but it is plastic so doesn't feel high quality.
The phone comes with headphones and radio access, so I've been listening to the radio constantly- something I could not do with my old Samsung phone sadly.
The battery life is good, when there is a low battery warning and no bars, it lasts for a surprisingly long time. I haven't yet (touch wood) found myself running totally out of battery as it gives a great warning. I've played music for hours and hours too and the battery is amazing.
The picture quality is fine, not the best but you can take decent photos and set them as your background. So far I've had no faults or strange happenings.
Overall, this phone is great for people who don't surrender to trendy, gimmicky phones and just want one that has all the features you would need and does the job well.
When deciding upon this phone, it really was not a well thought through decision. I should count myself lucky then, that it turned out to be one of the best purchasing decisions I have ever made. Costing me around £60, I picked this up 12 months ago. I was in the market for a quick replacement phone as mine had decided it wasn't going to turn on any more!
The network I used was vodafone and this phone had no problems in picking up a signal. Incoming and outgoing calls are nice and clear; no breaking up or static, and you can quickly and easily adjust the volume with a convevient side button. These basic features are often overlooked when buying a new phone, but I feel it is important to remember exactly what the word telephone means.
The secondary basic feature of any mobile phone is of course the text messaging facility. Supporting both sms and mms this phone's texting capabilities are pleasing. Quick and simple to send a message off to your mates (and I managed to turn off the awful invention that is predicative texting quickly and easily as well). MMS is supported by the phones digital camera.
The phone's VGA is satisfactory enough; not your top of the range of course, as you can now get 6,7, and even 8mp phone camera's. It does it's job though, and I found it useful, especially as there is no delay on the picture being taken.
The phone, I am reliably informed had a functioning FM radio. I can't personally comment on this as I haven't had the need to try it myself. It's certainly not something I look for in a phone, but is no doubt of use to some people.
The MP3 player came in very handy for me, as this was before I purchased an ipod. Good quality, though you won't be able to hold too many songs on it as there isn't a massive memory on the phone. This can be simply fixed I suppose, with the addition of an external memory card.
The sliding mechanism was new to me, as my previous phone had been a flip opener. I found this to be convenient to answer/end calls by flicking it up and down. I know a few people who have phones with a rather annoying, disjointed slide mechanism; this is not true of this phone. Simple and easy to use in a smooth motion.
I also feel the layout of the phone must be given a mention. User friendly and simple you will have no problem find your way round. For this reason the phone is open to all ages. The design of the phone itself is also very good. Also a bit thicker than more recent models, it offers a compact, easy on the eye image.
I stopped using this a few months ago now as I recieved a new phone, though I'll add that my new one is also a samsung following this great first encounter with their phones.