Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
Newest Review: ... make texting and calling quick and easy. Although if you really struggle with keypads then I recommend purchasing a phone with larger and ... more
Good, all round basic phone - it might not be smart but it does everything I need it to
Member Name: XanderSi
Advantages: Lightweight, Easy to Use, Simple, Durable
Disadvantages: Poor Quality Camera
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.
Summary: Good basic model, the camera is not brilliant but because it was a cheap I have awarded 5 stars.
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