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This was one of my very favourite phones! I still have it as a back up in case my current phone breaks! The batter life was fantatic, only had to charge it every few days, and sometimes it lasted a week. The screen was clear (at least for a phone of it's era) and it was really easy to use! Obviously it is only useful for basic functions as it is a relatively old phone, however it is pretty much indestructible, it's still working now and I have had it since about 2005.
However, I have to point out that the touch buttons got very irritating if trying to use the phone quickly as one touch and you have exited everything you were doing at the time. Once I got used to it, it was fine, but it took a while to be able to use it succesfully - I think the space between the middle button set and the touch buttons is far too small.
The music function doesn't have a great sound, it's a bit tinny but again for an old phone it was quite an impressive function. The camera is not good at all, it give you just about acceptable pictures but they can be very blurry/grainy and I wouldn't recommend using it for anything you want to keep photos for.
~Say hello to the Samsung SGH E-900~
My Samsung SGH-900 was a neat little mobile phone that I had in use for a good length of time, as I found that it was a very reliable easy to use piece of kit. I still keep this phone in my grave yard of spare mobiles that I haven't had the heart to part with, as a just in case I need it phone as I have such fond memories of it being so easy to use. At one time I was so impressed with this phone that I felt it was something that I would never consider replacing, as it did almost everything I wanted it to really well.... Except that it had a small sized viewing screen for use when surfing the internet, which combined with a lower mega pixel camera were perhaps in the end the main reasons behind its eventual replacement.
I used this phone both without a phone casing and with one, as it had a really nice bright cherry red metallic cover that I really liked. The lovely red casing did become a little battered and bruised over time though, as I am rather clumsy and must have dropped this phone more than 20 times during its working life time. I did opt for a Hama mobile phone Ice Case at one time as I felt it might help to protect the phone and help keep it looking new and pristine. I found that this was a bit of a disaster as mobile phone cases go as it soon ended up cracked and broken. I decided to use phone socks etc, instead to protect the phone in the end as they tend to bounce better if you drop both phone and phone sock by accident.
~The touch sensitive control panel~
At the time of purchase this phone seemed new and different as it had an early touch sensitive control panel on it as well as a nice little set of push buttons all on the same compact phone. The touch sensitive panel was set in to the middle of the top part of this slider phone and could be used when the phone was unlocked yet still closed if wanted. I did find that it took some time to get used to the touch sensitive part of the phone at first, as I often ended up touching it by accident either during a call or when texting and ended up being cut off or deleting parts of text I had not intended to. Over time I got more used to using the phone and this was much less of an issue although I recall it still happened from time to time if I caught my finger on the panel.
~A slide style phone~
The beauty of this phone over others I have had was the fact that as a slide style phone I could set it to answer a call as soon as I slid it open. I really found that this was something that made using this phone hassle free, as I was always able to answer my phone before a caller rang off. Once I had finished making a call whether I was the caller or the person who was being called I could simply slide the phone closed and the call would end in an instant, which again was something I found really easy and convenient. This slide open or closed to answer or end a call option was so much easier than having to remember to lock the phone after use. I really liked the fact that in order to stop my phone from making calls on its own and wasting my phone credit, all I had to do was slide the E-900 shut. No more having to input a lock code with this little phone!
~The viewing screen~
The small sized viewing screen on this phone is quite compact when compared to more recent phones I have used, but at the time of purchase I recall being impressed with its clarity. As time moved on of course the phone seemed a little out dated due to its small sized screen as it couldn't load full sized web pages which made it slow and unresponsive when used to surf the internet with. As far as using the screen for general day to day applications such as writing text messages and reading them went, I recall that I was happy with the way things were as the screen was nice and bright with clear clean lines and bold easy to view colours. I was able to take a photo and set it as a wallpaper on this phone if wanted and I found it very easy to swap custom wallpapers around from time to time with no fuss or bother at all, as it was very easy to do on this phone. My wallpaper photos always looked clear and crisp on the small sized viewing screen.
~The 2 mega pixel camera~
The little 2 mega pixel camera that came on this phone was really quite good at the time in my opinion and even though the Tocco Lite I had in use for a while afterwards had a 3.2 mega pixel camera, the Samsung took much cleaner crisper looking photos. I have saved and printed a good number of photos from this phone and had them resized and made far larger than their original sizes and I can honestly say they have come out really well. When I was using this phone to take photos with, I recall it was really easy to set up and use and there were no issues when I wanted to switch from taking a photo to making a short video film. All I had to do was switch over the camera options and then switch them back after use. To use the flash option you had to set it to ON manually meaning that each time I wanted to use the flash option it had to be reset in order for it to work correctly. Whilst the sound quality of video recordings wasn't too bad in quieter situations, the phone did struggle to produce great sounds when it was used to record music with or when used in crowded places. I didn't mind this too much but I must say that it was one of the things that slightly let the phone down in my opinion.
~The SD card and slot~
As this phone was able to be used along with a micro SD card I was able to store a good number of videos and photos on the phone which was something that I liked. If compare the amount of photos/ videos that I could have on the phone to those I have on the latest iPhone 4s, I must say that whilst the quality is no where near as good, the pure number of photos and videos the Samsung could store were far greater than on the all singing and dancing iPhone. Having the SD card in use with this phone meant that I could also use it directly with my printer as it has an SD card reader slot built in, which was another feature of the E-900 that I found of great use. Gaining access to the SD card was simple enough as you just had to push the cover away and then push the SD card in a little in order to make it pop out of place.
~Built in games~
When thinking about what games I had on this little phone I recall that my favorite of them all had to be Bobby Carrot, the cute little game that had players collecting carrots or easter eggs from basic courses that got a little harder and more complex with each level. I liked this little game so much that when I saw it for free on the app store last year I knew I had to get it as it was a great little game that was easy to pick up and play. I also had a built in space ship flying and shooting type game on this phone when it was new which was quite easy to play, although I cannot remember its name it was something I used to play every now and then.
~Ease of use~
When thinking about the over all ease of use of this phone I feel it worked very well in the main with just one or two minor flaws as mentioned in this review. I liked many aspects of this phone which is why I had it in use for such as long time. It was always very quick and easy for me to answer a call when using this phone due to the slide up style of it. I feel that if there had been a much larger viewing screen fitted to this phone I may have kept it going for even longer, as it really was so very easy to use. In all the time that I had this phone in use it only ever froze once during use after I had dropped it, which I feel shows how reliable the phone was. I usually had a really strong signal strength when using this phone, enabling me to make calls and send texts almost anywhere.
~Tones/ menus/ battery~
I set my own ring tones which could be any music track I liked at the time and I recall that the general tones built in to the phone were loud and clear when used to set a reminder or an alarm with, etc. The menus on the phone where attractive and easy to use when needed and the phone seemed quite responsive at the time. I found that the battery life on this phone was really good as I never had to charge it on a daily basis, which is something that is as I know the bane of all iPhone users! I could easily have the phone in use for a few days and not have to charge it up, even after making a few calls and sending a few texts each day. When I did need to charge the phone it took a little longer than more modern phones do to charge, but as mentioned it held its charge far better than other phones I have had as it could go for at least 3 days at a time.
~Price and rating~
At the time of purchase I know this phone had been on sale for around £99, although I may have paid a little less for it. I feel that it was a good buy as it was very reliable during its working life time with it being so very easy to use. The neat and compact size of the phone made it something that was very easy to store in a bag or pocket, where it was best protected by a phone sock or pouch so as to avoid scratches to the outer casing. My phone was a nice metallic cherry red colour, but you could also get the phone in black if wanted, which also looked nice and neat. As this phone had everything I wanted at the time of purchase including an mp3 player, polyphonic tones, a decent camera, an SD card slot for extra memory, bluetooth capability and much much more I feel this little phone is more than worthy of a full 5 star product rating.
The Samsung E900 is a reliable, seemingly unbreakable phone that is brilliant for sending texts, calling people, playing games, and use as an alarm clock. Its camera was good quality when it first came out, however, now it is blurry and gives low resolution pictures in comparison to the latest technologies. That said it still gives a decent picture, and is a definite must need for recording those random times with friends or nights out (I have many hilarious videos). Its voice recorder isn't of hugely great quality but its useful for recording things you need to remember, or for recording a random song you like but can never remember the name of. Its speaker system is fairly clear, and the headphones work fairly well. However, the touch activate buttons, and the general push buttons are sometimes slow to react, and that can be frustrating if you really want to read that text message. The internet browser is ok, however it's not as up to date as some sites need it to be. Overall however, a good stylish small phone, that is simple to use, and lasts a long time while surviving many drops on the floor.
I've had this phone for about 3 years now, and even though i keep meaning to upgrade i haven't bought myself to do it. As a pay as you go phone i think it is great! I can't tell you how many times i have dropped it and beaten it up and it still works perfectly fine! But that is probably the only reason i have not got a better phone for the fear of breaking it. The touch buttons can be rather annoying especially when accidently pressed in the middle of a text and it deletes what you have written but what can you expect. The camera on it is always very frustating as to get a good picture you need to be a statue the slightest movement and you have a blurry image that is no good to man or beast. But at the end of the day it makes calls sends texts plays games and acesses the internet when i need it to. It certainly isn't the worst phone, but i wouldn't recommend you paid full price for it.
I had this phone for a decent amount of time, and hated it. Apologies for such an abrupt introduction. Firstly, the phone is very reasonable, especially now, but you get what you pay for.
The E900 looks-wise doesn't look too bad, it's just the usability of this thing which is horrific. The touch-sensitive buttons are one of the worst technological decisions I've ever seen on a mobile phone. You learn to try and avoid mis-using them, but even after months of use I was still accidentally catching the 'cancel' button. This would completely cancel the text you were writing, with no confirmation whatsoever. Unbelievably frustrating.
Sound quality is disgustingly poor, and the camera quality is awful as would be expected from a budget cameraphone - washed out colours, high image grain, lack of sharpness etc. Sound quality for voice calls is passable, but not very loud or clear. Functions generally are very basic, only good for basic users. But I wouldn't even recommend it to them because of the aforementioned touch-sensitive buttons. Purchase a phone with real tactile buttons. Or a decent proper touchscreen phone.
The phone is quite slow to respond to commands. The slide function works reasonably well, one plus point I can think of. Battery life is average, however I have a friend who's charge runs out within hours, and I don't think they've had it that long. Overall, just don't bother getting this phone. Either spend more and get a more upmarket phone, either with full proper buttons like a Nokia E71, or full touch screen like iPhone, Tocco, etc. etc.
I owned the Samsung E900 for 2 years and found it to be a good overall phone.
The Samsung E900 was different to most other phones when it was released because it had touch/heat sensitive buttons. On the E900 the two top select buttons were touch sensitive as well as the start and end call buttons - these are all located on the top half of the slide. Also when in the 'music player' feature there were several other touch sensitive buttons that lit up e.g. play, rewind etc - these too were also on the top half of the slide, around the selection button. I found these touch buttons very hard to get used to at first as you find yourself catching a number of the touch sensitive buttons when just pressing one, this becomes less frustrating after a couple of months. As stated before these buttons are heat sensitive more so than touch, which is what I found out when trying to use the phone when wearing gloves - none of these buttons worked!!!
The battery life on the phone is about average and lasts 2-3 days with average use. The slide design is very sturdy and it feels like a very well built phone. The phone is stylish even compared to more modern phones and is finished off well with a silver selection button, silver navigation rim and two silver strips down the keypad to separate them.
There a 2 themes on the phone - black or white. These seem quite basic but are quite effective and work well with the style of the phone. There are a number of bright and colourful wallpapers pre-loaded onto the phone. I found the phone very easy to use and only started to have problems with the phones software after 12 months. I experienced problems with the phone resetting - it would happen at anytime e.g. in the middle of a call, the phone would display a white screen then reboot. Except for this I did find the phone quite reliable.
The E900 is very good at picking up reception even in a poor service area. The screen is very bright and colourful however when in bright daylight the screen can be difficult to read.
The camera on the phone is okay quality for what it is - 2 megapixels. Pictures did have a slight yellow/orange tint to them when taken in poor lighting conditions.
Like other reviewers have commented on - there is no option to set vibrate and ring, the phone can only be set to just ring or just vibrate. I did find a way around this - by flashing the phone with Russian firmware, which had the option to have vibrate and ring. When the phone was set to English with this firmware it was practically the same as when the phone was purchased.
Overall I would recommend getting this phone even with more recent handsets available. If you are looking for something basic, not too expensive and stylish I would recommend this handset. However if you are looking for the latest handset with the latest features this is obviously one to steer clear of.
I must confess I actually inherited this phone so didn't pay any money out for it. Nonetheless, if I had I'd be happy with my purchase! I'll try and rate each aspect of the phone separately.
I really like the look of this phone, it's nice and slim and has a cool shiny black finish to it. The sliding front adds an expensive look and the whole package looks neat.
Hmm. Well I like the fact you can answer a call by sliding the top up and the keys are about the right size. The central button though, drives me mad. It is very small and surrounded by a thin silver square outline which is actually a button in itself-you press the top edge of the square to go upwards on a menu, the bottom to go downwards and so on. However, press ever so slightly too hard on the down button and you will be taken out of all the menus and back to your screensaver! Maddening in the middle of a text. Also the two touch sceen keys are overly sensitive and often lead to me calling the person I am merely intending to text.
The features are fairly average, bluetooth, text etc, the camera isn't up to much by modern i phone standards but does fine for me. The games are really good but java based so can take a while to load. I have never personally managed to access the internet through this phone, I just can't seem to get it to recognise the WAP settings but that may be me rather than the phone!
Overall I'd say this phone is a nice size and mostly does what you tell it to do. The battery life is a little shorter than say a nokia but will still last a full two days before you need to worry about it.
I'd recommend this phone for someone who isn't too worried about having the most up to date features and who hs delicate fingers which won't upset the buttons too much!
I used a Samsung E900 for 18 months which I got on a T-Mobile contract.
Aesthetically the phone looks good if a little basic, with a slick design and shiny finish. The keypad slides down with a solid motion and wasn't vulnerable to breaking as can be the case with such a design. The keypad buttons are great to use and probably the phones best feature. The phones menus are good for navigation and the camera takes respectable pictures in well-lit situations, though it's next to useless when dark.
Despite having these things going for it, for me this phone is ruined by the touch screen buttons, as they offer no tangible benefit over normal buttons, yet are too sensitive and often pressed inadvertently. They repeatedly result in unwanted calls being made, calls being ended prematurely, and text messages being cancelled whilst you are writing them. I often found they gave me hassle when trying to use the camera, shutting down the camera or taking you to the 'send MMS' screen when trying to take a picture. The E900 also didn't seem to have very good signal reception compared to other phones.
This is the worst phone I have owned.
The Samusung E900 is now, at the end of 2009, an old phone. But is it still a good phone or one that has dated so badly that it is nera useless?
Boasting a touch pad, 2MP camera with video, micro-sd memory card slot and a still relatively sleek (but slighty chunky) design, the E900 is functional but no where near the cutting edge of tehcnology now. The mp3 player in particular is difficult to use. However the camera is useable and the screen and layout quite good.
The touch screen is only for 4 buttons: Call, call end and two on screen option buttons. At first they are fiddly, but after a week or so of use they become simple and useful. The calender, alarm and calculator functions are simple yet useful, and the text messaging and calling are all fine.
A small problem I encountered quite early on when I bought this was that the number 2 button is sometimes unresponsive, but this is a minor quibble. I have had this phone for 2 and half years now, and I still use it for its robusthness and ease of use.
So there may not be anything to set it apart, and the camera and touchscreen are dated, but if your looking for a cheap and easy camera phone, you could do a lot worse.
I bought this phone about 3-4 years for around £90. It is really thin and light which is great because it means it can be carried around easily and can fit in your bag easily.
The phone comes in the colour black or pink. You can't see the keypad, so it looks very smart and modern. You can access the keypad by flipping the main part of the phone up. The keypad is made of normal buttons that you can press. However all the other buttons are touch screen.
I dont really like touch screen part of it as it can get very frustating if you are in the middle of writing a text or something and your finger accidently hovers over the cancel button, so your text just gets wiped off.
The phone has many features including a 2 megapixel camera, a video recorder, java games, loudspeaker and many others. The camera is not the best but ok if you are just taking a few general pictures.
The battery life on this phone is absolutely fantastic! You only need to charge it for about 3 hours and you will get about 4 days of battery life out of it until it needs to be charged! This is great if you are going for a weekend away somewhere as you dont have to worry about taking your charger!
Overall its a pretty good phone with a lot of good features.
I bought my Samsung E900 a few years ago now for around £80. I wasn't looking for anything fancy and this phone was exactly that - quite good looking with pretty basic features.
~~~ Looks / Style ~~~
I was looking through a catalogue at all the various phones and this appeared to be one of the best looking without being too expensive. When I finally got it I was just as pleased with it looking at it for real as I was when looking at it in the catalogue.
It has a shiny black finish, which can show fingerprints quite clearly and the overall look and feel of the phone is smooth. When you don't touch it for a few seconds it basically just looks like a black box with a silver button in the middle.
~~~ Ease of Use ~~~
My main use for the phone is for texting. It's very easy to that on this phone, because you can select one of the directional keys to bring up the text function, I think the default is left. While texting it can be a little tricky at first as the keys are all together and it's easy to slip from one key to another, which once you get used to it becomes handy for texting quicker.
Apart from the number keys, the only other key on the face of the phone is the centre button and directional buttons around it. The answer and hang-up are touch sensitive, which can occasionally cause problems. The problem I've had is with accidentally hanging up by touching the buttons with my ear. It's better to change the settings in the phone so that it immediately locks when you close it so you don't accidentally phone anyone while it's in your pocket or wherever you store it.
The menus are also easy to navigate. The main menu has 3x3 boxes with a small picture of each section. You'll generally be able to find what your looking for as each sub-section is well labelled to give you a clear indication of what it involves.
~~~ Sound ~~~
I have only one problem with the sound quality of this phone. When receiving calls I can clearly hear what is being said, the one problem being the loudspeaker for calls. I rarely use this function, but it's not the loudest speaker you'll ever hear.
Strangely though I think it seems to be able to play music at a good level, although I never play music on my phone so this would be of no use except for the ring tone. On a random note, does anyone else hate it when people play their music at full volume on a phone, especially in an enclosed space - earphones have been invented!
~~~ Features ~~~
As I said before I didn't buy this for the features, my opinion being unless you have an iPhone then just buy the phone for the way it looks and works.
It does have the basic things you would expect:
MP3 player - Good sound, easy to choose between songs, nice interface.
Video Camera - 2MP, not the best quality, but it does have a constant flash, which I use as a torch.
Then the other things, which aren't really worth commenting on, like calculator, diary, calendar, stopwatch, voice recorder etc. All are easy enough to use.
~~~ Other ~~~
The other things I think are worth mentioning are the battery life. When on silent it can last for about 5 days, but if you turn on vibration then it gets used up quite quickly. Luckily it can be recharged in about 1 hour - 90mins.
One stupid and annoying thing about the phone is in regards to the vibrate function. When the battery is fine and you receive a text/call the vibration isn't the strongest, but as soon as the battery is 'low' it vibrates twice as harder. Almost like it thinks it's dying and it's determined to show you it's full vibrating potential.
And finally whenever you do anything, even just movign from one menu option to another, the phone makes a noise like a cameras lense zooming in and out. I'm guessing it's something to do with the processor or along those lines.
~~~ Overall ~~~
I would say this is a good little phone. It has lasted me 2-3 years, which is excellent for £80, although I don't really use it all that much and I've not dropped it or anything like that, so don't know how it'll cope with that.
It does what it's supposed to and doesn't try to be anything special, recommended.
I've had this phone now for over four years and it's still works perfectly - other than a bit of wear and tear, it's as good as new! If you're looking to spend less on a mobile phone for something quality then I would definitely recommend the E900.
It has touch-sensitive call/hang-up/select/back buttons (if you've never experienced touch sensitive before then it takes a small bit of getting used to - about three days or so). The number/text buttons are on a keypad - I find using buttons for texting a lot easier than using touchscreen!
It comes with usual basic features like call log, phonebook, applications (music player, alarm, calculator etc), camera (which takes decent quality photos and records reasonable videos), messages, files, browser (to access internet) and settings.
Looks: its a very attractive looking phone, it slides open and looks very slick and appealing especially in black! Colour screen with a choice of skins.
Obviously, it's not as fancy as an iphone (but then why would you want all the hassle of an iphone?) it's a really nifty phone, fits right in your pocket, and will treat you well if you give it a look.
This phone is now about 2 or 3 years old but I have been so impressed with its usability I thought I could recommend it as a cheap replacement phone or a second phone.
Ok, my beloved Cath Kiston Nokia got washed at thirty degrees for 2 hours straight last weekend, I pulled it out of the washing machine without much faith in it's resurrection and alas it is still dead as a dodo!! I killed it. Anyway I panicked as I can not afford a new phone so my OH had this one spare in the draw so I took it and transferred the sim over after getting it easily unlocked with a code off eBay for 99p, ace.
I think back in the day this was a pretty cool phone, boasting a 2 megapixel camera containing flash which is a very acceptable amount. Also featured is 80mb internal memory expandable via MicroSD, polyphonic and MP3 ringtones, a bit of a touchpad thing going on and an 800mAh battery with 3 and a half hours of talktime.
Seamless look, very sleek even nowadays, with touchpad for the main function keys keeping the look streamlined and no sticking out buttons.
The fact it locks upon closing the slide, therefore never connecting you online or calling the mother at 4am on a friday night, amazing really considering the HTC Touch I owned and hated did all these things and more, not to worry.
Standby and talk time good and I charge every 2 or 3 days, mostly 3 but if I want to be on the safe side I will go for 2.
Expandable memory with the memory card slot, although I would not use it it is a good option.
2 mega pixel camera is none too shabby at all, with an LED flash which is suitable for most sort of facebook style snapping, not tested in low light but in daylight is pretty crisp actually.
Samsungs menu layouts are always sensible and laid out well.
Ringtone and message selection good.
Screensavers look very crisp on the ok sized TFT screen.
My niggly points=
The number keys can be somewhat unresponsive especially in the process of texting leading you to becoming all fingers and thumbs and losing messages or pressing a wrong button but that may just be me getting used to the phone.
And that is the only point what annoyed me a little.
Overall I am exceptionally pleased with this replacement phone and I am going to keep it instead of saving for a new one. It has all the functions I need, considering it's age is still relatively on the ball, at 93g isn't exactly a brick and I cannot justify a new one when this one is so good.
I have seen them going on eBay for between £15 and £40 a piece with accessories being sold as well so well worth having a look around if you are after a cheap phone, I guarantee it will be far better than these 10 quid supermarkets jobbies.
A pleasing to the eye phone which I am enjoying using!!!
9 out of 10.
I have had this phone for almost a year so decided to give my thoughts on it.
I would say this is a good phone but it does have a few little problems too. The phone looks really smart and sleek. It is a sliding phone and it slides well and easily. The screen quality is also good and the way it folds this makes it quite small and able to fit in a pocket. I have dropped the phone a couple of times and it seems to be still be working perfectly well so would say it is reasonably robust. The E900 does get covered in fingerprints though which does make it less attractive.
Some of the buttons on the phone are touch sensitive. I did find the phone a little hard to use at first and managed to keep pressing the middle button which tries to go on the internet which was a bit annoying at first! I also found it hard to use the touch keys for a little while but now can do it easily! So I would say the phone is a little harder to use than my previous phone which was a Nokia.
The speaker is good quality and you can hear the person on the other end very clearly. I would say the sound quality is really good.
The reasons I got this phone were because it had Bluetooth, looked stylish, was relatively cheap, worked reasonably well! The Bluetooth is really good and allows you to send and get files from other people. For example I could send a photo to my friend using Bluetooth and it takes about 30 seconds and that is it! You can also send things like music, videos, ringtones e.t.c.
You can put in a memory card to store all the photos, music e.t.c because the memory is reasonably small and can't hold more than about 15 songs I think. The camera is OK but nothing special and I would much rather use my real camera than the one on the phone. This phone also does not have all the fancy apps that new ones do but that is nothing really important as most of them are pointless anyway!
Another point I almost forgot to add is the phone has a decent battery life but needs to be recharged probably about every other day if left on all the time!
Overall I would recommend this phone as it is stylish, works well, has lots of features e.g. Bluetooth, camera and I like it!
I got the phone about a year ago from a Orange discount shop for about £35 which is quite good.
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I got this phone a few years ago, second hand from ebay. I was attracted by the touch screen controls which were pretty funky back then, but these turned out to be the worst part of it. They are so sensitive that you often found yourself writing a text message only to jump to the main menu as you've accidentally brushed the hypersensitive buttons. I had worried it was simply down to my hamfistedness but a mate of mine recently started using this model and is going through exactly the same problems. It does get easier to work with through time though. My other major criticism is that the menu system is not the most straightforward and is rarely intuitive. I've been trying to make it stop performing a loud jingle each time I send a text for ages but could not work out how on earth to do it - now that it is no longer my main phone it has stopped of it's own volition. The ringtones which come with it are jarring and as such it's an excellent alarm clock and it's best feature for me was the ability to use a music track as your ringtone. (I had glass onion by the beatles). The camera also surprised me at its quality, once you adjust the setting. Taking content off the phone however is a very laborious process... Its a good little tidy phone though and should be available for next to nothing now.