Product Type: Sony Ericsson mobile phones
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Great sturdy phone
Sony Ericsson C905
Member Name: jcb223
Sony Ericsson C905
Advantages: Sooooo sturdy
Disadvantages: globes on photos if lens is a bit dirty
Now I'm not that good with the ins-and-outs of mobile phones so I'm going to give you a general usage review.
I had a samsung phone and my son got hold of it while I was cooking dinner and dribbled it (aparently that does count as water damage! lol) so my phone died completely and I was back on my old sony ericsson.
When my contract came up for renewal I phonad around all the companies to see what "very sturdy" phones they could recommend and what price plans. I got various suggestions and after lookingon the web I opted for the C905.
This phone is quite a heavy brick according to my other half, but I love it. I know if its not in my pocket (maybe cos I'm no longer leaning to that side! lol) and I feel as if I have something sturdy in my hand. I'm pretty rubbish at putting my phone out of reach and as a childminder I have a lot of children who can get hold of it. This phone however is so sturdy that I'm not worried.
The man at Vodafone (who my contract is with) assured me that I could drop this out of my upstairs window and it wouldn't break. Whilst starngely I have not tested this i was being a bit cocky when my hubby dropped his phone about 2 foot and the screen broke and he said mine would have as well. Unfortunately in all my maturity I took this as a bit of a dare and threw my phone from the living room over the stair gate and into the kitchen to land on the laminate floor and skid across to bad rather loudly into a cupboard. Whilst I admit this was rather silly the good news is the phone didn't have so much as a scuff mark on it!
It does get occasional globe like spots on the picture if the lens is dirty but on the whole it takes great pictures with everything set as auto. It has shortcuts into the camera just by openeing the lens cover and is controlled by buttons on the side
Phonebook is easily accessed via shortcuts and as with most phones you can type the name you want to find to get there quicker.
These can also be access via a shortcut, the predicitive text is good and as well as working out what word you are typing from the combo of buttons you have pressed it will also put in the word you use most from that combo. It also guesses which word you want to put next (I assume it has something in there to remember common phrases you might use) so if you always put see you soon you only have to put in see and space it will auto add the next word on. A bit like a search engine if you want it just press the right hand arrow if not just carry on typing. Great when I'm out with the kids so my eyes are all over the place but a parent texts to ask me something, means I can reply quickly while still focusing on the kids
An important thing for me is battery life and how it shows its draining. My hubby's phone goes down to 3 bars then will suddenly die, I have to have something reliable that I can trust in case of emergencies while I'm out. This phone is great, seems to go down the bars evenly but will stay on red for ages before it dies.
This phone has loads of handy features, gadgets and gizmo's but don't ask me how to use them! I have occassionally used google maps and thats about it.
I'm not much of a guru but my hubby is and he says it has good sound, and is loads better than his nokia N86 or his N95 was.
Summary: Fab durable trustworthy phone
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