“ Vodafone v1615 - Smartphone - Vodafone - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - QWERTY keyboard „
The time had come, I had finally decided to take the big step in technology and invest in a smart phone. Everyone else seemed to have one these days, and I had only heard good things about them, like how useful they are, easy to use and so on. However being a newbie to the Smartphone industry I probably should have realised that those comments were only relevant to certain makes of Smartphone's, and this phone was definitely not one of them. If only I'd known then I would have saved myself a lot of time and money.
Based on the first looks of the phone I was impressed with it .The phone overall design of the phone itself is quiet compact and light. It measures 112 mm in length and 59 mm in width. The large colour touch screen now tilts up allowing it to be used as a mini laptop. However I have found that the phone light on the screen goes out within seconds of pausing from typing a text or dialing a number for a phone call which can get rather annoying .The phone also has a very funky slide-out keypad which is incredibly easy to use. To navigate your way around the phones menus there is a 5- way directional pad and a press able non- rotary scroll wheel.
The phone came with a variety of different features which I was initially really pleased with. One of the phone features is an okayish camera which is 3.1 mega pixels and 1x optical zoom, it also has auto focus. I found it's great for day pictures or pictures in light places, but rubbish for pictures at night or in the dark as it doesn't have a flash. The phone came with built in GPS and windows Mobile 6 already on it. Window mobiles 6 has a variety of applications which enabled me to be able to chat to my friends via Messenger, check my emails, as well as being able to listen to music.
I had this phone for what must have been little over a month, and had to get rid. I seemed to spend half my life when I brought this phone in the Vodafone shop complaining about it until they either agreed to fix it and or change neither of which seems to have fixed the problems with the phone so in the end I just gave up with it. I personally would not recommend this phone to anyone, as all I had when I owned it was constant problems such as when I make phone calls to people its decides in mid conversation to make my voice go really quiet so the person on the other end can barely hear me.. Wonderful I know lol. Also the phone tended to cut out a lot which I think could have had a lot to do with the fact the phones batteries life seemed to get drained incredibly quickly, especially compared to any other phone I'd used before.
Mobile email applications and satellite navigation are combined in this powerful PDA.