Good and Bad at the same time...
Reviewed on Thursday March 10, 2005 by Terry, St Albert, Alberta
First off I would like to say I have been using this phone for 3 months now, and overall I am impressed by it, despite the flaws it has.
Reception wise, this phone is very good in the area I am in, definately one of the top performers in the Telus lineup, second to only the Nokia 3205i. Call audio quality is very clear and crisp, and most people who I talk to wonder if I am on a landline with the clarity.
Camera quality is definately not the strong point of this handset, as the pictures turn out blurry on the 1.3mp setting, and the only way to get around that is to turn the quality down to .3mp, and even then it is still kind of lacking. Videos are the same way, very small, and not all too clear, but the videos are of better quality than the Nokia 3205i, which is one of the other video phones out now.
Bluetooth, although limited in what it can do is a strong point for this phone, sure it comes "crippled" as most would put it, but that can be fixed very easily allowing for the transfer of images/ringers/PIM information.
The other features on the phone, such as the TF card slot is where this phone shines. The ability to save your pics and videos to the card instead of sending then over the network is a godsend for those who don't like paying a per picture sent fee. Voice dial on this handset is primo, with no training required for it to recognise even the most complex commands or name dials.
All in all.. I am very impressed with this handset despite what others will say about it. My suggestion if you do get it, be prepared for some software bugs, but those will be fixed when the update for the software is released soon enough.