I needed a phone, not an entertainment console, to speak to people and maybe send the occasional text. An alarm clock was essential and maybe a basic camera. I usually carry two phones, one for work the other for social, thought I would try a dual-sim phone this time. This phone was perfect for my needs - I just made sure my contacts were on my SIM cards and put them in my new phone; that was all I had to do !!
Very easy to operate and navigate, with switching between two SIM cards on any network (or just one SIM if you don't need two numbers); you can even have two different networks operating on the phone at the same time. Does not support the 3 network though. Each SIM can be set up separately so different ring tones for each number and so on. There is a call blocking feature, I haven't played with yet.
Phone memory can be extended by micro SD card, just remember to change the storage locations in settings. As someone who has never got to grips with predictive texts, it mercifully doesn't have it.
SMS and MMS both supported, adequate camera and audio recording. Alarm clock accepts five separate alarms.
Large keys and easy to read screen. SOS function has safeguards to prevent accidental use, it sends preset text to allocated contacts and then tries to call contacts in turn via speaker phone. Clear, easy to read, instruction manual
Phone, keyboard and SIM card[s] passwords are easy to change; also a firewall to protect your contacts etc should you decide to use the internet features.
There are other functions that I am not going to use, they can be switched on and off at will. Can play audio files through phone speaker or earpieces. As with most phone based FM radios, it requires the earphones to be plugged in to act as an aerial.
There is an option to remotely control the phone's quick dial list and alarm clock by SMS which seems odd: but changing the phone's password makes sure this can't be abused