With a stylish, smart and compact design, Sharp's GX10i (successor to the popular GX10) will definitely turn heads but has much more going for it than simple good looks alone. Weighing in at just 110 g the GX10i will slip nicely into your pocket without causing too much of a bulge and with features including polyphonic ringtones, a built-in digital camera and downloadable games is fun as well as practical.
Opening the phone's clamshell style case reveals a pleasing high-resolution (120 x 160 pixels) colour display along with a well laid-out keypad featuring a joystick for easy navigation of the phone's neatly executed menu system. The screen is capable of displaying over 65,000 different colours and is supplemented by an additional LCD display on the outside of the case, used for displaying useful information including caller identification. The phone's battery gives a respectable maximum of 250 hours standby time and up to 255 minutes of talk time per charge.
The phone's high-quality main screen really comes into its own when using the GX10i's inbuilt camera or playing JAVA games on the phone. The 110k pixel digital camera includes five exposure levels and a two-stage digital zoom and has storage for up to 80 digital pictures. You can share your pictures using the built-in infra-red port or via MMS (multi-media messaging). Alternatively you can link images to names in the phone book so their picture pops up whenever they call.
Built-in software lets you compose your own polyphonic ringtones, perform simple picture editing and manage your calendar. Text-addicts will be pleased to learn that the phone includes T9 predictive typing for speedy messaging while frequent-flyers will appreciate the fact that tri-band operation gives the phone compatibility with mobile phone networks in over 120 countries including the USA.
The Sharp GX10i is stylish, smart and compact. It is the second camera phone offering from Sharp in the European market.