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Doesn't accomplish it's main objective
on 28 September 2015
To start off with the positives: First of all the battery life is excellent, it can be charged up to a quarter bar and be left alone for four days straight and will still have the same amount of charge left. It has quirky entertaining features like an FM Radio which is of a good standard and a loud speaker with sufficient sound quality - With a Micro SD card you can also listen to music that you have uploaded so it's practically an MP3 player but there isn't a head phone socket available and strangely enough the sound quality on the loud speaker is a lot better when using the FM Radio when compared to listening to uploaded music files, you can also upload photos if that's any worth mentioning. There is a torch but it is of poor quality and the phone could do without it.
Writing SMS messages is very old school, there isn't any predictive texting which is something that I personally don't mind at all. There is one game on the phone and it's the generic classic 'Snake' - There aren't any others and as far as I know you cannot download more for your phone. My experience with the signal quality has been terrible so far but going by the general consensus this probably has something more to do with my SIM card than internal issues rife within the phone itself - My main and sole problem with the Binatone Brick Phone is that it doesn't pull off the look of those 1980's DynaTAC Cell Phones very well at all, by which I mean if you think that you're going to get a phone that even remotely resembles that of Patrick Bateman's or Zack Morris's then forget about it.
It shares a far stronger resemblance with that of a house telephone, it honestly really looks like you're carrying a large wireless house phone with you when in public. It looks too modern and doesn't pull off the 1980's look well at all in my opinion - Furthermore the Binatone logo on both the front speaker and the back is placed in a crown shape which comes across as cheap and the antenna is plastic and looks like a blatant gimmick.
The main objective for buying this phone was to get that retro look but the Binatone Brick Phone at least in my opinion has failed to accomplish that, overall quite disappointing.