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It's brilliant. But...
on 26 June 2010
I've just replaced a 1 year old Nokia 5800 with this and WOW, what a difference.
This runs the Android operating system & it has a 1Ghz processor in it, a beautiful AMOLED capacitive touch-screen, it's so sensitive, it can display a massive 16m colours and is 480 x 800 pixels. Brilliantly clear in all but the brightest conditions. The screens just flick/change over so quickly, it's an absolute joy compared to the Nokia 5800.
Camera? Yep! a 5MP one, which does some very nice "snap" pictures too, don't expect super shots, but they're ideal of that spur of the moment occasion, just keep the lens clean! The photo gallery can be accessed either by the small arrow button on the screen & Photo's option, you can then flick through all of the photos at great speed, select it and using gesture expand of shrink it.
The menus are easy to deal with once you get to grips with how things work, I'm not saying it's overly complicated, it's not it just takes some time to learn how things are done, you can create shortcuts on the home screen too. Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Email all here and just waiting to be configured and it has a step-by-step guide on how to do it too, just use the setup menu.
Plays all sorts of music files MP3s etc as well & if you plug in a set of headphones you can list to the radio too, it even has a built in app for YouTube (Just remember to check your data tariff on your mobile phone otherwise you could be in for one heck of a shock using it!)
There's Facebook, Twitter integrated into it (If you like that sort of thing, personally I think it's a waste of space!)
The local weather forecast is shown on the screen along with a massive clock, A camcorder facility, A voice recorder, Google maps, a PDF file viewer & Quickoffice all come with the phone + a few games too, a basic calculator as well.
Then there's the mobile internet too, so if you want more apps then use Android Market app, there's a lot of free games out there, plus loads of useful paid for apps too.
I'd recommend the following games:
Jewels, Solitare, Tetronimo & Trap all excellent time wasters.
If you live/work or travel in London there's a useful Tube app, (Journey Planner) for £1,49, a real excellent little thing with live information/updates.
Now, here's the BUT.
The battery life is pretty poor, I can charge it at night, use it moderately during the day, play games & surf the net and by evening it's nearly exhausted, this maybe remedied shortly when the new Android 2.2 (Froyo) comes out in the next couple of weeks.
So all in all, I'd recommend the phone without hesitation.
But I'd strongly recommend that you buy:
1. An extra battery (as it eats them!)
2. Extra chargers, BOTH Mains & Car (it only comes with a mains charger) so you can can top up anywhere it needs a MicroUSB cable.
3. An increase your data tariff on your mobile phone (because you're going to be on the web loads of the time, downloading apps. LOL!)
4. A screen protector.
If you've ever used an Ipod Touch or an Iphone, you'll feel completely at home with this phone.