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A phone for 20 quid now that can't be bad!
on 8 February 2012
I bought this phone as my old phone is ancient and worn out and I needed a stop-gap whilst I decided whether or not to splash out on a 'smart phone'
So being realistic and taking into consideration the price I give it 5 stars. Its slightly tempting to give it a four as it certainly doesn't hide the price range and is a bit 'plastic' looking, but come on, throw in the price factor and its a five.
What you get is a basic phone for calls and text plus a radio and little light which will help you find your key-hole should you manage to lose it. Of course a charger is supplied plus an earpiece for use with the radio. Instructions are a bit sparse but with limited functionality and simple menus its a doddle. Buttons are nice and clearly marked so those of us with failing near vision should be OK.
Worked out of the box for me, battery had a factory charge and slipping in my pay as you go sim card and copying my contacts from sim to phone meant I was up and running in about 2 minutes. Signal strength seems good to me, somewhat better than my old admittedly ancient phone and gave me clear calls in my rather poor coverage area which was previously a bit of a problem. Clear display and importantly for me a hands free function which, when receiving a call activates at one extra key press.
Battery life is excellent and I have had the phone almost a week used daily (I did top up the factory charge to full after getting started) and still going strong.
So yes a cheap basic phone but take into account the ace battery life, the radio and the signal strength, worthy of five stars, even allowing for the fact you can buy a phone from Tescos for 13 quid. And what about the smart phone I might buy?. Well on the third day I owned this I dropped it on a tiled floor. After putting the battery back in and replacing the cover which had fallen off all was well. I suspect something 'smart' might well have became very dumb here!