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Technically good but poor menu structure and screen very poor
on 27 February 2012
I deliberately bought panasonic having had good experiences in the past with the products. Technically again I cannot complain. Call quality is fine both on handset and hands free, and I also bought a panasonic headset which is good as well. Where is loses is on primarily on the menu structure and secondly on the screen.
To start with the menu structure; I am constantly forgetting how to find a number dialled, or received etc and the icons make no sense at all. I usually is pretty simple when you get it, but I just do not find it intuitive. The second is the screen. I would rather something in black and white with a few more pixels! The colour combined with the low res screen really only ends up making what is a classy looking phone overall look quite tacky.
Overall if I was to buy again, I would still buy Panasonic, but would go into a store and have a look at what the models really look like and try the menu's.
- Technically very good sound quality
- On balance looks like a quality item
- Battery life seems very good
- Menu structure is not intuitive, particularly call handling
- If you hang up on one handset when another has been picked up (for example when someone picks up a handset to take the call from another room) it terminates call
- The input jack for the headset is non standard size so you need a panasonic headset or some form of adaptor
- Dedicates a button to an "ECO" setting which strikes me as a fad addition rather than a real product feature
- Low res colour screen gives a cheesy/cheap appearance to phone (a-la chinese knock off). Looks like they got a good deal on a 90's obsolete stock sale for phone screens.