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REQUIREMENT: Phone for site use that can take a LOT of abuse! Needs camera, text and bluetooth functions. Lumpy buttons preferred for cold weather use with gloves. I work on construction sites in all weathers and get fed up with phones that become useless due to scratched screens and cracked cases from being dropped a couple of feet. I have gone through loads and wanted something a bit more rugged but without costing the earth. I also have no need for a lot of the functions that seem to be standard these days. I got this as an upgrade with O2 on £15/month with 500 mins and 400texts for 18 months.
VERDICT: No sign of damage after two months - a personal record! Camera picture quality ok and texting reasonable but editing fiddly. Everything else; radio, bluetooth, settings etc. easy to work out without the manual.apart from GPRS which is very slow. I no longer use this function.
Battery life excellent. 2.5 days use between charges. I normally make 300mins calls and 150 txts / month and receive 35 / 50 mins a day.
OVERALL: Cheap, cheerful, very tough, simple phone ideal for harsh conditions that is much cheaper than JCB alternative. It is also not bright yellow and black!
NB. Just dropped it 4 metres onto concrete - it's fine!
Recommended if toughness not looks is your main objective.