Advantages Stylish, up to date, range of features and extras available.
Disadvantages A little pricey, writing a message becomes irritating with the keys!
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I purchased this phone in November, after getting a new job and deciding to treat myself! Getting my phone out after purchasing this was no longer a chore, and became more of a necessity each time someone passed me or came over to talk (for a chance to show off my new mobile!). It’s a stylish phone, advertised by David Beckham, and is therefore a cool phone to have!It took me a while to get used to, but that is after upgrading from a phone from the stone ages, so all the new features dazzled me a little. After a few days, however, the phone and its features become more familiar and easier to use. It has a range of features, connection to Vodafone Live (internety thing!), polyphonic ringtones, a quality camera, java and normal games (preloaded and possibilities to add more) and MMS (picture messaging).
If I’m honest, this is one of the reasons I actually bought the phone – because I wanted one with a camera! After seeing friends with their camera phones, I must say that the GX10i has amazing quality when taking and storing pictures. The size of picture can be changed, and on the medium size a zoom feature allows you to get one step further to your subjects. Pictures can then be saved or you can continue snapping. It has a high capacity of pictures that you can save, something in the region of 60 pictures when using the medium picture size (which a little larger than the size of the screen itself). These pictures can then be messaged to friends (by MMS), used as backgrounds for the phone itself or sent to your computer (if you acquire a data lead – I recommend you do!).
There are plenty of sounds already on the phone when you purchase it. You can also download (from Vodafone live, or your own source) a range of polyphonic tones which can all be saved to your phone and used as a ringtone, a background to an MMS message or an alarm wake up (I currently wake up to the theme tune to Fraggle Rock! An amusing start to the morning!). Vibration alert can be selected if you do not want your phone to make a noise or if you want to make sure you will notice your phone is ringing if you are in a noisy environment. The vibration alert can also be selected to vibrate in time with the tone being played.
Profiles are already loaded onto the phone, normal, in the car, meeting and silent are a few examples. These quickly change the settings of your phone to suit the levels of noise you want it to make or ringtone you wish playing. It is simple enough to edit a profile, changing the ringtone for example takes little time. A silent profile will disable all sounds on the phone and enable vibration alert so you still know if you are being called.
A range of settings on the phone can be changed to make it personal to you. Changing the greeting message or picture shown when you phone is switched on, changing the background picture (wallpaper) of you phone, modifying settings for the backlight, changing the brightness of the backlight on the front display and the phone screen itself and changing options for display saving, which turns off your screen if you leave your phone flipped open for too long to save the battery. Security features, such as you pin number, can also be changed and selected in this area as well as call features, such as call divert.
MMS can be selected if you wish to message a picture to someone else with a picture phone. SMS is the normal message system that we are used to, text messages. You can use a T9 predictive text to speed up the process. I personally find sending a text message becomes a little strenuous and annoying after a while, as the keys are a little difficult to manage especially if you are a quick texter! This is a small problem, and in no way out balances the features of the phone.
So, I love this phone because of its vast array of features. Even adding names to a phonebook gives you a large amount of options. The phone can be personalised in so many ways, from wallpapers to welcome pictures and the camera is of outstanding quality.The options for adding extras to the phone are also extent. Java games can be purchased, ringtones quickly saved and changed etc. Adding a data lead can mean that your pictures can also appear on your home computer, another easy approach to getting more from this phone.
Overall, I was amazed with my purchase and I found it excelled any expectation I had of it! An excellent purchase, well worth the money!
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