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The Sharp GX10i is stylish, smart and compact. It is the second camera phone offering from Sharp in the European market. PRODUCT FEATURES: Built in ...

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Review of "Sharp GX10i"

published 23/08/2004 | Nickelfraz1
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Pro Stylish, good features, easy to use, Java capabilities
Cons Has an aerial, Quite heafty
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"The Sharp GX10i Review"

I originally purchased this phone because of the stylish perception of the phone and the association with David Beckham. However when I fully charged it I realised the phone was much more than a fashion statement; the range of features and ease of use suprised me and it surpassed all expectations. If there are to be a couple of minor criticisms of the phone, they would be, (1) There is an aerial, which for blokes can be a problem when you're on the go and trying to get it out of your pocket, and (2) In my experience with the phone I have found that you are unable to send mms via irda (infrared), however apart from this the phone is great and I would recommend it to any one.

The features are all clearly labelled and easy to access, they consist of:

Messages - texting is easy, as the buttons are big and predictive text is an option and access to previous messages in your inbox is clear. There is also an option of having delivery reports on, so you can tell when the message you have sent has been recieved by the recipient.

Camera - The camera is easy to use and is of quite a high quality but like most phones it doesn't respond to artificial light very well, consequently when you take photos at night they don't come out that well. There is a zoom and timer function also available, to ensure the photos you take come out as well as possible.

My phone - Here you can access your java games, pictures or ringtones and also see how much memory is left on your phone for each of the categories.

Fun and games - The phone comes with four games, three standard games and one java game. Each are quite appealing and provide a great deal of fun. When accessing java games you can play the ones you have or download more; downloading is made simple by the clear instructions displayed on the screen. Also there is the option to make your own ringtone, though it is quite complex to make a good one.

Profiles - This lets you select which ringtone you want to go off if you are being called or recieving a text and at what volume you wish to have it at. Vibrator is also an option. There are five profile options, which you can edit and are ideal for certain situations, they are; normal, meeting, activity, car and silent.

Organiser - This can be useful as it consists of a calculator, a calender, which you can include up to three memos per day. You can access your clock here and use an alarm function. There is also a voice memo, which in all honesty isn't great but ok for short things to remember.

Call Manager - Here you can view your phonebook and add new names/numbers if you wish. There is also call register which shows previous missed and recieved calls aswell as dialled numbers. Also there is a diverts option which allows you to divert the calls you recieve.

Settings - Here you can control the ins and outs of the phone with relative ease due to clear labelling and instructions. There is a security option here which allows only you to use the phone.

Vodafone live - This uses the wap service to access almost anything you wish, ranging from; new, chat, games, find and seek, news, sport, shopping and search. Using this is easy and not too expensive as it's quite quick.

Vodafone - This lets you access the same as vodafone live and more also letting you access the vodafone top up line,direct enquires, voicemail and various information contact numbers.

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The screen is big, which is useful and everything can be used quickly and efficiently. The phone charges very quickly and there are no major criticisms. Software can be purchased allowing you to transfer images to your PC, as far as i'm aware it works fine, although alternatively you can send it via mms to an internet address very well. This phone is quite lightweight and not that noticeable in your pocket. The price for this phone has dropped since it first came out but is still quite expensive, you usually find with pay as you go that it costs in the region of £150.00, however you may be able to get it cheaper if you shop around.

The phone is great and definately worth considering when buying a new phone.

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  • luckyarchers published 23/08/2004
    Hi and welcome :-)
  • cbzcbz published 23/08/2004
    Good first review :)
  • Bollinger28 published 23/08/2004
    Hi and welcome to Ciao - good first review there. Regards Lexy
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Product Information : Sharp GX10i

Manufacturer's product description

The Sharp GX10i is stylish, smart and compact. It is the second camera phone offering from Sharp in the European market. PRODUCT FEATURES: Built in 110K-pixel digital camera with 5 exposure levels and a 2-stage digital zoom with storage for up to 80 digital pictures; 120x160 dot, 65, 536 color Transmissive TFT (Thin Film Transistor) LCD; 16 chord polyphonic ringing tones; Super smooth transformations using enhanced animation; JAVA makes your phone more than just a phone by downloading applications and games; Feature rich external and flip up displays and side volume control, camera shutter release and call answering.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Sharp

Long Name: GX10i

Weight: 110 g

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 0.1 Megapixel

Talk Time: Up to 225 minutes

Service Provider: Not specified

Display: LCD display - colour - TFT

Standby Time: Up to 250 hours

Integrated Components: Digital camera, voice recorder

Dimensions (WxDxH): 49 mm x 27 mm x 94 mm

Wireless Interface: Infrared (IrDA)

Colour: Metallic grey

Display (2nd): LCD display - monochrome

Band: Tri Band

Technology: GSM

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Folder (flip)

Product Description: Sharp GX 10i - metallic grey - GSM - mobile phone


Run Time Details: Talk - up to 225 min ¦ Standby - up to 250 hrs

Technology: Lithium Ion

Messaging & Internet

Supported SMS Functions: SMS CB (Cell Broadcast)

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Phone Features

Additional Features: Intelligent Typing (T9), picture phonebook, melody composer

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert


Wireless Interface: Infrared (IrDA)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Data Transmission: GPRS


Included Accessories: Power adapter

Security Features

Restrict Access to Phone Book: Yes

SIM Card Lock: Yes

Phone Lock: Yes

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 0.1 Megapixel

Digital Zoom: 2

Optical Sensor Type: CCD


Phone Book Entries Qty: 500

Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, countdown timer, alarm clock


Multi-language Menu: Yes

Type: LCD display - colour

Colour Depth: 65,536 colours

Display Resolution: 120 x 160 pixels

Technology: TFT

Display Illumination Colour: White

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver

Display (2nd)

Type: LCD display - monochrome


Connector Type: Data port ¦ Headset jack


Depth: 27 mm

Height: 94 mm

Width: 49 mm

Weight: 110 g

Body Colour: Metallic grey

Aerial: External

Integrated Components: Digital camera, voice recorder

Product Type: Mobile phone

MPN: GX10i

Form Factor: Folder (flip)


Service Provider: Not specified

Band: Tri Band

Technology: GSM

Software Platforms Supported: Java


Listed on Ciao since: 16/07/2003