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Im gonna apologise now as this isnt a great review and will be updated when i get chance, and more used to the phone. ok im not a girly girl and i dont tend to like pink but i saw the ad for the cl75 poppy and just had to have it, you know the feeling, you need it, not just want it but if you dont get it you feel kinda lost. So i ordered it. And it came, it might just be me but i thought from the ad it would be a smaller handset, its quite abit longer than i imagined it would be. Its a pretty basic model, it has infrared but no bluetooth, polyphonic ringtones rather than truetones and no music/media player. So in terms of extras its quite a step back from my previous handset- a nokia i reviewed previously. But after i broke my nokia i went back to my phone from before which was a sl55 and it reminded me how much i liked the way siemens handsets function hence when looking at new models a siemens was a first choice, and this one is just so pretty! From problems with the sl55 i knew i didnt want a sliding phone so the clamshell design was new for me (never had one
before always been block or sliding). Again after the sl55 i didnt want to go back to a phone with no camera so another tick on my list for this one. Its menu has the usual features contacts - oddly enough this is your phone book call records - exactly what it says on the tin internet camera messages - the second most used feature organiser - my most used feature, honestly id lose my head without this section games- two games on this both of which i managed to delete in a drunken state so i cant review them. ringtones- again a good range come with the phone but i deleted them so my phone is currently silent alarm clock - was great till i silenced it extras - which has orange plus, calculator- ever tried cashing up 6 tills at 4am without this?, unit converter, sound recorder, stopwatch, countdown - no not the tv show, but that would be cool, favorites - no idea no explored this one yet my stuff- which is basically your file system pictures, video, animations, sounds, themes, colour skinsgames and misc and finally settings - this one has the file reset feature i need to not enter this menu ever again.
The battery is quick to charge but doesnt seem to last long although i spend almost an hour chatting most days and use the messaging function pretty much constantly, i suspect this may be why it doesnt last much beyond a day for me. The camera is pretty good its not great but then i tend to have one of my digital cameras on me at all times - usually the 5 megapixel canon, which i currently dont like- so doesnt get much use. I do remember that the ringing and message tones are quiet on the phone even when i had it on the outdoor setting which is supposed to be the loudest. The games i think were a sim's type game and a platform game where you guide an angel back to heaven after you collect all the harps and halos.Im going to try to find them and redownload them so i can review them another time. Ive not yet broken the phone which os for me pretty good going and its survived nights at work in my apron (im a barsupervisor, my apron gets some shocking abuse and anything in the pockets that survives is doing pretty well). When you use the message inbox you get to see the first line of each message so you can quickly find the one you want to read which i like as i tend to spend alot of time searching my messages for whatever arrangements ive been making and forgotten about. The cost of the handset is anything from £150 to about £70 or obviously you can get it on free deals but i got mine sim free for about £140 or rather work bought it for me but anyway, id not pay that much look for it on a deal its decent value otherwise i wouldnt bother, it does look good, its basic in its functions, although it does have a dedicated mirror button (the screen can be turned to a mirror by basically turning the screen off). The free charm thing you get is very cute and all that but i found when i attatched it to the phone it caught on things and pulled off fairly easily so maybe not great on the phone, mines currently attatched to my charm bracelet watch.
Finally an admission, i stopped using this handset in February after i lost the chrager and reverted to my old nokia, and im still using it, not sure what was wrong but it works now and is much better than this one. Still looks good but thats all it has in its favour.