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Old 08-02-2009, 6:15 AM
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Lightbulb New Mobile Buying Advice

Hello Everyone,

I need to purchase a new mobile phone. But I am so confused as to which one should I go for.

Earlier I was eyeing Nokia N96 but after reading bad reviews about that phone I though it better not to go for that one.

Then I did some research and came up with Blackberry Storm, Sony Ericsson C905 & G705.

Blackberry storm is bundled with vodaphone, is big and again got mixed reviews.

So I have narrowed down to sony ericsson C905/G705.

Can anyone advice me how these two phones are. Is it worth going for C905. or any other models you advice.

I am basically looking for a nice cell which can be used for a long time, has gps, decent camera, good music and looks nice.

Any info from you guys will be appreciated.

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Old 08-02-2009, 11:55 AM
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sony ericsson C905

The C905 is an amazing phone, raising the bar in camera phone capabilities, with an 8.1 megapixel camera with a powerful xenon flash. In our opinion this is the best camera phone currently available. It's also equipped with GPS satnav, a media player, FM radio with RDS, 3G HSDPA with video calling, WiFi, and up to 8 GB of memory. However, it isn't the perfect phone: the tricky keypad, poor battery life, lack of video calling and tendency for the speaker to fail.

The C905 is the first Sony Ericsson phone to break the 8 megapixel camera barrier, and launches in the UK in the second half of October.
As well as the 8 megapixel camera, there are a whole load of goodies packed inside the phone. Assisted GPS is a new addition, and it means that you can use the C905 for satellite navigation, either as a pedestrian or on the road. Google Maps is included, and a trial version of the Wayfinder Navigator software is bundled with the phone. This is more advanced than Google Maps, giving you turn-by-turn navigation, suitable for use in a car. The GPS also enables geo-tagging of photos, so you can identify exactly where your pictures were taken.
A fully functional media player is included, even though this isn't a Walkman phone. The media player will play music in MP3 and AAC formats, and is a well featured iPod substitute, supporting album art, playlists and high quality stereo sound. You can listen to music through the integrated speakers or using a stereo headset or a Bluetooth wireless stereo headset. Other music-related features include TrackID, which can identify a recorded song by track, artist and album. PlayNow lets you download premium content such as ringtones, although you have to pay for these.
The built-in memory isn't huge, at 160 Mbytes, but is adequate, and you can add a Memory Micro Stick to increase storage up to 8 GB - enough for 2,000 MP3 tracks.

sony ericsson G705.

The Sony Ericsson G705 is a new phone from Sony Ericsson that has a great range of features including a 3.2 mega pixel camera which can both take photos and record videos. The phone has a great deal of exciting features such as a-GPS navigation systems which Google Maps and Wayfinder Navigation. The phone also has a WiFi card so you can connect to broadband WiFi spots anywhere in the world. The phone also has a good range of music features such as a media player and access to download hundreds of music tracks whenever and wherever you like.

the Sony Ericsson is a great phone and offers a great range of high quality features which are great fun to use and play with. The 3.2 mega pixel camera is great and the features and effects which are built into the phone for this camera are great to use as well. The phone has high speed internet capabilities which mean connecting to the web is easy and fast so you can download, upload or simply surf the web whenever and wherever you want. In terms of use, this phone is suited to both personal and business use but I’d say is better for personal users.
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Old 08-02-2009, 1:07 PM
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Thanks for the information dude. Priced at $600 in my country the sony C905 is a pretty expensive phone. Though I dont know the price of Sony G705 but I suspect that it would be a little over half that rate. I maybe incorrect.

Now what should I do ? should I pay that much & go 4 sony or ?? kinda confused.
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Old 08-02-2009, 2:18 PM
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Go with your gut feeling.

Which fone has the specs you can use the most.
Which fone's asthetics attract you the most.

Sometimes its best not to hold back because of price ,as soon after you may regret your decision to go for the cheaper model.

Good luck with your choice fella.
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Old 08-02-2009, 2:57 PM
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I can tel you now that there has been many problems with the buttons on the c905. My mate had one and selection buttons lost the 'cick' if you know what I mean and they had to be pressed harder to function, resulting in the button getting stuck down. As soon as my mate told the problem, they asked straight away whether it was the c905, because them themselves know that they have had alot of customers returning their phones due to the problem. Don't get me wrong, I am not talking from experience because I have never owned one. I'm just saying apparently it HAS happened alot.
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Old 09-02-2009, 4:45 AM
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Unhappy thx

Thanks for the info dude. I know C905 has some problem with its buttons. I also saw a dummy mobel and its buttons couldn't be pressed easily.

Well every phone has its plus and minus. Thus I get confused as to which one should I go for. Priced at $600 where i live, the phone is not cheap by any means. The last thing I want is I buy it and then regret later.

Earlier when I eyed Nokia N96, I heard bad reviews from everywhere so i dropped the idea. Now I am back to square 1.

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Old 09-02-2009, 7:24 AM
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Nokia N95

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Hello Everyone,

I need to purchase a new mobile phone. But I am so confused as to which one should I go for.

Earlier I was eyeing Nokia N96 but after reading bad reviews about that phone I though it better not to go for that one.

Then I did some research and came up with Blackberry Storm, Sony Ericsson C905 & G705.

Blackberry storm is bundled with vodaphone, is big and again got mixed reviews.

So I have narrowed down to sony ericsson C905/G705.

Can anyone advice me how these two phones are. Is it worth going for C905. or any other models you advice.

I am basically looking for a nice cell which can be used for a long time, has gps, decent camera, good music and looks nice.

Any info from you guys will be appreciated.

Thanks,

GR
I think you should go for Nokia N95. Its a great handset with all facilities which you need.
  • 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Bulit-in GPS mapping
  • DVD-like quality footage
  • View emails with attachment
  • Up to 16 mil colors, Large 2.6" Active TFT QVGA 240 x 320 pixels display with ambient light detector
  • Integrated 5.0 megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels) camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar™ lens, MPEG-4 VGA video capture of up to 30fps
  • Flash modes: on, off, automatic
  • Video and still image editors
  • Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)
  • Image Formats Support: JPEG, EXIF
  • Front camera, CIF (352 X 288) sensor
  • Direct connection to compatible TV via Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in box) or wireless LAN/UPnP
  • Integrated flash LED
  • Movie director for automated video production
  • Video and still image editors
  • Nokia Lifeblog 2.0 support
  • Rotating gallery
  • Online album/blog: photo/video uploading from gallery
  • Image editing
  • Digital stereo microphone
  • Mobile Video
  • Video resolutions: up to VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps
  • Audio recording: AAC mono
  • Digital video stabilization
  • Up to 10x digital zoom, VGA up to 4x
  • Video clip length: limited by available memory
  • Video file format: .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
  • White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Scene: automatic, night
  • Color tones: normal, sepia, black & white, negative, vivid
  • Zoom: Digital up to 10x (VGA up to 4x)
  • Mobile Photography
  • Image resolution: up to 5 megapixel (2592 X 1944 pixels)
  • Still image file format: JPEG/EXIF
  • Auto focus
  • Auto exposure (center weighted)
  • Exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step
  • White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Scene: automatic, user, close-up, portrait, landscape, sports, night, night portrait
  • Color tone: normal, sepia, black & white, negative, vivid
  • Zoom: Digital up to 20x (5 megapixel up to 6x)
  • Camera Specifications
  • Sensor: CMOS , 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels)
  • Carl Zeiss optics: Tessar™ lens
  • Focal length: 5.6 mm
  • Focus range: 10 cm ~ infinity
  • Macro focus distance: 10 - 50 cm
  • Up to 160 MB* internal dynamic memory for messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-do list and applications
  • Options to expand up to 2 GB with microSD card
  • ava™ MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1 (Connected Limited Device Configuration (J2ME))
  • Over-the-air (OTA) download of Java™-based applications and games
  • EGPRS, class B, multislot class 32 (DL/UL= 296 / 177.6 kbps)
  • WCDMA 2100 (HSDPA) with simultaneous voice and packet data (PS max speed UL/DL = 384/3.6 MB, CS max speed 64 kbps)
  • Dual transfer mode (DTM) support for simultaneous voice and packet data connection in GSM/EDGE networks. Simple class A, multi slot class 11, max speed DL/UL: 177.6/118.4 kbits/s
  • Voice commands
  • Voice recorder
  • Integrated handsfree speaker
  • SIND (Speaker Independent Number Dialing)
  • Internet calls(VoIP)
  • Remote over-the-air (OTA) synchronization with SyncML
  • Local synchronization with PC using PC Suite
  • Local synchronization of contacts and calendar to a compatible PC using compatible connection
  • WLAN (IEEE802.11 standard, g/b compliant) with Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support
  • WLAN wizard
  • 3.5 mm stereo headphone plug and TV out support (PAL / NTSC)
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Send and receive images, video clips, graphics, and business cards via Bluetooth wireless technology
  • USB 2.0 via Mini USB interface and mass storage class support to support drag and drop functionality
  • Play video, music and photos on home media network - compatible TV, stereo and PC over WLAN/UPnP
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Old 09-02-2009, 1:13 PM
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Its a good call, N95 is very good. Personally I would go for the one I went for (8gb version) because this had bug fixes from the origional model pluss its a tougher design, you get ur 8 gig hard drive (minus the card slot) however, the computer will see it as an external hard drive without any software. Pluss bigger even higher quality screen than the previus model.

And now then, the Nokia N96. I do not know what reviews you have heard about the N96 but reading the review on Gsm arena Nokia N96 review: King's new clothes - GSMArena.com, it says there have been improvement from even the N95 8GB. It is simply ust overpriced and as they say at the end of the review, too little too late, you would expect more from the N96 considering it came out a year after the origional N95. Over all, if you had the N95, N96 in front of you, same price, I would go for the N96. Apologies for the waffel, but Im not good at getting my point across without an essay full of words lol.
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Old 10-02-2009, 3:58 AM
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Wink thanks

Thanks for the information BlueDevices and Dynamic.

I did see Nokia N95 8GB handset as a friend of mine has it. But I found it bulky and I didn't like the design of the keys on handset. Otherwise its okay.

Now narrowing it down i have to choose between
- N95 8GB or
- Nokia 5800Xpress Music or
- Sony C905.

Hmmmmmmm
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Old 10-02-2009, 6:02 AM
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i will preferred to those mobile phone. in which the battery backup is good because this is important need of people.
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Old 10-02-2009, 9:50 AM
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Just to narrow it down that little bit more, if you don't like the buttons on the N95 8GB u won't like them on the c905, what with them going wrong and all lol. 5800 express music however I have not played on but heard great things. In my view, its between 5mp camera and 8 gb hard drive; or touchscreen (can support 8gb cards I think).
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I have a similar decision to make: which one?
What bothers me greatly is the amazing fact that these very large international hi-tech companies keep churning out model after model with in built, long recognised problems.
Poor battery life, insufficently loud ring, poorly designed buttons just to name a few. Almost every review seems to uncover weaknesses that are basic to any phones basic utility & which you would expect the manufacturers would deal with first. Most phones in Australia carry only one years (limited) warranty & that's about the period it seems before multiple problems arise & the typical response: well it is over a year old ...........
I want a durable phone with rock solid basics:
Essentials:
Great reception
Easy to use buttons & (logical) menu design.
Durability & fault free operation.
Loud ring.
Large screen & display fonts.
5 day battery life (when used as a phone only on short calls maybe 5 to 10 calls per day).
Life expectancy around 3 to 5 years.
2 year warranty.
Nice to have features:
Speakerphone.
Good quality camera of say about 1.5 Mp - not intended to duplicate a dedicated digital camera.
Headset jack.
Bluetooth capable.
Adequate memory in standard form. say 2 Gb.
Luxury features:
GPS
MP3 playback.
Whatever you consider you'd like to pay extra for.
AND THE PRICE should not be excessive which is not presently the case, everyone I speak to knows someone who ended up with a crap phone & then had to replace it.
Meeting my basic requirements should ccost no more than USD 120 max.
I'd love to hear what others think about this industry & the rubbish frequently offered.
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I have a similar decision to make: which one?
What bothers me greatly is the amazing fact that these very large international hi-tech companies keep churning out model after model with in built, long recognised problems.
Poor battery life, insufficently loud ring, poorly designed buttons just to name a few. Almost every review seems to uncover weaknesses that are basic to any phones basic utility & which you would expect the manufacturers would deal with first. Most phones in Australia carry only one years (limited) warranty & that's about the period it seems before multiple problems arise & the typical response: well it is over a year old ...........
Peter O


Nokia have what is called 'test pilots' which are members of the Nokia Forum who have signed up to test upcomming handsets. Handsets are sent to chosen people for a month or so who then test them out, and report back with bug issues and ways of improving it.

Also Nokia supply a limited 2 year warranty with their handsets, which surpasses most of the other manufacturers.

Like many I have used all of the other manufacturers products in the past, but now I stick to Nokia for these reasons.
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Noted.
But this is a very limited approach & the many "cons" listed against Nokia phones in both professionl & personal reviews, together with horror stories about service that does not fix problems has frankly destroyed my faith in Nokia.
I attempted to say (IMHO) Nokia seem unable to consistently do the basics well, but I readily concede this is not a Nokia only problem.
I was however unaware that 2 year warranties were available - at no additional cost I hope, otherwise this is not a warranty but an insurance scheme.
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The limited 2 year warranty is at no extra cost.

Users would have to check their own country for applied warranties.

Heres a copy of the mission statement fron Nokia's site.

This is the Limited Manufacturer's Warranty for Nokia mobile devices sold in the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Turkey since April 1, 2005.
For more information, see the Warranty FAQ.
Manufacturer’s limited warranty
NOTE! This Limited Warranty does not affect your legal (statutory) rights under your applicable national laws relating to the sale of consumer products.
Nokia Corporation ("Nokia") provides this Limited Warranty to you who have purchased the Nokia product(s) included in the sales package ("Product").
Nokia warrants to you that during the warranty period Nokia or a Nokia authorised service company will in a commercially reasonable time remedy defects in materials, design and workmanship free of charge by repairing or, should Nokia in its discretion deem it necessary, replacing the Product in accordance with this Limited Warranty (unless otherwise required by law). This Limited Warranty is only valid and enforceable in the country where you have purchased the Product provided that Nokia has intended the Product for sale in that country. However, if you have purchased the Product in a member state of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland or Turkey and Nokia originally intended the Product for sale in one of these countries, this Limited Warranty is valid and enforceable in all of these above listed countries. Some limitations to the warranty service may apply because of country specific elements in the Products.
Warranty period
The warranty period starts at the time of Product's original purchase by the first end-user. The Product may consist of several different parts and different parts may be covered by a different warranty period (hereinafter "Warranty Period"). The different Warranty Periods are:
  1. Twenty-four (24) months for the mobile device and twelve (12) months for accessories (whether included in the mobile device sales package or sold separately) other than the consumable parts and accessories listed in (b) and (c) below;
  2. six (6) months for the following consumable parts and accessories batteries, chargers, desk stands, headsets, cables and covers; and
  3. ninety (90) days for the media on which any software is provided, e.g. CD-rom, memory card.
As far as your national laws permit, the Warranty Period will not be extended or renewed or otherwise affected due to subsequent resale, Nokia authorised repair or replacement of the Product. However, part(s) repaired or replacement product during the Warranty Period will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period or for sixty (60) days from the date of repair or replacement, whichever is longer
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