Written on: 18/06/2004 by beveragebloke (1 review written)
Outstanding screen and picture quality
Extended memory using SD Cards (8MB Supplied)
No bluetooth DATA TRANSFER
Stuck with Vodafone livery eg. red themes
The Sharp GX30 mobile phone comes with the usual - phone, battery, charger, pc software cd, looooooong manual etc but unlike many older models, extended memory in the form of an 8MB SD card - upgradeable to a larger size if needs be.
I have only had the phone two days so i am only basing this review on the features i have used.
The first thing that hit me was the sheer quality of the screen, it is way behond any phone i have seen, apart from maybe the SE P900.
The phone i had previously was the Nokia 7650. I thought the screen on that was great but i would only rate it at about 30% of the GX30's screen, its THAT good.
I guess most people will be attracted to this phone because of the 1 MEGAPIXEL camera. Well it is outstanding - well beyond my old 7650.
There are 5 different picture sizes to choose from ranging from Small (120 X 160) to XL (858 X 1144) with the amount of zoom decreasing with the larger picture size. For example the small picture size has a 20 step zoom while the large has a 4 step.
You can alter the brightness while taking the picture and use the light (which doubles up as a torch) to help in darker situations.
To sum up the screen/pictures they have to be seen to be believed, i can gurantee you will not be dissapointed.
I am currently waiting for my SD card reader before i begin transferring files to and from my pc, including MP3's (yes, the phone also doubles up as a MP3 player).
The only major problems i have found are the inability to change the colour theme - because the phone is a Vodafone exclusive the theme is red. Also the bluetooth feature is only used for handsfree headsets not data transfer.
If you want a good phone with a second to none camera then this is your answer!