Written on: 22/01/2002 by Richard Jewell.
Small size, robustness, features, price.
Poor battery life, some menus a bit awkward.
The M35 from Siemens is a great little phone in general, costing only £69. This is approximately half what the similar sized and specced Nokia 3310 costs!
Menus are generally fairly easy once you are used to them but I find the lack of a proper daily alarm clock annoying and the existing alarm a right pain to use. Games, logo and ringtone provision a bit dismal but this doesn't worry me too much because i'm older than 13 years!
My major gripe is poor battery life. I'm a averaging 2.5 days between charges with no calls made/taken and just a few seconds of the alarm sounding each morning. My old NEC was managing 8 days in similar use before it expired!
On balance, great value for money, reasonably well specced phone, that fits unobtrusively in the pocket. Can't ask for more that that at the excellent price.