Written on: 02/01/2003 by MattyH.
Good colour screen, nice ringtones, lightweight, good reception (on Virgin), very easy to use.
The lack of ringtones available on the World Wide Web
Since gaining this Sagem MY X-5 phone on Monday (29th Dec 02) i have found this phone very easy to use. I had it for £139.99 on Virgin Mobile with £35 free airtime. The colour screen on it is very good although not as good as higher priced coloured screen phones. This can be expected though although the screen is fully coloured.
The ringtones on the phone are very good although a few more of what i like are available of www.sagem.com if you have a data cable which i do not have yet. The phone has 3 animated screensavers which are good. The wallpapers are bright, i have changed the wallpaper at least 10 times as i cannot make up my mind which one to have!
The games are limited to two on the phone that i have, Picture Puzzler (or something!) and Megabox Conquest. To begin with i thought the games were going to be rubbish but they are very enjoyable.
The text facility however, is slightly annoying for me as i do not like predictive text input, it has a feature of predictive text input which i cannot say if i want so i have to go into options each time to put it onto ABC mode. The keys are well spaced out so it easy to input the letters. You can send pictures and sounds etc.. that are already in the phone. However another bad side is that it doesnt tell you how many letters you have left to input on the text you have to select to send it first.
Finally it has a great handsfree speaker facility which is especially good when you dont want to pick the phone up. The vibrate isnt weak as it has made me jump several times. On some models though it may be weaker as pointed out by some reviewers.
I have had 5 phones so far, and this is the best one i have ever had. I have had an Ericsson T20e, Nokia 3210 and 6210, and 3 Motorola's. I must add that the menus are very very easy to use and that i worked them all out in 1/2 hour. (i am good with phones!)