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★★★★★

“My friend had the SPV C500 mobile phone, and has since...”

Written on: 13/01/2006 by haddock26 (20 reviews written)

Good Points
Looks good, feels solid, small, big screen, sharp screen quality, easy to use, Windows Mobile 5.0, good battery life, power management, smart phone, 1.3 mega-pixel camera, video recorder, calender, file manager, windows media player, pv player, MSN messenger, task manager, ActiveSync, and bluetooth etc.

Bad Points
Only two, and you can get round them, so they aren't proper disadvantages. You may think the Orange home-screen is a disadvantage (I don't), but you can turn it off! Given storage limited? but you could buy a bigger memory card.

General Comments
My friend had the SPV C500 mobile phone, and has since moved to the bigger SPV's. His girlfriend has the C550, and he suggested I went to the C600. I wasn't sure at first, but then I looked at all the web pages about it - reading its spec's and reviews. I then really wanted one; especially as I was due my upgrade, but I had to wait 3 weeks as it was late coming out. Orange rang me as soon as they had some in.



The phone is made by HTC which has many names (Qtek, iMate, T-Mobile, O2, Orange). HTC's brand in phones is getting stronger and stronger. HTC builds quality smartphones, from the small C600 to the larger Universal model. The C600 runs on Windows Mobile 5.0.



In the box there was the phone, the battery, the USB cable, software CD, charger, manuals, and hand free kit (wired, not bluetooth).



I've only had this for about 4 days so far, but I love it for all the reasons mentioned in the Good Points.



As I've mentioned, I have had this for 4 days. Usually, after the first exploration of the phone, the battery goes right down and lasts about 2 or 3 days, then starts working normally after that. I'm on my 4th day, and my battery is only half down! (You can see it in more detail in Power Management). This is the best battery life I've had in a while!



True, the camera isn't amazing now, as recently phones with 2MP or higher are being released. But I have a 5.0 mega-pixel camera for proper pictures!



The screen quality is so crisp and clear! The big screen really shows this off!



It's easy to use. I only needed to look at the manual to find out whats what, not how to use it.



Sync-ing to the PC wasn't hard using the USB cable. For putting songs on to your SPV it's just a matter of installing the software and dropping and dragging. As easy as my MP3 player.



Storage size can be a be limited, but its expandable. I don't need too much space because I've got an MP3 player for that, but it is nice to have a few clips/songs on the phone.



It's a small candy bar that will fit nicely into a pocket. It's a tad bigger than the size of my (female) palm, so quite small!



Everything about this SPV C600 is useful! Smart phones only for me now!