Written on: 28/11/2002 by tomesy.
Features, Expandability, Screen, Free Camera, GRPS Deal
I've had the SPV a few days now and in general I'm really pleased with it. I've added a 128 MB SD card which has allowed me to store 3 albums worth of MP3's and has room left for numerous pictures. (The phone comes with an 8MB card which is only really useful for storing photo's). The sound quality isn't bad at all through the supplied hands-free headphones (although I didn't find them the snuggest fit - probably my ears).
The look and feel of the phone is excellent, although the keypad maybe a bit small for people with larger fingers. The Microsoft OS performs generally well, although it can slow down a bit on occasions. Generally though this isn't when doing the more "phone" type things such as texting and making calls.
I've taken the Orange £6 GRPS package, which is really good value, although the phone occasionally seems to not want to use GRPS, even when is says its available.
The supplied rebound game looks excellent, but isn't that playable (mainly down to the controls on the small keypad).
Network reception and call quality seem pretty average, but certainly arn't bad. Internet connection is slow but nearly all standard sites seem to be available. The only website I seem unable to connect to at the moment is Hotmail. Annoying as checking hotmail on the move was one of the main reasons for choosing this phone. However, with the "over the air" updates, any bugs like this may hopefully be fixed before too long. Overall, I'd say if your looking for a phone that's rich in features and expandability, there's no other phones on the market like this one. Just be prepared for the odd "idiosyncrasy" associated with new technology.