Sagem MYX-5 Review

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fred.'s review of Sagem MYX-5

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Sagem MYX-5

“It looks nice, but you can't speed dial any numbers,...”

Written on: 14/03/2003 by fred. (1 review written)

Good Points
looks, feel, clear screen, not cluttered up with pointless features.

Bad Points
barely visible missed call message, lack of speed-dial, ringtones, can't have write SMS as shortcut. Feeble vibrate.

General Comments
It looks nice, but you can't speed dial any numbers, you have to go into the phone book. When you have a missed call, it just says "1 call" in tiny writing at the bottom of the screen (easily overlooked. There is no icon or prominent on screen message, and if you have it in power saving mode, turning the phone on to illuminate the screen obscures this 1 call message with the word "menu." If you press the green button to go into the call records, it doesn't distinguish between missed calls and taken calls other than by the call duration so at a glance you can't check if you have missed a call. Included ring tones aren't up to much, there's only one semi normal one. You have to buy a data cable to download anymore. Too many button presses to send a text message. The vibrate alert is pretty faint, you might miss it. After receiving a message, you can't read it with one button press, you have to go through a menu. It looks and feels like a classy phone and its faults are fairly minor though annoying, but overall I am going to take mine back within the trial period for a refund. If you want decent built in (normal) ringtones and to know when you've missed a call easily, this isn't the phone for you. I does look and feel nice though, and it's generally ok. For a hundred and twenty quid though, I wanted a little bit more. There aren't really very many features on it either, which I actually think is probably a good point.

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80211_Kel.'s Response to 80021_fred.'s Review

Written on: 15/03/2003

You can in fact go straight to the message you have received, you don't have to go through the menu. And i never have a problem seeing that i have missed a call. Well done to SAGEM.

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81866_Eugene.'s Response to 80021_fred.'s Review

Written on: 21/03/2003

I received this phone as a gift in Hong Kong and I really do enjoy using this phone, besides the common varieties offered by the larger companies. I have searched everywhere to this question and the Sagem website does not list it. The question is if this myX-5 support dual band modes. I am currently using it in Canada and there is a mobile phone company that does support 800/1800/1900 frequencies.
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<br>I know for a fact that Hong Kong uses 800 & 1800 so there is a compatability between the two cities. I have looked through the menus of the phone but I cannot find the option to choose which frequency to use. Am I missing something or does this phone NOT support other operating frequencies? What frequency does this phone run on anyways? It was never listed on the Sagem website at all.

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81560_Fred.'s Response to 80021_fred.'s Review

Written on: 20/03/2003

I said MISSED CALLS, not outgoing. It doesn't distinguish between missed and received calls.

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81287_Dr Shanie.'s Response to 80021_fred.'s Review

Written on: 19/03/2003

In the calls menu you can easily see what are recieved and what are the outgoing calls! At the top left hand corner there is an icon of a phone and an arrow. If the arrow is pointing to the phone then it is a recieved call and if it's pointing away then it is an outgoing call.
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<br>Simple!!

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80512_Fred.'s Response to 80021_fred.'s Review

Written on: 16/03/2003

You're quite right, i was a bit hasty. You can go straight to the massage. Is there anyway you can get a normal alert for messages (without downloading), like on other phones? I can only choose from the normal ringtones you have for calls, and when you get a message it does several rings and i just want a beep. And in the call records, the icons don't distinguish between missed and received calls, which is a pain. And the ring volume is fairly low, even at maximum.

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