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★★★★☆
Sharp GX1

“i've always had a nokia but ealier this year i fancied...”

Written on: 27/08/2003 by janwilde6 (4 reviews written)

i've always had a nokia but ealier this year i fancied a change and got the sharp GX1, this mobile phone has been one of the best i have ever had- in fact i even sold my nokia 7650 and kept this one. one of the down sides is that it's hard to find ring tones to download for the gx 1,the camera isnt the best going but it's better than on the ericson t300.fun games. you can set your friends picture to come up on the screen when they ring you which is a nice touch.a good phone all in all… Read Full Review

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“I almost didn't buy this Sharp GX1 mobile phone...”

Written on: 17/07/2003 by Omar. (1 review written)

I almost didn't buy this Sharp GX1 mobile phone because at first sight it was huge, but when I was finally persuaded, I was excited that I had a new colourful camera phone with infrared capabilities on a new tariff.

To my dismay however, I had infinite troubles sending MMS, and realised that I had a glorified pocket Atari. I am not a mobile phone games player, but the GX1s have not been worth a sniff at.

I was sold down the river on this one regarding its infrared capabilities - it doesn't… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“Ok. So I went into the O2 shop in April this year and...”

Written on: 16/07/2003 by munkyplop. (1 review written)

Ok. So I went into the O2 shop in April this year and wanted a basic phone and off-peak tarriff. I was blown away to see a camera phone with a colour screen for free! So I took it.

3 months, several emails and many hours on the helpline later, O2 finally relented and offered me a new phone at no cost: a choice between a Nokia 7250 or 3650.

This was only after the last straw of spending two hours in the O2 shop last Saturday, 12th July, having my GX1 tested for why precisely it cannot send MMS… Read Full Review

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Norim's Response to 116259_munkyplop.'s Review

Written on: 04/08/2003

Ye you right, bought it too and i thik it was waste of money and i still can't return it, can't do nothing with that phone.

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“Since switching from Vodaphone to O2 and the sharp GX1...”

Written on: 10/07/2003 by sull. (1 review written)

Since switching from Vodaphone to O2 and the sharp GX1 we have had nothing but problems. We got 3 of them and they all have poor reception if any at all, they have been switching themselves off, we have lost so many text messages that were never received. The menus are not user friendly and you seem to scroll for ages to get what you want. One phone stuck on vibrate for 3 hours!!!! despite removing battery etc. They have been a nightmare and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“I have always owned Nokia phones before and, although...”

Written on: 06/06/2003 by Ellie. (1 review written)

I have always owned Nokia phones before and, although I was definitely ready for a change, I was worried about making the right decision about which phone to change to. The Sharp GX1 is quite simply the best phone I've ever owned. It looks great, sounds amazing and I'm still really enjoying it 5 months after I bought it. I was a bit worried about it's size - it's significantly larger than most other modern phones - but in my opinion its superior features make it far better than the smaller… Read Full Review

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“i bought my phone for £250 which i thought was worth...”

Written on: 23/05/2003 by mini. (1 review written)

i bought my phone for £250 which i thought was worth paying as i was under the impression it would be alot easier to store photos on a pc once the phone memory was full. because of how difficult this is the phone should be cheeper. saying that the screen on the nokia picture phones is so tiny u can hardly see the photo you've just taken and its good not having to fiddle around with a add on camera.
and the navigation is the easiest i have ever used. Its good if you know someone with the same… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“I thought it strange that there was no phone book menu...”

Written on: 07/04/2003 by Natalie. (1 review written)

I thought it strange that there was no phone book menu as such, and its rather annoying that when in the names list, you have to press the relevant key twice before it goes to names starting with those letters. The menus are undoubtedly long, but I think they've just tried to pack as much as they can into the phone and thats just how its ended up! What do you all think of the texting? I'm afraid I'm a bit biased towards nokia on that, used to send a msg on my 3330 in about 5secs flat! But… Read Full Review

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113313_Gadgetgal1.'s Response to 86780_Natalie.'s Review

Written on: 05/07/2003

If you press the right hand key that has a little tel icon next to it and scroll, you'll find Directory Enquiries, Top Up, Customer Care. The lot!!!!!
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<br>They're all there!!
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<br>If you need anymore help, just email me!!

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“The gx1 is good in essence, it has a built in camera...”

Written on: 04/04/2003 by unknown. (1 review written)

The gx1 is good in essence, it has a built in camera which is good for ease of use, however it lacks the quality of other built in camera models such as the 7650.It is not compatable with the javascript, so no downloadable games here, and i'd find it easier to navigate my way through the brazilian jungle than the menu system of the gx1. Marks for it looking like a phone but thats about as far as it goes i'm afraid. It also lacks software upgrades due to no symbian os… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“good phone. nice features. couldn't really ask for too...”

Written on: 29/03/2003 by Andy. (1 review written)

good phone. nice features. couldn't really ask for too much better… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“Only mmO2, can set it up wrong when purchased. ”

Written on: 28/03/2003 by Paul Homer. (1 review written)

Only mmO2, can set it up wrong when purchased.
Brilliant phone, recommended over anyphone as picture quality and build in superb… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“Robant (previous reviewer) was correct in his...”

Written on: 21/03/2003 by O2andSharparemoneygrabbers. (1 review written)

Robant (previous reviewer) was correct in his assumptions about O2 and Sharp. They have basically ensured there is no way you can move pics/sounds between the phone and your pc. This will be because they want to make as much money as possible from dial up fees for ringtones and pictures.
I have made every effort to enable data tranfer to or from my phone .
I have tried the IR transmitter - NO JOY
I have tried the data cable - NO JOY

Sadly to put the… Read Full Review

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Michael Patel.'s Response to 81742_O2andSharparemoneygrabbers.'s Review

Written on: 27/04/2003

I agree with your comments, o2 & sharp, could have a huge money spinner! If only they would try to help customers, but that's not profitable!(staff at o2 need to be educated on what a customer is)i have three phones on my account with o2, there were two gx1 phones & nokia 3310, now only got one gx1, the other gx1 was replaced with a nokia 7650, bulky but a lot better than the gx1. when the contracts expire for all my phones, i'am off i cannot wait to leave o2 & sharp for the way they have and maybe still continue to treat customers, it's simple i will buy products & services elsewere! anywere but o2 & sharp (this includes all the sharp electrical products)thank you.
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98336_Roj.'s Response to 81742_O2andSharparemoneygrabbers.'s Review

Written on: 16/05/2003

Fair enough, if Sharp don't support certain features then that's not good.
<br>However, as you say, for certain things the phone is excellent, although - like all mobiles - it also has its downsides.
<br>So if you don't read reviews (eg proper subjective magazine reviews) before you buy it to find out if it has the features you want, then you've only got yourself to blame.
<br>Yes, I'm also surprised you don't even get a data cable connection to computer - pretty much every other phone you can buy nowadays has that feature. However, this has absolutely nothing to do with o2.
<br>Do you know what o2 does? They send signals, offer telephony services and run network hardware. They don't have anything to do with handsets and handset features. Please be so kind as to tell me why they would care about the individual features of this phone, as I really cannot imagine.
<br>And concerning their prices - feel free to compare the price they offer the phones at, line rental, and individual call prices with those of the other providers. You'll find that they are by no means in last position. Yes, the new features like MMS are expensive, but if you want new technology, you have to pay. Did you expect them to be giving it away?
<br>Sorry, but I found this review ill-informed.

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★★★★☆
Sharp GX1

“On the whole the Sharp GX1 is an okay 'phone and...”

Written on: 05/03/2003 by RobAnt. (1 review written)

On the whole the Sharp GX1 is an okay 'phone and camera. But it has a couple of issues I simply wanted to note.

Firstly, although the phone has an IR connection to enable it to be used as a modem, you are forced into the totally ludicrous position of having to MMS your pictures to an on-line server, then connect your PC to the internet (maybe even using the 'phones gprs modem) to upload the pictures again. This simply invokes my cynical nature that O2 (and maybe others) are looking to cash… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“This phone is value for money now only 49.99 from O2...”

Written on: 04/03/2003 by Peach. (1 review written)

This phone is value for money now only 49.99 from O2 !!, this phone has features which elevates it above other phones, like the composer where you can make you own ringtone from a varity of tones and instrumnets. You can take up to 80 meduim sized pictures, when you run out of space you can send them to your own space on the o2 website. Best of all now the MMS is now compatble to Orange and T-Mobile phone users so you can send pics to your mates on other networks… Read Full Review

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78471_Mags.'s Response to 77244_Peach.'s Review

Written on: 09/03/2003

you cannot send MMS to any network other than o2. Your phone will say it has been sent and received but the recepient does not receive any notification. Have been in consultation with o2 for past month have even been sent replacement handset - still no luck. Can only send MMS to e-mail.

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★★★★★
Sharp GX1

“I got this camera FREE with a contract with O2. The...”

Written on: 28/02/2003 by Mark. (1 review written)

I got this camera FREE with a contract with O2. The camera is superb in sound quality and ease of use. The large screen makes everything very, there is a white background on the screen and the images are crystal clear. The camera is easily used and 80 pictures can be stored, this is particularly good as I can produce wallpaper onto the screen of the children. I have had some difficulty in sending the pictures to an e-mail address. This is an excellent phone both as a first time phone or as an… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“I wanted to upgrade to a camera phone, and also wanted...”

Written on: 23/02/2003 by juicedrop. (1 review written)

I wanted to upgrade to a camera phone, and also wanted to change networks because I was getting very poor reception in south and east London. Having briefly researched the available camera- phones I decided on the Sharp GX1 because it had a built-in camera (an attachment would be too much bother, kludgy, and defeats the purpose of having a 'built-in' camera), and wasn't too chunky in size (don't like flip-opens). *** OVERVIEW ***: I have had it a week now and can say I am fairly satisfied… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“It's a great phone, lacks Java, it appears bigger then...”

Written on: 18/02/2003 by Steve. (1 review written)

It's a great phone, lacks Java, it appears bigger then it really is, it's about the same height as most phones if you take in to account the height of the aerial on those phones too. It's getting compared alot to the GX-10 the GX-1 will never be the GX-1O it wasn't meant to be, for someone who is looking for an affordable colour screen mobile with a digital camara and MMS this is the one for you!… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“I'VE HAD THIS GX1 FOR A WEEK NOW AND KNOW IT...”

Written on: 18/02/2003 by nick. (1 review written)

I'VE HAD THIS GX1 FOR A WEEK NOW AND KNOW IT INSIDE-OUT. OK FIRST OFF. THE BIG SCREEN, NICE, COLOURS, WHAT YOU SEE IN THE REAL-WORLD. CASE, NICE SILVER, PICTURE QUALITY, VERY BLURRY AND PIXELATED IN ANY PICTURE SIZE FORMAT. SOUNDS-POLY. COST ME 300 AND I FEEL RIPPED RIGHT OFF. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE IF YOU WANT THE QUALITY YOU THINK YOU WILL GET FROM THE REVIEWS IT'S HAD. IM SELLING MY GX1 FOR 200 SQUID AND UPGRADING TO AN ETCH A SKETCH. SERIOUSLY 200 POUNDS IF YOU WANT MY SHARP GX1 BOXED STILL… Read Full Review

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Sharp GX1

“when i opted for the sharp gx1 phone, it was mainly...”

Written on: 01/02/2003 by chris hewer. (1 review written)

when i opted for the sharp gx1 phone, it was mainly for the large colour screen. I hadn't really thought about a camera facility (but this is great fun!) having always been one of "the nokia brigade", as i call them, i was also concerned slightly about changing makes. As it turned out though, i couldn't have made a better choice. This phone is fantastic, easy to use, excellent sound quality, superb colour screen, the list goes on and on. Plus there are plenty of gadgets to play with to! All i… Read Full Review

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72550_Eightball.'s Response to chris hewer.'s Review

Written on: 12/02/2003

A cool looking phone, but no data suite- I am working on a data suite now with a after market usb infrared adapter, give me a few days ill let you all know if it works, just having problems with the ringtone converters. ps anyone know where you can download java games for free so i can try writing a up loading program for the phone thanks eightball

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79650_Duxxyuk.'s Response to chris hewer.'s Review

Written on: 13/03/2003

Can pictures be transferred to the computer through the cable.
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<br>If like the infra-red it isn't possible to transfer pics directly to the PC then that's the SHOWSTOPPER for me.
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Sharp GX1

“The Sharp GX1 has everything you want on a phone”

Written on: 21/01/2003 by Rob. (1 review written)

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“I brought this phone after reading the first 3 reviews...”

Written on: 10/01/2003 by Jane. (1 review written)

I brought this phone after reading the first 3 reviews on this forum. However I was very disappointed and took it back for a refund the very next day. The menu navigation was long winded, and the camera was slow to use. There was a line across the camera pics if the subject moved or changed facial expression. Also the infrared was of no use at all. The infrared was only to be used as a modem setup. It was not able to allow transfer of pictures or data from a PC/laptop. I brought the Nokia… Read Full Review

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Bobski.'s Response to 64262_Jane.'s Review

Written on: 15/01/2003

I too read all the good and bad points for the GX1 on this and other forums, but for £39.99 and a £20 per month tarrif from O2 I think it's worth it's little downfalls.
Compare this price with O2's £199 for the Nokia 7650 (arguably better - but ugly) plus I've found another site selling the GX1 for £285!
As far as battery life goes,I've always put my Nokias on overnight charge anyway.

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Lynnie.'s Response to 64262_Jane.'s Review

Written on: 03/02/2003

Having owned both the Sharp GX1 and the Nokia 7650 I have to say that this review is totally true. The picture quality from the Sharp GX1 is not good at all, whereas the Nokia is exceptional. I owned both phones at the same time and took pictures of identical things with both phones - the ones from the Sharp GX1 lacked definition whereas the Nokia showed the objects true colours and even things in the background which the Sharp failed to pick up. I am not a big Nokia fan and will be buying a Panasonic GD87 next, but the only reason I sold the 7650 was because of it's size, I can't fault in in any other way. The Sharp GX1 is a lovely looking phone and has some great features but the camera lets it down badly as does the screen which had lines on it almost like a water mark - not good enough in my opinion.

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69581_Chris.'s Response to 64262_Jane.'s Review

Written on: 01/02/2003

Sorry, but this is a typical nokia users review!!! This mobile is currently far better than anything nokia has to offer, at least in my opinion and as far as criticising the camera quality...you'd be happy with this phone if it had nokia logo stamped on it! People, judge for yourself.

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65829_Mike.'s Response to 64262_Jane.'s Review

Written on: 16/01/2003

Well, most of this review is untrue, the battery life on the gx10 and gx1 is 2 days for one charge, which is good for a digicamphone. The camera quality is also far superior to the nokia.

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