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 more)
Written on: 17/07/2003 by Omar.
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... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2003 by munkyplop.
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... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2003 by sull.
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 more)
Written on: 06/06/2003 by Ellie.
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 more)
Written on: 23/05/2003 by mini.
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... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2003 by Natalie.
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 more)
Written on: 04/04/2003 by unknown.
Written on: 29/03/2003 by Andy.
good phone. nice features. couldn't really ask for too much better. (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2003 by O2andSharparemoneygrabbers.
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... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2003 by RobAnt.
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... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2003 by Peach.
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 more)
Written on: 28/02/2003 by Mark.
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... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2003 by juicedrop.
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 more)
Written on: 18/02/2003 by Steve.
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 more)
Written on: 18/02/2003 by nick.
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... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2003 by chris hewer.
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... (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2003 by Rob.
The Sharp GX1 has everything you want on a phone (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2003 by Jane.
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 more)
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