I have this phone for over 3 months now and have used the HTC S730 before that. I have to say that this is a great device; well done BenQ!! It has everything that you caaould possibley need in a windows mobile powered device. It is a brilliant design and probably one of the smallest and lightest on th emarket. Whilst the materials used are a little plasticky theyare well put together. The keypad is tactile with very responsive keys and the lettering a good readible size. The radio has a great reception with no lost calls and th esound is indeed very clear .Its got bluestooth with A2DP for wireless stereoover bluetooth and it works a treat. It aslo has wi-fi b/g which is great when using Skype (not included).Added to this are little extras like "vibrate on connection" which means you do not have to hold the phoone at your ear when initiating acall; when it vibrates you are connected. Also it has microSd up to 2 GB which is useful for saving the 2 Mega pixel camera aswell as music.
All in all a great litttle device and comes highly recommended. Benq , we need more like this and BTW with a bigger screen!!
I like the phone- there is no alternative for this price. But I have a chalenge how to install skype. I was trying the way I found in another forum. With active sinc but I can not make it. If somebody knows please share.
koon, 12 Oct 2008samsung i200 is better than this...HTC S740 is better than samsung i200.
Well when I bought this phone, I found it complicated to use for the first two days. Now having said that, when you figure out how to use this phone, it is really an amazing device. It has everything a phone could have, from bluetooth to WiFi. It has 100's of amazing functions and is not a waste of money. On the negative, there are basically 1 or 2 small things. One thing is, that the processor is a bit slow, but its bearable. The 2nd thing is that the battery wastes really fast if you use Wifi (only) the other apps don'd drain the battery very fast. I don't know for what reason the battery gets drained so fast when WiFi is on. Well there is the basics on the phone. It is a really good phone. I think they played it safe with the design and that's ok, but I would have love the seen the phone as a touchscreen or even a bit more wild design. Im not complaining about the current one. I would have just loved to seen it taken a bit further.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2008What's the processor type and speed?ARM926T OMAPV1030 is a 260 MHZ processer
Ive been using this device for few days now (heavily)
The device is satisfying in general (for the amount of money paid). could be faster at some parts definitely but if you keep RAM usage reasonable you'll get a decent performance.
wifi is fast and good... as with any wifi device the consumption gets higher with it on. but not as said in the other comments. the battery lasts for one day of usage (if you use everything that day, cam + 1 hour wifi + 20 minutes talk + lots of messaging and surfing the options and menus).
two days if used normally.
about the screen, yes its small for a windows mobile but does the job (for those who are shouting about how small the screen is, HOW DID YOU USE other nokia &/or SE &/or siemens devices?!), the screen is very bright which is pleasing to the eye and resolution is high which gives crisp view of items specially images.
camera isn't good compared to other good 2 MP cams (SE K750, K810, Benq-Siemens S88) - no autofocus and no flash.
keypad is good for typing, device is slim and fits in ur hand and pocket nicely.
it DOES support EDGE.
any other pros/cons I guess should go to WM6 installed not the device itself.
all in all its a good phone for its price I would give it 8/10.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2008take out sim card and battery, press red phone button on the front for one minute - then plac... moreThe phone isn't that bad, its so cheap for a windows mobile and it gives what it promises.
definitely if you want a better phone you should pay more!
I've used O2 xda2, motorola mpx-200, o2 xphone2, asus P525, all expensive winmo devices. All these bugs, slowness etc., you are mentioning about this "cheap" E72 were all present at those above mentioned expensive devices.
Phew ... after bricking this phone I worked out by trial and error (no customer support available) that the E72 can be reset by holding BOTH the LEFT and RIGHT menu softkeys (just under the screen) and turning the device on !!! ... That took many MANY hours to work out lols. Good luck all :)
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2008Anyone found out how to do a hard reset?take out sim card and battery, press red phone button on the front for one minute - then place the whole phone in the trash and go and buy another half-decent handset
shocking, shocking shocking. Slow to use even the most basic apps (mainly cos of the clumpy nature of windows mobile); tiny reflective screen that's almost impossible to see in sunlight; a battery that lasts about 2 hours if you're using wi-fi (which is supposedly why it is part of BT Fusion) and a wi-fi that doesn't intuitively connect to networks that already knows. When will BT finally get a descent handset to go with Fusion?
Can someone tell me where to download the user manual for this phone?
Although the phone has a good look and design, the battery lasts less than 20 hours even with moderate use of gsm phone and few SMS messages. The processor is slow and takes time on opening basic programs. I donot recommend it buying.
I got this phone 4 free, Mr. Lee the BenQ GM in Sinagpore give it 4 me. to all my friends in Indonesia, you should try this fone. with the price under $200, u allready got WiFi and Windows Mobile phone.
the desain is excellent, but it had a minor drawback. such as, the SMS font is 2 small, and the speakerphone sound is not so loud. but overall this fone is a best buy choice.
Andrian_katroxs, 19 Aug 2008Nice shape!,...and the most important is have windows mobile on their OS.can anyone tell me,..... moreHey,you can buy it in giant supermarket for only rp.1,9milion or less than 2milion,,or maybe in other supermarket like carrefour or guardian..