this phone is awesome, i would recomend it to anyone. it is fast, small, easy-to-use, and sexy.
buy it now!!!!!!
I really detest this phone. I upgraded from a motorola v3, which was superb, apart from the battery life. I have found that the EF81 is heavier and for some reason keeps crashing on me. It seems to take an age for it to start up and often will switch off with no warning. It has also refused to open messages from time to time. I really regret switching and will now go back to the V3.
I bought this around 2 months ago and i can tell u 2 things the camera SUX and phone remindes me of WINDOWS, so unreliable.Other than that its great
I've had phone about 4 months and it no longer stores any calls in call records. So when I miss a call I dont know who it was. I also have to use the phonebook each time to make a call as pressing the green phone button just brings up empty call lists.
Overrated phone with bugs wouldnt get another BenQ
i am thinking about getting this phone but i want to know if it is has MS office and acrobat reader is among its features cos I would need to use it. So can someone please tell me more about its features.
I love this phone, but before I buy it, I want to know if it has MSN Messenger support. Can anyone help me?
better than expected.....
i think one of the best phones ever ...
everything works perfect..
Please, what does it mean "the in-call volume is terrible", are you referring to the speakerphone? I didn't understand what you meant. I am thinking about getting this phone, Thanks, Jack
You should avoid carrying it in your sidepocket, it collects moisture, so its your fault, not the designs. This is common for all phone models across all brands.
I've had this phone for 2 months now, and I'd have to reccomend it. It's not your common everyday phone, so it turns heads, definetely catches others attention.
At first, there were some problems, as others have complained already. All you have to do is send it for a firmware update at Benq-Siemens customer care. My phone is now running at SVN 48, and it solves most of the bugs and issues.
The menu runs smoothly, and is really very fast. Now I wish someone would include shuffle in the mp3 player, and make an option to off the camera's shutter sound which is really very loud. Loudspeakers are still the best I've heard on any phone.
What impresses me with this phone is the build quality. It's definetely made to last, even though I've dropped my phone many times and once even slept on it with the clamshell opened, it still works perfectly, and I expect it to remain that way for a while.
Really good phone with a timeless design.
Had phone 7 weeks, looked good, easily carried discreatly due to its slimline design. However one day after carrying the phone in my pocket whilst answering a call on opening clam action there were no graphics on interior screen. Still working otherwise! Told by engineers/insurers it was liquid damage,pos condensation. NO WAY, DESIGN FAULT MAYBE!! STEER CLEAR
Overal, a great phone to have. Completely superior to the original RAZR, except for a couple of problems NOT mentioned in the review. First, it's a bit awkward opening this phone with two hands, and almost impossible to open it one-handed, since the grooves for your fingers are too small for most people, and because of the two open-stages, the phone always gets stuck in the half-open or "sitting" position, and you have to change your grip and open it the rest of the way. Second, the in-call volume is horrible; even when jacked up all the way, I frequently have problems hearing people on the other end. That said, a beautiful phone with a breathtaking display and great build quality. It's unique, and the simplified contemporary design of the exterior and keypad is pretty sharp if you ask me.
For Steve -- You can set the phone for it to answer and end calls by opening/closing the clamshell. Just go to the phone setup menu and adjust the settings.
I was wondering if anyone with the phone knows if it has MSN Messanger capabilities. Because I sent an e-mail to Benq and apparently because I don't know German, they couldn't help me. I just love this phone.
Only had mine for two days. A great phone. My only critisism is that having previously had a Motorola V3 I cannot get used to having to press a button to end a call. A clamshell phone in my opinion should work by opening it to answer a call and closing it to end it.
I've had this 3 months now and love it to pieces. Any signal issues are down to your provider, not the phone!!! I have four full audio books, the complete works of Philip K Dick, Brian Aldiss and several work textbooks on the micro card for those spare moments. You can download mobipocket publisher and make free ebooks from any text file (then go to gutenburg). The MP3 player/headphones/speaker are crystal clear and better than any other phone I've seen. The camera is superb - with a few tweaks on a PC it can produce publishable images. The bundled applications are extremely useful and would normally only be present as demos, where here they are the full apps. Video calls on this phone are particularly cool. The only niggles I have with this device are that there are one or two redundancies in the menu structure (once you know you avoid them though) and the battery life is poor when using the apps. This is an industry-wide problem that isn't fixed yet. We were going to solve this with fuel cells, but 911 made sure we can't take butane on planes. All in all a fully-featured phone that looks superb. You do need to customise it to your needs and it is a little quirky in places, but anyone who is used to high-end smart phones such as the late lamented SX1 will not be disappointed.
i think the appreance look good..very catchy and adorable.
the only problem is when i make a call, i can't even reach and cant even call anyone..sometimes when someone answed my call, it sound like an alien... and when i'm sending msg, it's stuck and fail to send.
i really dont unserstand.. are there anyone out there come tru these problem to?
the phone has a lot of problems. signal is really bad and no chinese characters ( i was jus told they are not going to have any software upgrades which is really disappointing) and currently my call record list is not working.
The phone is great but it:
- is wery slow - somebody know how and where to improve or update a software, please?
- has bad signal - same question?
Thank you very much.