For Indonesia people : I think S81 is good phone, despite for some people is not use to it, specialy for SMS. But other than that is good phone. I currectly using it as modem, connecting with Telkomsel Flash, a 3.5G internet broadband connection. It very fast (using 3G connection, up to 300 kbps). overall Im satisfied with the phone.
Hubby wants to buy this phone coz cheap price,hve 3G,nice design. But some others said difficult fr sms, well it could be a prob fr him.Is there any Indo people hve difficulty using this phone fr sms? your answer pse.
I cannot connect to internet via this modem-phone. There is an internal error.. I've tried with another phone, it's ok.
But this S81's modem couldn't work at all...
GPRS setting is OK (i can browse with its browser)
What should i do then?
its means it support UMTS up to 384 kbps speed, support video calling, and massive speed download
i plan to buy this phone n indonesia coz it's cheap,.,.,. but i want to ask something, what's the plus n minus of this phone?? is true if the camera isn't good indoor n outdoor?? n this phone can't make folder??? if true, its too bad
Benq bought the Siemens factory, but they didn´t co-worked together thats why you see diferent softwares in many models, Siemens software :EL71, 71, M81, EF81, all the other phones are pure Benq....
As for me, i prefer the Benq software much more reliable and stable than the Siemens one but less personalisable.....who cares.....
My phone is not slow, the only drawback is the speed of the sms when you move to more than 160carachters...Otherwise this is a phone like no other, very unique ans absolutely amazing
and by the way, some people don't know what the difference siemens and benqsiemens (bensin). this is the answer : siemens mobile division has been bought by benq, one of the biggest taiwanese electronics vendor (they making gadgets, computers peripherals, even cellular phone). so as far i know all benq siemens produced in taiwan.
just bought yesterday, very good phone, not expensive but have "expensive looks". solid material, i think its better from Noks 6300.
the cons is bit difficult using sms (typing), no radios and a bit big. but other than that is very very worthed phone to buy
just bought one..
it's different from siemens handsets i'm used to. its functionality is "less friendlier" as others mentioned: in text messaging especially.
yet, it's cheap and affordable to my standard :p ok for video call and internet [via PC]
i'am a big fans of siemens phone. so i bought the benq-siemens s81 series. i love this phone. good looking, solid materiall, great voice of mp3, can record the video call. but i have lost from common siemens personalization (no added skin and themes), cannot made a folder, no grouping ringtones. there is no organizer.
in my country indonesia have good price around 150 euro, but for this phone made from stainless steel or metal or plastic? i wanna buy it but still confused which one i must buy, nokia 6300 or s81....i saw before, s81 more bigger than n6300, but n6300 did not have 3g, so which one i should buy???i bored with n9500,too big but very usefull when i need internet and keep details every contact persons.rfn
I just bought,
1. very nice built.
2. good sound, especially using external speaker
1. no radio
2. difficult to setting 3g
And I forgot to mention that it doesn't even have an SMS character counter so you don't know when you are onto a second sms, it only tells you that you are about to send two SMS just before you send it....
I have had this phone for three days. Pros: looks good, nice display, takes a 1GB card, costs 100 Euro sim free. Cons: MP3 player automatically stops when you select another function (WAP, camera and some menu items), SMS interface is really, really user-unfriendly (it has no custom dictionary function so when using itap you must multitap names in every time, and some words like "Poland" are not even in the dictionary!), menus are really simple so the level of settings customisation is very poor, the phone is really difficult to hold while the headset is plugged in, it makes an irritating noise when switched on an off (can only be stopped by running the phone in a silent profile) and file management is non-existant. In summary, a very average phone that promised a lot but doesn`t deliver. Not for people who like to SMS.
Does anyone know what material used for s81? does it plastic or metal? In my opinion, s81 is the 3G Version from Nokia 6300. great feature, sophisticated, and reasonable price.
I have this model since 2 days and i'm really really disapointed. Comparing to Siemens S65 which i'm using for 2 years it's very simple and user-un-friendly :-(.
Writing sms is very important to me but iTAP is just misunderstanding and there is no add-word function - disaster :-(
Folder management, relocating files, importing and exporting files and contacts - another big weak point.
This mobile only looks, plays and displays good, but what's inside its big step back and (a must say it again) misunderstanding!!!