allen ...i am from romania too...and i had this phone.....ur right...its rubish...and the most anoiyng part is the joystick. sal
I bought the phone in may 2005 after my Nokia 3510i defected. After 2 frustrating months I've thrown it into a wall and turned to pieces. I guess that's the destiny of a stupid phone like that. Everything
is bad and rubbish at it, the camera, the joystick, the battery, the menu, that stupid boring brick game, its cover, everything! And one more stupid thing: you can record sounds and calls and playback them but does not support AMR files. That's the most idiot thing I've ever seen at a mobile phone.
Philips better remained making TV sets and others and quit making mobile phones. If you have a philips phone do as I did and throw it as hard as you can in a wall or something. The only good thing is the tones quality wich sound nice. The screen res. as I discovered is 112x112 pixels, not 128. The wap browser sucks, while java is a big lie. Is that enaugh? If you got any questions don't hesitate to ask me on this forum.
Had this phone for a year, the camera was rubbish, the memory was rubbish, the joystick stopped working properly after 6 months but i reeeally loved the phone cause of the cute design.
I like it very much than my firt one.at starting my GPRS is worked properly but now at the time of taking the GPRS my whole set is became HANGING.Set will came to normal mode only after replacing the CELL from it. Please inform me a remady as fast as you possible to my mail.
At first it was okay. I was a little disappointed with it's lack of compatibility (especially with those text-in competitions. Kept saying 'code not recognised). But just 16months later, it's the first phone I've had where the battery outlasted the phone. Either poor wear for the phone, or good wear for the battery.
The VGA Camera was a little sucky, and it crashes frequently in any conditions other than total darkness. The voice-recognition is useless, and the T9 dictionary isn't editable. Oh and it won't let me get rid of the 'Shado Fighter' (sic) game.
The Battery life was quite good, and even better, for a heavy sleeper like me, the volume can be high enough to wake you up with a bang.
The sound quality is quite good, and the voice recording feature is better than my digital dictaphone (which is an olympus vn-240pc).
Not a bad little phone really, just wish it lasted longer. Many of the keys no longer work (after just 16months).
Still, I doubt you can get this phone new anymore, but if you see one second hand, avoid. New it was good, but only as a temporary phone. Not built to last.
i will advise you not to buy this phone. it has many bad points and almost not a good one.
--half a good point;the quality of sound is prety good but the volume is low
--bad points; -the screen is small and with a prety bad resolution
-the camera suks
-th joystik stuks all th time
-the battery life is about 2 days
-if you drop it it schratches very bad
the only thing that convinced me to buy it was his design: FABULOUS
i have had this phone for 2yrs now it has lasted more then my samsung phones but on this phone the camera is not clear and my mms does not work but its a ok phone just to send messages and to recieve them.
Fantastic fone until the joystick broken, i havnt bothered to fix it - i wouldnt buy this fone, it may look stylish but it freezes and is of poor quality
Even i had a problem with the joystick before. Then i got da joystick serviced. A little lubrication should do the trick. I have never had any problem with the joystick there on.
I bought it about a iear and the ok buton dozen`t work so gudd what can i do?pls anwser
The voice volume is very low and its pictures are not clear.Its only these two things that am not happy about
I bought this phone about a year ago. It was manageable, although now its scratched as hell, it taps against sumthin and the flimsy thin back panel comes off as the side panel is snapped. got round the problem of pressin buttons too many times= in contacts press the number of the begginin of the persons name and it comes up with it after about 2 seconds. I could trade this in at the link n get a nokia 1660 or sumthin which has no camera but still has colour, java, etc. I would get 1p for doin that, but can i really be ****ed?
would not recommend if ur lookin for a cool phone
would recommend if its just a basic phone u want with wap.
.....Wait, no changed my mind. It sucks
I bought this phone in september 2005 hopping that it will be as good as the design unfortunately this is not the case. joy stick failure needs modification. is this phone having a usb cable? if there is then may i get the information throug my email. memory capacity too low. u can change design to a five button to replace the joy stick
I got this phone last year (2005) for my 13th Birthday and i loved it at the time.. But now it is SO embarrassing and it looks like a brick and is as heavy as one.. At the moment it won't even turn on for me.. The camera is a very bad quality, The games are no good.. All i can say is i'm overjoyed i'm getting a new phone in September. I would recommend this phone to older people if they are in URGENT need of it. It isn't even blue and all fancy like in the pic.. Mines is grey and black (Very ugly). If you need any help or want to know more.. Email me or add me on msn. Byeee x
this phone sux the cam clarity is useless it's just dark and th worst part is the joystick pls if ur buying a new phone go only for nokia or SE
I have had this phone for just over a year and it's the worst phone i've ever had the misfortune to use. Camera quality is awful,memory gets full too quickly and the buttons stick. The only good thing is the sound quality for ringtones etc. The design of the phone is very good, however, drop it a few times and it will get broken. This phone is great for absolute beginners but for anybody looking for the same or near quality as nokia,sony ericsson or samsung ranges you will be very dissappointed.
During some time I was a great fan of this phone but now I discovered that Sharp GX17 is a thousand times better that Philips 355.
I have had a philips 355 for a while now. I get on great with it, especially with the data connect kit! A great phone with good features, yet still reasonably priced. Only cons are parts are hard to get hold of, and fascias are not replaceable!