Great Screen. Sound is OK. Purchased the PC link kit, but have not had any success with it. I've been able to load it up, but my PC never is able to connect with my phone. Has anyone had this problem? Any help would be apreciated.
i just got this phone. haven't got it yet tho but can u buy cool ring tones and put em on it?
Yo guys i dont understand why you making such a big deal out of this phone.
It's a FREE phone. I got it for free last year with tmobile 1 year contr.
B4 i had like 10 phones but this one's best. Camera is like real mpcam. Menu is too simple and many imp. features are missing. No loudspeaker. Huge screen and wonderful colors. SD card that u can plug to PC and transfer pics without tmobile's thing. Little screen has ugly colors tho
Try for a year and dont make big deal.
+ u'll like it )
Ok, the camera and video is great. In general, I am happy with the phone. Except for one thing. The battery life is TERRIBLE!!! I have to recharge it every night, even if I haven't talked much through out the day. After talking for about an hour continuously, the battery is nearly gone. There should perhaps be an extended life battery available for this phone. Has anyone else had this problem with the baterey?
I wouldn't be taking the time to post a comment unless I was very dissatisfied or over and above satisfied with this camera phone. I recently had a baby and have snapped hundreds of wonderful photos of my newborn, most people cannot believe they were taken with a camera phone. I also love the editing capabilities.
I have had this phone since February 15, and I love it. It has an absolutely beautiful screen and all of my friends envy my phone. I love it! The camera has exceptional quality. The only complaint I have is it can play MP3's. T-Mobiles HiFiRingers are in the SMAF format and are quite short, but the quality is ok, i just wish they were longer. My favorate aspect of this phone is the overall look and feel. Its very sturdy and looks great. I like that its big but not too heavy.
i've owned one for about 3 days now and LOVING it. here's a quick pro and con
screen. biggest i've ever seen. bright, wont be squinting at it
camera: sure it isn't a digital camera, but for a MP camera on a phone, its pretty cool. i wont go back to VGA
sturdy: i like the little click it makes when you open it. LOL
card expansion: 600+ shots on a 128 MMC is a good thing
*=not important to me but still should be addressed
no bt or speaker*: could be important to people. its nice to have, but i'm not bashing it
customization: wish i could change the housing or *the pink strip*
the external caller id, when someone rings, it shows the name, THATS it!
for all you people who hate the data cable, use a sd/mmc reader
for all you people that complains about games, you wanna play games on your phone, buy an n-gage
for all you people who say you have to flip THEN press the green button(i keep hearing this one)
menu/settings/connectivity/call settings/flip open/incoming call/answer
I love tm150. the only problem that i have with it is that no one mekes games for it. the phone has java and wap2.0 and can do things that other phones could never do. But it cant download a smple game. and t mobile dosent seem to care at all. if anyone knows where i can find one please email me the address
I think the phone looks pretty cool. I know some people don't like the blue down the center, but it kind of reminds me of a blue racing stripe on a Dodge Viper.
The cons that other people have listed are pretty much true. The ringer volume is way too low. I keep it in my pocket and sometimes miss calls. You have to set it on ringer and vibrate if you want to keep it in your pocket and know theres a call. As for earpiece volume, thats pretty low too. But I've noticed that the earpiece is really small and if I move the phone down a little so the earpiece is right by your eardrum, you can hear a lot better. But it is very hard to hear in a noisy room and even at the max volume its not enough.
As for the positive, the pictures are great. Very crisp and clear. And the screen is beautiful.
Overall, I think the looks are great and works well enough but its a little short on some of the basics above. I give it 8/10.
Hello - Ruth again. This is 3 weeks after my other review, and I have some changes in my opinions. I am once again including my previous review at the end, so newcomers to the site can get help with finding games and learn more about the phone.
First, the camera still works great. The message about the macro switch still bugs me (why can't it just say - "camera loading"?), but I can live with that.
Second, I did in fact drop it several times by accident since writing my first review (I know, careless), but it did prove sturdy, and so far, I only got one barely noticeable scratch on it.
Third, for some reason, I can no longer download games and ringtones from www.tagtag.com on my phone. It may be just me, or it may be that you cannot download from that site anymore. It's sad, because they had a lot of good stuff there. You can still go there, though. Another site to go to for good games is www.zeroindex.co.uk (go from your phone). For first-timers, you have to have the $4.99 unlimited t-zones to do this.
Another thing is, although I absolutely love the camera, it can be REALLY slow at times, especially in dimmer light. I agree with Paul, the camera is at its best in bright light. Also, another complaint is that it doesn't have flash.
And that's basically all I have to update from my first review! I've included my first one, so you won't have to scroll all the way fown the page for it. If you have any more questions, just contact me!
OK this is the best review you'll find anywhere so if you want to know everything there is to know about the Sharp TM150 before you buy it, then read on:
I got this phone for free from an offer on the t-mobile website, and so far I've had few complaints. Overall I give it an 8.5. That's just my opinion though.
OK here are the pros and cons that I've observed on the phone:
-The best camera I've ever seen on a camera phone. It's just amazing!
-Really clear and bright display. Don't open it at night or it's brighness will blind you!
-Also has great external display
-Menu layout is very easy to use
-Plenty of room to store, pictures, ringtones, and games (yes it IS possible to get games for this phone; I'll get to that later)
-Has a nice strong flip
-Sturdy makeup (looks like it won't shatter into a million pieces if I drop it, but I'm definitely not testing it).
-SD card for easy transfer of data from phone to computer
-Tons of options for most features
-Easy to get online with t-zones (you have to pay to go to websites with the unlimited version, though. But what's 5 extra bucks a month?)
-Picture caller ID.
-Easy to add contacts
-Tons of shortcuts
WHEW!!! OK those were the pros. Don't worry, there's not as many cons, and the pros far outweigh them.
-Doesn't come with pre-installed games, and unless you know what you're doing, it is extremely hard to get them.
-Probably the biggest flip phone you'll ever see, kind of bulky (but not heavy)
-Up and down buttons on side of phone don't work for volume unless you're making a call.
-Camera is kind of slow; pictures can easily be blurred if your hand shakes a lot
-My SD card was corrupted and none of the pictures would show up when I copied them to it.
-An annoying message about the macro switch comes up every time the camera starts (or maybe it's just my phone)
And that's it...
I mentioned before that it's really hard to get games, but it's possible. Here are four ways:
NOTE: YOUR PHONE HAS TO HAVE AN INTERNET CONNECTION IN ORDER TO GET GAMES (UNLIMITED T-ZONES FROM T-MOBILE, $4.99 A MONTH)
1. Go to www.tagtag.com from your phone (if you go from your PC, you'll have to pay for ringtones and stuff) and then go to tagtag.java from inside the site. Then you'll find a lot of good stuff.
2. Go to www.3gforfree.com from your phone, enter from "I am browsing from my phone," and you'll find lots of good stuff from there.
3. This was is the most complicated, but I found it to be worth all the trouble. Go to www.zedge.no from your PC, sign up for a free account, and start finding games, ringtones, and wallpapers. Click "add to my account" for each thing you picked. Then go to wap.zedge.no on your phone, sign in with your username and password, and go to "Downloads". You'll see all the stuff you added to your account, and you can download each one from there.
4. Go to www.zeroindex.co.uk from your phone, and you'll find nice games.
Well, that's all for now! If you have any questions, just e-mail me at email@example.com, or you can IM me at AIM, MSN, or yahoo messenger at the sreen name PrincessAnne1026. Thanks for reading this!
P.S. Come on, the phone is not really as bad as some of you people make it out to be. It's way better than a lot of phones, and I get compliments about it right and left wherever I go. There's no such thing as the perfect phone!!!
The best pictures the TM150 takes are outside. They are the sharpest and clearest. The pictures the phone takes inside are very very good even in low light. You will find this out if you buy one.
I keep the camera set at the highest resolution for the best quality. You can shoot at lower rezs, they shoot faster, but they are not worth putting up on your computer or worth printing.
You must hold the camera very steady for about one second after you take the picture.
Hold it against something like a door jam or light pole to keep it steady. It will take a perfect picture. The colors are rich and beautiful. You can also get very good results by holding it with two hands; and hold your breath when you push the button. The camera is still shooting for about a half second after you push the button, so the image can reach full saturation. If there is any movement during the saturation time, and there will be a blurry image. A passing car will be blurry.
It is not good for action shots. If you tell your subject to say cheese, or catch them while they are not moving it will be ok.
To take a picture, hold your left hand up and press the side of the phone against the palm of your hand; like your holding it against a wall to steady it. Hold your breath for a second and push the button. Now don't close the case while the picture builds. It will be lost. It takes several seconds to build, if you like it, you have to save it. Save it to handset memory, or SD card memory. The card can be pulled out and put in any SD reader. Only handset memory can be accessed by the USB cable. Pictures can be moved or copied to either location once saved.
It take Videos too, but they are poor, very robotic. Good if you want to take a video of a flying garbage can lid and tell everybody it is a UFO.
The phone has poor ear volume. It will be difficult to hear your caller in a noisy room, or out in traffic. The head set does not help at all. It is just as bad. People have not had a problem hearing me.
So the phone is a good weekend phone. Have fun with it.
It is not a good business phone. If you get into a bad situation, you cant be saying "What?" all the time to your customer. It is really irritating.
Sarah or anyone:
I saw your posting on May 18. You said you loved the TM150 camera. Then I saw others hating that feature.
Can you tell me if you had the problem of taking blurry photo because the camera has to wait for a second.
I am seriously considering buying this model. Thanks for your feedback.
LOVE THIS PHONE!
Got it thru T-Mobile, paid $50. Easy to use, the camera works great (altho closeups come out better), ringtones are plenty loud enough (I use the T-Mobile Caller Tunes), and the display is beyond awesome. Don't use it for games so I can't address that issue. Would buy this again in a heartbeat. Also, using T-Mobile picture message, I never need a USB cable.
Has anybody out there bought Sharp's fifty dollar USB Cable and software CD? I would love to know what comes on the CD.
I have the "Software Manager" suite. It downloads free from Sharp's web site.
PAUL HERE I have to print a retraction.
I said I used a voice recording as a ringtone on my Sharp TM 150.
I am really sorry I wrote that. I did record my bog barking. But when I was setting my ring tone, I took a dog barking tone that was already in the phone. I thought it was my home made tone.
I have tried to convert this recording and mp3s to carry as ring tones but no luck. The only tones it will play are midi, known as *.mid tones, or Sharps own home made tones.
Sorry about that. Also it will not take an mp3, wav, or wma files into "My Sounds". It does not recognize them. I do not know if there is a software that will convert them.
There is a "Melody Composer" built into Sharp's "Handset Manager" software; Where you can make your own midi, or take a prerecorded midi and change the instruments, or RAISE the volume of the recording and then send it into the phone. This has worked very well for me.
Hey I got this phone today, anyone know if I can change it from pink ? Right now I'm not digging it that much, and I have the option to take my friend's samsung e715, but let me know if there's a way, post here, or give me an email. Thanks alot.
Ok, I got this cell antenna and safeguard. It says it reduces static and its like having a 4 foot antenna on your phone. Is this worth using? and what is the safeguard supposed to do?
First off, I would love to know if anybody has purchased and used the fifty dollar factory USB cable and Data CD? Does the Data CD have any games on it? Or a Game loading software?
I, like Cliff, bought a cheapy five dollar cable on ebay. I downloaded " Handset Manager" from Sharp, and with this setup, I have added ringtones and moved pictures in and out of the phone. But I have not found any Games that will work on this phone.
Just about everything Cliff says about the phone is true. But I still like the phone for what it can do. Come on I got mine for free too (well almost, sixteen dollars). I would never shell out four or five hundred bucks for any phone. That was the retail asking price for this phone.
The listing volume IS too low. You will have trouble in a crowded room or in traffic.
My biggest bi### is call waiting. I have not picked up a call waiting call YET. The procedure is like three steps. And I have always lost one or both calls, because I forgot the procedure.
Other than the call waiting problem, I can live with the other short comings.
To everybody who says the ring volume is too low, read the MANUAL. There are many ring tones already in the phone. And there are louder tones in there. Or record your own. I used the voice recorder to record my dog barking. I used the recording as a ring tone. One day I had the phone sitting on a desk while I was talking to a contractor in his office. The phone went off. The sound was so loud it made him jump. It was pretty funny.
The pictures I think are really good for a phone. But you do have to keep the phone very still when you shoot.
I think T-Mobile is a super company for giving this phone away.
Volume... can't hear it ring 75% of time and can't hear the person cause you can't raise the volume high enough. I work around traffic, big dissappointment.
This phone is complete garbage. I regret ever getting excited for a single moment about what I could do when I got this phone. I have so many complaints about this phone that I will probably miss a couple during this post. First of all, I do like the screen, (not the pink color scheme) but I do like the screen. I really like the fact that I can modify the picture of both the inside screen and the external screen. I like the overall appearance and general layout of buttons. Now onto my complaints. I got this phone for free from t-mobile's website and thought it was very fancy and had lots of features. The user interface is complex and takes some learning to make it work. The sd card was one of the coolest features I have ever seen on a phone. BUT IT HAS 0, ZERO! functionality. I bought the usb cable off ebay for 5.00 and downloaded the drivers. I don't know why I thought that the phone would be recognized as a removable drive just like most digital camera's. IT IS NOT. They have developed the lamest tool on earth to transfer files back and forth to the computer. In order to access the memory card on the phone usb link has to be disabled. That defeats the purpose. The phone can't play mp3's which was another hope that I had, The camera takes pictures but it is garbage. when you want to take a picture the camera has multiple settings and even zoom on the smaller sizes BUT you better get a tripod becase everytime you take a picture it will show a great picture and 1 second later it will show you the actual photo. I tried to take a picture of a dog and it came out blurry everytime because of the 1 second delay. The camera/video feature is so low quality that I feel like a schmuck for owning this phone. It has no games, and I tried to download some games off the internet and then move them over to the phone but the 'file manager' program wouldn't allow me to put them onto the phone because they were unrecognized format. I haven't tried to use the modem but I'm sure it will be a pain just like the rest of every other 'feature' of this phone. I read this entire 6 page review before my phone arrived and have now formed this opinion through my own experience with using this phone. The restrictions that have been put on this phone are garbage, I'm sure somebody will hack the phone and open it up to allow it to function as it already should but by then I will have pawned this phone off to someone who doesn't know any better and upgraded to something that works. If you are reading this and trying to decide if you want to get this phone or not, STAY AWAY FROM THIS PHONE!. unless you just want to take blurry pictures, wait for it to load each image, be forced to download thumbnails onto your computer just to see what images are on the phone, and a huge amount of other problems. I cannot express in words how mad I am that this phone is such garbage. I hope you don't make the same mistake that I made. If I would have paid 5.00 for this phone I would be even more upset. no games, no direct sdcard access, no thank you