I have only one poroblem, how do I get MP3's from my PC onto my phone, I got the data cable, cant figure it out.
Any help would be appreciated.
The design of the BenQ-Siemens EF81 was the first thing i recognized. It was very important for me to have mobile without rubber or plastic, because I had negative experience with that.
It was not that important for me to have a brand mobile, but the design convinced me. It had to be slim and light so that I can carry it around comfortably even in bermudas, plus it had to be suitable for business matters.
Because of the different kinds of metal (stainless steel, magnesium) the EF81 is very robust, even the keypad on the backside is made of steel.I have to clean it from time to time because stains are easily visible,but this makes the phone even more classy.
The workmanship is really what you would expect from a Siemens phone carrying the label Made in Germany, very solidly crafted.The hinge is robust too and very durable indeed.
I havent missed a function yet, the adress register has extensive options
(Outlook alike) but I had to search for the Birthday function. An Onlineforum knew what to do, I had to klick all the way to the bottom and there I could link every person in the list to theit Birthday.
The instruction manual wasnt helpful in this case but apart from that qite good. The use of media player and camera is easy but i havent tried the video telephony.
BenQ provides the EF81 with very sharp digital readouts and a high resolution display- It is fun looking at it!
Of course the camera works best in good lighting conditions. 2 Megapixels are quite propper, the quality of printed photos is O.K.
The Ef81 camera rotates, wich I like very much because the handling with the outer keys is unhandy.
I was positively surprised that the battery lasted quite long- especialy for a siemens mobile. Its helpfull putting the UMTS function off if you dont use it and you want to save energy.
Up and downloads on the pc and from the pc were no problem.midi mp3 and pictures are quickly loaded. The synchronisation with Outlook makes it easy to update the adresses.
After some time with siemens mobiles, I had a motorola last time. I realy must say that motorola made a step back with the V3x. I think the Siemens-BenQ marriage has lovely children.
If you purchase early ( like I did) BenQ-Siemens provides a free personal gravure of the phone on their webpage, i am looking forward to that.
I would recommend the EF81, now that UMTS starts off i wouldnt purchase a GSM cell anymore, and the EF81 is a very good looking one. For Anyone who sets high value on a well crafted product with design and good businessfunctions, it is the right choice even I you dont use UMTS
hi!i bought tis Benq.Siemens EF81 1 week ago,,yes!it is slow.but it's ok,one problem is,when i use video call.i actaully can't talk with my bluetooth earphone on(ear piece)!is there anybody kind enough to tell or teach me how to use it if you happen to be a Benq.Siemens EF81 user??,cause the munaul did not actually say's how to use it..
I have it - now my rating:
:-) I love it !!!! :-)
I bought the EF81 yesterday, its a wonderful cell but i have just one problem that the phone cant read all the contacts that i have on my sim card!! what should i do?? should i re-insert all my contact list again in the memory of the phone or what?!!!!!
anyone please have an answer?
pleace help! i want to now! mobile phones have bluetooth games? or something like that? witch you can play with another phone! and where i can get it?
Hi user from Latvia, I'm from Latvia to. Here is the link http://www.news.tele2.lv/index.phtml/article/2256518 about currency 49 Ls is 70 Euro its true!!! Info from internet shop: http://www.xnet.lv/index.php?zoomid=35532 300 Ls is 428 Euro.
hi! i'm from Latvia(Lettland) and we have ef81 since end of april! in here we must pay to operator (Tele2) 70eur to get phone! must get contract of 24 mounths! but if want buy it in shop must pay +-500eur!
How do you add smileys to texts? Still cant figure it out....apart from that the phone is excellent and you can hardly feel it in your pocket as it's so super slim!
Had the phone for a week got it from fones 4 u on vodafone. the only bad point is the battery had to charge it every nite so far but no complaints about anytrhing else it looks good easy to use and if your a star wars fan you'll love it
i love it it looks so mint and i hope it does everythink that my samsung z500 has but when will it be in vodphone. My contract runs out soon and i want it now. Does anyone know if it can hold mp3's and can it really play videos also does it hav GPRS. so many questions !! but and a big but some people hav said that it is slow. i hope that it is not ture!! thanks 4 reading my view on this good/bad phone get back 2 me soon
Me & my other half are in the same boat mate, were also on o2 and have been waiting for this phone since Marc.
Originally Carphonewarehouse had it to be released in March but they have been postponing it every month, spoke to o2 in the shop and they said that they would be stocking them but don't know when exactly, apparently sometime this month. I also phoned o2 customer service up and they did not any clue at all when and if they would be getting this phone!!! Just seems weird how no one ever has any concrete information about new releases and I'm losing my patience as I've been waiting since March for this phone.
Also how can Benq Siemens just give exclusive rights to phones for U if they want to establish themselves back on the uk market?!!- by limiting the phone to one provider for X amount of time! I'd imagine that they will lose out because people like me who want it from a specific provider/ tarif/ upgrade will just stop waiting for it to be released on the other networks and opt for the usaul competitors i.e sony erricsson, nokia, samsung.
I know i'm not going to wait for much longer!!!
ranr over & benq siemens take note!!!!
I really want this phone but it seems that in the UK noone other than Vodafone are doing it! I'm on O2 and I don't want one of their contracts and certainly do not want to pay £300 for it, I've been due an upgrade for ages, please someone tell me when it's coming out on O2, they still won't tell me anything! Help!
When I said "still waiting here in Greece.." I ment at the stores.I don't want to buy it from the Internet! I want to upgrade my contract with a new phone
Just upgraded to this phone from the D500, and its great.
My only problems with this phone is the poor battery life which i suppose is due to all the features, some of which seem odd why would you need a coctail manager? nice novely though.
my second problem with the phone is that it seems a bit sluggish opening some applications but hey its cool so who cares.
not too bothered by the fact it hasnt got a flash but like how the camera works good, quality anyway.
love the tv but can be a bit slow, suppose it depends on the area your in. the sat nav application is cool, but you have to pay for it :(
screens are impressive and im addicted to the battle ships game, but not liking all the star wars stuff on it yoda freaks me out.
Well all in all pretty damn good phone, even though i havent found half the stuff thats on it