I have the Energiser Hardcase H240S now for 6 weeks. There is two options to select icons using the up/down/left/right buttons to hi-light the chosen icon or switch on an onscreen curser (like a computer curser) which is painfully slow, switches itself on automatically and the only way to switch it off is to re-boot the phone. If you want the battery to last the whole day then don't use the phone to make phone calls. I usually have the phone back on charge by 3 to 4 o clock in the day. Not much good if you accidentally stray away from a power outlet.
Typing a text is virtually impossible and if you have any regard for spelling or grammar you will need to put some time aside. Switching between caps and lower case is clumsy and slow. The keys are unresponsive and the reaction time is so slow it is just impossible to spell a single word without a mistake. The key stroke response time on the old brick phones from 20 years ago were so much better, hard to believe this could be an issue in 2018. The call register for dialed and missed calls is just frustrating to use as is the phone book. I have the WiFi hotspot set to stay on but that too turns itself off randomly.
It is a real pity a phone bought in 2018 is so far behind my first phone that was the size and weight of a kilo of sugar.
When using contacts search, the 1st keystroke displays a numeric, not a character. I have to erase it again and when press again it shows a character. Very difficult to use. I went to the dealer (Softlogic) very next day and they said it is the nature of this phone. Font size of contacts can not be changed. Very small letters. When dialing, 1 or 2 digits are missing because phone responds late. Have to check the number again before making call. Inconvenient to use. Only waste of money. Worth only without these errors. Suggest the manufacturer to send an update to correct them. Even basic feature phones work smarter than this.
Anonymous, 07 Jan 2018This could be great for those who want a phone to be just a phone: water resistant, probably i... moreThis phone is pretty damn close to what I'm looking for. My current smart phone is like crack. If I need to I can use my sgs8+ for composing emails and doing business or using it casually when I schedule time for it. #smartdumbphonesforthewin bahaha
What a bummer: NO touchscreen, NO playstore and NO ability (setting) to enable/allow installing apps (apk's) outside of the playstore. Entering the WiFi password with the quirky keyboard was a real horror. No Energizer, this is NOT the way to go.
I will probably return it later today for a refund.
vyrouz, 13 Jan 2018ive been using it for a week and it is awesome u can instal any app on google play but it kind... moreHow did you managed to install other apps? There is no option to allow for unknown sources. How to enable it?
For many people this is all they need.
A classic look, a rezistent phone, LTE and UMTS bands, an Android phone with buttons.
Who needs an IPhone anymore when you have such a cute phone.
quad core and 1gb ram is overkill for a phone. They should reduce these and save weight/size. 18mm thickness is too big
ive been using it for a week and it is awesome u can instal any app on google play but it kinda hard sometimes coz d apps are made for touch screen fones. this fone has a built in cursor to accomodate the lack of touch screen
it used android thats means can install whatsapp ... i buy
This could be great for those who want a phone to be just a phone: water resistant, probably indestructible, Whatsapp support, battery probably lasts 4 days... The bad thing, if not a mistake, is that it's super heavy.
Tom, 06 Jan 2018You can always look elsewhere. There are people who actually want a candybar.Man Sonim or Cat will make a real rugged phone not this jokephone.