My phone: SE C902
Call and text message
Make video calls - Rarely
Send SMS - Constantly
Send MMS - Regularly
Send/receive email - Occasionally send, regularly view
Chat on an IM network (Skype, MSN, GTalk, WhatsApp, etc.) - No
Engage in social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) - No
Share photos and videos online - No
Take photos - Constantly
Shoot videos - Constantly
Use special shooting modes (Panorama, Time-lapse, etc.) - Constantly
Use native photo software - Yes
Use native video software - Yes
Listen to music - Constantly
Listen to radio - Occasionally
Listen to audio books - Constantly
Listen to podcasts - Constantly
Use music recognition services - No (doesn't work for some reason)
Watch movies - No (would do if phone could)
Watch online videos (YouTube, etc.) - No (would do if phone could)
Stream content over DLNA or TV-out - No, I don't even know what it is
Enjoy mobile games - Constantly
Web browsing - Constantly
Get info updates (news, sports, weather...) - Constantly
Use as a digital map - Yes
Use for GPS navigation - No (I would if the phone could)
Organize trip itineraries - Yes
Discover new places of interest: restaurants, cafes, attractions, etc. - No
Augment reality with local info apps - No
Manage your time with calendars, reminders - Yes
Use as alarm clock - Yes
Use the calculator, unit converter, etc. - Constantly
Put down notes or tasks - Yes
Use as a flashlight - Yes
Use as a weight-tracker, calorie-counter, exercise logger - Yes (pedometer)
View or edit office documents - No (would do if phone could)
eBooks - No (would do if phone could)
Magazines and newspapers - No (would do if phone could)
Use a mobile internet - No (would do if phone could)
Use phone for tethering (mobile hotspot) - No (would do if phone could)
Transfer files over Bluetooth - Yes
Use accessories - Constantly (bluetooth headset)
-max. number of songs that can it read.
-speed of transfer to the pc.
-ANSWERING MACHINE (some chineese phones have it).
thx for the audio quality tests with headphones. it would be great if you updated the older reviews with this.
A DUAL SIM DUAL STANDBY Android or Symbian qwerty non touch smartphone. I wish Motorolla Pro or Nokia E71 or HTC Cha Cha had dual sim and dual standby. Thats the main thing I want. Pls note that there is a huge market in Asia for these type of phones. My collegues and I are fed up of carrying two phones.
AzzooM, 04 Apr 2011You people at GSMARENA are doing a fantastic job. Your list looks great as you guys cover ever... moreI agree in full with AzzooM!
I consider GSMArena my reference point for every decision or information regards mobile phones.
You people at GSMARENA are doing a fantastic job. Your list looks great as you guys cover every aspect of the phone. This website has helped me a lot in choosing the right mobile, So keep up the good work!.
A feature found on some low end phones and not on the middle and higher end ones is FM Recording capability. Though not very important, it can certainly come in handy at times. I think that is something not very difficult to implement.
-Sony Ericsson P1i user for the past three years and still using...
Input method i.e. qwerty keypad, touchscreen, slider, etc
The perfect smartphone for me would be a strictly non touch dual sim dual standby qwerty bar type phone.
The main features that I look for is Wifi, multitasking, 3G HSDPA with EDGE and GPRS, copy paste, free HTML push email up to 10 accounts including secure corporate email with the ability to sync contacts calender and tasks, full adobe flash support on web browser with the ability to update, consolidated IM client (skype+gtalk+yahoo+msn+ovi), full office 2007 document editing support, pdf and ebook reader, PIM, USB modem, Wifi hotspot, excellent telephoney and call quality and signal, excellent audio quality in music player, radio, analog tv, ability to save emails and install apps on encrypted memory card, infrared, bluetooth, call recorder without beep, zip/rar file support, profiles, calculator, dictionery, predictive text input, 3mp camera including front facing with auto focus and vga video recording is more than enough for me. Should be less than USD 300/=. Pls no shiny/fancy UI's for me.
I would like to point out few purely usability issues with reference to touchscreen phones in particular. I think these are worthy of being included in your survey and will help people in making a buying decision. Currently I'm using Samsung Galaxy 3 GT-I5801 with Tata Docomo.
1. Headset controls like receive/end calls, play/next/pause for music player and volume control should be there as this feature is very essential in touchscreen phones
2. Number of default/stock applications should be reduced and let people purchase whichever they feel are essential. This will help in further personalization and reduce unnecessary burden on phone's memory and CPU. I have never used more than 60% of stock applications on my phone and Android Market has plenty of better ones to replace the generic versions.
3. Operating system of the phone should be reviewed. Had I known performance comparisons of Eclair and Froyo, I would have never gone for the former and waited a bit longer for next version.
4. Set up a normal usage benchmark (eg. 30 min voice calls, 1 hour music player, 20 messages and data services always on standby in a period of 24 hours) and review the battery life. If it's a secondary phone, battery life doesn't matter but a primary touchscreen phone needs to have good battery life and first time users are unaware about tweaks like task manager/killer.
Hope this helps. I would get back if anything else occurs to me. Thank you..
Yes a lot of those already listed, but please hey must have folders within the notes section. I have from 20 - 25 sections (folders), with lots of information that I like to have with me. I have at least 250 notes on my PDA and I have trouble finding a phone that will replace the two items I carry. Phone and PDA. RIM is about the only one that does it now. I like the little 9700, but my fingers are too big for that. does anyone else make notes these days?
WOW! That's a LONG LIST. And YES I'm using almost ALL of the above! LOL! :D
If not regularly then at lest once every few days.
"Copy/Paste" was also forgotten! ;)
Superphone Android Samsung Galaxy S user!
audio quality and processing power
Hi, I am from Bharat(INDIA). Demands from a phone...
1)LONG Battery Life
4)Majority of young ppl like me prefer TOUCH phones. Or maybe QWERTY. They are heavily into social networking(INTERNET GPRS/EDGE) & SMSing.
5)Majority of ppl over 40 prefer NOKIA with alpha numeric pad. Their purpose CALL.
7)MUSIC & FM are must & so is BLUETOOTH.
11)processor speed, RAM, OS, of little use.
LONG LIVE NOKIA!!
predictive text input methods.... such as t9 and/or swype
Browser should support all language such as "Bangla".
thanks gsmarena....good job....just want to add dictionary and translation capability to your list
Call and text message
Make video calls: Don't have 3G
Send SMS: Atleast 20 SMS a day (from each of my phones)
Send MMS: Rarely, maybe 1 in two weeks
Send/receive email: Daily, 4 mailboxes (Ovi, Yahoo, Gmail & Hotmail) (in my N8)
Chat on an IM network (Skype, MSN, GTalk, WhatsApp, etc.): No
Engage in social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.): Facebook, always online (in my N8)
Share photos and videos online: DEFINITELY
Take photos: That's why I bought my N8. But I shoot using my E72 as well.
Shoot videos: Rarely, but I do shoot sometimes.
Use special shooting modes (Panorama, Time-lapse, etc.): I shoot with Panaroma with my N8
Listen to music: I compose and listen to them when I get my free time (in my N85)
Listen to radio: Not really
Listen to audio books: Never tried (the subject is unknown)
Listen to podcasts: I used to (in my N85), but now I don't
Use music recognition services: Nope
Watch movies: Everyday (N8 & E72)
Watch online videos (YouTube, etc.): Nah
Stream content over DLNA or TV-out: Yep (N8)
Enjoy mobile games: NFS Shift, Galaxy On fire (N8) & Pipes (java) (N85)
Web browsing: Almost everyday (N8 & E72)
Get info updates (news, sports, weather...): I use traveler, which updates automatically every day, twice (N8, E72 & N85)
Use as a digital map: yes. And I love it (N8)
Use for GPS navigation: Just to show off my friends & colleagues (N8)
Organize trip itineraries: Nope
Discover new places of interest: restaurants, cafes, attractions, etc.: Nope
Augment reality with local info apps: Nope
Manage your time with calendars, reminders: All my scheduels are put and syncronised with other phones & my laptop (N8, E72 & N85)
Use as alarm clock: I use the calender rather than the alarm clock (maybe because when Nokia had a single alarm clock, I had to put my alarms in my calender. And the habit is still there).
Use the calculator, unit converter, etc.: Calculator (N8, E72, N85), Unit converter (N85), PDF reader (E72), Photo & Video Editor (N8), SPB Shell (N8) etc.
Put down notes or tasks: Always. I like Active Notes better than Notes, so I miss it on my N8 (but my E72 has it :D)
Use as a flashlight: Not really (Used it on my N85 & the flash burnt and turned yellowish)
Use as a weight-tracker, calorie-counter, exercise logger: Not really, but I use s/w like Sticky notes, Countdown Timer, Stopwatch, Toshi etc.
View or edit office documents: I do it in my E72
Magazines and newspapers: No
Use a mobile internet: Yes (N8, E72, N85)
Use phone for tethering (mobile hotspot): Yes, with Joiku Spot (N8 & E72)
Transfer files over Bluetooth: Yes, (N8, E72, N85)
-be specific and check if the music formats advertised really work (eg. if someone has his music in he-aac+,he or she is not going to convert it to another format.)
-be able of taking -sharp- pictures at 10cm.
good battery backup is also should included. as now many cells have good standby but their charge run out for some hours of net browsing,gaming, and waching online or self memory movies. also good internal menory or expandable option(16gb min). mobile speed and price range for sim free phone also included in your surway
•Use as alarm clock
•Use as a flashlight
•Use as a digital map
•Use for GPS navigation
•Get info updates (news, sports, weather...)
•Enjoy mobile games
•Watch online videos (YouTube, etc.)
•Listen to music
•Chat on an IM network (Skype, MSN, GTalk, WhatsApp, etc.)
•Engage in social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
•Share photos and videos online
•Make video calls
•Use a mobile internet