The XDA Atom Life is your everyday PDA with Phone. It runs on WM 5 and stable. It has most of the bells and whistles a Tech Person will need with the exception of GPS.
The PDA is fast thanks to its 624Mhz processor. And has 1G ROM for storage to store your files, video and music. Memory is expandable via the mini-SD card.
The only concern with the unit is Battery Life. It is rated at 150-200 hours standby and 4 hours of talk time (3G around 2 hours). Actual usage on a non-3G networks requires the PDA to be charged everyday. As the unit is relatively new in the market, expect 3rd party vendors to offer an EXTENDED Battery version.
Overall, I am a satisfied user of this PDA. I do hope that O2 will release a ROM Upgrade to WM6.
I've been using the Atom Life for more than a month now and it is the best PDA phone I've used so far. My previous phones have been from Dopod and HP.
The highlights for the Atom Life are its fast processor and its fast HSDPA connectivity. This means that it can briskly handle most tasks (editing Word and Excel document, reading PDFs, etc.) and can browse the web with fast transfer rates. These two key points are enough for me to rate it as top of its current peers (Dopod 810, Samsung i718, HP rw6828). The other factors that I like about the Atom Life are its compact design, its 1GB internal ROM and its overall brand theme integration within Windows Mobile.
The negative points for the Atom Life are its lackluster speakers and the casing's glossy finish (fingerprint smudge galore). System stability doesn't seem to be an issue for me, but the occassional reset may be required if things freeze up. However, system hangs doesn't appear to be as frequent as on the Dopods or the HPs (the Dopod 818pro drove me insane).
Overall, I give the Atom Life a 9/10 rating for features and a 9/10 for performance. Design is too subjective to warrant a quantitative rating.
hi people , belive me o2 really suck s its really a waste phone ,not reliable at all,instead buy a dopod d600 or 818 pro both superb excellent ,good phones to use ,and dopod is manufactured by htc worlds best pda company . bye
Those complaining about battery life need to set Band setting to GSM mode rather then HSDPA.Use 900+1800 GSM. Keep 3G only for when you need to surf net. Will save lots of battery time after.
You can change the sorting order with the select menu in the messager, it's right there. The camera does not suck. It's actually pretty good quality, but the shutter speed delay is a problem. It's ok to move your hands abit after you press the button, just make sure you're still when you hear the "ka chee!" sound of the camera.
The speakers are still notoriously weak though, though it's quite an improvement from the previous atom exec. Everything else is just top notch.
If someone can tell me for sure the machine can be upgraded to WM6, I buy it.
Agree... the camera is suck due to the delay. Average take 5-8 seconds from the button press until shuttle sound. In between if ur hand shake ..then your photo will be blur. Pre-installed with softwares. Anyway, you can read review at http://www.mobile88.com/mobilegallery/reviews.asp
I bought the o2 atom life yesterday, its quite a complicated fone, why arent the text messages in order of the date recieved?, how can we change that? camera sucks, speaker also sucks, but its well organized, the organizer is very good. pretty fast fone. And just wondering how can I change the ringtone? overall i think is good but too expensive so not worth it.
Used for 5 days and I sold it off....The phone has got lots of bells and whistle. But the battery cannot handle the load. IF you need to make alot of calls and do browsing....You must buy two batteries. The battery cannot last more than 20hrs.
I got my O2 Life a week ago, I am using t-mobile service, I don't have any problem calling out but some people having problem calling me. Anybody know why?
I've used Dopod 810 and 838 Pro before. The Atom Life processing is really fast. However, the battery span is not as good as Dopod.
The Customer Service is the worst you can get.
As the 02 website states, the Atom Life comes with Value Added Applications. (CodeWallet Pro, WorldMate)
The CodeWallet Pro was in Trial Version. I called the 02 Customer Service and they will look into the matter. After a week, I called again and there wasn't any news. Waited for another week and called again. And they told me it's Trial Version and they cannot do anything about it. I asked them to define what's Value Added Application and they say they cannot do anything about it.
As far as I am concern, Dopod have a better Customer Support.
In conclusion, all I can say about 02 is "A first class phone with third class customer support."
I know this is not a DOPOD review , i decide to get DOPOD 810 over O2 Atom LIfe. Just not worth the money. You have to add extra money just to have their processor speed and 1GB ROM but the problem still there , hang a lot , hunger for battery. I guess will get DOPOD 810 in afew days .. .
Thanks guys for your help ..
hello arlee, good you asked.. this pda is only good because of its size and memory.. but camera is not so good for its price, you better get a nokia n95 or htc or dopod pda units. for n95 definitely very good camera both for stills and video, for htc/dopod, above average camera much better than O2 atom life, much functions and upgradable to WM6 for free.. I have my atom life a few days ago, but have to resell because of too much dissapointments.. look at the voting results, way down than htc/dopod and nokia n95.. dont loose your money for this expensive brick..
Heloo my name is aralee, I just want to ask anybody abaut 02 liffe, how abaout quality for video cam, and photo quality, can u send file, mp3 or else via blootooth,and mp3 for masssge ringtone like a nokia
Thanks for your answer
this is a great PDA! battery life is not as worse as been discussed, OS is very stable for daily usage, so far so good, no problem, and it is blisstering fast!
i wanted to know that whether these O2 phones have the nice display like the nokia phones have in them.
Dopod is better. More value for $. The OS for O2 life hangs too much for me. I asked the sales person for info and he urged me to go for a Dopod.
I read some review about atom LIFE . Same problem it hung and hunger for battery power. I been waiting for atom life to be release . Now my chance to get one . The problem that scared me . This is not a cheap PDA. Man now i am looking back to DOPOD 810 . I have till end of this month to make my decision. I need to get all pros and cons. Atom dont have GPS correct? Atom LIFE user help me , convince me to buy atom life .. Or else i'll go for DOPOD 810 .. I can save RM500..
Thanks very much for your input . Since the bat life suck for Atom thats something to consider. Say you are a heavy user , u use wifi to brows internet , check email how long the bat will last ?
I am considering Dopod 810 but the power that LIFE provide make me very very want to own it . It will be a tough decision .. Darn i need more help here hehhehe