Sachine, 25 Feb 2009Philips has sold off its mobile phone division to a chinese company (a shenzhen based company)... moreTo be clear, Philips still designs all the phones. Just a chinese company manufactures them.
Philips-India website has got both the Philips X620 and X710. That makes me happy indeed. Will contact them soon. Hopefully they take their web presence with more importance than Samsung-India does.
Led-free soldering, firewall, huge battery-life, black body color -- I'm already more than happy just by reading the spec-sheet :))
i am one of the crazy fan of Philips cell phones since last 5years , because of its Long battery backup.
other fetures are also upto the mark.
So far i feel, Philips should go for huge advertisement
like Nokia, Samsung & Sony Erricson 2 grab the market.
Kuntal Aulad // Bangladesh
Philips has sold off its mobile phone division to a chinese company (a shenzhen based company) Frankly philips is not into strong marketing as nokia or sony or samsung. they make a good product and they let their product talk for themself.
Yes the selling point of xenium is indeed long battery life and it does work nearly to what it claims. the battery life suffers when roaming else its perfect. I did use 9@9++ and could go on a week of travelling without charger. And when I would be back, the battery would still be there.
I think people who have purchased this phone better comment so that people can get a clear opinion rather than speculating and confusing others who want to buy it.
Hi Ladies & Gents
I'm back with a followup for this phone. So let's start:
- no safe guard anymore for all Philips fans who loved that feature ;
- no "send contact" feature, so u can't use it with any other Philips that has that;
- no " other contacts ring tone" anymore, so you don't have a slick feature like that one anymore;
From my experiences I know that a phone can be improved by ADDING more features not my removing good ones who are already proven to be liked by customers, shame for the Philips software department! So,.. on this point ...I really don't know how Philips see the future of their company on the mobile phones part. Can be maybe 'cause 2011 is the final year for the China's supremacy & exclusivity for the mobile part of the Philips brand on the global market...who knows!
Over all the phone's looks are much nicer,... BUT...
Best of luck 2 all!
when does this phone come to Australia. i think the long battery life is a sold point
Phillips invented the compact disc now there innovating again with the best battery
hi 2 all ladies & gents
I am a philips cellphone user since last year when I got the xenium 9@9k< I must say I'm very proud of it> and,... yesterday I've received this model x620.
honestly now, the phone's looks are very nice, but the software and all the small gadgets that were included in the one that I already have are not on it any more... they tried to make it fancier inside, but at what costs... definitely not user friendly like the one I have .
I'll keep you updated with the exact ups & downs of this model !
cozijohn, 21 Jan 2009its crap !! wait and see first ,about the battery life ,you all know that the 1200 h stand by ... moreBeing over-judgmental is neither polite nor charming and definitely NOT healthy. Life is a half-empty glass of water for some people. For most, it's a half-full one.
By the way, shopping for a product by sales figures is a sure sign of marketing-victim. Brand-victim, too. A product that satisfies the prioritized scopes and/or requirements should always be preferred -- regardless of the sales figures. Right or wrong?
We call it a cell-phone, mobile-phone, portable-phone. It's a phone -- after all -- to set us free of the wires. Then how come the bigshot manufacturers are still ignoring the "good" battery backup feature -- is something I can't understand. It owes me awe actually.
Here is Philips snapping at Nokia and Samsung door, with this phone...The problem is, it will hardly ever get to Europe.....
Whoa...a 50 day stand by time. As amazing as that is that probably isn't the case. But then again it's not suing a standard Li-Ion battery so maybe it dose have a 50 stand by. Even if it is just a few weeks thats still very impressive since even some of the best phones (as far as stand-by and battery life) maybe last a day or two max with very very limited use. This will be interesting to see, who knows maybe Philips has some tricks up they're sleeves. I didn't even know they made cell phones til a few days ago.
its crap !! wait and see first ,about the battery life ,you all know that the 1200 h stand by is in the lab not in real life, so maybe 7 to 10 days max , the 600 day stand by is not to be born yet....
Haha, if it had a 600 days standby time they could sell it without the charger and make Nokia blush with envy. But even 50 days... wow. In real life, if it's even "just" 14 days it's still awesome.