I have had the Sharp TM150 for a few days now and I absolutely love it! I stayed up til 4 in the morning playing with it the first day I got it and figured out all the little niches and details. Navigating through the system is confusing at first, but after playing around with it, you get used to it and it's easy. This is an awesome phone. I just switched from Nextel to TMo & from a Moto i730 to this phone and I am very glad I did. This phone outdoes my old one by a landslide. In fact, my moto looks almost ancient compared to the Sharp! Here are my likes & gripes about this phone:
-the look of the phone is so different
-the camera is so clear and I love it
-the screen is just beautiful
-some people may think it's big, but I like the size of it, not too big and not too small
-it's more fun to use than any other phone I've ever had
-I can here clearly on it
-I love all the fun ringtones I have downloaded for free from tagtag.com
-so much memory on the handset and the SD card
-the ringer isn't the loudest but it's not that bad (considering I went from an annoyingly loud moto to this one)
-no games, but I knew that b4 I bought it, I have downloaded a few for free but they aren't very good ones, the only game I'd really like to have is Texas Hold 'em so if anyone knows where I can find that, please let me know!
-no speakerphone, but again, I knew that b4 I bought it. I'll just have to get used to it not having Nextel anymore, but I definately appreciate TMo's service much better (no dropped calls and even when I don't have any bars I still get service)
-battery life isn't great but I can live w/ that. Just have to have my car charger and I just bought an extra battery just in case.
That's bout it I guess. All in all, this phone is wonderful! Sure, it does have a few flaws, but what phone doesn't? At least a phone that you're not paying $500 for! I paid $100 for this phone w/ a mail in rebate and it is well worth it. This is a great buy and I am more than pleased with this phone. If you are considering the Sharp TM150, go get it, play with it for a few days, and trust me, you'll fall in love!
I love this phone but can someone PLEASE e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me how to turn off the flip-to-answer setting?!? I don't want it to automatically answer the call when I flip it open, I want to have to press a button to answer it. PLEASE HELP!
I like the the phone a lot. Even with all of its short comings. The camera is very good, almost excellent. The phone is adequate almost poor. I love the style of the phone and its display. The size is perfect. I have had smaller phones, and they are very hard to perch on your shoulder. I really wish it had a speaker phone. I will be watching the TM200, I will not buy it without a speaker phone. The TM150 is loaded with features, but you need to sit down and read the manual in order to find every thing. It reminds me of a Mac, you cant find anything without reading the manual. I bought the USB Cable and software for it. It links up nicely with my IBM PC. I have had a lot of fun with this phone.
OK this is the best review you'll find anywhere so if you want to know everything there is to know about the Sharp TM150 before you buy it, then read on:
I got this phone for free from an offer on the t-mobile website, and so far I've had few complaints. Overall I give it an 8.5. That's just my opinion though.
OK here are the pros and cons that I've observed on the phone:
-The best camera I've ever seen on a camera phone. It's just amazing!
-Really clear and bright display. Don't open it at night or it's brighness will blind you!
-Also has great external display
-Menu layout is very easy to use
-Plenty of room to store, pictures, ringtones, and games (yes it IS possible to get games for this phone; I'll get to that later)
-Has a nice strong flip
-Sturdy makeup (looks like it won't shatter into a million pieces if I drop it, but I'm definitely not testing it).
-SD card for easy transfer of data from phone to computer
-Tons of options for most features
-Easy to get online with t-zones (you have to pay to go to websites with the unlimited version, though. But what's 5 extra bucks a month?)
-Picture caller ID.
-Easy to add contacts
-Tons of shortcuts
WHEW!!! OK those were the pros. Don't worry, there's not as many cons, and the pros far outweigh them.
-Doesn't come with pre-installed games, and unless you know what you're doing, it is extremely hard to get them.
-Bigger than most flip phones, kind of bulky (but not heavy)
-Up and down buttons on side of phone don't work for volume unless you're making a call.
-Camera is kind of slow; pictures can easily be blurred if your hand shakes a lot
-An annoying message about the macro switch comes up every time the camera starts (or maybe it's just my phone)
And that's it...
I mentioned before that it's really hard to get games, but it's possible. Here are three ways:
NOTE: YOUR PHONE HAS TO HAVE AN INTERNET CONNECTION IN ORDER TO GET GAMES (UNLIMITED T-TZONES FROM T-MOBILE, $4.99 A MONTH)
1. Go to www.tagtag.com from your phone (if you go from your PC, you'll have to pay for ringtones and stuff) and then go to tagtag.java from inside the site. Then you'll find a lot of good stuff.
2. Go to www.3gforfree.com from your phone, enter from "I am browsing from my phone," and you'll find lots of good stuff from there.
3. This was is the most complicated, but I dound it to be worth all the trouble. Go to www.zedge.no from your PC, sign up for a free account, and start finding games, ringtones, and wallpapers. Click "add to my account" for each thing you picked. Then go to wap.zedge.no on your phone, sign in with your username and password, and go to "Downloads". You'll see all the stuff you added to your account, and you can download each one from there.
Well, that's all for now! If you have any questions, just e-mail me at email@example.com, or you can IM me at AIM, MSN, or yahoo messenger at the sreen name PrincessAnne1026. Thanks for reading this!
P.S. Come on, the phone is not really as bad as some of you people make it out to be. It's way better than a lot of phones, and I get compliments about it right and left wherever I go. There's no such thing as the perfect phone!!!
Hello all. I just got this phone this week and have been using for about 5 full days and....sigh!. I come from switching from a Samsung e105, and a nokia 3650 before that. This phone is a bit bulky but thats cool, cause its different. The girly color on the faceplate? No thanks. My biggest problem is that when in text mode, you cannot get that 'click' feeling to know you pushed the key without actually having to look at the screen (I memorized the keypad to type super fast in T9 mode). And there is no quick changeover key from T9 text mode to regular ABC text mode (like the # key on samsung and nokia) for when spelling curse words or in another language, and it CANNOT LEARN NEW WORDS EITHER! WHATS UP WITH THAT? THOSE ARE TEXT 101 BASICS PEOPLE! LISTEN UP SHARP! The ringer is VERY LOW! I dont work in a library, where a ringer this low belongs. The stock ringtones make me wanna puke. At least I had that nice Island music or the club beat on my old nokia (which came with the phone, thank you). The menu structure is a bit more complex than needs to be if used by a rookie. Reviewing your pics: they need to load for a WHILE before you see them. Battery life is VERY VERY SHORT if you talk quite a bit or play the games that IT DOES NOT COME WITH!! WHAT THE HELL? NOT ONE?! Back to the battery, it probably gets used up juicing that huge screen it has, whick is great, but sucks. Support is very limited. Pictures look superb on this guy. Keypad Very Dim. Cannot copy a # from the call log straight to an existing contact on my list. Worthless. Have to write it down or memorize it. Useless. Almost afraid to keep using it cause I know I will hate it the more I use it....SHARP, TAKE NOTES AND FIX IT NEXT TIME, OR GIMME SOFTWARE THAT CAN DO IT. PLEASE!
I just order this phone did I make a good deal with this phone or not please let me know.
I love this phone!!! I recently got this phone and it is certainly better than the old nokia that i had. I can hear really well on this phone, and even though a lot of people would say that the speaker is very quiet...i never missed a call because i could not hear the phone. I love the camera, but i don't think there's a zoom. The screen is great!!!! WOW so much color!! The phone i bigger than normal flip phones, but i can carry it comfortabely in my jeans pocket. I also don't like the fact that there are no games on this phone ... i have been able to get some though at www.mobango.com i also got some ring tones from this site. To get the games u will have to go on-line (purchase t-zones). This phone has an awsome menu and you can do a lot with it: it as a SD memory card that comes with it where you can save the pictures you take to it. I have a card reader/writer that easily transfer the images i have on the phone to my computer (the reader cost's about 15-20 dollars) anyways I hope that this review was helpful. I strogly recommend this phone it is better than i thought it would be.
i think that this sharp is by far one of the ugliest phones i have ever seen in my life....... neways..... the only way you can get games on this phone is if you dl them off t-zones...... i dont think you can put them on the memory card .... it also has a faggish color.... its okay if your a girl but if your a guy .. then i would want it in a diff color... preferably black
The Sharp TM150 is more than likely the best camera phone in the US, and it has a lot of good features. Here are the pros and cons:
-EXCELLENT camera, picture guality, and display. I could go on and on about that
-SD card for easy transfer of data to computer
-Nice external features
-Video camera capability
-My biggest complaint is: NO GAMES!!! I think it's possible to get them but I just can't figure it out! I really need help getting them. I'm desperate!
-No speakerphone. But I don't really care because I would never use it anyway.
-Kind of big. But I'm used to it and I kind of like the funky shape.
Overall I'd give it an 8.5. The games thing was a real bummer for me.
Well i like the camera a lot ... but i can't do some of the simple stuff like a could on my motorolla v300.. like change the color scheme. does anyone know if the data link for the PC to mobile software can change these types of options????
im not quite sure about the phone, it takes really good, clear pictures. but it is sooo huge!!!! and it kinda takes a while to load anything, you really hear when someones calling because of the volume.
I could get the software that was able to create *.mmf(Ring tone) file.
However this software is created using Japanese.
But I could use it, it's easy!!
Only drag 'n' drop and push 'Convert' button.
Before using this software I had to create wav format file from cd or some music.
//MAX Created size is 50kb
//Can use8bit PCM and 4bit ADPCM
I hate the ringtones on this phone. I was wondering, is there any way you could record things from the voice notes application to use as a ringtone?
i have a question where can i
get free ringtones for this phone?... cuz i do not like the ringtones at all
Just got this yesterday, free for new service. Pictures are clear, ringer is plenty loud - same as a normal cellphone, no games stinks, but also comes with headset. For a free phone, I couldn't expect anything better. I moved from Nextel and this phone is definitely an upgrade from the Motorola phone I had with Nextel.
for all to consume,listen spend the money on a none branded phone,its the only way to go.my suggestion is motorola products like the v635 or the nokia 6670
If you want this one, you'd better scramble. Out of stock via web order, and low stock in local outlets. Wife went to 7 local outlets today to get us two.
I am confused between getting this phone or the Samsung X475. I first wanted the X475 but then this phone went on special for free through T-Mobile so I thought it would be better, ordered it, and now read all these reviews and find it is a horrible phone. I am absolutely new to having a cell phone and this sounds like a hard phone for even experienced users. Any recommendations honestly? Is this phone really such a piece of crap? Of course I'm most attracted to the way it looks and will honestly just be making basic phone calls on it (no game player here)..maybe a picture or two...but if you can't hear the phone ringing and the menus are complicated maybe it isn' the phone for me? Any opinions on the Samsung X475 compared to this phone? Thanks!