To Morter: if you need nightmode, ok, but try to find a mobile phone for 249EUR with night-mode and all the other features the CX65 has...
Lots of people are talking about "good" and "bad", but they totally forget the price. When you compare phones (or other things), you have to compare it with things within the same priceclass.
By the way: there are still lots of phones with a CIF-camera, compared to them this is a very nice VGA camera (for instance: the nokia 6610i with CIF --> 239EUR :s)!
although this is a mobile phone but night mode is a necessary part of a camera mobile phone. a camera in a mobile phone is prefered by ppl because it stays with them all the time. now if one wants to take picture at night, do he keep a torch or search light with him too, to use its blind camera???
i am really disappointed. i was about to buy it but thanks God, came here and saw this!
Can someone post some pictures taken with this phone? Here is where you can host your pictures for free and then post the links to the pictures on this board.
To the last "unknown person": we already said a few times that this is a mobile phone, not a digital camera. The camera is very good and I've no problems with taking pics at home. And if it doesn't work very good --> update firmware first. :-)
Nice looking but not a good working phone. Camera sucks....no nite mode, can't even take picture even at home where light are on (deem).
The only good is the infrared, at least it work unlike like samsung (sort of dummy infrared).
I have thought a very long time which phone I would buy: Siemens CX65 or Samsung X600. Which is the better?!
For all those people complaining about the camera being crap and having no nightmode. Please remember, ITS A MOBILE PHONE. if you want to take pretty pictures of high quality, buy a digital camera. You wouldnt expect your TV to wash your socks would you??
For my opinion: the colors of the cx65 are very good, but I don't know how to compare it with m65. :-)
In my m65 no contrast contol and 10 steps of illumination but when you look at the white color you find it not that clear like st 55 or c-cf62 do cx65 have the same problem
To Perplexed: maybe you can do a firmware update to fix the problem? At siemens-mobile.com you can download firmware version 8 for the CX65 (not already tried it with mine, still running firmware 2).
To ma'en: the CX65 can set a picture to full screen for background, but the logo's/indicators are overlapping the background of course (but isn't that logic? ;-) ). You can, however, replace the operator-logo to a transparant gif for example...
You can't adjust the contrast (believe me, there is NO need for), but you can adjust the illumination in 10%-steps.
I recently received a CX65 from O2 here in the UK and it seems to have a fatal flaw: if you receive an email on it, the phone crashes (switches off). If you switch it back on the phone will crash again in about 30 seconds. The only way round this is to switch it back on, then get to the inbox quickly and delete the email. If you can do this before the phone crashes again then the phone will behave normally. It's the same no matter how big or small the email or whichever email account I send it from. O2 sent me a new phone yesterday and it's even worse: so far I'm unable to delete the email in time, so now my phone is completely unusable. Anyone else found this?
frankly speaking i got this for SGD$298 so is a budget phone for me.. camera is excellent.. if u want nightmode just like what Matti said "maybe the camera has no nightmodus, but you can attache an external flash if you really want.
After all I payed 249EUR in Belgium; not very much for a phone like this. It's not only the nice screen and the good VGA camera, but there are also lots of nice details (it's nice to design your OWN themes"..
do you mean that cx 65 cannot show you full screen background like m65 or what and also who can make sure that this phone has contrast control or only illunmination
It's absolutely right some people just don't read the specs good enough. And idd, for good pics they invented the digital camera! The picture quality of the CX65 is very good FOR A MOBILE PHONE.
And ok, maybe the camera has no nightmodus, but you can attache an external flash if you really want.
After all I payed 249EUR in Belgium; not very much for a phone like this. It's not only the nice screen and the good VGA camera, but there are also lots of nice details (it's nice to design your OWN themes (http://www.club-siemens.net/fun/m65themes/index.shtml), easy connection with PC, 2 white leds, handy filetree, ...).
Of course there will be other phones with almost the same capabilities, but not all of theme have a price of only 249EUR...
i don't understand why people buy the phones first and then complain that there is no night modus or something els what they want the phone should do while there are plenty of (technical) information about the phone