btw simon, i'm just curious...why did you sell your moto? i've looked up the specs of the V1050 from this site, it seems to be a fully featured phone. what's wrong with it?=P
C75 is not that bad...my wife has it and i really find it very elegant.=) if you're not the rugged type, this phone is for you. it's slimmer and lighter....and as you mentioned, cheaper!=P go for it!=)
bok, i forgot to mention...the battery will take about 4-5 charge cycles before it reaches its maximum performance..it'll improve further after that. if you don't fiddle with your phone that much, it could reach 3-4 days. it'll also depend on the signal of your provider in your location. the weaker the signal, the faster it eats up battery power. hope this helps.=)
hi there bok, congrats on your new ME75!=)
once again, thanks for the tips. i'll be applying them in a bit. i have a couple more questions if you don't mind... what is the display if the phone has been fully charged? the manual doesn't say anything about the display when fully charged.
- just check the screen after 1 to 1hr and 15mins. this is the average time table of a fully charged siemens battery. if the arrow stops moving from left to right, then it's done.=)
and also, is your battery made in indonesia too? if it's not, am i to expect that my battery (from indonesia) will run like the other batteries (from indonesia) that some guys posted here? lasting only 2 days.. sigh... i'm obssessing about the battery. i had a phone before this one that needed only 1 full charge a week. i guess i'm expecting this phone to perform the same... thanks once more.
- guess you are..=P hehe. mine lasts for about 2 days with normal use...just remember, 65k colors can easily it up power. sometimes 3 days, if i use it rarely. try to adjust your illumination. mine's just 50%, more than enough for me. you can set it lower if you want, it depends on your preference. this will definitely save battery power. also, you may set the screensaver to digital clock. don't worry about the battery, no matter where it's made, siemens always makes sure of the qualtiy of its accessories. my phone is also made in germany and battery also came from indonesia...no problem here.;)
once again, thanks for the tips. i'll be applying them in a bit. i have a couple more questions if you don't mind... what is the display if the phone has been fully charged? the manual doesn't say anything about the display when fully charged. and also, is your battery made in indonesia too? if it's not, am i to expect that my battery (from indonesia) will run like the other batteries (from indonesia) that some guys posted here? lasting only 2 days.. sigh... i'm obssessing about the battery. i had a phone before this one that needed only 1 full charge a week. i guess i'm expecting this phone to perform the same... thanks once more.
we are glad that u like ur phone,about the battery,well....after my first charge;the battery drained off after exactly 3 days...with a lot of use of course(it was new and everybody wanted to see it and play with it)! the second charge lasted for 4 days...,
siemens tells us it could last for 450h,but this is reached in optimal conditions!
things that will drain ur battery fast:
-using GIF pictures as wallpapers or as screensavers.
-using IRDA a lot or leaving it on.
-using the camera a lot.
-playing JAVA GAMES.
all these make ur battery's standby shorter!!
in normal usage like sms and medium calling...it should last u like 5 days!
u can put the digital clock as ur screensaver and reduce illumination to 50% to increase the battery life!
take care man and enjoy ur Phone;)
to dark and xciter: thanks for the advice. i just got it today.:) and i love its feel and keypad. so far i'm very satisfied. i got the one made in germany, but i have a concern though.. the battery that came with my phone is made from indonesia and i'm worried if their promise of 450 hours stand-by time(1000 mAh) will hold. i've read from someone here that his battery stays for just about 2 days.. should i contact siemens about this? also, after waiting for the phone to reach "battery empty" once i got it, i charged it fully for the first time (turned off of course). but then just after about 6 hours the battery has gone down to 2/3. should i be worried or did this happen to you too in your initial charging? once again, thanks a million.
I've sold my damn motorola v1050 n now wanna buy this Siemens. But i'm stuck between this one n c75. C75 is 30$ cheaper n I don't know which one i should buy
dark is absolutely right!=) go get it, an affordable mobile with lots of useful functions...a classic siemens. about your first Q, yup, it has text ID. it has the usual shaded (marked) name of the sender. also an old siemens trick, as long as the shaded name of the sender is visible on the screen, you may opt to call the sender by just pressing the call button. good luck!=)
i bought this phone 2 weeks ago and i would like to say that this phone is just amazing,i want u to go and feel the phone in ur hand,i love it,its small and rezistant...
about ur questions....this phone can store 100 messages in the inbox,plus the 30 msgs that u can store in ur SIM Card,Plus the arhive!!
it has photo call,and a good reception and the ringtones are very loud,the screen is bright and veru clear and it doesn't fade in the sun!
about the update,i have version 22 and they didnt release any new versions yet! so i didn't try the update!
if u have any questions,i am glad to help!!
has anyone updated the software of their phones? how do you go about it? the instructions on the web site is a little broad. i'd like a more specific instructions. thanks a million.
i am considering buying this phone. i was wondering if the name of your contact is displayed if you receive a message from him. and also, my sim card can only save up to 30 mssgs, does that mean that i have to archive messages all the time? how many messages can i store in the archive? thanks.
A simple yet very useful phone. Wont give you problems like other units do.
Setting the screensaver to "Digital" clock will eat up your battery. You had better set it to "Analogue".
just put on screensaver digital clock and you will solve the problem with batery
its good size but bad no bluetooth card slot same like M75 features with 262.100 colour hoping for the next ....
Good phone except for the battery. It comes with 1000mAh but even if you use the phone just a bit, the battery dies within a day. I guess the only solution is to buy a proper battery, like Japanese Accu and replace the Indonesian cr*p that's supplied in the original package.
i really love using this set its a comfortable one with friendly options , good resolution and attractive appearance
and above all it has to b best coz I am da one using it ha ha
As max said,if it were from nokia,it would probably cost twice the cost! look at nokia 5140i,in my country it costs 210 EURO,and why?? cause u dont pay for extra features,,,u pay for the Brand's name! at least siemens give u a well built phone for little money,and i like it cause i pay for what i get!
Dark is right. For an entry level price you get a nice and sturdy phone already. If Nokia released this kind of phone, it would probably cost double. One more thing I like is that it is one of the last models released carrying the Siemens brand only. All new phones have the BenQ-Siemens tag already. Which makes it sort of a collectible...