Cool, Phone! I really like the blue backlight. Looks really modern and cool!
Coo, Phone! I really like the blue backlight. Looks really modern and cool!
I bought the S40 few months ago and i discovered that there are a lot of bugs in it. I heard that i could upgrade the version of my current software. Does anyone know how to upgrade it? Please let me know.
The design of this phone is great and for the rest it sucks. Bought the phone in April.
Could not get internet connection working.
Could not get Palm synch working.
Battery lasts 2-3 days on low usage (specs 260 hours).
3 weeks repair to fix problems with SMS.
Upgraded to version 2.9.0
Again SMS not working.
Phone switches off by itself.
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE, unless you just care about the looks
I have had this phone for months. Its a great little phone but the version I have is full of bugs. I have ver 2.4.0 - to check type in *#36446337*8378# then press call. As soon as it tries to call, press end. Now in your menu you'll have a new menu called engineering - if you go in there, you can check lots of cool stuff - including the software ver. I don't know exactly how, but if you mess around in there too long, you can void your warrenty through siemens. As soon as you reboot the phone, the engineering menu goes away and its like you never entered it. I don't know the latest firmware version, but I do know ALL the bugs for ver. 2.4.0. If anybody has any more input, I would like to know.
I got this phone five days ago and it's growing on me. At first I didn't like the keys and the menus but now when I'm used to them they are OK.
Design is great. I like the aluminum front and it's pretty rugged.. dropped it on the road once and nothing happened. The blue backlight looks really cool when it is dark.
The features are great!
I love the calendar and dictaphone functions. The calendar uses the Vcard standard which means you can sync with almost anything.
User friendly: Siemens has done a lot to make this phone userfriendly. Among other things the menus change, so you can only see the ones you need. And the display has different levels of contrast to emphasize important information.. Nice :-)
Software: The software stability is a known issue on this phone. It crashes a lot and behaves strangely know and then. Siemens are working on upgrades to improve on this. But it is a bit annoying..
All in all I like the phone. But there are a few annoying things about it.
Ok I've got this phone for close to 3 weeks now. If you're living in the States, I would not recommend you to buy it till it's officially out! It's a pain in the ass to search for the accessories, and when I finally got them, I immediately regretted.
1)The carkit comfort plus doesn't come with the mounting plate, it's sold separately, meaning you've to drill a hole in your dashboard to get it installed. The least they could have done was include this info on their website!
2) The earpiece goes through the bottom of the phone, the same jack used for charging. I haven't gotten the car charger yet (this is different from the car kit), but if Siemens has no better sense than to make them use the same jack, I've to salute their design team for their stupidity 'coz it'll make your earpiece totally useless when you're charging it in the car.
3) The battery life only lasts 1 day max on standby mode and with very light usage! This is a complete rip off, a far cry from the 170 hrs or so they've promised.
4) As I've stated, if you live in the States, wait for this to get released and get it from an authorized dealer, there's no one to turn to when you need tech support and this is a major turn off.
Lot's of programming glitches. Phone hangs many times. Not text messaging friendly.