i hv started to use s65 but i cant play mp3 on it or smart movi software does it possible to install above mentioned sftwr
Hartono, you dont need mp3, better is to covert them to .amr. It works well.
I'm new user of this phone (one week). Fireware 25. My opinion:
Telephony & management - excellent, very clear sound (i had some noisy lowend nokia before). Great Address book - here I miss one little thing - possibility to search by nickname.
Display very good display - with possibility to reduce light and save energy. For me is 10% just ok also in sunshine.
Quick menu with lot of possibilities to create shortcut.
Battery is weak a bit. It seems to me, that camera consumes lot of energy. I hope,that after few weeks, when I stop to play with camera, 4 days recharging cycle could be possible for my style of use (about 20 min call /day). Otherwise I must choose stronger battery.
Siemens PC software - mobile phone manager is
IMHO poor - it needs more than minute to start, and all this time it shows 'allways on top' splashscreen preventing me to do anything in centre of screen - but there is a great program called SiMoCo that works much quicker and better. I recommend this one.
Camera - no miracles, but I have expected that (have read lot of reviews before commiting to buy this one). Outside & sunny pictures are good, inside nearly terrible.
I believe that flash will help me.
Video recording - i think it's unusuable.
Sounds - not so bad, no bass. My favorite ringtones are played very well, but some other melodies i have tested were worse.
My conclusion - great phone for it's price.
It's high-end, but the cheaper one. So it cannot be perfect, but it meets my preferencees.
It's strongest functions can be found also
on CX65, but this one has
1. Absolutely amazing design
2. Megapixel camera, not the best in the world, but still much better than VGA.
this is not a fun phone, but it certainly is prob 1 of e most underrated & value-4-$ phones around. if u already have an mp3 player, then this is e phone 4 u. it's got everything u need and nothing that u don't. e 1.3MP cam is nothing 2 shout about, but it's still better then most phone cams. this phone is often criticised 4 its short battery life, but if u bother 2 do e initial charge proper then it's no problem really, unless u use a bluetooth headset all e time. e telephony n messaging is excellent, with a nice exterior 2 boot. thumbs up 4 S65!
I've had this phone for 6 months now and I can honestly say this is by far the worst phone Siemens have ever produced. Things to note: the battery life absolutely horrenduous; the phone locks up and crashes on a daily basis; no vice-dialing (S55 had it, what gives?); slow menu response; Bluetooth used to drop connection, fixed with fw43, though; awkward keypad and clunky buttons. My verdict: look elsewhere, Nokia 3230 looks like a good alternative.
I have found that there exist batteries of 1500 mAh for the Siemens S65 which has the double capacity of the original. I have bought one Max-Cell. I will post the results.
I have this phone for two months.the camera its so sad.I want to charge every day.The battery is terrible.DONT BUY IT
This is a good phone with good features. I have always liked Siemens, but this one is not as good as it should be.
I have bought one and thought I charged the phone this morning, now at night is almost empty so I will have to recharge tomorrow in the morning again. Battery life is very poor. Worse than many UMT's. If you just want it to last for 2 days leave it at some place and don't touch it.
Screen is good but low resolution. Other features are just fine. Keypad is very uncomfortable for writing messages.
Thought it can't play MP3's it plays WAV's with format DVI/IMA ADPCM 16khz which are smaller than a 128kbps MP3. It is proved. Just use CoolEdit Pro. Open a MP3, resample it and save it in the WAV format i have said. A music of 3:32 has a size of ~1,6Mb.
Of course don't expect to play many musics with its poor battery life. This capability is anetdotic.
The camera is good outdoors if there's much light and you are very still. Images are disfocused and with a little movement this is even more noticeable. Indoors the quality is poor. Images disfocused, dark, bad jpeg compressión, much noise difficult to take away, bad color, etc. If there's not much light the camera is really bad. No built in flash. No coments. Every time you take a photo you will hear a loud click and there's no way to quit it unless you use OpenDisk and a serial data cable to rename or delete the sound file in the phone's file system.
A phone is not a digital camera, but if you put a camera there don't put such unusable thing, just skip it. I would prefer a good VGA camera than a bad 1,3mpx one. Any way other phones have a camera worse than this one.
I have not found bugs nor hardware problems but I have heard complaints.
Good phone if you find it cheap, don't care recharging very often with almost no use and don't need advanced features. In that case there are other better phones.
performance is great
design is amazing
display is really good and big
camera is more than a good but at night you just pick up the flash (accesory added on )
and check the amazing features
A great phone, do not compare it -to a Nokia 7610 which is just too heavy and produces images which are, all in all, not good enough.
The 7610 is just that bit too heavy and fashionable - i should know, i've had 2 stolen.
i fink this fone iz ok the reason i got this fone iz coz of the looks and i was desprate 4 a new fone as i had a mc60(its crap!)but wen i got it i fort it want that bad!
This is a slick phone. Sure the nokia 7610 may have better video features but it is an ergonomic beast, not to mention it's hideous when compared to the style and sophistication that is the S65. I've had the S65 for 4 mos. and I find the battery's performance standard really, not great not terrible. There are also many ways to tweak and modify firmware and menus with this phone. The outdoor camera is great really compared with VGA although it is not the quality of nokia. But this is a phone afterall and the "communication" functions work famously, if you want a huge PDA-like smartphone get something else.
ı am very sad, ı used this phone for 4 months, all ı can say is siemens no more....ı am terribly disapointed.....ı sold it for another brand n......! sorry siemens...you must take care...you will lose a lot if you continue to issue such kind of machine... too much problem with firmware and software...
although this phone has nearly everything (bluetooth, irda, video camera etc) it is not all that good. the video quality is terrible, jumps all the time, the screen is too dull, the menus are literally black and white and the camera is meant to be 1.3mp. my motorola v80 has a better camera than this! avoid - get a decent nokia or moto.
can anyone tell me where i can download games 4 this phone??? i want it free......
Own S65, amazing phone, battery life is good if you change the default settings at they waste alot of battery, love the huge screen and amazing design, Can someone explain the comment about the d500 above, does he mean he sold his d500 as this is better or sold his s65 because this is worse????
This is my current phone after my SX1. It takes good, not great pictures; some photos look washed out unless you take them in bright sunlight. Outdoor pictures look fantastic.
I agree with the comment that the battery life leaves much to be desired. I charge everyday.
My phone has begun to show problems with communicating with my Palm T5; When using the SMS check function, my phone worked well for the first 3 mos., but now shuts off when I try to check my sms. It works fine when sending sms though. Also, my phone dies unexpectedly during calls despite adequate battery life. A visit to the Siemens concept shop has the technician puzzled because my phone's software is version 25 - it is up to date.