This is a very cute phone, it stores a camera and is going now for quite cheap. Its very small and compact which is very good for me as we arent allowed mobiles at school and i hide this phone in my pocket. Very easy to navigate around, the menu is creative and the shortcuts on the keypad make it easier to get to your favourite places (messages, camera, phonebook and sound). The only cons are that there is no sound in the video recorder, it only holds 50 photos and about 60 messages. Ringtones are all rubbish, no music player or bluetooth. Otherwise, this phone is very good I give it an 8/10.
I think this phone is nice its perfect 4 a girl and gd 4 textin a gorjus boyfrend but I think it needs more stuff in it coz it needs sound in the video ps a cant get it off lock sum1 help meeeee
hi could anyone please help me i bought a VK530 but it used to be a contract phone and i locked the keypad and now i cant unlock it ive tryed 0000 but no luck could anyone with any ideas please e-mail me much thanks .
right ive read all the other comments about this phone, and ive had probably bout the same thing, i aint gonna start boring u with the same thing but its really annoying coz i really need to send picture messages to my m8s and it says sending failed and the network signal is fine. also the camera keeps takin pictures without me taking them, like if its in my pocket it will take a picture automatically and it comes up as spy picture...weird, also its really scary coz it turns on and off, and te battery only last about 1 day if i charge it for 3days or so:( thats all it gotta say, but dnt waste ur money on the phone, its scary!
this phone is basically a rebadged Samsung phone - as such it's about a 5 year old design. The memory capacity is poor, the phone is slow to use and the camera is one of the most unusable ones i've seen on any phone. Worst of all my daughter has gone through three of them due to the phone's poor build quality - the camera stops working, then the sim holder fails and the phone becomes unusable.
For the price that this phone costs on a pay-as-you-go scheme, you can get a properly made phone like the Samsung D600 which is infinitely better.
would advise anyone that wants to buy this phone... DONT! i've had it for about a year now and on the first day i loved it but then i realised all its faults. you can only store up to 50 photos, the phone sometimes goes all fuzzy when you take more than 4 or 5 pictures at a time. When you recieve texts sometimes the phone automatically deletes them and sometimes the phone just switches off. If you are reading your messages back to yourself you can read about 4 or 5 and the phone turns off. so yeh, im not a great fan. I'm buying a new phone (the samsung d600) so can't wait to get rid of my VK.
i like this phone. its cute, it texts it phones, but it won't send pictures:( does anyone know how to sort this please.
I don't have much of a comment about this phone except to say that I was happy with it at first but then after only having it for a month and a half it broke and now I can't get ahold of anyone to fix or replace it. Does anyone out there have a customer service number for the United States that a person can call to find out how to get your phone repaired? I tried emailing the company at their web site but after three weeks I have not heard from them yet.
I was delighted when I first got the Vk530 model. It looks cool, cute, trendy but I have to admit I am very disappointed with it.
It is a very slow phone with little memory.
It often makes a strange crackle noise when i am speaking on it.
I do not mean to moan but we work hard for our cash and should receive a descent phone in return for the money we pay.
hi did somebody get the code for deleting messages i have *#29# which does not work. this mobile is crap gets on my nervs
Just bought a VK about 3 weeks ago and just need a bit of help. Didn't have any trouble with it until just now everytime i go to send a text it fails even when I am trying to delete a message. Could u advise me on what to do? dont understand it. Thanks.
I've had my pink vk just over a year it says i have a message but wont let me go onto my inbox is there away 2 fix this? if not do u think the shop will have it back even tho it's over a year? Email me with the answer to email@example.com tnx -X-
i have ad this fone about a month an a half, im now gettin a new one. the memory is poor i cant send pictures to people or recieve them :( dont kno y? apart from that tho the fone is fine if you want a basic ring n text fone it looks cute is small n works but its not for me.
heya i have the VK530 and want to download some ringtones my manual book doesn't show how to do it or what type i can download (polyphonic, monophonic etc) could you e-mail me and tell me how to do it. please
i thought the phone was great when i first got it all small and pink! i loved it then after a few weeks when i read my messages it kept coming up with error and i couldnt read them so i had to turn it off and on all the time! it still does it today. Also the camera is blurry and the video has no sound. the most annoying thing is that it doesnt have bluetooth and u cant get any ringtones for it. I would say this phone would be ok for girl about 9. But i wouldnt recommand this phone to anyone
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Okay, so this phone LOOKS incredibly gorge and cute etc etc, which is why I bought it around Feb 05. This phone looks awesome and is really nice, but when you put it down to practicality, I don't know...it's, urm, not very good.
The memory is bad, with only 50 photos, 5 motion shots (app.), 50 text messages. You have to regularly delete past messages and photos you don't like, so you can take more photos, receive more messages etc.
The camera shots are not so good, in most lighting, but I've got some really good photos. Sometimes, if you are taking photos for a long length of time (like 15 minutes, -rolls eyes-) they go weird, like all multi-coloured in certain places where the light hits. It's like that for everything after that. You just need to close it for ten seconds. Maybe this is just my phone. But, anyway, the camera overall is pretty good. You just need the right angle and lighting.
Also if you are deleting messages for a long period of time (again, 15 minutes, roll of the eyes) for some reason it comes up "fail" if you try to access the messages. You have to turn off the phone, then on again. No idea why. Maybe this is just my phone.
The battery lasts around 2 days, which is average, but I wish it would last longer. Also it started to switch off randomly from about the 2nd month. Don't know why.
The ringtones are pretty bad, but I really don't care. I don't understand what all of the fuss is about. I've never tried to download music for it.
You cannot record anything, which is a big let down. But, again, I don't mind.
This phone is okay if you do not care much about memory or music, and just want to chat with your mates. This phone is certainly nothing special, and really quite bad, but you can manage. It's just so annoying sometimes that you want to throw it off the wall and stamp on it until it explodes. -Angelic smile- -cough- yes, anyway...this is an okay phone, in my opinion. But I would recommend you get a different phone.
PS: I have the lilac one.
PPS: I'm 13. I was 12 when I got it.
at firsti was really happy to get this phon b/c it looked very cute but this phone really sucks alot. you can't even download. this is a very lame phone. i hate i spent my money. how are you going to invent a new flip camera phone that can't get ring tones and the 9button always get stuck
this fone rawks!!
i've had it 4 like..... 8 months n ther hasnt been ne problems. it wud have been betta wiv sound recording but hu cares!
its betta than all mi mates fones n evry1 i know luvs it!
i dunno what th hell is up wiv all da peeps hu gave it a bad review it really works 4 me
After owning the VK530 for several hours, I have so far not found any problems. It has a good colour screen, slender, sleek build, fun and interesting ringtones, attractive colours and so cute! I know what your thinking, it wont go wrong in a day but nothing has gone wrong and I love it! It has animations for texts, great camera and good video (although with out sound.) There are many great features about it, and my advice is you won't know for certain about ANY phone until you try it! I was suprised at the lack of good reveiws about this phone and all I can say is DON'T ALWAYS FOLLOW REVEIW RESULTS! It is so great I am dead chuffed with it!!! This phone stands out, and you will definately be centre of attention when clutching it in your palm. FOLLOW YOUR HEART!!!