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02 X1 review

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O2's excellent revamp of the XDA might be its high profile launch for this month, but it has another phone that has just gone on sale.

The big story with the X1 camera phone is that it is free, which in our book makes it great value.

Firstly it is pretty small for a camera phone coming in at around the same size as phones like the LG 7100. The effect is slightly spoilt by the protruding aerial, although, possibly because of this voice quality is spot on.

Screen quality with 65k colours is reasoanble and the images it takes via a camera with a rotating screen are pretty good quality. Other features include Calendar and Organiser (it can synchronise with Microsoft Outlook), Java, T9 predictive text, Call vibrate, Clock and Alarm and changeable Wallpapers.

Its big weakness though is that it is a pain to use. The menu is tricky to negotiate and on our sample the buttons were sticky and unresponsive.

Still, as it costs nothing there's hardly room to complain.

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Posted by Shiny Media on November 11, 2003 in Mobile phones | Permalink

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I bought a new sagem my xi trio phone trym to insert sim card, it keep telling me sim bluked. I do not know what to do

Posted by: hyacinth mmaduka | Jan 22, 2006 2:57:17 PM

hi,
it`s been nice to know that o2 x1 is the best fone i`ve ever had but i`m having a problem here. some one stole my phone, plz is there any way i can destroy it? cuz i know i can`t get it back plz you have to help me cuz it`s urgent.the phone has its serial number353232002380329. i will be xpecting ur reply as soon as possible thanx.

Posted by: harcourt | Dec 26, 2005 8:49:06 PM

My 02x1 is da best. The only thing wrong is someone has deleted my games

Posted by: anon | May 31, 2005 11:50:53 AM

My O2 x1 is great what are you all moaning abou.

Posted by: Anon | May 31, 2005 11:48:32 AM

Ive had the x1 for a year and a half now. It worked great the first year but recently ive had all sorts of problems that i never had before - freezing, switching itself off, pictures I receive being blank (this only started recently, it worked fine before). I still have the receipt for it, my mum had to pay £200 for it coz i didnt want a sim card. It was worth the price to start with but now its a complete rip off!

Posted by: Siobhan | May 13, 2005 9:12:28 PM

i got dis 4ne in feb wit no manual pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
someone know where i can download one

Posted by: washie | Apr 5, 2005 12:56:25 PM

i ve no comment i need display for o2x1 someone help me its very important ???

Posted by: Davor | Apr 3, 2005 4:39:56 PM

can anyone tell me how 2 store msgs on phone instead of sim so it can hold more???? email me pls mysterychickuk@hotmail.com

Posted by: laura moon | Apr 2, 2005 10:53:33 AM

christ i hate this god dam phone i suppose its good in some ways- quality is verry good nd the camera is superb but then u realise how it only stores 10 txts!!every minute my inbox is full nd then u have 2 go through deletin txts u dont want constantly!Also its so slow wen u answer an incoming call and the signal is so crap u cant have a proper convo without movin around tryin 2 get some signal!not wantin to go on but it freezes so much so i have 2 take the battery out nd restart it over and over agen,last thing-the battery lasts 4 just over a day and suprisingly it takes about 15-20mins 2 recharge it agen but then the battery goes down so quick!i really wouldnt recommend gettin this fone coz i woz so disappointed wen i got it ! c ya x x x

Posted by: laurren | Mar 10, 2005 6:37:31 PM

oh and I payed £169.99 what a bloody rip off!

Posted by: cheryl | Jan 25, 2005 4:15:23 PM

Aaggghhhhh! My 02X1 sucks, mega big time. Its ok if you like your buttons to stick and your screen to freeze and to occassionally turn off..... One thing that I have noticed is the SMS and MMS. With the MMS I can send pics, but if someone sends me a pic its blank!?! has anyone found away around that yet? The other thing is has anyone found out how to switch SMS to storing 250 instead of the usual 10? Im way beind the times my fone never started playing up till I had it 5 months but couldt find the receipt. ive now had it a year (im surprised its lasted this long) and i found the reciept but dont think they would do anything now??

Posted by: cheryl | Jan 25, 2005 4:14:21 PM

I got a o2 x1 phone that vibrates but doesn't ring! What's the problem?

Posted by: Mike | Dec 27, 2004 1:13:31 PM

The 02 X1 fone is the crappest fone ever!!! I wish i'd never got it. Its stopped freezing on me but instead keeps crashing!! Mainly after it gets charged so then i've got to take the battery off to get picture back. AAARRRGGGHHH

Posted by: minnie | Dec 1, 2004 8:40:31 PM

i agree with you darren i had an o2 x1 about 7 months ago theyre 1 of the best phones ive had and the camera is brilliant and now i have the upgrade 02x3 that is wicked i totally agree its a wicked phone

Posted by: nathan | Nov 27, 2004 10:14:22 AM

hi i m baris i cant open o2x1 sim block big problempls help me how can ı do it which prog i need ? pls helmee
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Posted by: baris | Nov 23, 2004 5:48:15 PM

the 02 x1 is probably the most shit phone that 02 can make not only do the rip you off on the price they also give u a falty phone sittn on wap lookin for ringtones and blank turnd off what can it handle wap???? and the fucking store option dnt even work id prefer a sagem that i now have over that phon any da not only is it cheaper i can store shit loads of vids(wid sound) and pics 100 texts lol if u wnat my advice go get the new sagem myx7 way better

Posted by: Dooooney | Nov 21, 2004 8:00:14 AM

u can get this fone of silent mode by holdin * (star button.. ive ad this fone 4 2 weeks personally i fnk it brill, pictures r wikid but i dnt no how to get free ringtones 4 it can sum 1 plz tell me ????? terryhurd3044137@aol.com thanx

Posted by: vik | Nov 13, 2004 1:49:18 PM

Is there a place I could find an english .pdf manual for this particular phone... I bought the damn thing in Germany and got a German, go figure, paperback manual, which I can't quite grasp... Thanx in advance & Much obliged, to ya all...

Posted by: Quads | Nov 3, 2004 10:14:55 AM

i owned an x1 for 9 months was gr8 for 1st view months but then like a lot of ppl's it started freezin n turnin itself off then 1 day it just wouldnt turn bk on ! i went over to the shop i got it out of n even though i didnt have a reciept they sent it away to get fixed but they couldnt fix it so they give me a brand new fone x1 picture quilty was gr8 but the fone itself was just plain shit!

Posted by: x1 owner | Nov 2, 2004 4:45:51 PM

ave had this fone 4 about 5 months and wen i went 2 turn it on 2day it just goes white and wont do anythin,but the fone actually is on!!it just has no screen or anythin its bloody shit!where do i go 2 get it fixed??n how much will it be...please help

Posted by: sam | Nov 1, 2004 2:16:10 PM

O2X1 rules. It's a brilliant phone!

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