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Motorola E365 review

 Review: July 2004  
 

Last updated March 2005

Rating: 1 star

In a nutshell: The Motorola E365 is an entry-level camera phone.



 


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Reviewed by Benigal from UAE on 31st Jan 2014
My first phone
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Reviewed by Steven from UK on 14th Dec 2008
Takes forever to access your inbox once you have more than 20 messages in there and takes forever to delete them too. User interface is rather rubbish with the left select button used to confirm 90% of menu items and the right one to cancel, yet on the other 10% these are reversed
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Reviewed by buddhika from UK on 10th Nov 2008
ive been on the e365 for FOUR YEARS now. still going great, for mms, gprs with google yahoo and msn, or plain old talking. the new ringtones i downloaded rock!
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Reviewed by Miranda from UK on 1st Mar 2008
WHEEEYYY!!! Love this phone... :)
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Reviewed by Graeme Murphy from UK on 2nd Feb 2008
From new this phone kept crashing, i.e. locking up on whatever screen I was viewing at the time. The only way to reset it was to remove the battery for around an hour. Informed Orange about it and they said it was quite common with this phone however they said it was my responsibility to return it to Motorola. As they could not provide me with the address of a Motorola service centre I left the shop in frustration, I have not and will not ever use Orange again. Thereby began the search for the service centre which when I did find the details was around 6 months after I had received it as a Christmas gift. It was then that I noticed that the phone had been bought the previous August and only 4 weeks were left on the warranty. So off it went. Five weeks later the phone was returned with a report saying that Motorola could not find anything wrong with it. I turned it on to find that it was dead, plugged it into the charger and still no "charging" icon on the screen. The phone never recovered, Motorola refused to look at it as it was outside of warranty so I was left with a useless piece of junk that has been binned this weekend. I will now never ever have a Motorola phone again, I suggest you avoid them too.
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Reviewed by Lucie from UK on 27th Nov 2007
I have had this phone for about 5 years and its been amazing. The camera is alright... not brilliant compared to other phones nowadays but pretty good. I don't understand why people have said the keys break... because they don't. The blue lights that light up on the keypad are cool and great in the dark. It doesnt have infra-red or bluetooth which is a bit annoying but it is really easy to use and I would recommend it!:)
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Reviewed by Elins from UK on 25th Nov 2007
it`s good
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Reviewed by Ali Waqas from UK on 6th Nov 2007
the display of motorolla-e365 is pretty good with a good camera the software is quite slow
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Reviewed by prabir from UK on 12th Oct 2007
excellent
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Reviewed by N G Dalwadi from UK on 3rd Aug 2007
Sound level of the phone is very feeble and does not improve to audible level at maximum setting. Spares like battery are not available in my place,i.e. Baroda-India. Motorola is expected to support spares requirement of the cell phone users.
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Reviewed by readen from UK on 4th Jun 2007
this phone is the best and it works on top of mount everist
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Reviewed by Dilesh from UK on 9th May 2007
it amazing
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Reviewed by Lucious from UK on 29th Apr 2007
I have the same microphone problem. Shiddy celphone. Plus the text message typing is also extremely slow.
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Reviewed by Rajneesh Sharma from UK on 15th Mar 2007
not all sim use to work with this instrument and no online support and software download available. Takes more time to start up. sms inbox is also slow...
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Reviewed by oby from UK on 27th Feb 2007
well, i use nokia 8800, but it got bad, i had 2 send it 2 a repairer, meanwhile my mom bought this e365 for emergencies. it seems 2 her now dat it was d worst mistake. it freezes anytime i want 2 check my inbox. and before i delete a message it takes a million hours. the games r ok.
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Reviewed by Dan from UK on 19th Jan 2007
Using the number 1 button for spacebar in text messaging? That's just wrong. The shutter on the camera just slides about uselessly, not protecting the lens one bit. Do not buy this phone.
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Reviewed by al from UK on 15th Jan 2007
The worst mobile phone I've ever seen. It's so bad I've sworn never to buy another phone from Motorola. Don't buy it - you will regret it every day you have to use the thing.
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Reviewed by EiREANN MURRAY from UK on 29th Nov 2006
IVE HAD THIS FONE FOR AGES NOW AND IM GETTING A NEW 1 ON MONDAY IT WAS GOOD AT THE TIME AND GREAT FUN TO HAVE BUT I DIDNT GET A WIRE FOR CONNECTING TO THE COMPUTER!:s
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Reviewed by Chris from UK on 19th Nov 2006
The Biggest load of rubbish and the biggest waste of money i have ever had the displeasure of buying! do not buy this phone! terrible build quality and after the years warranty had ended i had sent the phone off no less than three times for repair for all different problems. It sucks!
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Reviewed by |o0p$! :P from UK on 22nd Apr 2006
I have had this phone for 2 years, and had no problems. well apart from the fact that i dropped it and the camera came out, and the screen is totally scratched. the dust cover SUX tho. more like a dust magnet. otherwise - great buy for the money!
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Reviewed by Elizabeth from UK on 16th Mar 2006
Firstly I would like to say that seeing as there are so many new and improved phones out there and so many more will come out eventually, this review won't really count for much. But I'm going to type one up anyway... mainly because i am bored. I've had this phone since 2004 (since i was 14) and it has just recently been showing me its many problems. I'm not one of those people who basically has their phone sewn to their ear/hand 24/7 but I can tell you this isn't a phone for those who constantly use it whether its for the games, texting or what have you. It takes awhile to turn on and off, reaction times are quite bad when compared to other phones... but i guess quite a few phones get this way in the end. The hard keys get kind of annoying and finding a way to put the phone on silent takes awhile as it isn't in the volume section of the phone. (Mind you this took me only until now to figure this out... i have been turning my phone off when i needn't do that at all...arrgh) It's camera is acceptable for the occasional fun photo but for good quality pictures... not good at all. Shaky and easily blurred. I have found the cover over the camera has kept it from breaking or getting very dirty, apart from the occasional dustiness. At the beginning, the games run quite smoothly. Only recently have the games, mainly the bowling one have become choppy. The controlling mechanism of the game becomes stuck/frozen and choppy and doesn't make the game enjoyable... also these games get monotonous. But who cares about that, you're going to stop playing them after about a week or two. Last week, for the first and hopefully only time, when turning on my phone it got to the main page and just froze. I could not go to main menu, even turn it off. This irritated me a little and i had to take out the battery to turn it off. At this point it took an additional 5 seconds for the image itself to disappear. But after placing the battery back, it began running fine. Apart from the many bad features it has some okay ones appear. Unless you are one of those people who need the new true tones or whatever, the ringtones are fine and even still you can download a few other ringtones. But who cares, most of us push "accept call" 2 seconds into our phone ringing... well i know i do. The volume is pretty good except when in loud places eg. the city. Vibrate is fine apart from being loud. Texting can be slow but eventually you have a message. In the end the phone is well... not so great when it comes to added features but we have forgotten what a phone is for... talking to people(even though i am one of those people who wish they could throw their phone at a wall... not because of the phone itself but because of certain people constantly feeling the need to call) This phone is good for simply talking on the phone and whether you love it, hate it or have no feelings one way or the other... you can't knock it completely.
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Reviewed by neil from UK on 31st Dec 2005
firstly i would like to say to everyone DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!! I purchased this phone about a year ago and it was a big mistake. The first phone worked for about 2 months and then it froze on the opening screen and would not work. I sent it back and 3 weeks later got it retuned this time worked for about 2 days when the same fault occured after sending it back another 4 times (with the same fault) and being without my phone for 3 months motorola replaced it after i complained countless times via email phone and through the carphone warehouse. The second phone has worked fine since but i am waiting for this to happen again as i have read many other reviews and this fault seems to be a comon prob for this model carphone warehouse also agreed that this phone was very unreliable. moral of the story dont buy a phone without insurance or a motorola. Compared to other phones on the market the e365 is very slow doesnt have great features and the camera is of poor quality. I wou ld rather buy a nokia/samsung any day.
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Reviewed by Drabs from UK on 10th Nov 2005
Hey everyone! I wrote a review on the site http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/motorola-e365.htm My review was the huuuuuge one by Drabs, haha. Well anyway just wanted to say I really wanted a new phone instead of my e365. I didn't actually end up getting one. I decided to smash my e365 with a hammer and screw driver though, after throwing it all around the place. It was so satisfying. I'm now using 2 nokia 3315s - wayyyy less features, but soooo much better. So yeah, I just wanted to say opt for a huge brick with a black/white screen by nokia - far better than the e365, or better yet, buy an awesome new phone, just not this one! Peace out. Drabs :)
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Reviewed by richard from england on 27th May 2005
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE, keys brake after a month, microphone now broken, out of warrenty unfortuatly, screen resolution rubbish, camera fuzzy beyond belief, text is a nightmare, infact it is usefull for one thing, some fun when you get bored with a chainsaw !
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Reviewed by Mark from England on 19th May 2005
I have had this phone about 1 year now. My overall impression is it's OK but i wouldn't recomend any one to buy one as there are many better phones availble. My first comment is on the 'dust cap'. It is supposed to prevent dust getting on the lens. it should of been called 'dust magnet' becuase all the little troth does is collect dust!! Secondly taking pictures. As mentioned a few times in other comments you have to hold the phone still for about 2 secnods after pressing the button to take a picture and i have not have many good quality pictures from it. Lastly, just recently people who i have been talking to on the phone have said i come accross very quietly and muffeled. Meaning i now have to shout down the phone for people to hear me. This maybe because i have recently damaged the phone or it could be there is another 'dust magnet' where the phone picks up sound. There appears no way of taking it apart either. So overall... If you find a E365 n you aint got a phone then keep it its ok. But don't buy one!
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Reviewed by Vegim from Kosovo on 19th May 2005
It's Pretty Good. I Don't Have Comment....
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Reviewed by tez from India on 19th May 2005
I would second all the stuff mentioned by Drabs89 in the section "Reviewed by Drabs89 from Australia on 2nd Apr 2005". It has been beautifully summed up in the section. After buying the phone I realised in one month the mistake I had made. I miss the infrared i had in my previous phone and the usb justs ties me down to my computer if i need to transfer anything to and fro my phone. However, its funny so many people actually bought this phone. :) It should not have been launched in the first place considering its features are not future safe and poor connectivity options. Hope motorola can tak in some feedback from this section to improve the quality of their phones. ciao,
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Reviewed by Peter from Leeds on 9th May 2005
rubbish phone
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Reviewed by craig from Australia` on 8th May 2005
Reviewed by Mel from Australia on 2nd Apr 2005 me being 14, i think it is a great phone. its got good graphics and good pictures and the games are good to. For a business phone i don't think it would do very well but for a casual phone it is great. The only problem is, it takes a while to turn on and i can't find the service inbox. If anyone knows where i can find the inbox that holds download ringtones it would be greatly appreciated. Overall its an excellent phone for its price and the graphics and colour is really good. Plus the pictures and screensavers it has are better than any other phone. They are HOT! to get to service inbox, go to browser then hold 0 until a screen appears with the ringtone or pictures you need to download.
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Reviewed by mand from australia on 6th May 2005
I had this fone about 5 mnths ago now and it takes ages 2 operate, has useless camera and the txting it jst the worst!!! doesnt look gd and hardly ne features!!! bad phone. now got nokia 6230 and it rox!
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Reviewed by zee from uk on 4th May 2005
5 months in orange contract, phone stopped charging/ working. sent to Moto Repair centre. came back as was sent. sent for repair again ... useless people returned the rubbish phone back un repaired AGAIN. excuse this time a tick against box not repairable "liquid contamination ... not covered by guarantee'! I know no liquid touched it! I look after my phone better than anybody! Not happy with phone not happy with SERVICE both rubbish. dont touch MOTO ... they sell rubbish and then lie and treat customers like dirt! please go for other makes, dont get done like I did!
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Reviewed by lolly pop from scotland!! (THE BEST!!) on 3rd May 2005
This fone iz da best!!! the camera is SUPERB the mms works fine and wap is a doddle!! i bought mine fae ma cousin (it was on Orange) and i unlocked it 2 take ma 02 sim. within 5 minutes i had my mms an wap working!! the txtin is great i luv iTap its much easier 2 use than T9 coz u can make ure own words up without changing to ABC mode like on samsung or nokia. its EXELENT value 4 money and the ringtones r fabulace!!!!! i have LOADS of pics, games, animations & tones an ma memory is STILL not full!! The tones sound GREAT coz there true tones! i have sweety and fluffy and they r sooooooooo cool!! lol!! its is great if u want 2 take good pics but there 2 things Motorola missed out on and thats Video playback/capture and infrared/bluetooth!!! i am going 2 upgrade 2 a V620!! But the fone iz still EXELENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Reviewed by Fead from United kindom on 30th Apr 2005
Ive had this phone for 1 year now and i think iam about to throw it againt a wall. my step dad has the same phone (i got it first) and weve both had problems. it is a poor disign and sofware the camar is alfall if u even move 0.0000000001 mm while takeing a pic it blurrs like you just spun round and the room and back. do not buy this phone !!!
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Reviewed by Rachel from UK on 25th Apr 2005
pure piece of junk. Camera is slow, phone swithces itself on and off when it feels like it, internet is awful, slightest movement when in trhe middle of takin a picture and its blurred. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE unless it is for throwing off a cliff!
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Reviewed by Jack Boyce from England on 23rd Apr 2005
hi i got his phone off ebay, i was 13 when i received it. because i had never had a colour phone before this i thought it was amazing.now ill get down to the reveiw. good) the camara is excellent and very clear but can be a bit jolty in low light conditions. comes with 5 full colour games. a large memory to store as much as the phone can hold ringtones.( i had 63 of my own ringtones on there) loud 16 bit polyphonic speaker. bad) the texting is really slow and sometimes the phone misses letters out. it dosent have java. it dosent have bluetooth or infra red which would have been useful as my friends have bluetooth and infra red. it wouldnt let me send mms which is really bad cause i had a really funni photograph and i couldnt send it. BUT my phone just wouldnt turn on so i had to get a new one. i now have a brand new samsung d600 (better then d500) and if you can afford it get a d600 ! thanks for reading
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Reviewed by Jack from uk on 18th Apr 2005
it doesn't have bluetooth or infra red and it's useless
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Reviewed by Mike from UK on 17th Apr 2005
One word to describe this phone? Smashing. The thing's heading for a large fall out my upstairs window. Avoid!
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Reviewed by Moey HC from Malaysia on 12th Apr 2005
My E365 never gets charged to the required capacity from the fisrt day I own it. I have change the battery and charger but the problem is still there. I have dump it and got a new phone. Nine months of terror is enough.
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Reviewed by kabila10 from Botswana on 7th Apr 2005
bought and after six months, it started showing a message on the screen reading -software problem. since then it has never worked. i have taken it to cell repair agents, its now one year and they keep telling me they cannot find the software for it.
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Reviewed by Miss unknown from Wales on 4th Apr 2005
This fone isn't that bad but it could be better. When taking photos u have to wait a few seconds cause it's really slow. Also never use the auto camera mode cause it's rubbish always use night mode even if it's daylight. The keypad buttons are also a bit small and somtimes u can end up pressing the wrong one. however the fone has got some good ringtones and can hold a number of photos and messages. So my advice to you is pay more money for a better fone cause if you buy this one u won't be happy with it.
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Reviewed by Drabs89 from Australia on 2nd Apr 2005
I still have my e365, and it is the first phone I have ever had. I bought it exactly 9 months ago. At first I thought it was pretty cool having a neat first phone (large colour screen, camera) and was either going to buy this e365 or a Nokia 3200. This phone had a larger screen, which to me was more important than the FM radio (In the 3200), plus the 3200 looks tacky with the plastic covers and dodgy cut-out covers and the poor keypad, but hey that's just my opinion. Anyway... Some of the things that I don't like about this phone: Has a loud keypad, and only good if you have small hands, Takes sooo long to navigate through menus because the phone is so SLOW! Camera, although of not that bad quality, not of much use because of the time it takes to navigate through all of the photos taken, and it takes a few seconds for the photos to be taken after you press the "take" button. Photos can only really ever be taken in 'night mode' because those taken in the 'automatic' lighting c ondition are extremely poor. Plus, when viewing a photo, you need to return to the previous menu the select the next photo to view it, which takes even longer. Also, the sliding cover for the camera to protect its lense is of not much use, as after a while it does not stay in place, and just slides across when the phone is tilted. The mirror finish on the phone (for when taking self-portraits) is of no use either - because this cover sticks out of the back of the phone it is scratched and you are unable to see pictures in it anyway. The ringtones on the phone are very poor, there were no good default tones on there when I got the phone, and ringtones are pretty expensive to get when you have NO good ones to start with, so I was stuck with lame, crappy tones for a while. The volume of the phone is not too bad, however cannot be heard easily in noisy environments. The vibration alert on the phone is BAD. Obviously, I'd use this when I don't want the phone to make a noise, but I will still be able to tell when I receive a msg/call... Well the vibration is noisy. I don't even see the point of it, coz it's just like having the ringing alert on because it's so loud. Battery life is rubbish- I last just over 1 day and then need to recharge my phone again, and the connector to recharge the phone gets on my nerves coz its rectangular, and you have to have it the right way around, not like with Nokia's round connection points, anyway that's a minor thing but it got on my nerves quickly. Texting is also rubbish- Takes sooo long to write a msg because the phone is so slow, and because of the noisy keypad, becomes a real pain. Not to mention how the custom words which you make get deleted every time the phone is turned off, which really sucks when a lot of the stuff you write isn't whole or actual words. And this isn't helped when the phone decides to randomly turn itself off at times, often during calls. When the phone is turned on and off the startup/shut down tones are really annoying, and you cannot remove them, so everytime you need to turn your phone on/off in public you need to change your incoming call alert to "off" so that it doesnt make the stupid sound. When the phone is turned on, after having to wait for a long time after pressing the on button, I am not able to access my MessageCentre or phonebook. It just says "Try Later" and I need to wait a long time after my phone is turned on before I can access these features. The back cover on the phone is always falling off, and it gets really annoying. The only ONE good thing about this phone is that is will not completely break, however this is kind of not a positive feature on the phone for me, as if it broke it is just an excuse to buy a new phone, not saying the quality of this phone isn't enough of a reason. Well I'm thinking about buying a new phone in the next few weeks. Nokia 6020 perhaps? Well finally, the overall look of the phone is almost as bad as what's inside it. I don't reccommend this phone... Very poor. Drabs :)
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Reviewed by Mel from Australia on 2nd Apr 2005
me being 14, i think it is a great phone. its got good graphics and good pictures and the games are good to. For a business phone i don't think it would do very well but for a casual phone it is great. The only problem is, it takes a while to turn on and i can't find the service inbox. If anyone knows where i can find the inbox that holds download ringtones it would be greatly appreciated. Overall its an excellent phone for its price and the graphics and colour is really good. Plus the pictures and screensavers it has are better than any other phone. They are HOT!
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Reviewed by NUGGET from ENGLAND on 1st Apr 2005
I HAVE GOT 1 OF THESE FONES AN I THINK THIER PROPER RUBBISH LIKE. THE ON BUTTON IS KNACKERED SO IT WOT TURN ON ANY MORE
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Reviewed by lizzy from England on 29th Mar 2005
Its an alright phone i didnt by it myself i got it off someone.Otherwise i wouldnt of got it.I just had a 3510i and that was rubbish so i wanted a phone with a camera and couldnt be bothered to by one so i got this E365, its quite a good camera but i put it on night mode otherwise it rubbish not the best camera at all! it takes ages to take a picture!its a REALLY slow phone which is really anoyning, i dont like the texting its to slow but the good thing is it hold loads of messages but takes ages to load them!its holds quite alot of pictures and you can put them as your back ground. The ringtones are good.the voice memo you can only record for 10 secs!games are alright but dont go on those much. lightings good. alright menu.you cant send pictures on my phone but thats probably just me!over all its quite a good phone but i wouldnt advise you to get it.im getting a sharp gx20 soon which is a great phone!Lizzy x
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Reviewed by Dawn from England on 28th Mar 2005
A good phone all in all, It is a bit slow in the texting department. I have had better,but for the price its more that adequate.
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Reviewed by hung from vietnam on 16th Mar 2005
this phone good enough for me.the cam is clear, ringtone loud and excited,the conection is smooth.But batery life too poor, i spent it in 1 day only, i had change the batery which ordered from Motorola already, but it still poor, why ? can anyone tell me?
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Reviewed by Isa from Bangladesh on 15th Mar 2005
This set is pretty much average. Camera quality is good but software is really slow. the exterior is more or less sturdy as having dropped it quite a few times its still functioning. the set does have a tendency to switch off in mid conversation. It has a nice slide cover for the lens but still is prone to dust for some reason. overall an average phone
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Reviewed by Jack from Hong Kong on 11th Mar 2005
I have had this phone for almost 1 year. I use it in Hong Kong where you can see just so many new cell phones each day. [Control] This phone is extremely slow. Especially when checking messages, it just acts like freezing - given that if you have a lot of messages in it. [Sound/vibration] You probably won't recognize its existence if you are using it in a busy/noisy city like Hong Kong. [Picture] The resolution is high in its category. However, the quality isn't as impressive as the resolution. In general, it's only around the same as the Sony Eri T610. (however, when in dark envir. T610 does better!) [Durability] I had it returned to Motorola for repair. The speaker was not working. They took 1 month to repair this for me! And this phone is easily invaded by "dust". I have used many phones before, this one is one of the most easily polluted by dust. The overall rating is bad! The worst thing is the speed when accessing SMS and different functions. The interface is NOT considered to be good and friendly.
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Reviewed by Simon from Australia on 11th Mar 2005
Hey this phone was my first phone i bought of its camera quality at its price but to my phone just froze and says formatting fmgr and if i leave it it does nothing if any 1 can help me send a email to wogboyz91@hotmail.com i know that this is sorta a review but i really need help Thanks
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Reviewed by bob from india on 10th Mar 2005
hi i am bob from kolkata[WB. INDIA] I brought my e 365 phone after a much hesitations from my parents.after a year, i realised what a terrible mistake i have done buying this phone.It does not suppot java no themes no xhtml.all over the phone seems to be too slow and it hangs too frequently,sometimes i throw it off in anger.but the picture quality is good and the resoln is also better than any other phone in its category.the strong point is that its ringtones as it uses a powerful yamaha sond card for it.but anyways it is my good companion. so i rate this phone as average.bye!
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Reviewed by Emmanuel from England on 9th Mar 2005
I have heard so many problems of this phone, that i was going to get it but decide not to get it. its slow also , which i dont like. so everybody get sagem MWX6. INTSTEAD OF THIS PHONE
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Reviewed by jason from england on 5th Mar 2005
ITS GREAT!if you like a good phone what can take a beating, and still be ok.this is the phone for you.i have 7 of these, one for every day of the week.the cam is great, its light, it has great sound and it also connects to the net!what else do you want?
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Reviewed by jacko from australia on 2nd Mar 2005
i got this phone while they are repairing my e398 which was replaced after 3 repairs attempts on first one , now second one is junk-to sum it up motorola phones are junk and by the way so is optus au service
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Reviewed by Adrian Snow from England on 1st Mar 2005
well, were do I start. You all are very harsh. I've had the guy for over a year and its NEVER frozen OR turned off! i dont know what your talking about. The battery life is better than my old Nokia and the camera is really good for its price. Ok, the texting is slow, but at least its reliable and it CAN send pic messages. Ive never had any trouble. Well, i think its really good for the price
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Reviewed by Darren from England on 28th Feb 2005
This phone is useless. Its slow, freezes and has been know to turn off in mid conversation !! My ringtones even stopped working the other day !!!! I was impressed in the shop, hence I brought it, but what a mistake. Until reading these reviews I thought it was just my phone and was going to return it for an exchange, sadly Motorola seem to have made a duff model. Nokia here I come.
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Reviewed by jodie from england on 22nd Feb 2005
on average i think this phone is good. iv had it a year now but gettin the new sony erricson k700i. ive had a few problems with my phone as it is very slow! text msgin winds me up as i am quite a fast txter. sometimes my phone freezes therefore i have 2 take out the battery and sim card and wait 5mins 4 the screen to fade!!! the battry life is good. and the camera is very clear!!
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Reviewed by Jamie O'Neill from England on 19th Feb 2005
Its really slow and frustrating.
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Reviewed by Zoe from England on 19th Feb 2005
When i first got this phone i thought to myself that it was a very small reliable compact phone, so i kept it . Throughout the past year that i have had it, it has not let me download any wallpapers, ringtones ect. But is a very good little phone for its price! I give this phone 3 stars! Well done little Motorola E365 !!
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Reviewed by joelene from ni on 18th Feb 2005
i have the phone and its good the camrea is alright but when i send for ringtones i never recvie them i found out you go on the internet on the phone and it gives you it or something and i did it but it keeps saying error its a crop phone and any ones to buy it dont
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Reviewed by Bob from England on 13th Feb 2005
One Word..... PANTS!
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Reviewed by ChrisK from UK on 12th Feb 2005
Its only got 1 star because there isn't an option for 0 or minus stars. I hate every single thing about this phone. It is the biggest waste of money I've ever spent and the only good thing that came out of it is that I learnt that "only fools rush in" is true. I have some so close to smashing it to bits countless times and am only writing this review now to vent my spleen about it. Everything about it is bad, but lets start at the top: Looks- Looks like a remote control. Can't easily change the case and the shutter for the camera is pointless as all it does is collect dust. Battery life- appalling, makes the iPod look like the duracell bunny. Needs charging at least once a day. Menu system- Bizzare to say the least. Like everything else about this phone its stupidly slow, it feels like someones installed Windows XP on a 486/66. Texting- This is one of this phones worst features. You have to really bash the keys, often having to press them 2/3 times, its I N C R E D I B L Y S L O W. Whilst I had it I barely texted anyone cos it was so much hassle and took so long. The predective text input system feels like its been designed by chimps that don't speak English. If you really are going to buy this, dip your computer keyboard in treacle and try using it for a week to get an idea of what it will be like. Phone Calls- not too bad on this front but then it has to get somethign right I guess. GPRS- rubbish. Works about every 1/5 times, after you've used it you can't use it for ages for some reason. Gimmicks- No java games. Default games are unbearably bad. Ringtones are rubbish, pictures, screensavers are rubbish (unless you're MTV's "Super Fan No.1!!!!!" ). Camera- Is actually pretty good, good picture and contrast (!). However browsing through photos is uselessly slow so it looses points still. All in all, I hate this phone and if it broke tommorow I would feel cheated that it broke on its own and wasn't by destroyed by me throwing under a bus or off a bridge.
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Reviewed by sam from England on 10th Feb 2005
I have had this phone for over a year now and it has served me well. Although at times it can be very frustrating because it can be quite slow it isnt the worst phone on the market. Looks wise - bit out of date now but still quite compact and ok. It does turn itself off sometimes and is very slow when writing a txt but i suppose i have just got used to it. Have just ordered my new phone, the Motorola V3 so hopefully that will be an improvement. From the reviews it looks as though it will be more than just an improvement. Can't wait!!!
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Reviewed by Lee from UK on 10th Feb 2005
This phone has had some bad press. But to be honest I dont think its THAT bad if your looking for a cheap camera phone & dont want or need any additional features like a radio/mp3 player/bluetooth etc etc the the motorola e365 is just the job!
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Reviewed by stacey from scotland on 7th Feb 2005
I have had a number of different mobile phones in my time but this is by far the worst!!Its really slow, turns itself off when it feels like it and the keys make a really annoying tapping noice when you are texting (even when the keysound is off). It has been sent back to motorola twice because the damm thing refused to charge.I am really unhappy with it, so am getting a new nokia 6260.
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Reviewed by lee from uk on 2nd Feb 2005
nice phone when workin is all i can say thats good taken me 16 weeks to no what the green envolpe was and g/p/r/s/ not workin all the time but i can make calls so it works there is a good point eh
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Reviewed by Adam from England on 30th Jan 2005
After seeing some of the reviews here (DON'T BUY THIS PHONE, IT'S RUBBISH!!!111!!1) I really feel that i should stick up for the little guy. I had it bought for me for my 16th birthday by my friends, and it really is one of the best phone i've had. The picture quality (depsite what SOME people reckon) is really good, it adjusts quickly to the level of light, and has a very good night mode function. (you've got to take into account as well that this is a fairly cheap phone) and also, it has a very smart little slide to protect the camera lens from getting damaged. Visually, it looks superb, it's stylish, and also the colous schemes you can choose from are very nice. It's quite exaggertaed to say that it takes 5 seconds to take a photo. fair enough, there is a very small delay between when you actually press the button and the photo being captured, but it really isn't significant. It also has a few really good ringtones, and they sound great through the very cool speaker-ish thingy on the back. However it DOES take a long time to start up, and goes about it very noisily (which can be a bit embaressing, i don't know if yo ucan switch the noise off though :s) and navigating ur inbox when you have lots of messages can be frustrating, as it seems to slow the phone down. The same type of problem also happens when typing a txt.
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Reviewed by carly nicola laura from UK on 27th Jan 2005
this phone phone is like totally amazing!!!
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Reviewed by jon potty from england on 21st Jan 2005
The phone was terable i hated it the screen was rubbish and the buttons are even worse the camera wasnt good
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Reviewed by me from uk on 17th Jan 2005
camera: poor quality voice memo: only lasts 10 secons!! gennerally a very slow phone takes a long time to process things is not simple to use and takes forever to download anything. I would advice you to choose a different phone!
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Reviewed by mcbop from greece on 14th Jan 2005
this phone was really really bad and still is anyone who wants buy should not. i am a person who reads these reviews everyday and i know want people want. the camera is very sensitve it's very hard to doanload ringtones or something and it's a nightmare to delete things it takes like whole minute 2 do it! get nokia 5140 that's good.
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Reviewed by Helen from UK on 12th Jan 2005
This phone is good in the short term (i.e two months) but after that, the cracks begin to show. Good points - good camera (although without a zoom, landscape pics turn into a blur of colour), easy navigation with softkeys, good games (when they dont crash), sturdy case....Bad points - Ever since I bought it 8 months ago, it's turned itself off and on, off and on regularly, with no warning (even when I'm mid conversation), the iTap text entry method takes a bit of getting used to, especially after having a Nokia, but you get the hang of it in the end (even though it takes half an hour to write a decent understandable text message). Don't get this phone if you plan to keep many texts in your inbox - after about 30, it takes forever to open any messages. My handset started playing up properly yesterday, not being able to receive calls and when I make any, the person on the other end can't hear a damn word I'm saying, along with the fact it is now turning itself off every 3 minutes. Advice to me from Orange? Get a new phone. Advice to you from me? Don't buy this one. Cheap, but reflects the price.
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Reviewed by mez from uk on 8th Jan 2005
This fone it totally junk, camera is rubbish and u have to wait for the picture to be taken, night mode is clear but slow. txts messages take long and u cant even send pictures?? it tells u to set it up and the filters but even after u do, it still doesnt send and says unable 2 send message. it tottaly sucks.
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Reviewed by Kris Thatcher from united kingdom on 6th Jan 2005
i think the phone is great but there is one problem it dose not have a motorola screen saver but other than that its great thanks!!!
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Reviewed by Honey x Bunch from uk on 5th Jan 2005
My friend recently bought this phone and i'd like to say, despite its lack of modern functions, the camers is VERY VERY good. It is clear, and you can create lots of albums, with lots of photos in each. Its a very reliable phone, so if you dont want a really modern, flash one, this is for you! One small thing the shape is'n't exactly a 2die4 shape! However would suit the needs of any one looking for a good reliable camers phone. Motorola is a very reliable make so i dont think you'll have many problems!! If you get it ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lovya x
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Reviewed by Sarah from Qld, Aus on 20th Dec 2004
I bought this Motorola E365 yesterday. Mine was $289. I think it is a great phone so far, although every now and then mine gets a little bit slow too. The only problem is i was so eager to check it out that i forgot you had to charge it for like 16 hours or so before u use it! A few hours later i remembered and put it straight on the charger. It has been around 24 hours since then and already the battery has only got 1 bar! I guess this is becos I didn't charge it straight away, but the lady who sold it to me didn't tell me I had to charge it and i am angry becos my friend rings me every night and it is goin to keep turning off on me. There might be a way to fix it, i am not sure yet, but apart from that it seems to be a good phone. If u are going to buy this phone make sure u ask about charging the phone before u use it! That's probably why so many people are having trouble with it.
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Reviewed by David from Bosna on 16th Dec 2004
This phone realy sucks!!!It takes 5 sec to take a picture after pressing the buton.Much times it freezes the scren, manualy turnas off,when you open it you must wait 5 mins before using it!!! THIS PHONE REALY SUCKS!!! DON'T BUY THAT PECE OF JUNK!!! DON'T SPEND MONEY FOR THAT TRASH!!!TRUST ME DON'T BUY IT!!!!!!!1
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Reviewed by Declan from Ireland on 16th Dec 2004
I've had the phone for about 9 months now, and to be honest i'm really starting to get sick of it. THe most annoying thing is the iTap messaging. My sister bought a motorola a few months ago and sold it within a couple of days it took so long to right messages. The poor messaging isn't specific to this phone, i find it's the same with all motorola phones. What is specific to this phone is that it is really really slow. messages take ages to access when you had lots of them stored, and the software is really slow, especially the wap software. plus the layout of the software is a complete pain to use when trying to access some of the functions. the camera is ok, but the memory isn't great. Overall, i would not recommend this phone as there are better options out there. personally i'm going to dump this after christmas
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Reviewed by Alastair from England on 10th Dec 2004
I've had this phone for about a year now. I wanted a cheap phone with a camera as I didn't have a great deal of money at the time. 90 with sim, I thought was pretty good. I think it's a very good phone. The only things wrong with it are that it can take a while to write a message in iTAP mode, and accessing your inbox or outbox when there are a lot of messages in it can take a while too. Other than that, I've had no problems with it. The camera has been good and useful, and the phone hasn't let me down at all yet. It's been dropped, thrown about and still works. Admittedly, when I dropped it, it turned off, but worked fine when it was turned on. A very nice little phone. If you want something more or better, you have to pay for it.
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Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 10th Dec 2004
i have this phone sicne febury and, it is okay but does anybody know the opertor settings for the mms i hav tryed everywhere and on motorola website it seems as if they have fogotten the hav ever made this phone. i would be very greatful if you could post the setting or anywhere i can go for help. thank you XxX laterz
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Reviewed by elle from uk on 10th Dec 2004
this 4one is rubbish so DO NOT BUY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Chris from England on 7th Dec 2004
Its quite well equipped and has a lot of features. The games are excellent but the wap is slow and not worth using. The wap often breaks down and the camera lens is fiddly to operate and use. Good camera but the screen is always smudged. Good price but I must admit I was not too impressed with the ITap text method which is complicated and takes a long time to use and so does the picture messaging. A bit more time for voice recording would be good aswell!!! Fantastic graphics but could use a zoom on the camera for long range pictures.
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Reviewed by Cedric Vaz from India on 5th Dec 2004
Ok , neither do i work for Nokia or Samsung or any electronic Company , i just study.I was on a Nokia 3310 , then Nokia 7250 and then I saw these nice reviews abt a Motorola Phone in a popup and i dearly wish i did`nt. The phone was perfect compared to my Nokia , except for the looks but i was impressed by the software and other customer reviews i've read. So well , i blew up all my pocket money on this cell . And purchased it in May 2004 from Kuwait Motorola Room. Now Im in India and it worked fine for the first 2 months .. then came the problems. first i had a software problem , something called . try later if i tried to access my phone book or my messages. then i sent it back to Kuwait , they said "We cant find wat the problem with your phone is" then they replaced the software and my cell was all good again.. And after a month and a half after i get it again , one day it decides just to stop charging. i take it to the Motorola guys here and they tell me it's a hardware problem and something cracked because i might have dropped it , inspite of me insisting i did`nt. So that's it.. they make u accept something that's not true. Now i'll be sending this gunk to Kuwait again to get it fixed under warranty as i find it useless to spend money on this. i just hope it sticks with me for another year and a half so that it wud depreciate of the money i blew up on it. and after that 1 year when i work and start making my own cash. I aint going to sell this piece of junk , i`m just gunno hammer the life out of it and give myself the immense satisfaction. So to all those who think that this phone is a budget phone with a pretty good camera , think again . what good can a phone do if it got an average camera but gives loads of problems!? And this is the first and the last motorola i will ever buy. And to all those motorola morons who came out with the quote "intelligence everywhere" i'd rather not give a quote for such a piece of gunk!
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Reviewed by K J Dinesh from India on 5th Dec 2004
Very slow ...OS gets corrupted very easily ..if i have more than 30 messages , it takes several minutes to open a single message...very bad
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Reviewed by Zoltan Carpati from Hungary on 4th Dec 2004
Check out your fineprint warranty Motorola will NOT honor any repairs if this phone is found Moisture Damaged! LO AND BEHOLD! After 15 minutes of talk time, moisture from your mouth will seep into the bottom terminals (were you plug in the charger!) and damage the UNPROTECTED PCB circuits of the keypad! The numbers 7, 8, and 9 will NOT function!!!!!and Motorola will NOT honor the warranty because of this (Because of your moisture from your mouth!!!!) WHAT AN INGENIOUS WAY TO VOID YOUR WARRANTY AND TO KEEP YOU BUYING FOR MORE PARTS OR REPAIRS!!!!
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Reviewed by sarah from england on 4th Dec 2004
I have had this phone for nearly a year, and cannot wait until my next upgrade! The battery life is terrible, lasting two days if I'm lucky. The sound quality is appalling- you can't hear the person on the other end of the phone, and it keeps turning itself on and off. The memory capacity isn't much cop either, and when your message box fills up, the phone slows down- it takes ages to read and delete your messages. I really wouldn't bother, you're likely to be disappointed!
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Reviewed by luke from UK on 3rd Dec 2004
i can't stand this fone anymore! the caera is rubbish it has no zoom and the picture quality is just totally pathetic! another bad fing is that it lacks bluetooth, something i rate very highly. And you cant even download any games because the phone has no java. the txting also lets the fone down. if u r quick at txting like me then you will find it really laboured and extremely s_l_o_w_w_w_w_w_w_w!! on the good side ringtones are loud and clear and others are available from wap over gprs. if you want a phone like this then go for the sony erricson t610/t630, my friend has the t630 and it is awesome! i just cant wait to get a new fone at xmas. hope u find this helpful.
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Reviewed by *.* from unknown on 28th Nov 2004
very veryvery very very very baddddddddd
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Reviewed by joe from uk on 28th Nov 2004
have had this phone for about a year now. at first thought it looked really good (1st camera phone i had owned), but after just 2 weeks the phone started to freeze all the time. in total it has been sent back 3 times to be "looked "at. after the third time it seems to have been ok, but at times it still turns itself off for no reason, and freezes. txt messaging is very slow, and you have to wait forever to see picture messages. i would not recommend this phone, its rubbish. i,m just waiting to renew my contract, but i will never get another motorola again.
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Reviewed by sajid khan from pakistan on 23rd Nov 2004
motorolla e365 is a good looking phone with a camera
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Reviewed by Bethany from england on 21st Nov 2004
I got this phone because at the time i thought it was really good, *BIG* mistake. I should of spent more time looking rather than bought this phone. One of my close friends bought it after he saw mine, he seems fed up with it also!! My phone is being put up for repair for the second time becuase the keypad is not working! I can honestly say i am not buying a motorola again, their phones are too slow.I like texting so i was deeply disappointed at the fact that afta say 5 words the keys started slowing down and u had to end up deleting what you've just written because its all wrong!! You cant create your own screensavers either until you download new *moving* ones you have to be stuck with ones already preset to the phone. When going through pictures you have to view them all separatly, there isnt a 'hide softkeys' or there isnt a quick full screen flick through. I am only 14 years old and i am very disappointed because i have to wait till my next birthday to get a new phone u nless i save up for myself!!!!And because the phone is in for repair im using my old Nokia (( black and orange screen )) also there is no moto mixer just a melody maker, with this you CANT change the tempo or anything! The camera is alright when you're outside but there is no photo effects or zoom or anything really interesting for young people to play around with.It's certainly for older people who arent really bothered just want a decent camera/colour phone. I am very disappointed, defenatly wouldn't recommend it too anyone, TAKE IT OFF THE MARKET OR MAKE IT BETTER!!!! luv ya!! xXxXxXx
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Reviewed by Mreelee from England on 21st Nov 2004
Had this fone for about 6months now and after about 2 it started turning itself off and crashing all the time. The camera is ok but after a while you get blue lines down the screen. Memory is poor, when you get about 20msgs in your inbox it starts bein reeeeeally slow, not great if u wanna text alot. I loved it when I got it but now I'm waitin for my SE K700i to come. By the way, if you want to get rid of msgs in your outbox, press the middle button and select 'cleanup message.'
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Reviewed by John from Ireland on 18th Nov 2004
This was a cheap entry-level camera fone-- which is why I bought it. But it just *does not* work! Firstly, the software is incredibly slow; meaning the delay between pressing a function key and getting a repsonse is unacceptabe. Secondly, the alarm clock is TOTALLY unreliable; I've overslept on numerous occassion because my E365 (despite being set, and volume-on) decided *not* to ring. Unlike Nokia, the phonebook cannot distinguish a number in its international and local-prefix format. The dilemma occurs when your operator uses international number format for SMS, but not for voice calls. To identify a contact who both texts AND calls you, you need to store their number in BOTH formats :-O The signature on/off tune is terrible; and *so* loud. I cannot hear anyone who calls me-- even tho the speaker is set high, and I'm *not* deaf! Finally, the phone's ringer is quite low; and the vibrate-alert (like the alarm) only works sporadically. Nokia! I'm coming home...
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Reviewed by Ghozer from UK on 13th Nov 2004
I have had this phone for almost a year.. the phone its self has no problems except slow software (which can be updated by contacing Motorola) i had a problem with ther ebeen a green envelope all the time i couldnt get rid of, but sorted that.. (lack of "how to" in the instructions) as for functions its jam packed, GPRS, XHTML/SHTML, Java, (yes it DOES have java.. the games it has are java based too) its never had a problem with turning off.. i have dropped it and banged it about alot and its never died or got broken or anything.. I dont see why so many people give it a bad review and rating.. Overall great value for money (120 sim free) :D
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Reviewed by UNKNOWN from UNKNOWN on 11th Nov 2004
FULLY SIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Bob Marley from jamaica on 10th Nov 2004
This phone was a great little device whne it first came out but it soon went out of date. i thought the camera quallity was brilliant, although there were several lines that appear across the screen now. buttons soon detiriarated and makes it really hard to txt with now. Nut a god phone for its price.
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Reviewed by Marc from England on 9th Nov 2004
When I first bought this phone I thought it looked pretty good, with the design, etc. However, ive had it a few months now and ive noticed quite a few faults with it. Firstly, for some reason it keeps switching itself off every so often, and when you do switch it on, it makes an annoying noise (which you can't change!) When you receive picture messages it takes about 5 mins before you can actually see them, which gets annoying after a bit. When you come to sending a message, the first few words are ok, but once you've written about 5 words it starts to slow down and takes ages to finish you're message and it stores all your messages which you've sent in the outbox, which you have to delete one by one. I'd say that taking photos isn't too bad, its a shame that you can't zoom in or anything and the quality at night is poor, you can store a few photos but not really that many.It is pretty good that you can cover up the lense when not using the camera so that it doesn't get scratched. The sound quality isn't too bad, it has plenty of polyphonic ringtones on. However, when the phone came out the ringtones sounded good, but now that better phones have come out they don't really sound that good anymore, just plain average i suppose. Scrolling through the menus are pretty easy, and the functions are easy to use. The phone itself is pretty strong (i've dropped it a few times and theres no major damage) The screen is easy to scratch however and it does tend to wear on the corners of the phone. I'd say that overall this phone is average, its the text/media messaging thats a big let down on this phone and wouldn't recommend it if you're wanting a pretty decent camera phone.
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Reviewed by Shaun from England on 3rd Nov 2004
Well, I bought this phone around 9 months ago, and have been very disappointed with it. It seems to have the slowest software ever. If all you want from a phone is a camera, text and games, then this phone is passable. The battery tends to last a couple of days (not a huge problem). The most annoing thing is it's volume. When in a conversation, it is difficult to hear the other person, and I often don't hear it ring (or feel it vibrate!) I'm so disappointed with this phone, that I have reverted to my old V50 (which is nearly 3 years old). I bought the E365 to replace the V50, how ironic! Would not reccomend this phone for any sensible usage.
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Reviewed by Jay from UK on 28th Oct 2004
i would say this phone is the worst phone i have ever had. i had loads of problems with it at first and had to get a whole new handset, after that it was alright for a while....then the battery started going and it only lasts about a 2 days and it needs charging. the picture quality is good but only outside in the daylight, if you are inside even in the day, the pictures turn out dark and grainy. the texts take ages to type out becoz the phone is sooo slow. basically, i cant think of one good thing to say about this mobile!!
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Reviewed by Aaron from UK on 24th Oct 2004
It's great, but the camera is rubbish. Great price.
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Reviewed by R from England on 19th Oct 2004
this phone is rubbish i have had it about 2 months and in that time i have had it "fixed" once because that phone kept switching itself off and have had a completely new handset as that one did the same. It is slow to use especially when trying to do simple things such as type a txt message and delete the messages in my out and inbox. It crashes all the time and seems to get overloded easily and quickly, it also takes a long time to switch on!
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