NEC e228 Review
Review: September 2004.
The NEC e228 is an updated version of the e313
which has proved to be a very popular 3G phone. Like the e313, the e228
is a good value 3G phone that supports video calling, video messaging
and all the other features available on the 3 network.
As with the e313, the e228 looks much better in the flesh than it does
in our photo here. Physically it's quite a lot less bulky than the e313,
although it weighs virtually the same, and it has much more polished
styling than the e313's Eastern-bloc appearance.
The e228 shares the same screen as the e313, and it's an excellent
65,000 colour LCD display with an outstanding 220 x 176 pixels.
The e228 features 2 separate cameras - one mounted in the front panel,
the other in the back panel. The camera quality is the same as the e313.
The addition of a speakerphone in the e228 is very welcome, making
video calling so much easier.
Users in the UK may not be very familiar with NEC as a mobile phone
manufacturer, but overseas NEC has years of experience in this arena,
especially as a manufacturer of the hi-tech i-mode phones in Japan.
The main issue with this phone, as with all 3G phones is the battery
life - expect to charge the phone every couple of days, or daily if
you make much use of the video calling feature.
Features of the NEC e228 include:
- Supports all 3's video mobile services: video calling, video messaging
& download video clips
- 2 video cameras for video calling, recording short videos and taking
photos (VGA resolution - 640 x 480 pixels, 2x digital zoom)
- Display: 65,536 colours, 220 x 176 pixels
- MP3 player
- Voice recorder / Call memo to record conversations
- Multimedia messaging (send photos, videos and text)
- Predictive (T9) text input
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Java games
- Synchronisation of data with a PC
- Phonebook (500 entries)
- Organiser features: Calculator, Currency Converter, Scheduler, Notepad,
To Do List, Clock, Alarm
- WAP, GPRS class 8
- Connectivity: USB
- Fast 3G data transmission: 384 kbps download / 64 kbps upload
- Internal memory: 19 Mbytes
- Optional memory card up to 128 Mbytes (Sony MemoryStick Duo)
- Size: 129 x 53 x 22 mm
- Weight: 125g
- Talktime: 2 hours
- Battery standby: 4 days
NEC e228 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by billy from UK on 28th Jun 2005
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! too many people here saying "no blootoof n
no gaaames, rubbish fone" - you paid £45 maximum for it, what do you
expect? You get good quality video, ok photos, cheap calls, n you'll
never lose it ; )
Reviewed by tom from England on 28th Jun 2005
bargain phone, but for the price you can't expect much from it... the
battery life is poor and 3 generally rip you off so you might as well
go contract. However i was suprised by the camera and video capture
which is of good quality for the price. being the cheapest 3G phone
at the moment, which is slow but reliable its well worth buying if you
dont have the money for the more superior models... most sensible £30
Reviewed by ozz from england on 25th Jun 2005
the camera on this thing is amazing but unless you like carrying around
a brick in your pocket DON'T BUY ONE.
Reviewed by flaw2less from england on 22nd Jun
this fone is bril i realy like it who cares if its big 30£ 4 a video
fone wat mor do u expect the 3 network aint so good though 15 £a month
fone is great network is rubbish
Reviewed by Stefan from Romania on 22nd Jun 2005
the mms service is not running.I can't put my recorded melodies as ringtunes.
This phone is not that excellent!!!
Reviewed by Lee from UK on 22nd Jun 2005
This is the worst phone I have ever had the misfortune of owning. The
battery life is ridiculously poor and if the battery runs out, it takes
a lot of trouble to get the thing switched back on, even after being
recharged. I'm due an upgrade in a few weeks and will be throwing the
e228 in the bin and opting for the Motorola A1000, lets hope that phone
performs better or it may be bye-bye to 3G phones for good.
Reviewed by Shane Curless from England on 19th
The fone itself is simply amazing! But the network, 3, is a problem.
If 3 let you access WAP, i could get free games and ringtones from wap.getjar.com,
which would make 3 a better network for me to use, but still, DOES ANYONE
KNOW HOW TO UNLOCK THIS THING! I have used the code generator from NokiaFREE.org,
but I have the newer firmware so that *#4960# thingy doesn't work for
me. WAIT! My email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Mark from Uk on 15th Jun 2005
gr8 fone, me m8 got 1, and its amazin! the only letdownis the battery
Reviewed by Rob from England on 31st May 2005
The attributes of the phone are second to none but unless you use your
phone all the time (which i don't) it's rubbish. I bought the phone
but was devastated to find that all credit on your phone is wiped off
30 days after you top up the phone. This applies to all 3G phones. I
use between £5 and £10 a month so would waste the rest of
my credit. O.K just put as much as you need on but to get the most out
of the phone you should be putting a minimum of £15 a month. I
would personally recommend a normal network. Especially Virgin who I'm
on now who are very cheap.
Reviewed by dnt worry from dnt worry on 27th May
this phone is rubbish i advise ppl not 2 buy it trust me i regret buying
Reviewed by alex from uk on 25th May 2005
this phones rubbish. its good for a few days and then you get bored.the
picture qualitys RUBBISH. and the video is only 30 secs long.do not
get this phone i would advise u to get better.
Reviewed by sophie from england on 8th May 2005
The e228 is a really good phone and might look bulky but is isnt.The
battery lasts a long while and the camera has a really good quality.The
messaging service is fantastic and really easy to use.You can also downloads
things and record music.The only downside to this phone is having to
top it up with £15 each time. Anyone who is out to buy a phone
buy the e228.
Reviewed by Sabz from UK on 7th May 2005
The Nec e228 is a very good phone believe me it has alot of memory and
a lot of good features! only thing is its a big phone... the camera
quality is exellent! this is a gd phone to buy!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Oli from England on 6th May 2005
This is a great phone only £29.99 on 3's website. Video camera
is a bit blurred but photos are excellent. 3's Services are also good.
Only down side is that you are basically on Pay Monthly even if you
got it on ThreePay (PAYG)as you have to top up every month (you only
get your top up active for 30 days). Also the minimum top up is £15
not £5 that some networks do. I don't know how to unlock the phone
but if I did I might consider switching networks.
Reviewed by Luke from Essex on 5th May 2005
Brilliant phone!! I AM A MOBILE PHONE SPECIALLIST SO IF YOU NEED AND
INFORMATION ON ANY PHONE EMAIL ME -- MOBILEPHONEINFO@LYCOS.CO.UK
Reviewed by tom howe from manchester on 1st May
im not sure who writes these reviews about the phone crashing? ive had
mine for nearly a year, and its never done that once to me the camera
is unbelivable and the video quality is exellent, there is only a couple
of downsides to this phone, such as, no bluetooth, and you have to top
up with £15, good value but i cant afford it but no problem if
your loaded. battery life is ok last u just over a day, but charge it
up at night! overall outstanding phone every one thinks the size is
a problem but trust, its not you get used to it very quikly and its
just so light! buy this phone if you can afford itand dont mind not
having bluetooth! otherwise i have not found any other problems with
this ohne! so what are yopu waiting for go out and buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Shahzada Jehangir Khan from Dera Ghazi Khan,
Pakistan on 1st May 2005
The only reason i m givin this five stares is because of the Application
SW V 12. I think the phone itself is a brilliant phone . I have been
after a phone with all the features like camra, video, colour e.t.c
and i got it three months ago its going fine and i like this, i m looking
for it cheats if any one got ya pls mail me email@example.com
i will be thankful to that phone fellow, i need its unlocker and IMIE
claculater in last the video camera everything on the phone is fantastic.
Shahzada Jehangir Khan Pakistan E-Mail: ShahzadJehangir@yahoo.com
Reviewed by mr s bandra from england on 24th Apr
this phone is an apselute nightmare
Reviewed by Candy from Bournemouth on 4th Apr
When I first got this phone I thought it was amazing and even now I
still do the only thing bad about it is that it is a bit too big for
me (girls like little phones). The other this wrong with it was the
internet connection if u dont live in the right area then the internet
is quite difficult to access properly the battery life depends on how
much u use it if u use it alot then duh the battery goes down quick..
great phone its gonna be hard to find a better 1.
Reviewed by Nelson from ivory coast on 31st Mar
If i was you,iwould'nt get this remote control lookalike simply because
is its huge and its on 3. The network is disgracful to have,the customer
services are not even in the uk there in india so what would they know
what we r chattin about and its cuts you while your chattin.another
reason is because the camera is not clear at all even the nec 313s camera
Reviewed by Leigh Bradbury from United Kingdom on
21st Mar 2005
this phone is wicked it looks good has excellent camera and video quality
with a whole range of applications thhis phone is da best! i highly
recommend you buy one it is superb value for money!
Reviewed by daniel from england on 15th Mar 2005
i think that it s a brill fone and i would nt swop it for the world
Reviewed by Melanie from U.K. on 15th Mar 2005
Hmmmmmmm!! I wonder when Mr. Invisible will enter the 21st Century?
He doesnt seem to like mobile phones, does he?? I found the e228 ok.
Not brilliant, but you only get what you pay for!! And for free....who
cares? I('m happy anyway!
Reviewed by Fahan Khan from Islamabad, Pakistan on
13th Mar 2005
I have got this mobile recently.I have found all the best features in
it, except Bluetooth and infrared.But the best part of this mobile is
the TFT Colors with excellent voice and video capablities..........
Overall it is an Excellent Phone!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Mr Invisible from Wouldn't You Like To Know
on 13th Mar 2005
Unfortunately, they do not give you an option to select 0 stars when
writing these reviews. 3 are the worst network in the world! They are
on the verge of becoming bankrupt, you have to be in the middle of nowhere
to receive a signal and the handsets are bulky. There are restrictions
on the sites you can access using 3G, the services are ridiculously
overpriced and hardly any of the phones have advanced connectivity features!
NEC are the worst! They do everything in halves! Battery life, sound
quality, signal. IF ANY OF YOU HAVE DOUBTS ON WHAT PHONE TO GET LISTEN
UP! Any 3 phones are rubbish. Motorola phones are good but have been
known to be problematic is some aspects (i.e. Bluetooth is VERY SLOW)
Nokia phones are fantastic, although pricey and some bulky. Panasonic
phones have good cameras and features, but most do not have many connectivity
features. Sagem phones are quite reliable, but camera quality is nowhere
near as good as other manufacturers. Samsung have only started to get
good. Get either a D500 or E800 if you are going to get one. Sharp phones
are very stylish but the only model with good connectivity features
is the GX30i (£250-400) Sony Ericsson are great, they are getting
better and better every day. If you are looking to get a new phone,
think of your needs. e.g. Nokia Series 60 phones are for businesses,
but are bulky, bland and EXTREMELY SLOW at loading. Nokia Series 40
are for leisure, but don't support many features but are EXTREMELY FAST
at loading. AND NOTE: DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK! If there is something
wrong with your phone, call Customer Services. They are almost guaranteed
to help! e.g. with the Nokia 6230 so many people complained about their
phones that they launched the Nokia 6230 Version 04.44. And they provided
everyone with free upgrades (software not handsets). And most importantly,
talk to people who have the phone. This site is great, don't get me
wrong, but some people on this site are morons. They cannot spell, don't
have a clue about the phones they are reviewing and have nothing better
to do. Also, try going to a phone shop for a phone demo. They are more
than happy to help. Sorry my review has been so long, but thank you
for your time.
Reviewed by Faizal from South Africa on 10th Mar
This phone has the potential but i need a catalyst, namely... the software
thats compatible with my network - Vodacom SA. I tried everything, have
gone through everyone for advise about this overwhelming problem, but
to no avail. They said that only the handset manufacturer can assist
me. I tried looking them up and contacting them, but shockingly enough,
no helpline is available. This phone in itself is fairly good, compared
to, the only other 2 camera phone here in SA namely - the Samsung E1000.
Can anybody please help a brother out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviewed by rOOstique from Sweden on 8th Mar 2005
Yo, folks, I think the phone itself is kinda good. Well, considering
the money I payed for it, it's great + some of it's features are good
for that price. BUT, BUT, butt the network, those guys in 3, are they
... i don't even know how to call them. The network sux. I have to unlock
the phone ASAP!!! And I suggest for those who own this phone or wannabe
owners to unlock it at once. Can anyone give the unlock code or whatever
required for unlockin' it? Please if U know the code, POST it here,
so that everyone knows. And send me to my e-box: email@example.com THAAANX,
u can't even imagine how I appreciate that!
Reviewed by ant from uk on 3rd Mar 2005
Excellent phone, got it unlocked now. But how do i install games by
data cable, and how can i go on ebay? etc. This phone is supposed to
go on the internet! I type in the url and it says "this service is not
accepted" or something! Can anyone help? Please send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by hardy from sweden on 2nd Mar 2005
e228 i dont have it myself but my firend kanishka has it. I dont care
aobut the size of the phone since i have a motorola a925 but i would
say the phone is really ugly. No offesen to the ones who has it. The
functions are ok cameras good since it is a new moadel. The thing doesnt
even have bluetooth or infrared. It is ugly good camera standard 3g
service. I would recomend for someone who wants a big phone but good
get an a925.
Reviewed by Billy from UK on 28th Feb 2005
Piece of junk, looks like the TV remote but it's that big you don't
have to worry about losing it down the side of the sofa.! Don't bother.
Reviewed by Scott 'O' from UK on 28th Feb 2005
This phone crashes, cuts you off in the middle of calls and the alarm
clock doesn't even have snooze ffs. I suppose you get what you pay for...
Reviewed by ScottyB from England on 28th Feb 2005
Good value for money especially as it is so cheap for a camera phone
and you get £15 free credit with it! However the thing cuts off
in the middle of conversations and crashes!! grrr.
Reviewed by anon from UK on 26th Feb 2005
It's on a terrible network, it's the size of a house and the battery
life is awful. Decent phone but the - points outwiegh the + points.
+ Points MP3 19MB Memory + Card Video Camera Video Calls - Points Size
Battery Life Network No Infra-Red No Bluetooth
Reviewed by David from U.K on 22nd Feb 2005
WORST PHONE I EVER COME ACROSS.REDICULOUS CHARGER BATTERY LIFE ON IT
IS TOTALLY RUBBISH,MOST EMBARRASSING AND RUBBISH PHONE I EVER SEEN.WITH
NOKIA PHONE U CHARGE BATTERY ANYWHERE ANYTIME,THIS PHON'S CHARGER IS
LIKE BRICK, HARDLY GET HOLD OF IT.MY FRIENDS LAUGH AT ME WHEN I PUT
MY PHONE ON CHARGE WITH FUNNY CHARGER.BATTERY GO DEAD WITHOUT GIVING
ANY WARNING.NOKIA PHONE ALWAYS TELL U WHEN BATTERY IS LOW.
Reviewed by jammie the fly from england on 18th
this phone is brill, the only problem is that you have to pay £15
a month which is kinda stupid, but i am going to change my network to
02 which is 10 times better i would recommend this phone to anyone who
will to change the network. this phone is brill!
Reviewed by Chez from UK on 14th Feb 2005
I have just got this phone and think it is excellent! The picture quality
is amazing, the sound quality is brilliant. The only down side to this
phone is that it doesnt have IRDA or bluetooth, another dissapointment
is that you can record sound but cannot use it as a ringtone. 3 Arnt
daft are they? Overall a great buy and although it is a big phone I
like it that way, Less likely to lose it!!!
Reviewed by spongebob from england on 7th Feb
az dis fone escped from mr crabz brik depo or wot! wen i went to wulliez
i ad 2 ask if it woz a brik or a dam big fone an 2 mi ora dey sed a
fone! DON GET DIS PILE OV CRUD IT SMELLZ AN U CANT FIT IT IN UR POKET
SO UL HAVE TO BE SEEN CARIEIN DA FING, YES DAT IZ D WORST CASE SENARIO
BEIN SEEN CARIEIN IT!!! old man jenkinz won b appy. botom line, sponge
bob or drinky plus is wel beta den dis brik
Reviewed by Mikey from United Kingdom on 3rd Feb
Overall i think this is a pretty good phone. I'm not all that big on
mobile phones, but i like this one. Never have liked tiny fiddly phones
so the size of this is good for me. However, the network 3 are absolutely
terrible! Currently trying to unlock it, if anyone knows how please
let me know at email@example.com.
Reviewed by jib jeep from uk on 1st Feb 2005
maybe if u hav a suitcase 24/7 consider it as it is cheap, but even
then as the picture quaility is so bad and the menus horribl theres
not much point.
Reviewed by Andy from england on 28th Jan 2005
This phone has got everthing, truly amazing!
Reviewed by Alex Hickman from UK on 25th Jan 2005
THIS PHONE IS GR8!!! THE NETWORK OMG, DONT EVEN GO THER, GET THIS PHONE
UNLOCKED ONTO ANOTHER NETWORK AND THE PHONE IS GR8, PICTURE QUALITLY
IS REALLY GOOD, AND THE PHONE FUCTIONS ARE 10/10! -----ONLY BUY IF UR
GONNA GET IT UNLOCKED---- IT MY BE A BULKY PHONE BUT IT HAS TO CAMERAS,
AND ITS A VIDEO PHONE
Reviewed by sally from france on 21st Jan 2005
This fone is like a brick. When i got it i thought it would fit in my
handbag, but it never. It is gigantic, get a fone like the k700i which
i got instead, its still a candybar fone but its tiny. The camera is
awful and the videoing is kk.l I would not reccomend this fone 2 anyone
exceptt people with giant handbags!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Joss Fisher from england on 15th Jan
i got it coz it was cheap but got a p900 about a onth later, i dont
care the p900 is expensive this phone is poor
Reviewed by lee from uk on 14th Jan 2005
right every 1 ive found out a way to cheat the phone and get free txt
with out no cred first wright your txt send it and it will say cannot
send or something like that then go to the out box and resend it and
walla free txt with no credit
Reviewed by peter paul balut from philippines on
13th Jan 2005
this phone is good, but the manufacturers have forgotten to preinstall
java games. it was so disappointing! there's even no bluetooth connectivity.
i guess nec learns something from these words!
Reviewed by Clare from UK on 8th Jan 2005
Love this phone, no more bulky than some clam phones. Camera quality
and screen excellent. Only downside is the poor battery life (Please
NEC - get it sorted!!) Accessories seem to be hard to come by and a
bit expensive (mostly 3 branded goods). Wouldnt suggest staying on 3
as a pay-as-you-go customer, very complicated tariffs. Im gona download
a few ringtones and games then get it unlocked and put in o2 sim. 3
are one serious rip-off company.
Reviewed by john from UK on 5th Jan 2005
See below: Poor network coverage, battery lasts one day (max), size
of a brick, ripoff pay as you go. Useful as a paperweight maybe. I've
never topped this up and I don't think I will even bother unlocking
it as it just reminds me how I wasted 35 quid. Will sell for a fiver
if interested. No credit included.
Reviewed by MaRk from Some were on 5th Jan 2005
The e228 is a great fone but, yes but the 3 network rips u off mor than
enof. Get the fone if u hav enof dollar 2 pay 15 quid a month but otherwise.....DONT
Reviewed by annon from england on 3rd Jan 2005
well well... the NEC e228. its a weird phone and i want to get it clear
that you do not 'have to' pay £15 a month. depending on what you
decide to do with the phone will determain how you pay for it. lets
face it afterall, for as little as £20 (£35 in the credit
you have to buy)... its simply a gadget! a cheap little gadget just
made as a taster of the colourful world of mobiles phones. The phone
works brilliantly with or without that £15 credit, and i am happy
with my phone without credit (as i still use my old phone). Having got
over the fact that the phone is simply a gadget, i only use it as a
ditigal camera / video recorder, and i can use the emailing system which
they offer for FREE to send emails to my home pc with pictures attached!
how good is that?! the memory is good as it is (19mb or so) which can
easily hold 100 pictures and 25 videos, but if you happen to need to
store over 100 pictures, just email them home in an instant, delete
em off your phone and then take pictures and do whatever. you can even
use the internet service that they offer to check the news and headlines
(without being able to view video).. and all this can be done without
any credit. look at it as a portable news system or something to inform
you with mobile phone capabilities.. it really does shine some light
onto the phone eventually. for a £35 one off payment its a bargain!..
and you dont ever have to top it up again. :p
Reviewed by samantha from england on 20th Dec
This phone e228 is one of the best phones it has all the things you
would want.But the only thing is you have to pay £15 per month
now that bit is rubbish.
Reviewed by Chris barratt from london England on
20th Dec 2004
i bought this phone about a month ago and i loved it at first , but
soon i had come to realise that it was JUNK!! THis phone is very slow,
when you wish to do some thing as simple as delete a contact you have
to wait for the phone to react ... it's ok if your new to phone because
you can keep up with it then but if your an advanced user of mobile
technology then you will find the time it take to do the most simple
of tasks very tedious !!! And to top it off the 3 pay as you go option
sucks !! I can see looking down the list of reveiws of this phone many
of you can see the idiotic way 3 have set this up !!! £15 a month
that is ok if your minted and a bit thick (like me ) but for younger
kids this phone is a HOLE IN THE POCKET for them ( or their parents)!
They could of done something about the sive of this BRICK aswell ...
it's a bit to long ! i hate taking this phone out with me , i'm ashamed
to let my friends to see it . this is why i shall take a hammer to this
retard of the mobile phone world and enjoy putting it out of it misery
!!! as you can tell i do not like this phone !! i'm suprised i gave
it 2 stars but it it a good phone for rather slower people but me this
phone blongs in room 101 where is should rot !! thanks for listening
to me jibber on ... HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS !! (and if santa gives you
this phone then renounce god and sell your soul for a new one cos you'll
find hell more enjoyable than using this phone ) ;)
Reviewed by Casey from england on 20th Dec 2004
I think the e228 is one of the best phones out at the moment. it has
two cameras video calling video text and mp3.The only downside is you
have to pay £15 a month but i still think it is worth it.
Reviewed by anon from UK on 19th Dec 2004
teribble phone ----------DO NOT BUY------------- was working for abt
5 weeks then completely stopped. when i turn it on now the screen just
goes whit and repeats this until the battery dies.
Reviewed by chewittt from uk on 7th Dec 2004
This phone to me is a brilliant phone - it has all the extras you could
ever want. Video , video talk / text / playback , takes pics sends them
and ALL the rest APART from that it is slightly big and you have to
top up once a month!! But on the whole , if you are looking for a 3G
phone then you could think about getting this if you dont mind paying
£15 per month!
Reviewed by robin corney from england on 7th Dec
the phone i grate the comras are clear and the vidio messaging is clear
too. nice and slim fast internet connectivity and good speeded downloading
facility very loud loud speaker very good top up service and network
coverage is a perfect phone for a textaholic teenager like me. i rate
it as as one of the top phones now in the uk. only a few bad points
no preset games you have to download the youre self out of your own
creadit and battery life is consumumed very fast.
Reviewed by dale from uk on 5th Dec 2004
hey this phone sucks...or is it just the 3 pay network? eaitherway they
are both not worth buying as they dont work up to standard.i have looked
after my phone well but still it it didnt prevail.im trying to unlock
it so i can put a 02 sim card into it.please if any one can help me
to unlock it or if you know the unlock code email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
thank,but no thanks...this is definately a phone a wont persue buying
in the future. dale
Reviewed by Rhodri from Wales - UK on 4th Dec
Agree with everyone else really. Amazing and cheap phone, best unlocked
and used on another network. Brilliant pic and vid quality, slightly
big handset but who cares!
Reviewed by Stephen from UK on 2nd Dec 2004
This phone is really great, although the battery life is a little disappointing.
Also, it seems to reset itself at completely random times. Apart from
that though, this is an outstanding mobile with a fantastic high resolution
screen. Image and video quality is excellent and there are some enjoyable
downloads from Three. Do not buy this phone if you don't like Threepay,
as I doubt it can be unlocked for any other network.
Reviewed by Theresa from England on 28th Nov 2004
This is a great phone, image quality is great, more features than you
could ask for. Looks cool, easy enough to use with a bit of practice.
The bad bit is the 3G network. This is more like "PAY £15 A MONTH
WHETHER YOU GO OR NOT". I have had this phone 2 days and have just come
to terms with the fact that my £15 credit is only going to last
30 days even if I do not use it. Looks like an unlock job to me. GREAT
PHONE, GREEDY NETWORK which will soon hopefully be out of business.
Reviewed by Austin from England on 28th Nov 2004
It's an ok phone, as long as you dont mind carrying a brick in your
pocket. Why is it not just pay monthly? its just stupid. it would be
cheaper on contact. You get the **** takin out of you because its a
Reviewed by LEONARD GRANNELL-WALLER from ENGLAND on
25th Nov 2004
NEC HAVE THE BEST PHONES IN THE WORLD CLEAR VIDEO RECORDING CLEAR VIDEO
TXTING ITS DA BEST
Reviewed by Alex from Uk Birmingham on 25th Nov
Great price for only £20 @ superdrug lol!! (£35 incl credit) but £20
4 the fone. 3pay is really bad, dont like the idea of them taking ur
credit off you if u dont use it within 30days, PATHECTIC!! Im gettin
it unlocked for £20 sumwer in birmingham, he sed that it takes quite
a while, but who cares, at least i can use it on orange then. I know
how to use this phone on other networks without the an unlock code,
however u cannot make calls but you can recive them. It may not be any
use to sum ppl but if u like to beat phones like me then email me @
email@example.com and ill tell ya, even tho its not that good, but
it makes me feel good to beat the phones!! overall great phone for the
money but really 3pay is a con!!
Reviewed by adam johnson from uk on 23rd Nov 2004
If you dont like the top up. Then dont go on 3. They make it pretty
clear that ur top up ends in 30 days. The fone is great. Oh and it can
be unloked, there are many shops and people with the correct software
that will unlok it for around £10.
Reviewed by Matthew McCabe from UK on 23rd Nov
This phone is the best phone ive bought so far its got everything i
need on it.
Reviewed by luke from england on 22nd Nov 2004
iv had this phone for about 2 months it s good although the 3 pay doobry
is very bad 15 per month my son had this phone and he couldnt pay 4
it so i had it the camra is high so over all this phones not bad
Reviewed by kieran from england on 20th Nov 2004
i have had this phone a while it was cheap which is a good factor however
1) if you want mp3's on your phone you have to buy a separate sony memory
stick and i believe they cost 100 pounds from the shops 2) the battery
is pathetic 3) 3 are strange ringtones are 2.50 no games are on it you
can download them for 5 pounds!! 4) if you want to top up ( and u have
to 15 per month ) you choose something called text or mins so u choose
either 100 texts and 5 pounds on anything ( ringtones ) or a certain
amount of mins and 5.00 on anything its stupid why not just put it into
credit??? they would make the same amount of money im thinking about
buying the stick if i can find it cheap but im not sure if i have to
have software too
Reviewed by james from England on 15th Nov 2004
g r the worst network ever. the phone is allright but 3g is a rip off.
pay as you go my a**e. rip off dont buy this phone unless you have money!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Tom from UK on 15th Nov 2004
the phone is great aprat from no bluethoot or infered but the battery
is rubbish and 3 pay is rubbish the amount of money i use on the phone
its not worth being on 3
Reviewed by M MILLER from ENGLAND on 14th Nov
THIS PHONE IS GREAT.THE MENUS ARE EASY,THE CAMERA IS EXCELENT. IT WILL
VIDEO UP TO 30 SECONDS(ADJUST FROM 10 IN THE MENU). £15 PER MONTH
FOR 300 MINS IS GREAT FROM 3. PLEASE TELL MY OF A BETTER DEAL,THATS
JUST 5P PER MIN ACROSS ANY NETWORK ANYTIME ON PAY AS YOU GO.THE PHONE
IS WELL MADE I HAVE DROPPED IT A FEW TIME WITH NO ILL EFECTS. GO AND
GET ONE NOW.
Reviewed by syed from uk on 12th Nov 2004
good features on the phone and good quality camera. but its ruined.
u cant unlock it and u have to top up every 30 days. its more like line
rental rather then pay as u go. and also its a remote control. massive
in size and rubbish network. it cant be unlocked. no wonder its cheap.
Reviewed by Dooren from Great Britain on 8th Nov
according to the reviews, almost everybody is talking about a different
phone...I have got e228 as well, and I am not so happy. The picture
quality is poor, video lasts only ten seconds - where did you get 33?
The service is poor, downloadable things too expensive, so I will be
really looking for somebody, who can unlock this phone. It is big, it
is from three network, and my family from Czech republic is not receiving
messages I write them, because their mobile companies probably have
no contract with my net. And the phone...really, it is big, almost useless
Reviewed by www.abcgoku.co.uk.tt from england on
8th Nov 2004
yo dudes this phone is whacking go out and buy it while its cheap or
u will regret it trust me
Reviewed by mitch from england on 7th Nov 2004
the e228, brilliant phone! 3g pay as you go awfull. its not pay as you
go it's £15 a month. for kids that is shocking. the phone has everything
that you need, maybe more than you need, but it is ruined by the greedy
Reviewed by Zeke from Wales on 5th Nov 2004
Its brilliant only £60 its great the camera is good quality and and
the video recording lasts 33 sec wich aint bad. i can watch the football
goals wich is great. the internet is free so yes overall goood phone
but the battery life is poor.
Reviewed by djgibon from Poland on 2nd Nov 2004
Reviewed by James MItch from Englan on 1st Nov
the phone itself is realy realy good.l but the the thing that makes
the phone awfull is the network 3. it souns good with the football and
mtv things to download but for 13 year olds who dont get a lot of money
to spend on a phone £15 every 30 days is well harsh. dont get conned
by the pay as you go adverts.
Reviewed by D-JAY !! from Da UK on 1st Nov 2004
I Fink da e228 is a brilliant fone ! Every fink u need ! I had a e313
( the one down from 228 ) Itz basically da same exept da e228 looks
betta iz smaler and has speaker phone !!!!!!!!! I have got a Brand nu
SONY Memory Stick Duo on the way from eBay ! Only cost 28 quid 4 da
Mem Card (Search frew ebay u will get it cheap !!) !!!! Da fone cost
30 pound from woolworfs and i had only had me e313 4 weeks and da was
messed up cos i kept droppin it ! Day r so cheap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE CAN N E 1 HELP AND SEND ME THE e228 SOFTWARE on firstname.lastname@example.org
!!!! Thanx LOL !!!
Reviewed by Alex from Belarus on 31st Oct 2004
Hi!Im Alex, I have a mobile nec e228, but it is not working in Belarus,
plz help me and give me some tips for unlocking software, im very gratefull
to you. Thanks Regards: Alex email@example.com
Reviewed by Charlotte from ENGLAND on 30th Oct
there is nothing wrong the this phone,the quality is amazing and the
accessories brilliant but two main things have completely spoiled this
phone. Firstly is the fact that it is on 3. their pay as you go packages
are outrageous and compared to my previous network it is costing a bomb.
secondly, and this kind of relates to the first point, the WAP, as far
as i know, will only let me search 3 phone sites. i can no longer download
ringtones or games without the minimum cost being £2.50 (ringtones)
and £5.00 (games) and as ringtones go out of date and games become boring,
i am left with a whole in my pocket. overall a great phone; poor network.
Reviewed by awonuga temitope stephen from Lagos nigeria
on 26th Oct 2004
this phone is also great I love it so much I really appreciate it so
much i am buying one for my sister this weekend it looks so nice it
has good games and good message infact the phone is so easy to operate
it beautiful. Thumbs up for nec for this phone
Reviewed by Simmo from England on 25th Oct 2004
The phones's ok, but it is very bulky. the only thing tjhat ruins this
phone is the network 3. its realy rubbish. the only way to unblock the
phones is to send to 3 ( money snatching bleeps) which cost's £115.
you have to pay another £0 for the usb cable, another £100 for a memory
stick. it is realy bad. the phone is not that bad but the network ruins
it. if anyone has the unlock codes, can you please email me them i would
real appreciate it. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org cheers
Reviewed by Janusz from Poland on 24th Oct 2004
Hi everybody! Does anybody have nec's e228 software? Data file transfer
and maybe unlock codes? Waitin' 4 contact Greets! email@example.com
Reviewed by Joe from UK on 23rd Oct 2004
Excellent value... loads of fun... can anyone help me in how to install
java games via the usb link and or explaine what syncronising is? all
files .jar .jad trnsfer ok but dont seem to work. many thnaks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by syed from uk on 22nd Oct 2004
its ok if you like carrying a remote control in your pocket. has nice
features and 2 cameras but the size is remote control like. worth the
money as it is only £30.
Reviewed by Dave from North London, England on
16th Oct 2004
This phone is a must buy.I've had for about 2 weeks now and i haven't
had any problems with it, though the charging is quite annoying.Picture
quality is heavy!!!
Reviewed by Bob Santafy from Scotland on 16th
I BOUGHT THIS PHONE YESTARDAY AND ITS RUBBISH. THE VIDEO LASTS ONLY
33 SECS WHICH IS POOR AND THE BATTERY LIFE IS APPALING. DO NOT BUY THIS
Reviewed by douglas cull from ENGLAND on 12th
i have been doing some rearch on this phone and i can say this this
the best phone evr i carnt wait to get it on my birthday (17 october)
can any of you please give me some more information on email@example.com
thank you loads
Reviewed by Matty from England on 11th Oct 2004
i have had this phone for 2 days and i have explored it through out
and i find no problems with it, apart from you cannotrecord your own
song and use it as a ringtone as you can on 1 ov my previous phones
sagem myv65, the pictures are really good quality and so are the videos,
each video lasts 33 secs but on 1 ov my other previous phones the motorola
a835 you can video for 3 mins. but apart from that the phone is great
the size is not to much of an issue.....So if any 1 id thinking of buying
any thing then i suggest you go and get it......
Reviewed by Mohammad Arshad from Pakistan on 9th
I got this phone from Italy but it is not working in Pakistan due to
country code.I tried my best to unlock the country code.In pakistan
there is no 3G network if some body can help me in this regard please
send me informatiom through mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviewed by Sue from Scotland on 4th Oct 2004
I'm thinking about getting this phone after reading all the reviews,
but I like O2 as a network. Does anybody know if this phone can be unlocked
at all? I know how to unlock the phone, but I've heard that this NEC
has some kind of block on unblocking, if that makes any sense lolol
Reviewed by Thomas Jones from United Kingdom (WALES)
on 3rd Oct 2004
Hey, I have had the NEC E228 now for two weeks, its a brilliant phone
for loads of reasons, such as 1) Cheap (Main Thing) 2) All the 3 Services
4) Video, Picture, MP3 Player and you can download video clips 5) WAP!
Allthough with the advanteges you have the disadvantages! These are
1) Battery time 2) No bluetooth or infrared 3) Cant change the network
(I think you can get them unlocked some how) Overall its a brilliant
phone!! Ill rate it 9.5/10 Contact me on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org!
Reviewed by Taimur from Scotland on 3rd Oct 2004
this phone is really outstanding.i would give it 6/5.its got everything
u need in it and worth WELL WORTH the price.
Reviewed by Storm from UK on 1st Oct 2004
Ive had the phone for 2 weeks now and theres nothing i hate about it.
Picture Quality is excellent, Its very light and its size is practical,
and it has loads of media features mainly as a result of 3's content.
It also supports use with a memory-stick (duo) which can store mp3 music
files. Like someone else said, this phone is locked to the 3 network
(in the uk, anyway) so you cant use the phone with another networks
chip (although im not 100% sure of this) The only 2 main disadvantages
i can think of are, - No Infra-red or bluetooth - If you need these
functions then you should probably opt for another phone unless your
prepared to pay for a cable + software (nearly &40) - Size, its is a
little big compared to a lot of phones although it is still very light
and it makes up for this with a large screen Overall, if you dont care
about the above two facts then i definitly recommend buying this phone,
especially as it is currently very cheap to purchase (&49 in the UK
including &15 credit on 3-pay) If you have any questions about the phone
then drop me an e-mail at email@example.com THANKS!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Simon from England on 30th Sep 2004
It's a good phone, very good features (especially as it was only £45
with £15 credit on pay as you go!) but I'm really writing looking for
help with the phone. I've just brought the Memory Stick Duo 128mb to
put MP3's on but I have no idea how to connect it to the PC? Do you
need a special cable or cardreader, or do you just use a normal USB
connection? Thanks in advance for any help, post it here or email me
Reviewed by Ryan from London England - we love it on
29th Sep 2004
I think 3G phones now are locked to 3g and dont have the other network
capabilities installed. I think this is better as it makes them less
appealing to steal. also put ur dial lock on that way when ever u turn
ur fone on and have entered ur pin, u have to enter the dial lock too,
that way if it does get stolen the theif wont be able to use it as they
wont have the dial lock.
Reviewed by Kamran Mahmood from Pakistan on 29th
Im Kamran from Karachi Pakistan, I have a mobile nec e228, but it is
not working in pakistan due to code, plz help me and give me some tips
for unlocking software, im very gratefull to you. Thanx Regards: Kamran
Reviewed by sandu from romania on 28th Sep 2004
i came with that phone in romania(here i dont have 3g a network, and
i cant put another SIM in this Nec...he wants a USIM card... and i can
not DECODE here..., somebody HELP with a URL or anything, please...
in general issues, i like this phone( i have usb wire...)just only i
didnt like the battery...,i need to recerge him every day..
Reviewed by jack from England on 25th Sep 2004
The NEC e228 is the best fone I have had in years as the camera is very
good and the video is good, but only records for about 10 secs. The
phone I would reccomend to anyone. the prices on PAYG is very good -
especially in the link - £44.99
Reviewed by Ryan from UK on 22nd Sep 2004
is this fone really worth buying cos i know its cheap and ive been hearing
good thinsg about it. i currently have an nec e313 which is awesome
but just a lil lanky lol. sould i buy this fone? email me and let me
know if ur a fone genius at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Brad from England on 20th Sep 2004
This phone was brilliant. Even though it goes for the chocolate bar
design instead of the clamshell is has everything. Well execpt bluetooth
and infared. Its so cheap though you can afford to get another phone
in a few months. The price was unbeliveable as you get all the features
that come with it: Mp3 player Video Camera Expansion Slot All the 3G
services. I will give this phone 9.5/10