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O2 X4 review

 Review: October 2005  
 

Last updated December 2005

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In a nutshell: 3G phone with megapixel camera, MP3 player and memory card.

 

With the introduction of the O2 X4, the O2 branded line of phones has made a big leap forward into the world of 3G. However, with the poor track record of the O2 range (especially the hopelessly unreliable X1 and X2), we have to wonder whether the addition of a whole new generation of technology is actually going to work.

Physically, the X4 is strongly reminiscent of the X3 - it's a conventional-looking clamshell, with a boxy design, a flat keypad and a large high-resolution screen. It's nothing to get excited about, and the keypad isn't the most responsive, but it does the job. The external antenna gives a slightly dated look. It's weight is low for a 3G phone, although it's still quite a large clamshell.

The X4 builds on the capabilities of the X3, with much of the specification unchanged: there's a 1.3 megapixel camera with video recording capability (at reduced resolution), a 262k display, an MP3 player with stereo output via the supplied headphones, and a slot for a memory card. The camera is pretty good and the sound quality of the music player is excellent. In addition it has the high-speed download capability that 3G enables, plus the benefit of an integrated handsfree speaker. The display has been upgraded from the X3 to a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels, and the memory has been increased to 10 Mbytes internal memory, plus a 64 Mbyte memory card (Mini SD format). The memory card can be expanded even further to allow storage of a large number of MP3 tracks or videos.

So, it's a very highly-specified phone, but let's look at what's missing. First, there's no video calling capability, which seems like a big shame since all of the required components are present (3G, video camera, speakerphone). Secondly, it's only dual band (plus 3G of course), so it won't work in the States. And thirdly, there's no Bluetooth wireless connectivity, just USB and infrared.

If you don't need any of these features, then it could be the right phone for you, but as always with O2 we have to ask whether it will actually deliver the goods. Well in practice, it's pretty good. There are times when the user interface is a little slow, and sometimes video playback stalls or skips frames, but apart from that the thing works! Text addicts might find the T9 impementation clunky and as mentioned the keypad isn't that great, but there are no big reliability issues with the X4. It's a good step up from the X3 and offers a very good range of features for your money.

O2 X4 features include:

  • 3G video streaming & media downloads (no video calling)
  • 1.3 megapixel camera with flash and digital zoom
  • Video camera (176 x 144 pixels)
  • Display: 262, 000 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
  • External display: 4,000 colours
  • MP3 player
  • Stereo headset
  • Handsfree speaker
  • 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 player
  • Java games
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS
  • Photo phonebook
  • Memory card (64 Mbytes) plus 10 Mbytes internal memory
  • WAP, GPRS class 10, high-speed internet (3G)
  • Connectivity: USB, infrared
  • Dual band
  • Vibration alert
  • Weight: 116g

O2 X4 user reviews

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Reviewed by TS from UK on 29th Oct 2008
This phone is probley the worst phone I have ever laied hands on. O2 made it out to be such a great piece of kit and it's not. The buttons are tiny, theres no Bluetooth, it's got a quite speaker, low battery life, a great big ariel that either digs into your leg or breaks off! and all other phones of it's genaration are way ahead of it. There's lots of other things wrong but other people seem to like it.
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Reviewed by Maria from UK on 27th Oct 2008
I LOVE IT
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Reviewed by Ralphus Maximus from England on 13th Nov 2007
I got this phine free off my friend because he was buying a new one(Motorola Razr.)I have had this phone now for a year and it has been great,pros: Fast in loading,charging(2-4hs, cool looking and nice coulour scheme, also it recently got plasterd in atalete foot cream and still works!.The only thing I dont like is the camera resolution is rubbish and the zoom is vertually non-existant!! great fone overall, but get a separate camera! Can't tell when it will break down though!!!
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Reviewed by dixit yogi from india on 15th Jun 2007
i have bought o2 x4....it'a nice phone,good music but it has low speed of accessing photos
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Reviewed by Ame from UK on 6th Jun 2007
This phone has been passed down in my family for a few years! Bees used by 3 different people... but no-one has had any problems!! Only thing is.. anyone know where i can order a usb cable?! really wanna try out the mp3!! heellpp!!
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Reviewed by matt from engLAND on 4th May 2007
not a bad phone!! BUT!! it would be better with video calling and bluetooth.. also putting the memory card in the computer is rubbish!! it don't access it.. excellent display opened and closed.. camera not so good.. but i don't really care.. infered really slow.. nice style!
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Reviewed by yadamsuren from mongolia on 1st Feb 2007
its good phone.
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Reviewed by Joe from Englamd on 16th Aug 2006
I bought this phone about a year ago and have had few problems with it. I bought this phone as it was cheap and had alot of good features (such as MP3, video etc). - There where soon downsides - the flash on the camera is very poor. putting mp3s on phone takes ages through the data cable and always crashes my computer. Now, the keypad is starting to stick - the 'back' and the 'ok' button are very difficult to press. The worst point is... - i have no idea how to use the infared! - i go to connections and load it, but the phone just says 'connecting' - and it never connects, no matter how long i leave it, nowere in the manual does it tell you how to use it - if someone is reading this and you know how to use it, please tell me!!!
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Reviewed by gary from England on 30th Jul 2006
PHONE IS V. AWKWARD 2 USE, LET ALONE THE POOR LOOKS OF IT. DOESNT LOOK NICE AT ALL. DONT BUY IF YOU DONT WANNA WASTE YOUR MONEY PEOPLE! BUY THE SONY ERICSSON K750I IT RULES - SERIOUSLY.
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Reviewed by dan from UK on 21st Jul 2006
Amazing phone, even waterproof, dropped it in sink, left it for 10 minutes, yes a bizarre accident, and shook it dry and it worked!
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Reviewed by Steven Jerrad from En-Ger_Land on 12th Jul 2006
Wot is the phone again? Er, GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by robert from england on 11th Jul 2006
This phone was good when i got it, it was better than my older phones (non colour screen etc). The phone picture quality was bad, the phone which i smashed in temper could of been better with bluetooth etc.. and ui kept loosing connection to 02
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Reviewed by Wayne Rooney from England on 5th Jul 2006
fone is all you could not want. MASH
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Reviewed by kimmyUk from uk on 30th Jun 2006
Must admit its not the best phone ive had. I bought it for a replacement when i lost my D600 because it was cheap. It does the job and i didnt have the problems that ppl have talked about in their reviews with the battery i Only ever had to charge it every 2 days. Camera and mp3 quality however isnt very good but guess its ok if your looking for something cheap. If your like me though you wont last long with it. Just bought the samsung E900, Class phone got everything and looks gr8
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Reviewed by J from NI on 25th Jun 2006
This phone is quite good, it has cool features and it can be plugged into the computer with the free software in the box. sometimes the buttons are unreactive and u have to keep pressing them which is annoyin and occasionally when ur on the fone it cuts out and turns itself off even when the battery is full. my charger has stopped working so i have to charge it using the usb cable via computer.
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Reviewed by becky from england on 16th Jun 2006
yea .......its ok but really annoying coz it takes so much time to do anything you want it to and it keeps just cuting it self of and since iv had it ( which has been for about a year ) it has stopped letting me access the internet and even tho my phone is set up for picture messaging , wont allow me to send pictures either! i cant wait to get a new phone!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Greg from Yorkshire on 20th May 2006
I've owned this phone now for just coming upto 11 months. For the first 7 or 8 months i absolutely adored it, but then the problems came thick and fast. whats most annoying is that if somebody sends you a double message it rarely sends the 2nd half, and will not allow you to look at the first half. It takes eons of time when looking at your pictures individually, and every now and again likes to turn itself off whilst doing so. The final straw though has to be that last month, for no reason at all, my phone deleted all my 400+ contacts. Overall the phones good for the first half of my contract, but a waste of time, money, and effort with the second. i cannot wait to get a new phone upgrade! any suggestions??
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Reviewed by david beckham from england but im living in spain on 20th May 2006
this fone has bad written all over it. bad bad bad bad bad bad bad fone.
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Reviewed by martin from england on 16th Apr 2006
ok here goes i bought an x3 december 04 awesome fone however it soon stopped sending media messages(but still received) so i eventually decided to replace it with an x4. After a few hours i decided 2 stick with x3 and use x4 just to send media messages heres why - the x4 has some improvements over x3 - bigger screen,better quality outer screen, change message tone, more camera features and 3g however there were backward steps which i didnt like - no tri band, no slideshow style(fading from pic to pic), no ability to listen to mp3s while in slideshow, no editing pics(stretching faces on x3 is awesome), while viewing images the please wait message between each one (upto 8 seconds) is horrendous, the mp3 player jumping when opening the flip but the worst thing was the lower video resolution and the jerky video recording (as opposed to the smoothness of x3) so there u have it the x4 130 and just used to send pics glad i didnt give my x3 away just wish it sent pics but it beats t he x4 hands down.
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Reviewed by Nina from England on 11th Apr 2006
although it is ugly, the features on this phone outweigh the appearance. >>>However, as I have noticed in other reviews, mine has repeatedly deleted my entire contact list. As I had just left college the second time it did this I was naturally devestated that I lost contact with so many people. >>>Also, 99% of the time it doesn't let you recieve multi page texts. >>>The predictive text is terrible too, unusable. I first had the phone replaced 2 weeks after I first got it and stupidly got another o2x4. My contract is up in 1 month and I honestly cannot wait to get rid of this phone! Word of warning DO NOT CONSIDER BUYING THIS PHONE!!!
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Reviewed by Jade from Uk on 16th Mar 2006
My sisterhas this phone and she thinks its good i hope you do too.
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Reviewed by jemima from japan on 28th Feb 2006
DIS FONE IS RUBISH ITS HORRIBLE DA CAMERA BREAKS EVERY TIME U USE IT NE 1 HU LIKES DIS FONE IS MAD
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Reviewed by karen from England on 21st Feb 2006
This is the worst phone I have ever had! I have had endless problems with it, despite being sent a new fone as the the probs with my old 02x4 couldn't be repaired. I also had problems receiving text messages for a long time. The camera is pretty poor, and seems to get worse over time for some reson . I haven't been able to add MP3's to my fone. The battery can be terrible, it may be full one minute and on 1 the next. The battery indocator often js goes white so you can't actually see how much battery life is left in the fone. I havent been anywhere where 3G has really worked, neither has it made a difference. There are also very few compatible games, considering the ones it comes with are poor. I would definately NEVER buy this fone or any O2 fone again.
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Reviewed by jake from uk on 10th Jan 2006
i have to say that this phone is awful it is rubbish external screen. rubbish graphics. disgraceful. i fully recomend to buy the samsung e720. this is the phone to buy.shame on you 02!!
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Reviewed by John from United Kingdom on 7th Jan 2006
i have had this phone for a couple of months now. at first i thought it was amazing! but then i dropped it ompletely by accident and it kept on switching itself off for no reason. i called the o2 helpline and they thought because i dropped i dropped it by accident it was my fault.so they dnt atchelly care. i would recomend the sony ericsson k700i. my brother has it and i us eit all the time cos mine doesnt work. it is amazing
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Reviewed by charlie from scotland on 30th Dec 2005
Worst phone i have ever had problems with the texting ,pictures,sent it back to get looked at after endless phone calls to o2 really not helpfull, after 2 weeks got phone back still same problems will not be going near o2in the future if that is the rubbish they churn out
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Reviewed by X4man from UK on 29th Dec 2005
ppl is your battery doesnt last more than 2 days then instead of buying a new battery, charge the phone for a whole 24 hours and the battery will last longer i did this three days ago and i havent had 2 charge my phone yet
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Reviewed by Jay from N.ireland on 25th Dec 2005
This phone rocks, i got it for christmas and it is the perfect phone. the camera seems to be crystal clear outside but not so good indoors, maybe theres settings that need adjusted or something and i just haven worked out how to do it yet. the internet rocks, you can access google and cool sites although the ringtones are expensive. the charger is awkward but it does the job. the usb cable is gd but theres not alot of memory to store mp3's an stuff unless you buy a larger memory card.before i bought it i heard that texting was awkward but its not textin is not a problem at all. there are a couple of games nothying special though but hey, its a fone. my fone was bough for 130 quid and it is well worth it. it looks the part and the external screen is handy for readin texts and takin photos and vids. the flash doesnt do much buts it is still a cool feature, there are some effects for the camera which are pretty cool and u can zoom in but it loses quality big time. in the box u get earphones, charger phone battery, instructions, a simpack and a usb cable and disk to use with a computer to get mp3's and put ur vids and photos on the computer. i was almost put off by some of the negative reviews but im glad i wasnt the phone rocks. and by the way, when i bought mine i was told that some were being brought back cuz they broke, mine seems to be doin ok so far but i got it insured just incase, it only cost 15 quid or somethin so i wud advise people to get it insured, if any1 has any questions about it email me jwoolsey580@hotmail.co.uk
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Reviewed by Anonymous from Scotland on 21st Dec 2005
I got this fone in july, its now december and im already getting a new phone. Although it has good extras like the camera, video, 3G and MP3 player, it has other difficulties, such as the basics, people cannot phone you or text you at all, it just freezes and it it even deletes all your numbers stored on your phone. I wouldn't be lying if I didn't advised you to get this, invest your money in a better phone, rather than waste your money on this, don't let what happened to me happen to you, or at least get the X3 instead.
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Reviewed by dnt worry from uk, woking on 7th Dec 2005
this fone is wiked, it has good features and has a memory card slot. the camera is sick and the mp3 is good. its got 2 wicked screens and a nice flip up design. the only bad thing is that it hasnt got bluetooth but other than that it is wiked. I thionk you shud get it if you have the money, i gt it for 63 and it worth it.
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Reviewed by Dan from UK on 5th Dec 2005
People saying that the pictures are rubbish, well the quality is default set on low, and the 2nd lowest size (176 x 220 I think) the MP3 player has a piece of plastic over the speaker which needs removing. The video quality and size is set at the lowest by default
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Reviewed by DAVE from TELFORD on 3rd Dec 2005
I HATE TO SAY BUT THIS AHS TO BE O2'S WHORST PHONE YET THE MP3 PALYER SOUND QUALITY IS RUBBISH THE CAMERA DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A 1.3 MEGA PIXEL WITH 262,000 COLURS IN THE SCREEN COMPARED TO MY SAMSUNG D500 THE CAMERA IS JUNK AND WILL NOT BE BUYING ANY MORE 02 PHONES IN THE FUTURE COZ THEY ALL A PEICE OF PLASTIC JUNK
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Reviewed by Dan from UK on 1st Dec 2005
The phone is amazing, the rubbish about the battery not holding charge is because of the MP3, it uses up as much battery as a call
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Reviewed by Gareth from Unityed KIngdom on 30th Nov 2005
I bought this telephone to enable me to get pictures of my grandson. What a disappointment. It's an awful phone and O2 customer services are terrible!
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Reviewed by Matthew from England on 22nd Nov 2005
Don't listen to Dean (the guy below) he dontknow what he is on about. IT IS A CLAMSHELL PHONE, NOT ALL CLAMSHELL PHONES HOLD THERE CHARGE FOR MORE THAN A DAY, THEY DONT IF YOU ARE ON THE INTERNET OR PLAYING GAMES ON IT ALL THE TIME. But it is a trendy phone and loads cheaper than the motorola V3 also it has video recored. The battery will last for a good two days on it if you give it the full 16.5 hour charge.
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Reviewed by Dean from UK on 5th Nov 2005
Not a week had passed since i wrote my review on this phone and the piece of junk went wrong!! The battery would not hold the charge, i changed the phone and got a replacement and believe it or not the same thing happened again!!..i am now the proud owner of a Motorola V3... DO NOT GET THIS O2 PHONE...it is poor.
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Reviewed by Dean from UK on 27th Oct 2005
I nearly made the mistake of letting some negative reviews stop me getting this phone..lucikly i didnt! I love the phone, the camera is excellent, MP3 player is excellent, downloading pictures and MP3's from your PC is easy and fairly quick, its fairly easy to use and undertand, games are excellent, easily the best phone ive had to date :-)
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Reviewed by dave from uk on 25th Oct 2005
this phone is a pile of plastic junk and if you buy it it has 99999999999999999999999999999 many faults with it i would rather have kept my grans 3310
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Reviewed by Isla Scott from Scotland on 23rd Oct 2005
I love this phone. I bought it about 2 months ago after researching the best phone for me online including using sites like this reading reviews to make my mind up what would be a good phone to buy. It really is a good phone, I dont think ive ever enjoyed/used a phone as much in my life as I do with this one! the camera takes some pretty decent pics, any camera phone with a mega pixel camera is better than VGA at least! the video is fun, its great it doesnt limit you to any file length like 30 seconds... it has a removeable memory card slot which is great, I got a 512mb card cheap online and that works fine with it, now I've managed to take literally 100s of photos and tens of videos on it without it running out of memory! The MP3 feature is also great, I can sit and listen to some songs on the bus every week with the hands free which is included and im also impressed that the phone came with a USB cable. Not many phones appear to come with the whole kit, hands-free, memory card and computer cables etc. but this phone comes with it all so you can get started right away! I find it really pretty simple to use, it only took me a few days to learn how to do the basics like call people and add contacts, text people and all the rest...most of it is pretty obvious. Plus its a nice size, not so small your finger fits over 4 keys lol and not so big it gets in the way or cant fit in a pocket, it also has a pretty cool external display and looks pretty trendy...you can take pics of yourself with the camera using the external display too which is kinda fun :-) So overall, ive found this phone to be really useful and fun and I've not really had any problems with it (apart from 1 exception, which would be that its pretty slow loading pages and processing files (photos & videos) you have to wait a while once you press the ok button to stop recording video or to capture a photo and it sits at a screen saying 'waiting' for a fair while...but then again you'd expect that, its quite alot for such a small device to be expected to do all the different multimedia files it can play/capture etc. so im not surprised by that. It also does the same thing when you want to browse your files like your images and video files it'll say 'waiting' for a while before loading the screen... thats really the only downside ive found.) Overall I'd definately recommend this to anyone wanting a decent priced phone with a better than VGA camera and video capture facility, or even just an easy to use modern flip phone :-) trust me, I've found it to be great over the last couple of months and im someone who doesnt use phones much, I think ive been converted to a mobile phone fan lol give it a try, its really not as bad as some people make it out to be
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Reviewed by James from UK on 20th Oct 2005
Good for money, but no features implemented well. MP3 player does not always recognise files, incompatible with variable bit rates etc. Menu system old fashioned and clunky. 1.3MP camera nowhere near as good as competitors. Large brick styling too! Battery indicator useless, sometimes states empty when not. Much improved over X3, long way to go yet however
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Reviewed by Joe from UK on 20th Oct 2005
at first i loved this phone, i thought it was all great, but the battery just doesnt last,i have to charge it all the time, the flash doesnt seem to wrk (it flashes,but the picture is still dark)and the mp3's take ages to upload through the cable!the o2 active is REALLY expensive (i spend 4 on a ringtone and 5 on a game stupidly thinking they were free, lol). i dnt no if ne1 else thinks this,but i think it is so slow when delteteing or saving a picture.but i still like this phone and its great vaule.its just not what it says on the box.(and 1 mre thing,i thing,does ne1 no how 2 wrk the inferred,its not in the userguide and it just says connecting,and nothin else).
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Reviewed by sammy from uk on 19th Oct 2005
i HATE THIS FHONE
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Reviewed by dj viper from uk on 18th Oct 2005
i hate this fhone, it shu itself down within an hour and i know it has blootooth but its not that reliable, do not buy this fhone as it is a waste of money so you might aswell buy a nokia from the money you spent. GET YUR MONEY BACK !!!!!!!1
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Reviewed by ROD from SCOTLAND on 12th Oct 2005
THE PHONES GOOD, EXCEPT FOR THE LONG, NO VERY VERY LONG, TIME IT TAKES TO POWER ON (A GOOD MINUTE AT LEAST). BUT THE BIGGEST PROBLEM BY FAR IS NOT THE PHONE BUT O2. YOU WOULD THINK O2 WOULD SUPPORT THEIR OWN PHONE, BUT NO. NOTHING IS COMPATIBLE. O2 ACTIVE IS NOT FREE (UNLIKE VODAPHONE LIVE!) GAMES DONT DOWNLOAD TO THIS PHONE NOR DO MOST MP3'S AND THE O2 WEBSITE OFFERS NO SUPPORT TO THE X4 PHONE. ITS PATHETIC.
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Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 8th Oct 2005
This is probly the best phone i had until it was stolen. The mp3 was good i like the sound, and also the ability to insert a mini sd card was excelent esspecialy for mp3 ringtones and vids ect. I think the picture quality isnt so good, well its good for a phone but when it gets dark the flash doesnt help and light from a lamp just turns the picture orange. Everything else is pretty good with this phone just needs bluetooth, i have heard of samsung and how they have brought out this phone, so if you want bluetooth dont get the o2x4, not sure what the samsung one is called but its an identical and is the twin of the o2x4 just has extra features!
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Reviewed by Max from UK on 4th Oct 2005
Simply i love it
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Reviewed by Ms write from england on 1st Oct 2005
one word to describe this phone is fantastic. you can't moan about anything about this phone, good design all features are brilliant!!!! you must get this phone!!!!
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Reviewed by MR DONALDS from ENGLAND on 30th Sep 2005
I BOUGHT IT, FANTASTIC. IT'S THE BEST PHONE I HAVE EVER HAD. I REALLY DO ADVISE YOU TO GET IT.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAMERA IS BRILLIANT, MP3 IS HAS A GOOD SOUND, VIDEO CAPTURE IS GREAT. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PHONE IS BRILLIANT.
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Reviewed by da informer from dunno on 16th Sep 2005
any problems are probably down to a software error. my o2 x3 had the wrong software on it. when i got it back after it had been upgraded it was even better than before!!!!
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Reviewed by Cassim from Northern Ireland on 8th Sep 2005
THIS FONE IS AMAZING!!! BRILLAANT VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY COMPARED TO OTHER FONES. MP3 PLAYER, VIDEO, PICTURES, GAMES.... ITS JUST GREAT!
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Reviewed by kevin from england on 3rd Sep 2005
i had that phone for over a month and it is really fantastic that phone is even better because it has 3g and the phones original memory is 6 mb but the memory card is whooping 64 mb
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Reviewed by Mr X from UK on 1st Sep 2005
For the record this phoe is off the hook!!!, cus this baby can do it all. well accept bluetooth, but who cares. mp3 player is awesome, briliant sound quality, and the best thing of all the mp3 songs can be your ringtones, ooohhh!!!, it just gets better and better. my advice, buy it now and u will have no regrets, period.
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Reviewed by mc cuish from uk on 31st Aug 2005
mine will turn on but wont call or ler me send textswhen i try to call it comes up user busy i have been on to 02 about it and got no help from them at all the phone is not blocked and thay cant tell me what the problem is.
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Reviewed by gareth from uk on 30th Aug 2005
the fone was junk then the mp3 player broke after 2 days. i hated it . i was told good things about it. dont ever get 1 or the xm they r rubish. iv had it a month n iv got a new one already. no bluetooth or infered or nefin on the xm.
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Reviewed by laura from rhyl on 26th Aug 2005
good handset not that much different from the x3 and a lot bigger plus it doesnt look as nice much better handsets out there eg w800i and k750i
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Reviewed by becky from UK on 16th Aug 2005
This phone is ok with mp3 player, camera and video, but the texting is rubbish - does anyone know how to save words in the phone's dictionary that aren't already there? cos you just have to keep typing them in everytime...
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Reviewed by jop from uk on 16th Aug 2005
its jus a gr8 4ne. i jus luv evryfin bout it.
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Reviewed by Chris from UK on 13th Aug 2005
Yea This Fone Is Great :~ NOT i took a pic of my middle finger and i couldnt even see my finger nail. As soon as i started a game it shut it self down.And Yea i did try it more than once.And with more than 1 fone.
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Reviewed by David Stoddart from England on 12th Aug 2005
Ok, have used this for over 2 months now and noticed the following down sides. 1 - when browsing pictures, it seems to take ages to get to the next ones. 2 - when taking a photo using the flash - the flash does not stay on, as a 'torch' (which I would have preferred), instead it just flashes - without making any light at all on the photo. 3 - you cannot delete the very-annoying built in ringtones! 4 - when taking a video, the sound recorded is very low - almonst inaudable, and on my videos, it seems to stall every second - missing out frames !!. The upsides are still a high quality phone, and using full mp3 songs as ringtones is great!
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Reviewed by mark davie from northern ireland on 7th Aug 2005
i completely disagree with jonathon who rote a terrible review of this fone and i woyld like to say that all the points he has mentioned are not true for my x4 and so they must just be faults with his handset as mine is brilliant and i completely recommend u get this fone it really is a great fone!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by johnathon gronavich from switzerland on 6th Aug 2005
THIS IS THE WORST FONE I HAVE EVER HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF COMING ACCROSS. IT SAYS IT HAS A FLASH WITH THE SUPPOSEDLEY GOOD CAMERA WELL IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING THIS PHONE DON'T IT HAS NO FLASH AND DA CAMERA IS AS BAD AS EASTENDERS. THE COLOUR SCREEN WOULD BE BETTER OFF WITH NO COLOUR CUS IT GOES ALL BLURY AND THE LETTERS IN TEXTING ARE TOOOOOOO BIIIIIIIIIG! THE PHONES GAMES, I HAVE TO ADMIT ARE QUITE GOOD AND FUN BUT COULD DO WITH A BIT OF A QUALITY UPGRADE. THE MP3 PLAYER IS NOT AS GOOD AS THE O2X3 BUT HAS ALLRIGHT QUALITY, WHEREAS THE POLY RINGTONES HAVE TERRIBLE QUALITY AND SOUND LIKE SOMEONE IS CRINKLING A PLASTIC BAG WHEN THEY ARE PLAYING. THE REAL SOUND RINGTONES ARE JUST AS GOOD AS THE MP3. I RECOMEND YOU THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO BUY THIS FONE, BUY THE O2X3 INSTEAD IT LOOKS BETTER AND IS BETTER.
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Reviewed by grant from scotland on 4th Aug 2005
This fone is gr8. Ttl luvin the fact its got a flash nd a 1.3megapixel camera. The mp3 player is awfy gid nd its got 3g noo tats gid
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Reviewed by Saza from England on 30th Jul 2005
This is a weird... but wonderful gadget!
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Reviewed by hazy from UK on 27th Jul 2005
Husband and I just bought this phone each last week after reading all the reviews on this site and others and have to say it is a fantastic phone. My old phone was 8 years old and only called people, nothing else, so I knew nothing about phones like this one. It is extremely easy to use and has everything you could possibly need for commuters like us, especially the O2 Active service. We are now able to keep up to date with news, sport and entertainment on our journey to and from work on a normally long and boring journey. The camera is excellent quality in a phone at this price. Bought in O2 shop and got 20.00 of credit for free as well!! Excellent!! We have found no problems with this phone at all and recommend it to anyone who wants a cheaper phone with a decent camera and is very user friendly. Learnt how to use the phone within a couple of hours. Easy! Can't live without it. Buy it now, but be fast as they are selling fast throughout the UK, especially in the South of England
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Reviewed by Saad from Pakistan on 25th Jul 2005
this is a very gud mobile for a person woh is in a buisness ... and this shape is very good
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Reviewed by jamie from scotland on 25th Jul 2005
my brother just wrote a review of this and i am totally raging with him because what he wrote was a load of rubbish this phone is amazing and the best mobile around for its price and has a great mp3 player and video and camera !
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Reviewed by kat from england on 25th Jul 2005
it's a really good phone because of the mp3 player! i luv it bcoz u cn by uva cards (eg 1gb) and put dem in!!!!
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Reviewed by kyle from scotland on 25th Jul 2005
my brother has this phone and pesonally i think it is rubbish the camera is poor quality and there is no bluetooth, anyone who wants a decent camera phone go for the samsung d500
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Reviewed by David Stoddart from England on 22nd Jul 2005
Its easy to put mp3 files onto the phone, firstly its easier if you have a mini sd card in the phone, then just attach the phone-to-pc connection lead (usb), and the phone gives you the option to sychronise or use as a 'card reader'. Select the card reader option, then you can open the phones memory card on your pc and it comes up as a removable disk. Then just drap and drop (if you have a brand new card in, you need to create a 'music' directory on it though first !!). Hope this helps, and the phone is brilliant (ps, try this web site for 100% free mp3 ringtones : http://www.motomail.co.uk/uploaded-ringtones.php happy ringing !!
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Reviewed by hannah from england on 22nd Jul 2005
THIS PHONE IS JUST A BIGGER VERSION OF THE O2X3, AND THAT PHONE IS GR8! SO IF U LIKE BIG PHONES, GET THIS 1, OTHA WISE BUY THE O2X3!
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Reviewed by scott morgan from wales on 22nd Jul 2005
this phone is the best phone ive ever had the camara is amazing like the mp3 player, its not complicated at all. dose anyone know the settings to access the wap plz!!
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Reviewed by Omar from England on 19th Jul 2005
I think that the o2 x4 is nang because it is 4x times faster than o2 active this is because it is 3g compatable. another good reason is because it has 1.3 megapixel and has a mp3 infared and bluetooth.
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Reviewed by xXx Gemzy xXx from England on 19th Jul 2005
this fone is blummin brilliant all the features r groovy and it is such a neat lil fone wid everythin u need on it, i mean cmon a mp3 player- how kwl do ya get?! honestly?! the camera and video r brilliant and wen recordin a vid u can record 4 as long as u want!!! its brill im recommendin ths fone 2 all me m8s mwah luvya x x x
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Reviewed by mark davie from northern ireland on 17th Jul 2005
hey i love this fone unfortunetly i bought it two days b4 u got a free 512mb ipod shuufle with it wich i really wanted any way i would like to no if any1 can help me, HOW DO U PUT MP3s ONTO THE FONE FROM THE COMPUTER?? i dont have a clue :( plz help me!!! p.s. i love this fone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i used to have the 02 x1 then the o2 x3 and now i have this one it is such an improvement!!!thank s and plz help me!!!
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Reviewed by Adam from United Kingdom on 15th Jul 2005
When I saw my friend had the 02 x3, i was slightly jealous as I had the x2, which at the time I was pleased with. However it didnt have video on and I really like recording things to show off to my friends with. But when I saw the X4 was released I had to have it. When it arrived I straight away clicked on the camera button to video something and the quality was brilliant for a mobile. The still photos that you can take are immense and can measure up to some digital cameras due to the 1.3 megapixels intergrated into it. The menu is simple to use and the mp3s sound good enough through the loudspeaker, although I have a creative zen touch for music. The phone is also 3g enabled, with good battery life, maybe 4 days with average use of features. The games aren't impressive really, but you can download some if you really want and the mp3s can be set as ringtones, so no need to buy any. Overall I love this phone, and I think it has a better camera than the samsung d500, as my friend has one and the outside photos are poor.
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Reviewed by David Stoddart from England on 13th Jul 2005
Got this for my birthday this monday, from my beautiful wife !, Good Points : 262k internal, 62k external screens, memory card, 1.3mp camera, mp3 ringtones, can use phone with pc lead as either a synchroniser or removable disk, can read text with flip closed, can start mp3 playback and close flip - still works. Bad Points : when taking video - screen jumps every second (very annoying!), not many games to download, 3G services do not work (I am on pay as you go), not much 'user' settings, cannot change dedicated key options. Overall - my first flip phone - and am very pleased with it !!
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Reviewed by Phillip Darlington from UK on 13th Jul 2005
Fantastic phone for the money (129 from the O2 shop with 20 airtime thrown in!). Plus Points: Expandable memory (a 64MB Mini-SD card is thrown in plus the internal 10MB Memory), 1.3 MegaPixel Camera, Video Camera (though the picture is rather small!), MP3 player which can be played out loud or through the headphones (supplied), MP3s as Ring Tones, 3G access (which is just sooo fast) the list goes on and on...! If you plug the USB (supplied!) cable into your PC then it will also charge your phone. Bad Points: Not very customisable if you don't like O2 colour scheme then your're a bit stuck! The text input is a bit limited (e.g. you can't seem to control capitals). The joint USB/Headphones socket can get a bit confused and think you've got headphones when it is USB and vice versa. The USB connection is great but if you are using the phone as a Card Reader you can't do anything else with it. It doesn't seem to have many games available for it - most categories on the O2 Games Arcade come back with "there are no games compatible with your phone", though you can get Tetris :) Overall though, I like it and it is far better than my Nokia 7250i which it replaces. It may not be as customisable as other phones but for what it does and the cost it is amazing - and you never need to buy a ring tone instead just download an MP3 and use it as the ring tone!
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Reviewed by sam from uk on 11th Jul 2005
this phone is the worst phone i have ever bought, as it does nothing i want it to. the camera is not good and it doesent even have blootooth.please do no buy this phone as you will not like it either.
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Reviewed by pardy dude from uk on 9th Jul 2005
this phone is amazing, know wot I mean man. my mummy bought i for me last week!!
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Reviewed by david george from uk on 7th Jul 2005
a good phone but a tiny bit slow. It looks good and is.
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Reviewed by Catherine from Northern Ireland on 6th Jul 2005
This is probably the best fone ever and you are stupid to think that it is a rubbish. The camera and the MP3 are the best part of the fone and I don't I would ever want to change it for a long time.
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Reviewed by Ian from England on 6th Jul 2005
i really cannot see how people can think this is a bad phone! honestly!! it has all that you need! and i got it in the 02 shop for only 110!!.. it has a great mp3 player that can be played out oud or with headphones, and they can also be set as ringtones! the camera is obviously not up to real camera standard, but on the high quality settings is awesome for a phone! the video is also cool and with the mini sd card (which come with it) you can record for as long as you want! if you want picture proof or any other details, feel free to email me as i know alot of the reviews are confusing.. blondeguy_89@hotmail.co.uk hope this helps!
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Reviewed by robyn from england on 4th Jul 2005
i got this phone last week and was so surprised by oustanding it was, my last phone was a nokia but i still found it simple if not simpler to use, i do not see how people can write such poor reviews!?! it has a quality camera, mp3s videos, its very good value for money, an dstores plenty of photos!
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Reviewed by ben from N.Ireland on 30th Jun 2005
a terrible phone. O2 why dont u go boil your head. Start a new range! never buy this or your an idiot
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Reviewed by Jethro from uk on 27th Jun 2005
Menus could be better. Buttons cramped. Seriously lacking any form of speed dials, basic feature on many modern handsets. Camera and video seem very good, but wouldn't have one if I had to pay.
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Reviewed by David Stoddart from UK on 27th Jun 2005
Bought this phone from the O2 Shop on Sunday. Just found this website and am a bit 'uneasy' as to nobody reviewing it yet !! I cannot use the phone until my birthday (in 2 weeks). Could anyone who has the phone give a review, if not, I will update when I have used it.
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Reviewed by Luke from southend - on - sea on 22nd Jun 2005
phone does everything and yes you can set mp3s as your ringtone
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Reviewed by GREAT ONE from UK on 18th Jun 2005
AMAZIN PHONE RATING VALUE FOR MONEY GR8 PICS N MP3
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Reviewed by Matt from England on 18th Jun 2005
THIS PHONE IS SO GOOD BEST VALUE FOR MONEY PHONE AROUND MP3 AND CAMERA IS GREAT!!!
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Reviewed by mark davie from northern ireland on 16th Jun 2005
ABOSOLUTLY BRILLIANT!!GET THIS PHONE...I USED TO HAVE THE O2 X3 AND THIS ONE IS SUCH AN IMPROVEMENT!!!!5 STARS!!GET THIS PHONE!!
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Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 15th Jun 2005
This phone is gr8!!! the mp3 is good but i got a free ipod with the phone so im not sure which one to use lol. But still it is and excellent phone, its my first flip phone and im very pleased!
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Reviewed by sam from uk on 9th Jun 2005
i absolutley love this fone as iv only had a black and white screen fone in the past and is just great to have a camara fone that all my friens are jelous of.
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Reviewed by Matthew from E on 1st Jun 2005
I like this phone. It has got every thing on it that I wanted but this time round I did want a Symbian OS phone. Also the thing that really changed me was the fact that it has no bluetooth so if you want a mobile phone that has pretty much every thing including O2 3G but no bluetooth and no Symbian OS then go on out and buy this phone.
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Reviewed by Paul from Unted Kingdom on 29th May 2005
Difficult to find fault with this phone at all really. Camera's great, MP3 players great & for a 3G phone battery lifes pretty good too. Its size isn't bad either as most 3G flip phones are bigger & chunkier than this one. In fact the only fault I can find is the lack of a speed dial function meaning I have to always go into my phone book to make calls. Excellent overall though.
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Reviewed by sam from uk on 27th May 2005
i wouldnt give this fone 1 star if i didnt have to its rubbish. its too big, rubbish camera and not very easy to use menus see yaxxx
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Reviewed by milk from england on 21st May 2005
no bluetooth oh and btw i think half of the people who do these reviews havn't realised that you can turn caps lock off as well as on. the phone is really rather good but i would rather go for a X3 personally.
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Reviewed by Daniel from England on 20th May 2005
GREAT FONE. GOOD CAMERA BUT QUITE BIG 4 A FLIP. PRICED TO HIGH AS WELL
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Reviewed by John Sparrow from England on 20th May 2005
I think that the phone is amazin the camera is amazin, the mp3 player is amazin, the video is amazin. I cannot find anythung wrong with this phone!! recommend it to any one
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Reviewed by Phil from Scotland on 18th May 2005
WHAT A PHONE!! This phone is soooooooooo rubbish that O2 should be fined for making it. and on the bright side............. well the same.
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