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Sharp GX10i review

 Review: January 2003  
 

Rating: 1 star

In a nutshell: Enhanced version of the GX10, with triband and enhanced digital camera.



 

Review

The Sharp GX10i mobile phone is the successor to the GX10, offering triband capability and improved camera functions. It comes in a distinctive anthracite colour, to distinguish it from the older GX10.

The Sharp GX10i was one of the best multimedia phones when it launched, with MMS, 65,000 colour TFT display, and an integrated digital camera with 110,000 pixels, digital zoom and storage for up to 80 pictures. However it cannot compare with more modern camera phones. It suffers from having a poor quality camera and no easy way of transferring pictures from the phone to a PC.


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Can't get photos of a gx10i vodafone.

Asked by paul from england on 26th Jan 2017
I have a old gx10i Vodafone I want to get the photos of via computer, but no wire for connection.the phone doesn't last long as it old and no power ,does anyone have any idea how can I get photos of this photo.I tried shops can't find a USB lead for the old phone.please help anybody.

How do I get my photos off the phone to print them?

Asked by Buster from Uk on 3rd Mar 2016



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Reviewed by Fiona L from Scotland on 7th Sep 2013
Hi I still have a working Sharp GX10i. It's been a great phone. Very sturdy.I don't really use it much now as I have a couple of successors through my vodafone contract(Sony Erikson walkman phone which developed a few faults fairly quickly) and currently a Nokia 9230(i think), which has lasted me 3 and a half years and is now bent across the middle, but still working...at moment!
I have some great photos stored on my Sharp gx10i and no cable to get them onto my computer. Is there one available? I will be sad if it finally packs in and I lose the photos..
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Reply by dave from scotland on 28th Jun 2016
Hi Fiona, I have one and you need a data cable and the software (downloadable) on your pc... you transfer files and images as you do with modern smart phones. it is a good phone.

Reviewed by marlene from merseyside on 12th Jul 2012
I know i am oldfashiond..but i have smashed my sharp gx101 phone...were can i get one from other than e/bay..can anyone help pleeezzz.
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Reviewed by jordan from UK on 5th Mar 2011
my first and it was my dads first new brought phone and it still works but I'd rather have a touch
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Reviewed by Stephy from UK on 14th Aug 2010
Hey this seems to be a great mobile and stands up-to a lot of use and wears well. My fathers had a couple and at 78yrs seems to manage to operate it with ease even takes photos ..... He works pretty hard and takes his phone on to work sites where there's dust, dirt and all sorts of debre .......
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Reviewed by tony from UK on 20th Jun 2009
i started with this phone when it first came out,moved on to the present day phones,now have gone back to the gx10i,say no more brilliant.
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Reviewed by David from UK on 12th Jul 2008
Fantastic phone,would have been even better with bluetooth though.
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Reviewed by lolo from UK on 23rd May 2008
i enjoy sharp gx10,though it doesnt have bluetooth,mp3 or video.the camera is so clear than some expensive phones.i wish i could compose melodies on the melody editor but i dont know how to use it.infact the problem is my phone is unpopular in my africa so you cant get codes or accessories.can one help me with keys for liverpool you never walk alone tone for my sharp gx10?
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Reviewed by Darlington Okereke from UK on 25th Oct 2007
Sharp GX 10i is a phone that is of a very high standard. to be i find a great priviledge haibg it. it good and easy to use. TRY IT
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Reviewed by Pompey Lass from UK on 19th Sep 2007
Have had a GX10i for some time now. Bought it second hand. Had no problems with it.....except ....can't receive or send any MMS messages ...........can't connect to internet and can't download any pics from camera to PC - have just got a new USB cable as thought that was the problem with the latter, still doesnt work - am disappointed as have photos on phone i do not want to lose, particularly of daughter when she was first born. Disappointing phone.
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Reviewed by Jak Warren from UK on 28th Aug 2007
i've got a Sharp GX10i and when i first got t i thought it was really good. I had to buy a new sim card for it because it had been blocked and i put it in and it blocked again so i had to get a new phone it is a very good phone but just not good enough.
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Reviewed by josh from UK on 23rd May 2007
is any 1 havin troble wif infared or is it just me
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Reviewed by Tara xxx from UK on 28th Apr 2007
thus fone is pretty borin =D ..x0x
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Reviewed by Jez from UK on 26th Mar 2007
Rubbish dont bother! the camera is awful
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Reviewed by jamie from UK on 7th Mar 2007
da bomb
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Reviewed by boody from UK on 15th Jan 2007
its very good
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Reviewed by olamide from UK on 15th Dec 2006
I've been unable to browse on ma phone and the recording is 9.9sec,how can the time be increased 5 mins.can d phone play a video?
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Reviewed by James Ombogo Onditi-Nairobi-Kenya from UK on 31st Jul 2006
Hi guyz, this phone is very good to me because of the quality of its pictures,it has several downlodable Jave games,amazing ringtone composer,great features, and amirid of other good things.My take is:TRY IT OUT YOUR SELF AND YOU WILL NEVER LOOK BACK! However,the ssharpGX10i is too bulky for me and does not answer calls automatically when you open the flap which i find boring,openinig the flap and again using the anwering button,aouch!
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Reviewed by Frederick Beavenhousen from UK on 24th Mar 2006
If this phone were a fruit it would be a banana, if it were a shoe it would be a platform, it is were a colour it would be brown, if it were a letter it would b q - thats how snazzified it is.
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Reviewed by SOPHIE from UK on 6th Jan 2006
THIS PHONE IS REALY GOOD TO USE BUT IS TOO BULKY
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Reviewed by Prosper from UK on 15th Nov 2005
l like Sharp because the GX10i is the best phone l ever seen and l recomend every one who will like to use a mobile phone should go in for the SHARP cuz u cant go without a sharp gx10i phone in your pocket or wallet.it strong the battry is strong and durable it has long time time,take to almost 2weeks of not charging and nice u cant be without a sharp gx10i phone.and cammera is clear and bright zooms well than all other phones in the world mixwell in pic and has very good background pictures.l recommend sharp cuz that what we all use in my familly down hear in Ghana.so u have to also have sharp gx10i to have the fill of what we are happing too.
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Reviewed by krishma from UK on 26th Jun 2005
i currently have this phone after swapping a motorola C350(i though it was great phone btw) and it is a great phone brilliant picture quality and you save your massages in the drafts folder by the way for someone who just said you cant. lovely shape and i have dropped it by accident lots of times and still nothing is wrong with it if you are looking for a good long lasting phone then your best buy would be this phone.
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Reviewed by Oyenuga Yusuf from UK on 26th Mar 2005
I am very happy with the phone I have because its one of the best in the world. I am having a problem with the infrared. My infrared is unable to recieve sounds and pictures via infrared from my friend`s phone that has infrared. please help me out by sending useful informations to my e-mail address which is (opsynuga6@2die4.com). I will be very happy if you can do that for me. THANKS.
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Reviewed by hels from UK on 24th Mar 2005
Im sorry but i really cant stand this phone!!!! It has no folders to save txt messages or mms messages!when you write a txt and send it there is no record of it so if you need to send the same message again you have to write it all over again!!!! the calender is basic, it doesnt have reminders for any events or birhtdays like the nokia. I have never been able to use the ir on it. the only good thing is the camera. so i shall be going back to a nokia as soon as i can.!!! I really think this model is out-dated now.
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Reviewed by Adewale from UK on 30th Nov 2004
I love these set so much that you can't compare the colour screen to another phone men sharp is the best But i have a problem, I lost the manual of operating it please kindly send the manual of operating Sharp GX10i to my mail box :-wale0885@yahoo.com I 'll be expecting your reply Thanks Engr Wale From NIGERIA
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Reviewed by tara from UK on 27th Nov 2004
this is a good fone but it is so big and fat!! the picture quality is brilliant but it is not small enough to fit in your pocket- im eleven and had this fone for a year now and thank god i'm getting a smaller fone for christmas but il always keep the sharp!! xoxoxox
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Reviewed by ash(love gx10i) from UK on 24th Nov 2004
this fone is great the camera is well good and the battery lasts atleast 4 days including a whole day of camera use and 1hr of voice record
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Reviewed by peter pan from UK on 24th Oct 2004
i love this phone
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Reviewed by dan from UK on 22nd Oct 2004
great fone all round
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Reviewed by Nickki from UK on 1st Oct 2004
Can anyone help? We have a GX10 and a GX10i in our house both on orange. Unfortunately we are both unable to use WAP services as Orange have never produced the settings for the phone. We are reluctant to loose phones as we think they are great, neither do we want to change networks. If anyone can give us the settings please e.mail nickkiparkin@hotmail.com.
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Reviewed by bikinibabe from UK on 6th Sep 2004
A great phone with a really good camera, only 1 glitch is that I can't store more than about 10 messages at a time and it doesn't save my sent messages automatically, might not seem like a problem to some people but I like to check my sent messages when I've sobered up the next day.
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Reviewed by Peter from UK on 13th Aug 2004
I was absoluty loving the phone until i found out that with the composer you can not get off the net like the nokia this is why i have given it only a 3 rating
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Reviewed by Ali Plezant from UK on 27th Jun 2004
This phone is brilliant. Vodafone live is great and very quick. I thought it would be a rip off and yes some of the downloads are not to cheap but just browsing costs next to nothing. I can be looking on the Sky Sports feature for a long time, and only loose 10/15p.The screen is hight quality and taking pictures is easy. When using it you get the feeling you are really using a REAL phone, not the toy look of alot of camera Motorolas and Samsungs. Get this phone now!
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Reviewed by jake from UK on 11th May 2004
ive had thei phone for abuot 3 months it is great the camera is great and the internet is exelant it is the best phone on the market i recomend it to ena new buyers it is very simple and easy to use aswell
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Reviewed by mand from UK on 24th Mar 2004
I\'ve had this phone now for about 4 months, haven't changed it because i've been saving up for new mobile. Anywayz, this phone is terrible! . The first week i had it i was happy ( previous mobile was nokia 3310 ) but that soon wore off, my Mobile crashes ( just like a pc ) when viewing an mms i cannot use my options button, which means i cannot save any photo's i recieve, i cannot reply through options either. Also the dictionary is very limited and am constantly having to imput words, It couldn't even spell mms?!?!?!? The ONLY good thing about this phone, is the pictures are nice quality. The Nokia 6600 is a far better mobile, which is what im currently saving for!
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Reviewed by nat from UK on 22nd Feb 2004
i want this fone bt wana keep my 02 sim wit 300 free txs. is it poss 2 get it sim free? email me at nataliewood39@hotmail.com thanx
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Reviewed by steven i love sharps from England on 21st Feb 2004
The sharp gx10i is the best phone ever if you are lookin for a new phone get this one its camera colour are great and the battery lasts longer than my nokia i love this phone if you want a phone get the SHARP GX10I NOW.
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Reviewed by Gav from UK on 20th Feb 2004
Got this phone a couple of days ago as an "upgrade" from my sl45i. but to be honest its not much of one. ok so it has colour screen and a camera. I'm not entirely unimpressed by the camera but i wouldn't seek it out. The one thing i liked with the siemens is the fact you had access to the file system via irda. I liked the fact that i could get ringtones and games for free from spurious sources but on this fone its nigh on impossible and im not paying 2 quid or whatever to dl a ringtone to get bored of it 2 hours later... It's a pretty average phone but to be honest guys the phones being released lately arent up to much . cept maybe the new SE or SPV. I got the phone for free on a really good pay monthly deal so i'm not too fussed. but this phone could easily be better.
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Reviewed by Sid Sharp from UK on 20th Feb 2004
I will try and keep this short and to the point. I brought a T610 mainly because I heard and read such bad things about the GX10i's battery life, but 2 weeks later I had changed it to a GX10i. I use my phone for txts and the odd drunken call on a weekend...lol. Since Ive had the GX10i ive charged it twice in two weeks! It takes 2 hours to charge and after reading some reviews I thought by the time I had a look around the phone and taken some pics the battery would be dead.......not the case so please dont let that put you off! The keys are big and easy to find unlike the T610 and also that large TFT screen is crystal clear. Ive also noticed that the pictures are of a far better quality than the T610. I wont carry on with the many good points, because if like me the battery was the issue I have covered that. This is my first flip top phone and I for one am very happy with it, plus I got it for 179.99 which was a bonus and in the sale at a certain high street store...just think stupid adverts ;-)
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Reviewed by Jay from Wakefield on 18th Feb 2004
Well theres nothing much to say about this phone except it is absoloutely fab. If you have 250 go out and get yourself one and you can trust me because i have had my fair share of mobile phones (about 14) since they came out and this is the best so far. And you will be the envy of all your mates if you get it, with its superb polyphonic ringtones (16 chords, which are great) and superb colour screen. The bottom line is if you have the money get it because nothing comes close to it on the phone market at the moment. Well except the Gx20 but thats 150 more just for a video recorder and that only records 50 secs. So for 250 its a bargain buy it!
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Reviewed by kieran murphy from southport on 18th Feb 2004
i think this fone is wicked. i have go it now luckily as it was alot of money. the camera is so good and the java games is wicked. the ringtones are fab i luv them all. all i can say is a really good fone. to be no. 1!!!!!
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Reviewed by JDD from England on 2nd Feb 2004
An average fone! Having a camera is gr8. But its a poor camera. Too slow and drags alot meaning blurry pictures. hard to use menu also bring this fone down. Something good though is the java games. They ARE AMAZING!!
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Reviewed by :-) from UK on 2nd Feb 2004
This phone is really excellent! I had a samsung T100 B4 which compared to this phone is so out of date! The best feature about this phone is the camera. I havnt seen any other phone that produces such high quality pics its terrific! The battery time is a let down but you can get a good one day usage if you charge it the night B4! definately the best on the market right now!:-)
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Reviewed by kevin from ireland on 1st Feb 2004
i am looking to buy a gx10i and would appreciate it if you could e-mail me wit a price. my e-mail is= iwantagx10i@hotmail.com
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Reviewed by Hesham from Egypt on 31st Jan 2004
All that i can say it's a very gr8 phone... i've it now for about 2 monthes and it works very good " touch wood ;)" the poly phonic ring tones is very gr8 and cool much better than any other phone even the SAMSUNG's and the camera is very good and also the TFT screen is cool and sharp in details.... but at my first charge i've experianced a power problem and the battery become empty after 24 hours but as i go in useing the phone and chargeing it it become better and better till it now lasting for 3 days of heavy use(talking,GPRS browsing,downloading and gaming)so don't worry if you find it fading after a short time it'll be better till it reach it's best performance... finally i love this fone it's the best i've ever had ....... :)
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Reviewed by Ade from UK on 30th Jan 2004
Just got mine and I think its great apart from mines an ex Vodaphone which im using on O2. Does anyone know if there is any software you can buy that will remove all the Vodafone stuff and restore it back to factory spec.
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Reviewed by T. G. from UK on 29th Jan 2004
As many of the previous reviewers, I am a former Nokia user and whilst the phone is good allround I think the initial novelty has worn off. The camera is great fun but the phone is missing basic things like SNOOZE on the alarm clock and inserting words into texts when using predictive texting. New features are always good but don't forget what people actually use their phones for! Can't manufacturers make these phones with integrated aerials? (Me used to the Nokia again) It's a nightmare fitting into a girls small purse!
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Reviewed by Sarag Walkons from UK on 27th Jan 2004
has ne1 else found dat ghosts appear in the pictures taken by this fone? if u have plz email permypreacher@yahoo.co.uk
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Reviewed by David Harrison from England on 21st Jan 2004
not too impressed with this phone, does'nt have a lot of basic features that it should. it has a lot of toys but thats all they are - toys none are implemented well enough to make them useful. Also no stopwatch
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Reviewed by Rachael from UK on 21st Jan 2004
I can't believe nearly everybody is saying the phone is excellent with 5 stars. THE BATTERY LIFE IS ABSOLOULTLY S****!!! never known anything like it!! Is this just my phone, or does anybody else have this problem. My OLD nokia used to be ok being charged once a week, this phone, im lucky if it lasts 24 hours! I thought mobile phones were suppost to get better not worse in quality!!
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Reviewed by emma from uk on 21st Jan 2004
i love this fone got it at a bargin price of 15 from a mate so i love it even more!but only prob is i need help with sending mms ... it wont let me it says connection server error every time,ive tryed everything pls help my email add is emimoaner@hotmail.com and for free ringtones try www.gapsring.co.uk/mob.html its really good
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Reviewed by Peter from england on 19th Jan 2004
Great geat phone i agree a bit chunky but the camera and games make up for that and the phone is now selling at 190 at amazon and comet which is great value. There is no better phone in the 200-300 range. I will never get bored of this phone if you have 190 go out and buy one. CLASS.
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Reviewed by Gary from UK on 18th Jan 2004
This fone i amazing dont listen to them other people saying its c***. Dont get the gx20, dont get me wrong its a brilliant phone but for 150-200 MORE than the gx10i all for a camcorder????????Apart from the camcorder and the front colour screen its the same as the gx10i.I have got a gx10i and i got it from a catalouge for 269 which is a lot of money for a phone i thought BUT the gx20 is 499 ALL FOR A 20 SECOND CAMCORDER?. MY MATE HAS THIS FONE I THINK HE IS MAD FOR BUYIN IT FOR 500 QUID but there you go, if you want a very very very very good fone for 270 get the gx10i, camera is great, everything is great why would you need camcorder in a PHONE???? so if you want a good reliable 'in fashon' phone go for the gx10i thank you for taking the time to read this review. Gary
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Reviewed by John from Wales on 18th Jan 2004
Nice phone although i would prefer it too be a little smaller, pictures are a great improvement on my old ericson t68i but then the t68i has a battery life of nearly 2 weeks, the sharp doesn't last 3 days! bit of a pain if you forget to take your charger when you go away! organiser isn't worth having, it doesn't alert you when you have appointments etc, no bluetooth-didn't realise i would miss it so much, no voice dialing-think i will look at another ericson when my contract is up
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Reviewed by Gary from England on 10th Jan 2004
its the best fone i have ever had.i have always had nokias, but this blows them away!!! BUY IT
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Reviewed by andy from england on 9th Jan 2004
had nokias b4, but i love this thing. only problem i have is, i paid for a ringtone and cant download it. message says not enough memory. does anyone know about this. truckerandy@blueyonder.co.uk
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Reviewed by perkdog from usa on 4th Jan 2004
its ill, sum ppl complain bout it but they r wrong, camera etc gr8
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Reviewed by Helen from Scotland on 3rd Jan 2004
I love this phone i have always had the nokia phones and i think this is bigger and better i have always wanted this sharp phone so my wonderfull dad bought it for me for my christmas xxx
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Reviewed by sean from england on 3rd Jan 2004
the phone is fantastic! ive had no problems with the battery life - even after constant use of the camera and games. the 16 voice polyphonic tones are a joy to listen to although some of the supplied tones are mearly sound effects. the screen is very bright and therefore clear with the screen still being quite easily visible when the backlight is turned off. camera quality is exellent-however, this is the only camera phones pics that ive saw, but i own a digital camera and the shots are acceptable for when the camera is left at home. the external screen is also bright and clear- with the contrast being adjustable. the keys are responsive, although it is sometimes difficult to acknowledge a key press when typing quickly. the memory of 700kb doesnt appear to be large enough on paper, however i have stored around 40 pictures at the medium size, one java game and one downloaded ringtone and have only used 40% of the memory (the phonebook memory is seperate from this pool t hough which allows for 200 entries). overall, the sharp gx10i is a perfect phone for me, although the lack of bluetoth will restrict its use with those that need such a feature. there are other, better phones available for higher prices, such as my preferred choice the GX20- but as that was priced too high at the moment, the gx10i is the best phone in the 200-230 price bracket available at present on a pay and go tariff.
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Reviewed by DJ from UK on 28th Dec 2003
Just so the normal folk out there know, this phone can also be used by people who still both write and read in English. My previous phone was a Nokia 8310, the only thing that sells that is the name Nokia. Now this Sharpe GX10i is the phone that covers most things to a good degree of quality. I've only had mine for a day and I've found my way around it's functions without the use of the manual. If you've got one of these phone's do not even bother looking through the manual until you've figured most of it out. The manual is hopeless, just check manual for things you may have missed yourself. People here at slating the fact the photo quality isn't great, well that's true but the phone is designed as a phone not a camera. If you want the pixel perfect pictures, BUY A DIGITAL CAMERA, if you want amusing snapshot photo's use a phone, this way it also takes away the worry of connection to PC's. You really don't need to connect a phone to a PC to view a photo. The quality isn't worth the effort. The photo's are more for fun, than to help you win photographer of the year. If you want quality photo's spend 300 on a camera and not a 20 per month contract with a phone company. I'm sure as mobile technolgy progresses it will get better. The games market for this phone is huge and includes Fifa 2004, which looks very good but the controls are fiddly. Back to the phone, once you've found your ways through the menus everything is pretty straight forward. Someone mentioned that the phone has a small inbox, which if true (I don't know) but why would you want more than 10 messages in your inbox in one go? It's a communication tool not a storage tool.Personally I think people are hoping for too much too soon and too cheap. Overall, I like this phone. It does what it is supposed to do with lots of extra's games, music editor etc, tunes and games also to download and if you're only paying 20 a month for a year, it's well priced.
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Reviewed by katiexxx from uk on 28th Dec 2003
I purchased this phone yesterday and i can say i am delighted so far! I have always been a Nokia person, but having this phone has made me see just how boring, old and dated Nokias really are! It looks great, has good camera facilities, great games, good ringtones, nice picture quality..etc - the one thing that Nokia does pip the Sharp on is texting, but we all know theres nothing we can do about this (I can live with it though!), Nokia do have the best texting capabilities to their credit. For the money i paid for this phone (199.99) I am chuffed, even after paying another 30 for a data cable. I love it! I was going to get the Samsung v200, but it had sold out - and I'm so glad it had!! This is much better!
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Reviewed by Amy from england on 27th Dec 2003
ive got the GX20, AND THE GX10i ISNT A TOUCH ON IT!!!!!
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Reviewed by rachel from england on 26th Dec 2003
I absolutely adore this phone!!!!! if any1 is havin trouble with the t9 predict text thingy then all u simply do is hold down the hash key (on the right hand side of the number 0)n the t9 will disappear!! yeah the phone is a bit chunky but what the hell, its a nice, stylish, smart lookin phone!!! the camera is great, sometimes the pic u take is a bit blurry but it has other purposes aswell n cant be made the perfect digital camera because at the same time its a phone! the camera is quite good! the screen n colour is fantastic n looks great! everythin is quite easy to use once u get the hang of it, im just figurin out how to set the time n date which im havin a lil trouble with but once i've learned it will be as easy as ABC! i've never had a camera phone or a phone like this b4 n im glad i got this 1! this is the best phone i've ever had! my last phone i had was a nokia 3310 , nokia phones are easy to use but so is this 1! i honestly dont know how some of u ppl can sit here c allin this phone naff! and as for the battery, mine is great! i was surprised at how long it lasted because i was takin pics n playin around with it most of the day n still had a full battery!... so mine is fine! I recommend this phone to any1 n every1! laters!
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Reviewed by Anthony from England on 24th Dec 2003
After Buying This Phone I Have Only Just Discovered After Reading These Reviews About The Infra Red...I Thought Too It Would Be Able To Transfer Pictures Off The Phone To The PC Via A Infra Red USB Device Which I Could Then Print Out On The PC, Also How Do You Keylock It? As I Keep Accidently Pressing A Key And Using Calling Credit If It's In My Pocket. The Keys Are Awkward At 1st For Texting But You Get Used To It Although I've Found Trying To Type Text In Fast I Keep Catching The End Call Key And When You Try To Return...The Message Won't Save Like A Nokia 3510i Do'es When You Return To Compose Message....Thats Annoying Cause You Have To Start Again And If Its A Long Text It Would Have Took Ages Using This Handset To Type In Anyway I Would Have Liked To Record Sound And Use It As A Ringtone Too.I Like The Screen And The Looks But This Phone For The 280 Price Tag Could Be Alot Better...MP3 Player? Better Camera (Rubbish At Night,Too Grainy And Dark),Thinking Of Swapping It Now For Something Proper That'll Do The Job Right,I Would Compare This Phone To One Of Those Ferrari Kits That Make A Toyota MR2 Look Like A Ferrari...Its Got The Looks But The Features Just Are'nt Quite What It's Trying To Be.
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Reviewed by Bobby from Jamaica on 23rd Dec 2003
This phone is very annoying and irritating to my nerves, probs. (1)last menu stays up after closing and reopening(should go back to main page like other phones) (2)ir only for one purpose, modem. (3) too big (4)could have better navigation through menu, only good things are very good picture and java games
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Reviewed by danny from UK on 22nd Dec 2003
i just got it for my xmas i like wat i have seen so far but my pal has 1 and the speaker has brokin and the camra has 2 he can not talk on the phone and i hope his was just a 1 off
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Reviewed by dan from england on 14th Dec 2003
this phone is pretty average. It has a camera, downloadable java games (which are great!), MMS, polyphonic ringtones, predictive text etc. The camera is v.good in good light but grainy in dim light. Vodafone live is simple to use and has lots of great stuff to download. The phone is not worth 250 because it does not have enough features.
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Reviewed by andy kruyer from england on 13th Dec 2003
hi, i'm sorry but most of the reveiws are wrong!!you can download pitures to your pc/laptop via data cable! but the quality isn't that good.the phones can be unlocked and used on any network!battery life is mediocre.one critisism is that it doesn't store sent sms's. after a night on the beer i like too check what i got up too!!ringtones are good some free from vodaphone live!!(not many!!) all i want to know is whether you can upload your phone book and calendar to yor pc?? answers too andykruyer@yahoo.co.uk oh yes and vodaphone live is free too use(well it is on my py as you go!) and its got some excellent features. otherwise an excellent phone.better then all previous nokias!!
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Reviewed by ciaran o mhuiri from eire on 8th Dec 2003
had this phone a month now lovely looking i am very happy with this mobile phone
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Reviewed by Rory from New Zealand on 6th Dec 2003
At first i got a t610 and later found out that it did not hav half the capabilities of the gx10i.So a week later i got a gx10i and it is cool you can get somany games looks cool.The camera has zoom unlike the t610 amount of games ringtones etc that i can get on this phone are like three times more than on my old t610 so over all i am pretty happy about my new phone.
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Reviewed by Charlie from England on 5th Dec 2003
wow, this fone is the bomb! I absouloutley love it. The camera is in the biz! the games great. Vodafone! live is the bomb, u can buy games while on the move, buy ringtones and even scan through the argos or gadgetshop catolouges and buy from their. Look scrap your N-gages, samsungs, motorolas, 7250's and all that junk. This fone is the BIZ!
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Reviewed by marijuana from UK on 5th Dec 2003
there is 2 many good things i could say about this fone!all i can say now iz if u dont hav 1 go and get 1!
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Reviewed by Jowli from England on 3rd Dec 2003
This phone is AVERAGE nowadays anyway, i have had it for abwt 4 mnths and in that time have had a few gripes, pics come out 2 dark when inside places like a pub for example [very grainy] othrwise v good 4 fun and to look at when bored, texting difficult at first but gets easier, nokia is still quicker. I got mine unlocked for free by voda and am using my o2 sim with no problems wp is good rigtones brilliant [samsung better though]. My advice for buyers is to get a samsung e700 better camera, smaller, lighter looks nicer can store loadsa pics, better ringtones! PLUS pics cn be put on2 pc via infa red cable!! Das wot im tradin it in4, but if uv never had a camera fone b4, ul love it! Oh yea also, i can only have 10 texts in the inbox and outbox added together, 15 if you have a voda sim!!!! How dumb is that for a top of the range mobile!! samsung e700 can have 200, thats more like it!! Overall AVERAGE for what you pay for it, but if your not used to colour/ camera/ polyphonics y ou wont be disappointed!!
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Reviewed by Matty from England (liverpool) on 28th Nov 2003
I got this phone as an early christmas presnt and as soon as i opened the box and turned it on i was very impressed. It looks nice and(although it is a bit big and chunky) and the colour/camera is very good. The picture quality is, i think, the best out of its class and after having ago on my mates Sony Ericsson T610 i can honostly say the Sharp is far better. But even good phones have to have some flaws, the first one that comes to mind it the life of the battery. Excuse my french but its absolutly SHAT PANK. At first i though it was because i hadnt charged it for long enough, but then after leaving it on charge over night i was amazed to find out it was dead at the end of the day! Other flaws are thats its hard to actually go to your own URL you mainly have to stay on vodafones own "Vodafone Live" which is quite expensive. Also it would make it far better if it had some sort of night mode. Overall the pluses far out weigh the negatives, good phone X-D P.S I am taking mine back and gettin the Samsung e700 (i recomend it)
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Reviewed by Nickelson_01 from England on 28th Nov 2003
Hi ! i am hoping to get this phone for Christmas ! i have played on my m8s one and it is really really gd ! when you buy the phone u get a free games wiv it like Air Hockey and this other 1 but i forgot what it was called but it is really gd ! and u can also buy games for it like Football and splinter Cell the wap sites are really good 2 and if u miss the football results u can get them sent to your fone for free and the camera is the 1 of the best fings on it it is just a gd as a digtal cam ! but u hav to buy a cable for 29.99 if u want to put them on your computer ! (So i think you should buy this fone) ITSSSSS THE BESST ! Hope i get one for christmas ! :-)
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Reviewed by Jo from UK on 26th Nov 2003
I duno wat some pple r tlkin bout! My m8 has this fone and ther r NO probs at all. Its a brill fone wi fab piccys, a gr8 screen and loads of games and accesories. This fone is fabby biuy it if u havent already! *Cheers*
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Reviewed by gozhda from UK on 26th Nov 2003
Now after owning and changing more than 50 phones this is the only one that impresed me as far as the display is concerned, also the ease of using wap is exelent compared to others, but it is quite limited in some other functions and the worst is that i have to reset it 2 a day couse it goes bananas! Now don\'t think it\'s a bad phone, it\'s more that i am a heawy user ( 3-5 hours of talk time per day ) and some 1-2 h of wap! As for the camera i don\'t use it, i can\'t copy phone book from the other phones (mostly NOKIA), and i do miss a memory card !!!
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Reviewed by Mark from UK on 24th Nov 2003
This is a good phone and the picture quality is good but it lacks as it doesnt have some of the fetures my basic nokia had. Also you are stuck on vodaphone live so there is no chance of going to any of the sites with free ringtones or games.
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Reviewed by ema from north yorkshire on 21st Nov 2003
well my m8 has this phone and luv it luv playing on it the pics r brill ! well im getting mine in a week or so =D cant wait but it luks a bit big for my stlye but ill liv but it ok and i luv a camera
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Reviewed by john from england on 21st Nov 2003
great phone cople of down points though camera a bit smudgy and it breaks easily short battery life but lots of room to keep photos and you can send them it also has a voice recorder bye
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Reviewed by Matty from England (liverpool) on 20th Nov 2003
DOES ANY ONE NO HOW TO TAKE THE T9 PREDICTIVE TEXT OFF ON THIS PHONE? ITS ANNOYING!
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Reviewed by Tom from UK on 17th Nov 2003
Had this phone a few weeks now and is really good. The camera is like a digital camera, its the best quality. Quite complicated to use but when you get use to it its fine. The ringtones are ok nohthing to jump around at though. Its also a bit big but it looks smart etc. Overall a good phone espically if your looking for mint camera quality.
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Reviewed by yiannis from greece on 17th Nov 2003
comment: just a nice phone. plus: very nice screen, nice sounds and battery that seems to last long enough. Java is a strong point also. Light enough and external display is very helpful. minus: camera is ok but useless unless you get a cable to connect with your pc. still photos are of too low resolution (that's the situation with all phones anyway) infrared's only use is when phone serves as a modem. not enough memory for sms and uncomfortable keypad for writting sms. also sms editor not good enough. calendar useless since there is no reminder. overall: just a toy. not for serious use. could have had many more features but engineers choose to leave them out so they either implement them in a newer version or consumer should pay provider for them. it's a pity. i'm heading back to NOKIA!
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Reviewed by Matt from england on 12th Nov 2003
Well what can i say!! i have just decided to go and buy one of these phones. i was toying with the idea of getting the sony ericcson T610. but then my uncle bopught the gx10i!!!!! i hap a littleplay with it and WOW i am totally convinced that this it the phone to have. only problem is that you pay 300 for the fone then they want any extra 29.99 for the data transfer cable. but they does not alter or detiriorate the quality of this fone!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rock on
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Reviewed by Ross McKinnon from Sweden on 12th Nov 2003
I like the phone but after only 4 months I'm already looking for something else. I too am disappointed with the lack of IR functionality. It works fine as an IR modem and I use it regularly to connect to my company's LAN remotely but it seems that is it's only use. What it can't do is be used for sending pictures to & from PC, it can't be used for IRing pictures, addresses or ringsignals (or anything else for that matter) to another phone, even another Sharp. The calendar function is all but useless........no reminder option, no alarm feature, no synchronisation with anything. Some of it's good features are the camera & screen - far better than a lot of Nokias & Ericssons my friends have but you can't attach/insert pics in MMS emails (utilising Vodafones Minimail service which is annoying to say the least. Probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone - sad but true.
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Reviewed by mick from uk on 9th Nov 2003
Well I have had this phone for a few months now and can say I have had no problems with it.The sounds you get are out of this world and Vodafone live is great to get all your updates on sport live if you can't watch it on TV. the text is simple you do the same as Nokia phones. Screen is easy to see nice and big so you don't have to push the phone up to your eyes to see text or who has phoned. I say to any body that this is the phone to get or the new one Gx20 Well done Sharp.
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Reviewed by charlie from Kent on 8th Nov 2003
Hey i vote this fone 5 Stars cus it is the best ! ! Eva You can take picutes, download java games and they are so easy to use like ! and all the reviews are quite gd on it! but they are some *W@nkers* who h8 it because they dr00ped it ! o well there fault they dropped it they shud of been a bit more carful so Buy this fone it is just *FAB* and the best eva ! P.S. Vodafone life rules !*!*!* For Eva !
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Reviewed by Dave Hadj from UK on 8th Nov 2003
Had it for a few months now and the initial joy has worn off. Needless to say its an amazin fone and the screen quality is tops. Gets borin after a while tho so im tradin it in for a samsung fone cause alltho the fones great tech-wise its not very stylish.
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Reviewed by kirran murray from UK on 5th Nov 2003
Just bought this phone i love the colour screen gorgeous piece of technology.
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Reviewed by Jason from UK on 2nd Nov 2003
hi, ill be getting this fone (gx10i) soon hopfully, my mates got 1 an i love it but i sent a picture of of his fone to another mates motorola camera fone an he hasnt recieved it yet (that was about 2-3 days ago) will he actually get it or not? anyway ill post a review of what i think when i get it, cant wait. cheers, jay
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Reviewed by Warno from Ireland on 2nd Nov 2003
Tipped my fone off the table the front screen is cracked and it just blurs wen i turn it on 2 fragile booger
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Reviewed by Jessic@ from uk on 31st Oct 2003
I haven't got my phone yet, but hopefully I am having it delivered to me tomorrow. I do hope it gets here, because I am daulting a bit because of the postal strike. I know its a bit silly writing a review about a phone when you haven't even got one. But people who are still making up their minds wheather to get one. I have read lots of other reviews and most of them have had five stars. I AM SO EXCITED, I CAN'T WAIT TILL TOMORROW!
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Reviewed by Dwyer from UK on 29th Oct 2003
Had Nokia\'s before this and they still are the best phone out there for ease of use but the Sharp is just a lovely phone to use and looks great too. Seem to have stolen a lot of features from Nokia but still a few annoying things missing. Overall I\'m pretty pleased though. Best damn flip phone out there. Nokia still rule though!
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Reviewed by steve from uk on 24th Oct 2003
CAMERA QUALITY TOP DOG far better than samsung v200, nokia 7650 and 3650(used all these phones).ringtones good,looks smart but had problems sending mms with o2.In my opinion best camera quality phone with style.
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Reviewed by Tom Copley from England on 17th Oct 2003
In all the pics the phone luks awful, thats wat really put me off gettin it, bt ne way i got ova that n bought one, wow im glad i did! the camera is excellent, wayy better then ne others, also it does actualy luk quite stylish. msg'in is easy, no probs there, to send a mms its easy enough, xcept the person u sent it to wont actualy get the msg till about 4days later!!! (made me extremely angry) snedin emails is also v easy (via mms) and its free! and its instant :) the screen quality is very gud, and the tones r also v gud, (http://www.cbfmobile.com/) lots of free tones. the IR dusnt work at all! so i wud definetly recomend gettin a cable (about 20 from mobilefun.com). Over all, luks gr8, feels gr8, sounds gr8, is gr8! :) for 230 its a bargain, and is easily the 2nd best phone on the market (GX20 has to take 1st). wud definetly recomend this phone. ps the GPRS is fantastic, extremely reliable, and very fast)
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Reviewed by Av Kandola from England on 16th Oct 2003
I was a bit worried when i purchased this phone as i was spending 200 on it. I previously had a Nokia 8210 and SonyEricsson T300. The T300 was simply rubbish as it displayed poor colour and low sounding tones. So when i purchased the GX10i i was a bit worried but i was proven wrong. The phone displays colour fantastically and the tones are loud and clear. The menu systems are easy and in-depth and the camera is good quality and clear, especially compared to the T300 camera which was dark. The only downside to the phone is the size, bulkyness and weight which can be a problem as you cannot slip it into your pocket without having a bulk appearing. The other downside is that the phone has no Bluetooth. Overall and excellent phone with great features.
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Reviewed by sam from england on 12th Oct 2003
This fone is just da best. the camara, colour screen, ringtones, vodaphone live. Loads of people said theres dont work properly mine does. Buy it its da best
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Reviewed by George from australia on 11th Oct 2003
yes I too bought the gx10i and was under the impression that pictures could be transfered to my PC or visa versa .but I think we have all been sucked in by greed yet again . you see it was all set up in a way that if you wanted a pic use your camera , however to send that pic to any other phone COULD ONLY BE DONE VIA MMS.to send the same pic to a PC CAN ONLY BE DONE VIA EMAIL .all these methods costs us money that how they make their money. I bought a infred for the pc and tried like many others did also only to find out that this was impossible otherwise how the hell would the carriers make thier money out of us . I think this sucks in a big way and i am thinking of taking the phone back and sticking it up their bums because I have like many of you been misled by this.
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Reviewed by tony from new zealand on 10th Oct 2003
Had one for a few weeks now, its ok, nothing special, took a photo, and sent it to my email, when I printed it out, it was the size of my thumbnail ! if I enlarged it, it looked terrible. you need a microscope to properly see a hardcopy image. batteries keep running out mid way through a conversation, annoying. I dropped it once on carpet from about my hip height, and the screen part broke off. I am stuck with it now for a two year overpriced contract, it still works, but i have to hold it together tightly with both hands, and squeeze the side so poeple can hear me talk, and the camera dosent work anymore. It also rattles a bit. I cant bring myself to trash it as I paid alot for it. I feel if you are happy to carry something so expensively fragile, and dont mind grainy thumbnail size pictures, and audio sounding like you are at the end of a concrete pipe, this is the phone for you. cheers
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Reviewed by Ogri600 from England on 3rd Oct 2003
Previously had the GX10, just got the 10i, and the only real gripe I have is that the battery life is pretty low in comparison to a lot of other phones(I also have a Nokia 8310 and the baterry on this lasts for days as opposed for a day). Other than that I am pleased with the phone.
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Reviewed by Anil from UK on 1st Oct 2003
It's a pretty cool phone, but I am dissapointed of the fact you cannot do picture transfer using the Infrared...WHY?? So you have to go out and buy a cable to do picture transfer, when that should really come as standard.
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