Sharp GX17 Review
The Sharp GX17 is un updated version of the popular Sharp
GX15 and is a good entry-level camera phone. Like the GX15, the
GX17 has a good VGA resolution camera (0.3 megapixels) and supports
video recording and playback.
The screen is of excellent quality with 65k colours, and uses TFT technology
for a bright vivid display that is clearly visible even in sunlight.
The screen is physically large but the resolution is limited at 120
x 160 pixels, so not as sharp as the more expensive models in the Sharp
range. However, in the entry-level camera phone class, this is one of
the best screens available.
The user interface is icon-driven, intuitive and easy to use.
The GX17 comes with 40-voice polyphonic ringtones that are of high
quality and it supports Java applications, which means that games
and other applications can be downloaded. Like the GX15 before it, the
GX17's memory is quite limited for storing video clips, photos, ringtones
Finally, the GX17 has full Bluetooth wireless support in addition
to USB and Infra-Red connectivity.
This is a good entry-level camera phone, with the small amount of memory
being its only shortcoming. The mystery is why Sharp have bothered to
release the GX17 when it is virtually identical to the previous model,
the GX15. The differences are superficial, with a smart black case and
a couple of millimetres shaved off the dimensions, making it even more
compact then before.
Features of the Sharp GX17 include:
- VGA digital camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 4x zoom
- Video recorder
- Voice recorder
- Display: TFT, 65,000 colours, 120 x 160 pixels
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Ringtone composer
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (POP3)
- T9 Predictive text
- Java games
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 1.1 (voice/data), USB, IrDa
- WAP, GPRS class 10
- Vibration alert
- Size: 46 x 107 x 17 mm
- Weight: 85g
- Talktime: 230 minutes
- Battery standby: up to 290 hours
Sharp GX17 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by bennyboi45 from UK on 1st May 2007
Reviewed by Paul from Malta on 24th Apr 2007
Very lovely phone. Compared with the screen of the Sagen my401 the GX17
is very good.the only thing which i don't like are the keys which are
small but on the whole it is a good phone. The previous phones which
i had the Nokia 3310 and the Nokia 1100 were unreparable. The Sharp
GX17 is very good and also at a good price.
Reviewed by Bogdan from Romania on 18th Apr 2007
Pro: - Nice sharp camera - Clear screen, good contrast - Quite good
price Against: - sms management, you have to scroll through the list
without any indication on where you are, how many messages are there,
how much free memory; if you delete a message, then you get back to
the start and have to scroll again. - low memory, you can only take
a few pics and you run out of it.
Reviewed by sorin from romania on 10th Apr 2007
i hate it.i can't instale more games on it and it rejects a lot of data
Reviewed by Lana from NZ on 9th Apr 2007
Worst phone I've ever had. I had the GX15 previously and now the GX17.
They both froze and took ages to turn on and off and applications froze
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 4th Apr 2007
I have been using the Sharp GX15 for the last few years and love it
so much, that now is the time to get a new one I have just bought the
GX17, Can't wait for it to arrive. The GX15 has never let me down and
neither will the GX17, SHARP is such high quality, Oh ye, just bought
it on line from Vodafone for £25. Not too bad when you concider I paid
£80 for the GX15 Love the SHARP GX range of phones.
Reviewed by Fernando Lopes from Portugal on 4th
I love this phone it's excellent:) very good for the price 59€
here in Portugal
Reviewed by John from United Kingdom on 27th Feb
It makes and recieves calls and texts. Only down side I can find is
the lack of car cradle. If I want to take pictures I use my camera,
camcorder for videos and PS for games, it's a free phone for goodness
sake, what do some people expect.
Reviewed by annabel from malta on 24th Feb 2007
Reviewed by Lindsay from New zealand on 9th Feb
to zoom u go lef and right when your in photo taking ...mode if thats
what u call it. iv got one its butie except for the limited memory as
people say... but still cheap for what it is
Reviewed by sonz from new zealand on 23rd Jan
have the vodaphone version.. has and still is serving me well. only
drawback is the limited memory.. takes great pics! my bluetooth works..
only thing i havent worked out is how to zoom..lol..it cost me $179NZD
otherwise i am happy with it:)
Reviewed by marky from singapore on 14th Jan 2007
You cant even have silent mode!!!!!
Reviewed by Giorgos from Greece on 7th Jan 2007
I have the vodafone version of the phone, so things may not apply to
the native firmware. Generally I am pleased with the phone except from
the fact that I cannot get its bluetooth to work, neither with other
mobiles, nor with my bluetooth enabled laptop.
Reviewed by Joseph from Malta on 7th Jan 2007
I have just bought my GX 17 for EUR68 from Vodafone Malta. It delivers
its promises and more. Can anyone tell me what software reads the video
3GP file? because MS Media Player doesn't recognise it.
Reviewed by Shahbaz from Pakistan on 13th Dec
This phone is very easty to use, low weight, cute and have good signal
detecting quality but drawbacks are its low memory and battery backup.How
it is good in such a low price ie 70Euro in Spain
Reviewed by Randy from Malta on 13th Dec 2006
It's A Excellent mobile with a low price just Lm39 Maltese Liri It's
Reviewed by DON from england on 5th Dec 2006
this phone is junk.the only good feature on it is the camera.why make
a phone that has only 1.7mb(if that),if i were u dont waste your tyme
DONT BY THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by costas from greece on 23rd Nov 2006
i cant understand some people. in greece it costs 95 euros!!!! what
else they expect from a mobile with that price?????????????????
Reviewed by Festus Ojo from Nigeria on 13th Nov
For me its just too perfect, just the short time for voice and video
Reviewed by Alex from Romania on 9th Nov 2006
The signal is the best! Nokia sucks, bad signal.! Gx17 rulles!
Reviewed by tommy from albania on 23rd Oct 2006
this mobile phone has an exellent camera .
Reviewed by joe from england on 9th Oct 2006
this is a good phone 4 a kiddy i aint got no mp3 or nothin and i drooped
mine the sim card reader scrached now the fone really slow and some
Reviewed by david from australia on 21st Sep 2006
this phone is alright it does have good memory or long recording or
nothing so its good for little kids but its ok P.S im sxy
Reviewed by n/a from england on 29th Aug 2006
HAHA had this phone for about 7 months its a pile of junk, the memory
is useless, when on silent it dont vibrate
Reviewed by Rozz from Malta on 15th Aug 2006
Many of you are exsagerating, this Mobile can aontain more than 5 pictures
for god sake!! i have atleast 20 pictures or more, the recordings are
short true but the detail in the camera isnt bad at all, i think its
just a perfect mobile for those who just want a cool looking mobile,
easy to handle and at a gd price. Im very happy with mine. And the battery
can last very long, it last only for a day for those who just dont stop
using it!! mine last about 4-5days with me calling, smsing and fiddling
around with it. So dont invent rubbish. If u buy this mobile you would
be very pleased, then its ur choice if u want a camera with a very sharp
camera and can have a lot of memmorie but this Sharp GX17 is satisfactry.
Reviewed by Mob fone buyer from Australia on 2nd
*laggy cam *Unstable bluetooth *Very Small memory 99.8% of transfers
will land you with the "data rejected" sign The only good point is the
price, (I found mine for 58$ AUS)but now i wish that i didnt waste my
Reviewed by Paris from Australia on 28th Jul 2006
it is a sexy phone for boys and girls and i think its features are great
tooooo!!!i bought one last week and spray painted it pink and it looked
HOT!!!ps this is my favourite website.
Reviewed by Stevie from germany on 27th Jul 2006
Why why why did i get another sharp i had the GX10 and the GX30I before
this one and this is the worst,Sharp stick to tv,s because you can not
Reviewed by david from jamica on 21st Jul 2006
i just got this phone and it is 1 of the best phones i've ever had it
Reviewed by jiddah ajayi from nigeria on 15th
excellent but for the very small memory capabilities
Reviewed by Rachel from Australia on 10th Jul
Pretty good phone for the money
Reviewed by Tiago from Portugal on 10th Jul 2006
I have this phone since december, and it works fine! Irda, bluetooth
and camera are in perfect working order. The only thing i dont like
about this phone is the low memory... If you´re looking for a
simple phone, with some good features do not hesitate, besides that
it is very light weight, and it is cheap. I´m happy with it. Thanks
Reviewed by daniel from nigeria on 8th Jul 2006
it has sharp camera but it only videos and records 4 short time.
Reviewed by Phil from UK on 2nd Jul 2006
An extremely stable phone, fast loading and VERY fast text messaging.
Very stable. never hada problem. Yes, little memory, but for busy professionals
who just want a stable phone for calls, messages and many other useful
features (bluetooth, WAP, infrared, good camera etc)
Reviewed by louis from england on 29th Jun 2006
i only bought this phone because i wanted bluetooth ! thought it was
gunna be wicked but its pants the memory is that low the bluetooth doesnt
even work ! the camera fare enough is ok but nah not 4 me ! any one
wanna buy it ! 40quid..
Reviewed by Mike Hunt from NZ on 29th Jun 2006
This phone is junk. Sharps not bad tho the 903 ,904 are awesome just
Reviewed by Danielle from England on 27th Jun
Well what can i say about this piece of junk. it is the worst mob iv
ever had, the memory is absolutely pathetic you can only store about
10 songs (if that) and even then the quality is rubbish.also the buttons
are extremely small so wen u want to rite a text u cant even press the
buttons with ease. im thinking of getting the samsung E350 which i believe
is much better from what i have heard. so if i was you please dont waiste
your money on this.
Reviewed by Joanne from Canada on 27th Jun 2006
This phone is easy on the wallet and for the price you pay, you get
quite a bit of features that are really unexpected in a 60 Pound Sterling
mobile phone. First of all, the phone comes with multiple bandwidths
that enable the phone to be quite versatile in all parts of the world.
I bought mine from Australia and it works wonders in North America.
The sound quality is crisp and I have had no battery problems at all.
Secondly, the phone has bluetooth capabilities, camera and video functions.
Although this may not be the phone's strengths, you cannot and SHOULD
NOT complain about these applications too too much because the phone
is economical. You really have to hand it to Sharp for trying to provide
users with so many options for so little money... For the price you
pay, this phone is a great entry level mobile and will suit your basic
needs. If you are looking for an advanced phone with high-end quality
applications (i.e. over 1 megapixel pictures, mp3 players, etc.), then
you are considering the wrong phone and your expectations are much too
high and unreasonable. A good analogy would be dining at a McDonalds
restaurant and expecting servers to refresh your water while wearing
Reviewed by Anthony from Australia on 22nd Jun
i have been use the phone for sometime and now it wont turn on
Reviewed by Jade from New Zealand on 19th Jun
what kind of phone is this resons: *the battery only lasts 1 day!!!
*the button are small *the bluetooth does not work well *the camera
is mostly blurry and yuck! * can only store up to 5 pics IF YOU ARE
GETTING A PHONE WHICH CAN TAKE MOST PICTURES ( 20-30) GET SONY ERICSSON
K300I OR K800I!) thanks :D
Reviewed by tom knutson from spain on 1st Jun
The telephone is excellent. With all the features, it is an outstanding
telephone in all respects.
Reviewed by Matthew Chapman from England on 24th
The GX17 is compact and very easy to use. The bluetooth connectivity
is very easy to use and pairing to my bluetooth headset took seconds.
The screen is a good size and is of good quality. The only drawback
is the lack of a voice dialling facility when using the bluetooth facility.
If you have bought the phone to play games or as a camera then the memory
may be a bit limited. Overall it is a very good phone offering value
Reviewed by Jon from Northern Ireland on 19th
The only complaint I have have is that I paid to download a game and
then was told the phone wasn't compatable. £5 down the drain :'( But
thats more a complaint about vodafone. Otherwise the phone is pretty
belter. 1.5 Mb is more than enough for me.
Reviewed by Pup from England on 2nd May 2006
battery only last one day!1.4 mb memory!why did i left nokia?i will
never buy another sharp just for the battery it has.
Reviewed by Shinobi from Australia on 27th Apr
What a piece of junk!!
Reviewed by Barry O Connell from Norhtern ireland on
25th Apr 2006
Having recently bouth this fone for just over £60 I find it a good entry
level camera phone. Its features are good and accessible, but the biggest
letdown in my view is the memory it has, which is about 1.5mb, if you
are looking to buy a phone to use for taking videos and pictures more
than anything then this is not a good buy for that, but if you want
a basic camera phone then the sharp gx17 will be a good buy for you.
Reviewed by john meguiy from scotland on 24th
pile of junk
Reviewed by sonia from england on 22nd Apr 2006
well were shall i start? i gt this phone two dayz ago and i think itz
the worst fone ever. I gt it for £60 and the bluetooth doesnt even work
because itz got less memory so dnt even fink of buying it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by sharon jobes from united kingdom on
19th Apr 2006
hi i just bought this phone for my sons birthday he is 13 he does really
like it but the only thing that spoils it is that he cant get mp3 tunes
on, can anybody advise which tunes to put on it thank you
Reviewed by Frank from Spain on 14th Apr 2006
This phone is the worst I have ever seen. It does not turn off without
removing the battery, it loses the signal all by itself, it discharges
amazingly quickly, it unlocks unexpectedly and decides to dial through
to online services withamazing ease. I know three other people with
these phones and they all act exactly the same way. Run from this phone
as fast as humanly possible
Reviewed by Tilly from England on 7th Apr 2006
I think the Sharp GX17 is a great mobile phone! The only downer is the
memory space, But who needs that much space anyway? It had a great camera
and I have found no faluts with it so far. Also, It is very hard to
break! Best mobile pohne I have had so far!
Reviewed by Andy McCoy from wales on 6th Apr 2006
just plain SAD!!!
Reviewed by john from england on 6th Apr 2006
i got this phone in january and i think for £60 it is very good the
thing it has not got is an mp3 player but it is the best phone i have
had so far.keep it up sharp!
Reviewed by 32 YEARS OLD from England on 30th
right i had this phone for about 2 weeks and to me after them two weeks
i was satisfied. The camera quality was good the internet was working
fine but the only thing was the memory! THAT WAS RUBBISH!!!!! I STORED
ABOUT 3, 10 SECOND VIDEOS AND ABOUT 10 PICTURES AND MEMORY WAS FULL!
WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH MEMORY! dont by it!
Reviewed by gaz, innit from i is from ingland on
10th Mar 2006
the phone is pretty good, nothing special about it though, ive dropped
it a few times nd it still works, so good effort sharp
Reviewed by Fearn Mcgurn from UK on 5th Mar 2006
I got this for £55, for that moent this phone perfect, its worth atleast
double. If you aren;t too serious about photos and memory but just want
an all round good phone then buy this for real. Its robust, looks hot
as me, got a big screen, the camera is alrite, maybe needs more colors,
battery isn't long lasting, but none of these phones are, about 2 an
a half days with moderate use. Its got all the accesories any novice
or even serious potential phone purchaser could want. The hardware and
layout of the menus aren't as well tuned as nokia phones, but u get
used to it and its fine. If you can get it for £60 GET it! £70 get it!
£80 get it! £85 think about it, £90+ rip off!. 4.5/5
Reviewed by Nikos from Greece on 2nd Mar 2006
I have the vodafone version of the phone, so things may not apply to
the native firmware. The alarm is annoying. When I have the phone in
silent mode (at work) the alarm does not sound! It just displays alarm!
There are also cases where the alarm may not be able to awake the phone
when it is turned off. An other annoying thing is that you cannot install
java applications unless you download them from a provider. There is
no way to install my custom midlets in to it! If I wasn't using java
and didn't depend on the alarm I would like it though.
Reviewed by Luke from Australia on 2nd Mar 2006
Just bought this phone yesterday for $179 AU from Vodafone and it is
incredibly easy to learn to use. Have had a Nokia and an LG before this
little beauty and this would be the nicest by far. For the price, I
have not seen anything of better quality or aesthetics. Remember, it
is a relatively cheap phone so do not expect something incredible but
it is very very nice...and makes quite a statement!
Reviewed by John from England on 14th Feb 2006
Lost my GX15 so got the GX17 as a direct replacement. Always thought
the GX15 was alright but all silver was too shiny when it was new and
scratched really easily, still quite tough though, never managed to
break it. The GX17 in terms of software is virtually identical and the
circuitry looks the same too the case though does look smarter in black
and silver an I think it's actually slightly bigger! Not that I think
this is a bad thing a thicker tougher case is a good thing when you
keep your phone in the same pocket as your keys! THe only bad thing
relative to the GX15 is there isn't the mirror for self portraits for
vain people on the back. The lack of memory is frustrating but you just
have to be selective, and at least it has blue tooth to empty it easily.
I'd like an m3 player and a radio but I'm not going to pay for it so
I think this represents real value for money definitely.
Reviewed by adam clohessy from england on 14th
this phone is amazing there is no pholts with this phone at all it is
a great choice in phone and also has addctive games so ull never be
Reviewed by bill thornton from scotland on 9th
this phone is absolutely rubbish. the screen is poor and the camera
is not as good as it should be. the bluetooth is very slow and takes
a long time to switch photos and music htru the phones. in other words
this phone is rubbish. thank you sharp fot nothing goodbye!
Reviewed by Sam from Australia on 6th Feb 2006
This is a beautiful phone in most regards, very elegant and very light.
However two things are really bugging me. 1. it will only let you send
phone numbers from your contact list via blue tooth or infra read and
not sms. 2. there is no snooze on the alarm. They are tiny little things
but really annoying I wish I had of stuck with nokia. How many times
do you get an sms from someone asking for someone elses number? why
couldn't they have a function like nokia's "send as business card"?
and what good is an alarm without a snooze? seriously who gets out of
bed on the first alarm?
Reviewed by ross from uk on 30th Jan 2006
AMAZING PHONE THE INTERNET IS ALL YOU CAN ASK FOR
Reviewed by Ross from England on 29th Jan 2006
hi people, i bought this phone today because my Phillips 365 was a pile
of junk. i got this phone for £60 which i thought was a bargain for
the specifications it has. Apart from a music player it has everything
you can possibly want from a phone. The camera is very good quality,
and can store plenty of photos, anybody that complains about its memory
must be forgettin its a phone not a top of the range pc. The bluetooth
is acceptable could be better, but hey most £60 phones dont have a camera
so nothing to complain about. The GPRS is amazing, it has everything
u could possible want on the move. I havent really spent much tim lookin
in the manual the phone is very straight forward, but on the few things
i have it seems very helpful. i downloaded 1 game, the game has good
graphics and im very pleased with it. The infared is very good i spent
alot of time transferring data from my t310 today via infared, was very
pleased with the infared feature. if you want any answers to questions
feel free to email me at : email@example.com, i will reply
as soon as i can. honeslt this phone is a must buy, why spend£200 max
when sharp have this amazing piece of technology.
Reviewed by Duane Hales from New Zealand on 17th
Well impressed with this baby! All you could ask for with bluetooth
IRC Pxt and Video. Bluetooth default 0000 Cost me NZ$299 very competitive
compared with similar optioned brands here. Easy to use and stoked with
keypad arrangement. No buttons sticking out ( easy to snap etc!)like
sony models. Light weight, tidy, simple yet stylely.Very Sharp!! Battery
life is ok, Nice big display. Have owned multiple brands and models
of phones and find this by far the best in this general price range.
Cant give Five stars because nothing is every perfect but top notch
highly recommend this phone no problems with connecting with other bluetooth
phones. Lack of memory seems to be a biggy with other users but Hey
who really wants to look at 100's of photos on a phone? Just link up
to your pc!!!! Thanx Sharp and Thanx Vodafone. Excellent WAP (Live)
Reviewed by Stefan from England on 12th Jan 2006
This phone is perfect. The camera is great, features like bluetooth
and infrared are excellent. the only drawbacks are the memory but apart
from that an excellent phone. also, the design is much better than the
Reviewed by andre from braceiro on 5th Jan 2006
the bluetooth asks for a code. The predefined code for the phone is
"0000". Put the code in your own phone when asked, and tell the person
who you are trying to connect to put it to. Bluetooth works perfectly.
Great Phone. Great image quality. Great photos. Sharp at the Top!
Reviewed by Matt from Australia on 5th Jan 2006
Haven't had the phone long, but it seems to be going really well a couple
of times i've missed a letter on a text but after a day the buttons
are working better. Some people complain about low memory - then they
should pay more and get a different phone. This phone is priced VERY
well for the fearures it offers. it's easy to use looks great and is
nice & small.
Reviewed by ron from spain on 2nd Jan 2006
thanks for making a phone like de 15 and the 17.... I had the 15 for
about 1 Year and also manny other phones like nokia (always problems
) MOTOROLA ALSO NICE BUT THEY CHANCE ALWAYS TO SOMETHING ELSE.i had
the samsung z650 worthless phone and i always changed back to my gx15
sins 2 months i have the 17 and its amazing it has a verry nice model
because i travel allot i use the phone quite often . and thismodel fits
in my shirt ansd works in every country with pure sound and the memory
inside on my agenda is verry easy to handle okay sharp thanks again
for me are u number 1 .... ron spain
Reviewed by iwin from uk on 1st Jan 2006
well well well,in the land of nokias,sonyericssons,samsungs et al whats
sharp doing !!! This is what that crossed my mind when someone suggested
me to have alook at sharpgx17 on my hunt for a new phone. After having
a closer look I couldnt resist but buy it and for £80 it did offer me
immense quality for money. To begin with, it has killer looks; like
a knight in his shining black armour.No one can argue about its looks
and it feels well built too. forgone are the days when the pocket sags
with gadgets and this phone is a flyweighter. The buttons have a classy
touch to it and the interface is excellent too, probably next to a sonyericsson.
Features are a plenty with a great resolution screen and quality ringtones.The
speakers are just the best among any phones and it does all these without
sacrificing on battery life at all.Its like a samsung phone with nokia
like battery life. It offers great connectivity options too with bluetooth
and irdad as standard.The camera is decent enough as you can expect
that from sharp anyday.Perhaps the only chink in it would be the internal
memory. While its good enough for everyday camera snaps, video mode
and voice recording are seriously hampered. All in all I would say,
CHEERIOS to sharp, excellent quality for the money you pay and it feels
and look rich too.
Reviewed by Marie from UK on 29th Dec 2005
I hav found that the battery does not last very long. I have purchased
a USB cable to download pictures and phone book onto computer and am
not able to do it. Cables do not fit into socket on phone charger, usb
cable and incar charger. I am not very satisfied at all, but cannot
afford to buy another
Reviewed by Cláudia from Gonçalves on 28th Dec
An exellent choice in wich concerns to daily use. For me is simply perfect
Reviewed by Eddie Ambler from London, England on
27th Dec 2005
I have just bought the Sharp GX17 and am really please with my choice.
The first thing I noticed was that the screen/display quality is very
good and the menus and functions are a doddle to navigate. Its design
is sleek, lightweight and stylish and the buttons and circular navigation
wheel seem well designed and spaced out for ease of use. It isn't the
best phone I've had in terms of storage but that's a minor grumble.
One thing that has got me more annoyed is that although this phone boasts
Bluetooth connectivity, do you think it will pair with any of my pals
phones or my home computer - ERR, NO - I'M STILL WORKING ON IT and that
was one of my main points of getting the GX17! The camera works well
and little touches like "Continuous Shot" feature add a little extra
depth to taking pictures with this phone. Bottom line is you can get
a top-end phone that sings, dances and makes you tea and it will cost
you the earth or you can opt for this great little phone that wont show
y ou up down the pub, does what you ask it to do (except Bluetooth that
is!) and it will only set you back seventy to eighty quid. I recommend
this phone to anyone that wants their phone for functionality rather
than status, well done Sharp!
Reviewed by Carlos Fernandes from Portugal on
20th Dec 2005
For me the Sharp GX17 is perfect
Reviewed by Sinan from Bosnia and Herzegowina on
12th Dec 2005
Normaly I would rate it excelant, but I have expirienced a bluetooth
problem, It just does not work, IC work perfectly but bluetooth wont.
Also there was some problems with wap
Reviewed by josh slater from nz on 7th Dec 2005
the sharp gx17 is a relly great phone i bought two last week as soon
as they were in stores its just like my old gx15 sharp is so up to date
with technology these days. i will never leave this phone out of my
site...WaY tO gO sHArP
Reviewed by sam oakes from UK LEICESTER on 4th
Well i got this phon3e today from vodafone and i payed £80 which included
£20 top up voucher so i basically payed £60 for the phone which i a
very good bargain these days! the camera is v.gd quality and can hold
170 photos on low quality which is still gd :D!! the bluetooth is ok
but can only accept recordings under 30 seconds and photo messages!
infa red is rubbish but u have bluetooth which is amazing! the key pad
is easy to use and if you have any faults with it keep the reciept and
you can get it fixed free of charge if less than a year old! which is
what i will be doing in a years time :D!! hehe Buy this phone it is
v.gd :D woooo any more questions please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
thnkx sam xxxxx
Reviewed by paul from scotland on 2nd Dec 2005
its a very easy fone vto navigate with picture icons etc
Reviewed by joe and stu from england on 25th Nov
we love it, great camera and brill video recorder. it's a lot like the
gx15 but a bit better. we love you sharp!!
Reviewed by matt smith from england on 17th Nov
the phn is very gd its 1 of da bst phns ive had so get it
Reviewed by jim from england on 13th Nov 2005
brill phone buy it
Reviewed by DENCY from UK on 10th Nov 2005
THIS IS REALLY A NICE PHONE. IT HAS GOOD CAMERA WHICH DISPLAYS DEEP
COLORS AND NETWORK SUPPORT IS SUPERB.THIS PHONE IS HIGHLY USEFUL TO
CAMERA PHONE LOVERS .I RECOMEND YPU ALL TO BUY THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by Jason Gunton from UK on 9th Nov 2005
Its an excellent phone but i cannot use the bluetooth to pair up with
anything so whats the point in having bluetooth in the first place!
Maybe they'll be a firmware upgrade soon - hint, hint...
Reviewed by Bob Gear from UK on 6th Nov 2005
this is an awesome fone, i love it! it has a huge TFT screen, which
is very sharp indeed. Its good value because it has bluetooth, Infra-red,
video recoder and PXt Camera... so whenever you're going pone hunting
check the sharp Gx17 out!
Reviewed by david edwards from united kigdom on
30th Oct 2005
wow!!! great phone , simple to use , even my 6 year old son could use
it , technology made simple, top marks....
Reviewed by Sam Thorpe from England on 30th Oct
For a start this phone is excellent value for money! Has some great
features. Looks good, easy to use, Great camera/video, Good screen,
Has bluetooth,infra red and data cable. Lightweight. Could go on for
ages! Downsides are not much memory and Annoying noises when you take
a picture! But a excellent phone. Highly recommended!
Reviewed by Phil (TIP TAP) Tilbury from Great Britain
on 24th Oct 2005
Having owned Nokia mobiles up until now, I realised just how silly I
have been by never considering the opposition!! The GX17 is mind blowing
and I have found it more user friendly than ANY of the Nokia range.
Having just checked the spec. to find claims of 290 hours standby time,
I assume I must have a faulty battery as I am only getting about 24
hours before the battery goes dead without any warning. So its back
to the shop tomorrow to ask why. The GX17 is available for less than
£60 on the internet which is such a very good price for such a fantastic
Reviewed by alexia debono from malta on 19th Oct
this phone is fantastic because it is really slim and moreover it has
a very clear picture it is really worth its price!!the only disadvantage
in this phone is that it dosen t vibrate for messages when it is set
to silent mode
Reviewed by Luís Miguel Silva from Portugal on
10th Oct 2005
It's a nice quality/price combination. A good phone with a low price.
And cames with a manager set software that allows you to transfer contacts,
messages, ringtones, games and images beetween cellphone and you computer
by a bluetooth connection or IRD conection. I tried both, and both are
Reviewed by vincent from norwich on 10th Oct 2005
it is a good phone for the money people how dont like it are out of
Reviewed by Zvi from Israel on 1st Oct 2005
The phone is nice phone. It has bluetooth & infrared connectivity. It
will not however pair up with Motorola HS810 & Motorola HS800 headsets.
Reviewed by mark from england on 28th Sep 2005
This phone is the worst phone you buy it has extremly low low memory
i can store very very little stuff. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE IT WILL DISSAPOINT
Reviewed by rupert from antigua on 24th Sep 2005
just to tell u this fone sucks wen i got it the screen broke and the
3 botton stops working in a while and the camera is poor i have to say
this fone is pathetic
Reviewed by stephen from ireland on 21st Sep 2005
This phone is good if you want a phone with Extremely low memory you
can about 20 o.k. photos or about 15 high quality poly tones or about
10 very low quality videos the has a built in memory of 1.4 Megabytes
which is very very bad also you can't put any type of Memory card in
it and you can't upgrade the phones memory at all. It has o.k functions
on it, you just can't store barely anything on it. I recommend that
you do not buy this phone!!!!!
Reviewed by Malc from UK on 20th Sep 2005
I decided to buy one of these after my Moto v525 developed a serious
problem. This would have cost £50 to repair, so I decided to buy a new
non-clam phone. At only £80 I am very impressed! I do miss the predictive
text and snooze function on the alarms, but for this price I can live
without these. It's a very smart, slim and light phone with a professional
finish (nice big display too). Nice one Sharp!
Reviewed by Matthias from Malta on 20th Sep 2005
It's lite,it's simple, it's outstanding. It has to be a sharp. I've
just bought a sharp gx17 and it's terriffic.
Reviewed by Kálmán from Hungary on 18th Sep 2005
This phone is very good. GX17 is my first Sharp phone but not the last.
Reviewed by cameron from malta on 13th Sep 2005
is a very god phone bbbbbbbuuuuuuuyyyyyyyy iiiiittttt
Reviewed by jonh from england on 10th Sep 2005
This phone is great if your looking to buy a camera/video phone for
a low price. It provides good image quality along on both video and
camera images. Would definately recommend gettin one.
Reviewed by Gerard from Northen Ireland on 10th
MY REVIEW IS I AM RELLY LIKE MY NEW MOBILE I GOT THIS SHARP GX17 LAST
mONDAY AFTERNOON I HOPE YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING THE SHARPGX17
I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING EXPERANCE ABOUT MOBILE PHONE OK TANKFOR TEEL OTHER
PEOPLE AND THERE COUNTRY AS WILL THERE ARE LOOKING FOR THE SAME PHONE
AS I HAVE I HOPE THERE ARE GETING THEM THERE SELF I WILL PARY FOR THEM
AND THERE COUNTRY AS WILL TAHT HOW MY FEELING WITH PEOPLE MANY TANKS
FROM GERARD SHEVLIN FROM BELFAST