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Sharp GX20 review

 Review: September 2003  
 

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In a nutshell: Features a high resolution camera and video recorder.

 

The Sharp GX20 mobile phone is the successor to the GX10/GX10i, and comes with an improved camera with a resolution of 310,000 pixels, 4x digital zoom, flash and storage for up to 80 pictures. The GX20 also has a digital camcorder function. You can send and receive video clips using MMS.

Other enhancements include the colour external display, ultra-high resolution internal 65,000 colour display, improved Java support for downloading games, and a built-in torch.

However the GX20 still suffers from having no easy way of transferring pictures from the phone to a PC. It's also quite a heavy phone compared with others in its class.

Sharp GX20 features include:

  • Integrated digital camera (with flash) & digital camcorder
  • 16 voice polyphonic ringtones, ringtone composer
  • High resolution colour display (240 x 320 pixels, 65,536 colours) plus external colour display
  • Multimedia Messaging (MMS)
  • WAP, GPRS
  • Downloadable Java™ applications
  • Enhanced animation
  • Wallpaper
  • Caller identification (on external display)
  • Built-in infra-red modem
  • Torch
  • Predictive text input
  • Clock, calendar, games
  • Size: 95 x 49 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 105g
  • Battery standby: up to 220 hours
  • Battery talktime: up to 3 hours
  • Vibration alert
  • Tri band

Sharp GX20 user reviews

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Reviewed by hans from UK on 16th Sep 2010
i love this phone but i have a big problem!i can't get out pictures from it
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Reviewed by Ceri Roberts from UK on 10th Aug 2009
I have had the gx20 for about 5+ years. It has only one fault and that is the battery life is starting to diminish but at this age thats fantastic. Ihave just orderd a replacement genuine battery for 2.99 from Amazon. If you want to download the pictures I suggest you get the data suite and assosiated cable. The software makes transfering a slight chore but the quality of the pictures is outstanding for such an eldely and nowerdays basic phone. Texting is eaiser on my work phone (a Nokia) but overall I prefer my gx 20, the best bit is the torch how thought full of the designers, why don't the other manufacturers follow suit?
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Reviewed by Mike gift from UK on 18th Dec 2008
This phone is a very gond phone with camera and all other expensive devices.but all i need to enjoy my phone is the handset code.pls if u have it kindly txt it to 07060404258 tru sms.thanks from mike gift
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Reviewed by john from UK on 1st Nov 2007
this fone is the worst i hav ever purchased i thought thay would have a fone like this in the museum beacause of all its old and rubbish features honestly if you want a fone buy a samsung e900 or sony ericsson k750i
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Reviewed by Utsav from UK on 19th Sep 2007
THIS PHONE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN INDIA,SO MY FRIEND IN UK,HE SEND ME THIS WONDER FULL PHONE.OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LARGE DISPLAY!.I WAS AMAZED!.SOUND RESULT,CAMERA RESULT,VIDEO RESULT,EVERYTHING IS JUST MORE AMAZED.VERRY GOOD PHONE.
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Reviewed by Manzur Aziz from UK on 23rd Jun 2007
I am using one Sharp GX20 Vodaphone which I purchased from Bangladesh hand carried by a person.I am very happy with the mobile set.My wife and my children like this mobile.I must say this is providing excellent service to me.During purchase I fogot to collect the CD of Soft ware as a result I am facing problem to use the Mobile.I badly need the Hand Set Code .I tried to register in Forum but without any success.EMi no for the mobile is 351682000609685. Regards. Manzur Aziz.
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Reviewed by kuldeep kaur from UK on 21st May 2007
i got my cell from one of my friend it is nt working so good. i ma nt able to download songs in it where ever i try there is always onethings i see in it taht internet service is not available. its infrared is also not working if somebody can help me pls tell me something, my mail id is vijaydeep_07@yahoo.co.uk.
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Reviewed by josh from UK on 30th Apr 2007
i like this phone! I think it could be better with a blue tooth.
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Reviewed by Blackmore from UK on 5th Mar 2007
i have had this phone for a few years now and it has never let me down. the camera quality is so good better than any of my friends phones. it does everything basic that i need it to do. recommend it to anyone who wants a phone to do texting and calling but it doesnt offer a lot more.
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Reviewed by MaTTy from UK on 21st Jan 2007
this phone is okay, the camera is good but thats the best quality of it
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Reviewed by Jay Adu from UK on 15th Nov 2006
Hi I'm loving this phone, but I was wandering if it is possible to add mp3s or other music formats onto the phone?
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Reviewed by Carla from UK on 4th Aug 2006
This phone was the best iv ever had, and iv had a lot!!!! i had this phone a few years ago and regret ever changing it! If you can get it in good condition second hand, its WELL worth it
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Reviewed by shrimp boy from UK on 5th Feb 2006
this phone is well worth buying, first my mum bought it, now its been passed down 2 me and still is gr8! its survived 5 whole years! the only problem is changing the incomin call tune (so i have last xmas all year round!) thz for reading S.B. :) ;) ;-) :( ;(
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Reviewed by Deepak Chadha from UK on 9th Jan 2006
I have had this fone for 1 year and very happy with the phone except the same problem that it keeps switching itself off. And can anyone tell me please how do I use infrared with my PC at er_deepak@hotmail.com.
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Reviewed by Cat from UK on 6th Nov 2005
I love this phone it's the best! Although mine keeps switching itself off. But if anyone wanted to buy it, I say 'Go for it!'
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Reviewed by nattie from UK on 24th Oct 2005
by the way, the infrared is only for pcs, not for sending to other mobiles, thats why youve been having trouble using it. it is a stupid idea though! but apart from that.. the camera is better then most megapixel ones, except the GX30, which is even better. Another problem, is the battery, it never even lasted me a day, or even a few hours, so in the end, i gave the phone away for free!
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Reviewed by ash from UK on 9th Feb 2005
This phone is outstanding, but there is one thing that i am disapointed in, is that the infrared doesnt work. I cant send or recieve pictures when using infrared which i find a bit weird. Everyone i know that has this phone have complained about the infrared not working so if it doesnt work at all then why put it on the flippin phone? eh?
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Reviewed by lucy from UK on 5th Dec 2004
this fone is really good but it is way expensive. the sharp GX15 is almost as good and only #80!! the sharp Gx 15 has camera and voice record and video record and bluetooth! why get the GX 20 when u can get the just as good GX15?
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Reviewed by Chris from UK on 23rd Nov 2004
Whoever spent 300 or more on this phone was stroked.I got mine for 199 quid. Ha ha
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Reviewed by azis from UK on 15th Nov 2004
K-i-k-o
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Reviewed by Charlotte from UK on 10th Sep 2004
Hi, i am thinking of buyin this phone and i am just wondering if you can record sounds and use it as a ringtone. Can some please write back because i am in desperate need of a phone!
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Reviewed by gingerpuss from UK on 26th Jul 2004
im getting my sharp gx20 in 2 days time on wednesday. i know the sharp gx30 is out now but i dont really care because the gx30 hasnt really got anything added to it that the gx20 doesnt have and its just too expensive. ive been reading a lot about the gx20 and i love it already. my friend has got the gx10i and i think that is a really good phone, so i cant wait to see how much better the gx20 is!!!! im so excited!! i used to have the sony ericson t68i. and that was a rubbish phone with no camera......ive been waiting for a camera phone all my life...and this is apparently one of the best camera phones you can get..so wheyhey!!!! also ive heard that you can put pictures of the people who are calling on there so that their faces flash up when they call!! how cool is that!!! and the external screen is well good!!!
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Reviewed by Kevin from UK on 12th Feb 2004
Apart from the obvious lack of Bluetooth and the ability to connect to other phones via infrared, this phone is everything I wanted. The quality of the screen is outstanding and the camera is absolutely amazing, I dont need a digital cam anymore! The menu is slightly boring if you compare it with europes version of the same phone (GX22) however it is very quick and has virtually no lack on it unlike the nokia 7210 which I had last. I paid nothing for the phone on contract from the Link and get a monthly payment of #25, which i can change after 3 months so even the price was right. The software for the phone comes with it, so all you need to buy is an MA620 Infrared Device and you can upload/dowload images, sounds and video but not Java games! Anything you want is on Vodaphone Live and this phone gives direct links to all the parts you may want. As others have said the calender looks poor and is not very useful however I think the alarm does the job... I mean... it wakes you up! Sound quality and picture quality on this thing is better then the Nokia 6600, however the lack of a built in memory card and bluetooth is the only thing the phone is missing!
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Reviewed by Bungle666 from UK on 17th Dec 2003
Right first off, ian what the hell you on about? the Sharp phones out perform any nokia phones by far. I for one have the GX10i and the GX20, my family also have a wide range of cam phones (family is phone mad). My dad has the new Nokia 3360(circular keypad) and the rest have samsungs and motorolas. The fact it makes a little noise when your taking a picture, so what!!! I for one dont care when the quality of the pic doesnt look like some really cheap funcam from Asda (which the Motorola does look like and most Nokias) The phone is excellent, the quality of the camera is superb, the video cam mode is great too. The menu layout is well designed and easy. Calling someone is easy enough for a monkey to do, the fact its a 4 point operation is because the phone likes to give you more options which allways come in usefull. Ive used alot of different brand phones so far, Nokia, Motorola, Sagem, Samsung and LG. The only phone that even comes close is the new LG phone on which has recently come on the market and thats still a fair way behind the Sharp in some ways. Also you can! add words to the T9 dictionary if you read the manual or go to the website, its in the FAQ section. If anyone is after a top notch cam phone and has #399 to start with, get the sharp, you will not be dissapointed!!! NOTE - it doesnt cost #30 for additonal software, just download it from sharp for free!
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Reviewed by Kri$$yKeGgZ from UK on 14th Dec 2003
I bought this phone for #399.99 did anyone pay less or is it this price everywhere...as I seena a review somewhere which the guy said he bought it for #300 from comet but comet don even seel iot yet....this phone is brilliant it has everything you want you cant ask for more....what did the ian guymean by built in software...cause well the data cable thing is not built in to the phone duh built in software means in the phone ..did he mean by built in as in you get the software with it?.....hope somone knows whta i mean and answer my review as soon as possible!!
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Reviewed by KABA from England on 9th Dec 2003
HAD THE PHONE A COULPE OF WEEKS AND AS I AM A TECHNOLOGY FREAK I KNOW QUITE ALOT ABOUT THE FUNCTIONS OF THE PHONE. U DONT NEED A DATA CABLE TO TRANSFER PICTURES TO UR PC AND VICE VERSA JUST USE THE INFRARED. ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO DO THIS AND ANY OTHER FUNCTION SUCH AS CHANGING THE LIHHT COLOUR OF THE FLASH AND TRASNFER NUMBERS FOM SIM TO PHONE IN 30 SECONDS, SEND US AN E-MAIL AT DAVEJONES7@HOTMAIL.COM. RESPEKT!!! By da way tis phone * all over da e700 No contest. BELIEVE!!!
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Reviewed by Amy from UK on 8th Dec 2003
This phone is outstanding, what more can i say. I dont have anything bad to say about this phone,it is brill. Ace picture quality,good camcorder, easy to use, and i love the idea of a colour external screen! if you are thinking of buying this phone then i sugest that you go for it!
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Reviewed by Jo from UK on 8th Dec 2003
Ok, I test Mobile Phones and PDA's for a living and I own a GX20. I would recommend them to anyone who is not bothered about Bluetooth. It's light, small, easy to use, and has some terrific features (unbeatable resolution on the display, good camera, video capture option, great games available online, etc). The downsides I found are small, but: no stopwatch (I always found this useful on my Siemens previously), no currency converter (also very useful when I was travelling with the Siemens). I recently seem to have developed a problem with it switching itself off and I wonder if anyone else has experienced this? I have never seen it on the test handsets I use. For the one who asked if they should get a GX20 or a E710 - get the Sharp - it's miles better.
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Reviewed by Dougie from UK on 8th Dec 2003
This is really the best phone ever definitely the best phone of the year well done Sharp.
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Reviewed by Mark from England on 6th Dec 2003
JUST GOT THIS FONE AND IT IS EXCELLENT AND TO TRANSFER PICTURES TO COMPUTER FROM PHONE GET THE DATA CABLE FROM THE VODAFONE SHOP FOR 30 QUID IT CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD ANY RINGTONE AND PICTURE FROM THE WEB( THIS CAN BE DONE IN MIDI FORMAT( RINGTONES) IF U WANT GOOD SITES WHICH CAN BE DONE 4 FREE PLEASE WRITE TO ME mrd17@hotmail.xom ps. i cant lock my phone cause i got it on web(300 quid from comet) cause u need handset code which i cant find cause i lost it? what is the orignial code
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Reviewed by Paul from Ireland on 6th Dec 2003
If you have a laptop then use infrared to transfer your pics. The Handset Manager software which comes with the phone works fine, though the transfer rate is slow. Still, saves buying a data cable. Pics are 40KB - 75KB in size at the highest setting (640x480, fine) and take about 10 secs each to transfer. You can take around 30 pics at this setting. Quality is great if the lighting is good.
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Reviewed by mark from england on 6th Dec 2003
i brought a sharp gx20 after looking at the reviews about it on here , i am totaly amazed about the quality of the pics and the phone itself , it is the best phone i beleive to be on the market at the moment , and everything i have read about it is true, i did have a sharp gx10i but this gx20 was well worth buying , so if your thinking about getting a gx10i , (don't bother) pay the extra and get the gx20 . you wont be disapointed.
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Reviewed by Iain from U.K. on 5th Dec 2003
I have just bought this phones 2day. i have had itfor about 3 hours and it rules. just a few things though. i have bought FIFA 2004 with it and it won't work, it says network error and unable to get FIFA. is this because i have just got my phone or is it something else? is their any other default wallpapers and if there is how do i get to them as these 2 men playing footy are annoying me.
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Reviewed by Jon from UK on 5th Dec 2003
>Iain: I think that the Sharp GX20 is the best for camera quality and ease of use but the samsung e700 phone is slightly smaller. Go with the V500 if you want bluetooth. I have the Sharp GX20 and my mate has the motorola v500 which looks cool but isnt that great on the inside. Hope that helps you decide. :)
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Reviewed by george_pets from greece on 5th Dec 2003
How can I play my video files to my pc? Please answer...
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Reviewed by Mick from uk on 4th Dec 2003
Hi I have not got the Gx2o but I have the Gx10i and I note some people are asking about cables to download to computer there is away round it. I just send it to my e-mail address so long as it is not a hotmail address you can do this then just save the pic as a Jpg file were ever you save your pic in your computer.I know it is expencsive way of doing it but you really only want to put the best onces on your computer and really it is only for fun.
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Reviewed by Iain Attkins from England on 3rd Dec 2003
Im think of getting this phone and I am wondering whether to get this or the Samsung e700 or the Motorola v500. which is best. PLZ TELL ME!
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Reviewed by mark from scotland on 3rd Dec 2003
not read this anywhere else but i was in phones 4 u yesterday ad i read that you could take 4 photos at once, without a pause, like the sagem myx6 i think, can anyone tell me if u can do this cheers
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Reviewed by Natalie from uk on 2nd Dec 2003
Hi all, not really a review as i havent bought the GX20....YET. But i had the GX10 which was fab untill someone nicked it during a recent weekend away.... anyhoo was deffo going to buy this phone untill i heard about the the new samsung E700 and now im not sure.... what do you guys think? dont know that much about the new samsung other than that it looks great. i had the samsung V200 which bored me after a few weeks... oh decisions decisions... any ideas??????
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Reviewed by ShAnE from UK on 2nd Dec 2003
K IVE JUST GOT MY PHONE - N HAVE SUM QUESTIONS ABOUT IT... HOW DO U CHANGE WHICH COLOUR U WANT THE LIGHT TO SHINE WEN SOMEONE CALLS YOU? ITS ALWAYS GREEEEN!!! AND WHAT SOFTWARE WILL I NEED WHEN I TRANSFER PHOTOS N VIDEOS TO MY PC?????? THANKS ALOT THEN
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Reviewed by michelle from england on 2nd Dec 2003
when standing the gx10i and the gx20 next to each the other the difference is outstanding. okay the colour of the gx10i is nicer but the features and improvements of the gx20 are unbelieveable, and endless.the camara is the main improvement, the picture is perfect compared to gx10i and the time taken to focus on an object is cut in half.i also think the other view finder is ace cause you can take a picture of yourself! the flash is a brill idea and works top notch, especially as it also comes in loads of different colours. however the picture does lose quality when zooming in, and also the video camara display picture is not as good as i thought it would be. the phone can store hundreds of tones and applications and the texting is clear and easy to do.i think an improvement to the phone would be a little cover for the camara lens to stop it getting dirty, and also as others have said, bluetoth would be an extra. the phone also being lighter and a bit more slimline also makes it nicer to hold than the gx10i. i'm getting the data cable for christmas, so hopefully i will have some good pictures in albums soon!
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Reviewed by Ben from France on 1st Dec 2003
Hi, I've juste seen that on the sharp website : I have a gx20 and I'm really worried about that, It says we can't transfer pics via the cable!!! Is it true ? Someone already use the USB data cable to transfert pic from photo to pc ?? However I really like this phone but now I wonder if It was a good thing to buy it...
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Reviewed by mark from scotland on 29th Nov 2003
not got it yet but it doesnt have bluetooth qute surprisingly. bluetooth and a radio would make this fone the best ever, but im still gettin it, i love it!
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Reviewed by wayne from england on 28th Nov 2003
* no there is no bluetooth. i admit this is a bit surprising. however wot i find far more surprising is a fone that cant copy all entries at once from fone to sim! u gotta do them 1 at a time! i couldn't believe it!
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Reviewed by Binz from U.K. on 27th Nov 2003
This phone is the bomb!!!! - Best camera, Best screen, Flash & torch, video + sound - stylish camshell. What else do ya need - really???
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Reviewed by KABA from England on 27th Nov 2003
the best phone on the market at the moment. top screen, excellent camera quality. easy to use, txt messaging just as easy as to use as Nokia's. ive always had nokias and thought any other would be a let down but this phone is no problem. Buy it Now.
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Reviewed by Dino Mazzone from Isle of Man on 25th Nov 2003
does anyone out there know how to set the phone so all u have to do is open the phone to answer a call. please someone. i am getter well angry with it. And oh my god, how quick does the battery run down.
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Reviewed by Jonno from UK on 25th Nov 2003
I dont know about any new phones coming out to replace the gx20 but the picture quality is better than the sharp gx10. The video clips you make urself last about 20 secs mayb a bit less. Great phone in overall
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Reviewed by Richard from UK on 25th Nov 2003
Well, yes, Shane, there is going to be (apparently) a GX-30. So you could wait until 'early next year' for that, assuming it is coming then and that it's better than the GX-20. On the other hand, there's *always* going to be a better one on the way, unless they stop making the things altogether, so you might as well take the plunge. As far as I'm concerned, the GX-20 is brilliant and I'm happy to have mine. I can always upgrade later.
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Reviewed by jon stoner from england on 25th Nov 2003
(its more of a question) does the gx20 have bluetooth and if not why? it seems sucth a good phone and if it doesent have bluetooth that is a big letdown if anyone could anser my question could you put a star at the start of the anser so i dont have to look through all the reviews to find it thanks
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Reviewed by apples from ireland on 24th Nov 2003
aw no is there a time delay on the photos? that kind of ruins it does it. and is this fone better than the o2 x1. im gettin the gx20 probably. and i read that u cant turn off the sound for takin pictures which sucks if your in scool or sumtin.
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Reviewed by Chris D from UK on 23rd Nov 2003
I am getting my sharp gx20 on saturday.been reading a lot of reviews about it and it looks amazing!! cant wait to get it!
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Reviewed by =-Shane-= from UK on 21st Nov 2003
ive just orderd a sharp gx20 - but im very worried that im goin to pay 400 for this phone, then next month a sharp gx30 comes out, cuz then i wont have the best one. can anyone give me any info if theres a betta version cumin out, n if so will it be that much betta then the gx20? i really dont want to spend that much money on a phone if theres a better one round the corner. =( cant they stop makin phones now n evryone hav a gx20?
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Reviewed by Cora from Cheshire on 21st Nov 2003
After getting my new phone yesterday, I am more than impressed. It just keeps amazing me. The camera is excellent quality and the video is superb. The screen is really clear and the menus seem pretty straight forward. Having a torch is handy for the car late at night and the phone seems so light and nice to hold. It doesn't just look good it lives up to high expectations.
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Reviewed by Swukmale from UK on 20th Nov 2003
It really is as good as everyone says it is here - especially if you have the data cable. Transferring pictures, sounds, SMS messages and phonebook entries to and from your PC is well easy! Pic quality is really good - OK, so not as good as a proper digital camera - but considering it's a phone it's quite amazing! Very usable quality. Tons better than the GX10 I had before - and I thought that was good! The movies are fun too - shame Vodafone can't lift the transfer limit though. One small gripe - it's difficult to read the front (colour!) display without activating the backlight (by pressing the side volume button... you don't have to open the phone like a previous reviewer said). It's only a small gripe though and the other features by far make up for this and more! It would be nice if you could transfer games and MMS messages to and from the PC in addition to the other things also - but never mind, I suppose we can't have EVERYTHING can we! Can we?? I can't wait for the ne xt Sharp - I wonder what that one will do! Make the coffee?
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Reviewed by n/a from n/a on 20th Nov 2003
Can anyone tell me how long the video clips you make urself last as i really need to know. Apart from that it seems like a pretty amazing phone. Also is the pocture quality much better than that on the gx10?
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Reviewed by wayne from england on 20th Nov 2003
rob thanks for advice re the instructions for predictive text, ending with a space. unfortunately it didn't work when i tried it. its forgotten the words again. put a couple in last night. still remembered them this morning, but sometime between this morning and tonight its forgot both again. its got a worse memory than me! ah well guess the stuff it is good at makes up for it.
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Reviewed by Lee from Liverpool on 19th Nov 2003
This is a excellent phone, why? because the quality of the screen, pics and general build is flawless. I have my phone connected to my laptop via usb data cabel to transfer pics, sounds, numbers etc. Also use the GPRS modem on phone to connect to the internet via my infa red port on laptop, the speed I obtain is 115kbps, not broadband but better than old modems! The phone would have been a 5 star if it was'nt for the lack of Calender Reminder option, which I badly need, so had to buy diary to remind me of events! I also find it a bit bulky in trouser pocket. Final thought, buy this phone for hours of entertainment, you will not be disapointed.
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Reviewed by Shane from UK! on 19th Nov 2003
hey, ive wanted gx 20 for about a month now but cant afford to buy from a shop and its not in the lastest cataloge (which lets me pay weekly) so i bought a samsung v200 from it insted an i was so excited bout it coming, but wen it did i wernt too happy. the camera is good an the colour menu is brilliant but texting is soooo hard the space button isent the '0' button like the gx10 (my last phone) its the # button which is very confusing. anyway 3 days after getin my v200 the new cataloge came to my house with a very sexy sharp gx20 sittin on the bak cover - as u mite hav guessed my v200 is already back in its box and ready to be sent back for a transfer - really cant wait to have my gx20 =D cuz my last phone was a gx10 n i luved that to bits. 1 more thing - im hearing so many good things about this phone an i dnt mean to kill the party, but surly there must be some downsides n if there is i'd like to here them - thanx a million
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Reviewed by crazy-guy from geordieland on 18th Nov 2003
amazing phone and even better due to it being unlocked via vodafone themselves.a good 20 but worth it as i can send free mms and get free gprs via my old genie(o2)sim card with unlimited wap/gprs but keep free call allowance of contract sim.only thing is i cant find anything for it other than on vodafone site n i aint payin 5 per tone/java game.any cheaper or even free sites?would advise anyone to buy and am still happy with it after 2 months.email replies to crazy-guy@my.mopilot.com or inbox me if u a user.ta
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Reviewed by wayne from england on 18th Nov 2003
transfered some video clips onto my pc but it doesn't know how to play them. can anyone tell me if i can download software that knows how to play these .3gp video files, and from where? cheers wayne
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Reviewed by Richard Carter from UK on 17th Nov 2003
<====NOT A REVIEW BUT A QUESTION====> In the shop, liked the look of the GX-20 very much - but wondered how bright the screen was in daylight. At present I have a Sony-Ericsson T610, and in bright (or even quite dim) daylight, the screen is completely unreadable. Is the Sharp better than this? Advice welcome . . .
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Reviewed by kAREN from ENGLAND on 17th Nov 2003
To be honest the phone is absolutly pony!Dont buy it.get a 8910i
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Reviewed by Marco from Italy on 15th Nov 2003
Yesterday I got this phone.... well it's not just a phone, it's a jewel!
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Reviewed by Matt from North London on 14th Nov 2003
if i could change on thing.... *thinks* theres nothing to change, its a absolute work of art, i couldnt be more thrilled. i have had a 3g phone and they are NOTHING compared to this, if you dont have one buy it... Camera 10/10 Video 10/10 out off 100 100/100
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Reviewed by Robert from England on 14th Nov 2003
it has a seperate memory 4 mms and sms it can store 150 texts i think but it also stores text's u send! brilliant phone, wicked camera if ne of u r considering buying this and want 2 no more my email is RobertCMorley@msn.com feel free 2 send me an email or add me 2 ur msn messenger!
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Reviewed by sirclarky from uk on 13th Nov 2003
Shane, you should read Sir maggie`s review
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Reviewed by Jonno from United Kingdom on 12th Nov 2003
>>mike: the gx20 has got a sent message box for sms as well as mms but i dont know how many sms it can store because i dont get that many :( lol. I know it can store more than 15 though. >>shane: the t610 is a good phone however the photos are better with the gx20. i used to have a t68i and it was ok. You can download pics to your computer using infrared or a cable. The gx20 doesnt have a radio unfortunately.
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Reviewed by Rob from UK on 12th Nov 2003
To add a word to the dictionary used for predictive text, hold the # key down to turn off the predictive text function, type the word in manually end the word with a space '_' and then turn the predictive text back on by holding down the # key again. If you do not put a space in after the word it will not be added. This must be updated on the next version. Hope that helps...
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Reviewed by mark from scotland on 11th Nov 2003
not bought the fone yet, but went into the car phone ware house today for a demo of the fone and the picture quality is absoulutely superb, the photos are outstanding and the video clips kick ass aswell! i never done much else on the fone, but recognized there was a time delay on the photos which can only be good if ure gettin a photo wi ur pals. menu seems really easy to navigate around and i cant w8 to get this fone for my xmas! the guy showed me something cool aswell, i think he kept the fone on camera mode but turned off the internal screen and used the external screeen for the camera view, i was very impressed. was a little worried about size but if people r walkin by u, they aint gonnanotcie the size wen uve got photos of that quality on it!!! dont even think about thinkin about buyin this fone, go and get it NOW!!!!! from vodafone shops in glasgow on payg, its 400, and same in carphonewarehouse, but if u go onto interactive and sky digital, the phone is 349.99, saving you a good fifty quid that u could use to get tones, pics and java games. get this beast now any comments e-mail me or add to msn messenger abeyptfc@hotmail.com cheers
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Reviewed by shane from UK on 11th Nov 2003
<<<== PLEASE HELP ME! ==>>> rite basicly i have a gx10 and ive broke it, i have contacted the suplier and they sed i can have all of my money back (389) so i can basicly get which ever phone i want. i need help in deciding which fone i get i like the sound of the gx20 but is there anyway i can conect it to my pc with a cable or sumit? and wheres the radio? if i wernt gonna get this one i'm thinking about either the nokia 5210i or the t610. wat do u think please help =) thanks!
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Reviewed by Adrian from Australia on 10th Nov 2003
All hail Sirmaggie. You are a beacon in the darkness of review drivel and mis-information! P.S. Sharp is spelled without an 'e', soz ^_^ /
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Reviewed by Mike from UK on 10th Nov 2003
I have the GX10, and that is my baby. Im upgrading soon but i REALLY need to know how many sms it can store in the inbox as the GX10 could only store about 15, which is awful :( does it have a sent messages box for sms instead of just mms? pls email me at mik3ybaby@hotmail.com, it would be much appreciated!
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Reviewed by sakis from greece on 10th Nov 2003
well, i am writing again just to tell that i found the way to transfer my fotos to my pc. With infrared or cable and with the programm (Handset manager) that is in the cd-rom you take with the phone, it s very easy to make the connection and tranfer the fotos. And a last advise: buy this baby... it s the better phone in the market! all my friends are jellus of it.It s amazing... Trust me :)
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Reviewed by Martin from Scotland (UK) on 8th Nov 2003
Hey thats 2 reviews I've wrote - Hey and this makes 3! I must really love this phone. Either that or I'm just a geek with nothing to do all day! No really, this is in response to Jamy from France. Thanks for replying about the data cable/infa red dielema. But do you know if you can change the colour of the light that flashes when you recieve a call from Green to any other colour? Thanks in advance, Martin!!!
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Reviewed by sakis from greece on 5th Nov 2003
I' ve just bought this beautiful kai impressive phone.It' s excellent.very good screen and excellent camera! But i can not transfer my fotos to my pc. Anyone knows how? Please help me. My mail is: sakisbax@hotmail.com or answer through this rewiews.Thanks
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Reviewed by Martin from UK on 3rd Nov 2003
In response to the chap earlyer that was wanting to know how or where he can get his GX20 unlocked from Vodafone, the best place to look is on ebay. If you go to ebay you can buy an unlocking cable and the software to do it all for around 6. That seems pretty cheap if you ask me! "HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN"
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Reviewed by Olivio Moura from Portugal on 3rd Nov 2003
I have read all about the GX20, but tell me, beside the pic qualit, why must I not buy the Motorola v525
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Reviewed by canteii cameron from United Kingdom on 2nd Nov 2003
I have'nt got the sharp GX20 but it absolutely looks fantastic. I'm thinking of buying the GX10i on pay as you go but the only thing is it's locked on vodaphone :( email me on fatcat1995@yahoo.co.uk for any info please
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Reviewed by jamy from France on 2nd Nov 2003
great phone no comments. Answering MARTIN you can transfer pics via infra red and cable but it is faster to transfer data, pics, and ringtons via cable. that is all. SHAWN you can unlock your phone at any Vodafone distributor for 30 euros MAX. Or call you provider they will do it for you if you are not on a contract.
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Reviewed by kromez from eng on 2nd Nov 2003
dont let n e 1 tel u n e ting negativ bout dis fone. it is truly the best fone on da market. da pik quality is incredible and the video capturing is a much better quality then the "3" fonez. da only fone on the market dat kan kontest the gx20 in da slightest is the nu samsung e700. but ther is stil no komparison at all. if u r guna get a nu fone, go 2 da vodafone shop and grab dis baby ryt now..n e queries bout da fone,,.. holla at ya boi >>cromezrtw@hotml.com... e-z
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Reviewed by Mjcneat from England on 1st Nov 2003
I got this phone today and I can't wait to use it. When I was in the shop with my parents buying it, the assistant gave me a demo of the camera and video recorder. The quality was excellent because of the flash on the phone, which no other mobile has. I felt sorry for all the people buying Samsung E700s. About 10 must of been sold in an hour. They didnt realise that when they get home in the dark, the camera will be inferior to the Sharp GX20!
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Reviewed by Martin from UK on 1st Nov 2003
I give this phone a 10 out of 10. O.K. yes, there are very, very minor details that if you could have it all your own way you probably would change, but you have that with any phone. And as for the review before by Ian, what a joke. Take it from me \"this is \'THE\' best mobile phone on the market to date\"" If you read any reviews that give it any less than 4 out of 5 stars.... there lying! \""AND THATS THE TRUTH\"""
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Reviewed by Jason from France on 31st Oct 2003
Well, i just bought the phone and am waiting to get it. Can anybody tell me where the website is for sharp phones (jasonboucher@noos.fr) Thanx
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Reviewed by shawn from england on 31st Oct 2003
hello i just bought this phone one week ago !! it is amazing mobile but locked on vodafone does anybody know that where can i unlock my lovely gx20 ?? and how much it costs ?? many thanks
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Reviewed by Fesoj from UK on 31st Oct 2003
You guys have convinced me, I\'m buying this baby!
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Reviewed by Craig Marduk from Hungary on 30th Oct 2003
I think this is now the greatest phone. The screen is more than outstanding!
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Reviewed by Martin from Scotland (UK) on 30th Oct 2003
I had taken the time to read through all the reviews for this phone before I decided to buy one, and let me tell you!! "this phone is the dogs boll@cks" If your in 'ANY' doubt about which phone to buy....Let me asure you! "This is the one to go for at the moment" The picture quality just amazes me and as for taking pictures in the dark!! WOW! JUST... WOW! The one thing I would like to know however is how to change the colour of the light that flashes when your recieving a call? And one other thing! Whats the best way of transfering things from your pc to the phone? Cable or infa red? Please let me know, my email is (froggass@hotmail.com) Thanks in advance!!! But hey! I'm not going out on anything but a possative note on this phone! It's superb!!! BUY ONE TODAY!!
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Reviewed by wayne from england on 30th Oct 2003
to add to the fone dictionary problem. the problem isn't teaching the fone new words, its the fone remembering for more than a few hours. according to sharp you teach the fone a new word by going into multitap, writing the word, and then back into intuitive. as advised in a previous review. this does teach it the word. (although so does building the word by staying in intuitive and building it a bit at a time). the problem i got is that anything from a few hours to a day later its forgot what it's been taught. this is my 3rd handset so i doubt its a faulty handset problem. surprised though that nobody else is experiencing the problem. i did have more confidence in the 3rd handset cos after teaching it a word it kept making the following word begin with a capital, so something different was happening, and it seemed to be remembering them. however this stopped after a couple of days and its back to forgetting words after a few hours. guess i just gonna have to live with it
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Reviewed by Antonis from Anorthosis on 29th Oct 2003
I HAVE GX20 FROM 15 SEPT . THE CAMERA AND SOME OTHER FEATURES ARE GOOD but SOME IMPORTANT FEATURES ARE NOT INCLUDED. 1. THE PHONE IS NOT VERY LOUD. 2. THE ALARM IS NOT RINGING WHEN PHONE IS SWITCHED OFF. 3. REMINDER IS NOT RINGING.DOES NOT HAVE OPTIONS FOR REMINDING. 4.NO LOUDSPEAKER. 5. BATTERY LAST ONLY FOR 2 DAYS. AND ITS LOCKED FROM VODAFONE,TOO. FOR THE OTHER OPTIONS ITS A GREAT PHONE TO BUY. --------------------------------------------------------
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Reviewed by abey from glasgow,scotland on 29th Oct 2003
not a review as such but i was just wondering if someone who has this phone could e-mail me and tell me the best bits and not so good bits about this phone as im looking to buy it myself. please e-mail me at abeyptfc@hotmail.com or add me to msn messenger witht the same address thankyou
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Reviewed by Sirmaggie from UK on 26th Oct 2003
Hi Guys and Girls, I feel I have to correct some points in the previous reveiws. You can transfer picture's, ringtones and tunes via infa-red. Just set the infa-red speed on the PC to the same as the phone and use Phone manager v7, its a free download if you dont already have it. Trust me it works and I have done it. It works well and really is very simply. If you can't do it buy a data cable off a website like ebay for around 4, the GX10i cable is exactly the same as GX20. This also goes for car phone chargers which i bought for 1.50. The only thing you cannot transfer is games because this feature is locked by Vodafone. As for adding words to dictionary the phone does it automatically, just turn off predictive (Hold down # key)write the word and turn predictive back on. Hey presto your word is there! The video quality is not DVD quality, but I think 'Craig' (see review below) must have a had pint to many if he has to squint his eyes because it is very good, better than th e 3G phones. The alarm will not switch phone on, buy an alarm clock if you want to wake up in morning!!! Once the novelty has worn off, playing with all the features etc, The battery should be good for two days of normal use. Texting is very, very simple and yes it does take two more clicks than a Nokia; But its not a Nokia its a Sharpe so it is going to be different but it certainly is not difficult in the slightest and gives the option to save without sending with less button presses than a Nokia. It is a great phone, dont let the people here put you off. Well done Sharpe, I for one will not be going back to Nokia. The newest compareable phone is the Samsung E700, while cosmictally it looks better, it is of no comparision as the picture and screen quality is not as good. Happy shopping all and thanks for reading. X
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Reviewed by Neil H from UK on 24th Oct 2003
Ok let\'s get one thing straight, the dictionary on this thing DOES store new words. It is also easily the best quality picture phone on the market. It is also the most customisable phone on the market and the external screen is extremely cool and impresses everyone. If you got the money to buy stuff, then vodafone live is pretty much everything you need. Video camera, voice recorder all excellent and the navigation system to be fair blows Nokia out of the water in my opinion. Speed dials DO work. Much has been written about the calender on this thing and there is no doubt that the calender on this phone is pants and so to a certain extent is the alarm. If this is a big issue for you, don\'t get the phone. If you don\'t use your phone as a calender, then this is just about the perfect phone. Nuff said. I don\'t think the fact that the calender is pants justifies giving a phone of this quality such a low rating but it is the reason that it doesn\'t get 5 stars out of 5. Very happy with it.
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Reviewed by karim from UK on 21st Oct 2003
i had this phone for 2 weeks now i think it is a great phone. the camera takes some awsome pics.But i still did not try to send my pics to my PC. Can someone tell me if it is possible to do it. Because i know that the GX10i u can only use the phone as a modem.i will give it 4 stars now but if im able to download the PICS to my PC i will come back and give it a 5 stars rating. I will really appreciate it if someone can reply to me in his review THANKS.
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Reviewed by dream_shaira from UK on 21st Oct 2003
what can i say this mobile is the bee\'s knees, it is amazing, dont walk to the shop to buy this............run!!! this is the best mobile i have ever purchased and i had alot of mobiles
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Reviewed by Matt from UK on 20th Oct 2003
This phone is proper bo, I tell thee!
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Reviewed by Oscar from Australia on 19th Oct 2003
I have just got the phone today from Vodafone, the camera is really outstanding. Is it possible to send the pics from the phone to my lap-top via infra-red? Can anybody teach me? Thanks!
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Reviewed by paul from uk on 19th Oct 2003
its cool!
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Reviewed by Grim from UK on 18th Oct 2003
I'd love to give this phone 5 stars but I can't. Ok, so the screen is excellent, the camera is of a decent quality and the general layout is well thought of. There are however a few niggles which disappoint me. firstly, theres only 2Mb of memory, which quite frankly is poor (how about the use of a slot memory card?). Secondly, You don't seem to be able to configure where the shortcut keys shortcut to. Ok, thats no biggie but hey. hmmm, struggling for complaints now. Sod it, buy it. Its the best phone i've ever had and i've owned a few. Seriously, i picked mine up from Phones 4 U in the UK for 70 quid (haggle with them)
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Reviewed by Phil from England on 18th Oct 2003
This phone is outstanding in one respect only - the quality of its pictures. However, using Vodafone's MMS picture messaging, pics taken in High Quality cannot be sent due to the max 30KB limit imposed by Vodafone. This also applies to the Video sending facility. The rest of the phone, texting, ease of use etc is average.
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