Sharp GX30i Review
The Sharp GX30i is an enhanced version of the GX30.
Enhancements are improved Blutooth wireless support and MP3 player.
The enhanced support for Bluetooth is a very welcome addition.
The GX30 suffered from only being able to connect wirelessly to a Bluetooth
headset or car-kit. The GX30i now has full Bluetooth support for transferring
data to a computer or another phone.
The basic specification is unchanged and includes an integrated digital
camera with a 1 Mega-pixel CCD with 7 stage digital zoom and 5 picture
sizes ranging from 858 x 1144 to 120 x 160 pixels.
To complement the camera, the GX30i features a high resolution QVGA
240x320 pixel 262,000-colour LCD display measuring 2.2 inches. It also
has a 65K colour external LCD.
Features of the Sharp GX30i include:
- 1 Mega-pixel CCD Digital Camera
- Video capture/playback (up to 400kB) - including sound
- MP3 player
- Removable SD Memory Card for storing videos, music and pictures
- SD Memory Card expandable to 512 Mbytes
- 260k colour QVGA CGS LCD
- MP3 player
- 40 chord polyphonic ring tones / MP3 ringtones
- Bluetooth™ wireless connectivity
- Downloadable Java™ games & applications
- Wallpaper - create wallpaper from your photos
- Caller ID with photos
- MMS multimedia messaging
- 8 Mbytes Internal Memory plus SD memory card (expandable to 512
- USB/IrDA connectivity
- WAP, GPRS
- Built-in Flash/Mobile Light
- Quad Band (GSM 850, 900, 1800, DCS 1900)
- Weight: 110g
- Size: 26 x 95 x 49mm
Sharp GX30i User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by Celeste from England on 1st Mar 2012
I'd recommend this phone to anyone and have nothing but praise for it.
I've owned this phone since 2004. It worked brilliantly but I was offered
an upgrade to a different sharp model (at no cost) in 2006 which I decided
to take. That phone lasted 18months before going wrong so I bought a
Samsung touchscreen which again lasted 18months and stopped working
completely. So I gave up with the newer phones and decided to start
using my trusty old Sharp GX30i again. It's still going strong apart
from the fact that the poor old battery can't stand the strain anymore
and only lasts for a few hours before needing a recharge. I'm now looking
around for somewhere I can buy a new battery for it as I'm sure it'll
outlive all the new phones.
Reviewed by Jamie Kelly from UK on 8th May 2005
For people having trouble getting the MP3 player to work all you need
is a Card Reader/Writer i got one from ebay at £7 including derlivery
then you install it then once installed place the sd card in it and
drag your mp3 file that you want and its done then you can listen to
MP3 on your phone!! its great!! real good quality!
Reviewed by boboy from england on 7th May 2005
i just bought this phone off ebay for 130 pounds and hav had it 4 bout
2 weeks and i have 2 say its fantastic. The camera is top class and
so iss video which is fantastic as i am still in school and its greta
2 take snaps of ur mates. The ringtones are fantastic with class sound.
There is a way of getting ur fone to hav mp3 rings tones off ebay 4
bout 2 quid. The size of the phone is great not 2 bulky and i actually
like the size of it. Screen is crystal clear and the photos come out
great. Thanx for the improved bluetooth the phone nw is probbly the
best around but my dad has the samsung d500 but i dnt care. All my freinds
r in envy tht i have this phone so i recommend u get it. U wont b dissapointed
A* all the way 5 *****
Reviewed by Rodney from England on 2nd May 2005
Not a phone worth buying!!!
Reviewed by Nikolas from Greece on 1st May 2005
This is just the best mobile phone I've ever seen. GX30i is the best
2G mobile phone in the world. It is the best work Sharp has done in
2G technology. Good work Sharp!
Reviewed by neil from U.K. on 28th Apr 2005
cant work out how to use the MP3 player, there is literally nothing
about how to in the instructions.otherwise it fine
Reviewed by Oliver from Australia on 27th Apr
It is the best phone i have ever had and it has great games very agile
great reception. Love it !!
Reviewed by ryan from england on 22nd Apr 2005
This is a great phone has a few down falls such as the mp3 player only
plays 1 song at a time but ive found that if you zip up a album its
fine. also the memory is to small need more room. Also dont buy a data
cable theres no point i brought 1 and still havnt got it working u just
need a card reader and a big sd card i got mine of ebay bargin.Also
the bluetooth is bad the only thing ive got it working with is my head
set ive tryed with my m8s they pick up my phone but when u try transfering
it never works if any1 can help with this email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
ive found a way to do ur own ring tones and videos all you need is a
3gp converter and it will convert most video formats the converters
are free do a search in google or something. The ring tones you have
to convert it to midi there is a coverter for this as well but it is
hard to do sample some music then convert it but it does work. in total
not a bad phone good cam but you have to have a steady hand if any 1
has any good info on other ways to get videos and mp3 as ringtones please
email me ty ryan
Reviewed by Confuddled! from Saaarf Lundhan, UK on
22nd Apr 2005
Okkk, I'm probably being really retarded here but how do you get the
MP3 player to work? It's doing my head in! The answer is probably way
down on the page here somewhere but to be honest I'm lazy and I can't
be bothered to scroll down that far :D Overall it's a pretty good phone
but why does it have to be so goddam confusing?! Not that I'm complaining
about a lie in but why doesn't the alarm go off when the phone is on
silent like most other normal phones? Once more and I'll get the sack!
Reviewed by daniela bower from uk on 21st Apr
Just got the gx30i. not sure what to make of it yet. wanna get into
the bluejscking but cant work out how to send txts through bluetooth?
can u? donkey donut here!!!!! any help out there. Love the Camera pics
come out gr8!!! dani.X email me. email@example.com
Reviewed by luke from england on 19th Apr 2005
Reviewed by Jamie from UK on 18th Apr 2005
EXCELLENT!! Phone is brill but few things im not happy with :( GPRS
was workin the other day and now it just says GPRS not available im
with O2 and have all the right settings anyone have any ideas? the battery
doesnt last very long,cant scroll through pictures have to always press
back button to see the pics other than that the phone is excellent and
the camera is outstanding!!
Reviewed by sam from england on 12th Apr 2005
this phone has excellant camera, and plenty of space only problem is
bluetooth its hard to get your hand around how to use it. But otherwise
best phone ive ever brought. fantastic ringtones and videos and music
WELL DONE sharp!!!
Reviewed by luke from england on 12th Apr 2005
this phone is brill. i defo recommend it. the camera is great quality
and the video is very good. the only drawback is that i cant turn the
shutter sound off. any ideas anyone?
Reviewed by GeN from Australia on 9th Apr 2005
i think this phone is great! the camera quality is heaps good and its
memory is good aswell. i think its the best phone so far ever made,
because it is pretty much unbreakable and is very solid.. good job 'sharp'
Reviewed by piper from england on 8th Apr 2005
wel i really dont on wot to say dis is da ultimate phone and worth every
penny fair play sharp well done!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by eric from uk on 5th Apr 2005
Phone very good but bluetooth realy bad. could not connect to d500 or
other gx30i's. Had this phone for a week now and already charged it
5 times. You can't down load any videos or ringtones over 400k and videos
stall. Not what i expected from sharp. Phone going back tomorrow and
exchanged for a motorola v635. Also my mates gx30i has exactly the same
problems. hes changing his the day after.
Reviewed by panos from greece on 31st Mar 2005
the best phone i have had and tey were a lot.good work sharp
Reviewed by Charley from united kingdom on 30th
well i got it 2day and hav had 4 gd phones when i got rid of my last
fone i decided i wanted a video and mp3 so i went to a vodafone store
and they talked me thru wat wld b the best option so i got this fone
and am very happy with it i havent been able 2 download music and in
my view th 12 seconds 4 videoing isnt the greatest i wld prefer it 2
Reviewed by JAMIE from on 27th Mar 2005
ppl dis fone is da bomb its been out 4 bout 6 mounths but ppl look at
it its stil in da rankin of da top 10 best fones personally im goin
to get dis fone da camera is fantastic n ppl might say oh my fone is
a 1.3 mega pix cam but it dnt matter cause of da screen resoulution
AND PPL ITS FLIP!!! AND SHARP MAKE DA BEST FLIP FONES AROUND 4get da
s700i da screen cn easirly get scrated were as dis cnt coz its flip
n get dis its dual coluor screen ppl BUY DIS FONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Reviewed by Lucy from England on 24th Mar 2005
Wen i 1st got dis fone i loved it!! the screen was soooo clear nd sharp
(the name suits da fone lol!!) the camera is brill witn gr8 functions
e.g. frames, flash, etc. nd u can edit da pix which is soooo kewl by
usin stamps, effects nd frames. I got it 4 xmas 2004 nd i used 2 av
samsung e700 nd i thought dat woz gr8 until i got da gx30i. If u aint
got it go get it-- worth EVERY PENNY!! Vodafone live! is gr8 2 coz it
has gr8 features. BY DIS FONE!!
Reviewed by Andrew.S. from England on 20th Mar
This is such a brilliant phone. Excellent graphics on the camera as
well as the screen. I love the MPEG4 player, it really cuts. I'd say
keep up tha good work Sharp.
Reviewed by matthew bannister from england on
18th Mar 2005
the sharp gx30i is just like the sharp gx30 but even better.This is
a great phone and i will be definitley buying this.
Reviewed by Dim from UK on 16th Mar 2005
cheap and nice phone!!! 5 stars because price-quality
Reviewed by Dim from UK on 16th Mar 2005
What a briliant phone!!!
Reviewed by Martyn from UK on 16th Mar 2005
I have had a software reset twice, a new fone, a new sim, and a new
battery all in the space of 4 months. It has a mind of its own and has
had the boffs at vodafone scratching there heads. it constantly diverts
itself to answer fone without consulting me....how dare it ....if anyone
would like to know how far you can throw it from a great hight then
give me a shout cos mines going for red barron status if it doesnt buck
its ideas up. go buy one now and we can play frisby with em on the beach.
Reviewed by from UK on 15th Mar 2005
This phone is annoying. CALLING: No loudspeaker function - Call Durations
and registers hard to access. TEXTING: CANNOT ADD WORDS TO THE DICTIONARY
(retarded) - Cannot change between predictive text and normal text quickly
while texting (nokia is one button) - Texts disappear after they have
been sent (to send the same text again u have to find it and forward).
RECEIVING CALLS: NO OPTION TO SILENCE THE RING TONE EITHER "ANSWER"
OR "BUSY". CAMERA: Quite good quality, has trouble with movement. SPEED
BUTTONS: No button to directly start typing a text message or to access
the calender (both extremely handy and featured in Nokia phones). DATA
TRANSFER: I bought a data cable - DONT! The GX30i was not recognised
by my computer when i connected it to the USB cable and performed the
installation of the drivers. The installation never worked because the
computer could not find the drivers for the phone. In device manager
it came up with GX series but that was it. What you need to do to make
use of the mp3 player on the phone is buy a 512Mb or 1Gb SD Card from
Ebay(i got a 1gb for £41). Next you need a SD card reader/writer
(also ebay for about £5). This allows you to change data on your
sd card without using the phones data transfer functions and it is a
lot quicker. The bluetooth can only transfer data to and from the phones
internal memory (THIS SUCKS) plus i could'nt get the phone to connect
to my pc properly doing this :S I'm stuck with this phone now. You don't
need to be. Nokias are better
Reviewed by Basharat Hussain from UK on 13th Mar
GR9 GR8 PHONE!!! THE CAM IS JUS SO GOOD!!! I`VE SEEN A SAMSNG D500 CAMERA
AND THIS PHONE CAM IS EXACT THE SAME, ALMOST BETTER THAN A D500, BUT
THIS PHONE HAS BARE WEAKNESSES!!!! IS THERE ANYWAY WE CUD GET IN TOUCH
WITH SHARP ANY1 LET ME KNOW ON firstname.lastname@example.org PLZ PLZ AND WHY DOES
IT ONLY HAV A 100KB DATA TRANSFER!!! WHY HAVE THEY PUT AN MP PLAYER
INIT IF IT ONLY HAS A 100KB DAT TRANSFER!!!! AND THE TXTIN ISNT EASY
AS SAMSIUNG PHONES ITS MISSES SOME WORDS!!! BUT THE CAM QUALITY AND
MOVEMENT IN DAY LIGHT WITH COLEGE STYLE LIGHTS IS JUS THE BEST BUT AT
BIGHT WITH NORNMAL LIGHTING SLOWS THE CAM DWN BUT THE QUALITY IS STILL
GOOD!!!! I LUV THE DISCO LIGHT BUT HATE THE FACT THAT IT ONLY HAS 8MB
MEMORY CARD!!! BUT WHERE CAN I GET A 512MB SD CARD 4RM!!!!! AND HOW
MUCH WILL IT COST!!! BY THE WAY DID U KNOW?? IF U HAV A SD CAR READER
THEN U CAN PUT THE CARD IN THERE AND PUT ONTO COMPUTER AND THEN!!! GET
MP3`S ONTO UR PHONE BUT WHERE DO U GET AN SD CARD READER 4RM!!! LET
ME KNOW PPL!!! IF ANY1 KNOWS!!! EMAIL ME!!! OTHER WEAKNESSES R THAT
WEN U SHUT THE FLIP IT DNT GO OFF THE MENU AND BK INTO STAND BY WHICH
IS ANOOYYIN!!! IT ALSO IS PRETTY BIG!! IT CUD OF BEEN ATLEAST HALF AN
INCH SMALLER THEN WUD LOOK GOOD!!!! AND U CANT GO ONT THE FRONT SCREEN
CAM WHEN FLIP DOWN!!! WHICH IS WEIRD AS SAMSUNGS CAN!!!! BUT AFTER ALL
THEM WEAKNESSES THE PHONE STILL EXCELLENT!!!!
Reviewed by Phil from N.Ireland on 9th Mar 2005
This phone is superb. Great camera quality and tons of great features.
The only slight problem I have and does anyone else notice this? A low
humming sound when you listen into the earpiece, even when you atre
not making a call? Ive heard it on other gx30i models. What is it? Apart
from this slight annoyance a super phone.
Reviewed by Jake from Wales on 9th Mar 2005
A good phone. The java o/s is easy to use and gives the nokia standard
a run for their money. Excellent camera, excellent screen reolution,
good mp3 player (a bit basic). Downsides: Sound format probs with ringtones
Video recording limited to 400kb! Not enough memory built into the phone
No handsfree speaker Poor communication software for IrDA and serial
- could do with a bit more capability Delay in camera taking pics (half
a second or thereabouts) Very poor battery life (a problem with the
GX series) VODAFONE have their sticky litte mitts in the design of this
phone - which means that they have limited the capabilities of it to
co-incide with their own marketing strategies. It would be a god-send
if sharp were t release a firmware update which enable a lot of the
functionality or improved the o/s to OUR liking rather than vodafone's!!!
hehehe. Overall a good phone though :)
Reviewed by AndyM from United Kingdom on 6th Mar
I got the Sharp GX30i From Vodaphone on a monthly contract but was not
very happy with it.. the video was small and ran very slow, MP3's could
not be played with variable bit rates,no radio,could not connect to
my pc via Bluetooth. I think the only thing that the phone had going
for it is the 1 meg pix camera and the excellent colour screen oh yes
and the ease of Sharps now tried and tested menu functions. Overhaul
I was pretty miffed off. I used it for a few days then returned it back
to Voda and got the fantastic Sony Erricson s700i which quite literaly
knocks the spots of the Sharp Gx10i... well sharp you could have made
this phone a lot better than it is... c'mon you boffins at Sharp "Get
your acts together"
Reviewed by Robbo from England on 6th Mar 2005
Wot...a...fone. It is class!! Video, bluetooth, mp3, outside screen,
1MP camera, its a classic. u gotta buy it! got it 4 me birthday n ill
neva 4get it. fone teks near-perfect pics ps. u cn get dis fone PAYG
for £219.99 from Carphone Warehouse!
Reviewed by hayleigh from bury on 4th Mar 2005
i do not think that this phone is any thing special, the mp3 cord does
not come with the phone and then costing over 45pound. the camera does
sound really good but the motorola v525 has a better camera than this.
DON'T GET IT the SONY ERICSSON S700i is the best phone out there TRUST!
Reviewed by Dave Wood from Kings Lynn, England on
1st Mar 2005
Only been using it 2 days and its made me angry already!. 3 basic functions
i wanted from a good fone is, 1,To be able to TEXT an entry from my
fone book to a friend (buisness card in the nokia world), 2, Being able
to make calls using a loud speaker (hands free) and 3, spending money
on a real tone to use as a ring tone and to find out its been downloaded
to MP3 which cant be used for a ring tone!. My Wife has a Motorola V550
and it does the lot, very easily. So me thinks Ebay is going to have
a visit from me. 3/10 see me, could do better.(PS, if anyone out there
has solutions to my problems please let me know at email@example.com.
Reviewed by Julie from England on 28th Feb 2005
I've had my phone for approximately 11 months now and overall am very
pleased with it and agree with the majority of the positive reviews
given previously. However, I do have a couple of gripes, the first being
the organiser (or lack of), for some reason Sharp have loaded a basic
calendar and have failed to link this to the alarm function, therefore,
you are unable to set yourself reminders for birthdays and events etc.
Secondly, the MP3 player is great, once you've discovered how to use
it and spent more money on extra devices such as data cables etc, also
no stereo headphones supplied and regluar earphones etc do not fit.
Sharp have conveniently made the plug smaller - you can purchase an
adapter but this only renders your stereo earphones to mono. I've tried
endlessly to purchase the Sharp stereo earphones for this phone but
they are not stocked in any stores and Vodafone have been unable to
supply them. Also, the MP3 player runs your battery life down very quickly.
Another gripe of mine is that you are unable to set the phone to play
all MP3 files in sucession once only, so you are unable to use this
as a sleeping aid as the player will just continue until it runs out
of battery. This is still a great phone to buy but don't be fooled into
thinking that because it has lots of features that they all come ready
to use. Once you've paid for the phone you still have to fork out for
all the rest of the devices to be able to use it properly. (Answer to
previous reviewer who had problems with the prescriptive text - you
don't need to keep changing the input method everytime it brings up
the wrong word - just use the up scroll key to move through similar
Reviewed by blazin from uk on 27th Feb 2005
dis fone is al bling mate....init,,,,,
Reviewed by Ken from UK on 26th Feb 2005
This is a great phone, The best i have bought in a long time. But i
have a problem getting to install screensavers the phone came with none.
I have purchased some screensavers but cant get them to save properly.
They just save in my stuff. Is there help out there... firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Cheryl from UK on 26th Feb 2005
I bought this phone a few weeks ago and it's great the camera is amazing,
so clear and with the flash you can take pics when its dark and there
still really clear. One bad thing is I got the phone unlocked so I could
use 02 but i can't get GPRS or MMS to work so I can't download anything
or send/recieve picture messages :( Does anyone know what i can do to
get it working? Please email me on email@example.com Also
on the front screen theres an icon on it, i looked in the user guide
book 2 see what it meant and it says 'message alert [Text message/Multimedia/WAP'
But i check in my inbox and theres no message there. And on the main
screen theres another icon which means 'WAP alert' But theres no messages.
Can any1 help me please??? Thanks Luv Cheryl
Reviewed by Allah from Saudi Arabia on 23rd Feb
This phone accepts a 1 Gb SD memory card and is very impressive. The
camera is great and the screen is fabulous. If you take pictures with
this phone and print them noone would know it was taken by a mobile
phone. Such is the quality of the 1 megapixel camera. The picture quality
is the best I've seen on a mobile phone, better than the Nokia 7610
(the 7610 has better features though like MP3 ringtones, better video
capture, speakerphone and longer video playback). Overall a very good
phone! It's a pity bluetooth cannot access the memory card and is limited
to 100 kb data transfer.
Reviewed by Randles from UK on 22nd Feb 2005
WOW what can I say? What a FANTASTIC phone, everything iabout it is
awesome. I got mine from my staff sales account at work so I got it
pretty cheap. I think the 1.0 megapixel camra is the best feature by
far. I took some randon pics both inside my house, outside, at work
and at night, the quality is AWESOME What more can I say? WELL DONE
SHARP - KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Reviewed by Mark from England on 18th Feb 2005
I can honestly say this is the best phone I have ever owned, Nokia have
alot to live up to if they want to win me back as a customer! The mp3
player is AMAZING; although I had to endure a bit of messing around
with an SD card reader, it was well worth it as the sound quality is
incredible with or without the earphones, such a shame mp3s cannot be
used as ringtones. The camera is first class; I previously owned a Nokia
6600, which with it's 65,000 colour screen I thought was good, the GX30i
presents an unbelieveable 262,000 colour image, need I say more. The
reason I am singing the praises of the GX30i is because not only does
it have a host of very useful functions, it performs those functions
outstandingly well. I went to a Christening a few weeks ago and rather
than taking my digital camera I only took my GX30i because I knew the
1 megapixel camera would be versitile enough to guarentee me DECENT
pictures. Likewise with the mp3 player, I bought a 512mb memory card
whic h can store roughly 150 tracks at decent sound quality, so I no
longer need my mp3 player because I know the GX30i performs equally
well. Despite the price I would strongly recommend this phone, I stress
again this is because the phone performs outstandingly in all aspects
of it's functionality. A cracking mobile, well done Sharp.
Reviewed by Yahweh from Israel on 15th Feb 2005
This is a great phone with a great camera which takes great pictures.
The problem is the bluetooth cannot access the memory card and the handset
memory can only accept files that are 100 kb. So you cannot download
MP3 files onto the handset memory. You can download MP3 files through
a SD memory card reader/writer with a USB cable. What is the point of
having a 100 kb limitation to the handset memory if you can upgrade
your memory card to 512 Mb? It also cannot play MP3 ringtones. Overall
a great phone with severe restrictions. Anyone knows if the phone accept
a 1 Gb SD memory card?
Reviewed by greg harvey from england on 15th Feb
i am realy realy happy with the gx30i but i am finding it so hard to
put mp3 on to my mobile, i dont no if you have to get a leed or something
i have a bllotooth stick but it always says data rejected please help
because i realy like this phone but i dont understand why it rejects
Reviewed by CRAIG from ENGLAND on 12th Feb 2005
I REALLY DO LIKE THE PHONE COMPARED TO MY OLD ONE (SONY ERICSSON T610).
HOWEVER THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS TRANSFERING SONGS FROM A COMPUTER/LAPTOP
TO THE PHONE'S MP3 PLAYER, ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN HELP PLEASE EMAIL
ME AT BALDY1UK@YAHOO.COM THANK YOU.
Reviewed by Namz from Australia on 8th Feb 2005
Love this phone. Easy to use for texts (most important thing for me!)
as keys are not stiff like some phones. Nice big screen. It does need
regular charging, though. Just a few questions... - Texts - if the predictive
text doesnt recognise a word, what is the quick way of entering new
word (currently am going thru Options, Input Method, then changing method,
typing the word in, only to do that all over again afterwards to switch
T9 back on. There has got to be an easier way). - Someone mentioned
in an earlier review about setting up Light Colour to each group (ie,
set work people as the red light, friends as disco blah blah) - does
anyone know how this is done? - I am with Vodaphone. What is the cheapest
way to download ringtones/pictures. The store gave me a free $30 sim
to use to download stuff, and said it wld only cost me the $3.30 per
picture/ringtone, and wouldnt charge me until I confirmed I agreed to
that charge for the picture/ringtone... I downloaded 5 things, at $3.30
each costs = $16.50 - yet at the end I only had $2.68 left on my $30
sim!?!?! Love the phone overall, though. Its my first flip phone, and
I think its great.
Reviewed by Chloe Taylor from England on 8th Feb
I knew this phone was a winner from the moment I first looked at the
fantastic quality screen! The camera is crystal-clear and the flash,
powerful nightlight (which also doubles as a handy torch) and large
screen make them even better. Having the ability to send emails and
email the pictures to my hotmail account is great too, as is the bluetooth
feature. A brilliant buy, don't waste your money on anything cheaper!
Oh, and the photo-caller ID is good fun too! Please feel free to email
me if you have any questions about this phone, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Alex from UK on 7th Feb 2005
A very good clamshell phone with many features including an excellent
camera. Unfortunately there are some downsides for those who like their
media: 1) The largest video file you can play is 400kb (yes KB not MB
even if you have a massive SD card) - in either .3gp or .mp4 format,
and there is no full screen option. 2) You cannot set an MP3 (or a voice
memo) as a ringtone without using a PC to cut it to 10secs and convert
it to a low quality, low volume .mmf file. 3) The only way to put games
or other applications on this phone is by downloading them, which costs.
(You could upload your files with a PC to a third party site then download
them with WAP to your phone I suppose!) Vodafone have for some reason
imposed these limitations, perhaps for copyright reasons, and are yet
to release any updates to allow the phone to reach its potential. Other
than this the phone is fairly good but a little bulky. The MP3 player
does shine (up to 192kbps and not variable bit rate) especially if you
buy some stereo earphones (not supplied - but available online). And
I love the funky disco light mode.
Reviewed by Dana from England on 6th Feb 2005
I think that the GX30I is a fantastic phone i woild reconment it to
all my friends, the camera is fantastic and the games are good, all
you people that say the phone is not good you are IDIOTS!!!! Thank you,
Reviewed by PJ from Holland on 2nd Feb 2005
The specs say that it can handle up to 512MB sd card, currently got
a gig (1gb) card running with no worries. otherwise not bad, shame i
can't use mp3 as ringtones Cheers PJ
Reviewed by jack from england on 30th Jan 2005
the touch is amazing and despite the camera being a bit bad it is still
Reviewed by juju from japan on 30th Jan 2005
it is sooooooooooooo goood it rocks and as people have said alll those
Reviewed by Lewis from England on 30th Jan 2005
** Uploading MP3's etc ** - To do this you need to buy a memory card
reader/writer. Get yourself a decent SD/MMC card as it takes either
and then simply drag & drop your MP3's onto the card and play thru the
speaker or hands-free. I got a 256MB SD card and reader/writer for £27.97
on pricestorm. Mail me if you want further help - email@example.com
Overall the phone is very good, shame the alarm only works if phone
is on and no speaker phone (as far as I know)
Reviewed by gary from uk on 30th Jan 2005
im really impressed with the phone but i have a couple of points i need
help with. Firstly where can i get mp3s that i can put on my phone as
most are to big. Second ive found that some video clips in 3gp format
struggle to play if anyone can help please e.mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 29th Jan 2005
Excellent bit of kit. Does exactly what it says on the tin. For all
the people who cant seem to figure out how the load MP3s onto it, its
really easy, but you need a SD card reader or USB cable (card readers
are about £8.00-£10.00 GBP from Ebay) If you have a card
reader to get MP3s on it, you must first insert your new memory card
into the phone and format it using the phone, not your PC - YOU MUST
DO THIS OR THE PHONE WONT DETECT A NEW CARD. Then, put the memory card
into the card reader, and just drag and drop your MP3 files onto it.
BUT they must be named in this format : "Artist - Song Name" (without
speechmarks) or again, they wont be picked up by the phone. Just re-name
them on the PC. Once you've done that, open up the MP3 players - and
thats it. It will play them with our without headphones, but it does
kick the battery life into touch! Brilliant phone. Won't go back to
Nokia I shouldnt think.
Reviewed by Tristan from England on 28th Jan 2005
This is simply the best phone out. The MP3 player is awsome and the
video and camera quality is just exceptional. GO BUY IT NOW!!!
Reviewed by Bob Bennet from UK on 28th Jan 2005
Ordered this phone from the internet and it was delivered to my door
the next day. 2 colour screens is a great touch and resolution on inside
screen is particularly good - partic when taking pix with the 1.3 megapixel
camera. Nice to get photos that finally don't look like they were taken
with a phone! Removable SD memory card is v useful for extra memory
space. Only flaw is that it's quite chunky - but then what do you expect
for a phone packed with this many features!
Reviewed by ollie from northamptonshire on 27th
i absolutely love this fone it has so many gadgets that keep me entertain
me for hours although still trying to find out how to download mp3s
Reviewed by Karl from UK Leeds on 26th Jan 2005
A really good phone if your a phone lover. Good for taking photos n
having fun. The features are very good, got the phone yesterday and
im well impressed. Easy to use, vibrant and can be shown off with all
its features. 2 down sides, camera takes 0.5 second after the button
is pressed to take a pic, but is worth it wen u c it. Also exterior
screen isnt colourful, but shows the pics wen sum1s phoning:) anuva
gud feature.Previously i had the V525 it was good but now i have this
phone its a lot better and more exiting! ul neva b bored!have fun! :-)
karlos email me at KLD_COOL@hotmail.com if u now how to take the delay
of the picture taking.
Reviewed by lulu from uk on 23rd Jan 2005
outstanding outstanding! it really gave me jock i loved it so much it
wos kool. my friend recel also liked this phone altho we had serious
beef with vodaphone but that is now behind us!
Reviewed by Steve Chapman from England on 20th
Generally a good phone.Its bulkier than my old Nokia 6100,which is only
to be expected,but the screen is leagues ahead. The navigation system
is not as intuitive as the Nokia though. Some criticisms.Not much choice
of ringtones unless you download them, the screen icons for signal strength
etc are stupidly small given the available screen size,the keypad does
not illuminate very well and the charging socket is a bit fiddly.Also
I cannot find a way of switching on the speaker so that it can be used
hands free like the Nokia. Overall I could not go back to the Nokia
though. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by bobby da bum from austrailia on 20th
soooooooooooooooo good i totally recomend it
Reviewed by Rach from UK on 20th Jan 2005
Excellent, excellent, excellent. Thats all i can say on this phone.
Go out and buy one today, you dont know what your missing. I have been
a Nokia fan for years and have just upgraded to this phone. Flashing
disco lights, real tones, animated wallpapers, excellent battery life,
excellent video capture and camera, assigned pics and tones to each
of your contacts, easy to use and comes with a memory card which is
an excellent idea. BUY THIS PHONE - you wont regret it...
Reviewed by matthew from uk. on 19th Jan 2005
i have had the sharp gx30i 4 a month now and i can say its the best
fone i have had. the pucture pauses abit bit it is so clear and good.
disco light/lights are really gd. video i say could be abit clearer
as fones 4 cheaper have better video quality but this 1 can record 1
min videos and can save 301 on my memory card. overall a good fone.
but 1 thing. can this fone download music videos or short clips or anything?
as i herd it has but on vodafone live i cant seem 2 find anything. any1
help me out. email@example.com thx if u can.
Reviewed by Peter from Australia on 19th Jan 2005
I like this phone with its fantastic camera and picture quality. I also
like the full bluetooth capability which is an improvement from the
GX30. I have two problems though, one is how do I transfer data from
the computer to the memory card. So far I can only transfer data from
the computer to the handset memory and from the handset memory to the
computer but not from the memory card to the computer or computer to
the memory card. How do you get music for your MP3 player when the maximum
data to be transferred is 100kb when most songs on the internet are
at least 3 Mb. Please email me if you can help me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by haitham from england on 16th Jan 2005
i got this phone yesterday as a birthday present.This phone is truly
the best phone that is out. it has a brilliant camera(with flash which
most phones dont have)and it has a video camera which last around a
minute.its torch/flash is very powerful dont look into it it might blind
you. you can change the colour of the light including disco which is
all the colours flashing one at a time.you can set a ringtone with a
light so it flashes to the beat and it could vibrate to the beat.i woul
give this phone a 9.9 because i dont know how to get songs on to its
mp3 player(which i forgot to mention).the looks of the phone are 10.
i love the speaker next to the camera because when your in a room it
sounds like the sound is coming from another place.the keypad is also
nice.you can take pictures from the volume key which doesnt make the
camera shake as much. p.s you can turn the torch on by holding the volume
key for 2 seconds and then letting go.you can change colour by pressing
the volume keys(not hold) and then you can turn it off by holding the
volume key. i would reccommend this phone to every one thats looking
for a brilliant phone
Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 14th Jan 2005
This phone has everything you want from a 4ne, it has all the new technology
including an mp3 player and bluetooth technology. The only reason i
did not give this phone 4 or even 5 stars ratning is because of its
size!!! If you were to take this 4ne out of a house, it would fall down!
it is an abselute brick of a 4ne!!!
Reviewed by Kevin from Australia on 13th Jan 2005
I got this on a AU$30/mth plan with B because i wanted a camera phone
and all the reviews say this is the best one you are going to get. I
have found many good and bad points from using it 1 month. You may read
lots of negative things here, but it's always easier to criticise than
praise unless it's REALLY good. So keep that in mind when reading this.
My experience is with using Nokias, so that's what i'm going to be comparing
this phone with. Quality of photos is pretty good compared to the horrible
Nokia ones. There is some blurring in the corners which is to be expected.
White balance is good if there is enough light. The LED light is pretty
bright but creates a ghostly effect on portraits. It can be set to bright
or medium using the volume keys, and you can also change the colour.
It makes a loud shutter sound every time you take a photo, but i wish
you can turn it off. If you don't remove the protective film before
using it photos have a white haze. There is no lens cover so be careful
youu don't scratch it. Taking photos is a little annoying, press the
button and there's 0.5 second delay which is really noticeable in the
photo taken. Make sure you hold it really still before and AFTER you
press the button, especially if you are indoors. It's good that you
can use the volume button to capture photos because it is easier to
press and doesn't shake the phone as much. As with most camera phones,
expect most photos to be blurry unless you seriously take the effort
to keep still. Press one button to activate the camera function, and
wait for the macro/telephoto reminder message to go away (i wish i could
turn it off). Closing the lid cancels the camera function and also discards
any photo is is trying to save!! A 256Mb card should be enough for a
long time because it can take hundred of photos and it takes a while
to save them. You'll run out of batteries many times before you fill
up the card. They are transferred to your computer using a SD card reader
(not included). Same as MP3s, video, and audio files. Note that recording
is limited to short clips unlike some which just keep recording until
the card is full. There is no radio :( But you can put 128kbps MP3s
on the memory card. I haven't tried that yet. It has lots of gimmicky
"image editing" features like adding a moustache or border to a photo.
Browsing photos takes a while as it is slow to read from the memory
card to show a preview. It is quite a large phone and the antenna is
slightly annoying but you get used to it. The rectangular charging plug
is covered with a flimsy piece of plastic/rubber that doesn't look like
it will last too long. I like the round Nokia charging plug much better.
The charger is also badly designed, taking up at least two power points
because it is rectangular and long. There are at least two speakers,
one faces away from the phone next to the camera which gives an interesting
surround sound effect to beeps and effects in smaller rooms because
you think the sound it is comming from somewhere else when the sound
reflects off walls). And one in the top facing you where you place your
ear. Voice quality is good, louder than Nokia. But ringtones are not
as loud as Nokia which use a separate buzzer. Battery performance is
not fantastic, using the camera maybe 1 hour before it runs out, 3 days
average with occasional calls, 6 days if you don't use the backlight
and no calls. I would recommend you charge every 1-2 days. 2 hours for
full charge. I like the charging indicator wich tells you in bars where
the current charge is at. The external LED light turns red when it is
charging, which is annoying if you want to charge and take photos at
the same time as you'll get a red glow from close objects. All the little
covers on the phone such as the SD slot, headset plug, are all flimsy
and hard to open. If you have big hands be prepared for some frustration.
The keypay is too low, you really have to stretch your thumb to reach
the keys, or hold the phone really low near the bottom. The flip function
doesn't answer the call automatically like other phones (like the sliding
Nokias). It feels natural to talk as it is long enough to be closer
to your mouth. My biggest complaint is the phonebook. It's shocking.
I uploaded 300 contacts from my Nokia using the software provided and
Outlook Express. I had to manully click each contact i wanted to add
:( Very annoyed that it takes 10 seconds to load the phonebook before
i can access anything. That really is unacceptable, my Nokia was instant.
Searching is also slower and worse than Nokia. You can have multiple
details for each person and a photo, although i haven't tried that yet.
The photos must be converted for use in the contact list as it is a
different size. So you take a photo, crop it, find contact and assign
photo. My second biggest complaint is that for a phone with a mobile
OS, it should be able to manage my data, right? Wrong, it's hopeless
at that. Bad at calendar, bad at contacts, hopeless with messages etc.
You can only use the standard message folders (Inbox, Outbox, Sent,
and some other ones). You cannot create your own! I'm really not happy
about that. My Noia 6510 can create custom folders to manage 200-300
SMS. I can't imageine sticking 200-300 SMS into the Inbox then trying
to find one later :( Very annoyed about this. Also you cannot exit from
a creating message without discarding it. with Noia you can start creating
a message, use other menus, make some calls, and finish it later. Not
with the Sharp GX30i, you are in messaging mode or not. You are asked
if you have finished when you try to use other features. You can close
the lid and nothing will happen to the message, it just waits for you
to finish it. You can watch special Flash movies, as the start up screen
is Flash, but i haven't tried this on the internet yet. But GPRS is
expensive to watch movies and you can't play them from the SD card :(
Sofware on the CD is OK and it works, but don't expect much advanced
editing features. Only basics. I use a IR dongle. It seems much more
stable than the more powerful Nokia Suite to connect. SMS and MMS messages
take long to create and send because it asks you for extra details.
More keys needed than Nokia where you just press the same key many times
to create message and send. The predictive text also does not work in
all areas, mainly just messages. So creating calendar entries is slow
and painful, there is no repeat function. I also don't like how the
predictive text works, or when you want to use normal number keys to
type. The keys you have to press to change the word or start typing
the next character is unnatural. On Nokia the down key is always "finished
character/word move on to next character entry" and * is to change the
word when in predictive text mode. Sending MMS are queued, so if it
is not sent then you can try again later. I'm really happy with the
quality of the internal display, it's also my first colour phone (my
previous 5 phones were Nokia). Although it is does become washed out
on a bright sunny day. The brightness/contrast settings are pretty useless
the defualts look fine. Pitty you can't change the colours because of
the Vodafone theme. The external display is pretty low resolution and
bad colours, but it does the job. There are too many icons that clutter
the screen and can't be turned off, they basically tell you silly things
like "Vibrate is enabled". Nokia has a better GUI. Backgrounds can be
changed with the camera function. But you can't upload your own screensavers
into it, which means you have to connect and pay to download them. No
screensavers are included :( Menus are very long to navigate, Nokia
menus are fantastic and have that scroll bar thing to let you know where
you are , the GX30i doesn't. It has quick keys like the Nokia where
you press menu then the number sequence to access features. But they
seem less funtional than Nokia. You can set multiple alarms and turn
them on/off. It's bad for wake up alarms because it just rings a few
times then shuts up, there is no snooze. Leaving you a message on the
screen that you missed one alarm. I also don't think the calendars have
alarms :( It only comes with one game :( and it takes some time to load.
You have to blow up bombs by aligning them with a fuse. Internet and
GPRS features are OK, much better than my previous experiences. The
large screen is used well. Everything is linked to Vodafone Live because
of the firmware. Sometimes you hit the wrong button and it will try
to connect, i wish it would ask you before connecting. The small manual
(somwhat larger than the phone) is printed on cheap paper, but i suspect
most people don't read it anyway. Nokia manuals are much better laid
out and better physical quality. After using this phone i appreciate
my Nokia 6510 much more, everything is quicker and better organised.
Nokia really put a lot of effort in making their phones intuitive, Sharp
unfortunatly has not. But for a fun colour and camera phone this is
pretty good. Highly recommended for simple use, very bad for business
use. It all depends on what you will use it for. The advanced functions
are not useful because they just take too much effort to use. The phone's
potential is rather underutilised with the mediocre software and interface
programming. I'm still happy i got it because it is on a $30 plan so
i am not paying more for it, i would NOT be happy if i had paid over
AU$500 outright. So if you are a power user stick to Nokia or get a
proper smartphone, everyone else who wants a camera phone give it a
Reviewed by Andy from England on 11th Jan 2005
What a great phone. Finally a phone that takes TOP pictures and video
, plays mp3s , easy to text with , with buttons that dont need fingers
like matchticks.! Does anyone know how to set mp3s as ringtones . The
only minus point. Buy one. its pukka !
Reviewed by sabathiel_01 from Australia on 11th
Overall it's a great phone with great picture quality. I like the disco
light effects which you can set up when there is an incoming call. You
can set up different colour lights and disco light for each individual
caller. I wish the video could take pictures for more than a minute
given the fact the memory card can be upgraded. I recommend this phone
to anyone who wants to buy it!
Reviewed by Matt from England on 10th Jan 2005
This phone is brilliant. Camera is very good. A few poblems though,
battery life is poor. Charged mine over night and lasted until 3pm the
next day (but i did have bluetooth on all the time and was sending and
recieving a lot so its not the phones fault) but battery life is quite
poor. Also, it doesnt have a loudspeaker (even though it has a speaker
on the front of it)which i would find handy when im with my m8s (doin
pranks lol. PHONE IS VERY GOOD. but my friends cant send me videos that
are too big and its realy annoying. disco lights are wicked, had them
on in english for ages annoying the teacher :). 9 out of 10 i give this
phone only fr the reason that the battery life is poor and the memory
is realy small on the mmc that comes with it. but im getting a new one
soon. 256mb one:P
Reviewed by Annalisa from UK on 8th Jan 2005
I have always had Nokia phones and this times decided to change it.
This Sharp is really good. A massive scream with a very good definition.
Possibility of increasing the memory just with a memory card. Very good
quality picture and videos. Will buy it again.
Reviewed by sharp fan from England on 6th Jan
this is a nice phone that has a really good camera and some nice features.
The camera works brilliantly in daylight and gives you a really clear
picture as a result. You can also take really good pics at night with
the light that flashes. The zoom function is also pretty good imo. The
ammount of times you can zoom in depends on the picture size. The video
camera is ok but ive seen better. It tends to jump around instead of
being smooth like the normal camera. The bluetooth works fine but i
found it hard to set up at first! There is a big problem though that
you cant transfer more than 100kb to your phone. That means you cant
really transfer mp3s to your phone via bluetooh. Despite this, the GX30i
is a great phone with many cool features. GO BUY IT!!
Reviewed by geeezuz from Australia on 5th Jan
Great phone and great picture quality. I love the disco light effect
incoming call alert. You can programme what light colour including disco
for each individual caller so you know who is calling from a distance.
I love the MP3 ringtones and the full bluetooth capability. Overall
a great phone! Only thing is I wish the video can take pictures for
longer than 30 seconds.
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 5th Jan 2005
I hav had this fone 4 about 2 weeks and i hav found it incredibly packed
with useful features...such as special effects on fotos yoov alredy
taken...gr8 4 takin the mik out of people!! this is just one of the
many gr8 features this fone haz 2 offer. the blutooth is really good
aswell 4 uploading mp3s 4 the amazing mp3 player that woz sumhow stuffed
in2 this fone. all in all...a gr8 fone!!!
Reviewed by Basharat Hussain from UK on 2nd Jan
yeh. i got sharp gx30i 3 mths ago and its phonmomenel... its by far
the best eva camera phone.. with its 1 mega pixel camera in broad day
light the camera has got the best picture quality...... but a poor zoom
as it says 7 times. but 1 times zoom is so small so altogetheer 7 times
hardly gets u movin... but over all wicked phone.. another weakness
is the fact that u can only upload. 100kb music into ya phone so now
mp3 can go on it.. sharp what were u thinking wen u made this phone.
u r useless... atleats let ppl up load music onto their memory card
then. if not.. the phone so they can upload atleast 5mb. at once...
but stil disco loght is great when its dark and ur with ya m8z and u
can show off ya camera and disco light with it to make ya phone stand
out!!!! a few other wakenesses r that... that the battrery life is poor
when they bluttooth is turned on but the bluth tooth when on works perfect
and snds stuff very easily and pain free... so basically i rate this
phone 9 o ut of 10. jus the few weakness which should be improved on
the sharp gx40..... which i heard has 2 mega pixel camera so id luv
to get that phone#!!!
Reviewed by Matt Lewis from Arabia on 20th Dec
Very impressive. Camera Is Awesome.
Reviewed by Ronaldo from Engand on 16th Dec 2004
it the best fone ive ever had
Reviewed by john jefferson from australia on 16th
this phone is so mad.... the pics are so good on it. i recomend this
phone to anybody.
Reviewed by M from ENGLAND on 15th Dec 2004
I just wanted to point out a few negative points about this phone. Firstly
it is quite big and has an external ariel which I haven't had on a phone
for years now. It looks pretty dated in that respect. Secondly, there
are no games on the phones. You have to download any. Thirdly, the alarm
has no snooze! I often wake up late because the alarm goes off and there
is no snooze so you have to turn it off. The battery is poor. I had
a T610 before. Even with bluetooth permanently on, the battery would
last for at least a week. You are lucky if you get 3 days out of this
one. All that aside, the phone has good features if you don't mind charging
it a lot to use them!
Reviewed by Stephen from London on 11th Dec 2004
There is not much difference between this one and the GX30 but the cameera
is still slow. Very good though
Reviewed by jammies from UK on 11th Dec 2004
I'm using bluetooth connected to pc (phone is under vodafone network)
but won't allow me to transfer any file over 100kb, so MP3's are out.
There's no help in increasing file sizes either. Apart from that, phone
really good. love the disco effect, etc.
Reviewed by Brian Setchell from Scotland on 10th
One thing that no one seemed to pick up on and sales people will tell
you its not possible, is that the phone can display different flashing
light colours for callers i.e if you have numbers you have to store
like work related you can have say a red light flashing along with your
choice of ringtone and you know immediatley who its from so you either
reject or accept. great for stopping nuisance calls. fantastic phone,
what iv'e been looking for, for years
Reviewed by jack from England on 27th Nov 2004
it is just a well gd phone it has every thing on it and all my mates
say its well gd as well the camera is also well gd plz get this phone.
Reviewed by tom from england on 24th Nov 2004
Half a year ago i baught the Gx30 however there was a few problems with
it not doing everything it should do. The Gx30i should be the Gx30,
i have used both and both are very simular apart from the few things
which make it that more enjoyable. The camera is the best avalable in
england of its type but the only trouble is that it is slow. If anyone
finds the camera unclear and blury its probly because the macro switch
is in the wrong position. i had that problem, but its a great advantage
because you can look at things very close and they are remarcably clear.
Reviewed by Ashley from England on 22nd Nov 2004
Great phone for a day. Its boring and the camera is poor. Don't Buy
it save your money for SonyEricsson K700i
Reviewed by Brian from UK on 21st Nov 2004
V Good phone. Screen v clear. Menu system intuitive, contats section
holds all you need for your family & friends. Recommended. Sahdia (17/11),
where did you get your deal ?
Reviewed by daniel harding from england on 21st
you should not buy this phone it is a waste of money! the camera is
terrible and it is a very boring phone. DONT GET IT!!!!
Reviewed by john from uk on 19th Nov 2004
I had the gx20 which i thought was brilliant, very robust, i have had
the gx301 for 7 days and droped it once, and now the front screen has
cracked. be careful, not as robust as the others
Reviewed by Angel from Greece on 18th Nov 2004
I Just got this phone and has impressed me.By far,the best mobile.
Reviewed by sahdia from uk on 17th Nov 2004
Well I have not recieved it yet. But I got a great deal from Vodafone,
all I have to pay is £18 a month with 100 anytime minutes and
100 texts. plus you get your first month free. Anyone want a referal?....as
this deal isn't available on the net or in the stores I dont think.
Reviewed by AndyMcDandy from Australia on 17th
best fone ever, got it after a friend recommended me it... never liked
flip open fones before but this one has definitely made me think differently
about them... very good features and very handy :) its great they got
things right :) Nokia, you suck! :P
Reviewed by Basharat Hussain from england on 15th
absloyutley great phone, last time i reviewed this phone the camera
were poor, but now this phone has the greatest camersa u`ll ver see
in ur life, that is outside in broad day light, or in an well lit area,
the phone features are great, disco light the best for takin pics, blue
tooth works perfectly within 10 metre range and i have recieved alot
of cll ringtones, pictures, etc from my mates and they snd perfectly,
without a problem, so i recomment this phone to anyone after sharp phones,
well better phone than nokia 6230, samsung e700, e710 and better than
most other big companmy phones...
Reviewed by Bill Papas from Greece on 15th Nov
There isn't anything that it can't do. Is the best phone ever.
Reviewed by Nick from England on 14th Nov 2004
This is my first picture phone, make sure that you hold the phone steady
and the results will speak for themselves.It is possible to use mp3
as a ringtone you have just got to know what you are doing. don't bother
with a 1gb sd card as the phone will only take up to 512mb.
Reviewed by hayley from wales on 14th Nov 2004
The phone is very boring. It might actually look very amusing and very
stylish but when you get the phone you can not do anything. It also
tells you that you can play games on it, and you can not. In one way
you can but you have to pay. Also the picture on the camera is very
blurry which is not as good as other stylish phones that will most likely
be cheaper as when they have the price to the sharp gx30i mobile phone
it will be a lot of money.
Reviewed by Andy from Australia on 14th Nov 2004
I got my gx30i today and i played around with it for a while the best
phone on the market,i like the big skreen and with my big fingers the
big buttens on the key pad , cool phone about time sonwhone got it right.
Reviewed by stuart from uk on 12th Nov 2004
This phone is fantastic. iv had the gx10 and 20 so this phone had a
lot to do to impress me. looks brill sounds brill and picture quality
is brill. bash try and lower the picture to standard size instead of
xl m8 ;) the bluetooth is fully compatible with the handset manager
for your pc so you can manage your phone contacts/pictures and sounds
easily. the only gripes i have is that you cant send or recieve mp3
using bluetooth and manage your sd card with bluetooth. but for a small
price you can get a card reader for your pc and then mp3 is easy as
pie! the other gripe is that u cant use mp3 as a ringtone but thats
a small sacrifice to make for all the other features (if you want a
phone that uses mp3 ringtones then i recomend the s-e p800 or the nokia
n-gage) cant wait for my 1gig sd card to arrive!!!!
Reviewed by mark from england on 11th Nov 2004
best phone in the world but not as good as gx 40 thow but you should
just get this phone
Reviewed by Russ from UK on 11th Nov 2004
This phone is cool... i had the GX20 b4, just got this new one... the
camera is meant to be really good, but still, when you move it isn't
that clear, and the video cam ain't all that either.... but i'd say
for cam and bits n bobs, its one of the best fones out! any sexy ladies
wanna swap pics, lol
Reviewed by Richard Gray from Mars on 11th Nov
A very bad phone, would definitly not buy it again NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!!!!
thank you richard gray
Sharp GX30i "handy hints"
Submitted by Paul Simpson from UK on 4th Jan 2005
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ANY OF YOU OUT THERE THAT HAS "PROBLEMS WITH TRANSFERRING PICTURES AND
RING TONES TO YOUR PHONE (ANY THAT TAKE AN MMC OR SD CARD ie SHARP GX30/i
NOKIA 6600 & 7230) TAKE NOTE!!!! Y O U D O N T N E E D THE PHONE MANUFACTURERS'
PHONE "DATA MANAGEMENT SUITE". THE EEEESIEST WAY OF DOING IT IS GO TO
A PC COMPONENTS SUPPLIER (PC-WORLD ETC) AND PAY, O N L Y £15 (ish)
TO GET A MEMORY CARD "READER" (THERE IS ONE THAT READS SD & MMC ALL
IN ONE). THEN PLUG INTO YOUR PC (USE THE MEM CARD DRIVERS IF NEEDED,
BUT MILLENIUM/2000 & XP USERS DONT NEED THEM), AND HEY PRESTO! USE IT
LIKE A FLOPPY DRIVE/ADDITIONAL DRIVE!! JUST COPY/CUT AND PASTE FILES
BACK AND FORTH USING EXPLORE MY COMPUTER ETC.. *** NOTE-if the phone
FORMATS the memory card with folders then DONT delete them as the phone
WONT recognise whats gone on (if you do, you'll need to let the phone
re-format it to its way of formating and then start again) *** THIS
IS GREAT TO RECORD (USING WINDOWS "SOUND RECORDER") UPTO 30 SECOND SAMPLES
(IN WAV FORMAT) OFF A N Y OF YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC CD TO BE USED AS A
RING TONE!!! (AHEM, COPYRIGHT ERM, APPLIES);-).. NOTE - WAV format sounds
are quite big in data size, so anything more than 30 seconds in length
can be hazardous to your mem cards' space!! ;-) THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE
PHONES THAT CAN USE MP3 TRACKS AS RINGTONES (SUCH AS NOKIA 6230) USE
THIS FORMAT AS THEY SAVE A LOT OF SPACE... THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO TRANSFER
FILES TO YOUR BUILT IN MP3 PLAYER TOO!! IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS,
OR HAS BOUGHT A MEMORY CARD READER AND FINDS SOME DIFFICULTY IN TRANSFERRING
THEIR PICS/SOUNDS TO AND FROM THEIR PHONE THEN I'LL BE MORE THAN HAPPY
TO HELP OUT IF I CAN... MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS email@example.com
HAVE FUN, ENJOY! ;-)