Siemens C65 Review
The Siemens C65 is an entry-level camera phone that retails for under
£100. The phone is compact, lightweight and very nicely styled.
For the money you seem to get quite a lot of features - camera, 65k
colour display, voice recorder, handsfree speaker, etc. However, look
closer and you find that the phone is not as good as it seems. Starting
with the display, on closer inspection we find that it's not a TFT screen,
which means that it's hard to read outdoors. The digital camera is just
CIF resolution - that's 0.1 megapixels, whereas most entry-level camera
phones have VGA resolution nowadays (0.3 megapixels). The connectivity
is infra-red only, with no cable option for transferring photos to a
Having said all that, the good points might just outweigh the bad points,
except that the reliability of the C65 is poor. Read the user reviews
below for stories of how the C65 may freeze or switch itself off at
random. It is possible that the latest firmware upgrades will fix these
problems, but in an entry-level phone such problems should simply not
be present, and it is not acceptable for Siemens to release a phone
knowing that its software is buggy. The Siemens
CX65 is a much better phone all round and not much more expensive.
Features of the Siemens C65 include:
- Display: CSTN, 65,536 colours, 130 x 130 pixels
- Integrated CIF digital camera (110k resolution)
- Polyphonic ringtones
- Digital voice recorder
- Messaging: SMS (with T9 support), MMS
- Java games
- Connectivity: Infra-red
- Exchangeable covers
- Programmable softkeys
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Organiser features: clock, date, alarm, stopwatch, countdown timer,
calculator, currency converter
- Phone book
- WAP, GPRS class 10
- Vibration alert
- Size: 105 x 47 x 18 mm
- Weight: 86g
- Talktime: up to 300 minutes
- Battery standby: up to 250 hours
Siemens C65 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by werty from uk on 31st Jul 2005
this fone is good but it isnt the coolest to show off with at parties
a bit lame
Reviewed by kate from Manchester on 29th Jul 2005
Heya this is a really abd phone i think. I got it for my birthday and
had to take it back the next day and buy a new one! it always freezes
espically when you are on the camera. Like every time i really needed
to use it it froze. bad phone. the camera is ok though.
Reviewed by unknown from canada on 26th Jul 2005
y u ppl expect so much from a phone...phones r for calls not for taking
pics n games n all dat ...so be satisfied with whut u hv...da phone
is good, it has everi fing needed for me..just takes a lilo while to
load everifing..n dats it..i fink dis phone is FABULOUS..
Reviewed by Sharon from Ireland on 25th Jul 2005
Rubbish phone!! I have mine 3 days and already experienced most of the
problems mentioned on these posts! Mine was a freebee so at least i
havent spent any of my hard earned money on this piece of junk! My first
ever mobile, a motorola brick, was better than this!!
Reviewed by ben from canada on 23rd Jul 2005
ok im seetin some things straight. 1. IT IS A PHONE WITH A CAMERA IN
IT. NO DUH IT ISNT GING TO BE THE BEST OF ALL! if u want a bettercamera
go buy a digital camera good phone tho
Reviewed by Ben from Canada on 21st Jul 2005
This is one of the best phones i have ever owned.I dont no wat everyone
is saying it is rubbish.
Reviewed by Keith Ho from Malaysia on 21st Jul
I bought the C65 on Jan 31/05. It was working ok for a few weeks, then
started shutting itself off. It got annoying and I went to Siemens for
a software upgrade to solve the 1st problem. Once upgraded, the screen
dimmed and ringging tone got very soft. I can't see the menu. Went back
for service and they said I have to wait for a new motherboard. After
1 month, my new board arrived and the phone worked fine for 13 days.
On the 14th day, it completely power off itself! Sent back to Siemens
and they said the motherboard died. On July 21, 2005 I upgraded to a
CX65. I am glade I did as the C65 have given us nothing but trips to
and fro the service shop. I love the CX65 screen size, camera and video
and will review it later in the CX65 column if it does not have all
the bugs C65 had. If you want a good phone, pay a bit more the for CX65
instead of the entry level, bugged C65.
Reviewed by meg from england on 13th Jul 2005
crappy!!! 5 and 9 keys dont work properly (v bad in an emergency!!)
and it sometimes freezes after taking a picture so u hav 2 take the
battery out and put it back in again. its my advice that u spend a little
extra on something that is reliable! xxx
Reviewed by mel from england on 9th Jul 2005
the siemens c65 is goog but i had to keep taking the battery out when
it froze plus and now the things to keep the battery in snapped so i
have to keep turning it back on and it is hard to see outside and i
dont no how theinfa red works either.
Reviewed by Ollie from England on 5th Jul 2005
The phone seemed to be OK at first, average camera, good menu navigation
and an affordable phone which has a colour screen. However, within a
short while of having this phone it started to turn off at random times,
or if i received a text message. This got worse and worse until sometimes
it wouldn't turn on. So i sent it to siemens for repair - on its return
it broke within a week. It is extremely unreliable (whether the firmware
is upgraded or not) and it is not worth buying - don't let the cheap
price trick you into buying this phone. Apart from its looks and ergonomics
it is truly awful. XXX
Reviewed by Nathan Timms from England on 29th
The phones features were very good, but orange had to send me 3 new
c65s because every1 i had was faulty, would recomend if you dont want
hassle, dont buy the siemens C65!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Dimple from Phils. on 25th Jun 2005
this fone was very good!!!!!!!!!i dunno y many people are saying it
has bad features,especially d camera.ofcourse it has no flash so it
is dark at night.besides it was very cheap and affordable.It was a VERY
GOOD Phone BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!C65
Reviewed by gu$ from indonesia on 22nd Jun 2005
I think you guys..... just can use the small think..... and you don't
know about hi-tech on it. I have use it for internet connection for
my PC using infrared adapter. No problem. My suggestion, if you can't
use your SIEMENS C65 in full features, better you use your old grandma
phone. I am living in small village in my country and still can get
good access of internet. And now I am the only one techno-man in small
village can get access of internet.
Reviewed by Kelly from UK on 13th Jun 2005
This phone is ok bit basic n the camera isnt much good. it turns itself
off for no reason! also cant find a signal and is forever saying network
search. im on o2 and cant get my balance after a few texts or phone
calls so have to switch it off. i suppose overall not a bad phone but
i've only had it 5 months and want a new 1.
Reviewed by anonymous joe from england on 13th
this fone sucks!it turns off by itself i hate the PLEASE WAIT thing
the camera is useless even when the lens is clean.the battery only lasts
1 day and a quarter. it does not break easily do DO NOT BUY THIS FONE
buy a sagem
Reviewed by steph from uk on 10th Jun 2005
i dnt no y ppl r sayin its bad dis is a wel gd! da camera is great n
its cheap now every1 shuld b 1 n its cutex
Reviewed by alex from romania on 3rd Jun 2005
hy there,i'm a lil bit confused...my phone iz c65,at least this iz what
it sayz on the sticker beneth the batery,but itz booted with a cv65
software.got it from spain probably thaz why it has a cv SW(vodafone)the
SW wersion is rather old althoug the phone has only 6 months.the features
are good maybe to good for a c class model..its cheap so avalable to
a wide range of users...it looks great,very ferm,solid the display is
a litle poor(cstn)in light but ive solved tha problem(ive instaled a
black theme,white letters on a black fond,and so its easy readable in
extremely luminous inviroments)battery holds a lil bit over a day...my
old 3510i had a better batery...although the features were crappy..
software iz a lil buggy,sometimes it turns itself off,especialy when
i change themes..quite annoyng sometines i should say but inspite of
all drawbackz its a nice phone im not sure if i supports data cable
connection with a computer,some say it does some it doesnt.SIEMENS says
that the SW can b upgraded via data cable(dtc510)i hope theyr right,if
not,although i love siemens il will go back to nokia:( IF SOMEONE KNOWS
IF THYZ MODEL CAN BE CONECTED TO THE PC OR HAD DONE THIS PLEASE GIVE
ME A EMAIL :firstname.lastname@example.org ratings: for siemens fans only
Reviewed by sophie from england on 24th May 2005
its not the best phone i have had in past, i have had many problems
with this phone and the camera on it is at a very poor quality.
Reviewed by Andy from Canada on 24th May 2005
I love this phone, all you dissers, people expect to much outa of a
phone, my last one was not even half of what this is. and for 150 bucks
you can't expect perfection, i've had it for a day now and i'm satisfied
with it. great phone, i would reccomend it to anyone.
Reviewed by bob from england on 23rd May 2005
i realy like this phone i dunno why every1 is bumming it. it lookes
sexy and is easy to handle. the camera is good to all you dumb heads
dissing the camera obviously it wont work in the dark its a phone it
cant work mirracles!!! i think this phone is good BUY THIS PHONE youll
Reviewed by xXxKaTexXx from UK on 21st May 2005
I had this phone for about 5months and then it went total spazo on me!!!!!!
it is the worst phone ever made!! and just to add to that it is ugly!!!!
it freezes 24/7 when i rang people it just went of when i got a text
it went off!!! COME ON U PEOPLE WHO THINK ITS GOOD!! it is a totally
rubbish phone!! a waste of time if you ask me!!! the games + tones +
camra!!! who backs me here???? i went from this to the samsung e800
it is the best phone ever never lets me down!!! always works camera
is gr8!!! and so are the ringtones and games as a teenager it is a fab
phone!! i advise people to get it!! dont make a stupid mistake of getint
Reviewed by Mortal from Jordan on 19th May 2005
The phone is user friendly, light, and the access to the menues is fast
and simple. also the battary stay for about 3 days. One day i have charged
it for more than 5 hours, suddenly the phone started to turn off, then
i discoverd that a black material was created on the battary. to solve
the problem just clean the battary. do not charge it for more than 3
Reviewed by JAMIL AHMED from PAKISTAN on 18th
SIEMENS MOBILE ARE NICE WOEKING AND BEST COVERAGE AT ANY PLACE. LIGHT
WEIGHT AND NICE COLOR IN AVAILABLE, BUT SOME MISTAKE IN BATTERY AND
CAMERA LIGHT IS VERY DARK IN DAYS AND IN NIGHT VERY DARK. I CAN'T ACCEPT
THE CAMERA RESOLUTION,SHARPNESS AND FOCUS LIGHT.
Reviewed by JOHN from USA on 9th May 2005
Reviewed by Todor Videv from Bulgaria on 5th May
That's one of the best Siemens phones ever.It's lightweight design and
integrated CIF camera with 65,000 colours makes it a perfect bussiness
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 30th Apr 2005
This phone is a real hot and cold phone. It has done all the things
that the other reviews have mentioned although not too reguarly. One
thing that happens to me every time I delete a message in either my
out or inbox is the "please wait" screen comes and stayes there, very
annoying. When I open up my inbox and press to scross down all the messages
move so you never know what your opening!! and the last thing is the
9 key is very tempremental. The camera is poor, people have to stay
still for ever to get a good photo. The organisor is very good, I also
have an USB Infared thing that works very well with the phone. There
are also some good games out there for it. All in all a poor phone that
you get the impression was rushed by Siemens and not worth buying in
Reviewed by Becky Griffin from England on 27th
I hate this phone. It constanly turns itself off and then on again and
phones the internet by itself. Just had a call for £10 for 2 hours.
Always phoning people by accident as the phone lock is rubbish. Don't
buy this phone. The camera is useless as well and you can't see the
Reviewed by stillwater from china on 15th Apr
I thing c65 is not too bad.I brought this phone in guangzhoung about
a menth ago with 1300rmb .You know ,c65 is entry-level cellphone but
its funtion is relative all-side.I have fun in trying my best to make
it better,for explem,setting Microread ,seting MME ,setting dictionery.I
am really looking forwer to the v47 for C65.Its funtion will be more
all-side then.To summarize,c65 is banlant between funtion and price
Reviewed by Call911 from Romania on 14th Apr 2005
If U care about your money don't buy this piece of plastic. Freezing,
battery 2 days, poor quality camera... Even for free don't take it!
1 star is too much!
Reviewed by jag from da uk on 10th Apr 2005
its not that good
Reviewed by leo from england on 10th Apr 2005
this phone is rubbish i have one myself and i was really annoyed when
i found out that it didnt have bluetooth. The problems include: .switching
off when it feels like it .freezing Oh and not to mention when you try
to put peoples numbers in it has a really stupid system when it comes
to puttin names in
Reviewed by Vyx from UK on 8th Apr 2005
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! In less than 10 months I've had 3 replacements.
The latest handset I've had for 4 days and I'm already having problems
with it. Previous problems include:- switches itself off and on : freezes
: changes it's settings itself : won't let me answer calls : won't let
me disable 'auto off' : won't tell me what my balance is unless I switch
it off then on again : the high pitch noise thing is a bit scary! :
the screen starts off really clear but after a week or so each phone
I've had has lost all clarity : says it's out of memmory? I've haven't
even taken any pictures : The list is pretty much endless, luckily I've
ordered a new phone on a new network and am awaiting the opportunity
to have a ceremonial burning of this latest handset. That will stop
this haunted piece of s-crap bugging me!
Reviewed by me from england on 5th Apr 2005
I have been an owner of several siemens phones and they are dreadful
i have had to send one of my siemens back 4 times!!! it's raelly discraceful
and i will never invest in another siemens i am currently looking for
a new phone and i would recommend nokia's or sony erricson! they rock!
Reviewed by Pedro Deniz from UK on 1st Apr 2005
Niggling freezing bugs when starting up out-of-the-box, reminded me
of a Motorola T250 I had before (however they were really bad for dying
on you without explanations), but found instead of 'rushing' the phone,
what you need to do is treat with a little care and give it time to
boot up/register properly. The Organiser and addressbook are top-notch,
even a sync link to a 'big boy' like Outlook (via an Exchange server
or the like) seems possible. Didn't realise it couldn't connect via
a data link cable, that's a bit poor. Camera is an add-on to me, if
high-res pics are important than forget it, but otherwise adequate.
As a standalone product used in its primary domain, as a phone/mobile
messenger I think it's excellent.
Reviewed by Ben Barber from UK on 26th Mar 2005
This phone is terrible, the software within it is so buggy it could
have been tested by microsoft. The crashes when using the camera and
just randomly are annoying. The handsfree/loudspeaker is a good feature
but thats about it. The phonebook is poorly planned and the navigation
terrible. Gotta say Im really suprised at this poor phone from siemens.
Reviewed by kalle anka from sweden on 20th Mar
It sucks.. battery-life is poor and it hangs all the time. the bugs
are NOT fixed in the latest firmware. and if you play a sound over and
over again , in the soundrecorder .. it hangs .. so you must remove
the battery. I'll trade it for a big mac any day ..
Reviewed by Laura from UK on 18th Mar 2005
I thought i was the only one having problems with this phone!!!!!!!i
got iy for xmas and the first thing it did was freeze!!!!!!!!which meant
i repeatly need 2 tak the battery out!!!its useless wen its bright outdoors
and its starting to annoy me!cameras not to bad but useles if it 2 dark
or to light!its a nice compact stylish phone though and dat wots gets
Reviewed by Rob from Southwest England on 15th
I had and still have problems with my phone, as it keeps turning its
self off and the screen keeps freezing, other than that, this is the
best phone i have ever had!!! It can TXT and make calls!! What more
do you need!! I must say.... its a shame that i can get real tone :(
But i think this phone is "Top bannana!"
Reviewed by shifat from bangladesh on 11th Mar
this is a great mobile. I just bought it today so i dont know it that
well but i can say that its great .i am 17 and a musician and compared
wiht other cells, its recording is very good. I have used the nokia
8910i, motorola c350 and samsung a800(of which the a800 was the best)so
i have been going back and forth wiht mobiles but i am really looking
forward to keeping this one for a longer period of time,ps where else
can you get such a good camera like this in such a cheap price?
Reviewed by Bajtalan Hunor from Romania on 8th
First when I heard about this mobile I thought that this is another
poor phone from Siemens but I think that the new 65 series are really
good and they are really cheap in their category! So Siemens c65 is
a really good phone 5 mb memory, integrated camera in a cheap price!
If you would like a phone same like this from Nokia you will spend a
lot of money. It's battery life is not so good that is the reason why
I rate this phone with 4 stars. I think it is a really good phone and
it is german technology and everybody knows that german things are very
Reviewed by x i luv mobs x from scotland on 4th
Im only 12 and i want to say 1 thing THIS PHONE IS TERRIBLE!! my mum
sent it back 3 times and it still wouldnt work it kept freezin the only
good pictures it would take was if it was really light! its just a discrace!
DONT NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!
Reviewed by colin crossman from plymouth uk on
28th Feb 2005
You call this a phone ????? i call it the biggest heap of junk i,ve
ever had the misfortune to come across and use. My partner and mysaelf
bought 1 of these phones each and i thought hmmmm nice looking phone
.well thats about the only good thing about it. what good is a phone
in yur pocket if its not turned on because every time i took mine out
it was off my partner had the same problem. battery life was crud camera
was poor and we.ll never ever use a siemans again weve sent ours back
got refunds and gone back to the reliability and style of good old nokia
Reviewed by Gary Baker from UK on 26th Feb 2005
well i brought this phone with my very first pay check, what a waste
of money! The screen is terrible its useless outside! I took this phone
on holliday to menorca with me and i must say i did manage some half
decent pictures with it, well i thought they were gd..... the other
month i got so fed up with the problems (freezing, bad battery life,
restarting) that i invested it a solid phone (samsung d500) and my siemens
c65 is now rotting at the bottom of my bin! where it belongs!
Reviewed by Emily Reeve from England on 25th Feb
Oh my god, if I could give it zero stars I would ! I've found this site
as I am currently searching for good views on a phone that will actually
be reliable for once as I cannot last any longer with this siemens!!
4 of the buttons on my phone are now out of use and wont respond at
all, the phone has been looked after well it has just deteriorated.
I've now had it 6 months and it's been hell. One night the sound it
makes when it turns on and off played all night and even when i tried
to turn it off it just turned back on again with a mind of it's own.
It was hell, I threw it in the other room and had to take the battery
out!It switches off at least once a day during writing a txt message
or when it chooses which is VERY frustrating. It has crashed multiple
times because it cannot cope at all with the many features it has. battery
life - well i charge it every night otherwise it would run out. It just
seems like siemens have crammed everything they can of the lowest quality
ont o this phone to sound good to make sales! Well I will NEVER be buying
a Siemens again and I say they should stick to making washing machines
because mobiles is definitely their weakest point !!!
Reviewed by nikki from on 24th Feb 2005
i was havin a few problems with the battery life on my fone only lasting
a day, like many of the people who have written reviews. I decided for
no reason what so ever to put a screen saver on my phone and now the
battery lasts around three days! problem solved!
Reviewed by Shauna from Ireland on 14th Feb 2005
I agree with mark from England!! My phone frezzes and turns off and
on to! Other than that though its grand. Dose ne1 know how to get it
Reviewed by Soeren from Sweden on 10th Feb 2005
I had a Sony Ericsson T610, but I did not like the small buttons. I
tried the C65 and fell for it. Great menu, good buttons!. The camera
is not as good as the one on T610 according to the data sheet. But in
practice it is much clearer pictures. I have had the phone for 3 month
now. I still find smart solutions I did not notice in the first hand.
Recomandations from me - all phones has pros and con's. I like this
Reviewed by Chloe from England on 8th Feb 2005
I think this phone is sooo cool. i don't know why everyone has such
a bad feeling about it. BUY THIS PHONE. i think the camras good and
the photopet animal is so cute. camra qualitys good, and it has sound
recording, BRILL! I have had so many phones but they were all just gimics.
if you want a camra buy one. you don't need one on a phone. this one
is well worth it's money. BUY IT NOW!!!
Reviewed by mark from england on 4th Feb 2005
the siemens c65 is the worst phone i have ever owned.the screen freezes
all the time and turns itself of without any warning,DO NOT BUY THIS
PHONE IT IS SHOCKING.
Reviewed by Ernest O'Flaherty from Scotland on
3rd Feb 2005
This phone has a rubbish camera.It's not clear at all compared with
the SE t630. Very disappointed with the menus as it is quite difficult
to get around.Poor Phone dont buy it.Love the t630.
Reviewed by armeyn from indonesia on 2nd Feb 2005
this phone, such an average phone.. has an average camera (not a vga
camera!!), but sometimes it get lack.. usually when i play some games
inside.. or when i take some picture.. really bad.. but, it's okey..
somohow.. hehe.. mm, bout the price, i think it was so cheap because
it has a lot of prob inside.. isn't it? but, for the price, i think
10mb memory inside is cool, man! how can 150 usdollar can get better
than this?? in your dream!! hehe... buy it, use it, and then sell it
again.. never trust siemens.. hehe..
Reviewed by grunger from england on 21st Jan 2005
greatphone value for money all it needs is bluetooth
Reviewed by Bajtalan Hunor from Romania on 19th
I bought this phone because of it's features and because of it's cheap
price. I was very surprised, I have never thought that siemens could
make such a beautifull phone like this. i don't no why everybody says
that it "sucks"? My phone is really great, my battery lifetime is up
to 4-5 days and I use it's functions every day. In a cheap price you
have everything:a really good camera, an IRDA, GPRS, MMS and a lot of
extras that you can't get in this price from a NOKIA phone. At the same
price you can by a 3100,2600. The conclusion is that it is great. I
give to the phone just 4 stars because the menu is a little bit strange
and hard for me after a Nokia, but it is a great phone.
Reviewed by Mihai from Romania on 18th Jan 2005
Very, very good. If only the MPM software from Siemens would correctly
recognize the phone via the IrDA interface it would get 5 stars... But
the phone itself is very good. Don't know how people complain about
batery life, mine is running for about 5 days while talking, synchronizing,
sending files via IrDA, etc. Excelent contacts with good recognition
of cards sent by SE P900 and Palm M150 (that's what I tested). Excelent
calendar application. Finally I will not forget a birthday... :). The
only inconvenience is the JogDial button. My girfriend complains a lot
about it... but hey, she has long nails ;). Overall, excelent value
Reviewed by Andrey from Romania on 17th Jan 2005
Come on....Look at him...buy it...and then say that it is poor....It
has small bugs...and the BAttery doesn't last long...but it has a lot..of
other stuff...and the camera has very good quality...a great 3X..ZOOM..And
beside this it has an outstanding price...Buy IT ..it deserves every
Reviewed by grunger from england on 14th Jan 2005
it's a great phone with cool features and looks great an all rounder
Reviewed by Matthew Knox from England on 13th
I bought this phone for a reputable phone Company impressed by the large
numbers of features on offer. However within 2months there were many
problems. -Message received form siemens warning me i must turn off
sound for when i switch the phone off as it was potentially dangerously
loud. -Phone frequently crashes in camera, games, and messaging functions,
software may be available but why should i have to get this for a brand
new Phone?? -Phone Switches off on numerous occasions regardless of
batterylife left. -Buttons frequently do not work as they should. At
the end of the day it isn't a top of the range phone but it was still
retailing at £100 when i bought it and i would expect more from
a company such as Siemens.
Reviewed by g wordley from uk on 10th Jan 2005
not only is the phone useless it freezes it switches off the battery
life 1 day if you lucky the shop i bought it from is worse (argos)their
customer service is non exsistent do not buy this phone especially from
Reviewed by tara from guess, just guess on 8th
wat da crak? this fone is very very cool!! seriously i mean it. this
fone is sexy!!
Reviewed by Sinead from Ireland on 6th Jan 2005
I just got this phone.Brillant.It is clear.The picture is ok.Buy this
Reviewed by Kaspar from Estonia on 6th Jan 2005
If your c65 freezes and shuts down, get the latest firmware to upgrade
your phone, upgrades are on www.siemensmobile.com!!
Reviewed by Maddie from Australia on 6th Jan 2005
This phone is ugly. It looks like a fly. My friend has it and she says
it's ok. Except its screen is small and the camera is rubbish. Also
she gets teased and called the fly. If you buy this phone. Make sure
to give it a hug and tell it everything will be ok. Also don't let anyone
boss it around and call it the fly.
Reviewed by Goolies from Aussie on 4th Jan 2005
If you have just had a brick phone this is the best phone for you to
get coz of all its funtions. it was good for me, have fun
Reviewed by Gee from England on 2nd Jan 2005
This is phone is ok if ur just looking for a phone with a few extra
features such as a few games and wap but dont buy this phone if u wanna
use it public.
Reviewed by Gregory from Belgium on 22nd Dec 2004
why are there so many people bashing this phone? If you didn't buy it
from the store or when you bought it from a 'friend', sure there is
a chance it will freeze. but if you bought it from the store the chance
it freezes or it does strange things is minimal. and if it does weird
go back, they'll fix it. for this money this is one of best phones in
its class. and some people bash its camera, well if you want photos
that look great on a computer screen, BUY A DIGITAL CAMERA. for a cell
phone, a camera is nothing more than a gadget. so my conclusion: if
you want a great allround phone with a lot of extras, buy this one (from
stores!!), its one of the best in its price range
Reviewed by Kacey from Canada on 21st Dec 2004
I have only had this phone for 3 months, everything started off good
except for the short battery life. But now I can not get to the menu
and must try to work the phone off the buttons that are programmed,
i can not change the ring tone,the background or anything else that
you must go to the menu for. I am very disappointed in Siemens as this
is the 2nd time one of their phones has stopped working with in the
year. But if this had not happened I would be very happy with the phone.
Reviewed by Cool man from UK on 21st Dec 2004
BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by paul from northern ireland on 19th
Bought from carphone warehouse and within 3 hours it decided to turn
itself off and won`t come back on again. I'm getting another c65 as
replacement because i really like this phone alot. If i get the same
problems with the replacement phone, then i`m settling for a nokia or
any phone atall that the manufacturer will sell without having major
problems. Also, the back cover won`t come off to remove my sim card.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Reviewed by Josip Basioli from Croatia on 18th
when I've bought this cheap phone I was suprised, I didn't knew thet
this phone have a good camera and cool games. I think this phone is
a real bargain. Thank you
Reviewed by SABBIR AHMAD from BNGLADESH on 17th
This set is alright. For moderate and low users it's good but for heavy
duty users it's impossible. It has very convenient and user friendly
handling. Good display, better camera, nice filesystem, great organizer,
11mb file storage. It has many bad sides though....in short they are:
low battery life, camera malfunction(as a result it crashes but upgrading
the firmware will fix it), no photo phone book, no voice dialling, low
processing speed, no extendable memory, and low scratch resistance.
But finally i would like to say...this is for the low budget phone moderate
use with great options. wish i could give it a 6 star!
Reviewed by Lauren from Canada on 15th Dec 2004
Worst phone ever. Don't buy it. It shuts off on its own all the time,
lags, freezes, and shuts off every time i go to read a text message.
what a waste of money.
Reviewed by kates from new zealand on 14th Dec
read the manual kate on how to turn on the silent
Reviewed by Kenneth Eric from Pakistan on 12th
The Mobile is good, attractive, but not very good selling in pakistan,
features are very good and display is very owsome, Camera is good, but
it only takes photos. Good memory size 10 mb is more enough for downloading
ringtones, wallpapers. But the major problem is that the mobile has
some firmware bugs. Due to this the battery not last longer. After all
the main good thing is that the mobile is good looking and attractive,
what every one wants, once again Siemens prove that "Men Demands SIEMENS
Reviewed by Chris from England on 12th Dec 2004
this is my second review but i dont care. i just found this thing called
photopet and it is brill. u have to control his life and u have to take
pics to keep him alive. anyway this phone is awsome and eveything is
great about it! this is probably suitable for someone who hasnt had
many mobiles in their time. but it doesnt matter, just buy the phone
and it will bring you joy!! p.s. my name is chris pullen
Reviewed by limpei from timbuctoo on 11th Dec
everything sux in tis fone. i wanna be rid of it NOW.
Reviewed by freezo from antartic on 10th Dec 2004
this phone gud.camera exellent.the style is fantastic buy phone and
you will be pleased.ringtones very loud and good do not listen to people
who say it rubbish.it not.and has anyone ever had a phone dat freezes.i
haqven`t have you.
Reviewed by alessandro from italy on 9th Dec 2004
dis fone iz da bomb i mean da camera iz sik n da ringtones blingin man.4
£70 its a bargain.Da colour is beast and da style n compact of
it is amazin.Dont listen 2 da peopl chattin about it freezin,dats coz
dey bought it second hand or from da market get ur ed sorted as soon
as i got dis i thought it was brill n u`ll never get bored with da games.It
stores all ur mates if uve got any n wen people ring da pic of them
cum up its sik.GET DIS FONE NOW !!!!!
Reviewed by david from scotlan on 9th Dec 2004
i tink dis fone is quite good lookin and it has a large screen witch
is good for takin pics but the camers isnt that good compared to my
pals fone which is a motorola, its joystick is quite hard 2 use especially
wen u are playin games it wiz a bit hard to get use to but i got the
hang of it it is small and good to carry around and i would say this
is an excellent buy for christmas
Reviewed by Kate from England on 7th Dec 2004
This mob is ok at first but i gets borin, it freezes a lot and at da
mo it turns off wen i have read messages and just sent them!!! i am
considerin gettin a new 1 because this is quite annoyin!! the games
are poor and so are the ringtones- they are fuzzy and blured!!! it does
hold a lot of txt messages which is good!!! it is also quite hard 2
use with the joystick and silent... how do u get it on???????
Reviewed by kikk from scotland on 1st Dec 2004
cut's off a lot bad games poor camara to big the reason it will cut
off is if you are not using it do not buy
Reviewed by Chris from England on 29th Nov 2004
i just got this phone and it is better than outstanding. the cameras
great the ringtones r brill. u can store about 1000 contacts in ur phone
book. follow my advice GET THIS PHONE!!!!!!! for christmas
Reviewed by jimbob from wales on 26th Nov 2004
I think this phone is great,it has a brilliant digital camera and the
battery lasts for ages.I love the colour of the phone and the shape
of it.Do not waste your money on any other phone,THIS IS THE PHONE FOR
Reviewed by bob from dublin on 26th Nov 2004
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Initial recall for major
software fault. Still hangs up. Battery life negligible. Phone is so
bad that it has been cited at Siemens Group level as likely to reduce
profits and may decide Siemens to pull out of mobile phones completely
= lets hope so.
Reviewed by Amy from UK on 24th Nov 2004
I do like the phone, but mine does keep cutting out when I open new
text messages and the battery life is a little poor (expect a day at
tops). However, I won't be changing it for a while as it does the job
and I can put up with the inconvenience of the glitches.
Reviewed by lee from uk on 21st Nov 2004
this phone is rubbish, even though it is cheap i still expected more
from it. the battery, even left on standby will still only last a day.
the camera is poor quality. Games as always on siemens phones are rubbish
and the phone has a tendancy to crash both when these are being played
or when it recieves a text message. DON'T BUY THIS PHONE
Reviewed by Someone from America on 21st Nov 2004
I think that this phone is a very good phone! I would reccommend it
to anyone who wants a fun but well-working phone! It's ringtones and
pictures are great and there are endless settings to set and great games
to play! The only thing that I would say was wrong with it is that sometimes
the phone freezes if you take too many consecutive pictures at one time.
Overall the phone is great!!!
Reviewed by zain from pakistan on 18th Nov 2004
camera is not very good. it is not good looking. colours are not very
sharp. ring tunes are not very good. its joystick is very difficult
Reviewed by nicholas from - on 18th Nov 2004
siemens has done it again..with it's not so striking exterior but when
i explore this phone the smartness starts to reveal itself and the features
are quite good
Reviewed by chucki from uk on 14th Nov 2004
this phone is brilliant! camera-brilliant well worth the money fast
internet and games are wikid BUY THIS PHONE!
Reviewed by tom from uk on 11th Nov 2004
i found the phone exalent and well worth the money why waist ur money
on a hidius nokia the siemans phones are all good
Reviewed by Ang from UK on 9th Nov 2004
Bought this phone for my daughter. Phone seems OK but battery needs
charging every day or if you're lucky every other day. Tried leaving
it on standby without using it and it still only lasts 2 days! This
is the second Siemens C65 we have had as I thought battery was faulty
on first one and took it back to shop where they exchanged it. Has anybody
else had this problem?
Reviewed by Max Power from England on 7th Nov
This is an excellent phone, create camera. the internet is fast, and
all the games are cool. buy this phone for christmas!
Reviewed by Lucy from England on 7th Nov 2004
This phone is great, and you can buy interchangeable covers for it.
(Even pink)! The main menu isnt very attractive, but the actual phone
itself is. Also with a built in camera, which is great. Also another
amazing feature on the phone is the fact that it can store up to 1000
contacts in the phonebook. Also it's cheap. What's the point of buying
a £200 phone, when you can have the siemens C65!?
Reviewed by Janny from Singapore on 6th Nov 2004
This phone is good and is close to excellent. If only it's camera were
of better quality and the screen resolution were bigger. But how can
you complain with this reasonably priced phone? Well worth buying for
those short in cash. Otherwise, move on to CX65, just for a bit more
Reviewed by cocknose from england on 2nd Nov 2004
this phone is the best with a coler screen a camera .all ive got to
say is buy it dont waste ua money on a nokia get this.
Reviewed by Janis from Latvia on 2nd Nov 2004
Reviewed by Mark Penrice from UK on 26th Oct 2004
Additional, PS.... If the battery life turns out to be more than 48
hours and a few texts, and it doesnt suffer from the 6100's STUPID and
multiple firmware bugs - such as the infamous "i'll turn myself off
whenever i damn well please" problem, which would have cost me almost
as much as the siemens's value, and far more than the nokia's to fix
- then this will have been worth the purchase!
Reviewed by Mark Penrice from UK on 26th Oct 2004
Care to quantify that review mr jackman? One might think you were working
for nokia. I just bought this to replace a misbehaving (and never really
all that great) nokia 6100. I looked at a few nokias and motorolas as
replacements also, but they quickly fell out of the running in favour
of the 3 S's - Siemens, Sagem, Sony.. on looks, feel of keypad, usability,
size of unit... and also price! (I was buying to a budget) The motorolas
mainly on price - the nokias mainly on the other things. They ruled
the root back in the days of the 30 series and i was proud to own a
3310 and then 3330, but they've seriously gone a bit cuckoo of late.
My first impressions are that the Siemens is pretty fine, even after
only having it a few hours and playing around. The camera picture quality
when you get down to brass tacks is pretty basic, but then the camera
to me is only an "extra" - it's my first camera phone, and only because
its getting hard to find any decent mobile without one. Therefore the
quality isnt so much of an issue - the most troubling issue is that
they didn't care to include a quality setting that matches the screen
size exactly! (a wieerrrd 130x130) But, it seems to do quite well in
low light... The sound quality is pretty good, yes it does distort at
high volumes, but that's as loud as the 33's went and then some more
-- and far louder than the 6100 could ever hope to. The tones are far
more "detailed" than the nokia's, at TEN times the polyphonic capability
of a 6100, 6600, and many others, with clear and decent-sounding (for
a phone!) instruments. It also supports WAV ringtones and recording
your own! Plus voice memos, dictation, etc. Can't say much for the call
quality yet, but contacting customer services and checking my account
details was alright through it, and the call was easy to carry out.
Good, bright, clear colourful screen, in rich 16-bit (65k) quality and
decent resolution, very easy to use and navigate (33s were good but
the 61 was a NIGHTMARE) and above all VERY responsive, almost like an
old ultra-basic model (unlike the 66!). The only delays come when you
ask it to do something complex, like change around the graphical theme
or open a large program/file, and they're not *too* excessive. It comes
with a wealth of software and media built in - lots of MMS and other
pictures, some themes, many many ringtones of several flavours (poly,
trutone, mono, wav..), and quite a few games and programs (including
the much-maligned photo editor, which apart from its slowness, i think
is fantastic.. for an £80 phone anyway, when a 6100 is still £60! Plus,
an extensive organiser suite) The menus are beautifully laid out and
very intuitive - some time has been put in to getting it RIGHT... much
like 33's benefitted from, and 60-series havent :( And best of all,
it's got a surprising amount of memory - they were saying in the shop
that it had 3mb, which was more than enough for me (similar to a 6610..
the 6100 only having a TINY 600kb).. in actualfact, as supplied it has
a good 6mb free out of the total space - same as it's more expensive
CX65 cousin - and i could probably find at least a meg of stuff from
the pre-installed bumf that i'm never going to use which can be deleted...
thats a lot of photos, even in high res (or tones, programs, etc)..
Fantastic! (Needless to say it trumps the 33's 90-entry phonebook by
miles, too...) The unit itself could be better, but it's the same size
as and only a little thicker than the 6100 (possibly a shade smaller
than a 6610, 3510, etc) which is easily good enough, and though it's
very light and a bit flimsy-feeling from overuse of plastic and air,
everything has a quite good, positive feel to it. The keypad feels just
great... ;) Now if only it had been half the price it would have turned
my whole day around from rubbish to brilliant. As it is, it makes it
just about good enough.
Reviewed by dav from on 26th Oct 2004
this is a great phone !!!!!!!!!!!11
Reviewed by hugh jackman from america on 25th
this phone sucks , i think the 'brick phone' 3310 nokia is much better
... seimens suk so bad ... god bless that company!!! nokia 5210 is way
better than this , with splash,dust and shock proof cover u can even
go hiking with it!! dont buy this phone!!