Siemens CX65 Review
The Siemens CX65 is the next step up from the Siemens C65 and sits
in the entry-level camera phone class together with the Sharp
GX17 and Sony Ericsson K300i.
Physically very similar to the C65, the CX65 is very slightly larger
and heavier, but has a much larger and higher quality screen. The larger
screen has been fitted onto the same size phone chassis through clever
keypad design. This does mean that the keys are a little smaller than
the ideal size, but it's perfectly useable. There are quite a few other
improvements, starting with the much improved camera, now including
a VGA-quality video camera. There's better messaging support, with EMS
and the option of sending email (via MMS). The battery life is still
poor, but new features include voice dialling, voice commands and a
USB cable port for uploading data to a computer.
The CX65 is a better phone than the C65, but shares some of its problems.
As well as poor battery life, build quality is flimsy and the battery
cover tends to fall off quite easily. Many users experience problems
with the phone freezing or switching itself off randomly. The Siemens
M65 is essentially the same as the CX65, but with a robust protective
case designed for an outdoor lifestyle.
Features of the Siemens CX65 include:
- Display: TFT, 65,536 colours, 132 x 176 pixels
- Integrated VGA digital camera (640 x 480 resolution) with 5x digital
- Video camera (640 x 480 pixels, 12 frames/s)
- Polyphonic ringtones
- Digital voice recorder
- Messaging: SMS (with T9 support), EMS, MMS, email
- Java games
- Connectivity: Infra-red, USB
- Exchangeable covers
- Programmable softkeys
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Voice dialling & voice commands
- Organiser features: clock, date, alarm, stopwatch, countdown timer,
calculator, currency converter
- Phone book
- Memory: 11 Mbytes
- WAP, GPRS class 10
- Vibration alert
- Size: 108 x 46 x 18 mm
- Weight: 90g
- Talktime: up to 330 minutes
- Battery standby: up to 300 hours
Siemens CX65 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Jess from UK on 5th Jul 2006
I had this phone for about 9 months (until, about a month ago, someone
broke it so I had to get a new phone). It was my first phone, and I
loved it! So it didnt have bluetooth or MP3s, but it was really cool
looking, had a large, detailed screen and a great camera. I was really
sad when it got smashed! It served me well and was very tough. Everyone
who says they had problems just obviously had a faulty one - its nothing
to do with the actual model. And yeh it runs out of battery quite easily,
but oh well - if you use it a lot, charge it every other day or so.
It charges really quickly too so you don't need to charge all day! A
great phone if you don't need fancy stuff. =)
Reviewed by ollie from england on 13th Jun 2006
The cx65 in my opinion is not a very good phone i had it for about a
year and the back cover keeps falling off and then the battery falls
out, also the toggle button on the front fell out and wouldnt go back
in! when i first bought the phone, i opened the box charged the phone
and moved the toggle button and it instantly fell out. i had to send
it back and get a new one. its now a year on anyway and i am getting
a sony ericsson k700i which i have read the reviews and seem satisfied
Reviewed by Martin from Slovakia on 4th Jun 2006
This is the worst phone I've seen. -battery needs to be recharged every
day -phone turn itfself off (anytime) -extremely slow -freezing (when
browsing internet, applications) Do not ever buy this junk 'cause it
will drives you crazy.
Reviewed by Peter from England on 5th May 2006
The CX65 is an excellent mobile. The plus points have been mentioned
below. As for the 'phone switching off, I suggest you go to the Siemens
website and upgrade your 'phone's firmware. The latest version fixed
this issue for me. Follow the instructions carefully and make sure you
use the correct 'variant' for your network. As for the loose battery
covery, wrap some tape arround the cover's tab - the bit which slots
into the top of the 'phone. This will reduce the movement significantly.
To further improve put some tape on the inside of the cover, base end,
to fill the gap between cover and chassis. My phone now has a solid
quality feel about it. Good luck.
Reviewed by joe from uk on 13th Apr 2006
Its a great phone ive had it for over a year and i dont see why i need
a new phone. It has an ok camera with video. Its gt a big screen and
its easy to txt with. Why do you need an mp3 get an mp3 palyer to listen
to music.And it has a good organiser/calender
Reviewed by Lawrence from England on 12th Apr
I love this phone! Its got a amazing camra and its menu is clear! The
only bad thing is its battry dosnt last long bt overall is a good phone.:)
Reviewed by Stefan from Romania on 9th Apr 2006
Hello. Maybe my review will be useful for you. I have this Siemens CX65
for more than one year ( it is my 23rd phone in 6 years). The general
impression is a good one. It's positive points are the display, the
menu structure, VGA camera. The negative points: batery cover which
is not very stable and the battery itself which lasts for 2-3 days in
my case ( I talk around 15-20 minutes/day and another 5-8 minutes of
usage). The display is one step ahead of it's competitors ( here I'm
refering to Sony-Ericsson k500), it's very large and bright. But it
is the one responsible for the poor batery life. The menu of the phone
is easy to use, also the softkeys are configurable, you can assign to
each button a specific task/shortcut. The images taken with the camera
are at an acceptable level for a VGA camera ( a little better quality
compared to k500). One more thing about this phone is that it's value
of re-sale is reduced. For example I have buyed mine for around 150
euro last year ( april 2005) and now I can sale it for maximum 70 euro.
That's all for the moment. If you need other details: email@example.com
Reviewed by mary from Georgia on 8th Apr 2006
I love this phone, because it is very comfortable to use. it is not
expensive too. i recomend you to buy CX65 i know this phone's quality
i use it myself. IT'S GREAT
Reviewed by ed from england on 27th Feb 2006
just lost this phone on the bus a few days ago - i am GUTTED!! This
phone was brilliant! A true work of genius!! The menu was clear and
easy to use, it looked great and was amazing value for money. siemens
Reviewed by Vikram Kumar from Pakistan on 18th
This phone is very very good but there is one problem in it tha is battery,the
battery of this mob is very poor(we have to recharge it everyday).It
has very good VGA camera like Nokia 6600,and et cetra. If you have about
7000 Rs of budget and want to buy good mobile so pleaase buy this mobile.
Reviewed by al from uk on 14th Feb 2006
i am quite annoyed with this phone. the camera, themes, phonecalls and
movies are fine. there is just one fundamental flaw in that the SMS
MESSAGE inbox is missing! the only way i can read my texts is when i
recieve them and then when the sim is full, when i can magically see
all of my texts all over again. also the battery cover is a little bit
flimsy. other than that it is a great phone!
Reviewed by from England on 30th Jan 2006
I started having problems with this phone within 3wks of having it.
The battery life is v.poor, so needs to be charged everyday. It switches
off and connects to the internet on its own. Not recommended.
Reviewed by john.l from uk on 21st Jan 2006
hi this phone is ok. the memory is good,battry is rubbish. after a year
the camer ect. gets a little bit worse but what do expect.a nice upgrade
if your phone has no camera,video. the screen is good+big. the worst
thing is that the phone terns off by its self.
Reviewed by Carlos from Brazil on 19th Jan 2006
Its a cheap mobile, and have some cool functions, but the battery goes
down too fast (every day is necessary to charge), camera and video quality
are average. The LCD size is an advantage. If you want to cheap mobile,
this mobile can be a good choice, but Nokia 6200 and Siemens SL55 are
better because the battery takes more time and are smaller than CX65.
Reviewed by chrisoOo from llantwit major on 14th
poor, poor poor! it turns off after u make a phone call! battery very
poor! i'm getin a new 1 which is motorola l7 (by it btw) it is awesum!
Reviewed by Cosmin from Romania on 7th Jan 2006
The phone is great and the camera is outstanding given the fact that
it has only 620x480 resolution. But I don't like the icons in the menu
and I don't have a clue on how to change them :(
Reviewed by Lakshan from Sri Lanka on 5th Jan
I'm using this phone almost over one year. The features are pretty good.
Sounds of the video clips and recored sounds are not in better quality.I
canot satisfy about the camera quality though its a VGA Camera.And this
phone is getting stuck after acsess to the internet by GPRS, I had to
pay Rs.3000/=(£17) to install the operating system again after its getting
stuck.The two dynamic lights giving some atrcaction to the phone.
Reviewed by Vytenis from Lithuania on 1st Jan
Ihave this phone!!!Its the poor phone i had ever.Its serious junk.Siemena
had big lag like all siemens.Don't buy this phone never.I know that
Reviewed by Kate from United Kingdom on 27th Dec
I do like this phone, had it a year now. The camera quality is good
i rekon, and the video is alright. A few problems though. Sometimes
when I tried to read a txt message by pressin the joystick in to select
it, it turns itself off, which is very very annoying, and it does this
quite a lot. Ive spoken to two of my mates who have this fone and they
said that they have the same problem. Also, the joystick fell off a
few months ago. I managed to put it back on but it didnt last long and
I lost it!! Can anyone tell me where i can get a replacement one please?
Ive only found foriegn websites that sell them, but obv they are no
good as i don't understand them. Other that that, its a good fone, as
it stores huge amounts of pictures! Oh yea, it makes calls too, just
like real phones do!
Reviewed by Teodor Todorov from Bulgaria on 27th
Firstly I was going to buy C65, but I reconsidered the functionality
and especially the battery capacity... and decided to get CX65. Well,
this phone has a great functionality for it's price. The organizer is
excellent, the display and the camera are nice. But that's all advantages.
The sound is loud but awful, as it was from a horn. The battery stands
for about 48 hours, sparingly using. I have set it to switch off each
night and the brightness is 20%. And set to no vibration. But the antenna
stability is maybe the worse thing in this phone. If the signal strength
indicator goes under rank 3 it immediately starts searching for a network.
And what is even worse - sometimes the indicator shows strength 5 for
a long time in fixed position with no things moving around. Just a slight
movement with my hand could blow it away to searching state. I made
multiple tests, also with other phones side by side, on the same GSM
provider. The other phones did not show such weird behaviour at all.
I guess that means weak transmitter. The cheap A60 was much much better
when talking about battery and range. Shortly - nice design, excellent
functionality, fairly good software, low price, awful sound, weak battery
and shaky connection.
Reviewed by Polly from Uk on 25th Dec 2005
This phone, which I had for a mere year, was very pleasing at first,
but after a short while I noticed the camera decreases in quality, and
the time to record a video also decreases!!The sound quality is ok,
but I have recently brought a Samsung z140, and the change is outstanding!That
phone is only slightly more expensive but yet much more sufficent and
almost exciting!!No bluetooth, No mp3, no 3G...this phone should be
increased in quality and will then make a much better purchase!
Reviewed by SHOFOL from Bangladesh on 19th Dec
i like this phone.i hv got so...many extra function. but main problem
is there...is no function for headphone so..i cant talk comfortably
for a long time.moreover its speaker quality is not good
Reviewed by Jhon from bolivia on 1st Dec 2005
Reviewed by jordy from netherlands on 14th Nov
i like the phone but the sound sucks real hard... and everywhere i look
it says it plays real tones so i download a realtone for it.. and then
the probs starting.. the tone is 36 sec long. and it stops playing at
Reviewed by Syed Kamran Faisal from Pakistan on
27th Oct 2005
I have been using this mobile phone for 1 year and I observed that it
is a complete mobile phone which we require, excellent tones, good in
shape and marvels camera features.
Reviewed by Shaun from South Africa on 19th Oct
I just love this phone!I have had it for more than a year now and it
still keeps on impressing me here in S.A we only hear from Nokia as
it is the most common phone but when walking into a crowd mine always
gets noticed first.It has sleek looks and ideal to carry in your pocket.The
camera functions are great aswell much better than other phones i`ve
seen.Everybody wants one but it is very difficult to find one here you
can say i was luckey. I see the other reviews people complain about
the memory size i mean this is a phone not a playstaion for crying out
loud,it rings you answer as simple as that to me all the other functions
are a bonus. In the enviroment i work in it is esential to keep notes
and reminders and it is quick and simple to make one (if you set the
hotkey) and then it reminds me 15min before the time aswell!You won`t
get oter phones that will do that.Over all i love this phone,yes it
has frozen on me once or twice but i noticed it only happens when the
phone`s battery is low.The e-mail works very well aswell and has never
failed me.This is great phone and has a costs is ver reasonable. It
has this one function dinamic light i did`nt read all the reviews but
the one`s i did, did`nt say anything about this function it`s great
you can set it to different beats according to sms,phone calls,e-mails
etc.So the people who say this is a poor phone are either not used to
quality or just don`t know how to use it properly.I am defintly hooked
on Siemens it`s a great phone!You guys at Siemens i just want to say
keep up the great work I am one Impressed user thanx guys. Shaun
Reviewed by james from uk on 15th Oct 2005
its a good fone but it has a few problems 1) the joystick is quite hard
to use, normally u hav to press it down more than once to get it to
work 2)da camera is alrite, but nothing special, and video isnt great
3) poor games 4) hard to do simple things that you would think were
easy to do, and would be easy to do on a nokia or a motorola there are
more problems but i can't remember them right now. the phone looks fragile
and flimsy, but in actual fact it is pretty strong, but it is not water
resistant, trust me i know
Reviewed by Atif from Pakistan on 12th Oct 2005
Hi, about this phone the good thing is its outlook (realy dashy), excellent
joystick as compared to other phones in this category, screen is big
enough and telephonic features are very good but on the negative side
its battery life is very poor not more than 24 Hours, sound quality
is poor, video clips are only for 30sec duration, games are boring,
its outfit is very loose due to which its battery may shake and phone
get off so i have to use packing for support, and due to loose covers
it gets dirty immediately so i have to clean it every week from dust.
In short this phone hardly deserves 3 stars...
Reviewed by jre from Slovenia on 5th Oct 2005
I bought this phone in June 04'. At first the software allowed that
you could share games using irda with other phones, although the chrases
and freezes were often. Then I upgraded it in June 05, the chrases stopped,
the camera got better brightnes, but I can no longer share games with
other phones. In July 05' the display stopped working and the official
Siemens service said that repairing would cost 160¤(!!!) but I got much
better deal al the local phone service- new display and service cost
me (only) 20¤.
Reviewed by Neil from UK on 19th Sep 2005
I've had this phone since January 2005. For the £76.50 I paid for it
on Orange pay-as-you-go you'd be hard pushed to find anything better.
The camera is great, especially with the optional flash attachment woen
on nights out. The camera isn't as high in quality as some of the latest
phones, but it's more than enough for casual snapping. The video recorder
function is a welcone addition, but it only alows you to record 12 secs
at a time, which is disappointing. Aonther feature missing from this
phone is bluetooth. I have experienced the phone shutting down on me,
Usually when scrolling through text messages, although it's only done
it about three times in 9 months, hardly something to worry about. I
have had this phone incased in a foneskin since new and it still looks
like new. It definitely looks more expensive than it actually is and
isn't anywhere near as common as other phones, which is nice. I find
the build quality of the phone to be good too and it isn't very big
either. The 11 MB of memory isn't huge by modern standards, but is plenty
for loads of text messages and pictures. Overall, not the most high-tech
phone about, not the most popular phone either, but great value for
Reviewed by loudenboomer from UK on 16th Sep 2005
Not very good, going to try a Samsung instead now. It kept freezing/cutting
out. Someone told me this is due the poor fit on the back of the case
allowing the battery to jolt off the terminals and to stick a couple
of one inch pieces of insulation tape inside the back cover to pack
it up a bit, I did this and it seems to have eliminated the problem
but sort it out Siemens. Good screen but poor contrast in some lighting
conditions. Also the case fills up with dirt really easily as the fit
is quite loose, maybe Germans just dont have dirt like the rest of the
world or steam clean inside their trouser pockets but I had to clean
this out every 2 weeks. The address book and calendar functions are
good, not as strong as Sony maybe but that is the only redeeming feature
for this phone.
Reviewed by Will Price from Wales on 10th Sep
This phone is a lump of ****. The ringtones r rubbish! The video quality
is terrible! The games r boring as hell! The only half-decent thing
about this phone is the picture quality. I hate this phone and that's
why I'm getting the Motorola V550.
Reviewed by S Hopkins from England on 24th Aug
Where do I start! The worst phone I have ever owned. It is cheap nasty
tat!! It keeps switching itself off while in use, when it is switched
back on the keys do not work and the case keeps falling apart. It is
difficult to navigate the menu's. I will never buy another Siemens again!!!
Reviewed by Furey from UK on 12th Aug 2005
crashes a lot, takes ages to start up and the camera takes very poor
quality images, wont pick up anything in bad light. not impressed.
Reviewed by crispo from america on 11th Aug 2005
good overall, the video is rubish, but the menu is really easy to work
out!! the wap is also really easy and quick.the camera also has quality
Reviewed by OliT from UK on 2nd Aug 2005
At the price this fone does have some impressive features: very good
quality camera with photo editor; good battery; video playback; IrDA,
and it's got a large screen for it's size. The button size also makes
texting easy. HOWEVER, adjusting camera brightness can be frustrating
and the video recording is average, lasting only 11 seconds, and the
sound quality is complete trash. When you first use the fone, menus
can be a nightmare to navigate. The fone may look nice in the pictures,
however it feels cheap and plasticky. This may be due to the changeable
covers, but trust me these are RARE - the only chance you have of finding
one is eBay. But then the fone doesn't cost a lot (about £70 now?) and
despite the flaws, it is still great value for money. If this fone was
around the £150 mark, you'd be looking at a 2 star fone.
Reviewed by Ricardo from Brazil on 28th Jul 2005
This is just an ok phone. It has an average camera, average sound (doesn't
have an mp3 player or a radio, all the others that compete with it at
its price range - 6230, k700, e398 and k500 - have at least one of the
two), average memory (bad if compared to the others, cause they have
a bigger one for the mp3s, but ok for most of the people needs), average
OS (user friendly but freezes and tends to turn the cell off by itself),
average battery life (a full charge lasts about 3 days), worse than
average games (it has 2 and only 1 of them is OK), and worse than average
body construction (Battery cover comes off too easily, hard to change
covers, cheap feeling overall). But some things make up for the mobile's
flaws, like a very nice display (but clearly worse than the 4 above
mentioned, except the 6230) and a very nice phone book (this one i found
to be almost unbeatable). If u have to pick a mobile from cx65 category
dont choose it, instead go for the 6230 (if u want the best o f all
of them, but accepts having a worse than average display), the e398
(if u want a mobile and an ipod altogether, but with an unfriendly and
slow OS), the k700 (similar to e398 in functions but with a smaller
memory and no MC slot, but with radio and a better OS) or the k500 (the
cheaper, but still great, only problem being the small memory - can
only store 3 or 4 musics).
Reviewed by Damo from Uk on 23rd Jul 2005
Ideal cheap phone with video and camera functions it does crash/freeze
now and again and could also do with bluetooth but for the money its
worth buying. Its lightweight and of a reasonable size just slightly
larger than a nokia 6230 but weighs less. Battery life is a little short
for heavy phone users. screen quality is quite good though and is large
enough for anyone with good sharp display. If your looking for a cheap
and cheerful phone as a spare then this is it.
Reviewed by jord from uk on 17th Jul 2005
this fone is crackalackin its so cool ull never ever want anoother mob
again its of da rockers dudes!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Luke salter from England on 16th Jul
This phone is great the camera is awesome it is definetely the best
looking phone for me !!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by John from S\'pore on 15th Jul 2005
It is an amazing yet cheap phone. So many functions and cool business-like
design. Though it shuts down by itself at times, all the other features
sure put it ahead of another phone in its class. Some people have complained
about build quality been "flimsy" but it is really as strong as other
phones. The bottom line is, just buy it.
Reviewed by Martis from Lithuania on 14th Jul
Very good phone for value.It's cheap,but has a lot of functions,including
sharp screen,good camera and also video recorder and playback as well.Personalisation
is one of the best i've ever seen.Only motorola can be compared with
it.Battery life is average.Joystick is let down,but this phone is absolutely
outstanding because of it's functions.And price of course!!!
Reviewed by Imran Naqvi from Pakistan on 13th
Genrally the phone is worth you are paying for it.Software is good,display
is good but the camera quality is poor.
Reviewed by sam from united kingdom on 4th Jul
best phone in da world and i can say no more if your looking for a phone
priced around 80-100 than this is it, its got good camera and video
recording the only down side is that the sound on video is crappy anyway
to get to the point BUY IT!!!!! :)
Reviewed by James Baillie from UK on 30th Jun
i like the phone but it keeps freezing
Reviewed by shotta from england on 29th Jun 2005
fones ok u no batry is rubbish but the camera and everythin elses is
alroite its worth its value though
Reviewed by Geeza from England on 15th Jun 2005
A really great phone with only one major shortcoming- poor battery life.
I am an elder pone user (43!) and I just love this phone. I don't want
an MP3 player or radio (my car and laptop have both of these) and I'm
not bothered about canera quality (I have a Canon EOS 350). This phone
allows me to do what I want - make calls, send the odd text and check
out headlines via WAP. I can put the thing in my shirt or trouser pocket
- something flip phones and Nokia's increasingly heavy phones don't
allow me to do. I have had 'SMART' phones (they aren't - Symbian - too
heavy and Windows - don't make me laugh!). This phone just works. The
screen is dull - that doesn't bother me. The screen is huge - what a
boon, makes Nokia 7250s and 6230s seem like yesterday. The phone is
light with an intutitve menu system and a lovely keypad. As mentioned,
the achilles heel is battery life - i make 30 - 40 minutes a of calls
a day. This just kills the battery. I have two now. I bought mine brand
new on E-Bay for 40 quid. I have a spare one 'cos i can't live without
it. Do it, buy one, it's the business!
Reviewed by ANDREWS from ENGLAND on 11th Jun 2005
THIS PHONE IS NOT TOO BAD,I GOT IT DODGY 4 50 BAR SO I CANT MOAN REALLY,THE
SOUND RECORD IS A LOAD OF JUNK BT THE CAMERA INT 2 BAD,ALL ROUND PRETTY
Reviewed by sash from united kingdom on 4th Jun
This phone is a bit cack, it has a very cheap feel to it, the buttons
are very plasticy and feel like they will break, and the joystick thing
is rubbish. The camera is of average quality but the video camera thing
is not even worth having as the picture is grainy and you only get 12
seconds. The phone is also very flimsy. On a positive note it has a
few decent features like speakerphone and stuff, you can get this phone
for £80, for the price i would reccomend spening an extra £20
or so and getting a motorola v547 or v500 or something.
Reviewed by steph from uk on 2nd Jun 2005
generally this fone is ok, but i would really love to upgrade. firstly
it loves turning itslef of at very inconvenitent times. it pauses when
takin pictures so action shots are a no go, the vidio is rubbish, it
has delays and the sound on it is terrible. i still am unable to use
the e-mail option, and i am unable to get the photos i have taken onto
the computer. also it connects itself to the internet all the tym wasting
my credit-- generally this fone annoys me loads, dont get this fone
unless ur desperate or wish to be driven crazy (altough i do like the
predictive text which i find is a good version and the screen size is
good but ther are better fone out ther 4 that kind of thing) THIS FONE
IS NOTHING SPECIAL!!!
Reviewed by Markus from NL on 1st Jun 2005
Too bad for the incredible slow, buggy, constantly crashing (worhtless)
software used for connecting it with the pc :/
Reviewed by dave from Uk on 31st May 2005
gd phone- the still camera is quite gd but the video is poor. Randomly
turns off quite alot for me, which is annoying, especially on text messages.
Reviewed by suren from sri lanka on 30th May 2005
it's really very very nice phone,
Reviewed by Alex from Poland on 25th May 2005
It`s quite a good phone. It makes better photos than for example motorola
Reviewed by Kris from United Kingdom on 12th May
This phone is a great looker and great perfomer. Its camera is superb
in still mode however video is a bit dodgy. It does tend to shut down
without warning now and again but not often, maily if you are looking
at large images. The menu is ok, takes a bit of getting used to but
its fairly similar to Nokia menus. The screen quality is the best I
have seen on a phone of this class. Video recording is from 12 seconds
(default) to 18 minutes maximum. Great phone!!
Reviewed by dobby from australia on 9th May 2005
this phone is junk. i got mine 3 days ago and already im planning to
sell it. my next phone is going to be the good old faithful nokia 3200.
that is a great phone, for shame all of you who like this cx65.
Reviewed by Phil from UK on 8th May 2005
I bought this phone unlocked when it first came out, costing me £170.
The battery life is absolutely terrible, lasting no longer than a couple
of days in standby mode. The camera quality is ok but video quality
is poor. The menu system isn't overly user friendly, and oh yeah, it
seems to love turning itself off. The world's laziest phone! Even if
it's now retailing for about £60.00 don't waste your money. Get
a SE K500i for the same price and enjoy a quality phone instead...
Reviewed by Phil from Scottieland on 2nd May 2005
Brill!!!! The Video only lasts about 12 seconds, the ringtones are OK.
But no Bluetooth!!!! A brilliand first fone!!!!
Reviewed by Matt from England on 1st May 2005
This is a gr8 fone you shud really concida buyin 1.Has good video(30)
and good cam.Only fault wud be it has no bluetooth. But still a MINT
Reviewed by Ishtiaq Ahmed from Pakistan on 1st
This phone is pretty good,large screen,easy to browse,excellent camra
result even at maximum zoom level.Great message storage capacity.......but
it got two problems....it usually switched off while browsing any application.....2nd
its speaker phone is not so good...its a little bit hard to recognize
the callers voice.....its themes are not so good,.........Any way its
camra result is really fantastic...........i love it............
Reviewed by omid from iri on 24th Apr 2005
Reviewed by Liam from United Kingdom on 22nd Apr
This phone is terrible the video time is 12 seconds not to metion low
quality DO NOT BUY IT!!
Reviewed by Chisomo Sakala from Kenya on 20th
Reviewed by abdulkadir from uae on 18th Apr 2005
phone is excellent,easy to use,but missing bluetooth features,next generation
to include additional memory up to 64MB at least and FM radio.
Reviewed by Ricardo from Brazil on 17th Apr 2005
This phone has a bright, colourful and enourmous display, that alouds
you to see it clearly even on sunny days. It also has a much better
than average VGA camera that can also make sound videos, a beautiful
design, a voice recorder that allows you to make memos, a very-friendly
OS, a big memory of almost 11mb (that gets even bigger when compared
to the other phones of its price), removable faceplates, MMS, GPRS and
some smaller qualities that together make a great difference for the
user. As for the battery lenght it`s not anything fantastic, but it`s
not bad either, especially if you consider the display`s size. Take
good care of it, do the initial charge correctly, etc, and you won`t
have any problems. About those bugs we have all heard about, i`ve never
experienced any of them, even after intense 10 days of use. My final
conclusion is: the Siemens CX65 is almost as good as a phone of it`s
price can get.
Reviewed by brev from uk on 15th Apr 2005
Reviewed by Stuart Carter from England on 5th
it was a struggle to give this phone a star rating didn't know which
one it should be 1 star or 2 so i've decided to be generous and give
it two stars. the standy by time is absolutly poor to say the least
i have had nothing but trouble with it since i brought it mainly the
battery. this is the i had the handset changed and the battery lasted
3 days instead of 2 and now i got a completely knew phone and well looks
like nothing was wrong with the battery it's just that poor i was better
off with the phone i got rid of to get this phone how i wish i still
had my old phone.
Reviewed by brooke from ireland on 27th Mar 2005
I really don't like this phone, the ringtones are rubbish, I was comparing
to my old phone and really noticed the difference. I don't like the
layout of messages etc. The screen is not bright, even when illumination
is up to 100% The only good thing I can say about this phone is that
the camera and video are very, very good, but thats it. I wouldn't recommend
it but it's up to the individual I suppose, just take a long think about
it first... No wonder it's only £80-90!!
Reviewed by Boris from Bulgaria on 24th Mar 2005
THIS IS THE PHONE!!!, this is unique phone I can tell you as software
developper, It is a minicomputer, you can do everything with it. The
performance of its processor is UNBELIEVABLE. The latest firmware supports
MOBILE3D. On this phone can be started EVERYTHING that hangs on the
other phones. It worth every penny I gave for it.
Reviewed by ahmin ahmood from pakistan on 23rd
i had the phone for 1 week and it kept on crashing everytime i pressed
the button for the camera. i wouldnt recommend buying this phone. i
find that the sony ericcson and sharp phones are far superior to the
Reviewed by Craig Dawes from United Kingdom on
12th Mar 2005
The phone is excellent, great camera but too slow to use, easy menu,
just like Sony ericsson. Good internet use too. The phone does switch
off when it feels like it and the menus just freeze and lock up. Battery
life excellent if you dont use it, batery starts draining quickly during
use. I have just sent mine back to Siemens after 2 months due problems.
They were good though and said they would repair or replace - no courtesy
phone though. I would say stick to Samsung or Sony Ericsson
Reviewed by Jippie from netherlands on 11th Mar
No BlueTooth :(....butt it's a nice phone:')
Reviewed by Taha Farooq from Pakistan on 8th Mar
Its the best mobile I ever had!!!
Reviewed by Ben Frankel from England on 4th Mar
ok i have to first say that i have never done this before and i dont
intent to again but this phones shocked me when i droped it in 3 inches
of snow and found it three days later and it was completely fine. the
camera the screen everything. also i skateboard and it does withstand
falls etc well which shows its good workmanship. other than that this
phone really isnt anything amaing the menu and the options are still
not half as good as in any Nokia but they are useable and the buttons
despite being small and flat are supprisingly not that bad to use at
Reviewed by That's me! from Romania on 23rd Feb
Hi there! I got this phone yesterday and it's amazing! It really is...
Very good screen (in actual fact it is one of the best Siemens ever
did :) and good camera, you can also make videos (15 seconds lenght).
Due to the lack of the bluetooth and radio, it still is the best phone
in it's class. Here in my country the phone costs 200 $, which is a
good price, too. GO AND BUY IT NOW !!! :D
Reviewed by Mark from England on 19th Feb 2005
A good-looking phone with some well thought out features. A few negatives
to point out though... the camera takes a nice clear picture however
there is a two second shutter delay which ruins almost any picture because
the subject moves before the phone actually takes the photo. The camera
also insists on making a very loud clicking sound when you take a photo,
this seems to me to be totally pointless and it cannot be turned down
or off (even if the phone is on silent). These downsides make the camera
extremely frustrating to use. I have only owned the phone for three
months but these flaws in design have annoyed me so much that I am now
buying a different phone. A real disappointment because this aside,
the phone has excellent media capablities and really is quite classy.
Reviewed by chandole from france on 16th Feb 2005
this phone is the best phone in the market of 15 seconds video recorder
it is class and class large screen for class pictures.
Reviewed by goodname from London UK on 16th Feb
FIRST DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO DO THE SPEED DIALS, PLEASE PUT ME OUT
OF MY MISERY, AND A QUICK WAY TO CAMERA, AND IS THERE A GRID LIST VIEW,
just got the phone, was thrilled with the screen and colour, but my
goodness this phone has a mind of its own, and seems to have big attitude,
its the worst navigation ever, and the ringtones ha ha what a joke,
and dont get me started on their Wallpaper, shame cos its a nice phone
all in all, but give me NOKIA any day, I only got this phone because
it was cheaper than the latest Nokia on PAYG, come on Siemens improve
the navigation on your next phone, learn from Nokia
Reviewed by Rachel from England on 13th Feb 2005
Wow! What an amazing phone! It takes good pictures and videos, it was
bought at a very good price (£79.99) and I just love it! The only
problem is it has stopped letting me record videos. :( i press the record
button and about a second later a little box appears telling me that
an error has occurred. Please Help Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Other than that
i love the phone!
Reviewed by daniel nev from uk on 10th Feb 2005
this is a fantastic phone its great
Reviewed by FAISAL IBRAHIM from PAKISTAN on 5th
I LIKE THIS MOBILE VERY MUCH. IT's STYLE IS VERY GOOD. DISPLAY IS VERY
CLEAR AND GOOD. I LOVE THIS MOBILE. I WANT TO SAY TO ALL OF U ESPACILLY
SYED ALI HASSAN TO BROUGHT THIS MOBILE....
Reviewed by ahmad from england on 3rd Feb 2005
this phones is slim slick and for only £80.00 it is amazing buy
this phone know!
Reviewed by Rupesh from UK on 1st Feb 2005
You can get this for around £70 which is pretty good considoring
its features, great screen, decent enough camera, video etc. great value
for money. so far a no brainer.... problem number 1. phone does freeze
(sometimes quite often) prob 2. keypad is very small - it seems to suggest
that the keypad was just thrown on near the bottom because they had
to. it does not seem that siemens thought about this. prob 3. Yes it
does switch off once in a while fopr no reason. prob 4. yep you guessed
it the battery life is poor. so why 3 stars, its a good enough phone
at a good price (compare price to features of competitors and its pretty
much there) but heres the clincher, I gave mine back, and went back
to Sony Ericsson.
Reviewed by Adam from England on 30th Jan 2005
I bought this phone about a month ago. It got it to replace my Motorola
E365, and to be totally honest, i was dissapointed. I suppose i'm just
mourning the loss of my previous phone (it developed some kind of fault,
which no matter how many times i send it back to Motorola, always returns
after a couple of weeks) but the Siemens really doesn't live up to the
memory of it. It is really a much more advanced phone. The picture quality
is far better and hey, you can record vidoes! Its also very low priced,
i got mine for either £79.99 or £89.99, i can't remember
whi, but both prices would still be low for a phone of this quality!
However, ther are a few downers. The pre-set ringtones are awful, resulting
in an immediate need to download more, and i keep getting an error message,
seemingly for nothing, as ther is no ensuing chaos after recieving it,
and frequently the phone will just switch itself off with no apparent
reason or warning. It comes across as a phone with a bit of an attitude
problem. it is certianly not the simplest of phones to navigate either.
but all in all, i guess it is a good phone for those who want a quality
phone on a small budget.
Reviewed by Nick from England on 12th Jan 2005
I really liked this phone i found the lever thingy confusing at first
but once you get used to it i think its better than four seperate buttons.
The camerah and video are good the only thing i'd complain about is
not being able to zoom while videoing and that its a bit complex.
Reviewed by Anders from England on 10th Jan 2005
Brilliant phone. Large colour screen and easy to use menu's. I've only
had 1 slight problem- when writing a text, sometimes the phone freezes
up (only 2 times since i got it) - leading me to have to take the battery
out and replace it. As mentioned- all the menu's are easy to use and
logical. The programmable soft keys provide 2 shortcuts to what ever
you want (e.g. Camera, Msg Inbox etc.). The video function is no more
than i expceted to find on a phone such as this- but it's great fun
to play around with- and you can send your video's by MMS. The phone
really comes into it's own with the camera. At the highest quailty setting
(premium) i was able to take over 140 photo's (with a large amount of
msg inbox space already taken up and over 100 address book entries).
When the viewfinder is active, you are shown how many photos can be
taken at that resolution in the top left. All photo's can be viewed
full screen by selecting the option in the menu or viewing as a slide
show (you turn the phone on it's side to make use of the huge screen).
When doing this- all photo's taken at premium quality fill the screen,
with amazing quality for a cheapish camera phone. The speaker phone
function is always useful in noisy places(e.g.clubs, bars) and the progress
bar when sending picture or video messages is a welcome addition as
you dont have to guess how long it's going to take to send. You can
supposedly record your own ringtone and use that- but i found that it
was never loud enough. Not a huge problem though, the ones that come
with it are annoying enough to get your attention when they need to.
You are able to change the vibration setting (i.e. how much it vibrates-
one long, or many short vibrations). I dont use the caller group function-
but some may find it useful to seperate phonebook contacts with different
ringtones etc. I was able to add pictures taken with the camera to phonebook
entries, although these are not displayed when you recieve a call- only
when you browse through the phonebook. Overall, this is a brillaint
phone. Only very minor problems that have only occured twice. The camera
is brilliant for such a cheap phone and with 11mb of space to use, you
can store a lot of pics (on the lowest pic quality- i was able to store
over 1000 photos).
Reviewed by ahmad from spain on 10th Jan 2005
this phones is amazing
Reviewed by Claire Louise from Ireland on 2nd
the phone is beyond cool- and for £70 its a god damn bargain!!!
Loved it , love it, loving it still GO AND BUY ONE NOW!!!
Reviewed by BEEBO from UK on 2nd Jan 2005
MENU IS VERY HARD TO NAVIGATE. COLOURS ARE DULL AND CAMERA IS DREADFUL.
BUY A SHARP GX15 INSTEAD.
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 20th Dec 2004
I love this phone. It has the occasional lock but a reset fixes it,
just a very minor irritation - never happened when I am doing anything
important I find the the keypad works very well after you get used to
it and the menus are intuitive
Reviewed by faizan munir from pakistan on 18th
it is very beautiful mobile phone i like it very much cemara result
good movie result good colour good so get up hurry.........
Reviewed by Daf from UK on 10th Dec 2004
PROS: Pretty good funcionality with useful applications Large screen
CONS: VERY easy to break (too plastic and feeble!) Too bulky, not easy
to fit in your trouser pocket comfortably.
Reviewed by Murtaza from Pakistan on 7th Dec 2004
Must buy that piece of art. Amazing phone set. I wish i could have more
than 5 Stars for this Mobile but this websit dont allow me.
Reviewed by katie from scotland on 4th Dec 2004
this phone is the best phone yet i think if ppl made more camera phones
without a flip it and more like this it would be brilliant . this phone
was in very good quality and it totally give it 10 out of ten.
Reviewed by Kowie Jacobs from South Africa on
27th Nov 2004
Very compact phone but the keys are too small for a man to use with
ease. Very nice camera and picture quality compared to other phones.
You can actually IR all your files at once, something the SX1 cannot
do. To search contacts seems to be a problem because you have to search
on surname. The Phone Management is also a nightmare to use and not
nearly as easy as the SX1's PMP but overall a very nice phone to have.
Rapid charge times and long battery life a plus. I would recommend Siemens
any time of the day and twice on a Sunday.
Reviewed by Liam Austin from England on 23rd Nov
What can i say, what a amazing phone brilliant photo quality and easy
to text. ONE TO BUY!!!
Reviewed by Lee from England on 14th Nov 2004
Great phone all over! Buy one!!
Reviewed by tom from UK on 29th Oct 2004
Very difficult to get used to, too many options and menu extensions,
look of the menu is basic, ringtone quality is poor, infrared wasnt
working when i had one, the ringtones didnt work at all when people
tried to phone, video recording is too short and slow although camera
quality is good and has a good memory size of 11mb. Overall siemens
have tried to fit too much stuff onto one phone and not done it too
Reviewed by Mark from England on 31st Oct 2004
Brilliant phone for a "very" reasonable price.
Reviewed by Bob from England on 24th Oct 2004
I was given this phone as an annual upgrade on my contract. I have previously
had Nokia 3510 & 3510i. I has got a nice screen and a nice camera (much
better than the Nokia 7250i, but more of that later.) However, when
it comes to actually using it. It took almost a whole day to port my
address book accross and has a wierd way of making calls. The keyboard
was misaligned and half the keys were not illuminated. My main gripe
is that if you are like me, a mature person with hands like a Brick
Layer, then trying to operate it is totally frustrating. The keys are
too small and too close together. When trying to enter predictive text
message it is dead easy to press the '1' key and 'Send' key together
which make texting a very unpleasant experience. Also finding out what
the phone's number is, is a mystery to me!!! I returned it and asked
for ANY Nokia. Got a 7250i. It works!!!! I would avoid using Clubmobile.
In my experience the customer service is useless!!! I returned it and