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Siemens SX1 review

 Review: September 2003  
 

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: Symbian smartphone with stereo MP3 player and FM radio.



 

Review

The Siemens SX1 is a Series 60 smartphone with a unique design. In order to minimise the size of the device, Siemens have moved the numeric keypad to the edges of the phone, with the screen filling the centre of the device. Whilst this has the benefit of making the SX1 compact, it seriously undermines the usability of the device as a phone, making dialling and texting into a chore. Single-handed use is impossible for most people.

Putting that aside, the SX1 offers pretty much everything you'd expect from a Series 60 smartphone, and benefits from the wide range of software available for this platform.

There are a few extra features in the SX1 that are worthy of comment. First, although output via the speakerphone is mono, plug in the headset supplied and you can listen to stereo MP3 and the integrated FM radio. With the option of plugging in additional memory cards, this makes the SX1 into a decent music player - many of its rivals miss out in this respect. MMC cards can be hot-swapped, which is another benefit. Built-in memory is limited however, at just 4 Mbytes of user memory. That isn't a lot of space for storing applications.

Another positive feature is the low weight of the device. At just 116g, the SX1 is one of the lightest smartphones available, and its size and weight make it much more of a mainstream device than many series 60 phones. As already remarked however, the compact size comes at the expense of poor keypad design.

Connectivity is excellent with a choice of wireless Bluetooth™ connection, USB, infra-red and a built-in fax modem. One thing missing is high-speed data transfer.

The battery life of the SX1 is rather poor and most users will need to recharge every day or so. In this respect it doesn't compare well with its rival smartphones.

Still, taking all things into account, the Siemens SX1 is a good phone with excellent music capabilities, and it would have been an outstanding phone all round if it were not for the silly keypad layout and relatively poor battery life.

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Reviewed by zia from sout africa on 10th Feb 2014
hi
siemens sx1 was out standing mobile its invention with new progam still usin in android and ios iam looking this mobile if i find or you help me to look this mobile i want to buy please.......

regaeds
zia khan

ziakhan13@gmail.com
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Reviewed by ivan from rus on 8th Jan 2012
now after passed years we can say that it`s really mean smart,though its design is pretty (sx1 tend for pull off OMAP chip from second cardboard under the influence of mechanical pressure on buttons) you can find lot of inf about it.also sx1 has heap of bugs(slow cpu,few mem,weak battery,etc)sx1 is`t worth even 1$(hawever happily siemens mobile company now is dead(it`s real user`s estimation semens`s appliances) i pity that i bought it once in 2007( very not recommend ps. now i have nokia n95-2 it`s really best smart)
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Reviewed by Nabil from UK on 22nd Feb 2009
It is not good and too slow
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Reviewed by lanhn from UK on 30th Apr 2008
best best best
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Reviewed by Masood Qadri From U.A.E. from UK on 29th Jan 2008
I Have sx1 but it is not good mobile.softkeys no working then i operation the fone and open all screws.keypad clean with sprit swab then it`s ok for some days.2nd problem no accessories available in dubai.where i get handfree and casing in u.a.e.?any body help me ple mail me. masoodahmed1212@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 6th Dec 2007
Best phone (don't forget the "made in germany label" i ever got far!!!
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Reviewed by moon from UK on 7th Nov 2007
hi to all, i cant write much , but i luv dis cell, no prob in this cel, but 1 thing, when we r writing sms, we faces probs, nut much , but writing mesages r bit hard on it, but ovr all dis is perfect ,
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Reviewed by hollii from UK on 1st Nov 2007
this fone is well dodgy its well ard to text init
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Reviewed by Peter Nagy from UK on 18th Aug 2007
good good good good good good good good good good
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Reviewed by martin from UK on 19th Jul 2007
exelent
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Reviewed by Syed Mohammed Ali from Pakistan from UK on 7th Jul 2007
hi there all... Siemens done a great job to release the SX1 ... it is a good phone ... but the negetive pont is that we have no service center for siemens phones in pakistan ... I have siemens SX1 and other siemens models also ... but my SX1 suddenly make problems .... the sofware is washed and phone is not boooting ... I have checked to many professionals but no one give me positive response ... I want to ask siemens company ... why they do not have their service center in pakistan...
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Reviewed by Zaturnha from UK on 18th Jun 2007
It is garbage! I get one for free from cellular provider, even brand new it is bad!
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Reviewed by David from UK on 11th Jun 2007
Terrible battery life, always freezes, annoying to text with, poor camera and its too big. Don't buy one.
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Reviewed by Erwinpiero from UK on 4th Apr 2007
Masterpiece of Siemens, till today it's the only Siemens product with must complete feature. Next the SXg75 come true, but still it's has no Symbian and minim applications can be installed, not like Symbian OS.
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Reviewed by saeid from UK on 19th Mar 2007
realy excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by mahnush from iran on 3rd Mar 2007
bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad
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Reviewed by Leo from philippines on 12th Feb 2007
i like the fone so much that i bought right then and there...though the keypad is a bit of a hassle but i got use to it....the quality is amazing tho n im planning to buy a 1gig mmc for it.. down side, its hard to get accessories for it..it freezes when you least expect it, but it reboots it self automatically anyways..it has an "OK" night vision for its camera but it has NO night vision when you use the video..
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Reviewed by Vegemite from Australia on 27th Jan 2007
Nice phone , perfect , have had no problems , have had about 12 phones over the last 7 years and this one take a lot of punishment , I would have to say its the best phone I have had:)
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Reviewed by debra from australia on 9th Dec 2006
my husband has one of these phones and it is great . l am writing this because so many have said that they are bad .l do think siemems after service is no good ,the (friendly staff ha ha )do not help thank you debra
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Reviewed by me from philippines on 5th Sep 2006
i bought the sx1 coz of one thing, it's unique key pad. i just thought of experimenting over the new mobile phones so i bought. after a couple of months, it just shuts off and unfortunately, didn't want to turn on again. so, i brought it to the siemens center near my place. horror just came to my face, they told me that they can't fix my phone!!! goodness... and they told me to bring it to their main office which is miles and miles away from my place. but, i loved the phone so much so i chose to travel a couple of miles just to get my phone fixed. it took them a couple of weeks before i could get it again. hardly after 24 hours, system error comes on my way. there's nothing i can do but to bring back the phone. they found out that the phone jst got a virus. and they told me that it was my fault and they didn't want to fix it under a warranty service. goodness. they brought a virus to my phone and they tell me that it is my fault??? and they say, it would take quite expensive expenses for them to fix it. what did i do? i didn't have them fixed. i just told them that siemens are not worth buying. i just told them that right to their face.
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Reviewed by mike from romania on 12th Jul 2006
is a good phone.i have it for 2 months and i just had a problem with the operating sistem but i turn it off by taking out the battery.Anyway i'm satisfaid whit this phone.At this time the only promblem i have is that i don't have the headset for radio.in my country i can't have from where to buy it.can enybody help me?my e-mail adress is mikehritac@yahoo.com. thanks
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Reviewed by Johan from Thailand on 12th Jun 2006
I bought my SX1 second hand with no trouble at all. The price was almost half of its competitor, the Nokia 3230 (alos second hand), and the SX1 has more features! After using and abusing it, I got a few anoying but not serious system errors and the phone hung a few times after which it rebooted automatically to recover successfully. The left and right softkeys tend to be non responsive on the first press at times. This phone has the great advantage of accomodating Symbian 6 as well as S60 software, together with unique Siemens functions. Unlike Nokia, Siemens offers the firmware upgrade and applications and games for free and downloadable from their website. With firmware version 15, the camera has an excelent night mode. The SX1 is definitely worth buying
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Reviewed by maleky from UAE on 3rd Apr 2006
SX1 problems go on!!!!!!! Last night when I was trying to detect network suddenly my phone started to show me the siemens mobile logo. Then none of the keys worked. I've turned the phone off by removing the battery. Then restarted the phone and guess what, the logo again, nothing else. The keys are not working, the phone does not boot!!!! Can anyone help me!!! please send help to mail :shahab_vm@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by William from Canada on 1st Jan 2006
Wow, other than the unorthodox keypad, this phone by far is the best phone out of the 20 phones I have here, I put a 1 Gig MMC card in the phone, I beat any mp3 player on the market, I have about 5 movies on the phone using Smart Movie Converter. The only thing Siemens could of done better on this phone is the Camera quality, other than that, this phone is amazing, there are just so many applications/games for this phone to keep you buisy for a year. For people who dont like it yes you are entitled to you own opinion, but please take this phone and play with it for an hour you will see what I mean. SX1 friends Enjoy this fine piece of product.
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Reviewed by chris settle from england on 27th Dec 2005
i got two of these phones when they came out in 2004, i got the mclaren special editions, the one broke within 2 months, so i sent it to be repaired, when i got it back with new upgrade it worked for about a month before i started having problems with it, the other phone just froze altogether, but the thing that really makes me angry is that siemens after sales is absolute rubbish, so much so that i will never buy a siemens again, they make it so difficult to get in touch with them, its not worth bothering, and when you finally get thru they cant or wont help you, steer clear of all siemens phones because if you get a problem your stuffed
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Reviewed by cem from london on 26th Dec 2005
this phones width is really wide dont buy it
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Reviewed by Anthony from England on 17th Dec 2005
Got the phone as an upgrade and wished I'd kept my old brick! The battery life is less than 3 days, even without using the phone, so don't leave your charger at work. Texting is a nightmare, due to the placement of the buttons. Do yourself a favour and steer well clear of this one.
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Reviewed by David from UK on 5th Dec 2005
It just keeps on crashing. I presently have system error and cannot use it. I wish I had never bought it.
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Reviewed by Sir Stanley Bowles from England on 15th Nov 2005
Hello All, I have owned the SX 1 for well over 18 months and what a superb phone it does exactly what I need it to do and a big fat well done to siemens who once again are the clear leaders of mobile design and enginuity ....FANTASTIC, REGARDS Sir Stan
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Reviewed by tiffany collar from rrainy old england on 9th Nov 2005
ugly ugly and guess wot ugly!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by donald from netherlands on 16th Sep 2005
From the begining nothing but trouble, no connection, speaker defects, microphone defects, blocking keys etc... It maybe coincidence but it didnot work for one day as it should, so for me never Siemens again. The Siemens "service" department realy sucks, theres no service at all, just telling me its my own fault. And i could not call for one minute with my new Siemens SX1 cellphone.
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Reviewed by Gunawan from Indonesia on 10th Sep 2005
No the words which i can say ; SX-1 IS THE BEST DESIGN, FEATURE, PERFORMANCE. NOKIA 6600 IS BAD. ==== GUNAWAN_96ERS@YAHOO.COM ========
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Reviewed by Lander from Belgium on 6th Sep 2005
Perfect! Now I can play N-gage games on my phone!
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Reviewed by Sangeeth Suseel.P from India on 30th Aug 2005
!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT !!!!!!!!!!! PERFECT !!!!!!!
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Reviewed by hamid from UK on 15th Aug 2005
it is verry gooood
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Reviewed by MEGAN from ENGLAND on 8th Aug 2005
I LOVE this phone to bits it tells you all you need to no in the news so do yourslf a great deal and BUY THIS PHONE.
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Reviewed by ToraToraTora from Australia on 25th Jul 2005
Hi Phone is really good, heaps of programs and games available and keypad, once you get used to it, is suprisingly easy to use. Firware updates are handy and I had no problems synching contacts/events with outlook. I would give Siemens service, however, half a star. Had a problem early on with the phone, and only just resolving it now...4 months later. Buy the phone, but be wary of Siemens ;-)
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Reviewed by Rupert Gale from england on 20th Jul 2005
this is a great fone i dont have it but my bro dose if you need a fone with a lot of thing to do then get this one but i dot have enough mony to get it but if you have alot of mony then get this fone it is great.
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Reviewed by sufyan from india on 11th Jul 2005
i must say that those who are giving negative reviews for this phone ,actually they dont have it, its the best phone bcos it contains every thing we need,it should come in india, the siemens should name it all in one and not sx1.
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Reviewed by Hossein from Persia on 9th Jul 2005
WOOOOOOOW!! that's it. i got it. YEAH!! beautiful, nice, smart ,applicable, FRESH!! device... i can't understand how somebody tells nonsence about this... about its keypad. (this keypad is the best for sms!)... its only fault is that it WARMs soon after 5-10 minutes of use. :( and a little about battery ! anyway THIS WAS THE BEST I COULD BUY. SX1 SX1 SX1 SX1 ---------- before this i was going to buy a 6670. but now i am surely satisfied.
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Reviewed by Agrass from canada on 8th Jul 2005
whooo!!! this is som fone, i recently got mine and so far everything is goin well with it. no problems with it. it quite a good fone, i mean with mp3 player, camcorder, and a smashing display. this fone as its faults both u got 2 admit no fone is perfect!!! low battery, could be slow somtimes and the camcorder is not the best both certainly not the worst. so i say u go out there and get ur self <<<<<>>>>>>
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Reviewed by Robbie from Scotland on 3rd Jul 2005
Just to say this phone is AWSOME!!! I have had it for a year and I'm not even going to bother with an upgrade. Siemens were well ahead of the game bringing this phone out with all the features over a year ago.The camera quality is great with the extra large screen and the mp3 player worked perfectly with no problems.This phone is far supperior to your samsung d500 and your nokia 6680. it's just a shame that all siemens fallow phones are rubbish like the sf65.I would recommend this phone to all.
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Reviewed by Paul Hilton from UK on 21st Jun 2005
Like anyone wud be, i was really pleased with the phone until the bugs kicked in. Ive had it for around 6 months and it's broken twice and O2 don't really care about it, they said i'll have to wait till it breaks 3 times bfore they'll change it for another phone, so im HOPING it will break again. The Symbian operating system is just un-stable. The first time it broke the phone wouldn't start up, the second time it wouldn't let me access my txt messages as a message saying "System error" kept appearing. Any potential buyers should think twice before buying this fone. The Specs are really good for a phone (in early 2002) but by today's standards the same specs can be found in smaller fones. Overall a good phone IF they ironed out the problems with the phones operating system.
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Reviewed by Laura from United Kingdom on 15th Jun 2005
I have had this phone for 6 onths and nothing disapoints me i may only be 13years old but being a teenager don't it mean i'm in with the new style and trying to be better then my friends. And i tell you what i have beat them because i have the Siemens SX1!!!! Sure if your older you may not appreciate or understand some of the features of this phone but i do and especially with a MP3 player this phone has all of the best features you need for a phone and is the best phone i've had. If any parents are trying to buy their awkward teenagers a mobile this is the one for them!!!! ;)
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Reviewed by yazan from jordan on 26th May 2005
this phone is excellent one people talks about battary life ok lets start with nokia absoulotly u must recharge ot daily cause u have camera video mp3 player fm radio & u don't wanna to recharge it daily u r really idiot people this is the best phone
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Reviewed by Amir Shawky from Egypt on 18th May 2005
to all the ones who wanna buy dat fone here's ur summery, disadv: 1- poor batt (it makes 24h with me !) 2- there's no night mode in the cam 3-video recording is very dark 4-un stable system (specially version15) hanging (not all the day) and alot of bugs 5-there's a bug in the call timer!!!!! 6-no auto key lock (how!??!?!?!?!) 7-u recieve any message on ur phone mem and u cannot move it to ur mmc card unless u open it! 8-warranty sucks!! 9-the body is not well finished 10-the pc program is realy very very poor compared with others, bugs is every where , they bite!!!! 11-the joystick slips(it's not a joke!!) that's what i had remembered about the limitations of sx1 but i think that there's alot that i'll know i wanted to tell also that the phone is with me from about 10 days only !!!! if u r astonished with it's features (auhhh it have every thing mum!~!!!!!!!) please think 100000000 times try to think about another phones like(nokia and samsung and imate). to be continued.......
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Reviewed by Mohamed Kino from Egypt on 28th Apr 2005
SX1 is a good phone but MMS not working in Symbian v7.0 and there many bugs in software. The authorized dealer in Egypt has no solutions to solve my problems. if any one can help me please send email to mm_kino@yahoo.com my notes: 1. SX1 donot receive or send MMS 2. No automatice phone lock 3. Backup phone memory to PC not responding 4. Some features not responding untill i switch the phone off and restart
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Reviewed by John from Germany on 3rd Apr 2005
Before buying this phone I was just going through reviews given in this forum. I was wanna say this phone rocks. MP3 player is the best and the reception is too good. I gave it a 4 star because the phone sometimes behaves in a unpredictable way and there are no good ringtones and alarm tones and some bugs too..
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Reviewed by Joaquin Yurrita from UK on 2nd Apr 2005
This is the best cellphone i have ever seen, It has a lot of functions and you can have fun with it&
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Reviewed by Advicer from Jordan on 30th Mar 2005
Well I'm just write a Correction that the Mobile phone SX! does not produce that much of SAR like Bajtalan Hunor from Romania said you can go to the siemns homepage and goto SX1 and go to technical data and View SAR Information and the real one is 0,52W/kg while is the ointernational is 2 W/KG
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Reviewed by Thoma from England on 25th Mar 2005
I like dis fone it's looks real good but it did cost alot and it only has 30 seconds recording time, the pictures and mp3 player come out great but I think this fone can have a little extra 2 make it better.
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Reviewed by s singh from england on 9th Mar 2005
very high qualty phone from a big company quality built
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Reviewed by Bajtalan Hunor from Romania on 8th Mar 2005
People if you have heard about SAR value and you take care of your life then don't buy this phone it's SAR is 2w/kg which is very very high a normal phone or another siemens phone is under 1w/kg for example Siemens S65 SAR value is 0.40 w/kg. And even it has a silly keypad!
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Reviewed by Mikle from UK on 5th Mar 2005
This phone is awsome! It has camera for photo and video, internet, bluetooth, infrared, mms, Symbian, EVERYTHING! It has a strange keyboard layout, but I'm sure you'll get used to it after some time (have tried it (I borrowed it) for two days without writing very much). I've also heard that (when you get used to writing on it) you can write VERY fast on this phone! It also looks GREAT!
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Reviewed by Salman from Pakistan on 2nd Mar 2005
i have been using this phone since last 10 months or so.it is a good phone but the side key pad and short battery time has restricted its useage.due to these two bad points it has lost all its beauty otherwise it would have been an excllent phone.MP3 player and FM radio is very good.
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Reviewed by shell from uk on 1st Mar 2005
This phone is absolutely terrible, I've had it only 4 days and have had to return it! Its battery life is really poor, and I had to charge it everyday. The functions of the phone are quite impressive especially considering the price of it.. However I wonder why its not available anywhere!!!! Trying to text is a complete nightmare, with the keys placed up the side of the phone, I'm usually pretty quick but this was a joke!! The phone also liked switching itself off from time to time with no apparent reason!! And also it would just freeze when in the middle of doing something. The only positive thing I can say is the game, MOZZIES! Its brilliant. Anyway like I said I have returned this and am not sure which one I will go for instead. But whatever it is I will make sure the keys are where they should be!
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Reviewed by matheus from England on 26th Feb 2005
i have just bought this phone and it is great!!! i would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a phone that has just about anything. at first i wasn't sure abut getting the phone beacause of the keypad. but i have been using it for a day and am getting used to it. the only roblem i've had is that i deleted some applications that i downloaded but the icons are still on screen!! but apart from that great!! if anyone can help me with the problem please reply. THE GOOD FAR OUTWEIGHS THE BAD!!!
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Reviewed by Tim from South Africa on 14th Feb 2005
Had 3 in a year, 2 earpiece speakers blew or intermittent, one corrupt software issue, and 4 firmware upgrades, still no luck. Siemens' service leaves much to be desired. Managed to use the phone 9 months of the year because the other 3 months was how long it took to repair or replace the other phones. Otherwise features are good but 4 megs of memery on a phone with this symbian OS, is not nearly enough. Phone becomes slow.
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Reviewed by Martin from England on 10th Feb 2005
Interesting views on this phone, most people have picked up on the negatives, ie short battery life different keyboard layout. At the end of the day this is a phone, call performance and clarity are outstanding. The Symbian OS actually works and the application and variety of games is endless. The radio and MP3 player work well, it's well constructed and yet still very light. This phone knocks most Nokias into a cocked hat. My advice is use the phone and once you are used to it you will enjoy!!!
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Reviewed by Ashkan from Persia on 1st Feb 2005
a wise choice! siemens has solved a big problem in its phones. now SX1 is a real smartphone with a full bag of features. since it has a new unique design with good materials as its cover and buttons and feels Strong in hand, it couldn't be recognized as a cellphone, specially the black version (which i'm using). upgrading the firmware of this phone adds a good ability to improve this device as well as getting better results in external equipments such as louder ringtones. in the other hand, combining the most user-friendly features such as radio, mp3 player with stereo output, a good variety of symbian applications, reasonable camera and camcorder, vivid LCD, easy to use data suit with the ability to exchange data with microsoft outlook, ability to hot swap memory card and so on brings this phone to the top of the list. at the end, i didn't find any disadvantage in this phone. some people wrote about its short battery lifetime, but remember that it is a smartphone with a big display. compare its LCD size with nokia phones (3650/6600) and also its weight. nokia smartphones are heavier than SX1 (specially the unbelievable 3650 that is like a rock in our hands!!) and that is because of the weight of the battery. good to mention that my SX1 lasts for atleast 2 days with bluetooth on (because of the wireless headset - a very well designed bluetooth HS provided by siemens) and something about 30min of talk per day and sometimes listening to radio (not with loudspeaker) and that's good for such device. the only drawback of this phone that prevents me to give it 5 stars is its charging time (more than 2h). but it's not very important cuz its charger disconnects automatically when the battery is fully charged, so you can connect your device at night and start a new day with a full battery!
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Reviewed by Jack from Ireland on 27th Jan 2005
Brilliant phone. The pros of the phone are: the brilliant mp3 player, use my phone as my mp3 player whereever wherever I want and got a 256 mb card for 20! Symbian is another thing. Theres so much apps out there you can get for free and most ( if not all ) apps and games for the 6600 work for it so theres loads for it even though its very new. The camera is great quality for VGA and you can soom up to the picture 400% once taken. The video is 2 minutes with sound and UNLIMITED without sound ( until space runs out ) but with symbian you can get apps that allow unlimited recording with sound. It syncs fine with outlook ( calendar, contacts, notes, tasks etc.)I'm very used to Nokia phones but thats no problem because its Nokias symbian and easy to use. Converters great and I use it as a tv remote and a radio. You get a USB cable with it The cons are: The joystick is a little bit slippy but supprisingly you geet used to it after a while. The same applies to the keyboard. No problem getting used to it just takes about 1 or 2 weeks if that bothers you. It isnt a 3g phone and as a VGA camera. If your looking for an even better phone than this I recomend the Motorolla E1000 with its UMTS,1.2 mpixel cam GPS and video calling and I think its got symbian 7 but im not so sure. There are so many things the SX1 an do like GPS navigation with a bluetooth GPS receiver and hundres of apps and games,that I cant list all its features. If your thinking of buying it I recomend it because its one of the best phones around even compared to the 3g phones wich cost alot more.
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Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 25th Jan 2005
I got this as it was the only decent looking phone O2 would give me on a free upgrade. It does have a lot of features i will give it that much but after a week I just had to send it back as personally I just could not get along with it. Firstly the key pad drives me insane. It took me a good 5 minutes to write a decent sized message as I spend all the time looking for the damn buttons... THEN when I am able to write it I either have to do it 2 handed or I cover the screen. The alarm... if you have the phone set to silent dont expect to hear the alarm sound! It has no real shortcut to write a new message which I can deal with however when in menu, whatever sub menu you are in, unless you exit back fully it remembers where you are. i.e. you go to the sent messages section and exit right back to the main screen with the red button... if you go back to messages you are still at the sent messages meaning you need to exit back again if you want to write a new one. The battery kife is dire and due to the location of the on off button, the phone is prone to accidental on`s and off`s... particularly ons when on a plane! The chap that seemed to think UK reviewers were scared of german phones doing well... I suspect you think far too highly of yourself. If we dont like it we dont like it. country of origin is wholely irrelevant
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Reviewed by Justin Phillips from UK on 25th Jan 2005
This phone came highly recommended by an o2 sales rep. However I find it massively frustrating to use. To write a text requires more hands than I have and the buttons are tiny. The phone is a third larger than my current Sony phone and has no additional features worth mentioning. Finally the operating system is over complex leading to a time lag between pressing the (tiny) buttons and the action actually happening. If I could give it 0 stars I would. I have now sent the phone back
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Reviewed by ashk from iran on 15th Jan 2005
my sx1 is very good. i love it
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Reviewed by Ashkan from Iran on 7th Jan 2005
SX1 is the best cellular phone but if you can please say me how can I unlock it? What is my phone code....?:(:( My email address is : arashk72@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by waqas from UK on 2nd Jan 2005
HI! My phone is giving me system error. I turn on and it gives system error.I can't open anything. I can only receive calls. Can't even make calls. Please help me and write to me at waqas_mirza1@yahoo.com. Thank you
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Reviewed by internal_me from thailand on 22nd Dec 2004
SX1 is the best-ever phone in the world. Since Siemens is not a bad brand, SX1 is the best in term of quality. Previously, I used P800, P900 and Nokia 6600. Of the three phones, I found P900 is the best in term of screen and sound quality. P900 offers more functionalities (a PDA like-function). Howerver, P900 seem too big for me. So, I sold it 6 moths ago. And 6600 is also a good phone and pocketable but its sound system is bad, I am really very disappointed with its sound system. However, It's more affordable. It is now USD285 in my country. For the above reason, I sold it to my friend. Recently, I have bought SX1. Now I am using it and I think it is the best phone, it's small, light and rich in functionalities, especially mp3 player and FM radio offer an excellent sound. I have all the functions from Symbian v6.1 plus a built-in mp3 player and stereo FM radio. In my opinion, SX1 equips with a complete entertainment system. I like it very much. But now I want to sell it and buy motorola E680 as it offers somthing more.
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Reviewed by Hurricane from Pakistan on 17th Dec 2004
Dont go on to the negative remarks the Britishers have abt the phone, theyre a daunted rival to Germans. This one is really great just go and buy if you can afford it and youll be astonished with the performance.
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Reviewed by mahmut from canada on 15th Dec 2004
i love the siemens and nokia phones but siemens sx1 is very interesting phone style is very fantastic
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Reviewed by lukas from czech republic on 10th Dec 2004
very good fone buy it you dont be angry
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Reviewed by Dan from UK on 26th Nov 2004
great phone apart from a short battery life and sometimes some of the keys get stuck and dont want to work. But apart from that is great phone lots of memory and features
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Reviewed by joost from netherlands on 18th Nov 2004
This phone, although rich in features, is a grotesque comedy of errors and inconsistencies. I am willing to overlook lack of functions such as switching off the backlight (which accounts for slightly more than 90% of total power consumption) or the 2 minute maximum lenght of a voice recording (wonder why I bought that 256MB MMC). Or the presence of two relatively useless side buttons, which have been utilised so much better in earlier models. However, there are severe shortcomings, which make use of this device most annoying at times. I have never, ever, seen a mobile phone without automatic key lock. Nor one, that on pressing a particular combination of keys, while been switched off (is this some new Nokia tradition?), is going to format its memory, thereby erasing all possible records. Nor have I ever seen such a mess in sound profiles and signals. The list goes on, and is rather lengthly. In retrospect, I certainly hope this is the very last time Siemens uses Nokia software in one of its phones. It has transformed a nice piece of hardware into something slightly better than a useless piece of junk. Oh, and hope they don't turn to Microsoft next time (-smirk-).
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Reviewed by Tom Meneses from Philippines on 16th Nov 2004
I HAVE an SX1 and mine has been nothing but a nightmare. I got my phone from my cellular provider and was excited with all the features it had. (I had become a Siemens fanatic ever since I bought the S57 model - the build quality of Siemens in second to none - so I thought that this would be the phone of my dreams. It was for about 3 weeks. First it started hanging. I thought that was acceptable at times. Then when I went to the US, the unthinkable happened: System Error: Unable to open Messages This happened to ALL the phone's functions. Camera, MP3 player, you name it. I returned to Manila and tried to have it replaces but the company said that they could only repair it. They upgraded the firmware. It worked for a while. Then system errors started popping up AGAIN! I sent it to the Siemens Concept Shop in SM North Edsa - they replaced the Installation Board. It works again, but still hangs on occasion (when making calls, when sending/receiving sms, when recording video...). Also, the phone re-starts when I try to send things to my Palm Zire 71 via infrared. I still love Siemens phones - I'm planning on getting the S65, but because of certain software bugs, I'm afraid to do so. Please read this review and beware of the SX1 - I can't even sell the damn thing here. Any info on the S65 would be great too. Email me at tommy_meneses8664@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by biggie from egypt on 2nd Nov 2004
just got the sx1 after breaking my tanger e100 last week.... and i like it.... i'm a big guy so as u can emagin i have really big hands and fingers....the phone is nicely balanced.. weighs just right... i like the dimensions of the phone and the position of the camera.... i was surprised how easy it was for me to get acustomed to the keypad. i can easily reach all the keys with my thumb. i like the screen its bright and clear.. however i really havent seen any screen better that that used on the tanger e100....menue is easy to navigate.. and the bundled software is a nice tough.... i give the phone a 4 simply because it isnt as versitile as the microsoft powered smartphones... bit then again, my expectations towards phones changed since using a the tanger,,, too many options in a phone is a bad thing.. hehehe
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Reviewed by eskandaloso from Philippines on 29th Oct 2004
*note to readers... ignore the negative reviews, these people don't even own the phone* For those morons who doesn't even have the phone, SHUT UP! This page are for REVIEWS, not IMPRESSIONS. DESIGN - FYI, keypad layout is not a problem (atleast not for me), only took me less than two weeks to adjust to it. There is, however, one design flaw that was preventing me from giving the sx1 a perfect score - joystick. Chrome surface is too slippery and hard to navigate. (especially when playing games :)) FEATURES - I can't believe some people thought that the 6600 is a better phone. I doubt if these people actually use the Symbian 7 improvements other than theme support. With mp3 (STEREO), radio, hot swappable mmc, and BETTER BLUETOOTH FUNCTIONALITY - can share pc internet connection easily (NOW TRY THAT WITH YOUR 6600, MORONS!!!), SX1 is surely one of the best phones of its time.
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Reviewed by leon from uK on 28th Oct 2004
man!!! the hell with this phone is it nokia 6600 or what?!?!?! come on!
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Reviewed by honey from Canada on 25th Oct 2004
I have an advice for some of the people writing negative reviews about Siemens SX1: MAKE SURE REALLY OWN ONE AND ACTUALLY USE THE PHONE BEFORE YOU SHOOT IT DOWN! If you can get past the wacky keyboard layout, this phone is outstanding. I got used to the keypad layout and it's fun to use. Everything works solid on this phone and this will probably the only phone I will have for a very long time. Great job Siemens!
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Reviewed by KiRC from Philippines on 21st Oct 2004
The phone is loaded with features. Everything is absolutely nice, except for its keypad. Its the epitome of absurdity. How are yuo supposed to text with your palm covering the screen?The functions keys (OK, NO, C) are placed at the center, and they consume sucha large amount of space. Sometimes, its nice to innovate, but make sure the innovations not absurd. Such a big loss for Siemens.
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Reviewed by ali from south africa on 15th Oct 2004
i was one day being wanting a phone.So i is being going to vodashop and asking what is being the best phone.The man is being saying to me the new siemens sx1 is being the best so i is being saying can i see it,and when i is seeing it i is being loving it. So i say it is the best phone even though i cant afford it. Thanking you.
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Reviewed by eduardo from portugal on 15th Oct 2004
it's mine and i love it!
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Reviewed by salman khan from pakistan on 5th Oct 2004
i think the siemens company hav done an outstanding job 2 release a phone which has an odd shape cuz those r the type tht really stand out these days i love thephone4 me it is definitely tht or the k500i or of course the 6600 but i think siemens shud take out more phones like this one its gr8!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Ted from Philippines on 16th Sep 2004
Its got a bigger screen than Nokia's 60 series mobile phones. The Symbian OS assures this phone many 3rd part applications. It looks cool but tell me, can you really text with this thing with just ONE HAND?? I can see a bunch of these sold in Greenhills as second-hand which were traded-in for a Nokia 6600. A promising but failed concept from Siemens.
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Reviewed by Dan from UK on 23rd Aug 2004
I rate this phone very highly, it is so feature-packed, but the only problem is that I have never got used to the keypad shape. My fingers just can't work it as fast as my old Sony. Apart from that it's an outstanding quality product. MP3 player and radio alone make it worth having. Great for customisation, and neat, slimline design. Thumbs up for Siemens.
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Reviewed by Jan from UK on 17th Aug 2004
Hype! Hype! Hype! This phone would have been amazing if it had launched when Siemens said it would, but they missed the boat. Along came the Nokia 6600 which does everything that the SX1 promised to do, only ten times better. Then eventually the SX1 limped into town with its sad-looking keypad and its toytown features. Video recording is a joke on this thing. Bad joke all round. Look instead at one of the latest Nokias or the Sony Ericsson K700i.
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Reviewed by Glen from England on 4th Aug 2004
I absolutely love this phone! Great looks, great ease of use - yes the buttons are crazy but they are real easy to pick up. Sound quality is spot on for the MP3 player and radio, my most used application - and if you dont like the way it operates... just find some new software online! Easy.
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Reviewed by Daniel from England on 26th Jul 2004
Its the best phone ever!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Onyeoguzoro John from 144 oba akran av. Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria on 22nd Jul 2004
I find this phone amazingly beautiful, compact and sophisticated. The Features and benefits are unique and peculiar to Siemens. As a phone freak myself, i will confess that it is in a class of its own. My friends here in Nigeria are looking forward to saving enough funds towards procuring a master-piece like the siemens sx1. Please keep it up.
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Reviewed by Peter from on 3rd Jul 2004
At first i thought what a nice design until I saw it in a shop, It Was H-u-g-e! and cheap looking. besides it uses the crappy symbian 6.1 OS and not the new 7.0s
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Reviewed by Alex from Portugal on 2nd Jul 2004
Needed to upgrade from a Siemens ME45 and got the Sharp GX20... man... I was probably drunk. Apart from pictures and colour screen it was actually a downgrade. I had to pay an extra 130, to convince some SX1 owner to exchange ot for the GX20 and YES!!! Now I have the SX1. I didn't know a mobile could be this good. I really like it, you can customize it a lot. Bad points: I guess battery does not last that long, but I heard the Nokia 6600 is a lot worse. And the keypad takes a bit to get used to, doesn't it?! But hey, it's GREAT!
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Reviewed by john from ENGLAND on 23rd May 2004
u just cant stpo using this its jyst too good.
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Reviewed by Kweku from Ghana on 21st May 2004
i think this phone is a break through for siemens i am really fascinated by the radio and the fact that it comsumes less battery power. its really great
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Reviewed by blade from uk on 5th May 2004
hi i think all you people are mad buying the siemens sx1 and not the nokia 6600 its the best it kicks siemens and at least it was out on time but i was thinking of buying the sx1 but phoned up siemens and asked if they would send me a brochure and im still waiting!
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Reviewed by Rob from UK on 9th Apr 2004
The video time is only 60 seconds with sound, you can go on until the memory has run out with no sound. Firmware 7 will improve the phone
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Reviewed by dear john from uk on 26th Mar 2004
mike:- video clip time is on the sx1 ?? 60sec
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Reviewed by dear john from uk on 22nd Mar 2004
mp3 great ,the phone that makes the 6600 look like a toy. got a 256mb mmc card for just 44, lots and lots music and hundreds of pictures .Plus it's nice and slim ,so can fit in your back pocket even if you have a big bum(arsenal).
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Reviewed by Tom from England on 10th Mar 2004
well i aint actually seen the phone in real life but ill tell ya summit it looks class. Its different from all the other phones the way it looks etc,size.......who cares about it all that matters is what the phone is capeable of doin. I have got a sagem my-x6 not a bad phone when i got it bout a week after release but now its the sort of phone what everyone has. If you wnt to be differnet from the croud i would recomend this (Y)
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Reviewed by mike from uk on 10th Mar 2004
looking at an SX1 instead of a sharp gx20 does anyone know what the video clip time is on the sx1 ?? (nokia 6600 is 9 secs, gx20 is 20 secs) cheers
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Reviewed by faisal shafi from pakistan on 27th Jan 2004
this phone is really massive.it is really best for those who want to look different from others and sx1 has all which you want it is really dream phone i am really fell my my self full of fun having this great thing
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Reviewed by jim from England on 18th Jan 2004
oh my God!!!!!and to think, i postponed my suicide for this turkey...
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Reviewed by HINT from ENGLAMD on 6th Jan 2004
GOT IT!!! finally, cost a bundle but well worth it, works like 6600 but its a siemens, you think its a nokia, thank god it isnt. SX1 probably the best phone ive ever had, camera quality is good, bit disapointed with the mp3 player but other then that no qualms.
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