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Topic # 4407 14-Jul-2005 13:50
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Ullo all. currently got a Harrier, but 1. not that impressed with it, and 2. find i dont use all the functions as much as i used to so .. goining to grab a new phone. trying to decide between a sanyo 5600 and a nokia 6255.
I also have a sanyo 7400 seems like an ok phone. not to worried about the mp3 side of things i use my ipod for that. a decent camera would be good thou.
has a look through some other forums, ppl seem to like both.
or should i just go back to the 7400 and wait for some new releases :)
your thoughts ?


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Reply # 16562 14-Jul-2005 17:33
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What does the 5600 do that your 7400 doesn't do? The camera on the 5600 may be better than the 7400, but it's still rubbish compared to even the most basic digital cameras. Wouldn't you be better off investing your money in a decent compact camera?

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  Reply # 16563 14-Jul-2005 17:42
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i agree - the 5600 has a pretty good camera, but who are you going to send your MMS photos to? hyundai owners? the quality will be lost on them.

since you have a 7400, and i assume no interest in bluetooth/flash cards, i reckon stick with the sanyo 7400

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  Reply # 16568 14-Jul-2005 17:56
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I think you will find that 5600 photos are already downsized before they are sent. But then what good is a multi pixel phone camera if the lens and zoom isn't up to it? an aperture the size of pin head is hopeless - it attracts as much light as an Artic winter.



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  Reply # 16569 14-Jul-2005 17:58
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Cheers for the thoughts. what do ya think about the 6255 ...
i had a p900 then the harrier. i feel since i am giving up the harrier i need a toy to play with :)

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  Reply # 16570 14-Jul-2005 18:19
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Personally - I don't like the 6255 to me it feels cheap. The flip just doesn't feel robust enough and I hate those cheap plastic covers over the battery. I like the solid all integrated battery and cover.

I didn't go for the 5600 - I have no use for an MP3 player in a phone. I have an iPod which I can use on a plane. However, you can't currently use a phone MP3 player on a plane even in flight mode so to me that is useless. I also have a quality digital camera and miniDV camera so camera in a phone is of little use as well.

I still have my Sanyo 7400 and I still like it.

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  Reply # 16571 14-Jul-2005 18:19
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i was actaully really impressed with the 5600 camera - took great photos, - it has a focus setting from maco to infinity.
The problem was, i shouldn't get the full res photos out of the phone. The photos i MMS-ed to emails were tiny.
maybe i needed a cable ? ;-)

The 6255, it's bluetooth for those cdma customer who have been waiting. If you're not after bluetooth then the 6255 isn't for you.

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  Reply # 16572 14-Jul-2005 18:23
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Call me ignorant but you have a Sanyo 7400 which is a decent phone, so why would you want another?




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  Reply # 16614 15-Jul-2005 02:07
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I am using the 5600 at the moment. I'm not the biggest geek in the world, but have really taken to it.

Have experimented a lot and now can use my (with a bit of manipulation) mp3s as ringtones; have the whole of a Star Wars movie on it (takes up 200 meg of the 1 Gig miniSD) and am able to record video until the sd card is full, rather than just 15 - 20 secs.

I have never had so much fun with a phone before - but admittedly, I haven't really tried...

So far as functionality goes, it has by far the best speaker on it that I have heard, and impressive non-trained voice dialling. Even recognised Samoan names. And being able to convert mp3s to 3g2 files and use them as ringers gets around the fact that most of the tru tones are just too quiet for use in a noisy environment.

Only thing I am disappointed in is how the camera performs in low light. Takes great photos in sunlight and good indoor lighting.

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  Reply # 16618 15-Jul-2005 09:32
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jase250: Only thing I am disappointed in is how the camera performs in low light. Takes great photos in sunlight and good indoor lighting.

Buy a teeny tiny LED torch from kathmandu, and you'll never be in low light again.
There's even head mounted units, for the ultra geeky 5600 owner.

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Reply # 16649 16-Jul-2005 01:18
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Thanks, taniwha. Duly noted :)

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  Reply # 16787 19-Jul-2005 21:36
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jase250: I am using the 5600 at the moment. I'm not the biggest geek in the world, but have really taken to it.

And being able to convert mp3s to 3g2 files and use them as ringers gets around the fact that most of the tru tones are just too quiet for use in a noisy environment.

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Are tru-tones really that quiet? They are pretty loud on the Sanyo 7400.

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  Reply # 16793 19-Jul-2005 23:30
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"Are tru-tones really that quiet? They are pretty loud on the Sanyo 7400. "

Hmm... i skipped a couple of generations - went from 8100 to 5600, so maybe they got louder in the interim. I couldn't hear my trutones on the 8100, so went straight to making my own on the 5600... must give them another go, then. Cheers!

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  Reply # 16809 20-Jul-2005 17:32
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Wow, my case is exactly the same as the original post! Fed up with my Harrier, however I DON'T have a 7400, I'm looking at the 5600 and Nokia 6255... The 5600 looks pretty daymn chunky - how does it feel in ya pocket? I don't want a brick! But having said that, it also looks like a pretty nice phone...

The 7400 keypad looks ugly compared to the 5600... any thoughts on either three of those phones?




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  Reply # 16825 21-Jul-2005 10:59
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alasta: but it's still rubbish compared to even the most basic digital cameras.

Go to trademe, the most basic digi cameras are around 100k or 300k. 1.3MP has got to be way better than those surely...

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Reply # 16826 21-Jul-2005 11:00
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taniwha: i agree - the 5600 has a pretty good camera, but who are you going to send your MMS photos to? hyundai owners? the quality will be lost on them.

90% of my phone camera pictures are downloaded and printed our or emailed. The more MPs the better as far as i am concerned. :-)

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