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Topic # 5483 1-Nov-2005 17:37
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Hi all!

Im planning on getting a new phone and i am looking at a 6255 or the 5600. I currently have a Nokia 6225.

If any of you could share your views and opinions on the Nokia 6255 or the Sanyo 5600 that would be great!

Thankz!!

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Reply # 22425 1-Nov-2005 19:57
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What do you want out of your phone?

Music player? - 5600
Outlook Syncing? - 6255
Cool factor? - 5600
Bluetooth? - 6255
1.3MP? - 5600
Infrared? - 6255

Both good phones for different things...




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Reply # 22432 1-Nov-2005 22:50
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For ease of use and features i would go for the nokia 6255. Proud owner, love mine. That is as long as you not to worried about not being able to download video clips. that the only downside to this phone. i fnd it much nicer to use than the sanyos

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 22434 2-Nov-2005 06:52
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I've had my 5600 since they came out and its a great phone. The menus are prety easy to navigate, the media player is a great feature - I use the mp3 player feature all the time.

The camera takes great photos - the screen is one of the best I have ever seen on a phone. 1GB miniSD holds plenty of music - I also have transfered some of my divX music videos to the phone altough I had to recode them as .3gp files. It also works as a data transfer device as once plugged into a PC with the USB cable (included) it is scene as a drive by your PC.

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Reply # 22438 2-Nov-2005 08:10

Also- 6255 has radio, 5600 not. And if you are even considering a car kit go for the Nokia. The Sanyo car kits are not great. Otherwise I agree with all the other comments on the Sanyo- it sure has cool factor

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Reply # 22621 4-Nov-2005 08:59
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I would not touch the 6255 if I was you, mine has had endless problems, and telecom is pretty unwilling to help

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Reply # 22622 4-Nov-2005 09:09
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acidbaby:
I would not touch the 6255 if I was you, mine has had endless problems, and telecom is pretty unwilling to help
There was a (very) long thread about the Nokia 6255 when it came out. Some problems were reported and Telecom actually took the phone out of the market for a week while all units in the field were reflashed. Also any customers with problems could have theirs upgraded to the latest firmware.

Some of the problems reported were not fixed, we know, but the big ones, including turning off without user action, were corrected.

Look for the thread, there was a list of problems there.

I think Telecom did a good job in bringing the phone to the market, seeing that there was a gap for a Bluetooth enabled handset on CDMA. The experience wasn't all 100%, but as pointed by Disenchanted before not everyone uses Bluetooth, music player, etc. So, depending on what you need, you might want to skip the phone.

acidbaby, is the problem you have one of the included in the list? Have you updated your device since you bought it? Have you bought it after or before the update?





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Reply # 22624 4-Nov-2005 09:24
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I have had all the problems (and then some). Latest is not being able to receive multimedia messages, to which telecom have said its a known prob and there is no fix yet... that was about a month ago now...

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Reply # 23034 11-Nov-2005 15:54
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Reply # 24395 7-Dec-2005 21:26
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Seems i might go for the 5600 seeing as its down to $599 and the 6225 looks like it has lots of probs.

Hopefully i could run RCA's from the 5600 headphone jack so i can plug it into my stereo (and car stereo) and use it as an MP3 player.

Thankz all!!

Oh and what are those headphones that come with the 5600 like qulity wise?

Cheers

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Reply # 24397 7-Dec-2005 21:37
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The problems have finally been fixed and the 6255 is working as well as it should have when it was released 8months a go. Dont write it off because of problems that it used to have. When going to buy the phone ask if you can have a play with one for 5mins and make up your mind that way

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Reply # 24398 7-Dec-2005 22:34

I recommend Nokia honestly.




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Reply # 24409 8-Dec-2005 08:32
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I have had both phones, and even with all the problems I would still take the nokia.

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Reply # 24520 9-Dec-2005 20:26

Or you could wait for the Sanyo 9000 that will be before xmas...... very very cool phone.

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Reply # 24522 9-Dec-2005 20:34
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Its just a Sanyo 5600 with the ability to download whole music tracks from the upcoming music store... (at some inflated price I guess...)




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Reply # 24523 9-Dec-2005 20:38

True the pricing is the same as vodafones pricing at this stage and the songs downloaded will only work on your phone you can back them up to your pc but not play them on the computer. The bit I liked while playing on the 9000 was the ability to create play lists plus the outside design looks nicer.

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