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When it comes to the camera you are limited to shooting stills at resolutions up to 2-megapixels. There is a side button which launches the camera and can be used to take photos. It is on the lower left edge rather than the more usual right edge, as this is occupied by the sliding keyboard. This means you need to use phone left handed when in camera mode, tapping the camera button with your left forefinger. Lefties will be happy and it isn’t difficult for righties either, it’s just different.
The camera lacks a flash or autofocus. Image quality is OK if all you want is a quick throw away snap, but not up to much more. The coloured dish photographed indoors under ordinary household lights is dull and lacking in vibrancy. The chair photographed outside has definite blue and pink tones to what should be its uniform white. The tomatoes were photographed fairly close in, and show that close focus is a challenge for this phone.
There is a Web browser on board but it isn’t all that good. It wouldn’t load the TrustedReviews home page saying the content was too large. So I guess you are taking your chances with what it will and won’t cope with.
In addition to what’s already been mentioned you get a calendar, memo maker, alarm, voice recorder, calculator, stopwatch, unit converter, world clock and a couple of games.
The quirky design of this handset is appealing, and the one-function dialler touch screen is very useful. The keyboard isn’t the most ergonomic I’ve seen, but frequent texters might find it a boon.
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