I used to carry two cell phones with me for quite some time now. You might ask why but I used the one sim as a personal line which gives me unlimited SMS messages and the other sim as a business line. I had been doing this for about 4 years, until a couple of months ago…
I’ve seen a lot of advertisements for dual sim phones, so I indulged and researched looking for the perfect phone that I can use. I was tempted to buy some of the China made phones that first flooded the Philippine market but I told myself to wait for a better model. I kept on searching and waiting until I saw the Samsung SGH D-880, (well I liked the non-sliding version SGH D-780 before, but that’s for another story). On the day I bought the phone I had asked a couple of cell phone shops ensuring I’d get the best price.
I was hooked by the beauty of this phone, besides the primary function of being able to use two sims at the same time, the following are the other features that I’ve liked:
3 megapixel cameraBright, clear, crisp display on it’s 2.3” screenFast softwareAble to install java games without connecting to a computerCan be used as a portable memory deviceCan read .doc, .txt and .html documentsRadio functionalityUnlimited voice and video recording (capability limited only by space)
While I’ve been raving about the above, I feel Samsung can still improve on the following areas:
Limited # of songs on the playlist (phone has 4 playlists and you can only add 30 songs each) I want all of my songs on one giant playlist!Limited Java Games that can be installed on the 4MB space allotted for it (I want more gamesssssssss!) JWhen watching MP4s, it’s showed on a very small screen and not on the entire display.The slave sim can have a bad connection when using for voice calls.Sound output can be better
While I rant about the above, I do like this phone very much as I’m only bringing one phone instead of 2, even if I told myself that I will not buy another sliding phone. I had a Nokia 7650 previously and had issues with it. Now, as for the playlists, java games and mp4, I think I’ll just go buy myself a PSP and or an IPOD to satisfy my song and gaming ears and fingers. J