Sagem's feature-less bling mobile
All that glitters...
Some say you get what you pay for and, in the case of a Sagem handset, the statement rings true. Its gold-and-black MY220X handset costs about the same as an Indian takeaway, but still delivers plenty of bling.
Sagem's MY220X: basic
The dual-band GSM handset has an LCD display that’s capable of displaying 65,536 colours. Sagem claims the device provides around three hours of talk-time and 240 hours of standby life.
Additional features include pretty standard mobile phone features, such as a speaker phone, vibration alert and games.
However, what it lacks in functionality, it makes up for in design because the gold trim gives it a rather stylish look. Its 107 x 10 x 47mm dimensions also mean it should slip easily into your pocket, while the 65g weight won’t stretch a carrier bag.
The Sagem MY220X is available now for around £15 (€22/$30) on pay as you go.
It's a news story, not a review.
If you do pick one of these up, please tell us what you think about it.
Oh come on. Most mobile handsets get pages of review. This seems a touch brief. I take it review length (and depth) is proportional to handset price these days?
And before we start getting snotty and saying stuff like "how deep a review does a POS like this need, guy?" I'd like to point out that this is precisely the sort of handset which is likely to be bought by or for kids. You know, "If you show that you can use this responsibly then we'll think about getting you the fancy model for your birthday" kind of thing. It would be nice to know how well it works first. I'm assuming that it doesn't have a camera, or MP3 player, or radio or any of the other gubbins which one rather takes for granted these days.
Mind you, at £15 a pop I could almost justify buying one to try it out myself...