This technical Treo 650 review is based on a computer analysis of the cell phone's technical specifications, it is in no way an actual hands-on review. It identifies its good and not-as-good features so that you make a sound decision.
- Technology: The Treo 650 works with worldwide frequencies of the GSM standard which is convenient if you travel overseas frequently. (Note that additional roaming charges from your home carrier generally apply) (score: 7/7)
- Talk Time: A talk time of 300 minutes. It is very good! (score: 20/20)
- Stand-by Time: 300 hours of stand-by time. It is excellent! (score: 20/20)
- Phone Book: It can store a variable number of phone book entries. This is usually the case of phones with a dynamic memory and, it usually allows for a lot of phone numbers to be stored. (score: 20/20)
- Speakerphone: It has a speakerphone, which will prove useful in a car or in other situations. (score: 10/10)
- Full Keyboard: It includes a full keyboard. Useful not only when typing text messages but also when browsing the wireless web and adding new phone book entries. (score: 7/7)
- Wireless Data System: Bluetooth-enabled, which is an interesting plus. Bluetooth is not really necessary but may be handy if you want to use a wireless headset or transfer data to or from your (Bluetooth-enabled) laptop, for instance. (score: 7/7)
- Weight: 6.30 ounces of the Treo 650 is a lot of weight. Whether you carry it in your pants pocket or a purse, you could find it heavy. (score: 0/20)
- Camera: The VGA built-in camera is basic. Useful, but you won't win photography contests with it. (score: 3/10)
Overall Score: 98
* Look at these 3 phones. They ranked higher than the Treo 650:
Sony Ericsson K610im (Score= 137)
Sony Ericsson k610i (Score= 130)
Sony Ericsson V630 (Score= 125)
** Given the fact that manufacturers do not always list features in full, some details may be missing. Therefore, the program that generates these technical reviews may yield akward results. If this happens, shoot me an email and I'll fix it.
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