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Posted by Unknown on 25th Apr 2014
I choose this phone as my first ever Flip-phone model and the shipping went by so quickly, by the time it arrived, I was more surprised than I was supposed to, despite being familiar with 1-2 weeks' worth of shipping and all.
The phone is of course, equipped bi-lingually though being able to read basic Japanese helps a bit especially if you want to dwell around the insides of your phone. The English is perfect and understandable though I was originally confused with some of the functions especially the 'Clear' button actually acting as a back button.
The keypad is really soft and there's even a multi-touch function (AKA Shortcut button) where you can customize their functions.
Downside about typing via this phone is that there's no prediction function for English.
The sub-display displays some blinking light if there was a miss call or new message and it does come in a nice variety of colors and 'blinking-style'.
The most surprising in-built application was the dictionary function which translates from English to Japanese and vice versa. This is an immensely useful function to me as a person who can't read Kanji/Chinese lettering. Its probably in-built with other phone models as well but this is one of the best application I could ever ask for in a phone that isn't a smart-phone.
Overall, this is a great flip-phone, coming from a first-timer. It takes a few tries and some days to get used to the functions but everything works perfectly as I needed. I would definitely return here for another phone when the time comes
Posted by amaiokami on 6th Apr 2014
I really love this phone! This is my first time buying from this site and i was amazed and thrilled with the communication i received about the product :) the shipping was fast and it was nice to track my phone as well.
The phone though is super cute!! I am glad this is my first japanese phone and i will definitely purchase another phone from here in the future :)
Posted by Unknown on 28th Mar 2014
This was my second keitai, the first being the Panasonic 103P (distributed by Softbank). The P-01F was a huge update - more advanced functions, menus and the screen is actually huge in comparison, and the display itself is much clearer.
The LED sub-display has a number of formats which allows you to see if you have any missed calls or unread texts without opening the phone itself, accessed by pressing the 'manner' button on the right hand edge of the phone. It displays English, Japanese and symbols/pictograms clearly when the phone is ringing.
There are a number of shortcut buttons, including an outdoor mode (brighter screen), an eco mode (dimmer screen, most likely reduced backlight time), a screen 'blind' (i.e. people can't read your phone over your shoulder) and manner/silent mode, to name a few.
There's also a shortcut menu you can access directly from the standby screen, which was surprising and convenient - you can start composing texts with the push of a button! For even more convenience, there are three buttons below the numberpad for accessing handy functions or for speed dialling.
The one-touch open button is located on the left side of the hinge; it is a mechanical gimmick, I quite enjoy it. The reflective mirror design is definitely eye catching (and handy!). The keypad is responsive and doesn't require a lot of pressure. The numbers are well spaced but I would say one drawback is the space between the functional keys at the top.
Overall, however, and after a few days of use, I feel like the general OS and set up of the system and menus are intuitive and allow for more effective use of the phone, at least for texting. I have yet to test the music player and the call quality on this phone, but I know there is a loud speaker function, something I never knew how to access on my previous Color Life phone. XD
Remember to set your input characters to English and not Japanese (under SMS settings); there's a difference of 90 characters between the two, as Japanese characters are double byte.
This phone requires a micro sim, which shouldn't be an issue these days as phone companies provide for different sizes required by phones.
Overall, I am exceedingly pleased with this phone! I love it and hope to be able to use it in the years to come; an incredibly reasonably priced phone, considering how recent the model is, as it includes bluetooth (a rarity). Service was spectacular and professional - will definitely be purchasing my next phone here, should the need arise!
All prices are in USD