Summary: I have had this phone for two years now and I only enjoyed it for about a month. It is useless. When you get it out the box it'll stay like that for ever, no covers, ringtones, logos, picture messages, anything! The best thing you can send alongside your txt is a tiny picture which only appears on other philips phones . I would'nt recomend this to anyone. Instead go out and buy a Nokia, look around on this site as there are briliant Nokias at decent prices!
Cons: No downloadable Tones/Pictures, Chunky and poor in quality, Absolutley no way of Customizing it what so ever
Summary: This phone has been a pain in my side for a very long time when compared to my Nokia 7110e and my Nokia 9110i it is awful. The menu is very tricky to navigate the txt messaging is almost impossible with the awful T9 txt input. Where to begin? The phone book is ok of adequate size it does what it says on the box no more. The Games are terrible an early form of Pong is all that is available.
Summary: Budget handsets need to be more user-friendly than more expensive phones because they are often bought by people new to mobiles. Philips has clearly recognised this and tried to make the Azalis as simple to pick up as possible. The acid test of simplicity is: how much do you need to refer to the manual? Arguably Nokia sets the standards here and you sometimes think they could bring down costs by not printing a manual since most of its handsets are so intuitive to use.
Summary: Reasons for buying I bought the Azalis 238 for £19.99 on a BT prepay staff deal (I work for BT) as a back up in case my 3210 breaks. I had the choice of this, the Nec db4000 for £24.99 or an Ericsson 2618 for £19.99 all on prepay. The Nec was attractive and has a lithium battery which is important to me as Lithium batteries can be charged at any time with no memory effect, but I ended up choosing this for price, looks and features.
Philips Az@lis 238: Philips az@lis - the best value phone on the market!!
19 April 2001
Summary: I bought this phone recently on a pre-pay sytem for £39.99 with a £5 voucher included. i am personally not too bothered about what my phone looks like so long as its cheap reliable and reasonally easy to carry around with you. The phone does have a WAP facility which i thought was great value for the relatively small price i paid for it. I found the phone very easy to use, very similar to the Philips Savvy which was the phone i had previously (until it broke!).
Summary: I have been holding out against buying a mobile phone for about 2 years. I never seemed able to make a decision about which handset to buy, let alone the right tariff to go for. All that changed in two minutes flat when I went into a local branch of The Link and looked around for a mobile to buy for a friend and was introduced to the Philips Az@lis 238. This was on special offer for one day only. Down from £69.99 to £39.99 !
Summary: My brick was recently two years old. The ridicule I got when using the aforementioned brick was beginning to lose it’s funny side so I decide to start looking for a replacement. The “Brick” was a Philips btcellnet pay-as-you-go U-Phone, with a flat rate of 35p per minute and a minimum top-up of £10 every 3 months. Very clear reception was its sole feature. Obviously, as a web addict, I was going to want a WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) phone .
Excerpt: Ne vous attendez pas a un 3310 le philips est beacoup moin fluide et les jeux sont casi-inexistant et on le telephone a la taille d'un mini talki, le son est parcontre correct et apparement le tel ne crain pas l'usure du temps, Cdlt, Cyclopes87.
Summary: Bonjour à tous! Aujourd'hui j'ai envie de vous parler de mon portable du moment (car j'en avais un tout premier, un vieux Motorola que je vous déconseillerai très fortement dans un avis), le Phlips Azalis 238... Le ... quoi 238??? Et oui, aujourd'hui il ne se fait plus, mais pourtant mon oncle me l'a donné car le mien était complètement HS!
Summary: c'est mon premier telephone mobile, et il m'a servi bien des fois ... cependant il est certainement depassé mais peu encore rendre des services quand à une utilisation occasionnelle ( panne du téléphone courant, environement spécial mer montagne ...) question autonomie il bat et de loin les telephones tres performant du moment.