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Sony CMD J5
2.8 out of 10

Sony CMD J5

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 2
2.0
Durability 6
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Looks 8
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Battery performance 2
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Plastic and fantastic?

eviltass, Ciao
26 May 2008
  • Excerpt: This was my first phone. I had just getting my first payment and a big amount of it was to this one. Now, six years later I am still considering to buy it one's more. It's small, it's design it's pretty fantastic (how can you resist a mixture of silver and blue?) The buttons are a bit plastic though. And the phone on the whole feels a bit plastic. If you don't mind the plastic feeling I could easy recommend it to you.
  • Pros: small size, the colors, the design, the mixture of silver and blue
  • Cons: it's aaaall too plastic for me
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 6
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Durability 6
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Looks 6
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Battery performance 6
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Classic Mobile phone

matty168, Ciao
23 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Even though this phone is quite old now,it is still a classic phone. The Sony J5 phone is a smart and light phone and it has a silver and blue finish if you buy it on orange and O2 but a dark grey finish if you buy it on Vodafone. It is one of the lightest phones i have ever used as it weighs just 85 grams.
  • Pros: Light,Easy to use
  • Cons: Battery life
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Durability 10
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Looks 10
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Battery performance 8
8.0

my first phone with polyphonic ringtones

john_lawr..., Ciao
30 July 2004
  • Excerpt: this was my first phone that had polyphonic ringtones and back then i was outstanded with the features. for example the graphics where fantastic back then and the ringtones where recordable so you could put any song on there but unless you had your sound volume and stuff perfect then they sounded rubish. the games on it where rubbish from what i can remember. it is very durable especially when throne against concreate and only the battery compartment comes off.
  • Pros: durable, full of features, outstanding graphics for when it was built
  • Cons: ringtones not downloadable
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 10
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Durability 8
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Looks 8
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Battery performance 8
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3 years with a SONY CMD-J5

danny182, Ciao
26 March 2004
  • Excerpt: I know this is an old phone now but I still use it as my daily mobile. It's small and stylish to look at and has been 100 % reliable in the 3 years I have owned it. All of the menus on this phone are easy to navigate and all the functions are self explanaqtory. It genuinely is a pleasure to use this phone. The phone does come with WAP and EMAIL but i very rarely use these features.
  • Pros: reliable, ease of use, stylish
  • Cons: built in games, volume on calls
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 8
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Looks 8
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Battery performance 2
2.0

truly disapointing

njayne3, Ciao
25 November 2003
  • Excerpt: i've had this phone for two years not long considering people can go for five without changing it. The first year it was light and stylish and cool then the 1 year mark arrives and bang this phone turned into a heap of junk. Firstly the arial cover started flaking off and finally came fully off then my battery, the clip that holds it in place was that flimsy it just broke off whilst i was removing the battery one day and now sadly i've had to have an elastic band for the...
  • Pros: in its day tendy and fun
  • Cons: crap crap crap
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Durability 6
6.0
Looks 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
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A good alternative to a nokia

AlecHodgs..., Ciao
29 September 2003
  • Excerpt: The sony J5 was my first deviation from the good old Nokias - and it is most definitly a good thing, as i have not returned back to them. I paid around £100 new for the phone, but you don't need to pay anything like that now, I've heard of people paying around £20 for a phone on pay-as-you-go - a great bargain for such a useable phone.
  • Pros: nice looking, easy to use, not a nokia
  • Cons: build quality not excellent, software crashes
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 8
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Durability 6
6.0
Looks 2
2.0
Battery performance 6
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A fairly good cheap phone.

slimtim, Ciao
12 September 2003
  • Excerpt: I used to have a J5 (I now have a Samsung T100, read my review for that as well!) which was a replacement for a broken Siemens. I wouldn’t have chosen the phone if I had had a choice, but it was the best one out of the selection available. First of all I will say a little bit about the size. This is by no means a small phone, but it is however fairly slim. It’ll rest in your pocket quite happily until you sit down.
  • Pros: Light, wheel for fast scrolling
  • Cons: Looks, feel of the keys, size, charger
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
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Durability 6
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Looks 8
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Battery performance 8
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About the J5

Carrie200..., Ciao
18 August 2003
  • Excerpt: I have been very pleased with my J5, and my husband also has one. It is very easy to use, once the jog wheel has been mastered. The menus are logical and accessing numbers is much easier than say a Noikia or Ericsson. There are lots of shortcuts to areas of the phone book and retrieval of missed calls is a sinch. Testing to other similar phones is also good as you can send emotion pictures (e.g.
  • Pros: slim, light, easy to use, lots of features
  • Cons: external arial, feels a little flimsy at first
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 10
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Durability 8
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Looks 8
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Battery performance 10
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Nokia Shmokia

foolish, Ciao
30 April 2003
  • Excerpt: This phone is excellent. Or was excellent; when i bought it. Now its just a bit old and out-dated. But even so it is still better than the Nokia phones that were brought out afterwards. This phone uses the wheel on the side which is an ingenious way to scroll down menus, and text messages. Just like a mouse wheel, but on a phone. Its recording facility has saved my life before (literally).
  • Pros: Excellent recording facility
  • Cons: Vibration is weak .  Ringtones are too quiet
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
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Durability 2
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Looks 8
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Battery performance 10
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A good phone that lets itself down

hadam, Ciao
9 March 2003
  • Excerpt: I bought this phone- like alot of other people- for the novelty of recording my own ringtones, put your phone next to your tv with Mtv on and... hey presto! but was that reason enough to buy it? i dont think so Sure, the sound is good, a million times better than the nokia tune of old and similar offerings but its just too too quiet - even when turned to maximum, you'll have trouble hearing your phone in your pocket or bag!
  • Pros: Great menu design, Innovative ringtone concept
  • Cons: Robustness, ringtone volume
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