UPDATED Hands-on with a Casio Exilim C721 dummy phone
0. phoneArena 28 May 2009, 00:14 posted on
While we're waiting for the real Verizon Casio Exilim, we got a hold of a dummy phone...
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3. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
Im not a fan of this phone. External screen is way to small.
11. TheCellDepotVZW (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
yes cause the external screen is the one we will be using most... all your looking at that screen for is to see who calling and that it... oh and maybe to see if your phones gonna die...
4. bigredemp_2007 (Posts: 10; Member since: 27 May 2009)
i haven't seen a dummy phone in our store yet. i really hope the swivelling screen is only thing similar to the Samsung Flipshot! It looks like a pretty sharp looking phone though, and if it is water resistant like Casio's other phones, we may sell a few of these. Most people like the concept of the G'zone series, but it is not a good looking phone. I wonder how that camera looks on the screen? I was hoping for a much bigger screen.
5. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
screen size really doesn't matter. Resolution is what will actually dictate the quality of the pictures the phone will display on its own. Sometimes people feel the pictures on their phones suck because they are only looking at the display of their phone and they never load them on a computer to see what they actually look like. The external screen is small, but i would sacrifice a small external screen for a beatuiful internal display 480x800 resolution on a "dumb" phone is fantastic!
6. bigredemp_2007 (Posts: 10; Member since: 27 May 2009)
from my experience working in a store, most of the people who would buy this phone, or really any camera phone for that matter, will be complaining that it has such a great camera but does not look great on the phone. Sure, get an SD memory card, load them on a computer, it'll look good.
7. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 240; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)
The final specs now show the internal display to be QVGA 240x320, not WVGA 480x800.
10. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I need to read more thoroghly, and not scan these longer posts... i skipped the NOT part
8. Arielnyc2006 (unregistered)
It has dashboard, which means no prepaid.. sigh....
12. whyNoWindows7Driver (unregistered)
I recently upgraded to this phone and a Windows 7 PC. I must say it's a really nice phone with a great camera, however, if you want to download your pictures to your Windows 7 PC you won't be able to with the supplied USB cable until Verizon decides to make a driver for Windows 7. So, if you decide on upgrading to this particular phone, it would be advatageous for you to get a micro SD card and transfer your pictures on someone elses non-Windows 7 PC, use a photo development center with a micro SD card, or incure the charges for the megabyte usage that your plan provides when not using a micro SD card. I read on numerous sites that it works fine with the other versions of Windows. My big question for Verizon is when is the USB driver for Windows 7 going to be made available? Hoping some human from Verizon reads this instead of receiving a system generated form letter from the customer support division server and provides an actual answer.