i-mate SPL Review
4.5" x 1.9" x 0.5"
114.5 x 49 x 12
Motorola Q GSM
4.6" x 2.5" x 0.5"
116 x 63 x 11.5
3.9" x 2.1" x 0.8"
99 x 53 x 21
4.1" x 1.8" x 0.6"
105 x 46 x 15
flat keypad is below the display and it reminds the keypad of the first RAZR phone. It reminds of it not only by its type and material but also by the curves of the lines which separate every key - the lines “curve” at the end, which is very impracticable, but good for the vision. We definitely do not like this keypad because besides it is flat (almost no raise), the keys are too small. The keys work softly when pressed and that gives tactical response, which is very good for that type of keypad. The small size of the keypad and its full flatness, lead to unpleasant, inaccurate and tiring work with it. There is a light blue backlighting, which clearly illuminates the separating lines, but the characters on the keys are not clearly visible.
The two volume control buttons and a musical shortcut between them are placed on the left side. The camera shutter key is on the right side. You can also find there a miniUSBport for connection with PC, charger and stereo earphones. Our personal preference is for a separate output for earphones - 2.5 or 3.5мм stereo jack.
The camera module is a little raised and located on the back panel (lens and self-portrait mirror) and the loudspeaker is below it. At the opposite end, a little raised pad helps the phone to be stable when placed on any surface.
Under the comparatively solid metal cover the 1100 mAh battery is hidden, which has to be removed to get access to the miniSD slot for memory cards and the seat for sim cards, which has to be pulled out to place the card. Removing the battery is somewhat unpleasant (besides slow) operation. Sometimes it is possible to place it back incorrectly, so that it juts out a little and still, to be in contact.
There is a LED placed in the left upper corner on the front panel.