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Jerry Raia
04-07-2006, 01:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Cingular-2125.htm' target='_blank'>http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Cingular-2125.htm</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Good things apparently come in threes (or more). The Cingular 2125, a sibling to the T-Mobile SDA and i-mate SP5m Windows Mobile MS Smartphones offers a wealth of features in a compact, reasonably priced package. The phone follows up on Cingular's successful Audiovox SMT5600 which the 2125 closely resembles. But the similarity is only skin deep: the 2125 runs the latest Windows Mobile 5 for Smartphone OS, has a stunning QVGA display, 1.3 megapixel camera and better reception. The Cingular 2125 is a quad band GSM phone that will work anywhere in the world GSM service is available."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Jerry-2125.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />If you are still thinking about the Cingular 2125 (aka Humphone) here is another review to take a look at.

04-07-2006, 04:43 PM
It goes without saying the I am a fan of the 2125. As a phone and a smartphone, it still reigns as the best I've ever used. I do have one nit to pick though. I don't make regular use of the cameras on mobile phones because I have three really good Canon cameras around. I do take the occasional pic with the 2125 and I think this camera is one of the poorest I've seen in a phone. Low light pictures are poor and in bright light I also get washed out shots. The camera seems to have a very, very narrow light range in which it can take a decent snap. Has anyone else noticed this?

Jerry Raia
04-07-2006, 05:33 PM
You're probably right. I take so few pictures though so I haven't noticed.

Mark Larson
04-08-2006, 09:33 AM
After owning a T610, I don't even dare to use the camera on any phone. But I do think the SMT-5600 had a better camera. The SDA's camera overbrightens the image a lot, and performs poorly in the dark.

04-08-2006, 05:33 PM
Reducing the cost, increasing battery life and one more benefit:
Many high security government buildings as well as very secure corporate environments restrict bringing in a cell phone with a camera. People have to leave their phones outside the buildings in their cars.