the continuing saga of Living with the Orange SPV E650
OK I’ve had the E650 for a few months now and I’m way way past the honeymoon period so I thought I’d give you a quick catch up on my current feelings on the device.
do I still love it ? well yes …… mostly
will I part with it ? not if I can help it
are there any problems with it ? yes a couple
go on what are they then ?
well the biggest problem I’ve come across is the fact that any screen grabbing notifications such as low battery warnings disconnect your Bluetooth sessions, a royal pain when you are driving and involved in a conversation on your headset. I have no idea why this happens it’s just a really bugging bug.
the second problem is purely aesthetic, remember the flappy flaps, they’re made of pretty soft plastic and with use they deform and refuse to sit cleanly in their aperture. this is a real problem for the flap that hides the extUSB connector which annoyingly is on the bottom of the phone and is in use a lot for charging, it now refuses to sit cleanly and really spoils the lines of the device. it’s going to come off when I get round to it.
Neither of these are major problems but they are worthy of mention as they are particularly annoying in a device that is otherwise so well designed.