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Model:
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Helio - Cell Phone

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Helio - Cell Phone
 
3.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Who needs an iPhone?

So far pretty great. The user interface could be a little smoother. The fancy graphical menus disappear once you get into the applications, and each application seems to work a little differently. The...Read complete review

So far pretty great. The user interface could be a little smoother. The fancy graphical menus disappear once you get into the applications, and each application seems to work a little differently. The apps have an annoying habit of making you click "OK" all the time. Photo saved! "OK" Contact Edited! "OK" Etc. Just do it, tell me, and then buzz off. It's a little hard to figure out how to get back to where you were a second ago, but I'm learning the tricks. Web browsing could be a little smoother. It's still pretty 1st-generation. Not a full-scale web browser by any stretch. I still have no idea what the "mini map" does. I turn it on and see nothing. IM, Gmail, camera are all great. It's cool that it uses a USB mass storage system. Just plug it into the computer and drag your files on. No drivers!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I 've dropped it a hundred times and it still works!

This phone is not sleek BUT it is super fun to use. ITs virtually indestructable! :) Im also a text-er and this phone makes it easy with its keyboard. I've had it for...Read complete review

This phone is not sleek BUT it is super fun to use. ITs virtually indestructable! :) Im also a text-er and this phone makes it easy with its keyboard. I've had it for a year and im up for an upgrade. Helio just came out with the ocean 2 and im going to be sad to see the one i have go. You see....Im a phone Junkie. just kidding....

The new one doesnt have the same outside covering and if its not going to be as durable, i may not be able to switch.

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5.0

Helio is a great phone,i like it because of his outer shape

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from batna,batna,algeria

About Me Student

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • internal memory 200mb External memory 2GB
  • Lightweight
  • Simple Controls
  • Strong Signal

Cons

  • Awkward Keypad
  • Lithium Ion camera 2.0 megapixels

Best Uses

  • Email
  • Games
  • Making Calls
  • Music
  • Texting
  • Web Browsing

Comments about Helio - Cell Phone:

the phone is good 70% :it has bluetooth,usb,Internal memory 200MB,External memory 2GB,Memory slots1,Storage types MicroSD,Battery Lithium Ion,camera 2.0 megapixels zoom *4 with flash and GPS & weight 5.6.oz .but it has thing's aren't great such as wifi,radio FM but it's ok.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Helio Ocean is by far a great phone

By 

from Memphis, TN

Comments about Helio - Cell Phone:

The helio ocean is by far a great phone what i like most about the helio ocean is that it has bluetooth. The phone has many amazing features such as pictue messaging,voice recording,gps,youtube,camera which allows you to upload pictures and videos straight to youtube.3G Dual Slider that slides out on the keyboard to type and keypad to make calls. The camera it self is a 2.0 megapixel camera with built in flash.Talk time for the ocean last up to 5 hours.The ocean also inludes an mp3 player that plays mp3,wmv,and many more.Sending messages is a breeze you would be able ot use standard texting or T9 text.Messaging Dashboard allows you to get your email text multimedia and IM messages in one inbox. The Helio Ocean allows you to use picture or video caller ID.Loud speakers to talk on or blast your music out loud.The Helio Ocean is by far an excellent phone if you were to ever go out and by a phone the helio ocean is the phone for you.

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3.0

Serious business users beware!

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from Mableton, GA

Comments about Helio - Cell Phone:

This phone is great for all the fun stuff. But if you are a serious business user dont buy this Phone. The calender and outlook software functions are not as good as that of a smartphone. Sure it surfs the web fast enough but at times it will just shut off. Helio  customer service sucks too! And the speakerphone on the ocean is useless. All i can say is beware! I cant wait to get rid of this phone for the new blackberry bold.

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5.0

Helio Ocean phone is outstanding!

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from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Helio - Cell Phone:

The Helio Ocean cell phone is more than just a cell phone, it does everything (and more) than the Apple Iphone, cost's less and the monthly service Helio provides costs much less than AT&T and is more reliable!  I know - I used to be with AT&T for over 5 years - they were great when they were cingular, but failed miserably as AT&T - Helio provides everthing I'm looking for!  I have much great coverage area with this Helio Ocean cell phone than I ever had with AT&T!

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3.0

I 've dropped it a hundred times and it still works!

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from Daytona Beach, FL

Comments about Helio - Cell Phone:

This phone is not sleek BUT it is super fun to use. ITs virtually indestructable! :) Im also a text-er and this phone makes it easy with its keyboard. I've had it for a year and im up for an upgrade. Helio just came out with the ocean 2 and im going to be sad to see the one i have go. You see....Im a phone Junkie. just kidding....

The new one doesnt have the same outside covering and if its not going to be as durable, i may not be able to switch.

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2.0

If you don't want to pay full price on The Envy...

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from Fairfield, CT

Comments about Helio - Cell Phone:

All in all I highly don't reccomend this product. It is not a name brand item and I tend to purchase those kinds. I've never seen anyone with that phone so if you want to be unique I suppose you would like to purchase this item. I have no positive comments for this item.

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1.0

Why, Why, Why???

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from Houston, TX

Comments about Helio - Cell Phone:

The phone is just to pricey!!! I heard that it works like any other phone. You could buy a blackberry or iphone for that price. Then on top of all that I hear the service isn't so great. I just don't believe its worth buying for the service you get! The only good thing about the phone from what I seen is that it takes great pictures! My friend took a pic of me and it looked like a digital camera pic. But on the other hand the phone has to be charged often.

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5.0

I couldnt believe it

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from Kingsland, TX

Comments about Helio - Cell Phone:

This phone is by far the best iv seen in..................well its the best iv ever seen, its stylish its got everything you can imagine on it and its halfway affordable so id have to give it a thumbs up and say whoever designed this one was actually worth his money unlike the other 99 percent of the tarded phones out there that are supposed to be special and turn out to be duds.

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4.0

Feature loaded - great price.

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from Denver, CO

Comments about Helio - Cell Phone:

Has more features than I imagined. Great reception - good sound quality. Helio service has been great. 200MB of internal storage is impressive. I just wish it would sync with Microsoft Outlook calendar. The GPS feature is fun to play with, and the satellite view is impressive.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Who needs an iPhone?

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from Emeryville, CA

Comments about Helio - Cell Phone:

So far pretty great. The user interface could be a little smoother. The fancy graphical menus disappear once you get into the applications, and each application seems to work a little differently. The apps have an annoying habit of making you click "OK" all the time. Photo saved! "OK" Contact Edited! "OK" Etc. Just do it, tell me, and then buzz off. It's a little hard to figure out how to get back to where you were a second ago, but I'm learning the tricks. Web browsing could be a little smoother. It's still pretty 1st-generation. Not a full-scale web browser by any stretch. I still have no idea what the "mini map" does. I turn it on and see nothing. IM, Gmail, camera are all great. It's cool that it uses a USB mass storage system. Just plug it into the computer and drag your files on. No drivers!

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