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Cingular 8125 review

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The Cingular 8125 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 215 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


OS
No
Processor
195 MHz
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PCWorld

Cingular's 8125 has the right idea when it comes to hardware and software specs. But this hybrid PDA/cell phone's design and usability disappoint. We like the Wi-Fi support, but the device can be slow and uncomfortable to use as a phone and as a PDA.

- Grace Aquino, PCWorld


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HTC released the Cingular 8125 on February 20, 2006.


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HTC backs up the Cingular 8125 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Cingular 8125's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
195 MHz

There is a Texas Instruments OMAP 850 195 MHz processor (CPU).

OS
No

The phone runs on the 5.0 (Magneto) operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MiniSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. HTC's performance ratings are 8.5 days standby time.

Cingular 8125 Specs

Overview
Release date February 20, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System 5.0 (Magneto)
Processor Texas Instruments OMAP 850 195 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 128 MB
RAM 64 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.79 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Data Cable, Headphones, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 8.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.8 x 5.8 x 2.4 cm (4.3 x 2.3 x 0.9 in)
Weight 160 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MiniSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC Wizard, 8100, MDA, K-JAM

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Critic Reviews


PCWorld

The device can be slow and uncomfortable to use as a phone and as a PDA

from PCWorld

Cingular's 8125 has the right idea when it comes to hardware and software specs. But this hybrid PDA/cell phone's design and usability disappoint. We like the Wi-Fi support, but the device can be slow and uncomfortable to use as a phone and as a PDA.

Read full review

Cingular's 8125 has the right idea when it comes to hardware and software specs. But this hybrid PDA/cell phone's design and usability disappoint. We like the Wi-Fi support, but the device can be slow and uncomfortable to use as a phone and as a PDA.

Read full review

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User Reviews


Pricegrabber

Good phone, will recommend, lots of features. Take...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: Wi-fi, easy typing, lots of features Weaknesses: cannot make changes on names stored in card Using experience: 30 Days Good phone, will recommend, lots of features. Takes a while to get familiar with all functions. Callers complaint that they don't hear me well sometimes, gotta talk a little louder.
Strengths: Wi-fi, easy typing, lots of features Weaknesses: cannot make changes on names stored in card Using experience: 30 Days Good phone, will recommend, lots of features. Takes a while to get familiar with all functions. Callers complaint that they don't hear me well sometimes, gotta talk a little louder. Less
Amazon

Goodbye MDA, It's been an experience

from Amazon
We've been together for two years. We both knew our relationship was dysfunctional and temporary, but it took this long for me to find something new and better. For two grueling years I put up with all of my MDA's quirks, crashes, and severe lack of performance. I was initially impressed by the...More
We've been together for two years. We both knew our relationship was dysfunctional and temporary, but it took this long for me to find something new and better. For two grueling years I put up with all of my MDA's quirks, crashes, and severe lack of performance. I was initially impressed by the MDA's long list of features, but in practice my MDA has been anything but useful. Sure this device can do anything, but it does absolutely nothing well. Windows occasionally froze in the middle of phone calls, apps crash, the screen took too long to readjust when I slid out the keyboard, the speakerphone with its loud yet poor quality sound, and dialing phone numbers was much more difficult than it should have been. I had to educate myself in the inner workings of the Windows Mobile platform, overclocking and editing registry settings, just to be able to use the device. The only reason I stayed in this abusive relationship was because I couldn't find anything with equal features. The last thing I wanted to do was downgrade to a cheap razr, even if it meant putting up with so much daily frustration. Today marks the end of our relationship. I found something stable, sleeker, more powerful, more capable and better designed: The Blackberry Curve 8320. Goodbye MDA. We've had an interesting run. I may never know my new blackberry as intricately as I knew you. Thank god I won't have to in order to get some work done. Less
Amazon

Good device, but has flaws.

from Amazon
I have owned my TMobile MDA for about a year now and for the most part, it has been a great little device. It has decent battery life and is incredibly durable, but that is not to say it is still in perfect condition. The case that ships with the MDA is next to useless. It only protects the front a...More
I have owned my TMobile MDA for about a year now and for the most part, it has been a great little device. It has decent battery life and is incredibly durable, but that is not to say it is still in perfect condition. The case that ships with the MDA is next to useless. It only protects the front and back and edges, the corners are all exposed and if you are unlucky enough to drop it, it will probably land on one of the exposed corners, like mine. I have dropped it on all four corners and each one is riddled with cracks. In short, it looks like it's been beat up. The stylus has been lost, and the retention mechanism has loosened over the past year, so it will barely hold a stylus in place anymore. Adding to this problem is the misconception that the TMobile stores are useful after the sale of a phone. I had a problem with my MDA. It basically wouldn't turn on. I didn't know if the battery was bad, charged or what, but I needed some data off the MDA. I took my MDA to the TMobile store where I bought it thinking I would get help. I was wrong. The manager let me connect my MDA to a wall charger to test it, to see if it would charge (it did in his store) but he wouldn't let me try the battery from the unit on display. I wasn't asking for a free battery, I was asking to try a different battery that had a charge so I could email something off the device and to see if the problem was in the device or the battery. He asked my if I got my MDA wet or dropped it in a puddle, I assume because it was raining out and I said no, which was true. He then told me to call the TMobile support line to get help. It turns out that the battery was completely drained and it wouldn't turn on unless it was plugged in for 5 or 10 minutes. A simple enough problem to fix. I have also tried getting replacement styluses but these are not stocked by the TMobile stores. For such a small part that is easily lost, I am completely at a loss as to why they wouldn't stock these in their retail locations. So, in short, the device itself is durable, but TMobile skimped on the case. The TMobile stores are only there to sell phones, they will not help you after the sale other than to tell you to call the support number. I plan on keeping my MDA until it dies or something better comes along, but so far nothing has caught my eye. Less
Amazon

Best PDA

from Amazon
I had the TREO 700w, TREO Palm (wife) sidekick 1 and 2.. so I have the rights to compare this product. Far more superior then any phone I have ever owned. The only reason they stop making them is because of the WING -- which is an upgraded version of the MDA or should I say MDAII.
Amazon

Fabulous smartphone

from Amazon
I've had my MDA for over a year and couldn't be happier with it. Keeps all my work appointments, synchronizes with my work computer for files, contacts, etc. I have GPRS or wireless internet wherever I go. It's a little too heavy, but otherwise a great product. Long battery life too.
Amazon

DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!

from Amazon
I bought my first MDA about a year and a half ago. I was excited to have it at first just because it was my first smartphone. Then, I quickly realized that this phone was not all I thought it was cracked up to be. The design is poor and not very well thought out. The phone is awkward. It is a huge clun...More
I bought my first MDA about a year and a half ago. I was excited to have it at first just because it was my first smartphone. Then, I quickly realized that this phone was not all I thought it was cracked up to be. The design is poor and not very well thought out. The phone is awkward. It is a huge clunky hot mess. I had all of the same problems with the touch screen, stylus, battery, and reception that all of the oher reviewers had. I finally got fed up with this phone a few weeks ago when it wouldn't hold a charge for a whole day, even on standby. I bought 2 new batteries and none of them would hold a charge. Apparently, the MDA was sucking the life out of them. Rather than using the insurance for the 3rd time to get another MDA, I ended up getting a Blackberry Pearl. It is so much better than the MDA. Since T-Mobile customers cannot get the iPhone, the Blackberry Pearl is the next best thing. Check it out instead and avoid this phone like the plague. Less
Amazon

Fell well short of my expectations

from Amazon
Have been through 2 returns with Cingular now and I still cant hear out of one side of the headset. Have tried the headset on a Blackberry and Sprint version of the 8125, worked there. Windows Mobile still needs to mature. There is no way to set a beep incase you have missed a call or an SMS (if you...More
Have been through 2 returns with Cingular now and I still cant hear out of one side of the headset. Have tried the headset on a Blackberry and Sprint version of the 8125, worked there. Windows Mobile still needs to mature. There is no way to set a beep incase you have missed a call or an SMS (if you were away from the phone or something). No way of knowing you missed a call unless you actually look at the display. The process to set mp3 ringtones and SMS/EMail alerts was extremely painful as well. Less
Amazon

My All in One Device

from Amazon
I bought this from eBay just to get a fill of PDA phone. Boy....I like phone. I added 2 GB mini SD card and it works as music player also. I use it for GPS navigation, with help of GPS receiver. I am using it to the max. So thought to write a review. Cons 1. Great phone, Compare to Other PDA, lot of f...More
I bought this from eBay just to get a fill of PDA phone. Boy....I like phone. I added 2 GB mini SD card and it works as music player also. I use it for GPS navigation, with help of GPS receiver. I am using it to the max. So thought to write a review. Cons 1. Great phone, Compare to Other PDA, lot of functionality, with WM5. 2. Can you as Music phone ( At least I am using it) 3. All normal feature, SMS , MP3 ring tones, CAMERA etc. 4. It has 1.3MP camera. Descent quality pics 5. Bluetooth, Infrared 6. WiFi 7. 240x330 LCD 8. QWERTY keyboard pros. 1. Heavy 2. Well I has Window operating system, so ...normal problem of freezing. 3. Camera should have been better. 4. Battery life is less, but its expected as its PDA with 240x330 LCD screen. Overall, I am satisfied with the phone. I am using it more than a phone. Its my music player + GPS navigater + PDA. You can download many free utilities for weather,News and many other things to make it more usable like it do. The reason I am giving 4 n 1/2 stars are, first its processor speed is less, for some application you can get the feel of slow processor, Camera is ok.. but could have been better. I dont take many pictures with phone camera so itsworks for me. Its little heavy, Yeah, I am use to it now as little weight bring me more features, So I am dealing with it. Overall, Kewl Phone, If you know how to take maximum advantage of it!!! Less
Yahoo

Smartphone

from Yahoo
Pro: Microsoft applications, media player, Wi-Fi, handheld pc Con: screen alignment I have had 3 phone in my life. The Samsung 427m which was free when I signed up for the plan, the Motorolla Slvr which I loved because it was a Mp3 player and it had a great display, and the Cingular 8125. The 8125 is...More
Pro: Microsoft applications, media player, Wi-Fi, handheld pc Con: screen alignment I have had 3 phone in my life. The Samsung 427m which was free when I signed up for the plan, the Motorolla Slvr which I loved because it was a Mp3 player and it had a great display, and the Cingular 8125. The 8125 is the best phone I have ever had compared to the other 2. I use to be a Micrsoft person using excel and work everyday, so since this phone came with the application, I used it alot for general touch-ups on files. Wi-Fi is great and easy to connect to. So when we are in another room and we don't really need to boot up the big PC to look at something on the internet, we can just run the Wi-Fi and connect to the pocket pc. Another great thing about this phone is the sync. At first it was confusing how to syncronize everything to the pocket pc, but after actually reading the manual, it comes naturally. Less
Yahoo

Nice PDA

from Yahoo
Pro: Excellent features Con: Large, kinda slow, no A2DP, or GPS I like my phone! When I do not have access to a computer, its a good (temporary) replacement. You can do everything and or access everything on the 8125 like you can a PC. But its slow and files can be heard to find, plus the memory gets full QUICK... But I still like my phone!
Pro: Excellent features Con: Large, kinda slow, no A2DP, or GPS I like my phone! When I do not have access to a computer, its a good (temporary) replacement. You can do everything and or access everything on the 8125 like you can a PC. But its slow and files can be heard to find, plus the memory gets full QUICK... But I still like my phone! Less

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