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Panasonic GD55 review

7.7/10 AVG.
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7.7/10
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The Panasonic GD55 currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 18 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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Panasonic released the GD55 on October 1, 2002.


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Panasonic backs up the GD55 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown
Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Panasonic's performance ratings are 9.5 days standby time.

Panasonic GD55 Specs

Overview
Release date October 1, 2002
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.75 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Hand Strap, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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: 9.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 7.7 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm (3 x 1.7 x 0.7 in)
Weight 65 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Monochrome
Technology LCD
Resolution Unknown
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type Trackball
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 250
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Lots of bells and whistles here, but best for those with good vision.

The most important quality for any phone is reception. My home lies in reception limbo. From televisions, radios, to cells, reception (for all but the most powerful signals, like the radio station you can still pick up in your car, hundreds of miles away)is spotty to nonexistant. My former Sprint (No...More
The most important quality for any phone is reception. My home lies in reception limbo. From televisions, radios, to cells, reception (for all but the most powerful signals, like the radio station you can still pick up in your car, hundreds of miles away)is spotty to nonexistant. My former Sprint (Nokia)phone had me walking halfway down the block, phone @ an odd angle. This phone must be a signal magnet! The reception is crystal clear, even in our dead zones. I can make and receive calls with as much reliability and clarity as with a land line. Text messages just zip right on out. Once I was the recipient of a dropped call, but it was the other person's cell, not mine. This is a GSM phone, which means it works worldwide (unlike many US phones). This means that if I travel outside of the United States, I can pick up a prepaid SIM card, put the chip in the back of the phone, and no international roaming charges! Outgoing calls are much less expensive, and in most countries, incoming calls are free! I have a SIM chip in my phone now, so I just swap it out. I refilled the SIM card online with T-mobile prepaid, and am really happy with it. I paid $119.00 for 1000 minutes (10 cents/text msg over a certain amount). That's it. Not a cent more. No daily minimum charges as with Verizon prepaid, no 1st call surcharges, as with Boost mobile (Virgin)prepaid. The telephone is small enough to hide behind 2 bic lighters, and can be worn on a wrist strap, as with a watch. If you have wireless internet service, it can be used as a browser, with 10 bookmark slots available. You can divert your calls to voicemail, another number, as well as restrict certain incoming/outgoing calls. It has a calculator, calendar with schedule alarm reminders, a currency converter with rate of exchange setting. Something costs 15 Euros? No problem. Whip out your phone and see the price is $18.768 American dollars! It has call waiting, last number redial, hold, call transfer, conference call, loud and clear ringtones & text message alert (with or without vibrate), compose your own melody for ringtones, etc, change the display language, present user phone answering messages with additional slots to place your own, phone lock, keyguard, speed dial, quick hands-free select, bandwidth select (different for the US, Canada & parts of South America than what is used for the rest of the world). There is even a game (sort of like the one where you guess which hole something is going to pop out & try to be quick enough to bop it). Lots of bells and whistles here. And it recharges really quickly. So it doesn't have a camera. My PDA has a camera. I have a couple of cameras. How often do I need to take pictures unexpectedly? If I know I'm going to take pictures, I take a camera. Better resolution. The one drawback is the size of the text on the screen. At one point this wouldn't have been a problem for my 20/10 vision. Now I have joined the growing number of people who need reading glasses. I do need reading glasses to read the text. Without, I guess at the names on my phone list. I have read a text message, then had to read it again with glasses on. I always have to wear them to send one. However, would this be more appropriate for a review of my vision than the cell? Anyway, adjustable text size would have been a definate plus. Panasonic discontinued this phone. I have no idea why, as it is better than my past Nokia and Motorola phones. Then again, one only has to look at some televion series cancellations (Firefly, Surface, Threshold) to see that executives often make bad decisions. I'm going to keep this phone for as long as possible. As it's sturdy, this shouldn't be a problem. Less
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panasonic eb-gd55

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Pro: loudness,fastness,littleness Con: dosent have a camera, colour My dad got me this phone so my motorolla v3 razor didnt get stollen at school. Its a funky little phone and has evrything you need.Its fast working and as loud as could be and is definetly a great phone.

THE BEST CELL PHONE IN THE WORLD!

IT IS JUST PERFECT. THE RECEPTION IS GREAT AND IT IS JUST ALL YOU NEED WITH A FASHONABLE STYLE! DON'T LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE CONS FOR THIS PHONE AND THE G51m TOO. THAT PHONE IS BADASS TOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the best and the smallest phone so far

the best and the smallest phone so far
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nicest phone ever

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Pro: everything Con: nothing man this fone is kick ass u gots to gets it or else..... ghettonis fo lyfe holla back my cheegros
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Not sure about this one..

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Pro: Tiny - fits in handbag & looks cool Con: Too small to hold, REALLY BAD RECEPTION Have had lots of comments about how small and cute this phone is - and it's great for fitting in a pocket or handbag. However, like one of the previous reviewers, this phone is so small I've managed to drop it sever...More
Pro: Tiny - fits in handbag & looks cool Con: Too small to hold, REALLY BAD RECEPTION Have had lots of comments about how small and cute this phone is - and it's great for fitting in a pocket or handbag. However, like one of the previous reviewers, this phone is so small I've managed to drop it several times (and I have small hands!) - and the battery hasn't properly attached to the main face since. It's also difficult to hold up to my ear. My biggest criticism is the reception - really awful. I swapped SIM cards with a friend to see if it was my network, but, no, tunrs out it's the phone. Another friend with the same phone also has this problem. I'm sadly going to have to get a new phone...this one just won't do. Less
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Panasonic

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Pro: its small and convenient Con: very fragile Despite the fact that this phone is very small, it can be very loud (volume adjustable) and can be also set to vibrate. There is one game. The phone is extremely fragile, it dropped accidentally when my daughter was handing it to me. The battery skated ac...More
Pro: its small and convenient Con: very fragile Despite the fact that this phone is very small, it can be very loud (volume adjustable) and can be also set to vibrate. There is one game. The phone is extremely fragile, it dropped accidentally when my daughter was handing it to me. The battery skated across to one side of the room, while the phone went to the other... now its being held together by a rubber band because the battery no longer attaches to the phone properly. This was after having it for about 2 months... its so small, and easy to miss that its bound to drop at sometime even if you're being careful. However, i guess it's still a pretty good phone Less

after 9 months...

i bought this phone at the time because it was super cheap and my girlfriend wanted us to buy the same model at once. after my experience with this phone, i can only say the negatives far outweighs the positives. the small size is cute, definetly a head-turner and conversation starter.... and thats a...More
i bought this phone at the time because it was super cheap and my girlfriend wanted us to buy the same model at once. after my experience with this phone, i can only say the negatives far outweighs the positives. the small size is cute, definetly a head-turner and conversation starter.... and thats about it for positives. negatives: 1) because of the incredibly small size, the microphone is located too far from your mouth... people on the other end has trouble hearing, and you find yourself covering your mouth with your hand to create a "sound tunnel" to the mic. 2) small phone means small buttons.. i have pretty averaged sized hands for a male. its ok for normal usage of calling people. but once you try to text message, it really gets exhausting on the hands and eyes. 3) fido/rogers does not actually support this phone. this phone is offered as an unlocked phone using the gsm 800(?) band. hence service on only one gsm band rather than 2 degrades signal significantly. no support also means loss of some or all of the phones features such as downloadable ring tones, images and web browsing (which i still haven't figured out if the phone is even possible on fido networks.) so overall, its cute, small, difficult and uncompromising like a woman. so naturally.. girls are drawn to it like flies. heavy cellphone users.. avoid this phone! Less
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panasonic gd 55

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Pro: gc Con: hghg The panasonic gd 55 is a very small and usefull phone?This phbone has a blue coloured screen

It's a worry

I don't know whether it's radiation, but when talking on the phone for periods of 5 mins+ my ears and toungue go fuzzy and I get a headache.

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