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Asus M530w

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Asus M530w. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery. The price is also mentioned favorably, but the usability and performance get negative comments.

portability, price, battery

performance, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Asus M530w is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

ASUS M530w

 

While the M530w isn't the best or fastest Windows Mobile PDA-phone available, it is one of the cheapest. CIOs will rejoice at this viable cut-price alternative to the others sold at twice the price.

Hand and pocket friendly, Excellent battery life, Inexpensive alternative

Dull WM6 interface, No HSDPA, Sluggish performance, Tiny QWERTY keypad

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

ASUS M530w Smartphone

 

ASUS presents the M530w, the company's first smartphone to debut with Windows Mobile 6.0 for business-minded users.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS M530w

 

Looking very similar to Palm's Treo 500v the ASUS M530w offers a comparable feature set to Palm's entry-level model. The M530w runs Windows Mobile 6, ...

Design, scroll wheel, build quality, Wi-Fi, interface speed

No 3.5mm headphone jack, no HSDPA

The M530w is a competent, if not outstanding smartphone with a reasonable features list. It doesn't wow, but handles most jobs with a minimum of fuss.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Asus M530W Smartphone

 

Asus' M530W is a little straight-laced, but it's up to the job - just don't be too far from a power outlet.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon, CNET.com.au (zdnet.com.au)

ASUS M530w

 

The ASUS M530w is a 3G, Windows Mobile PDA-phone with a price tag that'll have CIOs everywhere rejoicing.

Hand and pocket friendly, Excellent battery life, Inexpensive alternative

Dull WM6 interface, No HSDPA, Sluggish performance, Tiny QWERTY keypad

While the M530w isn't the best or fastest Windows Mobile PDA-phone available, it is one of the cheapest. CIOs will rejoice at this viable cut-price alternative to the others sold at twice the price.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (smarthouse.com.au)

Asus M530w

 

Businessmen who are constantly out of the office will need a smartphone that can retrieve e-mail in an instant, is easy to use, and has a lot of office applications. The new Asus M530w seems to put all that's needed in the palm of your hands.

Slim profile ; Construction ; Keyboard layout ; Office-oriented applications ; Wi-Fi connectivity

Abysmal battery life ; microSD card not hot-swappable

The Asus M530w is a business smartphone that is slim, light, and is easy to use. The phone's quick loading times, office-oriented programs, 3G capabilities, and Wi-Fi connectivity certainly gives it an edge when compared to other smartphones available...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Rohan Naravane (techtree.com)

Asus M530W Smart-phone

 

Today we've reviewed a BlackBerry-esque smart-phone from Asus; the M530W. Let's see whether this device is worth your attention...

Sleek and light, Very accurate Business card reader, Surprisingly good 2 MP camera, Wi-Fi

USB 1.1 data connectivity, No office-suite editing software supplied, Insufficient RAM

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Matt (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Asus M530w (Aries) review

 

INTRODUCTION For the past week, I?ve been using two phones. Both Asus, both new devices. The first of these is the Asus M530w ? a Windows Mobile Standard (Smartphone) OS device, with a full QWERTY keyboard. The other is the Asus P526...

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The ASUS support forums are very good for my laptop ? and I?d hope the same can be said for the M530w and other ASUS phones once the user base is there

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: admin (crowdedbrain.co.uk)

Asus M530W Review

 

The Asus M530W has started to make its way to the UK shores now and essentially the device is marketed as a business smartphone, but with some nice consumer additions ...

The Asus M530W is a useful business smartphone and it features one of the best cameras we have seen for this class of phone. Its bulk and slippery back makes it harder to use without both hands, but the Qwerty keyboard was responsive.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Asus M530W

 

This is a very well featured Windows Mobile Smartphone. Good points are the very high quality screen, something most reviews probably ignore. It's also slightly larger than usual WM screens. Another big feature is WiFi which works well. This is the...

The biggest disappointment with this device is volume output through the headphone socket. Even with all settings up to max it's still not loud enough. It's not as bad though as a Samsung i620 which i also have. Next the photo and video quality. Not...

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Networking

2G standards:GPRS