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3 Skypephone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of 3 Skypephone. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Miscellaneous for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reception and battery. Comments about the sound and screen are different.

usability, portability, price, design, size

durability, battery, reception

On average, users rate this product 64/100 and experts rate this product 76/100.

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Skype 3.0 (iOS)


Video calling between iOS devices and desktops. Wi-Fi calls sound excellent. Well-designed interface. Can create an account, add credits, and SMS or IM contacts right from the app

Video calls can take a while to connect. Picture quality and frame rate on video calls leaves much to be desired

Expert review by : Arnold Zafra (

Skype 3.0 iPhone App Review


Looking into the new features of Skype 3.0. Find out whether Skype video calling on iPhone is a pretty good alternative to free Skype-to-Skype video calls. Read on to find out whether Skype 3.0 delivers high quality video calls over 3G.

With a slight shortcoming on video quality, which is not really Skype's fault, Skype 3.0 is definitely the best option for video calling on iPhone right now. The fact that Skype-to-Skype video calls are free and with decent video quality and good audio...

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

3 Mobile Skypephone


Boasting the ability to make free Skype-to-Skype calls and send Skype instant messages, the 3 Mobile Skypephone also doubles as a regular, 3G mobile p...

Skype integration, compact size and design, ease of use, decent phone features

Build quality, battery life

At this asking price, the Skypephone is certainly great value for money. It's not perfect but the Skype integration is superb and easy to use and the rest of the phone works well.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

3 Skypephone


Yup, free Skype calls routed through the 3 network, to and from a candybar mobile phone. Sounds good, but is it?

There needs to be at least £10 of credit in the phone if you buy it on Pay As You Go. It costs £49.99 on PAYG, (it is free on pay monthly contracts). So you are looking at a £60 initial outlay. Calls to landlines and mobiles are 12p a minute and texts...

Feb, 2011


Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (

3 Prepping New Skypephone


About time to cash in on the success of the original.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Rob Mead (

Skype 3 for iPhone review


Skype 3 offers an easier, cleverer way for iPhone users to make video calls over Wi-Fi and 3G.

Skype 3 for iPhone is an impressive update. Making a call over 3G is great to have as an option, but can result in lower call quality. A one-minute video call can also use 2 to 3MB of your monthly data allowance, so you may not want to make video calls...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

No more beta: Skype 3.0 for Windows phones


Skype shucked the beta tag on Monday to reveal version 3.0 of its VoIP application for Windows Mobile phones.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (

3 Skypephone


Whether you plan to use Skype or not, the Skypephone is a full-featured budget priced phone and value for money if you don't break it first.

Free Skype-to-Skype calls ; Good standard phone features ; Doubles as a broadband modem

Poor build quality ; Short battery life

The phone and some components seem delicate and we seriously hope 3 Mobile plans to stock replacement back-plates in stores as, with no lock or latch, these parts in particular are bound to go missing. All things considered, careful and dexterous...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Tom Rucinski (

On-the-go VoIP with Three's Skypephone


The Nokia 5610 XpressMusic does suffer from a few shortfalls, but hey, this is a mid range handset with a solid feature list. This includes a great 240 x 320, 16 million colour screen and a comprehensive suite of connectivity options (Bluetooth 2.0 and...

Mar, 2008

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3 Skypephone review


3's Skypephone is a low cost 3G phone designed to make it very easy for users to make free calls over the internet using Skype technology. So what's the catch? …

An excellent value phone which makes Skype calls easy

It's only dual band so you can't use it in the US

3 has struck gold with the first phone built specifically for Skype calls

Jan, 2008