My Sharp 770SH

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Sandisk Memory Card from Moby Memory

Ordered on Sunday night and the delivery came on Tuesday morning. It's just what every owner needs: a 512mb micro SD card increases your Sharp 770SH's memory by 102%.

I went for a 512mb card after being warned that the 1gb card wasn't recommended by the manufacturer. I've also heard cases of where earlier Sharp phones have performed perfectly well with a larger memory cards but likewise where other brands have proved incompatible. I chose not to take risks with my precious 770SH - I didn't want to find out that this model was an exception to the rest of the Sharp line.

After unpacking and inserting the new memory card I found 512mb more than enough for my needs - saving photos taken on the camera, storing a couple of albums of MP3s and the occasional video clip. If you want more than that, for example if you want to watch full length movies and such, you might not be fully satisfied with this.

That's my feeling as a user, here's what the retailer says:

"The 512MB card has enough space to store:-up to 6000 [640x480] Photo files-approx. 16 albums of music or 5 hours [MP3 at 96kbps ABR] (or ~25% more in .AAC format !)"

They also explain that:

"MicroSD offers all of the benefits of Transflash card, but in a much higher speed format. microSD is the new replacement standard for Transflash. As an extension of the existing SD card standard, the micro-SD card allows mobile phone developers to design ultra small devices. The micro SD memory module can be inserted into the supplied SD adapter and used in other SD-enabled devices like digital cameras, PDAs etc."

The price from Moby Memory was £14.49 including VAT plus £1.20 for Royal Mail recorded delivery. A nice addition to their service is that they 14 day money back guarantee as well as the manufacturer's five year warranty.

But what am I forgetting about? Ah yes, it comes with the SD adaptor so you can put it into your PC if you have the appropriate slot. I don't so I've been transferring data direct from my handset to my laptop via Bluetooth. Now I love doing that, but as Lix will tell you, it's slow doing it that way compared with the SD adaptor method.

I've said enough here, maybe I'll leave criticising the Handset Manager software until my next entry. (Let's face it, Handset Manager works okay but it looks like they left it to their summer experience trainee to design it.)


At 1:21 pm, Anonymous Lix said...

Hi Graham,

I see you've beefed up you 770sh with a microSD. That should improve your overall experience with your handset. You hinted that the Handset Manager has faults and I couldn't agree more. I wanted to point out though that the Handset Manager was not developed by Sharp. It was actually designed by Mobile Action Technology Inc. If you launch your Handset Manager and open "About Handset Manager" from the menu buttons on the top right, you'll find this information. I've had a quick look on their website and they seem to design Handset Managers for a lot of mobile phone manufacturers. Interesting... ?

At 9:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 512mb card is something high on my list of things to get for the 770SH. I believe it will make it far more usable.
Also, I have one question regarding downloads. When downloading video clips that are larger than the internal memory size, the download fails. I presume there is an option to select where the download should go - either internal memory or the memory card. So where is this option. I just can't seem to find it ...

At 4:01 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Graham

For when a test of camera on recording video?!?
I will buy it this week and i wanna see the quality of videos!

ps:sorry the english but im portuguese!

At 8:05 pm, Anonymous javipas said...

Where have you heard about possible incompatibilies with miniSD cards larger than 512 Mbytes?

I was just thinking about buying a 2 Gbyte miniSD card for the phone (just acquired it!) but your blog has obliged me to think it twice...

And BTW... Do this miniSD cards work on photo cameras using the SD adaptor, just as if they were standard SD cards?

Greetings, nice blog!

At 4:41 pm, Blogger FOXX said...

javipas, it is sharp's official website informs that the recommendation capacity is 512MB.

This is the URL of the webpage:

It's only compatible with MicroSD but not MiniSD, pay attention!
If your MicroSD come with a SD adaptor, then it can be used as a normal SD card.

At 5:08 pm, Blogger FOXX said...

Can anybody tell me how to remove the network indicator like vodafone UK or O2 whatever on the desktop.

At 3:55 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read somewhere that the reason why sharp recommends a 512mb microSD card MIGHT be because that was the max capacity that was available at that time. Even this is true it doesn't imply that a higher capacity card will be compatible.
Has anyone tried using a 1gb card with this cell phone? I would really like to know if it is possible.

At 8:10 pm, Anonymous javipas said...

My mistake foxx, I did a quick search of miniSD with prices and after reading your post and commenting it I googled "minisd vs microsd". Now I undestand everything :-)

I'll probably go for the 512 Mbytes one, no other seem to be available in Spain, but thank you so much for your answer.

Another question I have is related to JAR file copy to the memory card: you can't do it from the Handset Manager (Bluetooth) application. I think Vodafone Spain disables this function, to avoid uploads of "pirate" games. Is this possible, and can he phone be "enabled"? (Don't have to answer this, the goal is obvious)...



At 6:16 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice man... i've got a 770sh too, i love this crap, except one thing.. maybe you can post about it...can you install games/aplications in 770sh???

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fucking looser, how can i install java aplications in the shitt??????

At 3:38 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't believe what they say about the 512MB card - I'm using a 2GB SanDisk microSD in my 770SH - no problems at all. One thing - it is SLOW to save pics and vids to (if you have the settings maxed anyway). My solution is to save new pics and vids to the handset memory (v. quick) then transfer them to the card when it's convenient.

At 10:53 am, Blogger Watt said...

I have the same problem with my 550SH. I bought a 2GB SanDisk microSD. Saving is VERY slow. To save a full resolution picture to the memorycard is about 1 minute! I'm very sad. Anyone tried other brands?

At 9:11 am, Blogger valfrid said...

Can someone tell me how to remove the flag network as the vodafone UK O2 or any computer desktop.micro sd card


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