Mobile phone that has a screen with light text on dark background?

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  1. Typical Janner

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    Because of sight problems I need a phone with a display that has light text/icons on a dark background. The screen needs to be large and easy to read (the ability to increase font sizes would be a bonus).

    The local stores are generally unable to say what (if any) phones have this.

    So, can anybody here offer any suggestions?

    I'm not looking for anything too fancy, as all it really needs to do is make phone calls. I'm also looking to spend as little as possible (within reason). Would like something that is available on Orange Just Talk, so that I can use my existing sim.
     
  2. MartinJD

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    How about the Motorola F3? This one has a new screen technology with white text on black which sounds exactly what your after.

    Its a basic phone, but very cheap too... (Under £20)
     
  3. Typical Janner

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    Looks ideal. Thanks for the pointer :thumbsup:
     
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    If you already have a phone you may not have to change phone,,, what may be an alternative is to change what is called the " Theme " which changes the colour of the screen and the text etc,, e.g. my default nokia screen is blue with dark writing,,, I just hated the look of it so I downloaded some themes from the web one of them being black pearl,,, the screen is black and the writing is white and found this to be ideal,, and personalised my phone a little,,,

    It depends what type of phone you have but there are plenty of free websites you can download themes from and find what that suits you,,,

    Regards,

    Brian.
     
  5. Typical Janner

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    Turns out that the white on black is only when displaying the time in standby. In use the screen has a more standard display (albeit with all the sophistication of an early LCD calculator)..

    The text is fairly large, but the backlighting is so poor that it is almost impossible to read the screen in low light (in bright light (even direct sunlight) the display is the easiest to read that I have ever seen on any sort of device).

    Does anybody have any other suggestions?
     
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    the n95 comes with a white on black theme as standard. it is supremely visible even in direct sunlight. the problem is price, unless your willing to go contract
     
  7. Typical Janner

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    Thanks, but it's difficult to justify that kind of money for the use I would get out of it :eek:
     
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    Samsung d900, its got black text on white background or white text on black background. ;)
     
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    Nokia 1110.

    Basic phone, nothing fancy, will make phone calls and will cost about £30!!
     
  10. Typical Janner

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    Does it have a white on black display?

    Doesn't look like it from photos I have seen.
     
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