"The anti-smartphone for smart people"3.5 starson by garciaog
Pros: -very compact (slides in a pocket)
-battery life is excellent (at least three days before recharge)
-sleek exterior design
-easy to operate
Cons: front display doesn't display 24-hour clock (military time), but the inside display does?
animated wallpaper only has two selections
Summary: Smartphones are sexy. The initial cost and required monthly dues to have one are not. It pains me to type this because I see so many of them around and I would like to have one, but I don't have any realistic reason to have one. I also get to keep more of my hard-earned pay by having a simple phone. Also, I see so many people that have the latest smartphone that can barely afford to keep a roof over their head. Enough sociological banter.
Enter the LG Accolade(VX5600). One of only a handful of "feature" phones that Verizon sells anymore. It's small, fits anywhere, and doesn't cost anything...literally (with two year contract). It's durable (no large screen to scratch or break), and probably won't get stolen as quickly as an iPhone (or at all) if left unattended. You can text on it, but you can't play Angry Birds. Voice clarity is good and it has a loud speakerphone. It has Bluetooth, if you must have something modern. There's no virtual keyboard to mistype on or QWERTY keyboard to fat-finger. I guess it is a nice phone.
The battery lasts about three days, but you can't check Facebook or Twitter. I think you can check email on it, but I won't.
Funny, this would have been the top of the cell phone sales charts a few short years ago. What I am curious about is what will overtake the current smartphones in a few years.
If you want a simple, durable, sleek phone that fits in your pocket and doesn't need to be charged for days on end, this is your phone.