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Summary A really nice phone. I had never really had any issues when it came to the cosmos touch, but I do agree that this has the same design (someone else had said) and it is faster. It otherwise is the same as the Cosmos Touch. No new features. Just fixing glitches that apparently plagued the last device, but that I never noticed.
Pros The touchscreen is amazing(calibrate it though), and the web is fast for the price. Facebook loads very quickly. Call quality is great I asked my friend how I sounded who talking on it and he said just like the house phone.
Cons Battery life. I got the phone yesterday(12/29/11) and fully charged it and when I woke up at 6:00am this morning and I only have 3 bars(but its nothing major).
Summary I got this phone for $100 at Radio Shack.OK since I have had this phone a good 3 months I thought I would update my review.
I cannot complain about the camera it takes great pictures for a 2.0 megapixel and it also records videos.(It depends on the room lighting mostly on how great the camera is though).
This phone is app capable and can play YouTube videos. I have not tried that though(I've only had the phone for 12 hours). Reviews I have read say that YouTube when played on the phone is good.
Remember this is not a smartphone. So if you get it please keep an open mind. Don't get it if you want to have a personal computer as a phone.
Updated on Mar 25, 2012
An update has been sent out to fix the memory issue
YouTube plays OK for a $100 dollar phone running 1X. Keep in mind since the touchscreen is kinda small it can get a little choppy and blurry.
To get you SD card working if you have problems put it in your phone first and format it before put anything on it. I did that and there have been no problems.
If you are having problems with the phone sending small pictures take a picture, save it, hit edit, save it again and send the new one.
My biggest complaint is the battery life. If you are a heavy user: From experience I have to charge it every 12-24 hours and keep a wall charger with me in my bookbag.(I am in college) If you dont use it as much the battery should last 3-5 days.
Pros key-bored is great and it has music which is awesome
Cons the touch sucks and the music has pauses when you play it
Summary all in all its good
Pros Upgraded from a Razor flip phone (4 years & happy) with a 450 min plan & NO Data. This phone is great for learning to text. My touchscreen (calibrated) works great as does the keyboard. Yes, I must have my glasses on. Voice command works fine.
Cons Nothing so far, still learning. Did get a rubberized case to avoid the "very slippery" issue.
Summary I researched this phone & similar for 5 months. Glad I decided on this one. I also converted from a Verizon contract after 4 years to the $50 unlimited for talk & text. Email, web, FB & YouTube are just extras for me. I stayed with Vzw for the coverage & have only had great customer service via land line or online. This phone suits my new needs as I don't want to answer my phone in the grocery store. I charge it every odd 3rd day after med - heavy talk/text. The mobile email app loaded onto the phone expired - you must pay for that easy one. But spent 1 hr from my landline with a Vzw tech & got my email saved "the long way around" & now it's easy to use.
If you're like me & just want to talk & text with the occasional web or email, I recommend this phone. I did call Vzw as I opened the clam shell & had them walk me through everything to activate as I know nothing about phones. Bought it on promo for $70 + $50 1st month unlimited.
Camera works fine for what it is. Haven't used the video. I have a great digital camera for all that. I like this phone & am happy.
Pros *Voice Command actually does things
*Text Conversation Bubbles instead of separate Inbox/Sent folders
*Customizable Menu - can drag anything onto home screen: Calendar, Contact, etc.
*advanced calculator (does trig & logs!)
Cons *No convenient "To-Do List" like there was on my previous LG Cosmos
Summary Pros (Continued):Oh and I forgot to mention one more thing: the keyboard is a lot easier to use than my LG Cosmos one. I can see where the other poster on here is coming from in saying that one can hit two keys at a time and that can get annoying but for me the lack of much space between letters makes it flow better so that I can type faster and with more easy than having to press down each letter hard.
*Can choose to have it vibrate every time you type
*Can set a unique ringtone AND a unique text message alert for each contact
The most high-tech feature of any phone I've ever had is it having a flip-out keyboard - no touch screens, no data plans, etc. nothing too out of the ordinary - so I guess by today's standards even a 20-some-year-old girl who doesn't have an iPhone is considered "old-fashioned." I use my phone primarily for texting, calendar/alarms, and jotting down notes. I picked up this phone for $50 at my university (student discount) because it was the only other one they had with a flip-out keyboard besides the one I already owned. I've had it for less than a day now and it's absolutely fantastic - I was expecting a phone similar to my old LG Cosmos except I knew this one would have a touch screen, which I was wary about, but it exceeded my expectations and it's still a basic, easy-to-phone but with a lot better/cooler tools and features, so that's why I think it's a perfect blend of old-fashioned and modern for people like me!
It certainly makes my hectic life more organized so I'm less stressed. I use my calendar a ton because as a student I have classes and other school-related events to keep track of every day and as an employee I have meetings and deadlines to keep track of. The fact that this phone's Voice Command actually reads out the events on the Calendar is so perfect for me, especially when I'm driving and need a quick reminder of what's going on that day without having to dangerously look away from the streets and at my phone - it just reads it to me! Also, having the option to "Search" for something in my Notes is a huge time-saver because I always have way too many notes and have to scroll through a bunch to find an old one I need.
Updated on Sep 6, 2012