"I'm so happy I went out on a limb and got this phone"4.5 starson by zfyreangel
Pros: Amazing sound quality, Bluetooth, voice dialing, different picture settings, video recorder, different face plates, fm transmitter
Cons: Difficult to pause music and read text messages, controls on front are rather sensitive
Summary: I love this phone. The pros far outweigh the cons on this little thing. It's more compact than my last phone and packs far more punch! There are three different picture quality settings along with different color settings (4). You must have a steady hand when taking the pictures, but I've found that to be true of any cell camera.
The MP3 player is fantastic! I read another review where it was mentioned the 1GB card did not work properly in the phone - I have had no such issues. I purchased a 1GB card last night and it works beautifully. I have both mp3s and pictures on it right now. I've also been listening to the music on and off for 5 hours with no blips or stops, my battery is still showing full charge.
You get good accessories with this phone in the box. There are four faceplates that come with the phone: black, blue, pink and lime green. They also include a headset for listening to music that has a button on it to answer your phone; I guess it doubles as a hands free headset. I've only used it for listening to music; there is a volume control on the headphones by the clip you may use to attach it to your clothing. The phone comes with a 64mb microSD card; it doesn't hold a whole lot. I'm definitely glad I invested the extra $80 to get a 1 GB card. I have 185 songs on it and its no where near full.
Using this phone on the Power Vision is a lot faster than my last phone. The sales person at Sprint informed me that the bill would be a little more per month because of the upgrade in the system, it's really worth it. You can also back your contact list up to an online server for a fee.
One of the reasons I selected this phone is for the Bluetooth capability. I have a Bluetooth earpiece from my previous phone and didn't want to waste it. The voice commands on this phone are amazing! You don't have to program anything, you just say "call (name of person)" and the phone will find the closest spelling to what you said on your contact list. If you have more than one number listed for the contact it will ask you which number to call. I had some problems with the voice commands on my last phone; this is a very pleasant surprise!
I do suggest you go to a Sprint store and get your hands on this phone before you buy it. They will let you play with it, surf the web, take pictures, etc. I can see how this phone wouldn't be for everyone, but it's definitely for me.