"Great Feature and Texting Phone!"4.5 starson by FernandoNY
Pros: + Easy to use
+ Easy to navigate and use
+ Comfortable to handle
+ Does not turn off or on when in a pocket or purse
+ Does not pocket dial when in a pocket or purse
+ Can use your own music as ringtones stored on a MicroSD card
+ QWERTY keyboard
Cons: - Internal keyboard too flat- makes it hard to distinguish buttons from one another
- Messages are not threaded so harder to follow a conversation
- Ringer and conversation volume is too low even when all the way up
Summary: I have had this phone for about a week now and am loving it. I had no unrealistic expectations about a feature phone having smart-phone capabilities (as I read frequently in reviews for this and other feature phones at a variety of sites), but what this phone does, it does right for the most part.Edit Broken Like:
On the positive side, there are a myriad of customization options/settings for both the internal and external displays. The included tools are of the typical fare (i.e. calendar, notepad, calculators, etc.), but they are all easy to use and useful and include some (to-do list, stopwatch) that weren't on my last phone. I imported some .mp3s via bluetooth, and the sound quality of the speakers is superb for a cell phone (although I'm not sure how often I will actually be playing music on it). If you are a medium to high frequency texter, this phone should satisfy with both T9 and a full qwerty keyboard. The keys are raised making for happy texting fingers. The voice clarity has been excellent on all the calls I've made and received.
On the negative side, the camera does leave some to be desired. While it is a 3.2 megapixel camera, I have seen 2.0 megapixel cameras on other phones take similar quality shots, although I haven't yet tested the camera in various light settings/environments/etc. or exported any pictures to a computer to see how they look full-size. If the camera does zoom, I haven't been able to figure out how to do so when taking a picture. I haven't encountered the echo issue that some other reviewers have mentioned, and the "voice clarity" setting was automatically set to "off" when I got the phone which I read was the culprit of the echo issue. Finally, the phone is a little big overall and could have benefited from an eighth-inch trimming here and there.
All in all, I am thoroughly satisfied with this phone and am glad I got it.
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Updated on Sep 27, 2011
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