Pros Slide out QWERTY keyboard, colorful display, easy navigation
Cons No easy access to call history, touchscreen menus sometimes too small to hit accurately
Summary I am really enjoying this phone. Unlike the CNET review, I find the QWERTY keyboard very easy to use despite the size. The touchscreen on the other hand can be difficult to hit the very small areas in order to navigate menus, etc. My small-ish 10 yr old was frustrated trying to play ringtone samples w/o setting them instead because the area was so small. I think with experience it will get easier but a large man may be frustrated with the small target areas!
I don't access the internet on this phone so can't speak to screen quality for that but the camera is decent and the display is bright even in sunlight. Most of the menus are easy to navigate and the phone is highly personalize-able. The only complaint I have is that you can't immediately access call history from any of the menus. You have to load the dialer and then pick "history" from an icon at the bottom of the digital keypad.
Another feature I really like is the touchscreen lock - it locks automatically in standby and in talk so you don't have to worry about pocket dialing or about ending the call if you touch the screen to your face.
So far I'm finding this phone to be really intuitive and easy to use and call quality has been excellent. Predictive text has worked really well - the writing pad is awful but is so small it's not worth using anyway, more of a gimmick than useful tool. Overall, while not a smartphone the Rumor Reflex is a great value for a basic messaging phone.
Pros Nice looking phone. Upgraded from basic flip phone. Better size camera pictures versus the 'thumbnail' size from my basic flip phone which I couldn't enlarge past a one inch "frozen" size.
Cons Keyboard is horrible. Silver against silver with letters backlit in light blue. Talk about eyestrain! Can only see keyboard in total darkness. Why could they not have made black keys with white letters? Something you can see in daytime.
Summary You need to decide for yourself if you can live with this phone. The keyboard problem can be solved by using the 'digital' screen for texting (Thank God it has that other option)! I feel I can live with this phone because I certainly do not want to pay smartphone type monthly bills. I still have the basic plan ($39) and I can add on web browsing for $15 more if I'd decide.
Pros It's a phone
Cons Keyboard. Doesn't register every letter you press. It takes 4 buttons or taps of the screen to get to messages. My last phone was 1 button.
Summary Find something better but what would that be? The manufacturers don't want to make the phone we want. ie easy to use, simple, reliable. They can't make any money then.
Pros qwerty keyboard (too bad it sticks and is hard to see)
Cons Randomly reboots
poor picture/image quality
keyboard is hard to see the letters and keys stick
pathetic battery life
bad reception inside buildings
Pros QWERTY keyboard.
Cons See SPRINT's Community Forum for LG. The Reflex subspace is getting the most action and nearly 100% negative. Problems abound.
Summary DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!! If you need a feature phone, find something else.