"Coolest 'basic' phone I've had to date."4.0 starson by cassandraofdoom
Pros: Fun, easy navigation. Touchscreen plus full QWERTY keyboard. Lovely texting interface. Good camera. Missed alerts show up on the display in bubbles. Solid battery life for a touchscreen phone.
Cons: Keys are stiff on the keyboard. Not a lot of customization options. Email button is just under messages button and is not removable.
Summary: My old LG Remarq lasted me two solid years and was on its last leg when I got this phone. Its very fast, similar interface and very responsive touchscreen.
As I am 21 now this phone looks a lot more grown up and less like a teenagers and the design is very sleek. I love the texture of the back of the phone, making it hard to see the scratches that all phones end up with from being placed on harsh surfaces unknowingly.
I don't have the data plan and most of the data options are easily hidden away from clumsy fingers, except for the email button under the messages and the touchscreen misreads motions at times or I will just mistakenly touch the button. Its one of the only reasons I won't give it 5 stars.
The camera is lovely, much better than the one I had before, works best in good lighting, but did take some fantastic pictures of 4th of July fireworks. I love how easy it is to mass delete photos, though it is odd that it has a limit of 30. Still, its a great and easy feature.
The messaging interface is my favorite. It updates automatically, so you don't have to back out of the message stream to see the new message, you can just swipe over. It makes my day.
I'm a simple person, so just having the touchscreen and new text interface has made things so much more sophisticated without having to pay an arm and two legs for a smartphone when I really don't want one.
So far, its been a great phone. I have a bad history with phones so I'm getting a case and screen protector ASAP to keep it alive and in one piece. Good job Sprint, I almost thought I had to go back to a flip phone.