Pros -Great call quality
-Responsive and accurate touch screen
-Surprisingly good camera
-Screen is beautiful, nice colors
-Music player good for a phone
-Simply a great looking device
Cons -Super glossy (easy to fingerprint)
-Texting can be difficult at first
Summary So I have been using this phone for a couple of days now, and I am definitely happy with my purchase. I went with this over the LG Dare because I liked the idea of some protection over the touch screen, and I prefer flip phones. I am a basic phone user; I make calls, occasionally text, and use the camera for those situations when I want to snap a quick picture when I don't have my digital camera. For those things, this phone has been perfect so far. Yeah, it gets smudgy from handling it, but what fancy devices don't these days? The browser is not up to snuff with that of other phones like the Dare and especially the iPhone, but I don't use that feature much so that doesn't really affect me. I would recommend trying it out for yourself if you are on the fence. Overall, I would definitely recommend this phone to anyone in the market for a new one. It does those basic things a phone should do, and does the extra things well too.
Pros Very good phone quality, VCast video blazes quickly, web browser loads sites quickly, touch screen works very well, .love the tactile touch on it better than the LG Voyager, screen quality is nice, like the fact that I don't have to squint to read it
Cons using the Querty keyboad takes a small learning curve. miss one touch key dialing--not a big fan of favorites contact list. Don't like the fact that I cannot access voice activated dialing without clearing VM or missed call indicators
Summary I had gotten used to my LG Voyager but I am a loyal Motorola fan so I tried this device...I do like a lot and would recommend it...you do need to adapt to the touch screen and Querty keyboard. The web browser mouse does take getting used to but it is more responsive than on the Voyager!!
"Perfect Phone"on by sammyvegas
Pros -Great sound quality
-Still acts like a flip phone
-Very easy to use
Cons -Camera should be at least a 3.2 mp instead of 2.0
Summary If you like Motorola phones, this is for you. I have always preferred flip phones but find the touch phones easier to navigate with. This phone has the best of both worlds. I've had this phone now for several days and I couldn't be happier. The virtual QWERTY keyboard does take a little time to get used to, but it really didn't take long to figure out that all you have to do is place the cover between your index finger and middle finder with your left hand and typing with two hands is a breeze. The video quality with this phone is outstanding. Watching VCast TV is smooth and very, very easy to use. Another big plus is that even with the cover closed, you can still use the touch screen to answer phone calls or text messages without ever having to open it.
I'm telling you that if you like flip phones and want the latest touch screen technology, then look no further. This is by far the best phone Motorola has put out.
"Incredible phone"on by davebert26
Pros touch screen, clear flip screen design, very eye-catching, menus fairly easy to navigate, virtual qwerty keyboard, visual vmail
Cons no camera options, touch screen takes a little practice to get used to. difficult to type without looking at the phone.
Summary While the Krave has it's positive and negatives, I really do like the phone. I've had it for about a day now. It's a very fun phone to use. Screen is very crisp and clear. I like the dual touch screen (using the phone with the flip closed) though I'd like to be able to do more with out opening the phone.
The interface is a little too slow for my liking. I have an Ipod touch so i'm used to how quickly the ITouch/iPhone responds. It's also fairly easy to push the wrong button if you have larger fingers. But overall with a little adaptation, you shouldn't have any problems using the phone. It just takes a little while to get used to.
The qwerty keyboard was a plus for me. I'm a fairly heavy texter although i have not had a phone with the qwerty keyboard. I thought that it might be an adjustment from standard texting. The qwerty keyboard seemed easier to use than the standard texting screen. The clear flip screen can be a little in the way when using the qwerty keyboard but it didn't make typing too difficult. It could be a problem if you have smaller hands.
I'm not much of a picture taker, so it means a little to me but there are no camera options besides zoom in and out.
Visual Voice Mail is a plus although it requires an additional monthly fee. Also has Vcast music and TV although those features are useless to me because Vcast hasn't really been developed in my area.
Overal, it's a great phone, I really like and despite the few faults i found in it, it's worth keeping. Mostly takes a little time to adjust to the touch screen userface. It will definitely catch peoples eyes!
"Excellent Phone"on by beekay2u
Pros -Great reception and sound
-Sharp colors and bright screen
-Receptive to commands
Cons -Smudges easily
-Browser could be better
-Lack of shortcut keys
Summary When I first started to read the reviews I almost did not get this phone. Now that I have used it for about a month, I can say I'm extremely pleased with it. It's comfortable to hold and has great reception and sound quality. It's definitely not a phone for you if you're an extreme texter since the software won't keep up with fast typing. But everything else works great. Some reviewers balked at the supposed inability to delete the call history but that is simple to do. Just read the top of page 40 of the manual. Others said some of the menus were repetitive, such as the menu button on the main screen since you get the menu anyway when you tap the screen. But I found that button a helpful feature to remove the menu after it has been displayed. True, the qwerty keyboard is a little awkward to use with both hands since the flip cover gets in the way, but I'm a slow, one finger typist anyway so it really didn't matter. The keys are receptive and I rarely hit a wrong letter while typing. Same for the keys when dialing a number....I used to have a LG Voyager and that would always misread the key I was actually typing. Not on this phone....it generally gets it right the first time. I am used to having shortcut keys, which this phone does not, but I think this will be fixed with a software update. The LG Voyager was the same way when it was introduced before an update happened. It would also be nice to have the icons you want to have on the main screen versus what they have fixed. All in all, as a phone it is great and would even be better with a few software fixes.By the way, that little ghost cursor to help maneuver around the web pages is brilliant. I love using it and find it extremely helpful.
Updated on Dec 3, 2008