Pros Good reception, speaker and very clear audio. Solid construction. Good interface. Best bluetooth reception I've had in any phone.
Cons Somewhat large. Battery doesn't last 240+ minutes as listed for just talking. Sprint TV can put a drain on the battery as well, rather quickly. No data cable with purchase.
Summary I've been using this phone for the past two weeks and the call clarity is solid. One of the better phones I've had in that area. Reception is decent, but only due to Sprints network not being as strong as Verizon's (I own a BB Pearl on VZW's network and can receive calls in my office off the VZW, but not the Sprint). The phone has a solid build, but that would be the obvious due to it's military grade. Easy to navigate, and simple to set up and use. The only issue I've found so far with the device is that the battery does not last as long as indicated (240 minutes). I'd give it around 120 to maybe 180 minutes at most. If using Sprint TV with the device, prepare to bring a spare battery.
Overall, I was reluctant to go with a phone on the Sprint network, but needed one for personal use and this phone was appealing (Sprint does cover some areas that VZW doesn't). I plan on keeping the phone and the plan ($99 unlimited everything), even though I have another two weeks left on my 30 day trial.
Pros I liked this phone a lot ( comparted to all the other phones sprint offers) Loud speaker good camera etc.. It gets VERY poor signal. I had to buy an air rave for my room . Never needed it for old phone.
Cons Signal is bad. I use the phone a lot so I know. I experience numerous dropped calls. Phone shows full bars when I go to make a call and then it says serching for service.
Summary Do NOT get this phone. If you depend on a reliable phone. This isnt it.
Pros Phone looks great on the surface; rugged, slim design, awesome display, great functions.
Cons Poor battery! Phone freezes and powers down unprovoked. Never have a D/C signal. Phone service sucks; 30% of the time I'm in digital roaming. Memory card placement is design flawed. Very limited call history. Difficult to switch between calls.
Summary For the past 3 yrs, I've purchased some of the "best" phones offered by Sprint. Hands down, the best was the i870. Back then, I actually was able to make calls and D/C. From there, I went to the i880. Good phone too, but it had it drawbacks. Then to the hybrid - 902. This was the beginning of poor quality phones. To my understanding, Sprint doesn't even offer the 902 anymore. The same problems that I experienced with the 902, I have with the Renegade V950. I have insurance and had my 902 replaced 4 times before they "upgraded" me to the V950. Within 4 weeks I had the V950 replaced for the problems listed in the Cons. It seems that Motorola rushed to put this phone on the market and didn't take the time to iron out the flaws. Sum it up...their's better.
Pros It's rugged, slim, & packed with features from the sprint & nextel combined network.
Cons The Battery Dies to FAST, you can have it charged fully and it's dead within 2 hours.
Summary Great phone but horrible battery life.
Pros rubberized texture,ruggedness, loud ringer, great speakerphone, excellent call quality, good looks,convenient access to everything, very fast internet, great camera, battery life adequate for my use
Cons so far can't find anything negative...
Summary feels great in my hand...looks great on my belt...performs beyond expectations. Sprint came out with some new phones recently. I first bought the Sanyo Eclipse and found it to be lacking in voice quality (incoming) and lacking in ringer volume. Even turned all the way up I had trouble hearing the ringer,no matter which one I used. Returned it and got a Motorola Ve20...it was a mess electronically..kept freezing up,wouldn't download contacts,etc. Took it back and got another one...same problem. Kept shutting down and freezing, would scroll through menu all by itself...electronically disfunctional. Took it back and saw the V950 Renegade..love at first sight.... I don't use or need the "push to talk" capability and was originally confused if it was a Sprint phone or a Nextel phone but was assured it would work on both networks.....Watch out though, they include a plastic holder in the package and like other people I didn't realize at first that the phone actually goes into the holder BACKWARDS....the back of the phone faces outward. Once I discovered how it worked it was fine. The speaker is in the bottom of the phone and since it was designed as a "walkie-talkie"phone they made it very loud and easily heard. I like the fact that the camera button is on the front of the phone not the side....also to "capture" a photo you press the "OK" button..like that too. Had no problem transferring photos to my email or other phones. Call quality has been exceptional. Strong signal in all areas and clear,crisp voice quality. Battery life so far is good. I charge it each night at bedtime and use it all day for calls and the battery shows no loss of bars by nighttime. I know if I used it more for music and such that I might run into a problem, but then I would advise getting the extended battery and cover. It would be well worth it for this phone! So far I can't recommend this phone highly enough. It does everything well, with the style and funtionality that I find of upmost importance in a cell phone.I've had the phone for 3 months now and still love it. No problem whatsoever with battery life or signal. I admit I only use it for talking or photos but I do use it all day and the battery doesn't even discharge one bar...I plug it in every night on the nightstand but I don't really have to. Still has excellent voice and speaker quality. It has frozen up once or twice,but only on the "picture mail" feature,just had to remove the battery for a second and problem was solved. Recommend this phone to anyone.
Updated on Dec 11, 2008