"It's a nice camera with a phone and MP3 player built in"4.5 starson by ryman2222
Pros: AMAZING camera (for a phone), good MP3 player, sexy design, awesome screen, good call quality, WIFI and picture sharing, standard headphone jack
Cons: A bit bulky, not a lot of customization options, can't use the phone when its charging, difficult keypad for texting
Summary: I LOVE that I can ditch my camera and MP3 player. I've been waiting 8 years to do this. Finally there's a phone that can do all three things well. Believe me, I've been searching, and at the time of this review this is the ONLY phone that can. I was lured in by the new Samsung Behold because it had a 5 megapixel camera. Well, if your subject is standing completely still, the pictures are beautiful. But it took 5 seconds to get a shot out of it and if your subject moved (or you did) in that time your shot is worthless. That and it didn't have a real headphone jack. So I returned it. The Motorola is the only cameraphone with true camera optics and sensors, so you can rail off clear shots one after another faster than most digital cameras. Its really great to have a good camera with me at all times. The MP3 player works and sounds good and the phone looks good doing all these things. My main complaint is although the keypad looks cool, the numbers are not separated at all, and you only have a little jewel on the top of each number so texting is rather difficult. If you're more of texter than a photographer or music listener, this phone will disappoint. But if you're looking for a REAL camera and a REAL headphone jack, there is no better phone on the market.Just as a correction to my review: I stated that you can't use the phone while it's charging. This is incorrect. You can. For some reason I thought I tried and couldn't but I must've been on crack or something because you can.
Updated on Nov 24, 2008
Updated on Dec 18, 2008UPDATE: So I've had the phone for a couple months and I still really like it. It's not perfect, but nothing is.
The camera is great. Its not an SLR obviously, so don't expect perfection. But to me, a casual shooter, its perfect. And I love that it is acceptable as an MP3 player as well, thankfully it has the full size headphone jack. I sold my Creative Zen. I only need one device. Not three. I love that about this phone. Beyond that, its just a well designed phone. I like a lot of its features.
Now the bad. It can be a little slow. Sometimes you'll hit a key and it won't respond for a second or two. Not all the time, but I can see how its a little frustrating for some. I can live with it, but its there. Also, the keypad is difficult to text on, I have to admit. Not painful, but if you text a lot, this may be a deal breaker. Again, I'm ok with it.
I like this phone, I expect a lot of other people will too.