"Great flip phone"4.0 starson by mithion
Pros: he call quality is excellent and the phone has a great feel for typing. The phone is well built and feel very sturdy. The battery is commendable as well with 4-5 days of uptime with moderate calling and texting usage.
Cons: As mentioned by other users, this phone will have a tendency to "butt text" when you have it in your pocket because of the front facing keys. It's happened to me several times hence the docking of one star in the review.
Summary: Overall I'm very satisfied with this phone. It is much better than my previous Samsung Intensity. I did not buy this phone because of it's ruggedness, but it's a nice plus since I tend to be a bit rough with my phones. I've already dropped the phone from 5 feet onto solid concrete and the phone was not damaged from the impact. I personally dislike candybar phones since I tend to accidently text/call people all the time with those. And touch phones are so fragile with their exposed screens. So this phone being one of the dying breed of flip phones is a huge pro for me. The guy at the store told me he expects that these phones will stop being made in the next two to three years. If that is the case, it will be a sad day for me.
As for the issue of butt texting, I had a samsung alias with front facing keys that were touch sensitive and that seemed to solve the accidental calling/texting problem. Why can't they have touch sensitive keys on a phone like this?
If you're a flip phone person, I highly recommend this phone. The build quality is great and it will serve you well as good no frills communication device. Also, about the user who claims the phone won't send picture messages, I send/receive 400-500 text a month including many picture message just fine with this phone. Don't know why his isn't working right.