Pros Good for calls, texting. Has basic music player & camera.
Cons Still a very basic phone when compared with just about any smart phone let alone a good android or an iphone. Software is still a little rudimentary and somewhat slow.
Summary The main reason I'm writing this review is because the CNET review indicated it may not be worth upgrading from the Samsung Freeform 2. I disagree. If you have a Samsung Freeform 2 and kinda like it for it's size, shape, price, etc. but hate a LOT about it-you may want to go ahead and upgrade to the 3. The SCHR380 still has problems but nothing like the SCHR360. This phone is MUCH better in a lot of ways. The keyboard is much easier to use. Texting is MUCH easier on the 3. The software is upgraded and more sensible. You can ACTUALLY PROGRAM THE DIRECTIONAL KEYS AS SHORTCUTS for what YOU (NOT metro pcs) want. You can pretty much stop Metro's ridiculous shortcuts from coming up at all (I think they are just a waste of space). The music player is still pretty basic but is much better than the freeform 2. Call quality definitely seems better but I have no real way to compare that for certain. The tools in the 3 are a little better as well. Ie: you can set multiple alarms (may not matter to most people but it helps me out tremendously) the new model rather than just the 1 on the Freeform2. The calendar is still basic but works fine and provides plenty of memory to set appointments.
On the down sides: The camera is not improved, the display screen is not really any bigger (although its definitely got better definition). They state the screen is bigger but the top and bottom of screen are used only for indicators so the actual usable screen size seems a little smaller. AND, the battery seems to run out faster on the 3 than the 2. Not sure why, both are 1000mah and weigh the same (about 20grams) but my batter only lasts about a day if I play much music. And price wise, the phone is 49.00 online at Metro not including a 30.00 rebate. So, a new phone for about $20 is hard to beat.
In summary, I think my 3.5 stars is probably to high for this phone but if you decide you're going to stay at the low end for phones like me and like/HATE your freeform 2-I think you'll find the $20 bucks for the new Freeform 3 will be worth it. However, I definitely agree with CNET in that this is a basic phone with definite drawbacks. If you want a great phone, I don't think you'll be happy with any of the Freeform model of phones.
PS: The review mentioned the phone is slick and easy to drop. For whatever reason, I have not had that problem. I used the phone as packaged for about 2 weeks (until my new cover came in) and didn't have any unusual problems with dropping, slipping, etc.
Pros the texting is fast, the call quality is almost perfect, and the apps are neat to look at.
Cons you cannot watch youtube, play online games, most apps cost money, and its slippery.
Summary its OK, but metro web needs to be updated a lot.