Pros Good Keyboard, Durable Casing, Nice Screen, Good Battery Life, Great pricing for Service, Off-Contract
Cons No service at my house, Bad camera quality, Small Screen
Summary You really can't do any better than this. I pay $230 for a decent off contract phone and only pay $25 a month for unlimited data and texting. It's such a great value so you really can't complain about much. The phone is good in my opinion, it could be better, but its really nice for what I get out of it. It's all great in my opinion and this is easily the best value smart phone out there. If you are cheap, then this is a must-buy.
"almost superb!"on by gguerrab
Pros all the google functions, good apps
Cons no skype!!!
Summary this would be an outstanding cheap phone when it gets android 2.2
Pros The phone is cute, love the android
Cons I was told it is not an phone that can be upgraded to 2.2 and that is sad. The transferring music and pic can be confusing, it does not come with a manual to guide me through. I had to keep goingto you tube for direction.
Summary I like the phone, I am not disappointed that I bought it, it was a good deal.. Bought it from Best Buy for $219.00 and that was the cheapest for the place..I am so glad virgin mobile came out with the android phone and I pay only $60.00 a month for everything.. That is really cheap compared to all of these companies charging over a 100.00 now that is alot... Virgin Mobile is no contract and that is Excellent.. And the Phone price is good...I am still learning how to work the phone but iit is a big step up for Virgin Mobile... I would love to be able to upgrade to the version 2.2.. and wish it had a better pixel for the pictures...overall I am Happy and with the phone/
Pros I love the phone itself, the android market opens up a world of thousands of useful apps. The phone over all does work well, good features, good camera, and decent battery life.
Cons The phone is a bit laggy sometimes, Virgin mobiles customer service can be lacking at times. I would like an alert of either a blinking led or the screen lighting up for calls or messages coming in.
Summary Over-all I am impressed with the phone. It does everything I need it to do and recently Virgin mobile really made up for the issues I've had. I love the cost effective service, the great phones offered and the did I mention the price?
Anyway, back to the phone itself. I like the keyboard, seems large and easy to hit, the keys are in different places than my LG Rumor Touch or my Tmob Sidekick so it is taking some getting used to. The camera takes clear pictures and works surprisingly well. I do miss my editing settings on the LG though.
The phone can take 1-2 seconds to open after hitting a button, which doesn't bother me. It has never frozen like I read about from some people.
I do restart my phones every 2 days though, I always have. Maybe this is why I am not experiencing the locking up issue.
I love the apps available and the phone meets all of my expectations.
Pros I switched from ATT to Virgin a few months ago to save money--from $54/ mo down to $25/mo w/ unlimited data. An iPhone with the required data plan would be triple that price. It is by far the best low-cost option for a smart phone.
Cons I've been using an iPod touch for the past few months. I like the iOS better than Android, but only a little bit. The main disadvantage to this phone is the 3-inch screen. The slide-out keyboard makes up for a small screen a little bit.
Summary I've had the phone for a week. The service is just fine. Learning the Android OS takes a little getting used to, but no more than any new gadget I would get. For me, it was all about the price. If you do get an Android phone, this is the best site I've found so far for getting new Android apps: http://www.bestandroidappsreview.com/
I can use the camera on the phone with the Barcode Scanner app to scan the bar codes of the various apps and it takes me directly to the install site in Android Marketplace. I had been waiting for a combination of a phone, 3.2 MP camera, and web-device at a low cost. This phone is the best choice for all those features at only $25/month. I never go over 300 minutes anyway, so that's not an issue.