Pros Call quality is excellent, intuitive touch screen, texting fast and easy, crystal clear display, qwerty keyboard is terrific, mobile e-mail works perfectly, loud ringers and strong vibrate, outstanding speaker phone
Cons Web browse is just okay, no apps or widgets other than those that come with the phone. If you want more, you should probably get a smart phone.
Summary This is a terrific phone. I tried the Chocolate Touch prior to this and was really disappointed. The Chocolate Touch never worked correctly and call quality was awful. With the Reality, I haven?t had any of those problems. Call quality is excellent. The touch features work as designed. The phone is intuitive. Texting is incredibly fast and easy. I really like the qwerty keyboard. With mobile e-mail and web access, it has some smart phone features without the cost of VZW?s full data plan. If you want to stay connected to your social network, it has widgets for Facebook, Twitter, Photobucket and Myspace, although I don?t use these. Battery life could be better, but it?s not bad. I charge the phone every couple of days or so depending on use and it takes forever to charge.
- Call quality is excellent
- Texting fast and easy
- Qwerty keyboard is easy to use
- Display is crystal clear
- Lots of customizable features
- Multiple home screens
- Touch screen works perfectly
- Good size, not too big, not too small
- Strong vibrate mode
- Load ringers with good selection of tones
- Outstanding speaker phone
- Mobile e-mail works flawlessly
- Good selection social networking widgets
- Takes too long to charge
- Web browser is just okay
- Can accidently push the wrong button from time to time
- Slight lag going to web and mobile e-mail
- No apps or widgets other than those that come with the phone
- Sometimes too many menu steps (I just want to select the function once)
- Wish the slide was a little tighter
I?m picky about my phone. For me, call quality is everything. I don?t use the music feature, play games, or take a lot of pictures. Although I was apprehensive of the touch screen at first, I really like it now. The phone is fun, easy to use, and stylish. It?s great for talking, texting, and staying connected. If you want your phone to do more, you should probably get a smart phone. Overall, this is one outstanding phone.
Pros the screen display is crisp. the texting features are nice to use. the qwerty key pad is great. i like the birthday widget because i am lousy at remembering birthdays.
Cons the internet interface is lousy.
You cannot type in the browser bar.
no down-loadable widgets
no non-verizon downloads
Summary When trying to surf the web you get redirected to another screen with a space the size of a hair to tap on & type in. All web sights are opened in a verizon page. the verizon logo shows up on every page you open. There is no internet explorer. there is bing...through verizon.
You can access google maps and bing maps(yuck) but they show up the size of a dime on your screen. I do not wnat to pay more for vz nav. i pay enough already. You cannot download a google map app.
There are no extra widgets to download and no way to download anything non-verizon to this phone.
if you are young and only want a phone for texting and facebook, then this is a nice phone.
If you are an adult that expects to be able to surf the web well and put extra features on the phone, don't bother. Verizon has become so proprietary with this phone, that they will only let it do what they have programmed into it.
this phone has so much potential! It is sad that verizon is ruining its capabilities and possibilities.
check out the samsung-reatlity.com forum and read more!
i am returning my phone today and going back to my old Moto Q9. At least there are apps and downloads available for it!
Pros Excellent Battery Life: 3-5 days with normal usage.
Screen is very definitive
Keyboard is extremely responsive, keys are well-placed
Great call clarity
Touchscreen is mainly good, some bugs here & there
Lightweight, very versatile
Cons Unlocks kind of easily
Screen smudges easily
Web service is apparantly lacking
Very slick, not easy to hold on to, makes me question its durability if it's ever dropped on pavement. (Buy a belt pouch if you're unsure of this.)
Summary I purchased this phone three weeks ago as a step up from my Alias 2, which imploded upon itself Memorial Day weekend after months and months of problems. Despite the fact that it's still early on in the life of the phone, I'm already a million times happier with this phone than with the Alias 2. The touchscreen is so much better than the clumsy E-Ink keyboard I used to have, and the (slideout) keyboard has keys that are better places, wider (which is good, because I have HUGE hands) and raised up so they are easier to find and type with. Impressed with the threaded messaging feature, makes it feel like I'm talking on AIM instead of texting now. Call clarity is superb, and the battery doesn't drain as much when I make/receive as call as the Alias did. (Don't you love all the Alias comparisons? LOL.) The camera could use a little fixing...resolution-wise, it's not THAT great, and the touchscreen sensitivity is a little bit high for my liking. Speakerphone is kind of muffled, and the placement isn't great (right where you hand usually goes to hold the phone, kind of like the iPhone 4's antenna problem.) And, from what I've heard, the web capabilities are very lackluster, but I have a laptop and a Wifi-capable iPod to use for that stuff. I text more than I call, and the battery usually lasts about 3-5 days, about 150% more than any of my phones did with that kind of use.We're on month seven with this phone, ladies and gentlemen. So far, no major problems to report. Calls are still crystal clear, text messaging is still a breeze. Be careful with the battery life, however. My 3-5 days has now gone down to barely over a day. I'm thinking that the battery itself is starting to go...good thing I still have this under warranty. Still a great phone, wouldn't change it for the world.
Bottom line? If you want a touchscreen phone with great features, and you won't use the web that much (and you don't mind paying another $10 a month for picture messages and data stuff), the Reality is a prime choice for you. You will not regret this decision. Well, as of a month in, you won't. I'll update it as time goes on with my progress. =)
Updated on Jan 21, 2011
Pros Fine for texting and calling.
Cons Ridiculous OS, no free apps available. The music player is crap. It plays 3 songs then stops recognizing the memory card! Then it either locks up or reboots the phone! And don't expect any kind of tech support for the problem. Completely useless!!!
Summary I only had the phone for less then a month then threw it against a wall. It is the worst phone I have ever had and I regret the day I got it. It isn't worth a dime. DO NOT BUY THIS POS PHONE!!!!
"Excellent phone"on by kwojda
Pros good battery life, intuitive menus, aesthetically pleasing, excellent call quality
Cons camera ok but not great, internet access really not viable--get a smartphone if you want to surf
Summary I purchased this phone 4 weeks ago and have been very happy with it. It's got a great feel, nice touch screen, excellent call quality and a nice keyboard. I use it primarily for calls and a few texts a day and the battery life has been exemplary. Mine lasted about a week during light use and then 5 or 6 days during typical weeks. I have a Blackberry for work so internet access wasn't imperative. If it is for you, shy away from this and all multimedia Verizon offerings. I was told loading just a few web pages a day will put me over my 25mb monthly limit and frankly the navigation of the internet was not nearly as convenient as it is on my Blackberry. I'll use it in a pinch, and I guess it's nice to at least have access, but by and large I would not buy this phone if internet was a priority. But for a great looking, great feeling touchscreen phone, this is a great option I think. Verizon's network is still the gold standard, so if you want a good phone that takes decent pictures, has a great touchscreen and excellent call quality, this is a strong option. Above and beyond that, you'll likely have to pay the high price for smart phone service.