Pros The phone is solid and the battery life is excellent. Overall the hardware is pretty good, the keypad is better than most flip-tops.
Cons The software is bordering on pathetic.
Message, text, and missed alert navigation is cumbersome, the bluetooth and voice-recognition software is downright primitive.
Summary This is my 4th Samsung flip-top, and the others were all more advanced, even though they were much older models. This is the first time I have been disappointed in a Samsung product.
If need a rugged phone for voice calls while you're on a construction site or playing football, this is the one.
But if you need basic features like the bluetooth announcing callers (Samsung told me the only way to know who is calling is to look at the phone - I hope their designers don't drive) or adding recipients to text messages without going through hoops, you will be very disappointed.
Pros smaller and ease of operation. Screen well lit and easy to see.
Cons Falls well below par if compared with the ruggedness of the original. Hard to hold when using it. Push to talk function still cannot be shut off.
Summary The new design lacks the original's toughness. Will not recommend it if you use it above just general use. Unlike the original, you will have to buy a protective case to insure it is safe. I do not recommend for industrial or moderate working environment.
Pros all physical buttons
internal and external displays
great audio quality
has a screw on the back you have to undo to remove the battery cover
Cons cannot disable the push to talk button
Summary I purchased this phone today and I really love it. I do not want or need a smart phone right now and I wanted something that was durable with all physical buttons on it. I also wanted something that had a louder ringer volume than my previous phones, which this phone definitely has. The audio quality is great for both the ear speaker and loud speaker, the phone feels sturdier in my hands, and it is a little bit heavier. The internal and external displays are easy to read. Definitely a great phone for those who want a durable feature phone with push to talk capability.