Pros Good call quality, rugged design, good battery, and easy to use.
Cons Cannot disable the PTT, and the camera quality is poor.
Summary This is a very well built phone that can withstand a lot of punishment. It is heavier and thicker than most phones, but the phones that are made to military specs are heavier and thicker. The battery strength is very good, the signal strength is better than average, and it's menus are easy to follow. It has all of the extra features that I want in a phone, but when a phone is made without the ability to disable the PTT feature, I would assume that Samsung intended to sell it to only those who want this feature. I have had this phone since late June 2010, and I am used to the terrible placement of the PTT side buttons. All things considered, I would give this phone 5 stars. I have never owned what I felt was the perfect phone. I guess that is where taste and opinions come in to play.
Pros Very stout and sturdy phone. Excellent external speaker. Great volume.
Cons Replying to text messages is a pain; not user friendly. Don't need all the apps; they make the phone very clumsy to navigate.
Summary The biggest drawback to this phone is the VERY WEAK SIGNAL!!!!! I like my old Moto RAZR better for the signal strength. Samsung, nice try but not good enough.
Pros Speaker volume excellent if that is important.
Cons Very weak volume. It is heavy. The worst feature is the volume. The manual is absolutely worthless. is too small for web or such use and the phone is cluttered with web stuff you probably are not going to use. POOR..
Summary Sorry I selected this phone. Weak volume. Okay indoors, but not outside or in vehicle. Amazing since this is suppose to be a tough phone for outdoor use.
Pros Probably lasts longer than your average $150 phone but I'm already shopping for a replacement.
Cons Text messaging is buggy. Replies are not sent when you push "send" but instead silently stored in your outbox. You must navigate to the outbox to resend them. Every single time. Both Samsung and AT&T deny any responsibility for the issue.
Summary Should have been recalled. You blew it, Samsung.
Pros This is a tough phone. Shock resistant, water resistant. Lives up to life in the military well.
Cons Bulky, can't disable PTT
Summary I love this phone! It has survived numerous drops from 10+ feet and being in the weather. The extra protective case is a must if you are truly tough on phones. I do not use the web browser, GPS or PTT features so I can't comment on these. I was looking for a basic phone that I wouldn't kill in a few months and that is what I found