Pros Small, vivid display, strong vibe, bluetooth & cost.
Cons Weak ring volume, word mode has no word choices.
Summary Purchased new, from Verizon, two weeks ago.
Maybe not as flashy as razor, but it performs really well. I don't much care if it’s sexy, since it spends most of its life in my side pants pocket, where I hardly know its there thanks to it small size and light weight.
Reception is equal or better than my last phone, a Motorola V265, in the same areas. Audio is loud and clear. No one on the other end has complained about not hearing or understanding me. I do not believe I have used the speaker phone much, if at all.
The Bluetooth works great. Although I have no previous Bluetooth experience, I have had no issues.
The camera does take slightly blurry / grainy pics. It’s only a VGA. I don’t need a camera on my phone, but the phones without have poor reviews. If you desire a camera with a phone on it, get the Samsung SCH-a990.
Battery lasted 3 days with much use.
When texting there are three modes: abc, word and 123. Word types out the intended word most of the time, but when it doesn't there are no choices. The only fix I have found is to switch to abc mode. This is done by holding down the * key.
The ring volume is a little weak even on high.
One more minor thing; the #1 speed dial is factory set for voicemail and not changable.
Pros a phone to make phone calls with
Cons not many yet
Summary Had this phone for 2 weeks and its great. If you read Cnet's reviews that require a 57 megapixel camera, video and connectivity to
a myriad of non-essential garbage then this is not your phone. However, if you want to make calls and hear crisp and loud then by all means give this a try. Leave the video, games and nonsense phones for the psuedo geeks and review writers. Pay absolutely no attention to the 6.0 Cnet review.
Pros Simple interface means easy to use. Very Good Sound and Signal Reception
Cons None Significant
Summary I join the other reviewers with the opinion that this phone is better than CNET'S review rating. I purchased the 410 for my phoneless wife and we are both very pleased with it's performance.
She finds it easy to use with very good sound and signal reception in our semi rural setting - thanks to Verizon and the 410.
The phone is not for Cell Phone Geeks, but is a great choice for someone who simply wants a good phone.
Pros Lightweight, good design, good keypad, priced to sell, bluetooth
Cons call quality could be better but its not horible, batterylife was a tad disapointing but it's still managed to hold out on me when I needed it to
Summary When I bought this phone I had about 80 bucks with me and I just wanted to get a cell for cheap and I watned the best I could find. I used to be a Motorola fan I really like thier phones but they've put way to much focus into the razr. All and all though Samsung has really impressed me. Honestly I use this phone for almost entirly texting and it does that great. the camera is kinda crappy but its fun to be stupid with friends and take dumb pictures with. The phone looks great and has a decent set of features for 80 bucks including tax and 50 dollars air time and the call quality is decent and has been reliable for me so if you need a cheap phone go with this one.
Pros ease of use, intuitive, nice keypad, size
Cons camera blows
Summary For those of you who use their cellphone for actually calling and talking to people, this phone is perfect.
It's extremely comfy to hold in your hand-rest on your ear and feels natural, unlike many other bulky ''phones'' who claim to have 10000 functions but do 99% of them badly.
I use my MP3 player for listening to MP3s, my laptop for internet and email and I write on a piece of paper stuff I need to do during the day.
If you're like me, save yourself the time and trouble and get this small, lightweight phone that makes your complicated life easier.