"Awesome basic phone"4.5 starson by madhurya
Pros: Fast, Inexpensive, Hotspot@Home, Style, Buttons
Cons: None found yet
Summary: This is an excellent phone for the intended audience. I got fed up with the sluggish performance of my WinMo phone (for those thinking that I might not be using it right, FYI that I am a software professional and know the nitty gritty details of how to make my gadgets work best) and decided to go back to the basics. And this phone performs great for that purpose, of being just a phone.
Wow, what a relief. First thing I notice after the transition was the SPEED. WinMo is ******** sluggish in being a phone. Takes 2 seconds to just bring the dialer up. Takes 1 min to boot. On the contrary, this phone performs great and saves me time on every operation I perform.
LG has done a great job of integrating WiFi into a basic phone without complicating the software too much. Setup was a breeze and call quality is excellent on both WiFi calls and cell calls. Unlike the CNet editor, I did not find the volume to be "too low". In fact, it's perfect. And "overly bright screen"! Oh common CNet. It seems you're just trying to find faults in this phone.
The keys are great and I like typing on them. I downloaded the PC Studio software from Samsung website and was able to sync my outlook contacts, address book, notes and calendar over bluetooth. Perfect. I also transferred some ringtones from my computer to the phone over bluetooh. Works like charm.
Only problem I've faced until now is while driving. I've synced my phone to my car and while the built in bluetooth headset of my car works great initially, it times out after a while and then I have to restart bluetooth on the phone for it to pair again. Haven't found the solution to that yet. Hadn't had this problem on my WinMo phone.
The bottom line is, this phone is PERFECT if you want an easy to use basic phone (with modern facilities such as bluetooth sync, A2DP etc.) and also suffer "no signal at home" problem and are interested in the T-Mobile Hotspot@Home service.