"Good if you like basic phones"3.5 starson by phonefetish
Pros: I thought it had excellent volume quality for the speakerphone and talking regularly. It has 6 hours of battery life and its very easy to use.
Cons: I wasn't able to change the navigation keys so the right button will always be for tzones and the left will always be for menu.
Summary: Keeping in mind I prefer a basic phone over one with a lot going on, I think this is a very good phone. This is also my first Samsung phone. I normally use Nokia. The sound quality is good and it has all the basic things I need like an alarm clock, calendar, and speakerphone.
The camera and video quality are horrible. There may as well not even be a camcorder because you can't clearly see what you recordered. The camera has a horrible lag so unless what you're looking at is 100% still and you don't move at all...not even a teeny bit, your photo won't come out clear. Just blurry.
I like how the buttons are big and the phone is light weight. I also like that it has a fairly strong vibrate. I like that the ringer gets pretty loud as well.
There aren't many wallpapers to choose from but I'll end up using my own photos anyway.
Another thing is you can use your voice notes as ringtones so you can record your own ringtones if you want. I haven't seen that since the Nokia 3220. I also like that I could synch my phonebook online on MyTmobile. I'm not signed up for Hotspot at home but I do have Tmobile at home. I tried to use my phone using Wi-Fi and it worked just fine. If I ever do choose to do hotspot at home, I know I won't have any problems.
Basically if you're looking for something simple, this is a wonderful phone to get. I'm really big on battery life and since Nokia is slacking on that now, I had to switch to Samsung and even thought about Motorola which I vowed to never use again. I hope Nokia steps it up. Frills are cool, but I'd like to use my phone longer than 2 seconds without having to recharge it.Updated
I originally gave this a 7/10 but now I'd have to give it a 5/10. I'm going to take it back and get the Nokia 6301 instead. The reason I'm taking it back is because there are little things that I found odd...or maybe I'm so used to Nokia's. This is a flip phone but if you use the speakerphone you can't close it otherwise it will hang up the call. You can close it if you use a blue tooth headset though. I'm not used to that. Also, the front display doesn't stay on very long and there is no way to change that. I called Samsung after Tmobile couldn't figure it out. They said it was to save batter life. I would have at least liked to have the option to keep the front display on for a while longer. Even if they could at least display the clock and the icons if there is a missed call or new message. The alarm clocks were nice because you have the option to set 4 different ones for different days and times.
I miss Nokia phones already. I'm not thrilled about the 3 hour battery life for the Nokia 6301 over this 6.5 hour battery life with this phone, but at least I'd have all the good qualities of a nokia again.