Pros The camera takes pretty good pix.It browses fairly fast.
Cons It is a little hard to hold onto.
Summary This phone is perfect for a teenager who doesn't have a lot of money but wants to impress friends.
Pros Good sound quality
Fast, reliable texting (no dropped texts, speedy delivery)
Good design (slider, comfortable to hold)
Looks good (small, stylish, screen)
Performs well (easy to use, fast)
Great texting dictionary
Camera easy to use, decent quality
Cons All games are demos, can be played for about a minute
Not many free graphics, but you can set pictures as wallpaper
Must have a data pack to check balance, use web browser, mobile IM
Battery life is unreliable, you never know when it will hold charge
Summary I really like this phone. It's reliable and fast, and great for both calling and texting. I've read many complaints that "the buttons are cramped" and that "the battery gets very hot" but I've never experienced problems with either of these things. The texting dictionary is great and very easy to use. I am mainly a texter and this phone is quite satisfactory in that aspect. It has never failed to deliver a text, nor has there been any delay in the delivery of texts. I've also read that the camera is bad on this phone, but if you just hold it very still the pictures can look pretty great for a VGA camera. I also noticed how good the sound quality is on this phone while talking.
Generally, I recommend this phone. It's nothing too fancy and it doesn't have a lot of extra stuff on it, but it works very well and has excellent performance on the basics. If you are interested in having a reliable, good looking, easy to use phone, this is the phone for you.
Pros Easy navigation, nice messaging features, bluetooth, excellent call quality, handy little set of tools included, web browser is fairly fast even though it's only EDGE speed, phone is very durable and the quality feels sturdy + it has a design I like.
Cons Not that great of a camera, keys a little cramped, screen is small and not that good of a resolution, battery life was OK, can't browse the web when phone slider is closed.
Summary This was my first phone I have bought, and I still love to use it. Even though I found a couple problems with this slider, I still think it is a very solid choice and possibly the best quality phone you can get from Virgin Mobile.
Addressing the main features:
Camera: I didn't expect much from the VGA camera. The camera itself took OK pictures though in not-so-great lighting conditions if was almost unusable. One thing that I liked was I could set a picture I had taken as a wallpaper.
Messaging: This phone brings some good messaging features to the table. I liked how there was not only text and MMS, but instant messengers (AIM and ICQ in this case) and a basic email client was included.
Calling: Call quality was really good, voices sounded very natural to me. A speakerphone was a great addition as well.
Voice dialing: This was very surprising to me. Such a basic phone as this had voice dialing and the integration was well done to recognize my voice.
Web browsing:Of course, this phone wasn't built to be a a phone for browsing the web. But it does include one nevertheless, and I really liked how I could check my Virgin account directly from my phone at fairly fast speeds. The web browsing experience was very good for a basic phone in my opinion.
Pros Compact, it slides, nice call quality
Cons keys are crammed.low battery life.when you reply to a text it always includes re: which is annoying. feels cheaply made.
Summary its an average VM phone...the kyocera cyclops & super slide I have found to be the best phones so far.
Pros small, nice chrome on the side, good quality camera, easy to use interface, good call quality, slide out key pad, comes with service perserver for pay as you go coustomours.
Cons battery panel is very hard to remove, flimsy charging port cover
Summary The Slash is a nice phone that has a good camera. Its great if you want a bit more than basic phone that is inexspensive.