"It does a very good job at what it brings to the table."3.5 starson by arrow24
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.