"so far the best phone i've owned"4.0 starson by JacksSmirkingRevenge
Pros: sensitive,accurate screen,thin but durable,very light,bright screen,enough options for the average user,creative contacts list.plenty of ring tones.
Cons: low ear speaker sound.soft vibrate,MicroSD location(under battery)OS full keyboard a bit small.like any touchscreen,needs cleaning often.eyeglass cloth,$2 at wal-mart,etc..works great.
Summary: I tried 2 other touch screens prio to the solstice.The Xenon(had to replace 3 in 2 months)The Impression.I'm sure its a great phone new,but it was sent as a refurb in place of the Xenon.but again i had problems with 2 of those before having them allow me to buy a new phone at new customer pricing without a new contract.
I'll be honest and say i did replace it once because it stopped reading my sim.but they replaced it new and its been smooth sailing ever since.hasnt froze,locked up,shut down or any other major touchscreen issues.So i'm very happy with what i have now.the screen is a good size,accurate,sensitive and fun to work with.as mentioned in cons,the OS full keyboard is a little too small and i have very thin fingers.I usually use the T9 on the dial pad and its great.T9 is very smart and easy to switch back to numbers or symbols.dialing is smooth and fast and have lost only 1 or 2 calls so far.I also mentioned the phones ear speaker.it is a bit quiet and can be hard to hear in semi-noisy areas.but overall not THAT bad.i have heard worse.calls are clear and static free.the person on the other end can hear you just fine.never got complaints.speaker phone isnt great and i never use now.echoing on both sides.not that you have to,but a good bluetooth headset clears most of these problems.i use one for the most part anyway.
there is a lot of memory,a good selection of ringtones on at&t available or use one of the list of the tones that it comes with.there are more than most phones and arent as hokey.of course there are a few but its expected.
MicroSD is located under the battery which makes it difficult to remove.USB recommended(not included).Internet package would be usefull as well to transfer or upload anything to or from..
But for the price and the pro's,it is worth every penny.i'm not a phone inernet guy nor do i listen to music off it.so it has more than i need but is there if i want it.I'm glad i went through the problems and stress of the other phones.makes me love this one even more.i would recommend it to anyone looking for a great touchscreen that isnt a overpriced over hyped iPhone.