Pros Very small, light, solid-feeling, well-designed screen layout.
Cons Avail through CREDO Mobile (Sprint). The only way to get photos off of the phone is picture mailing or uploading them to their proprietary (and buggy) picture sharing website. This costs extra $$$.
Summary CREDO crippled the bluetooth functionality for photo sharing and there is no memory card slot. Either Sprint has poor reception in our area or this phone does, never see more than a couple of bars. Other than that it is a pretty good little phone.
Pros Free w/2yr contract. Raised tiny key pad.Slider.
Cons Very, very small phone. Guys stay away. Poor performance(bars never exceeded 2).Poor battery performace. Camera pics aways blurry. I had to call it defective and exchanged it.
Summary Bottom line "you get nothing for free." The phone is cute. But in my experience the phone had to be defective.
"Unreliable"on by jservin4him
Pros Looks nice and call quality is decent. Bluetooth works well. Compact and easy to use. Has been pretty durable as it has been dropped and gotten wet and still worked.
Cons This is my 2nd phone, as the first one would not receive or allow calls. It was replaced under warranty. The 2nd phone screen went white after about 3 months due to the ribbon pinching and had to be fixed. The Sprint store fixed it.
Summary Has been a decent phone but it has been replaced once and then fixed. I have never had that happen on a phone. This is one phone I did not research before selecting and I wish did.
Pros Small size and relatively light, accessible interface, has endured much abuse and still functions as it did on day one (battery latch/cover is loose, but that's the extent of the damage).
Cons Extremely by-the-numbers on all fronts for a free upgrade phone (aesthetics, features, etc.), no camcorder, photos always look blurry with horrible resolution, mistypes on top buttons and keypad are very frequent (very easy to hit "End" button when intend
Summary This is/was only my second cell phone, which my family and I took since it came free with a new contract. Our previous phones (three Samsung SPH-A680's) were more-than past their "prime", but held up well for 3-4 years of use. Yet from the get-go we were underwhelmed with these phones. The fact they were free should have been a red flag, but we're still novice phone shoppers.
Everything about the SPH-M330 screams sub-standard. It's small and, thus, fairly light with an interface that doesn't require much time to find all the features. That is to say, it's a very dry field. An alarm clock, calculator (including tip calculator), still-frame camera (no camcorder or flash), streamlined web use and a slight text-orientation are about as far as the (useful) functions for this phone go.
Performance-wise it's even less satisfying, with call quality being acceptable when working well. However, reception has been very uneven for our 2 years with the phones. This also applies to sending text messages (sometimes it can take over 15 seconds to send one) and browsing the web. The buttons and keys aren't exactly ideal for someone like me with large fingers, but they feel very touchy regardless (the back button being small and on top of the end button is a recipe for dropped calls and messages). Battery life on my model has recently become erratic; occasionally becoming empty overnight despite saying it had four of five bars in the battery icon when falling asleep. My stepfather also had to get his battery replaced within the first couple months of use.
About all I can give in positive regards to this phone is that I've been able to use it for talking, texting and briefly checking (though draggingly loading up) FaceBook since that's set as my home page. Just about everything feels like a chore to do on this phone 90% of the time. I know there are far worse products out there, but to say I'm underwhelmed even with this cell phone would be like saying Five Guys burgers tastes better than McDonald's.
Pros When it worked it was good, when was that you may ask, not often!
Cons IT HAD PROBLEMS, battery died, screen after a two foot drop stopped displaying. Got slightly wet and refuses to power. Junk!
Summary Not the best phone and really wouldn't recommend.
I got and hooked up the first in 2007. It barely dropped IDK 2 feet to the floor, and the screen went wack, it then flipped so i would have to read my phone upside-down. Next phone and it didnt hav a good slide because the phone still thought it was closed. IT sucked, but when worked was good.