Pros Keyboard is great and really easy to use, not sure what other reviews mean when they talk about the flexing.
Threaded texting is amazing
Plenty of shortcuts / quick access keys
Not too large
Cons Center button connects to internet when not on a menu (annoying if you don't have data)
Fingerprint magnet on screen
Had to return first one because of loose sliding mechanism, but 2nd one has been fine / no problems.
Call quality average
Summary If you don't want to spend money on a data plan but text a lot, this phone is great. The keyboard feels good on your fingers and is very accurate, but sometimes will miss a letter if you go too fast.
The screen is very nice to look at, and the battery life is better than I was expecting -- I seem to charge every 3rd day off medium/high texting use and low call use.
The plastic feels a bit cheap, but I'm planning on getting a rubberized case and screen protector.
It feels like it will last for a while, and texting is a breeze, which is all I really need, so I really like the phone.
Pros LIght and small, nice outside color and shine, feels strong and durable, very nice display, battery life good, plenty of features for price tag
Cons Bluetooth had issues, but reboot fixed them. Lack customization of front key menu and to end calls by closing the slider. No 3.5mm audio port available.
Summary I really like the phone, was a liittle reluctant at first but then got used to the nice diaplay, keyboard, and functions and got to the conclusion that it is a very nice phone. Would have liked to be able to customize the menus a little more, but the functions are there easy to find. Signal and call quality are great, and the ability of having a Micro-SD card slot that doesn't require the removal of the battery to get to is nice. The phone size and weight are adequate, feels good in your hand. Had issues before with smartphones and touchscreens, so decided to move to a non-touch screen and is very nice, no need for touchscreen (and phone freezing up all the time).
Only big complaint, and reason for the 4.5 rating, is the lack of a 3.5mm audio port. Reliable headphones that work with the micro USB port available are not that easy to find, only one or two that I don't really feel like are good quality. There is a 3.5mm to micro USB converter available online, but it is somehow inconvenient and expensive (~ $15).
Overall very nice phone with an adequate set of features for everyday calling and messaging needs. Would definately recommend if you want to get away of having to have an unlimited data plan, but want to be able to text and write down tasks and calendar entries with ease using a query keyboard.
Pros Texting, Music Quality, Picture and Video Quality is great for a phone, Light weight, Sturdy and well built, Great battery life, Call Quality is wonderful
Cons Slow at times
Summary Ok first off, if you are good with phones then this review is for you!! I got this phone is Aug. 2010. Its now April 2011, and this phone still works well, there are no problems. Sound quality is great as well as picture and video quality. SO to start off with...
1. If you're a big and I mean BIG texter, you'll love this phone. Threaded text messages so you always know what the person you were texting said last, and it even have group texting that keeps that group conversation in one folder.
2. If you like to play music on your phone with the speaker, its perfect. I've used this phone even while i'm taking a shower and i can hear my music over the roar of the water :D
3. I've taken amazing pictures with this, its got small memory though so do have a microSD card, its useful. The video is just as good, sound quality is great too. clear and loud, though if you record during concerts beware natrually it'll blow your ears out and sound bad due to the high volume of the speakers
4. This phone is light weight and sturdy as hell. I've dropped it from a second story balcony by mistake once and all i got was a chip on the paint. (WARNING: DO NOT DELIBERATELY DROP IT! YOU'RE LIKELY TO ACTUALLY BREAK IT AND VOID YOUR WARRANTY OR INSURANCE WITH AT&T)
5. The battery life is great. I can go two days with it not needing to be charged while still making calls texting a ton. Now it can be shortened when you play music or videos or use the internet. But if you mainly use the phone to text or to talk to someone, its battery will last around 2 or 3 days.
6. NOT ONCE, has my phone ever dropped a call. NEVER. enough said. It does get hot at times, but not unbearable.
This phone does not freeze, it does lag at times when deleting a conversation from your text messages. It does what its supposed to and it does it greatly. THOSE WHO SAY ITS HORRIBLE, are people who don't know jack squat about phones at all...none. THIS PHONE IS GREAT. I really like it and I hope people find this review helpful.
Pros full qwerty keyboard, durable, somewhat good battery life (depends what theme you're running, as well as how often you use it.) if you get it as an upgrade option with AT&T, it comes with an LG bluetooth headset.
alarm system is kind of good, however
Cons extremely bad for multimedia. videos have to be in 128kbps (absolutely horrible quality.) and the speaker puts out fairly bad quality audio, so don't think about running music through this. the camera is something you'd expect from a cheap phone, bad pict
Summary a few more cons: the message alert sound is very loud even on the first bar, and the buzzer ALWAYS goes twice when recieving a message, and you can't change that. also, internal memory is a bit low, but thats to be expected with just about any phone. also, don't bother going to buy a usb data transfer cable, if you have a memory card reader on your computer then you can just get a microSD card (you should anyways) and transfer files with that.
one last and very big con. i've had too many problems regarding service to this little bugger. if the service goes down to 0 bars, theres a good chance it won't get service again unless you restart it. one time i had an issue where it was holding all the texts from the phone, when i had reset it i recieved 12 text messages. so i don't very well recommend this for anyone out in the middle of the woods such as myself.
despite all the cons; it is definitely a good upgrade option for someone still using an older model of phone, for example, the sony ericsson Z750a. (that thing would restart itself in the middle of typing out text messages D:) i got it as a free option to upgrade to on the AT&T store when renewing my contract, if i remember right. if it wasn't free, i remember something about it being only 25 USD, not bad. and its okay for texting, just remember to check your text so you don't make too many typos.
Pros Don't like anything about it
Cons The battery overheats. It will randomly freeze and then the screen flashes. It will turn itself off.
Summary I have had this phone for 3 months and it has caused me problems since the day I got it. Usually samsung have good phones but this one is a piece of fluff. I do NOT recommend anyone to buy this phone. I am waiting patiently for my next upgrade so I can get rid of this piece of fluff. The only good thing about it is that unfortunatly it didn't break when I left it on top of my car and drove off leaving it there.