"pretty awesome"3.5 starson by iruka*
Pros: screen, zooming, navigation array, keypad, smooth back, strong battery cover, battery life, volume, microsd card slot is on the outside
Cons: interface is sometimes laggy, power button, no usb cable included
Summary: Overall, it's pretty good considering the fact that I don't look for too much in a phone.For two days, the phone has been shutting off on its own, although it stopped doing that just yesterday.
The screen was absolutely beautiful and photos came out really sharp. I don't know about videos since I didn't watch any on the phone besides the ones I recording, which aren't that good, by the way. It gets really blurry and shaky. But the camera's good and when you zoom into pictures, it shows lots of details.
All the keys were really flat, but also had a lot of space so it was easy to use. Although sometimes I'd miss when using the d-pad. Otherwise, it was really good. I rarely made mistakes when typing and they also have really bright backlighting. the soft keys may seem really tiny, but the area around it is the actual button so you don't have to press that skinny metal part exactly.
External display is one of those skinny long kinds, but I really don't mind since it shows everything I need.
The few things I really didn't like.....the main thing was the power button. The placement and size. Most phones just have the end key double as a power key, but I really didn't understand this. It's right under the pound key which is also the space/silent key. A lot of times, I hit the power key instead. And when you NEED to use it, it's so tiny that I have to press for a long time to make sure I'm really pressing it. I was also surprised that there was no usb cable included, but I could easily sync using bluetooth, so that wasn't a big problem.
Other than that, call quality was good to me, of course that depends on how many bars you have.
I was also impressed by how loud the speakers got, but only when playing music. When I used speakerphone, it wasn't that loud. It could only be heard clearly when the room is quiet. When you're outside, you can barely hear anything and you have to put it close to your ear to hear it and at that point, why use the speakerphone at all.
Design was really nice and the flipping felt sturdy to me.....for now.
So it's a really nice phone. If you're just looking for something that looks nice, has a few more simple extra features, and not much, then I'd recommend this.
Updated on Aug 25, 2009
Also, I wanted to add that texting isn't that hard at all. The keys are flat, but they have slight bumps to them and also have enough space. If you use T9 I guess you can type a little faster. You just have to add in a lot of words.