"Good Low-Cost Spartan Phone"5.0 starson by AdelheidBernstein
Pros: Decent-to-good quality handset, for a very low price. Interface and features are reasonably-well designed. Sound quality is very good, compared to other Virgin Mobile and Helio phones. Screens are adequate. USB Micro charge is nice.
Cons: Very few bells and whistles. This is a pro for me, but a con for people who want a toy instead of a phone.
Summary: This is an exceptional phone for pragmatic users, who don't require a camera, bluetooth, web browsing, videos, music, or an overinflated object that "defines their personality." Having used other Virgin Mobile and Helio phones, this is one of my more-favorite units. Solidly built, easy to use, decent battery life, and has many of the most-important features like contact list, calendar, alarm clock, timer, calculator, etc. MicroUSB charging is very convenient, instead of relying on proprietary chargers. VM service is also a very good deal, for anyone who needs basic service and doesn't talk or text more than a few times a week. I pay approx $6.67 a month for service, and I get great coverage in my respective region. Makes a good backup phone, or emergency phone (even without service, most modern working handsets can still dial 911). So cheap, it's practically disposable. If you're looking for a status symbol or a toy, this isn't your phone. If you want a simple and effective mobile phone, and are within their coverage area, it's a good buy.