"Nice and compact, but lacks the bells and whistles most look for these days"2.0 starson by jtfilmsexists1
Pros: Small and compact, cool backlight colors, and man is this ever durable
Cons: Smaller lcd, keypad is a little stiff, meager features, awful reception
Summary: I'm one of those folks who thrives on electronics. Not because i want to, but maybe because i'm shallow and materialistic. But, that can work to my advantage. I buy cell phones like most people buy milk, and when i bought this vox 8500, i felt like giving up and moving to a thirdworld country. When i first cracked this petite piece of electronics open, i was instantly attracted to the sleek, compact design. It felt nice in your hand, but the small and stiff keypad was soon a hassle to use. It also felt a little strange against you face, but not as bad as some other phones from virgin mobile. Though it has some neat backlight colors, including a feature which automatically switches it everytime you open the phone, it still lacks cool extras. The monochrome displays are a little exhausted, and this phone should bet he last of them in flip phone form. It just isnt anything special, and the minor downfalls, including AWFUL reception, i mean awful, if your'e indoors? no service. In your car? one bar. So if, say, you want to make a call and your'e on Route 319, its gonna be super choppy. All in all, this is a phone definetly for the younger crowd, concerned about checking in, texting, and just showboating to their electronically inept friends. Phrases such as "dude, the screen on my phone changes colors!" will be frequently used, but thats about it. This phone definetely wont get you a date, thats for sure.