Pros Thin, Light Weight, 3.0 Megapixel Cam, Sleek
Cons No Outside LCD Display, Only Displays Callers number on incoming call, battery life ok
Summary I've Had a Helio Ocean And Drift. This Fin is byfar my favorite. It's reception is great, call quality is good, and nothing wrong with it except for the cons I listed above. Works awesome on the Sprint/Nextel Network That my favorite 50% Owned South Korean MVNO Runs Off Of. Hopefully SK Telecom Buys Out Sprint!
"Great Product!"on by juscivil
Pros Thin, Good Call Quality, Good Camera
Cons External Display Size
Summary Just some history...I have had 2 year contracts with Vodaphone (UK), Sprint and Cingular/AT&T, as well as having my work PDA with Verizon. Given a good working and user knowledge of the cell phone industry, I have to admit, I was skeptical of going on board with a smaller, non-traditional carrier like Helio. But try I did and am I ever happy!
I don't really want to spend more than say, $100-$150 every two years on a phone, but if you want good technology and a snappy design, as I do, than what's available, signing a two-year contract on the traditional carriers, can be a little slim. It's as if the big carriers forgot that a two year contract isn't a small commitment...
But with Helio, for signing a two-year contract and setting up an auto-pay with my Visa card, I only paid about $100 for this phone! That's on top of the 1GB mini-SD card that came with this deal
Long of a short, if you can get past the small external display and you have figured out how to take photos with friends without using the mini-mirror and/or the external display (the one on the outside of the phone) as a viewfinder, than this is a great phone. Yeah, there's no side camera button, not a big deal, in my humble opinion. The built-in HTML browser (on a phone this size!) and included GPS with Google Maps more than makes up for the camera features shortcomings (can you say traffic maps!). Plus, what phone this size has a 3 megapixel camera? None, closest on the market might have 2 megapixels and won't take photos 1/2 as well as this phone does!
Long of a short, I like thin, advanced phones and I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for one...so this was the solution after a lot of research (I moved from AT&T to Helio). I wouldn't buy another Motorola RAZR after my last experience with that phone and Samsungs really are the best phones on the market. Helio seems very interested in marketing a good phone to a discerning consumer...
So yes, I am very happy! I recommend this phone highly
"sleek and light"on by Amikosan
Pros very light with full features
Cons absolutely none
Summary this phone is an exquisite gem. it has immense features and is very discreet with its supermodel dimensions. i use this as a secondary more portable phone to my helio ocean.
"The feel is cool, the phone it's self I can live with just need to have a longer battery life."on by Bigkaw
Pros For the money it's cool.
Cons It gets warm when using it.
Summary Need to have the fin come in different colors and a outside picture display when it's closed
Pros Offers alot more than most for the price
Cons alot of migrating to get to the functions I want
Summary I have only had the phone a few days. The phone I replaced was almost 4 years old so I certainly got a lot of phone in its place. I personally like the sleek design and that it has so many options for the price. Customer service from Helio has been great (I left Sprint for Helio)! The cons are that I have to migrate to get to the speaker phone function and the camera. Tough to be spontaneous. The battery life is relatively short (about 3 hours) but with all the functionality the fin offers I guess I understand.