"too small to be smart"2.0 starson by JCorroo
Pros: price (right now special in store price of $59)
music storage and easy access from main screens
screen definition very sharp colorful and clear
Cons: size matters in a smart phone - maybe a good 1st phone for kids but not for averaged sized people
poor "upgrade" of the ascend model
sound is unreliable and rather poor for phone use with static (especially via bluetooth or speakerphone) but have to say
Summary: I ask you, why have a smart phone and a plan with unlimited internet access and texting and then have a phone with a screen so small that average people cant see it well or use it easily for texttng? That doesn't seem too smart...
I had the huawei ascend and really liked it unfortunately it was lifted and the insurance considered this a "comparable replacement"
Yes the ascend was slow and sometimes got hung up, but so easy to see and so easy to use. Great screen size for internet, @ 3.5 inches, 20% bigger than M835. 10% bigger than the LG.
Yes all smart phones eat power, but the M835 takes less time to empty and more time to charge (smaller battery than the ascend or LG)
The call quality is poor. If it was my first metroPCS phone, i would probably switch carriers.
The touch screen is so sensitive i am using the back key more than any other -- difficult to scroll without inadvertently selecting and moving to the next screen.
As of now, it is not compatible with the cool new security app available through metroguard insurance.
I'll be sending it back and buying another Ascend. Seriously reconsidering the insurance too. (The sale price vs the deductible made the insurance cost more than paying for "replacement" at the store.)