"I don't want to like it but I do"3.5 starson by duzey
Pros: Very sturdy, good call quality, good workmanship, simple to use, good price, camera, memory card support.
Cons: Bland design, limited features, battery life, pixel-ly gallery, "SETTINGS SAVED!" screen, cannot change banner.
Summary: I've had this phone since it came out in September through Fido. After day one I haven't been crazy about it. After ANY settings are changed, the phone comes up with a "SETTINGS SAVED!" screen coupled with a noise that both annoys me and cannot be changed. The banner cannot be changed. The clock on the front of the camera has a background picture that is permanent. Pictures are needlessly grainy in gallery mode, due to resizing. The only way to view at full size is to set it as background. The two colors available are dark blue or aqua blue. Both are sort of girly (I took it apart and squirted dark red).
Dispite this I have found that it does it's job well. I've dropped this phone and put it through the clothes wash and it still works without issue (though the battery lasted less than 6 hours in idle mode after it's bath). Inside the phone is well padded, particularly behind the screen. The small buttons have a quality rubbery feel to them. A very good T9 texting ability, allowing you to circulate between words with the same characters and add your own words to the T9. You can save numbers to either the phone's internal memory or a memory card inserted behind the battery; handy if you break the phone, the card still holds contacts. Also, I have dropped only 3 calls in 3 months.
So although I don't want to like this phone due to it's shortcomings, it impresses me by taking all the abuse I can dish out and continues working.