"best phone i've ever owned"4.5 starson by jennicalpblue5
Pros: mp3 external player, great reception, perfect camera, lightweight design without being flimsy
Cons: no flash on camera, no outlet for cell phone charm, ringtone volume low
Summary: overall, this is one of the best phones i have ever had. the camera takes beautiful pictures without blur (a problem i had with my last phone) however, i'm a little dissapointed that it doesn't have a flash (i'll live). the mp3 player when you figure out how to use it has great sound quality and simple external controls so the phone does not have to be open to listen to the music. the volume controls are perfect, inside arrangement is fine (i don't know what cnet is talking about) i can type messages super fast without pressing a wrong button. The phone is lightweight yet durable without feeling like it will break in my hand. previous phones i've had felt like they would fall apart when you flipped them open, but this is not a problem here. pulling up pictures and music is a bit slow, but i use up a lot of the memory so that could be the problem. for some reason, with previous phones i have had horrible reception in my home (which seems to be a dead zone), but with this phone even though there is no external antenna, i have a few bars, but no static, crackling, or dropped calls what-so-ever (a huge factor to me). the ringtone volume is a little low for my taste, have to have it on vol. 7 in order to hear it clearly in the car, but pretty decent in the house. i am obsessed with cell phone charms, so i'm a little sad that there is not a hole for one, but i'll survive. overall, i am completely satisfied with my purchase. i hope to have this phone for years to come.