Pros Sharp looking phone, good battery, good signal strength
Cons Bland colors on inside display
Summary I use a cell phone to make and receive calls. I did not need a built-in camera or mp3. This is a good phone with a better than average battery. I won't have to charge this thing more than once or twice per week. It has good signal strength, which to me is the most important thing in a cell phone. I don't wear a watch, so I like the fact that the time is constantly displayed on the front.
Pros bluetooth and voice dial
Cons only 5 numbers for voice dialing
Summary I got this phone as a replacement for my moto v180. At work I can not have a camara so that puts a limit on the phones that I could choose from. I wanted bluetooth, so I got the v195s. Work very well, the only complains is the amount of pleople I can put on voice dial and that I can not upload mp3 for ring tones.
"A Great Phone!"on by OriginHacker
Pros Excellent audio quality - plenty loud, clear display, looong battery life, and no external antenna
Cons Cheap plastic design that may squeak/creak when it gets older
Summary This is the best cell phone I've used to date. I've used many phones and thrown them all away: Nokia 8801, Motorola V3, Samsung T509, and many other top of the line phones. My number one problem with the above phones: You can't hear the other person talking even at top volume. I've talked to others who also agree.
The Motorola V195s has solved this issue and is plenty loud. The audio quality is better than any phone I've seen/used to date. The display is perfect even in daylight! Amazing battery life (I've gotten 10 hours talk time (I use my cell phone for work)) and standby time.
I used the Motorola V195 before this and my only complaint was - when it got old (6 months of 4+ hours/day use) the cheap plastic creaked and squeaked when opened up all the way. We'll see if Motorola fixed this in the V195s.
The V195s definitely clears up some audio problems that the V195 had - the crackling and popping noise in the background. The V195s is almost so clear I have to make sure I'm still connected when no one is talking.
For those of us that need a cell P H O N E (not an MP3 player, internet surfing, picture taking, keyboard text messaging phone) - this is the best modern cell phone out there today. (Nothing beats the Nokia Bricks of the past though).
"Ok... not great"on by bsaxton
Pros Bluetooth, speakerphone, charges from computer, quad-band, lots of basic features...
Cons Almost non-exist 1-touch dialing! Features are hard to get at.
Summary This is a fine basic phone for someone who just wants to call people... It has many features, but many of them are difficult to get at. For example - 1-touch dialing - which should be so simple to program and a key feature of a phone for me - was almost non-programable. It took me literally hours to find a work-around solution...
Many other features require multiple levels of menus that don't always make sense - voice-dialing for example - requires more button-pushes to access than just dailing the phone number (unless you have a headset).
On the plus - the power supply is mini-USB and can be charged from a computer with the appropriate connector. I was also able to sync contacts with my Mac (once I downloaded pluggin for iSync). Call quality has been great. Good battery life.
In the end, I would go for a Nokia over this phone. They just seem to have the feature and menuing system down. Being on pre-paid, this was the cheapest option with BlueTooth, so I went for it.
Pros Great sound quality and volume level.
Cons Interface: a downgrade from Samsung interface but still OK. Slightly bulky.
Summary This is my first bluetooth phone: I know, a bit late, but I couldn't pare from my old Samsung (X195) which offered great sound quality.
The V195s offers great crisp sound quality coupled with good volume level. The bluetooth is working great if you have a good headset (such as plantronics 510). The speaker phone is as loud as you want it to be.
The motorola interface is a bit pale and insipid when compared with the Samsung one. But it still does an OK job overall.
The phone is a tad bulky and slightly on the heavier side. Battery level has been good so far.