Pros Clear music, ability to sync phone book and calendar with PC, great sound, I am giving this phone four stars, because I have not yet discovered all this little machine can do - I expect I could do five stars, but that will have to wait.
Cons So far, I like the whole phone... EXCEPT one big thing: the back cover is VERY difficult to get off. I have not yet learned the proper technique to do this. Nokia needs to fix this - every time I take the cover off, I am afraid it will break.
Summary I have this as a second phone, but it is about the become a replacement for my three month old Nokia 6301, which turns out to be much less than I thought it would be. Very disappointing phone. Thankfully I have two lines, and will keep the 6301 at home with my WiFi, and this one, with me when I leave my house.
Radio works great, it turned out to be easy to transfer all my contacts from my 6301 to this one, while still keeping them on the 6301, too.
The 3.2 megapixel camera is amazing. I sometimes take pictures for fun for a blog I keep about my work, and this one will let me do so without bringing a camera with me. Flash works in a strange way with two flashes, but it does the job.
This phone is almost like a smart phone, since notes are also sync'ed with calendar and phone book/contacts.
T-Mobile sells this phone with a 2 GB mini SD card, and I have it loaded up with over 100 songs, plus 200 pictures - and still have not used more than 601 MB's.
The music slider on the front seemed like a gimmick when I first saw the phone, but it turns out to be a fast way to get into the music and radio settings.
One of the few things I do not like about Nokia's text message settings, is not being able to make my own preset text messages. I have solved that by sending small text messages to myself and saving them as text templates. Works really well and it gets around this irritating oversight on Nokia's part.
After a 50 dollar rebate this phone will cost me $ 99, which is not bad for a power house like this is.
Pros Good performing communications & fun media experience. Also was able to connect with a computer for synchronization and programming. Never boring & good company. Even the small speaker performed well.
Cons The display apparently has a problem that eventually affected my device. Lasted almost 21 months but was an inevitable failure although I never knew until after it occurred as I investigated about repair procedures then discovered problems reported.
Summary Great to Use & A Fun Device, but Didn't Last. Good performing communications & fun media experience. Also was able to connect with a computer for synchronization and some programming development. Easy to master & get the most out of this device. Never boring. Good relationship while it lasted. Kept me company during bike rides and hikes. Tethered to a PC sometimes although not really needed since I have broadband access; did try to use for fax but not able over digital medium. Used to access the www too but via T-Mobile's gateway although that was really no problem even with the screen size since it was sharp and colorful. The display apparently has a problem that eventually affected my device. Lasted almost 21 months but was an inevitable failure although I never knew until after it occurred as I investigated about repair procedures then discovered problems reported. If this device can't be repaired then I definitely will research the next device before purchase. I would have liked to use it as a fax modem or as a medium for fax comms, but that is an issue of the signalling technologies and not the device itself.The actual problem affecting my device was the fault of either T-Mobile or Nokia for sending a signal that caused a malfunction. Neither have taken responsibility to restore the damages they caused; I have filed a complaint with the FCC & FTC. People should be put on notice of this scheme of transmitting updates that disable devices just to get the customer to purchase another device. I would recommend disabling the automatic update feature so that you are not prone to such scams. I had been a long-time satisfied user of Nokia devices, with a 6800 still operating. Prior to using T-Mobile as a provider, I had a very unhappy separation from AT&T. After years of satisfactory & accomodating service it seemed that they changed for the worse, becoming another scamming corporateer: overcharging, charging for services not provided, privacy & security issues, & changing plan terms without my acknowledgement or authority, even having untrustworthy tech support & inconsiderate customer support.
Updated on Oct 17, 2011
Pros Its practical usage. I love the sideways scroll to get to the music player and the radio.
Summary Exceptional. I would keep it forever plus I have insurance so as long as i dont switch to a different company i will always have it.
Pros Syncing with Itunes,
Able to use 8gb microsd card
Camera with Autofocus
Cons Radio not that great, When flash is used pics turn out kind've funky.
Summary I don't own a car and drive a motorcycle or bicycle everywhere. Anytime I can reduce the number of gadgets I have to take with me the better. This phone allows me to leave almost every other gadget at home. I tried an Iphone but you can not change tracks with motorcycle gloves on and the camera sucks.
The camera is decent enough to usually leave my other camera at home (I of course am not an avid photographer) One of the big benefits of the music player is that it works with my motorcycle helemts bluetooth headphones/headset so I do not have to be connected directly to the phone.
All in all it is a good compromise with out being as expensive as a N95
Pros The phone was loud and clear and held a signal fairly well. Camera took great photos. Music player sounds great.
Cons Music player tends to freeze occasionally on shuffle. Battery cover doesn't seat very well and has a tendency to pop out. Started getting 'glitchy' and crashing on a daily basis. Battery life cut REALLY short when using music player.
Summary The features on the phone are fairly decent, but the fact that I had it for less than a week before it finally died doesn't really do justice all the bells and whistles this phone has on it.