Pros Swype makes the virtual keyboard painless.
The slide-out keyboard works when Swype doesn't (i.e. passwords).
The deep Google integration makes data syncing a breeze.
Cons Internal memory is a bit anemic. Consider replacing the provided 2GB microSD card with something larger.
It's not a performance beast, so app performance might be disappointing.
Android comes with a learning curve that might get a little frustrating.
Summary Some of the harshest CNET user reviews come from people who haven't completely explored the phone's features (you can, despite one reviewer's claims, assign unique ringtones to contacts), or were expecting iPhone-level performance from a budget-level device.
This phone isn't a powerhouse and doesn't try to be. What it does try to do--provide a quality, entry-level smartphone at a reasonable price--it does very well. As long as you don't buy it expecting more than that, I don't think you'll be disappointed with it. I know I'm not!
Pros Camera Flash, keyboard
Cons No navigation for cursor while typing, no LED notification light, seems to have no warning for low battery, too much in the notification window (read summary), slow.
Summary This phone was definitively not for me. I hate how the entire screen lights up for couple seconds to notify me of a massage, there is no LED indicator light to let me know if I got an email, text, or even a missed call. My battery got really low, but I never got any notification for it, the only thing I ever saw was "Connect the Charger" right before unlocking the screen, and when charging it, it doesn't even show you how many % it's charging. It doesn't have a navigation ball or ANY buttons on the keyboard for the cursor for while you type, so if you make a mistake, you either have to delete everything up to the mistake, or try to click on the screen trying to get in between letters you made a mistake, and sorry, maybe my fingers are too fat for it or something lol it gets annoying because it takes me a while to get it in the right spot. Plus the camera isn't that great at all, only 2MPX and it lags too much while taking a picture, so pictures don't come out very good.
I payed extra $100 to get new Motorola Cliq 2, was well worth it! I rather get another flip phone before using Samsung Gravity.
Pros It works ok out of the box.
Cons You cannot add apps in the expanded memory and you can't get rid of the pre-installed apps. I tried to load an app to preview scores, but then I had to uninstall my app to play Words with Friends.
Pros Keyboard, camera with flash.
Cons A butt-load of useless pre-installed apps that take up the majority of your memory space, messages failing to send, even with a full bar or Wi-Fi, the speakers become muffled if you're trying to listen to something and set your phone down face up.
Summary This was my first smart phone. Initially, all I wanted was a quality phone that wouldn't cost me and arm and a leg and would give me the faster internet browsing that I wanted. Eventually, I wanted to add apps to be able to socialize and play without waiting on the internet connection every time. I spent over $200 thinking that this would give me what I needed without overwhelming me with too much new technology. What I got instead was a useless piece of glass and plastic that doesn't even work half as well as it's predecessor. Can't download more than two apps or else it will completely fill your memory and you won't be able to receive messages. Can't delete any of the pre-installed apps, or move them to your SD card. Can't send messages when you need them sent the most, and if it fails, you have to restart your phone... I restart my phone about five times a day! And forget setting your phone down, face up, to hear music; since the speaker is on the back side, everything is muffled. All in all, I should've gotten my money back, because this piece of sh*t is nowhere near worth the money I spent on it.
Pros The slide out keyboard has a .com key. That's kinda neat.
Cons Gravity is a good name, since any application seems too heavy for the processor. I download pandora and that killed it after 10 minutes. Now it won't even take a charge. After 8 hour long call to tech support I have given up. Good Luck