"This phone does it all FLAWLESSLY!"5.0 starson by lauraruff
Pros: Slider, WiFI, Windows OS
Cons: Haven't found any yet!
Summary: I know it's a little early to review this phone since I have only been using it for 24 hours now, but this isn't my first Smartphone so I am able to get a good idea as to whether or not I will like this phone and I will have to say that I LOVE it! I previously had a Verizon 6700 and a Q.
Right out of the box the phone feels well made. The sliding keyboard pops out in a snappy way. Transition from vertical to horizontal viewing is quick. The keyboard is not slippery at all. Very roomy and quick to respond. I have had no trouble with the amount of room on the top row either.
I charged it and began using it right away. So far I have been using the phone on the extended battery for 24 hours and I still have over 1/2 a charge. In the first 24 hours, I have used it tons. Synching with my PC, WiFi internet browsing, playing videos and listening to music. Heck, I was even browsing the internet WHILE I listened to tunes with absolutely no lag time!
Call quality has been excellent. Right off the bat my husband said I sounded clearer than I had on my previous 2 phones. I used the phone in a hilly area that is notorious for dropped calls and did not lose my call. The speakerphone and earphone are quite loud. My WMA ringtones are VERY loud. I have no problems hearing anyone or hearing the phone ring.
I will also say that it is the best sounding mp3 playing phone I have ever heard. I can actually use this phone to listen to music and it sounds very good. I tend to be anti-Ipod and all my devices run WMP for the convenience. I am also a Napster To Go subscriber and love the fact that I can use that service with this phone. I can synchronize with Napster and use the phone just like I would my Gigabeat. I curretly have a 1gb card but I will be getting a larger card because I can really see myself using this phone to listen to music.
Touch screen is quick to respond. I love the external keypad for phone dialing. I found on the 6700 I had issues pushing screen buttons and what not and find the external dial pad much easier to use.
The phone has a 'sleep' feature that turns the touch screen off until you press the on/off button. I will have to say I love this feature. I can throw the phone in my purse and not have to worry about who my phone is randomly calling.
I have played with the camera and video recorder and I personally find the quality very good for a cell phone camera. I am usually pretty shaky when I take a picture and I had no issues with the clarity of the picture or video. Flash is a little bright and tends to wash things out if you are too close, but I am not using this for a camera and that feature to me is just a convenience in case I'm out and feel the need to capture a moment.
I have been trying to find CONS and really cannot. I'm trying to get used to the Send/End buttons being on the side of the phone. I will have to say that I have ended a call because of the button placement but I am guessing it is just a learning curve and I will have to learn how to hold this phone.
Verizon doesn't offer Vcast and the ringtone features on their Smartphones and frankly I could care less. I make my own ringtones and download my own video content.
I would recommend getting a screen protector. I personally love the Invisible Shield protectors. I don't work for them! I had a leftover 6700 screen protector that I used on my Samsung and it fit perfectly. Their website doesn't have a protector for the i760 yet so if you are interested just order the protector for the 6700.
I would recommend this phone to anyone that is in the market for Smartphone!