Pros IF it worked, it had some of the most important Smartphone features I look for: Graffiti is CRITICAL instead of a useless micro-keyboard; Speakerphone; Voice Recorder; Candy-bar shape
Cons I had 6-7 DEFECTIVE phones replaced within less than a year (my Fiance claims it was 8 phones...) No expansion slot or camera, but who cares if the rest of it doesn't work?
Pros for light emails easy downloads( I can not belive I own this phone for so long! still working great with so much abuse
Cons can't seem to find a stylist for it and it's time for a new toy/updated phone looks like treo here I come
Pros I have had the I300 for two years now and I have chosen not not to upgrade until the SGH-i500 comes out because this PDA/Phone does its job. Works great as a PDA...works great as a phone. Tough little unit as well. I have dropped it a number of times a
Cons Very difficult to view screen in direct sunlight. PDA/Phone intergration could be better. Smaller size would be nicer, but compared to my old Visor Phone it is tiny.
Cons I had to get SPRINT to use it. As you may well know, by the fact that SPRINT paid a 5.1 MILLION DOLLAR OVERBILLING out-of-court SETTLEMENT to the U.S. Goverment; they WILL OVERBILL you EVERY COUPLE MONTHS and they WON'T resolve it. BUYER BEWARE!!
Pros A phone that can run software! In 2005!!!
Cons Crashy, slow, awkward interface, not very hackable, minimally useful internet connectivity.
Summary I loved my Palm Vx, and as a developer I loved PalmOS in its time. In 2005 I got the SPH-i300, and was quickly disappointed that the dialer app sucked and that it was not really replacable or hackable at all. But it was awesome in that it could run software -- I had a couple of my own programs on it, and that made me all warm inside. Anyways, it was nearly unusable as a phone. In particular it had a "blue screen of death"-like state that it would often enter when you were answering the phone. One day it did this and I said "that is the last time my phone will ever crash when I try to answer a call." Rather than fix all of Samsung's bugs, I grabbed the nearest blunt instrument and whammed it until it stopped working. It took a few blows, but I was victorious in the end. The experience was so unsatisfying that I didn't buy another smart phone until 2010. Unfortunately, that one was also a Samsung and eventually I bashed it against a chair until it also gave up the ghost. Now I have an LG and it is everything I expected it to be. Notably, it is not infuriating to use it to send calls. It is also not infuriating to use it to receive calls. Good riddance to bad Samsung garbage.