"Great little phone"on by entshah
Pros Sprint network, small, skinny, fast, microSD, user friendly
Cons Sprint customer service, flat keys
Summary I've had this phone for 2 weeks and like it a lot (actually got two - a pink one for my wife and blue for me). It works well most everyhere I need it to (in the Orlando area). Web browsing is quick and the screen looks pretty good. The Sprint email application (which is "free") can connect to various email accounts (including yahoo, hotmail, gmail, aol). You can also easily access your yahoo contacts though this application (very neat). Goolge maps look good (although the phone has GPS - Google maps cannot access that - you have to pay for Sprint's Telenav service for GPS enabled maps). It's small enough to fit in any pocket, and I've sat on it a few times with it in my back pocket with no problems. Speaker phone is easy to activate during a call and loud enough (could be a bit louder though). The keys are flat, so if you rely on touch to dial it could be difficult (but it has voice dailing too). Although, you cannot assign an mp3 as a ringtone, you can easily record a "video" though the camera (with sound) and use that as a ringtone! I would reccomend this great little phone.
"Disappointing"on by techie1234
Pros size, speaker phone, menus, email
Cons drops calls, scratches easily, flat keys
Summary I really liked the styling of this phone - felt very nice in my hand and pocket. But unfortunately, the phone does not hold its signal very well - lots of dropped calls. I'm not sure if it's Sprint or the phone but this one is going back. Make full use ot the 30 day "trial" period before you decide to keep this phone.
Pros good picture and video quality, easy to text with, strong battery
Cons scratches easily, hard to get used to
Summary the m510 is a great phone for texting. i can text very fast on this phone, and unlike other phones, if you hit the space bar it lets you type the next letter so for words like though, where you have to wait for the "h" to come after the "g", you just press space and it helps to type faster.
the flat keyboard on the phone takes a while to get used to but its easy to use after a while.
the m510 takes excellent pictures with great quality. it doesn't have flash though and the videos have bad sound somewhat.
the menu on this phone was larger than most, by having 3x4 instead of 3x3. the on demand feature was my favorite add-on feature that most phones don't have.
on this phone the internet is very hard to access. i go on quickly to check on my myspace but thats about it.
this phone scratches very easily for me. and thing can also get in the speaker easily. it has good ringtones though and holds a lot of data.
Pros T9 predictive text
Cons Own ringtones and MP3's are difficult to set up
Summary This phone looks and feels great. However, in NZ under the biggest vendor you cannot use you own ringtones or MP3's without a lot of work. The phone is geared up for you to buy everything - a complete rip when the price of the hardware here is relatively high. If you are in NZ and thinking about a phone that is an MP3 player as well with personal customisations - forget this one.
Pros Fantastic multimedia performance, sleek design, excellent voice quality, included headset will blow you away
Cons Windows Live Messenger app will not run, keypad takes some getting used to, speakerphone volume should be stronger
Summary With my Telus contract expired, I jumped ship to Solo/Bell as fast as I could and got myself this phone. I have always used Samsung phones, and they have always been a great value regarding build quality, features, and price (this can be said for pretty much anything they make, actually), and this phone is no exception.
First off, I want to mention the included headset. It is an earbud headset with a mic piece with an answer/hangup button on it. Not only is the mic placed so naturally that you don't even need to clip it on, but the quality of both the input and output is fantastic. People can hear me no problem with it dangling near my shoulder, and the clarity is just stunning. More so when you load up your MP3s - it sounds better than any headphones I have purchased separately it is so rich and clear.
Everything about this phone is fantastic for the most part. Web browsing with Opera Mini and watching TV is great, the display and stunning, and call quality is much better than anything I ever had with Telus. The only downsides are that the speaker phone volume isn't the best for TV/video (headset corrects this), the keypad could be easier to use but once you get used to it its fine, and according to Solo customer service it does not support the Windows Live Messenger ($3 per month - included in my feature bundle) and requires me to use the Windows Live Messenger/Hotmail which is an extra $5 per month or to simply use the free WAP versions. I did have some issues getting Opera Mini installed, but a quick Google search for 'Opera Mini m510' brought up some great instructions and I had it up and running in less than 5 minutes.
Samsung once again proves why they are second to none in almost everything they do, and are more than a safe bet no matter which piece of electronic equipment your purchase. This is a fantastic phone, and if you are looking for a good mid-high range phone, you cannot do better than this.