Pros Sharp screen, nice button backlighting
Cons Inconsistent signal quality, difficult to see screen unless backlit, slow browser, lock-ups, distorted audio
Summary My wife and I have purchased the same phone with a new Sprint PCS plan. Both of us have experienced the same problems. I have talked with ohers who also have the phone and have similar problems.
My wife and I could be sitting within 5 feet of each other while she would have 4 bars of service and I am on roam (or vice versa).
It sometimes takes 3 to 4 tries to get the browser to connect.
We are both on our third "extended life" battery in two years. Our phones maintain a charge for around 2 hours with no use or 15 minutes of use.
While charging through the day (powered ON), my wife will come home and say "Why didn't you answer the phone? I tried calling you 3 times!" The phone never rang and shows no missed calls. There would be no voicemail indication. Calling into voicemail would cause the indicator to come on. After making a call and hanging up, sometimes it would then show the missed call from hours earlier. Sometimes, the phone will beep and show a missed call/voicemail from DAYS earlier.
Flipping the phone closed sometimes causes the phone to power off. If the cover does not flip completely, the backlight stays on causing the battery to drain.
The only case that we found made specifically for the phone does not protect the earpiece which now has numerous scratches. It also has a belt "pivot" which is annoying as the phone is top heavy. While clipped to the belt, it will often twist upside down as I sit and stand. Then, the earpiece will catch on a chair or something and flip open. Not only does this cause battery drain, it also looks stupid to be walking around with an upside down, open phone attached to one's belt.
Although we have compared the settings of both phones, my wife is unable to place calls while on roam. I do not have this problem. We have checked the roam call-block feature of both phones as well as the network selection.
Reception on a cloudy day is awful. I could be in my apartment (located arond 150 yards from the primary beltway of a major metropolitan area) and have no signal all day yet a full signal on a clear day.
Calls drop at random.
My wife has recently replaced her phone with a Sanyo model and has no problems with it at all (so far).
Pros Brilliant color display, alarm, calculator, ect. REALLY COOL, Joystick,; to many to say in one line.
Cons DOSEN'T HAVE VOICE MEMO!!!
Summary I am about to buy this phone. I have more than 3 friends who have this phone. I am always using theirs for the great games and features. I have never in my life heard of this phone freezing from one of my friends. THe only thing about thid phone that annyos me is that I need the voice memo. I am always coming up with new song ideas and i need to record all of the lyrics. That is the only problem. But I have still purchased the phone and it will be here on tuesday.
Pros Color phone, java applets, speaker phone, unique design
Cons Easy to break, freezes often, speaker sometimes distorts ringtones, phone turns off sometimes when slammed too hard, limited length for name of contact
Summary Overall the phone is ok, but there are better out there.
"good phone for 2 yrs"on by sudz2
Pros speaker pone, volume, durability
Cons microphone quality, reception
Summary I had this phone for 2 yrs, i used it on construction sites for half this time, i beat the hell out of it and excpet an occasion freeze it held up very well, the reception was poor and that's pretty much the only reason i got a different phone, which is a Motorola V220 and is a PoS, should've done more research
Pros COLOR DISPLAY WITH TIME
Cons FREEZE UP, DROPED CALLS, BAD RECEPTION
Summary I OWNED THIS PHONE FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW AND I CAN SAY I SHARE MY FRUSTRATIONS WITH THE REST OF THE USERS. I TO SUFFER FROM PHONE FREEZEING WHICH HAPPENS OCCASIONALLY ON BOOT UP OR WHEN TURNING IT OFF AND THE ONLY WAY TO FIX IT IS BY TAKING THE BATTERY OFF AND REPLACE IT. I GET DROPED CALLS WEEKLY AND RECEPTION HAS TO BE BY THE WINDOW WITH THE ANTENNA UP TO WORK WHERE I LIVE BUT THAT COULD BE DUE TO WHERE I LIVE WHICH IS A HOLE. MANY TIMES I HAVE FOUND THAT THE LITTLE JOY STICK HAS CLICKED ON THE VISION SERVICE ALL BY IT'S SELF WHIH COULD BE VERY EXPENSIVE IF A USER IS NOT ON A UNLIMITED VISION PLAN LIKE MYSELF. I DIDENT RELAZIZE THAT SO MANY PEOPLE HERE HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUES AS MYSELF. MANY TIMES I HAVE COME CLOSE BUT STOPED MY SELF FROM SMASHING THE PHONE. I GUESS I JUST LEARNED TO LIVE WITH IT BUT I PLAN ON GETTING A DIFFERENT PHONE NOW KNOWING THINGS COULD BE MUCH BETTER.