Pros Very Few
-Slide out QWERTY keyboard
-Runs Android (A fantastic OS on a terrible phone)
-Popular among the dev community
Cons -Phone lags a TON
-Runs so slow, I can't answer calls
-Game performance is poor (Angry Birds is almost unplayable)
-Some things take so long to process, I sometimes I forget I did it
-Get System not responding message at least twice a day
Summary Cont. of cons...
-GPS apparently easy to break
-2.2 is out of date today
-Will sometimes overheat
-USB drivers are broken
I recommend staying away from this phone if you can. If you don't want a 4g phone, the LG Optimums is a better choice. I say that because my dad has one and his phone has more free RAM, can actually play games, doesn't lag and is $50 cheaper.
Back to talking about the Transform, the Sprint guy told me this phone had absolutely no problems. All I can say all I have had were problems and it manages to make an easy task really hard. Nothing ever works right and I keep having to hold myself back from simply snapping the phone in half.
Pros Has decent speakers and a good keyboard setup.
Cons It lags with almost any application, randomly turns itself on and off, and is just...slow. Sprint keeps replacing them for me but even without ANY applications on it the phone still seems to have issues answering and making calls.
Summary Do not buy one. I've met five people who have this phone and every person hates it with a passion.Not sure why you gave this phone a good review. It's a piece of junk and all 5 people I've met who have it agree.
Updated on May 29, 2012
Pros It turns on
Cons It doesn't have enough RAM for Android big whopping system. So it always freezes. It seems that google makes big overloaded programs like microsoft and this phone can't handle it.
Summary I would rather have an on flip phone that this piece of garbage. At least I could make calls from my flip hone, this thing always freezes up.
Pros Great keyboard, screen interface, call quality
Cons Turns off & resets for no reason
Opens programs without being touched
Sometimes doesn't allow response to incoming calls in a timely manner Inexcusably bad battery life
Summary Your first clue on this phone should be that (as usual) CNET editors who haven't lived with the phone rate it significantly higher than readers that have.
If you can afford a better phone, go for it. I had to replace the screen for 35$ under warranty within a month of purchase. The headphone jack failed for no reason worked again after I removed the battery, twice. The phone freezes and freaks ands shudders (I have it on vibrate) for no reason during normal operation. It rings, but the screen that allows you to answer can pop up very slowly. Callers have left voice mails before I can answer. You can't get through the work day without your charger.
The various screen interfaces can be easily tailored to your liking with the shortcuts and widgets of your choice. The slide out keyboard, one of the main reasons I bought it, is great, functional and very user friendly. The still camera is quite good.
Pros Front facing camera
Cons Where do I begin?? Slow and sluggish. Freezes up and crashes constantly.
Summary As far as I am concerned this phone is a huge piece of CRAP! I bought this phone IN fEB. 2011 for $400+ tax. Four months later in the end of June, on a trip from Calif. to Idaho the phone crashed. I was hundreds of miles from home with no way to contact my family. I spent most of my week vacation driving from Couer D' Alene, Idaho to Spokane, WA to try to get my phone fixed. The sprint tech. managed to get it to work for about 12 hours but then it crashed again. My phone then had to be replaced with another Samsung Transform. 1 1/2 months ago my newest Samsung Transform crashed. Fortunally I was not on vacation this time. However I do drive for a living and so very much depend on my cell phone. I took the phone into a local repair shop where the tech was able to do a hard re-boot and do a factory reset on the phone. Last night the phone crashed AGAIN! That's four times between 2 different phones. I am absolutley disgusted with this phone. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!If I could rate this phone with 0 stars I would.
Updated on Dec 21, 2011