Reviewed on Friday May 9, 2008 by akinvic, Victoria, BC
I've had this phone a couple of weeks now and am enjoying it tremendously. The call quality is probably the best I've had, and I've owned or used well over a dozen phones over the last few years. It looks great, it's slim, and the screen is bigger than I was previously used to.
There are some relatively minor gripes, however. The screen could be a bit easier to see in brighter conditions, for starters. Also, I'm not a big fan of the glossy front part which attracts fingerprints. In fact that's the first thing I noticed. I also find the number buttons could have been individualized better - perhaps recessed? - though it doesn't really cause problems.
I don't need much from the phone so I'm not the best reviewer, if you will, of some of the features newer phones have these days, but I'll tell you what I can. The camera and MP3 player work adequately for the odd time that I would use these features. The front music player buttons don't always function but maybe I'm not using it right. I'll have to play with that more. I've never previously owned/used an MP3 phone so I cannot compare in that sense, but compared to my three year old RCA MP3 player, the RCA is the better device. Finally, I find it interesting - not necessarily convenient - that this phone has the one universal port for power, earphones, and USB - but you can't do more that one thing at a time.
I could keep going but I think I've said enough of the basic impression I've had thus far. I like this phone and would recommend it to those who need a nice looking, basic phone with excellent call quality but can overcome the few minor glitches I and other reviewers have mentioned.