Summary: I wanted one of these since they came out. Finally bought a nice used one after my penny phone failed to provide what I needed. The Quantico gives me confidence that it will work when/if I need it. Signal is above average and it's easy to hear. Battery life is only average and there doesn't seem to be much tapering off of battery level. It just goes from OK to low battery in one call.
Summary: I work in the commercal fishing industry in Alaska and I subject my Quantico to alot of rain, wind, and even fish slime... on occations. It has excellent battery life, can be dropped on occation and rings loud enough for me to hear in noisy situations. It is my second one, the first one quit after only 3 weeks, but this one, has been working just fine for the last 11 months.
"Rugged construction and a enough features for me."
13 January 2011
Pros: I like it's rugged, water resistant contruction. Many niceties such as a back lighted key pad, 8 GB MicroSD card which can store a lot of MP3 music files and it functions as a basic calculator, voice recorder, to do lists and WHY.
Cons: A little more bulky than my old Motorola Razr V3C but not as much as I thought based on the photos I saw prior to seeing the phone. It has a nice positive feel due to it's rubberized exterior. I lost some due to exterior protective shell.
Pros: 1. It's a slab, making it easy to manipulate with big hand 2. Great volume and external speaker 3. Back door and hinge still tight 4. Has done well in light rain and snow 5. Battery charge does very well
Cons: 3. It is very hard to find a case to fit the phone 4. If using any type of body glove, the inside menu screen is hard to see when outside 5. Texting is a bit slow on this phone, if you do a lot of texting, look elswhere
Excerpt: I'll give it to motorola that this is a tough phone. My problem is that this is the FOURTH one I have had. Everyone that I have had, after a few months, begins to stop deleting all of the texts. If you select delete all texts it will say it deleted them and then it will leave a random number of texts in the in and out boxs. I had just fifty in my outbox the other day and when deleted there were 27 remaining.