Conclusion: The Matrix’s $80 price tag makes it hard to knock this phone for what it is. For heavy text messagers choosing between a standard phone with a numeric keypad and the Matrix, its QWERTY keyboard, though not perfect, is still a major plus. And the phone is certainly competent for voice, too.
Pros: Affordable; QWERTY keyboard; good reception; good battery life; nice camera
Cons: Very thick; tiny buttons; low-res display; slow web browser