Summary: This is the basic phone offered by Version. Its awful. Signal is often not good in areas my old Motorola Verizon was just fine. I never pairs quickly in the car. I often have to pair it manually. Never had this problem with my previous phone. The navigation buttons cant decide to navigate or perform enter. There is only a Master volume. No individual volumes for specifically the alarm.
Summary: Convoy-1 was a rugged phone with buttons a calloused finger could actually feel. It can survived drops and bumps and will sustain a charge. Aside from a very weak camera, it was a good flip phone. The battery is very reliable. Convoy-2 never got close. The camera is better but the buttons are recessed so the finger of a working hand struggles to identify what it seeks. Games you could download onto Convoy-1, are not available.
Summary: Easy to recharge: same connector as Kindle Paperwhite. Less camera features than original: lacks zoom and contrast/brightness adjustment. Battery life unimpressive: Convoy good first few months, Convoy 2 okay, not great. Sound quality and volume are good: about the same as original. Beeps and reacts when in my pocket: to stop it,turn it off.
Summary: I purchased this phone as "new" simply because I did not want to buy a used phone and have issues with it. It was completely defective and would not even program properly, so I never got to use the phone. It didn't seem to be in original packaging either, but I can't say either way. The only positive thing I can say is that the seller was very understanding and apologetic and gave me a full refund.
Summary: you could completely disable the front buttons, as many, many others have pointed out. Had the original Convoy and it worked fine. This "upgraded" model is significantly worse because you cannot fully lock-out the external buttons. These are constantly bumped when in your pocket or holster, greatly reducing battery life.
Pros: Realistic color
Cons: Did not meet expectations, poor battery life due to non-locking external butt
Summary: I drove over my Convoy 2 yesterday with a Nissan Maxima while working on a car...it looked pathetically squished laying there on the pavement. I tried to turn it on with no luck. I gave it to my 16 month old grandson to play with and after a while I heard the "vibrate" buzz and it turned on! The round magnet on the phone case was driven into the front clock display, cracking it and put a permanent psychadelic pattern in it.
Summary: This phone is not that good as described by Samsung. In fact I hate it! It's side buttons are so sensitive that when answering calls I always accidentally press some buttons that cut-off callers. I really regret it. I should have listened to the customers' negative reviews not the sellers' specs and descriptions. Again, I hate this phone - I just did not have time to return it. I will be in agony for a couple of years.