Excerpt: My contract with Sprint was ending so I checked out some carriers in the area and found Qwest. As it turns out I got a free Samsung SPH M-520 and a really good monthly rate from Qwest for a two year contract. The silver slider phone is perfect for all of my needs. Thus far, I am completely satisfied with the Samsung SPH M-520 and Qwest.
Conclusion: We really like the M520; it has a good form factor and we are excited to see a slider return to Sprint. For a mid-range phone it has a full feature set, and the build quality is top notch despite its plastic housing. It will appeal to average and advanced users alike, thanks to its classic good looks and powerful software. In fact, we would really like to see Samsung beef up the phone with a better camera, display and materials for a premium version.
Pros: Small form factor, Strong feature set and price point, Solid phone performance, Live Search application, Elegant design
Cons: A metal housing would have been nice, though the plastic does not feel cheap, Relatively low resolution camera, Battery did not live up to rating, though still should be plenty for the average user