Summary: I already had the SGH-817 which was the same plus a keyboard. It ate the battery nearly before I could use it. It was totally disgusting. Charge it every time you turned around and it was still needing another charge. The battery finally got fat which probably meant it was fixing to blow. That was enough. I trashed it and got the one without the keyboard which is this a817. I like it very much!
Summary: The phone was perfect, as it was for my less technologically advanced uncle who wanted something simple. The phone is a great start for touch screen new operative and since it's not so involved with apps and whatnot, the battery life lasts more. Great phone, definitely recommend for anyone just getting acquainted with touch screen phones and new technology in general.
Summary: You get what you pay for with the solstice the screen does not lock when making calls so you are constantly pressing buttons in peoples ears. battery life is great. mine has problem recieving picture messages as well.