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.
OK not great phone, decent value if you only have basic needs
7 March 2013
Summary: We bought this to take to South Africa. We need an unlocked cheap cell phone. It has basically served its purpose, but we can't get the email function to connect to our gmail accounts. Very few apps that were loaded actually work. But we can call and text, which was the main purpose. Some basic functions like accessing your recent call history are quite tedious, have to go thru many menus. Call quality is mediocre. Haven't tried taking pictures.
Outdated features, no calculators, looks nice but not worth the $55 I spent
1 January 2013
Summary: Great looking phone for someone on a budget. Draw back for me was due to its age and being AT&T many of the features are useless since the service no longer provides them. Could not find a calculater on it and could not find how to change the text tones. Dialing and texting was easy but you still have to use the # pad to text instead of it just showing one button per letter. No longer use it after a week, bought a used samsung galaxy S for roughly $60.
Great for texting and calling with occasional simple apps.
20 April 2012
Summary: A decent almost smart phone. The built-in apps. are handy and pretty simple to use. The user interface is also intuitive. I like the touch screen, brightness, audio, photos. Size is great - very small. My wife is using this mostly for texting and calling, so we don't have an data package - perfectly fine for her use. What needs improvment - accepting a call - need to press the button down for a long time before it responds. This phone is an AT&T phone - we use T-Mobile.
You want a basic smartphone, this is your phone on AT&T
29 February 2012
Summary: Entry level smart phone, basic features, no wifi, as good as it gets for the money! This is a small phone, great battery life, and very little else. The app market is small and expensive. Better off getting an upgraded Andriod device if you are looking for something more advanced than a basic smartphone.
"An ok touch-screen that randomly turns itself off."
27 June 2011
Pros: The battery life on this phone can last for at least 3 days with heavy texting and calling. The Solstice is also lightweight and has a full QWERTY keyboard. The USB port also makes this phone easy to charge and transfer data.
Cons: I have had two different Solstice II's and both have had the same problem. The phone will randomly turn itself off mid text, before a call or when it is just resting. Usually it will turn itself back on but on occasion it will fail to start up. Before thi
Pros: It has everything you'd want of a smartphone- email, social networking, google, maps, gps, and the camera is pretty good.
Cons: The widget system is awful. Instead of opening with a click, they jump unnecessarily onto your home-screens (a 3 separate page waste). The touchscreen sometimes allows my cheek to interrupt calls & other times it wont register the press of my finger.