don't rush out for this model if you need your charge to last all day!!!
6 February 2014
Summary: I'm not going to complain about the ease of use. I'm changing from an iphone to android. Definitely a challenge for me and I only recently activated the phone. Even a Verizon store told me this phone was only offered for a short period because of battery life issues before discontinuing or upgrading to a new version. The features are fine for the price, but if the battery isn't going to last throughout the day, what's the point.
Summary: If you are looking for a phone that has blazing fast internet and lots of storage, this isn't for you. It serves its purpose as a decent texting and occasional internet surfing phone, but that's about it. Freezes a lot and lags. Wifi connection is average at best. I got it used to use until the end of my contract. It will get me through, so for 45 dollars, it was worth it...
Summary: i owned a stratosphere before and was familiar with it so I decided to replace it with another. The phone is relatively easy to use, but I consistently get complaints on the sound quality when I am talking to others. The reception on my end is good. The battery life is unusally short, but I got an extended life battery with this one that almost doubles the battery time.
Excerpt: I bought this phone because it was the only 4G smartphone with a physical keyboard offered at the time. Talking is clear and texting is a breeze, but the phone is prone to freezing and will periodically turn itself off. UI is not especially intuitive and requires your full attention to navigate. Camera is good quality, but unforgivably laggy, which makes it impractical for most uses. Battery lasts about 16 hours with minimal use, 4-5 hours with moderate to heavy use.
Excerpt: It is hard to navigate the internet. The key pad is small. This is my first smartphone. For the money it isn't bad. I got it for $20.00, so it is an awesome smartphone. I couldn't afford a IPhone. The battery is pretty good. The sound is really good. I love the hooking up an ear phone to make even better sign. The programmed apps & games that are downloaded in there aren't the best.