Reviewed on Saturday April 9, 2016 by J Hanley, Canada
This is a very attractive little phone. My last flip phone was a Motorola Razor and the build quality of my Razor was quite superior to this phone, but I'm sure the Razor also cost a lot more. Having said that I have to say that this phone feels a little "creaky" when you open it, and the battery cover on the one I received does not feel like it is attached very well. I have tried reseating it, but the corner by the headphone connection just slightly separates from the rest of the phone when you open and close it. I'm talking about a millimetre here, but nevertheless it should not move at all so that speaks to build quality, however, the back does stay on and does not seem like it's going to fall off any time soon.
The buttons look and feel pretty cheap, but I paid $40 for this unlocked 711 phone so the build quality and dollar store buttons are features I can live with (that dam back cover irks me though).
User unfriendly? I can see that being an issue for a lot of people, but not for a geek like me. It's a little different in it's menu wording and feature access but it can be figured out.
Bottom line...I like it even with it's quirks. I will give it a 4 because it's so cheap and it works quite well, but it really deserves a 3.5 because of the battery cover glitch.