Wasn't too bad, until the microphone died
Reviewed on Saturday February 21, 2009 by j, Canada
When I first got this phone I was pretty pleased with it. I thought there were a few things that were lacking that should be obvious. For example, I use my cellphone as my watch and I can't get the external display to light up unless I open it. My older samsung would light up to tell me the time if i hit a side button. There were quite a few minor annoyances like that, but none were deal breakers.
I really liked how this phone looks, but it doesn't offer much aside from that. The MP3 player software is annoying and I hate the asymmetrical headphones, they wont stay in my ear and the jack wont let me use anything else. The camera is VGA, grainy and useless. The fact that it pivots was kind of neat, but since the camera sucks they shouldn't have bothered. The battery life is poor and the 3G network seems to drain it in a day, even without much talking. I had my old samsung phone for 3 years before the battery suffered the same amount. I dont know why this phone got 4 stars...
Since the main thing that matters is call quality for me, this being a cellphone after all, I give this one star. It was ok for the first few months. Then the microphone started to give up randomly, so that when someone would call they couldnt hear me at all and complained that it sounded like I was in a wind tunnel or a vortex. I could hear them complaining, and saying "HELLLO?!" just fine, but there was more static. Now this happens more often than not and I'm going to have to take it for service. This is a software problem on Samsung's end because similar models have the same complaints and when you take out the battery and recycle the phone, it works again temporarily. Sometime putting it on speakerphone and back fixes it temporarily as well, but right now I cant use it at all without a headset. Garbage. I'm putting off fixing it because I'd rather smash it with a hammer and switch to motorola or something. The phone doesn't offer me anything to make it worth my time or effort.