These are the most recent phone user reviews posted by Mark_S:
Motorola Droid A855
Being that this phone is the foundation for many more of this line to come, the reviews have definitely been mixed. For a phone of this type and the time of its release, it is a great phone. Everything is great, even the battery and camera for this type of Android device. Interface is slower because at release time phones were mostly 3G and the processor was not one of those quad-cores that are out now. Keyboard I find is ...
Very good basic android device. Pros: User friendly interface. Great call quality. Dual touch-screen/QWERTY. Cons: Poor battery life even though there is an option to dim the screen and turn off all running apps manually.
Other than the WCDMA 1700 / 1900 for T-Mobile, like the info states, it is a close cousin to the Z431 that AT&T carries. Very slight design differences. Good basic 3G QWERTY phone. l
When people get a phone early on in the release, there is bound to be some software issues. That is why Motorola is so nice on the website to permit software updates through a data connection directly to your phone. Though it is 3 years beyond initial release, I have never had a real issue with this phone. Compact, reliable. What lost the 1-star was no 3G or Wi-fi.
Very capable QWERTY messaging phone. Voice and reception quality quite good. Screen nice and clear. Battery could be somewhat better. One critical issue: ZTE failed to have the phone read SIM phone entries. First they must be "copied" from SIM to PHONE to be seen. The entries are always on the SIM but apparently have to be copied into the PHONE memory for use. Take out the SIM they are still there and those same entries are still left on the phone.
Samsung Flight II
With the cons I have been reading, there are ways to get to the menu during a call, have the touch-dial pad during calls, threaded messaging, etc. Just search the available icons on the screen during a task. One of them will work. The only thing(s) I could notice as inconvenience is the QWERTY keyboard. Even though the keys are spaced nicely and are reactive, I would have preferred the LG Neon round and raised configuration buttons. Better feel to it. A ...
HTC Ozone XV6175
Though this phone is a 2009 model, it basically does everything it describes and does it well. Unlock the SIM for global traveling and put in any provider. A great plus for those who travel internationally. Reception, features, battery-life are great. Even though it is not touch screen like more recent models, at least one gets great battery life as a benefit. One thing, I do not know why on another phone review website all reviews were horrible compared to phonescoop. ...
The Freeform trilogy has produced 3 decent QWERTY messaging phones. The first one R350,51, and 55 were well put together with a mediocre screen. The second R360 QVGA screen(nice resolution) but cramped keyboard and smaller. The third(and hopefully final) R380, Nice QVGA larger screen, all ports located outside the phone(convenient) rounder form-factor, bigger ridged keyboard. Lacks solid construction. Slippery back cover which is nearly paper thin (can crack easily), get a clip on shell. Otherwise an excellent messaging phone with above par call ...
I know a lot of people that have this phone wanting a QWERTY for an affordable price. Other than that, this phone is like a Gran Torino. Big and clumsy.
Reminds me of the Nokia 1208 that was out awhile back. Had a flashlight too. T-Mobile has this phone on it's pre-pay lineup. Gets the job done really well.
Samsung Freeform II
Very good solid messaging phone. Pros: Vivid QVGA display (upgrade from the R350)TFT Decent call quality and battery life. Blackberry build factor. Cons: Keyboard more cramped than the Freeform. Much softer touch action on the keys. Not as customizable as the original Freeform.
I have not found a single issue from this device that practically all the other comments seem to whine and moan about. Only that the display screen could use a bit more resolution which the Freeform II takes care of with its QVGA.
This is by fat the best Keyboard I have seen in a flip form factor phone. Shame only Boost got a hold of this phone though.
Motorola Quantico W845
Excellent phone overall. To anyone with software issues, the latest update from Motorola can be obtained directly from their website. Make sure you have a USB/USB micro data cable
Sharp Sidekick LX 2009(1st Edition)
Complex user menus and setup. Call quality below average with sound clarity and volume. Otherwise a very good device.
As its predecessors from the 8100 forward, this series from LG is a standout. Not an extremely overloaded phone. If texting is not your cup of tea, this phone cuts it perfectly. Just one thing....if you are not a fan of the EV-DO disable it by choosing 1X only in the services menu under the network option and your battery life will be greatly extended.
Everything but the bulky size and the external antenna is perfect on this phone. No other 8000 series phone by LG comes close. I prefer the LG's in the 6000 series because they are slightly lower-end and do essentially the same job when it comes to texting and making and receiving calls. You want EV-DO, blue-tooth, and higher battery-drain from fancier displays, go with the 8000 series.
VX 6100 Marches on.....
This phone never dies.....refurbished it is the best CDMA work-horse of a phone still out there. Only one little fallback, no bluetooth.
Even the Nokia 1661 is better than this joke of a phone. Body is rinky-dink at best and the earpiece sounds like garbled IDEN from Nextel. I threw it out my car window after the 1st call.
Other than the same old basic entry-level bar styles that Nokia is famous for, this phone is very-good except for: Pros: Thin, clean-crisp display, excellent battey-life, user-friendly menus. Cons: Earpiece and speakerphone not loud enough. Slightly shoddy construction.
One little problem, display is a bit washed out. Probably using STN instead of TFT
Motorola W233 Renew
Very good phone. Call quality better than most higher end models. Display is cheap, no camera, no bluetooth, etc., do not expect better for this type of carbon friendly phone. Battery-life is phenomenal. Excellent back-up phone.
For a 1xxx series Nokia to have a VGA camera, speakerphone, bluetooh, people do not expect miracles. Be grateful for the little things. Battery life, reception, etc., you cannot get any better than this for an entry level GSM. Complaints do not make any sense. You get what you pay for.
Excellent pre-pay phone. Only problem that I was able to find was the generic "klinky" sounding ringtones and when the ringtone is set on highest volume, it does ring low. Even when presetting the ring volume on highest level, it does not help. Everything else is fine.
I tried this phone out in the local Verizon Wireless corporate store. The soft touch feel like the V195 and the PEBL is great. It is not a fingerprint magnet. Only problem I found was when the earpiece is at full volume, it distorts.
Not able to find a single issue. This is a basic entry level Dual-Band GSM phone. Do not expect a camera, games, a huge display etc., Only thing is the caller on the other end can tell you are on a cell due to the bottom hole voice receiver like on the older Nokias. Otherwise this phone is the best basic one out there in regards to price and dependebility.
To the other review, the Nokia 3555 is a T-Mobile exclusive phone unless you unlock the subsidy code and put an AT&T sim-card in the phone. How AT&T can have their own version with a better screen would be interesting to say the least.
To those that are critical of the display: This phone has a CSTN(color super-twist nematic). Not as fast as a TFT(thin film transistor). One benefit of this is better battery life.
T-mobile= black keypad AT&T(Cingular)= silver keypad All other reviews hit it practically on the head. Screen is not as vibrant as other previous Nokia models for this venue. 6010, had 4096K display but it was crisper. 6030 is smaller and on the same par as the 2610. Battery on all is great. RF is superb.
Tried this phone out at the Verizon store. The inside keypad layout is phenomenal. The ICE 3 button emergency contact on the top inside and the emergency 911 button is an excellent add-on. Extremely intuitive layout and keypad size. Displays are large and very readable. Sound quality very good. The rest is left to time telling the story.
Shame T-Mobile has no contract with Sony-Ericsson. Very good phones but they decided to concentrate on Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung. Fido in Canada carries this phone. This is a decent unlocked GSM Sony-Ericsson for the money.
Overall a very user-friendly phone considering its features. Pros: External case finish attractive and non-slip External display very large with great resolution. Button to flip open very intuitive and better the the PEBL. Won't fly open and destroy hinge. Ringtones loud and clear. User frienly menus(typical for Nokia) Bright illuminted keypad. Very crisp, detailed inner display with 16M true colors. Decent camera with video clips. Clear and loud speakerphone. Cons: Lower battery life due to large high resolution bright color displays. Limited ringtones and wallpapers. On-off button is tiny and ...
Except for the phenomenal ergonomic form factor, the distinct hinge, and independent voice dialing, this is a brother to the V360. Take special care when using the hinge and opening the phone. If the top flips back very fast, the hinge gets weak over time. Rather open it the generic way. V360 has the digital music player, PEBL does not and the speakerphone though clear like the V360 is somewhat lower. Opening the back battery cover and removing the ...
No obvious problems except what has already been expressed by previous reviews. For T-Mobile with the new "my-faves"(my circle equivalent of Alltel's) your IMEI number must begin with 01105200 or it will not be compatible with the 5 favorites plans with T-Mobile. This goes for all models and brands. Means change out your phone and extend the contract to convert plan. ...Just a fyi and a helper to those reading this....
Go Little Moto!!!
Got phone with Net10 and I am sincerely impressed with the display clarity(TFT), tactibility friendliness of the keypad, reception and earpiece volume is great. Mono ringtones are OK to live with due to the basic type of phone it is. It roams everywhere with no extra charge and the call-barring feature works with Net10. A good security feature. Now I know why Cingular chose this phone for their prepaid as well.
This is as good as it is going to get with prepaid. Perfect phone. 88.00 at Walmart and NET10 is better than Tracfone anytime. More minutes and better reception. No external caller ID which is not a great loss. A cell is to make and receive calls, case closed. Unless you want a 300$ phone that does essentially the same as this phone, no contracts, no problems with this phone.
Pros: Great Screen for 65K Great reception Phenomenal battery life Perfect phone for the V100 series. Not too basic, not too much extra stuff. Cons: Speakerphone is cheesy compared to the V360
Motorola V3(all versions)
Very nice phone for what it is, thin and that is about it. BEWARE OF THE BATTERIES!!! Everyone that I know whether it be GSM or CDMA version, the display eventually freezes up and the cause is Motorola's crappy battery defect for this and the V360 phones. If you think it is hip to be square, get this phone. Otherwise stick with a Nokia. Gets reception where this phone cannot.
Fantastic phone overall. Pros: Display 262K 176X200, not too shabby Ringtones very loud Menu navigation very good. Bluetooth, edge, video capture, transflash card, camera, internal antenna, duplex speaker phone, brushed finish(not shiny easily scratched). Cons: Earpiece receiver a bit muffled and ...
Sharp TM-150, quite sharp....
Pros: Screen is the best one out on the US Market at this time. Samsung and LG also have 262,000 resolution screen phones on the market but this one gives the most bang and size side by side. Battery life is quite ample considering screen size, and resolution. External display is great as well being able to frame and position from photo album w/caller ID's and wallpapers. Reception is just fine compared to other T-Mobile phones. FYI remember: out of network range means ...
This phone purely performs as it was intended to. An entry level bar form phone to make and receive calls. Reception and sound quality are the best I have heard from alot of CDMA phones. Is that not what a cellphone is supposed to do? Battery life is superb, has a speakerphone, voicedialing feature, intuitive phonebook. I would gladly sacrifice a flip-phone with a camera for this one knowing I can make and receive my calls where and when ...