First and foremost, I gotta say, the battery life on this is phenomenal. I use this on Bluetooth for work calls, sometimes making 3-4 hour calls for work and my headset will die 7 or 8 times before I have to charge this. Headset lasts like 5 hours; which is to say I leave it on all the time and only have to charge this every couple of days of severe usage. If I only text with it and make the occasional call without the headset it will last me a good week. It even outlasts the Pantech Link p7040 which is saying something. Has a 3.5mm jack and music quality is 480bpp which is better than CD quality so I can use it as a MP3 should I choose and I have a 16gb micro sd card in it and it cranks tunes into my ears all night on the job without needing a recharge as soon as I get into the car, I can leave the charger at home which is nice. If you pay for the data package you can tether it for an additional 2gb of otg laptop tethering, great for sending long drawn out emails when you don't trust or can't use public wifi for work related things. All of the extra applications are simply that, they feel like extras and not part of the core experience (which I like). It doesn't try to shove anything down your throat and if you accidentally press the middle button it opens a menu and not the browser. so if you don't have data, you don't have to worry about accidental overages. The back comes off a little too easy for my taste, one thing I muss from the Pantech Link P7040 was that the battery door on that was almost impossible to remove, on this it falls off with the slightest slide of hand or when removing it from my pocket, not to mention that it has a little lip on the door which catches on my pant pocket to further aid in the pulling the door off. The battery doesn't come out easy or fall out too easy, but neither did the Pantech. Better camera than the Pantech p7040, so a definete upgrade there, but the OS itself feels a little more sluggish, but that's because it isn't a vendor OS it runs the same Qualcomm Brew MP OS that is being installed across mass produced devices you see these days. It has been coined as the last surviving dumb-phone os for low end phones. Nothing is really being developed for it, and there are other choices in the market such as low end Android with data disabled, and Open Phone OS which outpace this OS both in speed and development. Does this make this phone a failed device? Not in the least. But Qualcomm requires that you pay hefty fees to develop for this OS Android and Open Phone OS do not. I expect this phone to be discontinued within a year or two just like the Pantech Link P7040, specifically because of the rising costs to support such a device. It doesn't feel too cheap except for the back, the videos are horrible. The pictures it takes are passable, and with the 2MP camera it takes nice crisp pictures if the lighting is right and you hold still enough. It is a phone and messaging device first and an application and media device second, which is to say, all devices should be like this. Getting sick of all these pocket computers which don't last a full day so I cant use it for real work. Overall it has 1 or 2 pitfalls, but its near perfect for being a low end cell-PHONE, not cell-COMPUTER, not cell-iPhone, not cell-Android, a cell-telecommunications device for communicating with other people.
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