The Samsung Illusion is a good value for those looking for their first smartphone, but expectations shouldn't be extremely high for anyone else. It runs 2.3.5 Gingerbread and the 1Ghz processor suffers from some stuttering/slowdown, especially when exiting apps (in the time from exiting to displaying your home screen icons). The design of the phone is unique with its curved edges and textured rubber backing. The screen is durable but is prone to surface marks even with the most gentle of swiping. The earpiece is quite loud and it handles basic android functions fairly well. It has a massive 1GB of internal storage for apps, which is a definite plus, while still allowing up to a 32GM microSD card. Pictures are crisp and video quality is passable. Overall, a good entry-level phone for a good entry-level price.