Impact purchased last May (2010)
After dealing with the LG Vantage for a year and a bit, I decided that I couldn't handle that slider anymore and went for a touch screen phone with a QWERTY keyboard when your texting. I have never had any issues with a touch screen but after having this phone, I will probably never get another... More
After dealing with the LG Vantage for a year and a bit, I decided that I couldn't handle that slider anymore and went for a touch screen phone with a QWERTY keyboard when your texting. I have never had any issues with a touch screen but after having this phone, I will probably never get another touch screen phone again (unless it is an Iphone, only because it is one phone I still have faith in) I will list some pros and cons.
-Cute design and appearance, bell has some stylish cases that I use
-Bright screen: you can adjust this to the way you like it
-QWERTY Keyboard when texting: you can also use T9 if you prefer that
-Good volume: loud ringers, clear calls
-Clear calls: better than my LG phone
-Good ringtone volume and quality: once again, better than the LG Vantage
-The little dedicated "back" button has started to rust :( and it looks and feels disgusting
-Apps: there aren't really any good apps that you can download for this phone, even though it does have an "app store"
-TOUCH SCREEN: the touch screen freezes and doesn't respond, and then in 1 second it will react very sensitively causing it to do things you don't want to do, texting is especially difficult with this because you'll get in to the groove of it and then the screen will freeze and all of the sudden send a half finished text
-Even though it says it cancels texts it doesn't, once you hit send your screwed
-The keyboard is crammed and hard to type on, even after a couple months, this makes texting very frustrating and tedious
-Camera: not great...
-No streaming text conversations
The worst part of this phone though, in my opinion, is the fact that it doesn't have auto-delete, so you have to do a mass deletion every couple days because it fills up. I really like the auto delete option and thought that this was standard on phones made past the year 2004...
All in all, the phone functions well for making calls, and having limited media. This is no where close to being a smart phone, and the touch screen makes it extremely annoying to use at times. You may as well spend more money on a good quality phone instead of going a little bit cheaper and buying bad phone like the impact, because this phone probably has another year on it.. MAX.
My next phone will be a blackberry, and I hope not to be disappointed. Nothing could be worse than the lag on this phone though, so I don't really expect much.
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