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The Samsung SGH D900i is well priced, reliable and packed with features for a phone of its age. Whilst there are plenty of more advanced options in the market today, it is undoubtedly a quality phone.

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      04.11.2013 21:51
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      Don't buy it if you want a quality product

      If you want to buy a phone, don't buy this one. It maybe looks nice, and that's why I bought it, but you will be sorry if you buy it.

      First of all:

      I bought this phone for about 100 euro. Was pretty much for a phone those days (you mostly pay twice or triple the price now). Sadly it didn't even had a life span of 4 months.

      Looks: It looks pretty cool, slides really well. Nothing wrong with the buttons, or screen at first sight.

      Battery: 6 or 7 songs and then my battery is gone already. Play a game half a hour a little game the battery is gone.

      Sounds: Not terrible, but surely worse then

      My problem was that after 3 months (didn't fall or anything) the screen just became white. I went to the store, and they recognized the problem, cause it was common (?). I got a new phone but 4 months later it happend again.

      Don't buy it, and save your cash for something better.

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      27.06.2011 15:15

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      Highly recommended

      This was the thrid phone I ever owned and was definately a step in the right direction after my Motorola V550. Firstly, the build quality is excellent, though it may feel plasticy it is very well built. It's a very good looking phone which was once the thinnest sliding phone on the market. As far as usablilty goes, the main menu is very simple with its options big and bold. Its buttons are a decent size so even those with the chunkiest of fingers can cope. Its external memory card slot ensures that you can get all of your tunes and photo's in one place. As for the camera, it is excellent, the flash is strang and there are a number of filters that can be added as well as a photo edit option. Overall, this phone is one which i would highly recomment to those who want a simple no fuss mobile, for those techy heads, this is too simple for you.

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      17.02.2011 15:21
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      Avoid if possible

      I was really excited before purchasing this mobile phone, so my overall dissapointment was even greater.

      To start with the baterry quality which is simply defeating for a company of that reputation. Further I was badly surprised when after only a 2 months "chrome" details started to peel off creating more then a cheap look.

      But the thing that ultimately annoyed me was its slowness. It takes forever to access data on memory card and even more time to transfer data from phone to card and back. Which leads us to another thing that I almost forgot- the phone has a bad habit of not recognizing memory card inserted, but that is the problem that i've noticed on some other Samsung mobile phones.

      The bright side is the 3.2 megapixels camera with good picture quality, and even better quality of videos. Also the sound quality when talking on the phone is great you will feel almost as next to a person you are talking to.

      The slim design is nice but due to problem with chrome details mentioned earlier it doesn't bring any points to overall impression, and to make things worse the sliding mechanism is so sensitive to dust, that to keep it usable you need to keep phone under a glass bell.

      All in all this phone was a greatest dissapoinment, and i really can't think even one really positive thing to recommend it to anyone.

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        01.10.2010 13:48
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        Shame its so out of date

        I have had my fair share of mobile phones over the years. The Samsung D900i was my first really nice phone that I was very excited to own. The set cost me around £80 a few years ago. I think the phone has now been discontinued and can only be purchased second hand. Whilst the phone looks weak in today's market, when it was first out the phone was top of the line.

        It's a slide phone meaning that most of the time you can only see the screen and few main buttons, however you have the ability to slide the screen up revealing a standard key pad. The size is perfect, with a good size screen and decent sized buttons.

        The phones boats many features (especially considering its age) and has everything you need. Main features include a 3mp camera (must slide the phone open to access it) with video capture capabilities, mp3 player, Bluetooth, Quad band, 262k screen, fm radio and many more. The phones also comes loaded with standard features such as alarm, clock, calculator etc.

        I used this phone for 4 months whilst in America and didn't encounter a single problem. It managed to work fine in the middle of no where and I managed to get crystal clear reception 95% of the time.

        The phone is very reliable and I have never had a problem with it. Whilst I now have a new phone I keep this one in the draw as a back up and have used it several times within the last year. So bearing in mind I bought it around 4/5 years ago its still in pretty good shape and working condition.

        I had the phone on O2 but its available from all main networks.

        The phone fits well in my hand and is easy to use. I never have opened the instruction booklet as it is very self explanatory. The menu layout is very good and visually appealing.

        Whilst I don't recommend this phone in today's market (as there are millions of other phones available) when this model was first out it was amazing and as a result I still love it.

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        19.06.2010 14:27
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        Brilliant stylish slider phone with everything.Also bargain price!

        This is a review about the Samsung SGH - D900i, a really good & stylish slider phone with lots of excellent features.


        Available from Amazon at £79.78 now, so a real bargain!

        This is a PAYG deal

        It comes fully boxed & includes
        D900i phone in black or silver
        battery
        Headset
        Instruction booklet
        CD with further instructions
        Warranty card
        Charger/USB charger
        UK mains adaptor

        To get started
        Assemble & charge the phone

        Features of the phone are -

        Lightweight mobile phone which is perfect for any pocket
        Well designed sliding keypad
        Good well lit bright screen of a good size
        Integrated music player which can be used with headset supplied
        Add a 2GB micro SD (not supplied) & you can store around 500 songs
        Self tuning FM radio that can save up to 25 stations
        Uses Bluetooth 2.0 to share music & photos between devices
        USB port for transferring media to your PC
        3.0 mega pixel, auto focus camera that comes with flash and x4 zoom with a fun photo editing suite for adding clip art or effects to your images & a video recorder for capturing the moment You can edit or decorate your photos & print them out and/or view photos & video clips on your TV screen. Very useful to show friends & relatives your holiday pics - yawn!
        There is an off-line mode to use it's non-wireless functions while on a plane.
        Send SOS messages for help in an emergency.
        browse websites, send emails or download content
        Supports Java games, MPEG4 & MIDI video

        Instruction booklet shows
        Phone layout
        & how to
        Install SIM card & battery
        Charge the battery
        Turn phone on or off
        Access menus
        Customize your phone
        Change different wallpaper
        Menu shortcuts
        Phone lock
        Send & view messages
        Use the speakerphone function
        Copy music files to the phone
        Create a playlist
        Play music files
        Use the radio & automatic tuning
        Launch the web browser
        Use phonebook
        Make a call
        Answer a call
        Adjust the volume/ can also be silent
        Activate & send an SOS message
        Change your ringtone
        Call a recently dialled number
        Enter text including predictive text
        View messages
        View an email
        Turn on Bluetooth
        Send data
        Call log
        Voice recorder
        Change text input mode
        Use the camera
        Add a new contact
        Listen to music
        Planner - Electronic diary/calendar, alarms,memo,world clock, calculator
        Settings such as time & date,language,greeting message,slide settings,shortcuts,advances shortcuts,volume,USB settings, TV out, re oute calls to another phone, restrict calls, inform you when someone is calling while you are on another call & more
        Security phone lock with password & SIM lock`

        It comes with SAR certificate that shows it meets EU requirements concerning exposure to radio waves etc.


        There are more things you can do, some are self explanatory as you go through the menus & some can be explained in more detail by using the CD.

        Ringtone can be chosen from list of Samsung tunes as well as various text alerts. You can also download your ringtone from your PC if you fancy something different.
        The phone can be set to vibrate if you don't want it to ring & alert others.

        For the browser, connect your phone to the network & load the homepage of the wireless web service provider.
        Save URL bookmarks addresses to quickly access web pages.
        Clear the cache, which is a temporary memory site that stores recently accessed web pages.
        Set up connection profiles for the web browser & set a connection profile for accessing the wireless web.



        My own experience

        I think it still looks modern & stylish even though I've had it for about 2 1/2years.

        It's easy to use. the keys are protected from accidental dialling, as the slider action covers the keys when down & also locks the phone. To unlock just slide up & all is revealed & ready for use. You can actually answer calls with the slider in the down position.

        The keyboard lights up so easily usable in dim lighting. The screen is a good size & background wallpaper can be chosen from the Samsung range or your own photos for example could be used. It also has a stopwatch & timer & alarm, world clock & memo board.

        There are a few pre-installed games as well if you feel the need to pass a few minutes!

        I find the bluetooth very useful. I can copy music from somebody elses device onto my phone in the twinkling of an eye. (note; you can listen to music while using other functions of the phone).
        My TomTom sat nav picks up the bluetooth signal & answers the phone while I am driving so that I can speak hands free (also can dial out then speak hands free). Even if my phone is in the boot of the car inside a zipped up bag it still picks it up answers the phone for me, shows me who it is, & all I have to do is speak.

        The battery life is good & you can change the amount of time you want backlighting for example to be on, so saving battery life.



        The only thing I would say is a bad design is where the strangely called travel adaptor or mains charger is plugged in. You have to flip a very flimsy & tiny little flap out of the way & away from the body of the phone & leave it in a precarious position all the time the phone is charging. I'm terrified it will snap off, but so far it shows no signs of doing so after 2 1/2 years of use.

        This phone is very similar to the J700i, but I would say although this is an earlier model, it is superior in the amount of things it does.

        I have been very pleased with this phone, I don't think I could have bettered it with anything else.

        It comes in black or silver & it takes up little space in pocket or bag.

        All in all, a really good phone with everything most of us would need.

        I would recommend it, for either ladies or men.

        Summary: Excellent stylish slider phone with lots of features

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          18.02.2010 13:57

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          Very easy phone to use and can double up as an mp3 player, but the battery life will cause problems

          This phone has been in my family for a while now, i received this a birthday present around 3 years ago when it was far more expensive but was classed as a must have phone. I have the silver/chrome Samsung D900i as it looks fantastic and as though it is a must-have fashion accessory. The quality of the finish is brilliant and i could not get over how slim the phone was for it's time. Although nowadays the touch screens are taking over, this phone is still a favourite of mine. It does everything you could possible require and very easily too. The only thing I have noticed is the battery life is slowly disintegrating, it doesn't seem to last more than a day anymore even when it has just come off the charger which is a bit of a shame and can cause problems if you live off your phone or have a very busy lifestyle.

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          15.01.2010 19:34
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          Except for its camera wouldnt really recommend.

          This phone is a little disappointing. I bought it from Argos around 2 years ago mainly because of how cheap it was, around £80. Despite dropping it a number of times I haven't had to get it repaired yet.

          It has a 3 mega pixel camera which is surprisingly good. I have uploaded many of the photos to my pc and been surprised at how good they've turned out. You can store a lot of photos on this phone too. However taking a lot of photos is a sure fire way to run the battery dead. I find this phone doesn't stay charged for a very long time and have to charge it every night.

          The video quality is very poor and so if you're looking for a phone you can record on I wouldn't advise this one.

          The phone does have a nice loud ring to it though, which is important to me because I use this phone also as an alarm.

          It is also really easy to use. I find it fast to type on and get to your messages and make calls. It would make a good phone for someone who doesn't use their phone a lot or only needs a mobile to make basic calls and send quick texts now and then.

          One thing I will mention is that occasionally the screen will go blank. To get it working again I have to turn the phone on and off again, which can be a little bit annoying if your mid text message. However this does not happen alot...

          The interface has also become worn and chipped looking especially where your fingers go when you slide it up and down.

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            12.01.2010 01:00
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            A decent phone for the price, durable, good battery life and does everything a basic phone should do

            I brought this phone 3 years ago when it was brand new on the market costing £200, so it was classed as a top of the range phone then, but oh have things changed. Even though I am planning to get a new phone next month I have had this phone for the whole of the three years and other than a couple of blips it has served me well and is still going strong today.The phone is a slide phone and comes in two different colours, black and chrome. I admittedly actually picked the black one, but a month after getting it for a Christmas present I put it through the washing machine, so when I got it replaced it was slightly cheaper to get it in the chrome.

            So let's get technical...
            - The phone can do all the basics; calling(call divert, speaker etc), texting, multimedia texts etc.
            - It has a 3.0mp, auto focus camera that comes with flash and x4 zoom and can shot video (only for a limited time before it cuts off). It has different shooting modes (single shot, mosaic and multi shot), can change the size of the photo (5 different options from 640x480 to 1600x1200), timer, different effect (such as black and white), frames for the kids to play with, and white balance option. The camera has many extras, but the shooting quality is average. Even if you have the camera on the smallest size it takes a long time to focus and take. The flash is only helpful on photos no more than 30cm. So it is not designed for people wanting to take good quality photos.
            - Can store up to 1000names and numbers in the address book
            - Battery life is 6.5hrs talk time or 320hr on standby
            - It cannot access the internet, the only internet it has the Samsung fun club site where you can buy games, ring tones etc
            - MP3 player, but not much of a memory, comes with a micro SD memory card slot though. The sound quality is fairly good and clear, until you hit max volume were it becomes slightly muffled and lacks quality.
            - Radio
            - Bluetooth - brilliant if you want to share photos and music with friends
            - Calendar, calculator, converter, timer, stopwatch, world clock and memo board
            - Alarm, which can play MP3 tracks
            So in short it has quite a few nice features, everything basic plus a bit more. It is just more old fashion, no touch screen, not as good a camera or as good at playing MP3s etc.

            The phone itself if easy enough to slide open with one hand, but resistant enough to stay closed and not break, which when you side open has good size keyboard, with buttons are approximately 0.5cm by 1cm in size, making it easy to type (I mainly text so this was an important quality to me). To make a call all you have to do is slide the phone open and enter in the number. Alternatively you side it open and there is a shortcut to your address book, which has a search function so you can find the person you want to call quickly. Texting on the phone is straight forward, it has different modes, containing both predictive and normal. It is long lasting, I have had it three years and it is still working. Although about a year ago I thought I was going to need to replace it as it start to freeze and the screen go blank half way through a text message, but it seems to of sorted itself out. It is durable, I have dropped it many a time on all types of surfaces and it is still standing, although the chrome is scratched and chipped off around the screen, but the screen itself is no damaged. It is very easy to use, my mum has the down grade of the phone, which is almost identical and she has learnt to text on it.

            Just a quick note, it comes with a disc to load onto the computer so you can upload photos and download tracks. This software didn't work on my vista, so bare this in mind as it was really annoying.

            Price wise, it is a decent phone for its price. I believe you can get it for £80, maybe even less if you shop around. I would recommend it to adults just wanting a decent looking, lightweight phone that is simple to use, or to younger teenagers as one of their first every phones.

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              02.12.2009 10:32

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              A few faults but a good basic phone

              I have had this phone for nearly 3 years now and have started to notice that it doesn't hold it's charge as well as it used to. This may be due to its age, but my old samsung never had this problem and I had it much longer.
              This phone has many features like a digital still and video camera with flash, mobile internet, music player and much more. The mobile internet is very useful and although this is considered an 'older' phone now the internet works wonderfully and you can access email, facebook etc. The camera is ok, but it takes a while to take a picture and you have to keep perfectly still otherwise the picture comes out blurred. The video quality isn't great, in fact I think videos taken by the older samsung phones were better, but then again you can't expect exceptional video quality from a mobile phone anyway. The music player is good, and you can upload all your mp3s onto the phone to use as ringtones. I would recommend getting a memory stick for this phone though, as the memory does seem to get full up quite fast. Also, you can't use one of your own mp3 or soundclips as your message tone, which I found annoying. You can only pick from the default list of tones on the phone.
              All in all, if you want a simple, easy to use phone with enough features to make it interesting...then this phone is fine. But, if you're looking for something flashy I would get a much newer phone.

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              30.06.2009 22:31
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              Good phone to have

              I had this phone for 2 years and it was the perfect phone - unfortunately I dropped it and it hasn't really been the same since. It has a large screen with good definition and looks good. The only downside on the look is that you get thumb prints all over it (as you do with most slide phones!).

              In terms of reception, it was fantastic. The call quality is good. The functions such as phone book, messaging and viewing missed calls etc are very easily placed. Not as eacy to use as a Nokia but you get used to where they are located.

              There is a slot for a memory card to supplement an average memory that it has got. After taking some video on the phone I soon found out that I had to start deleting things because the memory was getting full. Also, Holds 200 messages which is useful. A downside is that a couple of times (even before I dropped it) when I was typing a text, the phone screen just went blank so I had to turn if off and start again. This did not occur often though.

              The camera on this phone is a bit Jeckyl and Hyde - it produces quality photographs of still objects but you can forget trying to take a photo of anything moving because the shutter speed is so slow that the photo comes out blurred - if you manage to capture the moving object on the photo at all. The phone isn't packed with features but does everything you need a phone to do. Most of the games that came with mine were demos so that you had to buy the full version if you wanted it which was a bit annoying.

              It is quite a slim and light phone to carry around compared to some others now on the market that are really noticeable when you put them in your pocket. I would recommend this phone or its predecessor to my friends.

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              11.06.2009 13:47
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              Would recommend to anyone looking for a normal phone and nothing too expensive!

              I bought this phone in December 2007 after my Sony Ericsson had started dying! I haven't had a problem with it in the year and a half that I've had it, and would definitely recommend it or its upgrades to anyone.

              The battery life is good. If I'm not using it much it lasts for a good couple of days, and I've never had issues with it running out when it shouldn't be.

              The keys are perfect- it's so easy to get used to them, I can text without looking at my screen, and they're not hard to press down so your fingers don't get tired!

              I love how it slides open. If you're mid-way through texting and you close it, it saves the text, and if you're talking you can just slide it back down to hang up. I think the size of the mobile is perfect. The screen is relatively big, and you can easily change the brightness of it.

              The camera isn't amazing but it takes better pictures in the dark than a lot of other phones, as it has flash. It's really easy to change the quality/size of pictures, and I think the picture quality is absolutely fine for a phone. If I want to take decent pictures I'll use my camera! It takes pretty good videos also.

              Music-wise, you can upload MP3s onto the phone. These can be played through the phone's headphones if you have them. The sound quality in my opinion is really good, and it goes relatively loud for a phone. You can also set these MP3s as ring tones, and if you want you can put different ring tones for different people in your address book. You can also listen to the radio if you haven't lost your headphones like I have! I'm pretty sure you can record the radio too.

              I have to admit, the games on this phone really aren't that great. Most, if not all, are trial versions, which is annoying. However I don't really play them much so it's not much of an issue for me. Of course you can buy the games if you really like them and want the full version.

              Other features include a calendar which you can use to write on important dates. This Samsung has all the usual features you would expect a phone to have- calculator, alarm, timer, stop watch and bluetooth. It also has a voice recorder and a world clock which tells you what time it is in other countries.

              Overall, I love my phone! It's lasted really well, despite me dropping it several times and putting my wet hands on it too often! Later models include parts of the phone being touch-sensitive, but even that seems a bit behind when you compare it to the iPhone and other similar phones! However if you're just looking for a normal, average phone, this is for you- it's not going to blow you away with its features, but it'll last you well!

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              08.06.2009 00:01
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              Not worth buying

              This is a phone I purchased back in 2007, soon after its release. I got it because it looked amazing and the free Benefit make-up gift box. I had many problems with this phone, Samsung phones were then known to be quite problematic, and this was no different.

              Firstly, you can have the phone in either chrome (silver) or candy (pink). This model was always exclusive to o2, so with Woolworths gone, the only place to purchase from is o2.

              The phone is very eye-catching and shiny. It is also very light, and pretty delicate, so take extra care.

              The D900i features a 3.15 Megapixel camera, quick internet, good quality MP4 player and a good media player. It is very advanced in features compared to many others with the same price. The only disadvantage is the short battery life which has gone dead within a day, but I bought another battery to overcome that.

              If you want to upload pictures onto it from your PC, you won't be able to zoom in on them on the phone.

              My problems with it were that after 3 months of decent usage, it turned itself on and off, made random calls, sent empty texts and became hard to slide up. Despite its problems, I was sad to let it go to mobile recycling heaven.

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                06.06.2009 23:04
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                Very good phone, reliable and good-looking.

                Tis is areally good phone! I got it for Christmas 2 years ago and not once has it failed me, broke, done anything it was not supposes to. The 3 mega pixel camera is more than enough to take great photos. The memory is a bit weedy :S but i bought a 1gb micro sd memory card fo it (i've used that up as well though!!). The music player is quite good, but most Waqlkman Sony Ericsson phones edge the victory in sound quality. The phone is thin, sleek stylish, and good looking. It has a large, clear, colour screen. The video is ok but doesn't fair to well with movement. The FM radio is good, with good reception and sound quality. I got a black one for Christmas and I really like the glossy effect. Mines suffered scratches and bruises, but is still in fully functional, working order. I think i got it for around £90. Very good buy.

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                  21.05.2009 04:33
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                  This phone was so great when I first got it and then it broke down!

                  I got this phone in pink for my birthday in late 2007, costing £100 and I was thrilled. This phone was great, had a wide variety of games, easy to use and for a girl, it looked great, for anyone else, it comes in silver.

                  This phone worked amazingly for the first two months, I used it all the time and the picture quality was really good and the battery lasted a long time but then the phone started crashing and I took it to take it back but they said that it was my fault, so I just dealt with it until I saved up for a new phone. I was devistated, it was such a great phone up until then.

                  The crashing started to stop weirdly and I left it over night at home and turned it off, when I turned it back on the screen was upside down, this started to annoy me as I couldn't see anything on my screen as it was actually written backwards. I turned it off and on again and it still didn't work so I had to scrap it, this upset me as it was a really great phone while it lasted and the local phone shop said there was on thing they could try but it cost me a hell of a lot of money and they did not say it would definately fix it.

                  This phone was a good phone until this happened. With a great range of games, settings and stuff you can download, it was really good for the price I thought at the time - not for two months!

                  All in all, I wouldn't reccomend this phone unless you get it at a really good price, maybe the same will not happen to you.

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                    19.05.2009 00:29

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                    My favourite phone so far.

                    This is an excellent phone, stylish, ergonomic, simple to operate and has comprehensive features. If like me you take a lot of pictures you may want to purchase a memory card although if you upload your photos and videos regularly you won't need to. I have had this phone for over a year and the biggest problem with it is the camera quality, it is only a three megapixel but it suied me, however over the year the picture has deteriorated in quality and has developed a nasty blue line across the middle which shows up on the phone's screen and on your pictures and videos when you play them back. This is the only thing that makes me want to upgrade because the battery life is still very good, it doesn't crash like a lot of phones seem to, and I am particularly harsh with me my phones, I've lost count of how many times I've dropped it or stood on it. Overall I love this phone. I like the sound quality and all its features.

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                  For users who enjoy cutting-edge style and superior performance, this ultra slim quad-band GPRS/EDGE slide-up features a complete line of functions geared for both work and fun. Portable, durable and measuring a stunningly slim 12.9 mm, this sexy slide-up offers embedded memory and additional microSD external memory for virtually unlimited storage of your files. Also enjoy specialized user interface features to make navigating the phone a lot easier. All this, along with the classy finish, put the Ultra Edition 12.9 at the top of the class!