If only we could upgrade sooner...
Bright screen, keyboard is nicely put together, touch screen is nifty, good sound quality
Dust under screen, call clarity, battery life is so unconsistant, reception
The Bottom Line:
Cool looking, nice keyboard, touch screen is nice, but screen gets dusty. Not my favorite phone, wouldn't really recommend it.
The touch phone is pretty sweet, I will admit that. I do like that the keyboard is close together and it's layed out like an actual keyboard, which is nice since a lot of keyboard phones are set up really weird and have spaced out keys that are weird. However unless you are keeping your phone in a cleaned office that never has stuff in the air, and you never drop your phone...you're screwed. My first Xenon got to the point that I was barely touching the bottom of the touch screen and the screen turned super bright white and after dropping it a few times...well many...the top corner of the screen cracked. I got a second one in the mail cause the bright screen thing was covered by the manufacturer. Another thing that sucked was that dust somehow got caught under the screen and it was hard to see the screen background, who's calling, or texts in the sunlight.
My second one's screen lifted (like the first one) and more dust got under the screen the screen to the point that unless it is dusk or night time, it's nearly impossible to see the screen.
It took me FOREVER to figure out how to change the message viewing from conversation to regular view mode. The booklet sucks at showing pretty much anything about the phone. Also, this phone doesn't get the best coverage, it likes to switch from regular "E" coverage to "3G" coverage, and when it switches (if you have internet) the pages take FOREVER if at all to change and texts don't like to go through during the switching of coverage. On top of that, the bar coverage isn't the best. A lot of people say it's AT&T in general, but my friends that have AT&T have different coverage with their phone and my phone. This is my last slider phone I will own. It's nice, but not for somebody who's out and about and is around a lot of areas that have dust (I work on a farm and no I don't bring my phone into work, but the shop where I change has dust blow in and the dust goes under the screen). This dust thing happens anywhere there is dust...and it get annoying.
*They no longer sell this phone either. I was dumb enough to buy it before the New Year cause it was free with a 2 year contract. Now they pretty much can't help with problems cause they don't sell it so they don't keep much info on it in stock. That and if anything breaks on it...you're pretty much screwed.
Honestly I don't know how long the battery should last. If I use my internet A LOT, then the battery will drop a bar or two in one day. On days I don't use the internet or send picture messages very much then it may not drop a bar. If I do or recieve a lot of calls, then the bar will drop 1 or 2 bars, but I've used some internet and made like half hour or 45 minute phone calls and I only lost one bar, maybe 2 bars of the battery life. I swear, the battery has a mind of its own on how long it wants to last.