Solid, Basic Phone
I am one of those unusual people who feel liberated by not being tethered 100% to my phone. I have no interest in having all of the smart phone features, because I will never use them while incommunicado.
This phone is the perfect basic phone for me. I can use the simplest plan available, and still have phone and texting capabilities. This is the second Cosmo phone I've owned, and I have never had any issues with it. Sure, its performance and features cannot compare to most phones, but it is a solid, basic phone, if that's all you need.
June 11, 2013
I've had better
I picked this phone because my old LG phone of about 3 years finally started to show its age. That phone was no longer made and this one was almost identical in looks so I assumed, big mistake, that performance would be about the same... boy was I wrong. This phone seems to have a processor and/or video speed about half my old LG phone. And like others have said, when typing text messages it just freezes up for a few seconds then tries to catch up... have no idea why. And I've apparently somehow crashed the operating system on this phone on several occasions as the phone will just lock up then a few seconds later restart. The phone was cheep but so was my previous LG phone but I guess this time I really got what I paid for. I'll suffer with this phone for another year or so just so I feel like I got my monies worth then I think it's time to try another brand phone because this "newer" phone can't even keep up with it's twin from 3 years earlier.
June 8, 2013
beyond that this phone is ancient now
beyond the painfully hideous/horrendous OS this phone lacks several practical physical aspects.
Here are a few things to note:
-It is missing easy access to the card reader (esp if you have a case on it).
-while closed, the buttons left and right of the ok button are too close together. such that it is too easy to miss press.
-while opened (keyboard view): the period, comma, dash, underscore and more are not very clear such that you are left guessing what will be printed.
May 30, 2013
Pros - You can use it for texts and calling. Can survive a few drops.
Cons - Terrible button layout. Arrow keys are useless and make the keyboard feel cramped. Keyboard does not provide a satisfying feedback. Software is very slow. Pressing a button may take a few seconds to register. When navigating menus, it lags. Makes answering texts a chore. You have to work around the phone to make it work. Not the other way around. Don't even think about taking pictures with this.
March 15, 2013