Behind its serious exterior, the Secret is actually a very fun phone. We were entranced for some time by the accelerometer-based game suite, for example. One flick of the wrist and you can throw a dart, go fishing or even shake a Magic 8 ball. But the accelerometer also makes sure to adjust the screen in other areas of the phone, such as the photo viewer, so you're always looking at a picture the right way up.
Another fun feature is the Secret's odd touchscreen; it only works when you activate the 'touch media' menu. Once accessed, you can touch the screen to view photos and documents, listen to the radio and play games or music. It works very well but we think it's a real shame that you can't use it throughout the Secret's user interface, as you can on the LG Viewty, for example.
The Secret has one last piece of unknown knowledge to reveal. It comes pre-installed with a Google package that includes Google Maps for mobile and Gmail, although this could vary based on your network. Getting online is fast over HSDPA (3.5G) and once we had downloaded all our favourite apps, including Opera Mini, we were happily browsing away without any problems. You can even watch YouTube videos but quality will vary depending on your connection.
Battery life lasted for over two days with moderate use, which is impressive considering the Secret's size. Depending on how much you use the camera, Internet and other features, you may find that the battery runs out much faster. Audio quality from the MP3 player was made better by the fact that the Secret comes with a 3.5mm headphone adaptor so you can use you own headphones.
Life is good, especially when you own a mobile phone that has looks as great as the Secret and all its features, too. Putting aside the annoying fact that you can only access the touchscreen functionality via a special menu, we really liked what the Secret had to offer. A combination of a solid handset with some fun features means it will keep you sweet like chocolate until your next upgrade.
Edited by Jason Jenkins
Additional editing by Shannon Doubleday