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Good: IT GOT WATER PROOF
Comment: this phone is cool
Comment: (other review had no rating so just adding it here)
Good: Cheap, good keyboard, does the basic things, looks good, great selection of widgets
Bad: Small screen, not great browser, bad camera, lack of features
Comment: I wanted this because it looked like a Blackberry but was cheaper and with a touchscreen. For the price, it's not terrible, but after a year I've grown tired of it and desperately want a new one. The camera and video is rubbish, the browser doesn't look good at all, there isn't an app for writing notes and it looks a bit dark and dull. However, it has a great keyboard which lights up blue in dark settings, and a fairly bright screen. The widgets you can put on the homescreens are pretty good, even if you can only use each widget once.
So if you just want a basic phone that looks great, go for this. If you want a proper smartphone, steer clear.
Comment: Im just looking for a cheap, no-frills phone (im a poor university student!) i just wanna know if the battery life is good, cuz the battery and touchscreen on my lg are knackered!
Good: all features
Comment: i want its battery i lost it somewhre, just send the cost of the battery and the shipping i am in Uganda. And wil send u the money.
Good: It's cheap and basic.
Bad: The quality of the camera, it's boring and not very colourful
Comment: I got this phone in black almost a year ago now, and it was for me a cheap alternative to a blackberry, and if you want a 'qwerty' keypad then it's just for you. However, it's quite a boring phone, not much you can do with it, the Internet's terribly slow and takes a while to load, also, the inbox and sentbox memory gets full up quite quickly. Yes, you can text and call, but apart from this it's very basic, not very colourful, and the quality of the camera is really bad. Plus I can't even play music on it, because it won't let me!
Good: It has a great QWERTY keyboard, is cheap, looks like a BB, Perfect for taking out, great internet,
Comment: It doesn't ever crash, and it's great when you've chosen dolphin or monkey because you get free texts when you top up! :D
I definitely recommend it!
Good: It's a good overall phone for a teenager- no one older than that should own this phone in my opinion. The design of the phone is nice.
Bad: Buttons too small, keeps crashing; camera quality is rubbish.
Comment: Bad phone
Good: the best thing about it is you get free internet when you top up £5.00 and i go on facebook
Bad: The thing bad about it is it i can not have a big screen but a little screen
Comment: My comment is that please make, the Rio phone better or ill use my iphone 4s again, or my tablet, and i dont think the peaople who make them will like it, will they not, sorry thats the way it goes but i like them!the reason i like them is because they have internet.
Good: Ithink that its ok but i have got to say its boring i want somthin better but
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