Very good phone for those who make calls and text October 17, 2012
Overall the Array is a good phone if you get a working version. My first phone had a battery issue that forced me to charge the phone 4 times in the first week. I returned it through Sprint (a major hassle, but that's on Sprint) and got another phone. The new phone has gone 9 days before I needed to recharge it, so the issue is fixed.
Below are a list of the Pros and Cons that led to the 4 star rating
-Long battery life - 9+ days if you use it for a few calls/texts per day
-Loud volume - I have the volume at the lowest setting and sometimes have to hold the phone away from my ear a bit because it can be too loud
-Gets strong signal - no dropped calls in areas where I couldn't even get calls with my old phone
-Nice keyboard - has good sized, rubbery keys
-Good backlighting - both the number keys on the front and keyboard have a nice subtle backlight
-Music player - only used a couple times, but it's nice to have if you need it
-Camera sound - Can't shut off the camera sound, even if all other sounds are off, making it impossible to take pictures in a discrete manner (if you are in a shop or museum, everyone within 40 feet will know you just took a picture)
-Back is a little slippery - The back of the phone is a hard textured plastic that makes the phone move easily when on some surfaces, especially if you have the vibrate function turned on (watch it near edges of flat surfaces or on any kind of slope)
-Wallpaper gets flattened when keyboard is open - Rather than rotating the image and leaving black bars on the sides when you open the keyboard, the phone just smashes the picture flat (so your picture of your girlfriend goes all funhouse mirror)
-Size - the phone is a little smaller than the last one I had, fits in a pocket okay, but is still bigger than I would have liked (I think the era of small phones may be gone)
Most of these cons are relatively minor annoyances, but they have kept me from giving it five stars. What you have here is one of the last few phones that will serve you well if you just make calls and text.
Not a very smart phone April 24, 2013
Samsung Array Model# SPH-M390. I only wanted a simple phone on the Sprint Talk/Text 450 plans in order to save money on utilities. But, you get what you pay for. I would recommend you purchase a true smart phone. I've had the phone for less than 30 days and I'm going to have to return it and spend more of my hard earned money getting another phone and possibly another plan to get a decent phone!
Good, sort of: It was cheap. $76 including taxes. Because I am supposed to get $50 rebate, I will have only spent $26 for the device.
Bad: The battery is so weak so you have to charge it every night and/or often during the day. Camera/phone is poor.
Ugly: I've had a lot of trouble with the voice mail. Phone doesn't provide notification (icon or message) of pending, unread messages. Sprint said it is Samsung. Samsung says it is Sprint.