Having always been a Nokia girl, I was looking for a phone to replace my elderly 6230, and I have to say, despite some of the negative reviews i've read, this phone is superb. It's everything you'd expect from a Nokia; smart, looks sophisticated, and has the technology to match. I've not had any problems with battery life, and despite having more advanced technology than my previous phone it is very easy to use. I just wanted a phone that could make calls, send texts and take the odd photo and i'm very impressed. It has more facilities than I need and I'd say unless you're looking for a really advanced high-tech gadgety phone, this is the model for you!