The v265 has a good combination of essential features. The call quality is good and has a decent battery life. The essential features are great, but the 'extras' just do not cut it. If you are just looking for a solid, good-looking phone, you have it. But if you are addicted to having the newest technology with all the 'bells and whistles', you will not be happy with it! For the price, it is a great deal for what you get.