I had purchased airtyme flaunt for 2.4k (Now its available for even less)1 month back from Ebay. This is an amazing value for money mobile. Also note in mind that it is manufactured by SHARP, a succesful american company
1. Qwerty keypad – It is an absolute joy to use as the keys are spaced well and you can type very fast. Much better than touchscreen interface. Also this becomes important during surfing while entering web addresses.
2.Crisp and clear audio quality- I was surprised at the audio output of this mobile. Better than my samsung music duos mobile phone and also the bundled earphones are also very good. Though there is not much bass audible,i dint really care as the clarity of music appeals to me first.
3. Decent Camera – Even in low light areas, it was able to take decent pics although you have to hold it really still to avoid shaky pics. Outdoor pics are very good and have good color and contrast.
4- Supports 3G, although i have not tested it yet.
5- 32 GB Expandable. This was the deal maker for me as a 3.2 inch screen coupled with 32gb enabled me to put all my tv series collection (himym,friends) onto it after converting to MP4. You can use Pazera PSP Video converter with resolution as 400*240 for fullscreen viewing.
Now for some not so good features
1) Surfing and watching videos sucks battery like Crazy. After 2.5 hours of video, the battery was almost empty. For regular surfing it is fine, but when u start downloading songs, battery starts draining. After 5 songs download, it was down to 3 bars from 5 bars.
2) While surfing ,the trackball is very inconvenient as you have to move it frequently to reach where you want on the page. The up/down/left/right keys are somewhat useful, but still surfing with these buttons is a minor inconvenience
3)Since its a swivel,rotating screen, there is always danger of spring being loose and the phone being useless if not handled carefully. I always take care to slide out the screen slowly so as to avoid a sudden swiveling out.
I am really pleased with this mobile and it will last me a good couple of months it seems. For the time being ,i am enjoying the good audio,qwerty keypad and saving money for my next mobile,
Thank you All,