The Samsung Finesse r-810 is a good phone except for the fact that it is from MetroPCS. The reason I say this is because MetroPCS was really bad. The reception was absouloutley horrible and only worked in large cities, it was expensive, the customer support is horrible and other things. The phone itself is pretty good. It does not have that many features and the ones that it does have are limited. The GPS was not great. It always messed up and the pedestrian and bicycling features did not work well. It was also slow. The music player was pretty good. The internet browser was bad, it was slow and could not play youtube videos. The phone itself does not play .3gp videos or flash games. Mobile messenger was okay.
Texting worked quite well except for the fact that it is very easy to press a wrong button and very frusturating when you do something wrong while texting.
Phone calls, the quality was not very good and the speakerphone was bad. But you could go into your text messages while calling or look at other things. VERY useful.
The phone is designed very well. It looks very nice and feels good. The camera, not so much. Boasting a whopping 2mp camera (sarcasm) it takes horrible pictures and videos! On the other hand the voice recording is good.
It crashes quite a bit and the battery life is really bad.
All in all I would not reccomend getting the Samsung Finesse. If I were you I would go to Verizon or Sprint and get there versions. Verizons version has windows mobile, a 5mp camera and way better features.But it is your choice.