The Motorola i576 phone is rugged yet compact, it comes standard with a high capacity battery which makes it easy to go a couple days between charges. The battery life is great, however that's where the party stops. Sound quality, build, etc. just don't make the grade when compared to my 580. The phone can be a bit sluggish at times. This one feels and acts like a childs toy. The resolution is about par with a kids toy as well. It will make and receive calls, text, etc. Quality of those things, not so great. This phone isn't fancy, but it gets the job done. A phone that is a phone first. What a unique concept! I usually don't text or use the internet on my phones anyway. I use the phone purely for the purpose of talking, and I wanted direct conncect so I could reach my husband with ease, as he hates long phone conversations. With the direct-connect, conversations can be simple and sweet.