I have had my Motorola Razr for years and it has been an extremely good phone. The only reason that I finally changed to a new cell is because I wanted something with a bigger screen and a QWERTY keyboard on it. I'm not into smartphones so was very happy with my Razr with the exception of not having a QWERTY keyboard for texting. It still works and I will probably keep it around as a backup. Although it does seem pretty fragile, if you get a good case, it will protect it from any exterior damage when you drop it. I'm pretty klutzy and usually very hard on phones so the fact that it still works after all the years I have had it says a lot. I give it an 8 out of a 10 only because it doesn't have the keyboard that I like for texting and I was not always able to receive picture texts from friends probably because of the limited memory. Also, the camera phone is just sufficient. It's not as clear and precise as a smartphone pic but that is not a big deal for me. Nice to have, but not necessary. I use my phone primarily for phone calls or texting anyway. If I want to use the web then I will buy a tablet or use my PC at home. If you like a bare bones phone then I think this would be a good and dependable phone for you. I still have my original battery and it still holds a charge very well considering it is over 7 years old. All in all, Motorola makes some really nice, dependable phones.