This phone is great for a starter phone but, I have had it for almost a year and the screen is starting to go bad. There is black in both bottom corners and it is slowly starting to get bigger. But, overall it is a good phone for a beginner. I would recommend this phone to someonje who wants a cell phone and it would save money on buying a phone that you might not need everything that it does. This way you are getting a good cheap phone and once you have had it for a while you will be able to find out the phone that you would want that does just what you need it to do and nothing more. that way you are truely paying for a phone that you are going to get your money out of.