This is an older model phone, with a now-nearly-obsolete version of android, a good slide-out keyboard, and solid build quality. The design strikes a nice balance between appearance (with some tasteful chrome accents and brightwork) and utilitarian features (a nicely functional keyboard and a D-pad so you don't have to smudge the screen all the time). The case is small in its outline (and screen concomitantly small), but thick, making it more at home in a front pocket than the back. Activating it requires creating a "Motoblur" cloud service account, for backing up data I suppose, but mostly it is just annoying. You will need a Wi-Fi (or mobile data) connection to do the activation. If you are on a tight budget and don't care about apps much (many games won't work on the old Android versions anymore, for example) and don't need the fastest data service, and prefer a real keyboard, and want something that won't fall apart in a few months, then this phone is a good choice for you.