My wife coerced me into getting a new phone when hers started to die, and how I always am, I like to get the top of the line of the new gadgets, when its time to upgrade. So I did my research, Cnet is awesome by the way, and it came down to two Sprint phones, the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment.
I chose the Moment for a couple of reasons, the faster processor, 800mHz compared to 564mHz of the Hero, the clearer screen and the slide out keyboard.
Now on to my review.
The phone was my first smart phone and I found it a bit daunting to begin with as there is so much stuff you can do with it. Email, surfing the web, watching TV, etc. But the Android operating system made it pretty easy to do. I just logged into my Gmail account, which is required and it loaded up all of my contacts, so that made my address book up to date, which was nice, and it even sent the contacts that I didn't have email's for into my Gmail account so I have that information in there as well. Pretty neat.
The interface of Android 1.5 was pretty easy to use as the touch screen was clear and responsive. I've heard of lag on the HTC Hero, but on this phone didn't run across any, which was nice. Apps loaded up quickly and downloading was a snap. It came preloaded with some basic things such as facebook, cnn, espn, and Sprint stuff such as Sprint TV, Navigation. I found that to be nice and kept me busy right at the start.
The most important thing for me was call clarity and I have to say that this phone does very well, just like every other Samsung cell phone I've purchased.
So this is my quick review on this phone. I would recommend it if you are on Sprint, but I think other carriers might have better options for what you are looking for.