The 65,000 color screen is a noticeable improvement. Sound quality and volume is good both on the earpiece and speakerphone. Simple to use volume control and easy to use when changing setting from LOUD to VIBRATE. Setting the VOICE activated dialing is simple to use and easy to set...much better then previous handsets with similar features.Slightly heavier and bigger with other phones in its class. Battery life needs to be improved and drains even faster when using a Bluetooth headset. Bluetooth headset DOES NOT have a range of 30ft...maybe 10 at best. Use of the V525 in the U.S. has not been very stable on the network therefore I've been experiencing more dropped calls. Limited GPRS useage and have not been able to download MP3 or polyphonic ringtones. Once these minor changes have been made this will be a great phone to have.