In spite of using resistive touch sensing the screen is fairly responsive, so you can just about manage. It isn't, however, a patch about the best screens out there, not least since it has no multitouch abilities like pinch-to-zoom.
Aesthetically, the LCD screen fairs much better because of strong colours, good viewing angles, good overall brightness, and ample contrast. It does not have quite the impact that Samsung's OLED screens and also the iPhone 4's LCD screen does, however it's perfectly adequate. Its 3. 2in size can also be a good compromise between fitting enough on screen and keeping the telephone a sensible size. That said, it's a little tall and narrow, which could make browsing the web and looking in particular documents a tad tedious. At minimum the 360 x 640 resolution guarantees everything likes nice and sharp.
On the software side, we see an improved version associated with Symbian – specifically S60 rel 5 – with a few additions that make it considerably simpler to use than previous Symbian versions.
The most crucial addition is that of proper scrolling. On previous Symbian devices you needed to either pinpoint the scroll bar and push and pull it down and up or place your finger on the centre from the screen and push the highlighted area upwards to scroll upwards and downwards to scroll down – as if you were using arrow keys to maneuver through the items in a list and as you're able to the top the page scrolls up a little. Yes, it really was that clunky.
About this version, though, we finally have scrolling like that on pretty much every other mobile OS. Just place your finger anywhere onscreen as well as flick upwards to scroll upwards or downwards to visit down. The scroll bar has been kept, if you like that kind of thing.
The home screen allows you to equal to six widgets, which are things as an RSS feed, a Facebook feed, whitening strips of shortcuts, and a stock ticker. You are able to choose to show or hide the widgets having a left or right swipe of the finger, but you can't add multiple screens as possible on the iPhone and Android cell phones.
Visually the OS is very much like previous versions. As such it's still rather dull and blocky looking and still lacks the smooth transitions and animations that make iOS and WebOS particularly such a joy to use. For example, menu items and programs just seem, often with a white screen pulsating inbetween, rather than gliding onto the actual screen. There are a few improvements such as the homescreen, which now has translucent icons letting you see the image behind, which could be a slide show. Some corners have been rounded off and icons tweaked. Typically, though, it still looks and feels as though an OS from yesteryear.