Having read reviews for the Samsung Advance, the phone comes with an affordable price and runs on a fast network, which is Telus. Although it has a resistive touchscreen, it's still very responsive to touch. The phone has 2 microphones, which is good for making calls. With the Share Pix application, you can upload your favourite pictures to sites like Facebook.
You can read a lot of positive and negative reviews online, but it's always better if you can try out the phone for real. Visit a Telus store and try out the phone. Only then can you decide on your own weather this phone is good for you or not.