"Highly satisfied, and here's why"4.5 starson by gabewintner
Pros: Vibrant screen, battery life, reception and call quality, speakerphone, customizability and personalization, camera
Cons: Web browser cramped and slowish, costs a heck of a lot too. Touch screen imperfect, fingerprint prone, only two overall "themes" to skin the menus
Summary: Had the phone for about a month now. In general, it's highly impressive. In the most important ways - call quality, reception, and battery life - it excels. I haven't used it for music yet so I can't speak to that, and have used the camera only sparingly. It seems to take good photos, but as with all cell phone cameras the lens is prone to getting smudged, and that gives all shots a hazy look. You can clean it, but ... As for the touch screen, it works well and the haptic feedback is solid. But it requires a precise touch, and I've found that only holding the phone with my left hand while pecking with my right index finger works. Maybe my thumbs are larger than most, but they are ineffective to press keys as needed. This, incidentally, makes the QWERTY keyboard unuseful - you can type faster using the virtual dialpad. In terms of websurfing, pages are small and cramped because the screen just isn't quite large enough to render that much of them at a time, so lot of scrolling is necessary. On top of that, Verizon now charges $2 per megabyte that you download to the phone, and that adds up really fast. This makes the browser prohibitively expensive except for near-emergencies, or unless you pay $15 a month for VCast (which, I believe, will entitle you to unlimited browsing). That said, this phone functions extremely well in all of the basic ways, has a very enjoyable and customizable interface, and so is a sheer pleasure to use on a regular basis.