Pros swivel display, live tv,,great music quality.
Cons ,the antenna
Summary I have had this phone for 5 days now and I
Absolutely love it,
I kind of dislike the 4.5 inch retractable antenna but its not a big deal because its only needed when your watching TV, the TV quality is perfect as long as your not under power lines And even then its pretty good,
The battery life is really good but I have not run the battery dead yet
(I charge it every night) but I have noticed that if you listen to music
Most of the day and watch TV it will only go down 1 bar out of 4,
I will update when I have run the battery dead,
One thing that isn’t a problem for me but might be a problem for
Some people is that when you open the phone (swivel it up)
To answer a call you have to move your ear to the right side of the screen
For the best sound quality because the speaker is on the top of the phone
When its closed (swiveled down) And when you open the phone it moves to the right,
Something that I noticed about the live TV is that its not actually “LIVE”
Except on news channels, so if you want to watch a new episode of the
Colbert report at 6:00 at home on your tv that episode wont be on your phone at 6:00
And might not even show all day on your phone,
The music quality is great, definitely ipod quality if not better,
But every now and then for a split second it will buzz
Im not really sure what that is from but I think that it might
Be only on the songs that I moved from my
computer To the phone cause it never buzzes with music that I downloaded
Straight to the phone.
Pros: TV quality, music quality, swivel display, nice 1.3M camera with a flash,
Micro SD card slot,
Cons: TV Antenna.
Very very nice phone its sleek and pretty slim,
Definitely the best phone I have ever had.
Pros TV, swivel screen, bluetooth, camera with Flash
Cons phone antenna
Summary I cannot get enough of my new phone and the fact I can watch TV anywhere on this ultra cool wide screen that swivels up and down. The phone is stylish yet sturdy. Call quality is great and the camera with flash takes good pictures.
Pros The inovation, I like all the fetures. Design. Definatly gets attention. Tv. Internet.
Cons Lack of games. Swivel is a hit and miss. Price.
Summary I went and got the phone, I had read reviews but I couldn't much find anything, so I'm going to try and give an extensive review right now.
The phone on the outside;
Its about the same size of a folded Razr, About a millimeter thicker, and doesn't weight but a little. Which is wonderful. Great talk time. Wonderful battery all together.
Inside: The phone has a multitude of features. I mean it really does. As we all know it has Tv on it, Which is literally like the normal cable if your in one of those select cities, If not in one of those cities it doesn't do anything really. The Tv antenna is very nicely hidden, and I don't use it but I suppose you can. I put internet on it, and it works great on the 2.2 inch screen. It plays Video, and Mp3s, Now this is the part I really love, The speaker phone is the best Ive ever had, I exaggerate none, Its great, Sounds superb, It truly does. Bluetooth is just like all others. It has VZ navigator using Google maps to navigate you through places, I believe its .99 cents per use, or 7.99 a month. I don't use it but I have and I it would be great if I was in a jam. It has a world clock, calculator, and A "Tip calculator" For tipping your waiter. I thought that was a nice touch. The swivel design is very neat, and you do have to swivel it out to call then I swivel it back to use, It can be a little blah, but its no different then flipping open your phone to call from it really.
Here is something you all should know, in order to put music on the phone, you have to buy verizons "Music essentials kit" 29.99. It comes with a Computer connector and drivers. It makes things a lot easier, but you have to have it to put music on it. And, you can strictly put music on it from your computer, and the music you put on it cannot be used as ring tones. Which I didn't like. You can record up to an hour of video on the phone, so I just record my video on it using a makeshift Tripod I made, I would like it to be easier but it gets the job done. I put a gigabyte into it for 10 dollars from Newegg.com. I would recommend that.
There isn't a lot of "great" games for it yet. I want Tetris, Rayman, and DDR, but DDR isn't available, Tetris and Rayman are, so I just got those.
You can also check your minutes usage right on the phone, Click a button and it sends a free text with the months minutes usage info, Very nice touch.
The camara is awesome, I cant get enough of it. It has a light affect for bright days or dark nights, A zoom, flash, everything, Photo affects, Everything. =D
The swivel design is so fun and cool to me, But to talk properly, you have to swivel it back down to talk right into it, Which isn't much of a big deal. I hear fine out of the ear piece while I walk around and such, I read another review where it said the speaker had a "sweet spot" I don't know what that persons talking about.
Heres the worst thing of all. The price. When I went in and bought one, It wasn't cheap, If your starting a plan, Its great, a nice 200 dollar price tag. But I wasn't starting a new contract, so I had to pay full price. Which was 416 all together with the Music kit. Pretty hefty for most. Don't let that detune you, It has to be one of the best phones Verizon wireless offers.
"So far so good"on by VIRchitect
Pros Good reception, Good battery life,
Cons Weird ear position when open, tends to freeze randomly
Summary I decided to write this to return the favor for the many that have helped me out on this site in such for a new phone. Ok i've had this phone for about 2 weeks and so far I have very little complaints. First off i'm going to start with the cons, most of which have simple solutions: First when the phone is open it is kinda hard to talk on it because of the funny ear position. Solution, just talk on it when its closed. You can set the phone to where it won't hang up when you close it. Next, camera is not great in low light conditions. Solution, turn on a light or buy a real camera, which is what i'm going to do. This is a phone after all. Next, no dedicated mp3 music button. On my lg 8300 i would press a the play button and my music will play. No such button on here. Solution, assign one of the shortcut keys to open the music menu. Its not as convenient but only a couple more buttons to push. Next the menu. The menu kinda sucks, and it take too long to find things, but its not the phones fault. You can thank Verizon for that one. Next, the phone tends to freeze a little. It may just have a slow processor.
Now phone the Pros.
It looks cool. I have yet to see another phone that opens like it. Next, The battery life. i have gone 2 days without charging the phone and the battery meter only went down 2 bars. Now thats with normal use and without playing music. Well maybe a song or two. Next, the video recorder. I have yet to find its limits (in terms of video length). I've gone as long as 4 minutes. Not at all like the 30 seconds of the other phones.
Overall I am very pleased with the phone and would recommend it. I have no comment on the tv viewing because honestly I don't want to pay that much for the service. I Hope this helped someone out
Pros Good voice quality, camera, excellent video, memory card slot
Cons Prone to smudges, very bad pre-loaded ringtones, speakerphone
Summary Even if you don't want the TV with this - it may be the phone for you. The voice quality and reception is very good, which obviously is key for a phone. I have the TV service and I have to say it is so cool - the video quality doesn't suffer from buffering lag for the most part. Channel choices are limited right now (8 channels). You can still answer a call while you're watching TV. My experience with the camera has been great - very clear (1.2 MP camera on board), crisp pics for a cell phone. It also has a video camera, which I haven't tried. The phone is a fingerprint magnet though and you have to swivel the phone back to vertical position to talk comfortably, imo. Also, the speakerphone isn't so great and it's easy to turn on by accident. The ringtones are the worst I've ever heard. Cough up the $2.99 for a decent one. I'm sure the iPhone will blow this phone away but I like it and am having fun with it.