Pros Great phone, stylish, well constructed and feels good/solid in my hand. Fantastic display, operations seem very smooth with zero lag, battery life lasting a whole day after a recent update, great download speeds. Very pleased with camera overall when sh
Cons price was high, currently a lack of accessory options like cases and docks. the camera buttons keep unlocking the phone in my pocket which drains the battery life. According to HTC there is currently no way to turn that feature off. It's nice to unlock
Summary I am very pleased with the phone and plan to keep it. I was skeptical at first to ditch my iPhone, but after a couple of weeks Android has grown on me. Faster processor, faster data, better camera, and larger screen. I've really enjoyed the screen. Also I installed Swype which rocks and makes typing on the phone so much faster and easier.
Pros 1) Solid feel.
2) Large screen.
3) Super fast.
4) Excellent camera - even in low lighting.
Cons 1) A little heavy.
2) Short battery life.
3) Not very stylish in design.
Summary I think the Amaze is the best T-Mobile phone to date. I enjoyed it the first moment I played with it. Unlike the iPhone, it's not as aesthetically pleasing, but the larger screen and 4G more than compensate for its lack of style. Unlike the Galaxy S2, its screen is not as bright nor is it as light, but it feels sturdier and have an incredible camera.
I love the fact that I can use my phone to talk, text, e-mail, browse, take photos, record videos, and navigate via GPS. This phone does ALL these functions well - phone, camera, and GPS all in one. Plus the screen is big enough to use all these features easily.
Before the AMAZE, I had the G2x (which have a terribly crappy camera), the myTouch 4G (good camera, but tiny screen), the Samsung Vibrant (great screen, but super crappy camera).
For a phone, I need speed, a large screen, and a fully functioning camera. The iPhone's screen is too small and it's not 4G, while the Galaxy S2 feels too light, and I doubt it's photo taking abilities. I think the AMAZE is the best fit for me.
Pros Camera, Video Recorder, Internal 12 GB memory, FM Radio, dual cameras, Sense 3.0, dedicated camcorder and camera buttons, latest Android software, 1.5GHZ dual core processor, 1GB Ram, etc.
Cons There are none to report as of yet.
Summary This is the best camera out there for a smartphone at 8 megapixels, and has a display that is second only to the galaxy s. But there is not much difference. It is a quality build and feels durable. Sense 3.0 is amazing and the device is the most user friendly and cool of any Android device I have ever owned. And I have owned 6. It has the newest 4g technology, records video in 1080p, and has a built in FM radio. It also has about 10 GB of built in phone storage, unlike other Android phones, with 2.3GB of internal storage on top of that. With expandable SD storage of up to 32 GB more you are looking at a solid 44 GB by my calculations. The music player is amazing providing equalizer settings and SRS enhancer, while allowing the user to thumb through songs while the phone is still locked.
This is HTC we're talking about, which is the finest manufacturer of touch screen devices, period.
You don't really sacrifice anything by going with this phone. Some people list the size as a con, but that is the best thing about it... a 4.3 inch screen that doesn't disapoint. One could say the battery is not good, but I find it to be quite average compared to smaller Android phones that dont use as much power.
If you don't absolutely love this phone, I would be surprised. It certainly leaves the I-Phone in the dust on so many levels. From my perspective this is the best phone on the market. I recommend the white one though, as it looks more sophisticated and seperates it from looking like all the other phones out there.
Pros Looks cool, fast 4G, takes great pics.
Cons Battery life sucks, no case accessories yet.
Summary For average joe schmos like me, I really have no idea of jpeg compression or care. I just looks at my pics and compares dem to other pics from other phones. And these pics are nice. I especially love the built in panoramic shot function (yes, I know you can get an app for that on iOS), and the ability to just immediately get into either the camera or camcorder and take a pic/video by just pressing the dedicated buttons.
I am also not a super big user of over the air data (try to get near wifi as much as possible) so I only have the 2GB (before throttle) plan from T-Mobile, which ends up being about $10 cheaper per month than on the other networks. So after just a year, I've saved $120. Even if I paid $199 on Wirefly, in the end I only "paid" $80 compared to if I got another premium smart phone on God forbid Verizon or AT&T, who nickel and dime you for everything. Plus T-Mobile will unlock your phone after 40 days.
All of this for me makes up for the fact that the battery life sucks. With autosync on and moderate usage, I cannot get through an entire day on one charge. Dim the screen, turn off autosync and all radios until you need to use them, then you have a fighting chance.
Pros Camera (takes amazing pictures & hd videos, with almost zero shutter lag)
Dual-core Processor is super fast, everything works like lightning!
Solid build, phone feels substantial and well-made in my hand
Does everything I'd expect a smart phone to
Cons Battery life could be a little better, but I've got this phone synching my e-mails every 15 minutes, and I use GPS, bluetooth and wifi all the time, plus weather updates and probably spend about 30-60 minutes a day talking on it, plus multiple texts, inte
Summary If this phone would do my laundry, I'd marry it! Does everything I'd expect a smartphone to do, and does it all virtually flawlessly! I can't really think of anything negative to say about this phone, other than that I wish the battery lasted 2 days (instead of 1). But most Android phones doing as much as I have it doing wouldn't last much longer. Best Android phone I've used to date!