"Started out great, but now dying a slow, painful death."1.5 starson by SDchick
Pros: - Decent size and weight
- Great camera
Cons: - Short battery life
- Hard drive space too low
- Can't pick up 4G even when I'm in a 4G area
- When I end a call, have to wait several mins to make a new one
- Apps open spontaneously
- I keep it clean, but it slows down more each day
Summary: I really had high hopes for this, my first true Smartphone. I've had the phone since April 2012 and it continues to act weird and slow down as of Oct 2013. Am restarting the phone daily, taking battery out once a week, and using the built in storage clean up tool. Still, the phone continues to slow and act goofy. Maybe it's possessed?
Regarding 4G, I shouldn't have to turn on 4G for it to scan for 4G. It should automatically switch over. My fiance's Samsung Galaxy automatically picks up 4G.
Sprint reception often spotty in SD area. For about a month, when at work in the 92130 area (Carmel Valley), phone kept showing I was roaming and my text messages wouldn't go through. Sprint gave me many different reasons why and some reps just thought all was okay. Responses I got: No issues, we are upgrading the towers, the tower is having issues. Service at home is spotty too (Mission Valley) and it's not like we live in the sticks. Text issues at work cleared up in past week, but still have crappy phone service at home.
My 12/1 upgrade will be to a Samsung Galaxy S4. No more HTC, and I'm even considering leaving Sprint, if service doesn't improve with new phone.