"Best phone I've ever owned"5.0 starson by untellableEpiphany
Pros: Great phone, awesome pocket computer, beautiful form factor, good camera, free GPS, Google service integration, voice to text in all text fields, multi tasking, FAST, "active" wallpapers, customization, great apps. Multitouch. Andriod OS
Cons: Touch screen very occasionally screws up (incorrectly registering presses) requiring a power cycle to fix. More complicated than the iPhone. Apps not as polished as iPhone Apps.
Summary: This phone is fast. You can run 10 different apps and switch between between them in half a second. Web pages load fast, fast, fast over wifi (first phone to use 801.11n) and t-mobile 3g is more than adequate for my needs. Cloud connection with google services is pretty amazing. Voice to text is suprisingly awesome - I hardly ever bother with the onscreen keyboard now although it's as good as the iPhone in my opinion. I took me about a week to really figure out what the phone can do. But if you bother to read the manual unlike me, then you may learn how to operate the phone quicker. Coming from the iPhone OS, it took awhile for me to get over the fact that Andriod is different and initially I was expecting things to work as they do on the iPhone. But now that I've had the phone for a month, I'm in love with Andriod and can't imagine ever going back. Google so far has been super responsive to customer needs. They just released an over the air update to the OS that enables pinch-to-zoom in some of the native apps and cleaned up some 3G reception issues - and the phone has been out barely a month. Google has done incredible work here with Andriod - in a few years it has brought it to a level where it competes with the iPhone OS and there's no signs of it slowing down. The devleoper community for andriod is growing and apps get better with time and an increasing user base. The andriod market has a 24 hour return policy on all apps which helps foster useful, high quality apps over sheer quantity. Apple will have to have to pull out something truly awesome with iPhone 4.0 to reclaim the title of best smartphone and I'm glad there's some competition now as it means great things for the users of these devices.
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