Pros 1. Android ICS
2. Fast quick Camera
3. HD video
4. fast GPS
5. decent battery life
6. Size just right. Retina like screen
8. solid elegant construction.
9. 'chin' allows speaker to always be heard
10. NO CONTRACT!
Cons 1. Battery non replaceable. I'm looking at you iPhone
2. Does lag when using multiple apps or 3d apps.
3. Camera takes a second or two to get color right in certain lighting.
4. Pro/con. Uses Sprint's 3g network. No 4g phone here.
Summary I was a long time Verizon Wireless user. However, every upgrade it seemed I had to pay more. I have no regrets switching to Virgin Mobile. If you have to have the latest greatest phone, then look elsewhere. Nor is this a heavy duty 3D gamer phone. However it does everything well. It does not handle too much multitasking without a bit of lag.
If you're looking for a solid phone with the latest Android software and a camera that works well and GPS that is actually useful, look into this little gem. The screen is excellent without feeling like you're carrying around a minitablet. Besides, how many of us actually watch 3hr movies on our phones anyway.
If you want the top end no contract phone, it's $650 iPhone 4s. If you want a large screen, get the Evo for $300. But if you want a solid if not spectacular phone that does the job, this $199 is well worth it.
Cons Sorry I'm trying to find one.
Summary Does everything the manufacturer claims. Don't load it up with junk and it seems to be fine.
I wanted compact not carrying a small tablet was my choice. It's no Ferrari but I knew that going in. I'm not a heavy gamer so I'm fine with it's non quad processor.
I do have to thank the dozens of nit picking reviews I read before purchasing this phone because they've only caused me to be pleasantly surprised as most of the nit picking was just that, Nit picking.
Its camera, call quality, speed and preloaded apps are all better than expected.
Here in the greater Boston area reception is great and speed on 3g has not left me wanting. I've waited a while to review and sincerely can't find a thing that disappoints me.
Pros Sleek, elegant design.
Very responsive touch screen.
Excellent call quality.
Packs all the Droid features you need.
Cons 3G as opposed to 4G.
Can be sluggish for some, but not off-putting.
Summary I was in a bind to replace my old cell which, after 3 years of use, finally died (touch screen failed). I wasn't ready to dish out major bucks for a new phone (finances are earmarked for NY Comic Con starting tomorrow!), so I did some comparative shopping and ended up bringing this one home.
I have to say, I am exceptionally pleased with this one so far. I downloaded most every app I use on my tablet, configured it easily to suit my geek life, and put it through some rigorous paces testing it out. Okay, 3G is a little yesterday, but even with that, it functions reliably. Any slowness in network or processing speeds is not off-putting.
At $159, this is a great buy.
Pros Light weight
"Gorilla" glass screen
good battery life
decent camera for stills.
Cons Sound quality on ear buds is very dependent on the buds used.
SD card problems (many users reporting, but by no means all)
Don't care for the chin (personal preference)
limited choice in accessories (cases, etc.)
Small key size on on-screen kybd.
Summary A little slower than I would have liked, and long pauses occasionally when running apps. My One V is a little slower than I would have liked, and pauses occasionally when running apps. Mine has a problem with the dreaded "SD card removed/not present" message, and will not access some things on the SD card. Pictures are not accessible, but some apps still are??? My wife's One V does not have that issue. I have tried reformatting the SD, and a new SD, but no help there. No problem with the card in another phone or in the PC. Returning phone to the store for a replacement since I have only had it 5 months. has a problem with the dreaded "SD card removed/not present" message, and will not access some things on the SD card. Pictures are not accessible, but some apps still are??? My wife's One V does not have that issue. I have tried reformatting the SD, and a new SD, but no help there. Returning it to the store for a replacement since I have only had it 5 months.
I will say that it has physically held up very well so far. Not a scratch on it, including the screen.
Pros 1. Unlimited data.
3. Good batt. life, last me all day.
5. good price if you buy it from amazon.
6. you can use camera flash as a flashlight.
7. Great with music/good sound quality.
Cons 1. Camera kinda sucks
2. Have end processes in task manager to make it faster
3. lil on the slow side
4. once in-a-while it wont download picture messages from friends, but i think that's that phone carriers problem.. not the phone.
Summary Over all i like this phone and haven't had many problems with it.