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 decent memory
Cons dont have many cons this is not a top of the line phone so dont expect that think 2 years ago top of the line phones
Summary I used to have verizons htc thunderbolt thru my work and i really liked it. so when my company said time to get your own phone i went looking for something similar and cost was an issue for me. found this phone and have had no real complaints. Virgin mobiles network isnt anywhere as good as verizons and the lack of 4G was an adjustment but once i got my wifi hooked up it works just like my thunderbolt. I liked this phone so much i got my wife one and switched her from a samsung on boost to this and she says it is a lot better.
Pros see summary
Cons see summary
Summary This review will be for my experiences with the HTC One V from Virgin Mobile. I researched this phone extensively prior to purchasing it through Virgin. I saw really nothing but great reviews. Needless to say I am terribly disappointed with this phone, not to mention Virgin Mobile US. Now, I will qualify this review that I don't necessarily know if this is the phone or Virgin, or both. I received a new phone and within a month or two it malfunctioned. After going through the factory reset hoop, Virgin Tech Support claimed it was a touchscreen malfunction and proceeded to replace it. Now keep in mind Virgin's replacement policy is crap. After 30 days, you get a "refurbished" phone...ok, let's be real..you get a used phone. It wasn't a week and I was having the exact same issue. I called, they made me do the factory reset, which didn't fix it. They sent another used phone. Same problems been happening, along with other overall performance issues. I have the full boat service. I live and work in a main metro area, that has coverage. I don't find this phone to live up the reviews I read. It's laggy, still having the touchscreen issues. Now I realize the lag could be a result of the crap service from Virgin. I'm sitting here looking at my bars and I have 3 out of 5 and I should have full bars where I live and work and no, it has nothing to do with being inside. It's just what I get. But I also find that running apps, the phone does not perform very fast. I spend a lot of time waiting a long time for things to load/process. I had issues with the camera on the first two phones, pictures would come out with a yellowish tint and all the phone settings were correct and tech support couldn't tell me what was wrong.
Honestly, I think there's issues with this phone and definitely issues with Virgin. I only like Virgin for the no contract, reasonable plan costs-but you pay for it with crap service, crap customer service and crap tech support. I would not do either one again.