"Decent phone, but with one very annoying flaw"3.0 starson by GotMBA
Pros: Fast. Crazy, scary fast. With an extended battery, will easily go 2 full days with a lot of 4G use.
Cons: Won't go one workday on the standard battery. 4G connectivity flaw that I explain below. Very, very big with the extended battery.
Summary: This phone has an odd bug that I have been monitoring. If you are on a 4G network and have a "sudden loss of service", such as going into an elevator or a tunnel, it will lose its data connectivity completely until you either restart it or turn airplane mode on and off. Now if you merely drive from a 4G area to a 3G area, it switches fine with no problems. But if it suddenly loses the 4G coverage, the data goes out completely. That has become a very annoying bug for me.
Beyond that, if you can tolerate a VERY big phone, once you put the extended battery on this thing it is a decent machine. I get two solid days of what I would call frequent use. Even if I use the navigation and 4G and talk a ton, I still get two days on the extended battery. But you have to be willing to lug around a gigantic brick in your pocket. But let me be clear, if you want to use ANY 4G phone, especially a "true 4G" (LTE) phone, be prepared to carry around a phone that is big and be prepared to buy an extended battery. That is just unavoidable at this time.
If HTC fixes the 4G bug, I may go back to this phone. But until then I am going back to my Incredible 2. As someone who literally lives on his phone and depends on its absolute reliability, the 4G networks just aren't up to par yet. They are more of a novelty than a bulletproof network at this stage.