"It's huge!"on by Marakath
Pros It's huge.. I thought that would be a negative but it fits in my hand well.
With the additional SD card it has 32GB of memory - my iPhone had 16 unexpandable.
The camera is nicer than the iPhone camera. I haven't tested video yet.
Cons Facebook tries to take over the phone. I had a similar problem with Blackberry in 2007, never had that problem with iPhone.
The battery life actually seems worse than iPhone. I think it's all that multi-tasking.
Summary I had to buy replacement phone. The iPhone4 that I bought refurbished was dead and I'm unemployed. I got this phone for $50. For $50 it rocks! I even got to pick the color.
To those complaining about the back - did you ever think of getting a case? Buying a case with the phone is so automatic for me due to fear of dropping the iPhone that it's just second nature. You can get one for $4 on Amazon.
Yeah the silver slidey thing is a bit weird but any case will take care of it. Mine doesn't seem to move. It would block the camera if it did.
Granted it's 2 days old but so far I like it and it's not refurbished. It does things that the iPhone doesn't. I also managed to shrink that annoying HTC clock so I'm happy.
"Not satisfied"on by odracirbte
Pros Big screen
great for reading books
Cons No sound on videos, I upgrade the phone and the sound on the videos is gone, very dispointed, I was very happy when I first got it, now I regret it not getting an iphone
Sometimes the phone goes blank during a call, so I can't type the numbers
Summary I got this phone 1 year ago,a nd now I regtet not getting the iphone, they were the same price, but I did not want the iphone because the storage, and the screen were not big enough for what I intended to use, I want a phone to use it as a music player, camera, and e-book reader, I got all, just for a few months, then all start changing once I upgrade the phone, now is not recognize by my computer and I have the software on it, don't know wha to do, I'm using the blue tooth to transfer photos, and music, but it takes forever to do it.
Pros HTC Sense 3.6 and Android 4.0; HTC build quality; ease of use; 4G LTE; microSD expansion
Cons Battery life is poor. Get the SaFPWR Fusion 2 (or similar) to increase battery life.
Summary Excellent phone; I even used it while in the UK, a true world phoneCon: AT&T bloatware cannot be removed
Updated on Apr 3, 2012
Pros 1. Fast
2. Great display
3. Great Memory
4. Awesome upgrade to ICS 4.0 and Sense 3.6
5. Great camera
6. Solid design
Cons 1. Battery life not great but not the worst
2. Battery cover easily comes off, but you can cure that by adding a case to the phone.
Summary This phone is great! I had an iPhone 4S before I purchased this and I do not regret the switch. This phone with the 4G LTE network out does the iPhone everyday of the week and twice on Sunday. After I purchased the phone I was able to download the Android update from AT&T and the new Ice Cream Sandwhich (ICS) 4.0 is great.
Contrary to the review this phone does not feel cheap or made poorly. It is plastic, but a sturdy thick plastic and lives up to the HTC feel that we have come to know.
The phone is a bit awkward to hold at first, but I found that after I put a case on the phone it took care of that problem. The case also keeps the battery cover from coming off easily if dropped or mishandled.
Overall I am VERY happy I made the switch from the iPhone. The Android OS allows the users to do so much more with their phone. Great Phone! Especially because it is $200 cheaper than the iPhone 4S. I picked it up from AT&T for $99.
Cons Terrible battery
When dropped, back almost always falls
Loud speaker is weak
Summary I've had an iPhone since the first day they came out. I never wanted another phone until it was time to upgrade from my iPhone 4. I know iphones inside and out, i've developed for them, and everything but apple has been lagging I think personally (ever since jobs has died, may just be a coincidence) But i browsed AT&T to find a new phone.
Price wasn't an issue for me, I didn't care how much it cost I just wanted a phone that did as well as my iphone. So I looked at the skyrocket first. I couldn't get used to the such deep colors. AMOLED to me looks worse than a normal LED.
I came across the LG Nitro HD and the HTC Vivid. I went with the Nitro to begin with except the camera was terrible, the back plate went on weird, and I didn't like the OS too much. So I got the Vivid a few days later and I can't think of one thing I'd want different on it.
Pros in detail:
Fast ---- the 1.2 GHz processor is actually the exact same processor in the Skyrocket, but is clocked from the native 1.5. People who have the official ICS update which is out in very limited areas, report that the CPU is actually put to native 1.5, which even at 1.2 i see no lag in anything I do.
Sturdy ---- the build is plastic, but it's a nice plastic, I've dropped it a few times and no scratches, dents, anything
Great Display ---- the qHD screen's resolution blows the Skyrocket out of the water and I can't tell a significant difference in the resolution of it and the Nitro which has a 720p screen. The color reproduction is much more true and bright than the Nitro as well.
User Friendly ---- Contrary to belief, HTC's Sense overlay on android is beautiful, doesn't impact the system load at all, and makes things a bit easier.
Clean Design ---- The phone is simply beautiful in white. Unlike the iPhone 4(s) in white, it doesn't look like a soap bar.
Camera ---- This is my favorite part about the phone. I'm a professional photographer so I am big on having my phone take good pictures when I don't have my DSLR with me is important. And the f:/2.2 and Illuminated sensor do the job perfectly. The iPhone 4s having only a 2.4 aperture makes this camera win. A 'better' aperture is a smaller number, also the smaller number meaning the bigger the aperture (lens opening) is and the more light is let in, and more "blur" there will be in the background. Illuminated sensor also helps reduce noise in low light conditions. Also the adjustments, macro mode, and other scene modes this camera has are things the iPhone can only wish apple would let it have.
Cons In Detail:
Terrible battery ---- keep your charger with you, use a battery saving app and or by another or extended battery
When dropped, back almost always falls off ---- self explanatory, but will even fall off from a 2 foot drop, but the battery stays in which is good.
Loud speaker is weak ---- it can go loud but the fidelity of the sound is bad and will crackle at around half way (meaning its a bit too loud for the speaker to handle)
Overall --- I'm VERY happy with this phone and I plan on to stay with HTC for a very long time. Doesn't mean I'll switch to PCs or anything but unless Apple steps their game up with their next release, I'm going to stick being "quietly brilliant"