"Great phone. I was very surprised."4.5 starson by obejason
Pros: Android market that seamlessly integrates with all Google Products (voice, gmail, talk, contacts, maps, navigation, listen, etc) | Battery Life | Good wi-fi & 3G speed | Sturdy build (nothing cheap about it) |
Cons: The only con I have found in my 3 full days of use is that it sometimes stalls when you have multiple apps running in the background at the same time (like Pandora, Skype, mp3 player). Those apps are memory hogs, so it's expected from the 1 GHz Proc
Summary: Why everyone doesn't purchase this phone outright and use it on Cricket's reliable 3G network for a $55/month unlimited, no contract plan is a mystery to me.
I demo'ed the voice & gesture search to my uncle today (who travels constantly with his iPhone 3G S) and he was very impressed. I was getting 3 bars of service in B.F.E. and using the GPS Google Sky app and he was getting nothing at all...and at the same time, he was very impressed with the speed and the nexus theme. I even linked it to his Infinity M35 through Bluetooth and played Pearl Jam on the way home.
I didn't have my expectations too high when ordering this phone. I previously dated an iPhone but hated being a contract slave and paying more than I felt was responsible every month, while also envying the Android platform. I thought this was a phone (and a plan) I wouldn't have to make a commitment to -- and that after a month or two, I would settle into a long term relationship with a better Android product.
I don't know if I'm still wearing beer goggles -- or I just woke up beside a 10. Either way, we're both having fun and seem to get along quite nicely. Maybe she's the one???
If you're doing your research before investing in this hand candy, take the plunge. The water's fine. This cheap date is one you can have a ton of fun with...and then proudly show off to momma.