"Great value and quality for it's class."3.5 starson by photometry
Pros: Water resistance is a huge plus when getting wet. Works fairly efficient for entry level phone and functions are very responsive. Voice dial works perfect. Screen resolution is clear & sharp. Web browser fairly quick.
Cons: Not sure if it's every touch screen phone, but this screen for texting is terrible (too sensitive), I still prefer actual buttons for texting. Could use longer battery life. Could use a more powerful processor for higher video playback resolution.
Summary: Since the Hydro is my first smart phone I can't really give a good fair comparison against other brands but I am know there are much better phones out there for a premium price. Overall i do believe it's a great value in it's class for the money. For anyone who has nothing good to say about this phone, then they were fools to believe they were going to get the performance equivalent to an iPhone for a fraction of the price.