"Awesome phone, great price. Any flaws are really minor."4.5 starson by mshrier
Pros: Great Looking Screen
Really nice version of Android
Cons: Battery life is not amazing
Storage less than ideal
Summary: I did a ton of research before buying this, which I began by coming to CNET. I agree with everything positive they have to say about the phone; it's got a really great interface, it's really fast, got a lot of cool features.
Here is how I would respond to their criticisms. With regard to the LTE speeds, one, it loads pages at basically the same speed as an iPhone running on LTE. Realistically, it makes no difference to someone in every day life if a web pages takes 4 seconds to load vs. 5 seconds. Two, if you are like me, you are connected to a wifi network for large portions of the day, so this is a non-issue anyhow.
With regard the the screen supposedly not being as bright on the brightest setting as some of its competitors. If you are using the screen on its brightest setting on this phone, something is wrong with your eyes. I physically cannot look at the phone for more than a few seconds on its brightest setting because it is so bright. If that isn't bright enough for you, go to the doctor.
Battery life is nothing to write home about. However, there are plenty of free apps (try juice defender) that have greatly extended my batter life.
Only legitimate complaint is yes, storage is a little on the small side. However, this phone does make great use of the cloud. So you can store much more stuff on the cloud and stream it to your phone (this is usually not as fast as simply having it on your phone, and uses data/requires a wifi connection).
When price is not a consideration, this phone is on par with the iPhone5 and Galaxy S3 (I'm assuming the S4 will be awesome). When you take into account that the 16 gig model costs $350 compared to $650 for the iphone and ~$500 for the S3, this phone wins by a landslide. Go get it.