"Junk. Terrible screen, badly crippled OS, and slow."1.5 starson by DeathByJeep
Pros: The phone is pretty durable. The phone can be flexed and bent, without the screen shattering. In an Otterbox the phone can survive quite a throw. I've learned this due to the incredible amount of frustration I've had with this phone.
Cons: Everything else. Screen is incredibly over sensitive, except near the edges where it's not sensitive at all. Battery lasts a day at idle, half that with moderate use. Phone often becomes slow and unresponsive, and needs to be restarted frequently.
Summary: The screen is the worst problem, it's like there was no function testing of the screen at all before the phone was put into production. Sensitivity of the screen is way off, the slightest touch registers as a click, thus scrolling is nearly impossible, every time you touch the screen to scroll it clicks on whatever is there. I've read some complaints where people have had the phone click with their finger simply near the screen surface. This makes a simple thing like browsing through pictures or scrolling on a web page with links, or something like Facebook, frustratingly slow because you're constantly pressing the back button. Typing generally involves correcting typos every few words, and the auto suggest function performs very poorly.
Battery life is marginal. If you plan to use the phone for an hour's worth of web browsing or games, you will get maybe 10-12 hours of battery life. That's not so bad until you consider most of us are frequently using our phone for a total of more than an hour each day. It will last all day just sitting at idle, but if you need to use it for more than an hour you will need to find a way to recharge it when using it.
The OS that Motorola provides with the phone has had many Android functions removed or crippled, making the phone much less user friendly. You shouldn't have to root your phone just to make it functional. Maybe they did this because the performance of the phone isn't so great, it frequently stutters, and far too often it needs to be restarted because the wifi stopped working, service was lost, or something froze. For a device that costs $600 to buy, this kind of miserable performance is inexcusable.
Finally, the camera is mediocre. It can take some nice brilliant pictures, if the lighting is just right. Usually the pictures come out with over saturated colors, low light pictures have a bluish tint to them, and the sunset setting produces a very yellow tint. White balance is poor and the camera offers very few adjustments. Other camera apps can help in some areas, but the camera itself just isn't a very impressive piece.
So overall, the build quality of the phone is excellent, it's put together very well, has a great feel and can withstand quite a bit of abuse. However, none of that matters because the actual performance of the phone is terrible. Avoid this piece of junk and hand over the money for a real phone.