"I like it very much so"3.5 starson by acogs
Pros: Huge screen
Cool lock-button placement
Not an iPhone
lots of harddrive space
Cons: weak battery
4G can be very spotty (Cali)
wifi airport is kind of sketchy sometimes (requires high strength)
Permanent stock apps that I never use, and some even require additional downloads and monthly payments to even use them..sling box? What...
Summary: I got this phone with the mother's day discount, $100, so I wasn't expecting much. And it was my first smartphone. But overall I think it accomplishes what I want with it. I use the navigation ALL the time and its awesome. Its got plenty of space for downloading new apps (I have GO launcher and several different themes and widgets that take up lots of space, but I still have room). I also love the lock screen button placement, its on the top right side where your thumb would sit holding it in the right hand.
Some issues: sometimes the Music app crashes, and the 4G is hit or miss usually. But I do love the huge screen (I dont think the bezel is large at all, its less than 0.25"...and it seems like it adds protection to the screen if it were to fall).
Camera isn't as good as I thought it would be for 8MP. They say that megapixels alone are not representative of how good the camera is.
The number 1 problem I have with it is the batter dies extremely fast. Like if I use it frequently during the day for navigation or web browsing, it will be at 15% by dinner time at least. I have just learned to plug it in whenever I can.
Pro Tip: even though the battery is non-removable, you can do a hard-reset by pressing the lock button + the 2 volumes all at the same time. P.S. I've never had to do that.