"Awesome phone."on by spacecrazy1
Pros Fast LTE, Vibrant display, Kevlar is excellent. OK camera. Battery life is good. Rarely overheats. Awesome price!!!!!
Cons Microphone is not too good for phone calls. The audio jack wont fit headphones. No keyboard or removable battery.
Summary Switched from the Droid 2 Global, and the first thing I can say is that I'm glad this phone does not suddenly feel like an oven for no reason. It has the features I wanted that I didn't have before, like a front camera, Android 4.1, LTE, and NFC. I do not regret buying this phone over the Galaxy Nexus.Microphone is just degrading and the bloatware is taking it's toll. Considering picking up a Galaxy Nexus.......
Updated on May 10, 2013
Pros Ease of use
Screen (definition and brightness)
Number of Apps
Cons No cons yet...
Ease of use
Jelly Bean OS
Cons Messaging OS
Summary I'm not good at reviews but here it goes.
After having this phone just over a month now I'm happy with this little Droid. With Verizon's 4G LTE service I have great service (4-5 bars) at all times. The Bluetooth in this device is perhaps the best I've come across so far! I'm not concerned with the battery as I'm not glued to my phone, so I'm charging it every 3-4 days on the average.
I'm not a fan of the messaging layout as opposed to others, and the green smilies are rather odd LOL but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
The phone is slick and could slip out of your hands if not careful. I recommend a case/protector to add a little grip. The carbon fiber back adds nice aesthetics. The edge to edge screen and clarity is stunning! As for the camera it's not that horrible for an 8 meg, as for the front cam ...well they did go cheap with a 0.3! The camera effects, editing and shoot modes are more than most. I'm happy that the camcorder offers a slow motion feature, may run in handy at sporting events.
The voice search and command is about as half witted as Siri! That's all I have to say about that. The phone is filled with some lame apps so you may or may not find yourself disabling the majority of them as I did.
Overall I would recommend this phone, there's definitely far worse out there!
Cons -battery Life
-can't move apps to sd card
Summary I have no idea what "heavy use" people are referring to, even with the OG droid razr maxx I never got more than a day and a half to two days. for ACTUAL "heavy use" with 4G LTE I'm lucky to get around 14 hours of up time. I find that taking a charger to work actually works out well enough so that if I can leave with a full charge, my phone should last another 8 hours or so (heavIER usage, screen on for longer).
I bought this phone off ebay so that i could keep my unlimited data. Why? because a) unlimited data is awesome and 2, the bugs on the razr maxx were just making it near inoperable. if they had rolled out the update months ago, then I probably wouldn't have switched, because the razr maxx was awesome otherwise.
ok, on for the rest of the summary.
The phone does not have the ability to transfer apps to the sd card, even though it supports up to 32Gb SD cards. it only comes with 8 gigs (4 useful) of memory.
The screen is the same size as the maxx, which is extraordinary, considering the phone feels like it is half the size! the edge-to-edge display is second to none, even if it's not "HD". HD just means that the phone has to waste even more battery and processing power to manage that many more pixels. I can't see any pixelation, so no complaints here.
The phone feels like it is finally one hand usable, which is great. with swype, I will never need to use the phone in landscape mode again to type (HUGE plus). The circles widget is amazing.
Camera- so-so, does what I need it to do, but if great cameras are your thing, then fuggedaboutit.
I have dropped this phone too many times to count, and I promise you that some of the drops would have destroyed an iphone or other plastic phones. this thing is a BEAST.
NFC is pretty cool as well, but you can't use google wallet, and verizon's locked equivalent is only available in two cities. the other features of NFC are still cool, provided you have people to share with. (think galaxy sIII commercials)
the phone is Lightening fast, almost to the point of absurdity. on that note, i have found that it is dropping from 4g to 3g more and more over the past few months, in areas where I used to get 3-4 bars of 4g, which is annoying. the 3G is either unbearably slow on this phone, or I have just been spoiled by 4g too much, hehe.
All in all, great phone. I wrote a review while i was at work today, but I don't htink it stuck, and I think I had more to say (positive things) about the phone.
but seriously, 4+ days on a single charge? please. doesn't happen, not even with an insane battery like in the razr maxx.