Pros After you download the user's manual, you can DIY on most issues, otherwise, I get help online(lots of other users!)
Cons My only complaint thus far is the sound quality of the basic "phone call". Both of the "M"s I got sound "muddy"; sometimes difficult to understand what the other person said. Appears to be no adjustments for this; will try the Hearing Aid settings.
Summary As a total newbie, my opinion is of limited value. My initial thoughts are very positive and if I can get the sound issue improved, I'll be extremely happy. Can't wait to learn all the things this thing can do!
Pros - Great materials and design choices.
- 2 days battery with light to moderate use, and careful management of when wifi, gps, and mobile data are on.
- Voice quality is acceptable. Use a lot for work, had no problems with understanding customers.
Cons - Camera isn't as feature packed as some other phones and bit laggy on the response. But, I got this phone to be my personal assistant, not take high-res photos of my breakfast to instagram.
Summary Was down to this or the iPhone. For same physical size, razr has bigger screen, faster processor, android, and was half the price on contract for me.
Pros Size: Definitely a one handed phone.
Speed:If you need something faster get a PC or tablet!
Graphics: It has just over half the pixels to render as the NA GS3 with same GPU. Less GPU load means smoother transitions.
BATTERY LIFE: By far.
Cons Non removable battery(which is somewhat understandable given the solid build quality and isn't the hardest to open up and get to:just youtube it), Low light pictures(which are still OK just not excellent).
Summary Bought one for 150 off ebay. I work with phones(repairs, modifications, unlocking, jailbreaking, rooting and flashing) and by far from an IT viewpoint it's among the best devices I've owned and/or worked on. I'm not impressed with bigger phones or HD. Quite frankly it pwns higher priced handsets. I've dealt with htc,samsung,huawei and many others and this is one well made phone. And from root junkies perspective it's a beast rooted. Apps like webkey, drivedroid and work perfectly. With the same CPU+GPU as the GS3 and 960x540 res it offers much less lag than the GS3 on stock! You need a rom to get the gs3 as smooth as this phone is out of the box. It also games very well without lag. Just beware of the recent moto-verizon update thats been destroying the ability to unlock your bootloader. Also being able to flash splash screens without bricking it is AWESOME. My friend with his GS3 has a hell of a time getting roms that(according to claims: work smoothly) actually worked properly. I tested a few roms which worked great but overall I loved stock enough to tweak it and leave it like that despite the performance gains on some roms.
Pros sleek, thin
Cons storage is terrible, "customization" prompts are incessant and annoying, out of the box options for personalization are counter-intuitive, multiple problems with basic software like google play, freezes often
Summary My wife and I have had this phone for eight months, so I've had a chance to actually see how it works instead of reviewing it after two days like most on this string. I have come up with repeated problems with this phone, the worst and most recent being that if I have downloaded more than about 500 MB in apps my phone says it's out of storage and starts disabling functionality like email and app updates. That's not including media or anything.
I bought an SD card to help alleviate the problem, but I can't choose to automatically store media or apps on the SD card, nor can I move the files from the internal storage to the card on the phone, but have to plug it in to my computer and use the woefully clunky interface software.
Motorola said they will not replace or give credit to purchase a different model. They say in essence "Sorry we made a crappy phone. Good luck!"
This phone has been disappointment after disappointment. I'm tempted to run it over so I can just take advantage of the insurance policy to replace it.
easily accessed micro-sd slot
Cons no mass-storage connection over usb
'SmartActions' lack basic functionality
no hdmi output
poor audio quality
Summary For a free phone, I guess it's okay, but I've really come to expect more of a 'personal computer' experience from my smart phones. The JellyBean version of android is a significant change from GingerBread - and the learning curve will keep things feeling awkward for a long time.
Most significantly, you can't simply plug it into a friend's computer - to use it as a usb flash drive for file transfers. Google took away the USB Mass Storage capability - leaving us to suffer with the slower and less functional Media Transfer Protocol. In my experience, MTP just doesn't work on some older computers, even after installing drivers, so I'm forced to use the network to transfer files instead of the usb connection.
Non-removable battery means that you can't replace a battery that no longer lasts all day. You also can't swap out batteries when you're on a long trip. It can be accidentally turned on in your luggage (which was never a problem when you could remove the battery). On my old phone, I'd occasionally remove the battery when the phone was hung (unresponsive). Don't know what I'll do if this phone ever gets stuck.
The 'SmartActions' feature looked good - until I realized that I couldn't do basic things like turn off the email notification sound while still letting the phone ring.
I've had this phone for about a day. Wish I could go back to GingerBread.
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