"Returned 1st 1 was skeptical, but it is incredible!"4.5 starson by marlonnight
Pros: Battery Life
Great Screen (Dont need HD)
HDMI mirroring (use Smart Controller...it's awesome)
Easily accessible removable microSD
Thin - not too thin like original RAZR
Fast - with dual core
Smart actions works pretty well
Cons: Not Global (only thing this phone is missing for me)
Charging port is on top which is a bit weird
Not ICS which really isnt that big a deal
4G still sporadic in my place
Won't fit in car charger with case
Summary: Coming from D2G I had high hopes for this phone. At CES they said it could run navigtation from LA to Vegas and back. That's about 8 to 10 hours on a single charge. Seemed pretty good. 21 hours talk time...doubt it.
Anyway, I got it on the first day and was so excited, but very skeptical about it's battery life. Phone worked great but battery was only last about 13 hours on 1st charge. So I drained it completely and charged it. Next day it workd 18 hours and I barely used it. I drained again, turned off 4G and it worked 19 hours.
I was not happy because I didnt do anything yet. I uninstalled everything and tried again before I returned it. It only lasted 13 hours.
Well I got my 2nd phone 3 days later. Loaded all my apps. Fully charged it and started again. Used the phone quite a bit in the morning including some web browsing and an over 1 hour call to ATT regarding my DSL service...they are as bad as ATT wireless.
Went to see the UFC fight calling my friends to coordinate and checking fight stats. I even looked at a few videos.
To make it short it lasted...wait for it, wait for it 41 hours at 8% left. I was going to bed so I charged it. I assume it would have gone to 42 to 45 hours!
So now I have the best phone I have ever owned!
Dual core is fast and screen is beautiful. maybe not HD, but beautiful. Camera is just OK, but not bad. Decent shutter speed.
Cool feature was I got mini HDMI cable and hooked up to my TV. I then got $100 Motorola Smart Controller (paid $75 w/company discount)
So now when I am on a trip, I can watch videos from my phone on the TV and I can answer incoming calls. It's pretty awesome. If you are only going to use it at home, it's just a cool gadget and I wouldnt recommend for $100.
4G keeps fading in and out and it makes data access pretty weak, but that's a location thing and I am sure LTE will get better.
The added thickness definitely improved the feel over the Razr. And side by side with other phones shows that it is a really well made thin phone.
I'm not a great fan of the looks of the phone, but it's good enough.
Anyway I travel a lot so dual GSM would have been great, but I can use my D2G for that.
Get this phone. You wont be disappointed. If battery sucks return it because it is a defective phone.