"Best phone I've ever held!"5.0 starson by fastattack1095
Pros: -Perfect size, big bright beautiful screen
-Very fluid and easy to customize
-Extensive, long battery life
Cons: -Bluetooth disconnects randomly, but reconnects back easily.
-Wi-fi back to 3G switch is rough (a few seconds)
-Phone calls back to 3G rough (not on Wi-Fi, 10-20 seconds sometimes)
-Skype, audio comes out the phone earpiece and not media speaker.
Summary: Ok, coming from a Blackberry Storm2, I had finally found the phone that I thought would be my best fit. It does everything the Blackberry did but so much better. My exchange email now arrives instantly, compared to six or seven minutes later. No more truncated emails!
First of all, the display! I can't get over reading about people complaining over no 720p display, its blurry, or whatever else. This screen is just as good as my wife's iPhone 4 at any angle, along with anything you can grab at a Verizon store. I'm not sure of how any higher resolution screen could look "better" unless looking under a magnifying glass?? Netflix, Skype, websites all look great.
I am admittedly addicted to my phone and use it too much. It will normally make it through 18 to 24 hours with a lot of screen on time, time of Skype video calls, Netflix, Facebook, games, updates, etc.
Navigation is dead on, although I would have preferred a different more natural sounding voice. Also a little hard to hear in the car dock and on speakerphone.
Car dock is amazing, fits great, charges plays music, Pandora or other music apps. Can record videos, see text messages and emails pop up. Only complaint is you can't go to home screen from car dock app. To access an app you want to use, you have to have it running in the background (or on recent apps) and hold the home screen button to open it. May have to unplug the dock and open the app if it isn't up in the background.
Camera is much better than my Blackberry, of course not as good as a point and shoot. Wish it would have had a dedicated button under the volume rocker for better auto focusing. I'm still playing with it and plan on trying out CameraFX and maybe a couple apps.
Video in 720 is good and clear, a little choppy. Audio could be a bit better. I like it though.
CDMA radio is excellent, great signal most everywhere. Surpasses my Blackberry and some co-workers phones. Wi-Fi radio could have been stronger, I get signal through the house, but not as good as it should (in my opinion). I have not tryed out the Mobile Hotspot, don't want to root my phone and have not wanted to pay extra). After the recent update, the forums are reporting it to be working good though.
I would recommend this phone to anyone, even a novice at smart phones. This is my first Android device and so far was easy to customize and learn. You really can't go wrong here..
MOST IMPORTANT: Remember all devices, computers, etc, will have bugs and issues of some sort. I'm tired of reading reviews over multiple platforms of people complaining about the little stuff. We may eventually have devices that are 100% perfect, but we don't have anything like it right now. - Again, my personal opinion -