"overcomplicated for it's power, lost simple functions"2.0 starson by tamarinera
Pros: Has internet capability while still being called a "phone-first" device. Also, has FM radio.
Cons: Slow processor.Delay switching screen orientation, oversensitive. Burns batteries(daily charge at least). Menu structure over-complex. Software crashed. Finding contacts awkward. Rings already loaded are cheesy.
Summary: Menu structure is too dense: hard to get to basic things like dimming screen or volume. There are sort of two main screens, and I'm constantly pushing the white button to get to some menu where I'm not at the time. Processor is slow, so I am always waiting for it to catch up. I'll keep processes going on in the background unbeknownst to me, burning through batteries in a matter of hours. To quit those apps requires going to each one individually and scrolling down to "Exit": a cumbersome process. The fact that Exit is always at the bottom of the Options requires constant scrolling and is annoying. The orientation switch from portrait to landscape is oversensitive: a small angle of the wrist to see through reflection and it'll think you've turned the device. Then the slow processor results in a stutter as it re-orients, so again, I am waiting frequently for this thing to get back to where I was before it misinterpreted my motion. I loaded it with various software in the first two weeks (Opera browser, Adobe Reader, Nimbuzz and Fring VOIP apps), and it then crashed. Unrecoverable, so a new one had to be sent to me. The MicroSD card was then corrupted, so I lost data as well. The contacts list has an alphabetical search access that eliminates letters as you get more selective. This means the letters are constantly relocating on the screen, so you must constantly look at the screen and re-assess letter location before finding the next letter. In other words, this is highly annoying and majorly impacts speed of dialing. Just to get the number pad up requires 2-3 taps. I think this device is trying to be more than it is capable of. I can manage my expectations for quality and amount of internet access or extra apps, but when I cannot even perform simple functions without waiting for the phone...well, it's missed it's primary function.