"NOT as EASY as it LOOKS."2.5 starson by Mr_Aaron
Pros: - Amazing Screen.
- Super Fast!
- Super Fast Camera!
- Great Navigation.
- Pretty thin and light for a phone of this size.
Cons: - Really confusing UI. Not user friendly at all in my mind.
- Battery is marginal (but expected).
- Cheap feel to it, unless you put a durable cover on it.
- Screen may actually be a bit on the "Too Big" size.
Summary: I am a Mac guy at heart I guess. But not a devout follower which led me to WAIT for this phone. I figure everyone deserves a chance to knock the king off his perch. And I was really rooting for this phone to do it. I'm with the rest of the crowd that hates it when manufacturers hold out on us and don't put the obvious upgrades on their phones that WE WANT. i.e. Apple 4s - No 4" or bigger screen, No 4s, No Adobe Flash, etc. But somehow we'll see it on the 5 im sure.
Back to the NEXUS. It has ALL those great features, but in my humble opinion in a VERY annoying, confusing interface. Yeah, its fairly easy in some aspects and confusing in others. I'm sure if I had someone walk me through the ANDROID language and interface I'd understand it more and like it better. But for me, if you buy something this expensive you should be able to navigate (from a basic standpoint) without needing a professional sitting next to you.
- Wallpaper, I tried to make a Facebook picture my wallpaper and it gave me some annoying grid to crop the picture. The grid wouldn't use the whole picture it would off center it, blow it up, and other crazy annoying stuff.
- The icons dont make sense (need to get used to Android I guess) and you have to look online for the Rossetta Stone to decode it.
- The Vertical to Horizontal transition is pretty slow.
- Screen is actually on the verge, if not is TOO BIG? Somewhat awkward to hold but can work with it.
- Not a world phone either, which for a phone like this I thought would be standard.
If you are a tech freak and love figuring things out and manipulatingit, than this phone is for you and all the gadgets and toys it employs. They are on the right track with this phone. However if you just want a nice smartphone without MASSIVE bells and whistles, that any person can use and interact with easily without a class, I would go iPhone 4s.
The speed of 4G is great but does eat up your battery and isn't available everywhere yet anyway, so at this point its a crapshoot.
It just seems so difficult to navigate its giving me a migrane. For the amount of $$$ you spend on a a phone like this, it shouldn't be so hard and annoying to operate. It should be easy and a joy to have. I hate to say it but I'm probably gonna swap for iPhone 4s. Had this phone for 4 days. Maybe next time Droid.