"Great phone, good call quality. And really fun."5.0 starson by hasles57
Pros: The reviewer who said that Blackberry is a truck and Mesmerize is a sportscar got it right - it's sleek & fast & beautiful. But also durable - I've dropped it multiple times with no damage. Great apps - and so easy to use.
Cons: Battery life is so-so. Big screen means big phone - about 5"x2.5" - it fits into the pocket on the inside of my purse and it fits into the cell phone pocket on the strap of my favorite carry-on, but just barely.
Summary: I love this phone. I've been coveting iphones forever but didn't want to leave US Cellular (or switch to AT&T). This phone is better and faster and more fun than an iphone - and no dropped calls. And so much better than a Blackberry. I have a Blackberry for work and it's just painful to use it now that I have the Mesmerize.
The Mesmerize screen is big and sharp and clear. There are a ton of Android apps that do almost anything you might want, but the amazing thing to me is how incredibly easy it is to find them and then get them downloaded and installed. You can set the home screens up however you want (you can have as few as 1 or as many as 7) and there's an app to make the home screen look like the HTC (with big time and weather).
I think the battery life will improve when I quit downloading apps and fooling around with the home screens, but I currently charge it just about every night.
I was looking for improved call quality when I bought this phone and I would give it about 8 out of 10 on that.
It is big in your purse or pocket, but it's got to be big to have a screen that size.
The touch screen is rather sensitive, but once you get used to it, you'll love it. It's an incredible phone. And did I mention how fun it is to use? And easy.