"I love it!!!"4.0 starson by flyjbaker
Pros: SPEED, SPEED, SPEED!!! Android apps, nice screen
Cons: Battery METERING issues. Android 1.5 with 2.0 on the way hopefully.
Summary: Alright, I have to get this out of the way first. The whole battery issue thing. The battery in this phones borders on STELLAR!!!! It would get at least 4 out of 5 stars. I know there are many people out there complaining about it. There is NOTHING wrong with the battery. There IS, however. something wrong with the battery "meter" on the phone. I would imagine it is a software issue. What happens is that the battery meter will show a relatively rapid decrease/discharge in the battery. You will be down around 15% by the late afternon. But you can operate the phone below 15% for hours on end. I challenge anybody with this phone to try to run it until it turns off/dies. You will be awake all night trying....I guarantee you. Is this an issue???... yes it is. It would be nice to have an accurate reading of actual battery life remaining. Another annoyance associated with this is that once the battery does go below 15%, the screen goes into a power saving made and automatically dims and you cannot brighten it until you recharge. So the people that freak out when it says you have 15% remaining....don't. You still have literally hours of use....potentially well into the next day if used lightly. If you would like to read a 10 page thread on this issue, visit this website(I have no interest)... http://androidforums.com/samsung-moment/13783-possible-battery-quirk.html
That link will give the potential buyer of this phone something to go on instead of just "the battery sucks".
Another issue is Pandora does not run smoothly on this phone. May have something to do with the buffer setting or the sampling speed but this is also a known issue. I am willing to bet this will get worked out because this is probably the second biggest issue next to the battery meter. People love their pandora.
Good stuff: Best thing about this phone is the speed. I had the Hero for 3 weeks and that phone absolutely drove me crazy. You would have to wait about a second for each touch to register. The Hero fans will say, "Gosh, you sure are impatient if you can't spare a second!". It is a second PER TOUCH. SO if you have to go thru menus that require 10 selections, you are there for at least 10 seconds. This phone is just POP POP POP POP....you can probably navogate that same menu in half the time and maybe even a third of the time on the Moment. The "phone app" on that phone(Hero) was so slow and laggy. For people that are looking for a good "telephoning eperience" this phone is the best cellphone I have ever used. Speaker volume(both interior and exterior) is excellent. Call quality is excellent. And I have yet to drop a call which is unheard of. I am sure it will happen, but I am still amazed. It is an excellent PHONE!!!
It is an above average internet device. The native browser is decent and faster than any other native browser I have ever seen. Opera Mini is not yet supported on this phone. So that is a bit of a disappointment.
I do not use my phone as a business tool so take all of that into consideration when you weigh my opinion so I really don't care much about syncing issues that others have had. Google is definitely trying to bring you into their "loop". They are a forced to be reckoned with, that is for sure.
I have found the virtual keyboard to be excellent as well. I don't really use the hard keyboard much which surprises me. The virtual keyboard looks very plain and the size and look of the keys do not inspire confidence at all. But when you go to typing, you hit all the correct keys somehow. Anyway, I am surprised at how well it works.
In summary, if you are looking for a phone on the Sprint network and are considering this one, I wouldn't let the battery meter issue turn you away. It is somewhat of an annoyance, but the phone WILL last you at least a whole day of regular use. There is a lot of noise out there about this and I don't think Samsung can turn a deaf ear to it. I would be willing to bet it will be fixed before xmas...but that is just a WAG. This is the best offering Sprint has....and it ain't too shabby!!!!