"Overall a great phone..but for me, not the RIGHT phone."4.0 starson by takaman27
Pros: great resolution and clarity, unlimited apps.....great camera, fast processor....screen goes blank when next to your face (LOVED THIS FEATURE)
Cons: awkward key placement on keyboard, phone is HEAVYYYYYY, very unbalanced feeling when texting or attempting to use with one hand, awkward app shutdown.......read full review
Summary: OK....here we go....as objective as I can be, up front and honest.....i gave it 4 stars because its a good phone, but i will list the things that i PERSONALLY did not like and have motivated me to get a Pre....i have been a long time Palm person and went out to buy the Pre recently and walked out with the Moment. Im open minded and always willing to try something new..This is my first Android and right off the bat i gotta admit i didnt like the mandatory gmail account you have to get, and the CONSTANT syncing notifications that never stop popping up. I think it is GREAT that you can work with gmail if you WANT to, i just dont use gmail and dont want to have to switch everything up, but still a GREAT feature if that doesnt bother you.....but everytime you go to add something to the calendar be prepared for continual screens to pop up confirming your sync....that got old REAL fast, and it seems as though the preferences just dont provide enough choices for how to customize your experience...( i could care less at this point about customizing the LOOK, just want to have control over the EXPERIENCE).
Screen is great, IN THE DARK OR LOW LIGHT....i read a bunch of stuff saying this new screen the Moment has is amazing, which it is, but when they say its great outside, THATS BS...my crappy Palm Centro is waaay better in direct sunlight....i had real difficulty seeing anything outside or in the car....BIG DOWNER......the keys on the keyboard are awkward as well (although this can be overcome by simply getting used to it)...in order to get the dedicated number row, they had to get creative....not my preference but oh well......i like the security feature of drawing the little design, actually i LOVE that feature...HOWEVER....i dialed 911 emergency FOUR TIMES by accident, luckily i was aware and hung up before call went through, but this shouldnt be such an easy accident...the 911 button is right next to where u are doodling your design to unlock phone...not a well thought out situation.......i also didnt like the fact that you had to download an app just to effectively CLOSE your OTHER apps.....shutting down an app is a hassle without it, and if you leave them running your batt life is horrible....very weird how after i killed all my apps, and put the phone down for 3 hours, when i picked it back up and checked the app killer screen, A HALF A DOZEN APPS HAD STARTED UP AND WERE RUNNING ON THEIR OWN!!!!! that was a HUGE turn off........if you like to use 1 hand this is NOT the phone for you. VERY heavy making 2 hands a MUST...even when texting with 2 hands it felt very top heavy and was constantly feeling as if it was about to magically fall from my hands. ..
I did like the fact that there are truely limitless apps out there to get....the speakerphone and sound were LOUD...which i like....LOVED the feature that dims the screen when talking on the phone so ur face doesnt hang up on somebody or answer the call waiting.....after treos and the centro....this feature had me seeing heart shaped candy....lol.....great idea....the internet was AMAZING..SUPER fast, google maps was FAST AND ACCURATE....the navigation was great....some cool stuff...didnt like that there was no multi touch for increasing screen magnification.....
as far as video quality....i went to youtube with this phone and the palm pre...put them side by side....loaded the same video...(in the moment you have to manually select HIGH DEFINTION otherwise youtube default is blurry)...and watched the video.......the Moment was a smoother image, with the pixels very very subtly being visible on the pre....BUT...the screen size almost identical, the the Pre was brighter both in contrast and color.....not something you hear by reading reviews....even the guy in the sprint store came over to see what i was up to and he was shocked.....
overall, my issues are small, but they added up to me not liking the phone......oh, and everybody is hating on the phone's battery life...just be smart with how you use it people and be sure to get the 3rd party App killer