"Best of the Androids - read my reserved explanation"5.0 starson by Paul Sheer
Pros: Runs Android - see explanation
Cons: Runs Android - see explanation
Summary: Let me talk first about Android phones in general. The Nexus S is the only workable Android phone on the market. Why I say this is that Android phones are battery eating gimmicks that are pretty much completely useless for anything except impressing geeky first dates for 15 minutes max before the hors-d-oeuvres arrive. Unlike the venerable Blackberry, the Android has no proper message integration. You also have to run from charger to charger and some won't power on if the battery is flat until it has recharged sufficiently.
Some will silently use up all their internal phone memory and then drop SMS messages or stop working altogether. No, this is the not the user's fault: they ship in a non-working state. Some ship with so much useless bloatware that you spent your first ten hours un-installing and dis-abling all the garbage apps you are never going to use. Androids also don't generally come with a proper keyboard which is indespensible for typing long emails.
So basically you don't want an Android.
HOWEVER if you have especially decided that you DO want an Android for some wierd reason, (I wanted an app to tell me the altitude of the Ski lift I was at. Plus I wanted Skype and a proper Web browser.) then, you need to get a Nexus S.
There is basically no other Android phone that isn't going to waiste more of your time managing it than you spend actually using it. Why? Because this Android phone is produced by the people that made the Android OS (it would seem). They have fine tuned to to more-or-less actually work.
This basically means that it has a reasonable (not fantastic - don't even think about using that word) battery life. It also has an acceptably responsive interface.
Now don't go telling me that it is a wonderful phone "compared to other Androids". This doesn't mean anything.
It is an "acceptable" phone in a sea of lies and deceit.