"More than what an average consumer is looking for."4.5 starson by j0hn3h
Pros: Sound is surprisingly loud, the camera is actually better than the pictures taken by Cnet, and the whole phone looks amazing.
Cons: Build quality, non-removable battery, expensive, some of the buttons on the side could be placed in better places, no micro sd card slot, the screen is dim and washed out compared to the overly saturated Super AMOLED screens Samsung provides.
Summary: Cnet has given this phone 3 stars, however this is because of what the phone lacks. The phone is made to stand out of the crowd of boring looking phones and does this through its unique design. The capacitive buttons, or the small silver ones, are hard to press, especially in the dark. This phone is plenty powerful for an older processor. I found that there was no lag when using the phone and everything launched perfectly fine. It is definitely not slow at all, and I don't think that any average consumer will complain about the phone. If you're reviewing a super phone, like Brian, then sure the phone may be slow, but for any one else who wants this phone and are worried about the older processor, then fear not, it is more than enough in handling whatever you throw at it. The upgrade by Sony was also a plus as most other companies don't provide their phones with upgrades, leaving their phone's software outdated before purchasing. Listening to music is very pleasant and playing games on the softest setting is pretty loud. Since this phone has an HD display, many of the videos and games are very detailed even if it isn't as bright and vivid as the screens the SG3 or HTC One X has. As I mentioned, the pictures aren't as bad as Cnet has up, but they aren't impressive either. The extra length given by the clear bar and below makes the phone hard to put in pockets, with some of the phone sticking out. Nevertheless, if you're looking for a phone that stand outs and can do whatever you want to do with a phone and have the money for it, then this phone is for you. Just look at the Cons section if there are somethings you find that you need in a phone to detract from buying it.