"Fast and Solid alternative to S3 or One X"4.5 starson by brahzilla
Pros: Good size, Nice Screen, Fast Processor
Cons: Camera can have hard time focusing in low light, non removable battery, bloatware, hard to get to some settings
Summary: I upgraded to the TL from a pantech crossover which I loved, it was just too slow. I enjoyed the simple interface that allowed me to turn on/off wifi, GPS, alarms, and bluetooth from the pull down bar. The TL does not have all of these option. You can only control Wifi, Bluetooth, sounds and data sharing from this bar, but there is a quick link to settings there. Not a huge deal just different. However, the lock screen does allow access to the pull down bar and then direct access to any notifications so thats nice.
Overall the phone has been great. Its fast, connects to all networks very well and has a easy to use interface. The camera lacks clarity and has trouble focusing only in low light situations, but other than that the camera is awesome.
One thing I like the most about it is the size, its a little bigger than an Iphone, but not as big as the S3 or One X. Even with a heavy duty case(ballistic SG, which is awesome) it still fits in my pocket well.
The external button layout is very different than most phones but I actually really like it and have not had a problem adjusting to it. There are not extra buttons like my old pantech that had a favorites button that I would accidentally press all the time.
The keyboard is very responsive and the vibration feedback is a very nice touch. I thought I would have an issue with the virtual keyboard and my big fingers but its been very easy to text and type, also the predictive text works great without forcing you to use the word it thinks you are typing.
The bloatware that it is loaded with really sucks, but can be disabled and really doesn't drain the battery..it just sucks when all of these useless apps are mixed in with the ones you actually use.
Making calls was easy and my fiance really noticed the increased call quality over my old pantech, and the speakerphone works very well from across the room.
The battery is hit or miss depending on how much and what you use your phone for. When I was home sick I drained the battery in about 5 hours from watching videos and posting/browsing on message boards. During a normal work day the battery last me all day and into the night.
NFC tags are a nice touch and are very convenient to use.