"Smartphone? More Like Genius Phone"5.0 starson by IrvingArnold
Pros: build quality is great, Larger Screen , beautiful style, sound gets louder than most laptop speakers, Long life battery (about 2x longer than iPhone), Gaming, Video and browsing the web is amazing
Cons: facebook app on android sucks compared to the iphone verson.... but i just use the browswer and turn off mobile page, the screen is larger so you actually end up geting more options then iphone app in the end.
Summary: I have to admit, the Dell Streak is only my second foray into the touch screen, smartphone arena, but I will say it's better than just about every other phone I've seen.Edit Link
Let's start with the size, which I'm sure a lot of you are wondering about. It is, suffice to say: huge. It's got a giant screen. Lucky, most of the phone is screen, so there's not much else around the edge as far as bezel goes. This is a good thing. The 3 touch-sensitive buttons on the bottom of the phone are all you really need. Honestly, I really only ever use 2 of them all the time, but there are occasions where I do find myself reaching for the Home button to get back to my main screen after doing so much between beginning and end.
The build quality of the phone is phenomenal. It feels like a solid piece of technology, and that's because it is. It's made of high quality materials all around, front to back, top to bottom. It's got Gorilla Glass! I mean, come on! You will probably never see a scratch on this beautiful screen.
So you may have heard that the Streak comes with an "out-of-date" version of Android. This is the biggest complaint I've heard from users. Let me tell you this: It's fast. If the Streak is fast with Android v1.6, imagine what it'll be like when it's running Froyo (v2.2). Oh and it will. Look, Dell may not be giving any info about when they're releasing it, but they're going to be updating UK Streaks to 2.1, so they're obviously doing it. Calm down, take a breath. This thing is a monster with 1.6, its going to be a god with 2.2.
I've made a fair amount of calls with my Streak, and I will admit that it is kind of awkward holding it next to your head, but there's something to be said for garnering a few odd looks holding such a mammoth piece of tech to your ear while you talk to your mother. If you're interested in this, you want people to ask you what it is, that's that. You're going to be showing it off, right? Sure, you may not want people to hold it for fear of them dropping it, but you can still show them what a beauty this sucker is from a good 12 inches of personal space away. As far as call quality? Pretty freaking good. Never had a dropped call, no problems with static or anything like that.
All in all, if I could give the Dell Streak 6 out of 5 stars, I would.
Thanks for reading, and enjoy your Streak!
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Updated on Oct 28, 2011
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