"Buy this phone upon release!!!!"4.0 starson by parcsalooc
Pros: Unbelievable phone!!! See summary for full details
Cons: A lot of people are having issues w/ their screens shattering from a 2' drop. See summary for full details
Summary: ProsAnother word of note, camera picture quality is subpar, especially using the flash in a dark setting(becomes very pixelated. Video quality is j/ ok
Unbelievable phone!!! I have owned the Streak in the states for over 2 weeks now(build 3562). Incredible data speeds on HSDPA w/ATT (avg.1900-3500kbps)w/ a strong radio to match. Wifi speed performance is excellent. Great performance out of stock kernal. Bright and beautiful screen and great speaker sound quality. Bluetooth sounds great and is easy to connect. OS is quick and snappy despite being 1.6. It is also very pocketable despite its large size. You will get some funny comments from people when they see the size of the phone, but deep down they are envious. I have rooted it and using clockwork mod recovery image 1.8 and have superuser permissions enabled.
I do not like the stock contact manager. It works fine as long as you don't link it w/Facebook. If you link it w/ Facebook, you have to scroll through all of your friends to find your contact. It does give the sim card option for contacts but all the info besides their phone number is missing. Example: if you want to text message, you must manually enter their number. This maybe fixed on the upcoming release or during the OTA Froyo 2.2 update. One other gripe is the dialer skin is j/ plain boring. Also not all apps fill out the screen and not all apps can be found in market as of yet(slingplayer). No rotation support on the home screen(must use landscape). I have found a work around though using ADW home that is customized for Donut. Last gripe is the annoying proprietary connection and lack of aftermarket connections as of yet. If you need a car charger, look on Ebay for usb cigarette lighter adapters(but beware not all work, must have a mains style). Gorilla Glass is not invincible, it may help against scratches, but be careful not to drop it on accident over 2' above the floor. A lot of people are having issues w/ their screens shattering from a 2' drop.
If you are looking for a great phone at a great price, sign up for the preorder on Dell's website. Despite some of the flaws listed above, I still highly recommend this phone. It truly is a step above the rest.
Updated on Jul 21, 2010