August 28th 2012 8:17 am

final rating

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality No comments good
  • Display No comments great!
  • Battery life 4 days on stand-by is a good compromise. so-so
  • Camera No comments so-so
  • Ease of use Virtual keyboard could be more precise. And word completition does not help much. good
  • Design and form factor No comments great!
  • Portability (size / weight) Small and light. great!
  • Media support No comments so-so
  • Durability No comments good
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) If you stick to Google, most things will work out of the box. Getting different services to work might be trickier but doable (usually with an app). good
Detailed review
Others might find this device too small and I won't disagree. It's 4" display looks dwarfed by current 5"+ mid-range production. But for me, the form-factor is perfect. It fits in the hand perfectly and won't get in the way when not needed. The rugged back plate feels nice and provides for firm grip.
Including GPS receiver, it could also easily double as satnav.
The big minus is that it won't get any system update anymore - Android 4.1 is the max.