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  • Reception and call quality I get 4G networks, even where my other devices do not. great!
  • Display Great true colors and resolution. Simple as that. great!
  • Battery life The battery life is great, and lasts a day with not problems, and with power savings and less use it can last for 3-4 days.. but always room for improvement! good
  • Camera The camera is great, especially in low light, but it is not the best on the market. Love the focus effects though, and the front facing camera is the best! good
  • Ease of use Simple. Intuitive and easy to use. However, probably not for people with no experience in using smartphones. great!
  • Design and form factor Probably the best built and well designed phone on the market. Together with the iPhone 5 and 5S. great!
  • Portability (size / weight) A bit big. Doesn't feel too large in the pocket or while holding, but it is hard to reach the top of the screen with one hand.. good
  • Media support Android.. it supports almost everything. Music and movie files of most types.. just like iOS with VLC player or other things. great!
  • Durability Well built, the top and bottom speakers for stereo should protect the screen a bit if falling. The camera lenses are a bit inside the phone, which is good. great!
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) Android has improved a lot during the years. The ecosystem easily gets a 5 out of 5 from me, even though it lacks some of the simple solutions Apple has. great!
Detailed review
This phone is absolutely amazing. In my opinion it is the greatest phone out there at the moment, and its competitors (S5 and Sony Z2) might be watertight, and have a better all-round camera, but they get beaten on all the points that matters the most to me such as design, form factor. The stereo speakers are great for watching something when alone, or with friends.. and the headset AUX entrance is probably the best on the market thanks to its advanced chips that has been improved upon even further after their cooperation with Beats by Dr. Dre, for those who are looking for a phone with good music capabilities.