May 20th 2013 8:21 am

8.0
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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality No comments good
  • Display No comments good
  • Battery life Lika ny smartphone it drains battery. Not the greatest but not the worst smartphone for battery life. so-so
  • Camera Standard 8MP camera. Not the best, not the worst. good
  • Ease of use This is my 1st smartphone and after going through the tutorial had no problems whatsoever using the gesture based UI. great!
  • Design and form factor I like the style of the phone, it won't be to everyone's liking but it's personal preference. good
  • Portability (size / weight) No comments good
  • Media support No comments good
  • Durability Like any smartphone you don't want to drop it on the screen etc so-so
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) At the moment native apps are limited but are growing each day. Android apps do work but some have glitches etc. All the android apps I wanted all work fine. so-so
Detailed review
This was the first smartphone I bought but not the first I have used before. The UI I found to be very intuitive and after using the tutorial and 10 mins of playing with the phone it all seems natural to me.

The main downside at the moment is number of apps, but with Android compatibility through one of the android app stores you can download pretty much any app (some will not run fully). I've had no problems with the apps that I have downloaded (Skype, Whatsapp amongst others).

Overall I would recommend this phone. I love the way the UI works and it feels so natural to swipe away at the screen.