August 28th 2012 8:30 am

Heads up! A newer version of this product is out!

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality The voices seem a bit muffled on my end, but I have had no complaints on the other end. good
  • Display Very sharp picture. True to life colors, not over-saturated. great!
  • Battery life 4 to 5 hours with heavy useage. Haven't tried eco mode yet and upgrade to Jelly Bean should help. It gets hot when in use and charging. good
  • Camera Clear and crisps pictures. Exposes well. A lot of functionality. A tad under where you'd thingk a 13MP camera would be. Wish it didn't stick out the back. good
  • Ease of use Easy to customize screens. The change from 2.3 to 4.0 has a bit of a learning curve. There are a lot of bells and whistles. good
  • Design and form factor I like the black, squared off, slate appearance. Would like a replaceable battery, fine with no MicroSD slot. Ear mic digs into ear a bit. good
  • Portability (size / weight) It's bearly still pocket size, but it's thin and light and still fits well in the hand. great!
  • Media support Videos look good. Music sounds good. Everything plays well. The speaker is loud, but hollow sounding. good
  • Durability The phone is only 4 days old, but it feels solid in the hand and the sealed back cover doesn't feel like it will pop open. Gorilla Glass. great!
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) So far all the apps downloaded work. There are limited accessories due to how new the phone is. good
Detailed review
I've only had the phone for a few days, but so far mostly good. There's the heat issue and some typing glitches, but hopefuly the promised Jelly Bean upgrade will fix the issues. Phone seems to have a lot of potential.