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  • Reception and call quality Call quality is clear. Speaker, Mic and headsets are all clear. great!
  • Display Display is crisp and colors POP out! Display is easy ro read in all lighting conditions great!
  • Battery life Battery life is good considering I am connected to FB chat, Im constantly on the phone talking, taking pics, and showing off skydrive sync to friends. good
  • Camera Best camera Ive seen in awhile. Awesome shots at night with no flash!!! stable even during shake and with added lenses, its very versitile great!
  • Ease of use uniform Windows 8 experience and easy to setup. I had my old wp7 apps on the device in a matter of minutes great!
  • Design and form factor super sexy phone. fits well in my hand despite its larger size. great!
  • Portability (size / weight) This phone is a decent size, not too big, not too small. Form factor is beautiful. Phone is a bit hefty, but its worth its weight. great!
  • Media support This phone supports almost all videos, audio that I play. No issues to report. great!
  • Durability This phone is a tank!!!!! I have seen drop tests (and accidentally performed some myeslf) this phone is SOLID! great!
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) This goes back to ease of use. WP8 is simple and easy to navigate. great!
Detailed review
Overall, this is a solid phone. I like the WP8 ecosystem and love Nokia. The NFC capabilities and the updated camera features make this the phone to carry for me.