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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality No comments good
  • Display Beautiful, bright display. Awesome for viewing pics/video that you take. great!
  • Battery life No comments good
  • Camera No comments good
  • Ease of use No comments great!
  • Design and form factor No comments great!
  • Portability (size / weight) It's a little big, still getting used to that. Everyone who I've shown the phone to has commented on how big it is. good
  • Media support Cyanogen mod is awesome. I wish all Android phones would come with it. great!
  • Durability No comments great!
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) No comments great!
Detailed review
I bought this phone on an impulse when a friend of mine offered me his invitation. I'm coming from an HTC One M7, which I really really liked. The phone is wicked fast, it makes my HTC feel sluggish, and it had no problems switching between apps quickly. I've read reviews about how it's too big to use with one hand, I disagree. It's definitely big, but it's manageable. Cyanogen mod is pretty awesome. I read a lot of reviews that talked about how extremely customizable it is, which is true, but you'll have to pay for more themes and icon packs if you really want them. There are TONS of options though, I'm still discovering more ways to customize the experience (my favorite so far is being able to have custom colors for specific apps for your blinking notification light). I haven't experienced the camera too much, but it takes some good pictures, and the 1080/4k video is absolutely beautiful. Cyanogen's camera app is also really lightweight and intuitive. Also, so far I've had extremely fast 4G LTE service (on AT&T). I 100% recommend the phone, it's too cheap to pass up, and it has amazing performance.