- Reception and call quality I rarely get dropped calls, but clarity can be an issue.
- Display Bright and crisp. Particularly like how blacks are displayed. Screen size hits the sweet spot for me.
- Battery life With proper regulation of radios, you can extend the life of the battery. However, regular use makes battery use not optimal.
- Camera No comments
- Ease of use Hard to gauge. I consider myself fairly tech savvy, and I find it very user friendly. I'm not sure how it will work for less tech savvy folks.
- Design and form factor Because it has a physical keyboard it is bulkier than other Galaxy models. I guess it is nice to have the option, though I never use it.
- Portability (size / weight) For a 4" screen device, it is adequate.
- Media support I really like the ability to drag and drop files unto the device, and to have many apps to choose from to play various file formats.
- Durability The phone is light and a bit "plastic-y." Does not feel as durable as devices from other brands, such as apple.
- Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) Though not as broad as the Apple ecosystem, it meets my needs.
It can sometimes be a bit buggy, and may require a restart from time to time to deal with issues such as the GPS not working or the Wifi radio not connecting. It also takes a good 3-5 minutes to fully boot from a cold start.
The physical keyboard seems extraneous, especially with the inclusion of Swype, but it is there for people who want that option. As far as the user interface, I am not a big fan of Touch Wiz, Samsung's launcher software. Thankfully you have the choice to try other launchers available on the market, so I have been able to customize the phone to meet my needs.
OS updates have been an issue due to Samsung's customization. Although I am overall happy with the device, in the future I will upgrade to a device with a stock android experience, since this has been a frustrating aspect.
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