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77 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Pros
  • Innovative new OS
  • Great hardware keyboard
  • Responsive touchscreen
Cons
  • UI is uneven in places
  • Camera poor for even casual use
  • Browser performance was sluggish
77 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

80
asimshrz
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
nand0s
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
80
DeadReckon
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
78
Average user Score
 
80
asimshrz
05.28.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
nand0s
03.05.12
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
80
DeadReckon
02.21.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
s3ns3
01.03.12
Keeping in mind that I used it quite a while ago, this was a great phone. I still have it and it is my favourite phone of all times. I had so much fun with it; I’ve tried almost all possible custom ROM variations. I've managed to squeeze some extra performance, a decent amount of battery life, run games, remotely control my home computer, watch movies and oh so many many more... This was my playground, and although I don’t imagine, lets say, my father using it, or any normal person who needs a phone, maybe occasional browsing. This was the platform for experimenting. And I’m thankful for every second of it.
 
80
Alimohammed
12.24.11
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
fourblades
11.29.11
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
60
pencilpusherz
11.15.11
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
 
80
suquetpaul
07.27.11
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
DrostD
07.06.11
Google's first phone, a strong entry but iPhone quickly made this phone seem years behind.
 
70
NickBarrett
06.21.11
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget