Reviewed by Oldarney (Currently owns)
Just got one off the T-mo store. I've gotten 26MBPS on the HSPA 42 networks. you can tell by looking at the settings what network you are connected to, I wonder what Joshua was connected to... Since you know, AT&T is not investing in HSPA+. The biggest downside to HSPA 42 is the latency, sometimes reaching 400 milliseconds. But T-mo's unlimited plans, prices and 4G coverage more than make up for it, for most people.
My biggest surprise is how unusually fragile it is. Gorilla glass 2 is strong, but not that strong. While the curved glass looks nice, it's definitely a failure point if I were to drop it.
Performance wise, Im getting 2130+ scores on Geekbench, besting the GS 3 and iP5 by a mile. I don't expect it to beat the DNA or Note 2, but those will take the best part of a year to get updates.
Overall, its the best phone on T-mobile. I wish Joshua would update his review with an apology for not testing on a 42 MBPS network.
- Design 8
- Display 10
- Camera(s) 9
- Reception / call quality 9
- Performance 10
- Software 10
- Battery life 8
- Ecosystem 9