Reviewed by adriankessel (Currently owns)
I've been using this phone for about two weeks and there is a lot I like about it. The battery life is excellent, I easily cruise through a day with heavy use of email and texting, moderate calling, browsing, and streaming video. I've gotten better battery life out of this than any iPhone or Android device I've ever used. Its on par with the battery life I'm used to get from BlackBerry (while doing more browsing than I would with the BlackBerry). I'm also satisfied with both cameras. The rear camera takes sharp, pleasing photos and even the front camera is above average (better front camera than iPhone or Android devices from Sony, HTC, and LG that I've used). Oh, and the reception and sound quality are excellent.
So lots of good all wrapped up in the typical fast, smooth, refined, arguably good looking Windows Phone interface. So here is what I don't like...The screen is noticeably less sharp than all the new HD phones, the phone is large (almost identical to the Titan but the screen is of course smaller), I've stumbled onto a bug where the capacitive buttons don't respond for about a minute while watching a video or streaming music, and finally...its Windows Phone so there are a decent number of apps missing that I like to use and the selection of games is surprisingly bad.
If you can live without, or don't care about in the first place, some apps that you can't get, this is an excellent device and extremely good value.
- Design 7
- Display 7
- Camera(s) 8
- Reception / call quality 10
- Performance 9
- Software 5
- Battery life 10
- Ecosystem 3