Reviewed by robbieelias (Currently owns)
I've owned this phone for about a week now after previously owning the HTC One S and Galaxy S2. In terms of design, the front looks great, I enjoy the color and the build is pretty good for a plastic phone. Also, it feels great in the hand.
The 720p display is amazing especially for the screen size as I have absolutely no issues with quality and colors look stunning!
The camera is not as good as the One S but it is more than enough for me and the speed and software is more than adequate.
For now reception and call quality has been the best that I've ever had on a phone, although the speakers could be a little louder.
With Jelly Bean, this phone somehow feels faster than both the S2 and the One S. It shows how important software can be and how we don't need quad-core....yet. Also, Vanilla Android is way better than HTC Sense(even version 4.0) and it dominates TouchWiz.
Battery life started not so good but after a few days it improved. It still wasn't as good as the One S, before I flashed franco kernel as it now easily lasts me the day.
The ecosystem finally feels like one when you compare it to my last two phones, so this area is wonderful.
Finally, I'd like to say that this is the best phone I've ever owned/played with!
- Design 10
- Display 10
- Camera(s) 8
- Reception / call quality 10
- Performance 10
- Software 10
- Battery life 8
- Ecosystem 10