Reviewed by theching14 (Currently owns)
In my opinion, this is the best phone on the market, especially considering the price.
It looks and feels awesome - and is high quality. I would have preferred something other than glass on the back and the speaker is muffled when placed on a table, but those are very minor complaints in an otherwise very well designed phone.
Excellent display that is good in bright light. Since there are 1080 p screens now, I can't give it a perfect score.
The cameras are great - especially when combined with the photo sphere software which I've taken advantage of more than I thought I would. However, I don't think it's as good as the iPhone 5 camera.
Reception/Call Quality (10):
Great - not much else to say other than gps lock is very fast.
By far the fastest and snappiest phone that I've ever tested. And it hasn't slowed in the more than 2 months that I've had the phone.
Love Android 4.2 - never thought I'd say this, but the multiple screens on the lock screen is brilliant. It allows the music player to have it's lock screen buttons, and I can swipe to see my normal weather forecast.
Battery Life (8):
I've been happy with my battery life - I've been consistently getting 9-10 hours with 2.5 screen on time and average use. However, I would like to see a lot more, and I think that this is the area where the phone needs the most improvement. Also, it's no where near Motorola's maxx phones.
I'm pleasantly surprised at the number of new very well designed holo apps that are showing up in the play store.
- Design 9
- Display 9
- Camera(s) 9
- Reception / call quality 10
- Performance 10
- Software 10
- Battery life 8
- Ecosystem 10