Excerpt: Smartphones can pull off all sorts of parlor tricks these days, but point-and-shoot cameras they ain’t.
Pros: Shoots like a camera, thinks like a smartphone. Quick on the draw with barely perceptible shutter lag. Solid color in still images. Smooth 1080p video is better than most other smartphone offerings. Responsive and fast across a number of applications. Android Gingerbread (2.3.4) ships with Netflix app installed.
Cons: Feature set calls for more than an 8GB memory card. No optical zoom. Power users may find photo effects too hands-on. Slow to boot. Ho-hum 400×800 resolution display. Optical trackpad is mostly useless. Generic Android “Search” key replaced with an imposter dubbed the “Genius Button” for launching voice-activated controls — no thanks. Mediocre battery life.