Summary: the phone was in great condition as the seller stated, it just didn't work. I took it to the verizon store and it was unable to locate the sim card and so would not activate. at aleast the seller gave me no problems when i put in a return request. full refund.
Summary: Got this phone in early 2012, mainly b/c it had an comparatively large (4.3") LCD screen rather than AMOLED and a fast processor for the time (1.5 GHz dual-core). Right out of the box, battery life was abysmal. Believe me, I did everything I could to minimize battery life w/settings and installing Juice Defender Plus. That meant not having full functionality when the phone was on.
Excerpt: This phone promises all the bells and whistles, but does not quite deliver as promised. On day one of the factory battery, this phone would not last a day. 9 months later, this phone doesn't last 6 hours on a charge. I bought a new battery, and now 2 months later I already notice the charge not holding as well. Great resolution and have never had issues. The calls are very clear.
Cons: Very bad battery life, frequently gets HOT, no Jelly Bean upgrade, Beats audio overrated with cheap earbuds, and did I say poor battery life? Who wants a phone that you're reluctant to use because the battery will die... defeats the whole purpose!!!
"Beautiful design and interface but not dependable."
15 May 2012
Pros: Beats Audio is amazing, overall performance is pretty good. Beautiful design and interface.
Cons: NOT DEPENDABLE! I am currently on my 4th replacement because of internal problems and I have been forced to do at least 5 factory resets. Call quality is mostly poor. It looks horrible with the extended battery.