Excerpt: This phone is especially easy to root with Gingerbreak, and once rooted you can use a Link2SD app to make the stingy storage allocation issue go away. Granted, it helps to be a tinkerer because your SD card will need to be partitioned, but it's not hard to do. Once rooted you can remove some bloatware and can offload other apps to your SD card, where it belongs. I have had this phone for more than 2 years now and have no problems with it.
Excerpt: Since shortly after getting this phone almost 2 years ago, and replacing it once for this reason, I constantly get a 'low storage space' message. It declines texts when this happens, and I find myself having to delete all but one application that I've downloaded. I am constantly deleting emails--spam and trash, just to keep the phone clear enough to function. I have had to do a factory reset on this phone probably 10 times since I've owned it for it to operate again.
Excerpt: Thought I'd add my $.02 to this discussion on the Vortex. Got it as a free Verizon upgrade to replace my POS Samsung Sega with the Windows 6.5 Mobile OS. I couldn't be happier with this phone. Love the form factor, quality of the construction. The Android OS is perfect for this device. I've had a few freezes that require a battery pull to jumpstart, but that's been the only negative I can report.
Excerpt: I got this thing for Christmas, and i love it! great internet connection, WIFI, calling sounds great, memory isnt so shabby, battery life could be a little better, but overall great phone, i suggest it to anyone(: its also a great music player, i have over 200 songs on my Vortex. sometimes the apps are a little slow, but its not unbareable.
Excerpt: I love this phone and obsessing over it like every minute! I dont have it yet because my upgrade isnt up till next june sobs sobs :'( but some people i know have this phone and its really an interesting fun touch phone and i cant wait to get it :) :)
Excerpt: Awesome phone, this is my first Adroid phone and I am very happy happy with it. Easy to use and very excited to learn more about the device. The only thing thing I don't like are some of the apps on the market place that say free but are not. If they app is to be free and i am charged I will dispute.. Not sure how others feel about the free apps that are not really free..
Pros: This phone has everything in it that I need. I changed the homepage for the web browser to google and I was able to download google maps for free so I don't even pay attention to bing. I also love the ease of using the phone and the fact that it backs u
Cons: The only thing I wish that this phone has was a light (flash for the camera).
"Great phone that performs better than my expectations."
Bob L, CNET
22 June 2011
Pros: Superb form factor and well engineered design. Froyo is the perfect OS for this phone. Very intuitive to use. Excellent display, Touch is sensitive, but not overly so. Best phone sound quality I've had on a cell phone. Amazing applications and great
Cons: So far, none. I want to come up with something negative to say, but I really can't. Using the on-screen keyboard can be aggravating, but I blame that on my poor motor/coordination skills. As I get used to it, it's becoming less of a problem.
"Great Smart-Phone that's easy to use and simple."
25 April 2011
Pros: This phone handles all of your basic needs, from email, youtube, web browsing very well. The on-screen keyboard is very responsive, and the swype is easy to use. The menu is so customizable that you can organize as many categories as you want.
Cons: Handful of programs you can't remove, and stuck with Bing as the default search. This phone isn't for the techno-junkies that want the latest and greatest everything, this is for people that want a good phone.
Pros: good battery, very customizable, lightweight, nice features, multitasking, mp3 ringtones, app store, wifi, you can download a flash browser, runs android 2.2, 3 inch screen, nice design, different lock screen styles, 2gb sd card pre installed, decent came
Cons: no physical camera button, no HD video and no flash,