The phone arrived within 2 days in new condition. ...
2 July 2014
Summary: The phone arrived within 2 days in new condition. Then model is about a couple of years old, but fully 4G LTE compatible. Verizon provided a SIM card free of charge and the phone has been functional perfectly since I purchased a month ago. Battery lasts about 2 days with Bluetooth and Wi-FI enabled.
Summary: Ugh. I hate used electronics and this phone is why. The screen flashed and the apps constantly crash, the lag is so terrible I had to go back to my windows phone within like 8 months. But! The phone itself (forgetting the issues from mine being used) is WONDERFUL. It's a great size, the buttons on the bottom were a nice thing, and although it looks like pretty much every other droid made, I loved it when it worked.
Summary: I have no complaints about the product, and am just writing a review to let other buyers know that this phone does not come with a SIM card. You can purchase one online from Amazon or Ebay. Additionally, Verizon customers can pick up a free SIM card from their local corporate store. It would have been nice to know this in advance, but otherwise, great service!
Summary: Received the phone fast, exactly as described new in the box, excellent seller. Easy to get up and running as an existing Verizon customer. Phone is good for the price, the touchscreen can be fussy and the reception indoors a little spotty but all in all satisfied with the purchase.
Summary: My only gripe is the phone locking up occasionally when being loaded down by a browser or more than one app. I should expect that because the phone has a 1gb of ram. The dual core processor is plenty to keep it moving fast and has not slowed down because of that. The update to 4.1.2 jelly bean was a significant improvement of the 4.0.4 ice creaam sandwich it was shipped to me with. It also doesn't lock up as much when using the stock browser.
Summary: I bought this phone in August as insurance for the other phones in the family. So, I only updated the operating system, rooted it, cleaned up the software, and put it back in the box for emergencies. Of course, since there is no SIM card in the phone, I didn't take any phone calls on it. So, today (9-28-2013, my spouse broke her Galaxy SII. I transferred her SIM card to this phone and everything seemed to be working OK until we tried a phone call.
Summary: I like the look and function of this phone. There are so many features that I couldn't possibly learn to use even a quarter of them. Great reception, internet connection is pretty fast, fairly user friendly for a beginner trying to get started; all making it a phone I'd recommend. I do worry sometimes about the strength of the E&M field so close to my head, though.
its really growing on me!...and i came from a galaxy nexus
shnibz, Phone Arena
23 May 2012
Excerpt: Very nice under appreciated phone. I won this from PhoneArena (thanks guys) and decided to try it since my Galaxy Nexus is a little to big for comfort, and to flimsy for my job and although I miss the 720p screen and some ICS fea tures , i physically MUCH prefer the Bionic and its a really nice phone that has grown on me quickly... if it gets ICS soon i may never switch back to the Nexus.
Summary: Overall I'm pleased with this phone, but it's not as great as I'd hoped (or as it should have been). My primary gripe is random data dropping: apparently the antennae Verizon uses for 4G coverage randomly drop signal, and the only way to get it back (short of waiting until the phone realizes it dropped it, which it will usually do eventually) is either turning airplane mode on and off again or, more rarely, power cycling.
Pros: Fast, nice heft, great screen, call quality good
Cons: Battery not phenomenal, very unreliable antennae