Summary: It seems that Microsoft stepped up to the plate with a stellar mobile operating system. It's stunning, easy and fun, integrates in ways Android and Apple could only hope for and truthfully looks and feels comfortable. I find it ironic how Microsoft, the company most make fun of or dislike, had the idea/use of icons on a home screen, etc., throughout every incarnation of Windows for PC's and only a few notice that's exactly what Android and Apple did with their mobile OS.
Pros: Windows 8 OS, MS Office, Nokia Offline Maps and Music, Camera, Integration Is Wonderful
Cons: The build is simply cheap, Maps often incorrect, status bar wonky, etc.
Summary: I have had the phone since it was released in December. I previously had a Droid 3, iPhone 4s, and the Razor HDMaxx. The camera is excellent. I recently took some pictures at a wedding and sent them to the grooms mother. She said the pictures were better than what came off her camera. The phone is super fast. Apps load in half the time as my iPhone. The ability to see how many new emails, messages, and next calendar event is great.
Pros: The OS is easy to use. The camera is better than any previuos phone.
Summary: I like my phone. It's my first smartphone and its very easy to use. I don't use the phone to take pictures so I'm not upset at the quality of the pictures. I am very disappointed that their is no app yet to correct the SMS problem with signatures. I've consulted the Microsoft website and Verizon's techs. I noticed on blogs that this is a common complaint for this phone. You would think that fixing this would be a priority. Please make it so very soon. Thx!
Pros: I like the live tiles and it sinc with my laptop
Cons: There is no way to create a signature for SMS -- BUMMER!
Summary: I listened to a voice mail and when I pulled the phone away from my ear to end the call, the screen went all gray with a splatter of color. The phone wouldn't turn off and I couldn't do anything with it. I had to return it to the Best Buy store and have it returned for service. Not happy that a phone less than a month old has to be returned for service and there was nothing done to it - not dropped, not banged around, not dropped in water - nothing.
Cons: Screen broke before phone was even a month old