Summary: I do like this new phone, but I'm not sure if that is just because the old one sucked. Its a big dinged up, but it works alright. I have to press the side button hard to start it up. I do like it though, fits well with my T-mobile sim card.
Summary: Pros: A good mid level phone for 2014. Descent and large screen. Fast processor. Low priced. Battery can be removed and changed easily. Upgradable to Android 4.2 Cons: Well known low volume hardware defect on this model with no solution. Ringer is extremely hard to hear. The speaker and headset volume are very low. This phone is not usable to view movies or video unless you do not need sound. Wifi range is about half of most other devices. Battery life is poor.
screen is good, build is cheap but works well, battery is mediocre
9 February 2014
Summary: I bought this phone to use with ting.com. I got laid off and had to buy out my verizon contract with 5 months left on it. The phone was two years old when I bought it and does well. I do not use it as much since I'm trying to keep the bill down. I was a real data hog with verizon. Ting.com uses the sprint network, they are ok for the price, free voice roaming to verizon is nice, but not data. Trying to stick with wifi anyway.
Summary: I bought this phone to upgrade without getting rid of my unlimited data plan. The best undocumented feature that I find useful is it allows me to be on the phone and on web at the same time (suck it AT&T!). The only thing I didn't like is this model doesn't connect to my computer via USB as a mass storage device which would make it easy to manipulate files on the phone through my computer. That's would have been the simplest way to restore my old backed up app settings.
Excerpt: worst phone I ever had within the first two months of owning the phone would get extremely hot while trying to talk on it enough you would have to remove it from your ear that is if it didn't shut off on you right away and restart on you and then take forever to restart and not even get all the way on and restart again 3 or four times in a row and if it did stay on try to open an app without It taking almost 30 seconds to open then shut off and restart before you could...
Pros: looks good, good for texting, internet seem ok
Cons: would get etremely hot, kept shutting down on own and restarting, had to take battery out to reset all the time still had issues, did factory reset didnt solve anything, apps open extremly slow, list goes on and on