Excerpt: As my first smartphone it has far exceeded my expectations with one exception, the WiFi range is awful. When connecting to my home router (Linksys WRT54G) I get 1 of 3 WiFi bars at ~20-50 FT away, beyond that no connection and only able to get all 3 bars at ~2 FT from the router. Same happens in reverse when used as a mobile hotspot.
Pros: + GREAT qwerty keypad. I've used Blackberry and Android devices for years, this one takes the cake. + Runs on insanely speedy Verizon 4g LTE network. Best around, period. + 3mp camera out-performs its specs. + Android 2.3 gingerbread is still great.
Cons: - Only single-core processor - not as "smooth" as iPhone
Excerpt: Built well... It seems a bit big, but is really not a problem, and very durable, especially considering the slide-out keyboard (this usually makes phones flimsy, but here, it didn't). 4G LTE is cool stuff. Blazing fast wherever you have it, but also blazingly battery-hungry when you use it. 4G and GPS are known battery killers, and no phone out there has been able to support heavy use for a full day. This phone will support moderate use for a day- maybe.