Summary: Likely, I'm that one review you'll read where the person just had horrible luck and got dud phones. I'm going to start off by saying that I LOVE this phone! And I'm picky. It has such a crisp screen, a beautiful camera at 13MP, awesome recording capabilities, and great transitions. Call quality is excellent. It's far better than my husbands Galaxy Nexus as far as quality goes.
Pros: Absolutely LOVE this phone. It's fast, easy to navigate, crisp screen, GREAT camera and video recording, seamless transitions from one app to another
Cons: TERRIBLE battery life! Still on Android 4.1.2. Of course, it's stuffed with AT&T's junk apps that are non-removable barring rooting your phone. And I'm going on Xperia #3
Summary: Some of this may be unavoidable, as far as AT&T phones go, but for this phone in particular, I found that in order to truly get the most out of it, I will have to root it. Also, during routine use, one may find that the hardware buttons are placed in inconvenient places; I find myself looking at random photos that my camera took while I was holding it, because of where that button is. Also, always have a charger on hand- This phone has a very wimpy battery.
Pros: Sleek, modern profile allows the phone's speaker to actually be heard well. The display is crisp and high definition.
Cons: The battery is not removable, and the device comes with an absurd amount of junk apps, many of which cannot be truly removed. The touch screen is sometimes accurate, and other times way off. Wimpy battery.