Originally Posted by Tedred1339
I was surprised to see it offered in the store, as I thought the release date wasnt for another 5-6 days. Regardless, I got this phone because I liked the size (a bit smaller, etc).
A few things I dont like -- no SD card, No indicator light for charging (you have to look for the little lightning bolt on the display itself), and there is no ".com" button on the stock keyboard when using the internet, which I thought was strange. Also, the phone got VERY hot....I mean, extremely hot. Not sure if anyone else has noticed this. I was using it alot to set it up the way I like it, but still, it was strange for a phone to get so hot.
I got it and it was on 50% battery. The battery completely died after 2.5 hours of fairly heavy use. I am hoping that the battery is halfway decent, but I dont have high hopes. The speakers were fairly strong, which I liked.
I do like its size, form factor, etc -- I dont love the stock email application, so I will have to find another -- the font in it is enormous, which I havent been able to find a way to change or adjust.
Curious to hear everyone elses thoughts on this phone. Thanks!
I've had mine for a couple weeks. I'm enjoying the big speed improvements over my old one Incredible 2. The screen is great as is phone connectivity. This phone gets very hot occasionally and ends up draining battery very quickly. Happened at a sporting event when I lost data connection and phone got super hot. Exact same thing was happening to my wife's Samsung S3 and daughter's Razr M so I figured it was due to a Verizon network issue.
The most recent occurrence happened yesterday. I was listening to Pandora in the car on way to a house party. It was plugged into the charger too. I stopped Pandora before heading into the house and put my phone in my pocket with about 50% battery. I noticed it heating up about 30 minutes later and saw battery down to 20%. Pandora was not running but noticed phone connection was switching between 3g and 1x. I think it was working to get a strong connection and was taxing the radio or processor.
Besides these alarming issues and inconsistent camera (I'll add two cents in the camera thread) I still like the phone. Great size and speed. Wish I knew what is causing the overheating and instant battery drain.