I will admit, it was not my 1st choice for a phone, but from a spec / cost perspective (and Verizon had it), I opted for it. This phone replaces my old trust Galaxy S5, which I really liked, but it was getting old, and I recently broke the screen, so now that is being retired or re purposed for kid use perhaps if the screen is replaceable. I use the Nova app launcher as I prefer the clean look. So far the phone is ok. Granted, it's not been a full day. Though I do like that it appears to charge quickly, I do not like that it uses the MicroUSB C as this is a huge P.I.T.A. as all my cords, etc. now have to be changed or I buy adapters. Also, the SD / SIM card port is also a P.I.T.A. as now I have to make certain I have access to something very thin to access. Although I will add that with the S5, it was handy to access the cards by removing the back cover, the battery could easily pop out.