A little background: my first smartphone was purchased less than a month ago, an HTC Imagio. This is the only thing I had to compare it to. I found the Imagio to be a little slow, and it had some faults, but it was intuitive and an impressive (HTC TouchFlo) interface. That said, I spent about 15 minutes with the droid at the verizon store. To be honest, I wasn't impressed. The hardware on paper looks great. The screen in person is beautiful. The hardware keyboard was impossible to type on without using fingernails. That is not a hyperbole- it was impossible. If I just used my finger, it would usually hit two keys at once. The onscreen keyboard was better, but it was still somehow less responsive than my Imagio. It was slow to hit two keys consecutively (like a double L). I tried taking some pictures, and despite the autofocus, it could not focus. The same picture with the Imagio turned out blur-free. (Is that why they call it MotoBlur?) I can't even fathom how the pictures look in low lighting. I tried out google maps w/navigation. It was not much time, but I could not myself navigate around the software to deal with the turn-by-turn directions. The three screen-swipe seemed to be fairly responsive, despite what I've read in other reviews. Although nothing much was loaded on it. Compared to HTC Touch Flo, the interface is just bland and boring. Not something that your friends will wow at. (Like people have done multiple times with the Imagio already). The browser loaded quickly, and fully, which I liked. But if you can't type into the phone, whats the point of having it load quickly? I found the screen difficult to swipe on the webpage. The "hard" buttons (which aren't really hard) were often clicked accidentally, and they weren't very intuitive. I didn't make any calls, so I can't comment on call quality, but the missing hard phone keys was also a drag. I also compared the screen size between the Imagio (3.6") and the Droid (3.7") It really is not a noticeably difference. All in all, I was not convinced to get this phone. On paper, it looked great, and with time, I may even get used to it, but the moment I started using the Imagio, I could picture myself using it for the next year. The droid just didn't do it for me.