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Joseph Calilung
Overall
4.4
Joseph Calilung

"Powerful device"

Coming from an LG G2x, this phone opened my eyes to the world of pure Android and top tier specs. No device is perfect, but this one is my absolute favorite.

This will be a really quick review.

Display: 4
- Love the unsaturated, natural looking colors.
- I notice vertical lines/patches when looking at grey colors. I only notice it them IF I look for them.
- The screen's so smooth, you won't want to use a screen protector. (Warning, as with all Gorilla 2 glass, it will get scratched. Keep it in a pouch (pockets can get sand/minerals/etc in them somehow)).
- I don't see ANY pixels at all.

Reception & Call Quality: 5
- Again, I'm not coming from a top tier spec'd device. The quality is great in terms of the ear piece and what the other side hears.
- Never got a dropped call unless the service is bad.

Battery life: 4
- It's been great, and I can get 3 hours of screen time purely on mobile data, 4+ hours on Wi-Fi. This is with 2 gmail accounts on sync, with one Google account syncing contacts, calendar, Chrome, and Google+, mobile network location on, brightness varying between auto and manually set on 40-%50%
- Battery life will always vary. While using the internet, of course, life will decrease faster if mobile data reception is poor.

Design / Form Factor: 4
- The design is simple, with a nice shape. It's different from straight edged bar shaped phones.
- Just wish the chrome was replaced with metal with a matte or smooth, non shiny finish.
- I wish the external speaker wasn't as sibilant and harsh at high volumes. It is indeed loud, but most of the audio feels like it's screeching in my ears.

Apps & Media Support: 4
- There's so many apps to look through. There will never be a time when I can't find something I want.
- Although unnecessary, flash support is gone. Unless you're into rooting/ROM flashing, you won't get that support anymore.
- Tip: Want to play FLAC files? Use Poweramp. It will allow you to play FLAC in the stock music player most likely. It did that for me at least.



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