Editors Liked

  • Great design and quality
  • Available in different colors
  • Decent battery life
  • Sleek sexy design
  • Sharp fairly fast rear camera
  • Wide angle front camera
  • Easy-to-manage data consumption
  • Wireless charging
  • Fast Verizon 4G LTE speeds
  • Gorgeous design and cool colors
  • Eye catching design
  • Most notably the back
  • Beats Audio integration
  • Buttery smooth performance thanks to its dualcore CPU and 1 GB RAM

Editors Didn't Like

  • No microSD support
  • Battery isn’t replaceable
  • Auto brightness isn’t the best
  • Supplied headphones could have been better
  • No microSD card
  • App selection still limited
  • Lacks Nokia's value added apps from the Lumia Windows Phone line
  • Little in the way of differentiating apps from HTC
  • Camera not as good as iPhone 5
  • Xbox Music app needs update
  • App store still a bit weaker than Android and iOS
  • Few worthwhile improvements with WP8
  • Lackluster low lighting photo quality
  • Weak internal speaker
  • This phone's 8-megapixel camera took a few poor pictures
  • The buttons are too flush