Editors Liked

  • Highperformance components that match some of today's top phones, Excellent battery life, Great small, thin, light design that is good in the hand and pocket, Display is brilliant and sharp
  • Relatively clean Android OS, very hand and pocket friendly
  • Nice compact formfactor, great performance, LTE support, NFC, now available in white too, good battery life, good pricing, The
  • Compact design, Good specs, Great price
  • Feels great to hold, Feisty Snapdragon S4 processor, Clean version of Android 4.0, Good battery life, microSD
  • Rock solid build quality and awesome materials. The textured aluminum ring around the screen feels great, so does the rubbery Kevlar back. You can feel the quality construction the second this thing hits your hands. The textured rim, screw heads, and powe
  • Solid build quality, Perfect size for onehanded use, Snappy performance
  • Snappy dualcore S4 processor, Lightly skinned Ice Cream Sandwich, Exceptional camera performance, Longlasting battery, Comfortable inhand fit
  • Killer $99.99 price point, Remarkable compact size, thanks to the almost bezelless display, Fast processing performance
  • Surprisingly compact for large display; Bright and colorful AMOLED screen; Strong battery life; Blazing LTE downloads; Fantastic sound
  • Small form factor with large display. Fast performance and LTE speeds. Good call quality. Relatively inexpensive

Editors Didn't Like

  • Default keyboard is awful; switching to Swype is challenging, Camera quality is mediocre
  • QHD display and plastics won't impress those looking for highest end stuff (we're not complaining for the price)
  • Camera performs poorly in lowlight and display is PenTile
  • Erratic signal strength, Nonremovable battery
  • Camera isn't great, UI can get jittery at times, Screen isn't quite HD
  • The screen. It's Pentile. It's grainy. It's really, really oversaturated, The skin is ugly and pointlessly change things, usually for the worse. It doesn't break anything though
  • Loads of bloatware, Mediocre camera performance, Boring, ugly design
  • PenTile display shows some jagged edges
  • Mediocre camera quality, Still short battery life with LTE
  • Not an HD display; Camera could be better
  • Doesn't run Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean." Bloatware