Editors Liked

  • Brilliant display
  • Strong performance
  • Fun built-in camera effects
  • Fast dual-core performance
  • Good call quality
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Great 8-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 16GB built-in storage
  • Very refined smartphone
  • Quite customizable design
  • Ability to share images online quickly
  • Solid HSPA+ 4G connectivity

Editors Didn't Like

  • Not 4G LTE compatible
  • Advertising offers appear as notifications
  • Below-average battery life
  • HDMI out requires an adapter
  • Pricey
  • Some trouble with 4G and 3G reception inside buildings (rectified by switching to Wi-Fi)
  • Weak flash with narrow coverage (no surprise for a single LED)
  • Only capable of digital zoom
  • Boring design
  • Camera shutter a little sluggish
  • Given the 4.52" screen, we wish it were higher resolution