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(not so) brilliant, except...
on 12 September 2011
I've had this phone for nearly a year and feel I have enough experience with it to provide an informed comment.
In every respect except one I think this is a brilliant piece of kit and certainly a great rival for the overpriced i-phone.
The one area that lets it down is its battery life.
From new, and in standby mode with all its other bits turned off (wireless, etc), and in battery saver mode, it has only ever able to sustain around two and a half days of power. Recently, that has gone down to a day and half.
By any comparison, this is very poor. Such a pity then, with a decent battery it might have been a world beater.
2 Year update: Battery life is as bad as ever plus, like many others, I have experienced earpiece failure just as the phone came out of guarantee. It costs an arm and a leg to repair, though the part can be bought for a couple of pounds. I'm convinced, too, that the battery indicator is giving false readings. I shall to replace this phone soon, I have no confidence in its build quality, and altogether I think it was a bad buy.