11/21/2011, 08:59 AM
New Pre2 GSM owner here.
First impressions - great phone, great OS, great UI & design, but awful build quality & some flaws.
This phone is really fast. No lag or long thinking. Screen, call quality, reception is great. On my 2g network with moderate usage (half an hour of talk every day, 30 minutes browsing with WiFi, 20-30 texts) it last two days (it was big surprise for me!) Camera is good, even better then some 5mp phones with autofocus. WebOs is great, but not that easy as people write here. My girl still likes her iOS more. Even I don't like the fact that call & network settings (turn off data, roaming) are not in separate menu, but under the phone menu. Stacks, gesture is incredible.
Materials are great, but slider is awful. I was not impressed by Veer BQ, but here it's even worse. Little twisting when phone is closed appeared on the second day. It's not getting worse, but the phone feels cheap (everyone notice it). Without slider it would be supercool phone for me. Now - it's just OK.
Missing virtual keyboard, especially ukrainian (it does not exist).
I do not need a lot programmes for my phone. Good player was enough, but audiophile crashed on the second day without any reason. Default player isn't good, 'cause Pre has big troubles with high frequencies (they are missing) & bass is just too much.
Overall, i like this phone. Especially for 120$ with touchstone. I needed a phone with 3,5mm jack, 16gb, cheap & replaceable battery. Pre 2 is what i was searching. Though i don't think it would last more than 1 year with heavy usage. I mean, slider.