Battery Life That Kills January 24, 2013
I purchased the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD for the purpose of durability, call quality, and of course the battery. I used to own a Galaxy S3 but it felt so flimsy to hold and suddenly the the LCD went black, mine must've been defective but I wanted something new. I then went to the HTC Droid DNA, which in itself is a wonderful device, quad core, 2GB of RAM, and that 1080p screen. It seemed like the Cadillac of all androids, but it lacked serious battery power. On one charge, it lasted me about 12 hours at the most, then it would have to be recharged.
After giving it some thought, I decided to give up a powerful processor and a 1080p screen for the Razr Maxx HD. I had some second thoughts, but went for the trade anyways and I do not regret it at all. Although the DNA did have a quad core processor, the Razr Maxx HD did not seem at all significantly slower and did everyday normal tasks with ease. The screen on also is very nice. The naked eye can hardly process a 1080p screen on a phone, so although the screen on the DNA is very nice, you will get very used to it and when transitioning so another phone can hardly tell the difference. You're gonna need to compare the phones side by side in order to tell a real difference. Call quality is also much better on the Razr Maxx HD, with voices sounding much clearer and the person on the other line can hear me with much more clarity. The battery life is SPECTACULAR on this device. I can literally go a whole day with some heavy usage such as game playing, web browsing, 3rd party apps such as Facebook Instagram etc. I am also very pleased with the way the phone was built, with Kevlar backing, gorilla glass, and the metal strip which surrounds the phone, it seems that it is indestructible! The only gripe I would have about this phone is the camera quality. Although it is not as good as the DNA camera or the Galaxy S3 camera, it does take very decent photos and should not be a deciding factor if you want to buy this phone. Since the Jelly Bean update, the phone has become much faster and the camera did get a tad better.
Don't have second thoughts if you are deciding about getting this phone, it was one of the best phone decisions I've made. With it's durable quality and battery life, you can't go wrong with this device!
Very Satisfied January 8, 2013
Reviewer: A. Hitt "Puck90a"
This is my second smartphone. I've had an HTC Thunderbolt for the past two years which I've liked a lot despite its minor annoyances. I've used my Razr Maxx HD for a month now, and I didn't realize how annoying my Thunderbolt was until I started using this phone.
The phone looks a little lackluster in the pictures, but seeing it and holding it in person gives a better indication of its quality. It doesn't have quite the polished jewel appearance of an iPhone, but it has a solid and rugged feel to it. It seems industrial and masculine. The backing looks and feels rubberized and easy to grip, the sides look rugged, the gorilla class is nicely shaped into the phone and almost seems somewhat fingerprint resistant. It looks simple an elegant. I LOVE the buttons on this phone. The thunderbolt buttons were smooth and mushy, but this phone has definitive presses, and the power button is rough with ridges (so you know it's the power button and not the volume button), and the volume rocker has sharp points on each end so you know where you're pressing the volume. They're both nicely positioned on the side of the phone. The headphone back is nicely positioned, and the charge port has no issues.
The rear speaker sounds great and the ear piece is very clear.
The screen has good color and sharpness, but it still isn't on par with a Retina display. It is high definition, but I can notice tiny little black dots between the pixels of color and light, like there are tiny blank gaps (dots) between pixels. Retina displays are rich and seamless. It doesn't bother me and it is still a bright, colorful, and sharp display, but it isn't top notch.
Battery life on this thing is amazing. I can use it ALL DAY and intensively as I want, and not run it down (starting at 7:00am and going until midnight). I can go multiple days without charging it. I wouldn't skimp and only get the Razr HD. Battery life is crucial to a smartphone, so even if the Maxx seems like overkill, it's a great feature of this phone to absolutely stop worrying about battery life and use it AS MUCH as you want. This was the primary reason I chose this phone over the Droid DNA, and I don't regret my choice.
I love the necked Android appearance of this phone. Aside from the occasional slow down when opening/closing apps, it performs very well. Page scrolling is responsive and HD video plays with no problems. I like how I can create only as many home screens as I want (I only have two, and have apps to category folders). So I don't feel obligated to fill up all 5-7 homescreens with junk, or have big empty voids. I used to have a home screen immediately to the left with only settings widgets on my Thunderbolt, so the Maxx's far left configuration screen makes me feel right at home - I think it's a great design.
Voice recognition works surprisingly well when using voice commands or doing searches. Keyboard is pretty typical of Android - no issues to speak of. All of the text message and contacts navigation works well and is easy to search and organize. I haven't gotten used to the Chrome internet browser, and so far, I still miss the browser on my Thunderbolt.
The camera is decent. It has good features (panoramic, rapid shot). The picture quality isn't on par with the iphone, but it isn't bad (the Thunderbolt camera WAS bad).
I'm not happy about Verizon's new plans. Unlimited talk and text is pointless to me, and 1GB of data feels limiting, especially since I now have a phone that isn't limited by battery life (you never win). I went with Verizon only because I wanted THIS specific phone, and I can kinda make the plan work. But I almost opted out. I feel like I'm paying a hefty premium to have this phone on Verizon's plan, but so far, it has been worth the compromise... 1GB of data for $90/mo annoys me though.
This is a HUGE step up from my Droid X December 1, 2012
Reviewer: Bob Corlett (Washington DC) -
I got the Droid X the first day Verizon sold it. It was OK but never spectacular. This phone is spectacular. If you are productivity obsessed, get this phone.
Battery: The battery is worth every penny. It's at 50% after two days of light use .. partly because of the SmartActions app; When I connect my bluetooth it shuts down WIFI and switches on "Drivesmart" announcing texts and calls, toggles on mobile data, and turns on GPS. When I'm home it switches off GPS and mobile data and switches on WIFI. At night it shuts down even more.
Security: The facial recognition software is flawless. Works fast, and worked the first time. I hate password protecting my phone, but it's idiotic not to. This makes being secure way less burdensome.
Processing speed: I have 9,000 contacts and this looks them up faster than i can type. The Droid X processor would lag for seconds, and the voice lookup crashed every time I used it.
Voice recognition: I have a deep voice. Siri does not understand me, Droid does. 'nuff said.
There's way more to like, but after a week using this thing, I have no regrets.
Get this phone you will not be disappointed!!! November 30, 2012
Reviewer: iPhone Convert
First off I have been an apple fanboy since the iPhone 4 came out and I always loved their products. However, I felt it was time for a change to a more open operating system with many more features. And let me tell you this phone delivers! When I first started using it I could noticeably tell how much faster it was than my previous phone (iPhone 4). I expected as much because it is packing a lot more hardware than an iPhone. Also, I did not notice any of that typical android lag I have heard so much about. Overall I would highly recommend this phone to anyone, especially those who are switching from the Apple Cult.
Great Battery Life! I get about 21 hours with heavy usage (frequent web browsing, downloading apps, youtube, games, texting)
It is very fast and responsive
Screen is just as good as the iPhone, but larger. I have also noticed fingerprints can be wiped away easily, and it is very resistant to them
The design is very durable and the phone feels solid. Plus it is water resistant
The operating system is vey close to vinilla android
The speaker is very loud
Call quality is good
Ships with 4.0.4 ICS, but the update is coming this week (12/3/12)
Verizon does not allow Google Wallet so I really don't get the point of NFC.
Best phone I've owned to date! October 27, 2012
Nothing more to say that hasn't been said already. Buy the phone! You will not be disappointed. This phone lives up to all the hype so far. If i find something that causes my 5 star rating to change then I will update this accordingly. But I don't foresee that happening
RAZR MAXX HD - Battery Good Camera BAD January 19, 2013
Reviewer: BOGY. (Milford, CT) -
I paid $699 for this phone - right out from Amazon Wireless - to keep my Unlimited data plan through Verizon. This is the fourth Droid that I have owned. I will not go to the other side with the sheep. NEVER! However, this phone has one major flaw that, in this day and age, should never be an issue and also some minor flaws. So, I will point out the good first then the bad...
Construction - Kevlar, nano coating, Gorilla glass, etc....
1 GB RAM but I wish it had 2GB
Dual Core Processor - ?? - see bad as well
HD Screen with good size 4.7"
Universal USB for charging and connecting to a PC (Drive)
BATTERY - outstanding 3300Mhp - who cares if it isn't removable
LED notification light is nice & big and RGB multicolored!
Great radios - reception
Great speaker - speakerphone - sound etc
1)Camera - I have tried third party apps and was hoping Jellybean would fix - it is just a terrible camera. 8MP is fine but every time I take a picture is is yellow, blurry, off hue in average lighting situations. Outside it is better but then there is another problem - it gets darker or lighter back and forth until the moment is then gone. I just can't understand this. My Thunderbolt which I still have takes great pictures and that phone is not a great phone at all specs wise compared to the Razr - why is this? Focus sometimes take minutes to adjust - even if you tap the screen. The color - yellowish is just bad in all pictures. Those of you out there will say it's a phone not a camera - well hello, I take photos all the time of my kids and my DSLR is not with me as much as my phone is you know. It is just shameful and should be one of the finer aspects of a phone these days. Outside shots with plenty of light are not bad but not great either. Indoors are terrible and dim light just not good at all. Others will say it isn't that bad of a camera but it is - I want this to be good but it just is NOT.
2)Lag at home screen - For a phone with a dual core processor the home screen lags and takes time to populate the screen. The rings which I love will take time to appear some times. Sliding from screen to screen there is a slight stutter. Others have said it is an app causing this but the same apps were on my other Droids so why is it affecting the Razr and not the older ones with less power? I have hard reset the phone but it still remains.
3) APPS TO SD ----- NOT!
OK, this phone has 32GB internal but I still don't want to store my apps on it! I can't believe I can't save apps to SD on this phone. I have a 32GB SD card on board and all it stores are photos and video - nothing else. I have ZDBOX and I always get prompted to move an app to SD but it can't be done on the Razr. If I knew this beforehand I may not have purchased this phone and I am surprised everyone is OK with this.
I still have my upgrade with Verizon and when something else comes out I might sell this on EBay. I am upset because I love the way this phone looks and feels - I just wish the camera and speed were up to par. There are many good Android things that this phone can do. Also, with moderate use I can go three days before I have to recharge - that is outstanding and one of the reasons I did buy the phone. I heard the camera was bad and I thought I could deal with it but I can't.
Great battery, but not perfect October 26, 2012
I've been using a Samsung Droid Charge, which has lasted about 8 hours until begging for a charge (huh). Sick of being tethered to a cord, I decided to go with the Razr Maxx HD, and I'm overall happy that I did. Over the past week, I've charged my phone 4 times, averaging about 30-35 hrs until my next charge cycle. Wow.
Performance wise, the Maxx HD is quick and responsive. Haven't run into any noticeable lag. There are higher spec phones out now or will be coming out in the coming weeks (2GB RAM, S4 quad-cores), so some spec savvy buyers may balk at this phone given the price point, but shouldn't be a concern for most buyers. These specs were top of the line less than 6 months ago, the phone works great, and will be perfectly fine for the next 2 years.
A couple things that prevent me from giving a 5-star review are ergonomics and signal strength. This phone is a fairly large phone and it FEELS like a fairly large phone. The most popular Android phone now, the Samsung GS3, is overall a bigger phone (4.8in screen, taller and wider), but the GS3 manages to feel more natural and usable with one hand due to its curved shape. The Maxx HD with its blocky edges doesn't feel natural to hold so it actually seems like a bigger phone than the GS3.
Next, I was was surprised to find my Maxx HD doesn't seem to find 4G LTE signal as well as expected. My apartment doesn't have strong 4G LTE signal strength. I averaged about 2-3 bars on my Droid Charge. Since Motorola is reputed to have the best quality network radios, I was expecting an improvement, not a decline. I get about 1-2 bars at home, and occasionally drop down to 3G. Apple is reputed to have great radios also, and my roommate with a Verizon Iphone 5 has a strong and consistent 4-bar 4G LTE connection at home. I'm jealous. Signal strength also seems to be an issue with the Verizon Samsung GS3, so I suppose this is par for the course for non Iphones.
Despite signal strength being a disappointment, I'm still happy with the Maxx HD. It's a well made, solid phone that doesn't feel cheap. Bottom line, this is a near top-of-the line spec'd device that has almost double the battery life of most other 4G smartphones, easily getting me thru a day, and then some.
End of Contract Important January 25, 2013
It seems that every review tends to focus on what you get out of the box, and so I won't go into those type of reviews here. My greatest concern is what you will be left with at the end of a two year contract. I've had smartphones by HTC and Samsung and while my battery life has always been sufficient out of the box sometime between 9-18 months my battery begins to degenerate. The last six months of the contract leaves me recharging my phone 2-3 times a day.
This time I looked at the HTC Droid DNA, the Samsung SIII, and the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD. The reasons I chose the Maxx HD over the other two is the battery life and the storage/SD option. Sure I can just get through the day on the batteries of the DNA and SIII, but for how long. As I install newer apps with more pull on the system (which I'm sure will come out in the next two years), I want to know that I still have the battery power it will take to last.
As for storage, the 32GB internal memory, 26GD usable will be more than ample for most and you can add a 32GB microSD. In other words, I will never ever ever have to reshuffle anything on my phone in order to find a way to make everything fit.
In short, my desire is that after my phone is purchased I can forget about everything except the joy of the experience for the next two years and maybe even more. Now that Amazon has the screaming deal that is hundreds less than Verizon's price, there is no reason not to grab this phone.
Gorgeous and effective phone January 20, 2013
Reviewer: R. E. McKinney, Jr. (Chapel Hill, NC United States) -
I've been an Android user (Droid 2 International) and a Blackberry user, both related to using the phone for a combination of work and personal use. This is by far the best phone I've owned. The screen is gorgeous and big (but not cumbersome), the build feels very firm and secure, and the phone is a speed demon when it comes to data. The sound is extremely clear when I use it as a phone. The operating system (Android 4.1) is what it is, but the phone itself flies. And the battery life - my office is a cell phone sink hole, with just enough signal that every phone I've had has been sucked dry of battery power by mid-afternoon. By late afternoon, as I leave the office, this phone has typically fallen to 80% of power remaining. This is mindbogglingly great! I can highly recommend the Razr Maxx HD. No caveats yet.
Great smart phone! January 10, 2013
Reviewer: James D. Marler Jr. "James"
I just upgraded to this phone from the htc thunderbolt. Wow this phone is so much better. The battery life is great and the phone is thin so thats a real good thing. I've seen the samsung galaxy s3 and played around with it. To compare it, there both great phones. If you are getting the samsung based on the face recognition feature, this phone has it too. The only thing is the s3 version is better because the phone will stay on when looking at it. I still prefer the razr because it came with an app called smart actions by motorala. Very nice app. You can program it to where your phone will be silenced or on vibrate when you get to work and you can set up auto reply to texts. You can program it to do a lot of stuff. I tested it out yesterday to when i get home, it sets my phone to loud and call annnounce. I also had it set up to when i get home, it automatically sends a text message to my wife to say i'm home. It worked pretty good. I disabled the text part though because it was unnesscary but it was fun to play with. I'm not sure if there is a similar app on the market for that for a different phone.
When you turn on the phone, it boots up pretty fast. Its got 32gb of memory internal. No sd card came with it but has a slot for one. Also the sim card came preinstalled so you dont have to worry about installing it. Just becareful when putting the sim card back in the phone to make sure you use the little tray. I made a mistake and didnt use the tray and my sim card wasnt installed right and got stuck in the phone. I was able to get it out though. Overall the phone is great and i love it. Best phone i had so far.
WOW October 26, 2012
Reviewer: Toology "Toology" (Atlanta, GA United States) -
Amazing phone, I got it for the battery life, but it's also ultra fast, feels solid in the hand, and verizon is way better than sprint! I've already rooted it and disabled all the verizon apps. Can't wait for CyanogenMod 10 so it's even faster and battery life even better.
As Powerful as a Tablet October 25, 2012
Reviewer: Woodsmithy (Green Bay, WI USA) -
I swapped my 2 year old Droid X for this RAZR MAXX HD because it appeared to be the first smart phone to come out in 2 years that has significant improvements. I was not disappointed!!! The screen, 4G, unbelievable battery life, and a fast user friendly operating system make this phone a winner. Google has truly given Motorola an edge in the smart phone business again.
I did a lot of comparing between this RAZR MAXX HD and my wife's iPhone5. I use my smart phone like a mini-tablet. My wife has an iPad too, so to have the power/features and screen size on her phone wasn't important. The only reason I considered the iPhone5 was because it was cheaper. Knowing how I use my phone, she encouraged me to buy this MAXX HD rather then the iPhone5. She was right, it is well worth the extra $100. The MAXX HD does more of the multitasking I want to do, and it is super-fast. It will take more time to fully evaluate battery life, but the advertised 24 hour battery life estimates seem conservative.
The Best Phone I've ever owned!!! May 15, 2013
Reviewer: Eric S. (CO USA) -
I upgraded to this phone in February 2013. I've been using mobile phones for 18 years and I've owned a smart phone since the original Droid. This phone is by far the best phone I've ever owned.
My last phone upgrade experience (almost 2 years ago) was an absolutely miserable experience! My g/f and I both upgraded to the HTC Thunderbolt at the same time. After that, I will never consider another HTC product. I went through 3 Thunderbolts before finally switching to a different phone and ultimately landed with the DroidX2. I have several friends that use iPhones and I own an iPad, so I'm very familiar with Apple devices, iOS and Siri. So, I have a lot of experience with other phones, past and present.
What I love about the Droid Razr Maxx HD:
* Battery Life - this can't be emphasized enough. NO OTHER phone on the market compares.
* Very nice screen, looks great and I'm very happy with the size; not too big (Samsung Galaxy Note) and not too small (iPhone).
* There are no hard buttons or soft buttons on the screen of this phone. I was skeptical about this at first, but I really like the added screen real estate that it provides.
* The phone switches between 4G, 3G, & WiFi seamlessly and quickly. Best I've seen on phones I've owned.
* Smart Actions! - I've wanted this feature for years and it works really well.
* Speaker Phone - best I've had on a phone since the original Droid.
* It has a front facing light sensor to auto-adjust the screen brightness. It's a small, little detail that really adds to the user experience.
* I have no complaints about the camera on this phone, but admittedly, I don't have high expectations for a camera on a phone. When I want to take real pictures, I use a real camera.
* Voice Recognition is better than Apple's (IMO) - I use it for searches, texting, etc.
* It also has some Siri-like capabilities. e.g. I can tell my phone to "remind me to call mom in 30 minutes" or "meet with Joe at 2:00pm tomorrow" or "open chrome" - I'm not sure if this capability is specific to this phone or to Android Jellybean.
* It's been my experience over the years that Motorola phones have the best antennas on the market, and this phone is no exception. In fact, I have better reception at home than my last Motorola phone and there are no dead spots like there were with the HTC.
* As a side note, not specific to this phone, but in comparison to Apple devices I get to choose my own keyboard! Swiftkey reigns supreme!
I have no complaints or cons to mention about this phone. I love it and I highly recommend it. Thank you Motorola!
Absolutly the BEST PHONE!!! March 27, 2013
I read all the reviews and decided on the droid razr maxx hd over the S3 and the DNA. I got a great upgrade price from amazon wireless ($100). First of all the battery, NO CONTEST: BEST battery by far. The speed of the phone is great and the reception, even in rural Alabama, cant be beat. I was concerned about the camera, some of the reviews were negative, but after going through all the options, it is a fantastic camera. The HD shots are great. In my opinion get the Razr Maxx HD, add the otter box, and you'll be all set!!!!!!!!!!
The best phone you can buy right now February 5, 2013
Reviewer: D. Oliver (Chicago, IL) -
- Incredible battery life
- Beautiful HD screen
- Great size
- Quality materials (not cheap slippery plastic like Samsung and others)
- Latest Version of Android (Jelly Bean)
- Excellent speaker phone sound quality
upgraded from the DROID 3 January 27, 2013
Reviewer: the king "mrFred3" (Atlanta, GA) -
About 2 months after purchasing a Droid 3, the reviews went into the tank - Verizon discontinued the phone - and Motorola came out with the Droid 4. Needless to say, I was very reluctant to purchase another Motorola product - even though it was my first, and favorite cell phone manufacturer.
After reading the reviews for the DROID RAZR MAXX HD, one of the first things I did when I got it was to run the Android OS updates. I've got the latest Android 4.1.1 and the phone is absolutely amazing!
Both my sisters and a couple of my co-workers have iPhones and I'm pretty sure they are embarrassed by my MOTO RAZR MAXX HD.
The quality and user-friendliness of iPhones have made them legendary. But MOTO products are serious competition and I'm hoping that since GOOGLE has taken them over, they will only get better.
I really wanted to give the phone a 5 star EXCELLENT but I can't convince myself that there's anything perfect in this world. However, the MOTO DROID RAZR MAXX HD comes pretty dog-gone close. Buy it - run the updates - and tell it to do whatever you want it to do - and it will do it impressively well. ENJOY!!
Moto's back! January 25, 2013
Reviewer: Vliscony "Rogier" (New York, NY USA) -
This phone is one of the best ones I've ever had! I took a long time to research every phone for the last 6 months, as my old Motorola Atrix 4G was becoming a bit long in the tooth, and finally settled on this one. It is a darling phone. Snappy, and feels good all the way around. That battery is amazing. Frankly, the more I look around, I could not see why anybody would want anything else, if you want a phone you can actually use. I usually draw down less than half the battery in a day. The apple kingdom does not appeal to me, although I've become a happy iPad user, so an iPhone 5 was out, and the Samsung phones looked and felt cheap, and did not offer anything over this one, although the Note 2 might have been an option before an iPad popped up in my life. I've seen too many Samsung phones with broken glass in my travels.
Maybe I got a lemon... (edited up to 4 stars) January 22, 2013
Reviewer: L. Rapier "Catroast" (NM, USA) -
I upgraded to the Droid Razr Maxx HD in November from the Verizon Store. It was a fantastic upgrade from my Droid X. The screen is huge and bright. The OS is very responsive. I love that I now have 2 cameras.
But after about a month, the SIM card tray started popping out for no reason. It pops out randomly or pops out if I jostle it when putting it down on a hard surface. When this happens, the phone sometimes disconnects from the network. In addition, the top edge flashing (the piece of aesthetic metal along the top edge where the headphone jack is) started to peel up, so I need to get some superglue and hopefully that will keep it down.
I have since fixed the top piece that was peeling up. Be careful with super-glue. It will melt the plastic on the back and it's almost impossible to not get it all over the place. :-/
The SIM Card that was popping out was because the Micro SD Card is spring-loaded and I just thought it was part of the SIM card tray release mechanism (it looked like a black button - I didn't realize it was the SD Card). Once I seated the Micro SD Card in completely, the tray stopped popping out. Upgrading to 4 stars.
Unbelievable battery life January 20, 2013
I upgraded from a Droid Bionic to this phone. I loved everything about the Bionic but the battery life. Finally, I own a smartphone I can use as I wish without worrying where the next outlet or USB port is located.
I navigate to and from work with the Waze app (phone unplugged), have corporate e-mail push, make several calls during the day, text message including sending an occasional picture, a little Internet surfing, use the camera, I leave Bluetooth on to connect to my car's speakerphone, and still have more than 50% battery life remaining at the end of a 17 hour day.
The phone is thinner than my Bionic. As far as photo quality or speed goes, well I guess I'm not sophisticated enough to recognize any problems. The phone does everything I want in a smartphone without needing a charge after 8 hours.
I installed an app called JuiceDefender, and the life became even more astounding. I unplugged from the charger Saturday morning and didn't have to plug in again until Tuesday night with around 20% battery remaining. This is the phone if you love everything about your Droid but the battery life.
Freedom from the charging cord... best smartphone yet! January 19, 2013
Reviewer: J. Chang
I've owned several Android phones in the past and as the screens grew and processors got faster, the phones became dependent on a recharge every couple of hours. I had to stick one of my home chargers in my work bag because no phone could make it through my 10-12 hour shift without having to be shackled to a wall outlet. Then along comes the RAZR HD MAXX with it's Kevlar and metal tough guy looks and unsinkable battery. Finally my prayers have been answered! I can now make it through my shift with web browsing on my breaks and Tune-In radio on most of the day with power to spare at the end of the day. (Usually over 60% battery life left after I get home).
The GREAT: Design, feels like it's carved out of a block of steel. Nice Kevlar back is not slippery and resists all but the greasiest of fingerprints. The metal frame looks classy and gives the phone a solid if hefty feel. I like the weight of it, but hit the gym do your curls to bulk up your biceps. The screen is bright and very well defined, It's bigger than my friend's whole iPhone 4S. The speaker is nice and loud (for a phone) and the call clarity is very good. I've had no syncing issues with my car Bluetooth or my headset. Jellybean is awesome, I never thought I would use the Google Voice Search as much as I do, way better and more accurate than Siri in my opinion. I use Chrome for browsing and the Verizon network speeds approach warp 2 with 4G LTE. I've gotten as high as 30 mbits in some locations, never seen speeds that high, even with my home WIFI. So far the processor has had no hiccups running any of my 3D games and apps, no lockups or stalling like my old Galaxy which froze up all the time when I tried to play Star Wars Angry birds. Overall I am very impressed with this phone, no hiccups or problems in my first full month of usage.
The NOT-SO-GREAT: The one Achilles heel of the phone is the camera, as most other reviews have mentioned. Low light plain sucks, and you have to have a steady hand to get a clear picture. Besides that, I don't think I can think of any negatives with this phone.
If you want a phone that truly lasts all day, and you are tired of having to constantly recharge you phone, get this phone. Right now there's nothing else out there that can match the battery life. My coworkers have Galaxy S3's and other iPhone 5's and they are no match for this phone.