Here’s the review I’m posting on the Virgin Mobile site…
Total: 3 of 5 stars
Ease of Use 3/5
Battery Life 1/5
I live in San Francisco. 4G sucks the battery fast (3 hours will kill the battery dead) but it’s fast when available. It’s definitely not available everywhere. Powering up the 4G takes like 2 minutes. :-(
Virgin 3G data is definitely universally slower than AT&T. The browser will hang for 20 seconds at a time. But browser pages usually eventually load.
Chrome has problems, an update is supposed to be forthcoming. I installed Opera browser which is working well.
I bought a $75 Seidio 4,000 mah battery so the phone will last all day with 3G turned on. Without it, the phone is DEAD at 7pm. With the new giant backpack battery, the phone is usually at 50% at midnight :-) …. but one day I had a runaway process or something so that the battery died at 8pm. :-(
But hey, $35/month for 3G and 2.5Gig/month! Begrudgingly happy.
And the 3D camera is a really neat Gee-Wiz toy.
Cons: slow 3g, data sucks battery, spotty 4g service