| | 12-21-2010, 08:59 AM #1
Here's a short review of the LG Quantum, which I am using on the Bell network in Canada.
Feel and Fit: Quality throughout, feels solid, but surprisingly compared to my Palm Pre fits well in a shirt pocket, doesn't feel too heavy. The weight just makes it feel better made. Love the rubber/metal outside, makes cases kind of obsolete. I'm still using the plastic screen protector that came with it.
OS and Speed: Way faster than my Pre, everything happens quickly except for some games, of course. Took only a day or two to realize how cool this OS is, how it lets me do the things I did before, but much easier,. The hubs are great, and apps are kind of in the background. In fact, I doubt I will be using too many apps unless they really fill a need.
Screen: No issues, I keep the brightness at medium, a little hard to see in direct sunlight but really not a problem, like the fact its a little smaller so better battery life, which I am getting a good 10 hours out of on a normal day.
Signal: Better than on the Pre on the same network, I live in a remote area but can make/take phone calls and browse anywhere in the house now.
Biggest pet peeve: I need someone to come out with a hack to change the operation of the shift and function keys on the hardware keyboard (Which is great!). The shift should be at the bottom and the function at the top, otherwise I have no issues with the keyboard and find myself using both hardware and virtual ones about equally. The word suggestions is very nicely implemented.
Small pet peeves: Wish it had a sliding cover for the usb terminal, this seems like such a no-brainer, camera button sometimes feels funny because the slider starts to slide a tiny bit, camera really sucks compared to the Palm's which was excellent, maybe its me or I need to experiment with settings. Would rather have fixed focus for speed and sharpness., finally, "on" button is hard to find, I keep hitting the "home" button because of my Palm Pre experience.
Overall: I think Microsoft is going to take a huge chunk of the market. They've got the money, marketing (I've seen lots of commercials and billboard with my phone on them) and when they get things right, they really get things right.
This phone and OS is a winner!