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Good phone if you're a realist!
on August 1, 2014
So, if you're buying this phone in 2014, it's because your iPhone fell in the sink while you were shaving and your Verizon contract isn't up for another five months. You aren't about to pay some ridiculous price for a used iPhone 4, and you're kinda curious to see if the Droid phones are any better than they used to be. So let's keep this in perspective, this is a 2010 phone with a single-core processor and 3G only.
That being said, this is a good phone 24 hours after you open the box. The big difference between Apple and Android is the fact that an iPhone is what it is, you take what they give you and live with it. A Droid phone gives you total control over everything. For some people, this is a bad thing. To get the most out of this phone, you need to spend a serious amount of time setting it up correctly and not loading it up with crap. Install the basic apps, the ones you will use daily, and ignore all the shiny things in the Google Play store. There are 500 different text messaging apps, but if you're a Verizon customer, use the Verizon Message+ app. It's not the sexiest, but it works much better than any other app.
Consider spending $15 on a new battery for this phone, the one that comes with it is crap. Don't get frustrated with the phone on day one, it takes some time to customize everything. When you're done, you have a very decent phone for $85.