OK LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! I just got my phone.
Paid $30 for 3-5 day UPS and they did not disappoint. Ordered it the 11th, shipped on the 12th, and just arrived at my door step.
I am having one major issue though...don't know if it's the phone, SIM card, settings, or what...but the phone doesn't seem to want to stay connected to Straight Talk. I have the right APN and all that...but it keeps dropping all signal the picking it up then dropping etc. It's weird though because if I'm on the phone it stays connected...odd...
Other than trying to figure that out the phone is amazing. **** GLASS SCREEN!!! I'm sure it's not Gorilla Glass or anything like that, but hey, it isn't plastic. I'm actually quite shocked by this in all honesty as a lot of the phones this size had plastic. I had no idea it was going to be glass is what I'm saying.
Screen is gorgeous and BIG haha...same width as my Note 1 but a tad taller. IPS 720p LCD looks pretty decent having come from a 800p OLED in my Note. Not as much of a difference as I would have thought (blacks aren't inky dark but that was to be expected...still good though). Honestly besides the contrast and ever so slightly more washed out colors (not bad just not BOLD like OLED) I honestly can't tell a difference. Was kind of worried that going from a 5.3 inch 800p to a 5.7 inch 720p text and stuff might not look as sharp. This isn't so.
Build quality is very nice as well. If I didn't know any better and someone told me it was a Samsung I'd believe them. Very solid, nice build with no hollowness or flex or anything like that. Really liking it. Only problem I can see is that the chrome plating for the ring surrounding the edge of the phone isn't as clean as Samsung. Worried it may eventually peel or something like that. We'll see...might be a defect (it isn't THAT bad I just noticed it really looking at it) and can't speak on behalf on all cheaper Chinese phones.
13,534 Antutu! Easily smokes my Note and feels very fast and fluid. Surfing the web and what not I can tell an immediate difference. Definitely a worth while speed increase.
Anyways...got to try and figure out this signal problem. I'll write a full review (or maybe YouTube it) if I can get it working properly.