I have used this phone for 4 months. I have to admit I am a cheap Consumer and this phone fit into my budget. The speed of the phone may vary due to carriers. I bought it from Koodo and tried to update a custom firmware to correct the lag issues and "Force Closings". Basically I messed up my phone for a 6 weeks. finally after installing 20 different firmwares I had to settle with a TELUS firmware. With the TELUS firmware the runs perfect and runs fast. I also had to unlock the phone. Which was quite easy and free. Ido have to charge the phone once a day though. I am very happy with this phone now. Mind you it will not compare to an Iphone 3 But honestly I only need to make a few phone calls and twitter and texting.