Re: sometimes I'm easily pleased
The battery life is downright appalling for starters. That used to be one of the strong points, now it's one of the weak points, which is baffling to me. The device also has fairly frequent crashes, rebooting the device. Bluetooth seems to be a major factor in that too. Speaking of which, bluetooth doesn't work properly. Bluetooth devices get locked to the phone and even turning off the service doesn't disconnect the device, only a reset works. Several normal apps also hang, or even crash the phone. The menu buttons at the bottom fade away, but have a habit of popping back up at the worst of times. If you're a mobile gamer, be prepared to suffer great frustration, because you'll be warped to the start screen when the damn thing pops up. I play a real time game and i have to be on my toes, because several times the game auto-closed the instant i got pulled to the start screen by this "feature". Battery drain is also a problem, which is something i just cannot understand. How on earth does this still happen?
To top it off, this "flagship" bears no hallmarks of what made the Lumia a great series of devices in the first place. The look and feel are cheap and generic and there are barely any physical features that distinguish it from other devices. The only nice feature is the removable back cover, which reveals a removable battery.