I have had my LG Octane for almost a year and a half now. I have found the phone to have good battery life. The service area is fairly decent for my area but the phone does not pick up at my home as well as some of the others I have had in the past. The features could stand to be better on this phone. I am not impressed with the camera, the ability to use Facebook without a data plan, and the ability to hear when someone gives me a call. I can reach a decent medium with this phone and find it to be satisfactory but I have had LG and Motorola phones that I would have considered to have been a better product in relation to hearing capability, features that does not add extra costs, and camera features. Performance Luckily I use this phone more for texting than talking. The phone sends texts in low service areas but it can be hard to understand what someone who calls is saying in a high service area. The service range is alright but could stand to be better where I live. Voice Quality I have to rate voice quality poor because I can hardly hear what someone is saying even in an area with good service. The voice recognition does not work so well with this phone for me either. Battery Life Battery life on this phone is good. I can go days without having to charge my phone as long as I am in an area with some type of service and the phone is not searching. Even in poor service areas where the phone is constantly searching for a signal the phone will last a few hours. Durability I have no large scratches on the casing of the phone but the screen ended up with a deep scratch a few days after I bought it. I was surprised at how quickly I damaged the facing. I have also been surprised to see that the casing has remained unscratched and damaged. An average of the two I would give the Octane a satisfactory rating. Ease of Use The phone is dirt simple to text, send and or receive calls. The phone is not quite as simple to navigate with the features. I have found the only simple way to get to my calendar and tools is to flip the phone open. I wish this feature could be accessed with the phone closed. Design The size and weight of the phone is very good. I love the keyboard. The phone is small enough to transport easily in a pocket. The screen is a size that is easy to view.