So coming from an e2 for the last 2+ years, my first phone on Republic after many years on Verizon.
I like the removeable battery, it could increase the life of the phone if the battery starts going soft after the first year or so.
Seems fast enough.
Price point is great, I hate how phones have gotten out of hand price wise.
The back of the phone is slick plastic and doesn’t have a nice grippy feel like the rubberized e2.
A few times I have tried to send picture texts (MMS) they have failed, after a couple more tries they go through finally.
The no CDMA needs fixed quickly. It is fine in my market (KC) but wont work if I go to Omaha soon.
About the slick back, I put about six coats of black “PlastiDip” rubberizer on it. That brought the rubbery non slip feel back to the phone. They make plastidip in many different colors. I dislike big bulky cases, so this worked out well.
That’s it for now, will update as I use it more.