I don't think that my area will be getting 4G any time soon, and I was pointed to the X2 by a seemingly knowledgeable person who had told me that the X2 is the best Android choice if you are skipping 4G. From what I've read, the phone has its handful of issues, but these cell phone manufacturers can never seem to get it right, but that's another topic. Here are my concerns with the X2: 1. Lag. From what I've read, the lag issues with the X2 are fixable. Can anyone confirm this? Is anyone still having issues even after implementing these memory fixes? 2. Music (streaming & microSD) This is one of the primary reasons for my purchase of an Android phone. I caught a thread where a guy on here claims he hears crackles while listening to music off of his microSD. He had claimed that he attempted the known fixes to no avail. This is unacceptable to me. I'd like to clear this issue before I make a purchase. 3. Amazon. Unrelated to the X2? Yes, but I would like to know how the process of ordering from Amazon works. Do I activate the phone on my own? If the phone is defective, can I still bring it into Verizon for replacement under warranty?