So far,so good. It's an upgrade from my Blade, so the screen is bigger and the phone generally is smoother & faster (which is as I'd expect). I haven't noticed any problems with the battery, I can get >1.5 days out of a full charge, but I'm mostly surfing or checking twitter whle traveling to & from work.
I'm using the etotalk ROM at the moment but plan to move over to Bruno's ROM @ xda eventually. I'm a bit disappointed that this seems to be th only option for a custom ROM (definitely different from the Blade). JB would be nice, but I won't hold my breath waiting on it.
I ordered a ZTE V970 from etotalk. Placed the order on Friday night (2nd Nov), it shipped on Monday and was delivered to Belgium on Wednesday (7th Nov). I've been hit for a further €25 by customs but all in all I pretty happy with the phone.
I'm a ZTE Blade user and I really want to upgrade to the G2 but I'm put off by the lack of a modding community (I've been a bit spoiled for choice with the devs on the Blade). Do you know if ROMs for the ZTE V970 could work with the G2? (Both use the MT6577 and have 1GB of RAM.)