Got mine on Friday - Great price point - nice and compact - good camera and battery life - and all will be upgraded shortly to Windows 10 - Excellent choice so far
I too have recently acquired the Lumia 735 for a spouse to replace an HTC8x.
Only slightly larger dimensions, but bigger screen. Like it a lot, have been a Windows Phone user for 4 1/2 years. Like the way it initializes auto initializes Mails, Calendar and People based on Microsoft Account used.
WP's implementation of hands-free in a car is the best in the business. Apple and Android should take note of how it's done. Cortana automatically reading email and text messages, prompting you to respond/ignore, etc is so far beyond what anybody else is doing.
Picking mine up tomorrow and Seijar is correct with the hands-free comment. My Note 4 was quirky at best syncing with my 2012 Camaro but my HTC 8x running Win8 with Cortana was flawless!
I'm using an iPhone 6 now as my daily driver, and while it connects to my car via bluetooth perfectly, the Lumias are a joy to use hands-free while the iPhone isn't truly hands-free at all, except for calls. I also think that for anybody with a social emphasis, WP's people hub is the best iteration of contact/social feed management on the planet.
I've had mine for a week. Very happy. The sound is better than on my land line.
No major issues. While on a call where you have to type in a number (like Voicemail) the screen often blinks and it can get annoying.
Of course, my 'review' might change with Windows 10. I hope it'll be a smooth transition for all.
Verizon: Time to include 735 on your windows phone support list for commenting here.
One of the reasons I'm keen on the Lumia 735 is the WP10 coming upgrade. Microsoft is making it (relatively) easy for developers to port their apps to Windows, but I wonder if it's time to do something like BlackBerry and create an environment in which Windows phones can run Android apps.