I bought the phone 2 months ago and the power button won't lock the screen, can anyone help with that???
I purchased the Avant on the recommendation of T Mobile as a phone that will switch to Wi Fi when available and cell service is not.
Don't believe it! You can make outgoing calls with the WiFi connection, but 95% of the time incoming calls are directed directly to voice mail.
Finally after many calls, T Mobile admitted that they have known of this issue with the Avant since the fall of 2014, have no fix for it, and have no idea if or when they will.
So be warned, don't buy the Avant if you intend to get incoming calls over Wi Fi. It doesn't work
I have nothing but a headache when I purchased this(now 4th return)phone. I had returned 2 on buyers remorse because it would not allow me to hear calls made to anyone outside of my area code, they would have to call me back as soon as I would call them, I could hear the ringtone they pick up...nothing they cannot hear me or me them, they call back and then we can talk. It has now been 4 phones from T-Mobile and they are still trying to find out what the cause is. I called Samsung directly, I was told well they did not put too much technology into this phone, so if I have apps running in the background it could cause issues. So basically this is a phone for someone who only wants a phone and not to use internet or apps(which we are paying service for smart phone usage from the company)and I am waiting to see if they are going to make me turn in this phone again under warranty which will be the 5th phone before they offer me another option. I have never been so unsatisfied with a phone in all my life. I guess the saying is true, you get what you pay for.
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2015I've had the Avant for a few weeks, and haven't had one ounce of problem with it. I've read t... moreI really don't know why all these people are complaining. "the screen is garbage" What does that even mean? The screen resolution is the typical mid grade android phone and is a pretty sharp resolution. This phone is fast and if these people don't like the auto correct then get SwiftKey. This is an android we are talking about. These phones are there For customization. Honestly if you don't have the money to dish out for the newest Galaxy S model then this is the way to go. This thing rivals the s4 I'm every way except screen resolution and camera resolution. But you can't say it's crap because you're not paying much for it in the first place. You get what you pay for and for this phone it's well worth every penny. I have had no problems with video playback Netflix Internet anything. I use it for chromecast, I use it for Spotify, etc. I've played games on it with no lag. I'm even using the metro pcs version. I'm pretty sure these people either got a bad pick out of a batch of don't know what they are talking about. Not to mention people expect unicorns for pennies now a days and complain if their purchase doesn't exceed standards.
I think it's a great phone. The screen resolution is pretty good and the phone can be tweaked to go ultra fast. It also supports T-Mobile's new band 12 which allows for better reception. The flaws include a bad camera and less features than the better Samsung Galaxy phones. Overall, a fine phone.
Two thumbs down! , 26 Mar 2015Runnn from this phone, it really sucks! After barely a month, the internet crashes frequently,... moreIt could be your call timer. A would beep/chime every minute on the dot
I bought the Avant last September because of the price and that it had just come out over the summer as a mid-level smart phone. Figured it was a brand new model from Samsung and I didn't need all the bells and whistles of a full blown smart phone, so I bought it. I paid for the phone upfront as it was just over $200 with my carrier, T-mobile. Right out of the box, I was on the phone with tech support constantly for a plethora of issues. Finally I told T-Mobile I shouldn't have to pay for a brand new phone that had so many issues that were never fixed. They agreed and reimbursed me for it. Bottom line, it's has alot of problems and don't buy it.
worksgooodyeaaa, 20 Apr 2015Better than 98% out there ! Needs to have Lg's Volume for sound , Needs to have Samsung's carm... moreHow is your t that I've had Avant for only 5 months and this is the only device that keeps "crashing"..while on the internet?? Thanks for any recommendations.
Don't ever get this phone!!!!! It's crap. I'm fed up with this phone! I've had it for 6 month's and there's loads of problems. If you like to take picture, the camera quality is awful!!!!! This is a great value s5 don't waste your money on this phone. 🙅🙅
Horrible phone. I can't stand the auto correct when typing. The S1 had a better system. The Internet setting options are crap as well. The screen is also garbage. The camera isn't add good as my S2. Overall I'd give the avant a 3/10
Better than 98% out there ! Needs to have Lg's Volume for sound , Needs to have Samsung's carmera and needs a step up or 2 in speed . But for the overall rating i give it an 8.But far as internal memory makes it better than 98% sold for this fact cause the rest of them run out of internal memory to fast because of downloading pictures videos music which this one dont and thats a very important fact on choosing a good reliable phone because if you buy a Lg with 1.3 of internal memory and you use all of it then your done phone lags phone wont work period .Same with more expensive phones make sure you look at the specs before you buy a phone if your not going download alot them the other 2% of phones are good for you i hope this helps you out and also if you need more help text my cell if your having any other issues 4078006530 be glad to help ..
This phone sucks I guess all metro PCs phones suck but the color on screen looks faded the sound quality not good I bought lg f60 that one is better n cheaper
This phone is a variant of the Samsung Rugby I used at work in Canada, and it works exactly the same. I went back to work in the US not long ago and wanted a similar phone, but had no interest in the s-series. This phone cost me about $140 out of the t-mobile shop outright, and with a bodyglove cover and a screen mask, should be about as rugged as the Rugby was, although not as weatherproof. I use the voice to text feature a lot, as well as tunein radio for music and have had zero issues with it. I have not yet tried the features in the latest version of android kitkat, but it does have both wired and wireless tethering to wifi for my laptop, should i need it. I drive truck for a living, so i will also install sygic for trucking as a navigation aid, and that program has worked well for me in the past as far back as my old verizon htc phone that ran on froyo. If you want a decent featured phone at a fair price outright, you can't go wrong with the avant. If you are on t-mobile, spare yourself the headaches with monitoring your usage and just get unlimited data, text, etc. Well worth the price you pay.
I got this Avant about 3 weeks ago. I am extremely happy with it. Let me say that I am not a terribly sophisticated tech user, but it does a lot of nice things for way less than the iPhone 6 or the problematic Galaxy S4. It goes beyond my basic phone needs, and I try new apps that help me progress.
The sound is clear. It takes great photos. So far, so good. Of course, I had my last phone for over 5 years...
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2015It's takes a long time to come on after pushing the side button.it also comes on for a second ... moreI've had the Avant for a few weeks, and haven't had one ounce of problem with it. I've read the reviews and wonder why everyone is having trouble. The sound quality is excellent (but sometimes when I'm on speaker, it might get a little staticy), the apps work perfectly, it takes pretty good pictures (though I'm not fussy about pictures because we use our regular digital camera most of the time), the battery life is okay; about a day if I'm using it all the time, the internet connection works well. The T-Mobile guy at the kiosk transferred all my contacts from my old flip-phone by bluetooth, and my husband and I transferred all my pictures from my flip-phone by bluetooth. We've even used bluetooth to transfer pictures from other people's smartphones. Now, I am not streaming videos or games, so that may be the difference. I would recommend the Avant, since it was very reasonable and just the right size for my hand.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015u can't always believe what u read. I'm bout to buy the phone. I hv a galaxy exhibit right, ha... moreYou will be happy with the Avant. They both suck tho. Impress yourself with the LG F6.
It's takes a long time to come on after pushing the side button.it also comes on for a second then clicks right back off. There's about a 20 second pause before lighting up, God forbid I'm in need of assistance and need to call 911. Other than that it's been an ok phone, however not good incase of an emergency, Bc you wait atleast 20 seconds before it even lifts up after pushing the button.
I have this phone for 3 months. Dont NEVER EVER buy this phone. Before it I had a chinese brand phone, Far better than it,
There are better ways to waste your money rather than spending money on AVANT. especially on internet it is horrible
I bought this phone brand new. since ever I bought it I was unable to make use of the phone . the network was locked. and it cannot detect my Sim card... I have tried using device unlock to unlock the network permanently, but not working telling me the phone I connect the WiFi network from, is not compatible with my device, and it request a working data connection. so is there no other method on how I could unlock the phone without contacting the customer care because I bought from another country. so please tell me what to do
M, 17 Mar 2015I bought SAMSUNG AVANT two weeks ago and everyone complains that they cannot hear me. It has ... moreSome cell phone towers are comprised of Nokia products which is why your husband would have better reception than you or so I heard from a technician (I didn't fact check) but I did have a Nokia 3 years ago which had incredible reception even in places where you should hit a dead zone hope that helps. Also I just got an avant and haven't had any real issues I couldn't fix on my own I'm with t-mobile.