I've read a lot of reviews about this phone and despite many people having battery heating and short life problems, at $70.00 CDN I felt is was worth the risk and bought one. I here to say that I'm very glad that I did because this phone is great for the price. My advice is to anyone thinking of buying this phone is to READ ALL THE POSTS. Time spend researching is never time wasted! I followed the advice of many who have posted that you need to initially charge this phone while it is still turned off. FIGHT THE URGE TO TURN THE PHONE ON WHEN YOU BUY IT.
maria, 05 Sep 2013Thank you so much for your advice i will try it and see if it will work, It is rec to remove the battery cover when charging to reduce heat.
Great for cheap price ,you dont get better phone in this price like $69+ tax
D Hurst, 01 Aug 2013I bought the Samsung Galaxy Discover phone on June 24 or 25 2013 and since that time I have ha... morei have had almost the exact same experience and have the same feelings.
they take my money and every corporation passes the buck and has ignored me.
i have purchased this phone for my parents for emergency calls and they have never been able to use it. the only "suggestion" i got was, we know this is a bad phone and everyone complains about the battery - samsung warranty does not cover battery, i'd suggest buying a new phone.
-20 karma points for samsung. they should be ashamed.
Shitty phone. It's constantly crashing, screen won't turn on half the time and can barely pick up wifi from across my house. I wouldn't recommend it
discusted, 14 May 2013This phone is Junk! I purchased my phone in Feb 2013, since that time I have had nothing but t... moreHey
Just got off the phone with Samsung tech support. Their advice
Do not keep any apps on the home screen - swipe them away - also do not charge for more than 3-4 hours...I'll let you know...if this won't work they can shove this phone
where is the led flash lol read the specs lol thats funny still yet to find it
I recently bought Samsung Galaxy discover. Can anyone please inform how to set SPEED DIALING ?
Got mine for Buck but for some reason they won't download application help!!!!!!
randy canada eh., 31 Dec 2012i had no comment,were can i buy screen protector and case?I went looking in several dollar stores, found a screen protector for an S3, just had to carefully cut a bit of length from the cover.
Helen, 10 Jan 2013Hi I have this phone and it's good as it has a fairly large internal memory for a prepaid (4... moreInitially the default driver only let's you copy some media types to the phone, which was disappointing until I got a newer release of the MTP driver then it worked. I was swapping the sd card between the phone and tablet constantly before this :/
JC, 28 Apr 2013Is there any way to indicate that you have a text or phone call that you missed, without turni... moreYes, there is an indicator icon smiley as you should see at the top of the screen on a missed text msg/call that remains there, but unfortunately no beep/mp3 reminder to configure. I looked into an app to resolve the reminder issue for android os, and there are many out there like lightflow app. Only thing is the led light portion in the app does not apply to this phone, since it does not have one.
D Hurst, 01 Aug 2013I bought the Samsung Galaxy Discover phone on June 24 or 25 2013 and since that time I have ha... moreWow sorry to hear that sir. These big companies nowadays care about nothing more than money, once they take yours you'll never see it again unless you're still able to return it. If the date passed then forget it. I just returned mine, getting rid of that piece of trouble. If you only need to talk to your Mother, why don't you just buy a reliable "Dumb"phone. Less worry about battery and drops. Good luck with that troublesome thing though.
I bought the Samsung Galaxy Discover phone on June 24 or 25 2013 and since that time I have had nothing but, trouble with keeping a charge! I charge the phone to 100% and leave the phone of and my battery is drained. I leave it on and within a 30min to hours time my battery is drained 30 to 40 %. I talked to the store where I have bought the phone and I have been treated like garbage and my complaint is a lie to them. Finally one of the store managers goes on the net and tells me that this type of phone has a flaw in it's design. I was giving another phone and it does the same thing. I called samsung and I was treated horribly to where the customer service rep hung up on me. I asked samsung for help and was given nothing. I asked for Head Office and was not given the info. I asked the rep for his name and he said Tim. I asked his last name he refused to give it and refused to give me his employee number. How can a company sell a phone with this problem? Why do people who work for samsung or my provider treat me like I am dirt? I pay as you go and because of this, I am not entitled to a lender phone. My money was easy to take, but to get help and compensated for all the stress and problems is unavailabel. I bought this phone because, I have a heart condition and to be able to speak with my precious mother everyday. I have to always find a place to charge my phone because it drains very fast no matter what! The rep from samsung refused to give me head office info or anyone in a higher position than him. This is morally repugnant!
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2013would you please advise what does it mean by saying "factory reset" ? Thank you!I'm not kosmos but I can help with "Factory Reset" The factory reset reverts your phone back to like when you first bought it (Erases all your data) You can do this by going to the Settings App. Then "Backup & Restore" > Then choose the last option. I don't remember exactly what it's called (Something along the lines of Erase Everything, Reset Phone, or Factory Data Reset) Select that and follow the prompts. Personally, when it finishes I like to go to the recovery and choose "Wipe Data/Cache" as well. Hope this clears up some stuff. And to the other Anonymous I think I will follow his guide and return mine. The battery goes down 1% per minute lol. So thanks for the suggestion.
kosmos, 18 Jun 2013I found a say to fix the battery life, just factory reset it. Now I am getting 40hrs of stand ... morewould you please advise what does it mean by saying "factory reset" ? Thank you!
JnNn, 27 Jul 2013Excuse me sir, but when you mean "Phone Off" do you mean that the phone is "Pow... moreThe phone needs to be power off and not standby. I have no data plan and wifi and gps are turned off. Most of the time I can go for standby for days without a recharge. But once a while it will discharge overnight. I still trying to figure out exactly what is wrong with it. The best way to to keep an eye on it. After you fully charge the phone, turn it on and wait for an hour or so. Check the battery drain meter. It should be pretty flat. (Assuming data is off, wifi is off, bluetooth is off and gps is off.) If it still show a fast drain, turn the phone off for a min then turn it back on and check on it after an hour. Usually that fix it.
If you suspect you have a battery drain problem, return the phone if you can. It is not worth the trouble. A phone should be a reliable and predictable piece of equipment.