B mans, 01 Mar 2016my uncle sent me a SAMSUNG galaxy from USA. I am in sierra Leone. when i inserted a Sim card, ... moreIt seems that the phone he sent to you is locked to only use a certain cell provider. You are going to have to buy an unlock pin, which will let you use any provider.
This phone absolutely fucking sucks. I'm actually typing this from my SGL and had to retype 8 words already because of the cramped keyboard. I've had freezing problems, overheaying problems and they're so bad that my phone heated up to 154.7°F and this is very bad for VR. I wasted $200 on a VR Box VR headset and since it doesn't have a gyroscope, it just stays there. So, DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE
That Phone is a Contraption big contraption i had this contraption yes samsung has their sucky phone with a sucky design and an outdated OS this is a Contraption that no body likes it looks like a clone of that S3 like what are they are thinking of making a Contraption phone with a terrible lag resolution when playing a game especially EMULATORS i cant play it confortably and is very slower i know 1.4 GHz but slower than the LG 1.2 GHz dang you Samsung This phone has a very disgusting feeling that awful feel of that contraption outdated machine. Good thing i abandoned now its sitting there stuck with the metro PCS logo with no start ups this is the most buggiest android machine that i wver owned this is served as a temporary android contraption. This Horrible contraption is laggy buggier and very slow plus its very outdated come on are they any updated OS already Samsung must update their Horrible Contraptions.
teffa, 21 Dec 2015My galaxy was really well when I left Arequipa to cothauasi, after staying a day or two was cr... moremy uncle sent me a SAMSUNG galaxy from USA. I am in sierra Leone. when i inserted a Sim card, the are asking me fo sim network unlock pin. what is the sim network unlock pin?
I got one last month and it works perfect!!! It's a great phone, nice size and weight. Runs fast... Recommended.
The phone works fine. It does what I need it to do. It's a great "phone" (clear and loud if needed)
Everything else is go as well. I would recommend it to anybody that wants a decent smartphone.
My galaxy was really well when I left Arequipa to cothauasi, after staying a day or two was crashing the net, and my chip no longer worked, because this already failing or recognize the chip and says not registered to the network, I can do?.
My Galaxy lite has delayed messages. I may get messages 2-4 days later and sometimes they duplicate. Most times, my sent messages fail. What's the problem?
You get what you pay for. Unfortunately, I paid for two of these. That means that I have experienced every problem posted twice. This phone is aweful, and the fake posts here really stick out.
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2015Its nice looking but i have only two apps go keyboard and subway surfer And i have tons of pic... moreDelete your Subway Surfer because it runs in the background very hard. Also, delete the files that you don't need. Turn off the app that you don't use by pressing the home button for about 3 seconds, then select the bottom right button.
For those that complain the battery drains fast or the cell phone runs slow. Do the following:
1. Stop running multiple apps at the same time by pressing the home button and select the right bottom on the screen.
2. Force stop the apps the constantly running in the back ground by selecting setting->More->Storage->Used Space->applications.
3. Turn off the Wifi, GPS, Blue tooth and Sync when you don't need them.
4. Turn on Power Saving.
5. Move the video, music, pictures and personal files to Micor-Sd cards
6. Delete Cached data and advertisement data
After all these work, you will free up a lot of Device Storage, CPU work load and Ram work load, which in turn, use a lot less battery juice.
Worst phone I ever owned! I HATE this phone. This phone automatically sent several of my contacts to a text spam folder and I was unable to receive text messages from them for over a month until someone finally figured it out. Now that that is "fixed" I can't upload any photos. This phone is a total P.O.S.
Having a hard time trying to figure out the input password for call barring. I have a toddler that doesn't always sleep through the night that loves to get mommy's phone and call people between 12 and 2 in the early mornings. So I want to turn off outgoing calls at night that way she doesn't bother anyone. Yes I know I can put a lock on my phone but she has locked me out of my phone and I have had to reset it a few times. So if anyone knows how I can figure out the input password please let me know. Thank you
Anonymous, 26 Apr 2015my phone does not want to turn on, i dont know what happend it was charging and now it turns t... moreYou may have subjected your phone to moisture in the bathroom while showering. Steam or high humidity will enter and damage the phone.
I had this phone for a while. It was cheap and effective. I had no issues with battery. My kids would draw on it and I'd use it normally. I'd recharge it at night and I was all good. You can't bury it with apps that are constantly running in the background since it has low ram (in comparison to newer models) but that is user error, not the phone. If you want to run it like a flagship phone, buy one. If you need a cost effective phone that works and has some perks compared to its price range with a really dated camera then this is perfect.
It's pretty decent phone for the price. The major issue - either OS cannot be upgrades to more recent one (Jelly Bean is quite obsolete now), or simply Samsung does not bother.
Mary, 26 Sep 2015Wow! I cannot belief the bad experiences with this phone, I got 2 Samsung galaxie light phones... moreI HATE this phone.Manual sucks,hard to navigate,Runs down EVERY f'n day & that's not
even using it.My old Samsung with the Qwerty was all I needed and was only about 7 mo.
old ($80??) and Metro PCS said I had to upgrade 'cause they were no longer supporting that phone.What a crock of s**t! Not a scratch on it,worked great,so why the hell do they make you upgrade?Get the KY.Then I STILL had to pay around $30. Hell, I didn't even get kissed
Had it for a year for $30 from Metro. I bought it because it was the fastest phone at that price point ATM, and its quadcore. It works well and reasonably fast if you keep its memory emptyish. Dont overload its cpu, or it will slow down like any other phone. Once I deleted all the memory hogging apps and use DU speedbooster regularly, its speed is pretty good; much faster than my old dualcore ZTE. I charge it every night, and i bought a bigger battery off the internet when the first one died. I love this phone. It does what I want it too, without too much delay. People need to take better care of their phones, then maybe they wouldnt fail so much. Idiots wanna have ten apps open at once then complain their phones are slow. Educate yourselves. This is ALMOST a galaxy S3 at a great price.