I had this handset it was great. The battery life was bad like the other people say it is. I ended up giving it up to my cousin for Christmas. It ended up being lost or stolen at her job in January. She ended up getting a galaxy exhibit as replacement. That phone has amazing battery life. The only thing is it is common around my area. It is sold on Metro PCS which is in my area.
My wife and I have had this model(2 of them)for over a year now and I made a few changes to them...
1. the battery-I went on line and for $20, free s&h I got 2 2300s (the phone comes with a 1750...end of low battery.
2. I had the heat problem, reset and that ended that all my settings went away on reset but came back.
3. go into settings and do an update to 4.0.4
4. if not using wifi or Bluetooth turn them off...phone and internet work great on wifi
5. check for and turn off active applications
6. if you need an answer call 611 on your phone and you will get an answer for any technical problem
Needless to say, the only thin the bigger phones have on this phone is just that...SIZE...I haven't found a need for a bigger phone
I rate this phone A+
great phone first year. acts up second year. dies at the end of second year.....
cita, 06 Feb 2014I can't work my mms. I can receive but I can't send any. thx for any suggestionsCall T-Mobile. This is a problem with them not the phone.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2014I bought this phone on Jan 15. Only problem I have so far is the battery drains out so fast. A... moreTurn off WiFi, and in the settings change the screen timeout to 15 or 30 seconds.
I can't work my mms. I can receive but I can't send any.
thx for any suggestions
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2014I bought this phone on Jan 15. Only problem I have so far is the battery drains out so fast. A... moreGet cyanagenmod it's pretty good and uses less battery if you want i still use this phone it's great.
I bought this phone on Jan 15. Only problem I have so far is the battery drains out so fast. Any suggestions how to extend battery life?
dul, 15 May 2013could this phone upgradable on jelly bean?It can't but you can download Cyo
The phone was heating up first time guess because it was new. The phone is not a piece of crap like others say it very nice phone only part I regret it can't upgrade other than that I had the cell for year now and it's a nice phone to start up with if you don't want a large phone. A
This phone runs CyanogenMod 10.1 just fine. Great size for smaller pockets or smaller hands and the battery lasts a full day. It's one of the last of its size and speed with a full 1gb of RAM and a dual 1.5ghz CPU but only a 4" screen. I wish newer phones would put out smaller versions like Samsung did with this SGSII rebuild.
This phone is a piece of crap. My dad had it and it kept heating up to the point that he couldn't hold it close to his ear. He had to deactivate live wallpaper and root it to remove the junkware. Even with that, it still kept heating up...not as bad, though.
Eventually, the phone gave up and does not power on anymore. It is such a disgrace that a phone with such specs died so quickly. I have read that most Galaxy phones suffer from overheating and dying...it happened to a co-worker of mine that had a Galaxy S II. I was going to buy a Galaxy Nexus but now will stay away from Galaxy products.
An amazing phone. I bought it October with a screen protector and the T-Mobile D30 case. I dropped this so many times and that case works so amazing, though it makes the phone much more bulkier and the buttons harder to push. The camera is amazing and I'm running Jely Bean 4.1.2 with Cyanogenmod. I love the Blaze so much and I won't be upgrading for a while.
Will the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant 4G touch screen digitizer fit on this model?
I love my phone, had it for a year, yeah the battery is not as goo as I expected but I can't see why it needs the OS updated
Nice little phone.
OS is upgradeable ICS from Samsung (4.0.4)
Not sure about battery complaints, unless doing massive music streaming it usually last me all day just fine including some browsing, email, phone texting and games.