Had this phone for about 2 years now. Worked reasonably well for me until some time ago when it started to not show missed calls etc. People were basically telling me off for not answering or calling back when it was the phone doing it. I had some other issues with it- it is slow to run apps and sometimes reboots or worse hangs up.Also I could never get the software upgrade to work. Also GPS is slow and not at all reliable to use in the field. And by the way this was an important reason for buying the phone in the first place.
Finally after much of this, I decided to do a factory reset and this time only installed a basic set of apps, with the goal being more free RAM and an uncluttered environment and thus better performance.
For a short time, the reset and successful upgrade made me have good feelings about the phone and Samsung. Alas this was short lived.
The phone is now behaving worse than ever. It does not correctly show battery life or even status (indicating charging when not connected). It even sometimes says it is connected as a USB device when it is not connected at all. Battery life (always bad from day one) is now worse than ever. And the phone also feels warmer to the touch.
Please avoid this phone and spread the word. Just want to add that my daughters Samsung S4 (the latest flagship)had to have its battery replaced AFTER THREE MONTHS.
My next phone will so not be a Samsung.
speed of my phone is very low.if i become version of this high it become good?
Anil, 16 Jan 2014my phone is lock.... how to open plz tel me...The best phone
Anil, 16 Jan 2014my phone is lock.... how to open plz tel me...u can swicth off ur mobile then on ur mobile its asking ur email id sighn ur email id then unlock ur mobile
AnonMe, 21 Sep 2013I also got this automatically restarting problem in this phone. At first the touch was the pro... morehi buddy even my problem in my mobile, u got any solution pls let me know plssssssss, mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Am not able to download bbm on my plus and how to update my softwarr
dragos lucian10, 24 Oct 2013The 1 GHz dual-core is much-much better than the 1.4GHz single-core processor.For example my p... moreDual core processors at 1Ghz are faster than 1.4 single core and it was obvious, except for newbies.
Better games experience in your case isnt related too much with cpu, but much more becouse strongest gpu Mali400, embended in newer dualcore pohones like SG Ace 2.
At my oppinion, SGS Plus still performs very well for its class.
With custom CM 4.2.2 JB (Liquid smooth) gives almost 6000 points in Antutu with default cpu clock or even more, clocked at stable 1.8 Ghz.
This is great phone and still withstands the test of time well.
galaxy s2 plus is a piece of junk. it restarts automatically, hangs a lot and to use the phone again battery has to be removed. just painstaking...i am indeed angry at who praise samsung galaxy phones!!!
ronny, 15 Dec 2013anybody upgraded this device to the 4.4 kitkat ? if yes plz let me know abt the performance. ... moreSeveral aplication not working properly, but its normal, this is still Alpha version.
Its fast, battery life is good, so we must only to wait for stable version.
anybody upgraded this device to the 4.4 kitkat ? if yes plz let me know abt the performance. workong properly or some function not working well. i heard kitkat run smoothly even on 512 mb RAM
Datperson, 28 Sep 2013I am using paranoid android 3.99 rc2 by davidteri and everything works smooth and the battery ... moreThank you! Just some more questions hope u don't mind. How can i get that on my phone? Will cyanogenmod be easier to install? Because i really don't want to risk bricking my phone. If you can, please point me to a site that has safe and easy-to-do installations.
montenegro, 22 Oct 2013who procesor is better 1,4or 1 dual coreThe 1 GHz dual-core is much-much better than the 1.4GHz single-core processor.For example my processor is 800MHz dual-core(SG Ace 2) and it feels better,smoother than the 1.4GHz from SGS plus(i9001).Even it has only 800MHz,it can handle games witch SGS plus cannot,even i9001 has 600 more MHz.Anyway, for a discontinued smartphone it's a pretty impressing one.It has an amazing display,the sensitivity of the touchscreen is great,it has a lot of memory with can be expanded with an external sd card and it looks very good.But if you want more performance, you should choose a smartphone with 1GHz processor instead 1.4GHz.