At first this phone really...sucked. It had a lot of pre-installed apps that I couldn't remove do to no root access. On certain days a fully charged battery would die after about 7 hours, probably because of one or more of the pre-installed apps. I finally found a method to root the phone on androidarea51.
Using superuser & App Quarantine I was able to Quarantine a bunch of apps. Now the battery last a good long while. (more than 24hrs with mild use)
Here's the list of crap I quarantined.
•AT&T Hot Spots
•AT&T Social Net
•AT&T Software Update
•Google Play Books
•Maps (use NavFree)
•News & Weather
•Samsung Push Service* (not rooted)
•Social Hub (twice for some reason)
•Street View* (not rooted)
After removing all that it seems to preform better as well.
This was a $89 refurbished smartphone which isn't bad at that price but if I hadn't rooted it the battery drain issue would have rendered this phone nearly useless.
For the price, this phone exceeds most, if not all, of the competition--a smart phone with a slide-out QWERTY for $100 is hard to come by. For those of you who always complain about the "little things" the phone lacks (i.e. a flashlight?!@#$*), just dish out a few hundred bucks and have every feature you want. Otherwise, buy a flashlight and shut-up.
How is this a phone that can use Adobe Flash (SO VERY RARE), has Graphic Card, Great CPU, but no LED Flash in which one can leave without.
I don't know who makes a Phone which can use Adobe Flash (So Rare), has a Graphic Card, Great CPU and not think to add LED Flash. Other that this a Better ZTE N762.
Its cool but it does not have a flash light,
and a radio and the OS is also not upgradable,
does not support Bluetooth headset.
AnonD-63531, 19 Jul 2012Is this phone available in India????????????????????????????????????????i Don't think so my friend. but if you need to know look for samsung's main site not here.
Best basic Android QWERTY phone. One little software quirk. Volume for notification tones lowers itself on ocassion.
love this phone omg ram, rom , storage, adobe, etc it's better than other phones but cheaper.
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2012Yes it can use instagram but only has a back cameraDoes it have the andriod market app??