I am unsatisfied with this phone and the service I'm receiving from it. It crashes every time I go to a site. Not a couple, but every site, approximately every other time. I did go into the Rainier TMobile store, and was told oh no problem turn your phone off and reboot it. Yeah, I did all of those things. Problem is I've been AND IT CRASHED JUST NOW!!!!!!! I'm done! I have legal matters I cannot be in the middle of and "sorry this has crashed". That doesn't work. What if I'm in the middle of a 911 call for an ambulance and that screeching sound starts (the fax machine noise that cuts in at what ever point in a call the phone decides.), yeah my mother has the same phone, purchased at the same time. 2 different residences, 2 different points of usage, and both phones do this crap. Hers however doesn't Crash as often as mine.
I gave it a shot. I didn't like it. I'm stuck with this phone because I gave it a chance thinking it could be me, and the 14 day period for returns expired. You know about the same time these phones went completely haywire. Yeah. I was told I Am eligible to come BUY a different phone. Yes. I am thank you. I am eligible to shop Services as well. I just do not recall having so many problems with That Other one. But I do, not tolerate bad customer service so I left them years ago and never returned. And shabang! New service company's pop up daily offering lots of gifts. I don't want them, I actually like Tmobile, but I Actually Need a working phone. At all times of the day/night. You know, like since we pay for it. Not sometimes, all the time. Samsung... has never ever been a problem. So is it the phone or the service? AND IT CRASHED. hey that's a pretty long time in between crashes, Alrighty then. I'm done with the Avant. Samsung, I'm disappointed. Maybe they can tell me if it was their phone or the service. I actually want an answer. Too mu Ch, $, to not be heard.
I think im gonna get a Samsung galaxy for Christmas sooo excited.can someone tell me if i can get mine craft on it pls that would be nice
newyser, 11 Oct 2014I had a galaxy it was great when l left sprint they don't have unlock option so l had an LG f3... moremaybe you can return it cause right now its on sale at best buy for 129.99 no contract or rebate needed, look on website sku no. 9735097 or tell costco to refund the diff or you will return it and they might.....
Anonymous, 28 Sep 2014can anyone tell me where can i find this phone and please dont suggest ebay and other like thatSo far i liked this phone
topu, 08 Oct 2014i want to buy this phn.. so users plzz.. tell me how is it. ?? !!! Phone is awsome
Overprized. The camera is bad and it drains battery quickly even my old low grade prism was better.
Something is wrong with the volume people can't hear me well.I have to repeat myself.
Very disappointed, I wish they can recall this phones so I can get a better one or at least fix my freaking problem. :-( :-(
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2014the s3 is a better phone. you would be downgrading. i just bought an avant because it was chea... moreThe thing about this phone is it supports LTE, and band 12 thats the most important thing if your with T-Mobile.. this is the cheapest best brand name phone that supports that frequency at this time.
rblgrl7982, 13 Sep 2014Would you recommend this phone? I have a Galaxy S3 and want to upgrade but can't really afford... morethe s3 is a better phone. you would be downgrading. i just bought an avant because it was cheap and im still paying on my iphone 5 that i broke and its great but my brothers s3 is a little better still
Welp I am a complete speed junkie (you should see my comp) but I dont care when it comes to phones it works and good my review
1.Its fast (quad core 1.2)
2.16 gig memory after it all ends your get 11 gigs
3.the screen is about 4.6 its good for the price
4.And to end it Samsung knows how to do shit so look low end and it still is better than an ISHIT
This is my dumb review enjoy I love it
AnonD-218670, 14 Sep 2014my opnion will be stay with galaxy s3,as s3 has a more powerful processor than avant and the s... moreI had a galaxy it was great when l left sprint they don't have unlock option so l had an LG f3 for metro, no space on, l could not take photos at night etc... l mainly got the avant because l don't want a big asss phone. It is great, l don't get a grainy display it's bright and brilliant every works great, l love this phone. Only thing is you cant use some functions when charging. Got it at costco, 216 + 25 rebate it also came with a car carger and stand. Not sure if you have to be on t-mobile to get it
Got this phone yesterday, and I really like it. I'm coming from a 2.3 Gingerbread device though, so my views are inflected by that. This is my first KitKat/Touchwiz phone, and I've gotta say, it's definitely a bang-for-your-buck phone. But... I still think the Moto G (2013/2014) is better simply because it's running stock and will get the Android L update.
I got this phone for only $49 upfront, no subsidy whatsoever (thank you retentions!), so keep that in mind as well. I normally wouldn't buy a low-end Samsung phone like this one for $100+, since I honestly don't think this phone is worth $200 or even $150. $40-$110 is around how much Samsung should be charging for it.
With that out of the way, this phone's battery is great. The screen-on-time quite good for a phone like this (I got around 4-5 hours on 56% battery the first time I used it) and mine only lost 5% of its battery when I took it out of charging and left it with the screen off (idle phone) today. If you're a light to medium user, you'll love the battery life. But... it has NO ambient light sensor! Shame.
On Antutu, my phone scored around 18886, which is decent, IMO. The screen brightness is great, and even though the resolution is only 960x540, and the technology used is TFT, images look great. I had no problems playing OR streaming HD videos on my phone (720p and 1080p).
I thought I'd hate Touchwiz, but this phone gave me hope for it! Yeah, Touchwiz is irritatingly invasive at times, and this phone probably only runs Touchwiz with very little lag because it's got 1.5GB of RAM, but you can turn most of its stupid features off... except Samsung's stupid "high volume" warning when you try to maximize the volume to its highest level with headphones on. You also can't get rid of S Finder and Quick Connect in the notification shade unless you root/flash another ROM...
...which brings me to the only thing I hate about this phone. The lack of ROMs! There are NO custom ROMs for this phone, which seriously sucks. So you might want to consider that before buying this phone.
So, if you care about stock Android, a 720p display, better camera and software support, go with the Moto G 2014! If you can get this phone at a decent price, or if you really love Samsung, Touchwiz, LTE and NFC for some reason, get this phone. If you really hate Samsung and Touchwiz but really want a 4G-capable phone, get one of the cheaper Sonys (Xperia E3, Xperia SP, Xperia M2, etc).
I got this phone when it first came out and I am pleased with it's performance, it's lighting fast and I have not experienced any freezing or slow down, (I have with more expensive phones), the camera, if set to the right settings, and there are many to choose from, takes good pictures, the phone is the perfect size and handles well,the sound quality in calls is fantastic, crisp and clear, the screen which some have called dull, is fine, the spec monsters must have bionic eyes, the battery, when set to power saving mode, even with moderate to heavy use, lasts all day,I purchased 2 of these phone, and I believe they are a good buy, and have no regrets....CHEERS!