I've been using this phone since its release, and Cyanogen/LineageOS even carried it all the way to Android 7.1.2! I would've continued using this device indefinitely if not for a worsening issue with the touchscreen: its response has become inaccurate, touch events do not always seem to register exactly where I pressed. Scrolling and panning gestures result in very jumpy movements, scrolling through e.g. longer articles is a pain.
I'm not sure if this issue is due to the hardware's age; if you can get your hands on a new device which doesn't have this issue, go ahead and use it, although it probably won't move to Android Oreo (the LOS port developer moved to another device). The device will withstand minor water splashes and is sturdy enough to survive getting dropped on tile :) Browsing the web might be slow with current browsers/current websites, but most apps still work very well if you tune down or disable animations. Battery life with LOS 14.1 is phenomenal (still on the original battery!) and charging is very fast (slightly above 1.5hrs to charge it from 0-100%).
Had one for over 3 years and it was the best phone I have ever had. Never made any problems, until it just turned off one day all by itself and wouldn't turn on any more. It did, two days after that, but I had already bought a new phone.
Leng, 04 Jun 2017why i cant open the wifi and bluetooth? Just use your finger to slide down the main connection menu, Wifi and Bluetooth are both there!
I've had the I8730T for about three years, and it seemed OK for a couple of years, but has recently developed a mind of its own, won't give the screen that is selected, runs very slow, despite using a cleaning app, and is generally a pain in the butt. I'm looking around for something better.
It is the worst phone I have ever owned. It has a mind of its own it's slow,I have problem charging it,it adds words when you're texting, you have to double check your text, if it's right you hit send ,it changes it to something that doesn't make sense so this is liable to come out stupid
I have only had this phone for two months and it decided to not turn on any suggestions
actually my Samsung galaxy express i8730 doesn't on .i need help plz tell me resolve my problem
If you cant get a signal, you cant use anything else on this not so smart phone. Cant use the camera, cant use in internet , even if you have a wifi connection. This phone is
Ive had my fun with cool phones, Service contracts data and the she 9yards. Love that AT&T decided to upgrade the low quality go phones. I'm down for $45 a month unlimited everything. Got a 50%off deal on new Samsung galaxy express 3 cool
Not too big, does exactly what I need.However....wait for it...after I took my 7th photo....I cannot get in to my phone gallery. Says I don't have enough storage to open the app?? Are you kidding me ?? Spent all weekend getting my important stuff loaded on it ( bank, email FB Instagram,) And I don't play any games...so i take a photo Monday morning and try to upload it and that's when I discover the gallery /storage issues. Bout to get online now and deal with this. Been AT&T customer for 13 years! And they sell me a POS phone that sucks !
Holsen, 09 Oct 2015This is easily the worst phone I have ever purchased. Had problems from the word 'go'. The con... moreI've had similar issues with it, see my comment above. Something else it has started changing the time and date by itself whether it's set by the network or manually. Some times it is suddenly off by months. I've missed appointments because the alarm didn't go off because the phone thought it was 10pm at night in February when it was really 7am in the morning in August.
Seriously anyone considering buying this phone steer clear
This has to be by far the worst phone that I have ever used in my life. My friend lent it to me after I lost my original Moto G on a night out. I've been using the I8730 since until I have enough for a new phone.
All I can say is that it's a good thing this isn't my own phone or I would have taken a hammer and smashed this piece of crap into pieces a long time ago.
It can't keep a signal over Internet or wifi. Sometimes it decides it won't send your texts for weeks if at all. It constantly freezes up and I have no choice but to pull the battery.
Word of advice stay clear of low to mid range Samsung phones, they suck. Their high end phones are alright but any of the rest are overpriced pieces of crap. You'd be better off spending your money on a Huawei P9 Lite or a bit more for a OnePlus 3
abdouel, 03 Jul 2016hi i have samsung galaxy express gt-i8730 but it has just 4.56 gb in memory storage is it original ?Yes the rest of the 8GB is used up by the operating system
hi i have samsung galaxy express gt-i8730 but it has just 4.56 gb in memory storage is it original ?
My galaxy express seems to be slowly shutting down. All apps I use is shutting down, how can I prevent this from continuing?
+ Small size, light weight and low cost are a delight
+ 4G LTE, S Beam, NFC and MHL compatible!
+ Mono loudspeaker is one of the loudest I've heard on a smartphone
+ Surprising durability - mine survived several 1-metre falls and being submerged in a porta-potty (not pretty)
+ Default video player handles 720p60 H.264 video and PCM surround sound just fine
- Short 4G web-browsing battery life
- Gets hot after web-browsing with 100% brightness
- Slow HTML5
- 800x480 display resolution feels very cramped while browsing web pages
- Low pixel density
- Stereo separation of dual microphone array is too wide
- Notification bar at the top burns into the screen