Looks not cheap and Solid, AMOLED, 4.5 big screen, LTE, Sleek, smooth and very responsive with JB 4.1.2. Not heated as GS2 while playing games. A lot of S3 features are there. Good outdoor camera. Perfect with Apex launcher.
Very poor indoor and low light camera. Setting Screen scrolling wallpaper has crop issue. Low resolution but still looks good. Resolution should be QHD for this mid-ranged phone.
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2013Hint! Hint - this phone can be currently purchased in Germany for cheap 239 EURO at cyberport.... moreSo far, I see no support or community for this device, although it is quite good for the price range, but with the S4 launch, it was forgotten. I only tried porting once for my old phone, and I failed, but I will try again for this device. If you wan't to join me, tell me something and maybe we can do it as a community, since there is no promise to get CM in other way.
merymery, 15 Aug 2013Can this samsung express available for screen capture ?You meant for screenshots? Of so...yes
There's a gesture feaure palm swipe to capture or hold power and home button at the same time.
marco_magdi, 09 Aug 2013I will buy this smartphone today for 350 USD Is this price is ok ?no
ttini, 17 Jul 2013is this available in Indonesia?I've been using this phone and it's quite good actually. Except there are limited root program caused by lack of popularity. It only supports micro-sim
Hint! Hint - this phone can be currently purchased in Germany for cheap 239 EURO at cyberport.de, which is where I got mine. Some points:
== Build ==
The size of the phone is perfect for me (small hands). The display is not to big and not to small and the keyboards can be worked comfortably. The plastic feels very good and not cheap, and the metal frame is fitted cleanly on the plastic body.
== Experience ==
The OS is littered with fucking Samsung apps and adware (accuweather, most prominently) which cannot be uninstalled. The non-accuweather Samsung clock looks hilarious, Google sync functionality is enabled by default but can be disabled. I will flash CM in the future in order to get rid of all that crap and get lots of goodness. The default collection of ringtones DOES NOT INCLUDE ONE NORMAL, CONSERVATIVE TELEPHONE RING/BELL. For a phone of this class, such product design/negligence is unforgivable.
The Samsung calendar app is shit, install Google Calendar from the playstore ASAP.
The OS seemed to lag a bit with no SIM card; the lag disappeared after putting in the card.
== Input languages/methods ==
Although this is the "international" version of the Express, the version of Android included does not offer CJK UI languages, which makes the phone nearly unusuable for writing both Latin + CJK texts, as switching the keyboards in per input language by sliding is not possible. However, as always, input methods can still be switches in the Settings menu. I'm looking forward to Cyanogen support for this phone (the requests at least are piling up).
== Rooting ==
The phone can easily be rooted using motochopper; browse the XDA forums for detailed information.
== Unrooting ==
Simple unrooting using SuperSU is not possible, the device status changes to "custom" and you will be denied OTA updates. I still need to explore whether manually unrooting the device will prevent this.
== Conclusion ==
Would never spend more than what I already paid on this phone.
I will buy this smartphone today for 350 USD
Is this price is ok ?
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2013where is this already available in the phils? can't find it.Is this galaxy express i8730 launched in india.tell me fast plzzzz
why is this phone got such bad rating? out of 81 votes, only got a performance of 5.8??
amy, 03 Aug 2013when is this phone available in malaysia? how much?available on lelong.com.my
AnonD-72418, 01 Feb 2013You know Samsung you can always try getting help from Sony with the designs of your guys smart... moreSamsung have the're own design not sony.
well sony are good in design but the specs is low at a price which is high. yes they are popular but in terms of warranty and repair they are expensive. The good thing in samsung is they know how to provide the NEEDS of the people but Your sony knows only how to make money
Using this from more than two months now and quite satisfied with overall performance...loving it
cutie, 12 Jul 2013when is this phone available in the phils? how much?It was launched in India, europe and us. Here at Phil. Not yet. In rome cost 220 euro.
AnonD-164753, 13 Jul 2013Is this available in the Philippines? It's not featured on Samsung's concept stores. This is t... moreSamsung Galaxy Express beats some spec of S3 mini, Galaxy Grand and it seems like a S4 mini.