stormman34, 17 Dec 2018For just regular daily-driver, it's not really that bad, even now in 2018. I can chat through ... moreThe good performance is because of the Cortex A9 architecture, Cortex A7, A53 and A5 are slower. The 1GHz clock speed helps too. The A9 is the reason phones like the Galaxy S2 are still usable in 2018 even though it's a 7 year old phone and that's coming from a user with a 1.6GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 phone.
For just regular daily-driver, it's not really that bad, even now in 2018. I can chat through Messenger Lite with only minor lag, I can read posts on Facebook Lite, again with almost no issue, I can play videos on Youtube (it's way slower on Youtube, but still acceptable) and I can even play simple games like Benji Bananas, Zombie Tsunami or Defender II. If you want to squeeze as much power from it as you can, you'll have to put all system apps that you don't use to factory versions and disable them so they don't take up as less as possible of your storage and run their processes on background slowing your mobile down.
You could uninstall them entirely, but you'll have to root your device first and I couldn't manage to do that. About the hardware, the battery is not big but sufficient for 2-3 days worth of ocassional use and camera isn't for such an old phone bad either.
Using it on 2018
gotta rate 4 out of 10
Less than 512 RAM made this phone worse, the single core might do fine if only it has more RAM. Some tips to atleast make it snappy
1. Turn off sync when not needed
2. Disable some background apps
3. Dont install too much apps, specially those that run in background
4. Touchwiz is a bad launcher, try using other launcher you can download
5. Disable bloatware from Samsung
So far using it to play music, occasional browsing, viewing email and SNS
don't expect too much, specially gaming. This phone is not meant for it. Also no battery % info. somewhat disappointed that need to install or tweak to add one
Horrible phone is so slow had it for 2 months before buying a new one the ram memory is just not enough
This phone would have been fine in like 2010, but the fact that this phone was released in 2013 just makes me mad. Usability of this phone in 2017 (nearly 2018) is even worse than something like an iPhone 3GS! Yes, this phone is worse than the iPhone 3GS, you heard that right!
good but always loses connection to internet mine is broken now though
Generally reliable, but a bit quirky.
Very Slow internet.
Very good camera.
Generally very good value.
Awkward to block pest calls.
i have problem with losing signal this is not indicated ,rectified by battery removal and replace, a very stupid problem and difficult to understand why any help would be appreciated
I have just bought a second hand Samsung Galaxy Fame. The battey seems to run down quickly and then slow to charge up
Its alright phone for its price back in 2013-2014 and can do loads of stuff.....but very very sloooowwwwwww....i still have it as a second ph for calls and texts
mdharan, 08 Jan 2017memory over load may cause hang tendency. delete unwanted filesYes correct
angrycustomer2, 17 Dec 2016very slow, it shut down and cant come on, poor memory. It shut down and wont turn on plz helpmemory over load may cause hang tendency. delete unwanted files
angrycustomer2, 17 Dec 2016very slow, it shut down and cant come on, poor memory. It shut down and wont turn on plz helpremove and replace battery
very slow, it shut down and cant come on, poor memory.
It shut down and wont turn on plz help