You get what you pay for. Unfortunately, I paid for two of these. That means that I have experienced every problem posted twice. This phone is aweful, and the fake posts here really stick out.
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2015Its nice looking but i have only two apps go keyboard and subway surfer And i have tons of pic... moreDelete your Subway Surfer because it runs in the background very hard. Also, delete the files that you don't need. Turn off the app that you don't use by pressing the home button for about 3 seconds, then select the bottom right button.
For those that complain the battery drains fast or the cell phone runs slow. Do the following:
1. Stop running multiple apps at the same time by pressing the home button and select the right bottom on the screen.
2. Force stop the apps the constantly running in the back ground by selecting setting->More->Storage->Used Space->applications.
3. Turn off the Wifi, GPS, Blue tooth and Sync when you don't need them.
4. Turn on Power Saving.
5. Move the video, music, pictures and personal files to Micor-Sd cards
6. Delete Cached data and advertisement data
After all these work, you will free up a lot of Device Storage, CPU work load and Ram work load, which in turn, use a lot less battery juice.
Worst phone I ever owned! I HATE this phone. This phone automatically sent several of my contacts to a text spam folder and I was unable to receive text messages from them for over a month until someone finally figured it out. Now that that is "fixed" I can't upload any photos. This phone is a total P.O.S.
Having a hard time trying to figure out the input password for call barring. I have a toddler that doesn't always sleep through the night that loves to get mommy's phone and call people between 12 and 2 in the early mornings. So I want to turn off outgoing calls at night that way she doesn't bother anyone. Yes I know I can put a lock on my phone but she has locked me out of my phone and I have had to reset it a few times. So if anyone knows how I can figure out the input password please let me know. Thank you
Anonymous, 26 Apr 2015my phone does not want to turn on, i dont know what happend it was charging and now it turns t... moreYou may have subjected your phone to moisture in the bathroom while showering. Steam or high humidity will enter and damage the phone.
I had this phone for a while. It was cheap and effective. I had no issues with battery. My kids would draw on it and I'd use it normally. I'd recharge it at night and I was all good. You can't bury it with apps that are constantly running in the background since it has low ram (in comparison to newer models) but that is user error, not the phone. If you want to run it like a flagship phone, buy one. If you need a cost effective phone that works and has some perks compared to its price range with a really dated camera then this is perfect.
It's pretty decent phone for the price. The major issue - either OS cannot be upgrades to more recent one (Jelly Bean is quite obsolete now), or simply Samsung does not bother.
Mary, 26 Sep 2015Wow! I cannot belief the bad experiences with this phone, I got 2 Samsung galaxie light phones... moreI HATE this phone.Manual sucks,hard to navigate,Runs down EVERY f'n day & that's not
even using it.My old Samsung with the Qwerty was all I needed and was only about 7 mo.
old ($80??) and Metro PCS said I had to upgrade 'cause they were no longer supporting that phone.What a crock of s**t! Not a scratch on it,worked great,so why the hell do they make you upgrade?Get the KY.Then I STILL had to pay around $30. Hell, I didn't even get kissed
Had it for a year for $30 from Metro. I bought it because it was the fastest phone at that price point ATM, and its quadcore. It works well and reasonably fast if you keep its memory emptyish. Dont overload its cpu, or it will slow down like any other phone. Once I deleted all the memory hogging apps and use DU speedbooster regularly, its speed is pretty good; much faster than my old dualcore ZTE. I charge it every night, and i bought a bigger battery off the internet when the first one died. I love this phone. It does what I want it too, without too much delay. People need to take better care of their phones, then maybe they wouldnt fail so much. Idiots wanna have ten apps open at once then complain their phones are slow. Educate yourselves. This is ALMOST a galaxy S3 at a great price.
A terrible phone so slow. THis is after I have deleted everything but whatsap! My 2001 nokia 3210 was faster and probably still is!! Terrible, do not buy it!
Wow! I cannot belief the bad experiences with this phone, I got 2 Samsung galaxie light phones last year one for me and one for my son and, a year later still holding the battery charge good for 2 days, working just as good as my husband's iPhone 6 I even have wifi calls which my husband don't have. I enjoy netflex, Pandora, youtube, fb, emails, etc, name it. If this phone ever goes bad I will miss it so much, but, for now is all I need. The only thing I do different is that I always spend some money on a good quality phone case and a screen protector.
PLease somebody help me.... i am having trouble in PC to Phone connectivity.. My PC is not detecting my phone drivers are installing but still.. i have downloaded Kies too but still no solution..kies also not detecting my phone...i am from Pakistan i have bought this T-mob T399.... its working well but only the issue is that i am not able to connect it to my PC..
jazzmanbluesnc, 01 Sep 2015Bought my $120 Gax ln August of 2014. Battery dies very fast and two months ago, all kinds of... moredear try s iii gt i9300 's battery it gives very good timing, im also using, only little trouble is back cover,
Bought my $120 Gax ln August of 2014. Battery dies very fast and two months ago, all kinds of issues. Call a number and it would not go thru, goes back to call ended. No signal a lot of times, blocking calls that I did not set up, etc. You name it, I had a problem with it. I was still under my one year warranty and T-Mobile worked with me and called Samsung. They sent me another phone which I am sure is a refurbished phone because it had no battery, no instructions, etc. Just wrapped in plastic on a piece of cardboard. Had this phone three days and same problems are starting to occur. This phone is a POS. Don't wasted your money. For those of you who like your phone, give it time. LOL
I purchased Samsung light from T-Mobile in June of 2014 because I wanted a smaller phone that would fit in my pocket. Less than 3 weeks later the phone would not hold a charge. I took it back and they said the phone was to blame and mailed me another one. I am on a 2 year contract and after one year I was having the same problem. This time I thought it was the charger. Once my phone even got very hot and shut down. I bought a new charger and still the same problem. I took it to T-Mobile but they said the warranty had expired 2 weeks prior and they didn't carry batteries and sent me to a battery store. I went there and the clerk said my original battery should have lasted 1 1/2 years at least and he didn't see anything wrong with the battery. He sold me another battery and said to hang on to the package and receipt in case the battery wasn't the problem. And now a week later my phone is no longer holding a charge for more than 4 hours even if I don't use it. So now I have to go back to T-mobile this morning and see if they can do anything for me but I'm not too optimistic. I still have almost a year on contract and owe $100 on a defective phone so I'm not sure if I'll stay with T-Mobile because the don't seem to stand behind their product. And also about the phone their were other annoyances that other people mentioned like no blinking light to let you know their is a notification and the auto correct on the keyboard is awful. I have to reread my text messages to make sure there isn't bizarre words before sending them. And sometimes I will lose a call in the middle of talking or get no bars on phone even though I'm in a major city or have to go outside to get cell reception or send text messages and the person never received them or vice versa. ):
Yaanki, 11 Aug 2015Hi! I bought a new sim card & it's worked a about a month & sunddly the sim not workin... moreoooo yes i was having this prblem tooo with this phone when i inserted sim it says sim not found or it keep on searching i know it is a country code and it can be unlocked easily it is a country code..