I have this phone for a year now, what can I say, I will start with the Pros:
- compact, very handy
- decent sound quality and very loud for my taste
- shear toughness, dropped it on the ground face-down in my house, outside on cement, barely has 2-3 scratches on the screen, dropped it in water, soup, was stolen from me 1 month, recovered it, still working, I can easily say this is the toughest smartphone I ever owned.
- good choice if you want a smartphone for internet, some games(runs Temple Run decent) and sound quality.
now for the Cons....
- weak display, bad viewing angles and very bad in shinny day-light
- awfully lags, and this after factory reset, installing 5-6 application + launcher pro, even in the telephony department where its the most crucial, at least for me.
I had to pull my phone out of the pocket one time to quickly write a persons phone number and it lagged me so bad...I don't even want to remember, whoever tells you this phone runs smooth and etc, is eating crap
- bad camera, cold colors, no LED, its simply bad.
- and the minus of them all, not receiving Jelly Bean, I bought this phone mostly cause I thought it will receive the OS update being aware of the Cons and thought things will change, and its so pricey its a joke compared to other devices now days.
Think wisely before acquiring a product.
Nice size and works fairly well, but the one really negative thing is that it has to be recharged after 7-8 hours and I hardly talk or use it often.Must be some defect in this phone so am returning it
Hey I want to play real football &FIFA's football game,but I can't .I just install them but it can't work
Hi everyone just tought i should share with everyone my experience with this phone.
ONE OF THE BEST I EVER HAD and i used an iphone 3gs.
I bought this because i am going during this month to purchase a fourth generation ipad so no need to spend so much money on a iphone so i picked it up because it was a smartphone and was cheap.
There are several bad reviews out there.
The phone is good.
The screen is nice and bright no matter what they say and it responds to the touch very well, altough the android tthat comes with it is old it runs all of my apps and they are heavy apps like subway surf or temple run and it s compatible with facebook and provides a good internet experience.
The bad things are typing and the camera.
Typing can someimes not always be hard and the caamera doesn t captures good pictures.
For what i use ( games and internet) it s one of the best.
I recommend buying it.
If you are considering like i was the nokia asha 501 i should tell that it doesn t runs some apps so it s limited and let s be honest android is better then the asha os.
You can buy it because its good.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2013The GPS antenna is on the back of the phone. That's the proximity sensor on the front.Ohh really? my mistake, that's a good information hoping khaled question are answered.
Have had this phone for few months now, worked more or less ok for the first weeks but now keeps dropping internet connection almost everywhere, runs slow(needs 2 or 3 reboots a day), the screen does not rotate well anymore and sometimes opens unwanted applications etc.. The only good points of the phone are quite good battery life, very strong bodywork(have dropped it several times, and once i threw it against a brick wall very hard after getting frustrated with constant loss of connection and slowness..) and a handy size that makes it fit nicely to a pocket. Other than that a big disappointment that makes me feel like no buying a samsung phone anymore.
vinong, 09 Sep 2013It's your gps sensor. That's why you need a clear sky when using it.The GPS antenna is on the back of the phone. That's the proximity sensor on the front.
Khaled Morsi, 12 Aug 2013I want to ask a strange question - What is the use of two points next to the front voice Output ! It's your gps sensor. That's why you need a clear sky when using it.
plz, any buddy post the link that i can get the update . and tell me how install it thnx. sorry for my english
runs great games e.g dead trigger shadowgun modern combat e.t.c using gingerbread
Go install CM10.1 and have a very stable 4.2.2.I use it for 1 month now and is excellent.
Khaled Morsi, 12 Aug 2013I want to ask a strange question - What is the use of two points next to the front voice Output ! It s supose to be a light and proximity sensor. No, this model dont have video call camera on front.
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2013Video calling camera (3G).where did you get this information?
the mini 2 has only one camera.
Khaled Morsi, 12 Aug 2013I want to ask a strange question - What is the use of two points next to the front voice Output ! Video calling camera (3G).
I was satisfied until he start runing slow, app killer helped it but after using 4 and a half months he died. Samsung dont gave me garantee because of some marks he have. To fix it I have to pay 120e and it cost new 111e... funny guys! From yesterday I am using a LG L7 P700. Lets see how it goes!!
Jelly Bean was the only reason of my choice of this phone. Samsung is doing this to me for the 2nd time. I was about to buy a high-end Samsung LED TV, I cancelled it and I won't buy any other Samsung or Samsung related product. I'm seeking for a LED TV without a Samsung panel