It is now 2017, and the phone is over 5 years old. I imagine it was quite cool when it first came out, but it was one of Samsung's first Android phones and the first NOTE they produced. I believe the phone has a lot bugs that needed correction in their newer models. By now, they have those bugs all worked out. I purchased my NOTE new & unlocked, but mine was affiliated with AT&T and they crammed it so full of useless non-removable apps. it left very little space to add anything I really wanted. It's almost impossible to go online or play/use any games or apps; it freezes continuously and at times it doesn't ring but voice messages are left. Right at this minute, it's been downloading something for the last 16 hours, and no matter what I do it won't stop. I reboot it, but it continues it's updating when I turn it back on. Even with WIFI turned off, it continues. When I can finally get it stopped, it will have nothing to show for it's behavior. As a general phone, I'd say it's performance is below average. Where your ear touches the screen, it turns the phone off in the middle of the conversation. I've spent most of the time using speaker phone to avoid cutting off my calls. The rest of the time I spend cleaning it out to free up the little space it still has. It's really a pain in the rear.
Bottom line, I wouldn't purchase this phone today knowing what I know now. I bought it brand new, but the model had been in distribution for 3 years already. I had a lot to learn;
NEW, doesn't necessarily mean "Good." It's obsolete in my opinion, and it shouldn't be on the market any longer. Rooting the phone may help it to work more smoothly, and it may be possible to keep it as a back-up for emergency calls, but for no other reason. There are many other phones available, cheaper than what they're selling this for today, and they have much better specs. Take your time and keep an eye out for sales at places like Best Buy. I just found a 2016 Motorola MOTO-G-Play, Refurbished and online at Best Buy for $99, w/ free 2-Day Shipping. The specs are more modern with much more Memory, Ram, and Internal Storage. It's not affiliated with a carrier, so it has ZERO Bloatware which will make a much better experience. Those saying their NOTE i717 works great, is more the exception than the rule.
my Samsung Galaxy Note I717 keeps going off and on and at the same time too freezing
I have a problem with my Samsung Galaxy note I717, it no longer gives signal, it gets hot and the phone gets hot when it is turned on and off every 3 minutes and then automatically turns on ... what is the solution ?
I have just bought my samsung note 4g/ 1717 it is reallya good phone and hasa bright camera but the only problem am facing is not lasting battery.
AnonD-457597, 21 Oct 2015Um, I literally just bought this phone and it doesn't have the Google Play Store? It just has ... moreu want a quick fix .. ok simple go and hit apk mirror web page type on your browser google play for note I717 and installed manually after you do that then try to access to it and you will have later version after that go ahead and simply download google play services . if still having issues accessing after installing google play then go to apps and clear cache and data and try again opening the app it should work .... I did it with my neighbors s2 device and worked. he was not even able to access market
the phone is nice but I have problem with the battery strength and right now it started freezing mostly when brightness is high .What should I do?
karl kiid, 10 Jan 2016how do i root my phone resently got itWhat rom are you running?
djbedman, 22 Feb 2016My is telling me no sim cardReplce the sim/sd-card reader. its a known issue.
djbedman, 22 Feb 2016My is telling me no sim cardMy i717 will show no sim several times a week. Sucky battery life, slow. Bought this phone because my iPhone broke. I've save enough money to buy without a contract. iPhone is locked down, wall garden but it works for me. My work phone is Droid Maxx. Solid specs yet it also freezes on me weekly. When it works, it's a really good phone. Guessing Android OS is still "developing". I'm done wh being a test subject. Windows phone is good, camera s awesome.
Lawrence, 07 Sep 2015My samsung SGH 1717 isnt telling no sim card plssss what can i do?My is telling me no sim card