A bit dissapointing at first. I bought it in dec 2012 for 267 euro. Too expensive for only a 4" handy. But its exchang integraiton , calendar allowed me to share my private agenda with the one in the office ! The 3G+ is nice, ok now we have 4G but at time of release having 3G+ (H/H+) is essential. Samsung at those times didn't provide updates for andoid OS beyond the version you had, and only limitted in time. Something they were forced to adopt in the new models (not in S3 though) as competition permitted it. So I needed to reset to factory default to regain speed. Its only single cor 1Ghz Cortex and ony has 750MB (net 632MB). So you simply can't run/install many programs, basically use it as is. The battery of 1500mAh is in the very low end. I discovered only at the release of pokemon go that you could root it and run it with a custom rom (Cyanogen mod 11 RC3)
Now my phone revived and it runs on average in the 300mb used range ! Combine with All in one toolbox I can even reduce its foorprint at boot time. I can even play to some extend Pokemon Go (all versions) as the custom rom had put in place Kitkat 4.4.4.
I bought a new battery , TPU case and carkit for it, I will use for my car for navigation (and give the Mio to my wife). I love it, as its my first smartphone, and it runs so smoothly since the Cyanogen mod 11 (RC3) that I even prefer it over my Samsung J3 2016 from my work
stefant1969, 31 Jul 2016Lots of people with current apps blaim a mobile phone released in sep 2012. Thats not fair.
B... moreHere is the video and link to all you need to boost your old Mobile (till about on avg usage you have 200 to 300mb free of a total of 650mb).
Lots of people with current apps blaim a mobile phone released in sep 2012. Thats not fair.
Believe me if you install the custom build of kitkat, see on the globe, you will see that therafter your mobile is really a charm and runs perfectly. Its really the OS installed , the apps on it, the updates that ruin your mobile. Even if you reset to factory defaults you already regain your speed. So its nt really the device (which is a 1Ghz Single core though) but what is stuffed on your OS that is "rubbish"
samsung doos very bad phone ... because always hung and time waste call time .....very hungrry many time and through away this phone.
Very bad phone.. its hang a lot WiFi permanently dead there is no way to resolve it.. i don't bye it... if u use this phone once im sure u will never use any other Samsung phones forever...
I want throw out this worst phone
Samsung must be find sone solution for this phone
If some one purchase this phobe life time hate samung brand
I Love this phone because it keeps hanging so I tell my GF that is couldn't text her just because of this issue and she hate this mobile...
Also there are many Problem in this phone it keeps helping me some other way .....
thanks to Samsung for lunching such a worst mobile...hats off
Simply .. This device is not good at all as a smart phone , it is just a normal phone ..
Actually I hate samsung devices because of this device
Now i have reset it to factory setting and just use it for calls and some little browsing.
too slow working...............
wi fi permananty not working.
bad baterry back up.
bad camera quality.
dont buy it.