I bought this phone in Dec, 2011. After 6 months it started problem of hang, discharge of battery within one hour, Photos not saving and many more.
Last year November I shown this in Samsung service center and they changed its mother board (free of cost under warranty). Now again its showing same problem...it touch screen is perfectly ok. Now I am feeling better to try Nokia
I purchased 2 years back.... not so good experience
i changed the touch screen glass which cost Rs.6000/- within 1.5 years and now battery not lasting more than two -three hours.. Horrible exp... i recommened for Nokia phones which i used before that.. its better than samsung
I wont recommend this phone to anybody. Two years back i purchased it for 20500/-. Now its touch screen and home key are malfunctioning. Touch screen replacement is the only solution and it costs Rs.6000/- at samsung service Centres.
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2013No one should buy this phone. The screen touch and scroll is slow. It hangs and crashes a lot.... moreif you're having problems about crashing- delete your porn, learn to use it and there won't be problems. it is a wonderful phone
I have it 3 years....its very good.Not so complicated and not so expensive.Its phone , not game station ;).
No one should buy this phone. The screen touch and scroll is slow. It hangs and crashes a lot. You can't even play temple run properly because it runs slow. Buy a better model.
- Annoyed user
I refer to some posts on bootlooping problem faced by some. There's nothing wrong with the phone hardware. It is due to the software getting corrupted. I had this issue with my Galaxy SL i9003. It used to happen mostly during night, a couple of hours after it has been asleep, that when I wake up, I'd find it in a bootloop with the battery almost drained to the hilt. Nothing would fix it - factory reset from the menu, hard reset with the 3 button combo, nothing. Spending a fortune on replacing motherboard was out of question. I had given up hope and was planning to buy another phone and use this galaxy as a paperweight, when a friend of mine suggested flashing the firmware afresh. I downloaded the firmware (GB 2.3.6) from sammobile.com and flashed it using odin 1.85. Its been almost 2 months now and my galaxy is working so smoothly ever since. Now I'm extremely careful in choosing apps from play store - only time tested and those from reputed vendors are installed on the phone, unlike before when I used to test all kinds of apps from the play store. Beware, buggy apps can brick your phone's software beyond the level of what a factory reset can rescue. Some anti-theft apps say their anti-theft feature is hard-reset proof, which means an app can make changes to a phone beyond a factory reset level (perhaps the NAND memory). So as a corollary, its possible that a buggy app can brick your phone's software beyond a factory reset level. Hence if you have a bootlooping phone; try a fresh firmware flash, it could salvage your phone. And be careful with the apps you choose from play store. Good Luck.
Anonymous, 20 Jun 2013First of all, its\ is I AM not satisfied and second of all what is candam?? And also what is &... moreDear mr.Anonymous. thank u. I intend to buy this phone. CANDAM?// Think that word in Tamil language means wasted. meant money and not mani.
ankit, 12 Jun 2013i can not satisfied of this fone ,use 13 month and motherbord is dead,the fone is candam,pleas... moreFirst of all, its\ is I AM not satisfied and second of all what is candam?? And also what is "don't BEST your MANI"???? All English correcting apart, I totally disagree. It is an awesome phone and everyone once in their lifetime must buy it.
Amazing phone! I have this phone for 3 years and its still as good as a new phone. I was reading the reviews and i fully disagree. I am not experiencing any problem with this phone for the past 3 years! I will recommend this to every one and I would say this is a phone everyone must have!
i can not satisfied of this fone ,use 13 month and motherbord is dead,the fone is candam,please dont best your mani....................
Very nice & stable phone. I am using it for over 2 years now on Gingerbread. Recently thinking of getting a new dual-sim phone just because I don't like to carry 2 phones.
Worst phone I have ever used in my life.
* Switches off, restarts once or twice a day
* Had to replace board even after 6 months.
* Software is slow. Apps Force stops and crashes frequently.
* Some times when we makes a call nothing happens. But, after sometime, say half an hour call goes silently!!!!
Its a complaint phone. I dont argue every phone in this series has the same issue. But, after reading reviews here, I can see, there are many phones in this series having issues like this. So its not better to go for galaxy sl.
device has i great support on xda-devloper
and have several stable roms ((JB & GB & ICS)) like cyanogen miui pacman >>>>
that is a very important
AnonD-71235, 04 May 2013is possible to update android 2.3 to 4.1? yes
Anonymous, 14 May 2013i just downloaded the samsung kies..but still cannot upgrade firmware...wat to do?sleep....then sell phone to somabody
rv, 29 May 2013how to remove touchpad lock?use screw driver and hammer.....
my problem was...i used this unit Samsung i9003 galaxy SL for a year now...the lcd protector sheet was already remove due to the sensivity of the screen...the menu and option touch keys was malfunctioning..so its one of my problem and what repair do need..secondly by now unfortunately i've overcharged it the whole night round..and now i cannot used it anymore coz once I on the power..it all end up there only it will show the welcoming on the it will be show again and again..and ot will not open anymore..hoping this could be action immediately..waiting for your urgent reply..many many thanls