I got this phone few days ago. a relative gave it to me. Im currently using it as a secondary phone and i really love the design even if its a 2012 model. The screen is responsive and i love the display. It fits one hand. Most of the time i would just use it for games calls and text. I can use facebook and messenger app on this device but i would prefer to use important apps with my primary phone.
Its slow on some apps. I Actually bought a new non original battery for this phone and i notice its discharging fast when wifi is turned on so i always have to turn off wifi..
With the new battery it would last more than a day if im not using wifi or data. Its 2018 but Overall i love this phone as a secondary one.
Abby Endozo, 23 Nov 2016Why until now my phone did not upgrade to version 4.1.21. copy important files from phone storage to external sdcard and take it out.
2. refer to - http://updato.com/how-to/how-to-update-your-samsung-phone-using-kies
3. If cpu go high, phone lag, battery hot, play store stop function then you should do a Factory Reset. Optional you can format internal sdcard before that if you don't mind to setup everything later.
4. Remember to turn off gps and data (slide down notification bar) right after the fresh ui come up.
Note: 1. purchased apps and music license key sometimes can not get back. 2. free ram will go under 100MB. 3. i have no idea how to go back to 2.3.6. :-(
Ummm....Couch Potato, 06 Jun 2017I have this phone for 4 years. The bad thing is that, the phone is really slow like a sloth.... moreDisable all the google apps except playstore, gmail, whatsapp. use only gmail, whatsapp. u will get 150mb free ram and u will not get lag. use only for calling, mail, whatsapp.
I have this phone for 4 years.
The bad thing is that, the phone is really slow like a sloth. Actually, sometime in my life, I thought that my phone was a sloth or a turtle or a potato
The apps, again, slow like shit
Memory is always getting full, and i don't even feed, is it a pig?
The battery was so awful, that I thought that it slept more than me
Overall, I enjoyed my phone, but I'll be even happier when i get my new one and have this one ass a back up phone
my phone is failse to parse some apps.also google playstore app isn't working why?
Dear sir. this samsung galaxy 19070 in why close imo free video call and chat.not tek install why plese give answer.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2016Damage USB storage ....give me solution...how to ....You can change the power audio circuit. Buy it from Ebay. You can find videos of how to disassemble in Youtube. http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Charger-Audio-Jack-Mic-Flex-Cable-For-Samsung-Galaxy-S-Advance-i9070/111453464570?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D38530%26meid%3D59d5cf65ba43429ca0e6e0fe36353ee2%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D310979882316
Bought two together at small discount for 93 and 87 year olds. Dont have a phone of my own yet!
Got my head round most of it like going on wi fi. However, bought two mobile 3 topped up pay as you go Sim cards in anticipation of getting them up and running as phones. I believe from the above specs that I need a MINI Sim which I did not get. Will a so called holder facilitate these Sims? Grateful for any advice and which of the two slots do I use.? So confusing. Can anyone advise also on downloading "whats app". Only have two weeks to hand these over for Xmass!
Sarav, 09 Aug 2016Hi Albert,
did you got any reply for this, Even i am in the same situation as yours.
let me... moreYES YOU CAN DOWNGRADE FROM jb 4.1.2 TO gb 2.3.6
visit the link guys whomsoever wants to downgrade
I have been using this device from the past 5 years....Awesome phone..during the time it was released..very handy,light and has a beautiful AMOLED display...the rear facing camera is still a good one...
I have changed the battery 3 times..But what so ever still.using this as my primary device..waiting for a good upgrade...still lasts a day on typical usage..
The only Cons are its laggy due to less memory and cant store more number of apps..Overall a very awesome device.
I have been using this phone for past 3 years without cover, just a plastic screengaurd.
Amoled touchscreen offers best touch and visibility . Vivid colours and readability in Sun.
Slight curved design .
Have dropped phone a coupe of times without any case/ protection / tampered glass; No sign of crack.
Overall built qulity good. sturdy body lasts long.
750MB -Ram mag. Lags a lot .
Software related. Cant use many today's apps.
Battery drains quickly as 1500mah. I've installed S2 or S3 battery of 1600~ mAh by removing the bottom plastic peice of battery. Have been using for 6 months and no prob.
Bought this in april 2012. Still going good. No issues whatsoever apart from the fact that it could not be ugraded after gingerbread.
When i use my other 5'+ screen phones, im grateful that i didnt dispose this one.
its light weight , single handedly operatable , and not once does it heat up considering that its almost five years old.
The battery is in proper shape, lasting a day and more even now , with all the power consumig apps and the wifi on the whole day. Has never showed signs of excessive heating up compared to the power hungry processors and screens of todays phone. Seems like ill keep this for another half a decade , probably.
All that i have typed about the phone may be completely irrelevant in 2016 , since the indsutry has leaped humungously since this phone was out.
Its more like a tribute to this phone, since it was and still is an absolute pleasure using it , even in 2016.
now why not support imo please check version and start imo in samsung advance
I had bought this device 4 years ago. It's good but ram management is an issue . Also, the battery is kind of annoying . I've changed the battery for 3 times after all these years. Unfortunately, I definitely have to upgrade and replace it with a better phone due to its low android version.