PROS: - indestructible, I'm a blacksmith and this has been my phone for about two years and it has been through everything you can imagine and more, including fire, water, grease, being stomped by cars more than once, welding sparks, falling from big hights, everything. There's no breaking this phone.
- All the hardware buttons are comfortable and as durable as the rest of the phone.
- Pretty reliable and easy to use even with greasy or wet fingers.
- The main camera is really good for a 5mp one, although kind of slow.
- The battery is good for normal use and can be replaced, although I'm still using the original one.
CONS: - the internal memory is a real problem, installing the basic apps is imposible if not rooted. Rooting is easy and linking or moving apps to your SD "fixes" most issues although I've had a few problems with missing linked apps.
- The cover for the USB connection at the bottom gets broken and lost kind of easily, I've changed it a couple of times in the past two years and I just gave up, it's still resists everything without it, even liquids.
- Slowest boot ever.
I use this phone about 2 years , and only negative side is the low memory size,after uninstalling all other apps,there are still too low memory for needed apps,and i don't mean any games or stuff. But otherwise no serious errors or something like that. Good battery ,and still working after every day in industrial dusty atmosphere.
Sam, 04 Jul 2017The negative comments are obviously by people that lack experience and knowledge when it comes... moreHi. Could you give a step by step guide for the process.
I am not at all savvy but would appreciate the help.
The negative comments are obviously by people that lack experience and knowledge when it comes to android opertingsystem and IT. If you knew how to optimize this device properly (i got one today in 2017 for free in perfect condition) I rooted it, tweaked it a bit a and it works flawlessly even now in 2017. I recommend doing research and learn something, it's not hard at all. This device as I made it right now can even be used daily today. Yes, it's that fast, smooth and has extra ram+storage.
This was the worst phone I ever had and the reason I will never trust s Samsung agsin. useless.
Poor build quality - not water resistant after 1 month.
I have inserted a 16 GB external SD card but i could change the setting of camera to memory
card. It automatically changes into "device memory". I cannot capture more photos and video due to storage problem. Please suggest me something to fix this problem so that i can change my setting of camera permanently to "memory card".
This phone is absolutly undestructive (if you are trying to destruct it in normal ways :D )
I can throw it about 7meters high then it fall on asphalt and nothing happen to it.
Performence is nothing special, rather pretty slow.. but it worth this undescrutibility. love it.
Thomas - Czech Republic.
Anthea, 24 Aug 2016I've been having the exact same problem..!! It keeps on telling me "NOT REGISTERED ON NETWORK"... moreI had the same issue plus a battery disconnected error from time to time, and solved it by cleaning the battery contacts (changing the battery may also work if that fails) It is somehow related to battery contacts not touching the ones on the phone properly. Also it seems to be a common isssue for samsung phones.
l have just bought it still studying it after a while l will give feedback but now enjoying it more than other phones l have used.
george, 12 Jul 2016such a great phone indeed realy enjoying this device , I just don't know how to set it up so i... moreSorry, you can't. Unless you are prepared to spend a lot of time, take some risks and nullify your warrantee.
I got past the small size by flashing a pre-rooted rom and partitioning my SD card. But then I was 'surprised' that there's no gyroscope either! Cmon, I was gonna use that!
If you get past the small storage and the reflective screen in the sunlight, and the lack of some other features in the specifications, it's a pretty good phone and it'll last a long long time for you.
I have Xcover 2 for some time, and knew about it's memory issues, so first thing I did was rooting. Rooting fixed those issues only for temporary period. Basically if you don't want any issues with low memory, just do not install any games or unnecessary apps! Phone doesn't save installed apps on card! Everything else is kinda okay. It's performance is on par with S3 Galaxy Mini whom I have too. It is indeed very reliable and sturdy, however I've managed to smash the digitizer anyways... Battery life is acceptable, and there's no problems with the battery.
I love this phone, especially the design, but it's kinda sad, I've managed to scratch it up so badly.
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2016I am having problem with my Samsung S7710.the bars for the high to low and it simply says Emer... moreI've been having the exact same problem..!! It keeps on telling me "NOT REGISTERED ON NETWORK" bt yet I am able 2surf the internet.. I'm actually posting this comment using this phone but when I try and check my airtime or make a call it tells me "not registered on network"..!!! Can u tell me whether you have found a solution 2your problem as yet please..?!
I am having problem with my Samsung S7710.the bars for the high to low and it simply says Emergency calls only/No service and i don't know either what to do
Gerald, 08 Jul 2016Indeed a great smartphone!! But it is not understandable why they only spent 1 GB RAM. With ... moresuch a great phone indeed realy enjoying this device , I just don't know how to set it up so it can also save stuff on external SD card please help
Indeed a great smartphone!!
But it is not understandable why they only spent 1 GB RAM.
With this limitation you can hardly have a browser, a GPS app and your collaboration apps on the phone and this is the absolut minimum for a 'outdoor smartphone'
If they even would have spent 2 GB or offer an upgrade possibility, this would really be an outstanding simple outdoor phone
great phone in combination with CM 10.2 (unofficial skomer) ... got it 3 years and it is still working like a charm.
- Low memory (RAM + Storage)
- Not the fastest
Root it -> apps 2 SD
dvd , 29 Feb 2016i have charged my phone over night, in the morning the phone was off and cant charge or open p... morehappened the same to me. only i didnt even charge it over night turned off the wi-fi and everything. and in the morning just dead. nothing works, it doesnt respond to anything: headphones, charger, usb, power button, taking out the batter even hard reset doesnt work. and the battery still works tested it on my tongue.
if you solved it pls share