i've purchased 2, and both had problems within a week
11 July 2014
Summary: I purchased this for my husband for his first smartphone due to its easy use. He complained of a few issues, but I thought at first it was just him. I recently purchased one for my daughter, basically for a temporary phone until she can get a contracted phone. She had problems within the 2nd week of use. Both have problems with even the pre-loaded apps and the screen locking up.
Summary: Perhaps it's because of the updates that have been released to the apps and core firmware since the phone's release, but this thing is chugging only a few months after I got it. Basic functions like maps and navigation crash all the time and I often have to restart the phone to get 3rd party software working. I've uninstalled as much unnecessary material as I could and moved every app possible to the SD card.
Summary: wanted to wait till i owned the phone for 6 mos. before writing a review.read all the others before buying it but was on a budget and needed a phone quick. 1 thing i read that has come true is the phone just dying for no reason. seems like clockwork once a month it dies and i have to take the battery out and put it back in to get the phone to turn back on. camara isn't great. but overall its ok for what i need. phone calls, text, and i listen to pandora at work.
Summary: While i would not recommend this phone to someone who wants a top performing android i would however recommend this to someone who NEEDS a smartphone for simple use. Other people say the battery dies quickly and it restarts often but that doesn't seem to be the case with me at all as mine runs smoothly. I originally bought this phone for the camera so I could deposit my checks.
Summary: Okay so I had this phone for about 5 months. The first month,it functioned perfectly.The last 4 months have been kinda s***ty because the device has TERRIBLE hardware.It constantly restarts in the middle of everythin. I have to take the battery out and when I put it back in, the screen blinks and shakes. I can't say this is the best phone out there but for the price it's at now (19.99) I'd buy it.