Summary: I got this phone because I didn't want to extend my current contract at this time. For that purpose, this phone works fine, I have had no trouble with it. Two things worth noting: -- I don't use the keyboard lock feature because the user manual mentions the need for a "pin" provided with your SIM card in order to unlock the keyboard. Since I don't have a "pin", I don't want to take the chance of permanently locking the keyboard.
Great phone but can't by accessories like car charger
2 May 2012
Summary: This sales page didn't say international, and I bought it for my husband, as he wanted something simple to use right here in the USA. The box and packaging were all in Spanish, but once I put his Sim card in, it switched to English. I found the English version of the manual online. He loves the phone, good volume, holds a charge a nice long time, but I have been trying to buy a car charger for it and getting nowhere.
Summary: Picked up a couple of these for my teenage sons as cheap "first phones". The boxes had me worried at first, because everything was in Spanish. The phones themselves let you set the language (which had English as the default anyway). The single game included on the phone is still in Spanish, and so is the title of the central menu item (messages). Those don't really bother me at all. So these phones are exactly what I was looking for.
Excerpt: I must say I love Samsung E1086L's size and the sound it produce from FM Radio. The battery is great, better than my Samsung Galaxy Mini Android phone. The only problem is the SMS' font size--too small for my taste, but overall a nice budget phone you can rely.
Pros: Long lasting battery, Loud sound, Nice flashlight
Summary: I bought this phone to make and receive brief urgent calls. It does that just fine. Reception is ok (at least here; I haven't gone far from home yet). The sound quality is poor but doesn't interfere with understanding what people are saying. The headphones (included with the pone) improve that somewhat. Initially there was a glitch with receiving calls, but a call to my carrier got that resolved.
Summary: I was looking for a phone with no frills. This Samsung E1086 is that phone. I had 2 real requirements. Predictive text and no WAP(Mobile Web/internet). Having come from a Samsung A107 flip phone I had high hopes for this model, most of which were met. I will break it down. PROS: Size and feel of the phone are good, it is all plastic but feels well built. Keypad has a good feel to it and is easy to use. Backlight for keypad and screen is very good.