Summary: "Areas that need improvement are the incomplete bluetooth stack which does not allow file transfers, remote operation via GPS devices (TomTom Rider 2) or internet passthrough (BT to 3G or BT to WiFi). Use of Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G must be carefully managed, as they all drain the battery very quickly, allowing only a few hours of use before the battery dies.
Summary: I purchased my Samsung Galaxy Precedent in late summer of 2012, it worked well enough for a non-contract smartphone. The design is favorable but a bit bulky. No phone is perfect but I definitely had quite a few issues with this phone. Shortly after getting the phone it began making the charge noise multiple times in a row even though it wasn't charging or it was fully charged, it would get so irritating I would have to put it on silent, eventually this problem went away...
Pros: Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color, small
Cons: cannot run applications, low battery life, bulky design, low signal connectivity
Summary: First and only "smartphone" I ever had so I really don't have much to compare it to. Plus side: great phone, great text feature, great web interface. I love the fact that it has Speech Recognition capabilities, Speakerphone, 5 screens. Lots of customization features. Keyboard took some getting used to, Bluetooth, etc.
Pros: Built-in speakers, Durable, Lightweight
Cons: low battery life, not enough internal memory
Summary: This phone uses a CDMA network, which around here is pretty unreliable. If you like having all of your calls go straight to voice mail, then this might be the phone you want. Even compared to a similar model from another manufacturer, the Galaxy Precedent is quite slow. It bogs down with more than a single app open. The battery gets quite hot during normal operation and sometimes it doesn't even last a full day between charges.
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations, lack of sufficient app memory, weak batteries
Summary: I bought 2 of these phones when they first came out. After over a year of use, we stopped using them because they were almost unusable: 1. Spell check is useless. 2. Locks up frequently and battery has to be removed and replaced. 3. Very poor reception in many areas. Useless. 4. Internal memory is way too small, not allowing very many apps to be installed. Most apps cannot be installed to the SD card. Defeats the purpose of a smart phone.
Summary: I've had my Precedent for about 5 months. It worked fair to begin with, though the signal was often poor. It now barely works at all. Even with an SD card, there are memory problems. 'Solving' the problem involves transferring apps to the SD card. Problem: it just will not do this. Except with photos, which it does save on the sd card, though it will not tell you this. If you remove and replace the sd card to try to help fix the problem, you erase all photos.
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations, just does not work!!!, loses photos!!!
Summary: I'll be right to the point about what i dislike. I can't even have an app on the phone, or in 1-2 hours of it being on hibernate.. (because i don't like to use it) the battery will be drained. Another thing with the battery is it takes over night to charge.. about 8 hours. The phone will get very warm too at times if i make a few calls or text while its plugged in.
Pros: Inexpensive, Lightweight
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations, short battery life ( 1-2 hours on hibernate ), flimy screen, bad camera
Summary: I just got this phone as an upgrade to the one that I had and I do like this phone. The only real problem that I have with it is that I have to keep recharging the phone and I wish that there was a display on the screen to let me know how much battery life I have (percentage wise) so that I won't let the battery run down too much because if you let it run down too much it takes a few hours to get it back to 100% charge. Other than that it is a really good phone.