Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy S Duos / Galaxy S Duos 2 / S7562 / S7582
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It's a cell phone and it does everything well except the phone part.
M. pentilescu "benny lava", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Nice phone. Easy to operate. Great battery life. But the call quality is waaaaaay substandard. When I retrieve a voice message, it sounds like the caller is under water. During a phone conversation, I'm always asking, Could you please say that again." No, it's not my hearing. It's the phone. Ironic. It's a cell phone and it does everything well except the phone part.
Summary: I needed a smart phone that would take dual SIMs and I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg. Well, I got those. However, this thing is pretty small and very under-powered compared with my Galaxy SIII. You can run most apps on it, but they take forever to load and lag. And I really dislike the functioning of the default keyboard--screen is too small to make the keys large enough, the touchscreen is cheap so touch isn't accurate, and the lag makes speedtexting impossible...
Summary: I purchased this phone in February 2013, so it is less than a year and a half old. It freezes, I have to take the battery out to 'reboot" it, some text messages will not open and all of this is very frustrating!!!! I paid $259.00 plus tax when I bought the phone and I wished I had saved my money. I love the Straight Talk plans but this phone is not worth what it cost. I didn't expect it would start having issues 6 months into the use of it.
Summary: I wanted to love this phone, I really did. It was my long overdue departure from the flip phone & I was excited to enter the era of the smartphone. My excitement was short lived, since this phone turned out to be a real turd. After about 2 weeks of use it developed some sort of interference that you can hear when making calls. I was disappointed, but I could overlook this. Next I noticed that if you put this phone in your pocket it would shut itself off.
Summary: The TouchWiz UI is, as usual, a slow and convoluted mess. Stock Android, while not as smooth an experience as iOS, is light years ahead of TouchWiz. What Samsung does to Google's baby could arguably be called abuse. And because Samsung will not allow stock Android on its devices, users are stuck waiting for them to implement TouchWiz on new versions of Android. Unfortunately, this means that the S Duos is stuck now and possibly forever, on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.