Summary: It came defective right from the manufacturer. I bought it new, but since new the search menu keeps in pup up mode. Its super annoying. This pup up menu appears all the time even when I am using other apps. Performance is not good either. I regret buying this phone. Its design and features is good, but the performance is very bad, specially this pup up menu that simply pup ups by itself!
Great phone, but the OEM and cell servicer ruin it with bloatware!!!
7 October 2013
Summary: This phone is snappy and responsive. The Virgin Mobile version is technically known as an "Epic 4G Touch". My primary issue with this phone is the Samsung bloatware that is paired with it by default. Battery life is impacted dramatically by the services running at startup with a factory install. Root and install a custom ROM (Carbon), and battery life isn't an issue. Virgin Mobile and Samsung both deliver a box of fail with their factory paired applications.
Summary: So far this is a great phone for my daughter since her other phone is no longer working and I could not upgrade yet to get another phone. Actually the seller was right on target in his description for being honest regarding this phone. No problems as of yet and my daughter loves it! She received many compliments even though this is a used phone. I am a fan of Samsung Galaxy and I thank the seller for being hones and shipping the phone on time.
Summary: This is by far my favorite phone, i am a picture person and it dose WONDERFUL. i also text alot and i havnt seem to come across any problems with that yet. The only down side i see to this phone is being a new samsung user i would like to know what all the apps do before i down load them.
Summary: This phone crashes way too much on me. If you are looking for a reliable smart-phone, DO NOT GET THIS.
Pros: Front-facing camera, that's about it.
Cons: Phone crashes after simple tasks like receiving sms. HORRIBLE battery life. No option to browse files on your computer via micro-usb. Incredibly unreliable, if you're ever in a bad situation, don't count on this phone to be there.
Summary: The headline of this review is not the full story. The phone I first purchased malfunctioned. I followed the warranty requirements and the manufacturer was quick to respond. The end result was: they replaced that phone with another that actually was fitted to my mobile plan and I am enjoying that one totally! I would highly recommend them.