Summary: Honestly, I've had mine for about a year now, and when I first got it, the battery life was horrendous. But it's hung in there, and surprisingly, was able to hold charge for longer periods of time, over time.
Excerpt: Restarts once or twice a day by itself, slow as hell, super buggy, TouchWiz, and many other reasons as to why this is a bad choice, I wouldn't even recommend this as a first phone. Freezes up and when you turn it off, then back on (screen) it's full brightness.
Pros: Smartphone, Nearly Indestructible (For Me)
Cons: TouchWiz, Frequent Unannounced Restarts, Freezes A Lot, Full Bright Screen Randomly, Slow, Grainy Pictures, Prone To Adware (Hardly Any Internet Use), Takes Forever To Execute Simple Tasks (I.E. Uninstall)
Summary: Charger does not work....phone is great. Charger worked at first & then did not .l...wiggle wire & it works for a few & then is lost again & again. Would love replacement if you see this.....Blessings
Summary: Remember The Old Saying You Get What You Paid For. I Had This Phone For Around 3+ Months. The Phone Has Been Nothing But Junk Since I Bought It. Phone Shuts Off And Starts By Itself. Poor Reception Quality. Can't Upload Pic.
So far so good! Use Samsung Kies for latest firmware updates since OTA updates aren't official anymore.
Jason Cook, Amazon
24 March 2015
Summary: So far the sgh-t989 is working great. The phone came with gingerbread android installed but was able to update it to version 4.1.2 via Samsung Kies ver2 (free download from Samsung website). The radio, transceiver, bluetooth radio, wifi and cameras are all in good working order.