Summary: I got this phone on ebay as a replacement, and was surprised to find that the only features sacrificed to lower the cost were the camera (3.2 mp, no flash) and the casing material (easily avoided by a case)
Summary: I have had this phone for 4 months. It drops calls constantly, does not deliver text messages, doesn't get good service (I have Verizon), shuts off randomly, deletes contacts, takes FOREVER to do the simplest things.... Overall it is the worst phone on this entire planet, and I am currently begging around for a flip phone to use until my contract is up. Verizon lied to me about having a rebate on this phone (it's not even eligible) and it's a pain to even own.
Cons: Poor quality, Not high def, Too big, Did not meet expectations
Summary: I have had this phone for almost a year at first I liked it but now it is not the same. Volume is never the same speaker barely works and useless apps are installed that can not be removed. Takes up room and you don't use them. Battery life is good. the camera does not have a flash and when you zoom in the picture is fuzzy.
Excellent Starter Smartphone, needs some better features
14 July 2013
Summary: I got my phone for Christmas 2012 and instantly fell in love, of course, no relationship goes without quirks, and the charger cable broke off, and I found that life without a torch light was quite miserable. Phone occasionally locks up, and can be easily restarted to fix. The little 3.2 MP camera doesn't take to good of pictures, but great for anyone who is getting their first Smartphone.
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Lightweight, fast processor
Cons: no torch light, low quality camera, locks up often, poor battery life
Summary: I went through 2 of these phones before the 3rd one worked. It has pretty much the same software has the Galaxy, but has a lower end camera with no flash. I like this phone because I wanted a smaller phone, and I did not need the fancy camera. The first two phones would not stay powered on. They shut off on their own, and froze. I'm very happy with the 3rd phone and works great. Must have had bad batch shipped from the factory.
Excerpt: I have had this phone for about two months and it's safe to say that it is a pretty solid, fast and powerful phone. The phones only major problem is the rear camera. The rear camera takes pretty bad photos and the phone having no flash doesn't help. The phone is very fast going from app to app. I would recommend getting swiftkey in the play store because the keyboard on this phone feels pretty cramped.
Perfect for a friend down on his luck. Changed a life in a very good way
21 January 2013
Summary: This was a gift to a friend jobless and homeless. Not anymore! Samsung Smartphone and Verizon, connected him to old friends and contacts. Choosing to relocate from West Coast to Midwest, provided a place to stay, transportation to a new fulltime dream job with benefits, now a workaholic. Not a technology person, he took to the Samsung Stellar like a pro. Samsung and Verizon have helped me help a good man.
Pros: Inexpensive, Durable, Lightweight, great size for a man needing cargo pants to work.