Summary: I bought this phone to use during an international trip and therefore I did not try it out before getting here. Yesterday I bought a SIM card and from the beginning I was having a hard time turning the phone on. After several attempts I finally got it to work and everything seemed fine. Got my local number, added some contacts, even took some pictures. The only problem I had was accessing the market place. It just wouldn't, but this could be a Windows problem.
Summary: This phone is great! Easy to use. The volume, especially on the speakerphone, is fantastic. The phone is sturdy. Camera is great and takes really nice videos also. Even though this is "unlocked" I couldn't get it to work with my carrier as far as the MMS messages, which is frustrating - That was my whole reason for purchasing this....but hey, you win some and you lose some.
I've become one of "those" who can't keep their hands off their device.
10 May 2014
Summary: This is a fantastic smart phone but be prepared to deal with limitations if you're on a pay as you go or a bring your own sim card plan. If you're with AT@T with a data plan you're good to go on this phone. Many features rival anything on an Android or Iphone device. But if you're on a bring your own plan or a basic pay as you go with another carrier, there are limitations. Many of the apps that come bundled with the phone only work through a data plan! (Bummer).
Summary: Is a cell my practice, does not have too many complications, lacks nothing nor did he have anything left over, good photos and footage are obtained, has radio and good volume, especially for listening to music, is highly recommended if you like the simple things easy to use.