Summary: One works fine...the other one I had to send back for replacement. I was not holding a charge...even with a new battery. I was disappointed that I could not download some apps due to it being a "windows" phone. Also required a 3-4 hour download from the internet before I could access the apps on the "Market Place".
Summary: PHONE IS GOOD, I FACE TOO PROBLEMS 1. VIDEO RECORDING DOES NOT WORK. STILL PHOTOS ARE OK, BUT DOES NOT START VIDEO RECORDING 2. BATTERY CHARGING PROBLEM, SOMETIME EVEN THE BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGE IT DOES NOT SHOW THAT.
Summary: Very good Windows Smartphone, lowest priced VS others at Walmart. Apps and everything is as expected and more. Battery life could be better, I had to charge this cell phone every 24-36 hours without heavy use. Main reason I returned is I needed a cell phone with long battery life due to my upcoming vacation to the Philippines. I cannot afford looking for a place to recharge in this country.
Pros: decent phone .takes decent pictures. good GPS. gets phone signal where a lot of other phones don't.
Cons: I am not a fan of windows OS for it. lot apps that are normally free they charge you for. phone is a pain 2 update. MY next phone will not be a windows phone .if I have learned anything from this .
Summary: The cell phone's mailing package was seal when I picked up. But the cell phone box seal was already opened when I opened external package warping. Carefully inspected every component, I think cellphone itself was maybe not used, but the paper holder had tears, indicating the unit had been taken out and put back. Battery was seades in the plastic wrapping. Charger looked not used but was not wrapped. Headphone was put in original plastic pouch. But seal was broken.
Summary: Two I917 purchases -- first one defective, inaudible ear volume. I did some online checking but was unable to determine if cell-to-ear volume was a specific model weakness. Three points from my ordering experience: 1) check the vendor's return policy before purchasing; 2) when you receive the order check the phone properties first--it's easy to become enchanted with smartphones to the point of overlooking the basic on ear use; 3) buyers should reflect on the liklihood...
Summary: Changed from an iPhone 3G to this, have to admit that Microsoft/Samsung did a great job in the Software/Hardware tandem. This phone is fast, the screen looks amazing and the sound is pretty impressive for a cel phone. The price is affordable and surprising. When you start with Windows Phone 7 is a breeze of fresh air vs other mobile OS, once upgraded to Mango then you gain a lot of features like multitasking, copy/paste and live notifications.