This phone is indestructible
I've dropped it into soapy water I don't know how many times, dropped it, thrown it, stepped on it. This phone has seen things, horrible things.
Last winter I dropped it outside in the snow, where it froze and thawed out twice, then was rained on for a couple weeks before i found it. it still works today, although I upgraded to a new phone last month.
my wifes phone (same model, which she is still using) was dropped in a parking lot and was run over by a few cars and she's still using it, she just used my battery cover.
The only problem I had with this phone was that it was on the walmart family mobile network. I bought this phone in fort smith, AR, and they were (and still are!) advertising it in the store as having 3g connectivity, which it does... if I drive 160 miles to little rock.
Here in fort smith, the tmobile network is limited to 2g/edge connectivity, which is useless for almost anything.
July 27, 2013
A good first smartphone.
I had just gotten my tax return and I was looking to upgrade from my old slide phone to a nice new touch-screen smartphone. I decided to get off my Mom's plan, and onto my own. The first thing the salesman at the store offered was an iPhone, but I knew that wasn't a good fit for me. I wasn't ready to take that plunge. I wanted something simple, yet functional, with the things I needed, and not too confusing to use. I also didn't want to spend my entire tax return on a new phone. Lucky for me, this baby popped into my sight. I decided to get it in grey, since it's a go-with-everything color. (A raspberry color was also available).
I think this happens to most new smarties, but I spent the next two months glued to my phone. I was excited to learn all the features it had to offer. I was able to quickly learn the ins and outs of my phone, and I have to say, a year and a half later, it's still in great condition.
The important stuff:
-You'll want to get a pretty big microSD card for your photos/music/videos. The internal storage is minimal.
-The only case I've been able to find was the one offered to me at the (tmobile) store. It has saved my phone numerous times during unfortunate tumbles from my hands, but grit, dog fur and other tiny things get between the case and the phone, so the phone now looks as though it hasn't had a case, but still functions as though it has.
-The battery life is best if the screen is set low, but is pretty good for a smart phone, and as far as longevity, I've had my phone for a year and a half and it still keeps the charge pretty well. I can go to work and play on my phone during work, breaks, lunch, and still have a couple hours of game-playing at home before it dies.
-The screen is durable, and hasn't gotten a single scratch yet (knock on wood).
-One downfall: at this point, despite restarting my phone, deleting excess files and general upkeep, it does tend to freeze from time to time.
Overall, I'm very satisfied by the fact that this phone, though it looks dainty and fragile, has lasted longer than any of the phones I have had in the past. I recommend it to anyone, but especially those looking to switch from a 'dumb' phone to a smartphone for the first time.
November 11, 2012
The glass on the screen is tough as heck. Much tougher than even an iPhone. It's not the fastest thing in the world, but it can do everything every higher priced phone can do. The wifi hotspot feature is awesome. I end up using it a lot when my school internet goes down and it easily handles 20+ people on it. The screen is nice and bright, and the touch is very responsive. One thing though, if you leave it on for more than a week or so, it may crash. But it will start right back up after you take out the battery. Otherwise, its an awesome phone. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a medium-low range smart phone.
May 25, 2012