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Samsung Galaxy Light

 

Apr 17, 2014 by pivazian

Excellent phone for its value. Exceptional sound on both sides. The LTE downloads much better than on iPhone 5s or Nexus 5. Very happy with it.

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love this phone

 

Mar 9, 2014 by rosstheboss247

its a good phone and it has good lte with tmobile... pros are that it has a good screen... same android 4.2.2 as the Galaxy s3 just smaller... a fast phone... cons are... the phone is only 5megs for the cam and 720 hd for video but in all it still is a well made phone qith a good speaker phone!

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A lot of phone for a small price.

 

Mar 3, 2014 by stevelvl   updated Mar 3, 2014

Pros
• Very affordable
• Quad-core processor
• Very bight clear screen
• LTE
• Android 4.2.2
• Highly customizable
• Amazing call clarity with HD voice
• Ability to turn off bloat-ware in the settings.

Cons
• Phone is only offered by T-Mobile
• Accessories such as cradles and extra batteries hard to find
• Will probably never receive any os upgrades
• Camera is nothing to brag about
• Very light phone
• Only about 5GB of internal storage

I have been using smart phones for over a decade now and this is the first time I bought a phone that was not a flagship phone. When I ordered the phone my expectations were a little low after all how good could any phone be that is less than 200$ at full price?

When I opened up the box the first thing that struck me was the phone construction. It is a sturdy phone tight fitting well put together, I expected to see something cheap looking that is typical of lower end phones. One of the things I do not like about the phone is it is very light and very thin. It is so light that it will not weigh down your pocket so it is always sliding out of my pocket when I sit down. Never had this issue with my bulkier heavier phones in the past.

The phone its self if full of features. The speed of the device and its software was a pleasant surprise. The quad-core powers it quite nicely. It only has 1GB of ram but that is more than enough for phone function provided you do not down load a lot of apps that run in the background. One feature that totally blew my mind was in the settings the ability to turn off the preinstalled bloat-ware(things like Isis, T-Mobile TV, ect).

It does not have all the features of a S4 but for the money you cannot beat this phone. This is definitely a great value for the price.

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Hard Phone to Review

 

Feb 1, 2014 by acdc1a

Since I've used phones across the spectrum, it makes it hard to review this phone. It's good enough for the entry level user but Phonescoop is right about the fact that it hates the LTE network. So many times it drops to 4G or Edge while sitting in one spot. I've never had that issue with other T-Mobile phones especially since the LTE network is so good in our area.

If you are a Google voice user and you tell the service to ask you before each call, expect a 5 second delay before making calls. This is obnoxious and not something found on other Android phones I've used, even low end Android phones.

Pros:
- Small, crystal clear display. Much better than you'd expect for the class.
- Loud speakerphone
- Inexpensive
- Call quality is above average.
- Camera is pretty good for this price and has a flash.

Cons:
- This phone hates LTE period.
- A little on the chunky side
- Battery life is sub-par.

If you need an LTE phone and $149 is your budget (from several resellers) this isn't a bad choice. I do feel that you can do a lot better for not much more money...and if you're spending T-Mobile's $240 retail you can do better for the same money.

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