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Good: It is not an heavy piece of kit
Bad: Most things
Comment: First as many others have mentioned the battery life is just awful. Next, again as others have mentioned pretty much all apps install to the internal storage meaning it fills up very quickly. The more apps that you open and close the slower the phone runs - even if the task manager is used. The phone will randomly reboot and install updates that you explicitly said "Don't update". The screen often freezes on standby and goes black on usb charge even if you have it set not to. It is a truly insulting piece of rubbish. Do not buy.
Comment: I own the samsung galaxy ace , its rubbish i have had really bad experinces with it , the battery life is rubbish it lasts about 3-4 at the most when you get to the end of the conract it turns like a cripple its slow and downloads things you dont want the space limit is rubbish
Good: It's not too big for my pocket
Bad: When I text lots of full stops appear in my text
Comment: It's handy for people who don't have big thumbs as the buttons are a bit too small sometimes it could do with an easier wifi connection but most of the time it's a pretty good phone
Good: OK camera picture quality, user interface, music player
Bad: Abysmal battery life, LOW internal storage
Comment: "insanely good battery life" are you kidding? From new with a new battery, I have to charge my phone every day, sometimes twice a day. For the battery to last ME two days, the phone would have to be switched off for 24 hours, and that is with wifi and gps turned OFF. The test phone must have had an extremely high capacity battery to last more than one day.
But the biggest letdown for me, is the low internal storage. A CRAP 508mb. And most of the apps from the app store will only store to the internal memory, making this 'not very smart' phone frustrating and tedious to use. I would NOT recommend this phone, even though it is relatively cheap.
Good: Half decent camera, decent music player, and an easy to use interface.
Bad: Can be buggy sometimes, especially when uploading photos and videos to social network sites. Internal storage is a HUGE letdown. Only certain apps can be stored to the Micro SD card.
Comment: Had this phone for a little over 3 months, but already want to replace it with something a bit slicker and user friendly.
The camera is ok, but a little awkward to use, as the capture button is only on the touch screen, so taking decent photos can be a bit fiddly. And the lens is poorly located. I find that my fingers sometimes get in the way if i'm not careful. But it does take a half decent photo when you have overcome the fiddlyness of it, even though it is a MEAGRE 5MP.
The music player is pretty good, but does lack user friendliness somewhat. Making playlists is a chore, as you have to select the track to play before you can open the menu and add it to the playlist. And you can only add one track at a time, with no provision to add full albums. This can mean making a playlist is a tedious drawn out exercise
Good: Good overall phone, sensitive touch screen, good camera resolution
Bad: low Internal memory space, freezes sometime, need to charge the battery nearly everyday
Comment: Overall I would say that this is a good Phone with a good resolution camera and LED Flash. It offers many apps such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Logo Game however you need a SD Card for these Apps and some apps will not save on the SD card and save on the phone memory but that already has a very low memory so this is the biggest issue as I keep getting warnings to my phone about the low internal memory.
Good: Easy to use, not complicated.
Bad: Lack of internal space, and battery, phone shuts down by it self.
Comment: I have this phone for over a year now, and although this phone is good, the lack of internal space is not good enough for me. In order to use apps, I had to uninstall my older apps, as I keep getting warnings that my space isn't enough. This phone mostly for people who wants to use the features available, in the phone and not download games which takes a lot of space. Another thing is the battery, I am on my second battery right now, as the first battery that came with the phone started to die out in less then 20 mins of using it after charging to 100%. However, this phone is easy to use, and small enough to handle, but it's not for people who likes to play games, as there is no space to download it, even with the SD card.
Good: Stylish looks, easy to use, good apps
Bad: Very poor battery
Comment: I have had this phone for a year now. It is a pretty good phone. It does everything I want it to, facebook, easy access to emails etc. The camera is pretty good for a 5mp. The battery is a major problem though, I charge it for most of the day yet the battery will still only last for an hour while I am out! I cannot remember the last time I could take a photo while I am out for the day as my battery is always flat! I have just ordered the nokia lumia 800 so lets hope it has a better battery.
Good: looks nice, cheap alternative, good camera
Bad: lack of internal memory, poor battery life
Comment: Its a good enough phone, but lacks memory so you have to choose which apps you need the most.
The most annoying thing about the phone for me personally is the fact that some of the better apps arent available for it eg Sky Go, Eurosport Player, Skype (video call feature).
Does all the basics well and rarely crashes, but the age of smart phones you want to be able to use the better stuff on it.
Good: Easy to buy
Bad: Limited phone memory, sometimes have to turn off and on to make phone call or text,
Comment: As then one has very limited memory, and most apps can not use the memory card, it limited the phone a lot.
Plus with mine one, sometimes need to be turned off and on to make phone call or text? Better phone cost ten pounds.
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