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Excellent value; excellent product
on January 7, 2013
Well, if you're expecting this phone to give you what a Galaxy Note or similar Android phone delivers, then you won't be happy.
On the other hand, for $75 (what I got mine for elsewhere) this phone delivers a whole lot of value for the money.
I'm a lightweight user - no data plan as they are very expensive and usually out of reception range up here in the mountains. I put on maybe 30 minutes a month (which is why my plan costs me $10/month), no interest in texting, and don't try to run my life and my business off my cellphone. Not criticizing that, but for me with the low reception here in the mountains, the fact that many utilities valued in bigger cities are irrelevant here, I mostly want a cellphone with a few extras - everything else I can do on the laptop.
So that aside, this phone is not only very inexpensive, but it does all I want and more. Synchronizes effortlessly with my laptop, no problems with accessing the web via Wi-Fi when a connection is available, lots of work related documents store and retrieve without issue, most of my music is there, and it runs the [...] Android mobile application for mapping/tracking while out of cell/data range nice and fast and with no problem whatsoever.
Battery life... I get three days plus without being anywhere near out of juice. However, I'm not accessing data all day, texting back and forth, constantly on the phone, playing music all day at work, etc. Basically, when I don't need Wi-Fi or it's not available, I just disable it. Ditto for synchronize, the GPS, and Bluetooth. So I suspect a little bit of users having at least a basic power management strategy can go a long way.
Anyways, I haven't run into any shortcomings so far, and in a neat, compact little phone like this that is about 25% smaller than your wallet, that's a pretty good deal.
I'd buy it again, for more money.