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Definitely a hidden gem of a phone
on August 23, 2013
I'll start by saying I have an iPhone 5. I love it but some things are better on Android. I had purchased a Galaxy S4 and to my surprise, I actually didn't care for it. It was HUGE (though it had a super nice 5" full HD screen) and the screen was not as responsive during text messaging as my previous Galaxy phones were. That latter problem was driving me crazy and it didn't matter which keyboard I tried or which app I was using. And I've had ALL the Galaxy S phones - the original, the S II, the S III, and then the S4.
Enter the Galaxy Express. I decided I didn't want to spend a fortune. The Galaxy Express was the best combination of price and features - the Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU in this phone is no slouch. It also runs the latest Android which is another plus. This phone also has the newest 4G LTE, which I was not going to compromise on. The older (but still fast) 4G "HSPA+" network is fine but LTE is the future, so I wouldn't buy a phone without it if I'm spending a few hundred bucks.
I LOVE the Galaxy Express! I'm picky as hell but for the price and feature set, I think Samsung/AT&T got it right. The screen is not super ultra HD but it's crisp and clear. The camera isn't 13 MP (it's 5 MP) but the pictures are clear and are more than enough for Facebook, Instagram, and emailing. The touch screen is very responsive, Android runs smooth, and battery life surprisingly great for a smartphone. I charge it every other day. I need to charge my iPhone at least once a day, if not twice!
- 4G LTE
- Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU w/ 1GB RAM
- Super AMOLED Plus screen
- Battery life
- It's not bleeding edge (but it's bargain priced, a worthy trade off!)
All in all, very pleased. I find it a little insane that phones without a contract these days exceed the price of my Sony Vaio laptop! Seriously? This little gem of a phone has a great price tag and the performance to back it up. I LOVE 4G LTE. Everything loads so quickly but be careful not to burn through your data allowance - use WiFi when you're at home!