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Started well, but started degrading too early
on September 16, 2015
I have had this phone for around 1 year 9 months. For just about the first year it ran well for a phone of its price range. It worked reliably, operated with decent expediency, and had enough memory to meet my needs with some room for a few superfluous apps.
At about 1 year its performance quickly degraded. I began to frequently receive errors of insufficient storage, even when the phone clearly had room. It operated more and more slowly, at times so slow that the app would simply crash. It began randomly rebooting itself.
Now, less than 2 years old I believe it may be ready for the dust bin. I had to factory reset the phone because the Google processes constantly crashed. Even after the factory reset, without reinstalling any of my apps, the phone is randomly crashing, as well as having difficulty booting back up. Right now it had a 51% charge but suddenly went dark and doesn't want to start back up.
I've always regarded Samsung highly in the past, but I would expect a smartphone to work reliably for longer than this, even if it is only about $100.