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Good value for money
on 15 November 2013
I have been using the device for about 2 weeks, and I am satisfied so far.
Even though it is made of plastic, it does not feel cheap or low quality.
It is fast enough for everyday use, and the transition between screens, tabs, etc is smooth. Having said that, I am not using very demanding programs such as 3D games, etc.
Memory is expandable and the battery is replaceable, which is always good in my opionion. Battery life is decent, and there is also an eco-mode. It easily lasts for 2 days with moderate use.
There are only a few things I do not like: The on/off button is inconveniently placed and it does not protrude enough, making it hard to operate. The bottom row icons on the main screen cannot be customised. So I am stuck with an icon for the default browser which I never use.
Also, there is a pre-set "what's happening today" type tab that cannot be removed, which is quite annoying. However, it IS possible to set another tab as main/default. Last, - and a minor issue -, the selected wallpaper is not visible in the background when browsing the apps grid. There is a black background instead, which reminds me of older operating systems.
Overall, it is a good phone, offering excellent value for money.
Users who have previously owned Samsung Galaxy S or Note series devices or more premium HTC/LG phones may be underwhelmed by the experience, as the phone lacks the power and customisation possibilities of these phones. However, it is hard to find such a good smartphone at this price range. Most of the alternatives seem quite inferior.