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Great phone but Network Issues are a pain
on 3 May 2014
I have to agree with a lot of the reviews here. The phone is great, compact, full of features you would find the S3 with a little bit more. It does not have the full features of the S4 which is fine. Battery life is fairly standard. You can get about a full days use or use a battery saving app which gives you more than a day. Sound quality is good as well
As most people pointed out, there is clearly a network selection problem with this phone. I thought i would be one of the lucky ones but that didnt happen. To clarify, you can leave the phone on stand by and next time you pick it up it says your network is unavailable (even though it was a few minutes ago). This happens to me about twice a week. It is easy to fix this. Restart the phone (long process) or manually choose your network in the mobile data settings and it sorts itself out......for a while. If you go abroad you will need to manually choose the network you are compatible with. This took me about 20mins to find the right network.
Other than that, this is like a mini s3. I would recommend if you have the s3 and you are looking for a smaller option to either go for the s3 mini or wait for the s5 mini which im guessing would be released soon. Other than that, the phone is a good one and if you dont mind the issue highlighted above, then go for it