Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700
Member Name: bethhorlick
Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700
Advantages: available on great contact terms
Disadvantages: to many to list PLEASE READ
i got this phone on contract back in march 2010 and have had nothing but trouble with it. i only chose this phone as the contract that t-mobile were offering suited me great unlimited calls, internet and one perk (i chose texts) all for just 20 pound a month and i cant fault the contract but the phone is another matter.
APPS-i started downloading all the free apps i could everything from coin tosser to little artist for my 4 year old son and although most are free which seems great there pretty pointless. my husband has an i-phone and the quality of apps in comparison is pretty shocking. most seem to be ripped of cheap and nasty versions copied from i tunes i was really disappointed. then the problems really started the phone began to get slower and slower apps wouldn't work and the force close function even started to struggle to close the apps which meant constantly turning the phone off and on again
TOUCH SCREEN- if you have ever used an i-phone you will realise just how bad the quality of this touch screen is. it takes WEEKS for the phone to start recognising your finger patterns and even then it will randomly decide to come up with the most random letters when your texting for example. When plugged in to charge its unusable as the screen just will not recognise any touch command you try and give it a real nightmare
PROBLEMS CLEARING APPS-i decided to wipe the phone of all apps and start again which in itself was really simple just a function in settings and app management but the phone decided to have a mini meltdown from there all my contacts disappeared, my photos countless irreplaceable videos of my son :( which was so disappointing pretty much everything i had on there and i specifically only wiped the apps so i have no clue how this happened so if u need to delete apps i suggest you back up anything of value to you on the computer first
PROBLEMS STORING INFO AFTER APP WIPE- now my phone wont store any numbers take any pics basically do anything other than text or call which as you can imagine with no numbers isnt an easy task. to use the market app to download things such as games you need a google mail account all my details were wiped from this aswell and for some unknown reason i now cannot make a new one or log into my old one so cant get any new apps for the phone not that there is any ones worth having really
PROBLEMS WITH SAMSUNG- as i live in northern Ireland there are NO t-mobie shops in the whole of northern Ireland so cannot take it to the shop to be repaired and have struggled to get them to take my complaints seriously using there website. so i asked samsung what they could do, and they wernt interested even tho this is clearly a problem with their software in the phone they said it was a matter to be dealt with by my contract provider.
luckily i can still use my internet browser for web surfing and facebook but thats about it i cant even use the calender as you need google mail registered first.
Im really gutted i chose this phone once my contract is due for an upgrade i will defiantly be more careful to chose a decent phone and not just a decent contract, be warned.
Summary: cheap copy of i-phone that will soon start to malfunction
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