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thanks, I hate it! LOL
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2021
So.. I picked this up because I was really tired of going through iPhones every couple of years. My last one, after replacing the screen, never rebooted... so I needed to improvise. I found this one and thought it might be a nice intro to an android phone. I wish I had just bought an iPhone.
The camera is really bad. The first night I had it I filmed a short video and sent it to my brother, he asked me if I had filmed it on a potato.
To list all the things I hate about this phone would take me so long. The keyboard is terrible and doesn't have predictive text and barely autocorrects. The keys are also very small and I have pretty much given up on texting anyone or commenting on things.
The storage sucks. Most of it is taken up by random programs and software that I cannot remove and can only disable (Looking at YOU, facebook!). I've given up on storing any kind of photos or downloading any spotify playlists. I wish I still had my iPod.
I use straighttalk and it was pretty easy to just pop my sim card in. HOWEVER.. when I purchase additional data, It doesn't work at all. I was going back and forth with their tech support for weeks, and while all the settings and everything were correct, it just didn't work. They gave up and just gave me a refund for the data add-on. This data issue is extremely frustrating and makes the phone totally unreliable. It went out as I was driving across states at night, I couldn't use my GPS or make any phone calls for the entire drive. I had to reset the phone a few times and it never helped with the data. It works now, sometimes! but like I said... pretty unreliable when it comes to service.
The phone is barely okay to perform the most basic functions of a phone. The speaker on it is very bad. The passcode entry makes me mad every time, the numbers are so small and the overall feel is so counter-intuitive, I'm constantly having to re-enter it.
Phone is OK if you are in desperate need of a cheap phone. But do not believe for one second that you can replace any iPhone with this. FOR REAL