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Why can't I find a good dumb phone that I love?
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2021
I really wanted to love this phone, but it seems old 100% reliable dumb phones are a thing of the past... I have been using it as my only phone to cut down on distractions. This phone is ALMOST perfect.
- I Love that it has LTE Voice... works great on T-Mobile. Call quality is good, and I even filled it up with MP3s to listen to music while I work out.
- Speaker phone is loud enough. Especially considering the size of the phone.
- I love that it has Bluetooth, which works almost perfectly (more on that below). I connect to bluetooth headsets and my car.
- Keys are easy on the fingers, and got used to navigating it in a day.
- Browser usage is painful, but to me this is a plus, since my goal is to minimize distractions.
- Battery life is pretty good. I'm on calls throughout the day, connected to bluetooth, and have no problems with it lasting all day.
- Added 32 Gig SD card filled with MP3s (could not get 128GB card, seems like 32 is the max)
- Text messages have the wrong time! I tried playing with the clock settings, but this is not the issue. Does not matter if you set the time or put it in "auto" the text messages that come in have the wrong time. You'll see other reviews mention this.
- It has frozen me a few times. When I say frozen, I mean completely frozen where holding the power button doesn't even power off the device. I am not getting this as often as other people on the reviews, but it does happen.
- I noticed that the bluetooth range kind-of sucks. If I am listening to music and put my phone farther than arm's length, sometimes the music breaks up.
- When I am on speaker people on the other side say I am cutting off. This does not happen when I am off speaker or using my bluetooth headset. Only happens on the speakerphone and it's really disappointing. When I am on a conference call, I have it on speaker until it's time for me to talk.
I'll keep using this phone until I find something better. This has everything I want, just wish it was more polished.