"Fail Fail Fail!!!"on by JBRico420
Pros Ease of operation. Good speaker. Sensitive touchscreen.
Cons Overheating, charging time, battery life, keyboard layout
Summary I've been thru as of today 3 of these phones, all of them overheat, replacement batteries are difficult to get out of Sprint, Customer Service of 3rd party Sprint stores are beyond fail (gotta goto corporate store), Corporate stores says theres no recalls or anything on the phone so they replace it x3 and within 2 hours after I charged it (power off) within 10 mins of turning back on its overheating again!!! I find it Fail Fail Fail that Samsung has not fixed this problem yet or notified distributors of this problem so we can get them replaced with something that works and not turning our pockets into campsite (where's smores?)
"Not Impressed"on by kridder0
Pros "Green", solar charger
Cons Battery life, Recharge time, Solar charger overheats battery
Summary As a preface, let me advise that I have never before owned an "Android" smartphone (although I have owned another type)...
As the title suggests, though, I am not impressed. I purchased this as an "upgrade". I have never gotten an upgrade that was such a disappointment! The battery takes (easily) twice as long to charge as it does to discharge (with WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS all off). I am spending MOST of my day at work with the phone plugged in to the computer. I understand that the USB connection only supplies about half the amperage of the wall outlet, but I shouldn't have to plug in at all!!! Didn't have to plug in my other smartphone... Not impressed.
I purchased the solar cover for the phone. Fabulous concept! I was willing to overlook certain other foibles in exchange for being able to charge with light! Caveat in documentation indicates that it is TRULY a SOLAR panel and artificial light won't work. Another bit of disappointment, but, I thought I would try it anyway. I put the solar cover on the phone and left it on the window sill to see how well it worked. After fifteen minutes, the battery percentage went from 77% to 75% - full direct sunlight! I checked and all the radios (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G) were ON. I turned them all off and gained 1% charge in the next 10 minutes. Something that I would consider a MAJOR design flaw is the lack of insulation between the battery and the solar charger! Overheated battery won't charge! I guess if I am nowhere near an outlet, or I forgot a charging cord, I could use sunlight (in short increments) to charge enough for an emergency call, but,... overall, not impressed.
I loaded "Sprint ID" and downloaded a few apps and games to try, but before I could even TRY them, the phone indicated that it was OUT OF MEMORY! I couldn't BELIEVE it!! I had to stop and go to the "Manage Applications" area and move the downloaded apps to the SD card before I could do anything else! No warning about the phone being so severely UNDER-powered that you have to move apps immediately! But, if you are going to create a new 256 MegaByte phone in this day of GigaBytes, why not make it AUTOMATICALLY download straight to the SD card as a default? Especially if the "Sprint ID" is going to monopolize the memory! I have since removed all "Sprint ID" nonsense and moved everything, that can be moved, to the SD card. Phone is running better. Partly my fault, I have had other phones that needed things moved, but still wish there had been some "upfront" warning about memory.
My son upgraded to a different phone at the same time. He downloaded games, apps, and "Sprint ID" without problem. He was playing a game on his phone and I asked what the name of the game was so I could put it on MY phone (it was cool)! That is when I found out that this phone (Samsung Replenish) is not able to get all the apps and games that most other android phones can get! Nobody has been forthcoming with a reason "why" either!! I asked on the forum. Still waiting... Not impressed.
I have had the phone for 5 full days. I felt I should give it at least a week before making any "return" decisions. Maybe it will grow on me. If I find a reason to keep it, I may re-review it.
Pros They over heat and it takes 8 hours to fully charge and sprint doesnt
Cons want to solve the problem like they claim they do..... A BIG FAT WASTE
Pros Compact, light weight, sharp looking, easy to operate, it's NOT a Window$ or Apple OS, links to Google account seamlessly, uses standard MicroUSB cable (not the proprietary Samsung like so many of their older phones)
Cons Smaller screen than most, keyboard cramped (but also has touch keyboard)
Summary So far, I'm really liking this phone. I've only had it 1 week and I've never owned an Android phone. My previous phone was a Samsung Propel Pro (Windows Mobile 6.x) and this new phone blows it away. The OS is fast and easy to navigate. There are so many free apps I don't see much of a need for the paid ones (although there are a few that are tempting!)
Battery life is decent when you download a power saving app (I use Juice Defender Free). The cool part about this Spring Smartphone: currently (May, 2011) they are waiving the Data Package for this phone, so you don't have to pay the extra monthly fee for an Android.
Once I've had more time to evaluate it, I'll repost, but for now, I don't have any serious complaints.
Giving it a 4.5 because of:
Camera is only 2.0 MP
Slower processor (although I haven't had problems)
Flimsy battery cover that's hard to remove
Battery saver app should be standard with the phone
"AMAZzING(:"on by purdypicture
Pros Good quality . Nice wifi and keyboard is small but you can type VERY VERY fast. they gave you an sd card + an adapter soo thats always good. and its good for the enviroment i guess ahhaah. YOU CAN CHAT WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON FB(:
Cons Keyboard can make your thumbs tired..
When you have a case on your cell phone the charger doesn't always work
camera isnt that good.
maynot get very good service depending on where you are.
also it takes FOREVER to charge + the battery runs out quickly
Summary read above haahah