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Pros: -Screen size
-Fast processing speeds
-Lightweight & Stylish
-Little to no lag
-Accessories easy to find for the model
Cons: -Battery life
-Limited to 3G
First off, this phone is a great phone to own even dispite some of the negative aspects. It all depends on each individual and what priorities you have for your mobile device. With that being said, I have owned iphones in the past and while they are also topnotch phones, this is the phone to get if you are an apple user looking to switch over to android. I have friends that own iphones who swore they would never switch from apple but are now questioning whether it's a better decision to buy one of these.
-The most important aspect of a phone to me is how it performs. I can deal with some lower spec cameras or social features as long as the device can handle what I throw at it. With that being said, this phone does just that. It has a 1.4 quad core processor powered by a topnotch exynos chipset. Now for those of you that are tired of specifications being thrown at you without an explanation of what it means, no worries. Basically, a 1.4 processor lets you know the speed at which your phone is going to run. Now, considering the iphones have been said to have either an 800mhz or 1.0 processor you can see that a 1.4 is more than enough to keep up with whatever you wanna throw at it (ex: gaming, videos, internet). The quad core part of that basically means that you're going to be able to multitask and have multiple applications open without worrying about any lag. Pair that with the exynos chipset and you have one powerful, speedy device.
-Another great aspect of this device is the storage. It has a HUGE 16GB of storage already built it, no need to go buy a microSD card to store your pictures, videos, and apps. Now, if you do need more space then not a problem either, you can expand the memory by buying a microSD card ranging from $5-$20 depending on how much more storage you want.
-The camera turns out beautiful pictures even with lo-lighting. It's an 8 megapixal camera which isn't the most impressive if you're comparing it to a newer device but you have to realize this device isn't new. It's been around for awhile so taking that into consideration, the camera is still a gem. It also has a 1.9 megapixal frontfacing camera which is better than a lot of smartphones on the market. So nothing to worry about with either camera. You can also record videos at 1080p on this device which is an impressive spec and I personally find it to come in handy.
-One major negative aspect is the battery life of this phone. I charge it every night all night and when I wake up with it fully charged it lasts me about half the day, which for a highend smartphone isn't terrible but I think samsung could have done a little better and went with a biggerbattery to power the phone. With that being said, a low batter does not effect the efficiency of the phone though. It was just sort of an annoyance to me, that's all.
-The price of this device, to me, is still a little pricey for a device which is older and doesn't have anything too special about it. I personally think it could come down about $50-$75 in price and then would be a perfect smartphone.
Overall, this phone will definitely fit anyone's needs for a smartphone. You won't experience lag or stutter when openeing and switching between apps but if your someone who maybe isn't home everynight to charge your device or doesn't like charging your phone in the car then I would say maybe look for a device with a smaller screen as the big 4.8 super amoled plus displays drains the battery. Other than that, if you have the money to spend on a premium device but don't like the newer, even bigger screened, smartphones then this phone provides a happy medium. I would reccomend this phone to anyone who needs a device that runs efficiently and that is also fun to own and stylish and sleek.