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This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070 White 3G Dual-Core 1.0GHz 8GB Unlocked GSM Android Cell Phone
Pros: Product looks nice, decent screen, good form factor, Android 4.1 available as a system update.
Cons: Where to begin? Touchwiz on this phone is a hog. Samsung's UI renders it incredibly unresponsive. To add to that, with only 768MB of RAM, Android 4+ itself is borderline unusable. The phone will simply stop working for 30-90 seconds at a time while apps seem to go out to pasture. It's like you can feel Dalvik forcing a garbage collection. Using the camera then browsing the photo gallery slows the phone to a crawl. Want to use Chrome? Wait around 45 seconds for it to start. Want to send a photo via MMS? Good luck, hope it doesn't crash the text app. To top it off, occasionally the phone will simply lose its mobile data connection, and to reset you have to turn off data, then turn it back on - or even put it into airplane mode, then back out. Extremely frustrating if you're tethering a laptop or tablet for a data connection. That's the Galaxy S Advance in one word: frustrating. Plus there aren't any reliable big-name aftermarket firmwares, yet.
Other Thoughts: I have this phone in black. I would not recommend buying it, either in black or white. Just steer clear.
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