You get what you pay for
Reviewed on Friday April 22, 2016 by Sean, USA
This is not a powerhouse phone, true, but I'm pleased with it for what it is. One person complained about the battery life, but I only have to charge it every 2-3 days. I'm not on it constantly, but I do use it several times a day.
I use my phone to communicate with others by voice, text, & email. It is my contact manager, digital notepad, and calendar / task manager, and it does these things wonderfully. It is also a great GPS and quick Internet search tool. The fact that it is capable of being a WiFi mobile hot spot is a great bonus, allowing me to use my tablet anywhere.
I do have a couple of BASIC games on it, and they run fine. The cameras on it are good. I use it as my MP3 player because it connects to both my car stereo and headset via Bluetooth, so I don't have to remember where I am in my playlist or constantly swap cords as I move from one to the other. I don't watch videos on it very often. I never use it for Facebook or other social media.
One person mentioned the "weird" positioning of the power and volume buttons. Yes, they are on the back of the phone instead of the edges. Yes, that took a little getting used to. Now, I LOVE the design. On other phones, I was constantly hitting the power and volume buttons by accident and messing things up. That isn't a problem on this phone, yet adjusting the volume during a call is still easy, it just takes a more intentional action - which I appreciate.
The last thing I'm going to disagree with is what one person said about the keyboard. It's true that the default keyboard is awful, but the alternative Google keyboard is already installed and easy to change to as the default. It does as well as any other I've used.
My phone isn't my primary computing device, it's a supplemental device, and is great as such. If you need a high-power CPU, this isn't the phone for you. If you just need a decent communication device, give it a good hard look.