Amazon Review by T Markworth
57 people found the following review helpful
Let's get real. For the price this is actually a good phone. No, it's not a good phone in the grand scheme of things, but I've used worse. I previously had a Moto E tracfone which I hated. It broke and I got this to quickly replace it.
First the bad. The screen is terrible. Same size as an iPod Touch 4 but garbage quality. I’d say the touch screen capabilities are bad, but that’s every phone. Someone please make something better than capacitive touch. CPU seems to be slower than whatever is in the Moto E, but for this price, you can justify getting a real tablet. Aftermarket support for this phone is nothing. Be careful with it…or not, since it’s cheap. No screen rotation at all. Don’t force it to horizontal with power toggles or the launcher will crash (reset time!). Battery life doesn’t appear to be any better or worse than the Moto E, which means it’s not very good. Just grab a power bank and your usual bluetooth duct tape.
So the good. It uses HSPA and can do 4G. Yep. 4G on a tracfone. Compared to the CMDA-only Moto E, this is a drastic improvement in speed, signal strength, and reliability. The SD card works like it’s supposed to so (no emulated SD) you can actually load it up with stuff. You’re not going to be gaming much on this thing, but it’s nice to know that you can actually load up on ebooks and such without wondering if they will actually install to the SD card.
There’s probably some other bonuses that I’m forgetting, or leaving out because they’re things that should be expected, but you get the idea. This is a good, cheap phone in an age where a smart phone is unfortunately required.