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Samsung Galaxy Light

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The responsiveness and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the build quality and reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Light is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Light from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

value for money, screen, responsiveness, usability, size

features, reliability, build quality, design

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Light (T-Mobile),BrownSamsung Galaxy Light (T-Mobile)

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Samsung Galaxy Light Review


With the Galaxy Light, Samsung is proving that it can scale its smartphone design and production costs. After hitting home runs with the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 3, Samsung is bringing some of its most noticeable aesthetics and features...


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Samsung Galaxy Light


If you're seeking an affordable Android phone on T-Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy Light is a serious choice. There's nothing flashy or even particularly interesting about a this 4-inch, entry-level smartphone that just looks like a slightly mutated Samsung...

The Samsung Galaxy Light gives you 4G LTE, a decent processor, and a pocket-friendly form for under $250. Call quality is strong, too.

Camera images seemed dull and soft on the Light's 5-megapixel shooter, and the 4-inch screen makes the virtual keyboard feel cramped.

Buy the Samsung Galaxy Light if you're looking for Android on a budget -- just be aware that you're trading price for performance.


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Samsung Galaxy Light (T-Mobile)


Thanks to its LTE support and solid call quality, the Samsung Galaxy Light stands as a good value for entry-level Android smartphones on T-Mobile.

Solid feature set for the price. 4G LTE enabled. Great call quality

Mediocre battery life. Middling camera

Remember the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, aka the Galaxy S III Mini? As if two versions weren't enough, Samsung and T-Mobile have teamed up for yet another iteration of this diminutive Android smartphone. The Galaxy Light ($216 direct) adds LTE and NFC, and...

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Terrible reception


The phone has an excellent display, is reasonably speedy, has most of the latest Android features (it runs Jelly Bean 4.2.2), is compact and pocketable, and has decent battery life. If that were all there were to it, it would be a steal at $120,...

Reception, on GSM, HSPA, and LTE, is terrible. I literally have the phone sitting right next to my Lumia 521 and Moto g (non-LTE), both also on T-Mobile, and this Galaxy Light can't make calls or send/receive SMS while the others can. (And don't even...

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Decent Phone


I went from a Galaxy S3 to this. I find myself using my phone more as a phone, and less as a tablet at this size. That was kind of the idea since I went with a less expensive plan at T-mobile than before ; Overall I like the phone. It feels cheaper...

Nothing that wasn't expected in moving to a cheaper phone. Everything is just barely not as good as the S3

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Galaxy Light


Big improvement over standard Galaxy. Comes with SIM card. Went online to my t-mobile account and changed to the new card and the phone worked great

Smaller screen than S3 or S4

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OK Phone for the $$


The phone itself works well and has a lot of bang for the buck. The main issue I had with the phone was it had a hard time switching between LTE, WCDMA, and GSM. When it was connected to LTE network it worked great, but then when it tried to drop to 4G...

Nice size in hand and pocket, good processor speed, nice screen. Great battery life! Wi-Fi calling, can multitask even on phone calls

Physical home button to easy to push by mistake, ear speaker can distort at mid-high volumes when using as a phone. No mass storage mode only connect as media device or camera modes. Camera quality sucks.... sorry no sugar coating that one

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First Smart Phone


I love my Galaxy 4S but in many ways this is a more practical phone. The 4S was expensive enough that I constantly worry about breaking or losing it. This very capable phone is cheap enough that those concerns disappear.

I bought 2 of these for my kids. 4G LTE supported and very snappy response. Small enough to fit in your pocket and has a removable battery and microSD slot. I paid $125 including a car adapter and auxiliary battery so you can't beat the price

Not really a con, more a fact: the screen and camera's are both lower resolution than a high end phone. For 1/5 what I paid for a Galaxy 4S its a reasonable trade

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The batter Fits


The battery fits in the phone and works well, however I read in reviews on another site that there is no replacement battery for this phone


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Poor Radio Reception


I purchased 3 of these thinking I had a great buy knowing Samsung's rep. These are the worst phones I have ever owned. I loved everthing else about the phone. But that is a deal breaker for me.

Size (I like a smaller phone), features

Really poor radio. Has major trouble keeping connected to 4G LTE, even in moderate strength areas. I had three of these and they all acted the same. If you look on the web you will see similar comments/reviews