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Samsung Galaxy Light

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The responsiveness and screen also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the design, while the apps and build quality get critical opinions.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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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Samsung Galaxy Light Preview


Samsung's Galaxy Light is a T-Mobile exclusive phone that represents an inexpensive way to have an entry-level smartphone. It features a quad core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (you can add up to 64GB more via microSD cards), an...


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Amazon review summary for Samsung Galaxy Light


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Light from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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92% 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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sweet phone


Great phone. I am on Metro PCS. I did have to get a new SIM Card, as they lock their sim cards to whatever device they are activated on (the phone is not locked to the sim card -the card is permanently locked to a single device.) 5 minutes and $15 and...

I picked one up via neweggflash when they first released for $50 as a replacement for my $600 S4 that I had shattered the screen on after barely a month. It is nearly as capable, and a lot sturdier ; Works perfectly on the Metro PCS 4G plans

The only con is being conned out of $20 for expedited shipping, and then having it sent ground... and having my complaint ignored for a week, then being promised a refund of the $20 -which never happened ; I cant hold that against the phone

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Reception is not adquate


Nice pocket sized phone. Good looking screen, fast enough for apps. Good sound when connected

Dropped calls, not connecting as well as my previous Samsung phone. It is lacking in the basic function of a phone, and is not consistently making connection with a cell tower in an area where I did not have trouble before with a different Samsung phone

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Not quite an S3


Still worth it. I can live with the quirks for the money that I saved.

Smaller, as a phone should be. Powerful enough for most games. Pretty much everything that you would expect from a smartphone. Also a lot cheaper that other smartphones

Despite having the same specs as a S3, it still lags a little more in some applications. Still not enough to warrant the extra $100 to get a S3. Have had it lock up a few times, requiring a restart. Never had this with my S3

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Great phone for folks who don't need a huge screen


I have had this phone since it came out in October of 2013 and have put it through it's paces really hard. I love just about everything about it from it's really nice screen that just happens to not be a huge high resolution screen, but a good one...

Same quad core processor as an S3, gGreat quality standard definition screen(great color saturation and very sharp), LTE, Compact size, Lot's of storage options, good build quality, fantastic price point

Compact size might not be for everyone

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This phone is a STEAL


This is a brand new - no craigslist junk - Samsung Galaxy phone. It's smaller than the huge S series phones but still has a great processor, good RAM and a good screen (You can watch movies on this without a problem) plus a newer Android. I can go buy...

This is basically an S3/S4 in a smaller size. If you want the benefits of running a Samsung phone with the familiar interface and good quality but want something smaller than what is typically offered - this is the phone. It's running a quad core...

8GB of phone storage is poor. Buy a 32GB micro SD card to go in it and create a programs folder in that to install to. That will keep your phone storage from filling up in a month from program junk ; Reception can be iffy but that's because we're on...

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