I love it September 23, 2012
I really love this phone. It takes great pictures everything processes really fast and the operation is smooth. An other feture i like about it that I didn't have on my last android phone is on the home keys you can control apps running in the backround. Also I love that you can get it practactly for free. There is only about three things I don't like about it and they are 1: no LED flash for the camera which I got used to on my old phone for a flash light, 2: It doesn't have an 8 mega pixel camera which I am also used to, and 3: I think might just be a software issue because the phone is new which is when I try to log into my netflix app the keyboard won't let me put my name and password correcty so I can use netflix on the phone like i did with my last phone.
Great phone for the price April 9, 2013
Reviewer: Pamela Lehman (Santee, California United States) -
I expected a lot from a Samsung phone and this device has delivered. Beautiful, bright display and the OS (Jelly Bean) is very user friendly. I started out in "starter mode" and now I'm in "standard mode". Only problem is the camera (only 3.2 mp). Other than that, this phone is a winner for me. It's a keeper!
Dials itself April 9, 2013
I have had this phone for 6 months and it is not very user friendly. In the last 2 months it keeps hanging up on the call I am on and starts dialing someone else. I was on hold with a client and the next thing I know the phone is dialing my son. My e-mails are not coming through and every other day I get like 80 e-mails and then nothing for the next 2 - 3 days again. I would not recommend this phone at all.
You get what you pay for... January 3, 2013
I am waiting for my 3rd Stellar to arrive. The camera quit working after three weeks. I have since found I wasn't the first customer to have this problem. Now the replacement arrived less than a week ago. It does not hold a charge. I have replaced the battery and have used a portable battery attachment. The plus side is if you are a novice with smart phones, you can easily manage this model.
The best smartphone I have ever owned. May 14, 2013
Before this phone I had the DROID X, which I loved. Then I got this and noticed a major difference in processor and data speed. This phone is amazing with games and apps that didn't work very well on my DROID X. The camera on the phone is okay, but would be a lot better with flash, but I got over that pretty fast. So overall this is a wonderful phone that is very fast and user friendly.
All kind of problems with this phone February 9, 2013
Reviewer: LMN (Foothills of the Catskills, N.Y.) -
My husband chose this phone when he upgrade and renewed his contract with Verizon. He specifically chose it because it got good reviews online and because it was advertised for those users entering the "smartphone" market. He has had no end of problems with it. He has problems making calls from our house. His phone can have a bar to a bar and a half of service my (iPhone) is at five bars and we are sitting along side one another. He has to move to the large picture window at times to make a call, or send a text. He didn't have to do that even with his very old flip phone. The call reception is poor and most often crackly. We called Verizon and got a "certified" refurbished version of the phone, it was even worse than the original. The new phone did not have any improvement in reception (bars.) Apparently the GPS didn't work because it could not locate us. He found it hard to end a call because, for some reason, there command to do that was missing from the screen. After when making subsequent calls, despite tapping the next person he wanted to talk to in his Contact List if would call the last person he spoke with?? It would not download/upload all his Apps....it was no end of trouble. And after three phone calls for a total of about four hours trouble-shooting verizons answer was to offer yet another "certified" refurbished version of the same phone. Beware with this phone. It is not all it says it is. Do your research. We are two very dissatisfied customers and would NOT buy another Samsung phone. He's stuck with this one for another year and a half unless he want's to pay for another model phone.
Stellar phone at stellar price November 7, 2012
Really good phone at a really good price (free). Good battery life, runs well on Verizon 4 g, one star off because camera is lacking slightly. Comparable to an iPhone 4.
Amazing for it's price! October 18, 2012
Reviewer: Chris Rush (Everett, wa United States) -
I just got this phone 2 days ago, it is really cool! It's super easy to use and it has awesome battery life it can last for about 7-8 hours. If i were you i would pick from a stellar instead of a iPhone 4 8-gigabyte. Overall if your looking for a free phone pick the galaxy stellar. I am Chris's son Ian,13 years old.
Not an I-Phone January 15, 2013
Reviewer: Mazz (Lagrangeville NY) -
I like the other reviewer am waiting on my 2nd Stellar, the first one the battery did not hold a charge. Verizon sent me a brand new battery, it too would be drained down by the phone within 2 hours. Now I'm waiting for a "refurbished" phone, that Verizon claims is 100 percent refurbished and tested. We'll see. If I had a choice to re-pick I would of gotten the I-phone, my wife has it and it seems to work much better than this Stellar phone. The only good thing about this phone was that it was free (with a 2year activation of course). Unfortunately free doesn't cut it if the phone is less than "stellar"
Garbage May 20, 2013
If you are looking for the most worthless horrible piece of junk in the milky wa then you have found it with the samsung stellar if you want it to unlock in your pocket. make emergency calls by itself. there is no such thing as just plain vibrate. i must take the battery out of my phone a minimum of 2 times a day because my touch screen decides not to work i mean if you want the worst phone of all time this is the phone for you.. give me back my fascinate 100 times better phone all in all i would never recommend this phone to anybody except one of the idiots at the verizon store that told me it would be a good phone.. ill take the free iphone next time..
No Complaints So Far.... March 22, 2013
I got my Stellar at a local Verizon store & they didn't offer it free as upgrade, tho I got the price out of pocket for $60. I'm one of the few left with Unlimited Data & Email for $30 a month. I was told repeatedly by various Verizon reps that I had to give it up if I wanted a subsidized phone, or pay full retail for a smartphone. So the sales rep said he could work around that with some kind of loophole & still get me into another smartphone with unlimited data .
Right now I've had this Stellar a week & everything is fine so far. It does have smaller keys & screen than my former HTC Thunderbolt, & yeah there's no flash. I can handle that alright tho. Overall I found it fairly simple to navigate, considering the manual it came with was not very helpful after initial setup, which the Verizon dudes did for me. They wanted to sell me an extended warranty for around $100, but we have another line that can be upgraded after end of year. I do have a Kindle Fire that does all my data tasks so if this Stellar dies after a year I could replace with an upgrade available on another line in our acct.
The graphics are very good with videos playing as sharp as any HD TV. Overall I think its a decent phone, tho I haven't had it all that long. I still think its worth considering. For me, its easier to buy a new phone in person so someone can help me with set up out of the box. :)