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  1. zeth006

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    Any owners want to chime in and offer their $0.02 of this phone? Factors such as:

    - Battery life
    - LTE and HSPA+ 42mbps connectivity
    - Screen
     

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    Just got this phone and so far I am pleasantly surprised. T-Mobile doesn't have great coverage in my area but I've pulled 16mbs on 4g. Wifi is great. Screen is clear and bright . Battery life is acceptable so far.

    Downsides, only 8gb device storage. Some bloatware I could do without (although, so much less than Verizon phones). My biggest problem is that it is slick as a bar of soap.

    Hope this helps. Would love some tips and feedback on this phone myself.
     
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    I got the Light in November '13 and I'm still figuring out things about it.... The reason I got this device was because I have a Samsung Note Tab and I didn't see a need to get another "tab like" cell.. So I "went down" to the light. Although, initially, I was under the impression I was sort of downgrading.. After using the device for a few months and becoming more familiar with it.. I sure am happy with my decision. I can say that I more than likely would be satisfied with this phone even if I didn't have a tablet!
    As stated above...One of the main drawbacks for me is the bloatware..and as stated above also.. Yes, much less than Verizon....I came over to T-Mobile after 15 years at the V.. And I couldn't be happier!!
    I got a few productivity apps (Clean Master, DU battery & speed booster) and I often use the T-Mobile "device health" app combined with the productivity apps and I greatly increase my battery life and RAM....I went ahead and rooted and finally flashed a few ROM's and got my phone all set up perfectly...at the present time my battery lasts somewhere around 50-60 hrs with moderate use. I have to say that I am glad I finally rooted because I don't "worry" so much about my battery life, memory life, and usage ability as much as I did pre-root.
    Also I also am always looking for any tips you all can give me to make it an even better experience for me!!
     
  4. zeth006

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    Wait. How did you root/flash this phone? People on XDA are still trying to figure that part out!
     
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    I saw that on XDA.. It Actually took me 3 attempts with 2 recoveries as this was my first time "rooting" a device.. For some reason I was stuck on treating the Light like the S4..then after a few weeks of research I came across this... Followed it to "the T" and have had no problems since.. In fact this is my main site I pay attention too as far as info. It hasn't guided me wrong yet and when it comes to electronic things.. I am stupid... LoL Anyway here is the link:

    ROOT ANY ANDROID DEVICE WITH SUPERONECLICK ROOT TOOL ~ EPIBLOG.in

    In fact I keep changing things up on my phone.. As I have found that messing around and putting different ROM'S on it is rather fun. But I do know this... I never knew what "rooting" really meant until I did this.. And the things that I can do is never ending... I mean setting the CPU speed.. Temp, etc. just to name a few.. Wow.. Crazy stuff.. Enjoy.. Sorry it took me so long to reply.. I was flying all day.. :)
     
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    every exploit in superoneclick is old and outdated and hasnt worked since 2.3
     
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    I've owned this phone since it's release and can add that it's a great phone, with good power and really nice specs across the board. Even the standard resolution screen is above average. I love the full feature set including LTE, NFC, bluetooth, replaceable battery, memory expansion...the list is amazing for the price paid. I will post a video review I did of it in another post(to keep thing on this thread neater).
     

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