If you're buying this phone expecting a top-of-the-line Android device, you will be sorely disappointed. However, this is the perfect starter device for someone needing/wanting an Android phone. Battery life is good, not great, but lasts all day (9 hours as advertised) without needing a charge. The screen itself is decent, and the user interface is zippy enough, although I recommend installing GO Launcher EX if you are familiar with using Apple's iPhone or iPod touch, as it will make the interface more familiar. The camera is only 2 MP, which is fine for snapping some candid photos in a pinch, but you won't be taking professional quality pictures with this thing.
Really the only complaint I have is the minuscule amount of onboard memory. The Concord comes with a 2 GB microSD card, but you can't move any of the preinstalled apps to the SD card without rooting, and so far there is no discovered way to root this phone. The phone itself only has 150 MB of onboard memory, which will nearly be filled after updating your phone for the first time! I have personally held off on installing any apps and updates (other than a few essentials such as Twitter, Opera Mini, and Google Voice) until someone finds a way to root the device. This is something that definitely needs to be addressed since I can see a lot of disappointed customers expecting to load their new phone with dozens of apps, only to find they can only install about 8-10.
To summarize, the T-Mobile Concord is still a great entry-level smartphone for anyone looking for a cheap, useful Android device. In my opinion, it is absolutely worth the $99 price. If you are expecting a powerhouse such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII, however, check your expectations at the door.
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