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AT&T Quickfire User Reviews

6.8 Based on 49 Reviews

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Build quality8.6/10
Text input8.3/10
Everyday usage8.3/10
UI speed8.9/10
Camera6.4/10
Multimedia9.1/10
Internet9/10
Call quality8/10
Battery8.3/10
Reception9.1/10
Display8.6/10

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N3090n3
posted on 07 Feb 2012, 18:17 (Posts: 0; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

9

open a manual

N3090n3 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

ok the phone has some screen issues but if it held as they tell you to those issues go away, the phone battery can be bit shotty if you charge it with usb not the wall charger so uses the wall charger or the car charger i get 3 to 4 days out of the phone with light txt and net uses 2 to 3 days with heaving txting, and the phone talk time is honestly a joke but that not an issues with me i rather txt any ways. the phone dose do data transfures via blue tooth i saw 2 or 3 coment that said it didnt so they are just on crack in fact you can teather using blue tooth as well to your laptop or pc and att dosn't seem to pick it up as theathering as well so that a plus and when i would speed test it with the 3g net here in cleveland i would hit 3 to 4 mbs witch is better then what i get out of my other 3g phones small issue setting up my gmail with it but honestly gmail never go smooth with any none smart phone for some reason. great mp3 player even was abile to spoof divx on to the phone using the older build for android 1.6 so got it playing mp4 files avi files with divx compression on them few small mods to this phone and it f**ken great you just have to be willing to read your manual and be willing to mess with the gnu a little and you can get access to most of the droid market place so in other word dont be scared to think or uses the phone like the lunix gnu that it is honestly I think this phone gave birth to the android its not quite the full gnu a droid is but it the most compleat...  

Build quality 10/10 feels nice in the hands small wiggle in the slide screen but wasn't that way when i first got it and 5 years of beating on a slider will do that
Reception 10/10 killer i be in places where other people with att had no signal and i not only had signal still but 3g and it was working no just saying it was working like alot of the htc phones do on at&t
Call quality 7/10 clear decent speaker too but chew of battery pretty bad when you talk
Internet 10/10 fast for being only 3g and a 600mhz processor
Multimedia 10/10 great if your willing to tweek it good if your using it stock
Camera 4/10 do you want a phone or a camera i could care less how the camera on my phone works that why i keep dslr in the trunck of my car no phones camera is ever going to compeat with my d90 so stop trying to pretend your cell phone is a camera and buy a real camera
UI speed 9/10 just dosn't keep up with your 1ghz phones that are out now adays but for it time it 600mhz handels better then most 600mhz they are even putting out now
Everyday usage 10/10 long lasting as txting tool and info tool to pull data from the net so it great day to day user
Text input 10/10 nice i love the txting and the feed back the only thing i could asked for would have been number row on the keys honestly
Display 10/10 not bad at all nice brightness to it little much some times when your in a dark club though but i uses the phone for very very long time and i have no scratches in my screen
Battery 10/10 great for txt and data sux for calling

Pros

  • great txting
  • nice os

Cons

  • call battery

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LOLer
posted on 01 Apr 2011, 18:53

10

I LOVE IT

LOLer has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

I have had this phone for more than a year and I see absoluty NO problems with it. I couldn't be any more happy with it. It is very stylish and can text very easliy. The ONLY throwback (very small and not annoying) is that the camera may take a little while to snap the pic. I would totally reccomend this to a friend!!

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • AMAZING

Cons

  • Camera speed

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FellowTexter
posted on 01 Apr 2011, 18:45

9

What's the problem?!

FellowTexter has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I have had this phone since November, and it is BRILLIANT! I don't know why everybody is sayng the charger doesn't work, or it freezes; it's NEVER happened to me before! The only glitch is that, sometime, the vibrate will not work, but there is an easy way to fix it: Just change the profile to general, and set the alert type to vibrate, it's not that HARD! I would definatily reccomend this to a friend!

Build quality 10/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 8/10
Display 9/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • Design
  • Speed
  • GREAT battery

Cons

  • Vibrate occasionally stops working

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FellowTexter
posted on 01 Apr 2011, 18:42

9

What is there not to like?!

FellowTexter has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I have had this phone since November, and it is BRILLIANT! I don't know why everybody is sayng the charger doesn't work, or it freezes; it's NEVER happened to me before! The only glitch is that, sometime, the vibrate will not work, but there is an easy way to fix it: Just change the profile to general, and set the alert type to vibrate, it's not that HARD! I would definatily reccomend this to a friend!

Build quality 10/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 8/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • Design

Cons

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laela cocanotti
posted on 06 Jan 2011, 15:14

6

Eh...dont buy it especially if your a teen!!

laela cocanotti has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I had to get this phone after my at&t propel broke because it was free. I was nervous, because my friend had it before me and said it was crappy. I have had it for half a year now, it is very annoying, but I can deal. If you get too many texts at one time it shuts off. My first charger didn't work, but I ordered the new model from amazon and have had no problems yet. The vibrate doesn't work either:/ It shuts off very often. Don't buy it, but it's okay i guess

Build quality 4/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 6/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 2/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 4/10
Text input 4/10
Display 3/10
Battery 7/10

Pros

  • keyboard

Cons

  • vibrate doesn;t work
  • shuts off often

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VB
posted on 26 Dec 2010, 20:16

5

Quickfire gtx75- sucks

VB has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

i got the phone for christmas and i have to charge my battery twice everyday. the touchscreen has bad response.... the phone freezes so often.... and worst of all u can not trasfer files via bluetooth........ NO TRANSFERING t

Build quality 6/10
Reception 6/10
Call quality 5/10
Internet 4/10
Multimedia 6/10
Camera 4/10
UI speed 4/10
Everyday usage 6/10
Text input 8/10
Display 8/10
Battery 1/10

Pros

  • design
  • multimedia

Cons

  • price
  • touch screen
  • battery
  • internet interface
  • no bluetooth file trasnfer
  • etc...

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mariah
posted on 25 Nov 2010, 17:21

10

awsome phone

mariah has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

i got it for christmas last and i love it ........every thing is great........ it woorks perfact.................. no problems at alllll ;) never had any problems with anything ;) it is the best phone i have ever had the camera is rily nice recive txts faster athan any other phone i have ever had internet is fast never frezes

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10 it awsome

Pros

  • battery
  • display
  • txt
  • call
  • speed
  • camara
  • internet

Cons

  • nothing

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Quickfire= FAIL
posted on 26 Jul 2010, 15:12

2

most horrible phone ever made

I recieved this phone last year, and the second the handler put it in my hands, the touch screen was unresponsive. He said it was just a glitch when you first get  it , but will go away in time, not true. After 2 months i called AT&T and i sent it back. Because I do not have insurance,  they sent me an all new quickfire, instead of a different phone. The screen was just as bad, and on this phone, the charger didnt work. Then i bought a new charger, did not work. I called AT&T for a new battery, does not work. I now have to weigh it down to charge, and if it is even touched, the charger comes out. Recently, the screen slowly turns all white. It is very bulky and doesn't fit in the average pocket. A few of my letters on the QWERTY keyboard are stuck, and sometimes unresponsive. Impossible to scroll down a page using the touch screen. There are almost no features on this phone. It has been recalled by AT&T, but they will not take it out of my hands, i have to buy myself a new phone. Worst phone i have ever used.

Design 2/10
Features 3/10
Performance 1/10

Pros

  • QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Charging
  • unresponsive touchscreen
  • heavy/bulky
  • Screen changes color
  • Barely any features

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Anonymous
posted on 26 Mar 2010, 21:19

4

I just brought this phone yesterday and its the worst. My phone came fully charged, but after 5 hours it went dead. and once it goes dead. It restarts itself over and over again untill you take the battery out.  not to mention the touch screen, I had to keep touching the screen over and over again. I sent it back to the seller I never would suggest this phone to any one.

Design 5/10
Features 5/10
Performance 2/10

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Anonymous
posted on 10 Jan 2010, 16:20

4.7

At first the Quickfire worked pretty well. The screen froze occasionally, but not enough to be worried about. The speakers are loud and usually very clear. The design of the phone would be very cool if you could actually use the features correctly. The touch screen now has stopped working all together making it impossible to do anything with the phone. The camera is poor along with the faulty charger (which has been recalled). You would think that because in has a Qwerty keyboard it would be simple to text but I've accidentally hit the call button while texting multiple times and the layout of the keyboard makes it hard to reach most buttons with your thumbs. Also, after having it for a while and sliding the screen back in forth it left a huge scratch where green light shines through. It gets worse and worse over time and I've been forced to get rid of it. The whole experience has encouraged me to switch carriers.

Design 7/10
Features 5/10
Performance 2/10

Pros

  • -Clear Speakers
  • -Cool Design
  • 1. Qwerty Keyboard
  • 2. Touch Screen

Cons

  • -Touch Screen Glitches
  • -Difficulty Texting
  • -Bad Camera
  • -Bad Charger
  • -Gets Worse Over Time

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Kristopher
posted on 10 Jan 2010, 00:18

6.7

Horrible Phone

I fell in love with the design on AT&T's website. I said to myself that I just had to have it. I thought it would be cool to have a touch screen and a QWERTY keyboard all in one. When I got the phone delivered to me I was filled nothing with excitement. Hours late I realized the phone's touch sensors would not respond. I am really disappointed. No wonder you don't see many people walking around with this in their hands. IT'S HORRIBLE. I have the phone now and am wanting to get a new phone. Please, if you are thinking about this, do not get it. You may fall in love with the nice, shiny design, but looks can be deceiving.

Design 5/10
Features 7/10
Performance 8/10

Pros

  • QWERTY Keyboard.

Cons

  • Horrible touch sensor response. No headphone set.

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Melissa Brown
posted on 28 Nov 2009, 14:08

7.3

not good

I wanted to get the Quickfire so bad because it looked really cool, the design and how large it was and it had all the stuff i wanted... however most of the reviews are terrible, the touchscreen supposidly sucks.and if reviews dont convince you thats its not a good phone than maybe the fact that it was discontinued and not even the at&t phones carry it anymore should give a hint that its not a good phone :/very disappointing i know

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 2/10

Pros

  • looks very good

Cons

  • touchscreen sucks and the phone freezes

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Devon
posted on 10 Oct 2009, 08:30

3

AT&T Quickfire = Fail

 This phone is lame. Cranked cheap out of China by PCD (or UTStarcom, they change their name frequently) the phone has a good design, however, the software is horrible. Using this phone, I frequently experience glitches (such as, tap one side of the screen, phone interprets it as some thing on the other side) freeze, and screen  malfunction. It is also built with plastic products, has no bluetooth file transfer, and a horrible camera. Not good battery life either. Recommend switching to reliable brands. If you want a decent, good texting att phone, get an unlocked nokia of the samsung impression.

Design 6/10
Features 2/10
Performance 1/10

Pros

  • design, keyboard, capacative touchscreen (however, is consistently unresponsive)

Cons

  • atrocious software, glitches and freezing, lame camera, no bluetooth file transfer, lack of features, bad java support, low, fluctuating battery life

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julian
posted on 03 Aug 2009, 16:13

6.7

quickfire is good

i had got the quickfire on july,1,2009 because it was free . when i first got this phone i thought it wouldnt be  good because of the comments.but when i got it it  work good .i have the phone for a month and is still works very good still.plus i have the iphone to

Design 8/10
Features 6/10
Performance 6/10

Pros

  • the phone has a good design and other good stuff.

Cons

  • freeze

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Graeme
posted on 30 Jul 2009, 12:22

3.7

AT&T Quickfire - NOT GOOD

I was pretty excited to get this phone, I'm not gonna lie.  It has an attractive design, the screen is large and on AT&T's website it looked pretty cool.  However, this phone has been nothing but a PITA since I've owned it.
The touchscreen is awful.  That's the only way to put it.  It's completely unresponsive at times, it will click on random icons when you're trying to click something completely different, want to try scrolling?  Forget about it!  If anyone can accurately scroll with this thing without opening up some random menu or accidentally calling someone, I will pay them money.
Call quality is alright, however this thing drops calls ALL THE TIME.  I live in downtown Atlanta and there would be days were I couldn't make a single phone call!  The thing would just drop it the moment it connected.  On days where I could actually SPEAK to someone through my phone, it would last maybe 1 minute before dropping the call.  So it's a great paperweight in that respect, cause as a phone it fails.
The entire system lags.  Sending a text message?  Be prepaired to wait for awhile before the phone will respond to anything - this includes trying to get back to your inbox, send another text, or just LOOK at another text.  My other cheap phone was much much more responsive, and a better texting phone because of this.  While texting the phone will lag behind your keystrokes which gets to be pretty annoying as well.
The...  

Design 7/10
Features 3/10
Performance 1/10

Pros

  • Design

Cons

  • Everything Else

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Kylie
posted on 17 Jul 2009, 12:06

10

The good phone that turned to horrible - AT&T Quickfire

Months and months ago, I received the Quickfire for a Christmas gift.
I absloutely LOOVED the phone, until a few weeks later when everything just happened to go wrong with it.
The touchscreen wouldn't work - it would pick other options on the other side of the screen, and many other things.
It also would freeze up ALL THE TIME and automatically shut down even when my battery power was full.
I would be in the middle of a text message or phone call and I would receive another text, and it would just shut off almost like it couldn't handle so much.
My parents got me this phone the very first few days of it coming out in stores, I think I should've waited to see the reviews but whatever, we all make mistakes and that was mine on behalf.
I now have the LG VU, and it works great!
It's all touchscreen, but has no problems like the Quickfire.
I'd recommend the LG VU or the Xenon.
They're both outstanding phones and work immensely great.
If for some very odd reason AT&T happens to put the Quickfire out in stores again, I would not get it no matter what they say.
All it will do is cause stress and anger.
 

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Good touchscreen abilities

Cons

  • Every other thing on it

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Anonymous
posted on 27 Jun 2009, 11:07

4.7

Not a good phone

I had this phone for a month before returning it. It's a great concept, but horribly designed. The touchscreen is frequently unresponsive and freezes without warning. Messaging on this phone was ok, but thats only because you have to use the qwerty keyboard which was pretty good except for the top row of buttons which were cramped underneath the sliding screen. The bad part was, to access many features on the phone, you HAVE to use the touchscreen. I had already been contemplating returning it and when I heard that it could start on fire, it was off to the AT&T store that afternoon. The Quickfire's concept really appealed to me, but its cheap design, horrible touchscreen, lack of features, and ability to kill me was really a turnoff.

Design 4/10
Features 5/10
Performance 5/10

Pros

  • Good Concept
  • QWERTY keyboard wasn't bad.

Cons

  • Cheap Build
  • Horrible Touchscreen
  • It's deadly.

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Anonymous
posted on 16 May 2009, 18:15

3.7

These phones have been recalled by AT&T after they became the worst phone AT&T released.  The Liquid filled battery comment is retarded and the person who wrote it is completely wrong.  Be careful with this phone, if you put the original charger in the phone upside down it can cause a huge malfunction in the device and there have been reports of the batteries bursting violently.

Design 6/10
Features 4/10
Performance 1/10

Pros

  • Cool Design

Cons

  • Huge Malfunctions

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Anonymous
posted on 07 Apr 2009, 13:21

5

Just letting you guys know...the reason why your battery won't charge mroe than 1/3 of the way is because it is a liquid battery. Liquid batteries charge off of "memory." This means that the level of the liquid in the battery depends on how long the battery will last.
Here is your problem
When you first got the phone, you probably charged it completely. The phone comes with a 2/3 full battery of life when it is opened out of the package. This means that if you charge it right away, that the liquid is only charging 1/3 of the battery, and because of the memory, that's all it will ever charge. Now granted for the first few weeks you will get a full charge, but over time, the memory will kick in and you will only get 1/3 of a charge.
Whenever you have a liquid battery, you need to let it completely drain the battery before you charge it. This means keeping the phone on until it literally runs out of power and shuts off. This means the liquid level is as low as it can get, and you should get a full charge for a VERY long time. I can keep my phone on for 3 days without it shutting off, and I got it within two weeks after it came out.
 
None the less, this phone is horrible now, and it freezes a lot. Don't get it

Design 7/10
Features 5/10
Performance 3/10

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frustrated
posted on 02 Apr 2009, 16:34

5

Not what i expected

When i first got this phone i was very excited but it turned out to be a great dissappointment. I have now had two quickfires, the first one would always freeze up and the touch screen wouldnt work for hours. i found it very frustraiting and so i got a refurb instead. when you recive two txts at the same time it continously vibrates. when you are composing a txt message and u recive another new message it will not let u type the message for a while until the message is completely recived. the battery lasts for a day and then needs to be recharged once u make a call half the battery goes down.when u drop this fone it is easily scratched and the batery flys off. i have tried to get a case for this and it broke within a week...i hope this helped and i strogly reccomend gettin any other phone than this, it has probebly been one of the worst phones ive had and i have gone through 8 phones in the past couple years.

Design 7/10
Features 5/10
Performance 3/10

Pros

  • easy to text

Cons

  • screen frezzes constantly

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Anonymous
posted on 08 Mar 2009, 17:27

1

Called at&t to replace phone for the screen freezing, gave the option of LG VU or Samsung Incite. Quickfires are junk

Design 1/10
Features 1/10
Performance 1/10

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Malissa
posted on 01 Mar 2009, 16:37

1

Horrible phone

i work at the at&t store and im so tired off exreamly mad people comeing and saying that they want there money back because their touch screen does not work and the battery will not charge if my manger sees us carrying one of these he will take it right out of our hands when we first put these up for sale we had twenty of them and 19 came back if you like touch screens than get the LG Dare but if you like the full keyboard get the Pantex Matrix

Design 1/10
Features 1/10
Performance 1/10

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Anonymous
posted on 25 Feb 2009, 16:44

8.3

i got this phone less than a month ago & its amazing..everything except the battery life; i can leave it charging all night & it still only charges a third of the way...if you have ANY kind of solution for this pleaseee tell us. :) although it is PERFECT for the frequent texter such as myself.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 5/10

Pros

  • everything else is great.

Cons

  • battery life is poor
  • bulky; it can't fit in my pockets(i wear tight tight skinny jeans)

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Junebug88
posted on 23 Feb 2009, 20:00

6

The quickfire is complete DOO DOO!  They pulled it from the shelves today.  I work for AT&T and I'm relieved they pulled it.  I'm tired of dealing with pissed off teenagers when their touch screen stops working. 

Design 8/10
Features 6/10
Performance 4/10

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abcyesn
posted on 16 Feb 2009, 05:56

8

good texting phone (AT&T QuickFire)

The Quickfire is aimed at younger generations of text-happy kids and, thankfully, it excels in pretty much every aspect of the messaging department. Whether your favorite means of word transference is IM, e-mail, or text messaging, the Quickfire handles each with ease. Conversely, if you’re one of those people who still prefers to actually talk on the phone the Quickfire makes clear calls, so you’re covered there, too. The QWERTY keyboard is spacious and easy to use, though the keys are a bit flat.Most of the other features – the HTML browser, the 1.3-megapixel camera, the touchscreen, and the battery life – are all average to slightly above average, but the real story is that they’re all included for $99. As the phone is marketed towards kids, though, most of the action is in the messaging features. The rest is a nice bonus.share your opinion at http://www.AllQuickFire.com

Design 9/10
Features 9/10
Performance 6/10

Pros

  • texting, both slider

Cons

  • keys are too small.

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