This phone is useless as a smartphone -- only 8 GB of storage and more than half is taken up with bloatware that can't be removed! SO angry that we were ripped off like this. The packaging should be honest about how little storage you actually get. (Posted on 11/7/2017)
This device can be rooted to resolve the issue of moving running and storing apps and other device data. Root also allows removal of bloatware and adjustment of all settings. This device is an extreme pain it the a** to root due to the locked down bootloader but it can be done. Just requires a lot of time reading and searching on the web. Makes a outstanding device after root, is slot better on battery life, major processor speed increase. (Posted on 4/13/2017)
DO NOT BUY if you are used to using SD CARD
Smartphones are worthless if YOU CAN'T MOVE APPS TO SD CARD.
Don't expect much from this paperweight with 8gb internal storage
Maven 2 comes with SIXTEEN apps that CAN NOT be uninstalled which eats up the TINY 8gb of storage in MAVEN 2.
(Posted on 2/24/2017)
I have spent many hours trying to get Android Adoptable Storage to work on this phone. It appears to be disabled - which is a serious handicap for a phone with 8gb of storage on which more than half is consumed with pre-installed Apps and OS. I have added 6 Apps and I am now out of Storage space. It might as well be a feature phone. (Posted on 2/20/2017)