1. Recertified - Like-new: Device is close to new condition, may have 1 or 2 minor scratches or marks that are almost unnoticeable. Fully Functional.
2. Recertified - Good condition: Device is in good condition, has minimal scratches or marks, mainly on the sides, rear, and possibly minor surface scratch on the screen. Fully Functional.
3. Brand New: Device is brand new, in sealed-box condition.
With modest specs like a low-resolution 4.5-inch screen and a 5-megapixel camera, T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Avant is all about value. Android 4.4 keeps it current, as does the 1.2GHz quad-core processor inside. Unfortunately, Samsung's decision to step away from its customary AMOLED display shows in this phone's dull, somewhat grainy visuals, a bummer for those of you familiar with the AMOLED technology's characteristically vibrant screens.
Dressed like a familiar Samsung phone, the round-cornered Galaxy Avant has a black face and back, and a silvery rim encircling its spines and its physical home button. A pleathery-feeling tactile backing reminiscent of lightly textured naugahyde makes the handset really comfortable to hold, and helpfully deters smudges besides.
Possessing a 4.5-inch screen, the Avant is smaller than most by today's standards, which makes it easy to pocket and manipulate one-handed.
The 960x540-pixel resolution isn't all that surprising for a phone of this class, even though the pixel density of 245 ppi makes the visuals "soft" and grainy.
The bigger problem is that Samsung took a major departure from its usual AMOLED technology, installing a TFT LCD display instead.
Standing 5.2 inches tall by 2.6 inches wide and 0.39-inch thick (133 by 66 by 9.9mm), the Avant weighs 4.8 ounces (137 grams), which is certainly lighter than larger phones of our day, but it feels heavy for its size.