I've bought a Samsung Galaxy Duos GT-S7562 with Android 4.0.4 3 months ago. The phone is so slow and getting slower by the ay, it has become almost useless. For instance, to look up and call a contact can take more than a minute. Some apps simply won't start, nor work and prefer crashing. I can literally count to 3 between the moment I click to take a picture and the moment the camera will actually take the picture.

I haven't found a solution to this on Internet so far. The only thing I can think of is tossing the phone on a wall, but somehow I think that won't help.

How can I make my phone be worth the 200$ I paid for again?

closed as off-topic by Matthew Read Feb 8 '15 at 15:29

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    Have you considered a factory reset? – ale Aug 20 '13 at 17:31
  • Yes, but it was slow very early already. If I will reset, I will have to reconfigure my phone and what difference will that theoretically make? – Benjamin Aug 20 '13 at 17:44
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    A point to check would be My device is getting slow, apps start misbehaving/crashing. What can I do?. But if it was slow to begin with, it's rather something for the Samsung support team. – Izzy Aug 20 '13 at 18:30
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because we can't overcome hardware issues. – Matthew Read Feb 8 '15 at 15:29