Gigabyte GSmart i (128) - user opinions and reviews

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The best In gigabyte : Gsmarti300 then i128

i have them both and they are ExElEnT ..:)

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  • 2008-02-05 00:38
  • mrDw
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Tv works fine if you plug external antenna and even works with Cable TV and Didigt TV.If you want tv to work with anenna then you got to live close to a Tv transmitter

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  • 2007-12-24 02:22
  • 4xpm
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This is an awesome looking phone with awesome features. And yes indeed it is ahead of it's time. Mine is the beautiful orange/gold color. However the phone has a major problem with the batteries. My first battery died after just 2 months, the second lasted only 2 weeks, and neither of them will charge. The phone will only power on when it is plugged into the wall adapter plug. The battery signal shows it is charging the battery, then after a short time, it says it is charged. A minute later it will freeze, and stops operating, until you take the battery out, and start all over again. Very frustrating when i only brought it a few months ago new, and only used it for a little over 2 months. And now i can't use it at all. If anyone can help me out here, i would appreciate it. I can't find an authorised repairer in Australia. And the useless (ebay asian seller) i brought it through, only offered a 30 day warranty. I tried to ask him to help me out with the problem i had, as i only had it for a little over 2 months, but he pretty much gave me a bull shit story about the thirty day warranty speel, then i never heard back from them. Now i have a phone i can't get a replacement battery in australia for, and i can't find anyone to repair it. Great phone, but no much good to me if i can't use it. And i was very excited about getting this phone too. Now its just another brick, only it's vertually brand new.

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  • 2007-11-28 11:47
  • RxAN
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I use this device for a year without major problem. 400Mhz CPU and 128 ROM provide decent operation but there's 256 ROM available.

The touchscreen is not as responsive as HTC but I get used to it. The TV is OK, no TV out unfortunately and it's better to use the antenna instead of the headset which act as antenna also. Sound clarity is OK, but speaker is not stereo. Camera suprisingly is slightly better than Dopod (same MP)

HTC software is not running in this PPC,but there are free sw in the net which can substitute the touch keypad, the larger contact even HTCTouchflo or iphone-alike:). I don't use YM but Skype is fine.

In the box, they also give spare battery, stylus pen.

Bottomline, it's a low price device with fair performance. No much thing to complain, except I broke the glass (yes, it's glass not plastic) which cover the camera, within 1 month purchased. You will too....

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  • 2007-11-28 06:33
  • Px8E
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can anyboby pls let me know about installing yahoo messenger in it? will it work? will it support the yahoo messennger? and how about the internet connecting speed in it? thank you bye....

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  • 2007-11-25 19:52
  • St{6
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why this ppc dont have 192 MB rom like iteq x2 bond?

whats the different between this and that?:D

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  • 2007-11-13 10:46
  • 0V0c
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does it support TV-out? any one know??
Thanks

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  • 2007-10-09 10:05
  • PAtI
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no its not

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  • 2007-09-06 07:10
  • n{0B
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can someone help me? is this phone a slider or not???

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  • 2007-09-05 16:56
  • w0QN
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hey guys. to the ones that have it:
i've read that with the headphones the tv signal is disgraceful. is it any better with the long external antenna plzzzzzzzzz answer. very important?

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  • 2007-09-01 22:33
  • n{0B
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Can anybody tell me how to extend the picture for incoming calls

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  • 2007-08-15 15:45
  • YcKG
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People saying bad things about this phone should consider that for around 600$ or less you are getting a portable unit with a pc tv and radio all in one.If you don't like it buy the stupid clithching N95 for 1000 euroes.This Phone is way better than that piece of junk. About the sound it is good but no super but if you want loud music buy a sound sytem not a phone.If you listen in head phones it is even better(mean for music)Tv reception is a bonus with a small antenna.If you have no antenna how will you get any reception.Even conventional Tvs need one. Why are you expecting to get reception without an antenna in you car far from a transmission tower and simm support.Again if you want Tv anywhere and all the time Pay the carrier $$$ monthly and get a N95.Battery has two.Who gives you two??? This phone is a marvel for the price it is on offer for and the size and the structure is so well designed that no one will know this baby can do so many things and it operates on Windows Mobile. Personally never had any probelms with it.Friends who have SYmbian OS are also cursing words.By the way you can plug tv cable into it and you will get a great looking portable tv.Scans over 300 channels.

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  • 2007-08-03 15:31
  • miXj
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my boyfriend wants one real bad. he says that it is very cool and worth his money instead of his buying me a nice outfit to wear to go out.

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  • 2007-07-31 17:12
  • PvW1
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i don't understand how people are overating this phone. i have it right next to me. i live in the uk. the tv reception is disgraceful ok it's analogue but when i stick in the headphone i have to move the headphone wire about to get reception. if i'm lucky i'll get picture and have to hold still. while moving in the car any tv reception? hell no. the loudness of sound is definietly a huge let down. i also have a 02 xda mini/i-mate jam and i have not found a phone to beat it's loudness i mean when i put earphones in it the sound is superb and will even beat mp3 players etc. but this phone sound quality is extreamly dissapointing. i would of bought an update of i-mate jam if it had tv and wifi also gps built in. the battery life is disgusting the i-mate will run low after i had the mp3 on all day on full volume this phone can never challenge it on battery life. if it had really loud sound and great tv reception it would've of been a winner. it also does not have a phone pad. now i'm looking for apps to enhance like something to increase sound etc.

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  • 2007-06-06 16:43
  • n5m$
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Does i128 support GPS? What is necessary to have a GPS working in it??

Thanks..

PS: Ive already seen the diference i120 and i128 and Ill go for i128. i120 seems to hava some "bugs" yet.

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  • 2007-06-01 01:36
  • n$0g
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Hi ppl...
Im a bit confused between Gigabyte i128 and HTC 3600.
I made some comparison between those PDAs, even though I still dont know which of them Ill take.
Another question, what the diference between Gigabyte i128 and i120? which is the latest one??

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  • 2007-06-01 00:36
  • n$0g
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i bought this PDA 3 weeks ago. and my opinion about this phone is great..
but, i can't use gps facility on this PDA..can someone halp me?
thanx alot

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  • 2007-05-10 20:42
  • wrh6
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To get tv working it is easy.Just press the Tv icon and you should get the screen and then you get the options.Country stuff is not important.Plug your home antena in it and press scan and it will look for all the channels.Do note that all units come with Ntsc and Pal and Secam.About battery I would suggest you put it in auto shut down mode set to the minimum 1 minute and you will see you can get much more battery life out of it.Shut down bluetooth and other stuff that you do not use all the time.Gps works fine too.This phone is great if you know how to use it.

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  • 2007-04-25 20:02
  • miXf
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To: Von - where you came from? I bought my unit yesterday here in Saudi Arabia and still fixing its TV capability but until now I can't get any TV channels. Under "Region" option, there's Middle East and Saudi Arabia. I choose Saudi Arabia and search for a channel but nothing happened and I did the same thing selecting Middle East option. Can you help me with this or anybody out there how to tune-in the TV program? Thanks for your help.

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  • 2007-04-21 06:08
  • n2KF
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i wrote a good review for this phone and you can read it below but i think all in all if you comapre price and what you are getting given no one is even offering tv option+radio+ 2mpx cam+Gps+wifi in a comapct windows mobile phone like gigabyte is then this product does not have any competitors yet.Go for it.

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  • 2007-04-19 20:00
  • miXj
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