O2 XDA Stellar - user opinions and reviews

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ohmigosh!! i want an O2!! but i cant afford it...:( im just a student...

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  • 2007-12-30 05:21
  • PSwe
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"I'm not optimistic since I've read other online comments on how poor the radio in the unit is."

No wonder you weren't impressed on how poor the radio is - it doesn't have a radio?

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  • 2007-12-28 17:43
  • 0Fgr
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People deserve to know that this phone (or the one I got last week) has horrible reception. It's to the point that it's unusable. O2 is replacing the original unit, but I'm not optimistic since I've read other online comments on how poor the radio in the unit is.

This is very disappointing as the other features on the phone are generally good and it provides most of what I'd want in a smart phone. Previously, I had a Samsung i600 and never had reception problems.

Sometimes, I'll have four bars and yet no GPRS network. It's nuts. I can sometimes cure this by doing a soft restart, but I've done that so many times that it's become part of the routine to get the phone to even work at minimal levels.

Do not buy this phone or if you do, thoroughly test it out during the triall period. I will repost if this phone turns out to be a lemon based on the replacement phone I expect to receive today.

I'm a big fan of HTC, but in this instance, it's truly a dog.

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  • 2007-12-27 11:33
  • my7S
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Purchased the stellar a few weeks ago and must say i'm quite impressed with it overall. I'm not going to criticise as i don't think anyone will ever find perfection in a PDA, but what I will say is that it does tend to freeze now and again.

I really like the google maps application when using the gps. I find it better than my sat nav! and you can view in satellite mode, which is really something!

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  • 2007-12-19 00:48
  • pKam
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hmm.. been using it for a few days.. one thing for sure as it is a PDA, the battery life is not that good.. but if you turn of the HSDPA and 3G, the batt life improve quite a lot.. I dont really like o2 theme.. try the HTC home tab and also HTC task manager.. The last cons is the speaker.. the sound quality is not as high as i expected but its not bad.. overall, ill give 8.5/10 to this phone.. just a lil bit worried abt the slide as i use to use o2 mini s and after a while the slide gets a lil bit loose.. anyhow.. good luck to the rest of you whose getting this phone :-) merrry christmas

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  • 2007-12-18 12:55
  • 0RhL
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1- how is the speaker and the inner speaker?"cuz i used to get calls and not hearing the caller loud and clear".

The speaker is not as good as the Atom's - I used to have to turn the volume down on my Atom and I have to check that it is at maximum to hear properly on the Stellar.

2- how is the battery life?

The battery life is noticeably worse than the Atom's and requires a car charger if you are using GPS for anything more than a couple of hours.

3- is the screen super sensitive about weather changes?

Not sure what you mean? If you mean can you see the screen in sunlight then yes to a certain degree (not had any bright sunshine though as I'm in the UK!). I would say that the screen is not that different to the Atom in performance terms.

4- where can i get one??? "still saying coming soon"

Now available from O2 - check out their website:

http://www.o2.co.uk/

Hope this helps

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  • 2007-12-17 14:02
  • 0F3r
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i had O2 xda atom befor, i just want you help about Stellar:

1- how is the speaker and the inner speaker?"cuz i used to get calls and not hearing the caller loud and clear".
2- how is the battery life?
3- is the screen super sensitive about weather changes?
4- where can i get one??? "still saying coming soon"

i really like O2 and i am hoping that i will get the best for my money,

your help is greatly appreciated

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  • 2007-12-15 04:02
  • jhsD
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hey,
I got problem with my PDA. Mine DOPOD 838 PRO, normaly when using online the PDA got warm (at the battery) rite? but still runing good. Mine, my PDA when get warm, the touch screen miss functional. it's like freezing. I can't use my touch screen function and the running application aoutmaticaly close. but the keyboard and the other button functional normaly. I restore it to factory setting already but still the same story.
so if any of PDA freek knows this problem, please share to me and the others what should do with it and which part are damage or to be replace.

Thank You

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  • 2007-12-15 01:16
  • ijsu
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www.e2save.com are doing this phone from next week and it'll be a free with a 30 a month contract.

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  • 2007-12-13 14:45
  • SpIV
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From its specs & features, the best XDA ever-made stable device as well as the Orbit II (though i didn't try em yet, but they seem to rock!).
But the cons is the absense of the FM radio & the LED flash, at least they should've think of integrating the FM radio for the entertainment on the move.
I'm gonna get myself one soon after i'm done with my nokia n95.

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  • 2007-12-13 01:46
  • Pxxd
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nice phone

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  • 2007-12-12 08:11
  • PFHM
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iam due for my upgrade, planning to go for XDA stellar is it worth going for ?

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  • 2007-12-08 20:54
  • i5$N
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we have these they open like the mini and trion, very nice phone indeed

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  • 2007-12-08 19:54
  • nu2H
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was thinking of upgrading to this handset when my contract is up next month, but considering the initial outlay of 200 pounds on 12 month @ 30 it would actually be the same price to buy this handset, sim free and as htc intended and take out the o2 simplicity tariff, and no contract!
then you wont have to put up with the dissapointment of having the network stamp its restrictive mark all over what should be an amazing handset.
also i believe the original htc version comes with the satnav software.

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  • 2007-12-07 09:58
  • mpyt
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whats that? another HTC tytn II

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  • 2007-12-06 19:03
  • PSdp
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this is available in o2

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  • 2007-12-04 19:53
  • nEvX
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I have had this phone for 5 days and upgraded from the XDA Orbit and prior to this the XDA Mini-S. Overall, a much improved user interface and far more stable; assume this is due to WM6. The Stellar is slightly thicker and heavier than the Orbit, but is worth it for the added functionality of the keyboard. I am using TomTom 6 and alignment of the sat nav is vastly improved and down to seconds rather than (occasional) minutes; also QuickGPS lasts for a week rather than 3 days. The stability of the WiFi is also vastly improved with much better range and time to connect. The only cons I have found so far is that the battery life is not as good as the Orbit (but it is still early days and I'm playing around with the power hungry features!), I cannot find settings to keep the keyboard lit up permanently for typing in the dark (it turns off after a short time), the O2 software will not allow 5 shortcuts to be placed on the screen (select 5 and it states only 5 can be selected?), personally I find the tilting screen a bit of a gimmick (but maybe that'll change after more use?!) and no radio (as was on the Orbit). The camera is perfectly adequate for me for this functionality and the type of photos I take with a phone. I have purchase a silicone case (I do not like the type of case supplied with the phone) that was manufactured for the HTC TyTn II and the fit is a bit loose for my liking - this could be the they are slightly different sizes or a poor case. Just had 3G enabled on my sim-card so I haven't used this capability yet. Overall, with a number of years using XDAs - I must say that this is the best XDA I've had.

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  • 2007-12-04 13:57
  • pwfv
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I've had this phone for a week now, and I love it. Just to confirm, it is an O2 branded version of the HTC TyTN II. It's replaced my XDA Exec, and makes me wonder how I stuck with it for so long. It's so much quicker to respond and easier to use. As a PDA the Exec was good, but as a phone really quite poor. The Stellar is so much better at everything.

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  • 2007-12-04 11:56
  • MZ8T
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htcos2!!!!

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  • 2007-11-24 02:37
  • P0I@
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did all PDA is good and longlasting in good condition??

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  • 2007-11-23 11:44
  • ib1J
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