I got this phone recently, great phone!!! Just one question, how can I set it up to browse internet via internet explorer? I have got my Edge/GPRS settings and can browse via GPRS browser.
Also, email setup to outlook, how do I go about this task?
I also have MP3's on the mem card and want to use them as ringtone, how do I do this?
The phone works great. I had to call t-mobiles PDA tech support to help me set it up, but no problems. go on any web site when set up properly.
this a nice phone i want to buy it but the problem is there is no camera.why?
had it for 2 month now, i feel the keyboard needs to be pressed very very hard although good quality, but it makes typing a much slower and tiresom task. i miss my soft treo keyboard which i already sold it, i was really fast on 650. i switch back to my p990i after 3 weeks. no COPY and PASTE function which are a standard on any symbian one. very limited softwares range. build quality is superb. very good one handed navigation system with lots of extra useful software built-in. it superficially looks very attractive, good to show off to other people. perfect if u use it as a phone ONLY. otherwise no wirth buying it. not good for a real PDA user. they will find it very limited funtionalities built-in although its got a full keyboard. im more of a PDA user than phone user. i use it for internet. any other who wanna use this mainly as a phone plus some pda uses can buy it, but remember to hide a spare battery with u at all time, it doesnt last long enough for many long calls at all. only 800mhz capacity battery. the battery can drop from 90% to 85% in 1 or 2 minute talk. what i mean is that battery doesnt drop like this: 90% then 89% then 88% then 87%.... it drop like this instead: 90% then 85% then 82% then 77%, in just a few minutes with heavy usage like opera mini and internet browser! astonishing for me! i will hide this one inside my drawer to gather dust around it. dont recommend it if u r mainly a PDA user who wanna try wm smartphone. without the touchscreen, everything is lacked in flexibily. but it does include one of the best handling of phone apps for phone usage, very quick and easy look up of contacts. its somehow application locked from the factory for no reason. and the main problem is that it doesnt have office editing software included. very sad... but the whole system stability is one of the stablest one i ever had. treo 650 crashed every hour, n93 crashed once in 2 to 3 day, p990i automatically shut apps like opera and messaging to recover the ram, frustrating sometimes. but i320n very seldom crashed on me!! this is absolutely and totally true on me!! im so surprised by its stability. even with 20 apps heavily running at the back ground it is still ok but just a bit slow, with no crash at all! im actually writing this letter now using my i320n, it wasted 50 percent of my battery! it sounds a bit unrealistic, but its true. providing a spare battery is a bonus, but its actually a useless effort from samsung to attract more people to buy this. most people will not be bothered to charge the battery every day or every 6 hours. dont be fooled by the 2.2 inch, its actually the brightest one and clear. one of the best screen, in line with treo and n93. the letters and pictures are clearly seen and shaped, it doesnt look small at all. screen has proper viewing angle as well. and perfectly visible under DIRECT sun! the whole system is very fast, with fast responses, noticeable when playing movie, even those 480x360 movie with high bit rate can be played properly on this one with few lags!! crazy!! i was shocked ! even my treo 650 cant manage to do this! it is true that size and look arent everything if the functionality and usability is not up to the standard and expectation, no matter it is the slimmest and sturdiest PDA in the world.
i think i already listed all the advantages and disadvantages of this phone. hopefully! hope u guys enjoy or comment further. -harry
Can somebody tell me in which format should I sync video files because most of them won't play in full screen? Thanks
I used the i320 for a few months now, and love it. The Activesync was set up within 30s, and synch'd with my office exchange server - and I've had useful functionality using the phone as a music and a video player, and often I don't even bother opening my laptop for writing emails thanks to the qwerty keyboard.
I would only ever buy a Windows Mobile (despite its quirks) due to the ease of use, and Exchange Server synchronisation. And due to thin form factor, it's the only phone I can carry in my pocket comfortably.
This is my first Samsung phone, and I'm a convert. Several of my colleauges got the phone as well after they saw mine.
I have had this device for two months now, and think it's fantastic. It's small and light but robust, and looks great. No problems with POP3 email, GPRS and EDGE setup and internet browsing using either Internet Explorer (included) or Opera Mini (available for download). I have added a 1Gb microSD card, and use this to store PDF and Word files and MP3 files. The machine syncs easily with Word.
I had been worried about the battery life, but in practice I'm finding the battery lasts 2-3 days (approx 30mins telephone usage, 1h PDA usage per day).
I only have a few niggles, mainly to do with the Windows Mobile operating system - there is no 'notes' facility in WM5, which I think is crazy for a PDA - I had to buy a third-party add-on (Phatnotes). One even more remarkable flaw in WM5 is that there is NO COPY AND PASTE! How can a Windows organiser be produced without copy and paste? The lack of stylus is no excuse. I have had to find a third-party add-on for this. Finally, I do have to reboot the system occasionally due to crashes. This happens twice a week or so, and is quite frustrating.
Overall, a great machine which benefits from some third-party add-ons. I just wish Microsoft would sort out their operating system!
I've had this phone for around 3 months now. I am completely frustrated by it. I was only able to get the WAP browser to work so that I could see emails but the push email function did not work because i couldn't run the POP3 mail. Don't buy it. It's useless. It's cool for like a week, but ultimitely Samsung has no support for their phones online like Nokia does. Formfactor is great, it's small but at this point all i use it for is as a phone. I'm gonna get a Berry. Trust me unless you are very capable with software (thought i was) then skip this model. It's clearly not working for anyone now that i see other people with the same problems I had in North American providers. Nokia E61 was perfect as far as running an unlocked PDA on a random network. Nokia programs the whole phone by sending u a text message via their website. Could it be any simpler ?!.
Does anyone know why the CLI settings changes from "everone" to "no one" by itself? Every time I charge the phone it is reset to "no one"!!!!!
does the i320 and the 130n have the same processor? i ordered the i320 from my worldphone.com but received the i320n instead. those fools blew me off- no returns, no exchanges, no further communication. decided to keep it rather than resell on ebay. the processor seems so slow- it lags for several seconds just going through the menus. the review on this site claims that it is fast- maybe i'm not used to smart phones and several second lags are considered fast. also the n version doesn't have voice assist, voice dialing, or voice commands but the i320 does. after configuring the wap settings i was able to surf with the wap browser and built-in internet explorer browser but third party applications that required internet access couldn't connect. installed opera mobile browser- wouldn't work. radio feeds program- wouldn't work. yahoo Go! program- wouldn't work. all programs give a gprs settings error- despite endless tweaking and changing. settings will only work for built-in apps.
i don't know if the n version is somehow limited this way while the original product isn't. as far as i know my phone is unbranded- although there was a bunch of arabic brochures in the box and preconfigured settings for various service providers from turkey, uae, saudi arabia, etc.
has anyone else with this phone gotten it to work with third party apps and the internet? i'm on tmobile usa with the $5.99 wap plan.
It is a very good model. Just got it 1 week ago and having fun with it. But the problem I am having is that I can't recieve pictures for some reason. Can anyone help me out?
Hated it, had it 3 days and sent it back to Vodafone, it feels like a pocket calculator rather than a mobile phone, the qwerty keyboard sounds like a good idea but in practice it is a major disadvantage, texting becomes a two handed exercise rather than a single thumb.
Other things I disliked was the fact the charging socket connects on the side of the phone, this makes charging the phone very clumsey, also you need to remove the battery to remove the memory card.
The Windows mobile OS feels like a poor imitation of Symbian badged as Windows, also the phone is not 3G which seems incredible, all in all its a terrible phone, avoid.
Does anyone know why the CLI does not work when the contact has been saved as an International number ex. 00492xxxxx and you receive a local call from that number 02xxxxx, the name of the contact does not show??
l hav no other idea how to adjust the backlight brightness.i know watching at screen of much lowered brightness can cause eye hurting a lot(i feel so)!so keep searching,maybe sth like "smart tweaker" can do the trick,or change other registry keys.hope anybody who can recommend it to us all will be much appreciated!i changed Gamma key in registry but it doesnt work.anyway,love it till sth comes up.
used it for 8 day,found battery life getting better a bit,hav 2 dim backlight from registry to prolong it.open regisry editor,open this path:local machine/system/currentcontrolset/control/power/state/on, see a "default",change the number key from "0" to "3".now u can get backlight dimmed at a constant lower level to save battery dramatically.just take battery out to get back to original setting.
used it for 4 day,whole material build quality and button durability is outstanding,buttons need very strong press,bright screen and visible under sun but not quite VGA res.battery life too surprisingly short to last for a day,always hav 2 carry a spare one.its as light as a paper,superslim!no note taking app inc,hav 2 buy ourself.few cracked apps aval.signal weak and unstable.wanna get E61.
for those people who dont know how to install java apps like opera mini,launch WAP BROWSER,then go to opera mini website download opera mini app,it will download and install automatically.then go to FUNBOX inside GAME,open it from there.
To have an mp3 play as your ringtone you need to place the sound file in the "sounds" folder.
my windows mobile-based device ->
application data ->
If you put the files there, you should be able to select them as you would any other ringtone that was previously available.