Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 - user opinions and reviews

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When i buy this i5800, i was verry happy about his battery: Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 620 h (2G) / Up to 510 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 15 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 15 min (3G)... but i realized after i install Battery Dr Saver, that battery have stand-by up to 310h and talk time 6:50h(2G) and 4:20h(3G) with all apps OFF. Can anyone help?

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  • 2011-12-19 21:32
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-10 21:11 from my}Y - click to readAre you sure? December is about to go now.

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  • 2011-12-19 15:54
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> In reply to Sekhy @ 2011-12-18 07:59 from w4j2 - click to readTo SEKHY:

Thank you my friend. I will be sure to check it out once I purchase the Galaxy. I will give my feedback once I experiment with it.

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  • 2011-12-19 14:03
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Im having problem with this phone some games wont run like n.o.v.a. or gangstar wch why they dont work? please help me!!!

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  • 2011-12-19 13:58
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> In reply to Original-Jamaican @ 2011-11-28 15:12 from kaKt - click to readUse my ROM Sekhy's Nemesis Edition v4.0 can be downloaded from XDA forum. This will solve your problem.
forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=137283­8

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  • 2011-12-18 07:59
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very cool to use thanks to 15800 galaxy3

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  • 2011-12-16 13:36
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3rd class handset brought the samsung

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  • 2011-12-11 05:25
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> In reply to Original-Jamaican @ 2011-12-03 23:33 from kiQi - click to readRecently i brought Samsung C3322 it won't receive phone calls while we are using internet through Tethering.
Is this mobile also has same problem?
any owned user, please reply me...
Thanks.

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  • 2011-12-04 13:12
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TO EVERYONE:

I have read where the battery takes four hours to charge. Is this really true??? This is almost twice as long as my Nokia E71 which has the same 1500 mAh battery.

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  • 2011-12-03 23:33
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To EVERYONE:

As I told you all I'm planning on getting this Galaxy for Christmas.

I'm coming from Symbian and appreciate many things that Symbian is able to do.

One such thing I appreciate with Symbian is backing up the entire phone memory to memory card. Can you do that with Android? In addition to that you could back up all contacts individually as business cards (.vcf files).

Can Android do all this?

Also GSMArena said that apps cannot be installed to the memory card. How true is that and how can that be resolved?

Thank you all for reading.

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  • 2011-11-28 15:12
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> In reply to bunnyy @ 2011-11-22 12:00 from tUqn - click to readInstall samsung Kies (just google for it and download) and connect the phone to the computer after Kies is installed. After that, you will see your phone in the Kies application. Click on it, go to General tab and press update... Peace brother

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  • 2011-11-26 20:58
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> In reply to yozenbalki @ 2011-11-21 10:16 from utci - click to readTo Yozenbalki:

Thanks for your feedback. I do appreciate it.

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  • 2011-11-25 17:30
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> In reply to harish @ 2011-11-20 22:02 from utDx - click to readTo HARISH:

Thanks for your input. I appreciate it.

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  • 2011-11-25 17:29
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> In reply to shankar @ 2011-10-26 08:43 from t@5V - click to readbrother tell me how could i update my phone from 2.1 to 2.2 or froyo.

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  • 2011-11-22 12:00
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> In reply to Madhav Pandey @ 2011-11-09 15:17 from 7w4E - click to readI also encountered the same problem for more than 5 months and then i found a way to tackle it.
Go to settings> Accounts and sync> switch off background data (just touch the green tick and make it disappear)
This area only consumes more battery energy. If you switch off nothing will happen. Only on downloading the apps from android market it will ask you to "switch on",
Then you can switch on.
Make sure, switch of wifi,bluetooth,maps like running utilities when not needed.
Then it will lost for 1.5 days. You can believe me!

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  • 2011-11-21 10:25
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> In reply to Original-Jamaican @ 2011-11-16 08:02 from kiQi - click to readI bought this samsung galaxy Apollo a year before.

Overall it is excellent. 90% mark we can give.
As you said, only for the sake of less sar value i preferred this phone among many.
No heat or radiation is there during the long phone calls. The issues i found with this phone are:
1. Low internal memory which do not hold many android apps.
2. Sudden black screen, some times when a phone call arrives you. (I remove battery and put again)
3. Wi-fi connectivity issue for no reason found.
4. Battery consumption is high..drains by evening 5 pm itself. You have to be vigilant to switch off many unwanted running software and utilities.Then it will serve for 12-15 hrs. Otherwise, you will get in trouble or should carry other one mobile.
5. Its bad shape. You have to be careful on handling it otherwise it will fall down at any time. Its not of actual square shaped one...tapered outside and feel not-grip at hand.

Pros:
1. You can use it like a computer. Very easy to send any contents via mail and social sites.
2. Android market is very very useful many are free apps. Easy and fast downloading.
3. Sound quality is good we can give 80% mark. 3mp camera is decent though not remarkable and it is serving the purpose.

I will add some thing again. This is enough for now,
yozenbalki
www.yozenmind.com

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  • 2011-11-21 10:16
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> In reply to Original-Jamaican @ 2011-11-16 10:15 from kiQi - click to readReception is good indoors and outdoors. It all depends on your network provider.
Speaker sound is good for music loud enough to hear any song. Speaker on calls is good atmost at 2ft away.
Touch is very accurate, it can pin point a centimeter area touch.
You'll find this phone laggy, also you cannot experience some games which requires high graphics. Its a budget phone which will give you all the android experience.
But then, there's custom rom which speeds up the phone, I installed kyrillos rom and now my phone at 1200 MHz and lots of enhancements. Now phone is smoother and faster. But still don't think to play games smoothly on this phone because it doesn't has any additional GPU. My recommendation is to look for a phone which has a GPU unit, if you want to play games.
LG optimus one is generally better than this phone, but it was available at 100$ less at market price, so I bought it and didn't regret my decision ever. :D

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  • 2011-11-20 22:02
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theme support ?

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  • 2011-11-16 16:57
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To EVERYONE:

My friends there's one last question. How do you find the loudspeaker during a call? Is it very loud? Can you, for example, put the phone on a table or couch, stand about 10ft. away and still hear the person on the other line clearly? I have always found Nokia loudspeakers to be too low. Many times I had to hold it fairly close to my ears as if I was using the earpeice speaker. I really look forward to getting this phone.

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  • 2011-11-16 10:15
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To EVERYONE:

My friends I'm thinking of getting this Samsung Galaxy 3 phone for Christmas.

I have read GSMArena's review but there's nothing like getting feedback from you the users who have used it day in and day out.

There are millions of questions that people can ask about these advanced phones but I will ask the main ones.

First of all this will be my first touch screen phone. How do you find the touch response? Is it very accurate and how do you find the touch sensitivity? Does it respond to a slight touch?

Do you find the ringing volume loud? Do you find the in-call earpiece volume loud (when holding the phone to your ear during a call)?

The SAR rating of this Samsung Galaxy is low at 0.58 which is nice seeing that my last phone (Nokia E51 - UK variant) was 1.47 and my current one (Nokia E71 - Canadian version) is also 1.47 and to be honest I have gotten headaches right after making or receiving a call with both these Symbian Nokias. It doesn't happen all the time but it happens too often. The last phone I had that had a low SAR rating was Nokia 6300 at 0.57 and before that Nokia 6230 at 0.59 so the Samsung Galaxy fits nicely between those two s40 Nokia phones at 0.58. My last 5 phones have been Nokia phones so it's clear that I have been a Nokia fan but I have always liked, rated and respected Samsung.

After the bad radiation experiences from my only two Nokia smartphones, the E-Series, my question to you people is...do anyone of you get headaches during a call while holding this Samsung Galaxy phone to your ear? With such a low SAR rating I suspect not but would like your feedback just the same.

GSMArena stated the the music playback is superb and even more superior than the bigger brother Galaxy S so I look forward to hearing music playback on this. The Galaxy line-up is the flagship so whether Galaxy 3 or Galaxy S I expected high-end stuff.

How do you people find the GSM reception for phone calls indoors and outdoors, good, very good or excellent?

My final question is what faults (if any) do you people have with this Galaxy?

I think I have covered all the important questions. Thank you all for reading.

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  • 2011-11-16 08:02
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