averest, 16 Oct 2008Thanks SMS for your reply. But thats not all. Style matters to me but thats not worth enuff to... more@averset
I completely agree with what the anonymous poster has said below - I also chose the Innov8 over the Omnia for the buttons, and I've not once regretted my decision, regardless of the poor battery.
I've had 2 touchscreen phones previously - a HTC and an LG. I found both to be delightful gadgets, but not too practical when it comes to typing texts or emails, something I do a lot. I ended up ditching them and going back to my SE K810i.
The bootom line is, feature-wise, theres not a great deal between the two other than a few extra MP, so if you're happy with using Symbian OS, then I'd thoroughly recommend the Innov8. I'm pretty confident that it's only a matter of time before Samsung release a stronger battery, and if they don't, I'm sure there will be unofficial ones available, so until that day comes, it's just a case of making sure you keep it juiced up.
Although saying that, I do agree with Brynn's point - we shouldn't be sitting here waiting and hoping for a new battery, Samsung shoulda provided an adequate one in the first place. But hey, if they had have done, the Innov8 would then be the perfect phone, and what would we have to moan about on here then?!?!
And good to see it's back where it belongs - Number 1 in GSMArenas rankings.
averest, 16 Oct 2008samsung has made a break through among the big notch companies which were dominant in innovati... morei think u should consider omnia and innov8 as 2 different things. the one is smartphone and the other is pocket pc..the omnia runs on windows mobile 6.1 and the other one on symbian..the one is touch screen operated and the other button operated.if u used both of these operating systems u should think which of the 2 suits u better and enjoy more when using..the same goes for the input method.. do u find more convenient touchscreen or buttons..? i personally chose innov8 because of the buttons.. i find it very inconvenient to use touchscreen.. the sure thing is whichever of the 2 u choose u will not be dissapointed at least specificationwise..most of the people will tell u go for the innov8 because of the camera.. but that's stupid because 5 mpix on a mobile phone is more than enough..
Yep, it's RM2899 + pouch + screen protector + 8Gb microSD from FMG Malaysia. It's the Innov8 8Gb version. Hop in to my site to find out more. Just do google search for 'adliayob' or 'blog symbian malaysia'. Better deal than N96 (RM3339)
Thanks SMS for your reply. But thats not all. Style matters to me but thats not worth enuff to spend on something if it is not upto a minimum usage or friendly user. Seemingly, the innovate at its bulkness will not be a reason at all for not buyin.
After reading all the reviews I believe tat innov8 have lost its hype if battery a concern. Inspite of giving the best features ever with a break through in camera Samsung should have looked into it seriously. Cell phones are itself a consumer convenient product and it ranks top only if the battery is gud enuff.
Though am looking seriously into buying innov8 despite of all these cons, reason being 8MP camera,
i expect if anyone has anything to tell me about my choice. THANK YOU
Looking round web the battery life is bad because of the poor attenae used in the innov8,,,right mobiles have been round for years if they cannot get the signal stength right in this day and age they should cease making phones..The primary function of mobiles is talk/txt and in 2008 they should have perfected this to gold standard,,no excuse,,if these firms cannot get things right and working what are they doing in this buisness..Te above goes to every single telecommunications manufacturer.
can you watch youtube with INNOV8 just like N95 8gb?
i mean does it have flash lite 3
samsung has made a break through among the big notch companies which were dominant in innovations.But the launching of omnia and innov8 with very less span of time have developed confusion amid the hardcore users. Though ain't am i on the sphere of the so called mentioned users list i find difficult to make a choice on omnia and innov8.
If anyone has made a decision after a similar situation please post me the model purchase and also the reason for. Thank you
uhh, awful battery life, I charge it twice in a day with normal use , and also it takes too much time to charge it. So boring, I just returned my nokia n958gb and waiting n85,
brynn, 16 Oct 2008Yes i see what you mean you need constant settings update whereas i only stay in uk so i am ok... moreI use the site www.handango.com to downlaod applicaitons. INNOV8 does not install the applicaitons suppose to be made for S60 or signed to Samsung Phone. If I use Nokia Phone and go to another country I can use the internet with SIM card from the country I travel with. But with INNOV8 if i change the provider from same country does not do auto set up and I am told that need to go to shop to set up. I never had to do this with my E66 or N82 before.
john, 16 Oct 2008I owen Nokia before and travel any where part of world with same SIM card or if change to loca... moreYes i see what you mean you need constant settings update whereas i only stay in uk so i am ok.. If i go sim free i still will need settings but these should be available from voda BUT not necessarily cause i am running n82 but cannot get voda live settings cause they do not support n82 so i cannot buy any tunes cause secure settings and mobile payments do not get accepted and voda live is just a few lines of txts no colour or anything..
I wonder if this fone is just like nokia n82 etc or will some bits be missing cause they are nokia only??
I suppose its series 60 third edition so all my fave apps should work plus my themes by zedge and mobil9 should work.As long as i get yahoo go 3 thats a huge email help plus i use these on n82,,,
first aid guide
and so on
Samsung innov8 is just begin of fight between nokia and samsung.Nokia only buying time with N96 but when they answer with N97 or N98 they will show who they really are.The best brand in the world.I'm from Montenegro and i have N95 wich is cheaper and better than innov8.Sorry about bad english :)
brynn, 16 Oct 2008I wonder if set up wizard is nokia only then????I owen Nokia before and travel any where part of world with same SIM card or if change to local SIM card Nokia phoen automaticly configure the connection. But with This phone have problem and it try to do auto but can not find. So, I was ask to bring the phone back to check. IF is not Auto then is useless for me since I travel alot.
I jsut got my INNOV8 yesterday. I have the problem download any applicaiton in to the phone and also problem connect to internet. The phoen does not automaticly configure the internet provider connection. I need to take to shop to get help tomorrow.
At moment using n82 for 10 months but wanting to get new smartfone and down to innov8 and xperia...
My mate at local shop has innovate and we went after he finished at 5.30pm and took same shots at full power with my n82 and his innov8 (he only had 8gb version i would go for 16gb if i buy one)..For starters i am really happy with n82 shots and the n95 8gb beforehand but the innov8 clarifys detail even more..Just imagine looking thru binoculars and getting good focus then using a finer tuning dial and getting it even more focused and clearer well thats the comparison from n82 up to innov8...Its if you believe you cannot go that clear because i was fully confident with the n82 snaps but to go even better is shocking to some degree..
So its stay with symbian and its familiarity for past 6 years or go to xperia with,,cybershot,,walkman,,battery life and big res screen and a refreshing new o/s to learn as a challenge??? Got 6 weeks yet but have ruled out omnia because of no equaliser and after having samsung g600 and its presets plus being bass freak equalisers are a need..Decisions ,,decisions,,but maybe job and world money crisis may put end to it all and end up prepay n82 which i am bored with now...
XMAN, 15 Oct 2008Thanks striker ..you have made my mind up i have a nokia n95 8gb at the min was considering th... moreha ha ha couldn't agree more XMAN, I'm thinking the moderators should maybe consider intoducing a login system to the forums...
Anyway, glad to be of assistance, hope you like your new phone as much as I do!