I finally got my Samsung Galaxy S, I've been using it for a week until now and It's my first andriod phone.
I wanted this phone so much since the time of its release but I have waited long because I was worried about andriod software at first and how hard to get used to it because I'm a dead end symbian man, but finally I told my self that andriod is the future of the mobile os in the coming years.
At that moment I was confused between Sony Erricson "Arc" amd HTC "Desire S" but after reading about them I finally decided that galaxy s is better.
My first impression after holding it is that the phone is so Lightweight and the screen is perfect from every angle with astonishing colours. The only thing I was worried about in this phone is the loudspeaker sound because in the review they gave it below average, after hearing it I found it is loud enough to hear and I was satisfied with it :).
The battery life is very good with andriod 2.2 it lasts for 4 days.
At first I didn't understood my andriod phone at all but in 2 days I was able to deal with it. I bought the 16-gb and it gives me 13.25 gb I don't know where is the rest has gone, I think it is from the installed applications on it.
The only sad point here is there is no andriod market for my phone since I'm from middle east, but I found a way to make andriod market work but I don't know if that will remove the arabic language from my phone or not.
Thanks samsung for this device but I hope from samsung to make a Stereo speaker phone with very high sound like samsung omina HD but in andriod I hope this will be is Samsung galaxy-S III.
nasty, 06 Jul 2011
I am using Juice Defender - battery saver ... its free and i can see increase in battery lif... moreYes and I have Juice defender that free one,not betta but regular one..I play in my phone so much and no one can save my battery,I think its my fault hahhaha..
Im using JuiceDef for a couple days,maybe 2 but I have improvments,I can see now...I recomand to anyone who use android devices to try it :-)
fatos, 05 Jul 2011My friend nothing can improve the battery life in drastic way but those apps like Juice Defend... more
I am using Juice Defender - battery saver ... its free and i can see increase in battery life at around 40% approx more.
There are 5 options in Juice Def in market ... 3 are paid ones and 2 are free ....Beta and this Battery Saver ... Beta is updated frequently and unstable at times ... so went for this ... try out this App - J Def Battery Saver ..
If i am on constant chat i disable this J D app, to avoid it killing the app repeatedly on pauses / short chat breaks ... i enable it for other usual generic use .. it helped to save battery def
fatos, 05 Jul 2011My friend nothing can improve the battery life in drastic way but those apps like Juice Defend... moreMy friend what i have noted out is that when my firmware was 2.2 battery back up was pretty fine lasts abt 2 days, i have updated it to 2.3 gingerbird last week, and there is a significant drop in Battery backup now.
Is this normal. I also have LG Optimus P500, which is also 2.2, so if it so then i will not upgrade it to 2.3 Gingerbird. Pls reply.
By battery is draining very fast after if have updated my mobile to 2.3 Gingerbird. in the ideal mode it is consuming abt 2% in 2 hrs.
Could any body help me out in this.
Felix, 05 Jul 2011thanks for your reply.
i would like to know how is the net browsing in galaxy S does it suppo... more
Hi felix,net browsim in Galaxy S its fantastic and yes it does suport flash for facebook,and you can edit your exel sheets....and paying games in big 4 inch super amolled screen its so cool,games has nice graphic,the display is better than iPhone 4 for sure,the screen is so colorfull and brighter than any one phone
Rishi, 05 Jul 2011Dear I have already installed it, but still no improvement, any other suggestion. Pls rely.My friend nothing can improve the battery life in drastic way but those apps like Juice Defender can save e little bit the battery life,I have Juice Defender in my Galaxy S and there is a very little improvement not like i have expected...all Android devices have the same problem-----Battery Life----
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2011@Ray Hipkiss
I just borrowed my wife's Nokia 6303 ( yeah, I know, but she wont use anything... more That's correct. The 160 character limit is standard. It's a limitation of the networks. If you send a text from your wifes Nokia that is longer than 160 characters it will split it and send it as multiple texts. Unfortunately Android doesn't do this, but sends it as a MMS.
So, if I send a long text that runs to 650 characters on my SGS I will be charged an additional £1.24! Sending the same text from my Nokia N8 will just result in having four texts deducted from my unlimited text allowance.
All the best.
Ray Hipkiss, 05 Jul 2011 That is true, and most of the time the SMS's I do send are short but consider this; SMS was i... more@Ray Hipkiss
I just borrowed my wife's Nokia 6303 ( yeah, I know, but she wont use anything else ), and guess what? The SMS Messaging has a 160 character limit on it. Oh, she bought the phone 6 months ago, so it's a recent model.
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2011@ Ray Hipkiss
You have to remember what the acronym SMS stands for - it's 'Short Message Se... more That is true, and most of the time the SMS's I do send are short but consider this; SMS was invented back in the 1990's to keep the cost of owning a mobile down because contracts back then didn't include allowances. So if you wanted to call someone it would cost an arm and a leg, thus the text message was devised. You could send a quick short message for just a few pence. However, times have changed and contracts now include very generous allowances for calling people so SMS has to evolve to allow people to send long text messages if they wish without being penalised for doing so, such as you can within the Symbian environment.
It's basically just a simple matter for Google to change a bit of code in Android so the message gets split rather than be converted into a MMS.
Rishi, 04 Jul 2011My Mobile battery is Draining Very Very Fast abt 30% in 3 Hrs,When it is in ideal mode, no cal... moreTry looking in auto sync.check if you have anything on auto-update.some things like Facebook,weather,news,market and other stocks apps have by default an auto-update every hour so you might need to change or even turn them off.
fatos, 04 Jul 2011felix go for galaxy S...Tab its very bigger and its not practic to carry it in your pocket...thanks for your reply.
i would like to know how is the net browsing in galaxy S does it supports flash for facebook, how are the games do they have rich display, and can i edit my xl sheets in this device.
Ray Hipkiss, 04 Jul 2011@Aakash.
Same thing happened to me a while back when sending a long joke to a few friends.... more@ Ray Hipkiss
You have to remember what the acronym SMS stands for - it's 'Short Message Service'. It was never intended to send messages of 480 characters like the other 'poster' wants.
I downloaded Handcent to try out as users on other Forums have suggested that it does not carry the 160 limit, and it is true. You can adjust it in the Settings menu and type any length message and Hancent converts it into 160 length messages and sends them as SMS. That seems the only way to do it though.
atul, 05 Jul 2011you r right. all android based mobiles having this problem. if we want to forward three messag... moreYes this is true but i do not have the impression that i pay an MMS for these "3" messages.. it converts to mms but not on your bill.. so whatever that it converts ;)
fatos, 04 Jul 2011try JUICE DEFENDER its an application for improving battery life,the app controlls everything ... moreDear I have already installed it, but still no improvement, any other suggestion.
Someone could help me please?
I want to buy steady cam for this phone. When i take videos and walking the picture is shaking, i have searhed on the net and haven't find anything.
Aakash, 04 Jul 2011Hey friends i am facing the problem with texting.. As the characters exceed 3 msgs it gets con... moreyou r right. all android based mobiles having this problem. if we want to forward three messages its convert it in mms. i have galaxy 3 mobile and i am also facing this problem.