Anonymous, 10 Dec 2010Absolutely right.
The screen and video clarity is amazing. I download YouTubes send them ... moreOne question. What laptop/desktop u use from which u transfer your youtube videos?
As you say you transfer videos on your fast 3.0 bluetooth. Does your laptop even have bluetooth 3.0? If not, then the fast 3.0 gets changed to normal bluetooth 2.1 or 2.0.
ayush, 10 Dec 2010I dont know why people like you come to thisbforum..you already knew that the phone lacks flas... moreHi Ayush,
Thanks for the elaborate reply.
Can you pls send me some pics that you've taken on your SGS.
My email id : firstname.lastname@example.org
guys thinking to buy this phone.....have seen mixed reviews of the same on the net plus heard that samsung phones are spoiled really fast specially toch screen one's, I love this phone bust still should i go for it ???
[deleted post]I dont know why people like you come to thisbforum..you already knew that the phone lacks flash and even then you bought it and now criticizing for nothing..i never had issues with websites..even engadget works flawlessly..u just need to set plugin setting as on demand and everything works great..
Ayush, 10 Dec 2010Hi Varun
I own SGS for a month now. Have used it on both eclair and froyo platform. Have co... moreAbsolutely right.
The screen and video clarity is amazing. I download YouTubes send them to phone via bluetooth 3.0 FAST.
My boss has iphone4 and he as stunned at the clarity of the screen on SGS. and the screen is 4.0 inches
The camera I don't use much but is adequate.
The speaker could be better. The best Samsung was the i8510 with dual speakers. awesome sound.
but what I do with SGS is use Jabra 620 bluetooth headseat and the sound is awesome.
I love Android after havign a WinMo Omnia (slow) and before that a Symbian. phone.
What is good is Android keeps getting better and better.
You don't even have to wait for Samsung, Just go to XDA forum.
Varun, 10 Dec 2010Thanks for the info. I didn't know SGS had a task manager, as I told you my info is completely... moreForgot to mention the excellent browser of SGS with flash 10.1. Also, the loudness of the speaker is pretty decent (at least better than my n-72..When I bought the phone, I even dint know how android works but just after a month, I find it better than any other os..
Varun, 10 Dec 2010Thanks for the info. I didn't know SGS had a task manager, as I told you my info is completely... moreHi Varun
I own SGS for a month now. Have used it on both eclair and froyo platform. Have compared it with several phones available in India. I can tell you that the only problem with this phone is lagging which has been improved with froyo and will probably be done away with gingerbread (or more customized froyo).
As far as multimedia goes, the phone is awesome. I dont know how good N-8's camera is, but I can tell you everyone around me was stunned with the quality of SGS camera. The camera delivers excellent performance both in low light conditions and bright sunlight (tested myself). Of course, watching videos is where SGS beats every single phone. Music quality is awesome(compared to I-touch 3g)
If you talk about looks, let me tell you very clearly N8 looks like crap when compared to SGS. Plastic or not, the front view of this phone is mind- blowing, only the back portion looks bit bad but still better than N8. I dont know if you have seen both these handsets or not, but this is what I felt.
And as for gaming, again this phone beats every single phone (other than I phone)
I personally dont find any uses of the 'superior functions' that N8 possess and so would advice you to go for this phone.
In case of any calrifications mail me at email@example.com
Updated to Froyo. Run z4root and OCLF for the lag fix issue. Now the mobile is really fast and very less lag. I think it is the best phone in market today.
Hi every body
is there any safety way to root and lag fixed?
my SGS currently running I9000XXJPP baseband and build number is FROYO.XXJPO , Kernel Version 22.214.171.124
Ps. I'm running froyo now..but lag than before..
I had synced fb and gmail before(contacts and calendar)..........i removed the contacts and calendar from being synced bt still wen i try 2 send group msg(20 msg at a time) it shows all the names(from both fb and gmail)......how can i stop it from being shown...........also disabled from contacts(unticked view contact from fb)..........any have a solution????
Goku, 09 Dec 2010I'm generally not a guy who posts on forums, but I couldn't bare this, so I'm shouting out her... moreThat's what i thought so that the "swype input mode in my set stops working' after it's upgraded to Froyo. Not really so because your setting will go to its original setting after being upgraded to Froyo and all you have to do is go and reset it. My set works much better after being upgraded to Froyo.
Kabalyero, 10 Dec 2010Some corrections there buddy...
SGS had a task manager (built-in, not from app store) since... moreThanks for the info. I didn't know SGS had a task manager, as I told you my info is completely from reviews. I don't own it.
As far as sound quality goes, there are 2 aspects -
1) real quality - distortion, SNR, etc. etc.
I'm talking about both perspectives.
When Bose sells its products, it does not tell you any specs. No impedance, SNR, frequency range etc. etc.
Because, numbers are just numbers.
It's about what one hears. For e.g. lots of people say Sennheiser is better than Sony. Maybe, but if you listen to music from low range headsets of both companies, if you know music well, you'll definitely observe that Sennheiser has noticeably distortion. And it irritates, especially when you want to listen to soothing music.
Sorry, to take the whole conversation on the wrong track, but my point is
"I believe in what I hear", I don't care about the benchmarks especially when it comes to music.
And guys, pls suggest why I should buy SGS, not why I shouldn't buy N8. Because, as I said, I want to be convinced about what I buy! (not about what I don't)
addie, 10 Dec 2010it's one of the great phone n i'll buy it if its upgradeable.. to Android 2.3 Gngbrd. Pls !!! ... moreYay...I agree wif u!
I'm having a I9000 currently. If I get upgrade it to 2.3 Gingerbread ... My next phone will definately be a "Samsung"! Then only it is considered a reliable phone manufacturer!
Kabalyero, 10 Dec 2010Some corrections there buddy... SGS had a task manager (built-in, not from app store) since... morei've seen some games on ios, pleare tell me weather android can beat symbian in gaming, i've read that hw graphics chip has even overpassed ios benchmarks, pleare guide me weather gaming is better, please list some titles which are also available on symbian and ios so that i can compare. Talking strictly gaining please tell....
Kabalyero, 10 Dec 2010Some corrections there buddy...
SGS had a task manager (built-in, not from app store) since... moreHi is there any safety way to root and lag fixed?
Ps. I'm running froyo now..but lag than before..
Varun, 10 Dec 2010Dude..
As soon as you start abusing it makes things clear that you yourself are not convince... moreSome corrections there buddy...
SGS had a task manager (built-in, not from app store) since an update made by samsung to eclair. This is the kind of OS that I had upon purchasing SGS so I can tell you that it had a task manager since eclair. Also, upon upgrading to Froyo, this task manager was still present and had some improvements.
For the screen, I disagree with you. I've looked side by side at the screen of an iPhone 4 against the screen of an SGS and I can tell you that SGS blows IP4, and most reviews agree with this.
For the speaker quality, what exactly is your basis? Have you done actual comparisons? Did someone perform benchmark tests? Prove it!
As soon as you start abusing it makes things clear that you yourself are not convinced.
Atleast write sensible english when you are commenting.
Going one by one:-
1. I agree Android has many more apps, then I should go for iOS instead. It has many more. The point is,what one needs is available on OVI store. I specially checked that last night.
2. I agree web browsing is really good on Android and it's bad on N8. But Nokia has promised a new browser in the coming month. And I know when Nokia says it delivers it. Second thing is I tried Opera 10.1. It's good.
3. Non-replacable battery is not an issue with me. (even the iphone has it, though i'm not a big fan.)
4. Restarting and hanging problems are there in faulty handsets mostly. I had nokia 5800xm long back, it NEVER hung. It's about handling the handsets and putting in quality apps. If you use too many unsigned 3rd party apps, it hangs.
And, while going through youtube I found this video regarding SGS, pls have a look:
I'm assuming this is not a regular feature. It happens . And it happens in any OS.
In fact, till Froyo, there is no Task manager in android, and some apps just keep running in the background, leaving it to the OS. Now there are apps to kill apps available on android app store, but they hamper the memory management of the OS, and they do not do a clean exit of the app ( Can be harmful in the near future). And as I said, gingerbread may/may not come to the SGS at all, which does have a Task manager.
You can always kill apps cleanly in symbian.
5. Well most of the reviewers don't agree that loudspeaker quality is not good in N8. But keeping your point, I would say it is still better than what is present in SGS, that is for sure.
6. And for my friend who asked me to google stuff. I guess he's not googled enough to see that there are plenty of reasons for people who like the iphone to buy the iphone. Even the best feature of SGS - its screen - is not better than the screen of the iphone. It's their choice, they buy it.
I like android as an OS, especially because anything related to Google is damn good in this OS. But it's the hardware/price.
Samsung Wave a similar featured phone, given 2-3 things (smaller screen etc. ) here/there everything is same. Still SGS is almost 12k costlier just because it has Android. And that's where it gets unacceptable.