Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance - user opinions and reviews

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i like galaxy S Advance


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  • 2012-10-11 07:36
  • PScY
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If you look at the price trend of this phone for the past 3 - 4 Months, it conveys a message. And the message is no drastically decreased price. That is something one should look at when opting for smart phone.

When it was released (Strategically to sustain the S2 after the S3 release) it was priced too high. Now that its price has been reasonable, no more further decrease is noticed. Whereas if you check the price trend of S2, it suggests that there is a price reduction week by week which clearly states that it is loosing to something (S) in its segment.

What I say is S2 is a good phone if affordable. And when you are getting an equally good phone with almost all features for a price that is less by 22% or so, which one would you opt for? This question has to be self answered.

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  • 2012-10-11 07:26
  • KAyx
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Thanks friend for give me reply... but still i have confusion bye s2 or s advance... plz give me proper ans which one bye ?? sat i'll take phone so plzz frd give me perfect and which one bye?

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  • 2012-10-11 07:21
  • RKi{
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everything conclude that,i think galaxy s
advance is better than sola...since sola has
better features than s advance...but sola
has many problem(ex:65% coustomer
complan that sola has touch screen
problem,battry is too bad,battry is most
important in android phn,sola has no front
camera,360 mb ram after update to
ics..and has too lag....)
but s advance has big ram..580 mb..so this
phn has no lag,,has front camera and very
good battry back up..has super amoled
screen...for gamming ..s advance always
winning...has better benchmark and fps
than sola...very soon get jelly been
update.....after that later in future new
upcomming updates ex:ics 4.2,4.3....many
ram is needed to run this android
update..so s advance has big ram,so no
problem of this.and always get new
updates without lag.....sony service centre
is very bad...but samsung service centre is
best......

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  • 2012-10-11 07:00
  • bJeU
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Superb phone have been using it since a month now, no problems at all,great design,super clear screen thanks to super amoled,excellent camera,powerful flash,and the best part is the battery,easily lasts for 3 days with normal usage,one of the best phones from Samsung,worth every penny.

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  • 2012-10-11 06:55
  • PxC2
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> In reply to Shaikm @ 2012-10-10 11:48 from Mqs{ - click to readSamsung (Facebook) has already announced that S Advance shall skip the ICS update for Jellybean. But not sure when? Hopefully by Dec, 2012

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  • 2012-10-11 06:38
  • KAyx
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> In reply to kkkkkk @ 2012-10-10 16:52 from KS7G - click to read3.85 / 5 . This is because it had given me a problem to solve initially.

Pls note that the network issues are resolved in the phones that are manufactured after June, 2012. Mine was manufactured in July of course.

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  • 2012-10-11 06:35
  • KAyx
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> In reply to android lover @ 2012-10-11 04:02 from PEm1 - click to readOne of ma friends did have this problem, though on INFUGE. He had to visit the samsung service people before he could rectify that. Be careful, it can be a warranty void situation.

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  • 2012-10-11 06:30
  • KAyx
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> In reply to deep @ 2012-10-11 04:17 from t1$A - click to readGo for APN app. Hope that solves your issue. Otherwise Check out for the back light, brightness & power saving settings.

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  • 2012-10-11 06:27
  • KAyx
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> In reply to AryaanHere @ 2012-10-10 04:25 from KFNK - click to readwhich site 9mm game is available.
...can u suggest other sites for downloading games...

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  • 2012-10-11 04:31
  • bJi8
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I got a problem with the battery....inspite of turning off the gprs data mode....it loses 20% charge overnight...it didnt happen earlier....i hav tried several battery boosters but to no avail....at the moment i hav installed ram booster...during day time its losing charge faster than earlier...any solutions plz...

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  • 2012-10-11 04:17
  • t1$A
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I rooted my s advance, at first it rebooted itself quite often,then the screen turn up side down and reversed ( left become right and vice versa), the phone still functioning well though, anyone has the same problem or solution to this??Obviously my warranty is void, or do you know how to reinstall gingerbread stock rom?, please help:(

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  • 2012-10-11 04:02
  • PEm1
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hey everyone :))
i'm planning on buying this device but after reading most of the posts i am getting second thoughts! most of the n/w pb r located in india or in some other places, how about Africa ?? (i'm from Tunisia)
otherwhise should i go for an S2 ??
thk u ^^

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  • 2012-10-11 03:18
  • Nje6
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Very important info about the screen protection of Samsung Galaxy i9070 S Advance: it does not have any screen protection. I wrote an e-mail to Samsung to get answer on this aspect and their answer was very categoric: There is no Gorilla Glass protection for this phone!

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  • 2012-10-10 22:19
  • ajPs
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this phone is really amazing

the s advance has acorilla glass , i tried scratch the screen with akey and nothing happened

camera is fantastic in strong light , low light

the flash is very strong

the phone is very fast , you can open more than application in one time without any speedless
the games is awesome in this phone , finally the phone rated 9.5/10
and in my opinion no different between this and s2

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  • 2012-10-10 21:30
  • fv$M
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Samsung is misleading us this phone doesn't have 1500 mah battery it's already 2500 used atleast 5 Android phones since 3 years...good never seen such battery performance on any other phone...awesome phone go for it...

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  • 2012-10-10 20:25
  • rJqn
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hey can u guys rate this phone on network reliability.......... on a scale of 5 this help me decide wheather to go 4 it ..or other phones..

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  • 2012-10-10 16:52
  • KS7G
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I've been using this phone now for a month and I can tell everybody that its worth every cent. The S2 is still the better device if you can afford it, but don't hesitate to buy this if its in your price range.

Here are my thoughts:

I can confirm that there is no signal issue (latest firmware on GSM).

The camera has no zoom but who needs digital zoom? You do realize that "zoom" without an appropriate optics is basically the same as cropping your picture. Use the built in photo editor for that.

Another thing about the camera, it really performs poorly in low light. The pictures are still good but it struggles to get focus if there isn't enough light and the pictures are too bright if your photo subjects are too near the flash (you have to adjust the exposure manually in this case).

The SGSA has curved scratch resistant glass (not Gorilla glass but still tough as hell) together with the gorgeous Super AMOLED screen. At 4 inches diagonal, this fits my hands perfectly. Though beautiful, the PenTile sub-pixel arrangement is definitely noticable but its tolerable given the vibrant colors, 233 ppi and that it's the cheapest OLED phone (at least in my market).

Battery life IS INSANE! This has the best battery life of any Android device I have had so far. 2 days on HSPA given moderate use.

Processor and memory are more than enough to handle most of what this class of device is meant for (Don't expect high-end 3D games on a mid-range device). I get 63 MFLOPs on Linpack and 2800+ (Overall) Score on Quadrant, ahead of the Galaxy Nexus (by a just hair).

I hesitate to call Gingerbread a downside because even if it is already old, the phone is still perfectly functional and beautiful. It runs silky smooth and all applications work without any hiccups. Together with TouchWiz 4.0, Gingerbread takes on a more updated look and an over all snappier performance.

If Gingerbread bugs you a lot, Samsung has announced a Jelly Bean for this device that will be coming "soon", probably late November or December.

The bottom line is that the SGSA is a steal at its price point. Initially I was hesitant to buy this device solely because of it not having ICS. But given that I have had this device for a month now, I can say that Gingerbread does not subtract from the device and I consider the JB update as just a bonus.

It may not be as good as the S2 but its not meant to be and is not trying to be. Highly recommended! 9/10

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  • 2012-10-10 16:07
  • vpY2
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WCDMA preferred - The GSM phone is
capable of using both 2G and 3G data
communication and when signal strength is
low 3G is favored more.
GSM only - The GSM phone is capable of
using only 2G data communication. When
the 2G signal is too low you get nothing at
all.
WCDMA only - The GSM phone is capable of
using only 3G data communication. When
the 3G signal is too low you get nothing at
all.
GSM auto (PRL) - The GSM phone is capable
of using both 2G and 3G data
communication and when signal strength is
low 2G is favored more. This one is a bit
confusing to me since PRL is associated
mostly with CDMA technology and not GSM
technology.
CDMA auto (PRL) - The CDMA phone is
capable of using both 2G and 3G data
communication and when signal strength is
low 2G is favored more.
CDMA only - The CDMA phone is capable of
using only 2G data communication. When
the 2G signal is too low you get nothing at
all.
EvDo only - The CDMA phone is capable of
using only 3G data communication. When
the 3G signal is too low you get nothing at
all.
GSM/CDMA auto (PRL) - Some phones are
equipped with both GSM and CDMA
capabilities. This setting appears to just
have the phone attempt to stay connected
to the data communication type that works
the best. (Maybe the Samsung Galaxy S will
take advantage of this???)
Unknown - If none of the above fit or the
phone is acting weird as far as connecting
to the carrier, you will see your preferred
network type is set to this
When using the 'only' options you should
still be able to make calls.
To put things into perspective, The Nexus
One is set to WCDMA preferred as default
and the Droid Incredible is set to CDMA
auto (PRL).

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  • 2012-10-10 15:43
  • rJqn
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