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Have been using Galaxy R for over 20 days now. Its working good. No complaints so far. I have been reading the posts regularly here to keep on getting some extra information regarding my device.
The most common comment is the battery life and i can assure you its good when compared to other smartphones. I was using Iphone 3g before and it troubled me a lot with its battery backup, so for me Galaxy R is great with battery as it lasts for at least 24 hours (doesn't drain out completely though).
When compared to Samsung galaxy S2, certainly S2 is technically superior (everyone knows the differences with processor, camera, screen etc) but i don't think there is any noticeable difference when it comes to using your phone..... and when they have dropped the prices to 21k why would you go for S2 which is still at around 28k-29k.
I would definitely recommend this phone although i didn't have a good experience with Samsung phones earlier but with galaxy, Samsung has got it right this time.

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  • 2012-01-09 12:17
  • KA0M
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hey..i am also xperiencing a similar balck out problem during calls...its not due to proximity sensor as d screen remains black even after taking away frm d year..nothng can b accessed looks like its switched off but actually its not...it rings when i make a call frm odr mmobile on it but screen remains blank and i cant answer d call...but gets ok after a restart...

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  • 2012-01-09 10:39
  • vbKw
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> In reply to ak @ 2012-01-07 19:35 from 2@Ya - click to readhey..i am also xperiencing a similar balck out problem during calls...its not due to proximity sensor as d screen remains black even after taking away frm d year..nothng can b accessed looks like its switched off but actually its not...it rings when i make a call frm odr mmobile on it but screen remains blank and i cant answer d call...but gets ok after a restart...

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  • 2012-01-09 10:26
  • vbKw
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> In reply to ak @ 2012-01-07 19:35 from 2@Ya - click to readhey..i am too having d same problem like plasticdana regarding d screen blankout during calls..its nt due to d proximity sensor as d screen seems dead and doesnt wake even when removed awat from d year...the phone is not off as it could receive call,it rings even but d problem is we cant access d screen at that time to answer as it dsnt respond..and i have to make a restart..

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  • 2012-01-09 10:16
  • vbKw
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after upgrading android ,,whether it'll get 1080p recording or not????

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  • 2012-01-08 19:53
  • utWm
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> In reply to GHUFRAN @ 2012-01-08 13:44 from rAhU - click to readthere is video light, flash turns on for as long as u record it if u want to record in the dark.

3 hours from full battery to completely empty, i just don't believe you, or u must have all apps turned on in the background, which is also not likely

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  • 2012-01-08 16:26
  • pux1
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And one more thing,, 3G net speed of this phone is worse than Nokia 5230/33's over same service provider..

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  • 2012-01-08 13:48
  • rAhU
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awesome phone. I liked it very much.
Runs smoothly..
But
Battery backup is very poor. Drains completely in just 3 hours continuous use of net while keeping display brightness at 10%.. 5MP camera of Nokia I'd much better than it's.. No Video light so can't shoot in darkness.. The only good thing is that it is auto and touch focus camera not like the annoying fixed focus of Nokia..

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  • 2012-01-08 13:44
  • rAhU
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hei guys....wm planning to buy a phone.....galaxy r (sluggish ui,all plastic body,only 5 mpx camera),xperia pro (no video call,sonyrricsson going to change to sony) xperia ray (small screen,only photo light for camera) guys wat should i do...pls help me

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  • 2012-01-08 11:03
  • uvua
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go and get original gs2..not big prise differenc betwwen this to.galaxy r is not as good as gs2...gs2 is the best phone in the world.wow

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  • 2012-01-08 09:17
  • U@k{
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I bought this master-piece on 31st December nite. The first thing after switching it on is its Butter-smooth Touch UI n superb multi-tasking. Screen is as big as Galaxy S II with good brightness. Call quality is good.Installed lots of Apps from Android Market, everything works super-fine with no slowdown due 2 Dual-core processing. Picture perfect with 5 MP camera & Led flash.Video recording is 720p HD resolution,its awesome. Plays 720p MKV files also smoothly. I ran 2 1080p videos using BS player,played butter smooth. Best thing is its GPS n Wifi COnnectivity. With wi-fi it takes some secs to get a lock but with 2G takes around 45secs-1 min. Compass,accelerometer n touch keypad is great.Skype Calls thru the phone is awesome with 1.2 MP front cam. Samsung Rocks.
Against all this positves, negatives include AMO-LED screen absence n Battery. But looking at the performance of my cell, battery can be ignored.

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  • 2012-01-08 07:03
  • KS7k
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> In reply to Jai Ganesh @ 2012-01-07 20:52 from vG0D - click to readIf you are using DATA and Wifi continually like me, the battery wont go past 1 day. Almost all the top level smart phones these days are like this.

It get hot up to 45 deg sometimes and its very normal. Our CPU has thermal throttling and it will automatically reduce speed if it gets too hot. So no worry's.

You can buy a battery pack cover from ebay as i do or charge it where ever u find a point.

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  • 2012-01-08 06:45
  • Ahr9
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> In reply to rdd333 @ 2012-01-07 20:37 from vIgt - click to readDefault BT name is oliver.
Out of 1GB, 200+mb is mapped to the GPU as shared memory.
Tegra2 is application processor with Geforce video. The Geforce video has no separate memory and the 1GB RAM have to be shared between Processor and GPU.

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  • 2012-01-08 06:40
  • Ahr9
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-07 18:45 from n}uq - click to readMusic Quality is better than Galaxy S2 because we have a wolfson audio chip. If you are OK with rooting the phone, there will be VOODOO quality sound son to be developed, It will be one of the best, comparable to Galaxy S(1).

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  • 2012-01-08 06:36
  • Ahr9
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> In reply to plasticdana @ 2012-01-07 17:00 from PUhp - click to readInside the Message>Settings, there are two options called Push message setting and Cell Broadcast settings. Can you try disabling these? It seems those service messgae are sim features, but still u can have a go.

If you find out any solution, do post it, as others can use it~~

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  • 2012-01-08 06:34
  • Ahr9
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> In reply to dipankar das @ 2012-01-07 14:28 from 2Z0B - click to readDas, Your SGR need to be rooted (jailbreaked) and have to install an app called CIFSManager if you wanna see adhoc networks. Probably the Android 4 ICS will fix this by default, but have to wait long..

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  • 2012-01-08 06:34
  • Ahr9
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i had this phone for about a month.. and i faced same problems with that of other users.. im glad i visited this users site more often and im resolved whenever im in a predicament..my phone has been doing fine..you just need to use it well as all other devices would have to..ill guess my SGR will stay for quite a while...

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  • 2012-01-08 00:16
  • HBFa
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> In reply to Jai Ganesh @ 2012-01-07 20:52 from vG0D - click to readthe heat is normal for all the smartphones, no need to worry, u have to clear the ram memory cause those push apps constantly running in the bckground r also draining the battery, it will last longer but don't expect a miracle, bttry last about 2 days tops, if u use it sparsely

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  • 2012-01-07 23:12
  • pux1
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I bought this phone two days back.i am using it Vertu lightly. the battery seems to be very poor. I checked for active application.but there is none. I am currently not using it for phone calls, only browsing 3 hours a day and it is heating up to 36 degree celsius. What should I do? Shall I go for replacement? I need a good suggestion. Thanks

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  • 2012-01-07 20:52
  • vG0D
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any info y the ram shows only 724 not 1gb
my bt name also oliver

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  • 2012-01-07 20:37
  • vIgt
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