Pista, 19 Dec 2012Problem the memory card,the apps does not receive it.software problem?There is no problem because the producer decided this "feature". The SD card is only available as a storage unit, instead of actual memory that could be used to install stuff. There are however options available to install additional memory that can be used to install apps, if u accept to root your phone.
What do you thimk about Acer's support and reliability? This phone is nice, but the producer.. doesn't convince me.
Here we have the leaked Jelly Bean for Acer Cloud Mobile.
Complete CPU specks:
MSM8260A 28 nm ARMv7
Up To 1.7 GHz Dual-core Krait
L0: 4KB+4KB, L1: 16KB+16KB, L2: 1 MB
Adreno 225 (WUXGA/1080p)
Dual-channel 500 MHz LPDDR2
BT 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), GSM (GPRS, EDGE), UMTS (DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA)
Here you find all the countryes witch support HSPA+ :
Also for Romania:
Cosmote Romania launched DC-HSPA+ in October 2012 and offers speeds up to 43.2 Mbit/s.
Orange Romania launched DC-HSPA+ in October 2011 and offers speeds up to 43.2 Mbit/s.
Vodafone Romania launched DC-HSPA+ in July 2012 and offers speeds up to 43.2 Mbit/s.
In Romania this phone vas sold out more than once. I am using it for 5 days now and i like to format the battery. So, now it is at 41% from 100% 23 ores ago.
I understand, the screen is not amoled(the former was Galaxy S1) and the higher resolution drains the battery even more.
But i am using this phone as a gadget, at list i intend to do so and a cheaper phone if i go somewhere where the s500 is at risk of breaking so i am never too far from a car recharger or wall recharger.
It lasts 1 day with normal(normal for me) use, 3-5 ores with intensive game play. 2 days for extended use, power saving option enabled.
BTW i got 5400 flat on quadrant standard with original rom, no overclock so i think with 4.1 or 4.2 the score should be 4-600 points higher(i have seen this difference on other phones). My friend has a note 2 and he got ~6800(quad core at 1.6Ghz).
S500 has no lag but when rotating the screen there is a disturbing time delay. As it's not as instant as galaxy s1. Also the music player is uninteresting.
With plus and minuses it's a good phone for little money. Got it at contract 15euro for almost 10 euro. So 10 euro for a 200 euro phone sounds ok since i got the s1 at 155 euro at a 18 euro contract around 2 years ago.
I would like for anyone who has one to send mails to acer asking for android 4.2 update as soon as possible and for fixes in sound quality, player and camera quality. Also the phone calling interface could be more fancy, like Samsung's.
Also can acer release a battery update to ~1700-2000mah? I don't care if the thickness grows by 1-2 mm as long as i can use this phone 2 full days with no problem and 3 days with moderate use.
My acer shuts down unexpected and battery last 12 hours in moderate use...:( .ro
hahaha, 18 Dec 2012All the devices send in Romania in Orange network for just"199 eur" are from a low r... moreThen, from what country should romanians buy this mobile? Germany? France? Italy? UK? Spain? Name a few countries that have "high range" for this model.
Since mister "hahaha" is not some Acer official, i think we can skip his bs about romanian Acer S500 being worse quality. It's hilarious. I can say it's very high end among S500, who is going to be right ?
Even in gsmarena's review, the touchscreen is reflected more green. It depends, it can be purple or black. This shows that he talks bs, probably has a S2 and is upset that a cheaper phone is crushing his "smartphone".
hahaha, 18 Dec 2012All the devices send in Romania in Orange network for just"199 eur" are from a low r... moreAll? Well...I'm from Romania and my Acer is perfect. Low range? From what planet are you? :)
Yakker, 05 Dec 2012Listen bro, it's really a good phone and all, but try spreading your wings a little less. IPS ... moreYakker, the French website lesnumeriques tested the display more than most do. The contrast on the Acer is as high as the iPhone 5's display and higher than the 4S. The color accuracy is better than on the iPhone 5 (delta E is 2,8 on the Acer, 3,4 on the iPhone 5) and the display is sharper. The iPhone 5 has got the edge on brightness though.
Problem the memory card,the apps does not receive it.software problem?
hahaha, 18 Dec 2012All the devices send in Romania in Orange network for just"199 eur" are from a low r... moremaybe the firmware is the problem, in orange ro the firmware for official android ics 4.0.4 is customized by orange ro, look at the firware, my firmware is named Acer_AV043_QV153611_S500_1.022.00_EMEA_ORGROD also from orange ro, maybe soon an update to jelly bean will fix the main problems with an better firmware, in other countries it has another firmware and works better, maybe with upcoming jelly bean official update orange will improve the issues.
All the devices send in Romania in Orange network for just"199 eur" are from a low range of this product .Many users complain that their phone have one or many issues like dead pixels, battery drains much quicker or the phone shut down unexpected and to be powered you must getout the battery.
Also if you look at the video from release ceremony" the acer had a blue type screen not green like the romnania products.
Whats the point in buyng this when you can't update the google android software in the future while on the samsung galaxy s2 you can when i can buy that for £185 rather than buy this for £229.99
Just bought for free (with a contract) from Orange Romania. Waiting on it to arrive. i chose it over the SGS3 mini because it has far inferior specs and it was.. well 90 euro pricier (with the same contract). I am sure it will be great for what i paid. I am giving it to my GF whom is not a heavy user... I am sure the battery will last 24-48 hours for her :D.
I have this phone 3 days after it's arrival in orange shop Romania. It's a very good phone for 199 euros.
let's see now:
- excellent screen, even the brightness in direct sun light and snow in the background
- has no lag because of the dual core 1.5GHz
- video memory is shared from 1gb RAM so that means i have a total of 750 mb RAM but still good, never used more then 670
- dolby could use an upgrade
- speaker volume is low in medium noise enviroment
- internal speaker does a very good job
- noise cancellation actually works
- it could use a better battery, it holds about 1 day at most for me when i'm playing games (even solitaire) and browse a little, 2 days max with just a few phone calls and messages
- audio headset can be improved with downloadable programs
- the original launcher consumes A LOT of battery and resources so i'm using 360 launcher and it's a whole new experience
- the camera is good, great in video capture, needs improvement in photos
- the design is excellent and the hands on feel
- the rest depends on the operating system witch can be easily modified