After 7 monthes of happy use, I got screen problems - screen was less and less aligned every day. Especialy in the middle part: if I touch it there, it behaves as it was touched somwhere else. No way to draw a line.
I was reading forums and find out that meny people are complaining for the same fault.
I bought my X800 (earlier also X500) over web from Eten Budapest-Hungary. But they don't sell Eten any more and they dont want to tell about service or hear about waranty. Ignoring. I wrote to Eten factory (att pics of screen), asking for advice or official service adr in EU. In three days they were not able to send any reply.
I don't know what to do now. I did reload "ROM" with no beter result. If you have some advice, please, write me firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Excellent PDA - except screen outdoors.
Crap phone. GSM coverage very poor. WiFi coverage useless. My daughter has an iPhone and the WiFi works everywhere in the house. The X800 is very fussy about WiFi.
Needs re-setting about once a day - and no calls will be received while it's frozen.
Can someone tell me from where can i get the GPS maps & the software. I tried Copilot but its not working on the X800. Pls let me know
Other than that the phon if gr8
you can turn it off to standby.. but not completly off. if you wanna do a restart press the off key and then stick the pen into the little hole on the left side and it restarts. :D
well i had mine i the sun right now. just like any other screen lol. cant see that much whats going on
Hello. I'm curious how X800 screen performs in bright sunlight. Does it remain readable? Opinions vary, and I'm quite confused... I'm about to buy the device, and this feature is very important to me. Thanks for any info.
Anonymous, 16 May 2008One of the worst phone that I have ever come across. Missed lot of important phone calls becau... moreMaybe you should try a ROM upgrade. After that it works excellent!
email@example.com, 16 Jun 2008I have the same problem- I don't know how to shut down X800, but the telephone is very good:)you can't shut down X800, i,ve asked and i've been told that all E-ten models don't have the option shut down.The only you can do is to pull out the battery after you disable all comunications (Wireless manager => all off).
Rajesh, 22 Mar 2008Does anybody know whether X800 has a complete switch off button or ways? I know if u press swi... moreI have the same problem- I don't know how to shut down X800, but the telephone is very good:)
My overall experience has been good. As some have mentioned, the phone is "finicky" and a soft reset is occasionally required. However, all of my previous WM devices needed a soft reset every now and then. I flashed my ROM to WM 6.1 and it's been fairly stable. The VGA screen is nice when I watch movies or videos. Having used both HTC and Eten devices, I would still lean towards HTC as having slightly better quality.
One of the worst phone that I have ever come across. Missed lot of important phone calls because of the frequent freezing. Not recommended at all.
Well - The 3 main "issues" I had with the phone have been corrected on this unit, and now it's just great:
1. Slow - new firmware fixed that
2. High CPU usage when using Touch - Fixed w/patch
3. Sound problems - fixed with w/patch
So starting from a sluggish phone - it have become a real pleasure to work with - but of course, like a lot of stuff - the experience "out of the box" isn't smooth - but, a bit of footwork will eventually get you there.
I just forgot some other thoughts about it.
It's beautiful but not gorgeous, the design and the keys are good enought, so you wont be pissed of or angry at it while using it.
The screen is the best screen I have seen, even comparing it to Iphone and PSP. The sound is a little low, but you have a fix for it in ETEN USERS forum too.
The processor is very fast and with 3rd party apps like Core Player 1.2.2 and Igo for GPS it can play videos perfectly (although not full res 640x480, it lacks just a little punch, skipping some frames, but 320x240 already looks marvellous) and use GPS really fast.
Again, if you don't want to change anything in a device, get HTC cruise, if you a re willing to try something and change it to your way, get this, it's better.
The battery is fine, I'm a heavy user and it lasts for 2 days with this use, not like a SonyEricsson 5 days, but for this kind of device, it is very good.
P.S: Update the (GSM radio) better reception (which was already good), and better speeds in 3g (which where so-so before it)
I have this phone and I must say that it is not for the normal person. I'm a geek and AFTER the CHANGES you can do to it, it is WAY BETTER than any HTC even the cruise. The way ti comes from ETEN it is overloaded with apps you will never need, if you look at the forums of ETEN USERS you'll find the fix for the slowdown when you touch the screen, and new ROMS for it. The screen touch fix is the best thing for this phone, makes it way faster than any HTC I have ever used (several, since I work for a mobile operator). The new roms are really good, and clean without all the crap Eten throws at you. Doing that I'm very pleased with this device and won't change it for nothing else on the market today. If you can't or wont change ROMS or install fixes, run from this phone, if you do it, I can't recommend anything else.
Overall I like this phone. I don't have a lot of 3rd party apps on it so it runs ok. I do find it somewhat slow. As a negative, the phone is finicky and I sometimes have to do a soft reset. But I find all the WM phones that I've owned, I've had to do a soft reset every now and then.
does anyone know if the eten glofiish can support a 6 gb or 8 gb memory card?