Dual SIM (no dual stand-by)
What does that mean, only SIM1 can receive messages and calls, SIM2 can only be used for outgoing calls?
Chopper, 04 Dec 2011SD card issue solved if faster card used(now I am using 16 GB class 10, original was some nona... morehi chopper!...so all the CONS seem to be solved?!..right?...including selfejecting issue for the SD card?..would you recomend this phone?
from where can i purchase this mobile Gigabyte GSmart G1345 online, can anyone advise.
SD card issue solved if faster card used(now I am using 16 GB class 10, original was some noname slow 2GB); this was the cause for camera app blocking. Now everything works fine, including gsm network, after last ROM update.
Apps working well, including GPS, with satisfying battery life (2 days moderate usage, 1 day heavy usage.
Got the phone since Monday, Nov 28 (just writing this comment on it :-) ). I found no major issues. It's fast enough with very good response.
I just realized the SD card random unmounting issue but with no impact on installed apps (quite strange). I try to test faster card as recommended in some thread bellow.
Some of other experiences:
- both SIM cards work well, different operators used
- SIM2 is available for calls even data communication is enabled on SIM1 (3G or HSDPA enabled, maybe it could interfer with 2G/EDGE mode - I will test it)
- 5MP camera does not make pics in a big quality, similar to my old Omnia 2
I have this phone for 2 days, it has tha last ROM version, and the overall impression is good, with some minuses:
1. Very good CPU speed, this phone it`s really fast, the apps are running smoothly and it responds promptly to all commands
2. Good screen, with good visibility and good touch screen response
3. Pretty good camera
4. Flash LED camera can be used as a flashlight if proper application installed from the Android market
1. SDcard randomly (but no often) autoeject issue - it will selfmounting back, but apps installed on sd card will no longer be available until reboot
2. Battery life seems to be good but no exceptional, it lasts one day in moderate to heavy usage, if no wlan or gaming, I think it will last 2-3 days of moderate usage.
3. Camera application is not working properly (blocking)
4. SIM 1 signal dropping issue is present, but it seems to have no visible drawback (the SIM1 is working ok even if the indicator shows low signal)
In conclusion, after 2 days of usage, I can say that even if I will have the possibility to choose again, I will choose the same model, it is one of the few decent Android systems available. Let`s hope we will see these bugs fixed with the next ROM release.
Please post any info about fixing the bugs above, if you know about it.
I think the SD card issue can be solved by using a faster card(maybe class 6 or 10).
Also, I have the impression that using task killer application can lead to system instability.
JJ, 09 Nov 2011Have you tried to flash it with the latest official ROM available at http://www.gigabytecm.com... moreIn reply to your question: Yes I have the latest rom. One more issue is that bluetooth does not work.. have tried to turn on and off, to no avail.
Phone will go back to supplier this weekend. Will keep you posted.
I have this phone for over 10 days now and it`s been grade. I`ve also tested the G1315 and the difference in the speed is enormous.
The CPU is really doing great and in the same time the battery life is extremely good - 3 days in talking, browsing...
I`ve not encountered any bugs so far.
no_head, 14 Nov 2011Hello JJ. I have one of these. What would you like to know?How is your experience so far with the phone. Can you agree with the bad points anonymus wrote about the phone?
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2011In use for 3 weeks now (posted earlier with 1 week experience):
- Phone r... moreHave you tried to flash it with the latest official ROM available at http://www.gigabytecm.com/Eng/ProductOview.aspx?pid=96 on the ROM Updates panel?
I'm curious to know a little more about this phone, because I too have a plan to get it for Christmas
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2011In use for 3 weeks now (posted earlier with 1 week experience): Several problems: - Phone r... moreThank you for your information. Please keep up your updates. I plan buying this phone for Christmas and I want to know if it deserves its price
Can the G1345 receive calls on SIM2 while on YouTube/GTalk with SIM1?
In use for 3 weeks now (posted earlier with 1 week experience):
- Phone resets spontaneously;
- one or two sims stop working.
- GPS freezes.
Off/On solves problems, but should not be needed.
Only Gigabyte headset works properly. Other headset give bad sound quality and no call functionality.
Will send phone back to store to get it looked at. I hope they can solve these issues.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2011CONS: I have also bought this phone. You are right.
Signal drop quite often on one of the sim... moreHave you tried testing using the internet on SIM1 (like YouTube or something else that will be actively transferring data) and see what happens if SIM2 tries to receive a call?
Anonymous, 24 Oct 2011Have the phone for about a week. Reception is decent as is call quality. Both sim1 and sim2 ar... moreCONS: I have also bought this phone. You are right.
Signal drop quite often on one of the sims. Only a hard reboot fixes the problem. From time to time, entire phone freezes. Battery must be taken out. After a little continuous usage responsiveness drops and I could not find any way of knowing why, yet. Most annoying fact s that SD card get's ejected and re"prepared" very often and with loud sound. After this only a hard reset can make the applications on card work again.
PROS: while it works, it works fine :)
PS: hopefully some new update that fixes things will come. HOPEFULLY.
Anonymous, 24 Oct 2011Have the phone for about a week. Reception is decent as is call quality. Both sim1 and sim2 ar... moreSIM 2 will be stronger as compared to SIM 1 in my country as SIM 2 supports GSM only.
Have the phone for about a week. Reception is decent as is call quality. Both sim1 and sim2 are on the same network (vodafone). Reception % can differ between sims. How can that be one wonders....
Sometimes one or both sims have no reception at all. A hard reboot (off/on) works to solve this. Sometimes (every two days?) the phone resets spontaneously.
Previous phone was a HTC Desire. HTC clearly wins in speed, screen performance/clarity, call quality, software and of course custom roms. But alas, it doesn't have 2 sims that can receive call at the same time like the 1345.
One odd thing: my ultimate ears headset wth microphone does not work properly. Only with the answer button pushed sound is decent.
My sennheiser headphones (no microphone) is recognised as a headset (which it is not). The headset that came with the phone works fine.