Marco Schuster, 02 Nov 2008Mio A702 is a pretty cool device, with some pros:
- *really* bright display and torchlight
-... moreDear Marco,
It is truly wonderful to have an intelligent assessment. The main drawback you point out for me is the Wifi/blue tooth inadequacy. Is there another device you would suggest, with both keypad and writing recognition, as well as a decent camera, that you find preferable?
Mio A702 is a pretty cool device, with some pros:
- *really* bright display and torchlight
- excellent GPS
- 890MB of RAM
- nice keyboard
- good camera
- good performance with MioMap
- low weight
- really loud speaker, this one can beat a lot of people in subways playing hiphop music, but your heavy-metal is louder :)
Yet the downsides:
- WLAN (CSR combo Wifi/BT chip) *sucks ass*. It takes sometimes 20 tries to connect to an AP that is 2m away, and you can't initiate a full AP scan.
- Microsoft Multimedia Framework not implemented => no barcode reading, as software can't access the cam
- WiFi scanners not supported, I suspect similar issue to above
- No joystick - this is real sucky. Yet even more suckish is you can't replace this with a software joystick :/
- Device gets sold without any navi software in europe! Either have to buy one from your favourite dealer or get MioMap from torrent sites, this is not acceptable with a 410€ (including taxes) mobile phone!
- Support: They answer fast through their support center, but they can't help you with FW bugs (such as that you can't adjust the lighting time of the torchlight, that wifi scanners dont work and the WMM Framework is missing)
- SLOOOOOOOOOW bluetooth file transfer (40 Kbyte/sec!)
Luiz, 28 Sep 2008Does anyone know if it is possible to dial on screen instead of keypad? Also I'd like to know ... moreStart->Setting->Mio Setting->Power->Advance->Check box "Turn off device if not used for"->Then scroll arrow to select between 1 to 5 minutes.
RazMos, 05 Oct 2008i have the phone, but i want 2 put a 4gb micro sd...what kind of micro sd i have 2 use, does a... moreI am using 8 GB Micro SDHC (High capacity micro SD card) for my Mio A702 no problem. So you can also use 4 GB SDHC card for yours.
Ryd3r, 25 Feb 2008I have this phone for over one month. It's really a good deal. I've done some research before ... morei have the phone, but i want 2 put a 4gb micro sd...what kind of micro sd i have 2 use, does any1 knows?
Does anyone know if it is possible to dial on screen instead of keypad? Also I'd like to know if there is any option to avoid the phone to turn it off after few minutes. I really got upset when I go to dial and I realize it had changed to stand-by mode needing to pressing "power button" to turn it on again.
can you tell me how much the battery last?what about the memory?is it enough?thanks in regards
hi everyone, I have this phone for a month.
I would to know how to upgrade the rom?
my room 36.4.118
I really need it please help me.....
my email email@example.com
Dan, 26 Aug 2008I have only got my phone to recognise the GPS twice, even when i reset the GPS settings. Do yo... moreHi, I have managed to sort out my problem.
Turn tomtom on and goto configure gps.
choose 57000 baud rate and com 2 and see how you get on. Works fine for me never needed to reset gps again. Let me know how you get on..........
js hunjan, 12 Jul 2008Hi, I am using tomtom 6 navigator on my mio a702. Problem i am having is when i turn on the to... moreI have only got my phone to recognise the GPS twice, even when i reset the GPS settings. Do you open tomtom first and then switch programs to reset it? how do you do this without closing the tomtom software?
I spoke to tomtom and they said they do not support the 702, but i would be pleased to know an effective way around this as i dont want to buy miomaps when i already have tomtom. cheers.
I have the MIO A702 for almoast 8 months. Its pretty good, and i like a lot. The GPS is its top feature i guess. It can catch up to 11 Satelites when im inside a wooden house! it can work with google maps very easily (if you have internet connection) and MIO MAPS with NO internet connection.
Ryd3r, 25 Feb 2008I have this phone for over one month. It's really a good deal. I've done some research before ... moreI am planning to change my mio 701 to a 702. is mio 702 as good as HTC Diamond touch flo? what about HTC Touch qwerty?
Hi, I am using tomtom 6 navigator on my mio a702. Problem i am having is when i turn on the tomtom application it always says 'no gps device found'. I have found if i reset the gps in the mio gps settings it then recognises the internal gps receiver and then gps works fine.
This reset i am having to do everytime.
Has anyone else experienced this and has anyone any solutions......thanks....
i have been trying to syncronise with sync 4.5 but only did it once. does anyone know what i should do please!!!
the battery need charge every 8 hours
and it freeze and need restart!!!
many many problems :(
The mitac 702 is a nightmare, yes it is hard to hear people and they also find it hard you. With a bluetooth headset it will decide itself to turn it of. Well anyway could anyone tell me how to set the web and mms network on this phone? Canada is not one of the country's on the list(although I did buy it here)
I've had this phone for 6 months now. I love the phone and it's features. The GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi work wells.
However, within the last month I've had to reset the phone 3-4 time daily. It has become unreliable to the point where I have to carry another phone to swap the SIM card in case of emergencies.
I have contacted MIO support by phone in the USA and in Europe. It took me forever to get the phone numbers. All I can say is that MIO support service sucks. Emails go answered.
Now I have to buy another phone with similar features from another company, I no longer can rely on this phone.
My recommendation would be to buy another phone from a different vendor.
I have this phone for a mounth but i'm pretty dissapointed!!!! People I talk to have dificulty hearing me. The sound cuts of and there is a background noise. I sent it back once and it came back with the same problem! I'm goone try to return it! The keyboard is too small .. useless! The GPS is great!
i ve had this phone for a few months now and i have a lot of problems. first of all is that the phone hangs and i have to reset using the button on the side. this happens when i install a keyboard application. whatever application i install. i ve sent to mio many emails but i have no answer. they simply dont care since they are selling.