HI: I am considering this phone but not sure how it work in British Columbia Canada?
I hear that it would work well with WIND, but its not available on the west coast yet? Any opinions? please and thank you
thomas, 21 Jan 2010Hi gabby..how much is the video play back time and talk time???for the video playback....its about 4-5 hours in watching in HD and maximum sound.
i havent done further testing on the talk time yet.
for my tests stated on my posts, total talk time is 2-3 hours within.
gabby131, 21 Jan 2010oh....so thats why. your situation is a bit complicated, i didnt thought that there is a netwo... moreit's not much the signal it's the provider since it's like Tmobile but in canada it only works with AWS so no matter what i can only use 3g network or i'll get charged for roaming
boby!, 21 Jan 2010im just a 16 year old guy....
is it a good phone for me??? i guess not because on all the re... moreif your a 16 y/o that loves computers or laptop, then n900 is for you.
the choosing part is still on your side
im just a 16 year old guy....
is it a good phone for me??? i guess not because on all the reviews i saw that it is most suitable for business men and all that stuff.... im planning on buying the SE x2!! is it a gooood choice?? pls replay!
deep space bar, 21 Jan 2010my network only runs on 1700/2100 so i have to stay on 3g for i wont get any reception and i a... moreoh....so thats why. your situation is a bit complicated, i didnt thought that there is a network service that offers only 3g....oh yeah, my 5800 is like that, i cant switch to GSM from HSPDA. I believe that your n900 has the feature "automatic switching of GSM bands" just like my 5800. this means, if your n900 does not need 3g, it'll automatically switch to GSM, if GSM signal wont work, it'll switch to 3g.
on this case, try getting a better signal the your n900 wont be using 3g automatically.
gabby131, 21 Jan 2010if you have 3.5g connection, its normal if your battery drains in a day or less, specially if ... moremy network only runs on 1700/2100 so i have to stay on 3g for i wont get any reception and i always close my windows after i'm done but i have a back up battery but just wanted to get the most out of my phone and batteries in a days use
deep space bar, 21 Jan 2010oh thanks man i have my N900 and i use it alot but for some reason it doesn't last as long as ... moreif you have 3.5g connection, its normal if your battery drains in a day or less, specially if you use 3g for downloads, sms, e-mail etc. quite a bit, 3g eats more power than wi-fi, coz you use wi-fi for most only internet, in 3g from sending and receiving of sms and e-mail, to internet (network provider). also if your on a place with a difficulty of signal and your on 3g mode, the phone works extra hard to gather signal.
my hint is, if you have sufficient signal and not experiencing problems in 2g (GSM), use GSM or, wi-fi intead of 3g. and another thing, if you use wi-fi and you close your browser coz your done, make sure that you tap the battery on the desktop and disconnect from wi-fi. other devices disables wi-fi automatically when any app that uses internet is closed, but in n900, you will need to close the browser or any app and manually disconnect to wi-fi.
gabby131, 21 Jan 2010glad to help. im currently residing in Canada.
And in addition, for the total summary of my... moreoh thanks man i have my N900 and i use it alot but for some reason it doesn't last as long as i want it too i have a straight 3.5g connection and my download speed is 6-10mbps
i charge it for the night but i can't seem to have it on for so long
reason!!!!, 21 Jan 2010Hi Gabby131 thanks for the reports :) where u from ....may i know ...!!! at wat price u go... moreim sorry, forgot about the price, i got n900 for US $549.99 before taxes and freight (shipping)
reason!!!!, 21 Jan 2010Hi Gabby131
thanks for the reports :)
where u from ....may i know ...!!!
at wat price u go... moreglad to help. im currently residing in Canada.
And in addition, for the total summary of my experiment in the battery power on n900:
-if you would look at the battery level of n900 while its charging, you can count about 8 levels.
-if fully charged, each battery level is drained for approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes so that is 8 levels x 4.5 hours = 36 hours (1 and a half days)
thanks for the reports :)
where u from ....may i know ...!!!
at wat price u got it ...thanks
plz guys i wana buy this phone but iam reading lots of comments about the battery life is good or bad i used the iphone 2g before it would last nearly a day is this n900 like it or not plz help me guys from ur opinions ???????
Hi! I've been using this phone/tablet for a week now. What a GREAT phone!!! Ok, it is not as "toyable" as Iphone, but it is a lot better. I own both (one personal - Iphone 3gs 32GB, one for work - n900) and i can tell you, both are great phones but completely different. Shouldn't even be compared. The only downsides to the n900 are that one can't (yet, i hope) use it on portrait mode (specially SMS) and not sending MMS (yet, again). DOes anyone know if Maemo are about to release un update so one can SMS on portrait mode?
CC, 21 Jan 2010Dear gabby131, Thanks for your report. It seems to me that the battery in the N900 is fa... moreim glad to help. well my first tip when you get the n900. look up at the internet/connectivity settings, because, the default settings of the device is to connect to any available connection every 10mins, and should change it to "never" or "ask ever time". if you dont take a look at that, you might end up connecting to 3g or wi-fi without knowing! maybe thats why many are having issues with the battery
gabby131, 21 Jan 2010at last!! im done my tests!!! well the battery life of n900 is just 100% the same as 5800xm, t... moreDear gabby131,
Thanks for your report.
It seems to me that the battery in the N900 is far, far better that any laptop battery I have ever used.
I'm getting this phone as soon as it comes to Sweden (12 Feb)
at last!! im done my tests!!! well the battery life of n900 is just 100% the same as 5800xm, the only thing is, the n900 is more power hungry. What can we expect on such powerful phone? But at least, the n900 is not as power hungry as other devices that i know.....that can only last maximum of 24 hrs of my normal use.
The 1320mah battery on n900 lasts 24 hours of my extreme use and maximum of 36 hours of normal use (calls, sms, e-mail, 2-3 hours of wi-fi and 1-2 hours of music and video). This results are achieved with only minimum brightness of display, power saver mode and 30-60 secs of backlight time (i did not use 3g, not yet available in my location)
I am thinking of buying a n-900. Is it really an all time landscape display mode? I mean i cannot work on it with portrait display mode?