I should clariy, the headphones included with the unit are terrible sounding and don't fit anyone's ear well from what I read - at least not mine.
The thing to do is get a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter for 5RMB (In Shanghai) anduse your favorite high quality headphones for music.
Of course this means no talking, so you may want to look into other units people have recommended like the Sennheiser with built in mic. I'm hoping the BT S38 or R35 will solve this issue for me.
I have had my unit for about 3 weeks now and have no issues with the call quality, reception, etc. The volume on the rings is a bit low even with .mp3 ringtones, but it is OK.
Camera is much better than any 1.3 megapixel and good for what it is - you need a steady hand and target because it is a bit slow.
Music sound quality is pretty good with decent headphones, though not as good as my old ipod or my Archos AV500 - - there is an audible click between songs and some background noise, but it is quite fine.
I bought a pair of Bluetake iPhono Mini BT headsets. Turns out I only like canal headsets because of comfort and sound quality. Overall the BT performance was OK but not great. Some skipping and I had trouble getting the music back after taking a call.
AND THIS IS HUGE FOR ME - Is there a way to create a shortcut to connect to the BT device automatically? As is I have to manually connect with no less than 4 taps!
Downloaded SBP weather which is great (thanks Will).
I did not like the Diary, as it makes the Today screen look cluttered IMO and you have to use the stylus rather than the clickwheel to select stuff - meaning two hands needed. I prefer a combination of original and O2 Today setup
Downloaded Tetris, Scrabble, Battleship, and Chess (thanks again Will) and they work great.
Handmark Links golf game looks AWEOME and I will buy it if I can figure out how to hit the ball straight (kinda like my real golf game!).
Does anyone know how to control the aim/hit straight in this game?
OK I am off to return my iPhono BT headsets and hopefuly try the S38 or R35. Honestly i don't know if the convenience of wireless is worth giving up the sound quality and radio, but at this point I've shelled out 800RMB so oh well!
have huge problems with phone reception quality particuarly when I travel.
Also camera very slow.
< ROM UPgrade fixes this>>
Also only one ring tone on phone.
You need to upgrade the ROM. I had the same problems. But after the ROM is upgraded, all these problems are solved.
I need some asssitance. Have had this phone since Jan 2006. have huge problems with phone reception quality particuarly when I travel. Also camera very slow. Also only one ring tone on phone. Can one of you bright sparks tell me how to fix all of these pls....
Can anyone tell me how I can assign power on to another button. everytime my atom pure goes to standby mode I have to press 'power' to wake it. My mini 2 was able to wake up by assigning the 'power' for wake up by pressing 'call" button. Any help in this is appreciated. - NAD
Need your advise. If I use the ringtone for SMS, will the music stop if I read the message?
If you want to use your own tones as a SMS tones, you have to convert it to .WAV and put it in WINDOWS folders. Or buy a program that do ringtones...
Yes, you can use this phone in the US, also in Venezuela, and Yes there is a 2 Giga miniSD card, and it works fine in this phone, I have one (Top Ram) bought from Amazon
does anyone encountered any problem syn from Window media (musics/video) to Memory Card ?
I have tried and received error message like " window media player unable to play the files..." But if I syn it to my O2 device under Music or Video it's seems fine ?? Any suggestions ? other then changing Memory Card :) ? Thanks
One more question - I promise to reciprocate as I become more learned!
On O2 Media Plus, "My Pictures" and "My Videos" show files like Application Data, Documents and Settings, etc. All my media is stored on the memory card.
Is there a way to get rid of all these misplaced files (though it seems deleting would not be a good idea) and mapping the correct media to O2? The My Music works fine for some reason.
OK a few questions. I am now starting to USE my phone.
1. Memory is getting low. How do I move rarely used things like Powerpoint and such to the card and off the main memory?
2. Related - I put too many MP3 ringtones in thinking I could use them for Instant Messages, Voice mail, etc but I can't. (Kinda sucks). How do I remove the ones I don't want? Note all my music is on the memory card.
3. I will do a search, but isn't there a certain 2Gig card people are using? If not will pretty much any 1 gig card work?
Note: For those who haven't tried O2 Connect from their phone check it out. There is great info and the O2 tool is cool. For some reason I can't access the recommended links from my Atom though.
haha... wif the latest rom.. tis phone is superior... its camera improve a lot.. damn nice now.. wont regret to hav tis atom~
DO INSTALL O2 PLUS. This app from O2 has nearly covered all the missing points to really make this a great phone. You will get shortcuts, view running apps, a CLOSE ALL button and much more!!! Download from O2 Connect.
I believe the 'X' and 'OK' to be the same. Normally one would expect 'OK' means to confirm and 'X' means to close, however, I have found that when changes are made in applications that display the 'X', the changes take effect even when closing the applications by clicking on the 'X'
Hope this helps
Great phone. Just love it. Question: When launched, some app's show a 'ok' on the top right corner and some show a 'X'. What's is the difference between hitting 'ok' or 'x'?
Hi all, i got 2 questions. with the new rom update can you recharge your atom in the car using the car charger so it actually charges and battery back to full. Second question when you walk into no signal areas for 10 mins and then walk out side to signal areas does it pick up signal and can you recieve and make a call without reseting the atom. The reason i ask is i use to have an atom and there where countless problems and these two where a major problem for me to drop it and buy a new phone (samsung z510) and i still got the atom but if these two problem still exist i am going to give it away. you see i use the atom with tomtom and i could not charge it in the car it just would not accept the charge while on how stupid is that. and i work in a building so when i walk out i can't make calls unless i reset it with the stylus. Those two issues drived me nuts. thanks if you got the time to answer me back.
The radio does not work with bluetooth. You can only use the bluetooth with mp3 or other media file. You can get stereo bluetooth headset. it sound great. Don't forget to upgrade to the lates rom (4th may. the new rom is good. cheers,
Finally got myself an O2 Atom last 25th May & I'm loving it.
My only concern is the SMS alert tone which comes too soft. And I could use mp3 songs as my ringing tone but not for sms. Could you guys, please advise on this? Thanks!
One more thing, the camera.. coz the pic resolution isn't that clear.