I had the speakers replaced and the RF board replaced on my o2 atom life. Now the phone still freezes, cant hook up to mobile internet and its not charging properly. Even when i hook up the o2 atom charger the phone says charging then about 5 seconds afterwards the o2 atom life stops charging. This is really annoying because if the battery goes dead then i have to wait approximately 20-30 minutes with trying to make sure the phone is charging properly (its hit and miss) before this cruddiest device will turn itself on. The phone reset itself during phone calls. this o2 atom comet xda life is absolutely the worst phone out and i can see why O2 asia sold out because they are ON THE RUN. You better run o2... run coz i want to get my money back
It is a very nice phone only if it is with windows mobile 6 version. personaly i like this phone i bougt this phone in november 2007 and it was still working fine till febrary 2008 before it was felt buy me in the pool. i bought it from india and now i am in usa and there is no service center for this phone. Just becausse i like this phone i am buying a new phone with the same model but this time from mwg because they are providing warrenty even in usa.
I just bought o2 atom life. I got problem with
the led light not function. anybody know how to solve it.
I completely agree the original O2 Atom Life before the final upgrades were given with the new MWg brand were horrible, but now that everything has a fix it seems to be working pretty well, then again, type in acell phone name on Google and put the words complaint, problems, issues, and you will get a bunch of complaints on every one of them even the Tytn II lol
o2 atom life and o2 comet which ever you want xda atom is the crappiest phone out one just has to read the user reviews and lots of complaints to see this. there are just complaints after complaints about many issues with the xda comet and atom life that its not funny. this is the last time i buy an o2 product also check youtube and you will see all the funny videos on there bagging this phone.
this phone is so useless. ive had the speakers replaced, rf board replaced, buttons replaced, not screen which is faulty, and then i got it back from service and now it just wont connect to the broadband wireless and the battery has problems charging ie. it says charging for about 10 seconds and stops and cuts off during a call and is flat. when this happens i have to put the plug in and wait fotr the phone to charge and after a while then this phone will think about turning itself on! my god this phone is crap.
I found the device through MWg to be great, and two of my co-workers are also now using it as their personal phones, the powersave function really help battery drain, and the Windows Mobile 6.0 upgrade, plus anything MWg did to the device seem to have worked out many of the issues. I would have liked to see more than 64mb but its running fast with no freezes.
I bought this O2 Atom Life in Aust approx 3 months ago - what a terrible phone!!!!
The battery life is pitiful, even with the new ROM upgrade!! Best useage is approx 5 hours with only moderate useage!!!!
The screen is almost unviewable in bright daylight, the ear speaker is terribly soft and even at max volume is hard to hear teh other person talking!!
The camera takes forver to engage and then to actually take a picture AND even then quality of the photos is a fraction of that of my girlfriends 1MB nokia camera!!
The thing "hangs" all the time and needs constant reboots ... again even after installing the new rom upgrade!!
The extended memory card has popped by itself on 3 different occasions and now I have lost my 2 gig memory expansion card with all my photos on it!!!!
Now finally I cant even recharge teh phone as the plug in point has come loose inside the phone and will not make contact with teh charger!!!
All in all a $1200 waste of money!!!!
I will be very reluctant to buy any new O2 and for that matter any new phone that uses the MS Mobile operating system!!!!
everythings working out ok with my atom life.. i likes its features.. great phone.. i've only got 1 problem i cant receive and make calls to other cellphones/mobile phone(im using GLOBE PREPAID SIM). tried calling from landline to my atom life and vice versa and i didnt experience any problem. i've already read "ganda's" post and we seem to be experiencing the same problem(But you got it fix).. can anyone help.. thanks in advance
Dont worry O2 asia has sold out so its not the O2 life any more. some other brand of unknowns will be running the show with some o2 staff... so why would you want to buy this phone. They will work out that the warranty claims will start costing them money and then fold up as well no doubt. Seriously, this phone has been a complete and utter failure. There are so many glitches and needs for firmware upgrades etc. why did they release such a buggy phone in the first place. The price has literally collapsed through poor sales no doubt but they (02) have lost my business and I would never support the new company taking over the operations. Why would you? Poor old germans dont know whats going to hit them .. this over priced paperweight is going to hit the german market as an O2 XDA comet. little do the germans know the problems that have been experienced by the many users in Australia and throughout Asia with the O2 atom life phone. Poor performer that will only get poorer as time goes on. Cant even sell my phone for a good price on ebay b/c the buyers have seen all the bad reviews. boohoooooo..
The battery is pathetic. ;the phone is clearly performing poorly. witness o2 asia selling out! .. as for an external charger. watch out if your battery goes flat coz the phone wont turn on straight away from an external charger you have to wait around 30+ minutes. This phone is rubbish absolutely rubbish. go to youtube and you will see the videos there. people, dont buy this phone if you are considering. trust me. this phone is the worst phone on the market simply do a search on the net and type o2 atom life issues, complaints, problems and user reviews. The internet is a dumping ground for all the unhappy o2 atom life users out there with so many bad user reviews that you will regret buying this phone. you have been warned.
Is anyone there knows how to fix my O2 life's problem? I bought this stuff 4 days ago in Thailand. unfortunately i found out that when i use the phone to make a call, i can hear the ring from the other line BUT when the person whom i am calling for answered his phone, the signal got lost.In either way, i am lossing my signal, provided the fact that i didnt activate any barring setup.I really appreciate your comment or any suggestion that you can provide. Thank you very much and God bless.
I have bought O2 Life about 4 months ago, previosly litte disappointed with the performance, especially when all the users experiences posting were coming true (booting, batterry drop, blank screen).
But finally those problems have gone after upgraded the ROM into WM6 (download from www.seeo2.com). Now the system more stabile, batterry become more efficient and longer stanby time.
O2 Atom Life is powerfull thing, you can internet use 3G, wifi, bluetooth and IR networking, that is high technology PDA, if you can't use it, dont blame it ;-), for the battery, just use external charger, because every device same conditions if getting hot, would be show problems
I've had my O2 XDA Atom life since June 07 after I dropped my Imate Jamin into the pool (Jamin was slow and lacked memory and 3G hence I went to this phone.
Pros: Good phone with good features, neat package with quality finsih.
Cons: The battery is sucky if I run all the features. Need to scale down phones speed etc if not willing to charge daily (at least).
Things to make it better (scale down power needs) as from anonymous:
1: Download and install WM6 from O2 site.
2: Use the GSM band only (I used 900).
3: Turn off recieve all incoming beams.
4: Set the CPU profile to Best power.
I have been running the CPU Profile on the Auto setting recently and I noticed at times when receiving a call it just dies and reboots. I put the CPU profile back to Best Power and the problem goes away.
I suspect the batteries in these things aren't up to the current delivery task set for them in that as the battery depletes to around 34%, if CPU is full speed, it fails when trying to meet the current load of an incoming call.
From all the feedback O2 really didn't design and test this device adequately pre-production and it sounds like the production QA is poor. Lucky me got a good one :)
Received this email today 23.12.07:
It has been announced on 1st of November 2007 with immediate effect, Mobile and Wireless Group (MWG) will be taking over O2 Asia's assets in an agreement between MWG and Telefónica O2.
MWG is a company established by the current management team of O2 Asia to take on O2's existing PDA/Smartphone business in Asia and to continue to serve this high-growth sector.
To be kept up to date on the latest software applications, ROM upgrades and user tips for your current O2 device, please click here to be a part of MWG Connect on or before 15 Jan 2008. This will also ensure you are the first to hear about MWG's products, services and special offers.
Profiles of customers who have yet to opt in to MWG Connect will continue to be stored in O2's databases and may be dealt with in accordance with O2's data policy.
MWG will be responsible for warranty and after-sales support for all O2 Xda devices in the region. For up to date information on our service, please check support page before visiting the service centers.
We thank you for your continued support.
** high growth region?? yea .. but O2 may try but they arent going to get my business again. Obviously getting out while the going is good as theyve lost a lot of once faithful customers including me!
GRRRR!!! my O2 life (also called O2 XDA comet - Germany) just back from getting fixed (new board, new speakers, new software update) well what do you know.. its frozen three times today and hard reset itself once without me doing anything. WTF. sick of this phone.
Bought my O2 Atom Life in 30/7/07.
Below are a list of the problem.
~Suppose to hv 64MRAM BUT the actual available is only 48.36MB. 25% gone MIA.
~System automatically reboot when it feel like it, especially when the battery is running low but not as low as totally flat.
~Battery is not even last for 3 hours (what a failure).
~After 5 months plus, built-in battery is not even last for 10 second, meaning everytime when I hv problem with the phone a try to reboot by remove the battery, it hv to be done within 10 second otherwise I hv to reset the clock.
~Not able to pick-up 2nd incoming call (call holding is totally not functioning).
~GSM singal is extremely low when under standby mode.
~Not able to receive call when sync with my pc.
~The system is working damn slow from time to time.
~Wireless Manager run by itself eventhough it 's under stanby mode.
~When switch on the GPS software (MapKing), totally not able to received any call.
~After reboot the system, I hv to wait at least 10 second to call the "Windows Start" function.
~If a program is not function properly & I did not reboot the system, the battery may not even last for 2 hrs.