O2 Atom life issues and problems outlined as follows, this o2 atom life phone is getting a roasting!! on other forums eg. Zdnet for the issues and problems.
Why O2 life is a big one to avoid (and a qualifying note to those that seem happy with their O2 atom life phones) I have two O2 atom life phones, One O2 atom life has stopped working the other O2 life is nearly there. Just wait a couple more months and have the O2 atom life phone for say 6+ months then come back and tell us how happy you are.
1. O2 life has a slow processor. O2 atom life processor is a sluggish performer. doesnt live up to the speed.
2. O2 atom life phone resets itself constantly (one of two O2 atom lifes ive had)
3. poor battery life. may last under 4 hrs if running bluetooth, internet, phone.
4. O2 atom life has Poor camera. Some pictures vary from frame shot to shot .. and thats for the same subject at the same time.
5. Answer button has failed, centre toggle button doesnt work, off button now failed.
6. O2 atom life Speaker is buzzing. ..
7. Check.. speaker/phone no longer rings for me. missing lots of calls today.
7. poor button function. navigation is poor.
8. Both O2 life phones have issues with the buttons. On both new phones both have had their answer, end call and centre toggle buttonfail and the speakers all buzzed!
9. One of the two lifes no longer works. Gone back to buying older O2 XDA II off the Ebay because they are reliable, great phones.
10. very very poor technical support and customer service. Have you try escalating a call? when you do come back to me and tell me what you thought of the quality of customer service then.
Go for it!! check out other sites and forums and see what problems others are having. you will see the problems with the o2 atom life are pretty consistant. these issues are the same regardless of country. this is a faulty phone by O2 clearly not up to the task.
As related by another user on this board, my Atom Life that i have recently bought in HK has the same symtoms of reseting itself more than once a day. It is really troublesome, and i hope a next ROM will fix this problem. Otherwise i should consider it is a hardware problem. I previously had a O2 Atom that had quite many problems also (motherboard changed once, screen changed twice etc...), i'm afraid this O2 device will be the last i buy.
The phone has issues,wherein at 50% battery life the phone switches off.The support available from O2 is lacking in every respect.I would not recommend anybody to buy this phone
I have also detected that the phone turns off by itself when the battery is around 30% on my PDA. And when i recharge it, i have to wait at least 20 minutes before being able to restart it. This problem is really troublesome. Will O2 solve it by a new ROM or is it a product design defect?
Ive been posting A NUMBER of reviews about two O2 life phones PDA that i bought. Im in Australia. One has completely stopped now some months after purchase which is being sorted by warranty issue. The person using that has gone back to an XDA II (which weve had a number) and is loving it inspite of its size the old O2 XDA is a great, reliable phone and quick. To top it all off NEW PROBLEMS with o2 life: MENTIONED BEFORE, centre toggle button and answer button doesnt work. Now the call end button doesnt work. Ive had many calls that simply wouldnt hang up and people are listening to what is happening!!! eg. i had a situation where i couldnt hang up the call and the people stayed on purpose listening to me and i had to do a reset of the phone because the phone froze and i could still hear them on the other line. To make matters worse .. my speaker phone IS BUZZING!!!! and now, my speaker is not working. this is a phone less than 6 months old and has problems. I am getting many calls so far today no phone ringing. This is really really rubbish O2!! .. by the way your CALL CENTRE service is rubbish. Did you know there are no managers in O2 where you can escalate calls to. The response is we are just a call centre, they have a Level II, but trying to get some action is VERY VERY frustrating. Phone is very slow.. doesnt live up to specs. The amount of trouble ive had with these phones deserves a separate standaline blog called O2lifeisrubbish.com
Hey guys, just on the O2 Atom Life issues with the battery. My O2 Atom Life starts indicating that its battery is low at 20% level and continues from there - making the reminder beeps. I find that the O2 Atom Life just cannot handle (from a battery point of view) all the applications its made to do eg. internet, phone, bluetooth and Wifi. try getting less than under 3-4 hrs use when all those things are running on the O2 Life but hey.. im in the car, i need bluetooth, i need internet email send pictures and i need to make calls (no Wifi). What is really frustrating is the O2 Atom life issues with power .. its a panick if im running out of battery because if the O2 Life phone goes off .. THATS IT!!! I have to wait a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes on a power charge for the O2 Life to come back on. In that time there may have been calls i was expecting etc that missed and clients getting angry that my O2 life is off. This is really, really inconvenient for me to sit and wait for the O2 Atom Life to recharge itself. I would have thought O2 in designing the Atom life would have thought of making plug in charger override the O2 Atom life battery and be able to run the phone of direct power. See all my other posts if you want to buy an O2 Atom life phone. The real problems and issues with the O2 Atom Life may not come out until weeks after purchase.
i dont know which phone you guys are talking of cause i have one to its been with me for the last 4+ moths and has performed like a beauty.. yes i do agree the photo quality is the video quality is bad to but what the hell its a phone not a camera.. im typing now and the same time thinking what bad can i say about the phone the only thing i regret in the phone i guess would be is just the 64MB RAM which could have been 128MB this would have been great.. well most of you who have posted here has just not used it properly only i would say.. to me it was a beauty the rest is left to the person bying the O2 XDA Atom Life
I want to buy a pocket PC. I was quite taken by the design of Atom Life............ But the reviews posted here are not so. Can you guys post some videos in youtube to support your reviews. What is the difference between the Atom life and Comet? both looks same in design.
Pls help me as this is going to be my very first PDA.
it is really pity that some of you got a problematic atom life. well, i guess that atom life quality control is not that good.. i had mine last month, but i decided to swap with a new n95 unit, not because it is not working. i happened to get a white htc -3600i also, this one i saw in one of the shops in macau, and the white one really attracted me and made me bought it. since i have two pda phones already, i decided to swap my atom life with new nokia n95 in manila during my stay there last week of september. but one thing i notice before swapping with n95, we found out (with other party) my atom life phone did not work on globe telecom sim.. although i am using smart network.. anyway, swapping was still done..
Bought the Atom Life after receommendation but failed to check "opinions" websites such as this one. And have regretted since day one. The unit resets by itself frequently and shuts down even when about 40% to 50% battery life remaining. Most if the issues identified here are also applicable to my unit. Treid to get assistance from O2 and till today no response from them. Will upgrading to v6 resolve issues?
This is really a bad PDA. everyone is free to decide to buy it, but do not complain later on anymore. hundreds of people warned you not to buy. I also did not believed them, but believe me, they are all right. it is a terrible phone. From the moment I have the money to buy TyTNII I will destroy it. Do even not want to sell this to someone else. too big sh... phone. nobody deserves to buy this from me
I read all your post re shutdown issue with O2 atom life, I have been having same problem, when battery reach 40-50% the phone shutdown by itselt, and even when battery fully charged, some time it still happens.
I discover one thing, when I hold the phone and shaking it , like when you shake hands with some one, the phone is turn off too. So I guess, the problem may be raised from the attactment between battery and the phone, not only the software. So if you 're upgrade it to WM6, may be not work to fix "shutdown " issue.
This phone is rubbish. My friends have upgraded to this phone and are all dissapointed after a few months of using it.
O2 life mobile issues
I bought two of these phones. Ive had so many problems with both phones from day 1. in a matter of months later .. the central navigation button doesnt work. the answer call button doesnt work, the end call button doesnt work, the phone is slow, the pictures are poor quality, the handsfree is BUZZING, the battery life is poor, the calls drop out and the signal strength is poor, the phone is slow to respond, it tells me my battery is running low on 20% capacity, if it runs out (of battery) then it takes 20+ minutes on charge before i can restart the phone, the navigation of windows software is poor (too complicated) not simple like old XDA II by O2 which i went through 5 of!!! and love those phones. O2 customer support is poor and the customer support dont ring you back when tell you. there are many many issues with O2 life phone issues problems and i have many complaints about o2 life mobile phone. I bought two of these o2 life mobile phones for my company after having five XDA II phones which worked extremely well for us. very bad phone indeed and O2 need to pick up their act because im leaving O2 and going to buy another brand!!!
the new ROM update
Xda Atom Life WM6 ROM Upgrade (ENG) WWE_RC2140907B2
addresses these problems and changes
• Camera performance – improves startup time and photo preview/saving time.
• Storage card – adds support for miniSDHC memory cards.
• HSDPA – improves HSDPA performance.
• Video streaming – improves video streaming performance.
• Java – adds support to more java applications.
• Other improvements
• Fixes Globe prepaid SIM issues.
• Able to read/write to UAE Etisalat SIM card.
• Able to make calls in some location in Digi Networks.
• Reduces memory utilization when using video telephony.
• Able to use PCCW EasyWatch and *951 video conference service.
• Able to download wallpapers from '3 Hong Kong' portal.
• Able to run CTM STK application.
• Fixes Video call issues with Toshiba TX80.
I bought a O2 XDA Atom Life in Malaysiia and had problems with it from day one, it would go dead even though battery was > than 50% and a soft reset would not work. Had to plug into charge before the SW would load. Wasted a lot of time and had to rework all the sync files after hard reset. But the customer service in Kuala Lumpur was excellent, they replaced my phone with a new one and am starting to enjoy using the phone. But am keeping my fingers crossed, hope I do not have other problems. This is a very expensive phone and should not be having this problems. I wish I could charge/sue O2 for the time wasted and missed business calls.
I had bought this phone in Indonesia. The phone hang after i received continuous SMS. Like 10 or more. There is no explanation for this error.
I sent the phone to O2 service centre in Indonesia, but they had kept my phone for 2 weeks!
How could they be holding my phone for so long?
O2 service and product quality really makes me angry and dissapointed.
This is my first O2 device, prior to this, I owned Nokia N80.