mark warlberg, 21 Dec 2009got problem with zest was working fine over weekend ran out of power charged and now when swit... moreTry a reset. By putting your stylus into the reset hole, which is located at the bottom of the phone, next to the mini usb power connector.
got problem with zest was working fine over weekend ran out of power charged and now when switching on just stays on the windows mobile screen any body got any idead please think its buggered myself but just wanted second opinion
David Heenan, 25 Aug 2009Probably the worst pda type phone in the world, battery life less than 6 hours, whilst chargin... moreScreen alignment is fine. If you calbrate the screen properly when the phone is first booted up!
One of the best voice quality phones i've come across.
If you treat it as a mobile phone first and pda second, it is fine.
Phil, 14 Jul 2009How did you manage to get the gps to work with memory map? I have tried all of the settings a... moreGPS settings for memory map - Generic (NMEA), Com8, Baud 9600. Takes a bit of time to find the satelites.
Probably the worst pda type phone in the world, battery life less than 6 hours, whilst charging in the car the charger delivers less current than the phone uses, (ran my car battery flat in 2 hours without the engine running. Screen alignment is rubbish, no way to allocate extra virtual memory, battery gets so hot that you can barely touch the phone. BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL XDA, AND THE XDA MINI S, THEY WERE BOTH BRILLIANT
I have seen this phone advertised somewhere and thought it looked quite sleek and stylish but i cannot seem to find out how much it is. Does anyone know?
The Zest is an ASUS P565 with the case and CPU of P552w
I`ve got the phone for 4 months now. I`m more than happy with the way it works. GPS works just fine with Google Maps. Acurate and fast. the only thing that i need with it it`s an QWERTY keyboard. Otherwise the phone it`s perfect. I`ve installed a new ROM on it after i tried all the SPB Shells (te phone it`s to slow it all of `em). the Rom it`s a Beta version of Windows Mobile 6.5. it looks brilliant and you will only need a SPB Shell for the keyboard. The ROM can be found with a quick search on google of "WM 6.5 - 21231" and select the first link from the forum of Xda-Developers.
You got all the explanations over there about how to install it. the kit comes with loads of pre-Installed Programs. you will only need to intall on it Opera 9.7, Google Maps and YouTube player. (i`ve installed as well Facebook and a Memory cleaner but you don`t need the memory cleaner because when you press X (OK Button) it actually ends the app. ;) wicked thing that is)
It works perfectly with Windows 7 (Sync wise). i couldn`t Sync it with the standard software. The only Bug that the ROM has got is that the display on the camera appears with stripes but the pictures are perfect ...
Believe me! you want this ROM on your XDA Zest. If you need any kind of help don`t hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I`m a sales person in an O2 Shop.
Fiona, 15 Jun 2009I've had my Zest for less than a week and love it. I wanted something that combined mobile wi... morethis is normal, the manual tells you to charge and let it run all the way down 3 times until battery life will be at the optimum, which is approximately two days. You shouldn't charge it for more than 2 and a half hours either.
AndyD, 28 Jun 2009There seems to be some conflicting information on this 'phone. I've had mine for a couple of w... moreHow did you manage to get the gps to work with memory map?
I have tried all of the settings and can't get it to work
HELP! my xda zet has broken on me, the screen is blank, but the green led is flashing and i can make/receive calls. any suggestions?
There seems to be some conflicting information on this 'phone. I've had mine for a couple of weeks
(£150 eBay) and would like to clear up the following:
It is made by ASUS. It is effectively an ASUS P565 in an ASUS P552w case (and a slightly slower CPU).
Battery: Lithium-Ion, needs to be fully charged then fully discharged so the battery logic chip "learns" the capacity and therefore the OS gives true readings. The manual (on CD) says this is to be done 3 times....little over the top, every couple of months is advisable tho. Once this has been done you can recharge when you like as lithium-ion have no "memory" problems.
The 'phone is suplied completely UNLOCKED. You can use any SIM you like. The only O2 bits are: O2 on the case and O2 in the O2 menu (SPB Mobile Shell v2)
An update was released by O2 a week ago and is worth installing. It made ActiveSync work MUCH better with WindowsXP.
It is a "cheap" 'phone, hard plastic case and although the microSDHC card slot is under the battery if you add a 16GB card why would you want to remove it?
I've tried TomTom v7, Route66 v8, GarminXT and iGo v8 (my favourite) and all work perfectly. As does Memory Map v5.
If you want to funk up the front end install SPB Mobile Shell v3 and also add TouchPal v4 keyboard (SIP).
The camera is OK, although I'm sure pictures seem clearer when macro mode is enabled :-/ lol
Great little 'phone.
This is my third XDA and after 2 months I am getting rid of it. The battery power is abysmal, as soon as you connnect to wifi it drops over 10% and internet browsing is a no-go, it disappears so fast. I had 2 new batteries and returned it to manufacturer and they never admitted that low-battery life is the "norm". I'm opting for an Eten with a longlife bty to return to "normal" PDS useage!!
I have found the phone to be great for what you pay for. its not as good as htc sets for sure but as a pay as you go hand set its great. i have never known of a pda with a good camera.. it configures my e-mail fine. i can download apps and themes fine.... very happy
I've had my Zest for less than a week and love it. I wanted something that combined mobile with PDA and this is it. Can't comment on internet use as I didn't buy it for that. Interesting thing about battery life. The first two days, I was tearing my hair out because I couldn't get through a whole day. Then yesterday, it started losing charge more slowly and looks as though I will now get two days or more without recharging. Anyone experienced this?
I have now owned the Zest for 3 months and first big problem has arisen. The battery is going bad very fast.
Previously in standby mode it lost 20% of its charge in a normal 15 hour day.
Today it has lost 90% in 13 hours!!!!!
SUNNY`, 08 Jun 2009do anyone know that o2 zest will be getting upgrade to windows mobile 6.5 or no??No, I don't know. But if anyone knows if a free upgrade becomes available, please tell us. And how to download it. The Internet explorer in 6.1 is crap.