Banjoman, 09 Oct 2009Have had the i780 for about a year and still geting good results. Just downloaded skype and it... morewhere did you get skype from? I thought Skype for mobile was not in for windows based phones yet!
One of the best phone's made ever! I have it for like 2 years now and it work's like a new one. It fail on the floor for like 20 times already and nothing hapend to it, still works like a new one. Only the case is a bit damaged :)
Buy it, if you still don't have it, its the best phone ever!
Kobus, 31 Mar 2009I got my i780 yesterday and having had a Nokia N70 I am more than impressed. Everything works ... moreHi, Happy new Year.
I am planning to buy a samsung i780 from UK. will use it in india.
Do u have any experience with this model? Please give your review/advice based on your user experience of this model.
Many Thanks in Advance.
Couple of months back I sold my nokia e61i and got the samsung i780 its an amazing phone thanks to 624Mhz Processor, it does the multi-tasking like a charm never hangs neither does it gets slow. The screen resolution is quite unique but, yeah reading long email from office on that screen is just great. Though I feel the keypads can hurt your thumb due to hard plastic feel that its got but, considering that this is a touchscreen you always have the option of using the letter recognition and onthe on screen keyboard. The mouse pad works fine.....but at time lags not sure why. They are some great applications for typers like MagicB so that typing can be done in ease without freaking out searching for a symbols. The sound quality is amazing on the phone....great loudspeaker. Samsung done a great job by providing dual battery's just incase one just dies on the way.
Samsung i780 gets a 8/10 for its great screen, amazing processor speed and last but not the least, sound clarity is out of the world.
Have had the i780 for about a year and still geting good results. Just downloaded skype and its cool. GPS good. Feel sorry for you that are havin probs
I've had it for 2 weeks, and am very happy. I've had a good VGA Pocket PC before, w/o phone, picked this one instead of half-closed Android or closed and overpriced Apple. This one is great for WinMo tinkering, battery runs for 2 days w/o net, or 12h with online connectivity (fring/palringo/skype..) google maps updates your location for friends, GPS works OK, plenty of clients... Bluetooth works with my Philips AD2P earphones, switches to mono when receiving call. Also transferred files from Thinkpad on first try (I never liked BT because it rarely worked before). Fits well in pocket, wide but slim and light. The biggest flaw: no micro USB and no 3.5" minijack.
help.. i got this time setting problem with my sgh i-780.
everytime i restart my i-780, the time setting seems to be not updated by itself. that means everytime i have to set my time over and over again if i restart my sgh i-780.. is there any setting i can set or maybe there is some hardware problem with it. thanks
I bought i780 last year and sent in for an upgrade twice. But I was far from happy with this phone's performance. It hang on me almost daily when I tried to use some applications. The service people just gave up on trying to fix the problems. The worse problem was the finger pointer. It hang often. I had to reset the phone to get it to work. Well, it is no fun resetting it almost 3 - 4 times a day. I finally traded in for HTC Tytn II. I went back the other day to the vendor, and he complained that 7 more customers had returned the phones with similar complaints. DO NOT BUY THE PHONE! Be warned.
I got my i780 yesterday and having had a Nokia N70 I am more than impressed. Everything works so far. It does not freeze up like the Nokia did and performance wise it is a lot faster.
Thanks for an excellent review. I wanted to get the Omnia but it was out of my reach financially. Nevertheless I am impressed.
Anonymous, 24 Oct 2008i got i780 yesterday...by default VGA(front) camera is activated.. how to change to other came... moreTo switch to external camera (2MP), press the up/down button on the side of the phone.
Samsung i780 is CRAP, 06 May 2008Go out in the sun and what do you see at the 780s screen? Nothing! It˙s black. Samsun... moreI don't understand. What's the point of going out to the sun and look at Samsung i780 to prove the point that it's black? Have you ever done the same with other mobile phones? Can you honestly see anything with LCD under the sun?
i got i780 yesterday...by default VGA(front) camera is activated.. how to change to other camera(2MP)..?
hi friends, i got this device a month ago and while exloring its features i came across internrt calling bt when to check this service on my device i opened setting->personalize->phone there was no internet tab which i have seen on other windows mobile and also it is mentioned in help too.
so plz guyz can you check regarding this setting in ur cell and tell me if only my device is missing this internet calling or all i780 are without this feature.
i bought it last week but it kept conking out and just hangs like computer does several time.
the battery life was so short and i wonder if my new i780 is wrong. after the full charge, used it for few text and the phone battery only lasted 12 hours no calls
is there something wrong with it?
The clock of this pda changes and so sensitive, when I checked its getting delayed not the right time every 2-5 mintes. Why is it like this???. It is CRAP, you need to set the time everytime it's getting delayed. Not worth it to have, I wasted my money with this NO GOOD to have Business phone..
I recently bought Samsung i780 and trust me its really a cool peace. Very good battery back up. They have also provided extra battery which is very useful for heavy travellers. The optical mouse is perfectly sensitive and speed is also good. The disadvantages: 1. The keypad is too tiny to operate. Little difficult to type quick messages. 2. They have not provided the leather case and its not available in any mobile store.
Neverthless, its a good deal and worth buying..!!!
Go out in the sun and what do you see at the 780s screen?
Nothing! It˙s black.
Samsung battery SUCK! My 18 month old Nokia e61 battery last app 3h. 780 new battery last app 3h.
Samsung 780 is CRAP!!!
Got the phone yesterday of a local dealer here in Turkey. Thankfully comes with english language etc. First impressions:
the sound quality of voice calls is only so-so. Compared to an old Nokia 1600 I have lying around, its pretty flawed. Also a newer Samsung U100 slimline is better than this. But by all means the quality is very much acceptable. It just seems to cut silences a bit too aggressively so part of the detail of the conversation is gone.
Other downside is the battery life. Probably Samsung saw that one coming so the phone comes with two batteries included. The phone hardly lasts a day on a full charge and that is when it is just sitting here next to me. Admitted I do touch it a lot (no pun intended obviously!) because apart from these two things, this phone is just Absolutely Nice.
The mouse is great feature. After some trying I have totally gotten used to it. Slight downside is that it tends to become a bit 'jumpy' if more apps are running. With 620Mhz (Im told) this seems somewhat surprising. Could be some graphics issue in WM6.
What else to add. The Keyboard is a little on the small side. It works but your fingers have to be slim. Its not too bad though. I would however have liked to see up/down buttons, they could have nicely fitted to the empty lower left and right space that is now left blank - for no obvious reason to me.
Camera is indeed a bit annoying - one-action only (point, wait arbitrarily long for it to focus and Click a shot is taken). But 2mp is very good here. Sensor must be good.
In comparison, it is exactly the same size as an Apple ıPhone but much lighter. Its, all in all, NICE. A mini-computer,really. A-GPS, HSDPA, Wifi, the lot...
Buy It. Now.