This phone is very good!
I got it as an exchange through ROgers warranty plan. The touch screen is nice, just right.
The speaker phone is decent!
The volume on the ear is a bit low even on max, but i can still hear people clearly and fine but if I were say on a bus or in a busy restaurant i'd have a bit of trouble. No 3.5 or 2.5 headphone jack.
The phone comes with samsung connection headphones..the sound is bad for music but they are optimised for voice chat. They are excellent for calling!
Overall a great phone, which it had WiFi or at least easier web browsing. Kinda clunky to browse web, might be Rogers system too, Im not sure how that works out.
I got this new phone from rogers under out f warrenty to replace my broke down LG Eve. Mic didn't work even reset. Speaker phone also didn't work. Not recommand.
This phone is terrible! I got it in Dec 2009 for Rogers and by April it was having problems: dropping calls after 1 minute. Sent it to Samsung for repairs...THREE TIMES (so far) and it still does the same thing. Samsung Customer service is terrible, last time I ever buy a samsung product!
lamar odm, 17 Aug 2010how do you put on music ?, and do i need to buy and sd card for it, or is their one already in it :SDownload New PC Studio from here http://www.samsung.com/ca/cons...;tab=support (click on 'software' instead of manuals)
You have to buy the mem card.
Hi, just got this phone as a free replacement from a SONY W580i (which I have never liked...soo complicated).
The forever a886 has very clear reception, better coverage because it goes onto 3G+ network as well. Speaker phone clarity is very nice.
Voice activated commands work very well. I have downloaded and installed google maps for mobile phones (go to m.google.com/maps from your phone). I found that a lot of people are wondering how to use the A-GPS, well this is how. The app works fine, except that you always are asked for permission to let the app get its data.
I easily setup the phone to work with my @live.ca mail account and messenger.
I download the New PC Studio which allows me to add music, get my pictures and manage the phone etc... It can be found here http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/mobile/mobile-phones/all-phones/SGH-A886ZKARWC/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=support (click on 'software' instead of manuals)
Overall very much enjoy the phone
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2010does this phone have wi-fi?????no it does not have wifi
how do you put on music ?, and do i need to buy and sd card for it, or is their one already in it :S
Anonymous, 19 Jul 2010Well, after 1 month of use my A886 touchscreen went for a dump. P.O.S. phone.what happened? I want to know as I am getting this phone as an out of warranty replacement for my existing ah36 Samsung.
Well, after 1 month of use my A886 touchscreen went for a dump. P.O.S. phone.
The handset is great!!! But most of Samsung phones (include A886) do not allow intall Jar files transferred from PC with cable or blueteeth, so, I called Rogers, said I have to download java from Web directly to phone and pay for data fee. $1 per day or $10 per month. Does anybody here know what source is best to download some java applications with phone browser? Thanks,
Does anyone know how to delete saved "custom words" that have been added to the T9 list.
Thanks in advance!
ive had this phone since it came out,I have yet to have any battery issues,my phone takes an hour to charge and it will last me a few days, i enjoy the phone very much so.
Big fan of the forever. Much better than the phone I recycled to get this one. Battery life seems reasonable considering the features.
Drake,Kanye West,Lil Wayne and Eminem rapped about this phone lol!
There is no 3.5 mm audio jack on the phone, as says the spec sheet here.
And someone needs to figure out how to turn that "ask for permission before accessing the web" thing. It's a royal pain.
Your problem with the battery is the 3G. Just like a blackberry, just like the i-phone, 3g eats up your battery like crazy. If i dont use the internet, my battery lasts 3 days, which is reasonable i think.
One thing though : Why does it have to ask permission EVERY SINGLE time it acceses the net? I use Google Maps a lot, this is crap.