Edward John i have a little comment of my own down there on the same page, may be a bit long and opinionated but I owned both D800 and D820.
Also that depends on what is "good" everyone has a different definition.
Sold my 7710 and bought this beauty 2 days ago and it didn't dissapoint me.
Its a nice phone but lacks customization of the UI.On the other hand the build quality is way better then the nokia;s and the se's.
(have used n6600,n7610,n6280,n7710 & se k700i,se z530i).
super sexy @ distinctive appearence.
uncustomizable user interface.
not so good earphones.
QUS:how to view clicked photos in full screen?
BOTTOM LINE -I highly recommend this phone.
Wow I think FERI sounds AWESOME, sounds better than those RAZR or ROKR or PELB or whatever, this FERI name has taste! thanks llaw019
This phone HAS a name, the street name is the "FERI" which is like a fight back with RAZR and obviously means the Ferrari due to its sleek design and if you look at it from the side it does kind of like a Ferrari.
oh but why SE when I can have SAMSUNG in my hand. Everything SE can offfer is avialable in SAMSUNG and SAMSUHNG is more practical and idaal. SE is a sister 0f NOKIA in terms of functionality and mind you people, the software lags behind and not easy to service because they offer more function which more complicated and does not conform in our needs.
Samsung behaves so well that it does not folow the footsteps of SE, imEtating the function of its bigger rival, NOKIA.
The thing I love samsung is that they build interface which we can use everyday and not disguising something which cannot sort of,or we can deal of.
Even NOKIA and SE embedd more function but they cannot take SAMSUNG away.Take my word, SAMSUNG will play on them and as a user of SAMSUNG phones,i am very satisfied because it answers my all my need in a phone and as a multimedia stuff.
tech man says:
i think soney ericsson w800 or w810 is way richer in features and many little extra things that make life easier... alot easier. design is exceptionally brilliant too. i own both these phones and i always use my SE... trust me its alot better than you think.. and alot better than the samsung, surprisingly. you will make the right desicion, dont worry. i hope my expert advice and experience helps. its a pleasure
I couldnt DISAGREE with you more, All SE look the same and oh WOW they got a mp3 player installed with the phone. should i throw my iRiver (3.5inch screen, 40gb memory) out the window then? and a mere 176 x 220 screen? when will they grow up? thank you "EXPERT" but i do not want a kid's phone...oh and the colour too, whats with that? orange? why not pink? or purple? they all look suc*s... You complain about the Samsung and show off your SE without giving any real reasons where is the comparison?
Also, for multimedia... I cant believe someone could actually watch movies on a 240x320 screen...wouldnt that give your sore eyes? I never use the video fuction to watch any movies...waste battery...a phone is a phone, if you want a good camera, get a real camera, if you want a real multimedia device, get a iRiver or something...I either drive or work or at home or with friends. none of these activities require the multimedia function of a phone... you cant listen to mp3 at work, you dont want to use that mp3 at home coz you got a $5000 stereo or at least a computer, you cant replace the stereo in the car and you will look like an as* listening to mp3 while you are out with friends! sure it is fun to take some photos whenever you want, but does that require a 2/3mp cam? what are you trying to do anyway? spy on people? take pictures in the changing room? dont think so! (may not be true for some people though haha). Also for some of those who heard things about how korea has 7mp phone and are jealous...there is no need to be, most of these >5/6mp cam are interpolated, which means it is actually a 1/2/3mp camera but uses some method (dont want to and cant explain) to make it look like a higher pixel image. it is not real, it is like a very clear way to digitally enlarge / zoom in the image. think about it a real 5/6mp digital cam cost heaps and is often quite big. fitting in to a low cost phone is impossible. Not to mention there are no optical zoom in a mobile phone yet.
These kind of interpolated camera are cheap, I can get a 10mp one easy for about $200-300 in New Zealand / Asia.
It looks awesome, I think the slide function is a little stiffer than D800 but I like this over the D800 as it has better keypad and look. However, the screen of D820 is not as bright and the size of the letters are smaller than D800, but thats something one can deal with. I tend to use the phone with minimal background brightness to reserve battery anyway. Now to compare the D820 and D800 with D600. 1st, Stuff the camera, who gives a dam*? who intend to take important pictures with a phone? as with those emergency ones or those of your friends and family, which would be view on the phone anyway, what will a mere 0.7mp do any difference? on to the look, simply, D600 look a piece of crap...round...big...chuncky...cylindrical...black...hahaha even if it has the GREATEST function in the world, even if it has a 3mp cam, internal 5Gb memory, 3G etc, I would not want to buy it. It reminds me of E800 with is a girls phone and the E800 looks way better anyway. Also, do one really need 3G? i mean...talking with the phone in your hand by your ear is already annoying...(thats why people designed a little thing called hands free) now talking with your arm out in front of you, looking at the phone while you talk? crazy...not to mention you gotta brush your hair (or for some people put make up on)before you can make a call? absolutely annoying! The thing annoys me with the D820 is that I dont understand why they hide the real screen behind a wall of clear plastic (maybe thats why some people say it collect dust? because it has a layer of empty space in between)? whereas you can see directly on the screen for D800 which is why it is brighter!
A good advice for advoiding dust collection is to try not to press on the screen too much as this creates crack / leaks on the side of the screen where dust and infitrate.
I had a V3 and the clear coating of the keypad starts peeling off after a month of normal usage and I dont have long fingernails! Will never buy those phone with that kind of so call "fashionable" keypad again...will stick to good old plastic like this D820 from now on.
I had a E398 before too and it was really fun, too bad samsung phone cant be modified so easily like motorola's do.
Elena: D820 (and most of Samsung phones) does not have an auto save sent items. You have to choose the option of "send and save". Otherwise, it won't save your messages in the sent box. You can't change the default setting. D820 is not a multitasking phone. You can't do 2 things at once.
Jotham: Like I said on my previous thread, I assumed you have the T-Mobile version. Alas, you have the unlocked version. I believe the code I mentioned only works for T-Mobile version since they lock a lot of features. As for the unlocked D820, you should get a fully functional D820 that does not require any other codes. There are limitations to what a phone can do. W610i is a Walkman phone. They designed it to be a phone AND a walkman. Sony W series phone have great speakers, I know that for a fact. As for D820, it's more towards a fashion phone, where it looks good, but able to do basic functions too (and more). It is widely known (I think it is) that Samsung (or any other GSM Korean phones) doesn't do a great job in the speaker department. It's just so so. They designed it so that you can hear the music in a reasonable amount of volume. Also, Samsung's speakers have good treble but bad bass. Now, I don't know how loud you want your phone to be, but mine works perfectly fine. I can play mp3s and people around me (radius of 5-6 meters) can hear the music just fine. If you really want your D820 to be a music player, you can use the cable provided for TV out, buy an adaptor for the red and white cable (sound signals) to be a regular 2.5mm headphone jack (male or female) and plug it into a speaker.
Coine: D820 battery is not the best, it does have a poor standby time. My phone heats up too when I hear musics, but it heats up after more than 3 songs, not as fast as yours. I think it all depends on the usage (the sound settings and how loud it is). Lately, I've been watching movie clips off my D820, but it doesn't heat up as much. Maybe I'm used to it, or maybe it only happens when you listen to musics and taking videos.
I think the heating up of the phone while playing music is normal becuase i believe the phone has a built in digital power amp and it is normal just like in your TVs and audio equipment. At least your phone is releasing heat and working perfectly. My phone also emits heat and i am not troubled al all.
Samsung batteries, as i have experienced is working better and better until it reaches to its full capacity every charging.
Hi, i would like to know if u guys have experience the phone warming up while takeing a video or playing the only one or two Mp3 songs ?
I ve bought this phone for about 2 wks ago... i was disappointed in the 1st place when i got it as the battery is'nt as good as my previous phone E600C . I had charged it 8 hours on the 1st day as the sales person told me, i did it as they told me, but the next day evening the battery went flat...its was some kinda disappointment for me... i charged it up again , the same tin happens... i was wondering if its the batterys fault.. but till now, the battery seems to turn better as i charged fully i can used up to the most 2 and a half days...
Then the battery problems had solved , but i was wondering if my phone warming up (lower back of the phone, behind the keypad not the battery) does it have to do with the battery... or does u ve face the same problems as me? is it normal ot faulty?
Please tell me ur opinion . Thanks Alot ! :)
i bought this phone yesterday and i was so glad that i chose itbecause it's the best
JT: I have the unlocked version. The volume's not that loud (compared to a sony ericson w610i) when I play mp3s at full volume. I tried the secret code that somebody posted here, but I messed up. I re-flashed my phone to normal, but I want to change the music player speaker settings, so it can be loud. can anybody help me? thanks.
the 820 has Samsungs trademark style factor and fairly entertaining features. Even though it is fairly light and the slide form factor appears somewhat fragile, the 820 has passed my durability test of daily usage for 3 months. Only main set back is the lack of an infrared.
I just got my samsung d820 yesterday but i can't figure out 2 things:
1. When i send sms's they don't come in the sentbox of my phone.Is there a setting
2. When i'm playing my mp3 how can i leave it playing and do something else with the phone?
Thanks alot and i hope to hear from you soon!pls email me on email@example.com
No-name: Cool!! Thanks a bunch. I never really played with the USB setting thingy. Well, I guess this answers ismail's question too! Thanks!
yang: iTunes is available for free. But you gotta make sure you set your iTunes to rip music into mp3 files.
chica: remove the battery, put in the battery, turn on your cell phone. If problem persists, contact Samsung or wherever you buy your cell phone from. They might have the solution such as upgrading your firmware or replacing your phone. Quick FYI (at least for Asian version D820):
To check firmware version:
*#1111# mine is ED820.03
To check hardware version:
*#2222# mine is REV1.2
I bought this phone almost 2 months ago. I don't know if there are newer firmware out there, but so far mine has no problem whatsoever.
Hope this helps.
Picsel viewer will automatically open when you view your pdf, powerpoint, excel and word document from your OTHER FILES in your FILE MANAGER where you will always save your windows documents.
i have been browsing through my D820 and I cant seem to find the PICSEL VIEWER. can someone help me? thanks
Received messages are initially and automatically saved to your sim card but once your sim card is full of messages, the phone will automatically save the all incoming messages (sms or mms) to your phone memory.
Note: In order for the phone to save automatically incoming messages always in the phone memory, be sure to have the sim card in message full status.
you can also move your messages from sim to phone or vice versa. FYI