Compared to phones nowadays (Dec 2008), its not top of the line anymore but its still a great phone. Excellent construction quality. The brilliant display is very clear. Ergonomics: Very easy and very comfortable to use. Its got all the basic features that phones come with: calendar, calculator, alarms, etc. Call volume is good, as is the ease to type texts. Responds quickly and can play MP3s and some videos as well.
On the downside, it is lacking in terms of state of the art technology: 3G. 3MP camera has a very severe 'shutter lag' - so if you take a photo at max resolution, you'll have to keep your hand (and the subject) still for at least 2 seconds. There's no radio and the java has issues (typing errors sometimes pop up in java apps such as opera mini). There also seems to be an issue with some batteries (maybe a bad batch). My battery lasts about 3 days on low usage and under 2 days on moderate to high usage. This is quite frustrating at times.
Overall, I've had my d900 since early 2007 and it is still a phone I'm proud of. If you can keep the screen protected, this phone can be a great companion.
the battery life and camera qualities are very poor. the phone is not simply what the manufacturers claim it to be. i will not recommend it for my enemy.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2008battery is a joke!!!!A huge joke. Have to charge it every day! And I dont even use it that much. Bleutooth is off, GPRS is off, light settings are minimum. I dont get it. The only bad thing about the phone.
this phone is great it looks slick and holds great.
but is true any java applications are terrible and browsing facebook is also very very poor
This phone looks great and is great to hold... but performance is poor and when working with Java applications even worse. I wouldn't recommend buying this phone to anyone.
Take my word for it.
Usman Afzal, 23 Nov 2008Still, Opera Mini 1.27 modified version is better than 4.2 beta. With 1.27 modified versio... moreUsman: Thanks for your detailed comparison. I have also installed the new Vicky dictionary from your site which is way better than SMD. Appreciated!
Jo, 23 Nov 2008Usman: Which is better-Operam Mini 1.27 or 4.2 beta?Still, Opera Mini 1.27 modified version is better than 4.2 beta.
With 1.27 modified version, you can create OM skin (with every possible color), save as a skin (.col) file (less than 1KB size) on card, import other skin files, import/ export bookmarks as (.htm) file. I have saved 196 bookmarks in Opera Mini 1.27 with many sub folders (and every sub-folder has more sub-folders) and exported these bookmarks as htm file (34KB size only) to memory card.
With 1.27 modified version, you can play sound (.amr) files, read text (.txt) files, view JPG images (fullscreen) directly from memory card, delete single entry from history, open multiple web pages/ supported files using tabs (as in PC browsers), select any link and open in new tab etc. I had successfully loaded 10 web pages simultaneously in 10 tabs and browser speed was still OK.
All above things are IMPOSSIBLE in official 4.2 beta version but there are some features which are absent in 1.27 version like better video streaming (from sites like YouTube), zoom feature, PC-like browsing, syncronize bookmarks/ notes from PC browsers etc.
With 1.27 modified version, you can save web pages in every folder of internal/ external memory of mobile while 4.2 beta official version can save web pages in ONE folder only which is a major disadvantage!
Both versions have some advantages/ disadvantages but 4.2 beta version has more disadvantages. I have uninstalled 4.2 beta version from my Samsung E200 and now I am using 1.27 modified version only.
Today, I have uploaded 5 new skins of Opera Mini on my website. Page link is:
Note: Remove brackets () from above URL. And copy/ paste it into address bar of PC browser.
Rajesh, 22 Nov 2008Usman, Gmail app is not compatible with D900 and most of the samsung phones due to license agr... moreRajesh, Did you try to install Gmail 1.0 on D900 from my website? Because I am using it on my E200. Please reply soon!
Usman Afzal, 21 Nov 2008New GMail version 2.0.6 shows "JAVA game error". Previous version 1.5 was working fine on my S... moreUsman, Gmail app is not compatible with D900 and most of the samsung phones due to license agreement problem. Looking for some user's feedback...
Pep, 20 Nov 2008Google maps works now. Thanks.
But my Gmail wont work! Still! And thats the most important ap... moreNew GMail version 2.0.6 shows "JAVA game error". Previous version 1.5 was working fine on my Samsung E200 mobile (both E200 and D900 have almost same JAVA compatibility). But I uninstalled it to free some space for other JAVA softwares. Now I have found another old one Samsung compatible version 1.0. You can download GMail 1.0 and Google Maps 2.0.1 official version (not unofficial GMaps) from this page :
Note: Please remove brackets () from above URL. Then Copy/ Paste it into address bar of your web browser to open this page because Gsmarena doesn't allow to post URLs.
Rajesh, 20 Nov 2008@KKD
Do you have a TV-out cable? You may possibly view the display on the TV screen and ope... moreFinally got my video cable in the mail so my problem is solved. Just in case some is looking for the key sequence I was looking for, this is what it should be
Top left key (menu)
2 (copy all)
2 (to sim)
Top left key (options)
This should do it - I think the previous postings about sequence missed out the (options) key at the end.
Rajesh, 20 Nov 2008Pep; Gmail app is not compatible with this phoneOk, to bad.
Then I have to wait till my Nokia N73 is back from repair. There I had it.
Jo, 20 Nov 2008Try both method( Maxima & Pep) because the "management" option differ depends on the firmware(... moreGoogle maps works now. Thanks.
But my Gmail wont work! Still! And thats the most important app for me!
KKD, 17 Nov 2008Hi folks,
I sat on my phone accidentally and broke the display so I cant see anything now. I ... more@KKD
Do you have a TV-out cable? You may possibly view the display on the TV screen and operate.. Try
KKD, 17 Nov 2008Hi folks, I sat on my phone accidentally and broke the display so I cant see anything now. I ... moreTry both method( Maxima & Pep) because the "management" option differ depends on the firmware(for me, it is menu-2-8).
Pep, 19 Nov 2008Hey, Ive tried to install Gmail and Google Maps on my phone, but hey are not working. But its ... morePep:
I could Install GMaps version 1.28.18 (quick download code in getjar:8938). However I don't know how it works as I do not have a GPRS connection.
Remember, you cannot install java games/application on memory card!