I agree with some of the complaints, but I have had this phone for nearly 2 years now, and I have never had any of the big problems you people talk about. I even dropped it from a stairs(concrete!) somewhat 20 feet to the ground. I just picked it up, and there was no problem, except for a few scratches offcourse.... Best phone I have had in years.
And as for your comments about the poor camera-resolution; you should have looked at the specs when you bought the damn phone. :)
I have a samsung sghe715, this morning when I tried to use it, there was no response from the key pad, ie the number buttons when pressed was not displayed on the screen. It appears to be locked. How can I unlocked the keys.
this phone really sux !!!
do not buy it under any circumstance...if u get it free throw it a againts a wall...trust me u'll live longer with no frustration.
there are numerous problems with this phone since its release about a year ago.
* first the camera has very poor resolution
* the sound is vibrate and sound seperate
* the battey is s*** it last a day on its best leg
* the screen goes out on it atleast once a month
* it looses more calles than it accepts (and its not the carrier)
* it freezes while sending text sms
* it freezes while receiving sms
* freezes on both text and photo messages
it's always hanging you can't even make a call wen u nid to use it the most..
I forgot to mention the ring alert option. You can't have the option to vibrate and ring simulateously. It's one or the other or vibrate first before ring. It's so annoying. I can hardly hear the ring tones!
crap crap crap! Battery life is too short. I have to recharge everyday to make sureit's useable. Texting is a pain. It takes to long to turn on and initialise the phone book. I'm going back to nokia.
The Samsung E715 was made for T-Mobile. It's a dual band (900/1900) flip fold phone. It has a camera with a flash and zoom. But each time a picture is taken it makes a loud sound that cannot be turned off. The flash also acts as a flashlight and it useful at night when searching for your keys in the parking lot. The ringtones are only polyphonic. You cannot set the tones for text messaging. You can only set the tones for ringtones. It has a short battery life. It lacks features like MP3 and video. You can have it unlocked by entering codes that various web sites sell, but the unlock codes will only unlock the carrier codes. After you have successfully unlocked it and insert a different sim card it will work, but when you access the MMS feature it will rely on T-Mobile's MMS which is "TMobileWeb" (formerly T-Zones). Like all carrier unlocked phones, the phone will remain hard locked.
I think this phone is really awesome.It comes with great wallpapers.Great stylish sleek design. Nice color combinations. GREAT LCD screen. Hold alot of pictures. I would totally recommend this phone to someone...PLUS I enjoy bragging..."My phone was $279.99..." =]
Its the worst phone I've ever used ! Its been 6 months since I've been using this phone
1)Phonebook takes ages to initialise if you switch on the phone.
2) Very very poor battery life - a day max !
3) The screen brightness has become low now
4) The camera click sound is very annoying
5) NO speaker phone
6) NO profiles
This phone is a waste of money !
i have this phone for about 5 months.it seems good at first, the picture quality is nice. but i hate the camera sound..i couldn't take a picture while im in the silent area like in the classroom or in the library, it's very annoying! how can i deactivate the camera sound????
I have a few problems with this phone. Firstly, it does sometimes freeze up, and takes too long to initialize my phonebook sometimes when I turn it on. The pictures it takes are poor. I've now had it for almost a year and a half, and it now just begins vibrating for no reason, out of the blue. It also won't make calls sometimes for me, and often I have to turn it on and off agin several times to get it to respond to anything. Maybe this should be expected... it is getting old, and these things don't last forever, but I was hoping mine would make it a little longer. I don't think I'll get this model again.
i've had the phone for about a year as well, and my colors faded too! and i still dont know how to send something through the infrared port??? someone please tell me how to solve my problems!!!!! thats why im thinking about getting the samsung e720...
I have had this phone for a little over a year, about 4 months ago. Positives, good picture taking and email. Very small and easy to use. Picture quality was great till if faded.. Battery life is ok.I talk on it about 3 hrs a day and I have to charge it every nite. If I dont talk much then i can go about a day and a 1/2. Some negatives of the phone the color faded on the menu list and the pictures themselves. Also if its in my pocket and i sit down, the camera automatically turns on if the side camera button is pushed, it starts taken pictures on its own. If i am in a loud setting i can't hear the camera go off so i have had to erase many blank pictures. Also when I want the sound off there is no way to turn off the sound of the camera. Recently my picture taking will not work at all because when i turn on the camera all i get is pink and green tones.. i can't even take a picture at all now. I do think it was over priced.
I've had this phone for a few months and it replaced my Samsung V205. I had to get used to the texting on this phone, because if you press the camera button on the side by accident the phone will not respond to keystrokes. The screen is okay and is bright when you need it to be. Picture options are thrilling compared to the V205--it offters black and white, sepia, negative, embossed and sketched. It also has a nice flash enabled for the camera to take pictures in dark places. Also, if you hold the left volume button the flash will turn on and act as a flashlight.
The only problem I had with this phone was when I bought a cover from E-bay and changed it. When I changed the cover, the camera feature stopped working all together. I thought I might have hit a wire when I changed the cover, but when I replaced the original cover it magically started to work again.
I wouldn't reccomend this phone that highly because I personally believe it is overpriced, but overall it quite functional.
I like the e715 but after a year of having the phone the color faded.I dont know y that happened as much as I paid 4 the phone that should had not happened. so i called tmobile up and got another phone with the replacement people 4 $35. other wise the phone is good no problems with taking pictures.
Hey I Have a Samsung E710 rather than the E715.....my fone has a video which this one doesn't but they are both great fonez i've just recently got mine unlocked and the poly's are amazin i love the camera and the very stylish design
Great phone... the layout, screen and so on are really good. My problems with the phone are the camera.. it can be a bit 50/50... sometimes the pictures come out really well, and on other occasions its very blurry, also the video camera can stutter quite a bit. But overall.. good phone, great looks 3/5
Yes just wondering where do i get an battery charger from ?? And how much are they , as i lost mine . It is a great phone by the way .
Is there ANYWAY to make the T-zone button (center) a normal 'ok' button?? If I unlock the phone or purchase it without a branding of tmobile will it THEN function as a normal 'OK' button like other service providers or am I locked into this bull$hit sceme by tmobile with every phone I decide to purchase??
Samsung E715: Vibrant colors, good picture quality, cool features (like the built in flash light), plenty of ways to customize your phone, aesthetically pleasing overall, however, the downside of this phone is that the LCD screen colors fade dramatically after some time. I noticed this problem about 7-9 months into having this phone, and since I was still under warranty, I called Samsung to have a another phone sent to me. It's been 6 months since they've sent me my second phone and the problem's re-surfaced. I've talked to several other people with the same phone and the same problem.