hi there, has anyone faced this problem with this phone... i bought this phone for not more than 1 month, but have sent to SAMSUNG service for 3 times due to the device blackout and never come back. So damn tired with this phone,,,, and the SAMSUNG service isn't providing good services. The 1st time, the reflash the whole software, that one took like 2 days. The 2nd time took me 2 weeks, and they told me they sent to KL and they have changed the power IC or wat.... but to me, it was still the same "Reflash software"..cos after 1 day,,the phone black out like b4. This time the 3rd time, they are going to change the board,,,but i think it will still be the same laaa.,,, you know la,,Malaysian,,,do work... they reflash the software,,,leave ON for 2 days...then nothing happen,,,they declare,,,,OK.... sucks !
to petros ,,,to increase battery life will switching search mode to manual instead of automatic work..Its under settings.... network services....network selection....automatic/manual.
I bought the phone one week ago, it is a wonderful phone, but when i use the speed dial, the phone restart. Any idea what to do? should i return it to the supplier? is there any software update to correct this problem? thanks
Thank you so much for your fix for the echo problem.
I did exactly as you said and changed the HFR gain to 25 and now the echo is gone completely. The echo was driving my friends nuts!!
The original HFR was 12.
Hi, my girlfriend just got E890 like 2 months ago and she likes it (Except for the echo issues, but we have just fixed it thanks to Petros).
Yesterday, she just lost the pen that comes with the cell phone. I was wondering, where can i buy the pen only? Every websites i've been, including eBay, sells the pen only with the cell phone. I wouldnt want to buy another E890 only for the PEN.
So yeah, where can i buy the pen?
Thanks in advance.
i was messing around with the secret menu ( *#8999*8378# ) to fix the echo. You type the code for the menu, then go to 2. H/W test, the to 2. Audio Settings, then 1. Normal, go down and find the HFR gain (Harmonic-to-Fundamental Ratio).
The original value for HFR gain on my phone is 12. i changed it to 50, and asked a friend to call. he said there was no echo, but there was a lot o noise in my side of the line. i changed the value again to 25. i have asked everyone that have called me since i changed this, and noone had any echo problems. let's hope this is a permanent solution.
so can anyone else try this and confirm it?? At your own risk of course but it's a very straightforward thing to do. i case it doesn't work for you, just change it back to the original value. If you do this can you post the original value, and the new value you have entered?
For those who don't have the echo problem, can you post your HFR gain value? just to double check.
i hope this work's for everyone..
great phone exelent sound quality only the battery drain fast and the browser is slow loading images some times . if you surf the net with it you bether download operamini.
if you do a lot of texting this may not be the right phone for you. exelent camara quality
I actually turned on my Voice clarity and I use the earpiece. There is no echo on the other end.
i emailed Samsung about the O/S about 2 months ago. they said it's a proprietary Agere O/S. they didn't give more info.
just curious, what's the O.S.? sambian or what?
about the bilingual dictionary,i dont know how to use it..it don't have english dict..help me with this please.
Yes, you can set mp3's as ringtones and if you download the PC Studio software you can even edit the music, if you know what I mean.
This phone isn't supported by my sevice provider so to get the web browser I had to call them and tell them that I had an "unsupported phone" and they walked me step by step on how to set it up and they also helped me with my picture messages cuz I wasn't able to send or receive them. I still don't know what's going on with the "bilingual" dictionary and why it doesn't have English. Also I'm pretty sure this phone doesn't have a flash cuz where would it be? It only has the camera lens in the back and nothing else. Oh and I bought a 2Gb memory card and I haven't had any problems so far.
@Wendy: how did you fix the echo problem? in my phone is not always there. but when it happens is really annoying. i even tried to change a few things from a hidden menu (type
*#8999*8378# at your own risk) but nothing changed. as for the E on the top of the screen is for the EDGE. try this (although they are for the GPRS
#*7287# - GPRS Attached
#*7288# - GPRS Detached
For the java games and apps the only way i've managed to install new ones, is to download them from net using WAP/GPRS. My old SE T630 can get the java files through bluetooth and install it. Anyone found another way for this??
after you register, you need to send an MMS to yourself,,,,after few hours,,, only you are able to use it. try it. for the echo problem,, i did not face it, why some of you got it? maxis server problem,,,not the phone .
Can someone tell me why I am unable to send or receive MMS messages. Yes, I am subscribed through my phone carrier. Also there is an E on my screen what does this mean and does it need to be activated displayed for any reason? Can it be removed? Fixed the echo problem, thanks.
hi all, this is a great phone, i just bought it for 1 month,,,and now was sent to Samsung warranty ^_^... is a smart phone but not ment for heavy duty. I shot photo and video,,,on and off,,,, suddenly the phone cannot be started. :) no harm,,just the software problem like NOKIA N series. Good phone,,, ok to buy,,no dout. No flash for this phone sorry... video res very high,,higher than some other phones. 1.3 Mega Pixel for photo shooting is good enough. Memory stick up to 1G more than enough for you to play with. for the Java game,,,not really tested it yet. :)
hi...i don't buy Samsung E890 yet....plz tell me is volume Speaker is loud or not? and can i set Mp3 set az ring tones or not? plz tell me...tnx a lot
great phone i bought it yesterday first time texting was a real pain but wen you get used to it it will go easy i please can someone tell me how to turn on the flash