i have been using this phone for last 10 months and i am a very heavy user. been a qwerty user for last 5 years along with Androud user for last 3 years on another phone. so i would like to give feed back from both perspective.
Go for it if you are a blackberry user in past but now ditching it. but u wont get real time sync on emails.. yes it lags and sometime active sync dont work as per the expectation. i know this is not something on regular android phone but this one has this strange problem.
Network is weird ~ this phone sucks big time in getting back on network once it loses it. use to be be good in ICS but got worse with JB
Games work but lags i am sure u r not expecting anything better either. this is not a gaming device with a pathetic hardware spec and screen resolution.
physical keyboard: the usp of the phone quietly has a huge design problem ~ it does not have arrow keys. if you can live without it, its perfect for you.
battery: sucks .
resolution : not upto the mark but does not matter for business users.
should you go for it? yes if you want qwerty experience on android as there nothing else close to it , by any standards currently. its the best among all sub standard qwerty android phones.
No one has yet cracked the art of making qwerty phone for android.
I bought this phone in Sri Lanka from Dialcom. N the following day it stop detecting 3G. I had to rush to the shop n ask for replacement which they didnt agree to give. Finally i had upgrade to S3 Mini. Pls dont buy this phone. also ppi is extremely low.
I just bought my phone for less than a week and it looses network. when I make a call it says mobile network not available sometimes when I check my airtime balance it says application not responding.at the top it shows a sign of a circle with something like a cross(x) in it. plz help
I am seriously considering this phone,I would much rather prefer the keypad as opposed to touch type,being a BB user and knowing that android is the next step this would be an obvious choice,for a starter on android?
As a BB user i am obsessed with QWERTY, but i needed a new phone and wanted to ditch the BB as there is no BIS in my country and only get to use full potential of my BB when i am at work where there is WiFi so the Galaxy chat was the most economic alternative and i am happy to own own for just $124 and judging by your reviews am sure i got myself a good deal- thank you
You type in the password or pin and then press the return key, which is the arrow key on the bottom right side of the keyboard.
Iela, 25 Aug 2013I'm considdering buying this phone. Want a qwerty, liked my previous BB but don't think I sho... moreI also want to say that with the Gmail application, I do get e-mails instantly. I would assume that the e-mail application for any account would be based on you how you set it up to receive and how often. Sadly, the future for Blackberry is in question. They made a mistake by making the Z10, Q10 and Q5 to want to get android and iphone users versus satisfying their core Blackberry users by keeping the dedicated send/end/return/menu keys on the Q10 and Q5. They would have been smarter to only come out with the Q10 and Q5. I think they will survive but the android alternatives may also be questionable for the candybar form. The flip or sliders just aren't the same as the candybar qwerty phones. This B5330 is the best alternative I've found because of the screen size and memory. I hope Samsung continues to make new phones like this in the future. Most blackberry users prefer the qwerty keyboard versus touchscreen. I do, as well. May your decision work out for the best for your needs.
Iela, 25 Aug 2013I'm considdering buying this phone. Want a qwerty, liked my previous BB but don't think I sho... moreI am a long time BB user and recently got this phone. I think it's worth it for you to try it, since it is inexpensive and is a good alternative. The keyboard is not as good as a BB and you don't have the BB server for seamless internet. I use the Gmail application for my gmail accounts. It does have a mail application for any pop/smtp accounts. You do get a better a browser and the keyboard is fine, unless you have large fingers. The google voice application works well with this phone. I can't say if it will cost you more. 2GB per month should be enough for e-mail but I don't know how much you go on internet. I would test it before committing to it. I think it's worth the attempt unless you want to invest in the Q5 or Q10. I have a BB 7980 and will say that the simplicity of the BB OS is better than android. Over time, I believe that I'll get used to the android. The idea is to switch from the BB7980 to the B5530.
[deleted post]It's inexpensive. You can get it on ebay and/or amazon for around $120.
Yes, it does have the auto reject function. It has an auto reject mode and auto reject list in the settings.
does anyone has the same issue as me,the video camera resolution is 320X240 not 640X480 can anyone tell me what it says on their phone please!!!
phindy, 20 Sep 2013i just set the password on my phone and i selected swipe with password, and now if i enter the... moreI had the same problem, just press enter on the keypad after u key in your password,it will go through don't panick it's easy.
slender, 20 Sep 2013i just sent my question/comment... where do i find the unswer of mmy question hey slender, turn off ur phone then press and hold the power button,volume up and home button at the same time,it will take u to debug mode then select erase data it will erase ur data on ur phone bt it will remove password or take it to ur safe provider but it's the same.
probably one feature that goes un-mentioned is the wi-fi tethering were one can basicaly access the internet on the phone using a laptop or device with wi-fi support. to be honest, i think that is definate killer feature because i can easily access internet on my laptop virtualy anywhere around where my phone is wthout having to plug in cords or extention and i can lock up the wi-fi so only I or people that have my password can access it. this feature also works via blutooth and usb cord. the one thing i would mostly criticise about the phone, im not sure if its mine alone. but it tends to freeze at times, more regularly now than befor and i've had it for a little under six month. i suppose it tires quicker than i had anticipated
Hey phindy after enter the password pls press enter button which is right side on ur keypad
Zain, 12 Sep 2013How du I install viber and whatsapp plzzi just sent my question/comment... where do i find the unswer of mmy question