The Gio's battery maybe quite sucks, but you can purchase Juice Defender Ultimate to make it stands for 2.5 hours of non stop browsing, 1.5 day with normal usage, and 2 days with light usage. Try it!
You can upgrade this handset to Gingerbread v. 2.3.3, using Odin Downloader, OPS Gio, and other, for more information visit www.samfirmware.com . Mine has upgraded, more fast, less lag than the Froyo 2.2
Failed product: am sorry I burnt my money on this buggy phone, and I can never trust Samsung again. My worst phone ever. This is my first Android phone, and it's almost enough to make me avoid Android forever.
The screen is good and the phone is inexpensive, but battery life sucks, internal memory is very limited, and the phone keeps switching off randomly at any time of day and night, sometimes switching off just before my morning alarm (yes, I was late for work). The only way to make sure it isn't off is to keep taking it out of my pocket and checking if it's still on, just so that you can receive calls and get reminders. I know this sounds ridiculous, but the only way to make sure the morning alarm rings is to keep waking up in the middle of the night to check that it's still on.
Even the cheapest non-branded phones can at least stay on and receive calls, messages and reminders on time. With this "smartphone" you have to keep it on and looking at it to make sure you can receive calls.
And firmware upgrade through Samsung software just doesn't work. I upgraded myself from official firmware to 2.3.3, and guess what? Battery life has improved, but the random shutdowns persist.
lala land., 28 Jul 2011my galaxy gio wont go on the internet if im not connected to wifi, and even if i have data, ca... moreCall your phone company,as you need to enter their APN details to get 3G, MMS and internet working.
dina, 09 Jul 2011hey guyz....i bought galaxy gio since 2 days it's a good fon but the bettery live is short but... morepoint wise reply to ur queries
1- actually u r typing in the text recievers field which automatically start searching in the saved contacts list. tap to the msg composition field and u can easily typ ur msg there
2-yes i dont know why angry birds is also slow on my hand set aswell. but leave the game untouched for 5 or 6 seconds to properly load into the ram and then u'll be able to play it smoothly.
3-There is an app preinstalled in the phone which will allow u to smoothly and conviniently nevigate the android market or u may have it for free from the market
4-and about 4th i dont .. m sorry bro :D
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2011I am using last 10 days. NEVER BUY THIS UNLESS YOU WANT TO PUT THIS CHARGER ALL THE TIME. This... moreDude, U might have a faulty piece that shuts down with itself. The one i owned is quite awesome in fact i love this hand set with in its price range it offers loads of options. The only down side is that it have a poor battery but after doing some battery saving techniques it still gives me 1.5 days on average and 2 days on max.
Camera captures brilliant pix with availability of capturing panoramic view
over WIFI it easily touches 100 KB per second download speed and also wifi is DLNA certified
u can save upto 5000 msgs per contact (sent/recieved both)
GPS and everything is working fine on my set i m more than happy with it
lolipop, 13 Jul 2011why nobody mention about the application storage??.. its sucks..with million application and o... morethere are some apps that only install over your phones storage otehrwise most apps can be installed over your SD card ... there is also an app named APP2SD which can mover your installed apps from your phones memory to your SD card very easily
kostas, 20 Jul 2011hi.Can someone who owns the phone tell me about the sound quality and the loudness using the h... moreSound quality over the loud speaker is jst fine not that much impressive but over the headfones its more than enough. Headfones which came with the fone are just fine actually u have to use some other headfones to get the most out of it ... Sound is loud and clear. i m using my Sony MDR EX700 headfones with my 5660 and it will bang ur head
AnonD-2769, 21 Jul 2011guys does this phone support live wallpapers.....????yes it does .. u can also download free live wallpapers from the market
Rase, 26 Jul 2011All things go well after I buy this phone two weeks ago except the battery. It's really suck, ... moreTurn off the screen brightness completely (if u still can see it properly). At least i can still see the screen and keep the brightness to its lowest level which is the best thing to save your battery life. Seconldy keep the conectivilty options off. If you dont avail 3G services keep it off. if u r not using WIFI keep it off aswell and also turn on GPS only when u need it ... these things will greatly help u achieve longer battery life
Sohaib, 27 Jul 2011It will take some space on the phone memory too. But the data of all applications is on the me... moreShoaib, There is a free application on the market named APP2SD, which shows what app is installed on what storage media either on your mobile storage or on your SD card. you can also easily move your installed apps on your mobile storage to your SD card or from your SD card to your mobile storage .. what ever u wish :) ... A must have app
my galaxy gio wont go on the internet if im not connected to wifi, and even if i have data, can some one seriously help me, because the main thing i do on all phones is go on the internet, for facebook and so, what is the problem with this phone?
Pierre, 24 Jul 2011iJust got my new samsung s5660 phone but battle to download mms and can not get on to internet... moreTo send / recieve MMS you normally send a MMS to yourself first. Once you recieve it, MMS will work to other numbers (it is registered with the network).
I can´t see all the screen when using Sports-Tracker
SAM, 27 Jul 2011When i m installing some applications . they r going to memory card but when i go to task mana... moreIt will take some space on the phone memory too. But the data of all applications is on the memory card? like if I install angry birds, the main data of around 17MB will go to phone memory or memory card?
When i m installing some applications . they r going to memory card but when i go to task manager and open package tab , it shows code and data of the application are talking memory on the phone also... The application that is installed on SD card is also taking memory on phone. what should i do?
Has Gio got internal fixed memory card of 2gb in addition to the external card slot? Can we install applications in memory card? 158MB seems way too small