this is a good phone and i am happy to use it and i recommend this phone to all of phone lovers who want to use a good phone
Dinesh Sagar, 02 Sep 2013Hello Alok My phone BAND VERSION is I8552DDAMG1 And build nuumber is XXAMG1. I don't know h... moreHello Dinesh, XXAMG1 is one version before the AMH2 version and I had that version till last week. Only Last Saturday I got the AMH2 update. May be this is dependent on your location. Just wait for few more days and see whether they enable it for your location since this update has been released just recently. May I know your location? I am located at Bangalore and the AMH2 version got enabled.However, even the XXAMG1 is a stable release with majority of the bugs fixed- so you need not worry. Only the internet browser speed would improve update the AMH2 update.
alokeb, 01 Sep 2013Hello Dinesh, as per your earlier post I think you already have the latest version. Check in s... moreHello Alok
My phone BAND VERSION is I8552DDAMG1
And build nuumber is XXAMG1. I don't know how you got build number XXAMH2.
I checked for software update severeal times but it shows as latest updates have already been installed.
alokeb, 01 Sep 2013Hello Dinesh, as per your earlier post I think you already have the latest version. Check in s... moreHello Dinesh, I guess I waa referring to pratik's post. Sorry for the confusion. In case you dont have the latest version then you can update the firmwire using the instructions I have listed in one pf my earlier post today. If you have a very old firmwire you need to update it multiple times until you get the message " latest updates have been already installed". Regards, Aloke
NeXT USR, 01 Sep 2013Thats why is soo cheap bud, if not this will be the S4, they need to kill specs in order to ha... moreYes, I agree with you. They cleverly remove some features so that people dont select this phone instead of s3!
alokeb, 01 Sep 2013Hello Dinesh, as per your earlier post I think you already have the latest version. Check in s... moreSorry for repeated posts. Due to network issue I got error while submitting the post so I resubmitted the post but it seems it got submitted multiple times!
sir, 01 Sep 2013How to download update?After connecting to wifi/3g network go to settings-> About Device-> Software update-> Check for updates. If update is available phone would download and install it. Phone would get rebooted 2-3 times during the update. Make sure phone is fully charged before downloading a update. Size of update file for this phone would vary between 20 MB to 98MB so you need either 3g or wifi. Dont try it on 2g network. All your apps and data would remain as it is, nothing would get deleted, but it may be a good idea to take backup of important data before trying out an update-particularly if you are doing it for the first time. I use the free app " super backup" to take backup of contacts and SMS. You can use any similar app to take backup. Samsung also has some backup option under settings-> bacup and reset but that keeps the backup files in google servers instead of sd card and I havent used that option yet. Regards, Aloke
TONYJS007, 31 Aug 2013new update is available download itHow to download update?
Dinesh, 01 Sep 2013Where is XXAMH2 update. I m not getting it...Hello Dinesh, as per your earlier post I think you already have the latest version. Check in settings> About device -> scroll down to the last line and check the build number. It should show .... I8552XXAMH2. However, the baseband version is AMH1 version. Aloke
alokeb, 31 Aug 2013Yes, I agree with you. It's a great phone for most of the common usages of smartphone(except h... moreThats why is soo cheap bud, if not this will be the S4, they need to kill specs in order to have good price.
If we compare the specifications to the price .... Then we all get a great deal with Samsung win i8552
alokeb, 31 Aug 2013That's good, may be the shop from where you purchased had a latest/recent stock. In my case I ... moreHello Alok
How did u update ur device to I8552AMH2
I m not getting any update notification.
phone geeks, 31 Aug 2013Mine was already updated to i8552 when i bought itThat's good, may be the shop from where you purchased had a latest/recent stock. In my case I had to do three firmwire updates on the first day(I purchased in first week of Aug) to make it I8552XXAMG1 and today I updated to I8552AMH2- so already I have done 4 updates! Anyway, it's really nice that we can do the updates through 3G/wifi without going through the hassles of service centre! I can imagine what would have been the situation if it would have been a Micromax/Karbonn phone since they normally don't support OTA(On the Air) FW update. I am now hoping for the 4.2 Jelly bean update for Quattro since for Grand Samsung is already releasing 4.2 version.
kashifkhan, 28 Aug 2013hey aloke,
thanks for the awesome battery review..
whats the battery life like now ? sin... moreHello Kashif, with the kind of usage you have mentioned, you need to charge the phone at least twice a day- once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Today I was using facebook continuously over 3G and in one hour battery discharged from 81% to 64%- so about 17% discharge which means in 6 hours your battery would become 0% (from 100%). I was suprised because this means the battery drain during facebook is exactly same as youtube video streaming using 3G. May be youtube app is better optimized for low power compared to Facebook! It's not a good idea to drain battery below 30%(battery voltage becomes low and 3G signal might become weak and it might drain battery faster)- so if you just use facebook continuously for 4 hours(over 3G) in Quattro your battery would become about 30% (starting from 100%) and you need to charge again! This is not Samsung's problem since almost all 3G modules drain about 500mA-700mA peak current. I would say Samsung has optimized the 3G battery drain quaite a bit but still it is not meeting expectations of those who use 3G very heavily. I have seen mobiles whose 3G battery drain is even worse than this. Good part is Samsung has given a fast 1Amp charger so the 2000mAH battery gets charged fully in about 2Hrs. In fact, you can charge your battery from 30% to 80% in just one hour which is good for charging it during some break time!
Anyway, by looking at the kind of usage you have mentioned I think you should go for a mobile with at least 3000mAH battery like the Galaxy note2. However, you need to compromise on the Dual SIM feature since Note2 won't support dual SIM.
I noticed that after the latest XXAMH2 software update which I have done today, phone doesn't get heated as much as it used to be earlier while using 3G, so I would test it again by next week with this new updated software and update you whether there is any improvement in 3G battery life with this new software update.
BTW, due to recent change in GSMArena's policy now to post immediately I had to register before posting and the nickname "aloke" was not available- so now onwards I would post using the nickname "alokeb".
phone geeks, 30 Aug 2013This phone is absolutly great, it has satisfied me with everything i needed in a phone. I was ... moreYes, I agree with you. It's a great phone for most of the common usages of smartphone(except heavy gaming/Full HD video playback). Just if the Camera quality was a bit better then it would have been a perfect phone. The camera quality is pretty good for a phone of this price range, but not so good as Grand/S3/S4.
Tanu, 31 Aug 2013Can galaxy win play full hd video (1080p and 720p).and what u say about its music quality........ moreIt can play 720p videos very easily using Mx player(in SW decoder mode) or Vlc media player beta. The stock/default video player doesn't support 720p. Regarding 1080p: if the bit rate is low like less than 10mbps, it would play with some lag(in MX player SW mode) but higer bitrate 1080p videos won't play. This is one of the disadvantages of this phone compared to Galaxy Grand since Grand can play 1080p videos due to better GPU.
groovypartik, 30 Aug 2013for better performance update your device to I8552DDAMH1Hello Pratik, thanks for your post. From your post I realized that a new software update has been released since earlier I had updated till the XXAMG1 version and today when I checked the staus of Software update I found there is a new update available. The description of the update said "Improved stability". After installing the update internet browsing using the default Samsung browser has become super fast- almost as fast as my Galaxy Tab2 10.1(which supports a 21Mbps 3G). Earlier there used to be some lags in opening pages but now pages are opening almost immediately after clicking- that too I am using just a 3.6Mbps Aircel 3G SIM. I am sure with a 7.2Mbps SIM(max speed supported by Quattro) browsing would be even more better!. I am yet to find any other improvements in this update. The camera flickering issue in fluoroscent light/tube light(which I mentioned in an earlier post) is still there. I hope Samsung fixes it in next update. Thanks Samsung for the update!