i just got mine 2 days ago. it seems well but the battery life is really short. Other then that my phone just got hang out and auto shut off suddenly. Didn't quite know what's wrong.trackball is also abit hard to use if u wan to browse quickly.
Guys - I am seeing heaps of people asking about the battery life on these phones.
They use a 1200mAh battery on a phone with a 2.6" screen. If you want a phone that will give you 3-4 days battery life, buy an old 2G GSM basic Nokia phone. But if you want the sophisticated features that this phone offers then here are some tips.
First, Samsung's default screen brightness is way more than is needed, so turn it right down.
Second, change your display settings to a 10 sec backlight and 5 second dim.
Third, make sure there are no apps running in background when you aren't using them.
Fourth, turn off your Bluetooth when you aren't using the phone.
Fifth, phone batteries have a memory so always fully charge and then fully discharge before recharging. This is called battery cycling. If your battery seems to have problems, try cycling your battery three to four times and see if the performance improves. High tech devices like these need their batteries replaced every 12 months, so if you use yours a lot, buy a another battery.
Sixth, when connecting to the internet, try to use a high speed WLAN connection in preference to the 3G HSDPA facilities - I was told the other day that surfing using the WLAN will drain half as much power as surfing using the 3G HSDPA connection - don't know if that's true.
Seventh, if you are listening to music then use the headphones provided in preference to the loudspeaker - big savings here.
Eighth, when downloading new apps to your phone, try to download them to your pc first and then Bluetooth or USB them to your phone - you’d be amazed how much power you’ll save here.
Mai - I've been thinking about your screensaver issue. The standard phone doesn't come with a screensaver preinstalled, so I can only assume that if you have one installed, either you or someone who had access to the phone has installed either a .jar or .sis or .sisx screensaver on the phone.
Have you carefully looked through the installed files in application manager to see if there is a file which is either labelled as a screensaver or labelled as something else which you don’t recognise?
Another way to approach this might be to delete all the apps in application manager and then reset the phone to factory defaults using the 00000000 pin. If you're worried about loosing your apps, then see if they are available on handango.com or nokia mosh before you delete them.
Let me know if this solves the problem. If it doesn’t, you may have to find a good file manager which can look into the data cabinets which are not viewable in the standard Symbian file manager.
first this mobile is great by all means ecsebt some draw back
one of them the trakball
if your annound like im un net browsing hear this your gona love me
when you open asite try pressing 8 it well gaive page overvewie g to the area that wna read and just press ok
the other draw back the gps is has low signal and loses it tottely some times when im in the car is every body having this prop
- Batery ok(i charge for 8 hour before using at first time) but not ok when using GPS(Need car charger).
- NAVFone GPS software is crap then I install Garmin Mobile XT and Malsing v2.23 Gold (it Free GPS software and map.. tq), wow! it work so fine
brendanT & figure, guys how can i change my screensaver? pls help me..
Ling, see below for network technologies:
brendan- i also both my unit here in qatar... just bought this unit for 1599QR. in 2 days time it became 999QR... but unlike figure_twister, samsung center told me that the price will not change until unit last... its really a dissapointment on my side...its not easy to earn money nowadays...
anybody has a problem to this phone?...my phone always restarting....usually when make calls....please someone help me this problem...
For those of you looking for a good push email app for this phone have a look at RoadSync. I tried it and it works well.
FigureTwister - If you bought your phone for 1599QAR (439USD) then you paid about the same price as the rest of us. However, if you saw them advertised for 999QAR (274USD) then you should have bought a few and resold them for profit. The best price I have found anywhere in the world is 395USD through PortaGadgets but that price doesn't include shipping. By the way guys, with a price like that (274USD) no other phone can offer as many features in such a stylish package.
One more thing I don't like about this handphone is that, the camera doesn't have EXIF info!!! Grrrrrrrrrr...
Please have "pride"...
This unit is so good...
Didnt you no that most people buy unit by its price? Please think twice before doing such suckz strategy...
To julian, i have the sama problem when i got this phone. i went to samsung center and they fix my unit. you can also ask the technician if theres any available software or games and ask him to kindly install it to your phone. its all for free!! you can find other software in mobileheart.com...mobile9.com...onsmartphone.com...
i really like this phone... though theres i big prob with the market stragegy of this samsung... i bought my unit for 1599QR... in just 2weeks the price became 999QR!!! they told me its just for promotion...!!! 600QR discount!!! are out of your mind??? it really disappoint me a lot!!! SUCKZ...
please somebody tell me how can i install the soft for the navigation, for the gps ?this phone has the gps in it but i dont know how to install it.when i try to install the samsung pc suite ask me of a card or something like that ,what card is that i dont know.please help me!e mail me if someone of you can halp
to tie7..yap. by switching off your wlan...your unit battery life can last up to 2days in moderate use.