thanks for the advice. I can get the satellite signal already. Its just that I don't have the NAVFON software installed. Do you think you could send it over to me? My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Possibility of Samsung I550 with WIFI featured on Symbian Freak: http://www.symbian-freak.com/news/008/03/Samsung_i550w_s60_gps.htm
Help is needed to unlock the WIFI within the I550!!!
It seems the Samsung I550 service manual has been removed from the website I found it on, courtesy of Samsung UK:
The document "Samsung SGH-i550 service manual" has been removed from Scribd
This content was removed at the request of copyright agent B. Pearce of Samsung Electronics (UK)
Is there something that Samsung doesn't want us to find out...?
Personally I would like to meet the marketing exec who decided that Asian and the Middle East should get a WiFi enabled I550 and the rest of Europe shouldn't!
I bought this phone 15 days ago and i m pretty happy with this phone(one of the best from samsung)
-high speed wifi and gps
-superb sound quality and much louder than old samsung phones
-all most all the symbian softwares worked
-no hang up or restarts
-very large and superb screen
-navigation is bit weird but u will get used to it within 2 days
-superb battery life lasts at least 2 days on average use
This is one of the best samsung phone i have ever had.....
What about the quality of camera photo taken by this phone?
Is it good?
Sample photos anyone?
Don't you want to make a full review of this phone here, on gsmarena?
Tomi: I also get the problem of the first second sounding bad when I make a call...its weird.
Useing navigon mobil 6.
Cant find satelit says.(sometimes but often)
Smart movie? i tried it it is lagging.
And the sound is bad but only in the first few sec in the beggining of the call. then its ok.
TheJackal: nice finding man! a service manual , what sort of marketing strategy samsung using huh , releasing i550 and i550W . so i550w is a soldered i550.weird .
amir : If the navigation trackball stuck it is real bad man . phone completely useless .according to service manual page 23 item QJK01(unit jog ball) , it is attached to the motherboard of samsung i550 (0.0) maybe cannot be cleaned !!!=.=
Tomi : which GPS software u using? can u explain more detail how it is not working ? i'm interested to know. Tomi , what does hacky means? or it is lagging? to watch movie i use 3rd party software smart movie 3.41 s60 version , u can find it from ipmart(google it) and its converter settings for best video quality to view on phone. regarding the screen , i'm using this phone with brightness set to lowest because i'm always in indoor but i admit it is hard to see the screen during bright sunlight.
err, sound quality ? i dint have a problem with it .
Kean : go to http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/02/28/samsungs-i550-re-upped-with-wifi/ to see my guide for GPS newbie .if still cant please explain your why and how here.
One step closer to WiFi on the I550!!!
It seems the I550's PCB DOES have the WiFi hardware but its NC (Not Connected) to the main processor.
Download the service manual at this site http://www.scribd.com/doc/945434/Samsung-SGHi550-service-manual and take a look at page 41 where you'll see "All component of WiFi is NC".
Now we need someone with soldering skills and a I550 to open up their I550 to connect the components!
I think too that this phone is not up to the expectations, in addition of not having any accessories in the market so far (even after 2 months of launching in Dubai), i had the phone hang-up situation and had to remove the battery and restart. The overall battery life is not good enough for mare than 36 hours (Compared to Nokia's 48-72 hours) of normal phone usage.
i would just like to know if it is possible to remove the trackball and clean it, like at this link:
Im so dissepointed of this phone!
I bought it but im gonna sell it right away!
Im never ever going to buy this brand again.
First of all my gps dont work at all!
You cant whatch movies on it either (yes i tried lower resolution but it is way to hacky)realplayer is bad.
I even installd divx player but it is way to hacking no matter which resolution i use.
(maybe its dont have enough processor speed or memory?)
The screen isnt bright enough even if it is on its max!
Sound quality is bad during phone calls!
The worst phone ever for me!
Im sorry but i cant find anything good about it!:(
Thank you so much for your in-depth comments for all of us.
I really appreciate.
Now, I have some sort of feeling of asking for your assistance, help me to buy the phone. Hehe.. ;)
> maylee: how long have u use the phone ?
i only experience auto restart once . still acceptable, havent been a problem to me yet. even my old nokia 6260 symbian OS s60 restart itself sometimes. btw, what accesories u finding?
> Shark: no , by default symbian os s60 . but possible , with s60 add on standby mode apps .
> Mie: i think i replied u on engadget mobile . i not sure india using what navigation software with samsung i550 ,but GPS receiver( a function that tracks your latitude and longitudes in earth ) is free . it is just that navigation software need to pay .
>SkEn: so sad hearing your phone restarted itself 10x times a day. i comfirm that the GPS works . check out my newbie guide at engadget mobile . what .sisx file u download? , so far i have downloaded smartmovie 3.41, mobyexplorer .jad , ebuddy mobile for n95 .sisx , a .swf flash animation, mapking r12 , mastubatorpro .jar(just for testing) , all of them work except the mastubator pro software.lol , my phone just doesnt want to vibrate itself . lastly u mentioned about the pc suite , my CD that came in the box have no problem at all .
oh ya, i forgot to introduce myself , my name is darren lim , from klang valley ,malaysia . purchased i550 on 1st march 2008 with the price RM 1450 from one utama damansara. reason of posting : let people discover the real review on internet for i550
I just bought the phone a week ago in Malaysia. I am beginning to worry after reading all this posts here. I have no restart problems but I can't seem to use the GPS feature. I'm not sure if you need to register with a service provider in order to use it. As of now, whenever I try out the GPS I will get the "no connection" on my screen. Also, there is no NAVFON software in my phone but I have a NAVFON trial period card. So do I need to have a registration with a service provider in order to use the GPS function?
I agree that this phone restarts every now and then, it is happening with my i550. Even I have another problem, when the GSM signal is not available, the phone keeps on searching for the signal and it does not come out of that signal search even though I reach to an area with a strong GSM signal, I have to restart the phone to get GSm signal back. I took it to the agent in Dubai and they could not resolve anything, they told me that there was nothing wrong with the phone !!!! I even can not find any accessories for this phone.
Can the 4-way navigation trackball be set to a particular menu/task? (Up-Down-Left-Right)
When gsmarena is going to give a full review of this phone??