I want to ask you people to know very well the phone before buying it.
1. This is Samsung, which for me doesn't compare with any other brand (in a negative way). I am sorry I spent money on it.
2. System used is Android (mostly 1.5 with update at request to 2.1). This is good system for lots of games and stupid apps.
3. THIS IS IN NOT A PROFESIONAL DEVELOPED PHONE : it will not sync contacts, agenda, events, etc. Although the overall time to sync details is minimum 20-25 minutes !!!
4. Software for it (KIES) is built in a stupid way, it does not work and probably Samsung considers all the planet stupid.
5. MOST IMPORTANT: u will not have any privacy as all your contacts will be synced with your gmail. I really don't get it how come google needs to brute force my personal details.
OVERALL: if u didn't buy it yet, don't buy. If u bought, sell it and delete personal info on gmail. And don't ever buy again Samsung or Android platform.
Way better and much much faster phone are provided by Nokia and Sony (i own Spica, E51, W910i, k600i, 2370C, etc).
anilyoko, 14 Jul 2010can I upgrade 2.1 to 2.2 my samsung spica?
I hear samsung won't made it..
But 2.2 can run on i5700 with limitation, some hardware still not work..
Thanks to LeshaK
maybe samsung can recruit him :D
can any one tell me which one is better Samsung I5700 of or HTC Tattoo ? m getting confuse..... pls help.
Ganesh, 14 Jul 2010Thanks Kevin, but this not happening everyday, happens thrice in a week.Hey Ganesh,
One way is to do wat kevin suggested.
or if you are familiar with linux then go the android sdk way. you can use the adb tool part of sdk to launch a shell and issue the cmd dmesg to get the logs. Trace out the culprit from there.
dmesg lists the system log.
I flashed Spica to Android 2.1 but i still have problems with bluetooth. Phone says "Paired but not connected". I could not connect phone through BT in Kies or NPS. Although sending files from PC to Spica works using Windows7 Bluetooth function, but not from Spica to PC. How to fix that issue?
And BTW Spica has nasty bug: when you start the camera the processor goes to 800 Mhz, and remains stuck there till next reboot! Partial solution is http://samsungfw.wordpress.com/2010/07/11/cools-a-great-app-for-your-spica-improving-battery-life/
Ganesh, 14 Jul 2010Thanks Kevin, but this not happening everyday, happens thrice in a week.Any app that might do it. Just check teh pattern of app isage and gprs usage. also your own personal usage patterns that might tell you what the culprit is, also if this occurs a lil too much then please visit samsung service point.
Any idea on how to go about upgrading from 1.5 cupcake to 2.1 eclair or 2.2 froyo.
Ganesh, I havent experience3d anything of that sort try formatting teh sd card and leave it blank for 2-3 days and then see if it still restarts as usually this problem arises due to memory card and huge data on it.
Have anyone experience this, my mobile gets re-start or sometimes switched off. Really experiencing this quite often. Can't think why this happens. If anyone can help here it will better.
just bought it on Monday 12 July 2010. Its an Awesome phone, works just lyk iphone probly better. has more featurs and loads of free apps to download. Browser is lil bit slow but opera Mini works great. both landscape and potrait on screen keyboard work awesome. Although it has cupcake on it the 1.5 and planning to upgrade it to 2.1 or 2.2 lets see how does that go. The phone is out of stock every where luckily i searched 20 shops and then go it.
Dev, 14 Jul 2010After almost 7-8 weeks of wait, I finally bought Samsung Spica on Monday! I bought it from a f... moreDear Dev,
Does the 2.1 update give you SWYPE while typing and SNS for social networking integration..?
SEBSSS, 13 Jul 2010Is a landscape virtual QWERTY keybaord exists with auto rotate option for messaging? Yes QWERTY keyboard is available in landscape mode also for messeging
After almost 7-8 weeks of wait, I finally bought Samsung Spica on Monday! I bought it from a friend of mine. Its only 1.5 months old, scrachless and almost showroom piece with bill/waranty. I got a great bargain as I bought it for 8.5K, Bill says 14K!!!
I used it extensively with Android 1.5 and got it updated to Android 2.1 yesterday from Samsung service center.
Now its got better! Its a great phone for 8.5K (for me) its an awesome deal.
Main advantages are:
-Android OS hence no limit to want you can do with Apps!
-Super fast CPU
-Screen resolution is enough to use latest apps
Is a landscape virtual QWERTY keybaord exists with auto rotate option for messaging?
hate , 13 Jul 2010dont buy this phone lolzz the phone is already so much in demand, thr r so many seekers.'hate' u shud hav completed ur sentence " dont buy this phone cos i wanna buy it".lolz
hate , 13 Jul 2010dont buy this phone Why? What is the problem with this phone? Can anyone suggest me any other good phone under 15000. Is there any other good android phone under 15000.