Spica is great phone, best performance over price ratio that i have found in range 200-300eur. Nice hardware (everything top class phones have!) packed in thin elegant case, but what makes this phone really great is Android OS with Android Market, best on the market. :)
Only thing that i miss in Spica is camera flash LED for dark place shooting.
I also did some (unintentional) crude tests:
It survived 1.5 meter drop to laminate. Back cover and battery fell out but nothing braked, it turned on normally, no visible effects.
Front touch screen is not very scratch resistant, small sharp stones in your pocked with Spica will scratch the screen! I hope it is (cheaply) replaceable... any info on this?
my wife really likes this phone is there anything extra in the descriptions that would make me buy this phone plz help!! thanks
eagle06, 06 Jul 2010yea just contacted him now. No stock.
Also i got this mail from samsung.
Thank you for tak... moreIf you can please provide addresses of authorized dealer's from pune.
I want to buy Samsung mobile model GT-I5700 SPICA.
lionel, 06 Jul 2010guys plz giv me some tips about conservin d battery coz i think my battery is defective... so ... moreSwitch off blue tooth, wifi and net access when not in use. Reduce brightness when indoors. Use a good task manager to close applns in background.
sorry, not much of a gamer myself, but i've seen some people play 2-player games on their iphones -- basically each person grabs one end of the phone, and treats it like a mini arcade. Since you're effectively dealing with 4 inputs(2 players, 2 hands), that got me thinking about the multitouch issue.
no biggie though, i can live w/o games :D
guys plz giv me some tips about conservin d battery coz i think my battery is defective... so i jus wanna be sure
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2010thanks for replying on the multitouch issue...but how about games? Say, something like needs t... moreWell games usually don't have much problems,
The only game app on which I faced an issue was NESoid , solved it by reassigning movement controls to trackpad!
and I'm not sure what u meant 2 player games,
usually, me and my friends take turns on games!
thanks for replying on the multitouch issue...but how about games? Say, something like needs two hands/thumbs to play, or 2-player games?
eagle06, 06 Jul 2010yea just contacted him now. No stock. Also i got this mail from samsung. Thank you for tak... moreI have contacted all the three persons a couple of times atleast, except mobile gallery others told the model is stopped and mobile gallery says no stock as u know. i have no hope that this model will come in hyd becoz samsung representative told me that may be the stockists(super dealer) for AP is not interested and has an idea that there is no demand for this piece so he is not ordering from samsung itseems
[deleted post]Why don't you go and find that new piece for yourself then instead of craving and groveling for the phone on forums ;)
vac f, 06 Jul 2010Use the following tricks to improve battery life.. 1. Set the brightness a touch down. 2. ... morehey tnx for the info! i have set my brightness level to 0% always because beyond that cause pain in my eyes.. i also don't text and call that much. do you think my battery is defective? i just bought mine 3 days ago. the warranty for the battery is 6 months though.. By the way do you know who to disable the vibrating effect when you unlock the phone?
chaitu, 06 Jul 2010thanks for the info bro. have u contacted mobile gallery person again? yea just contacted him now. No stock.
Also i got this mail from samsung.
Thank you for taking interest in Samsung products and services.
Samsung mobile model GT-I5700 SPICA is a running model as of now and If you want to buy handset then you canvisit to any of authorized dealer near by to you, the addresses of authorized dealer?s are as follows:
10-4-41/4, Golconda Appartment, humayun nagar, Hydrabad
4-1-896, Sri rama Toewr, Boggul Kuunta, Tilak Road, Hydrabad-1
47, Khan Lateef Khan Market, Basheerbagh, Hydrabad-1 (A.P)
For assistance contact Samsung Customer Care.
Thanking you and assuring best services always.
[deleted post]thanks for the info bro. have u contacted mobile gallery person again?
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2010question: if this phone doesn't support multitouch, does it mean i can't run apps that specifi... moreCorrection to earlier post.
You can use multi touch specific apps but without the multi touch feature ,
For eg. Dolphin browser has pinch zoom feature, but since Spica doesn't support multi touch, u have to use zoom button.
All major Apps hav both single and multi Touch methods of navigation, so no issues there.
kikomat, 06 Jul 2010how long does your battery last? mine SUCKS it only last for 1.5 days with minimal texting and... moreUse the following tricks to improve battery life..
1. Set the brightness a touch down.
2. Go to market, download and replace Pantheon with launcher pro.
3. Download APN Droid from market to cut of data transfer when not needed.
4. Download advanced task killer and kill unwanted background apps.
5. When going to bed, turn ON airplane mode.
Hope this helped : )
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2010question: if this phone doesn't support multitouch, does it mean i can't run apps that specifi... moreYes u Cannot use multi touch Apps, but look on the brightside, u get the FULL android experience for 12k!
how long does your battery last? mine SUCKS it only last for 1.5 days with minimal texting and browsing the phone only! no calls too!