thank u so much for the replies.i'm going to buy it this month.it would be good to have an extra phone.kindly give a rating for this phone overall.thanks.
Gwapito, 19 Mar 2009(a.) first is speed! when i'm in a hurry and i need to immediately take notes of ideas that co... moreHi, can you teach me how did you do these?
1) I created direct shortcut to New SMS and it launches in just 1 second
2) taskmanager: I mapped it to a hardware key nearest to my thumb where I can launch with single press.
thanks so much! ^_^
rei, 19 Mar 2009why did u change usage for sony ericsson p1 to samsung i708?i have used my p1 for 4months now ... more(a.) first is speed! when i'm in a hurry and i need to immediately take notes of ideas that come in a flash. Quickly access calendar or quickly reply sms to someone while i'm no the go. for example in my i780 I created direct shortcut to New SMS and it launches in just 1 second. Try it in P1i and time how many seconds you can start typing a new SMS. Office apps like word and excel feels like very light apps that I can launch instantly even if they r not yet in memory. I think WM is also more memory efficient infact I already opened all my favorite apps and i still have 60mb free RAM. BTW there's around 85MB free RAM at boot.
(b.) Second is control. IMO a high usability device has these 5 basic operations that must be within thumb reach.
1 options: no problem with both i780 and p1i
2 home or standby button: Quickly accessible in i780 while in P1i it's located at the left-side and u have to long-press it meaning you have to reposition your hand.
3 close or back key: Quickly accessible in i780 while in p1i you have to extend your thumb to the top corner of the screen or else you have to reposition your hand again to press the left-side hardware button.
4 taskmanager: Quickly accessible in i780. I mapped it to a hardware key nearest to my thumb where I can launch with single press. in P1i there's no direct method. the closest is mapping it to right-side hardware key but it needs long-press that can become hard when done often.
5 start menu: the advantage of this that I can quickly run settings, connection or any program without minimizing the current app. There's a dedicated button in i780 but in P1i you have to extend your thumb again to the top corner of the screen.
Maybe those additional useful buttons are not big deal to you but in my case I use them much often to keep up with the i780 speed! P1i is slow anyway so maybe you don't need them as much as i do.
Note that i780 is not that user-friendly by default. Infact i think the default setup is bad. You have to manually tweak it, cook it, and install all the right utilities before it becomes the most usable device on earth. Don't get me wrong because i think P1i is also a very good device I love it though it is hampered by slow speed.
Gwapito, 19 Mar 2009Yes! the fast 624mhz processor is capable. I was even surprized that it played my 720x480 vid... morewhy did u change usage for sony ericsson p1 to samsung i708?i have used my p1 for 4months now and there are no problems at all.i would just end up with regrets if the i780 interface is more or less the same to p1.i only wanted a good phone for messaging, calls and online.also i'm focusing for the volumes.i hardly set my phone volume to max.is the sound satisfactory?thanks
rei, 19 Mar 2009thanks voxy.it does lacks few things but most important i780 is winmo-based like u said.i rare... moreYes! the fast 624mhz processor is capable.
I was even surprized that it played my 720x480 video usng coreplayer 1.3 even without re-encoding.
Although I advice you to re-encode it to i780 native 320x320 at mp4 H.264 so not to waste extra processing and storage space but still retain 100% thesame quality. Use coreplayer 1.3 to play it and always zoom the video to "fill the whole screen" (no black borders). It will crop the left and right portion to utilize the whole full square screen but believe me I tried it and it will provide the best experience.
thanks voxy.it does lacks few things but most important i780 is winmo-based like u said.i rarely use p1 for online.what attracted me to i780 is the interface(^_^)how is video frame rate?if i make a video of a high quality will it run smoothly?
rei, 18 Mar 2009hi.i'm a very big fan of pda phones.i really want to know if comparing the samsung i780 to son... more@rei
I also came from P1i so here r the new things I experienced with i780:
1 SPEED i780: The 624mhz processor of i780 is way so much faster than 200mhz of P1i and it makes a lot of difference in overall experience.
2 NAVIGATION BUTTONS i780: As you can see, i780 has additional buttons up front like optical pad, context keys and phone keys. You can quickly launch task-manager, go to standby screen or close apps easily with the tip of you finger. P1i has none of these. Also, I already got used to the mouse of i780 and I find it so useful that I can no longer live without it. I installed chfingermouse and mapped it to a hardware key to quickly toggle between 4-way pad and mouse.
3 SOFTWARE AVAILABITITY i780: WM of i780 thousands of softwares available to choose while p1i uses UIQ3 which as far fewer softwares and is already declared dead. Although I should note that the few UIQ3 softwares available to P1i are all quality softwares and should be enough for your needs.
4. FLEXIBILITY i780: WM is just like desktop PC "my documents", "program files", "windows", "start menu" are all in their respective places. Also useful is that you can long-press an item to display a context-menu just like right-mouse-click on PC. You can tweak the registry or install 3rd party softwares to make it even more flexible like "launch manager" to quickly launch any app from any screen and "MagikB" to make typing so much easier.
5 MESSAGING and CONTACTS i780: i780 has threaded messaging to easily follow through a conversation. In inbox you can immediately type anything on the keyboard to quickly look-up any word it contains. In contacts you can immediately type (A L) to search (Angel Locsin) and (Luke Angeles). Note: you can make a shortcut to quickly launch "New SMS" in i780.
What I miss?
1 CAMERA P1i: P1i has better 3.2mp camera with flash.
2 KEYBOARD P1i: I'm a fan of the ease of rocker keyboard of P1i although I already adjusted to the i780 keyboard now and i already instaled "MagikB" to make typing a lot easier.
3 VOLUME CONTROL P1i: P1i has separate volume control for phone, messaging, alarm, multimedia, etc and I miss it a lot!!
4 SENDING TXT PERSISTENCE P1i: In low signals most Phones like P1i continue to send the SMS several times until successful before giving up. In WM it will immediately notify a sending failure after an unsuccessful first try.
These are just my personal view. I know there more things do differentiate the two
hi.i'm a very big fan of pda phones.i really want to know if comparing the samsung i780 to sony ericsson p1,which is the best?kindly give out the pros and cons so i can decide to purchase it.thanks
Brett, 17 Mar 2009Now i have a question. I have followed all the steps to make my phone a modem. >>Install the ... moreits easy to use your phone as modem.just go to the program then select internet sharing,just connect via your operator,then connect your device to laptop.doesnt need active sync to use this program.ive already try it,even now im sending you this message ,is using my phone as a modem..good luck
Now i have a question. I have followed all the steps to make my phone a modem. >>Install the active sync >> disable the usb sync on the soft ware >> Internet sharing set to usb >> but this is not working. I know the phone is a computer but i still need to use the internet on my laptop when I am travelling please help me out
Rakib, 08 Mar 2009Hi to All, I am a new user of I780. I frequently use youtube from this device, but now it show... moreWith regards to the utube question. There is actually a utube application for this phone. This is why you cannot view it as a standard application. The easiest to find any applications for this phone is on www.thepiratebay.net search for ppc apps and there is a selectable torrent with 235 software applications for this phone. the nice part is that you can select to only download one or many applications you want. thanks
is there a way for the i780 to send sms to many? what i mean is like in nokia wherein you can at one time select a number of recipients. dont know if this phone can do that or you have to insert one by one the recipients of your sms.
2nd is that is there a way to make a shortcut to writing sms? just to compose an sms makes you go through a lot of steps.
hope you can answer my queries..
The i780 is a nice piece of hardware, I've had mine since October. The phone never freezes, the phone is fast due to its powerful processor and navigating the phone using a combination of the track pad and touch screen is just a breeze.
If you are thinking of buying a cheap, powerful, fully featured handset stop thinking and go get yourself one.
Just have a minor problem...my phone's wifi cannot connect to encrypted wifi routers but can connect to free public wifi spots.
Any solutions would be much appreciated
i just got this phone & i'm loving it..got a problem though..sometimes it won't alert me when there is a new message, especially if i'm getting multiple messages..please help..(sorry for the spam)
i just got this phone & i'm loving..got a problem though..sometimes it won't alert me when there is a new messages & especially if i'm getting multiple messages..please help...
Tri, 09 Mar 2009Dear all, I using this to receive email from Exchange mobile server it receive good. But i... moreyou have to change the setting. go to setting-connection, tap di icon connection. add a new modem connection. enter a name for my connection, select a modem: cellular line gprs. and you have to edit the access point name, password and proxy server. different sim card has different proxy server. so you have tofind out the proxy number. you can check iton internet. goodluck.
juneling82, 10 Mar 2009Can someone help me out?? I can't decide which to get Samsung i780 (RM1,399) or Glofish M810... moreit depends to what u need, samsung i780 is a great phone, i bought this phone last december. if u compare to eten glofish m810 is at the ram. i780 has 128 mb ram and the optical trackpad is really amazing. i can use my phone only with one hand, m810 only has 64 mb. but m810 has the auto focus on the camera. m810 use sliding keyboard u have to use 2 hands to type. and it'smore expensive. if i were u i'll buy samsung i780.
hi all, do you have GPS for i780? can you send me the sofeware? I live in Cambodia. Thanks
juneling82, 10 Mar 2009Can someone help me out?? I can't decide which to get Samsung i780 (RM1,399) or Glofish M810... moreAFAIK Glofish M810 has only 64MB RAM which is a very very very very serious limitation in Windows Mobile.