@ Arturas: See, I never use Digital Zoom while snapping, and I view photos on PC Monitor.
What I'm saying is that the shutter timing is so damn slow... 1/30 of a second is so slow, it makes you blur the photo most of the time, unless you're using a tripod (which who uses for a mobile?).
Evening photos are almost always blurry...!
Like you say, one may tweak settings but the camera doesn't save them.
Close the camera once and damn- most of your settings gone!
And all of my points are true for me, can't say why you disagree. Maybe you didn't notice...? or your firmware was better than XXHJ3?
@ mach: Yes, I should NOT have used "Way above". N86 and innov8 are quite similar in features, give or take few features.
@ gom: Sound is great except a little lower bass when using headset. Get a bassy headset and its fine...
Battery: Average, one-two days at most.
the phone is actually good but i personnaly think it is to much for a phone like this. however the camera is brilliant and overall is fine
Steven, 23 Aug 2010I have had this phone for around 7 months now.. After a while of having the phone, you start t... moretry updating unofficially using Apollo.....The firmware XXBI2 is official though, you may want to update it yourself..mine it took 3min without connection probs......now, my battery lasts for 2 days with abuse of the music player.......browsing will also be faster.....anyway, just an opinion
this phone's great......had problems on the previous firmware but just go to innov8 forum and upgrade to the XXBI2 firmware.....now, the phone is speeedy(and the battery life is extended) + i managed to get n-gage working......loudspeaker's the best and the camera is an over-all performer.....just need to find the rights settings in low-light with flash....in daytime, its like a point-and-shoot digicam in quality
Hey gat this 4ne,4 the first tyms like a year it worked vry well later the screen started blacking off,and then it came to an end and went off completely .the sumsung guys told me ts a fibre wch has worn out ,but nw getting the spare so as fibre i hav tried in diffrent countries but in vain until recentlt i got it in sweden after buying another,the camera is good,but anything has to b having disantvantages.like what your facing.
gom, 29 Aug 2010hi guys.. i want your opinion bout this phone is this phone superb in multimedia (sound), co... moredude there's like 240+ pages of opinion/review about this 2yr old phone already. better back read.
i want your opinion bout this phone
is this phone superb in multimedia (sound), connection, and battery life?
coz i wannna buy a phone that good enough on that 3 points.
Steven, 23 Aug 2010I have had this phone for around 7 months now.. After a while of having the phone, you start t... moreSteven, Google for tips on battery life - there are two processes that need deleted from the phone (screensaver and something else)- then battery life is 4-5 days easy.
Best phone I ever had!. I've bought three other phones (omnia, gw620, etc)over the past year to "better" it but ended up going back to it. All it needs to be perfect is a touch screen - it's the ONLY thing missing.
I have had this phone for around 7 months now.. After a while of having the phone, you start to realise that the phone isn't as brilliant as it looks or what people may make it out to be. Some of the main problems about this phone are:
- Dust collects under the screen, and there is no way of solving this problem unless you send it back to Samsung; if its not under gurantee you will be charged.
- Hardly any updates! Samsung never release updates for this phone, so bug fixes etc will not be fixed!
- Its a little slow.. Photos and videos take a while to load which can be annoying and the menu sometimes lags.
- Battery life is awfull, it needs charging every day, even if you don't use it a lot.
I reccomend that you don't purchase this phone, it's a tad out dated now and it has to many issues that samsung cant be bothered to address.
hi, I'm having trouble installing anti-virus--i tried both bit defender and kaspersky trial version for mobile phone but I'm getting an error that installation is not supported, what should I do with it??
Thanks in advance...
if your on to the camera quality,,better to avail C905,,
and either,,c905 video quality/audio,,is far more better than this one..
mach, 28 Jul 2010"Feature wise - yes, it is way better than N86..." I have both i8510 and N86, and... morehello?? y do u say n86 camera better???has a wider and bigger lens??? photo quality depends on the amount of details captured and innov8 does a better job doing that...
Samarth INNOV8 user, 25 Apr 2010Feature wise - yes, it is way better than N86...
Reliability wise - NO, My i8510 has gone t... more"Feature wise - yes, it is way better than N86..."
I have both i8510 and N86, and use them both everyday. I don't know why you say i8510 is "way better" than the N86. i8510 does have a 0.2-inch screen advantage and a trackpad. But N86 has much better camera quality and stronger flash, better build quality, and has AMOLED display. N86 also has OVI apps and free Ovi Maps for life.
I agree with the reliability and screen issue of the i8510 and Samsung doesn't update their software as much as Nokia does. Last update for i8510 was I think last year, N86 was just this past one or two months.
hey guys,plz sum1 help! Which mobile website can i go to,to download a setting wizard for free from??? Plz sum1 reply asap
INNOV8 user., 16 Jul 2010Guys, I have this phone. But please, I don't recommend you to purchase it...
It has good po... moreWell I have this phone too and I can tell that only a few of your points are true.
So I will agree on you only on these points: 3, 7 and 8. Other than that, completely disagree about the camera, it's perfect I'd say and you can also tweak the settings if you don't like something about it's photographing, and yeah, when you make digital zoom when making a video it's completely normal that the quality gets worse a lot because it's a DIGITAL zoom, it's not optical if you understand that... It might be slightly slower in menus, but other than that this device is raw power! Really recommend this to anyone who's not looking for the newest and most expensive touchscreen. Besides it's photos are waaaaaay better than most of the newest phones in the market.
Guys, I have this phone. But please, I don't recommend you to purchase it...
It has good points too, but the bad points are:->
1. Photos in slight dark, are blurry, and anti shake turns itself off many times,
Moreover, anti shake and flash can't be used at same time,
2. Videos have horrible audio quality, and lots of missed frames, and even 2x zoom makes its quality bad,
3. The paintjob wears out fast, mine is reflective metal now, instead of black,
4. There's current flowing through its body, which you can get shocked by, if its connected to TV/ Laptop, etc. and if you are barefoot,
5. its screen updates 1 second later after you press a button while its on standby. Until then, it shows the last screen position which maybe an older time...
6. Radio is buggy. It won't respond until you press a key ten times.
If you chose directional key for usage instead, it changes channels damn slowly.
7. The USB wire got defective within 9 months of normal usage. I had to purchase a new one which was of Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic.
The charger got defective within 4 months and a warranty replacement was provided.
Then again, it went kaput at 10 months, then I had to purchase it from market.
8. Battery life is not even useable for 1 day full of usage.
I updated the firmware from to XXHJ3 through Samsung Centre, but NO PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED.
In fact, one of the 3D games disappeared and the other doesn't work anymore, after the update.
And GSMArena, why didn't you disclose these points in your review? Very bad journalism on your part.