Anonymous, 08 Feb 2009I'm gutted ! i've had the 16gb version of this handset since it was released in September but ... moreI got mine sim free from carfone and they only do 8gb version..I have yet to see the 16gb version in real life but play.com were doing it for £579 sim free but was not in stock every time i checked..My n82,,n95-1,,xperia and innov8 have all struggled a bit with the 16gb card which i thought was faulty but its fine now ,,its because swapping it from n82 to xperia to innov8 is generating problems with different programme files and other files causing incompatabilty between the handsets...When i put my card full off 2500+ mp3 plus pickys and mbs of video it does take some time to open and for music player to update or refresh ,so, maybe smartfones are nearing the limit of card operating comfortably enuf for them work smoothly..???
I'm gutted ! i've had the 16gb version of this handset since it was released in September but recently it had to be repaired due to the usb/charger connection becoming faulty as well as other faults. I got the phone back from repair then the earpiece became faulty and had to take it back. I was then told the handset could not be repaired and was offered the 8gb model with a 8gb micro SD as a replacement. Obviously I tuned this down as an 8gb micro sd is hardly worth the £50 difference inprice I paid. I've been told the 16gb version has been discontinued. I've been told I can have an alternative handset but have not been told what it will be. There are no other models currently available that have the same features as the i8510.
I think I may be offered the N96 as an alternative which isn't all that tempting.
I've checked on the Samsung UK website and they don't mention the 16gb version on there either anymore.
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2009About the corrupted data that happens a lot these files are usually programs Thanx Nick their are bits and bobs allover,,some are copy/paste clipboard texts,,some are thumbnails of photos ..Been busy but interested in doing test of just total rundown to see standby time,,will have to use xperia or n82 whilst doing this??
Ok, in interest of my own and others will do run down test,,i must be mad but i am mad anyway,i will put sticky note on fone to remind me not to use it?
Hey y'all i just wanted to ask, hows the music quality on this thing, and is it really as amazing as i have been led to believe?
can someone plz tell me how to update my i8510...
plz reply me with ideas thanks
how much time does it take to be fully charged and how many days it keeps charge?
Our i8510 successor is coming!
I8910 a.k.a ACME runs on latest s60v5 Touch ui OS! N will utilize touchwiz ui for standby mode like other samsung winmo device!
Has 3.8 inch AMOLED screen!
WVGA HD 720P vid rec
Seems has stronger procesor coz hdmi n wvga rec support!
Absolutely X1,htc hd, n n97 killer!
brynn, 06 Feb 2009Hi,,i kept the backlight on full blast till the unit was fully charged and it took 2hrs and 25... moreHi brynn , I dont think u should do the vid test because u want to know the standby time .
the battery is getting better. i think it's just because the battery is new and needs to get going :)
top phone btw
New nons top video time using same settings is 5hr 21 minutes so its about the same..the extra six minutes is not much be could equte to an extra half hour standby??
Next up i am fully charging it up and trying a non stop mp3 test..i will start it off tonight and i know its good for 11 hrs so will be up by then..
It is good use OS install more than Nokia no good because all time crash and easy breaker about 3 to 6months
Samsung really good never crash all time i am enjoy with it :)
should have read,,,
Remember that this test is a general flat out test and innov8 lasts longer than 5hrs 15 mins obviously,, its just some folks may think it only lasts 5hr 15mins..
this is some of the files that were corrupting my 16gb hc micro sd card their were over 30 of them ,,
do not know what they are??
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2009brynn where are u , what happened , and did u put the back lights to 10 sec after u finished ?Hi,,i kept the backlight on full blast till the unit was fully charged and it took 2hrs and 25 minutes of pressing a button to keep backlight on all the time..This was after the 6 hr charge in fact all i did was what you said..So whats happened?? well i backed up "all" to my 16gb card and on putting back in the phone the card wont work so i have to get some files off it that were causing the corruption..I have had alot of trouble with the card but its been in my n82 then formatted for xperia then formatted for innov8 i think it was corrupt from the start so getting a new one..I have not had time to put any files back on innov8 till now and this is what i intend to do for starters:put drifters video back on using same settings and see if it lasts longer than 5hrs 15 minutes then other tests later..Remember that this test is a general flat out test and that it lasts longer than that obviously its just some folks may think it only lasts 5hr 15mins..
I have been using xperia today and innov8 i took off full charge 6am this morning and its recieved 2 multimedia messages and is still on 7 bars..will put a reply before bed or wwhen innov8 runs out on video drifters test..
P.S. i use drifters cause everyone should have it on their fone so i am not using any odd formats etc..
Suz, 06 Feb 2009Can you help? I'm having problems with blurry focus is bad lighting situations, can anyone te... moreAF is better , check for night vision and if u want to take a pic from some distance do not use flash . only use flash if the thing is close .
Can you help?
I'm having problems with blurry focus is bad lighting situations, can anyone tell me the best settings to use.
Also am I better off with PF or AF focus?
brynn where are u , what happened , and did u put the back lights to 10 sec after u finished ?
I had this phone since last week and would like to comment on battery life. First time i charged it, AWFUL! lasted me less than 24 hours, so i threw it back in its box switched off. I searched online for this problem as reviews were saying it has good battery life. many have same problem, bad battery lasting only 24 hours.
But, i decided not to give up yet! i charged the phone whilst swtiched off. Fully charged and started to test the handset.
I factory reset the handset on Sunday. At first am testing its ability to hold charge on standby, last time it gave up in single day with minimal use. This time after factory reset, its only lost 2 bars. been on for 5 days since i charged it.
I did same test with LG renoir, it lasted me 8 days with minimal usage. see how this one goes. I will later test for continous camera, music/video playback and let you know how it goes.
to sum up...
1) let battery die out, dont switch off handset.
2) leave handset off for a day.
3) charge battery whilst phone is off
4) Turn on phone, factory reset the phone and away you go. see how long it lasts.
hope this helps.