i think i8510 is the best phone from samsung, comparing to other brands ( nokia, S.E.,Motorolla,...) it's also the best, the only drawback is with battery ( chaging is needed every 24 hours). May be the battery needs change to new one. I recommend to buy it. Iam sure that the future for samsung.
Anonymous, 23 Dec 2009Hi. - You just can use the front camera during at video call. - There is no voice command.Although the phone has no built in voice app, you should be able to download a 3rd party app. I would think it's quite easy to find apps as this phone runs Symbian OS.
roadfighter911, 23 Dec 2009this is a brilliant phone, i've had it for more than 6 months now. i just have a small issue t... moreThis worked on my friend's phone when the mic appeared not to be working:- Turn the phone off. Remove the battery and sim card. Wait a few minutes. Reinsert the sim card and battery. Switch the phone on. Now make a phone call to test the mic - it should be working now. If not, I suggest getting it checked/serviced at a phone shop.
Samarth INNOV8 user., 25 Dec 2009Also Lance, you can get an advanced manual from net in PDF form of some 1.54 MB. It has everyt... moreWow! thanks a lot for that additional information.. I appreciate that.. happy holidays!
Also Lance, you can get an advanced manual from net in PDF form of some 1.54 MB. It has everything! Location I don't remember but you can use Google.
Yes, the basic manual supplied was hardly anything and this baffled me too initially!?
Secondly, I have no idea why it changes to MMS on more characters. In my INNOV8, it changes it into 2 messages ...
However, if I add more than 15-20 contacts at once, it changes it to MMS ... I have no idea why ...
@ Visitor/ User:-- I totally agree with you, and appreciate your honesty!
I have INNOV8 and suffering from problems like Anti Shake Off in Camera, buggy firmware, etc.
But, if you want your PC Studio to update your firmware, get the firmware which is 50.4 MB in size, from Samsung official website... Its there in India's website atleast ...
@ Lance: Dude, you can use front camera to view your image. Press *#0*# at standby, and then a "Test Menu" will open. Press 9 on it ... Other codes that work are:-->
Lance, 23 Dec 2009Hi,
I just got my INNOV8 lately and I noticed that the manual included is just for the basi... moreHi.
- You just can use the front camera during at video call.
- There is no voice command.
I just got my INNOV8 lately and I noticed that the manual included is just for the basic use? is it correct? and how can I use the secondary camera? the one on the front... does it have voice command??? coz i cant find it.. And when it exceeds the maximum number of characters in text, it automatically switches to MMS, how can I disable it?? I noticed the manual online, it's not revealing the secrets of innov8, like the shortcuts..
this is a brilliant phone, i've had it for more than 6 months now. i just have a small issue that has come about a few days ago. when i send / receive a call the person on the line cant hear me at all. i wonder if something is stuck next to the microphone or whether the microphone is just broken, anyone have a similar experience?
Check this out.......the Innov8 is more than the Omniai8000
If you want a good solid phone that does it all, i,e . great camera, webbrowers, and Navigation, this phone is the best.
The price here in NL has leveled off and actually is MORE expensive than the OmniaII.. strange.
Leray, 21 Dec 2009hey, apparently this phone is discontinued at stores is this true...ooh pls respond plsNope some stores still sell this phone!
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2009Samsung i8510 INNOV8 Firmware Discussion Topic:
Yes, I saw the forum/discussion, and it didn't say anything how can I install it. Is it done through a PC? or directly to the phones browser? whats the first step? I would be glad to receive any tips..
wrongman, 21 Dec 2009there's an official firmware released long time ago!you can flash it with updated pc studio.sa... moreConcerning your post, here are my answers :
post : there's an official firmware released long time ago!you can flash it with updated pc studio.
answer : I have my phone now since 8 months. It's never been possible for me to update the phone through this software, neither with the updates of it.
First of all it downloads something what it calls “downloading the update files from samsung server” to say thereafter that my “phone is not supported”.
Unfortunately I've managed to update the firmware through the unofficial way (again thanks for those forums and the helpfull people there). But none of those unofficial (– on forums shared - ) updates include my language.
And yes, it's true that in some countries customers have managed to update their firmware with pc studio. So support is clearly not equal on every market for samsung. Some countries are more equal than others, I see.
post : samsung widgets?not for nokia's symbian remember!
answer : See those links : http://www.samsungmobile.be/NLD/tutorial/flash/i8510/i8510.do ; http://www.samsungmobile.nl/tutorial/flash/i8510/i8510.do
Watch those things carefully. There is nothing said as “not for nokia's symbian remember !” So why are they still mentioning those widgets in their websites ?
post : pc conection?update drivers,find new samy drivers in google or just uninstall and install pc studio again or may your pc is too dirty
answer : I have the latest version of it allready, the drivers too (yes, found through googling). But why should people search for decent working software and drivers somewhere else ? Why don't they release it through their own site? It's something like selling a BMW 7 series with plenty of horsepower and delivering it with 10 inch wheels, and later to advise the customer to search for decent wheels on google/internet, or at least accusing people not to be able to drive a car. At least customers would have considered other phones/brands if they knew that there wouldn't be decent support. Money is not easily earned nowadays. And not everyone has a big daddy, nor is a billionaire.
Concerning unstalling and installing, I've done that many times already. There is nothing wrong with my Pc, other software run like butter. Supposing that my Pc is dirty, other software on it should have issues to, right ? But i'm insisting that this crap is the buggiest thing I've had on my Pc.
post : phone good,owner bad
answer : Why did you take my opinions/reflections personally ? Are you a samsung stakeholder ? A reseller or a worker maybe ? Or just a simple fanboy ?
Take it easy, and chill out. There will be always people complaining as long as you let them in the cold. Learn to accept it, and learn to have respect for thoughts and opinions of others. Otherwise things wouldn't be easy as it is now.
post : why mine works well?pc studio excellent,camera as well,phone fast,battery 3-4days all fine for almost a year only bad thing is that symbian is pretty boring 'cos old fashion os
answer : I don't know why yours works well. And it would be great if you told us how you managed this. Maybe you live in a country that's more equal than others, and get more support. And as I've read on forums and concluded, there are plenty of customers (from all over the world) who are having issues with this phone.
Last but not least, it's true that Samsung produces phones with decent built quality and very well hardware, but I insist on it that Samsung should really consider to do something on its aftersale support (on the firmware side of course).
The more they sell phones with buggy firmwares, the higher the number of customers will be who will consider another phonebrand for their next purchase.
The market will learn them.
Lance, 21 Dec 2009Hi All,
where can I find the latest firmware (the best one)..
And how can I install it? Is... moreSamsung i8510 INNOV8 Firmware Discussion Topic:
where can I find the latest firmware (the best one)..
And how can I install it? Is it done through internet? PC to celfone connection, or directly to the phones web browser? Please advise..
hey, apparently this phone is discontinued at stores is this true...ooh pls respond pls
This is a remarcable phone. Excelent image, sound quality and great GPS. The 8Gb mass storage plus the 8GB Microsd lets you keep all your data. The batery life is average, but you must update your software. Samsung has a problem is that when they release a phone they forget it very quickly. Its obvoiusly to make money, they are not worried about their custumers. This is probably one of the last smartphones with keypad and no touch screen by Samsung. The 330Mhz Processor seems to be great, but i think it could be a lot better if they have input a doble processor like in Nokia N82. The Photos of this phone are cool in deed but the flash is terrible. It has got a too strong blue light and low defenition. Xenon would be great for this phone. In fact it would be perfect since the camera has got 8MP. The slide is very accurate and it seems build in a good material. I have this phone for a while and it is as good as new. MP3 sound is excellent but when you try to record a video in the camera the sound of music (if you are trying to film a live concert) sucks! Nokia is better on this chapter. Price dropped a lot and who wants this phone badly, now its a good time to buy. Here in Portugal they cost 200€. In september 2008 they cost 600€ so you see how much the price dropped in a year. Nokia N82 was released in 2007 and it costs more than INNOV8, i guess its 230€. However for 200€ is a really excelent phone. Great specs like WI-FI, DLNA, HDSPA with 7.2Mbps make this phone a great choice for people who still like slide phones and with keypad and no touch screen.
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2009I am getting 7 days in standby mode from my battery. About 3 days with normal usage. i,e . ... moreWhat am I doing wrong I've been unhappy from day 1 coz I have to charge my fone every evening wen I don't make major use of it during the day.