rebirth, 13 Dec 2010i know you are right about the skype issue. still, i wanted to underline the fact that the pho... moreApps like Skype and games like Asphalt install large part on the INTERNAL memory that on original Desire is only 131 MB, so having a large external sd-card does nor solve the problem with to small internal memory. Desire HD have enough internal memory, but not the "original" Desire.
We are very many that have the problem that Desire can not keep a stable 3G-connection,when you think there is a problem with your network and when you notice very long time before a webpage loads inspite the "bars" indicate perfect coinnection the real problem is your Desire and NOT your network, because the reciever, not the sending part of the same reciever bur the actual recieving part, is "going to sleep" very often. Even Desire HD have this problem and even "professional" reviewers have noticed this strange loss of real connection even though the "bars" indicate perfect connection.
The update to Froyo was not really late, only HTC was faster and thats mostly because Nexus 1 have almost exactly the same hardware as Desire, but many other Androids from HTC were got Froyo a lot later than even Samsungs Galaxy S, and SonyEricsson have only recently uppgraded their X10 to 2.1 NOT yet Froyo. Galaxy S will get updated to 2.3 in the first quarter 2011 and that is soon enough because 2.2 already have Flash 10.1
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2010Official 2.2 have solved all problems, and Skype is now working perfectly on Galaxy S. Desire ... morei know you are right about the skype issue. still, i wanted to underline the fact that the phone received the official 2.2 update VERY late.
about the memory... my phone came with an 8GB card. if I need more, I will buy a 32 one and finish with the problem (by the way, galaxy s had also a 8GB internal, so almost similar - i dont mention issues linked with 2.1).
about the 3G connectivity... I don't know what to tell you. i had no problems to have long conversations (nimuzz, skype, over one hour calls) - no interruptions. more, listening to online radios - no problem. (not to mention that DHD has HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps). if you talk about applications not being able to keep connectivity, you might be right. so far, i did not encounter such problems
rebirth, 12 Dec 2010for me, the galaxy s experience was simply: disappointing. i never understood (after the first... moreOfficial 2.2 have solved all problems, and Skype is now working perfectly on Galaxy S. Desire HD have the same fatal problem as Desire, not being able to keep a stable 3G-connection. Original Desire have a to small internal memory making it impossible to install many apps and games...
for me, the galaxy s experience was simply: disappointing. i never understood (after the first week) why it is called iphone killer.
AMOLED... hmmmmm in direct sunlight... still was unable to see the screen. like on any phone. yes, without direct sunlight.. the colors were super nice, but... no much to really count.
the minuses: update to 2.2. bleah, gingerbread is here.. and only now the update is available?! big minus...
with 2.1, the phone was clearly not at its best. many times iresponsive. the default UI... no really addon value. samsung widgets can not be installed (still, the menu is there).
no Skype support. what the heck?!
lots of applications working perfectly on other android phones.. worked terribly on Samsung flagship. audio quality (for all possible types of messenger applications) - terrible (a really annoying background sound)
while waiting for 2.2 upgrade.. i managed to loose the phone (very sad at the beginning). finally, i've got the HTC desire HD and.. the is one word: excellent. i don't know if it is only the 2.2, but everything is working just nice.. i am very content of it. so, if you want to buy a new phone, think twice.... i don't give the comparison chart of the 2 phones, you can do that by yourself. i have only told you about my user experience....
Hk, 10 Dec 2010Maybe you go to samsung service centre,have they update froyo for you..if anything wrong after... moreI went to service center on Saturday. They tried connecting to kies but they couldnt. They said they will do a update for me but there will be data loss. I said ok because 3 days back only i gave a factory reset. They returned my phone in 1 hour with Froyo. After that i tried connecting to kies 2 times. It is connecting fine.
People keep asking which is better ,,this or that.
Listen people here is what you do
Go You Tube SEARCH type in Samsung Galaxy S vs whatever phone you want. and then follow the links.
There are hundreds of videos showing 2 phones against each other.
samsung, 12 Dec 2010is that GPS good enaugh..?i mean vs the A10 garmin asus..?I have 3 navigation programs installed. Sygic Aura, iGo, and Co Pilot live 8
All work flawlessly.
galaxy, 12 Dec 2010Which is better? This one or the Wave?This one.
some galaxy haters rated down the phone, thw phone which deserves a 1st rank is now on 15th rank on this site, bullshit..
"guy can you help me deside in what phone to buy? im planning to buy a phone and still cant deside what to buy htc desire or samsung galaxy s coz i have a bad experience in samsung phil . last oct i bought a samsung wave and after around 2 week of use the phone freeze and the service center update the os and after a week use the phone freeze again the service center change the board of the phone after a week again it freeze again and this time a have ask the service center to replace my this was on nov 17 and as of today i still dont have my replacement phone and i have try to ask memo express shop at the mega mall where i buy this cell phone to help me with my problem and its look like they dont care and now they dont take my call to so people here in the phil dont buy cell phone at memo express megamall branch all they care is sale and no after service and to think that the service center of samsung at sm north edsa and memo express mega mall branch is one company and im a regular client there . guy pls help me choose a phone i know that the galaxy s is better phone but im thinking about after service, is this phone durable or another lemon phone? or i just buy the htc desire?"
GFX, 12 Dec 2010ok this phone is brilliant in almost everyhting. Im using standard froyo 2.2....but two things... moreI only put my spk volume at the middle or slightly more and I'm able to hear it loud and clear in all environment which is not too extrime. With moderate use my batt can last me 2+ days with one single charging.
ok this phone is brilliant in almost everyhting. Im using standard froyo 2.2....but two things that concern me...
- can hardly hear it at all when outdoors even with not too much sound around..and if theres lot of sound around,then cannot hear the phone at all when it rings...so i wanted to know if there is some app or some setting which can be used to boost the loudspeaker volume without corruptin the speaker hardware. Or where are ringtones like the basic tone( this is the only tone that is loud enough) availble???
-im getting just about 7-10 hours of battery with wifi,lot of messagin,little internet, little camera usage,no call usage,little android market usage and games like angry birds and hungry shark.....
-is this normal or does my battery have some problem? is there any way to check if the battery is functioning to its full extent?
i want to buy a smart phone with good battery life and good photos and truble fre function ,which model i have to select nokia n8 or samsung galaxy,some one pl.adice
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2010You can buy or find on torrents, Co Pilot Live 8, iGo, Navigon, Route 66, Sygic McGuider for... moreGuys I had got the SG I9000 and since android mkt was not available i had thru this forum got to know of the *272* thinggy with XSG to enable mkt. Now my kies was updated and it does not recognise the SGS. No issue with that except with this config i need to have froyo and android mkt both with appbrain. anyone who can help.
I am using 2.1 on my sgs...
When i use a advc task killer to free up my memory.. I get at max 80mb of available free memory... Can we free up some more memory space so that it can be a little more faster...?
If yes then what i need to do?? do i need do install any other better application???
One more thing.. I want to update my sgs to 2.2 froyo.. Should i wait until the samsung people fix the lags or i ll update and den use the lagfix...
Thanks in advc...:-)