Anup, 18 Aug 2010Hey mate, I am also little tensed about background running services but atleast we got a gr8 m... moreThanks for the reply,,what about just strolling into a shop to buy galaxy they dont tell you you need to set up gmail account type thingy and what if you dont have a computer you just like big screen and just fancy it...THey should tell you when buying it you needs this and that and its a smartfone and does not operate like a normal D600 for instance..I will wait for update or go back to nokia/symbian N8 but only cause i am used to it,BUT,big trouble is i use concert hall setting which is very,very valuble to me its like being it a nightclub withat echoy sound..
Andy E London, 18 Aug 2010Here is my honest review which I hope helps people who are looking to get a Samsung Galaxy S. ... morei have commented a few times on Android been allover the place,,i thought it was cause i was born into symbian/nokia but after reading tweets other comments generally its not me only,,a lot say Android is fragmented..I am on o2 uk and did not know you couls return fone ..
My baseband version is I9000DDJF3.Do i need to update my phone? i am not facing any problems though.and what will improve if i update my phone here in India? and one more thing i need to know is how to backup downloaded apps before updating?
Thanks in advance.
Andy E London, 18 Aug 2010Here is my honest review which I hope helps people who are looking to get a Samsung Galaxy S.
everyones entitled to their opinion and youve gave yours.ive never had an iphone but have read their good straight out of the box.
however i came from winmo and applied different roms and learned about the ins and outs of the winmo 6.1 and 6.5
on my winmo mobile i learned how to put android on my sdcard and boot it and it was better than winmo even in the early stage of android.
so what im saying is as long as i can phone, text and use camera which i can , then the galaxy s is doing its job.
i KNEW i would have to tinker under the hood with this phone and operating system and its learned me alot.
by the way ive never had lag gps probs or anything with my phone. i could have kept the firmware it came with as it was working good but me being me and android being android i flashed different firmwares to see the difference and the only problem i had was with jm5 as i couldnt connect to my google account or market.
i fixed that by deleting the data\data\com.googleprovider settings
so your telling people not to buy phone cause of your experiance with it
im telling people BUY this phone its the best smartphone ive had and its going to get even better soon
Get a zeemote for this baby its pretty cool. I play pokemon with the gameboid emulator from the market. Too gud with the zeemote.
Here is my honest review which I hope helps people who are looking to get a Samsung Galaxy S.
My iPhone 3g was so slow after putting on OS4 that I decided to bail out of Apple - I wasn't going to be 'forced' to buy the iPhone 4. I was very annoyed at Apple for listing OS4 as suitable for the 3G. It is not.
Though not an Apple fanboy (I’m a PC user) I hadn't really looked at other phones and was relatively amazed and pleased that the market had great products and had caught up with the iPhone.
After careful research and testing in shops I decided to buy the Galaxy S ahead of the HTC Desire. All the stuff about the screen and speed, etc is true... but, after 10 days or so use I have to say that this phone is quite a long way from being the finished, rounded product some say it is.
This phone dropped signals in many places that my iPhone 3g never did.
The battery life is really bad, worse than the 3Gs, no matter what you hear about it being good… and I didn’t buy the phone to turn everything off to save the battery…
The phone is so slim (maybe too slim, only secure in the hand with a silicone case) that you wonder why the designers didn’t sacrifice a bit of slimness for longer battery – I would.
The screen is great.
Speed? Well, yes it is quick, but unless you use an app killer almost constantly it started to remind me of the 3g with OS4 - slooow. Better to be consistently a bit slow and then at least you know how you stand and you are not frustrated.
The Kies software is not great either – unreliable and refusing to even start in the end - blinking on & off. It refused to see the phone as a USB drive, ever. What’s more the Bluetooth functionality is provided for Symbian and Windows mobile only – Android / Galaxy S is not listed, you can’t connect. I tried this on several computers, Windows & Mac. Pathetic.
The media handling is pretty good though not without flaws.
The camera was pretty good but there was quite a delay from pressing the ‘shutter’ to when the picture was actually taken – longer than expected.
The video was a lot better than I expected, especially on the phone’s own screen (as opposed to anything bigger).
Another downer is that the text entry either via Swipe or normally – is simply not as good as the iPhone, nor is the cut/copy/paste. This area, and others in the phone’s general operability made the whole thing seem just a bit too keen and eager to please. More mistakes are made.
A real pain is the handling of email – specifically in replying to an email which had several points in a list. The whole email you received (wherever you look at it – system, Google, etc) is sort of pasted as an attachment when you reply, where, yes, you can see the contents, but you can’t ‘break into’ the email to reply to each point separately. There is an app that sort of works properly, but it is cumbersome. I don’t think this is a problem just with this phone, but with the whole Android OS. This needs to be addressed sharp-ish. I will never consider buying an Android phone again unless it is changed.
I could go on about other niggles, but in the end I took the phone back for a refund with O2.
An internet search showed me how to restore my iPhone 3Gs to OS3 and at least it was back to normal. This old iPhone is simply miles better than the Samsung Galaxy S as a rounded, useable phone.
I await Android 2.2 and whatever the HTC Euro 3g version of the Evo 4g becomes – maybe this will satisfy me... sort out the email, Android. All in all not the result I was after, but there you are. Don’t waste your money on this phone.
I bought this phone in pakistan, and its amazing phone its very fast but the most amazing thing is the screen. its so colorfull and clear i love to watch the screen all the day..
I think its the best phone in the market...
A quick question though, Does it have Exchange active synch?
Anup, 18 Aug 2010Where to get more LIVE WALLPAPERS for SGS?How to install skype? Any1 kno the answer? Pls helpu can get live wallpaper in andro market just open the market and search for live walpaper and skype u will get it...
callum, 17 Aug 2010had the samsung galaxy s for 5weeks now all of a sudden my SGS wont download off android marke... moreI i had the same problem and after looking on the internet did not find out the answer but i did work out why it to do with Googgle mail and gmail cut a long story short go on to goggle home page and sign in with your goggle acount XXXXX.goggle.com you will be asked if you want to change it to gmail do so and your problems will be solved. you might need to reset your phone
Where to get more LIVE WALLPAPERS for SGS?How to install skype? Any1 kno the answer? Pls help
What no Camera light? How can that be,rather go for Samsung S8500 Wave!!
Could u tell me how to install Skype application on the samsung galaxy S ??
I looked in android market, but I couldn't find it
Hangs frequently when phone is used as Wifi hotspot...Need to remove the battery after that...Has anyone faced this issue?