had this phone and tried all ways advised to connect to pc, but no can do, lots of posts re this problem, simply put its up to samsung to correct these issues asap, not have customers jump thru hoops to get their phones working, also weak gps connection, even with good service, could be deeper, which would give room for better battery, and better strength, camera cover, and quality would be nice, good hd video, lots better than desire, would seem this has been rushed somewhat to rival iphone, sending it back, and will wait a couple of months for bugs to be fixed i think, better support would be nice from samsung
one more thing is that messing about so much i thought i would use app killer to see what going on,,,i had 32 apps open??? it took a while to kill them but it shows how i never noticed a slowdown with this lot open yet wave c rashed with just a big website open and nothing else...The sammy wave needs seriously optimising cause i had lots of out of memory errors..
battery is doing well today,
backlight 30 seconds and 25% brightness using only 3g when necessary
In settings under accounts and syc i turned off background data and its see to increase battery a lot,,however this setting is needed probably for some people..
Have downloaded an overclock widget which allows you to tweak frequencies only if you rooted fone..I want to say more but best not too and leave it to experts.I think froyo will give a big increase in everything and someone asked about its update and the galaxy can take froyo..I am learning like mad this past 48 hrs..
The spec i think is 1ghz cpu plus 512MB ram and something else so that rules out a lot of Android fones..I must admit that Android is allover the place with so many models and software types and manufacturers overlays it is a bit of a nightmare..
To me the galaxys battery is lasting twice as long as omnia hd and is much better to use and it feels lighter and smaller even tho its got bigger screen.
Kath, 06 Aug 2010Ah, ok, sorry didn't think about it because I've never used it.
I just checked my Galaxy S ... moreHey Kath,
Thanx for the info...
I had a few more Q's
1. Was reading in some other forums that there may be issues with the software upgrade to 2.2 froyo!
2. I have over 1000 contacts in my omnia hd which ive synced with outlook. Does this one work with outlook too? Else its gonna be a pain doing this manually...
3. What is samsung keis?
i never enjoyed games in phone as this can simple amazing especially need for speed shift
Kath, 10 Aug 2010Hi,
I'm one of the early adopters from the Galaxy S, using it for over five weeks now ;-)
... moreok thats on my list to try swype,,ive heard a lot of people using this and having better results than expected..
I am still setting it up to my liking,,i set up my most used app and then decide others are more necessary and put them nearer to first 2 screens,,then theirs the wallpapers and whether to leave animation on and then something ive been wanting to do fo ages and get all contacts updated and extra email addresses put in and getting rid of double entries..
My 32GB card is 24GB full but need to cherry pick some songs and videos to leave more space since video recording is taking about 160-200MB per 3 minute video..My smartfones i buy are everything from cam/vid/mp3 players plus time and alarm clocks and mini games machine the lot..I have an addiction to these little electronic wonders..I reckon in another week i will be more up to confidence in just picking up galaxy and walking out the door and using it as my everyday smartfone..I do trust the battery to last a thru a 14 hr day with it back on charge at night....
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2010just think logically that a symbian based phone wud need a 1ghz processor n i think this to ma... moreN900 definitely needs 1GHz as its pretty much slow due to its OS..............hehehe.......U r rite there..........bt they provided only 600Mhz.........
well whisher, 10 Aug 2010that is copy of i phone and they are trying to beat motorola.but its impossible . i bought gl... more1 day...............u r mad..........nobody can analyse and find it smooth 2 handle in 1 day.........u r pretty much stuck with older versions...........and by never ever com here
just think logically that a symbian based phone wud need a 1ghz processor n i think this to make this phone a more costlier and i think n900 is a very healthy option.
that is copy of i phone and they are trying to beat motorola.but its impossible . i bought glaxy n refund it after 1 day then i buy mot tablet . really nice phone with smartest phone ........
hiiip hipppp hipppppppp hurreyyyyyyy .... m qiute happy
Kath, 10 Aug 2010Yes, you can do that in the menu under the soft button when you're in Gmail.Thanks for the info
Sometimes the music player stops even if there is enough battery. Any one experiencing the same problem? When i connect to kies, it is displaying new firmware is available. Is it froyo? Anyone tried it?
hey wow! was able to sync my samsung galaxy s with my ps3 and play movie files, songs, and photos on the consul. Makes me love my galaxy s even more! huray for samsung!
I also saw abt chargin in this forum in 3 different ways which is the right way to charge SGS intially.......I mean after buying......I am gonna buy it 2moro.........Pls help me
1.Use SGS till battery drains out &charge 4 16 hours
2.Charge 16 hours straight after buying
3.Charge till battery shows full
Please help me.........reply soon please
Is this the right way??????????
Prolong the Life of Your Battery
Initialize a new battery. New batteries should be fully charged before their first use to obtain maximum capacity. Nickel-based batteries should be charged for 16 hours initially and run through 2-4 full charge/full discharge cycles, while lithium ion batteries should be charged for about 5-6 hours. Ignore the phone telling you that the battery is full--this is normal but is not accurate if the battery is not initialized. #DO NOT fully discharge a lithium-ion battery! Unlike Ni-Cd batteries, lithium-ion batteries' life is shortened every time you fully discharge them. Instead, charge them when the battery meter shows one bar left. Lithium-ion batteries, like most rechargeable batteries have a set amount of chargers in them.
Charge your battery correctly, in accordance with its type. Most newer cell phones have lithium-ion batteries, while older ones generally have nickel-based batteries. Read the label on the back of the battery or in the technical specifications in the manual to determine which yours is.
Nickel-based batteries (either NiCd or NiMH) DO NOT generally suffer from a misunderstood phenomenon known as the "memory effect." As described in Wikipedia and many expert sources, the term "memory effect" has been widely mythologized to describe any and all deterioration of NiCd (and other battery chemistries), in many cases misleading consumers into further shortening the lives of the batteries through over-discharging to "recondition" them.
[This section formerly read: If you charge the battery partially enough times, eventually the battery "forgets" that it can charge fully. A nickel-based battery suffering from memory effect can be reconditioned, which requires the battery to be completely discharged, then completely recharged (sometimes several times). The appropriate length of time between reconditionings varies. A good rule to follow for nickel-battery cell-phones is to discharge them completely once every two to three weeks, and only when you have a charger available.  ]
Lithium ion batteries can be preserved by careful charging and avoiding storing them at full charge. They do not require "reconditioning."
Regardless of the battery type, use only a charger rated for your battery, and discontinue use of a charger that causes the battery to heat up excessively.
I read several comments here and got confused.......
I am gonna buy SGS 2moro and wish 2 kno abt chargin battery the right way....
Which is the right way???
1.Use SGS wen u buy drain battery until it switch off and charge it 4 16 hrs.
2.Charge 16 hrs straight aftr buying
3.Charge it until battery is full
Why do v have 2 charge it 4 16 hours??Please do answer me
Anonymous, 09 Aug 2010Does the phone needs the scratch guard yes i believe SGS screen is not scratch resistant so a scratch guard would be wise... i dont own one yet but planning to buy one once it gets released in my area a week or 2 from now, but from reading on various reviews, i think i read somewhere that its one of SGS' flaws when compared to iphone4. a flaw that can be resolved with screen protector so thats not a deal breaker for me.