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.
Crunk, 09 Aug 2010Dave
Thanks so much for the quick reply, but i also wanted to know what happens if i refuse ... moreHi Crunk,
Im not from US as well, but in our country, the postpaid plans(contracts) will lock you on their network for a given time, in your case 2 yrs. Here, if you opt to cut your contract short of the alloted 2 years, you will be asked to pay a cancellation fee on top of the value of the phone you got from the contract. They will not ask you to return the phone, you will just be asked to pay a certain sum of money (canc. fee + present value of phone + % of unfinished contract) depending on the number of months before your contract expires. If you just stopped paying altogether, your line will be cut, they will still demand payment (+interest if it dragged too long) and you will be black listed from the network so you will be forced to use prepaid sims only from then on. All other networks shares info so if you're blacklisted in one, the other networks won't approve any contract application from you as well. Im not sure if they will block the phone although I know theres a way for them to do that esp since they have the unit code of your free phone. So be wise and be sure if you wanna get into contracts / postpaid lines. The years you are locked is equivalent to the payt to the free phone you got.You can upgrade you contract (if you think you use more, to enjoy freebies) but im not sure you can downgrade it to lower plans. Theres also an early renewal here, where you can renew,upgrade or downgrade your contract 6 months prior to expiration of current contract so you can get another free phone but that will mean you get tied up again for another number of years. Take note this is my experience in the Phils. US contracts might be a bit different but atleast you have an idea on how it goes. Hope this helps.
brynn, 10 Aug 2010Must admit i am struggling getting all set up with settings here and their but one thing is an... moreHi,
I'm one of the early adopters from the Galaxy S, using it for over five weeks now ;-)
You're right about the phone having a wide range of apps sitting there to being used.
But regarding to texting messaages:
Why don't you use SWYPE ??
It's way more easy than using the die-hard T9!
It'll take you a day or two to get used, if you're a heavy texter but once you get the hang of it, you'll be asking why it took so long to get this app on a touch phone.
There's also a very good turorial build in the app. which you can enter any time during texting!
For the rest of the phone I would say you get addicted to it ;-)
tictactaylor, 10 Aug 2010just have a comment on earbuds, similar in design to the walkman variety. why do samsung only ... morejust have a comment on earbuds, similar in design to the walkman variety. why do samsung only give the medium size removable buds? surely they could have included a couple extra like nokia or se do! the headphones again are plastic. what is this a massive cost cutting exercise from samsung on how to produce a cheap to make product. what would it cost them to make a decent case for this phone and decent accessories? a few extra dollars maybe, and perhaps had they have spent a little more on the construction and saved a little on the television advert's more would be sold by recommendation
Why make such a fuzz out of it?
First of all you can get a few earbuds for less than one dollar.
What you're saying about a decent case:
In my line of work I got a lot of contacts with customers from the production industry.
I can tell you that the the price for the production of an alluminium case for the Galaxy S would be 20 fold at least!!
Than again you would need to have a plastic part in the case where the antenna is located because of receiption issues...
If you think about these limitations you can understand that the price of the phone would be too high to be compatitive.
After all the present case is firm enough to withstand dropping and heavy usage for over a year, after which you want to buy another phone anyway.
(and if you're so unlucky to get the case broken, it's far more cheap to replace plastic instead of alluminum)
So, what you say of 'a few dollars' is just for ONE phone.
Samsung produces millions of Galaxy S phones.
So think of the enormous additional costs!