I have owned SGS and owning SGS2 atm and i was/am pretty happy with them both. But now i have come up with one big disadvantage.
Im working in rural australia and the coverage over here even with the best coverage providing company(Telstra) is pretty bad. But the sad thing about it, is that some cheap 50$ phones have better coverage than my 700$ SGS2. And it gets worse...half of the cheap phones also have really easy antenna plug-in possibility which SGS2 doesnt have. I mean, it does, but its behind the cover...what good does that do to ya!?! :/
It's really painful for me as a Galaxy fan to say this, but at this point iCrap seems to get the lead in my eyes with their easy to dock car cradles which have the antenna connection as-well.
Aaa yeah, one more thing. Samsung should really do something with the volume output. Both speakers on the phone are just not loud enough at all...SGS and SGS2 both have that problem.
I mainly use skype and i'm planning to buy this phone and use it in India. Can anyone tell me if skype application downloading is free on this phone?
states it might be chargeable. Please suggest.
Long Live Samsung!! bye bye fruity lovers.
PS: Check the NOTE...... Awesome and Brilliant!!
ithehappy, 09 Nov 2011Well dude there was no intention to go against you or not support you! That process you said w... moreand trust me anybody who have read my post will remember it when theyll have empty battery or low battery indication and they are not near the mains and they wud not want to plug the charger even if they have mains as theyll have to leave somewhere or use phone without charger without engaging the phone and u may also realise this personaly if u use sgs2 a lot.
ithehappy, 09 Nov 2011Well dude there was no intention to go against you or not support you! That process you said w... moreman i also did not take it otherwise why i said no need to call jesus is to show how easy it is as u dont need to attach any wires ,no need to solder any thing to phone or battery just take the battery as it is just match the +ve and -ve side and press the battery to phones metel latches and fortunatly the + & - side of battery matches with the phones + &-ve metal latches and its a battrey which is user removeable a nytime and easy process and dosent harm the phone not like the screen of the phone which is nonremovable by user anytime for that u will have to open the phone and is little complicated and i did not take it against me or not saying that u dont support me.once again i am not forcing anybody to use the process it is personal choice i have shared it cause i am using it from more than a month without any problems thought it wud help other sgs2 users
[deleted post]Well dude there was no intention to go against you or not support you! That process you said was impossible for me, that's why I said Jesus, don't know how you took it otherwise!
What you'll say if someone says you, replace the S-AMOLED + with a S-LCD screen to save battery, what will be your first reaction? I bet it will be Oh God or Jeez, something like it, ain't it???
AnonD-18025, 09 Nov 2011OMG! I will never ever do that to my beautiful SGS2.not sure what is   is did not write it in the reply but it occured somehow just ignore it
AnonD-18025, 09 Nov 2011OMG! I will never ever do that to my beautiful SGS2.this process doesn't take any beauty of sgs2 thats the plus point and i also love my sgs2 a lot however i am not forcinganybody to use it,it is for people who use sgs2 a lot and i mean heavyuser and want to keepit affordable but these people sud have little techknowledge to use it however it works for me to use sgs2 for longer time unplugged for almost 12hours and if that drainsi have fully charged stock battery ready which again gives almost 15 hours again unplugged and i am using it sucessfully from more than 1 month and i am not unhappy or offended if u r not using it.just rememberno pain no gain.
AnonD-18025, 09 Nov 2011OMG! I will never ever do that to my beautiful SGS2.process
AnonD-18025, 09 Nov 2011OMG! I will never ever do that to my beautiful SGS2.this
AnonD-22824, 09 Nov 2011For all sgs2 users facing batterry issues herss the solution use nokia rs 290 approx battery m... moreJesus Christ. Well I can't do that, who could???
Besides I don't have any Battery problem, actually there isn't a problem with battery, the bug which drains battery is related to GB and some processes, which would exist on all battery.
ICS should solve the issue I guess...
AnonD-18025, 09 Nov 2011When I open the Android market in my SGS2, by default it will open in the "FEATURED"... moreOk Itumi and mine was just like yours but now is like I'v explained you,..I dont know what to do,.which is your build version of market,
mine is 3.3.11
For all sgs2 users facing batterry issues herss the solution use nokia rs 290 approx battery modle bl 5c 1020 mah just match the positive and negative sides and atach to the phones metel latches by using the eraser as the fitting but u need to cut the eraser according to battery and phones body size fortunatly the phone has a side in it where the battery rests and do not charge the phone with nokia battery in it by stock charger , nokias battery does last long i understand that u wud be scared to do this cause its as very expensive phone but trust me i was also scared to do this but i did this cause once there was no power at my place and the phone battery was also dead and i just thought what can i do to make the phone run i took out my nokia phones battery and attached it to the metel latches of my sgs2 matching the negative and positive sides and pressed the battery and pressed the power button and eureka it worked and i have used the rubber eraser to fit the battery and the 1020 mah battery gives almost 12 hours of use including gaming ,videos, internet surfing ,music etc.and if u are more greedy u can try to use another battery with higher mah but try it on ur own risk i have tested this battery thatswhy i am posting this or buy another stock battery but again it will be expensive i guess approx 1500 inr some might consider buying 2000 mah battery but it is expensive almost 2000 inr and not easily available and another thing is u will have to charge the battery sepratly and when u are using nokia battery u will have to charge the stock battery by using the local battery charger some people might think this as problem for stock battery life as u will have to use the external charger u will get it in market easily for approx 40 to 50 rs and after some research on Google i found that it will not be a problem for the stock battery and for the nokia battery i wud advise to use the original battery charger from nokia by putting the battery in any old nokia phone u do not use if u have one cause i have one and i use it and reason i am asking u to not use the stock charger while using Nokia battery is cause it is meant to charge the stock battery which has higher mah than 1020 and important thing is u should match the batterys negative and positive sides properly other wise u may loose ur phone nice thing is u can also fit the back cover easily and this is called seste main mast in hindi ..u can ask any que on this or any suggestions on 3g data plans for sgs2 in this forum or email me at email@example.com and my cell no is 8275143562 pune.india enjoy sgs2.
Fatos, 09 Nov 2011Mate Itumi Gs2fan
what about my home screen of android market is turned black,just the s... moreWhen I open the Android market in my SGS2, by default it will open in the "FEATURED" page with items in it like "GigBeat", "Staff Picks", "Editor's Choice", "Games" and when I scroll down there are still other stuffs. It's not black as what you said.
Sliding to the left will go to "CATEGORIES", to the right will go to "TOP FREE", "TOP NEW FREE", "TRENDING", "STAFF PICKS" and "EDITOR'S CHOICE".
My SGS2 is made in China by Samsung.
AnonD-18025, 09 Nov 2011My SGS2 says it is made in China by Samsung, and the battery is made in Korea, finished in Chi... moreYES- I agree that SGS2 has no issue regardless that where it made. Now Samsung Korea is busy for latest mobiles. History is that samsung firstly made mobile in Korea factory then shift manufacturing process to china factory due to very heavy demand.China factory has vast ability of massive production.So no matter where the phone is made. In Pakistan two mobiles are available, MADE BY SAMSUNG, MADE IN KOREA BY SAMSUNG, My understanding is mobiles "MADE BY SAMSUNG" have very minor issue of yelloish shade on left by reducing brightness to lowest on white background.Samsung is also producing SGS2 in Vaitanam Factory, There are also perfect.I do not agree the Myth that Quality Control department of Korea is more efficient than QC of china or vaitnam.
Mate Itumi Gs2fan
what about my home screen of android market is turned black,just the search bar on the top remains,..but the market works well,I can download and do the normal stuf so the other pages on the market works well,just the home page is black..one of my friends has Xperia Arc and he has exactly the same experience as me,..Is this some kind of a bug of android market,or has to do whith an update
Please SGII users sort me on the following:
(i) How do I change the intensity of the vibration on the fone when in silent mode and I have received a call?
(ii)How do I stop my customised notification sound if it is a song and I have locked the fone without having to unlock the fone and read the notification say a message
(iii) Change the black background?