Hi All, I bought this phone yesterday from Sangeetha Mobiles in Bangalore. Started exploring the features, hopefully will get complete idea over the weekend. I've couple of queries.
1. On the box it says 16GB Memory, but when I checked in the phone it shows Total USB Storage as 11.50 GB and Device Memory as 1.90 GB. Can somebody please explain why is it not showing 16GB?
2. I'm unable to switch the STORAGE in camera options to store either videos or pcitures. Guide me please.
3. I'm unable to signout of Gtalk and Gmail on the phone. It looks like signed out, but when I open them back it signs in automatically. I know it was a bug in Froyo, but since this is Gingerbread is there a fix or some settings I need to change to manually sign into gtalk?
Please please somebody help me!!!!
Regarding the call quality, I read it here:
The Samsung Galaxy S II is clearly the smartphone of choice for those who simply want the most power. Its 1.2GHz dual core processor and bold-and-brash 4.3in screen really combine well to create a truly captivating, fast and eye-popping smartphone experience, especially if you like watching video on the move. It's not perfect, with call quality being particularly poor, and we prefer our phones a bit smaller and more ruggedly built. But nonetheless, its strengths are so compelling as to still earn a firm recommendation.
hey freinds hier are Galaxy S2 Aecceries ,
i bpught MHL and HDMI Adapter, working perfect
I have good picture on my S2 when Im surfing or looking att video on internet but not when Im streaming video from my computer. This must be a bug wich samsung not expected.
My only concern in buying this is its resolution. Am an owner of samsung wave and it too has the same resolution(480*800) even though only a 3.3 inch screen. I am not buying too much into the pentile matrix explanation and the change it brings. Current users please share your experience with me because i am very much interested in this mobile. Owned a superamoled device and so won't be satisfied with anything less...:)
Why cant i get nice picture from video when streaming from my Mac mini? I have installed vlc pro player witch can convert every video format.
PeeJay, 30 Jun 2011I've just moved to an SII from a Sony W995. I'm a heavy user and used ActiveSync on my W995 fo... moreyou used w995 and s2,so make a conclusion about that two brands and next buy se)
Dear GS2 users,
I have used my tab P1000 since months and now want to buy GS2. It sounds that everything is much better.
Anybody can tell if the front camera can do video call for yeahoo messenger?! ... OI tried my tab but it never works! ...
Thanks in advance,
PeeJay, 30 Jun 2011I've just moved to an SII from a Sony W995. I'm a heavy user and used ActiveSync on my W995 fo... moredont mind but u seriously dont deserve the masterpiece called galaxy s II. point to be noted by everyone reading your comment.
Can anyone please tell me if we can use this phone to do video conferencing through skype by using WIFI just like apple iphone 4??
This is my next smart phone.. It's is now available in Singapore but the price is so high $998 for the 16GB. Wait the price drop $8xx hehe..
PeeJay, 30 Jun 2011I've just moved to an SII from a Sony W995. I'm a heavy user and used ActiveSync on my W995 fo... moreLet me give you a few tips for your phone.
Texting - you can try to use swype instead of normal keyboard (long press on text editor for keyboard option) go back edit? just double tap the word you want to change the words option window will pop up.
huh? just go to Adress Book -> type the name to search -> swipe left at the contact for the person you want to send sms to, you are in the SMS lolz faster than your W995. You can place your apps in the dock or home screen lolz no need dig into menu at all, long press the icon in apps drawer and drag to home screen.
For SMS you can try to install Go SMS or Handcent SMS to replace the stock sms apps you can have pop up windows when you received sms. Whats wrong with Calendar? it's can link to facebook, outlook and alert, i don't find any problem here.
Sat Nav better in W995? you must be kidding me 2.6" screen can see clearly? you can install other navigation apps depend on where you live =).
arc has outstanding feature of timescape & media scape ,all da personlaisation in single view,i vote for arc ,
Anonymous, 30 Jun 2011The micro usb slot is actually some special connector that doubles up as that.How s d battery back up
praful, 30 Jun 2011what is work of gpu in mobile please tell me coz i am planing to buy this phone in short timeGPU - Graphic Processing Unit
it handle graphic related tasks
which boost your overall user experiance
User Interface and its responsiveness
Smooth Operation of applications
PeeJay, 30 Jun 2011I've just moved to an SII from a Sony W995. I'm a heavy user and used ActiveSync on my W995 fo... moreJust want to give you a few options that may help with your SMS concerns on SG2. There are a few different ways to shorten the process. The main process, similar to what you mentioned is to simply press 'contacts' scroll to name and select, and simply press the 'envelope icon' and this will bring up the SMS text box...actually, this is already a shorter process than what you've mentioned.
Another option, good for people you SMS frequently, is to add a shortcut for the contact on your home screen. Once set up, you simply press the persons icon and press the envelope icon....2 steps.
You can simplify things further by adding a direct message shortcut to your home screen. To set up simply choose 'add' from the home screen options then select 'short cuts' then select 'direct message' and choose the contact. Now you'll have an icon for that contact that you simply press and you'll be taken directly to the SMS text box...one step.
You can also use voice command for SMS as well as speak your message and SG2 will type it. This feature was surprisingly accurate when I tried it, though I would only use it for short simple messages.
Please keep in mind. The SG2 in quite flexible when it comes to setting things up. Take some time and see what options are out there and see what exactly the phone has to offer. If it still doesn't suit your personal needs then you'll have to find the phone that best suits you based on your usage. Even though some may come close, no phone out there will satisfy everyone according to their needs and usage.
JawadShafiq, 30 Jun 2011Dear Galaxy S2 users, I am planning to buy a smartphone but am confused between SGS2 and Xper... moreGalaxy S2 and Xperia Arc? I would say Xperia Arc is no match for Galaxy S2 in every aspect. Storage,RAM,CPU(dual core 1.2GHz vs 1 core 1GHz),2nd Camera for video call etc.
JawadShafiq, 30 Jun 2011Dear Galaxy S2 users,
I am planning to buy a smartphone but am confused between SGS2 and Xper... moreOf course you go with samsung, it has 1GB RAM!!! the soner only has 768 RAM... and I don't know where you hear that SGS2 ear piece is bad. If it is the handsfree ear piece quality you are talking about.. who cares?
SGS2 is THE MOST POWERFULL SMARTPHONE ON THE PLANET to date.
but if it is fashion style and fun your looking for go with Iphone 4.