I now have the pixon and although it has it's good points. It is still not worth gettin rid of my iPhone 3g 16gb yet. iPhone still has the best browser you can get it really is unsapassed. The pixon falls way behind. And the music player is hardly of iPod quality.
Can anyone tell me how to get the keyboard to appear when go onto google search. I get the search box but no keyboard.
How can you stop the images in the gallery from changing when you tilt the phone ?
Just bought it. Super good phone, very classy
- Do you know how you stop the pictures from changing when you tilt the phone ?
- Is it possible to disable the google application ?
- Can you put the converter as a widget ?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970I think you'd better go for i900 Omnia, nice 5MP camera, decent video recording, everything! Iphone does not radio, no camera (well, that 2MP with no AutoFocus, no flash and no video recording is not considered as one these days!!) and some SW bugs. I think Omnia is the besst choice.
I wish it had wi-fi!!!! Then I would definantly buy it!!!! I hate the looks and UI of Renoir!!! But I think i900 OMNIA must be a good choice (don't care about the camera, 5MP or higher) but Pixon is nicer than Omnia. Any way, SAMSUNG rocks!!!
I have had this phone for about a week now, and i quite like it. Reading some of the reviews on it i understand uoi can download some java based applications on it, if so please can someone help me and advise me what i can download and how. I am with o2, and i also understand you can download google maps on this phone, so again if anyone knows how to do that and what i need to do, then please can you let me know. As you probably realise i aint too techi,, Please mail me on email@example.com if you have anything to help me with the above
jonesdude, 12 Dec 2008thanks for the Offline mode tip. I knew MGMaps could do that but never had the patience to try... moreNo problem mate.
I'm not all too bothered about losing the Renoir, the looks (imo) aren't THAT great.
As long as it's faster to get round, and the camera is adequate (I'm only upgrading from the 3.2mp on the SE K800i), and i can install and use MGMaps, im sorted.
I can live without the wi-fi on Renoir lol.
Thanks for the help, and i'll report back with my Pixon on monday hopefully!
Sickness, 12 Dec 2008You can save time and money by installing it over USB cable ;D
You can save google map tiles ... morethanks for the Offline mode tip. I knew MGMaps could do that but never had the patience to try it out as i'm on unlimited data plan, but i'm going to try it out soon.
As for the renoir? I had that 1st but had to return it cos of some faults(search renoir thread for my posts on that) I do miss some parts of the Renoir, it's exterior was more cool and sleek, the menus looks cooler more unique. But after 2 days so far i prefer the Pixon. It's like the renoir with the style and coolness removed. The desktop area is fixed, i mean, You cant add loads of widgets and scroll up and down the desktop to access them. Pixon is Faster overall when flicking through menus, no momentum scrolling though. And the contacts selection could put you off, no typing first few letters, just scrolling through alphabetically with A,B,C etc on left hand bar. I like the browser better thatn LG's too, sure it's no Firefox but does the trick, i also use Opera Mini for some sites. Google Maps is easliy installed if your operator removes it.
jonesdude, 11 Dec 2008Hi, I've actually got my own Pixon now. It does work as a Sat Nav device. Install Java applica... moreYou can save time and money by installing it over USB cable ;D
You can save google map tiles at level 15 zoom (level 16 = thousands of files) with a tool from Mobile GMaps and then use Offline Mode. = FREE GPS.
(This works with my LG Renoir when i'm out and about)
Other than this, could i ask for opinions?
Should i replace my slow as hell, dodgy LG Renoir with the Samsung Pixon???? heeelllpp
I just sent back this phone :( The hardware is beautiful, the software however isn't. The operating system does not allow you to customise the phone as much as Windows Mobile, you cannot download apps (apart from a few Java ones..) and there were several bugs in the software which meant that I had to send it back. Also the default internet browser sucks, but this can be circumvented by installing Opera Mobile. The hardware is beautiful though, the screen is very responsive and the camera works very well. I don't use GPS but it is there and if you get the phone on T-Mobile in the UK, Google Maps is also loaded. The Messaging program is a bit crappy, you have to exit the program and click a different icon in order to start a new text. Why isn't there a "new message" button in the inbox? So yeah, the software needs a lot of work on, but despite this I am looking forward to getting the phone back once it is repaired :)
I reluctantly sent back a lg renoir, which I loved after previously having viewty, due to software problems and decided to try the pixon and Im sooo glad I did altough not as sleek and attractive exteroir as renoir everything else is a million times better. Very similar software to tocco with lots of added extra's, camera and flash much better than lg, better widgets, more stable accelerometer, qwerty keyboard much quicker and easier to use (my fat fingers kept hitting wrong letters on renoir, not the pixon tho), plus much more. Also for those who seem to think there is no GPS, your wrong mine has google maps installed which works effortlessly and no wifi- maybe an issue for some but for me in UK my 3G network is immense so no worries.
shm, 10 Dec 2008is there anyone telling me if i can use a third-party map app using its build in gps or not?
Hi, I've actually got my own Pixon now. It does work as a Sat Nav device. Install Java application Mobile GMaps via wap and it detects the phone's internal GPS receiver and pinpoints your position on the map. The software isn't that great but it works. Needs good 3g service to download the maps quickly.
Also other java apps can be installed though using them with the touch screen can be tricky as most were written for buton phones.
*Warning to potential customers* As my phone is Orange branded they have deleted Google Maps (and some of the widgets) and replaced it with Orange Maps, which links to a page saying not compatible with his handset! Thanks Orange! Delete one of the phones major features and replace it with a non working chargable service, stupid. And what's more there's links and icons placed in the menus in several places to Orange Maps, what a waste of space. Buy generic handsets if possible.
You will be able to install a limited amount of applications but it depends on how many apps are made for this touchscreen os. And i wouldn't imagine many. If your looking for apps you want a phone with either symbian, apple os or windows mobile (winmo) as these are the leading operating systems and thousands of software programmers are making new apps every week. If you like samsung they have a smart phone called the omnia which uses winmo. Millions of apps!! plus great phone. The camera is downgraded to a 5mp, but the quality is superb. They also have an 8.1mp cameraphone which uses symbian, this is also arguably the best cameraphone on the market, the quality of your prints willl excell over any other cameraphone out to date, people may tell you otherwise but after comparing them all against one another the quality is quite clearly noticeable. i8510innovate is what it's called. Plus symbian is rated better than winmo. Truly brilliant phone, also you got wi-fi there aswell.