hey I have had a few days to play around with this phone. I wont list any of the good features of this phone because it has many and other people have commented on them on here.
I am just going to point out a few niggly things I am find and if anyone got solutions please do reply with them:
1.) everytime I am picking up phone I am accidently locking it my hand/fingers seem to be landing in the position of the lock button - any way to disable this lock button once and for all?
2.) when in main menu and touch on widget button on bottom right it dont take me to widget it just takes me to standby screen!
3.) I dont have my ringtones set to increasing ring so why with my own mp3's I am using do they start off with ringing quiet and then go to normal volume?
4.) I cannot get on with this scrolling busines in menus and searching for contacts in my phone book most times when i scroll with my finger I end up selecting the Items rather than scrolling - I know people say you get used to scrolling after a while but I had an LG Viewty before for ages and i done the same thing with that too.
Why when they are designing these touch phones dont they put a blank area at the edge where you can scroll up and down with your finger without selecting something accidently that you dont want to? I know i can use volume switch to scroll up and down also but this is messy too when you are alternating between touch screen operation and using hardware buttons.
5. why havent they got a feature in setup menu of the phone to lock the widgets on the screen when you have placed your selected widgets on the walpaper? - mide keep moving all over the place and look jumbled and messy until I re-organise them again with my finger.
When they was adding this widget feature they should have designed it so that the more widgets you add on your standby screen that the other ones gets smaller to accomodate the new widgets on screen instead they all stay the same large size.
Why when they was designing it didnt they allow you to have to side widget bar stay out constantly if you wanted it to and not to collapse back in after a few seconds.
Why when adding new widgets in the widget setup does it clear all previous widgets yo have already added to the standby wallpaper screen meaning that you have to start all over agian and add them all over again to the wallpaper screen.
And why oh wy wont they allow you to drag anything/feature you want off the menu into the widget area? - why stick with just the widgets they allow you to put into the wiget area?
If you dont like that widget feature why havent they made it so it will let you turn it off on the phone setup menu altogether so the widget box dont slide out when you touch an area of the screen?
Why the background of the widget bar at the left of the phone got a transparent background why cannot have feature of making it solid background same goes for caller ID window why a transparent background so you can see stuff underneath it making it iledgible?
6. Why such poor video recording on phone of this calibre? - 320x240 15fps too low. 640x480 30fps would be great. My LG viewty took 640x480 125fps! - it meant that you didnt have to take out camcorder with you as well as camera because video came out great to view on tv screen.
7. No custom settings available in the sound profile settings of the phone - can adjust/personalize settings in the silent mode either.
8. Do those hardware buttons (on hook, return, END) at the bottom of the phone light up at all? it dont look to me like they do. Whats the idea of that then why dont they light up?
9. Stupid not having the facility of hot swap SD card feature.
10. Why awkwardness of adding mp3 to SMS text tone. They should have it that when you click on mp3 or sound that you can have options 'Set As' and then Ringtone then Alarm tone and Then SMS Tone and Startup & Shutdown tone without having to go all around the houses as you have to to personalize your phone.
Despite all this - this is one of the best phones I have ever owned and i have owned many especiall a lot of Samsung's previous models in the past.
MV619, 17 Jun 2009i got 1gb microSD card........it is not reading....do i have to activate any settings in phone... more1. you can do it yourself, format the card before u use it. no any special setting is needed for any of memory card.
2. make sure that you insert the memory card in order/properly.
3. just check or bring your phone with your 1GB memory card. ask the store keeper to insert it on your phone.
4. or maybe u can bring your memory card to the mobile store where you bought it.
Good luck my friend !
Maddy, 15 Jun 20091.U can use .mp3 as message tone
2.Pictures not looking great. But Okei.
3.Data cable is pro... morethe photos I havent found to be too bad actually with no graininess and good colours and in focus although I have only taking daytime ones at the moment they seem to be fantastic, equal to or better than my other phone which had 5mpixels.
i got the Data cable in the box but no stylus pen. I know you can use finger on this fone pretty well but I still then there are times whyere u need to use a stylus. Its a shame there isnt compartment on this fone to hod a stylus and you would have to have one dangling from the phone.
Maddy, 15 Jun 20091.U can use .mp3 as message tone 2.Pictures not looking great. But Okei. 3.Data cable is pro... morethanks for that. Even better it has a facility to assign a different mp3 to a certain contact - now that is very snazzy!
dolphie, 18 Jun 2009hi guys how come im reading some of the comments that the phone doesnt have a stylus? i just b... moreHi, I think our model is d same coz here in philippines star comes with a s5233s model which has a 100mb internal memory and a stylus on the upper ryt corner of the phone. hehehe
Before update firmware, sava all files!!! Fw delete all photo, file, video etc...
king, 18 Jun 2009well a few of the users are of the opinion that the screen is scratch resistant.
but i foun... moreThe screen is not scratch resistant.. as i found out.. i got an small scratch on d screen.. while typing on it.. so don take chances.. get a screen protector ASAP.. it might cost a 100 bucks more.. but u don wanna have an ugly scratch on d screen reminding u when u type dat u should've got a protector.. so don take chances..
And bout d firmware upgrade.. i mentioned it earlier, if u guys tamper wid d software, it'll void d warranty,, so do it at ur own risk.. but just download games from wap as it works.. i've downloaded a few games n they do work.. y figit wid d warranty, as u never kno when it might come handy..
Proky, 18 Jun 2009Java apps run: Sorry for my english :( 1, download: MultiLoader_V5.56 2, new firmware f... morehey, is there a guide for multiloader and the update process? do i need to rename files?, can i do a backup if i got an error or something like that?
Java apps run:
Sorry for my english :(
1, download: MultiLoader_V5.56
2, new firmware for Samsung s5230: S5230XEIE5 http://firmware.sgh.ru/?frm=S5230XEIE5&t=4
3, update new firmware
4, copy games Pc studio-phone
5, install and game :)
king, 17 Jun 2009how to set separate ringtone and sms tone for every contact... 1.go to phonebook. 2.open a... moreBrilliant thanks for that just what i needed to know what to do to add different SMS tone for each contact but couldnt find out how. Thanks!
hi guys how come im reading some of the comments that the phone doesnt have a stylus? i just bought one yesterday and it has stylus on the side at the top and it includes 2gig mem card... im pretty sure i bought star though...
mv619, 18 Jun 2009do i have to put a screen protector or is the screen scratch resistant???well a few of the users are of the opinion that the screen is scratch resistant.
but i found no mentioning of this fact in the instruction manual or the samsung website.
so i took no risk and had a screen protector fitted on the screen immediately after the original protector came off (which it will after 5-6 days)...
Amit, 18 Jun 2009King -
Is there any model name/number for the 3.5mm headphone adapter you got?
... moreno there is no specific model number... just ask for a "samsung 3.3mm converter adapter" in any local store selling accessories.
show ur phone jack to them and ask them to plug in any 3.5mm jack headphone and test it when u buy it...
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2009where to buy this phone in trivandrum???? please reply.............You can buy the phone in Trivandrum from Mobility.
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2009where to buy this phone in trivandrum????
please reply.............U can find Samsung stores or MobileStore or Univercell.
And i need feedback from users of this phone regarding this phones voice quality and call quality when the time of voice call.
Also tell the experience of battery life......
whether it stays more than 3-4 hrs of voice call?
where to buy this phone in trivandrum????
do i have to put a screen protector or is the screen scratch resistant???
king, 15 Jun 2009this is my 8th phone. i've written a lot in gsmarena for other fones that i've used. now my la... moreKing -
Is there any model name/number for the 3.5mm headphone adapter you got?
>>3.music is superb... i'm using a creative ep-630 sound >>cancellation headphone after connecting it through a 3.5mm >>adapter (i got it in chandni chowk, kolkata).