Had this phone for 6 weeks now. Cannot keep it charged, the battery life is worse than dire. The phone constantly refuses to accept or recognise a charger, either mains or in-car. Can spend many minutes trying to repeatedly place charger in and out of phone to try and get it to charge. Sometimes the only way to get it to charge is to have it turned off. On other occasions the phone freezes with the screen going completely a bright yellow/green colour and refuses to either turn on or off. Can only cure problem by removing battery. Samsung refuse to accept that there is a problem with the phone. My recommendation: buy anything but Samsung!
I have had this phone for over a month now and though some of the features are great (camera & video) there are a lot of short falls. The main for me being texting, coming from a sony ericsson this phone is terrible for msging. If you insert a word into the dictionary generally that is the first word to come up when you type those letters which becomes extremely frustrating. Also the battery life is extremely poor lasting a day and a half at the most with minimal use. I am also disappointed at the lack of applications and widgets available. I am not sure if this is just my carrier (Telstra, Australia) or if this is a world wide problem. There is also an issue that i cannot use GPS because the software is not supported. All in all this phone has a few decent points but the bad points well out weigh any advantages.
nice phone, had it just over a month, and no problems.. Unlike older touch screens it needs to be actually touched by a finger.. Which after using phones like the HTC Titan makes it a HUGE improvement.
Hey when the phone is locked and idle. when i press a button a SOS Call option pops up in the middle of the screen does anyone know how to turn it off? or why its coming up?
shan, 25 Jul 2009Erm, im getting a new phone soon , so im asking, is the battery power good in this phone? My s... moreBattery needs to be charged at least once a day even with considerably low usage. The screen is quiet bright and will take alot of battery life. Not the phone to buy if you are outdoors for a number of days with no power source. Otherwise, a nice handset with lots of gadgets. Try an lg or sony ericsson, best battery life on the market.
I have this phone for about three weeks now and previously I had the tocco f480.
I work in the mobile phone industry and know exactly what I'm taking about.
The pro's of this handset are obvious,
8 mp camera, optional keypad for texting, nice video capture 30fps, really handy drag and drop widgets, really bright screen ( ideal for movies), mine came with a 1 gb but potentially will change to 8gb
Phone battery life has left me lost for works. It's dire. Texting can be a little difficult as when you are using the t9 with touch you can ony see one line of text at a time. Keypay is uncomfortable for use with text also. no wi-fi?
In comparison to the tocco and the toco lite I do consider that this phone would be the more difficult to use. Although it has a handful more features, I'd recommend a tocco or tocco lite to text lovers.
Alternatively the nokia 5800 is a very promising handset. Not as stylish but very user friendly and cheaper with most networks.
Erm, im getting a new phone soon , so im asking, is the battery power good in this phone? My sister uses samsung and so does some of my frens, but they said the phone has to be charged on a daily basis also, the touch screen can be rather dodgy at times. anyone can give me some opinion on this 2 problems?
hey everyone i just bought this phone for 530$ and here they said it is 359$ so please correct your information plz it is not so nice o.k please keep updated on every phone and its price
NO WLAN????... what a bummer!!!!.... the look is pretty awesome with a good feel in the hands,, features is great but wifi is an essential for a phone for me, at least...
i immediately fell in love w/ the phone when i saw it but when i realized there's no WLAN, i changed my mind about buying it.
Why is it that this phone model blue color is hard to come by. Most online stores are selling red model.
Can anybody give me any clues as to how to synchronise the phone properly?
I am trying to transfer a phonebook that I had saved as a CSL file from my previous Samsung G800.
It says it is connected. And also imports the phonebook properly.
But when it comes to moving the phonebook to the phone. It doesn't appear.
I'm sure i'm just imssing a simple step somewhere.
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2009 This phone is not worth buying unless you are willing to charge it every day, because it doe... moreThanks a lot for the reply! It really helped me! One more thing, is it true that this samsung s8300 freezes alot? Thank you and more power!
Raymond Dublin, 22 Jul 2009I really need some help! If this phone is worth buying! I'm planning to buy a phone. Is this p... more This phone is not worth buying unless you are willing to charge it every day, because it does not last you a whole day.
The battery life of 880 mah is not strong enough to carry you for the whole day & samsung have not been helpfull or been able to solve this problem.
After all the main heart of a mobile phone is a strong battery, to check out more problems go to Samsung Mobile forums, I hope this helps you.
Pedro, 28 Jun 2009ONE problem though,the date widget is Wrong!! It shows the correct date/time zone etc, but dis... moreI have the same problem ! The date widget says that it is tuesday 22 july 2009, but that is not coreect: it is wednesday 22 july 2009 ! Can anyone help me with this problem ?
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2009can anyone tell how to turn off screensaver on idle mode, i think this also consumes battery l... moreyou can also turn the brightness down, to save battery. but all in honesty why get this phone than if you do that. better to buy a extra battery or put up with it and charge it everynight.