I have this phone and a iphone and I like this device. anyone saying the iphone is junk is suffering from severe iEnvy. theres no comparison. quit frontin
I got one yesterday. much better than G1. Amazing display, somewhat quirky and has a learning curve.
It does have a few Irritating features.
It does not freeze up. This unit has a 528 Mhz cpu, 320 Mb RAM and I think 512 Mb ROM.
I think its second only to Nexus 1 (as far as android goes) O.S.upgrade is needed ASAP. Get off your A@* T-mobile
This is my first smartphone, so I have no basis of comparison.
* The TouchWiz interface is "overkill" and slows down and drags a lot. I guess it runs "on top" of Android.
* BUYER BEWARE...this phone locks and freezes up. You just have to know what "triggers" this. So far, getting a call in vibrate mode, using Touchwiz to adjust screen brightness are the 2 events which cause lockups.
Otherwise, this is by far the best camera I've seen on a phone, and the display is super clear.
I give this a 7/10 rating due to the inconveniences I mention above.
I had this phone (actually two, the first had a bad GSM/3G radio) and while the camera really makes this phone stand out along with the AMOLED display, the user interface is a mess. TouchWiz should have never been implemented along with the "Ooh look at me!" cube interface that is neat for about a minute (which also has a dedicated key).
The phone IMO has a great build quality to it but the software really could use an overhaul. Considering that factor, with Samsung's TouchWiz and Android 2.0, I imagine this phone will fall further behind the pack when it comes to updates.
Finally, my last gripe is the music player. Getting your music to be seen properly by this phone is a major chore. Not only id3 tagging, but the album art is also fuzzy despite whatever resolution image is embedded into your music. Props to Samsung for adding an EQ and a coverflow like interface, but in the end, I felt like I spent more time fighting with this phone than enjoying it.
umm does anyone know how to activate flash when taking videos on the behold 2? cuz i've messed with every settings that could be messed with in its video/camera settings but the flash will only work for camera mode and not video mode...
i'm very very want to buy this phone can someone tell me where can i get this phone?? thanks..
Lots of software bugs. What bad mesh of touchwiz and andriod. Lots of missing features that are available on normal andriod devices. When using a regular headset without a mic, the phone still thinks the headset has mic, so it does not activate the internal mic. So if you bought some really expensive headset, it won't work!! Speaker phone is bad, the mic does not work well. Battery life is also bad, I'm charging mine every day, with normal use. Camera sucks, that is , once you start to use the zoom, it's blurry, so zoom is pointless!! Oh and the big one, tmobile tech support is not trained on the phone, samsung customer service, also doesn't know much, so you are on your own. If they quickly fix these bugs, the phone will be a good unit. But till then....DON'T BUY IT !!
I have this handset I don't understand why it didn't have 1.6 outta the box.it's a nice handset but I have had software issues with it already.be sure to also check if you have burnt out pixels on the screen,I'm already on my second handset.also the battery needs to be fullycharged several times before I works correctly.once you get past these set backs you'll enjoy the phone.google please send firmware update...your doing a disservice by making us wait
TouchWiz is not that great a lot of duplication and unnecessary functions to make it look like features. They are trying to take the behold I and cross port the features to the behold, which was done poorly. It needs an update. the is also some audio quality issues and here is the biggie.....there no way to sync your itunes music !! only media player on the Windows platform.
I was one of the first to get the Samsung Behold II yesterday from T-Mobile and while I was doing so, was disappointed to find out that the processor was only a 528Mhz ! Sprint has and earlier version which comes with a 800 Mhz CPU. Getting this phone was a trade for the MyTouch 3g (528Mhz, 198 internal RAM). While it has an upgraded camera (5Mpx with flash) I did fine its zoom feature to be a bit blurry at half to max magnification. As for the TouchWiz media cube, I am trying understand the need for this as there is banner at the bottom of the screen that offers access to the same features, why ?? As for the USB port, it is on top of the phone, which makes it difficult the charge the phone and talk at the same time. In addition, this port seems to proprietary usb, or must be a new standard, current mini usb cable will not fit. It is snappy and there are some quick access options to Wifi, Bluetooth and others from the notification bar, however, duplication of accessing apps and features is very much apart of this phone. It feels lighter than the iPhone and is about 1 -2 mm thicker . They say it will be able to run Andriod 2.0 when it is out, I wonder how it will the perform due to the processor and limited internal RAM. One great thing, I did not have to sign into to Google before I was able to use the phone ! thanks Samsung.
Bottom line, it is a good phone. Andriod is Andriod and Samsung is Samsung. It has some good features once you get use to them. I fell it needs an update from Samsung to make a few things work better, however, this should not stop any one from purchasing this phone. It is better than the MyTouch 3G, but not the competitor the HTC Hero (which is really fast). I rate this phone as a 3.5 to 4 stars, however, its early days. I hope Samsung and Google will keep me feeling this way ( and get the update out very soon), if not better !! I'm hoping for better
does the behold 2 requires internet connection in order to work, such as the G1 or the mytouch?
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800 Mhz according to this: http://wangmei.en.china.cn/selling-leads/detail,1089997861,Samsung-T939-Behold-2-Mobile-Phone.html. Just look down the middle of the page...
we just got our behold 2 in the store and i love the hardware, its slim, sleek and very sharp. The version os android is not as nice, i really think if you flashed it with 2.0 or even 1.6 it would be a great phone!!! Which is what i plan on doing...
android owner , 12 Oct 2009 I hope this android is as good as it's portrayed to be because the first two android phones d... moreFlash support is software based it is not compatible on Google branded Cupcake devices but you can get a flash ROM for multitouch, flash etc from xda developers
As you mentioned that it takes 5 seconds to take a picture, perhaps that's the reason why it is called beHOLD. It simply holds you up.
tuan, 08 Oct 2009if this camera is anything like the behold 1 camera it sucks. behold 1 takes 5 seconds to take... moreYES! You are so right! Although I appreciate the 5mp camera on my Behold, I hate how the camera takes too damn long to take the picture. (And explaining to other people that they need to hold the button for several seconds, is a pain...not to mention if they need to use flash 'cause then you have to also tell them to hold the camera INCREDIBLY still to avoid a blurry pic.)