I got this yesterday and have spent the better part of the last 12 hours messing around. The build quality is good, the screen is very good - I had a d500, d600 and s500i and this is somewhere in the middle of the d500 and d600. Sharp and clear, better than the d500 even though they have the same resolution (probably due to the reworked UI), and not quite as nice as 240x320. Texting is a breeze, my only concern is the internal antenna - the signal seems to jump around a bit - however, call quality is good. I left myself a vmail on a different line with 1 bar's worth of reception and the message was crystal clear. Strange, but no complaints. I llive in a metro area, so availablility of the 1900 signal for Cingular is pretty solid.
My only issue is that 1 day after I get it, tmobile comes out with a quadband version. If there is any justice in the world, they will cripple it (like the t809 versioning of the D820) and I won't feel as bad about buying the x820.
Otherwise - its great and ridiculously slim and solid-feeling. Some tips for battery life - turn down the screen brightness to 3 and shut off bluetooth when you dont use it. I did the same with my D600 and easily got another day of use out of it without having to charge it.
Haha...one note - my girlfriend and her friends saw it and started cooing and asking me if they made it in pink. Samsung - listen up - MAKE THIS IN PINK too and I guarantee that it will be a huge seller.
There are reports that T-mobile will have it soon in US, got FCC approval in July. But it says the US version T519 will be quadband.
hello, this phone is so adorable!!!actually i had the intention to buy it - but now i heard that this phone could break if you put it in the pockets of your pants...
do you think this phone will break if you put in the pocket of your trousers????
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Hi every one who is worry about battery, when u will buy new mobile the battery need conditioning in order to change chemical enerny into electrical energy, the conditing method is to charge it for at least 12 to 16 hours for first time and use it till is goes tottaly emty, now only charge it compelet and use it upto compelet discharge, three or four charge and discharge cycle will take the battery to its maximum, thereafter you can note the battery timing which will be batter that you expect.
X 820. It is truly a masterpiece phone. I am a retailer in India and have sold a few pieces since its launch here last week. These are the feedbacks i have got
1) Cannot ring and vibrate at the same time
2) Battery life is not too good
3) Camera is not upto 2 MP quality
4) No expandable Memory
5) The MP3 speaker is average
The good things are
1) Fantastic Design
2) 2 Batteries supplies alongwith car charger
3) 80 Mb memory provided is good enough for many
4) the display is AMAZING
5) Very nice photo options
6) Priced very well according to features
7) Direct TV output
I have tested the phone and i think it is value for money. But dont buy if you are a heavy user.
This phone is undoubtly an master piece. Expect for few flaes like no memory slot, no flash... Else rest all functions are really good. Does any one know from where can one down load games for samsung phones
Hi all samsung supporters, does anyone know the right image size for setting as wallpaper in X820?
Ive just gotten this phone today and i can't see why they wont allow mp3s as an alarm signal or as a message tone. I've always hated listening to the preset tunes and although i really love my new phone, i guess the downside is making me start to hate it and i really wish i hadn't gotten it now.
The batter will give you a talk time of 2hours..If you use your phone lightly all day you might use up one bar or two..My suggestion would be to charge it up every night while you sleep..After all that's what i do with my phones...and you should be fine..
Do not buy this phone however if you are a heavy user...Yesterday i used my phone for video's, camera, and many short calls as well as bluetooth and by the end of the day it was down by one bar...so not bad...after all the batery is soo thin its amazing it only went down by a bar...
As for getting a free battery, you only get one batter with the phone...Not sure about if you get a free one with the charger...
Can anybody tell me what exactly is the battery life if i use only the basic phone feature i.e. no camera, no pictures.
and one more thing is that someone has told me that the company is giving extra battery with its charger. Is that true or not????......
In my last message i said not to expect much from this phone...Well after using it for a week, i think it is by far the best phone in the market. By saying that i'm not talking about the camera or memory, but the phone itself, the menu, the ease of use and the options available are simply amazing! If your not a heavy user or do not have a million numbers then this phone is a must buy! For someone like me who is very perticular about phones, trust me you won't regret this..As for the reception, i have herd a lot of negative comments, but reception with me is perfect like my nokia N70!
Down sides to the phone?
1) Light stays on with charging,
2) Does not vibrate and ring and the same time
3) No flash with camera (but how did they fit in a 2MP camera in there in the first place? WOW)
4) no memory card but has 80MB!!
5) it's so slim and light you'll forget its in your pocket so you might spend hours looking for it around the house.
6) Battery life is good but not great..but then again i had a frind who thought the phone was a battery from how slim it was!!!
And that is it really...The negative sides are so insignificant and that is if your really picky..but they are so many phones out there (other than Nokia) that have many more negative points to them and they are so bluky and big.....This is definately and must buy and once you have it, you'll wonder what you were doing without it!!
I just bought the Samsung x820. Real neat and slim to look at and hopefully handy too... I wonder if it has the voice dialling facility, couldn't find it... can anyone help me with this feature..?? I will surely miss it if it does not exists in the phone.
i got this phone 2 dayz ago..it got alot of problems...the most important is the battery life :S...i'll be generous if i said it lasts for a day...the other things : keypad tone stays as beep whenever i change them...the screenlight is on through the charging process...sthg wrong with the reception...the phone cant vibrate while ringing,only vibrate then ring...and im sure ill discover more and more...i adore its slimmnes and i dont want 2 change it :(
The highest SAR value under the ICNIRP guidelines for use of the device at the ear is 1.19 W/Kg.That's toooo much.Before you bye check some other models.Also see this http://sar.nokia.com/sar/index.jsp
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I know this phone is triband and will have reception issues based on geography. I live in chicago and have had both a d500 and s500i with no issues. I am wondering how the reception is on this phone - does ot hold a signal very well? anyone have experience with this phone in a major city with Cingular as the carrier? thanks
one of the things i like about this phone is because it plays .wma files....
samsung x820 is a very beautyful superfine slimest phone in the world It is Officially piece. The extra ordernary piece for extraordnary people thnaks for samsung