AWESOME battery life, mine typically goes on charge every 7-10 days.
Tough. Throwproof, dustproof, waterproof, beerproof.
Keypad lock does not stop the torch turning on in your pocket.
Keypad lock does not stop the phone making emergency calls in your pocket. Recently it did it so often in a short period that the emergency services called me back to ensure everything was OK.
To those reporting crash-happy phones: check the software version by typing *#1234#
Mine's running SW B2710XXJJ1 and CSC B2710OXAJI6 which seems pretty stable.
Well.Bought this yesterday.The vibration doesn't work.
Called Samsung and they said that I should bring it back to the store I bought it from so a technician can look at it.
The thing is,that the vibration can only be activated through the profiles in the menu.Has anyone encountered a problem with the vibration?Is there some other option in the menu that I have not seen?
Why does a technician have to see it?Clearly I should receive a new handset immediately and not go through all this hassle since it's not a software issue and the phone doesn't open for repair anyway.
Also the light from the flashlight is white in the center and yellow on the outside.Can someone please check and see if the light on their handset is the same?Place it close to a wall and see the coloration of the emitted light?
Well i bought this yesterday.Two things only.The first is that the lighting from the flashlight is white in the center and yellowish around! Not clear white!Asking Samsung,they said that's how it is.....
and the second is that the vibration doesn't work! Yes,it doesn't work.I called them back and they said that I can return it and a technician will have a look at it.What's to look at?!!!! The vibration is an option that is used from the profile menu.It either works or doesn't work! It's not a battery problem,nor a connecting issue so there is no reason for it to be sent to a technician.You can see in a few seconds that the vibration is NOT activated and NOT working when it's chosen in the profile menu.
So the vibration option,not working from the second I bought the phone,that should make it enough to give me a new handset,the minute I take it back.
I've written a letter to Samsung about this issue and awaiting their reply on Monday.Let's see if they will hassle me for days before giving me a new handset.
My phone occasionally restarted at incoming call/sms or when using Trekbuddy or browsing files. That was while I had 16GB Toshiba card that I ordered from Ebay. About a month ago I got a 8GB class4 Transcend card from a local store. No trouble since.
Pferdmann, 14 Jul 2012righto i will start off by saying the body of the phone is extremely tough being able to withs... moreThanks for your honest opinion re the Xcover271. I was contemplating buying one as i working in a rough environment. will stick with my first option Nokia! Thanks.
righto i will start off by saying the body of the phone is extremely tough being able to withstand my 15.3 hand horse standing on it (yes i know not the biggest horse) and kicking it across the road when i last rode him.
However the software is crap constantly freezing, restarting(useful when in the middle of talking to clients), forgetting to alert me to incoming calls and messages. And yes it was doing all this before the last horse related incident.
this phone has just been a let down from the start.
no more samsungs for me EVER AGAIN!
It's the most rugged phone you can have and fit in your pocket. All other tough phones will require a backpack or carabiner to hang form your trousers. I drove over it with my land cruiser and nothing happened. It is loud and clear. it is also water tight if you keep all rubber gaskets clean. The battery is really 4-5 day, thing. I was expecting much more from the big battery. All in all is a good second phone for the weekend, if you are concerned about your Iphone getting wet.
Has lots of issuses conserning memorycard. Does not want to read it. Now i have new one still same problems. With nokia you have no such problems so to me its very big dissapointment. at first it worked ok, but when using a bigger memorycard 8gb (needed more space for maps) then it had so many problems and finally it refused to turn on and off. it is good phone but the bugs concerning memory cards make it terrible. And i am talking about two phones not one. so i belive the issue is on every phone.
i had a b2710; it ,turning off very often i sended to repairing shop three times and the last time they sended back a new one wich after 3 hours begin to restart and turn off by himself now i'm changing the phone . To bad, i liked this phone but when you are waiting for a call and the phone is shuting down-not a pleasant situation, and many times when the phone was turned off i could turning on only after batery removal and place it back
punron, 06 May 2012may i ask if its possible to install skype into this phone? thank you for your help...yes, skype works very well...but witht eh back side camera, you cannot watch and show yourself at eh same time
Tha battery on this phone was terrible. It lasted a day at best and when it ran low,turned itself off 5 mins later
Am in Kenya.Where can i get this phone.Please ans me.Thanks in advance.
Awesome battery! In normal use (10-15 talks ina day) battery needs a charge after 4-5 days. Great!
may i ask if its possible to install skype into this phone? thank you for your help...
battery gone flat and now will not take charge, phone only about 2 months old. Any suggestions to rectify?
This phone gives the impression that it has two onboard speakers, I can only hear sound from the left side, is this normal? Thank you.
Torrenter, 11 Jul 2011To Vagabond: Did you buy this phone unlocked? The reason I ask is because not so long ago I bo... moreYes I bought it unlocked from UK. Never had a problem with it. Works perfectly for over 2 years now on Rogers. Yours might be still locked to an UK provider. There are guys at flea markets that will unlock your device for 10-15$