Looks ugly from the pictures, but that all changes when your holding one. Nice phone.
stupid stupid me! finally figured it out... special tone... change... ah sometimes i hate myself ;))
I forgot some info....
Yamaha offer 5 different chip sets, you can see which your phone has here:
MA-1 / MA-2 / MA-3 / MA-5 / MA-7
The Z500 is listed and is MA-5, likely the Z510 is also MA-5
The Convertors section converts to MA-1 (MIDI) or MA-2 (WAV/AIFF) - this is lower quality sound.
The Wave Sound Decorator (WSD) converts WAV/AIFF to MA-2 / MA-3 and MA-5.
Convert mp3 to mmf
1. Converted your mp3 to aiff or wav (I used Quicktime Pro)settings 44.1khz (44100hz) / 16bit / stereo
2. I opened in the Wave Sound Decorator.
3. Your told sampling frequencies over 24000hz not supported, and it offers to resample.
4. Press resample.
4. Choose 24000 and mono.
5. Select MA-5
6. Select save.
Only MA-5 supports this quality sound file.
Hopefully it plays as I don't have a samsung phone yet, there is a SMAF player on the Yamaha site you can download also.
.MMF = SMAF which is a Yamaha codec.
Anyway they offer free WAV/AIFF - SMAF (MMF) and MID - SMAF (MMF) programs on their site.
Available for Mac and PC.
Just tested the WAV/AIFF convertor on my Mac and it works fine!
well... i just can't figure out how to pu individual message tone? ok, it's mmf... ( btw: any free mp3->mmf converter???) but still i can't find it to put as message individual tone for the contact saved into the phone, of course....please help!
The Samsung UK site states the sales package contains 2 batteries, the operators must be trying to save money here...
- 2 x standard battery (800 mAh)
- Travel charger
- Stereo headset
- PC data link kit
- User manual
you only get the one battery i bought this phone the other day i think its great.
I have had this phone for 2 days now and love it. I have worked in mobile phone sales for 12 years and this would have to be one of the best phones I have ever had. Great menu system, easy to use data suite, great size. Overall a great phone.
I actually work for telstra and i can tell you this is the best 3G phone on the market.
1st reason: Samsung, very reliable brand
2nd Reason: Very good battery life as most 3G handsets dont
ALL ROUND A TOP PHONE AND VERY MUCH RECOMMENDED FROM A PROFESSIONAL POINT OF VIEW.
I am very interested in this phone, but I would be moving from a SonyEricsson which are generally regarded to have the best user interface.
Anyway from what I read the Samsung interface it not that bad, unlike Motorola! but there are a couple of features missing in what I would think is a high end phone...
1. No EMS support
2. No wireless village support
Now I believe non Zxxx Samsung phones have both these features.
Which are you more likely to do?
1. Send an EMS
2. Use the wireless village IM client
3. Make a video call
Well I think most people will discount the video call, but that is the only feature out of the 3 supported...
"Does this phone come with 1 or 2 batteries? The ones selling on ebay only provide 1, but I've read somewhere that you're usually given 2."
The Samsung website states the sales package has 2 batteries in it, therefore if the phones on eBay are not scams they have probably taken 1 battery out to sell separately.
i own this phone and have to say im very happy with my choice, if i had to pick anything it would be no expendable memorey, ~150MB is a decent amount, i can still compress half a dozen american dad episodes and play them back on there as well as some songs with room to spare so it isnt a dire problem, and also the battery life, at the moment im only getting about 2 days out of it, although its new and i am using it quite abit, i hope this will improve in time. i work in a phone shop and see what else comes and goes, and for me this is as good as it gets atm. build quality is fantastic, menu and ease of use i cant fault, weight is perfect, the screen is so bright and easy to see, the fonts and just the whole lay out of the menus and home screen is perfect. i had a V3 before this and its true that they look very simular and thats one reason why i got it, it looks sh*t hot and everything that made the V3 a good phone the Z510 has in it and its not a motorola wich is the most important thing :D, i guess the camera could be alittle better and the flash brighter also, but im serious when i say that this is the best phone ive used in the last 6months if not longer. the included software also deserves a mention, everything from the file & sync manager to the message manager are faultless also, it would have been nice if it charged while it was connected via the data cable. in reply to the last post theres a free proggy that lets you convert mp3s into mmf to use as the msg tone on phone, its called Mobile Music Polyphonic or MMPoly
Does this phone come with 1 or 2 batteries? The ones selling on ebay only provide 1, but I've read somewhere that you're usually given 2.
Can anyone confirm this please???
And Yeeeeeeeesssss it does ring and vibrate at the same time. Also optioning to have music as sms tones, which was my other issue with Samsung. Only thing is that they have to be in .mmf file format. So go find a converter on the net to switch those mp3s
where did you get the z510 for 300$? please resond as comment on this site, or email me as soon as possible.
i just ordered one Z510.
Got it at a great price, it is not sim locked, got a free b/tooth head set, and a few other extra's from Telstra, and I am only paying $300 for it. Not only that, but it is compatible with any sim networked card around the world, so i can send it to US/UK and still call home.
i've just been reading some of the pages of comments about the comparison btw this phone and the v3 - who copied who, who came first with thin phones etc. i guess i'm kinda thinking, who cares? samsung have released a thin phone, just like motorola, and i'm sure that most the other manufacturers will soon follow suit. it's the specs that will make the difference, and although i did buy the phone partly because of its design and similarity to the v3, the specs (bigger memory, better camera, 3G capability) was what won me over more than anything. and i think that's what needs to be remembered!
just my two cents worth :)
got this fone today, absolutely love it! have been in love with v3 design for ages, but have agonised about getting one as i really dislike motorola and their set up. so when i saw this was thrilled! only major irk i have with it is that it contains telstra (australia) software, and i'm with vodafone. anyone know if a software upgrade is possible to set the phone back to it's original format (without telstra settings in it)? anyone thinking about this fone DEFINATELY GET IT, v.cool :)