Bought me a Samsung Galaxy 3 as a Valentine ’s Day present, had waited too long to get hands on an android and Angry Birds made this inevitable.
It took me just 5 minutes to buy the phone and I was online, no settings needed and all contacts sync on the phone while I was happily chatting my way through on the talk application.
A call landed on my phone and wow it showed the name of the caller along with photo. I didn’t do anything, Google sync is surprisingly wonderful.
I launched maps and was happy to see the quick response of GPS assisted with data.
However by the time I reached home, a couple thousand contacts from Google and face book had been synced, yup I did download the Facebook app on my way home.
I tried calling my parents and it revealed the dark side of Galaxy 3. The phone application sucks big time. It took me almost 30 seconds for the contacts to show up. No matter what I did it remained slow. I finally fixed it today after 3 days and night of extensive research and hit and trail based tweaking.
The music player is great, it says 5.1 on the top right corner but till now I have not been able to play music in that mode, I always get the error that 5.1 mode is only supported when effects are off, and till date I have not been able to find the way to turn the effects off, ma be I would read the manual when I don’t have anything to do or get fed up playing around with my droid.
Coming soon – how I made my galaxy 3 Shine.
I bought myself a Samsung Galaxy 3 as a Valentines day gift 😉 . Yes I really did.
I needed a new phone, wanted to play angry birds and my Nokia E63 was not able to run my office email properly. So here I am with a shining new Galaxy 3.
I was very enthusiastic for this phone as this is my first android phone and yes the phone delivered on the expectations when it came to applications.
I switched on the phone and went online within 2 minutes. I got a call and it was already displaying the contact details, name and photo. Thanks to Google sync. The phone is great for applications.
But here comes the reality. I just want to share my experience because I am very demanding from my gadgets and their functions.
You buy a phone to make calls and text, right?
But this Galaxy 3 from Samsung sucks big time at it though it is to be considered a phone.
- It took the phone almost over a minute to display the Contacts.
- It is very slow for phone functionality.
- It takes more than 20 seconds for the SMS to show up.
- Phone application hangs with a Force close / Wait popup staring at you.
- The phone hardware is just decent.
- Samsung decided not to enable the Live Wallpapers.
- Samsung Kies does not support connection over Bluetooth. (Who keeps the phone connected to the computer always?)
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Android is in the air and every one (well not every one) wants to have it in their pocket. The android phones in market now range from mere INR 7k budget phone to whopping burn a hole in your pocket price upwards of INR 30k.
There are some such cool apps for android that just want you to have an Android phone.
I had my radar on for a decent android phone that could play Angry Birds, yes, I bought the phone for the game. My prerequisite was the cheapest phone that can run the game. I settled for Samsung Galaxy 3 I5801.
- It is a decent phone, can make you wonder with its application running capabilities.
- Nice responsive touch screen.
- And its not expensive, I got mine for INR 11500.
- You can run Live Wallpapers on it. (Through a hack)
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