Originally Posted by Zargon
This phone (i5700) is dirt-cheap in comparison to an iPhone, and can do all sorts of bonkers stuff (particularly in 2.1). Bitching about it's limitations is pretty ******ed IMO and simply demonstrates the fact that you did little or no research prior to going with Samsung/Android.
The Portal may well be dirt cheap in comparison to an iPhone, but my Ford Fiesta is dirt cheap in comparison to a Porsche. I still expect it to work though.
I appreciate it is going to have its limitations, but software glitches, hanging, non responsiveness and random behaviour are either a fault of the poor design of the phone, or poor design of the software.
You're right in that I did little research. I had heard lots about Android and how good it is and when my C905 went tits up and T-Mobile finally agreed to replace it they gave me a budget I could use to buy a new phone. With the budget I could've got a Nokia X6 or another Sony Ericsson, however, from my experience in recent years both of these brands have really suffered in the quality stakes.
On the other hand, I had heard great things about Samsung from friends (and that they keep winning customer service awards - god knows how) so I opted for a make people were recommending with an operating system that was supposed to gave iPhone OS a rund for its money.
I don't regret my decision. When my Portal wants to work, it works well. But when it doesn't work it is incredibly frustrating. But come the end of the year when my contract with T-Mobile ends I don't know where to go after that.
Something like the HTC Desire which seems to be getting fantastic reviews and is (relatively) cheap or iPhone with its expensive hardware cost and/or expensive tariff?