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Old December 28th, 2009, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the "Galaxy Lite" the same as "Galaxy Spica i5700"? If so, maybe this section should be renamed to reflect both names. My phone is called Galaxy Spica i5700 in Sweden, at least... Moderators?

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's the same phone, it's called different things in different markets. And I don't think it's the name that's the reason this forum has so few posts, it's just that there aren't that many Spica owners out there because it wasn't released in America
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Spica was just released here in in Sweden in December. Maybe not so many have this phone yet.....

I just got it for christmas and it is great Can't see it is a "lite" version of a phone at all, as it is slim and fast!
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 04:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i have the spica too and i live in Ireland, one thing i have found is that its battery life is terrible, im hoping that its just a software problem and wondering when there will be an update released to fix it
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i have the spica too and i live in Ireland, one thing i have found is that its battery life is terrible, im hoping that its just a software problem and wondering when there will be an update released to fix it
It is the screen that use most power, especially bright themes. So if you tinker about all the time, then battery will go quickly. This is true on HTC phones too...

Install Avanced Task Manager Free, and kill all those unnessesary apps that suck power in the background.

Turn GPS and Wifi off if you are not using.

Force to use 2G net if you are not using 3G to browse the net. Saves power too.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 04:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i have the spica too and i live in Ireland, one thing i have found is that its battery life is terrible, im hoping that its just a software problem and wondering when there will be an update released to fix it
Really? I find it to be quite good, for a smartphone, would easily get 4 days or more (just using it as a phone). How long do you get out of it? Have you turned off bluetooth, GPS and Wifi when you're not using it?

EDIT: Or what Gatak said
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 04:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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with bluetooth and gps off but wifi on i get about 3 or 4 hours
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 04:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Definitely something wrong there. Is the screen on the whole time? Are you using it constantly for those 3 hours?
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 05:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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not the whole time but most of it and i make sure that the screen is sleeping when im not using
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You will not have more than 3-4 hours of battery if the screen is on. Active-matrix OLED - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia as the battery won't store more than 6-7Wh and a AMOLED screen can draw around 0.7-3W depending on brightness.
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You will not have more than 3-4 hours of battery if the screen is on. Active-matrix OLED - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia as the battery won't store more than 6-7Wh and a AMOLED screen can draw around 0.7-3W depending on brightness.
Hate to have to tell you this but the spica unfortunately doesn't have an OLED screen which is a pity as the OLED screen uses less power than the normal screen.
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Hate to have to tell you this but the spica unfortunately doesn't have an OLED screen which is a pity as the OLED screen uses less power than the normal screen.
Yes, you are right. It has a normal TFT.... Which explains even more the power drain when screen is on.
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How much is the Galaxy spica in Ireland on prepare anybody know??
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Old January 6th, 2010, 03:18 AM   #14 (permalink)
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How much is the Galaxy spica in Ireland on prepare anybody know??
I assume you mean prepay? It's 299 - Samsung Galaxy Spica on O2
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I assume you mean prepay? It's 299 - Samsung Galaxy Spica on O2
Yea Sorry ! thats what I ment! I love this phone but my budget 250!
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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dont get it, i have to charge it every 3-6 hours if i want to make full use of the phone, i find myself turning my phone off for lots of the time so that i can conserve battery life when i am out and about
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dont get it, i have to charge it every 3-6 hours if i want to make full use of the phone, i find myself turning my phone off for lots of the time so that i can conserve battery life when i am out and about
I used the phone with Spotify the whole day yesterday, including a couple of calls (5-10 min calls) and I had about 60% battery left when I came home... I also had forgotten wifi on, but that is set to not autosearch ...

I find that using the phone with the screen on at high brightness really sucks power, but this seems true on most phones... doesn't it?
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Old January 15th, 2010, 03:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i generally dont use a screen of high brightness, if im out all day with no 3g, wifi or bluetooth on and no apps running i get max 6 hours, that halfs when im at home using wifi, ebuddy and sometimes th facebook app
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This seems wrong to me. I would complain to where you bought it. Doesn't the manual/specs say roughly how long the battery should last?
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Old October 1st, 2010, 09:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
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i own a spica too. i usually leave home at around 7 am for school and my batteries about dead after 12 hours. and that includes calling, texting, a few snapshots and some bursts of 5-10 minute gaming.
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For me using the app/widget APNdroid enables me go back to 2G and my battery lasts a good few days. I can still make and receive calls fine. Also being on 2G saves me data charges. I just have to remember to switch back to 3G if I want to text a photo to someone else which I do very rarely.
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