What issues are you having or not having with your Captivate?


Any issues you your Captivate?

  1. GPS Accuracy

    47.1%
  2. Battery Life

    34.7%
  3. Lag/Poor responsiveness

    25.3%
  4. Issues with USB drive support

    18.2%
  5. Too much noise in videos

    1.2%
  6. Poor signal strength or "signal attenuation" issues

    24.7%
  7. Facebook sync issues/no sync

    19.4%
  8. Accelerometer slightly off

    7.6%
  9. No Issues, I'm a happy camper!

    20.6%

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  1. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just trying to get an idea of what issues/problems everyone is having to see if the issues posted are actually widespread of relatively rare.

    - GPS accuracy
    - Battery life
    - Signal strength
    - Lag/Poor responsiveness
    - Facebook Sync not working properly
    - USB drive connection (Computer doesn't recognize)
    - Accelerometer slightly off
     

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  2. ChaoticKinesis

    ChaoticKinesis Well-Known Member

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    From the ones your listed:

    -Signal strength appears lower than on previous phones but I suspect it might be showing too few bars (unlike iPhone's too many!) because I never have problems with reception/dropped calls.

    -Battery life is a biggie and I'm still not sure I can even get through a full day on one charge.
     
  3. Clienterror

    Clienterror Active Member

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    1. GPS, I did have issues but there's a super easy fix on this forum, took like 30 seconds.

    2. Battery life has gotten better over the last 3 days. I also downloaded "Jucedefender" from the market and it helps some. Free app.

    3. Signal Strength is ok, it does drop a bar or 2 sometimes, but my call quality is perfect, way better than my 3gs IMO. Never had a dropped call.

    4. This is fixed by getting "Launcherpro" off the market. IMO it looks better, is customizable, way faster, and free.

    5. Totally random, sometimes it does sometimes not, doesn't really bother me so I haven't looked into it. It did update all my pictures in my contacts and stuff so I know it does work.

    6. Never had that problem. Just install the SDK drivers, and the Samsung drivers and you're GTG. I'm also on W7 x64 which seems most people have problems with, I dont know if it's a user error or what.

    7. I haven't noticed it playing Home run battle 3D, sniper vs sniper, or Asphalt 5.

    These are just my observations/opinions.
     
  4. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    For me Launcher Pro improved things quite a bit, but the device still has a tendency to hang or lag quite often especially more than the Droid or Nexus One that I had previously.
     
  5. lotreaglesfan

    lotreaglesfan Well-Known Member

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    charged my phone twice today...

    also, every time i try to use the browser it fails... or nearly every time :\
     
  6. Intervenient

    Intervenient Well-Known Member

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    The network is very finicky, but I'll attribute that to AT&T. I had issues with the stop watch before. Battery life is meh for me right now.
     
  7. Clienterror

    Clienterror Active Member

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    Yea I still do notice some lag every once and a while but it's not bad. I'm pretty sure an update is all it's going to take.

    As far as battery life....it's really going to depend on what you're doing and who you ask. One person is going to say it has horrible battery life but they play games on it and watch videos on it for like 3-4 hours and the next person is at work all day and plays a game during lunch or gets on the net and says it has good/great life. Personally I unpluged my phone at 9am used it to make 5-6 phone calls (About an hour total), about 150 texts, a couple youtube videos, used Pandora while running errands (not charging in my car), and played about 45 min to an hour of Home run battle 3D with misc browsing on the net and at 2am I'm at 25% battery.
    Donno if that helps any but its better than saying "It's Bad" or "Amazing!"

    Hope it helps.
     
  8. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just tried to use RunStar today and it took like 3 minutes to get a GPS lock outside in a clear sky then it didn't even track properly, it shows 1.5 miles over 30 minutes when it should be a much longer distance. I didn't think there was a GPS issue until today, but there clearly is one.

    Just realized MMS isn't working, but it might just be my phone since I haven't heard anyone else mention it. I can't send one though.
     
  9. tysj

    tysj Well-Known Member

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    1. Spotty GPS
    2. Useless batterty indicator
    3. Takes about a second to actually wake up when I press the power/lock button
     
  10. greenrolaids

    greenrolaids Well-Known Member

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    hmmm, i hope they fix these little things by the time it gets to verizon.
     
  11. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yea, maybe I'll have to switch because they're getting all the hot devices.
     
  12. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Well-Known Member

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    I only have the Facebook app sync issue.


    This is my 3rd android phone though, so many of the problems in the poll, I know how to counter.


    Im curious what the signal issue is? I did a speed test vs my friends moto droid

    when i had 2/5 bars, Id get 2.5-3.0 mbts/sec and he got 500kbts/sec with 4/5 bars


    EDIT: as i just posted this, my facebook sync worked.

    I just removed the account i had and re added it...weird....but I am happy now :)
     
  13. Intervenient

    Intervenient Well-Known Member

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    Now for my supreme list

    * GPS
    * Messaging times
    * Damn antenna
    * Horrible battery
    * Extremely sensitive accelerometer
    * Bottom buttons
    * Lag
    * Wake up time
    * Start up time
    * Audio + Video Sync
    * Browser booting me off
    * Apps randomly closing
    * Stopwatch gets lost
    * Won't sync with facebook


    Getting very annoyed.
     
  14. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    The GPS thing is really frustrating me. GPS plays a big role in what I intended to use this phone for.

    The signal issue is horrible too. My 6yo phone gets better reception everywhere. I've not once seen the "3G" symbol light up on the Captivate.

    Another big issue not mentioned is the sound sync in videos... started playing with videos for the first time and this is immediately noticeable. I intended to use the Captivate as a portable movie player. This throws a wrench in that.
     
  15. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's because Verizon's 3G network is the slowest in the country. The problem is that the phone has poor signal strength and occasionally no signal when the phone is held in a poor signal area. The same one that no other AT&T phone in my house has never had.
     
  16. Intervenient

    Intervenient Well-Known Member

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    I'm also experiencing MMS failure.
     
  17. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yea. I can't send one. I ended up email pictures yesterday because I couldn't get it to send.
     
  18. thejtl

    thejtl Well-Known Member

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    I would have clicked wifi as well. having a lot of problems at work.
     
  19. mcgiddin

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    Here's my list (in no particular order):

    * Application Lag (the phone appears to freeze from time to time)
    * USB Connection Issues (when I plug the phone into my computer the initializing usb screen flashes then dies and goes back to the home screen, this continues in an infinite loop) (this one really yanks my chain...)
    * GPS Takes for ever to track.
    * Poor signal strength
    * Problems sending MMS messages on 3g network and will not send ANY mms messages while on the edge network. (this is unacceptable since I live in edge land...)
    * Facebook syncing issues. (it worked at one time but no longer...)
    * Contact list is a freaking mess, how in the world are we supposed to manage the spaghetti?

    I'm sure there are more but those are the ones that burn me the most. If anyone has any useful suggestions please send them my way.

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  20. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wifi issues are known issues with Android devices and supposedly 2.2 Froyo fixes them.
     
  21. emuneee

    emuneee Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you guys are letting Samsung know and not just assuming they know...see link in sig.
     
  22. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    They know. I spoke with support yesterday and he said they are readying a fix, but he isn't sure when they'll release it and that it might just be bundled with Froyo which he said prob won't be released until September at the earliest.
     
  23. Infinite-t

    Infinite-t Well-Known Member

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    GPS=Fail
    Speed (laggy)=Fail
    Syncing=Fail
    Browser=Fail
    Bottom Buttons=Fail
    Poor signal=Fail
    Support=Fail
    Allshare=Fail
    Battery Life=Fail

    I really wanted to like this phone, but so far, after 4 days, I am so frustrated with it that I am almost 100% sure its going back.

    Edit: Exchanged for a second Captivate:

    GPS: Working (mostly)
    Speed: great
    Syncing: Works (had a corrupted driver)
    Browser: Working great
    Bottom Buttons: Work fine (I wish i could set the lights on them to stay on longer)
    Signal: About the same as my other phone (iPhone 3g)
    Support: Still kinda sucks. But havent needed it recently
    Battery: 20+ hours of moderate use (blue tooth and wifi always on)

    Pretty happy with my second one. Unless it blows up on me, Im keeping it.
     
  24. sonicanatidae

    sonicanatidae Well-Known Member

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    So others are having issues MMSing with these phones.

    I tried to send a pic via MMS to 2 people yesterday and nada.
    One has an LG Neon phone, the other has an IPhone.

    I KNOW the Iphone can receive MMS.

    Cmon Samsung.. This half-assed crap is making me reconsider
    an Iphone 4 and frankly, I'm tired of Steve's deathgrip on my balls.
     
  25. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    MMS? I've discovered issues with SMS.

    Wonder if something isn't set right. I didn't catch it until now because I never text (greedy bastards and their rip-off costs).
     

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