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Connection, Stalling, Lag- Mixed Answers All over... Whats the solution to this rubbish phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Josh1a1h, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    As title says...
    Everyone has been experiencing the same rubbish...

    Great phone at first working very quickly, and connecting to my laptop...


    Doesnt connect to my laptop as a mass storage device... Kies is rubbish too as it doesnt work...

    The phone was so quick and now barely can get back to the home screen or view contacts!

    Why is it doing this all of a sudden?
    I have very few apps, regular number of widgets... do not say remove widgets as i bought this phone for the damn widgets!

    Now... how can this all be cured. I dont want to root the phone. As the phone should be working from factory...

    Will a software update help?
    will this cure lagging?
    will this cure my connection problems?

    I love this phone but its really getting to me!
    I dont want to do any complicated programming as it shouldnt be necessary on a new phone!

    Everyone wants solutions but there doesnt seem to be, and everyone just says wait for froyo, but i need my phone to work NOW!

    Dare i say it... im starting to miss my apple iphone 3g!

  2. hogofddyn_

    hogofddyn_ Newbie

    I've found that a few apps cause the phone to slow down significantly.
    Facebook almost stops my phone doing anything.

    I just use a task killer (on the marketplace) and make sure there are no tasks loaded/running. That seems to sort it out.
  3. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    sorry but this is not the response i want. I dont want to stop using widgets like facebook, as this is the reason i got the bloody phone for. If i didnt want live updating widgets, then i would have stayed with the iphone.
  4. hogofddyn_

    hogofddyn_ Newbie

    The various widgets should still work, even if you kill the associated task.

    Ed: I've moved to Android from iOS and am finding it quite flakey in comparison too. I think Samsung rushed the TouchWiz OS onto this phone for release without thorough testing. Hopefully the update will fix things. Currently I'm constantly having to find workarounds for problems.
  5. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok... stop blaming the slow down of the phone on the widgets...

    This phone has a 1ghz processor and 500+mb ram... Its more than capable of handling the 2 widgets i use.

    What is needed to get this phone to connect to a windows vista laptop and will firm ware resolve all the lag issues?
  6. karnka

    karnka Android Expert

    The 1.3.x version of Facebook seems to have serious issues (battery, cpu and data).

    That was causing me some problems and I wouldn't exactly blame Samsung for that...
  7. rolf33

    rolf33 Lurker

    Hard reset will sometimes help.
    After the reset you can check if it works as it should be.

    Than install your apps. Check again.

    Could be a software issue.

    Great phone! ( Allthough Samsung service-support is bad)
  8. hogofddyn_

    hogofddyn_ Newbie

    Who's blaming the widgets?

    All I'm saying is some apps, like Facebook, are badly coded + take up yer memory + cpu time. Kill them and your phone will work better.
    Nothing, at all, to do with widgets.

    To connect yer phone via usb to a vista laptop - plug the cable in, choose mass storage then when it says connected, pull down the menu at the top, click the message in there, then click mount. This should mount the internal SD card so it can be used as mass storage.

    Ed: Worth noting that you can't access the 2gb reserved for the OS.
  9. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    firstly i dont have a facebook app.
    secondly i have done a hard reset and the phone has persisted at behaving slow.

    When it comes to connecting to vista i know the process of going about it...
    But when i get to the stage of pulling the menu down after connecting to the computer.
    I then click the message, but nothing appears. It doesnt let me mount the phone.
    When i click the message in order to mount the phone, it just goes directly back to the main screen without offering me a mounting option!
    Weird no?
  10. karnka

    karnka Android Expert

    The problem here, is that in the various threads you've posted you're calling the phone crap and saying that nothing works the way it should and blaming Samsung.

    You're not really making it clear that what seems to be happening here is issues with your particular handset and not issues with the Galaxy S as a phone.

    So, you just keep getting answers explaining how things should work and you keep bitching about Samsung in general. Vicious cycle.

    There is something wrong with a combination of the following:
    Your handset
    Your 'Vista' laptop(....)
    The way you are using your phone

    I think you should send it back. If you're serious about having a Galaxy S, get a replacement and see where you stand. If you're not, get something else.
    funksplutter and Ferdimage like this.
  11. Ferdimage

    Ferdimage Newbie

    That would of shut this fool up, ... @OP plenty of support on the xda forums have a read mate..
    karnka likes this.
  12. karnka

    karnka Android Expert

    Smart Phone Needed - Modelsport UK Forum

    Quite enjoyed this, 3rd post down.

    Yes, I know, I'm a bit of a lazy slacker this afternoon looking around for this sort of thing and very much trolling but hey, was amusing.
  13. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes that was my post showing how much i rate and still do rate the phone... But as all these problems have all been within the last 3 days... and after samsung telling me nothing could be done and i just have to deal with it as this is what was expected of the phone, has realllly pissed me off!

    hey man!
    WTF! i have only rated this phone from day 1! ive only called the phone crap in this thread because it is starting to get to me.

    Samsung are all f*cking idiots! They were no help at all. They said they had no idea what was causing the phone to lag. I followed and listened and wasted my f*cking sweet time with them and nothing fixed the problem.

    Karnka... did you just say that i am the only one experiencing these issues??? Are you ******ed? Everyone is having the same damn issues as me! have a look on the forum.

    People have issues with the phone lagging a week or two after purchase
    People have issues with kies recognising the phone...

    Seriously man..... what are you talking about... it is not just my phone

    My laptop is fine...
    The way i use my phone is the same way anyone will use a phone... make calls, send emails, i dont play games i dont have un necessary widgets or apps. So i havent overloaded the phone. I dont use live wallpapers... my screen is always on the lowest lighting setting, i have no widgets as of now (to see if it would speed up, didnt make a difference)

    So what is the problem?
    Am i running old software?
    does updated software actually help solve these issues???
    may that be the problem with connecting to my laptop?
  14. hogofddyn_

    hogofddyn_ Newbie


    So, at least download a process explorer so you can see what's actually running on your phone? There might be something obvious there.
  15. karnka

    karnka Android Expert

    You have a very confrontational way of writing. Normally I'm sympathetic with people having problems or leave well enough alone.

    In this case I was annoyed, shouldn't have wasted my time tbh.

    I didn't say you were the only one having issues, but given that a lot of people don't have the issues you complain about (especially the mass storage problem) then there is something different.

    Now stop whinging.
  16. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    oh stop trying to behave maturely on a forum... You know yourself you didnt offer any advice that i was seeking, and just ruined my thread, and wasted my time for looking for a solution for these problems... I dont need you bloody sympathy haha... why are you trying to take the high road here and come off on top?
    The mass storage problem has appeared within threads where people are complaining about kies not working either. Yes thats right, i have searched for a solution through previous threads before wasting space here.

    @hog - when you say process explorer... do you mean something along the lines of advanced task cleaner pro? i have that installed, and use it frequently to kill apps when i am trying to save battery, or know that i do not need any form of update etc....???
  17. karnka

    karnka Android Expert

  18. hogofddyn_

    hogofddyn_ Newbie

    We've tried to help. You've been confrontational back. If you're not willing to try what we've suggested, try what you think is best or ask someone else?
  19. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i have tried what you have suggested... maybe not you, but what other users have suggested members with similar problems. I tried to solve this before placing another "help me my phone is spazzing out" thread.

    Yet, after all the things you and others have recommended... it still continues to lagg.

    So this is why i am asking whether an update of some sort would solve this issue as everything else stated on the forum has not worked.

    "when you say process explorer... do you mean something along the lines of advanced task cleaner pro? i have that installed, and use it frequently to kill apps when i am trying to save battery, or know that i do not need any form of update etc....???"
  20. TCC

    TCC Newbie

    I think you should try the above.
  21. gerberman

    gerberman Well-Known Member

    Clearly trying to get a rise out of people by the way OP responds, I normaly try to help but reading the response to people who have tried I think I`ll leave it.
  22. Bobulation

    Bobulation Newbie

    factory reset
  23. tase25

    tase25 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... I was thinking about getting this phone but I dont know about this whole lag issue. I was watching some videos on it and did notice some lag.

    How do you guys find the build quality in comparison to the HTC desire?

    Hey OP, if you're thinking of getting something else may I recommend the desire, bc it's awesome.
  24. philu

    philu Newbie

    'one click lag fix' sorts the lag issue (for me anyhow). Froyo (android 2. 2) due out soon for the SGS. will sort it as well. Anyone who's thinking of buying this phone should ignore the OP, he seems to have issues
  25. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i was very tempted to do the lag fix, but i dont want to possibly mess up any of the software...
    I will wait for the froyo upgrade most likely... the phone is currently stalling, but its so minor and only on occasion... It was no where near as bad as my iphone 3g so i can deal with it till froyo is released...

    Isnt it due soon?

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