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Support Galaxy S Issues. Dont think i can use this phone anymore.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bigab, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. bigab

    bigab New Member
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    Have had my Galaxy S for about 10 days now but had to switch back to my Desire today as i couldnt take it anymore.:mad:
    These are the issues ive found.
    1-Severe lag, sometimes even a few seconds. I heard all the hype about it being the most powerful phone but what good is it that if the software and hardware dont go together.
    2. The phone will not automatically change back to 3g after being on the Wifi.
    I have to turn airplane mode on and off to get it to get back the 3g signal.
    (Have any of you found this also?) This is so so annoying.
    Hope these issues will be fixes soon with froyo or by a Samsung firmware update.
    3. Battery life is not good. Maybe better than the Desire but still not good.
    4. Unresponsive buttons. again connected with the lag.
    Seems Google and Samsung have some work to do .
     

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  2. sunwee

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    wow you did all the hard work register just to post this :) anyway... 1. lag yes...but fixable so far. several methods already detailed in xda and modaco 2. could be due to your local telco's poor connection. didnt read too many complains about this. 3. battery get better with more charging cycles. seeing how powerful this guy is, the battery life is pretty ok. 4. like you say, connected with the lag. so, goodbye!
     
  3. Shocky

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    Still fail to see this lag users speak of, maybe i'm not as fussy as you guys.

    Battery life is fine and 3G is working fine here.
     
  4. Geryatrix

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    Fee Fi FO Fum, I smell Troll
     
  5. bigab

    bigab New Member
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    shocky.
    your 3g comes on automatically after going out of range of your wifi??
    sunwee
    im sure some of the topics you have started are so interesting.
     
  6. Tobal

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    Mine works, I have very spotty WiFi in one part of my house so it's doing it pretty often and seemlessly.
     
  7. Tobal

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    I haven't noticed lag, but I'm new to Android and was previously a Windows mobile guy, so maybe I'm not seeing it for that reason. same with battery life my phone was only used for calls and e-mail so I'm not sure what yo expect batterylife-wise.
     
  8. talktoanil

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    no such issues here.
     
  9. gibsonus

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    Ok...

    1- Mine just doesn't really lag unless I totally push it on purpose which i did after reading your post.
    2- It's switches between wifi and 3g smoothly. I don't even notice.
    3- Battery life is fine for me but I always have a car charger in case.
    4- As above. No real lag.

    Before assuming the phone just sucks you could go back to the store or network and get a replacement. Then you can make an informed decision.

    Good luck.
     
  10. tmzbeme

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    mine lags big time compared to the nexus with froyo ...sure it's to do with touchwiz; if it was stock android it would be much faster.
    the desire also lags compared to nexus froyo, but nowhere near as much as the galaxy ...again sure it has to do with sense
     
  11. n1tro

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    you want to see lag? install dolphin HD on the phone and exit the program....LLLLAAAAAGGGGG! My old Acer Liquid with the hacked 2.1 is still the best for responsiveness for switching programs and feel of seemless'ness. too bad it's outdated but if the Liquid can get froyo or ability to act as a wifi hotspot, I'll go back.
     
  12. tmzbeme

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    the two slowest apps on the galaxy are Dolphin HD and Mobisle notes ....dolphin being unbelievably slow to the point of almost unuseable
     
  13. mkrmec

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    Samsung HAS ALLWAYS been a SHITTY software coder... all the problems you have with your phones are probably software related, it's not Androids fault Samsung is a shitty coder...
     
  14. ianhkg

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    I upgraded from the Desire to the Galaxy S. I too am experiencing lag big time and at times its just unbearable to surf on the net with Dolphin. Such a shame coz it's really quite a phone. Hope fixes r coming soon. If not i will seriously consider rooting.
     
  15. Mark_H

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    As I understand it, the reason for lag is down to Android 2.1, as programs are interpreted at run time.
    This will change in v2.2 (froyo) as Just In Time compilation will be used - should increase performance by several hundred percent.
     
  16. FadeFx

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    no, the lag has no direct relation to 2.1, it is more due samsungs bad memory handling. if you cant stand it just root your phone and apply the fix.
     
  17. Mark_H

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    Ok, so if you root the phone, what happens when a new version of the firmware or Android is released?

    I had a jailbroken iphone and it was a PITA updating to the latest software - I really can't be arsed going through the rigmorale again.

    So unless it is straight forward and doesn't impact apps or setup, then I am happy with a little lag.

    If it is okay, can you point me in the direction that tells me how to root the phone and apply "the fix"?

    Thanks, Mark
     

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