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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Spewy, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member
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    I don't want to sound like a salesman for P4U but the stores (or at least some of them) have received their stock this afternoon.

    I have reserved one to collect on my way home..... only a few hours to wait now.... god this afternoon is going to go so slow.

    Will update later once I have had a play!

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  2. Quboid

    Quboid Android Enthusiast

    Just called my local P4U in a state of excitement, they said tomorrow ... maybe. Still sooner than I'd expected.
  3. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I've got it! So far I am really pleased. It feels a premium quality device and the screen is as gorgeous as promised. Pleased with the speaker quality far better than my Byfleet desire. So many things out do I am likely a child in a sweet shop..... just don't know what to do first!
  4. DT

    DT Android Expert

    Somebody run down and buy me one. I'll PM you my address :D
  5. There might be a golden ticket under the battery! :p

    Lucky SOB. Time to book a flight, and watch out for giant holes in the cabin while wooshing across the pond!

    I'm still skeptical (sceptical?) about the build quality. Can you elaborate more on this premium build quality? Is there a lot of give on the sides? Squishy or squeezy? How solid is the chrome lining? Is it glued on tight and seem like one piece? Many people have mentioned the backcover is cheap, but only when it is off the phone, which I don't care much about. How does it feel in the hand, when it is firmly in place that is? Does it latch onto the back firmly or is there wobble/wiggle and isn't flush? And second, how hot does it get? Spew the beans! :p

    I appreciate any responses.
  6. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member
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    Hi Chocco, the build quality is fantastic there is absolutely no creaking or twisting and when fitted the back is a perfect fit and feels smooth round the edges. I can't praise the build quality enough. Only criticism so far is trying to edit text as the cursor jumps all over the place andhard to reposition on the screen - a definite bug!


    That bug only occurs with "swiftkey" when I use the stock keyboard there is no problem - I will report the problem to swiftkey.
  7. Quboid

    Quboid Android Enthusiast

    What version of Swiftkey is that with? I love SwiftKey and intend to make it about the first thing I install.
  8. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It is version 1.1. 91. I have reported the problem to SwiftKey and waiting for them to get back to me.
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  9. spottyelephant

    spottyelephant Android Enthusiast

    Can you PLEASE download a Tegra game and tell us how it plays?? :)

    Poor tegra game performance is my only deal breaker, and reviewers simply refuse to check compatibility so far!
  10. Quboid

    Quboid Android Enthusiast

    My local P4U just got it in, yay! I have SwiftKey 2.0 beta so I'll be able to check its compatibility for you.
  11. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member
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    Spotty pants, tell me where to get one and I will try. I have downloded assasins Creed sorry and that works fine.


    where do I get beta 2.0? I will try it myself.
  12. spottyelephant

    spottyelephant Android Enthusiast

    Download the Tegra Zone app (if you can see it) and get Dungeon Defenders which I know is free. Otherwise maybe just try searching Dungeon Defenders.

    I'm a bit worried now actually they won't show up in the S2's market :eek:
  13. Quboid

    Quboid Android Enthusiast

    I applied for the beta on Twitter (@SwiftKey), it took about a day to get approved.
  14. Irate

    Irate Well-Known Member

    i downloading the Dungeon Defenders app aswell to see if the SGII works well with tegra games
  15. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    Dungeon Defenders is not a Tegra 2 only game, also I don't think it works with Gingerbread so I don't think you will have much luck
  16. andy2141

    andy2141 Newbie

    Can anyone who's got the device comment on the headphones? or better still post a pic?

    Never had a Samsung before and moving from an iPhone. I've never been that impressed with the HTC headphones I've received with previous phones.

  17. jree

    jree Android Enthusiast

    Thats it, I'm moving to Europe. I want to see this phone so bad. You guys are some lucky S.O.B.'s
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  18. Quboid

    Quboid Android Enthusiast

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  19. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member
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    I could not download Dragon Defenders through Tegra Zone as it said this was not a Tegra phone - true.
    I downloaded it through the market but after the initial opening storyboard it crashes!

    Sorry! Just glad I am not a big gamer, happy with quick and simple games like Angry Birds.
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  21. jonrwg

    jonrwg Well-Known Member

    Please report on your battery life. Want to know badly before purchasing it. =D
  22. fastpicker89

    fastpicker89 Well-Known Member

    How's Gameboid..?
  23. All the tech reviews say about 2 days medium usage and top-tier battery life for this generation of phones at least. Probably be a few days before P4U peeps get any definitive numbers, and I'm sure all the playing around with it will skew the results negatively if based on just the first run-through.
  24. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member
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    First day battery lasted from 8am to 5pm but considering I was off work and was using it pretty much constantly and even when I wasn't actually using it i had it playing music via bluetooth I have to say I was impressed! My desire would have given up much sooner with that amount of usage.
  25. mindwalker

    mindwalker Member

    would you guy say this phone is a major improvement over... say... a Nexus S ? For normal usage not including games ? (i.e. browser, contacts, facebook integration, email and so forth)

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