1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

My Moment is finished

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ashveratu, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Ashveratu

    Ashveratu Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I just finished up my AT&T contract and started my Sprint contract 2 weeks ago with a Moment. Hardware wise, the phone is great and runs smooth. I just could not put up with the battery life and GPS problems (experienced the Airplane mode problem once as well). Since I was well within my initial 30 day starting period, I turned the phone back in and canceled my contract. I refuse to pay for such a poor product. That is the only way I could think of telling Samsung and Sprint that they are failing us. For those of you that can put up with and/or over look these problems only support them. I really do like the Moment, I just can not tolerate it. Not to mention, I have owned Samsung phones in the past and know all about their spotty support and updates. If they officially announced that they would update the phone to 1.6 or 2.0, then I would have kept it, but their silence tells me they will not.

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  2. ramiss

    ramiss Well-Known Member

    That is too bad. The battery issue is only a battery meter issue, the battery actually lasts a lot longer. And the GPS works just fine with agps turned off. Sprint will most likely fix these issues.
  3. Ashveratu

    Ashveratu Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Ramiss, I am completely aware of the actual problem with the battery level indications, it's the fact that it is there and Samsung let the phone ship with the problem that really aggravates me and their lack of support. HTC lets their customers know that the Hero will get a 2.0 update.....Samsung, nada. That irks me. I am irked. I don't like to pay to be irked.

    As for the GPS, it's a coin toss. It's either right on and working fine or it takes about 5-10 minutes for it to find a signal. aGPS has been turned off since day one. Again, not a huge a problem but it irks me none the less...(not the mention the fact that aGPS does not work at all...)
  4. ramiss

    ramiss Well-Known Member

    Yeah I hear ya. Since you only had 2 posts at the time I just wanted to make sure you were not a noob that wasn't properly informed.

    You obviously made a decision that was right for you.
  5. toefer

    toefer Member

    What exactly is aGPS, and do I need to disable it?

    Also, is there a way to calibrate the compass? I know about turning/rotating it, etc, but do you have to go to a menu to do that, or just do it at any time?
  6. Ashveratu

    Ashveratu Lurker
    Thread Starter

    aGPS uses your cell phone signal to get a estimate on your position.

    Phones that are capable of aGPS can give you an immediate update on your approximate location until the GPS locks in and gives you a more accurate reading.

    As for the compass.....no clue.
  7. caspertodd

    caspertodd Well-Known Member

    Good luck finding a phone that doesn't irk you. Too bad you cancelled your Sprint contract because of it. They have other phones.
  8. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Android Enthusiast

    I think he'll be quite happy with the DROID. It is a great handset, and VZW does have a pretty solid network.

    I'm lucky enough to work for a company that does software for mobile devices, so we get lots of devices in the office to play with.

    I didn't like the DROID keyboard as much as I like they keyboard on my Moment. The DROID screen though, is amazing.

  9. caspertodd

    caspertodd Well-Known Member

    That's funny! A lot of Droid users are having the same GPS issues that we are. No phone is perfect on initial release. I do agree that Samsung doesn't have a good history with updates, but I have faith in them this time.
  10. Radical-J

    Radical-J Well-Known Member

    To calibrate compass (on 3 axis)
    Flip end over end 3x
    roll over 3x
    spin it on a flat surface 3x
  11. agent0014

    agent0014 Android Enthusiast

    I think what toefer was asking--and what I would like to know as well--is do you have to be in a certain application or mode to calibrate the compass (spinning it as above), or can you just do it in the home screen? Do you need to have a compass app open at least? Does anyone know that?
  12. Talyn

    Talyn Member

    The compas stuff was wierd. the program i was using kept telling me it was out of calibration. Even though I had calibrated it.
    So i duno.

    if you do every axes quite a few times, it eventually figures out whats going on, but I dont think the software is caipable of fully utilizing the compass yet.
  13. toefer

    toefer Member

    Yeah, that's what I was wondering. I guess I can do it on the home screen, and also do it while having GeoBeagle running, and hope maybe it had some sort of affect.
  14. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

    Eh not really... It's big... has a higher resolution because of the size. Hold them next to each other with the same content displayed and it's no contest. Sharpness, colors, contrast... The Moment's AMOLED is just better.

    And the build quality on the DROID is terrible... really just feels cheap in-hand.
  15. Johnny Cakes

    Johnny Cakes Android Enthusiast

    Early adopter can not expect immediate perfection. This phone will ROCK.
  16. pho

    pho Newbie

    Got my moment on launch day, returned it 30 days later due to it en
    tering airplane mode about once a day at random times. This new samsung moment I have was working perfectly but a few mins ago it lost connection and had to reset it, I really hope it doesn't happen again, I love my Amoled screen!!
  17. masbirdies

    masbirdies Well-Known Member

    OMG.....I got a chance to play with the Droid. What a cheap piece of garbage. All this thing had going for it is 2.0. And I still had time to to swap my Moment out for the Droid but chose to keep it and bet on the updates.

    And something I dont get...why people feel the need to come to a Moment forum and let us all know they gave up over the very items we all know are issues and expect to get fixed. It's like golfer's I golf with that say the game is too hard and give up. Well, then bye! Like we are all going to follow the Pied Piper and flock to Sprint stores for an exchange.

    we know there are issues with the phone but overall....it's a great phone. So, if you dump the Moment, just dump the Moment forum's. No one give a shat but u!
  18. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    NO WAIT! DON'T GO!!! PLEASE!!! :eek:

    Seriously though. If the product doesn't meet your expectations, you should definitely dump it! I encourage you to make sure they know you dumped it. Rave to Samsung about why you dumped it. Get it all off of your chest. The end result can only put everyone involved in a better situation :)
    But raving to us here isn't going to help anything.;)

Samsung Moment Forum

The Samsung Moment release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 3MP camera, GB RAM, processor, and 1440mAh battery.

November 2009
Release Date

Share This Page