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General Really starting to wish I hadn't purchased this phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DarkSky, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. DarkSky

    DarkSky Well-Known Member
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    WOW does the reception/sending suck on this phone.

    Sucked on firmware KE2, still sucks just as bad on KE7.

    I'm using the phone in the same area of this room as my old Moto Droid which I used for years, and I have NEVER had so many failed message send attempts.

    You can sit their and retry, and retry, and retry, but it's not until you power off the phone, power back on, then click retry, that it works.

    Aside from the big screen and CPU speed, there is very little reason to buy this phone. My old Motorola Droid had so many advantages over this thing. Simple fact was that it's speed was too slow.

    If you're a former Moto user, especially Droid owners - STAY with Moto. I'm really wishing I waiting longer and got the latest Droid instead.

    ...hopefully someone heeds my advice and doesn't get letdown by the S2 the way I have been. Maybe all the hype around it just put it up on too high a pedestal for me.

    Advantages of a *4 YEAR OLD* Moto Droid over the Galaxy S2:

    - Notification LED
    - physical keyboard (GAWD I hate having to shift to another character set to enter a frickin comma!!)
    - easier to tell top from bottom without even looking
    - better reception
    - higher resolution


    The S2 does have amazing picture quality and HD video that rivals many HD camcorders, but there's too many letdowns in this phone to justify purchasing it. Text send fails are getting to be beyond frustration....
     

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  2. VegasTouch

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    Not a big deal to me at all, but i guess some care.

    This is a big deal? Personally i dont like actual keyboards. For one it makes the phone thicker and the mechanism is the keyboard wears out.
    Really? LOL. Your kidding right?
    Well i cant speak for your reception but im not a Motorola fan .
    Um, what? Not buying it!
     
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    can i have it
     
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    each to their own. im sorry but i kinda agree with what vegas said. if you like the physical keyboard why get this phone?

    For me the only worry i had was there are random dud phones, i prayed i didnt get one, alas... mine has a bad battery. not a major thing, its getting fixed.
    take it back and get it swapped or looked at for the sending problem. Im sure that if it was a common problem we would see much more complaints everywhere.
    all of my problems with sending/receiving have been vodafones fault and they admit it over here due to the number of complaints.

    its a shame to read stories of woe, i hope you can get it sorted if you choose to stay with it.
     
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    It's the best phone I ever had.
     
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    Pardon? lol
     
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    well... they tested it in the shop all over, narrowed it down to the battery is a fail. just ordering another one, putting it in and testing it again to make sure its all ok before they give it back to me.

    kinda an overkill, but i know the phone will be %100 when i get it back. just they way they do it
     
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    Would it have been faster to just buy a replacement battery yourself? Samsung can take ages to return the phone.
     
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    Reception has been fantastic at my house in comparison to my previous phone. We now have three SG2 units and all are working with out flaw.
     
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    at the time, i didnt know is was the battery for sure. should be back next day or so.
    at least i have peace of mind the rest of the phone is ok. :)
     
  11. DarkSky

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    If you're someone who has the phone docked on the desk a lot, trust me, seeing a flashing LED on the phone when you walk into the room is a BIG feature. I got a NoLED app that does similar for my S2, but all they had to do was put a tiny littled LED in a corner somewhere.

    Thicker!? You actually need the S2 because it's 8mm instead of 12 or 13 or whatever the norm is? All modern cell phones are within a thickness range that suite my needs. I've never heard of anyone that avoided a physical keyboard because it made the phone too thick for them. Stop wearing paint-on pants that are so tight and 12mm instead of 8mm is not an issue :)

    .. and if you preferred a flat glass keyboard instead of physical keys - you'd use one on your PC :)

    Nope. I could pick up my Droid without looking at it and because of the feel I could instantly flip it right side up before it was even in front of me. The S2's corners are all the same. Not a big deal of course.

    Might be different for others, but I *rarely* had a text send fail on my Droid. Happens all the time on my S2.

    Um, what? Not buying it![/QUOTE]Nope. 854x480 on a 3.7" screen for Droid. 800x480 stretched over 4.3" for S2 (look up the specs, I'm not lying)

    (I have about 12 threads on various forums I'm trying to follow so I won't be back to this one unfortunately, but my job here is done. Points proven. :D :D )
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    In that case you won't mind if I close this thread then. All you've "proven" is that you purchased the GS2 without giving it much thought or even studying the specs. Don't blame the handset for your own failings. :rolleyes:
     
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