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General The ?Official? "My Galaxy SII (S2) absolutely SUCKS because ...." thread.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MisterEd, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert


    Samsung Instinct - came with phone, wall charger, micro sd card, extra battery with its own charger

    Samsung Epic - came with phone, wall charger, micro sd card, headphones (bad ass ones, I might add)

    So from extremely overhyped phone to the next, they took away a spare battery and charger and gave you...headphones..

    Now from Epic to SGS2 - they ditch the micro sd card AND the headphones! WTF
     

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  2. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    I usually get one to two bars. i think at&t sucks. I'm not on a GSII but still on the network.
     
  3. randomtask16

    randomtask16 Newbie

    Mine sucks because it doesn't make me breakfast, and it burnt my steak when it made me dinner last night. That and it can't time travel, ugh!

    Anyway, It's been great so far. Decent (Though not consistant) 3.5G speeds (H+) Great screen, light, durable. FM Radio came stock on mine (Euro version) and works wonderfully. Sounds great over 3.5mm aux input to car stereo. Though I don't have much bass so I can't compare in that dept.
     
  4. Like the phone so far..... my only problem is that I can't seem to change my notification ringtone :(. I go to settings>notification ringtone>pick a tone>then hit OK. But everytime I get a text it uses the 'Whistle' tone, it was set to that out of the box. Can anyone help? My phone ringer changes just fine. Its my first Android :(
     
  5. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert

    Weird. Try going into your music files, find that ringer, and tell it to set as notification. ??
     
  6. drapacioli

    drapacioli Well-Known Member

    You need to go into your messaging app and adjust the settings from inside the app. From the main page of the messaging app press the menu key, then go to settings, scroll all the way down and the last option is "select ringtone." That will change your message ringtone. It's kind of stupid but whatever, I think it's an android thing not a samsung thing.

    The "notification" ringtone sets things such as new email, alerts, and other general messages from the notification area.
     
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  7. I could only click the "thanks" button once but, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! that whistle was getting annoying
     
  8. DankNasty

    DankNasty Member

    Get the infuse then.
     
  9. drapacioli

    drapacioli Well-Known Member

    I've just found out I can't use my component video cable from my galaxy s on my s2. It's digital output through usb only, which sucks because I only have analog inputs on my tv. I can't afford to pay for a $100 converter box now, how am I going to use my phone to watch movies on TV? X_x

    I understand HDMI is the greatest thing since sliced bread but not everyone can afford a brand new 60" TV to replace theirs whenever a new standard comes out. My options were composite, component, VGA (Weird :thinking:), analog DVI, and s-vid. They could have covered at least one...does it really cost that much more to add analog video out?
     
  10. MisterEd

    MisterEd Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You obviously have an old set. HDMI has been "the standard" on HD TV's for well over 5 years. I just bought a 32" set for my bedroom for $279 that has THREE HDMI ports so you don't need a 60" set.

    That being said, if it so important to watch stuff from your cell phone on your old TV you can get one of these:

    For only $34.93 each when QTY 50+ purchased - HDMI to Component (YPbPr) & R/L Stereo Audio Converter | HDMI to Component (YPbPr) / VGA Converters
     
  11. DankNasty

    DankNasty Member

    Lol you just got a new smartphone and this is a major concern for you.... get a bluray player or something.
     
  12. drapacioli

    drapacioli Well-Known Member

    Well I guess Mitsubishi didn't get the memo because my TV is less than 5 years old. That's what I get for not buying name brand I guess...And on another note I just bought a brand new 27" computer monitor and was absolutely shocked to find it didn't have an HDMI port either, so I'm still stuck with DVI.

    And thanks for the link, the cheapest one I could find myself was $100
     
  13. hubwub

    hubwub Lurker

    The reason my Galaxy SII absolutely sucks because there are dead pixels on the lower left of my phone. I'm waiting till the AT&T store that I purchased it has more in stock to replace it. I'm just glad that I don't have to pay a restocking fee. Otherwise, this phone has been a blast.
     
  14. atmasters

    atmasters Android Enthusiast

    I love my Galaxy S2 and for GPS I have not had 1 problem with it. It loads quick and I find Google maps way better then Iphone's. The only complaint is I still have no update threw Bell Canada.
     
  15. sircolby45

    sircolby45 Member

    That is actually common. A DVI port is an HDMI port without the audio. A simple adapter will allow you to plug in the HDMI, but there won't be any audio.(Wouldn't do you any good if there was because your monitor probably doesn't have speakers.)
     
  16. Bmxant

    Bmxant Well-Known Member

    Had it, hated it. Slow POS.
     
  17. sircolby45

    sircolby45 Member

    Until the higher resolution screens come out a bigger screen is pointless IMO. The DPI on this one is fine, but I wouldn't want any lower.
     
  18. acp

    acp Android Expert

    Do you see wide screen with huge black bars on the top and bottom? Does it have full screen option?
     
  19. Bmxant

    Bmxant Well-Known Member

    Anyone have a faint white horizontal on theirs?
     
  20. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert


    Like I said, I have the same problem with my Epic if I use a wired connection to my truck (2010 F150 w SYNC. Factory head unit but everything else is aftermarket). If I bluetooth, no problem. Full bass. I will be picking up SGS2 today and will see if it does the same thing. I may try my ipod and see if it does the same thing.

    Try bluetoothing it and see if you get bass and everything else as it should be.
     
  21. cwoodard

    cwoodard Newbie

    All in all I love the phone. Having a great time playing with my first Android phone. Just switched from iPhone. Here are my two issues:

    1) Wifi reception seems to be horrible. In my own house I have a poor signal and it keeps dropping! Had a much better signal on my iPhone :(

    2) When using the phone in my car via my car's built-in Bluetooth, the person on the other end sounds so much more muffled/flat then my iPhone did. Wondering if I sound the same to others.

    If anyone knows of any fixes for these, I'd appreciate hearing about them :)
     
  22. acp

    acp Android Expert

    Streaming Video quality is much better than expected, camera shutter is slightly slower than I hoped coming from iPhone 4, no HBO Go!?!?!?, overall very awesome phone.
     
  23. SysAdmNj

    SysAdmNj Android Enthusiast

    What are you streaming?
     
  24. Bmxant

    Bmxant Well-Known Member

  25. acp

    acp Android Expert

    Netflix. HBO Go does not work.
     
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