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  Reply # 353479 19-Jul-2010 16:22 Send private message

kiwijunglist: don't put too much merit in led flashes, they are quite bad, led is good for movie lighting, but for photos you need xenon flash.


Yeah my old k800 which I still have has a xenon flash which cost like $350, I could never understand why these phones that cost 1k have either no flash or LED flashes.
Bring back xenon flashes....

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  Reply # 353484 19-Jul-2010 16:35 Send private message

kiwijunglist: I really hope your opinion of the camera improves, because I want a phone with a semi-decent camera.  PS. most reviewers said the camera is reasonably good.


Yeah, I read lots of reviews before I bought it, most said it was fairly good and good under low light too.
Most reviewers said how fast the phone was too and didn't mention anything about delays or lag.

I'm not sure how much time reviewers actually spend with phones, I don't trust them so much anymore.
Far better to go to forums where actual users are talking about the, to find out the real issues, like here for instance :), let others be the guinea pigs so to speak.

The camera takes decent shots of still objects,  but I've had real problems getting non blurry images of anything moving and I would have expected it to be as good as or better than the iphone 3gs.  Ill test again tomorrow trying to get some shots of my kid, he is good to test with, never sits still :).


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  Reply # 353488 19-Jul-2010 16:43 Send private message

It might just be low light, when you look at the properties of the photos in Windows (or whatever) what does it say the exposure speed and f-stop are for the blurry photos? Have you tried the "sports" scene setting, which should choose the minimum exposure speed for the available light?

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  Reply # 353494 19-Jul-2010 16:48 Send private message

numfarr: It might just be low light, when you look at the properties of the photos in Windows (or whatever) what does it say the exposure speed and f-stop are for the blurry photos? Have you tried the "sports" scene setting, which should choose the minimum exposure speed for the available light?


Yeah could be low light but taking them no differently than I did with the iphone 3gs, these were indoors shots
Yeah tried the sports setting etc first thing I tried along with the anti shake, went through all the settings.
I'll take a looksie and see what the details were in the photos later on but anyway its definitely not taking photos as well as the iphone or my old k800.  Wife just sent some she took in the mall on her phone and all hers were blurry too :(
she wants to sell hers yesterday...


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Master Geek


  Reply # 353496 19-Jul-2010 16:48 Send private message

Kilack:

I've read quite a few over the last weekend. And most point towards the Galaxy being laggy after a bit of use. And of course it doesn't have an LED flash. The GPU isn't an issue for me as I don't have the phone to play games on (that's what my PS3 is for). 

The most important things are communication - email, texts, phoning, twitter/fb etc, and GPS navigation.

The rest is nice to have, but it must do the above well.

My iPhone 3g is starting to lag quite badly now, and I really want to make the right decision for the next couple of years worth of device usage! 


Well then count the desire out if you want it for gps navigation, you tried using a gps you cant see? :P
Those amoled screens are shocking with any reflection and if you are thinking of mounting it on windscreen or using it outside in your hand - ouch..., that is the main reason i sold my nexus after only owning it for 2 weeks, that and the issue of it not having decent multitouch.
Either go LCD or s-amoled if you want to use it outside..

I've used the galaxy to drive around with and its fine, my issue is when using it in the hand and walking around with it its a bit funny...

obviously the rest of your criteria are all software based basically so the same over any android phone, they will just look a lot nicer on the bigger and brighter screen of the galaxy.

Lag is definitely under control for me now so im a bit happier.. even managed to take some decent shots with the camera so im suspecting the lag might have been causing the camera problems too...





I've used the Desire with turn by turn navigation (brut mod) on Google Maps in my car and didn't have any issues with the gps signal or the screen visibility. This was on a trip from Auckland to Taupo and back, and also several other places within the city as well.

I think I read somewhere about some issues raised over the gps on the SGS vs the Desire ...
http://androidforums.com/android-lounge/111860-gps-sensitivity-samsung-galaxy-s-vs-htc-desire.html

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  Reply # 353499 19-Jul-2010 16:55 Send private message



I've used the Desire with turn by turn navigation (brut mod) on Google Maps in my car and didn't have any issues with the gps signal or the screen visibility. This was on a trip from Auckland to Taupo and back, and also several other places within the city as well.

I think I read somewhere about some issues raised over the gps on the SGS vs the Desire ...
http://androidforums.com/android-lounge/111860-gps-sensitivity-samsung-galaxy-s-vs-htc-desire.html


You must have better eyes than me then, I remember walking around having to find trees to shelter under to be able to see the nexus screen.

Interesting article, perhaps that is why I have not had an issue with it in the car as I am using the leaked firmware they are talking about.

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  Reply # 353735 20-Jul-2010 07:31 Send private message

Woohoo! GameBoid now fixed and working on the Galaxy S :)




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: AndroidNZ.net


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  Reply # 353845 20-Jul-2010 12:02 Send private message

Now expert infotech also has Galaxy S for $899 http://www.einfo.co.nz/shop/product_info.php?products_id=19414 But i've heard this shop is dodgy for after sales support

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Master Geek


  Reply # 353869 20-Jul-2010 12:46 Send private message

dckiwi: Apologies if this has already been posted, but you guys seen this price drop:

http://www.mobicity.co.nz/samsung-i9000-galaxy-s.html

$867 - dont know if this is incl gst or not though?


This was the response I got back from MobiCity.co.nz


Hi,

As our handsets are imported they do not attract any GST. On any invoice that you receive from us, the GST amount will always be $0. Alot of customers get this confused.

Cheers

Norma 

n95

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  Reply # 353911 20-Jul-2010 14:02 Send private message

Kilack: Anyone got the MMS working?
I set up two APN's, one for internet, one for internet one for MMS.

the internet one which i entered first using the apn www.vodafone.net.nz
works fine has a green light next to it..
but when i enter the second apn for the mms when i exit out there is no green light next to it..
the data i entered is....

Name Vodafone NZ-MMS
APN live dot vodafone dot com
PRoxy
Port
Username
Password
Server
MMSC http : / / pxt dot vodafone dot net dot nz / pxtsend
MMS Proxy 172.30.38.3
MMS Port 8080
MCC: 530
MNC: 01
APN Type mms

tried sending a mms but it just sits there....




Kilack, did you get your mms working? because I have the same settings and like yours the mms just sits there. Receiving (downloading) mms is the same I get a message saying ‘downloading unsuccessful’ and of course being an imported phone Vodafone are not help at all

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Ultimate Geek

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  Reply # 353915 20-Jul-2010 14:07 Send private message

n95:
Kilack: Anyone got the MMS working?
I set up two APN's, one for internet, one for internet one for MMS.

the internet one which i entered first using the apn www.vodafone.net.nz
works fine has a green light next to it..
but when i enter the second apn for the mms when i exit out there is no green light next to it..
the data i entered is....

Name Vodafone NZ-MMS
APN live dot vodafone dot com
PRoxy
Port
Username
Password
Server
MMSC http : / / pxt dot vodafone dot net dot nz / pxtsend
MMS Proxy 172.30.38.3
MMS Port 8080
MCC: 530
MNC: 01
APN Type mms

tried sending a mms but it just sits there....




Kilack, did you get your mms working? because I have the same settings and like yours the mms just sits there. Receiving (downloading) mms is the same I get a message saying ‘downloading unsuccessful’ and of course being an imported phone Vodafone are not help at all


Yes, I posted a second message with the exact settings I had and it works perfectly, someone else used them also and got it working, no issues here.

n95

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Master Geek


  Reply # 353917 20-Jul-2010 14:11 Send private message

 

Yes, I posted a second message with the exact settings I had and it works perfectly, someone else used them also and got it working, no issues here.


Ok, sorry didn't read further. So it just started working all on its own then? 

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Ultimate Geek

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  Reply # 353921 20-Jul-2010 14:21 Send private message

n95:
 

Yes, I posted a second message with the exact settings I had and it works perfectly, someone else used them also and got it working, no issues here.


Ok, sorry didn't read further. So it just started working all on its own then? 


Once the correct settings are in yes.

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  Reply # 353924 20-Jul-2010 14:26 Send private message

Kilack - are you happier with this phone now - I saw in another post that you were quite unhappy with Android devices in general, but here you're quite effusive in your praise.

Which is it?

Cheers 

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  Reply # 353934 20-Jul-2010 14:35 Send private message

Xt1ncT: Kilack - are you happier with this phone now - I saw in another post that you were quite unhappy with Android devices in general, but here you're quite effusive in your praise.

Which is it?

Cheers 


It is ok, I think its the pick of the android bunch right now but it still has its flaws which shouldn't be there which is what annoys me.  It just seems with a lot of these phones we take steps forward in one area and steps backwards in others which is quite frustrating.  The main issue for me was the lag which has been resolved so am happy there.  The camera is a bit of a disappointment and so when I snap a bunch of photos and get home and find they are pretty blurry yeah its a bit annoying but anyway... one day they will get it right..
My wife is going to sell hers and get an iphone 4 when they arrive at the end of the month so I am looking forward to comparing these two myself. 

I keep buying android devices cause I like android, just a bit unhappy with the hardware that comes with it usually :)





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