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  Reply # 404810 15-Nov-2010 12:20 Send private message

Does it do that stupid thing where, when set to silent mode, if you pull the headphones (which was probably at full volume since the outputs on phones is so pathetic) it will blast you out the speaker with whatever you were listening to?

I dropped my phone once in a library and it unplugged and get me way too much unwanted attention.




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  Reply # 404812 15-Nov-2010 12:22 Send private message

I havent experimented too much with it myself, but when using the inbuilt media player the sound outputted through the headphone jack has been horrible just as you describe - i would call it echo-ey


Yes, thats what I was getting. Try pausing your music and unplugging/reinserting your heaphones. Seems to fix it for me. Cant seem idenitfy how/why/when the problem occurs though.

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  Reply # 404830 15-Nov-2010 13:07 Send private message

I get the same but I put it down to my headphones. The ones I use normally on my mp3 player have this mic-on-wire and although my mp3 player treats it properly when I use them on my phone I get the same quality you do (sounds a bit better if i push the mic button down), while testing a pair of headphones with no mic-on-wire it sounds ok with the default music player.

tchart: Anyone have "issues" with the headphone jack?

Let me explain;

1) When I first plugged my headphones all I heard was loudish static (no music playing).
2) Playing music with the built in app sounded really really really bad - like listening to a small speaker in a tunnel. Coming from an n95 this was somewhat dissapointing especially since I would use it when flying for work.
3) I tried a few other media players from the market but same results so I gave up ever thinking of using it as a mediocre music player
4) Then I happened to try PowerAmp (Trial) the other night and suddenly it sounds great. Same for the built in app and others - so Im thinking WTF? Is it the player app, the phone or just me?
5) Now and then it does the static/tunnel thing again but I just unplug me head phones and plug them back in and its back.

So, has anyone else experienced this or is my phone defective?

Thanks

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  Reply # 404834 15-Nov-2010 13:17 Send private message

Mine gets excessively loud on the lowest volume when i plug in my sennheisers mxii 300's...  

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  Reply # 404840 15-Nov-2010 13:20 Send private message

The lack of standard for ground placement or mic pullup and control on the 4th pole of the jack means plugging anything with a headset into any other device is pretty hit and miss, usually miss. Would be nice if the phone co's could have standardized it but thats just wishful thinking, failing that everyone should copy nokia IMO.




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  Reply # 404846 15-Nov-2010 13:33 Send private message

kiwijunglist: I was thinking of buying this for my parents. I thought they might find txting on a qwerty on screen keyboard easier than T9 txt which they have trouble with. Also I can customise the homescreen so it only has 3 icons - TXT MSG / PHONE / CONTACTS. Do you reckon this phone is ok for old people, I want to buy them something very cheap as they don't use the phone often.  My other idea was to get them an E63.


It's a hard call.... I'd say on one hand they would prefer the keyboard of an E63, because of the tactile feedback and that it's understandable....(I came from an E71 to a touch screen).  But then if they need simple and you toss them a full keyboard device they'll throw their hands up in horror because all those keys make it look quite complex.....

If you can get their views when the handle each handset type, and they'll answer your question for you.

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  Reply # 404945 15-Nov-2010 16:31 Send private message

kiwijunglist: I was thinking of buying this for my parents. I thought they might find txting on a qwerty on screen keyboard easier than T9 txt which they have trouble with. Also I can customise the homescreen so it only has 3 icons - TXT MSG / PHONE / CONTACTS. Do you reckon this phone is ok for old people, I want to buy them something very cheap as they don't use the phone often.  My other idea was to get them an E63.


How is their eye sight? The text on the 845 screen can be a bit small. Yes, some apps allow you to set larger font sizes in the display (eg. Handcent SMS for txting) and the phone has nice, big numbers....so much of that can be overcome.

I've been using the SlideIt 'swipe' style keyboard. I've found this to be the fastest, most accurate way to 'type' on the small screen keyboard. The next best was the "T9" keyboard which is one of the 3 default keyboards in the stock ROM.....you just swipe between them.

I like the 845 because it's capable of almost everything a $1000 phone can do, for a fraction of the price.  

 




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  Reply # 404952 15-Nov-2010 16:42 Send private message

Thanks for comments / info. I also started a thread here.

I'm considering Vodafone 845 ($199), Nokia e75 (~$350), X10 Mini Pro ($375), LG GW525 (~$250), Nokia 5230 (~$300).




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  Reply # 406464 18-Nov-2010 22:08 Send private message

I see this is $174 at the Warehouse at the moment - pretty good price but I like the look of the new galaxy 550 on XT

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  Reply # 406551 19-Nov-2010 08:08 Send private message

$99 at the local Noel Leemings this Saturday! They are opening a new store.... Quite tempted to buy one as a toy....

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  Reply # 406573 19-Nov-2010 08:53 Send private message

TheUngeek: $99 at the local Noel Leemings this Saturday! They are opening a new store.... Quite tempted to buy one as a toy....


Which one??




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  Reply # 406578 19-Nov-2010 09:05 Send private message

TheUngeek: Nelson


The money I save on the phone would pay for most of a 'grab-a-seat' fare to Nelson. 

A subsidised holiday. :-)

(I used to live near Motueka....nice part of the country).  




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  Reply # 406579 19-Nov-2010 09:06 Send private message

for a $50 fee I'll buy on behalf lol ;p

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  Reply # 406582 19-Nov-2010 09:13 Send private message

tchart: Anyone have "issues" with the headphone jack?

Let me explain;

1) When I first plugged my headphones all I heard was loudish static (no music playing).
2) Playing music with the built in app sounded really really really bad - like listening to a small speaker in a tunnel. Coming from an n95 this was somewhat dissapointing especially since I would use it when flying for work.
3) I tried a few other media players from the market but same results so I gave up ever thinking of using it as a mediocre music player
4) Then I happened to try PowerAmp (Trial) the other night and suddenly it sounds great. Same for the built in app and others - so Im thinking WTF? Is it the player app, the phone or just me?
5) Now and then it does the static/tunnel thing again but I just unplug me head phones and plug them back in and its back.

So, has anyone else experienced this or is my phone defective?

Thanks


A data point for you: I have used the headset once to test the FM Radio....and it worked really well.

Otherwise, I've only used a SONY bluetooth stereo headset....and the 845 sounds the same as my Galaxy S via my headset.  




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