Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | ... | 32
1 post

Wannabe Geek


  # 1350909 24-Jul-2015 07:56
Send private message

Hi Nik,

I have the Smart Ultra 6 but don't know how to get me pc to recognise it so I can, for eg, use media plaer sync to transfer music to my phone. Any help would be appreciated thanks.



1528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 544

Trusted

  # 1351244 24-Jul-2015 16:51

andrewh: Hi Nik,

I have the Smart Ultra 6 but don't know how to get me pc to recognise it so I can, for eg, use media plaer sync to transfer music to my phone. Any help would be appreciated thanks.


Drivers should auto-detect & install. Make sure MTP is enabled.

If there's still no joy, try this driver.




Product Manager @ PB Tech

https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


 
 
 
 


191 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  # 1351410 24-Jul-2015 23:22
2 people support this post
Send private message

andrewh: Hi Nik,

I have the Smart Ultra 6 but don't know how to get me pc to recognise it so I can, for eg, use media plaer sync to transfer music to my phone. Any help would be appreciated thanks.


This worked for me:
Settings > Storage > (3dot menu) > USB computer connection

6 posts

Wannabe Geek

Subscriber

  # 1351625 25-Jul-2015 15:13
Send private message

Any good deals to be had on this phone?

126 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  # 1352203 26-Jul-2015 22:26
Send private message

A few things.

While browsing chrome the phone likes to reset, while in apps the phone likes to randomly reset.

It also gets a random white line at the top of the screen that can only be fixed by resetting it.

Phone isn't rooted, has plenty of storage left and no non mainstream apps installed so this is annoying.



1528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 544

Trusted

  # 1352303 27-Jul-2015 09:28
One person supports this post

TyroneB: A few things.

While browsing chrome the phone likes to reset, while in apps the phone likes to randomly reset.

It also gets a random white line at the top of the screen that can only be fixed by resetting it.

Phone isn't rooted, has plenty of storage left and no non mainstream apps installed so this is annoying.


Sounds faulty, unfortunately. I've seen no issues like this across the many Smart ultras I've handled (~30 live units).

Suggest checking for updates (There's a bugfix maintenance release on the way), factory resetting, and failing that, returning to place of purchase for repair under warranty.




Product Manager @ PB Tech

https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


58 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  # 1356527 1-Aug-2015 11:04
Send private message

I've bought a couple of ZTE Blade S6 Plus cases from Aliexpress. They're not exactly the right fit. The power and volume buttons are mis-aligned, but this case works quite well so I can use the volume rocker through the "wrong" holes, and the power button works if I push a little harder. Plastic is soft enough that I reckon I could cut new holes fairly easily.



 
 
 
 


2210 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 366


  # 1356551 1-Aug-2015 11:31
Send private message

karlv: Any good deals to be had on this phone?


i think you will just have to keep an eye out on local sales etc. If you can secure one for under $300 awesome but tbh even at full price they are still awesome value

Comparitively speaking the Motorola moto x play just announced is basically the same phone spec but with a couple of nice but not critical features and it looks like it will be 2x or more the price of the ultra 6

A couple of weeks on I'm still loving this phone and wondering why I didn't go to a phablet sooner

2152 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 545


  # 1359095 5-Aug-2015 08:59
Send private message

A friend of mine has got one, She doesn't like how big the font size is even though its set to smallest, and the size of everything icons etc. Is the DPI low?

2210 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 366


  # 1359242 5-Aug-2015 12:10
Send private message

I have the font size set to small/tiny/whatever the lowest one is and its just about right

For icons and desktop etc the simplest solution is to try Nova Launcher (paid not free version) or similar that lets you scale everything. I have my desktop set to 6 high x 5 wide with icons and text scaled to about 80% of original size and it is just about right to me

Google Launcher so desperately needs to bake in scaling and adjustable grid layout, it would then be just about perfect



20 posts

Geek


  # 1360152 6-Aug-2015 17:02
Send private message

hi. where does this phone save email attachments to? dammed if i can find the location
regards

18 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  # 1360601 7-Aug-2015 11:36
Send private message

I got mine on Tuesday and I'm very happy with it so far.  Previously I used the Moto G 2 and I can notice the speed difference (Ultra 6 much faster).

From what I can see, this phone should work on 2degrees as well (it's unlocked in NZ), just wondering did anyone ever bought one and used it on 2degrees?  I was with Skinny and I've switched to Vodafone just for this phone.

Thanks for your help in advance!

3738 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1020


  # 1360630 7-Aug-2015 12:25
Send private message

xiewe985: I got mine on Tuesday and I'm very happy with it so far.  Previously I used the Moto G 2 and I can notice the speed difference (Ultra 6 much faster).

From what I can see, this phone should work on 2degrees as well (it's unlocked in NZ), just wondering did anyone ever bought one and used it on 2degrees?  I was with Skinny and I've switched to Vodafone just for this phone.

Thanks for your help in advance!


I'd have thought if it worked on Voda it'll work on 2 Degrees; the bigger issue is whether it'll work on the other primary network (Spark/Skinny), as that uses different frequencies.

Which happens to be my exact question: is this phone is fine for all of Spark's 3G frequencies across the country?

I'm planning on getting my wife one, but she's also on Spark so want to be sure about this before buying it. I'm not too worried about 4G as she uses hardly any mobile data as it is, but I would like the assurance it'll work for phone calls no matter where she is!

Thanks.



1528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 544

Trusted

  # 1360635 7-Aug-2015 12:45

jonathan18:
xiewe985: I got mine on Tuesday and I'm very happy with it so far.  Previously I used the Moto G 2 and I can notice the speed difference (Ultra 6 much faster).

From what I can see, this phone should work on 2degrees as well (it's unlocked in NZ), just wondering did anyone ever bought one and used it on 2degrees?  I was with Skinny and I've switched to Vodafone just for this phone.

Thanks for your help in advance!


I'd have thought if it worked on Voda it'll work on 2 Degrees; the bigger issue is whether it'll work on the other primary network (Spark/Skinny), as that uses different frequencies.

Which happens to be my exact question: is this phone is fine for all of Spark's 3G frequencies across the country?

I'm planning on getting my wife one, but she's also on Spark so want to be sure about this before buying it. I'm not too worried about 4G as she uses hardly any mobile data as it is, but I would like the assurance it'll work for phone calls no matter where she is!

Thanks.


Smart ultra does not support 850MHz 3G, so is not suitable for use on Spark/Skinny.




Product Manager @ PB Tech

https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


18 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  # 1360640 7-Aug-2015 13:06
Send private message

NikT:
jonathan18:
xiewe985: I got mine on Tuesday and I'm very happy with it so far.  Previously I used the Moto G 2 and I can notice the speed difference (Ultra 6 much faster).

From what I can see, this phone should work on 2degrees as well (it's unlocked in NZ), just wondering did anyone ever bought one and used it on 2degrees?  I was with Skinny and I've switched to Vodafone just for this phone.

Thanks for your help in advance!


I'd have thought if it worked on Voda it'll work on 2 Degrees; the bigger issue is whether it'll work on the other primary network (Spark/Skinny), as that uses different frequencies.

Which happens to be my exact question: is this phone is fine for all of Spark's 3G frequencies across the country?

I'm planning on getting my wife one, but she's also on Spark so want to be sure about this before buying it. I'm not too worried about 4G as she uses hardly any mobile data as it is, but I would like the assurance it'll work for phone calls no matter where she is!

Thanks.


Smart ultra does not support 850MHz 3G, so is not suitable for use on Spark/Skinny.


@NikT: so does that mean it's 100% compatible with 2degrees?  From what I can read, both Vodafone and 2degrees works with GSM-900, UMTS-900 and UMTS-2100.  Thanks!

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | ... | 32
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.