Originally Posted by samnada
No one is using GPS? You Brits not into traveling?
From the reviews I see on the net, it seems no one uses GPS anymore, at least not on phones. Most reviewers don't even bother to dedicate a single paragraph to GPS performance, those that do, mention some lame irrelevant notes on how fast the first lock was and how accurate it showed their location at the time and how all the bars looked colourful and pretty during the 8 seconds before they closed the application and went on with the review to the really important matters like mentioning if it synchs with Facebook fast enough and if the weather widget is really accurate or not.
Expecting them to drive around 10 minutes and walk around as much and record and show tracks on a map would be too much. It's a "if you want GPS, why don't you buy a real GPS son? This is just a phone!" world, even when phones cost 500€+ and list GPS+Sat Nav capability on the box.
One thing is for sure, I might get called all sorts of nasty things again but I'm not spitting out 599€ like I did for that SGS I again to later find out that its tracks look like something that a drunk 8 year old with a crayon XXXX'ed all over a map in total darkness.
And to the crowd mentioned 2 paragraphs above, it's not that I navigate a lot, but when I do, I like to use the phone, and since it was pricey and the specs state it has GPS and is navigation capable, I like to navigate with it or tend to curse. A lot.
If all else fails, I can perhaps use the same well-proven method I have used with Samsung's fine Galaxy S. I just give them my 599€, use it, find out it is crap, store the pathetic tracks for public display, return it and recover my euros and any eventual bonus points for credit card usage.
But I'd rather not.
So; Anyone lost lately? With a Sensation? Anyone?
Samsung GS2 i9100 + Samsung NOTE II N7100