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Phone (Root,Cwmr,Hacks) Pantech Vega S5 (SKY IM-A840S)

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9th September 2012, 10:11 AM   |  #1  
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I bought the pantech Vega Racer S2 (IM-A830L) and received it a few days ago. This was an upgrade from a Dell Streak phone that i was using for some time. This phone is amazing. The touch screen feels responsive, the screen is bright and nice, and most of all, I didn't experience any slowdowns / lags on this device. Everything was buttery smooth.

After 2 days of playing with it, and flashing it, I decided to sell it off, and tomorrow it will be delivered to its new owner. The reason is because, after getting used to a 5" screen device, it is a little hard to getting used to a 4.8" device.

This is where the SKY IM-A840S comes in. A 5" phone, that claims to have eliminated most of it's bezels surrounding the screen. A 13 Megapixel camera is included as well. The rest are more or less the same with the Vega Racer 2 (IM-A830L/K/S)

What do you guys think of this phone?

* There is a rumor that a Quad-Core version will be released, the SKY IM-A850, utilizing the Snapdragon Quad Core S4 Pro with Adreno 320 GPU. Not sure when it will be released though since I heard that the sales for the Vega S5 isn't that good at the moment.

Specs of Vega S5 (SKY IM-A840S)

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OS -- Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Chipset -- Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4
CPU -- Dual-core 1.5 GHz
GPU -- Adreno 225
Sensors -- Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging -- SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser -- HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio -- No
GPS -- Yes, with A-GPS support
Java -- No
Colors -- Black, White
- Smart Voice
- T-DMB TV tuner
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- SNS applications
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV/DviX/XviD player
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player
- Document viewer/editor
- Organizer
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input

CAMERA
Primary -- 13 MP, 4192x3104 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features -- Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization
Video -- Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light
Secondary -- Yes, 2 MP

DATA
GPRS -- Yes
EDGE -- Yes
Speed -- HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
WLAN -- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth -- HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
NFC -- Yes
USB -- Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

GENERAL
2G Network -- WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network -- HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network -- LTE 700 / 1700
Announced -- 2012, July

BODY
Dimensions -- 134.8 x 69.8 x 9 mm
Weight -- 139.8 g
- Touch-sensitive controls

DISPLAY
Type -- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size -- 720 x 1280 pixels, 5 inches
Multitouch -- Yes
- Touchless UX UI

SOUND
Alert types -- Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker -- Yes
3.5mm jack -- Yes

MEMORY
Card slot -- microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal -- 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM

BATTERY
Standard battery, Li-Ion 2100 mAh (Comes with an extra battery)

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9th September 2012, 10:14 AM   |  #2  
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10th September 2012, 10:37 AM   |  #3  
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I have also bought A840S, and it is very good.

Any idea how to remove the warning message about turning off the wifi when I move outside a wi-fi covered area?
12th September 2012, 11:36 AM   |  #4  
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I have also bought A840S, and it is very good.

Any idea how to remove the warning message about turning off the wifi when I move outside a wi-fi covered area?

Nice. Is there any lag? The phone responds properly? How about games?

Is the camera good?

I tried the A830L. The phone runs lag free but the camera, although 8MP, but performs poorly.

About the wifi warning, i think it has to be removed using a cooked ROM / editing system files.
12th September 2012, 06:57 PM   |  #5  
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Got mine last week. I am not really good at shooting camera, but from close range shooting is good. lag wise, I use apex launcher, so buttery smooth. Games wise should be OK as it using adreno225. I think it's still loose to my one x though

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15th September 2012, 04:55 AM   |  #6  
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Got mine last week. I am not really good at shooting camera, but from close range shooting is good. lag wise, I use apex launcher, so buttery smooth. Games wise should be OK as it using adreno225. I think it's still loose to my one x though

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That is good to hear. It doesn't perform as good as your one x in games ? or basic tasks?

A new improved version of this phone is due to be released. Quad core with adreno 320. 5.3" IPS Screen. I wonder how its going to be like
16th September 2012, 05:45 AM   |  #7  
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Yeah, heard about the new a850 Which due next month. I dint actually use this for gamimg. This phone mainly for daily usage. But deep sleep is way better in one x, I think custom rom will really help. As most of the power go into cell standby.

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17th September 2012, 05:18 AM   |  #8  
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Is there any 3rd party ROM IM-A840S ? Heard that it has so many problem with SMS in China/Hong Kong. Further, for some unknown reason, the 4G LTE 1800 is not working in Hong Kong.
17th September 2012, 06:30 AM   |  #9  
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I had no pro with sms but just can't send more than 80 characters, due to Korea characters. My carrier do not have 4g/Lte so can't really test it.

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17th September 2012, 11:19 PM   |  #10  
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Seems the phone has been rooted now? Link here: diendanso.vn/dien-thoai-han-quoc/1611-root-recovery-rom-cho-sky-a840s.html

Not that I can figure out how!
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