Samsung Fascinate :: Camera Comparison Fascinate Vs Incredible

Sep 6, 2010

I went outside and took these. Let me know what you all think.Fascinate vs Incredible pictures by jedii13 - Photobucket

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Samsung Fascinate :: Fascinate Camera Photos Gallery

Nov 14, 2010

For everyone who has questions regarding the quality of the Fascinate's camera, I propose this thread be sticky'd so that everyone has one thread to view and/or admire the quality of the shots from various forum members. These shots have to be unprocessed though! Be honest.I'm an avid photographer who loves his Fascinate and all the tricks it can do. I thought of something on the drive home last night, and this is my first contribution.The quality is pretty damn good, not too much noise considering the picture was taken in the dark. I loved how the picture came out. I'll try getting a broader sweep of the needle next time, but that involves revving the car.For those of you who want similar shots, place the camera into night shot mode. This involves a very very steady hand, or a nice stable surface. From a few trial shots, the camera's shutter speed in night shot mode is still pretty fast from what I saw. If you want similar effects like the photo below, I suggest taking the picture right before the action you want happens. Granted, that is no easy task sometimes.

This picture is another one of my favorite shots. The camera happened to set the shutter speed perfectly for a rolling shot. This was taken behind my window, so the quality isn't as good as could be. I'm extremely happy with the shot though.Oh and as a disclaimer, both pictures have been compressed due to Facebook's uploader The actual file looks much nicer IMHO of course

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Samsung Fascinate :: Front Facing Camera / Camera Flash?

Aug 4, 2010

If you could only choose one of these, which would you have chosen for the Fascinate? (Obviously it would be best to have both).

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Samsung Fascinate :: Testing GPS Satellite Usage On Fascinate - Use Wireless Networks - Off

Sep 8, 2010

First of all congratulations everybody. I am soooo excited for each and every one of you. Seriously, I have a big smile on my face because I know that excitement, that joy you all are feeling. You won't be putting your phone down for days, I GUARANTEE IT! You guys seriously just purchased the most kick ass Android device, along with the rest of the Galaxy S phones!

The Vibrant and Captivate users are watching closely. Samsung has promised us a GPS optimization, and presumably your Epic and now Fascinate already has it. So you guys are our life line right now.

For those of you who will be testing out your GPS in the next few days, I'd like to make a few comments, so that we can get accurate GPS testing, to determine if the phone is actually using satellites like it should, or depends instead heavily on less accurate cell phone towers to determine your location, which means the GPS is still busted on these phones.

Okay, so here it goes. When testing your GPS, "Use Wireless Locations" should be turned off. Settings>location & security>Use wireless networks...make sure its UNCHECKED.

Read the note right under it, it says "See location in applications(such as Maps) using wireless networks."

If you put a check mark next to this, and turn this ON, then how will you ever know if the phone is functionally using the satellites. This is the big question with the phone, can it use and lock onto satellites or is Samsung hoping we use less accurate cell towers. Samsung hopes you have this on. I ask that you keep this unchecked, this is the only way to truly test the Satellite usage.

Further, by checking this, you are allowing Google to collect location data, even when no applications are running, they say its anonymous, but you never know.

So uncheck "Use Wireless Networks," restart your phone, make sure this is still unchecked, power up Google Maps, and go for a good long drive. Then please share your real world results. Including, how quickly it located you, was the location correct, how wide of a blue circle is there around your location, did the phone ever drop the GPS signal, etc. No 2 min drives, you really need to drive around a lot to dependably test this.

You can also download "GPS Test" from the Android Market, it will show you how many satellites your phone views, versus how many satellites are locked in. You need 4 LOCKED on satellites to get a true 3D positional lock that includes x,y,z,t. GPS test also shows your accuracy in ft, up in the upper right corner. Good accuracy is anything less than 10 ft. I have phones that get 5ft accuracy, the best accuracy I can get with my Vibrant is 40ft. Please report this number also. If you have time, upload a screen shot of your GPS test, or just take a pic of your phone running the GPS test, upload it and share your results.

You can also use the built in native GPS test. It is virtually the same as the GPS TEST program above, it's just not a pretty visual interface.

Go to your phones dialer, as if you are making a phone call, and dial in *#1472365# or if that doesn't work try *#*#1472365#*#*Then click on "get position test."

This test will show you your longitude and latitude, you can then enter this into Google maps to see how accurately it located you. It gives you accuracy in meters, convert to feet by multiplying the number given in meters by 3.28, you will now have your accuracy in ft.

The native built in test will show you have many satellites it has in view, the satellites that it actually locks onto will have an asterisk next to it. Please report both these numbers. Remember you need 4 locked on satellites for true precise 3D positioning.

I'm really interested to hear from prior smart-phone Android users, because these users will be able to make a direct comparison of the GPS to prior phones.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Fascinate - System Dump - Includes Bloat APKs

Oct 20, 2010

Just found the stock /System dump, which includes all the apps/APKs that come with a stock Samsung Fascinate.

*This is useful for those who accidently deleted bloatware, but still want a backup for future use (i.e. for updates).

Thread:
Fascinate system dump - Android Forums

Direct Download to the /System dump (Copy and paste the links):

Code:

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Samsung Fascinate :: Access Fascinate's System Files - Folders

Oct 18, 2010

I have a rooted Fascinate. Using ES file explorer I was able to view system folders and found the system media files containing ringtones, notification tone, etc. However, I can not edit the files there or paste new files in there. I cannot find the system folder when I connect the fascinate to a computer. I tried showing "hidden files" but the folders still would not show up.

What I want to do is add my downloaded ringtones into the system media folder so that I can use those ringtones without having those ringtones appear in my music player. Another post tried to deal with this issue of the music player recognizing ringtones and notification tones, but no one could provide an actual solution to the problem. If I could move ringtones from the media folder on the SD to card to the media folder in the system folder, this would solve the problem.

Can anybody access the system folders in a manner that I can add files to the folders.

EDITED: PROBLEM SOLVED.
With the help given below, I came up with a solution, and have pasted instructions directly below.
Here are the steps I did in case any one else is interested.


Once your phone is rooted, it's pretty simple.
1)Download Root Explorer from the Market. Root explorer will give you the ability to edit folders/files that normally can't be edited, ie read and write permission as opposed to read only.

2)Using Root Explorer (make sure in top left of program it says "mounted as r/w"), copy any ringtone, notification file, .ogg file, .mp3 file, etc that you have made or downloaded, by selecting sdcard folder and navigating to the location of your tones, long pressing the file of interest, and select copy. (You can even long press on the folder and copy the whole folder of tones).

3)Still using Root Explorer, back out of the SD folder, and find the folder called "system". Navigate to system/media/audio/"ringtones" or "notifications" . Click the paste button at the bottom of the screen (which should have appeared as soon as you copied your file/folder). The file/folder will now be in your system's tone folder.

4)You must power down and power back up your phone before the phone will recognize these newly added tones.

5)Either delete the tone files from your SD card, or put a .nomedia file into the folder to remove them from the SF's media player.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Fascinate Wont Send Emails With Photos

Sep 16, 2010

Has any one try sending photos via email with out hanging in the sending folder? It only sends them when I do a battery pull and once in a wile it will send.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Want To Connect Computer To Fascinate Wireless Tether?

Nov 5, 2010

I downloaded wireless tether, the newest version and the two previous versions. I install the apk using the fascinates file manager. The program appears to run fine on the phone, and says 0.4kb download and .1kb upload. I've used two different laptops, one with windows 7, and one with XP to try to connect to the phone. I can find Android Tether as an available network for both computers. However, when I click to connect, both computers cannot connect. When I perform a diagnostic test, windows reports there is a problem with the access point, but cannot fix it.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Need To Change EVRC-B Voice Settings On Fascinate?

Sep 17, 2010

EVRC-B allows you to have enhanced voice quality in large metro areas. On the HTC's, you could dial ##PROGRAM, press send, choose EVRC-B and BAM! It made a huge difference for us city folk.ny ideas?

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Samsung Fascinate :: Did Your Fascinate Automatically Update For Time Change?

Nov 7, 2010

Mine didn't? But my Blackberry did.

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Samsung Fascinate : .Png File Of Default Fascinate App Drawer Icon?

Nov 22, 2010

Does anyone have a .png file of the default fascinate app drawer icon? I want to change the default one on launcher pro.

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Samsung Fascinate :: How To Sync My Fascinate With Music On My Computer?

Dec 2, 2010

Lemme start by saying I was finally able to figure out how to sync my fascinate with the music on my computer. It took a while but I did eventually figure it out.But now I'm having a very strange problem. I'm unable to mount the phone when I connect it to my computer.The problem is whenever I plug the phone into the computer the phone doesn't recognize a USB connection.So I can't go in and tell it to mount. The weird part is that if I just plug the phone into the wall to charge that's when I get the USB notification that I've connected to a USB.Somewhere my phone has mixed the two inputs up.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Bypass Fascinate Activation Screen

Sep 8, 2010

To bypass activation screen, press emergency call button, then at the dialer, press *#83786633, then press the Home key!

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Samsung Fascinate :: Procedure For Stock Android On Fascinate

Sep 15, 2010

Hello everyone this is my first thread, glad to be a part of this community. I am contemplating getting a Fascinate. Now I was wondering if it is possible to get stock Android on it because I can't stand all the extra stuff carriers bloat the phones with like custom UIs and Bing in this case. If it is possible to get stock Android on a Fascinate what is the procedure for that? If you now of some good tutorials I would appreciate you linking them.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Weak 3g And Radio Signal On Fascinate

Nov 23, 2010

I am having trouble with my fascinate's signal. I know that bars are not indicative of the signal you are receiving, but my phone is usually at 0-1 bars most of the time it does jump to 2 bars on occasion. I am usually around -101dbm for my signal. I do not get any dropped calls, but I do get garbled and static phone calls on occasion. The big issue is the 3g. It takes forever for WebPages to load, and sometimes they half load, then take forever to load the rest of the way. If I restart the phone, it works but only for a few hours. I am coming from the droid incredible that had awesome radio and 3g signals. I never had an issue, so I know its not my area. I bought the phone from my friend, brand new, as it was his upgrade that he sold me. However, Verizon will not let me exchange it, even though it is a new activation.My question I guess is there any way that I can boost my signal, or is this just a flaw in the hardware that I am stuck with until I decide to buy another phone? I have tried *228, 1 and 2, as well as talking to verizon teir 2 techs. they were not much help.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Revolution Theme Beta For Fascinate

Nov 5, 2010

Check it out ---->[Theme] Revolution Beta~~~ - xda-developers

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Samsung Fascinate :: Getting A Front Facing Camera

Sep 23, 2010

just went in to the verizon store to see why my girlfriends fascinate(i have an incredible ) wouldn't update. here's the conversation:

guy: it was pushed out to the first 1000, but things went wrong so they pulled it back(talking about the update i500.DI01)

us: ok so we shouldn't be worrying?

guy: no. but you'll get it sometime next week. then you'll get one the week after(didn't say what it would include) and then there will be one in november that will activate the front facing camera.

us: wait, what?

He showed us the 3 little dots on the top of the phone(sensors and i guess a camera).

He said that he talked to a samsung rep yesterday in the store and this is what he told him. the guy actually has a samsung fascinate and showed us so i'm going to believe him.

If you look closely at the 3 dots, the one on the left is alone. the one(s) on the right kinda have two different colors(light sensor and proximity sensor) so i still am going to believe him.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Camera Not Autofocus Device?

Oct 16, 2010

My iphone 4 has autofocus, whenever I point the camera at something it will focus on the object. When I do the same with the fascinate it will not do anything until I tap the screen and then it will focus. Am I missing some setting or is this camera not a true autofocus device?

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Samsung Fascinate :: Panoramic Setting On Camera

Sep 14, 2010

For those of you out there that have messed around with the camera on this thing...Have any of you tried out the panoramic setting on it? I don't quite understand how it works. I took the first picture and it said 1/8 then I tried to take a second one and it just saves the picture.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Flashlight That Uses Camera Flash Yet?

Oct 30, 2010

Have we found a flashlight that uses camera flash yet for Fascinate?

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Samsung Fascinate :: Droid X's Camera Widget

Sep 22, 2010

Is it possible to get the Droid X's camera widget (or something similar) on my Fascinate? I highly doubt it is possible to get the actual camera widget, but is there something similar to it on the marketplace? I loved how it played slideshows and you could enter into your gallery or launch the camera from the widget.

Also, how do I get news feeds on my Fascinate? I don't see a News Feed widget option like I did on my Droid X.

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Samsung Fascinate : Why A Blue Flash Using Camera?

Dec 1, 2010

My wife and I just got a pair of Fascinates. While mine is working fine, her's is acting up. When taking a picture using the flash, the flash turns blue just as the camera snaps the shot. Does anyone know what causes this?

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Samsung Fascinate :: How Can I Shift Camera From Back To Front?

Sep 28, 2010

I just picked up a Fascinate. and It has a front facing camera. how can i shift it from back to front? I googled it but it says there is a selfshot mode but mine doesn't have it

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Samsung Fascinate :: Retro Camera App Needs Permission To Gps Location?

Oct 22, 2010

does anyone find that weird that some apps require permission to things like this when it's just a camera? what's the use of it accessing your gps location? is it for sharing the picture purposes or what? Is Big Brother watching us? props to whoever gets that reference. every time I say it, people look at me strange

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Samsung Fascinate :: Way To Stop Camera From Disabling At 15% Battery

Sep 23, 2010

I love this phone, but I am annoyed that it won't let me use my camera if I have less than 15% left on my battery. Is there anyway to disable this? I appreciate the idea, but if I want to let my battery run out using my camera, then I should be able to do so.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Battery Drain - Cant Get Camera App To Close

Nov 1, 2010

I've had my Fascinate for a week and am having some trouble - actually, lots of trouble with it. Any suggestions are welcome:

1. At night I close out all running programs except Zeam - which I'm using as a home replacement since LauncherPro doesn't play nicely with the Fascinate (too much lag). When I close down I have about 90% left on my battery, in the morning, the phone is dead, battery drained. I typically wake up to about 5 emails and no other notifications so it's not processing a ton of incoming data. I can plug it in at night, but the standby time is supposed to be 312 hours. Am I doing something wrong?

2. I can't get the camera app to close. I sometimes have to pull the battery in order to get it to close. I try hitting the home key and get no response, the back key yields nothing, and the power key won't turn it off. The camera remains functional as I try each of these keys. Even after hitting the power key I can immediately take a picture.

3. GPS won't get a lock. I know this is a known problem, but is it a problem on every device, or is it hit and miss?

I really love the Fascinate's form factor and gorgeous screen, but I'm struggling with whether or not to trade for the Droid X before my 30 days are up. The home key lights, lack of text editing assistance (via trackball, trackpad, or on screen software), lack of LED notification light, GPS issues, and lag are making me lean towards the X. I had an X when they first came out and I never quite got used to the size of it. It never felt comfortable in my hand. But the phone itself worked great. I'd prefer not to have to root my phone to get it to work properly.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Dedicated Camera Button App / Hack

Nov 28, 2010

I know the Fascinate has no dedicated camera button, and I can't seem to find an app/hack for it, but is it possible this is in the works? Is it possible to reroute one of the hard buttons for this purpose? I know a lot of people would like it, but being that it seems to not exist at this point, I'm guessing it may be an impossibility? Any info would be appreciated.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Handcent Force Closing After Using Camera

Nov 18, 2010

If this has already been answered please direct me in the right direction and delete my post.
When I am having a conversation thread and I am responding, I open settings, attach, from camera, take a picture, and hit save. Once I hit save, Handcent force closes. I have tried to uninstall it and re-install it. I tried the same thing on the stock app and at first it didn't work but then I went into rom manager and went into JT's stuff and downloaded the stock MMS.apk, that did the trick for the stock messaging app but Handcent is still doing the same thing.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Transfer Files From Pc To Fascinate

Sep 25, 2010

I've had the phone for about a day now and I'm starting to get the hang of it. I connected my phone to my laptop (WinXP) via usb cable and mounted it and what not and the laptop recognized it. I see it in explorer as my E drive and see the following folders:

Android
DCIM
LOST.DIR
tmp
app(which I created)

when I copy files to the app folder and try to search for it on the phone I cannot find it using Astro. I also set the phone to mass storage.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Google Apps On Fascinate

Oct 19, 2010

I am using google apps email for several of my websites. the settings are the same as gmail. I am using IMAP.
I setup my @gmail account and one of my @myprivatedomain.com emails in the gmail app and regular email app on my phone. I like using the gmail app as my email app since it auto syncs and you dont have to open and wait for sync like you do w/ the regular email app.Now I can't setup my @myprivatedomain.com emails in the gmail app. I don't understand on the Adroid phones why email setup is so hard. I had one hell of a time on the X and Inc setting up email. Very buggy and intermittent does anyone know what "your phone may not be provisioned for data services" means?

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