05/04/2011, 08:29 AM
My original Pre O2 contract ended, and I was thrilled to find an unlocked Pre2 free on 18 months with Orange. No hesitation, I signed up. My Pre profile loaded in OK, and it all seemed great. Since then, its been a big disappointment. Apps are juddery, and it feels generally worse than my original Pre, but there's two real problems, (excluding Spotify), and I can't find anyone else with the same problem. Anyone got any ideas?
Camera - starts up OK and then stalls for 1-15 seconds with a shady grey/black screen. No good for quick snaps, and there's no apparent reason for it. Even if I leave it running, it still stalls every time I return to it. I can't believe that's right - I never had such problems on the original Pre. A restart seems to help, but not always.
Phone - Ring tone disappears after a couple of hours, and won't restore until I reset. Either with the default Pre ring, or any other mp3, (like the one from my original Pre), after some time the phone just doesn't ring at all, and eventually defaults to a sort of "bong-bing", even though it's set to another ring tone. Selecting Sounds and Ringtones from the phone menu confirms that my chosen ring tone is set, but if I try to play it, or any other, the ">" play icon changes to stop, but I hear nothing. The only fix I've found is a restart.
Also, Contact Photos. Have we gone back to the Pre 1.0 postage stamp contact photo when a call comes in?
I wondered if this was the memory leak mentioned with the music player. I've not got around to playing music yet - I've spent all the time since I got the phone trying to get email accounts to restore, (that doesn't work), and phone contacts to synchronise, (Chapura), and Spotify .... I'm not impressed.