...in media. Why can I only send 2 pictures in one MMS? Why can I only send a few seconds of a video through email OVER WIFI? Is there any way around this? I hate it! I don't want to have to send multiple messages to someone to show them a few pictures, and I don't want to be forced to take videos off my phone and put them on my computer to send them to someone because they're too big.
Anyone have any suggestions? This is one of those minor things that will probably get me to ditch my Nexus One when the new iPhone comes out because it's really starting to annoy me, but I don't want to have to do that. Thanks.
-AT&T 3G Nexus One
- 05-03-2010, 05:06 PM #2
- 05-03-2010, 05:07 PM #3
MMS file size is limited by the carrier, not the phone. If I remember correctly, the limit for AT&T MMS is 600KB. While I haven't tried it personally, you may have better luck if the pictures are compressed to smaller sizes.
What I mean is that if you are trying to send two pics, which the Nexus One has compressed to about 300KB when inserting into the MMS, that is why you can only send two. But if you manually compress (or take pics at lower resolution) and they are only 100K (for example), you'd be able to send however many fit within the 600KB limit.
This is just an assumption. I personally haven't tried sending more than one pic in a single MMS yet on my Nexus One. But the size limitation is in fact a carrier limitation, not a phone one.
Well I can send more pictures on my iPhone 3GS than I can on my Nexus. If it is the size, then the iPhone is doing a hell of a good job since the pictures don't seem to lose any (or much) quality.
And @ icebike, I'm sending the pictures through the Gmail app with my Gmail email. What are you using to send emails?
- 05-03-2010, 09:32 PM #5
- 05-04-2010, 12:16 AM #6
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You can send as many pictures through MMS if you don't surpass the allowed size. Which I think is 900K or less, don't quote me on that, it differs with Carriers.
Also, for that to happen, you may have to resize the image, and it's not like everyone has a 3.5inch screen on their phones anyways, it may do it automatically.
As far as the video goes, you can send 30 seconds? Just make sure you change the settings of the video recording before recording.
It's not that hard, please do look and see if you can fix it before going on forums and bashing.I feel like I'm slowly floating to my HTC EVO... you're too far away
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- 05-04-2010, 09:47 AM #8
- 05-04-2010, 12:27 PM #9
As a test - I sent 39 small pics (icons) as a single MMS message (Sprint allows 1024K).
On Wifi I sent a 22MB cad file from one Android phone to another, as well as to and from the desktop via Gmail.
Your problems are network limitations.(•‿•)
- 05-04-2010, 12:32 PM #10
i think this is a bug with the nexus one.
- 05-04-2010, 12:33 PM #11
i think this is a bug with the nexus one. and i have my mms setting set to 600K in the settings.
- 05-04-2010, 01:31 PM #12
I had been thinking about the Iphone lately. I just am kinda sick of waiting for Sprint to release phones (I know they are coming). I have an Ipod touch and really like how it works. I have the Hero now for a phone and like it also. Anyways just got off the phone with AT&T to inquire about getting three Iphones for a family plan to have the same I do with Sprint. IT would cost $100 more a month to have the same plan on AT&T as I have on Sprint right now. That is crazy. I will stick with Sprint and ANDROID.
I get it. It's a network thing. That's why I can't send more than two pictures or videos longer than a few seconds. Apparently the iPhone just does a better job at compressing and keeping high quality.
But that still doesn't explain why I can't send a 30 second video via email OVER WIFI. A few people are telling me they've sent large files through email, but how does that help me? It doesn't.
- 05-04-2010, 03:32 PM #14
Don't forget that your megapixels are different on each camera (iPhone 3Gs = 3mp? verse Nexus one = 5mp) - so even if you set the resolution both to 1024x768, the a camera with more megapixels is simply going to have a bigger files size - so unless you compare apples to apples :-) - you cannot compare. Same goes with video size.
- 05-04-2010, 04:11 PM #16
I guess it is what you are use too - but yes, the size is different by a fair amount - even if it a hair over the limit of what you got away with before - a hair is a hair.
BTW, just out of curiousty - why don't you post the file size difference - it could be an eye opener. :-)
- 05-05-2010, 06:32 AM #17
I don't know if this will help, or not, but have you checked to see if you have any restrictions that might have been set on the server side, on your Gmail account?
I just tried sending about 7MB worth of files to myself, no problems whatsoever. I'm using a Droid, on Verizon. I've tried sending both over WiFi and over 3G with no issues. Your issue could come from the phone, the carrier, or a combination of the two.
I came from the iPhone 3G (and Palm Pre, and HTC Hero, I've jumped around a lot) to the Droid. While Android lacks some of the fit and finish of the iPhone, I still think Android is better overall. The freedom you have with the OS is second to none.
If you decide to go back to the iPhone, best of luck. The new iPhone is going to be one heck of a machine. If you stick with Android, you might be impressed, as well. It's all based on personal preference, and what works for you.
- 05-09-2010, 08:55 AM #19
- 05-09-2010, 09:20 AM #20
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- 05-09-2010, 10:33 AM #21
- 05-09-2010, 06:20 PM #24
I couldn't figure out how to attach files in the browser.
But don't worry. I figured out the problem. It wasn't Gmail. It was Astro. It wouldn't let me attach large files to my emails. So I checked out other file managers and downloaded EStrongs File Explorer and I can send large attachments now! The UI is nicer, too.