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  1. Virus-j

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    Iv Been after a Android Phone and thought you guys could help us as im not sure on what phone to get, Either :

    lg optimus one
    Orange San Francisco

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    Would like to join clubhouse aswell once i get one please : )
     
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    Screen is nice (thought it was great until I put it side by side with the mrs' IP4) and its very fast. Battery life is a concern, but its too early to call. Still getting used to Android :eek:
     
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    optimus one all the way, orange wont be well supported for software fixes etc :)

    but try and get the HTC wildfire if you can afford it, it is amazing
     
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    Didn't get either of the docks for it, did you?
     
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    The only dock I am buying is the standard charging dock :D The lapdock seriously wowed me back when it was introduced at CES, but after looking into it more, it doesn't have the functionality to replace my Lenovo.
     
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    android is one promising on phone os. but it has long way to go. but i guess google has pushed it pretty much and it works fine
    for now im still using symbian but i plan to move to android soon since it offers me many features and customization
     
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    It is also a promising tablet OS. I am enjoying the Xoom tablet so far.
     
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    I ended up getting the Orange San Francisco at 6pm on Sat Before you posted, But i must say the Quality of the phone is amazing Screen is very Responsive, I paid £120 for it at the orange store then went on the net and unlocked it (For Free) then i searched google and removed all the orange branding then stuck a custom rom on it and i am now running android 2.2 Froyo.

    if Anyones after a cheap android phone get the San francisco great phone, just remove all the orange **** and you got yourself a great phone.

    i can get pictures of anyone wants to see it ?
     
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    speedwise how is it?

    personally i even find my nexus one slow and laggy
     
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    gingerbread just leaked on XDA forums for the galaxy S and then swiftly crashed lol
     
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    Speed wise it's Really good the processor is 600Mhz with 512mb Ram and i had Youtube App running playing a music video while i was on the web last night and it seemed to cope pretty well with that according to android it was using 56% of the Cpu and the ram was at 63%.

    You can over clock this Processor only if you do the Rom flash to android 2.2 (Easy) Happy to help anyone who does get this and wants to do it, But if u was gonna overclock it you can get about another 100Mhz out of it on most of the san francisco phones about 40% seem to go over that mine can go up to 750Mhz.

    This does Void the Warrenty doing that mind you (Rom flash) Unlocking is Ok, But you can always Flash it back to the orange software and still send it back for a replacement :eek:


    Im Pretty happy with it though excellent value for money, i showed it to my dads mate as he wants to get rid of his iphone and he said he will buy the san francisco once his contract runs out.


    It's a bargin at £100, Though at first i wasn't sure i was looking at other phones with android but alot of reviews for budget android phones where saying "do we really need another budget android phone when we have the san francisco with it amazin quality and value for money" Another Review said "it's that of Htc Desire Quality and Iphone for £££ Less" I wa gonna buy it online though but i wanted to see it so i went to carphone warehouse they where sold out along with phones4u and argos. then i looked for the nearest Orange store phoned them up guy told me he had 27 Of the grey version in stock and 12 white in stock this was at 4pm then i went there at 6pm they only had 1 grey one left which i bought after testing it in the shop and once i got it in my hand IT WAS MINE ; )
     
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    thats good, as long as updates keep coming you should be all set.

    im scared to root my nexus one but gingerbread looks soooo good!
     
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    I do know android 2.3 is being made at the moment Sadly it's very buggy though So want it though ; ( it's being fixed up though. 2.2 seems to be the most stable fixed alot of problems the San francisco had on 2.1 like the wireless dropping signal.

    Only thing i dont like about it is the Battery life.........it's pretty bad. Not as bad as what the reviews make out though i decided to run a test last night i dialed up my old phone number and left it on all night which it lasted 7 hours and 31 minutes instead of the 4 hours it apparently lasts for that Equates to 4 hours angry birds ; )

    What's the Battery life on your nexus like ?

    Suppose you could Root it and if you dont like what you done couldn't you just stick it back, Once i rooted mine though i loved it..........FREEDOM : )
     
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    battery is decent, i can get 2 days of use out of it if i rarely use it, at idle the phone uses 20% per 8 hrs on standby, with music around 20% per 6.5 hrs. if the screen is on then 10% in 20-30mins. average day leaves me with 52% battery left. I have reservations about rooting as i really find the phone stable in it's current state.

    wifi singal is pretty good for a phone i must admitt but the major problem is that screen multitouch is BULLSHIT!!!
     
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    Hmmm...... most Android phones seems to have a few negatives on them.

    Mines : Camera (no flash), Battery life last no where near yours i get about a 1 and a half days if im lucky.

    My multitouch is Pretty good i cant fault that really, My Wifi is ok now though Rooting sorted that out. If you was to do routing the r24 - MoDaCo Custom ROM for Nexus One Looks to be the ticket sadly 2.3 seems to be buggy.
     
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    iphones have these problems, some worse, some better but the bottom line is there are MANY more variety in android phones which make them more versitile than the iphone.

    mmm that rom looks good, i will check it out soon ;)
     
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    I may be looking for a used first gen moto driod A855 if i can find one cheap enough
     
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    Wow, the moto driod A855 looks sweet i can see why you would want that : )
     
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    Hey guy im in the market for a new phone. Im going finally replace my 6yo Nokia black&green screen with an android phone. question is, which one you guys think is better?

    Im choosing between T-mobile's Nexus S and Sprint's Evo Shift 4g
     
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    Are you already under contract with either tmobile or sprint? i think tmobile has the better data plans and they are expanding there 4g network
     
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    Neither, I used to have T-mobile and I did not had a bad experience. Either way it seems that if a I get either phone I'm going to end up paying 80$+ a month, I dont mind as much but I'm paying half that for my crappy phone.
     
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    For those with Samsung Galaxy S phones, Darky's 9.3 mod is out now.

    :D
     
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    I'm having a hell of a time trying to root my G1. I've tried following the guide on Cyanogen's wiki but I don't know wtf.

    I think it's rooted, but it won't let me install the Amen_Ra recovery image. I'm pretty friggen frustrated.
     
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    I have had the Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) since November and absolutely love it:)
    Great battery life, large screen, easy to navigate, etc..

    Still on 2.1-update1. Stupid AT&T isn't even listed yet as upgrading Android for this phone. Oh well, still works great!
     
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    Sign me up. Just ordered my Atrix 4G yesterday to replace my iPhone 3GS. The Mrs got hers on release day, and it impressed me so much (once I figured out how to use Android, and what apps take the place of my iPhone apps), that I decided get it over an ip4. The screen isn't quite as nice, but it makes up for it in features.

    It's also the fastest phone I've used to date.
     
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