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Picking one android phone over another on interface alone is dumb. You can change all of that in Android. You should pick on the quality of the hardware and the support it has/will have.

Motoblur is a piece of crap, that's why I don't use it on my Atrix, but there are many alternatives.
Yeah, I saw you post that on my facebook thread. I tend to agree with you. So, given that, the Bionic should be the choice. Hmm. Should I go back and look at the Droid Charge too?
 
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Don't forget to tell us how much you love chatting on that 4.65" screen...personally the 4.3 is too big, thanfully I text more then talk.
I find it pretty good with my nexus - it puts the microphones less than 2cm away from my mouth, and at a point where my face can't get in the way of any of the sound. Coming from a nexus one I thought that the galaxy nexus would be too big, but I've gotten used to it (even with my smallish hands).
 

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@Paulie

I like the Rezound, Bionic and the yet released Galaxy Nexus. Another to look at if you like the Thunderbolt, LG Revolution. I don't like the Charge (nor the Droid X2) due to it's hard buttons. I have a Droid 1 here with failed hard buttons and the phone works just can't use the volume rocker.
 
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Pauline, if you haven't been to www.phonescoop.com yet, check it out. Looking at all of the phones you picked out side by side can help you decide what is really important. I love their compare feature.
And if this tmobile deal ends up bad, I'm probably going to end up at verizon with a charge.

Edit:::gotta love auto complete....I know your name is Paulie, but my phone doesn't
 
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Pauline, if you haven't been to www.phonescoop.com yet, check it out. Looking at all of the phones you picked out side by side can help you decide what is really important. I love their compare feature.
And if this tmobile deal ends up bad, I'm probably going to end up at verizon with a charge.

Edit:::gotta love auto complete....I know your name is Paulie, but my phone doesn't
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For a guy who's getting his first smartphone and probably doesn't want to risk screwing it up by rooting, I think he should go with the best stock experience he can get. I still don't really like the Bionic, personally.
 
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For a guy who's getting his first smartphone and probably doesn't want to risk screwing it up by rooting, I think he should go with the best stock experience he can get. I still don't really like the Bionic, personally.
What is it about the Bionic that you don't like?
 
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I called my VZW store close to me. Galaxy Nexus phone is slated to be out in the coming week. Got myself on the "calling" list
 

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One downfall to keep in mind about the Droid RAZR if you're into rooting/flashing, the non-removable battery. If you knew how many stinkin' times I had to pull the battery on my d1 due to a bricked kernel ..... :banghead:
 
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What is it about the Bionic that you don't like?
I think it's mostly the fact that it's been essentially replaced by the RAZR already. I feel like Motorola is coming out with a new version of a phone on Verizon every other month. I've never liked Motorola's software overlay, and while HTC's phones almost all essentially look the same, I feel like the Droid/Bionic/X and their variants all either look really plain, or just have odd design choices. My opinion might be a little more subjective than objective.
 

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I feel like the Droid/Bionic/X and their variants all either look really plain, or just have odd design choices.
That could just be personal opinion of bias for Sense over Vanilla/Motoblur. Unless you're talking hardware cosmetics, in which case the Bionic to ME looks the same as the Rezound/Thunderbolt.
 
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I think it's mostly the fact that it's been essentially replaced by the RAZR already. I feel like Motorola is coming out with a new version of a phone on Verizon every other month. I've never liked Motorola's software overlay, and while HTC's phones almost all essentially look the same, I feel like the Droid/Bionic/X and their variants all either look really plain, or just have odd design choices. My opinion might be a little more subjective than objective.
That could just be personal opinion of bias for Sense over Vanilla/Motoblur. Unless you're talking hardware cosmetics, in which case the Bionic to ME looks the same as the Rezound/Thunderbolt.
Certainly subjective, but I totally understand. As I'm researching, the specs on the Bionic look great, but the phone and most of the variants are just ugly (overlay and physically) compared to HTC. That's why I'm having a hard time not getting a Thunderbolt.
 
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This thread reminded me. I have an Atrix 4G that I've been meaning to post up in the F/S area! Now on to a relevant post, anyone who gets a Galaxy Nexus, report here pronto. I must know whatcha think of it and ICS.
 

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Here you are J5

Ok so I've only had the phone for a few hours, so these are my first impressions.

  • Dat screen
  • Very fast and smooth
  • Browser is very fast (no flash until December though)
  • Plays 720p files fine, except 1 4.1 high profile mkv with the default player. Will try with 3rd party players later.
  • Faster than my asus transformer - which is a honeycomb with tegra 2 tablet
  • Call quality is excellent
  • It's a tad lighter than my nexus one
  • It's a tad thinner than my nexus one
  • Feels about the same as a Galaxy S2 size wise
  • Face unlock is brilliant. Really. I love this.
  • Android feels very grown up now. It's all intuitive and smooth. I have only seen stutter once, which was on the home screens with a very complex live wallpaper (using an openGl renderer to render a 3D background). Less complex live wallpapers allow the phone to be super smooth again.
  • Keyboard is much easier for typing with.
  • Tons of developer options for any devs out there - seriously I've never seen so many options (CPU usage overlay, highlight areas where the screen updates are the best 2 options for me).

This is the first android phone I've ever seen/used where I know I can go up to my non-techie iPhone using friends and they will think it is as good as, if not better than an iPhone.

If anyone wants me to test anything let me know and I'll get back to you.

**EDIT**

Ok so I have got a big problem now. If you are on a GSM network using the 900mhz band it seems there is an issue which can causes the volume button to go a bit mental. This means that the phone acts as if the volume button is held down(and/or up) if you accidentally touch (not press) the volume buttons. It isn't every time you touch the button, but the majority. Not sure if this can be fixed in software or if a hardware change is needed but in the UK O2 and vodafone use the 850/900mhz band for slow 2G signals, and this is a widespread issue (there's a thread on XDA reporting the issue). Samsung will have to fix this, and there is already speculation that a little tin foil in the battery compartment fixes it.

Fortunately I live in a 3G area so I only see the issue if I force it to use the 2G 900mhz frequencies (until I go out to the countryside, when suddenly it's 2G everywhere).
 

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus is out!!!!!!!!


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Samsung Galaxy Nexus is out!!!!!!!!


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yeah another stuff from samsung ;)
and samsung has tooo may android phones. its good but it makes me spinning which one that i should pick :D
 
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yeah another stuff from samsung ;)
and samsung has tooo may android phones. its good but it makes me spinning which one that i should pick :D
That's what HTC did/does as well, and look how big they are in the Android market... Not a bad strategy if you ask me.
 
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yeah another stuff from samsung ;)
and samsung has tooo may android phones. its good but it makes me spinning which one that i should pick :D
True. I'm just sick of HTC's UI and want ICS
 
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I'm waiting for the first semi-stable ICS rom for my Desire :)
I would give it about 2 more months then there will be a stable version I bet.
 
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I would give it about 2 more months then there will be a stable version I bet.
Yeah, I see the first alpha ROM has been switched to beta stage :) I just know it's going to work fine on this phone, so I refuse to get a new phone for ICS...
 
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Yeah, I see the first alpha ROM has been switched to beta stage :) I just know it's going to work fine on this phone, so I refuse to get a new phone for ICS...
YEah, I get where your going at. I'm the type that just wants something "different" since my contract is up.. lol
 
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