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Old 11-11-2011, 08:40 PM
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I currently own an iPhone and am sick of the tiny screen and inability to play flash so I'm switching to Android. I want to stay with AT&T so I went to a store and looked at the HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy II and Galaxy II Skyrocket. I don't need a phone that gets true LTE as it's not available in my area but who knows, maybe it will be in two years. Anyway, any thoughts as to what phone I should get and why? Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:15 AM
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I have the HTC, its awesome, but cant wait to try the samsung
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Galaxy II has the best screen and very good battery life.
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I'm about to make the switch from my Torch and I'm seriously considering the Samsung Galaxy S II, as well. After my experience with the iPad2, I eliminated the iPhone from my short list. No more apple products for me!
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I have a galaxy one. I love it but twice over an 8 month period they have had to reflash it.... the outside visibility of the phone is second to none.
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I have the new droid bionic by motorola. I had the samsung galaxy II S and it was a POS. The bionic has been awesome so far (only had it a month). My wife and son have the iphone and I don't like them. I switched from Tmobile to Verizon and the service is much better. The only thing bad about the bionic is that it is very large. But the screen is nothing short of amazing. It has an 8MP camera and shoots HD video. The pics I have taken are as good as my digital camera. Verizon's 4G LTE service is nearly as fast as my home internet. I like the Android OS much better than the Apple. Sorry for rambling, had WAY too much caffeine.
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I would go with the SGS2 (no need for the skyrocket if you don't want the LTE). I have been a long time fan of android and the SGS2 is one of the best phones out there. The camera is excellent, the screen is excellent, and the phone is very very fast.
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Money no object..Droid Razr or Bionic. Droid x2 if you are more often on wifi (its 3g but much cheaper and otherwise just as good) and 3g is fine anyway for limited use. Also 4g phones seem to have poor battery life according to some.

I would avoid any phone with the search locked on Bing, not so much because Bing is horrid but because they feel they need to make this choice for me....and its the wrong one. If Bing was any good people would be clamoring for it,not forced to use it.

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I have the original Droid X, I hear the newer one is much better. If the newer one is much better, it must be pretty badass. I have absolutely no complaints with the orig. droid X.
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I just got a Samsung Infuse, on ATT. It is the largest screen available, which is why I went with it. So far, I am pleased with the phone, although coming from Blackberryland, I am disappointed with how Droid's manage email. Not a deal breaker, though.

The screen resolution is amazing, and the phone is huge, but thin and light.


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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
I just got a Samsung Infuse, on ATT. It is the largest screen available, which is why I went with it. So far, I am pleased with the phone, although coming from Blackberryland, I am disappointed with how Droid's manage email. Not a deal breaker, though.

The screen resolution is amazing, and the phone is huge, but thin and light.

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Is that phone running Gingerbread OS or an earlier OS?
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HTC Inspire 4G here , would buy again in a heart beat . It's a computer with a phone in it and a 4.8" screen . It's my over 50 phone, I CAN SEE IT. All the functions work great and FAAAAAAAST
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can the droid bionic be easily un locked ?

I am working on ending up with a "Sterile and Un-Locked" "Smart phone"

getting closer ...lol
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Originally Posted by auntiepaula View Post
I currently own an iPhone and am sick of the tiny screen and inability to play flash so I'm switching to Android. I want to stay with AT&T so I went to a store and looked at the HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy II and Galaxy II Skyrocket. I don't need a phone that gets true LTE as it's not available in my area but who knows, maybe it will be in two years. Anyway, any thoughts as to what phone I should get and why? Thanks.
Why is flash so important you? Adobe has discontinued any development and its pretty much an fading technology.
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Why is flash so important you? Adobe has discontinued any development and its pretty much an fading technology.
All my local news outlets put out their videos in flash format so my iPhone won't play them. In addition, there are quite a few web sites that I access which use flash.
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Originally Posted by auntiepaula View Post
All my local news outlets put out their videos in flash format so my iPhone won't play them. In addition, there are quite a few web sites that I access which use flash.
My point was that all of that is going to change. knowing the tech industry it will probably happen sooner rather than later. Its just a thought
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My point was that all of that is going to change. knowing the tech industry it will probably happen sooner rather than later. Its just a thought
Maybe so but that tiny 3.5 inch iPhone screen is just way too small for my elderly eyes. I was sooo hoping that the iPhone 4S would sport a larger screen and was deeply disappointed when it got unveiled with that impotent screen. I don't feel like waiting for the iPhone 5 to finally arrive whenever that will be (I hear 2013) especially if Apple doesn't increase the screen size.
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I have the HTC Droid Incredible II (verizon). If AT&T has a counterpart (same phone different name) I'd say its worth considering
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I have the HTC Incredible 2 and it is amazing. The best deal on them is at Best Buy and not the Verizon store. It is worth a look.
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Originally Posted by auntiepaula View Post
Is that phone running Gingerbread OS or an earlier OS?
I have no idea

Tell me how to ask it, and I'll tell you what it says. It's brand new, purchased less than a month ago.


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