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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Merge and G2 Differences

I just played with a G2 at T-Mobile and really liked it. I wanted to figure out what the difference between the forthcoming Merge and the G2 our.

Here are the ones I know about.

Keyboard.
Slider mechanism.
Merge has Sense
G2 has optical trackpad.
G2 has 4G, Merge itís still unknown.


Besides these things are there any other important difference you think there will be between the two phones.

Areas Iím interested in:

Battery life.
Signal quality.
Call sound quality.
Photo and Video quality.
UI speed or lag.


Thanks for any info or opinions you can share.

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Old November 17th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how in the hell would anybody know the answers to your questions?
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how in the hell would anybody know the answers to your questions?

That's a good point, and after reading my original post I realize it was idiotic.

I should have asked, is it possible that things like "Call sound quality, or
Photo and Video quality" could be better or worse between the G2 and the Merge.

So, for example, have there been phones in the past that shared the same hardware specs but had different outcomes on one model/carrier versus the other?

Will the photo and video quality on the Merge be identical to that of the G2, or could software or hardware changes on the Merge make things better or worse?
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merge has a keyboard
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merge has a keyboard
So does the G2
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I just played with a G2 at T-Mobile and really liked it. I wanted to figure out what the difference between the forthcoming Merge and the G2 our.

Here are the ones I know about.

Keyboard.
Slider mechanism.
Merge has Sense
G2 has optical trackpad.
G2 has 4G, Merge itís still unknown.


Besides these things are there any other important difference you think there will be between the two phones.

Areas Iím interested in:

Battery life.
Signal quality.
Call sound quality.
Photo and Video quality.
UI speed or lag.


Thanks for any info or opinions you can share.
Argh! T-Mobile is not 4G. HSPA+ is not 4G. No matter how much you scale the bandwidth of HSPA, it has physical limitations that will NEVER permit it to meet the requirements of 4G. LTE doesn't meet the criteria right now, but it can, and it already offers advantages over HSPA+ beyond bandwidth. HSPA+ will never be more than 3.9G. LTE is more appropriately pre-4G.

Keep this in mind. HSPA+ provides no advantage over HSPA at or beyond the halfway point to the edge of the cell. That means only 25% of a cell's coverage area will provide any benefit at all.
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I just played with a G2 at T-Mobile and really liked it. I wanted to figure out what the difference between the forthcoming Merge and the G2 our.

Here are the ones I know about.

Keyboard.
Slider mechanism.
Merge has Sense
G2 has optical trackpad.
G2 has 4G, Merge itís still unknown.


Besides these things are there any other important difference you think there will be between the two phones.

Areas Iím interested in:

Battery life.
Signal quality.
Call sound quality.
Photo and Video quality.
UI speed or lag.


Thanks for any info or opinions you can share.
Im interested in battery life as well htc is known for not having very good battery life so hopefully they worked on this to make it better then the incredible or evo
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