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Old October 1st, 2012, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my OV since last October, and it's the first (and only) Android phone I've owned. Back in mid-November I rooted & installed custom ROM (BACKside IHO at the time, CM9 Quattrimus for the last few months) and I *REALLY* like the Android OS and all that it entails. I've been drooling over the super-large 4.1" screen on the Triumph, but I haven't gotten around to purchasing one. My OV is in pretty rough shape, as it's been dropped on concrete more than once. The body has some rough scrapes and the (IMHO) cheap plastic screen is quite scratched up. Perhaps this is all a testament to how tough these little guys are.

Anyway, now that the Triumph has dropped down to $200 on virginmobileusa-dot-com I was thinking about making the switch and giving my girlfriend my Optimus. But I just got done reading the first 40 customer reviews on VM's site. Holy crap, what happened? Motorola used to be THE best cell phone manufacturer around. Out of the 40 reviews I read, a whopping 10 said they would "recommend this to a friend" while the other 30 were nothing but negative comments about the MT. I know that when the MT debuted last year there were some glitches with it, but that's to be expected with a new product.

Most of the issues with it seem to be hardware-related (bad speaker, bad microphone, bad charging port) so obviously a root/custom ROM will not remedy these issues. Perhaps I should have posted this in the Triumph forums, but can anyone tell me what the heck has happened with this phone?

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Not a good Idea. I would wait until you can afford the HTC Evo V.

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I'd love to get the Evo V, but for some reason my city does not yet have 4G :-\ I'm about 150 miles northwest of Chicago, which is the nearest 4G area.

I take that back, Verizon offers 4G LTE here but I once had America's Not-Most Reliable Network and I won't go back to them.
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The Samsung Galaxy Reverb might be a very good choice for a 3G phone. Check out the specs.
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The OV isn't available anymore on Virgin's site, but probably available on other sites like eBay. I myself am thinking of getting either the Samsung Reverb or the HTC EVO 3D.
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I would get an unlocked galaxy nexus and head over to T-Mobile
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Personally I went with the Elite. It had a rocky start. But now there is an APK root, overclocking and ROMS. It's a mean little machine thatís a good OV replacement. Holding the two side by side, I was surprised to see how much bigger and clearer the Elite's screen was. Biggest issue is that some folks have DATA speed issues, that seem to depend on your area.
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