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Old May 11th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently own Droid Incredible as my main phone.

I've been thinking about getting some kind of Quad-Band GSM Android phone (new or slightly used, prefer new) to use for my infrequent travel to Europe.

I'd like this phone to have OS 2.2 or higher.

There is now a deal at DailySteals® | Online Deals | Deals Site : DailySteals.com for a new unlocked Google Nexus One for $275 shipped.

Question for those who knows: except HTC Sense UI - what can DInc do that Nexus One cannot? Is Nexus One missing anything major feature-wise comparing to DInc?

Are there any other comparable quad-band GSM phones in this price range I should look at?

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Old May 12th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The digitizer is much better on the Incredible and it has an optical trackball, other then that I was always to believe theyvare the same phone. Processor might be slightly newer but they are both 1ghz.
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The digitizer is much better on the Incredible and it has an optical trackball, other then that I was always to believe theyvare the same phone. Processor might be slightly newer but they are both 1ghz.
I have and love my Nexus One. It's even running the latest 2.3.4 OS. The glowing trackball is a great notification, although I think it sucks for navigation.

However, it is an older phone (in phone terms) and has its faults (some have digitizer issues etc).

That's a good price, and if it does what you need then I think it's still a good phone, and will continue to be for a while. The lack of front facing camera and limited internal memory is the thing that is finally going to make me move to something else (although I'll certainly keep it). What that something else is I'm not sure yet. Pure Google and vanilla Android are a huge plus in my book and Nexus One's go for high prices on E-Bay.
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Can you elaborate on digitizer issues? How is DInc better in that regard?
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The digitizer has issues tracking when you use two fingers (it only supports two finger inputs, where my tab can handle 5). Its famous for swapping axis when you cross your fingers.

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The digitizer has issues tracking when you use two fingers (it only supports two finger inputs, where my tab can handle 5). Its famous for swapping axis when you cross your fingers...
I am a bit unclear on what this would affect. The only purpose I use 2 fingers for is pinch-and-zoom. Does this work as expected?
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I am a bit unclear on what this would affect. The only purpose I use 2 fingers for is pinch-and-zoom. Does this work as expected?
Yes, in everyday use this isn't a problem. It's just a limitation of the system that is used. Pinch-Zoom works fine.

Others may have more issues than me. Occasionally if you're manipulating a picture you may encounter the issue, but I haven't had it happen enough to bother me.
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Can anyone clarify on 3G issues this phone has/had? A lot of posts online but information is inconclusive. And it seems there is a different issue for WiFi connectivity.
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Personally I have no 3G or wifi issues with my Nexus One.
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3G issues on the Nexus One were always an issue with T-Mobile, not the Nexus One.
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no doubt the N1 is better even though it is somewhat inferior in some specs.
but the support (still strong) is way better than the dinc.
it is still the only dev's phone (dont even mention the ns cause it's not a dev phone).
pure android - you just can't beat that.
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