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Old February 23rd, 2013, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to purchase either from Boost Mobile website for 279 or in store for 329. I was wondering if I should purchase this phone or would someone recommend another phone (better) for same price I am going to be paying for this one?

Also another concern would be me spending $300 on this phone and than Boost adds another new product to their line up. ....< that would annoy me just a pinch lol

I want to get it from either radio shack or best buy. I know I can get it cheaper from Boost right now but I want it in my hands maybe I can haggle them down a little bit...I hope

Do I have to root the phone when I get it? I have heard horror stories about bricking your phone lol. I don't want to spend $300 than having to spend another $300 to get another one.

Also do you think we will get the Jelly Bean Update for it?

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There is always something new coming out. If you always wait for something new, you end up not getting anything and miss out on the fun. This is a great phone. I suggest getting it from Boost. They have great overnight shipping. I had mine literally the next day. You don't have to root the phone if you don't want to, but it is easy to do if you want to. Eventually Jelly Bean will be released, but as to when I can't say. The leaked JB ones are very nice though, and I imagine they will push out an official update in the not too distant future.
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Yes, we are getting JB. A lot of us are running unreleased beta versions of JB, if they are developing eventually they will release JB.

Purchasing the S2 is a coin flip, I love mine. Eventually a better phone will be released, then after that another new phone will come out. What you have to look at is a phone you will b happy with and the savings month-to-month Boost offers. I consider a phone like the S2 to have at least an 18-month life span to be 'worth the cost'.

If you like the S2 pull the trigger and enjoy it.
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Thank you Codegerm and Kevincott much appreciation for your response and advice.

I will be getting the S2
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Don't mess around buying cases and screen covers like I did for a month spending $$$$. Just go to ebay (25.00 vs 50.00 at store) and buy the otterbox defender case and be done with it, also purchase a car charger bc it won't come with one and u will need it for sure.
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It is a nice phone, except for the battery not lasting long and eventually shutting down, but it is a nice phone i mean the s2
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It is a nice phone, except for the battery not lasting long and eventually shutting down, but it is a nice phone i mean the s2
My battery lasts a decent amount of time. I am at 32% after 1 day 17hours with moderate use.
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My battery lasts a decent amount of time. I am at 32% after 1 day 17hours with moderate use.
Please tell me that's not actually true.... I've never made it to 14 hours regardless of usage


However I love my s2.
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another question: anyone have any opinions regarding White or Titanium?
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another question: anyone have any opinions regarding White or Titanium?
I have the white one, and I like it more than I thought I would, but I think the Titanium one looks pretty cool. I will say the white one doesn't heat up in the sun laying on the car seat like my old black Prevail did. Just look at them and pick which one you like better.
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I think both of them are nice, i have the white one and it looks nice!

As long you dont pick a pink color, you should be happy, lol

i like the white color
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right??? How the hell he does that
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Yeah it is true. Currently I am at 14 hours and at 77% on battery

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Well once I got past the "new toy" period, I could make setting changes based on what matters to me, which is having the power to do things when I am using it and it is not just sitting there. Unless you are streaming video, keep 4g off. I even listen to tune in radio on 3g just fine. Second, I don't need to check for email every 15 minutes. If you turn off mobile data (3g), you will still get phone calls and standard texts, and just turn it back on when you use it. I like to use WiFi at home, but I have the advanced settings for it to allow it to sleep when the phone does. I do run the power saving mode for display, but do not keep it at the lowest brightness. As always, your mileage may vary...

Also, try not to be a widgetaholic. Do you really need a widget on every screen? The phone will launch an app from a press of it's icon plenty fast. I only have the weather widget running, and have even gotten rid of the ones like Yahoo stocks etc. Put an icon on your home screen for apps you use most.
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Also about the price. I got mine at best b and they matched the price at boost site, I just like there insurance better, If I don't like the phone or it lags they will take it back and even let me upgrade to different phone and no deductibles
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Two new phones coming out March 7

Below is the text from Boost Mobiles's website.

Priced at $299.99 (excluding taxes), HTC One SV is ideal for customers who desire an affordable superphone for a no-contract offer. With a bold color and sleek, ergonomic design, HTC One SV is equipped with a large 4.3-inch touchscreen and a speedy dual-core processor. Running HTC Sense® 4 on Android™ 4.0, HTC One SV features HTC’s Amazing Camera and Authentic Sound experiences. The rear camera is capable of 1080p HD video and one-press continuous shooting. HTC VideoPic™ gives it the ability to take photos and video at the same time. The front-facing camera takes gorgeous self-portraits. Available exclusively on HTC smartphones, HTC One SV also features Beats by Dr. Dre™ Audio integration for studio-quality sound across music, movies, games and media. Additional features include:
  • Android™ 4.0 and access to Android Apps on Google Play™
  • Dual-mode 3G/4G LTE
  • 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD-2 touchscreen
  • Qualcomm™ Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.2GHz processor
  • Enhanced 5MP camera with 1080p HD video and HTC VideoPic™
  • 1.6MP front camera with 720p video
  • Wi-Fi and GPS enabled
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Near Field Communications (NFC)
Additionally, HTC One SV is HTC’s first and Boost Mobile’s second device to include ULE Platinum Certification, the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by UL Environment and Sprint, and is packaged in 100 percent recyclable materials.
Boost Force boasts a speedy 1.5GHz dual-core processor – Boost Mobile’s fastest to date, a 4-inch touchscreen and dual cameras. Priced at $199.99 (excluding taxes), Boost Force combines the best of 4G LTE and Android features consumers crave at an affordable price. Additional features include:
  • Android™ 4.0 and access to Android Apps on Google Play™
  • Dual-mode 3G/4G LTE
  • 5MP camera (1MP front-facing)
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HTC One SV and Boost Force will both be available starting March 7
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I am glad to see that boost is coming out with new phones. Although, I am not an HTC fan (too many friends with bad device experiences).
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I am glad to see that boost is coming out with new phones. Although, I am not an HTC fan (too many friends with bad device experiences).

Hey Codegerm i was notincing that My S2 came with some LTE option on it already does that mean that the S2 Epic 4g touch will be LTE compatible because when you go to ##data# View/advanced it shows LTE status and in that it says NOT Set, so I think that this phone can be LTE compatible I Hope
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Hey Codegerm i was notincing that My S2 came with some LTE option on it already does that mean that the S2 Epic 4g touch will be LTE compatible because when you go to ##data# View/advanced it shows LTE status and in that it says NOT Set, so I think that this phone can be LTE compatible I Hope
No for 2 reasons:

1. The Sprint Epic 4G Touch (Boost S2) has NO LTE radio, only WiMax.

2. Flashed phones are notorious for losing 4G after flashing.
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No for 2 reasons:

1. The Sprint Epic 4G Touch (Boost S2) has NO LTE radio, only WiMax.

2. Flashed phones are notorious for losing 4G after flashing.
Thats weird becasue according to some Sprint Reps and supervisors they are claiming that the E4GT will be LTE ready and A Best Buy Rep said it to. I am at the point lol I believe everything when I see it, And the Reason why I say that is Sprint and samsung I believe are in bed with eachother thats why the JB Update has not been pushed OTA for the E4GT, thats because they want more S3 and Note 2 Customers thats why I am on the latest GB08 Build i am not wating for the Boost Mobile JB Update, So i will believe it when i see it!!!!!!!! lol
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Hey Codegerm i was notincing that My S2 came with some LTE option on it already does that mean that the S2 Epic 4g touch will be LTE compatible because when you go to ##data# View/advanced it shows LTE status and in that it says NOT Set, so I think that this phone can be LTE compatible I Hope

It is an interesting question. Normally the answer would be no, but I am going with the wait and see. It all depends on the capabilities of the chip our phones have, if they are firmware reprogrammable then it would be possible as long as the frequency can be received. At that point, it is only a mater of decoding the signal received. So, I can not say. I have herd rumors, but they are just that.
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It is a nice phone, except for the battery not lasting long and eventually shutting down, but it is a nice phone i mean the s2
so true..... but I love it. Once you root it and flash the PAC in BLACK it's the best phone Out POINT BLANK
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I bought the white one and it works perfect if you are a fan of big, fast phones. The battery life is decent, it seems to make you feel like you're on you're computer because there is nothing it can't do. There was rumors going around for a year or so stating that Boost Mobile is going to add an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 4S, I would just stick to Android OS because Apple OS is nothing special. Some of the differences from Android and Apple are.

Android has cheaper apps in general, you can get angry birds free, and much more.

Android allows wigets.

Android is more customizable then Apple OS.

Most of the newer Android phones are faster then an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S in GENERAL.

These are based on experience, I know someone who has an iPhone and would tottaly like to switch to Boost Mobile but they cant because of their contract.
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