Buy now or wait until next month?


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  1. qwertyaas

    qwertyaas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Pretty eager to pick up this phone but not sure if I should wait it out until Samsung gives us a better picture of GPS fix and Froyo or just pick it up now and hope that comes within the 30 days...

    Decisions. Has there been any word yet on the fixes?
     

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  2. mongstradamus

    mongstradamus Well-Known Member

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    I personally would wait unless you need to have the captivate within the next couple of days? I am eager to see what the exact fixes are, btw i thought samsung only said galaxy s was getting froyo september , not necessarily the captivate.
     
  3. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Well-Known Member

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    i would get it, they said the GPS fix and the Froyo update should be out in September .
     
  4. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    There's plenty to use and keep you occupied for the next month. Just get it now and enjoy the other benefits. :) Especially if you're new to Android. So much to learn.

    It's not all about the lag or the GPS. It'd be like not driving your car for a month because you can't get the squeaky door fixed until then.
     
  5. razholio

    razholio Well-Known Member

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    wait until battery-life and GPS issues are fixed. until then it's just empty promises...
     
  6. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Well-Known Member

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    there is no battery life issue
     
  7. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on how bad you are in need of a phone. I came from a 3g that was bricked after apples last update. With the frequent price drops I might wait if you are not in a hurry. I agree that there is enough to do to keep you busy for a month. I have no regrets with this phone what so ever. Hell my wife saw me playing Mario bros and decided she wanted to ditch her iPhone.
     
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  8. peterpp

    peterpp Well-Known Member

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    I say get it! I love mine.
     
  9. qwertyaas

    qwertyaas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm not in bad need of a phone. But I'm coming from a BB Pearl with no data plan and a nice internet filter at work. I can wait but still eager to pick it up. I probably will regardless this weekend though and I'll keep my ears open before the 30 days are up :)
     
  10. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

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    Get it
     
  11. baddress

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    go ahead and get it, my gps works fine and i just got mine about a week ago and i have no lag experiences and i love this phone, if the froyo update is as good as they say then i would love it even more, hell im fine with eclair
     
  13. richierich

    richierich Active Member

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    yup get it and enjoy it now. I thought I would have battery life issues but after letting it drain out completely 2 straight times and then recharging it normally I'm seeing prolonged battery life (drastic difference).
     
  14. jdCaptivate

    jdCaptivate Well-Known Member

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    As the other person asked... what battery issues? Its a smartphone. Its an incredibly powerful smartphone. It blows almost everything else on the market away. Go ahead, unplug your laptop and see how long the battery lasts. As far as phones go, the Captivate is the laptop of cellphones.
     
  15. ConceptVBS

    ConceptVBS Well-Known Member

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    Battery life on all new phones are not stellar in the first week or so. After a couple of drains and charges the optimum battery life can be had.
     
  16. Fate0n3

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    Def get it man... I didn't rlly like it at first but after root, lag fix, JH2 firmware, and customizing the hell out of it I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! lol Phone was awesome before but it is really cool just take ur time and read about the mods that are capable to the phone then decide
     
  17. Droid_Jon

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    I went ahead and ordered one, personally. For me it was between it and an iPhone and I decided to pull the trigger on an Android. And since my plan is with AT&T, the Captivate is the obvious choice, problems aside. I believe Samsung will live up to their promises and deliver a fix.
     
  18. picklesNICKLES

    picklesNICKLES Well-Known Member

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    Maybe wait on the GPS but dont listen to anyone about the battery life. I admit, when i got this phone I was having MISERABLE battery life....wanted to ditch the phone. But after about a week i started noticing improvements. Now a month later I have to TRY to get this thing to die within a day. THe battery just needs to be worn in.
     
  19. sixteen12

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    I can't wait for this phone to be out in Canada. I'm so sick of my iPhone 3g barely working.
     
  20. baddress

    baddress Well-Known Member

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    Well there are some that have legitimate battery issues but if your phone does have the problem, it will be obvious and drain down to 0% in like 8 or 12 hours, in this case you can just exchange for a new one, so unless you're worried about the GPS thing just go ahead and get it. (BTW several people have reported GPS spontaneously started working better in the last few days, without even making any changes from stock, so take that for what it's worth.)
     
  21. 3gAndroid

    3gAndroid Well-Known Member

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    I asked myself the same question... wait or buy now. I was so eager to have the Android experience I bought the Captivate upon release.

    Now I'm so glad I did.

    Frankly I find it's all too easy to follow the pack so to speak & become hyper focused on " the next great version" like Froyo for example. I'm here to say that I decided I would use Eclair 2.1 to learn Android, and then think about upcoming versions.

    That's the best decision I've made. First, upon learning eclair and doing just a few things to optimize it (without rooting) I'm very pleased. I have zero lag, battery life greater than my iPhone4, and one sweet, fast & stable smartphone. And it still gets better. A former BlackBerry enthusiast, for it's stellar keyboard & email champion, I've never been fond of the touchscreen keyboard ... till now. SWYPE as implemented on the Captivate is just plain impressive. I'm at least 30% faster than I was on the BB, a statement I never expected to make, and it's really fun to use.

    So, the bottom line for me has been nothing but good news, a great experience, and my burning desire for "the latest & greatest has diminished due to the excellent experience I'm enjoying with my current setup. It's also important to note I'm quite picky, so the point being if I'm happy with the present Captivate, that's a pretty good endorsement.

    Go for it, you'll be glad you did... :)
     

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