Can Sluggishness and Battery life be fixed by 2.0?General


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  1. sukanas

    sukanas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey, this is my first post here! I came from a BB tour and Im beginning love the android OS.

    I got the HTC Eris and I love a lot of things about it but the slugglish moments (not all the time) and the battery life don't seem to cut it for me. Can these stuff be fixed VIA software updates? or should i just go to a motorola droid?

    thanks!
     

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  2. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member

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    DROID is lame.
    Stay with the Eris, lots of improvements are coming this Friday and sometime early 2010.
     
  3. sukanas

    sukanas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    hm.. could you please elaborate on why the moto droid is lame?
    lol, im in a huge delimma cause i also have the moto droid sitting at my desk and I dont wanna active/open/run/peel off sticker which would bring down the sale price.

    if anything, i see the moto droid better?
    the HI res screen is AMAZING (seeing my friend's)
    and faster processor

    the only advantage i see for HTC is the UI. but the default android UI is fine w/ me too. could there possibly be anything in the future thatll make the htc better?
     
  4. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member

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    The Eris is better in every way. Sure, the screen is smaller...is it that big a deal?
    The processor doesn't make a difference seeing as how the DROID is sluggish at best in doing processes the Eris can do at great speeds. Not to mention how horrible the Physical keyboard on the DROID is.
     
  5. sukanas

    sukanas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    what about battery life? i know the moto is also bad but isnt not as bad as the ERIS?

    oh and how much do you think the software update can improve the HTC batter life?
     
  6. jeffyo

    jeffyo Well-Known Member

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    Battery life is not bad for a smart phone. Although it could be better with some updates and tweaks on the part of the user. It's important not to have too many apps running in the background. There are a few apps that "KILL" running apps and others that prevent them from running at power-up altogether.

    So far I dig my Eris and had used the Moto Droid for a little bit in the store. I immediately knew that the Eris was a far superior phone. HTC really did a great job on the device. I came from a G1 from T-mobile and it cannot compare to the snappy UI of the Eris and how well it runs the programs. IMHO the Eris should have had the lime light over the Motorola. The only reason the Motorola got more attention was a few extra specs and the fact Motorola was releasing it's first Android device on Verizon network.

    In all fairness the Motorola may see improvements with the next update to fix the lag it has. It's still a great phone. I just like the sleekness of the Eris and the Sense UI. The UI is very intuitive.
     
  7. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member

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    Well said!
     
  8. jeffyo

    jeffyo Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Thank you. :)
     
  9. sukanas

    sukanas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    hm, so to make sure, u guys POSITIVELY dont think its worth getting a phone w/ high res screen w/ a better processor?
     
  10. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member

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    Hey, it's a matter of personal taste mate; if you like the DROID, by all means, get it. But in the long run the Eris is going to prevail. :)
     
  11. jeffyo

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    Well gee when you put it that way! Play with them in the store and you can see which one you like the most. It should be obvious after you start to use them.

    Really the best buy is the Eris, now that there is a great rebate and 2 for 1 deal to be had too. Just makes economic sense. Still play with them and try to put them through their paces. You'll know which one you like.

    For me $100 off was pretty sweet for that phone and I came from the G1. I knew Android already and was impressed with the Eris. The Droid, not so much. But, that is just from my perspective.

    JUST TRY THEM FIRST. Don't come to a forum and expect an answer that's black and white because there is going to be a bunch of conflicting opinions.
     
  12. jeffyo

    jeffyo Well-Known Member

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    You sure love your Eris.:D
     
  13. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member

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    I do, and I wouldn't even trade it for a DROID if I was offered. :D
     
  14. sukanas

    sukanas Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    okay, ive decided i wanted the ERIS by officialy taking of the birthday screen sticker and applying the screen shield (invis shield style)
     
  15. jeffyo

    jeffyo Well-Known Member

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    Still try it out before you buy it. Don't come crying to me after taking my word for it then hating the phone. Because I would just laugh at you.:p
     
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    Personal preferences are to each their own. For me having Sense UI, sleeker android phone, the fact that it just felt better in my hands sold me on the Droid Eris. If you want a physical keyboard and bigger screen then DROID is the one for you. The fact that with the Android OS you can get different phone options is what makes it so much cooler than an iPhone.
     
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    Exactly. That's like coming here and asking to be told what your favorite color is.

    Both phones are good phones. Both have their plusses and minuses. I, and I would suspect most here, say that the Eris has more plusses than negatives. But either way, it's not like if you buy the Droid you're getting a Star Tac or anything like that.

    Having said that, whatever it's other faults, Sense UI and the physical aspect of the Eris is WAY more than enough to outclass the Droid. That's why I have an Eris.
     
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    I just realized my post more or less paraphrased yours, LOL.
     
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    Sorry no one answered your question, a lot of I love my Eris banter but no answers. I want to be optimistic as I enjoy this phone but the Moto is 2.0 and it has some lag issues
     
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    to answer this there's a possibilty of it getting better batterylife with 2.0. it's gotten alot better since the G1. but to say it will be fixed i can't and nobody can. the only people who can say that is HTC and they keep thier cards close to thier chest till they release it. Also your battery preformance can be affected by the apps you download from the market which google never claims or supports. that is the job of the app developer. bug him xxx xxx to fix his app if it's causing battery drain. don't blame the device i know some of widgets cause drain and mms is hit or miss but the life of the phone is not that bad.
     
  21. Chopstick2U

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    The other original unanswered question is what interests me most: Will 2.0 run faster or will it bog down the phone even more? I'm trying not to apply my PC logic to Android by assuming that ALL subsequent versions of an OS will have hungrier system requirements.
     
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    ^Same here. It's all a matter of speculation until it happens.
     
  23. aleis

    aleis Well-Known Member

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    so let me get this straight, the droid has a 550mhz processor and the eris has a 528mhz processor correct?
    i understand its different architecture on the droid making it powerful...but the eris is the newer qualcomm processor also.
    the walls are coming down if this is correct!
     
  24. Chopstick2U

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    Newer qualcomm processor? Do you mean that it's a slower version of the same next-gen processors?

    You guys really know how to get my expectations up!
     
  25. aleis

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    this is from htc`s site "Qualcomm
     

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