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  1. reborngarcia

    reborngarcia Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi I have a sprint hero which I have had a few different roms on it. I would like to know if anyone else has gone from an other rooted phone to this one. I am looking to switching back to metro and trying to save some money. I know that I cant really compare the service from sprint to metro but I would like to know how this phone would compare to my hero or other phone that are close to it.
     

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  2. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Well-Known Member

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    I would look at the screen size to see how comparable they are, going from a larger screen to a smaller screen wont be what your used to. (not sure of the hero screen size but alot of the other android phones i see have huge screens).
     
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    reborngarcia Member This Topic's Starter

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    i think the screen size is about the same i was thinking of the speed of the phone with the rom and all. and how the phone runs with like google map and other big time apps like that.
     
  4. ChazzMatt

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    There are more Android phones coming. I love this phone -- as it's my first Android -- but Metro is coming out with an LTE Android in February, and more by mid-year.

    I listened to the MetroPCS CEO webcast to investors. He said at least half dozen LTE smartphones in 2011. Not all will be Android, but there WILL be one by end of February, more by mid-year. He said there would be a time gap between first LTE Android and the others. Then he said "half dozen" LTE devices by end of 2011, but not all would be Android.

    Metro LTE is supposed to come to Atlanta by January. I'm curious what that first LTE Android will be... But I'll probably wait until mid-year to see the choice of other LTE Androids.
     
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    reborngarcia Member This Topic's Starter

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    are lte phones any good. of so that is something to look for down the road.
     
  6. ChazzMatt

    ChazzMatt Well-Known Member

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    LTE is not a brand -- it's a type of network.

    "LTE" is MetroPCS, Verizon and eventaully AT&T's iteration of "4G". LTE = 4G, for the most part, but neither Metro's nor Verizon's implementation technically qualifiy for TRUE 4G standards. LTE is a more accurate description, to be honest (especially when Metro's LTE speeds are barely "3G"). Yet, on Metro's Samsung Craft, when it picks up an LTE signal the display says "4G". ;)

    MetroPCS and Verizon are turning on their LTE network now, but neither has introduced any LTE (4G) smartphones yet. Metro has an LTE "feature phone" -- the Samsung Craft. But we are anxiously awaiting an LTE smartphone -- in particular an LTE Android phone.

    Rumor is it's going to be called the Samsung Forte. No specs yet, just that it's Android and LTE.
     
  7. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Well-Known Member

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    OMG, Febuary ill be getting my second android phone then.

    Wow this is great news. This Optimus M is good but having and LTE android would be amazing, I cant wait.

    Now, how much do you think I can sell this Optimus M for at that time when I go to upgrade?
     
  8. edgchacon

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    Sorry to really say this..but no other "OEM" hold it's value like Apple. Not just iPhones, but mac and macbooks.

    I mean why is someone going to pay a premium on a used phone, when something newer is out. I am thinking you will get about $125 max.
     
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    1) HOW much will Metro give us on trade-in? I'm not joking. People over in another forum said Metro was giving like $85 value for trading in Samsung Code to "upgrade" to Optimus. Surely they will give something to trade in Optimus for LTE Android.


    2) Even if you get $125 on Craiglist, hey, then that still pays for about half of another phone, right? Assuming the Samsung Forte (or whatever the first LTE Android is) is about the same price as a new Optimus is now.
     
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    I just sold my old metro samsung caliber for 140. So I think you would get more than 125 for this phone
     
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    damn.. they must be dumb..or you are lucky. The Caliber isnt even on the metro site anymore. Plus the Ascend is only $99!!!! pretty cheap for an entry level android phone, considering that @ $229 the Optimus is the higher end one.
     
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    from what i heard the lg optimus s is better than the hero. an the optimus M is the same as the optimus s, except for the button layout.
     

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