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    DarkJudge1 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    But, I'm hoping to change that. :) I'm currently with sprint which means that the obvious choice for me is an Epic (because a hardware keyboard is a must!)

    My upgrade is coming up and I think I've given my Pre a fair shake. Time to get something that doesn't have the Apple logo on it. Don't get me wrong, I like Apple. I'm just not willing to swap carriers for it. Moreover, again, the iPhone doesn't have a hardware keyboard. And I really don't like the software keyboard. (I have a 1st gen touch.)
     

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    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    Welcome to the Android Forums!

    Which Android devices are you considering when your upgrade becomes available?
     
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    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    Welcome to the Android Forums community! Glad you signed up! Feel free to join the conversations! :)
     
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    DarkJudge1 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Martimus,

    I'm looking at the Samsung Epic. Despite some complaints from others, I've always found they turn out a good product. Further, the Phone looks like it won't limit me from doing what I want from a hardware perspective. (Keyboard? Check. 1 Ghz Processor? Check. Good Video Processor? Check.) Considering I'm most definitely a power user, this looks like a good match considering I also like to do emulation, 3d gaming, etc. (aka processor intensive stuff.) I was more or less waiting for something with similar specs to the droid to hit Sprint. And this looks VERY good.

    My only worry is the battery life. But maybe the solution is a second battery? I understand Juice Defender does well at managing battery power.
     
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    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    I tell you what: I'm with Verizon and have a DX. I have a second battery, but the battery life seems better than other phones. I've never needed to use it. :)
     
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    DarkJudge1 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Steven58,

    How heavy of a user are you?
     
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    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    Look at it this way, bro. When I am walking down the street with my DX in my pocket, you can hear the thud of my footsteps a mile away! ;)

    Seriously, I do all my business calling, emailing, fun, games, texting, browsing, through the DX.

    Here's a list of my apps for reference:

    Steven58's Apps on the phone
     
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    DarkJudge1 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's a nice list of apps you have. The battery life on my pre is Abysmal. About two hours of web browsing and it's down to 31 percent. I'm gathering Samsung/Android will be more efficient. Which is good. I like a smartphone I can actually use without fear of "If I play this game will I be able to make it to the charger..." I might buy the extra battery just in case though. Never hurts to have a spare...
     

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