Getting a new Android phone. Hmmm...so many choices.


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    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm looking to buy a new Android phone. I currently have an unrooted G1, and would like some opinions on what I should get.

    I'm with T-Mobile (USA). I would even switch carriers depending on the phone.

    Any opinions...?
     

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  2. alamoe

    alamoe Well-Known Member

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    many might not agree with me, but if u root you're G1 i would say you'd have the best android phone TMO has to offer, at the moment ;)
     
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    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    LOL. I want to take the dive and root, but I'm too scared of bricking my phone. I attempted to root it and for some reason could not get passed the part where I put the DREAIMG file on my sd card. It would start and then it would freeze and stay stuck on 4 minutes remaining. I took that as a sign not to root. If I can get past that issue then I would totally root my G1.
     
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    Love the Hero and love sprint. Just my .02
     
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    Don't let it all be about the phone.
    Check reception and price too. A phone is also as good as its carrier.
    Question to answer:
    1. How many daytime mins do you use?
    2. How much money are you willing to spend monthly?
    3. Can you deal with a virtual keyboard?
    4. What's the coverage of the top 4 in your area?

    A. If you call a lot of mobile phones go with Sprint.
    B. If you call a lot of lines then go with T-Mo
    C. If you get lousy reception then go with Verizon.
    D. C is debatable, but it does carry the droid.
     
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    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't use that many daytime minutes. I probably use 200-300 a month. I do a ton of texting and emailing. So as long as I have an unlimited text and data plan then I'm good. I was thinking about getting verizon because I'm a real stickler when it comes to reception. T-Mobile has decent reception, but it could be better in my area.
     
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    Get Sprint, best price, great coverage. Samsung Moment is an awesome phone.
     
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    mrqs Well-Known Member

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    it's also noteworthy that your batterylife will better when you get good reception
     
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    Yeah - I'm in the same situation.

    I have a Nokia N95 (Vodafone UK) whose contract runs out very soon and i want to swap over to a Android. Thing is - do i take the plunge now (probably a Hero since the Droid/Milestone is not available over here) or do I wait till very early next year and see what is out then.

    Thing is there will ALWAYS be a better phone around the corner...
     

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