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  1. Julie03

    Julie03 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi everyone! I've been a long time Verizon customer and was due for an upgrade last December. I held off on upgrading my phone because I heard rumors that the iPhone was coming to VZW. I waited for it because I love Apple products (I also own the Macbook Pro and iPod Touch). I couldn't wait anymore (because who knows how long that will be) so I started researching the new Android phones (specifically the Moto Droid and Droid Incredible). I did a ton of research and read a lot of reviews and finally settled on the Incredible. I ordered it last month. Right after that I heard about the Droid X so I began reading up on it. I was going to choose between the two. Luckily my Incredible arrived the same day the X was released so I got the chance to go into a VZW store and do some comparisons. Needless to say, I settled with the Incredible. The X is just too big for me. This is my first smartphone/Android phone so I'm really excited. So far, I'm loving it. The only things I don't like are the short battery life and the not-so-good call quality. This forum has been really helpful and I'm glad I found it. :eek:
     

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    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Family/cult. Enjoy your phone!
     
  3. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

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    Welcome to the forums! Enjoy your stay and your Incredible. Its a terrific phone, and for the same reason as you, I am sticking with my Incredible due to the excessive size of the X
     
  4. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member

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    welcome this community is awesome and read the stickies
     
  5. x0x

    x0x Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! Congratulations on making the "right" choice :)
     
  6. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    Welcome to the outfit.
     
  7. Railz

    Railz Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat, this is my first smart phone/Android Phone. I've had it for a few months now and this is what helped me adjust to the battery of a smart phone.

    1) Put all the widget on a screen that help you operate your settings. Things like Wifi, 3G, Bluetooth should all be turned off when not necessary.

    2) Putting the screen to auto brightness helped my battery life a little.

    3) This one helped the most - Go to settings, Accounts and Sync, and turn it off. Unless you really need everything syncing, I found it to be useless. It is easier on the battery just to manual refresh things like facebook or the news, rather then every 1-2 hours.
     
  8. DroidINC10

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    I agree 100%^^^
    I am also new to Android and smart phones, the battery life is what I expected, it lasts me through the day and charge it every night, no big deal.

    But to say that you "settled" for the Incredible? IMO I think it is the best overall phone for most users out there. I have toyed with the other big players, but the INC is a very balanced devise and very powerful.
     
  9. Robhimself

    Robhimself Well-Known Member

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    LOL I know right? Just like people get it because they can't get the iphone but not out of researching that they are better off. One thing I know is that if the ihpne was a much better product I would have it. Work would have bought one for me but I refused and got an android handset. I am thrilled at my choice and I love the fact that i don't have to jailbreak my phone to have a good device and I love that the OS updates make my phone better instead of giving me features that my phone should have had from the beginning. Sheeple make me lol.
     
  10. sabrewings

    sabrewings Well-Known Member

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    Be glad that Verizon and Apple did you a favor in keeping the iPhone away so you could get an Android. You'll be very happy you did the next time you play with an iPhone. They're childish in comparison.
     
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    jamor Well-Known Member

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    You can get a 1500 mah battery for 15-25 dollars. Well worth it.

    My battery life is very good with it.
     
  12. TonyG916

    TonyG916 Well-Known Member

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    or get the 2150mah if u don't mind a slightly thicker backside...and who doesn't like that??
     
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  13. quest7

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    I read somewhere that you should sat the auto brightness to about 10-30 percent.
     
  14. ajiamarie

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    Welcome to the insanity...I mean family!
     
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    sabrewings Well-Known Member

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    You can't set the auto brightness to anything. It's either auto or manual. Only in manual can you set the brightness level.
     
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    jamor Well-Known Member

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    If you are an outdoors guy/gal or live in a sunny state, I highly recommend putting 100% brightness.
     
  17. quest7

    quest7 Well-Known Member

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    You right. Guess I said it wrong.
     
  18. SynisterWolf

    SynisterWolf Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the family.
     
  19. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member

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    only on my women... but not on my phone :p
     
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    k.electron Well-Known Member

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    since you are new to android from crapple, i would like to inform you, that on android u can actually install any which app you please even if its not on the android market.

    also u can actually view flash websites (not all just yet, but soon).

    oh and multi-tasking is not a joke, it really works.

    and most importantly, feel free to hold your phone any which way you please.
     
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  21. dsolis

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    Hi New!
     
  22. XDaydreamerX11

    XDaydreamerX11 Well-Known Member

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    Yay! Welcome!!! We have quite a variety of apps too! If you haven't checked out Appbrain I would suggest it :) A great way to back up your apps, in addition to being able to find new ones on your computer - then syncing it easily to your phone.
     
  23. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

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    I live in California (so I'd consider it a sunny state since we have year-round summers:p) and what I found works best for me is having the power-widget and utilizing that. It has 3 options: low, medium (which is about 35% brightness), and high. Most of the time I leave it on medium and when I'm outside, I'll toggle it to high. Works good, and the battery life has been terrific.
     
  24. Darin

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    Take care of your phone, it's like your new baby. Don't just throw it in your purse, unless you have one of those pouches especially for a phone, otherwise you'll scuff up the screen.

    Oh, and keep it away from water, it's very sensitive to water.
     
  25. darby78

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    ...and don't feed it after midnight :D
     

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