Need some help with phone choice.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tpdtopcop, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. tpdtopcop

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    Hi all,

    Currently an EVO user on Sprint and I am partial to Android OS, but will be switching to AT&T in a few months.

    I have had an Iphone 3gs and liked it and since I have to switch to AT&T again was thinking about the Iphone 4 but really wanted an Android OS phone and so started reading and now looking at the Nexus One. I have read several comparisons for some of the newer Android OS phones on AT&T and several people wish they would have kept their Nexus One's instead of upgrading. My question is would going to the nexus one be a step back because the phone is almost a year old? What are the major problems with the nexus one hardware wise? Any input would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    tpdtopcop
     

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  2. MartinS

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    The Nexus One is a good phone now. But I bet there'll be some phones worth waiting for in the new year.
     
  3. Mostly Harmless

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    Biggest problem with this phone is the digitizer, as apps get more advanced and use more double touch inputs the more this issues becomes a big PITA. I would wait and see what the nexus s brings to the table. All though if you can pick up a used n1 for a decent price then I would go for it.

    After using android I wouldn't touch an iphone with a hundred foot stick.
     
  4. Schwin97

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    If I didn't have a phone, I would be waiting until the Nexus S came out before I made a decision. Most likely, if you have the ability to get the discounted price, I would purchase an iphone 4, and then sell it on ebay for 500+ and use that money to purchase the Nexus S when it does come out. I did that when I purchased my Nexus One (sold my 3gs for 550 in Februrary), and have been VERY happy.
     
  5. Mostly Harmless

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    Schwin97 that's a great idea except you had to renew your contract correct?
     
  6. tpdtopcop

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    I thought the Nexus S was being made by samsung and in all probability would not be as well made as the Nexus One.
     
  7. Schwin97

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    Sure did, but at the time I wasn't looking to find another carrier as my entire family is on AT&T. Now that I have been able to get voip calling working on my Nexus One I may look to move to unlimited data only on another carrier if there look to be issues with what is going on with AT&T. Seriously though, I have no serious issue with AT&T other than the signal at my house is awful...
     
  8. ranova

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    dont get the captivate, thats for sure.

    I had one and even with the plethora of lagfixes, it is still laggy and slow compared to other android phones. The GPS, it sucks, and unusable.

    Bought a Nexus One and love it. The build quality is awesome. The digitizer can go wonky sometimes, but you just need to turn off the screen and turn it back on.

    Im worried about the Nexus S, since its made by Samsung, who do not have a great track record.
     
  9. Schwin97

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    I guess my brother-in-law and dad have been pretty lucky with their captivates - they haven't had any issues that I have heard of (and since I talked them both into getting the phone I figure I would have heard it by now)... I also don't think we should worry too much about the Nexus S, as I believe Google will make sure the phone is up to their standards prior to launch.
     
  10. ranova

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    are they tech savvy? the common person wont know the problems of the SGS phones because they havent compared to another [android] phone. For those people, the phone is fine - unless they want to use it for navigation, which IS broken and unreliable on every SGS phone.

    Samsung's RFS (robust file system) is deeply flawed and any app that needs a lot of I/O read/write will be nearly unusable until a lag fix is used - even then it pales in comparison with other android devices. Try touchdown, feedr, or dolphin HD browser on a stock SGS phone without a lagfix.
     
  11. Mostly Harmless

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    Also the wifi issue could be a big deal. It is so much of a hassle to get my N1 to connect to the wifi in my apartment and it can be very frustrating. I have done test where I have placed my N1 and iPhone 3G next to each other in various places in my apartment and the iPhone always connects right away while the N1 just sits there attempting to connect (sometimes connecting, sometimes not).

    This doesn't happen on all routers though, at my parents house my N1 connects right away, but at the place I really need it to work (home) it struggles way too much. So much that I actually use my old iPhone to surf the web in my apartment when I am not around my computer.

    PS: I am not hating on my N1 but the OP asked for big problems and in my mind this is definitely one of them.
     
  12. Roze

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    Well it seems that your router doesn't like your Nexus One :p When you go to your friends' house, are you able to connect to the wifi quickly and with no issue?
     
  13. tpdtopcop

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    Thanks for the input guys.
     
  14. Mostly Harmless

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    Yes I can, it really does seem like this router doesn't like my phone
     
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