Not much traffic, how is the Electrify?General

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  1. mainerunr

    mainerunr Member

    So, my wife and I are not due for new phones until February but we will have enough 'belief points' in 3 weeks and plan on upgrading from our HTC Desires which are constant out of space.

    I think the one downside to upgrading now will be that LTE isnt rolling out until after the first of the year and we will be locking in to 3G phones but we also have no idea what they will offer once 4G rolls out.

    Not much traffic in here, how is this phone selling and what if any issues have arisen?

    (yes, I've been looking at the Photon area as well.)

  2. Strings

    Strings Well-Known Member

    Well, I've had mine since saturday: made the same move you and your wife are considering.

    So far, I LOVE the Electrify. The only real issue I've noticed was with the Battery Life widget (which I used on my Desire): it did NOT like working on the electrify. Otherwise, no complaints. As for how it's selling...

    I haven't seen any numbers. But every time I walk into the local store, there's been somebody buying one...
  3. jknutter

    jknutter Member

    Hello - first time poster and a newbee to Andriod! Just got my Electrify last Friday and I LOVE it! I've been a customer of USCC for 12 years and a loyal only to Blackberry - until now... This phone is FAST and packed with great features - oh and did I mention it is FAST!!!
  4. tinner_bob

    tinner_bob New Member

    First time caller, long time listener....errr wait that is Bob &

    Just got mine on Monday and love it. Battery life has some to be desired. But that is easy to work with.

  5. kmf

    kmf Well-Known Member

    I've had mine since Thursday 10/6/11. The screen resolution is not as nice as the Samsung Mesmerize...that is a fact. But, the speed of apps, navigation and web pages opening up is truly "electrifying!" The fact that I could delete some of the pre-installed apps was/is nice. Call quality is very good. I will know more about signal strength in the next few days, as I will be traveling from Iowa to Chicago to northwest Arkansas and back to Iowa. That should be a pretty good test. And, so far, most works. I have not had to do a battery pull yet. Fantastic. Especially compared to the Mesmerize, which was almost a daily battery pull until 2.3.4 came out.

    I also bought a Motorola Roadster In-Car (Bluetooth) Speakerphone. So far, so good with it as well.

    At this point...very pleased!
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  6. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    I was wondering how the screen res would compare. The mez, hot mess though it can be, has a beautiful display.
  7. kmf

    kmf Well-Known Member

    Now down in NW Arkansas, out in the hills, I can say that the Electrify is pulling in "two bars" more than what my Mes did. Motorola continues its strength in signal strength and call quality. My WiFi hotspot connection speed, which I'm using right now, is much faster as well. So, I am very pleased.
  8. kmf

    kmf Well-Known Member

    I like the dock, which is always there, regardless of which screen you are on. You can replace any of the current app icons with others of your choice. A nice feature!
  9. Strings

    Strings Well-Known Member

    Well, having had it for a couple weeks now, I stand by my original assessment: I love it!

    One (minor) problem I noticed: you can NOT use a clamshell case with the Motorola car dock. However, since the clamshell is super easy to remove, NOT a big deal.

    Battery life is MUCH better than my Desire ever was. And the speed is awesome.

    And honestly, I haven't noticed any major difference between this and my wife's Mesmerize...
  10. mainerunr

    mainerunr Member

    have had the Electrify since noon, only spent an hour playing around so far but nothing I've done has slowed it down at all...very nice.
  11. kmf

    kmf Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know what the stock launcher and/or user interface is/are called?
  12. titleist16

    titleist16 Member

    Motorola Application Platform
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  13. kmf

    kmf Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I was just wondering.
  14. Cythrawl

    Cythrawl New Member

    Actually the Resolution of the display is higher than the Mes.

    The problem is the PenTile Matrix they have used on the screen.. You can see a cross hatch effect on certain colors and the screen does also suffer from slight ghosting.

    Brightness and vividness of the Display are nothing on the Mes that is for sure, but then again Samsung is the biggest LCD MFG in the world, and make some of the best LCD's too.

    But where the PenTile Matrix shines is in outside in bright sunlight. You can still see the display, where as the Mes you had to crank the brightness way to max.

    But I am in agreement, you WILL notice it going from a Mes to this...
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  15. kmf

    kmf Well-Known Member

    LED Notifications: I should have mentioned this before. The Electrify has a great LED notification, very similar to my former BB Curve, on the front (upper right corner) of the phone. You can choose various colors and repeats for missed calls, messages, etc. Very nice. I'm still completely impressed with the phone!
  16. matt88si

    matt88si Well-Known Member

    Excellent. I like hearing people praise this phone. It makes the wait until I switch over more unbearable by the day.

    Just 3 more days...
  17. dixie_boysles

    dixie_boysles Well-Known Member

    What are you using to change the LEDs color and stuff? I havnt seen the option to
  18. matt88si

    matt88si Well-Known Member

    That would be thanks to the beautiful dual-core Tegra 2 processor baking under your phone. <3 Nvidia.
  19. kmf

    kmf Well-Known Member

    At: dixie_boysles: I use K9 Mail, and for each email account: menu>more>settings>account settings>notifications>blink LED & notification color. I use Easy Reminder for missed phone calls: Remind call>LED & LED color. I use Go SMS: menu>settings>notification settings>default notification settings>Blink LED/LED color.

    Remember that I am using the Motorola Electrify now. Hope this helps.
  20. halfnelsen

    halfnelsen New Member

    I have had the phone since 11/3, so about a week now. I made the switch from Verizon to USCC due to lack of coverage in my area (SW Iowa). Before this phone I had a first generation droid. The speed of this phone is just amazing compared to the droid. I don't think you can go wrong getting this phone.
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  21. matt88si

    matt88si Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the USCC community. :)

    I am so excited as I get my Electrify today.

    The anticipation is killing me. >.<
  22. Thunderx49

    Thunderx49 New Member

    I just got my Electrify this past weekend. Played with it most of Sunday and am very pleased. My previous phone was the HTC Desire, which was a great phone, but absolutely terrible memory space. Battery life on the Electrify has been poor so far, but I've been on it constantly, so that's probably why.
    Now searching the forums for ideas of what do add to the screens. I had a tough enough time filling 5 screens on the Desire (especially with the memory issues), so 7 on the Electrify will be a challenge!
  23. matt88si

    matt88si Well-Known Member

    The battery on the Electrify (in my opinion) is better than the Mesmerize. Of course, if you're playing on any smart phone for hours on end, it will drain the battery.

    I cannot begin to describe how frustrated I was trying to find a way to reduce the amount of panels on the homescreen. I've always been happy with 3. Usually I'd go with no more than 1, but 3 is my max. So when I saw 7, I freaked. And no way to reduce it (yet) without having to install a custom UI (which I quickly uninstalled as it prevents use of the kickstand!).

    Some of the Moto apps can be fun to use. Specially the Social Network.
  24. dixie_boysles

    dixie_boysles Well-Known Member

    Install LauncherPro and thank me later. It really makes the Electrify peppy as far as homescreen scrolling etc... AND you can reduce home screens down to 1 if you so want As for the kickstand, mine still worked, i just have to hit the "Home" button when its open for the clock to come on. But if I can get a better/faster home launcher at the cost of a clock when kickstand is open, im game

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