Samsung Captivate vs Sony Ericsson Xperia X10


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  1. gunny5821

    gunny5821 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello All,

    OK, got a hypothetical for you all. Here is the layout:

    The date, Jul 18, 2009 and the media is going crazy over the Android future and the smartphones that are riding the wave with it. Everyone can hardly wait to get their hands on one of these babies. So you have researched until your blue in the face and along comes an old high school buddy. He is all brain and no brawn, but he was a good friend back in the day. So he tells you about a time shift he has created (Yeah, "back to the future" fan. But no car, lol) and after some beers and more beers and a last round of beers, you decide to check it out. Things go hay wire (Of course) and the next thing you know your standing in an AT&T store on July 18, 2010, so you apply all of your research and you continue to do more research, two weeks later, while having an expresso at Starbucks, you get dizzy and faint. Next thing you see is your back home in 2009 and no time has elapsed.

    Fast forward to Jul 18 2010. Knowing all you know about these two phones, the good the bad the indifferent, which one would you buy and why?

    Thanks for playing along, tried to make it at least interesting if nothing else.

    Gunny :eek:
     

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  2. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

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    i did look at the xperia the other day. It's a nice phone but just to shinny for this GUY
     
  3. mongstradamus

    mongstradamus Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't look bad but running 1.6 is kind of an deal breaker for me i know its getting 2.1 soon, is there even an mention of 2.2 in its future?
     
  4. gunny5821

    gunny5821 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well if we believe all that we hear, 2.1 is coming this month (Sept) and 2.2 by the end of the year. However, it was seriously discussed that they would just jump over 2.1 and place 2.2 in the phones by the end of the month (Sept). It seems that the makers of these smartphones, are all coming up with excuses to by time to get things fixed that should have been fixed on day one.

    It reminds me of the software situation for computers. If I apply the same logic that I get there here, we would all be BETA testers for them. To bad we don't get paid to beta test.

    JM2C...
     
  5. darkendandroid23

    darkendandroid23 Well-Known Member

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    That's the exact problem with google has and they need to invervine, android is suppose to be free about having too do what you really want to do, there shouldn't be any excuse to have 1.6 on a new phone or 1.9 seriously its really stupid the hardware won't work with the old OS. Same thing with at and t and the samsung Captivate and the fiasco with having all the crap that comes with it and the blocked market and you shouldn't be forced to root your phone just to have a free application market, it should be where you have the right to turn off the htc sense or things that come ontop of android and have just regular android. Google will loose their share if this continues.
     
  6. goodm0urning

    goodm0urning Well-Known Member

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    the screen didnt seem as bright when i was playing around with it and the colors seemed significantly duller. i'd still pick the captivate for sure
     
  7. 3gAndroid

    3gAndroid Well-Known Member

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    As far as Android "fragmentation" as it's referred to, I don't see the concurrent use of a few different versions of the OS that big of a problem. Here's why. Google has done a good job of rapid innovation. I would much rather have that "problem", than one of stagnation. Given the openness of the Android project, I celebrate the freedom. To regulate or expect Google to take control would completely defeat the purpose. This is why I don't compare Android to iOS.

    Apples business model is a dictatorial one. Controlling all aspects of hardware and software gives the user no choice, and no freedom. Another reason not to compare is the fact that Apple has a substantial head start.

    Finally, it's very early in the Android game and the market will self regulate via the buyers cash outlay for what they want. As Android matures, competition will force parity and use of the most current versions of the OS to remain competitive.

    Give Android just six to twelve months and it will be an even more popular platform.
     
  8. gunny5821

    gunny5821 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    There are basically 2 types of people (This is broke down into the simplest of terms); 1) The ones that don't want to tinker and dig into an OS. They want everything simple / no fuss, operate with no learning curve, and it all works the same on each and every phone. These people are the iPhone users of today. Than you have 2) These are the Android people!

    So you see, no matter if Android gets an iPhone killer or not, Apple is taking care of one part of the populas and Android is taking care of the rest. Lord knows, there are enough people to go around and make both platforms tons of money. However, some of the companies out there building these "Smartphones" need to realize real quick that we are TIRED of being their Beta Testers!

    Just my 2 cents. ;)
     

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