Should I get the captivate? Or wait for any new christmas/Q1 phones?


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  1. Kalvus5

    Kalvus5 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Now that the phone has been out for half a year, should i get this phone or wait for the inevitable galaxy 2 phone to come out? This phone looks really cool but I'm not sure what to do.
     

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  2. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    There's always going to be something better just around the corner. You just need to decide when you want to hop on the train, and then learn to be content with your decision, or else be an upgrade freak.

    The Captivate is amazing and great in many ways, but it has its quirks too. It's up to you whether you can live with the quirks or whether it'd be preferable to live with your current phone.
     
  3. Mide

    Mide Well-Known Member

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    Yeah if you can live with your current phone then wait. The Captivate is nice but it is problematic. I'd go for any new HTC coming out.
     
  4. tcv

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    wait
     
  5. xnoctis93

    xnoctis93 Well-Known Member

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    i was on the fence but ended up buying the captivate. AMAZING phone. There was a couple things that could have been improved but with all the support from the community, ran a few programs that omtimized the performance and the phone literally flies now with everything i do. Always something around the corner, but you won't be missing out if you pick up the captivate~;)
     
  6. Kalvus5

    Kalvus5 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I'm not going to use the GPS system which I heard has problems. And what new HTC phones r u talking of? I know of the aria but it doesn't seem that great
     
  7. Kalvus5

    Kalvus5 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh and currently I have the samsung impression..and honestly it is really bad. It's leggy and glitchy and not very fun at all. Anything will be an improvement to this phone. I love my jailbroken itouch so the android system seems perfect for me
     
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    Need us to say more?

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  9. robhs

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    The Captivate is capable of being being a great device, but it needs work to get it to that point. For people in the know, that is not a problem. But the average customer should be able to open the box, turn it on, and be able to use it with no problem. That is not the case. And, Samsung and AT&T aren't breaking any speed records releasing fixes to it's customers.
    I would wait for the Motorola Olympus.
     
  10. mttfrog13

    mttfrog13 Well-Known Member

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    I would HIGHLY recommend waiting and getting the nexus s which should be out before the end of the year. I'm starting to believe the only android phones worth getting are the ones directly supported by google with the stock android OS. Our captivates are rumored to get froyo before the end of the year which sucks since gingerbread and the nexus s is rumored to be out before the end of the year.
     
  11. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of a single piece of technology I've owned in my years that didn't have at least one really big annoyance.

    I'm not trying to give the manufacturers a free pass here on the issues, but the truth of it is that if we didn't buy something because it wasn't perfect, we'd never own anything.
     
  12. AKA_Rizzo

    AKA_Rizzo Well-Known Member

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    A phone that shuts off by itself is a REALLY big annoyance.
     
  13. Thassodar

    Thassodar Well-Known Member

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    That varies by user. I've never had it happen and I've had my phone 3 months.

    Same with the GPS: Mine worked after the update, some people's didn't.
     
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    Galaxy 2? That's a long wait. And dual cores? Really? I don't even get a whole day of battery out of my Captivate.

    They'll release something next summer no doubt, but if you're in the market for a phone today, I'd say any of the Galaxy S phones are your best bet. If you're comfortable with jailbreaking, you should be fine loading up a custom ROM to get 2.2 (I'm running Cognition myself, and it's great).
     
  15. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, but this appears to be only affecting a small subset of users. I personally have never experienced it, and I have had the phone since the day after release and have been running LauncherPro the entire time.

    The standard fix is to replace the phone, which seems to address it for pretty much everyone, suggesting a hardware issue on some phones. If you haven't exchanged your phone yet, that's what you should do.
     
  16. Copronymous

    Copronymous Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I'd wait.
    This thing has warts that, as robhs pointed out, can be overcome with apps and tweaking. Examples:
    My wifi randomly loses communication. I have an app that now prevents that.
    Battery life was significantly lower than on my 3GS. I've tweaked that out now.
    Yahoo! Mail doesn't push. I've switched to Gmail for everything.

    The hardware can be impressive (as long as your GPS works and it doesn't randomly shut down), but between Samsung and AT&T Android doesn't work the same. This, of course, can be overcome with a custom ROM.

    I guess it depends what you want. If you want something that works very easily, something like the iPhone might be better.
    If you like to tinker with a device with a more usable screen, the Cappy might be good for you.
     
  17. Kalvus5

    Kalvus5 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I'm fairly knowledgable of how to jailbeak and to get all the custom backgrounds and roms and thats mainly why I want the Captivate because of the Android system and how customizable it is. I'm sure If i have it i will get used to it. If it was September or August I would for sure get this phone, but now later in the year everyone is saying that better phones are on the way, like the Nexus S or Motorola Olympus. Like someones said, the train never stops moving, you just need to make the jump at some point.
     
  18. Aerodrifting

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    Pretty sure it's just you, RPWT

    Yahoo mail works fine for me. And whoever is craving for dual core must carry like a pocket of spare batteries around.
     
  19. Endoran

    Endoran Well-Known Member

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    +1 Unless there is a breakthrough in battery technology dual cores will be woefully impractical. They will probably use a dynamic power management that turns off one core when it doesn't need it...that would make sense, but it would still draw much more power while in use then current high end phones (which already have lackluster battery life).
     
  20. Copronymous

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    +1, well said. :D
     
  22. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    An unrooted Android phone is more-customizable than a jailbroken iPhone.
     
  23. Aerodrifting

    Aerodrifting Active Member

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    Common knowledge, everyone should have known this by now. Stock Touchwiz > iOS4 anyday, you get widgets over still icon / folders.

    Chuck Norris was once asked why he doesn't use an iPhone, his answer was simple: "Same reason I don't use a tampon."
     
  24. Rockinfigs

    Rockinfigs Well-Known Member

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    wait..captivate has alot of bugs
     
  25. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    What phone or other piece of consumer technology doesn't?

    For example, even spell checkers have been known to fail apparently... ;)
     

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