Should I go back to the tour?


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  1. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I do like the hero, a lot. but a couple things are driving me nuts:

    -dust under glass
    -application lag
    -email lag
    -typing lag
    -overall lag
    -'tinny' sound

    I feel like I'd be going backward, but I just dont know what to do. I love the idea of the phone, but its just way under powered. I grab my ipod touch, and loathe its smoothness.

    I had the pearl before, but I just dont know (I wish sprint had the storm 2). I am going insane!


    what should I do?
     

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    kassdog Well-Known Member

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    I've thought about going to the tour because I'm a heavy messanger and nothing can touch a bb on that front. I just know I'm reallly going to miss the Android os by going back to bb boring os.
     
  3. zombdroid

    zombdroid Well-Known Member

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    Why didn't you just buy an iPhone?

    Yes you should go back to the tour. Why stick with a phone that does not fit your needs, especially with the big list of problems you listed...
     
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    Dreamliner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Dreamliner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm just getting tired of lag, mistypes and the dust under the screen is no good.
     
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    kennyidaho Well-Known Member

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    Not to be a jerk but I really don't understand posts like this. What do you want us to do, beg you to stay? If the phone does not work for you and you believe that in the end you will be unhappy then return it and get what you want - it's that simple.

    Personally I don't have much lag compared to smartphones I've had in the past. I have one speck of dust under the screen and only see it when the phone is off - if I look for it. When your typing the phone does not mistype anything it just displays on the screen what you input into it. It's a user problem not a phone problem. You might be able to adjust to the soft keyboard or you might not be able to. I was able to adjust in a matter of minutes; but everyone is different.

    If you really want the storm 2 then get it. If that's the device that is going to make you happy then maybe you can justify Verizon. Or you could try the Droid, The Moment, Touch Pro 2.

    These are not really difficult decisions in life.
     
  7. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am hoping someone will post up ideas I have not though of before, to get me thinking...like your post. :)

    I dont know what will make me happy.

    Lies...well, I've played with other smartphones, so i know its better than most, but its not what it should be.

    I work in a profession where my competition is selling what is better; i sell whats best (and, in my line of work, its not opinion, its fact).

    You should never settle for what is simply 'better than before'...it should be 'the best there is'.

    There will be more...you know it too.

    I guess the iPhone doesn't have user problems?

    i looked at the droid...yuk. I have an awesome plan with sprint, so I really dont want to leave the network.

    You would think not. You should have seen how long it took to decide on my car...and im still not happy.

    My house, took 15 minutes to decide. ugh.
     
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    This post is funny to me. I got the Tour in July, went through 4 of them before I got fed up with the crappy build quality (or maybe I have the worst luck in the world and kept getting defective ones).

    In any event, I do a ton of messaging and switched to the Hero. I've never been happier. I love this phone and would never go back to the antiquated blackberry with its terrible browser.

    My gf has a Storm and, honestly, that's the only blackberry I could ever remotely see myself using again.
     
  9. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think I'm going back to the tour...I love my hero, but if i get multiple emails and such, its bogs the phone way way down.
     
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    lldsandsll Well-Known Member

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    the dust under the screen is the only real issue im aware of. all the other stuff is perceived. you think this phone is laggy? try a pre. BTW, BB interfaces are just so dated and annoying to navigate through. this phone REALLY isnt laggy. my typing lag went away when i turned off haptic feedback. tinny? what? also, check out swype coming to android soon. you may love typing again on a touchscreen.
     
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    lol blackberry

    I just got done showing my friend the Hero because they are debating leaving AT&T

    I showed them the dolphin browser...I opened it, did my New Tab gesture, opened google, went back did my Select Text gesture, went to the google tab pasted the text into the search field, while doing this I received a new text and an email at the same time, went to the notification bar real quick, read my email, deleted the email, went back to the notification bar, read the text, responded, then opened the browser to see the search I did, opened that page and read the news I searched for, I then closed the dolphin browser, went to my homepage, opened the weather forecast real quick, we talked about the forecast, then I went to the next screen to look at the date for Monday, then went to the next screen played a song from my music widget real quick, while that was playing I showed them the badass picture album widget and threw away pictures and them brought them back, then I went to my contact list updated my friends profile so it was linked to their facebook profile (all while the 3:30 song was playing), then I closed that paused the song, opened youtube played the first video, showed them normal quality vs high quality (obvious wow reaction), closed youtube, hit the end button and walked away to them talking to themselves about the exact amount they would be saving (they are an iphone user)

    all the while I was doing this I do not recall any lag, if there was we are talking 1-3 seconds, but that was rare

    I love this fkn phone
     
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    bravo. well said.
     
  13. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have lag EVERYWHERE on my phone
     
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    zombdroid Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, how many apps from the Market did you install?
     
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    Then something else is wrong.. or you're doing it wrong.. or I need to end my sentences with more elipses...

    I have atleast 30 apps downloaded from Market ez. I have no lag on any screen.
     
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    Dreamliner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My App List:

    Dolphin Browser
    Handcent SMS
    Google Sky
    Astro File
    Photoshop
    Bar Control
    Anycut
    opera
    Shop Savy
    Spare Parts
    Where
    Pandora
    Wikitude
    Ringdroid
    Wallapapers
    Reality Browse
    eBuddy
    Labrynth
    Fake Call Me
    Shazaam
    Mileage
    Facebook
    Battery Widget
    Depth of Field Calc

    I just did a factory reset and have no apps on the phone or widgets running...with all the apps installed i had 89 meg free, now I have 140 and the phone is quick...well, quick enough.

    I just got to thinking, if I jumped to the tour, I wouldnt have any apps anyway, so, how quick would it be without apps.

    I'm still not happy. For those who say you have no lag, place your phone next to an iPhone, and say that again with a straight face.
     
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    Looool I switched from an iphone

    The only I like better about the iphone is game selection
     
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    Remove your widgets, all of them, restart the phone, then slowly add the widgets back until you see the one that is killing your phone.

    My bet is it is the "People" widget by HTC.
     
  19. nick325i

    nick325i Well-Known Member

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    I showed my phone to my friend with an iPhone. He got one 3 days later and hasn't looked back.

    Do you have the firmware update?
    Are you using the "People" widget?

    Those 2 items alone will be speed limiting.
     
  20. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yes

     
  21. Blaznlow

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    ive never had any problems with lag on my phone what so ever, like the others said you might want to get rid of the "people" widget and see what happens. i have no dust under my screen some people say the heros that have "with google"(mine does) on the back are the newer hereos (they could be worng) im guessing they fixed that issue i could be wrong tho.

    all in all this post is kinda pointless cause if you have your mind made up on what u wanna do then just do it and dont look back. but 9 times out of 10 there will be a true update from htc to fix all of the "lag" and bettery issues with the phone. from my experiance with the phone thus far its worth the wait for a update cause i would never go back to my bb tour.
     
  22. zombdroid

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    Straight face here! I have about 10 apps installed and have zero lag and have never experienced it with this phone. I did a side by side comparison with a brand new iPhone owned by one of my work mates and there was no difference using touch gestures.

    Realize too that this is only version 1.5 of Googles OS. HTC/Google/Sprint did a damn fine job with this phone.

    That is really beside the point. Sounds like you would be much happier with the tour.
     
  23. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just want my hero with iPhone like responsiveness. Is that too much to expect?
     
  24. BSki

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    That is asking a Pinto to have the performance of a corvette.

    The iPhone has faster hardware than the hero, but you want the hero to work as fast as something that is indeed faster.

    Yes, that is too much to expect.

    But, the iPhone only runs one app at a time. So remove all your widgets, and only run one application at a time. It will be as snappy as the iPhone, but then you are limiting your capabilities.
     
  25. zombdroid

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    I am running the default clock widget, the music widget, the full weather widget and the bookmarks widget(all HTC). These are not slowing my phone down at all.
     

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