Should I return the Mytouch slide for Nexus1?


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  1. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I love the Mytouch Slide. It's my first smart phone and I think it's great! I played with a Nexus One for the first time yesterday though, and it had an awesome feel. It was much thinner (the mytouch slide has a pull out keyboard), and lighter. It also just felt sturdier. On the other hand, the mytouch slide has actual buttons to press for home, back, menu, and it has the genius button. I like having the hard buttons... And the genius button has been really great. When I am driving I just tell it who to call and it does it. I am also concerned over the AMOLED screen on the Nexus One because I keep reading reports of screens breaking. I am having a hard time deciding also, if the extra $ would be worth it. The Mytouch slide I have is already really fast. In fact, the guy who let me see his Nexus One took my phone and played with it and he was surprised to see their speeds were pretty much the same as well as the touch responsiveness. I do know though, that Mytouch slide will not be getting gingerbread, but Nexus One will. Should I keep the slide or return it for the Nexus One? I haven't had it long and I was told when I bought it straight out that I would have 30 days to return it.
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  2. snakeybidder

    snakeybidder Well-Known Member

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    Go for it, you only live once....grab the Nexus one. With Froyo and the prospect of Gingerbread....no brainer? ;)
     
  3. CeePeeBee

    CeePeeBee Well-Known Member

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    My honest opinion, having not used a MyTouch, would be yes. The reasons?

    1. Nexus One (mostly) gets the Android OS updates first
    2. Higher resolution screen
    3. AMOLED screen not TFT

    However there are some downsides I suppose compared to the MyTouch:

    • AMOLED does have a tendancy to burn in for some
    • QWERTY slide out must come in handy
     
  4. snakeybidder

    snakeybidder Well-Known Member

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    This burn in thing has been soooo blown out of proportion. How many people complain of this exactly? Or am i being Naive?
     
  5. CeePeeBee

    CeePeeBee Well-Known Member

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    I can't give you exact stats...but just from my general feeling on the forums and in various sources it seems that enough people are having it to make others think about using their device less. Whilst I am sure it was an eye-candy experiment, let's not forget that Live Wallpapers also serve another purpose ;)
     
  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    If you prefer a hardware keyboard and physical buttons, then the Nexus might disappoint. Two of the more common complaints are about the capacitive control buttons below the screen and being able to type on the soft keyboard. For me it's never been an issue, but some people are really bothered.

    You do know you shouldn't be drive while on the phone, right? The life you save might be my own. Anyway, that's a function of Android and with FroYo, it now accepts voice commands via bluetooth.

    Glass breaks, whether it is a Nexus, Droid or iPhone. If you are prone to drop phones, then you'd at least need some kind of case or bumper.

    Not sure what you expect the Nexus One to do that the MyTouch can't. The Nexus is a great phone and I am happy with mine, but i bought it for what it can do no, not what it might get by the end of the year. Besides, if the MyTouch *can* run Gingerbread, you can be sure there will be a bunch of mods floating around for it.
     
  7. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't know a lot about this. Are you saying the burn is from live wallpapers only? What other purpose do they serve?
     
  8. cyberbob25

    cyberbob25 Well-Known Member

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    No, he is saying that live wallpapers help prevent burn-in on the main part of the screen, as you don't have a constant static image.
     
  9. ap3604

    ap3604 Well-Known Member

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    I'd say everyone gets screen burn in from the notification bar, just that they aren't looking for it...
     
  10. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

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    I've looked for it.. and I think that maybe I can see something that resembles the notification bar.. So I'm guessing after a year's use I'll actually notice it.
     
  11. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

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    I use dead pixel detect and haven't found any burnt in on my screen.
     
  12. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

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    I just used xScope browser on a blank page both in landscape and portrait (it auto-hides the notification bar). And when I really looked into it I could faintly distinguish some lines where my notification bar should be. Definitely not something I would notice, but it's there.
     

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