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  1. ufmedrudy

    ufmedrudy Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    So due to my wonderful coverage going from mediocre to hideous on Verizon, I made the switch to T-Mobile and The N1.

    Some of the below comments might stem from the network problems, and some are just the better hardware and optimized 2.1. I love love love the Android experience as I'm a self confessed Google Freak and in 5 hours of use, I feel like I've been liberated!

    This bad boy is FAST : I rooted my droid, overclocked it yadda yadda, but the Snapdragon is prefixed by the word SNAP for a reason. The N1 is blazing fast. Much faster than a stock droid IMO and even with one overclocked and rooted. Menu transitions, fluidity, even typing seems to be quicker and MORE accurate than on the Droid. The physical keyboard was a novelty at best and I only used it sparingly. It wont be missed.

    Call Quality is Far Superb: Now I have been a Verizon fanboy for years, but I feel that in my neck of the woods (Las Vegas) their network is overcapacity. Calls taking 5-15 seconds to connect, resending texts multiple time, ghost texts being received DAYS later. I know this is purely a coverage issue, but that alone REALLY can make or break your Android experience. I feel like Ive gotten to fall in love with the OS all over again, and marvel at how quickly communications flowed to and from the handset.

    Handset Build Quality: Dont get me wrong, the Droid was a BEAST of a phone, I felt that if I was being chased by a ninja down the Strip, and all I had for protection would be to throw my Moto Droid at him, that it would stop him dead in his tracks, with nay a trace of damage to it. The N1 is a beautiful piece of hardware. HTC has always made superb handsets, and this is no exception. The slightly smaller resolution on the N1 screen is long forgotten when you look at how rich the colors are on the AMOLED. I thought that the screen on the droid was a DREAM, until I held the two devices side by side this evening.

    2.1 OS : Ill admit it I like pretty and shiny, the iPhone UI is amazing, I just hate their closed architecture. The animated wallpapers, the new app tray, as trivial as this may be in actual day to day use, really make for a more professional user experience. It was like, the droid was cut and dry like your sister, and the N1 like Megan Fox (or whoever you deem hot hot hot). Both are the same at their core (kinda) but hanging out with Megan Fox is just way more fun. I know some of these improvements will be coming to the rest of the Android masses in 2.1 (maybe?) but if the phone can handle it..and not just the Moto Droid, the carrier and handset manufacturer would be foolish not upgrade your sister to Megan Fox.


    I dont really know the point of this post...just saying hello to all the fellow N1 owners. Just wanted to give a super quick 30 second review after having had the phone for about 6 hours or so.
     

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  2. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    So fondling your Droid would be like incest? D:

    Joking aside, you prefer the N1's screen over the Droid's? I still haven't had a chance to handle the Droid in the flesh (or in the metal-and-plastic as it were), but most reports suggest it has an edge over the N1 due to the resolution and possibly better sunlight visibility.
     
  3. ufmedrudy

    ufmedrudy Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I due prefer it due to the more vibrant easier to read screen...however today will be my first full day with it, havent tried to read it in sunlight etc...will let you know.

    The resolution is a non issue..its so minor that after about 15 mins of using the n1 the differences were negligible
     
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    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear.

    For what it's worth, the N1's visibility in direct sunlight isn't the best. At full brightness, though, it's legible enough.
     
  5. EpiphanyX

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    Now all you need to do is start using the voice to text. Now that I have the hang of it, I use it exclusively in lieu of the virtual keyboard or I use the keyboard to do proper nouns and person's names and such.

    Protip: enunciate each word and speak each word like it's by itself and not in a sentence - so like "I. Will. Meet. You. At. The. Movie. Theatre. At. Two. Forty. Five. Period." I find this gives me perfect accuracy nearly every time. You'll sound like some kind of maniac speaking into your phone like this in public but you won't care because of how cool the results are - no more typing!

    Use it for google searches, facebook updates, navigation. It's probably my favorite thing about the phone right now.
     
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    dwd3885 Well-Known Member

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    congrats on the purchase. I swapped my iPhone 3GS for the Nexus One last week and haven't looked back. Android 2.1 is so good. I think it's light years ahead of the iPhone OS in terms of what you can do. And the Nexus One screen is fabulous. I find myself looking at this phone and reading more and more web pages just because it's such a good screen. The only thing I'm not thrilled with is the camera. I still think the iPhone camera has better color correction or white balance or whatever it may be.

    Still, the Nexus One is the best phone on the market today.
     
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    I cannot wait for Verizon to get this damn phone!! I'm so excited about it but Tmobile is complete crap up here where I live. :(
     
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    Hey ufmedrudy, congrats on your new phone. I just got mine two days ago and am loving it! (I'll love it even more when I switch from AT&T Edge to T-Mobile 3G in a week or two).
     
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    I have both a Droid and Nexus one in front of me now. As for the screen comparison, the difference in clarity/resolution-wise is very small. The Droid has 54 more pixels vertically. Can you tell? Well a little if you look very close. But the vibrancy and black levels on the N1 are amazing. Everything pops on that screen.

    The resolution is so close that I think the N1 wins out because of the great colors.
     
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    I speak normally into my nexus one without talking like a robot and it always works for me

    Edit: I just wrote that last sentence by talking into it :p
     
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    ufmedrudy Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah the speech to text is fantastic...I just wish that there was a button on the swype keyboard for it!
     
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    While not necessary, I find that it ups the accuracy especially when you're speaking longer sentences. Also, if you have any kind of accent - American British or otherwise - it helps minimize errors.
     

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