what is the best t-mobile android phone as of now

Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by honda4life, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. honda4life

    honda4life Member
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    i am wanting to get opinions on what is the best t-mobile android phone that is out right now i currently have the mytouch 3g but i was thinking about the behold 2 so can anyone tell me some goods and bads about changing or should i just wait until 2010 and something better comes out thanks for the help in advance.
     

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  2. trife

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    why not wait and get the nexus?
    should be out next month and its much better than anything you can currently get.
     
  3. this is true , but is it a real confirmation that it will be 199 and coneout in january?
    im within my 30 days and thinking of taking my mytouch back and waiting for the nexus

    welcome to the forum honda
     
  4. honda4life

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    thanks guys i really appreciate the comments and yea thats what i was thinking just wait for the nexus because im very happy with t-mobile and my mytouch im just always wanting better and faster my wife hates it.
     
  5. alamoe

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    i agree with waiting to see what happens with the nexus; but as of right now i would say a rooted G1 is the best Android phone on TMO. It has a pretty good KB, large, extremely active dev/hacker community, etc.; anyone who tells you different is not really being honest with you. Well the same applies for the myTouch, also, except for the KB.
     
  6. choffy21

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    Nexus will be the best Android phone on the market when it hits (most likely January 5th and $199). If you want a phone now, go with the CLIQ. Once you disable all of those widgets (which are an absolute joke; slow down the phone and absolutely eat your battery), it's a solid Android device.

    But seriously, be smart and wait three weeks for the Nexus.
     
  7. markanon

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    At this exact moment, I would have to say the Behold 2.... however, just by a tiny bit. And that's assuming you don't want a physical keyboard. Even then, you're going to have to make some changes to get rid of Samsung's terrible "TouchWiz" interface.

    But there is really very little difference between the MyTouch and the Behold 2. They both have the same super crappy 528mhz qualcomm processor, which is what causes the G1, MyTouch, Hero, Eris, and Behold 2 to stutter and be generally rather laggy.

    I would definitely agree with the others.... there will be sooooo much difference between the Nexus One and the MyTouch it will totally put the Behold 2 and the MyTouch to shame.

    Besides, the Behold 2 is just crazy over priced. I mean, it's $30 more than the Droid, and $130 more than the Eris... both of which are much superior to the Behold 2. (other than the fact that you'll be paying way more for Verizon.)

    So yeah, wait a month or two. You'll be glad you did.
     
  8. realsickclown

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    Moto cliq is the best droid device out read the reviews after the driod but on t-mobile it is the Cliq hands down unless you root you G1 but I hear that viods any warranty
     
  9. honda4life

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    update well i got me a g1 just so i could try it out can anyone tell me why everyone says its a better phone than the mytouch and what is rooting it going to do for me can someone please give me some benefits of rooting and im not worried about it voiding any warranty thanks for the help.
     
  10. i woudnt have gotten the g1, if 2.0 is released for tmobile. it is doubtful that the g1 will get it
     
  11. kabbie_mcfeely

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    Why does everyone say this ? No one has officialy said the G1 can't get 2.0. Matter of fact some of us (rooted) have already received parts of 2.0. Cyanogen is getting it out as fast as he can.

    To the poster who asked about rooting...

    Rooting gives you complete control of your device. It let's you change the ROM (operating software) and add custom roms. It also let's you have all your apps stored on the sd card and not on the devices internal memory. Plus it makes your phone so much faster.

    Just google " cyanogen rom " and go to his wiki page. Its a lot simpler than it looks.
     
  12. yatimameiji

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    The reason why people say the g1 may not get 2.0 is the fact that the g1 has such a small amount of memory. Sure in the root'ed version one can push things off to the sd card, they may not want to do that for the official version.
     
  13. chadmd23

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    You still have a few chances to win a Behold 2 for free! I'm sticking with the one I won until we get some solid Nexus news. $199 & Jan 5 are total speculation.
     
  14. I said it was doubtful, y it may happen who knows
     
  15. realsickclown

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    Tmobile says they will get the nexus first due to friendship with google and a totle new network in 2010 rep said it is gonna be a big year for tmobile. All spectulation here but I was told this by a solid rep. Not just a cronnie.
     
  16. its just a wait and see game. i surely hope the 199 part is true..
     
  17. Howie

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    Yeah I'm looking forward to that Nexus :)

    Are you sure about 30 days? T-mobile only does 14-days except in CA
    Phone return and replacement policy FAQs
    I just signed up last night and while I really want an Android, I just couldn't get the current models. I liked the mytouch 3G most but was only 1.5 on the demo unit. Got a BlackBerry to hold me over (and my Verizon Droid) until.....
     
  18. howie, the touch runs 1.5 stock but withing 24 hrs you will be updated to 1.6
     
  19. alamoe

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    You can un-root it too; they'll never know it was rooted if you need to return it.
     
  20. tikiral

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    I'd say go with whichever one you like most. If you're a fan of a physical keyboard go with something like the Cliq. If you're ok with not having the physical keyboard, the MyTouch and Behold2 will work well for you.

    The latest news on the Nexus is that January 5 is the date of the announcement and that the phone will possibly launch for retail purchase somewhere around the end of Q1. The rumored $199 price point is also very off as people are placing it at the same price point as the other devices without a contract, $400-$500. There has been no official announcement of a subsidized version of the Nexus yet, let alone how much that subsidy would be.

    Technology can always turn out to be a wait and see gamble. That's just how it is. If we're talking what's available now, I'm very happy with my BH2 and like it much more than the other Android devices (Cliq, MyTouch, Droid) that I've played around with.
     
  21. darn tiki, why you got to bring us back to reality on the 4-500 range.. let us believe in the 199.00 . lol
     
  22. mcbtrain929

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    hopefull it's released to the public way before the "end" of Q1.
     
  23. LansdowneMike

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    Well, if you're not following this on the Nexus One forum, there has been a leaked price announcement. $180 with a new two-year TMO contract.
     

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