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What will replace your N1?


  1. happy0506

    happy0506 Well-Known Member

    love my n1, but i know sooner or later, probably sooner, i'm going to have to replace her. i was tempted with the ns, but just couldn't bring myself to buy a samsung product.

    what specs would you need to retire your n1?

    i would like a 4.0" super amoled equivalent screen, little faster processor and more internal memory. that's really it. the big killer is i love having stock android and first up on updates, but i know that will end pretty soon too. i just don't think i'll be able to wait for a n3.

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  2. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Well-Known Member

    I really was looking forward to the upcoming Sidekick, but now seeing it's specs I'm not really impressed. Now I'm HOPING they release another Sidekick next year with these features:

    - a swivel screen, that was 1 of the biggest things about a sidekick for me
    - 4" screen or bigger (super AMOLED would be nice)
    - dual core processor
    - the same, good old sidekick keyboard
    - hopefully at least a 5 mp camera and flash is a MUST
    - 4G of course, but shouldn't even have to worry about that by next year though
    - I'd love to have a trackball for those notifications, but I'm not expecting that one
  3. Cudda

    Cudda Well-Known Member

    To be honest, I probably won't replace my N1 for a few more years. It was my first smartphone and I absolutely adore it as much today as I did the day I got it. I have a special bond with it, and to be honest, nothing at all is wrong with it. So why replace it? :)
  4. Dolmangar

    Dolmangar Well-Known Member

    I tend to keep smart phones two years or so, that seems to be a good cycle for improvements. I used a Treo 650 then a Centro each for several years (after having Palms since 1998), and even though I was looking to go Android the real push for me to get the N1 was that the Centro died. I actually dusted off the 650 and ran that while I waited for the new phone to arrive (SIM cards FTW). I even still use the unlocked Nokia dumb phone I had before that when I don't want to damage the N1.

    The smart phone market is moving towards maturity like computers did, but much more quickly. In the 80's and 90's computers were moving so fast that if you didn't have the latest one you couldn't run the most current software. Now they do make improvements, but for 99% of the people who need a computer (at home) the one they have will last them years performance wise.


    Phones keep improving, they are adding nicer screens and more memory but the basic functionality is still the same (for now). And a lot of the functionality changes are software related so even "old" phones can be upgraded. We're somewhat limited by the networks now, but with 4g/LTE rolling out the next big functional step is taking place.

    So in short, keep the N1 until it either breaks, or there is something new out that is so much better that you need the new functionality.
  5. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    I just replaced my (lost) Nexus One with a Moto Atrix :)

    @ Happy, you'll not find a SAMOLED phone that's not Samsung for awhile. Currently, Samsung is not keeping the SAMOLED for itself :mad:...hopefully they will start selling it to the other OEMs when their SAMOLED plant open up Q3/Q4. lol
  6. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    I am trying to hold out for ice cream (honeycomb and gingerbread combine for sweet desert loving). The 2.3 update for the N1 will hold me over for a while, plus right now I am playing around with a Nook Color (new) and Galaxy Tab (used). I wanted a tablet but didn't want to spend $600+ (not yet anyway). Lets see which one I keep.
  7. happy0506

    happy0506 Well-Known Member

    dang it, i thought sammy was going to start selling them to other manufacturers around now. that was the rumor a few months back.

    i love the n1, but the touchscreen issues can be annoying. i had a vibrant for two weeks, and while i hated most of the phone - the screen looked gorgeous and its touchscreen sensitivity were awesome.

    i'm surprised that someone else hasn't come up with a better screen yet.

    oh well, the n1 isn't bad at all. guess our relationship will last a little longer than i thought.
  8. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Well right now, samsung's plant can not meet the other companies demand and last year, they announced that they were building a new plant that will be done end of Q3.

    This is from the Samsung press released with the SAMOLED+ (I believe that's what the new display is called, lol) for 2012.

    SAMSUNG's Digital World

    But other sources say it's July 2011: AMOLED shortage leads Samsung to build $2.1 billion factory, HTC to switch to TFT
    The Desire and Google Nexus One from HTC must switch from AMOLED to LCD

    I am in love with the SAMOLED. Some people complain that the colour is over saturated and 'not natural', lol...but it's still gorgeous XD
  9. gomisensei

    gomisensei Member

    I had a Nexus S, but took it back cuz the t-mo baseband wouldn't work for 3g on the rogers network. I can't say I liked it that much. I'd prefer a Nexus 1, but with a slightly larger/better display, and the new sensors and nfc stuff. I love the noise cancelling mic on the N1 and the led/trackball button (never use the trackball, but love the multicolored LED/button part of it).

    I can't imagine having to get an android phone that's not the pure Google Experience... Might have to wait a year for the nexus3 (hopefully it'll be an atrix-like motorola product)
  10. nardva

    nardva Well-Known Member

    I broke my Nexus One ..:mad:....but I replaced it with an Htc Incredible S...:D

    From a spec standpoint the Incredible S is like an upgraded Nexus One...bigger screen....more responsive screen for multitouch...better camera on the back..FFC on the front...better processor...more ram...better 3G/4G radio..this will do until the Pyramid comes out...:D
  11. noisemonkey

    noisemonkey Active Member

    As long as Cyanogen continue to support it then I'll stick with the N1, until these specs are available anyway:

    4" screen
    8mp camera
    1080p video recording/playback
    3d screen
    8gb internal memory with option to extend memory up to 32/64gb
    (at least) dual core processor.
  12. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Well if you can live with 4.3" screen. The EVO 3D seems to fit your bill!
  13. SBERG

    SBERG Well-Known Member

    The evo 3d is dual 5MP cameras, plus its dual core. Will be nice when it hits....i hope. If reviews come back good after its out for a bit I myself will seriously consider it as a N1 replacement.
    I really wanna see how it runs after it gets rooted before i make a choice. Do not want sense on there so again I have to wait and see.:D:D
    Other factor is ATT buying TMO....do not have any intention of being part of ATT ever again....would rather deal with sprint..Its gonna suck gettin rid of my N1 but thats part of life. Gotta let go of somethings to enjoy something new....grrrr.. hurts sayin that. lol
  14. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

    An android brain implant
    Period
  15. happy0506

    happy0506 Well-Known Member

    aren't you a little concerned about doing a factory reset with one of those?
  16. aquaitious

    aquaitious Well-Known Member

    Or the G2X...that is if he/she can live without the 3D. :D
  17. safeplayer22

    safeplayer22 Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking about the HTC Sensation 4G
  18. JeepWK2

    JeepWK2 Active Member

    Definitely a bigger screen, and support for 3G on AT&T
  19. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor


    The Nexus one does have support for 3G on At&t.
  20. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    @Jeep, did you by any chance used the 'TMobile' Nexus One on AT&T? Frequency for the TMO N1 for 3G is 1700 instead of 1900 that AT&T uses.
  21. phlojo

    phlojo Well-Known Member

    I'm getting a Desire S for my wife (her first smart phone) and she offered to switch with me. I keep saying that I want to keep my N1, but now I'm not so sure anymore

    What would you do? Take the Sense plunge and go with the Desire S or stick with my N1 baby?

    (What would Brian Boitano do?;):D)
  22. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    You know, both phones are yours. You will download and tweek whatever phone your wife uses, lol. If she's into social networks, the Desire S might be better for her due to her Sense integrate it plus Scenes.
  23. olivierm

    olivierm Well-Known Member

    Leaning towards the HTC sensation. Like sense 3, like the n1 like looks, apparently good battery life for a smartphone, but don't like the 1gb only of storage. Might prove a limitation for app install...
  24. phlojo

    phlojo Well-Known Member

    (Just thought I'd share this...)
    I got my wife the HTC Desire S. I decided to let her use it (as opposed to me taking it and give her my N1.) Here are some impressions:

    Physical aspect: The Desire S is a LOT like the N1, very similar in size, only slightly lighter and no trackball. I've been using Light Flow and I actually kinda like the trackball, plus I find it useful when typing. (I think I like 3.7" screens; 4.3, for example is just too big for a phone as far as I'm concerned.)

    Response: the desire S seems just a tad more responsive than the N1 (I'm talking about screen gestures). It felt faster, but probably because it didn't have anything installed, so no services were running.

    Sense:
    • I like some features, like the "flip-to-shut-up" feature, the fact that if it starts ringing it goes more quiet when you pick it up, stuff like that. Nice!
    • I'm not crazy about the Facebook thing. Sense is just a Facebook overdose. Facebook, facebook, facebook. Everything is facebook. (Yes, I know you can disable all the syncs.)
    • I like the lateral screen lock and phone answer over the vertical Sense gestures.
    • The Desire S didn't come with a microSD card, and I threw in my old 4Gb one that came with the N1. In the SD card settings there was no option to format it.
    • Deleting contacts requires extra steps on Sense. (You have to click on the contact, hit Edit, then menu and then delete as opposed to long-pressing a contact and then selecting Delete.)
    • Sense has groups of contacts (e.g. family, friends...). The Moto V8 I had before the N1 had that and I do miss the feature.
    • Sense seems to be obsessed with weather. The irony is, if you're somewhere where you can't look out the window (or go outside) to see what the weather is like, then perhaps the weather is altogether irrelevant. Sure the sun/cloud/rain icons are cute, but seriously...

    Toying with Sense made me want to root my phone and try a custom ROM that has the both of both worlds. I'm considering it now more than ever.
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