Wildfire S/Optimus v/BLACK FRIDAY?

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  1. amk2795

    amk2795 Well-Known Member

    Hate to make something similar (well nearly identical) to another thread but I'm desperate for an answer.

    Both Best Buy and Radioshack are going to have the Wildfire S for $100 on BF and Target's going to have the Optimus V for $50. I can't decide which is my better option.....

    The WS and the OV are nearly identical in specs, and I saw the WS in person today and it's so tiny, smaller than my iPod Touch. I'd want Gingerbread over Froyo, but it's not as important. I'm really betting for the LG Optimus Slider but it's not looking like an option for me.

    I'll probably end up with the OV because of the cheap price, but I'll more than likely be unhappy about it.
    I don't understand why I'm being so fickle, and this is my first Android, although I have high expectations.

    I like the idea of HTC Sense and HTCs themselves but the OV is such a quality staple in the VM family, but neither fit my needs of a physical qwerty.


  2. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Why not research this for yourself so that you can make your own informed decision? The information is out there. Read reviews on them all. Read each phones forum and see what the issues are. View YouTube and watch comparison videos.

    I promise i am not trying to be rude and i mean no disrespect, but i simply don't understand why people cannot do the research on their own when the information is already out there.
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  3. godsdragon

    godsdragon VIP Member VIP Member

    I believe amk2795 was just looking for informed folks here at the forum see if any would have the info that he/she requested. I am sure they know how to Google stuff out. They were just trying to save sometime...
  4. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female


    According to my own research the Op V is the best phone that VM currently offers. It's overall stabiliy and reliability compared to the others completely trumps any need for a faster CPU, larger screen, updated OS, or physical keyboard.
  5. gadgetmonster

    gadgetmonster Well-Known Member

    I know several people with the triumph and they love them and have no issues. I have the slider and it's better than the v...except for size. You should find a store and play with them to decide....it honestly depends what your looking for.
  6. amk2795

    amk2795 Well-Known Member

    I've done tons and tons (like two month's worth) of research so I apologize for making myself seem stupid. I'm really having a tough time with this.
    I'm a teenager (yes, go figure, right?) and my parents are sticklers on how much they want me to spend...the $100 for the Wildfire S is outrageous to them, and the OPV seems impossible for me to snag. I'd have to be in line outside the Target at 10-11 to even start thinking I'd have a chance to pick up the OPV, but the Radioshack six blocks from my house is going to be open at 5:30AM which I could easily walk to at like 4:30-5:00 in the morning. But....my parents are being ridiculous.

    And I have no idea what kind of Cyber Monday deals there are going to be available....
    And I'm still having the issue between which phone is better for me...

    Ok here's my stupid pros and cons list.

    HTC Sense, which I like the idea of very much
    New, adorable
    5MP Camera w/flash
    Availability 5 blocks from my house at 5:30AM

    Price (Even at $100)
    Small size (screen is the same size as OPV but the phone itself has less plastic; physically smaller than my iPod touch)
    Extremely limited internal memory (Like 120-ishMB I read somewhere..)
    No physical keyboard

    VM's most reliable phone
    $50 price at Target
    Physical navigation buttons
    More available internal memory

    Likely impossible to get on BF
    Froyo, no legal update to Gingerbread (I'm not interested in rooting my phone)
    No physical keyboard
    Finding a better deal on Cyber Monday and being stuck with the phone

    I really don't know what to do. I'm at such a crossroads....
  7. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    For 50 bucks on Black Friday at Target.. the OpV is well worth standing in line for. Even at 100 bucks Id happily stand in line hehe.

    I love my OpV (even unrooted), and will be getting another if mine ever breaks. ;)
  8. amk2795

    amk2795 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I really have no problem waiting in line, but the fact of the matter is my parents are in charge, and would be damned if they'd let me stand in line while they....what, sat in the car in the parking lot for two hours? Such a dilemma. I was thinking more and more that I want the HTC.....and how I'd probably be able to get money from my grandfather for it because he tends to give me money on occasions (makes me feel a little greedy, but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth) so I'll....tell my parents the phone's on sale at Radioshack too and I'll go get it and they won't know it was more. Hmmm. We'll see what I can do but if I get the HTC and it's not as reliable, I'll regret it.
  9. amk2795

    amk2795 Well-Known Member

    Alright, going for the HTC. Thanks for all of your input!

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