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  1. YankeeDudeL

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    As I've stated before, I've got to replace two phones very soon due to the fact that they're adversely affecting our blood pressure. I'm thinking about some of the reasons why we're no longer happy with our OG Droid and DInc, and thought I'd pose these concerns to you Charge and Revo owners to see how they measure up (yup, I'm cross posting).

    One thing that has driven me insane lately about my OG stems from answering a call. Most of the time, it takes a while for the screen to come up so I can answer. Usually takes about 5-10 secs to answer a call, but I've also missed calls because of the phone not answering. Also, sometimes after I receive a call (and on occasion, making one), the phone will automatically be on speaker without my selecting. After a few seconds it goes back to normal, but it's still annoying. This is not acceptable.

    Pretty much the entire length I've owned my Droid I've had random probs while on the internet. Often times, it'll kick me off abruptly. Since about the time I've gone to Gingerbread, that issue seems to have stopped, but there's a lot of times where I can't connect to the internet at all, having to turn WiFi on and off (and this happens whether I'm on WiFi or 3G). My g/f's DInc will sometimes kick her off, or sometimes it'll randomly reboot her phone. Also not acceptable.

    GPS generally works on my OG, just dandy, but it will restart the woman's DInc. Need stability. Also, how would you say it performs on your phone?

    I have a lot of points where I'll get random lag on my phone. Sometimes scrolling through my homescreens is butter. Other times, it's like trying to walk back to the beach from the ocean. I know that rooting will fix lag, but is it an always fix, or just most of the time fix?

    These are just a few thoughts, might post more as I notice more issue or concerns. So how do you feel your phone handles these complaints?
     

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    So far my internet and gps have been rock solid, but I never had problems on my Moto Droid either. The performance has been awesome, very fast and responsive, only lagged once when I was pushing it hard.

    The only that is still frustrating to me is it's lack of being able to click while scrolling and being overly sensitive to scrolling so that sometimes when I click it instead scrolls a little.
     
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    What application are you in when this happens? Is it the app drawer, browser, contacts?
     
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    It happens everywhere, I'm sure it's part of the system: app drawer, phandroid app, browsers, etc. Probably wouldn't bother me so much if I didn't just come from the Moto Droid that I had for almost two years.
     
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    Weird. I have been messing it with it like Wayne messes with the white guitar in the Wayne's World movie and I feel like I'm going to start getting the "again!?". Yes, again. I didn't notice it but then it wasn't something I was noticing order maybe am used to?
     
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    Sorry, got off topic here. I loaned my friend my OG Droid and he hasn't mentioned any massive issues like Yankee mentions. The one thing I often wonder even though its not "windows", but with so many open Dev apps flooding the market, that there are poorly written ones that I just saw Jah? from Motorola claim are the reason for battery drains, but also bogging down an older phone.

    I'm still using an X and there are times when I lag or have to reboot or something goes goofy. Of course, I don't use stock ROM either, but Yankee are you an app downloading fool? These new processors are quick and like everything technological, it eventually can't catch up. I see everyone comparing apples to oranges on these phones and I really truly believe it comes down to what you like, can with or without, but most importantly for me, Dev support. Of course on that last note, maybe that's half the problem there. I really don't "know" what happens to my phone behind the scenes when install 3rd party Alps and custom ROMs. Alas.
     
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    I didn't have OG Droid but Fascinate, Vortex I am using are like this too. I don't see why one would touch click on fast scrolling screen like setting menu. That would be very hard to hit accurately even if it lets you do so. I would rather stop scrolling screen and click the one I want.
     
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    I was always frustrated with my Dinc and phone calls. I had many occasions when I could not end a call. I would have to wait for the party on the other end to hang up before the call would disconnect. I have no such problem with the Rev. Nice big End button that actually works!

    I would occasionally be thrown out of the browser but never had any reboots. The Rev has been great so far on the stock browser. Nice and smooth, no closing for no reason, no reboots.
     
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    i haven't experienced any phone call issues yet. no delay, no inadvertent speaker, no volume issues, etc. The one thing that is probably not equal to my old phone (BB Tour) is the speaker phone--not bad, just not as good.

    My phone has rebooted only once "automatically". My friend was checking it out and supposedly pressed google navigation, which launched the phone into reboot. frankly, who knows what he really did. i haven't been able to recreate that, or any other reboot issue.

    no issues so far. the phone has been solid all around. most of the issues i've encountered turned out to be first-time-android-user issues (still learning).

    to be practical, i'm sure this phone lags some, especially compared to some of the dual-core phones out there, but i have yet to run into a situation where the lag caught my attention. i find it to be quite zippy, especially compared to the BB that i'm used to.

    hope that helps.
     
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    I think I know what you mean. I do get those issues at times, most notably in the News and Weather widget. You can scroll left or right through diff topics. I'll go to hit an article and it swipes left or right. Quite annoying, yes.

    Also, sometimes I'll be in my notification bar and get an email or something, press on it, and it swipes it clean away (which I wasn't even aware you could do at first). Very annoying.
     

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