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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gangsterazn, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. gangsterazn

    gangsterazn Member
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    Has anyone come here from a Thunderbolt? I just got mine last week in for the unlimited data but the battery life is horrendous on the Thunderbolt. The 4G is nice but I don't know if that is worth all the other troubles (and the 150$ more I have to pay). Can't I think of the Inc2 as a smaller TB with better battery and the same features? If so, I'd probably take the exchange to get the Inc2. In fact, with the TB 4.3 inch screen, I can't even reach the top of the phone with my thumb (maybe I have small hands) so I actually have to use 2 hands if I want to pull the notifications down. Which is a total pain. Anyone switched from TB to Inc2?
     



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  2. march99

    march99 Newbie

    I had the Bolt for a week before returning it. Battery life was horrible and the fact that it was too big made me finally decide to return it. 4G is great but useless w/ a dead battery.

    I now have the Inc2 and love it. I had the original Inc too. No complaints. Its the perfect size and 3G speed is fine with me. Battery life is average and reliable.
     
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  3. gangsterazn

    gangsterazn Member
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    Sweet, thanks for the reply. How does the 3G speeds compare? Is it worth the extra headache and 150$ for 4G? What about the battery life? How many hours did you get on the Bolt for the same amount of activity on the Inc2? 10 hours vs 18? or so?
     
  4. mgftp

    mgftp Newbie

    You know what they say about guys with small hands? ....


    Anyway, Sounds like the Dinc2 is more for you. It was an easy choice for me as I don't care for 4G.
     
  5. march99

    march99 Newbie

    Well, 4G is a lot faster but I'm okay with that. I dont wanna spend too much time surfing the web on my cell. 3G is fine w/ me. IMO, definately not worth the headache and $$$$ for 4G. When i had the bolt, 3 times in a week the battery died at the worst moment when i didnt have my charger w/ me. 6 hrs tops i think before you start worrying on the battery life.

    Get the Inc2 ...worth it.
     
  6. sharpgator

    sharpgator Newbie

    Hey, if you are having trouble "grabbing" the notification bar, you might want to try an app called "hello status bar". If you put it on the bottom row, you press it and the bar comes down. I use it even on my Dinc2 just because I like it better than pulling down the bar.
     
  7. gangsterazn

    gangsterazn Member
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    Ah, thanks! There wasn't anything in particular to point out but yes, that has been a problem and I'll consider it for an Inc2 too.
     
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  9. gangsterazn

    gangsterazn Member
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    What can the TB do that the Inc 2 not do? The 4G and kickstand is all I can think of. seems like a no brainer switch for me eh?
     
  10. ggangi

    ggangi Well-Known Member

    Also a slightly bigger screen and it comes with a bigger Micro SD card.

    I am due for an update in 9 days and have been going back and forth between this and the TB. This week I am leaning towards the Inc2. LOL. Battery life just might be my deciding factor.
     
  11. gangsterazn

    gangsterazn Member
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    Probably my last post before I make a final decision since my 30 days of exchange is almost up.

    Since this is my first droid phone I have no experience with rooting but I would definitely be interested in learning more and probably doing it in the near future when I have a better grasp of it. My question is how good is rooting in my comparison between the Inc2 and TB?

    Tell me who wins in these:
    1. Thunderbolt rooted vs. Inc2 rooted in terms of battery life
    2. Thunderbolt rooted vs Inc2 rooted in terms of functionality (which is probably the same)
    3. Thunderbolt vs Inc2 battery unrooted (stock)

    How much can rooting the TB change its battery life? how about rooting the Inc2?

    I just basically wanna know if the 8-10 hours I can get out of my Thunderbolt now with just light-moderate use, on 4G will improve drastically enough that it justifies keeping it over switching to a more battery friendly Inc2. I am a college student and I do a lot of texting, calling, and video watching but I usually carry my laptop around so surfing the web when I am walking to class or rsomething would be the only time that is actually utilized.

    Sorry for all these questions but you guys have been a great help. Thanks again!
     
  12. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Android Expert

    After having a TB (non-rooted) running bare minimum as far as widgets/syncing/turning off 4G/etc., running juice defender, and doing EVERYTHING i could think of (or get advice on) to save battery life - including not using it as much as I did my DINC1, I cannot IMAGINE getting 8-10 hours out of the TB and still being able to enjoy having it.

    I was getting MAYBE 8 hours with little to no use in a 3G area. When I travelled into a 4G area, it was more like 4-6. I could not enjoy my phone the way I had prior to owning a TB.

    Current battery technology isn't ready for 4G IMO. If you go the TB route, you will have to curb the three activities listed (texting, calls/video).
     
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  13. gangsterazn

    gangsterazn Member
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    Great answer. Thanks for the first hand account. I pretty much have had the same experience. Did you switch over the the Incredible 2 as I see you have it listed on your devices? Is that rooted? How is that working out for you?

    I took a couple videos with my TB and they were great but I think the Inc2 could do almost the same in that department. And with 4G vs 3G I don't think it would matter that much because its not like I am torrenting a 6GB file or anything. I am leaning strongly towards switching to an Inc2 tbh.
     
  14. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Android Expert


    Yes, i traded for the dinc2 from the tb. LOVE the DINC2. I'm a chronic upgrader and my sickness demands that I be on the bleeding edge. While everything on paper says that the TB is the better device, I feel that the TB was a step backwards and have not regretted the move for one minute (despite my sickness!). No, my DINC2 is not rooted. I quit bothering with all of that recently as I don't have the time to keep up with what is out there (again, latest and greatest only). I've found that if I'm not rooted, I don't have to worry with what my options are each and every week....not to mention that living on the rooted edge brings on instability at times.
     
  15. gangsterazn

    gangsterazn Member
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    How much better battery is it? I also went to the Verizon store to try it out but the camera on the Inc2 seemed to have a yellowish tint. When I took a picture of the metal stand it was on, it was a bit like one of those offwhite light bulbs were shining on it yet when I took the same picture with a droid X2, it showed the true colors. Was this just a bad phone on display? or is this inherent in all Inc2s? Also how does the video quality compare? I had pretty nice quality from my TB that I hope to replicate on the Inc2. (Although I have heard there are sound issues due to the smaller sound bar).
     
  16. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Android Expert

    The difference on the battery is definately substantial (maybe twice as long?). I get 14-16 hours of moderate to heavy use (3G only - no WiFi, no battery saving, no limit to background syncing). I get up at 6am and go to bed around 11p. Depending on useage, the phone may not make it as long as I do, but it typically does.

    As far as the pics go, I couldn't say. I am very happy with the camera on the DINC2 though - aren't they the same hardware for cameras?
     
  17. gangsterazn

    gangsterazn Member
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    I thought they were? both 8MP 720p recording. Did you have the yellowish hue on your camera? That might just have been a defect on the display model.
     

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