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Best Upcoming Android Phone for T-Mobile?

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  1. wmurphy1975

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    So I've been looking around for a replacement for my Nexus One for a while and have been seriously considering the HTC Pyramid (Sensation). However, I just found out today that the LG Optimus 2X that should be available in the next few days is running pure Android. I've always preferred pure Android but with the Sensation was willing to give Sense a try since I've heard so many good things about it. I do like getting Android upgrades as soon as their available. Is this more likely on pure Android devices like the G2 and G2x?

    I'm looking for opinions from the experienced users of this forum...what do you think? The HTC Sensation or the LG Optimus 2X? Which would you choose and why?
     

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    Personally I'd choose the HTC Pyramid because of the 1.2ghz dual core processor, the 4.3 inch screen, it has more RAM than the G2X and because it looks so damn sexy!! :D
    Though those are just rumored specs so far hehe
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I've heard that the the Tegra 2 at 1 ghz is actually faster than snapdragon at 1.2 ghz. Has anyone else heard the same?
     
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    I'm on Sprint right now, but I'm considering moving to T-mo for the pyramid/sensation
     
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    If you're willing to root, you can get the best of both worlds. Pyramid with pure Android.
     
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    OK so yesterday I was leaning towards the G2X but now that we have more official information I'm definitely looking hard at the Sensation. Anyone else?
     
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    I am anxiously awaiting the Galaxy S2! I think this will be the phone of the year. :)
     
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    Samsung...no thanks. The Nexus S was the only Samsung phone I ever considered and I was just not impressed with the build quality. And if you ever buy a Samsung phone with anything other than pure Android you'll probably never see an update.
     
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    Because it is so much better than the EVO 3D? Aside for them having roughly the same specs and all of course.
     
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    If you want a super duper Android phone but want a hedge in case T-Mobile got really bought out by AT&T and you're forced to move to AT&T's network?

    The answer is

    Get the T-Mobile G2X. It got an 850 3G band as an option, making it AT&T ready.

    I also like the fact it has a vanilla OS. Makes it faster to get an update, but not only that, its likely to get bugs associated with a layered user interface. In my usage, vanilla Androids are generally more reliable than Androids with UI mascara.
     
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    I'm feeling the Sensation although I do like that the G2X comes with the AT&T 3G band (as Guamguy pointed out) so if the T-Mobile/AT&T deal goes through your phone will still get 3G once AT&T stops using T-Mo's spectrum for 3G.
     
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    Great reply Guamguy! I have been a diehard Vanilla Android fan since my G1. But I'm very interested in the Sense 3.0 available on the Sensation. I'm probably leaning in that direction. You make some valid points about the AT&T - TMobile merger, however if that deal goes through it is likely to take over a year before you see any real changes to T-Mobile's network. By that time I will probably be ready for a newer/better phone! :D
     
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    OK so I've been reading everything I could about the new HTC Sensation and was really excited about it but a couple of things have come to light that is making me have second thoughts. My biggest complaint is internal memory only at 1GB. :thinking: The biggest problem I'm having with my Nexus 1 is always running out of internal storage for apps, even though I've moved everything over to my SD card that I could. I'm worried that the 1GB on the Sensation won't be a big enough improvement for me. The G2X on the other hand has 8GB...that's HUGE. :D
     
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    I could never install a gig of apps. Sensation here I come!
     
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    The snapdragon dual core is a8 compared to tegras a9. Idk if that'll change your opinion
     
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    I don't think 1GB internal memory is any problem. Combined with the classic Froyo A2SD, this should be perfectly enough for a few hundred apps. Take into account that the large data of the apps goes to SD card anyway. For example, a classic Gameloft game takes 4GB on internal memory and puts 90GB on the SD card.

    It is also the case that Snapdragon 3 is based on Cortex A8. However, its Scorpion core is the "tweaked" version of the classic A8 core and comes with certain improvements. This should minimize the difference with A9 cores. I guess some benchmarks on final models can provide a guideline here.
     
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    Also, sense is known to be a battery hog. And with Sense 3.0 comes 3d effects. That "might" drain your battery a bit faster than usual.
     
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    I've used both vanilla Android and HTC Sense extensively to say they are both pluses and minuses to each approach.
     
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    If I was you, I must choose HTC Sensation!
     
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    I don't like the whole AT&T/T-Mobile merger thing, but it certainly doesn't hurt to be prepared. I really do like the Sensation. Gives me Nexus One nostalgia and the new Sense 3.0 is wonderful looking, but I have to face facts that this merger may very well happen and my Nexus S won't run on their 3G.
     
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    Who knows maybe the Sensation will have AT&T's 3G bands too?
     
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    Thanks everyone for their opinions...I've made my decision. I'm getting a G2X tomorrow. All of the recent reviews I've read over the last few days has really confirmed that this is definitely the phone for me.
     

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