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Captivate users thinking about the Atrix may want to wait...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Zonker1, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Zonker1

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    I know a lot of Captivate users seem to be ready to jump ship. I already picked up an Inspire, and I see a lot of people talking about the Atrix.

    I am not here to bash the Atrix at all. I have not even been able to see one in person yet. BUT, when I went to radioshack at lunch today to check out the Atrix (they were sold out and did not even have a dummy phone), the sales guy told me something interesting while we were discussing the Atrix. He said that he would not recommend getting the Atrix because radioshack has been told that a new phone is coming out next week. He said it was a dual core Samsung phone for At&t.

    Could it be that the Galaxy S2 is going to be here next week? I would imagine a lot of captivate users would be interested in the S2 just for the screen alone.

    I can not verify this at all, but I found it very interesting. Especially since the rumors online seem to say that the Galaxy S2 is expected the last week of February or the first full week of March.
     

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    i love the screen on my captivate, maybe im just being bitter right now but samsung can shove it...
     
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    I don't believe it. AT&T would have advertised something that big and it doesn't make sense they shit on Motorola at the moment. I'm thinking the fall around the holidays for the dual core Samsung. Plus the Infuse 4G is also due to be released.
     
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    He was probably talking about the Samsung Infuse - a single core 1.2 Ghz with 4.5" SUPER AMOLED PLUS screen ... the screen has 50% more subpixels and at 4.5" it should be beautiful ... but it is a tad big and it is still a Samsung.
     
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    I agree, he was probably referring to the Infuse. Salesmen at these stores can be very uninformed at times.

    And I also agree, though the screen is a "better" / "more updated" version of our current Captivates, it is simply too big. Four inches is perfect in my opinion. The 3.5" of the iPhone is a bit small and the 4.3" of the Evo is a bit large, but 4.5" is certainly too large.

    So, all in all, I will wait (happily) with my Captivate while something is released that is better than the Infuse, Inspire AND Atrix.
     
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    Ditto on both parts. Although I wish a few things were different with my Captivate, I'm happy with it and learned to deal with it. If I were that unhappy with it I'd be using something else. But there'll always be people unhappy with whatever they have.
     
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    I'm glad to see that people are considering the galaxy s mishaps when buying their new phones. Maybe samsung will learn. Until then, I'm all for buying anything motorola or htc.
     
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    No more Samsungs for me, thank you.
     
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    Samsung definitely has issues, but in the end, the phone is great. Flashing ROMS, Kernels, etc. is my new hobby. I'm not getting a new phone anytime soon.

    Here's what I have to say about the Atrix: It's a Motorola- 'nuff said.
     
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    I'm probably going for HTC's first dual processor phone for at&t. Until then.......i gotta stick with my non 2.2 laggy captivate.
     
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    One of the reasons I would switch isn't just to get Froyo, it's because I am disappointed in how Samsung has handled the updates for the phone and the lack of a communication about release dates. It's about poor customer service and promises to the consumer that they haven't met yet. Switching to another Samsung phone right now when they haven't made any real effort to correct the current situation for their existing customers seems counterproductive.
     
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    I will be so happy when all the people that hate Samsung switch over to other brands. So we can actually talk about something on the forums, other than how much some of you hate Samsung.
     
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    My feelings exactly! I've been through the Motorola "junk", then it was the Samsung Blackjack, Blackjack II, then onto Blackberry. This captivate blows them away, and I love the versatility of flashing Roms.

    I still believe the update issue is more an AT&T issue than Samsung.

    But Motorola? No freakin' way!
     
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    I agree...get out of the Captivate forum if you are going to Turdorola!
     
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    I concur.

    Unfortunately Samsung is like Apple.

    They have so much business & profits they're highly unlikely to change.

    Appreciating their customers is not their top priority.

    Motorola _used_ to be one of my favorites. However now they are struggling to stay alive. This makes them extremely vulnerable to the influence of Apple & Verizon who's sold 28% of Motos Android phones last year. Hence Apples influence caused them to emulate Apple and lock down their devices. Thus they've lost a lot of enthusiasts like me.

    What to do?

    Buy HTC, they are doing all the right things for the right price, at the right time. They are the next big success.
     
  16. Zonker1

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    If you don't like threads that are anti-captivate, why do you read them? Pretty simple solution. Don't open those threads.

    Also, if you want to talk about something else on the forums, who is stopping you? How many threads have you started? Again, simple solution. Talk about something else.

    A lot of captivate users, and former captivate users, are very dissatisfied with the phone. That is what they want to talk about.
     
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    Wait until tomorrow - Your signature is likely to come true as well...:p
     
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    Stock the GPS sucked and the phone is/was a bit laggy, but aside from the 2.2 update fiasco, what's not to like??
     
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    Don't like my opinions. Don't read them.

    Put me on ignore.
     
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    The Infuse isn't actually launching next week, is it? That would actually be better for many non-power-users than the Atrix.
     
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    +1 for Moto and HTC. I enjoy the Captivate over my old, simple bar phone, but this will be the last Samsung phone I buy. Too little talk or action concerning supporting their products.
     
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    this samoled screen is simply to captivating for me to consider anything else. Think about it...other than camera quality/flash what else is there to consider when buying a phone. I must admit that the atrix has really cool peripherals and accessories but I'm too broke to afford those and my lifestyle doesn't require them. Also I don't know any apps that require the power of a dual core processor yet, I feel as though the dual core processor is only useful when using the "laptop" adapter. Some of the top of the line android phones still use the snapdragon which is pretty old but even it will still handle 3d games well. Only a 4" screen (the sweet spot size for me) phone on with a samold+ screen and flash is the only thing that may make me seriously consider giving up my captivate. A dependable gps and gingerbread would be nice too.
     
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    I'm leaning towards the sgs2 over the atrix. Mainly because its features just fit my lifestyle better.
     
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    There is more to a phone than just a screen. If you're so concerned with a great screen, you should have gotten iPhone 4.
     
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    Could be either the Infuse 4G or the T-mobile Vibrant 4G; neither of which are dual-core though, those (the SGS2) are coming probably late summer. I will be avoiding all of them like the plague though.
     

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