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  1. nchargreed

    nchargreed Well-Known Member
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    Ok, so I've seen this comparison on other phones, but I need to know what ya'll think operating these on the Epic??

    I've played around with both, found pros and cons for both and now I need to pull the trigger. Which one do I commit to with a "donation"?

    Any bugs you've found or kick ass features that you've discovered will be helpful as I'm making my decision.

    Thanks, in advance.
     

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    Handcent for me; tried Chomp & it seems like a Jr. varsity app to me...
     
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    That's harsh ;) but I am leaning toward Handcent. I need the option to "ignore" failed messages, though. I'm finding that "failures" are actually being sent and received. Handcent doesn't offer me the option to "ignore" so I can't clear these.
     
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    Handcent. Never tried Chomp. Ive had Handcent since my Moment and I fell in love with it. It was the 1st app I downloaded on my Epic. :)
     
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    I think I tried both on my Droid, but how do you stop the stock app from also receiving the message?
     
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    -Open the Messaging app
    -Hit menu>Settings
    -Under notifications settings, uncheck the notifications in status bar option.

    Handcent is definitely my choice...tried both and Handcent for me is way better.
     
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    Doesn't that just stop it from displaying it? It's still receiving it isn't it?
     
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    i am using handcent. I have one complaint. When i send a picture (mms) it takes forever to send. So i end up having to use the stock messaging app to send mms
     
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    I must be the only person using chomp lol. I think it has a cleaner interface. Handcent's seem kinda low rez.
     
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    I just turned off the receive notifications & unchecked automatically retrieve mms from the stock messaging app & haven't had a problem since using Handcent instead. They don't conflict at all.
     
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    there isn't anything u can do about that; but the only way u kno that is if ur checking the stock which isn't much of a point to do; 2ndly, it must remain on the phone & do as it does or u mess up MMS all the way...
     
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    I prefer ChompSMS, both are basically the same thing
     
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    that's my only complaint about handcent..
     
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    Of the two I prefer Handcent but it has some recent issues (double texts, missed texts) etc I also like SMS Popup
     
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    i am happy to report that my issues with MMS and handcent are now resolved. I got the new epic update from sprint and an update from handcent around the same time so im not sure which fixed it, but one of them did.
     
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    I like Chomp better. I used to alternate all the time but Handcent is missing a couple of things for me personally. I like how you can alternate between bubbles for the conversation. One thing I don't like is when you customize a background for a thread, it stretches out the picture. On Chomp it fits just right and keeps the quality. Now Chomp has themes and I can send mms with no problems. Handcent had issues when I used mms. UI wise I like Handcent better but Chomp isn't bad so I'll take quality over looks when it comes to those two.
     

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