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General Eris, Devour, Or D1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JesseeS, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. JesseeS

    JesseeS New Member
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    Im New To The Whole Android Scene And Was Deciding Between The Eris, The Devour And The Droid 1. I Know All Have Their Individual Pros And Cons. I Love The Whole Sense Set Up That The Eris Has, Disappointed The Devour Is Only Running 1.6 And Has No Plans On Updating This, And The Droid 1's Keyboard Is A Little To Sleek And Snug For My Tastes. As Most Of You Are Experienced With Androids, I Was Just Seeing Which Device You Would Recommend Through Personal Experience. Thank You In Advance For Your Help.:)
     

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  2. Thornfullessrose

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    Are those the only choices u have? If so, I say Original Droid.
     
  3. cableguynoe

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    Welcome to the forum Jesee!

    I also thought it was weird that these are your choices.
    Are you buying it used from someone?

    I agree the the D1 is the best choice from those 3. Definately not the devour.
     
  4. JesseeS

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    My Upgrade Date Isnt Until January 2012, So Im Kinda Stuck Right Now. I Really Want An Android Phone And From What Ive Seen Those Are The Only 3 That Are In My Price Range Used. So Ya, Those Are My Options Lol
     
  5. Thornfullessrose

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    Oh ok. So yea... ORIGINAL DROOOIIIID then.

    Devour: DON'T EVEN BOTHER!!!
    Eris: Eh... had this phone. As you can see i don't anymore because of continuous issues.
    OG DROID: Vanilla Android and is still a beast!:D (maybe you'll get a good one. Last i check they only had refurbs left. which i went through 8 of. which landed me on a droid2.)

    It's weird because I thought the Eris and Devour were discontinued.
     
  6. cableguynoe

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    Where did u see prices for those phones? The Eris and I believe the D1 aren't being sold by Verizon anymore. Not sure about the Devour.
    I think I might have seen the D1 at Target, but not Verizon stores.
    And even if they are, they probably won't be available in January.

    What is your price range? Most are going to b about $199. If ur lucky ull get one for $99. Or $49 if the phone is on its way out.

    How much did u see those phones for?
     
  7. Thornfullessrose

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    They are selling the OD as "certified like-new" on online VZW store i believe.
     
  8. JesseeS

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    My Price Range Is About $100-$200. I've Been Going On Craigslist Alot And The Average Price For The Eris Is $150, The Original Droid About $175-200. Im Just Trying To Pick Between These 2 Now Because You Guys Helped Me Rule The Devour Out Lol
     
  9. carmendiva

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    Yeah stay away from the devour

    I'd say get the Eris if you like the appeal of how it looks or get the droid if you want to be able to root the hell of it and have all the custom roms u want :)

    I'd go as far to say to see if you can find an Lg ally on craigslist!
     
  10. Thornfullessrose

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    i say stay away from ally too bcuz lg totally failed at making a android smart phone. so i guess out of eris and droid. get DROOIIID.
     
  11. cableguynoe

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    I'd put the ally in the same category as the Devour. They really screwed this one up.
    Way too slow. Nothing but constant lag.
     
  12. kujayhawks77

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    As a household who has both a D1 and an Eris I would recommend the D1. However if the weight and bulkiness of the physical keyboard bug you then look at an Eris. The Eris (if rooted IMO) isn't awful and is a nice entry level phone but the D1 is a workhorse and gives you tons of customization options. Keep your eye on craigslist like you have been doing. Here in Houston you can grab an Eris for $75 and a D1 for $150 but they do go quick.
     
  13. carmendiva

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    Honestly, i played with devours and ally's

    if i had to choose, i'd say the ally out of the two

    but with the eris and droid

    it's do you want a pretty but slow phone
    or a phone that is bulky and big kinda ugly that you can overclock and modify the hell out of

    Looks vs functionality
     
  14. xzillerationer

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    I'm not sure... I think... somewhere...
    Yeah, drop the Devour, get a D1. It's the best of the non-highend Android phones on Verizon right now.
     
  15. JesseeS

    JesseeS New Member
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    Thanks Everyone For Your Input, Im Now The Proud Owner Of An OG. Gotta Say, I Absolutely Love It!
     
  16. carmendiva

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    well thats good :)
     
  17. cableguynoe

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    You have chosen wisely
     

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