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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JE78, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. JE78

    JE78 Android Enthusiast
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    I had an iPhone but but switch to Verizon for the Incredible. I love the phone but the one thing I miss about the iPhone is how wide the screen was. The Inc is to narrow and makes it kind of a pain to type. I've been checking out the Samsung and noticed the screen is wider much like the iPhone so i've been thinking of either selling or trading my Inc for the Fascinate I'm just wondering if anyone has gone the route i'm thinking of going. I really like HTC Sence and i'm not really a fan of Samsungs UI but I heard rooting the phone makes it better. Just trying to get some feedback, thanks.

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  2. HauntedHallows

    HauntedHallows Well-Known Member

    i have used all 3 of those phones and the fascinate is hands down the best transition phone if your used to the iphone. I really dont see what all the negativity about touchwiz is, my wife loves it.
  3. bezerk19

    bezerk19 Android Enthusiast

    I switched from the Incredible to the Fascinate, its a great phone especially once you root it and "de-bing" it, I too was a fan of the HTC Sense, but if you use Launcher Pro its even better!

    If you do decide on getting the Fascinate Welcome to the club.

    Good luck
  4. GoBruins

    GoBruins Well-Known Member

    i hated the incredible's battery life, it was inadequate for a superuser (har har) like me. The SAMOLED screen makes it so much easier to see in the sunlight too.

    Anyways, +1 to using Launcher Pro. You should check out LP and compare it to sense.
  5. esn

    esn Android Enthusiast

    Get the fascinate and get launcher pro and your all set! I have had all of Verizon's android devices and the Fascinate is the best hands down!
  6. bezerk19

    bezerk19 Android Enthusiast

    I must agree, with my Incredible after some morning heavy use (Wifi, surfing, texting and Slacker) my battery was at 50%, I could not survive the entire day without charging, with the Fascinate however, my phone lasts all day! I usually charge my phone over night, by 11pm its at 8% its amazing how much better the battery is on this phone.

    Also remember the "Free" version of Launcher pro doesn't include the "widgets" such as people, calender, etc that you are used to with HTC Sense, give it a try first and if you like it I would seriously suggest you purchase it, its Great!
  7. JE78

    JE78 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm currently using Launcher Pro with my Incredible because I like having access to to the dock on all my screens. The only real widget I like in Sence is the calendar widget but I found that Pure Calendar works just as well. I'm close to pulling the trigger but I need to find someone that will do a straight up trade with me. Since this is my only Verizon phone I can't sell it and buy the Samsung because I can't be without a phone for a week. So if anyone sees this and wants a Incredible PM me. Thanks for the feedback guys!
  8. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Well it looks like Best Buy pulled the trigger on Free Incredibles for The last Free phone Friday deal today!
  9. isman

    isman Lurker

    I switched back to TWiz after using Launcherpro for few weeks.
    IMO launcher pro is nice but it lacks certain polish that TWiz has. again just IMO.

    there are things about each that I perfer but can't win them all I guess.
  10. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert

    twiz has polish? :)...to each his own, im sure you arent the only one who likes it...personally i think both lpp and adw are miles ahead of it.
  11. JE78

    JE78 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Does using launcher pro change up the application part of the phone? Will it organize the apps alphabetically and up and down or does it keep it left to right?
  12. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert

    lp will organize the drawer up and down in alpha order and allows for a 3d app drawer...adw allows for the tw-like drawer but in alpa order and up and down
  13. JE78

    JE78 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, i've been watching a few video reviews about he phone and so far i'm not a big fan of the TW but as long as LP gets rid of all that I think the phone will be just fine.
  14. padrone00

    padrone00 Member

    I don't think I even made it out to my car before I had LP downloaded and running. Huge fan of it. Definitely makes the phone better.
  15. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert

    yeah, its funny to me that lpp basically just mimics sense...but its actually a lot BETTER than sense :D
  16. JE78

    JE78 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well I made the switch and overall i'm pretty happy. When I first got the phone and started playing around with it I didn't mind TW all that much, it was better than alot of the video reviews made it out to be. In the end though I downloaded LPP. The extra real estate on the screen is great, no more cramped keyboard and much easier to type. The screen is awesome, bright and crisp. The voice quality compared to the Incredible is night and day, so much clearer, no more garbled voices. Reception is about the same on both phones, I don't noticed any difference there. The only negative I have found so far is the vibrate on the SF is weak, very very weak. I haven't had a chance to see how the battery life is yet but i'm not expecting anything worse than what the Incredible had. Overall i'm pretty happy and think I made a good trade.
  17. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert

    yeah vibrate on the incredible is kinda outta control in my opinion. the haptic feedback felt way too strong in my hands, so by comparison the fascinate is weaker but imo better. :)
  18. JE78

    JE78 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm not talking about the haptic feedback, I turn that off anyway. I'm talking about the phone vibrate it self when it rings or I get an e-mail or txt. I had it on vibrate only today and missed 1 call and a few txts while it was in my pocket.
  19. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert

    oh ok. i have never noticed phone vibrate as low :eek:
  20. NOsquid

    NOsquid Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I don't notice the vibrate half the time, doesn't help that it's in a rubber skin obviously.
  21. JE78

    JE78 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm going to get the rubber case tomorrow for it so like you said, it won't help any.
  22. JE78

    JE78 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well after having the phone for a few days I'm pretty happy but I did have a few questions.

    1. Whats the best weather app? I prefer TWC app but I don't think it like me on this phone. On my HTC Incredible it would follow me and update, with the SF it doesn't update and doesn't follow. The widget doesn't update and sometime I get the Error message saying it can't find weather info.

    2. I had insurance on my Droid Inc but now that I sold that and have the SF does the insurance switch over or do I need to bring it into a store and have them switch it?

    3. Whats a good lock screen app? I was a big fan of the swipe down motion to unlock that the Droid Inc had, don't like the puzzle piece on the SF.

    Thanks in advance.
  23. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    1. I use Beautiful Widgets, I use the clock/weather widget, but it has several weather widgets. Pretty inexpensive, worth every penny and more.

    2. No idea, sorry.

    3. Try widget locker, you can put a unlocker on that looks very similar to the HTC unlocker, plus you can put widgets on your lock screen.
  24. saps

    saps Extreme Android User

    Yup Beautiful Widgets is pretty much the gold standard, its not everyone's cup of tea; same thing with widget locker
  25. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert

    yeah bw is great. i constantly rotate bw, fancy widget (old), and weather/toggle...

    honestly i think w/t would be the best if there was more support of it in terms of uploading clocks. there are a bunch there but no previews, and i forget what they all look like and get tired of switching 20 to find the one i want.

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The Samsung Fascinate release date was Q3 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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