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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 66chevytruck, May 18, 2010.

  1. 66chevytruck

    66chevytruck Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just got my Droid Eris in today.Should i keep it or get a Incredible.Pros and Cons.Been reading about all the issues people are having with the update.If i do keep it what updates should i do.Im upgrading from a chocolate 2.Thanks for any help.

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  2. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    I'd say keep it. Personally I think that 2.1 is just a horrible experience. AS I have downgraded OTA 2.1 back to 1.5 and am very happy.
  3. ithejdi

    ithejdi Member

    I would say keep it. I had the Incredible and it seemed so flimsy in my hands that I took it back. I know I would end up dropping it and ruining it. Looking at 90% of the complaints on here seem to be standard user issues (not setting up sync properly, not checking that there are sync options in a menu as well in the program, not clearing out old cache data that 2.1 does not understand etc). Also it seems a LOT of the "bugs" are just Android 2.1. "In 1.5 i could _____ but in 2.1 I cant!" "My signal bars are wrong!" "My 1.5 app worked great but it's not working in 2.1". I am ordering an Eris from the "Certified Pre-Owned" selection on verizon and saving my new every two for the next big thing.
  4. bjf88

    bjf88 Android Enthusiast

    Keep it, you will be starting fresh and shouldn't have a lot of the issues most on here do.
  5. truelove79

    truelove79 Android Enthusiast

    I love my Eris and 2.1 is a HUGE improvement, but if I were buying a phone now, it would be an Incredible for sure. Its just no contest. The Incredible is better in every way. Just the difference in speed is worth the swap for the Incredible. The Eris is a great phone, but it's time has passed.

    You're posting your question in an Eris forum so expect to get many biased opinions. I'm trying to be honest and unbiased.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  6. jimigood

    jimigood Newbie

    I have had NO probs with 2.1. My Eris is a great phone. Like what was said once I will say again. Most of the probs you hear is from poor operation by the owner. Just take the time to get to know the phone and you should have no probs.
  7. jimigood

    jimigood Newbie

    This is also a true statement. But I still love my Eris.
  8. cboss

    cboss Member

    Could not agree more. I satyed with 1.5 till I got the 2.1 OTA. I've had ZERO problems with the phone. Works smooth! I'm basically a "lurker" here, but I always try the new apps and betas. Just don't load it up with junk and it will work as advertised. Sort of like a PC...keep it clean!:)
  9. jimigood

    jimigood Newbie

    True Cboss. The best thing to do really is to look and research the phones,then decide which one really has the features YOU will be most happy with. We can give as many opinions as we want, but really its what you like best.
  10. truelove79

    truelove79 Android Enthusiast

    The reason I always recommend the Incredible over the Eris is because from a feature standpoint the Incredible just simply wins. Bigger, better screen, MUCH faster cpu, camera flash, etc. You still get the sense UI and the awesome form factor and build quality of HTC. Seriously the Eris, while a GREAT phone 6 months ago is old hat now. Its just slow and limited compared to new phones. Dont get me wrong, I LOVE my Eris, but there's no way anyone could recommend it over the Incredible if they were being completely honest and unbiased.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  11. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Are funds an issue? You can't buy whiskey on beer money.
  12. bjf88

    bjf88 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, except that some can't afford the extra for the Incredible. I personally don't think the larger screen and bigger processor are necessary. I love the form factor of the Eris and I'm not such a super user that the I need the extra performance. Sure, the Inc is the best out there as far as the stats go, but that doesn't mean it's always the better phone for EVERYONE. Remember that.
  13. SoulWeaponry

    SoulWeaponry Member

    Anybody that thinks an end of life phone with out dated specs, bugs, lag and a future without support is worth getting is out of their mind. Get the incredible if you want a better phone that'll have support and keep its value in the next year.

    "keep the Eris" is just a statement trying to justify their own purchase
  14. 66chevytruck

    66chevytruck Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The money is not a big deal. Did a upgrade $80 for the eris or $200 for the inc.Im not a supper user.Use it for facebook,internet etc .
  15. Shachren

    Shachren Well-Known Member

    Get the incredible. Much more bang for your buck.
  16. bjf88

    bjf88 Android Enthusiast

    No, I say "Keep the Eris" because it is a great phone and after playing with both I still believe that it is the right phone for me. It feels better in my hand, is more pocketable, plus as a phone that has been out there for longer, has more support and fixes.
    Like I said before, just because the Inc has better specs does NOT mean it's always the best phone for everyone. Not everyone NEEDS the huge screen and processor and 8mp camera.
    I don't get the mindset that "everyone is jealous of the Incredible" and "how could you still want to buy the Eris when it's been out for 6 months, OMG is is sooo old and slow, blah blah blah."

    EDIT: OP, I suggest you do your research, play around with both, read up on both forums, then make your decision based on what one will fit your needs best and has the better feel to you. Don't base your decision on what other's say. Decide for yourself.
  17. cdkee

    cdkee Newbie

    The Eris is a great phone, the incredible is pretty much the same thing with better hardware...so I'd go for the incredible if I could
  18. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Ok then. You have the Eris for 30 days and will pay $35 if you return it. Try it out for at least 3 weeks to see if you're happy. Head over to the Verizon store to check out the Incredible within that time to see if it's worth the extra $155. I have both and I like them both. The Eris feels better in the hand but the DI is not too far off. Both have issues, albeit different ones. I flip between the two depending on my mood. On a subjective level, the Eris is cute and comfortable. The DI is powerful and daunting at times. Either way, you can't go wrong IMO, it's just a personal decision.
  19. ithejdi

    ithejdi Member

    I'm with you here. I had the Inc for 2 weeks. It was nice, if I say.. worked in an office but if I had it in my pocket all day at work without an otterbox it would be toast. I may consider getting it again once the accessories catch up with it. Until then I can live without it.
  20. 66chevytruck

    66chevytruck Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Why would they come out with a update and then drop it with no support and six months from know there will be a phone to come out better than the inc and i guess you are saying if i got the inc and paid $200 for it know next year i could get $200 for it LOL
  21. Ditch the Eris. It is too glitchy.....I am about sick of the phone going silent when I try to make/take calls. Its slow. Its old hat. It just doesn't work quite right.....
  22. Get rid of the Eris as fast as you can. It is a discontinued phone since its hardware is over 2 years old. The incredible is 4 time as fast and has 3 times more usable free memory so no need to keep killing tasks like you have to on the Eris.

    Buying the Eris is just like buying the old original G1. Its the same hardware. Get rid of it.
  23. SoulWeaponry

    SoulWeaponry Member

    well, as for support, how well can Google really support an outdated slow phone like this with all the newest kickass updates? Eris definitely won't get flash 10. Some say we won't even get past 2.1
    and resale value....lol the difference in value between a low end discontinued phone that won't be on anybody's radar anymore vs a flagship high end smartphone will be a pretty big deal.

    So yeah...buying a phone right as its about to be killed off? Might as well buy a g1

    You may be a simple user that doesn't require much but really. even dialing and answering calls is difficult on this phone and time will only magnify that
  24. mobimop

    mobimop Well-Known Member

    I'd get the Incredible and run, run away from the Eris....
  25. AdmSuvvuk

    AdmSuvvuk Android Enthusiast

    The Incredible is not as flimsy as it appears/feels. Mine took a trip across a parking lot the first day had it, and just got some minor dings. It *IS* however not nearly as tough as the Eris. It's light, and thin, and sleek, but it doesn't have the fantastic substantial feel that the Eris has.

    To the OP, it all depends on your needs and wants. You can't go wrong with either phone. You can save some money and use the Eris, or you can get a little more speed with the Incredible. I gave my Eris to my daughter and got the Incredible.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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