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Ladies - What Android OS device do you like and Why?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by GuyverPrime!, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. GuyverPrime!

    GuyverPrime! Member
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    Looking at other threads and finding no useful information I decided to start a new one.

    First I need to get my wife a phone that needs to do the following.
    1. Carrier = Verizon
    2. Email
    3. Web
    4. Camera/Video
    5. GPS
    6. Facebook App

    Do any of you Ladies out there using the droid wish they had a different phone?

    This is not a sexist question - My wife is picky and will complain until the contract is up and she can get a new phone if the droid does not work for her.

    GuyverPrime
     

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  2. grainysand

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    What is it about the Droid in particular that you think mightn't be a good fit for a female user?
     
  3. jdollprince

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    I have a DROID and i love it! I am not coveting any other android phones. I like the large screen, being able to the physical keyboard (or not), and the speaker rocks. Those are just the physically appealing attributes obviously. I have to admit I havent used any of the other phones, but I didnt like the looks or size of them in the store. She should go and check all the phones out in person. That way she can get what she likes!
     
  4. GuyverPrime!

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    The size and shape of the phone and the fact that she is not the most careful person wityh technology. I was also looking at the blackberry tour for her since she liked the physical keyboard.
     
  5. takeshi

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    My fiancee's not a forum user but there's no way she'd part with her Droid. Keep in mind though that not all women are the same. They do have their own individual preferences.
     
  6. every android phone has points 2-6 (actually, probably every smartphone; apart from the facebook app)

    what?! when did this happen? :thinking:
     
  7. El Blacksheep

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    Well, think about it this way

    Web:
    - Bigger screen = better browsing experience. The Droid's screen is about 4x as big as the screen on my last smartphone (Helio Ocean) and while both could browse the web, the Droid's bigger screen actually makes viewing full websites realistic.
    - Typing in URLs is always better with a physical keyboard, but bookmarks can eliminate the need for most URL typing.

    Email:
    - Reading anything long (or HTML-formatted email) is nicer on a bigger screen, but short/simple email is basically the same regardless.
    - Again, having a physical keyboard is nicer for typing out decent-length e-mails.

    Camera/Video:
    - Video quality on the Droid beats the Eris, but unless you're comparing side-to-side it probably won't bother an Eris user too much.
    - Apparently there's some glitch that doesn't allow Youtube to work on the Eris, but I imagine that will be fixed at some point.
    - The Droid has some of the best camera hardware available in a smartphone (not THE best, but it's pretty high up there) and depending on lighting conditions you can get some really impressive photos & videos. It's only shortcoming is the software, which can always be improved.

    GPS:
    - As far as I know, it's all the same. And if I'm wrong, the difference isn't noticable enough for a non-techgeek to notice.

    Facebook:
    - You've got access to the same apps as any other Android device
    - Skip the apps altogether and visit the touch.facebook.com site through the browser. It's better than the apps.

    So, if you're limiting yourself to Verizon only, your options are:
    1) Droid. Best functionality, questionable form, perfect fit.
    2) Devour. Questionable functionality, quirky form, decent fit.
    3) Eris. Iffy functionality, nicer form, good fit.

    BTW, Do note all are good devices.

    My recommendation based on the above: Eris. SenseUI is a little more user-friendly than stock Android, MotoBlur seems to be teenager-oriented, and the combination of simplicity and style is a winner. The Moto Droid would be the close 2nd, due to being a far superior piece of hardware.
     
  8. GuyverPrime!

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    Thanks El Blacksheep. She is going to pick a phone this weekend.
    The Droid has the stats I am looking for but she will need to live with the phone.
    Guyver
     

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