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  1. jordonwii

    jordonwii Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys,

    First post here :D

    I'm going to be purchasing my first smartphone soon, from T-mobile. I've got a fairly low budget (i.e. lowest number minutes possible + capped data plan).

    I've got it down to my top two: the LG Optimus T and the Motorola Defy.

    I've heard the call quality on the Optimus isn't great. Is this true?

    The Defy looks pretty good, except that it's much more expensive than the Optimus (Free vs. $50 on Amazon). It's also running Android 2.1, but this isn't terrible.

    Anyone have any advice?
     

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  2. Raftysworld

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    on t-mobile i would get an iphone 4g since they are both a standard called GSM which you can go to wikipedia to read more about.
     
  3. jordonwii

    jordonwii Well-Known Member
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    Err, I thought the iPhone was only on ATT...Regardless, I don't want an iPhone. :D
     
  4. buckeyedroid

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    i will tell you straight up, no b.s.
    get the t-mobile mytouch 4g, do not
    mess with the other phones you listed.
    you will be soooo happy if you
    get the mytouch 4g, it is without a doubt
    the best phone on the market right now, you
    will love it. the motorolas use "motoblur" which
    i think sucks, htc sense is awesome and very
    1st time user friendly.
    you will not be sorry if you listen to me:)
     
  5. durps

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    ^He's on a budget and the iphone would be too expensive.
    edit:This was directed to the first response but still works for the post above lol.


    Well, I don't know much about either phone, but if you are a clumsy person or hard on phones, I would suggest the Defy since it's more sturdy than your average smartphone.
    If you're not a klutz, then save some money and get the Optimus.
     
  6. jordonwii

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    Haha, I would. Trust me, I looked into the MyTouch 4g, but alas...'tis too expensive for me ;)
     
  7. buckeyedroid

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    well, you will buy one of the lesser phones, and be unhappy,
    you will find a way to sell it (lose some money) and
    buy the better phone, it always happens like that.
    you might as well find the money and get the right phone or
    you will be unhappy and lose all the way around.
    just trying to help:)
     
  8. jordonwii

    jordonwii Well-Known Member
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    I'm offended. :mad:

    Just kidding, :p. That's basically what I was thinking, actually. I really can't think of when my phone would be going through much.
     
  9. toomuchgame441

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    Wow is anyone listening to the OP he wants a decent mid-ranged device that will keep him within his bugdet. Not everyone wants or needs the best phones in the market.

    On topic, I would go with the Optimus T, I've heard great things on that device. It's not going to be as snappy as most Androids go but it definitely seems to be a solid choice.
     
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  10. jordonwii

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    Thanks. :D

    Another question I had...is it possible the Optimus will get Gingerbread? Or is it too low-end?
     
  11. lordofthereef

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    If there is a mod community following for the device it will probably get it. Officially speaking, nobody really knows WHAT all is getting gingerbread except like 2-3 phones that has been announced.
     
  12. toomuchgame441

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    Very welcome OP, yea its hard to say which devices will get 2.3, I think the Evo will be getting luckily :p
     
  13. jordonwii

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    Hahaha, nice. :D Although the Evo is probably the best Android phone out there ATM, so I would expect it to. ;)
     
  14. AndroidSPCS

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    Another vote for LG Optimus T.

    The iPhone 4??? Let me stop laughing for a second....no wait, can't stop laughing....
     
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  15. lordofthereef

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    Oh it's not that bad. Let's not be fanboys here. There is enough of that at MMI :p
     
  16. AndroidSPCS

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    Oh yes it is!!

    This coming from someone who has the 32 GB iPod Touch, original 2G iPhone, iPhone 3GS (along with half a dozen other iPod devices)...yes, it is that bad...
     
  17. android91

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    The optimus is the epitome of a solid starter android phone. Look into it.
     

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