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Raptor vs. Velocity

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Vmanisme, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So with 2 ROM's out now everybody want's to know the "under-the-hood" benefits of both ROM's.
    Both Velocity and Raptor report 6.8 MFLOPS with Linpack, no OC, just the Turbo. Testing battery on both, will let you guys know tomorrow.


    My opinion:
    In my opinion Velocity is snappier but I'll post more on this by tomorrow so check back!

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  2. myfishbear

    myfishbear Android Enthusiast

    i agree with vmanisme. velocity runs better for me.
  3. netizenmt

    netizenmt Android Enthusiast

    Must vary by phone. I was unable to use overclocking with Velocity 0.2 or 0.3 and had random reboots all the time even running it without turbo or overclocking. My phone often seemed very warm to me too. With Raptor, my phone is fast, stable and runs cooler too. I've tried using the turbo and was successful in running for hours overclocked to 787 and still running much cooler than I did with Velocity. I ended up not using turbo or overclocking because Raptor truly runs very fast without it. Finally, there were a few apps, Kindle for Android for one, that would not run for me under any version of Velocity but run perfectly fine under Raptor. I don't pretend to understand why but I sure am glad! So Raptor is the better of the 2 for my particular phone.

    Aren't we lucky to be blessed with 2 great ROMs!!!
  4. motorsport226

    motorsport226 Android Enthusiast

    Personally, Velocity works better for my phone at the moment. I do feel that Raptor has amazing potential and for its first version it's an outstanding piece of work. I will continue to download both as they are released and see who stays on top of their game.

    While we're on the subject, is there an ETA for Velocity V0.4? :D
  5. Goonie21

    Goonie21 Well-Known Member

    Just installed this rom last night. I was using Velocity .3 with turbo 4 installed. was getting constant reboots like 5-7 a day and was running hot. (Was running at 600mhz. One velocity .2 I could run 787 stable). My first impression is that it is a slick rom it is snappy it is missing some features that were I liked in velocity such as the auto hide ads. I haven’t installed turbo 4 on it yet it seems to be really responsive and have not had any reboot issues yet. may install turbo 4 to see if that was causing the reboot issues. Over all I have to say this is a pretty good rom will have to use it for a week or so before I can make a decision on which one to use.
  6. swc2001

    swc2001 Android Expert

    My fav option from Raptor is still Quick Boot

    No more having to perform a Vulcan Mind meld on your Phone. LOL:D

    I think that for now though I will stick with Velocity. but..... i am still flirting with Raptor on the side. Ha ha;)
  7. savoxis

    savoxis Android Expert

    Switcher PRO lets you reboot to recovery or bootloader from a widget, it also allows you to put up a whole myriad of other tools.

    Saying quick boot is your favorite option is a little ridiculous, you can get that app fro free of the market and use it with ANY rom. There are also tonnes of other apps that do the same thing
  8. Valkerie

    Valkerie Android Enthusiast

    I'm at 108 degrees F with Raptor right now. Holy heat Batman!
  9. dots

    dots Android Expert

    Heh i've had that constant 100 degrees F ever since i got the phone. Even when using all velocity versions, stock rom, and raptor. :(
  10. swc2001

    swc2001 Android Expert

    Um thanks I think.:(
  11. Both velocity and raptor are amazing ROMs. The Ally community is very fortunate to have the choice. For me, Raptor works best on my phone and it feels like it is not overstressing the device.
  12. PowerBomb

    PowerBomb Android Enthusiast

    I gave Raptor a try but I'm back to V0.3. No real reason for the switch though, and I have nothing bad to say about Raptor, I don't want to discourage anyone from using it. I'm just used to Velocity at this point I guess. Having another ROM option is great though so everyone should give both a try and encourage the developers and help them with constructive feedback.
  13. One thing I found incredibly odd:

    In velocity I would not be able to run NFL Mobile. The app would hang up on the loading screen. Didn't matter if I had the Turbo4 kernel or OC'd or not. It just wasn't going to work. However, in Raptor, NFL Mobile has no problems and is ready to rock and roll. Just an observation.
  14. MeeksMan13

    MeeksMan13 Lurker

    i'm thinkin about giving Raptor a shot. if I do a backup with ROMManager, will that backup the apps2sd part from my Velocity install?
  15. myfishbear

    myfishbear Android Enthusiast

    hey i just reinstalled velocity 3 with the turbo4 w oc and it is runing really fast. idk what i did this time but it is running so much better (class 10 sd card? or clearing all the stuff before and after each zip i flashed? idk)
  16. innate024

    innate024 Member

    I have the same problem with NFL mobile not loading up on my phone. It worked fine when I was running Velocity .2, but with .3, it will not work AT ALL. Maybe I will give raptor a try as well. I love Velocity though.
  17. maddog986

    maddog986 Newbie

    Anyone got any test results between the two yet?
  18. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So I decided so go an extra day with Velocity, no battery differences, so it really doesn't matter which you chose, theyre both great ROM's with little differences.
  19. I tried Raptor, but I switched back to Velocity v0.3 very quickly. I just felt like I was using a cheap knockoff of Velocity when running Raptor, but I will just consider that the side effect of comparing a v0.3 to a v0.1....Raptor has potential, if it uses a % battery meter, gets a less annoying boot animation, removes ads, and uses LauncherPro as default. Just my opinion, and yes, I know I can change manually to LauncherPro, get a % battery icon on notification bar, and whatnot other changes, but I feel comfortable with my layouts on Velocity and don't feel like starting from scratch again. It would be nice if you could switch from one to the other without dealing with starting from clean slates each time (unless you have a nandroid backup for either)
  20. joeymogul

    joeymogul Newbie

    My 2 cents... I've been using Raptor .1 for a few days. So far, I have had zero automatic reboots and 1 kernel panic. The Music Widget crashed once on me. Other than that, this ROM is very clean and runs great. My only complaints are the status bar icons should all be the same color. Don't forget about the alarm clock icon for those of us who use it. Can the 3G be changed too??

    The battery meter doesn't seem to match up correctly. Maybe this is my flashing issue and not the ROM.

    Velocity is extremely polished and runs very good. Someone mentioned an unfair comparison between a Version 3 and 1, so I'll say that Raptor .2 may be very powerful since it's starting off so nice.

    However, Velocity still has the edge and Trident's posts with all the files needed is professional as well.
  21. blay

    blay Member

    I agree that the battery icon seems a bit big, and I wish the 3G icon could be colored green as well.

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