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Return my Eris for a Droid?

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  1. marinehrnt

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    About ten days ago I purchased an HTC Eris (first smart phone) and I'm wondering if it's worth taking back for the Droid. While I like the Eris the lag on the keyboard and dial pad is driving me insane! I really like the sense UI but I don't think it's worth all the lag issues I'm having. I have never used the Droid but curious if it suffers from the same performance issues as the Eris? I was thinking about getting the Incredible but can't find one in staock and really don't want to spend the extra $100 over the Droid. If anyone has gone from the Eris to Droid let me know what you think. Did you miss the Sense UI? Thanks everyone.
     

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    If you use LauncherPro as your home screen, you'll get SenseUI like speed in terms of scrolling, as well as pinch to "leap" to preview all your home screens.

    The performance difference between an Eris and Droid is like night an day.

    What you won't be able to get back are all the HTC widgets (though there are some pretty good clones in the market)
     
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    My wife has an eris so I have experience with it and I could not use it as my everyday phone. The speed difference between the two is huge. I also dont particularly like most of sense ui. There are plenty of replacement launchers that work great and give you the advantages of sense ui launcher.

    The fact that the Eris is almost at end of life at verizon should be a good reason not to buy it. Who knows if it will be able to handle a 2.2 update or beyond.
     
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    Thanks for the info everyone. I know that the Eris is at the end of it's life and that's one of the reasons I'm thinking about sending it back (guess I should never gotten it but live and learn). I got it at Best Buy so I can return it and get the Droid for $99 right now. I think that it may be worth it in the long run. OMJ, I can't use this as my everyday phone either, the lack of performance is truly unforgivable. This is an upgrade so the Amazon is only for new contracts, but $99 doesn't seem too bad I guess. From the sounds of it the Droid doesn't have the same lag issues. Thanks
     
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    go to best buy and do a price match with sears.

    I just got my droid at best buy for 60 bucks after they price matched it

    sears has it for 50 bucks

    so you might wanna check that out.
     
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    Definitely. You will also get operating system updates like 2.2 with flash much sooner without the HTC Sense UI. If you can wait a month or two, Incredible prices will plummet like Droid prices have.
     
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    Having had an Eris for most of November 2009 and then swapping it for a Droid, I'll say absolutely YES!

    The lag in the dialer, the keyboard and generally the entire device drove me crazy. What finally pushed me over the edge was the lag in trying to end a call I had mistakenly dialed. I would hit the hardware end-call button and still hear the line ringing.

    Also, I've played around with a friend's Eris that just received the 2.1 update. It is somewhat faster than it was before, but I certainly would have problems using it the way I use my (overclocked @ 800MHz) Droid or even my wife's stock Droid.

    The Droid will almost certainly get the official 2.2 update, but I doubt the Eris will.
     
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    I made the leap and returned the Eris for the Droid. Just starting to play with it but there is no doubt that it is much faster and has none of the lag issues I had with the Eris. Since the only android phone I have used is the Eris which had the Sense UI it may take a little getting used to it. I kind of miss some of the HTC widgets like the clock and weather that don't seem to be on the Droid. Are there some good downloads that would take their place? Thank for the info everyone, I'm sure I won't regret trading in the Eris!
     
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    I paid and downloaded "Beautiful Widgets" on the market. Great replacement for the clock and weather widgets that you get with Sense UI.
     
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    Sounds good, thanks for the heads up. I will definitely check it out as that is one thing I think I will miss about the Eris.
     
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    If you get the Droid you are going to be in the same situation. You will be buying a phone at the end of it's life cycle. But to answer your question, I tried the Eris first and couldn't stand it, but I have been happy with my Droid for the last 5 months. I am ready for an upgrade now though.
     
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    The Droid is far from dead. Even though everyone is using Snapdragon in their new phones nowadays, our OMAP processors can match them in terms of performance. All we're missing against the big phones coming out like the EVO is a 4.3" screen (and 4G in some cases, of course).
     
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    So you are saying a phone that is being replaced soon (Droid 2 out this summer) is not at the end of it's life cycle? I didn't say it wasn't still a good phone, I just said it was at the end of it's life cycle. Once it is replaced updates will be less, and it will seem slow compared to the Droid 2.
     
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    With Froyo it should have the same performance as any Snapdragon-based phone out there because of the new JIT compiler. And I really don't think Verizon and Moto would just drop support for the Droid for two reasons: 1) It's the flagship Android phone for Verizon at the moment and it's pretty much the most successful one to date; 2) They wouldn't dare just cut off support for all of those users that have a Droid, over 90% of whom signed up with a 2-year contract. Think of how Microsoft extended Windows XP support, but even worse in this case because XP didn't lock you into a 2-year contract.
     
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    I've had an eris since January and loved it although laggy at times. Well my wife really liked it and it seemed less complicated then other smartphones so I gave her mine and got a Droid. What a difference, no of course I am rooted and I have the processor overclocked but it is so much faster than the eris. The only thing I miss is some of the nice things that came along with sense like some of the widgets and the dialer which allowed me to dial by name (The current ROM I'm running doesn't allow me to do this). But if you can get past sense UI I say get a droid for the speed.
     
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    Verizon is still pumping out Droid commercials like no other. The frequency of Droid commercials vs Incredible is huge. Droid is getting Froyo, and I would be Gingerbread as well (just speculating there). When the Droid 2 comes out, I don't know how it will do if it's Moto...They haven't put out a comparable phone to the Droid yet, and it's making people wonder...
     
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    I love my droid, and I replaced my girls eris with a droid in january because of lag and some other issues... But my mom has a eris and the eris with 2.1 and spare parts fast animations is pretty snappy... I was rather shocked.

    But for a guy, the moto droid is good and the incredible is just the newest shinest toy on the block.
     

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