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  1. AngryTeddyBear

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    Lately I've been thinking of upgrading to a triumph. I have the Optimus V, which I really like but I need more speed. I've heard many people say that the truimph has a lot of problems but I also heard that you can fix them by installing a custom rom. (which I know how to do) I've been waiting for the Optimus black but I lost my patience. The Optimus black is headed for boost mobile:( So should I wait or "upgrade"?
     

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    No IMO.
    I have a triumph and I keep going back and forth between it and my optimus.
    My Triumph hits 2Ghz no problem and my optimus tops out at 800Mhz and they both have 512mb of ram. Something that isn't obvious is that the triumph has about an additional 100MB reserved for some good awful reason and that makes it tend to run out of memory after a few apps are launched. The most I ever usually have is a little over 200MB free and more realistically 140MB or so most the time. With my Optimus I usually have a max of 300MB free and a normal of around 260MB available.
    I notice that it makes a bit of difference given different circumstances. Add the GPS issues that almost every triumph has and I'd say it's not even close to worth it unless the extra screen space is that important to you.
    I can't begin to explain how annoying it is trying to get a GPS lock and then watching your data drop once you finally get one, but that's probably my biggest peve so far. It's a good phone, but not good enough to justify the upgrade I think.
     
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    I'm not upgrading or anything, but I thought this was a well written comparison. Thanks!
     
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    Ok. Thanks a lot! :) I think im going to stick to my optimus for a while. As i am typing this i am installing the Backside ROM:) Hopefully all goes well:) :eek: It just started up:) lol.
     
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    What's the backside ROM for?
     
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    BACKside is a Cyanogen based ROM for the Optimus V, with more options. Very stable, lots of customization options, excellent support from a very active dev, and an enthusiastic community of tinkerers and themes.
     
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    I wouldn't go for the triumph, but I'd like to upgrade to the Optimus slider, because of the keyboard. The only problems I've ever had with my OV were that sometimes it doesn't send messages, receive them, and resends messages that were already send, when the phone reboots. And occasionally it will reboot on its own.
     
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    The slider has no gpu, much like the Samsung Intercept. Have you looked at the Wildfire S?
     
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    Yeah, but I really want one with an actual keyboard though, I don't really care for on screen virtual keyboards much.
     
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    Aside from the GPS issue (which I wouldn't use so that's not a problem to me) are the memory issues a big factor? I don't multitask that much so I'm not thinking it'll be to big an issue, just looking for insight since I'm most likely getting one here soon.
    Tia!
     
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    only get that phone if you want a bigger screen...and front facing camera. the RAM is the same so no point!
     
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    with a touch screen stylus you can peck out txt real fast.
     
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    Or get a mini bluetooth keyboard for under $20.
     
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    How's the keyboard working out for you?
     
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    My advice, wait and see if anything else is coming.
    We should hear something soon, I hope.
     
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    My bluetooth keyboard was defective. I'm waiting for the replacement to arrive.
     
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    You do have to root your phone to use BT keyboards, no? (Just trying to make sure I
     
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    No root required! ;)
     
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    I'm getting the triumph (personally) for better games. I'm fine with small memory. I force move most of everything to sd anyway. Great coverage in my area. Gps problems? I'm sure there's a fix or app to solve that.
     
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    if you look around the cell phone sites, you see 3x more trouble post with the triumph then the OV.
     
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    But what if you've done all you can with ov? I wana play inertia hd, world of goo, mc3 or 2, asphalt 6, osmos and a sum reckless getaway. Why not a Triumph if it has problems I can deal with.
     
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    My constraints are always budgetary. The OV is a magnificent phone for the price, but someday I'd love to get something that can run Minecraft Pocket Edition.
     
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    I always like to wait for a phone to be out a while, #1 for price and to make sure its any good.

    if you have to have everything now, your gonna pay for it.
     
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    Fact. The technological sweet spot for the bang for your buck has always been roughly two steps down from top of the line.
     
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    Splendid! Would you perhaps care to elaborate on how to set up Bluetooth keyboards (which ones?) with an unrooted V?
     
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