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  1. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User
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  2. nateap87

    nateap87 Android Enthusiast

    follow up video?
     
  3. rtm0004

    rtm0004 Well-Known Member

    I would like to see the OS in action as I am not familiar with LG phones at all
     
  4. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User
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    Have not seen on yet, but expect one in the next few days. After that, it is moot anyway- assuming the 26th is the day.
     
  5. Raptor007

    Raptor007 Newbie

    The only thing that could kill the 26th is the recent 4G LTE outages in different markets. Granted its not the total network failure that hampered the Charge, but with Verizon who knows.
     
  6. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Phone is handicapped because of some of the hardware right out of the gate. Those chrome areas, coupled together with the USB charge port hidden under a movable flap is going to be a problem. I can hear it now...I broke it, I can't charge the phone in a case ...blah blah! Vzw, why the hell can't you get it right!

    Should have just went with a G2X like device with a dual core, and put a Vanilla type over lay on there just like the G2X on T-Mobile has...a phone of that nature would be an Android Lovers dream on vzw with 4G...they just can't get it right these days.
     
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  7. jinwons

    jinwons Android Expert

    What's wrong with chrome areas and flap on micro USB? It's not as bad as it might look to you. Lol, I had that flap on usb on my first android phone Ally and I had no problem charging through case hole.
     
  8. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User
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    It is not chrome- it is plastichrome :)

    Device build seemed better than the TB. For whatever reason, Tegra 2 did not bridge well with LTE radio chips, so no Tegra 2 LTE devices for VZW.
     
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  11. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User
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    I will test it out tomorrow, if the fine manager can get the demo activated early. My heart is saying DX2, but my mind is saying test the Rev first.
     
  12. jinwons

    jinwons Android Expert

    Would appreciate your objective review. It looks like you already made up your mind for DX2 no matter how it turns out though. :)
     
  13. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User
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    Not completely though, since the display may surprise me, it has 12gb internal app storage, touch response might be great, radio reception might be great and 4g radio might not cause issues.

    Lot of mights, but will not know until trying it out.
     
  14. Haxcid

    Haxcid Android Enthusiast

    There are ways to turn the 4G radio off which will increase battery.

    if touch response is fast an smooth with all the bloat then I would be happy. I have an HTC phone now so in regards to the radio... well you can't go down only up. My concern is developers. I want them to s-off the phone so we can custom ROM this bad boy. Who knows... it may ship s-off which would be awesome...

    Either way I am walking out of a Verizon store by Monday with a new phone.

    As for smoothness. The Dinc2 I played with in store was really really smooth. screen transition was way better than the charge and the tbolt.
     
  15. jinwons

    jinwons Android Expert

    Key things I am looking at Revolution are the followings in the order of importance.

    1. 4G radio reception and reliability. Will it smoothly make transition from 4G to 3G in weak LTE area or struggle like Tbolt, Charge?

    2. Screen quality: I don't expect it to be like iPhone or Charge. But should be better than HTC, Moto in contrast, color and with good visibility outdoors. Viewing angle is not so important to me.

    3. Overall UI speed: I'm not looking for super fast response like dual cores, but needs to be similar to Tbolt at least. I think it will be so given the same processor. I will probably put Launch Pro on it, so not very concerned on this.

    If it looks disappointing on the first two points above, I will probably hold out of first wave of LTE phones this year.
     
  16. Raptor007

    Raptor007 Newbie

    12GB of Internal app storage is nice. I plan to install the free app in the market to run in 3G only mode until my market get 4G LTE this summer. Dualcore Tegra 2 and LTE is not something I want to play with right now and the Qualcom dualcore chips just started to roll out so there was no way to redesign this phone and launch it now so its singlecore not a big deal.
     
  17. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User
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    People that wait for 4G may be caught into tiered, since unlimited is going away this summer (per the CFO official statement) and the Snap dual and OMAP are very likely late summer releases at best for VZW.

    My guess is the next wave with duals will be packaged with tiered data.
     
  18. Blacklight82

    Blacklight82 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that sucks. A possibility why the Droid Bionic was delayed besides receiving "enhancements".
    I was trying to wait for a dual core LTE phone but it looks like I'll be stuck with a single core. I need that unlimited 4G plan so I will most likely end up getting the Droid Charge sometime this week but I will try out the Revolution to see if I like it.
     
  19. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Rush...let us know what you think brother...Your judgment and review will tell it like it is!
     
  20. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User
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    The cool manager that let me get a brief feel of the Rev was off today, so will get with him tomorrow.
     
  21. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert


    Cool...
     
  22. Haloman800

    Haloman800 Newbie

    This is probably the phone I'll be getting.. I don't expect anything better while 4G is still unlimited...

    I can't wait to play with this tomorrow! I still haven't even played with the Charge so it'll be nice to try them out both at the same time.
     

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The LG Revolution release date was May 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 5MP camera, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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