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General this phone good for me?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rexdale, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. rexdale

    rexdale New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 13, 2012
    This is the best phone i can get in canada and will probably use it for a few years. So im just wondering if this is a good phone to buy if i'm going to be using it for a long time


  2. steeped

    steeped Member

    Apr 9, 2012
    I got my Amaze from Wind Mobile and it has been a really solid device so far. I have dropped it a few times, but it still looks new. Its very powerful as well, which I love. The only (super annoying) flaw is the light from the 4 soft keys are leaking onto the screen.
  3. flomar

    flomar Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    No phone is made to use for long time.
    I just got mine I mean the HTC Amaze 4g and I am not decided yet if I will keep or go back to my Nokia N8 - If I can have both in one that will mean I will have a long term phone. When I got my N8 I thought that way, but all phone had some limitation.
    So now I decide to list for sale so I won't have to choose myself which one I will keep. That means first sold will go then the other one will be mine; anyway both are great phones. No doubt.
  4. soundping

    soundping Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2011
    Southern Indiana
    I'm hearing HTC will not update the Amaze anymore. The ICS upgrade will probably be the last update.

    If I was buying a phone now I would choose HTC's flagship One X.
  5. 1BlinkGone

    1BlinkGone Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    As I understand it, the official word is that HTC will offer the JellyBean upgrade for AMAZE 4G, unless something changed a week ago. It's on the list for the JB upgrade, and HTC will follow-through with it. That OS upgrade is probably as far as it will go, however... but will you need more? Probably not. If I never saw JB on my phone it wouldn't kill me.

    Put it this way, my new AMAZE (w/OEM ICS) just replaced a HTC MyTouch4G running Gingerbread. There is no comparison, IMHO. Will I need anything more out of an Android smartphone then what the AMAZE w/ICS offers? Probably not. Your requirements may differ. For me, I'll look to a tablet or laptop for those duties, as this is after all, a phone at heart. I can say that between the AMAZE phone and the ICS OS (in comparison to MT4G w/2.3.5), nearly most of my gripes about the old phone are gone.

    I was also looking at the SGS2 as I just don't need a quad-core phone like the HTC ONE X or SGS3; but the Sammy's resolution isn't as good (or as bright) as the AMAZE display, and the little bit of extra screen the SGS2 has just doesn't make up for the lower res, IMHO. I want as crisp text and hi-res as possible, rather than extended black levels & contrast. This is a phone, not a home theater, where black levels & contrast would be a paramount concern of mine. Besides, though I have pretty large hands, the AMAZE is the perfect size, IMO. If I need a bigger screen, I want a tablet or laptop, not a bigger phone.

    After having the AMAZE for about a month, I'm really liking it and, until I can move away from Android entirely, this will definitely do everything I want a smartphone to do.

    Oh- I did upgrade the battery to a 1900 mAh unit. Much better life between charges, as I was getting about 6-7 hrs avg. before needing a charge. With the battery upgrade it's 15 hrs - >24 hrs, minimum, between charges. (depending on usage) Lengthy WIFI or GPS drains will intrude on that a bit. Overall, I take the phone off the charger when I get up, and usually don't recharge until bed, sometimes I still have between 40-50% charge leftover. Pretty cool. All of these phones with big displays really hit the battery hard if you aren't judicious.

    Do I regret this acquisition over selecting the SGS2? Not one bit.

    YMMV. Hope this helps.

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