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  1. marius98

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    So basically I have an iphone3g and have been waiting on an upgrade because lets face it the iphone4 is nothing special and I haven't really been excited by the att android offerings until now. Unfortunately my waiting may be up because my wife's phone has a battery that is shot and she wants a new phone. We typically upgrade at the same time just because its easy to keep the contracts ending at the same time. I am not one that will buy an out of contract phone just to upgrade because while I use mine heavily I just would rather spend the money on other toys.

    The question is, while I like pretty much everything about the infuse do you think it will hold up to a 2 year contract or will it be painfully slow in 6-8 months once things start becoming more and more optimized for dual core phones. I'm highly concerned about it just having 512mb of memory and it being able to keep pace as a result.

    I kind of feel like it might be smarter to wait another month to see if HTC releases it's "holiday" coded phone or if the galaxy s2 hits the US shelves because they would weather a 2 year contract better.
     

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  2. tmaxey1

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    I'm also thinking along the line you are. Its a tough decision because we really dont know how far off the galaxy s2 really is. I still think that most apps won't need a dual core to run. I have a year old evo and it still is just as fast as the day I bought it.

    The infuse has a bigger screen than the galaxys s2 but less processing power. I actually like the 4.5 size of the infuse. But like you I dont want to be kicking myself a year from now wishing I had the galaxy. I dont really worry as much about dual core vs single core because even if apps started needing dual core they would most likely be 3d style games. And I dont care for too many games on my phone. But I do have worries over updates. Touchwiz 4.0 looks really nice and I have heard nothing about it coming to infuse.
     
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    I am just worried about the 512mb of memory standing up to 2 years of use as things get bigger and heftier as dual core & 1gb of memory become the norm. If it had even 768 I think I'd be less concerned.

    The only thing I truly would miss from my iphone is netflix streaming, I really use that a lot so hopefully the infuse would get netflix support by the end of the month or mid june. I would be severely disappointed if netflix didn't happen for another 3-4 months.
     
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    My Evo has 512mb and it hasnt slowed down. I dont know if that helps you or not.

    I think the Netflix app has already been made to work on most android devices. Check the engadget article about it.

    I'm assuming you have the old unlimited data package? It seems like the netflix app would blow right through the 2gig cap on the new data plans.
     
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    I thought I would love the infuse because of the size, screen, cameras and the 1.2 ghz CPU...well I was wrong this phone has slot of bugs...freezes using google maps and other apps. Lag when u want to add an app to main screen..there is a major lag before the list of apps shows up, lag lag..I went to tosh.o to look at a flash video and it couldn't render it..it was jerky and the voice came out in slow motion..when I tried the same site using my htc inspire it wasnt jerky at all..plays instantly with perfect voice..so go figure..the signal on the infuse is bad including wifi signal not sure if it's the phone..but I'm going to exchange it and hopefully the second one will be better ..if not I'm keepin my htc and screw samsung
     
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    I wish my Droid Charge was the infuse...i like this phone(played with a while at an At&t store)

    it looks like a good phone...

    I wouldn't be too worried about memory because it has apps2sd...just buy a nice enough memory card and ur good to go
     
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    Yes, I do have a 3g unlimited data package to bring with me which is why I'm 8 months past my upgrade date without a new phone because I've been waiting for the right one.

    I think I need to play with the infuse again and worst case keep waiting for my upgrade and throw us out of sync. Maybe I am making too big of a deal out of the memory situation, after all the iphone 3g I've been using for almost 3 years still does most things ok. It just seems like phone tech is going through major changes right now and I'd hate to be halfway into the contract and have a phone that barely runs new things in the market.
     
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    You could always use it for the 30 days and return it if you don't like it.

    That's what i'm currently doing. I also own a rooted inspire running CM7 and so far the infuse has provided much better call quality, screen quality, GPS works first time, its fast and snappy.

    I'm also keeping a eye out for any releases on the Holiday or SGS2. If something happens in the next 25 days then i'll just return the infuse.
     
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    Hmmm an iPhone 3G user who thinks the Infuse is a big upgrade while an iPhone 4 is paltry. Hmmm. That sure doesn't make a lot of sense, unless it is all about screen size. iPhone 4 still has the best resolution and LCD display out there, not to mention the camera, video, processor, and ram all can compete with the Infuse. The Infuse is a bigger Galaxy S (last gen) but with a full RGB SuperAMOLED screen. The iPhone 4 is also last gen. So basically the only difference is screen size, resolution, and screen tech. And of course, iOS vs Android. Samsung even makes the iPhone 4 processor. Can someone explain to me what I am missing? Oh right. It's just customary to bash Apple no matter what. Sorry I intruded. Not.
     
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    I've used an iphone and the Camera quality is decent but not great. For cameras last year, the iphone was a beast but with manufacturers improving their cameras, my friend tried to take a picture of us girls the other night with his iphone....the flash was weak and the it came out low quality

    I gave him my Samsung Droid charge and it came out great...Not sure about the infuse but i think they have the same camera megapixels.
     
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    Whew... take a minute and unbunch your panties. I have no problems with the iphone4, it just wasn't an exciting release for me and with the antenna issues people had I just decided to skip it. I don't want it now because it's a device that is a year old and on the verge of being replaced.

    I never said I thought the infuse was a leaps and bounds upgrade, it just is the refreshed/updated version. I am not sold on it (or any phones currently out because I really am leaning towards dual core, but the atrix is not for me) but like I said in the first post, I am deciding between upgrading both of our lines to new phones to keep my wife and I's contracts in sync for uprades or upgrade her and keep waiting. All because the battery on her phone is shot, and she wants a smartphone now.

    My original plan was to wait until July or August and pick up a new Galaxy s2, HTC holiday (whatever the real name becomes), or the iphone5 for both lines. Apple threw a wrench as being an option by pushing back the iphone5 release until sometime this fall, which leaves the 2 android phones as the main interest to me. So now I'm deciding between options that non of which overly excite me because my upgrade is happening sooner than anticipated.
     
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    As far as the not having a dual processor is concerned, I'm not at all sure that's a handicap. I used an Atrix for awhile. It has the dual processor. Then, switched to the Infuse. The Infuse seems to me to be at least as snappy and responsive as the Atrix. I read another review that said the same thing. They compared the two phones and said that on paper, the Atirx sounded much better. However, in actual use, you really couldn't tell the difference. So for now, at least, it doesn't seem to be a worry.

    I also read that the Galaxy S2 won't be out until sometime in the third quarter.
     
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    I sold my atrix for the infuse and I think the infuse is just as fast if not a tad snappier even though it only has a single core processor.
     

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