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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ziphless, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Ziphless

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    Considering I'm on my third phone replacement....and now this one is freezing up with the screenshot glitch, I may consider another swap! Is there an equal phone to the mesmerise? I really like the features of the mesmerise. I have a small collection of apps,I don't play any games, just facebook, email, and surfing. Any suggestions?
     

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    The hatch isn't bad.all my friends love theirs.ever since the ee19 update I haven't had any issues.love my mezzo know.lol
     
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    Htc.not hatch.hate when my phone corrects things for me
     
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    I went with the LG Genesis, which now costs a little more than the Mesmerize, but I couldn't be happier with it. It is a little bulkier than the Mesmerize because of the physical keyboard (which is fantastic), but it is a great phone. The display is not as vibrant as the Mesmerize but still looks good. I have not had any technical issues with the Genesis and the battery life has been much better than LG and USC rated it at, usually giving me about 8-9 hours of moderate use before I need to recharge.

    I would highly recommend the Genesis and will answer any specific questions you might have about it.
     
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    How long have you had the genesis, because it just came out right?I think they came in the day I got my patch update.
     
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    It came out on June 9th and I got it a few days after that. There's not a lot of info out there on it but I like it. I posted a longer review in the Genesis forum here if you want to check it out.
     
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    Well grayman, I was seriously eyeballing that phone. It did catch my attention and I will check it out my next time in my uscellular store.
     
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    I went in to get my husband's first Android, and ended up leaving the store with one also (my first smartphone ever). He went with an HTC Merge, and I ended up (after a next-day swap - the Gem fit in my pocket nice, but couldn't run anything without freezing up so I took it back) with the LG Genesis.

    So keeping in mind that this is my first smart phone, and I really didn't want a smart phone (I don't like the idea that I have an expensive toy that I can't slip into a pocket or safely accidentally drop frequently), I really like it.

    Pros:
    -The full keyboard is near perfect - much nicer than the Merge. The learning curve has been quick, and it is pretty intuitive. I really like the placement of the arrows, and the sizing of everything. I'll never be able to go to a touchscreen-only keyboard after this. I chose this phone mainly for the keyboard, and I would definitely do it again.
    -It has been very reliable for me. Runs almost everything I've thrown at it. Did spaz out twice on me at first (I had to pull the battery out to stop it), but I think that might have been an issue with the power cord I was using.
    -Display brightness gets bright enough for use outside, and dim enough for use at night.
    -It's fast.
    -Screen is prettier compared to the Merge.

    Cons:
    -I would have preferred a slider and single screen like the Merge has. 2 screens just seems like a waste to me. Having said that, the Genesis still weighs less than the Merge, which is nice.
    -It is so new, finding accessories and batteries has been really tough and/or expensive. Some new cases finally came out in the past couple of days, but batteries are still pricey.
    -The spine buttons (volume, power, and camera) are very difficult to hit when the phone is open because of the clamshell design. Touchscreen buttons at the bottom of the inside screen are also difficult to get to.
    -Included cord must be flavored with catnip.
    -Photos taken in low light are pretty orange.

    All in all I'd choose this phone again. I definitely like it more than the Merge, but would be happy with either. My husband would pick the Merge again, but likes both too.
     
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    Great review. You should make it a separate thread in the the LG Genesis section of the forum, if they have one. Thanks for letting us know!
     
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    Yes... excellent review! Very helpful. THANKS!
     
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    I'm also with US Cellular and have a Samsung Mesmerize. I stay away from new aps and very limited downloads. If it doesn't come from my computer first I don't put it on my Mesmerize. I love it!
     
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    I have learned to adjust to the little glitches. Also to turn my phone off every day. This really helps! I'm sticking with the Mesmerise and yes I really like it also!
     

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