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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by itpromike, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. itpromike

    itpromike Member
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    Ok so I'm really really trying to get into the whole Android thing but it seems like all the flagship phones coming out lately have these crazy ugly skins over top of them which remind me of the old Windows 95 and Windows 98 days where people tried their best to make desktop shells (litestep, nextstepx86, talisman) but just ended up making Windows look even more fugly, cluttered, bloated, and slow.
    I'm looking for the fastest Android phone available both in clockspeed, GPU, and real world performance, the highest resolution possible, and with NO custom carrier crap on it. Which do you guys recommend? So far I've had a sprint Hero, European Hero, N1, and a Droid Incredible. I'm looking for a phone that operates as fast or at least close to my iPhone 4. Thoughts?

  2. macprv

    macprv Android Enthusiast

    i think that the only 1ghz device with stock android or vanilla android, is the nexus one.. so yeah there you go.
  3. itpromike

    itpromike Member
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    I had the N1 on T-Mobile when it first came out and I was pretty disappointed in it's performance. :-(
    I figured that Froyo might fix this so I tried a friends N1 with Froyo and it still seemed laggy as hell. I've seen videos of the Galaxy running pretty darn smooth but they have that UI skin over top :-(
  4. gruss

    gruss Android Expert

    Root a galaxy and put a vanilla Rom on it. Never had a n1 but what are you doing that causes lag especially on froyo? Same specs as my incrdible, and I wouldn't call it laggy even with sense. Just wondering?
  5. itpromike

    itpromike Member
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    Just normal usage, scrolling through the apps, scrolling on web pages, scrolling on home screens... Some times it's smooth and sometimes it stutters and it's kind of annoying especially since I use my phone all the time. I'll hop in an app, then just remember I forgot to send an email out so I'll hop out and into the mail and that seems to cause it to freeze up and thing for a sec. So I'll open the browser, then hit home screen then open up the email all in a quick succession and it will have to catch up with itself.
  6. EmoTonyB

    EmoTonyB Android Enthusiast

    sounds like any high end phone with root is what you are looking for. there is no other way to get over the custom ui on most of them.
  7. gruss

    gruss Android Expert

    Strange I don't notice any lag unless I'm doing the "update all" thing available in Froyo when they all start installing phone takes a hit, but anyway if you need something faster than dinc specs a galaxy phone is prolly your only option right now. I believe they are rooted although I'll admit to not really researching it. I know the X has root, but the bootloader aint cracked so you cant do custom roms....yet.
  8. TheSultan

    TheSultan Android Expert

    As EmoTony has pointed out, it looks like rooting is the way to go for you, on any phone.

    But for the record, the HTC SenseUI is neither "fugly", "bloated", "cluttered" nor "slow".
  9. itpromike

    itpromike Member
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    I guess that stuff is in the eye of the beholder... I've used 3 phones with sense and I don't mean played with in the store I mean I've owned 3 phones with sense and each time the experience left me wanting... ;-\
  10. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    Check out this thread...
    But wait, you made that thread... why are you making another?

    Sounds like you know how to root and get stuff done. You know, or at least are familiar with and can figure out, how to remove the pre-installed OS overlay. So all you need to do is compare the hardware specs. Do you want a hardware keyboard? What kind/type of screen? And make sure to check the processors (the hummingbird is better than the snapdragon, but you probably already knew that). Good Luck!
  11. itpromike

    itpromike Member
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    I made a new thread because I never purchased since that older thread and several new phones have come out since then so I wanted to see if anyone had any new suggestions. Are there any phones out right now that don't have root so I should stay away from them?

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