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Wife needs a new phone - help me choose from these:

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by Perch_44, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Perch_44

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    wife currently has an eris, and it is on its last leg. physically it is falling apart. now, she needs internet, email, text, netflix, etc. so, she is not using a phone to its full potential, therefore does not need a thunderbolt, bionic, etc.

    i myself prefer HTC over everything, so help me pick which of these to get for her, as i don't know a whole lot about them. they are all the same price. and i'm kind of leaning towards her going with a 4G phone.

    Droid X2
    Droid Incredible 2
    iPhone 4 16GB (i don't care for them, but she may like it)
    LG Revolution - this phone really intrigues me, it has everything but dual core, and for a cheaper price. any insight on this phone? i'm kind of leaning towards this for her honestly. just don't know how good the LG phones are.


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    Incredible 2 hands down
     
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    Have you asked her what she wants?
     
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    I always have to take my wife into the store to demo them. I'm personally more interested in the cost of the phones vs. the specs (e.g., if two phones had similar RAM, internal storage, camera definition) I'd usually go with the lesser expensive. But my wife doesn't seem to value the same things I do when it comes to this
     
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    you should ask your wife what would she want

    htc battery hog, but still a great phone
    motorola great and durable phone, with impressive battery life for an android
    lg dont really know much about it
    iphone great phone and battery life, durable? not sure
     
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    I recommend you give her your old phone and go buy yourself a Droid Bionic.....
     
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    The htc incredible 2 is not a battery hog. The htc thunderbolt is
     
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    The HTC Rhyme is coming out on the 29th...
     
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    few things to keep in mind, as all you listed were touch screens. They are all capacitive touchscreens, so if she has long nails, they don't get along well with touchscreens.

    As far as the phones, the INC2 is the most solid of the phones you listed by a long shot. I sell them at a verizon retailer so I work with the phones every day.

    The revolution is garbage. Simple as that. My district manager has one and even when on LTE, it only hits 4mb/s dl speed, whereas a tbolt sitting right next to her is hitting 20+.

    The moto phones aren't bad, but there are some definite issues with them. The most prevelant has been the keyboard issue on the x2. Something causes the keyboard to act all crazy and funky after a while and you have to clear the data cache for the "muti-touch keyboard" process. Its basically a pain and something I've never had to even think about doing for my inc2.

    Iphone, ugh.....she may very well like it. I would never reccommend an Iphone though...way to restrictive and WAY to old right now (over a year old at this point for the iphone 4).

    Does she have a smartphone now? If so she should have unl data. If not, she will NOT get it, so don't even bother with netflix, ect.

    The bionic is a cool phone that so far seems pretty solid. I've sold one and haven't heard anything bad about it.

    My personal and professional preference is an HTC phone. If you want 4g, get a tbolt, if you don't want/care about 4g the inc2 is the most solid android phone on vzw right now.
     

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